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this is bbc news with the latest headlines for viewers in the uk and around the world. i'm samantha simmonds. one week before election day in the us, campaigning intensifies for donald trump and joe biden. we're going to a great, red wave for people who want to go out, go out and vote. the divisions are getting wider in our nation, angry people are upset. anger and suspicion are growing. burning anger on the streets of philadelphia, looting and violence breaks out in a second night of unrest after another black man's shot dead by police. in europe, more countries impose curfews to contain coronavirus, as the second wave of cases swells
across the continent. i now officially declare melbourne restaurant open for business! a midnight re—opening for melbourne's restaurants and retailers — the australian city celebrates the lifting of lockdown. hello and welcome. with under a week to go until the us election, although 69 million americans are already chosen the next leader and the decision has already proved remarkable with already proved remarkable with a record number of postal vote is an early voting, especially in the young. joe biden has a substantial lead over donald
trump in opinion polls nationally but in a small number of states, ones that do sometimes when, will decide the election as some of those bases are looking pretty tight. in the georgian hot springs town where franklin roosevelt once sought treatment for polio. another democrat, joe biden, pledged to heal the country's wounds. anger and suspicion are growing and our wounds are getting deeper. it may, and many wonder, has it gone too far? have we passed a point of no return? at the heart of this nation —— has the, turned to stone. i don't think so. two distanced rallies here are being seen as sign of confidence on the widening team. not since el clinton back
in 1992 has georgia supported a democrat in a presidential election. but polls put the two candidates neck and neck. little social distancing in evidence here by comparison, and many at this trumpet rally we re and many at this trumpet rally were also maskless. donald trump is seeking to defend the midwestern states of michigan and wisconsin, states he narrowly won four years ago. and despite narrowly trailing in the polls, he clearly believes history will repeat itself. you're going to a giant red wave on tuesday. you're going to see a red wave like they have never seen before, and they saw a very big time. i tell you what, they got a glimpse of it four years ago. remember they said, where did these people come from? where did they come from. a little while later, the trump campaign was dealt a setback when its website was taken over by hackers who claim to have
information that discredit the president. the donald j information that discredit the president. the donald] trump website was off—line for about 30 minutes and the campaign subsequently released a statement saying... meanwhile, americans are already voting in record numbers. nearly 17 million people — 270 million people, have a ready cast their ballot. that is over half the total number who voted in the presidential election four yea rs presidential election four years ago. counting might take days or even weeks to the consternation of donald trump who repeated his opposition to delaying the outcome in order to count millions of postal votes. he wants a result on election night, setting the stage for a battle that could end up in the courts. david willis, bbc news, los angeles. welcome to you david. as you saying there, a week to go.
both candidates hitting the campaign trail pretty hard, it expects. explain how important those key battleground states are. they are absolutely crucial, samantha. and both of the candidates will be hitting them very hard over the next week, as they have been over the last few weeks. philadelphia, florida, and indeed, some of the states donald trump won four years ago that he turned to today. wisconsin, michigan and nebraska. they could also prove absolutely crucial. it's interesting donald trump is seeking, ina interesting donald trump is seeking, in a way to backtrack on, asi seeking, in a way to backtrack on, as i say, states that he w011 on, as i say, states that he won the last time around. while joe biden is out there in the state of georgia, a state that hasn't returned a democrat in a presidential election since bill clinton back in 1992. but nonetheless, the polls they are put he and donald trump neck and neck in that particular
race. as you mentioned in your report, david, there's been a huge number of postal votes already cast and some concern because of that it is going to ta ke because of that it is going to take some time to count them. how likely is that there may not be a result on election night? i think there is every indication that donald trump is not expecting a result on election night. he is more than less indicating as such, saying that it could open up the election to fraud the more male in or postal valets there. this of course, being a time of coronavirus, a lot of people are choosing to get there votes in early. whether that is by standing socially distanced in long lines at polling stations 01’ long lines at polling stations or by popping their vote in the mail. we have had extraordinary numbers, nearly 70 million people voting early in the selection with still a week to go. thank you david from los
angeles. philadelphia is experiencing another night of unrest after the fatal police shooting of a black man. police say officers opened fire on 27 year old walter wallace when he ignored orders to drop a knife he was holding. gail maclellan reports. on monday afternoon in west philadelphia, this happened. two officers respond to a report of a man with a weapon. he breaks free from his mother after she says he tried to shield him and, police say, they then told the 27—year—old to drop their weapon and then this: gunshots he was pronounced dead at the hospital. his father asked later why police did not first use a taser. the family of mr wallace said they'd called for an ambulance, not the police. it was an unjustified shooting. we have a person who had
mental health issues. we are going to vet those out as the process continues. we have officers who i believe are not properly trained to deal with those mental health issues. philadelphia's mayorjim kenny called it a tragic incident, pledging a full investigation. it's a matter not only carefully considered by the special investigations unit and the assigned prosecutor, it is a matter that i am personally looking at carefully. this office has made clear that we believe in fairness. we believe in evenhanded justice. we are not out to cover for anybody and we are not out to get anybody. there was anger on the streets of philadelphia. hundreds of protesters faced down riot police, injuring several officers and looting multiple businesses. the white house said they are prepared to deploy federal resources to enforce the law. in a statement released on tuesday, joe biden and kamala harris said:
at the same time, they added addressing the looting: it is, above all, another tragic, early end to a black life in america of a father, twin and son, leaving another city on edge. gail maclellan, bbc news. italian police have clashed with demonstrators in a number of cities as people took to the streets for another night in a row to protest against new coronavirus restrictions. elsewhere in europe, with cases rising rapidly, the czech government has imposed a nighttime curfew from wednesday. in france, there is speculation that another national lockdown may soon be announced. mark lobel reports. the russian foreign minister
thurgate lovegrove, now self—isolating after coming into co nta ct self—isolating after coming into contact with somebody who tested positive for coronavirus. his country has reached over 16,000 daily cases of coronavirus. the government is prohibiting restaurant openings at night and making wearing a smile smattering public. a similar measure now enforced in the czech republic which is witnessing a huge surge in coronavirus cases, and is introducing a nighttime from wednesday evening. with the number of cases also rapidly growing in lithuania, there are fears hospital wards will not be able to cope. translation: the number of patients is increasing every day. the situation is critical as we are already exceeding our usual maximum capacity of 70% having 110w maximum capacity of 70% having now reached a bit occupancy level of 80%. with hungary reporting over 2000 new infections in 48 hours, fines for breaches of quarantine are
increasing. to tackle a surge in swiss cases of coronavirus, the government there is expect to announce nationwide restrictions on monday. as police enforce a new curfew in brussels, the eu commission based there is expected to recommend how to better co—ordinate the block's testing strategies, contact tracing and quarantining measures. in germany, the chancellor angela merkel is expected to propose a light lockdown during crisis talks on wednesday with leaders of the country's 16 states, with bars and restaurant is likely to shut but schools staying open. there is speculation too that france may be heading for another lockdown. emmanuel macron is due to announce their next move after he consulted party leaders. translation: we feel we are moving towards a confinement which will last a few weeks. the government is
trying to find ways to protect schools, public services, hospitals and to maintain a semblance of economic life. meanwhile, protests continued overnight in italy with new restrictions introduced there. mark lobel, bbc news. after 112 days of lockdown, covid—19 restrictions have been lifted in melbourne, with some shops, pubs and restaurants opening at midnight to welcome back customers. while most of australia has kept the virus controlled, the second wave in the state of victoria claimed almost 800 lives. it has been a long haul, but strict stay—at—home rules and a curfew saw the effects of the virus diminish and in recent days no cases were reported. with travel in and out of victoria still effectively banned, our australia correspondent shaimaa khalil reports from sydney. we now officially declare melbourne restaurant is open for business. applause it is the moment they have
waited months for. i'm so excited to enjoy my first point of guinness. it has been far too long fires yeah it feels really surreal. on the way here it was like... three we are in an urban up, wherein an urban. and it was like, we allowed to be in an urban because, you're not allowed to be. what are you doing. we are hoping to hang onto this feeling of being grateful even to be able to come to our favourite restau ra nt come to our favourite restaurant and a neighbourhood pub again. this was unimaginable only a few weeks ago. customers flooding into shops that have been closed since august. what an exciting day to be able to open up to oui’ day to be able to open up to our melbourne customers. we have really been awaiting this day for very long so a big day for us. but getting here hasn't been easy. this was one of the world's longest and strictest lockdowns. it devastated the local economy but has been
credited for containing the virus. it's not clear when people will be able to travel freely to and from victoria. here in new south wales, the premier says the real test is going to be what happens with case numbers 110w going to be what happens with case numbers now that things are opening up. victoria was the epicentre of australia's second wave, and it will be a while before things get back to normal stop for now, people are enjoying the simple pleasures we used to take for granted. shaimaa khalil, bbc news, sydney. stay with us on bbc news, still to come: thousands flee their homes with no idea of when they will return as the ceasefire falters in azerbaijan. indira gandhi, ruler of the world's largest democracy, died today. only yesterday, she'd spoken of dying in the service of her country and said, "i would be proud of it. every drop of my blood will contribute to the growth of this nation."
after 46 years of unhappiness, these two countries have concluded a chapter of history. no more suspicion, no more fear, no more uncertainty of what each day might bring. booster ignition and lift—off of discovery with a crew of six astronaut heroes and one american legend. enjoying the show is right. this is beautiful. a milestone in human history. born today, this girl in india is the 7 billionth person on the planet. this is bbc news, the latest headlines: with one week to go until the us election, campaigning is intensifying
for donald trump and his rival joe biden. violence and looting breakout in philadelphia is protesting start after another black man is shot by police. azerbaijan and armenia have accused one another of breaking the latest ceasefire agreement, this time brokered by the us. fighting has continued over the disputed region of nagorno karabakh, and azeri forces claim they are successfully advancing in the south. meanwhile thousands of people on both sides have had to flee their homes, with no idea whether they'll ever be able to return. bbc russia correspondent olga ivshina reports from azerbaijan. a proud grandfather shows off the pictures his grandson have drawn of the world they see around him. he was a shoal dark fighting armenian forces 30 yea rs fighting armenian forces 30 years ago “— fighting armenian forces 30 years ago —— — he was a soldier. now another generation
his growing up thinking that war is part of this time around, his role is to keep his family safe. translation: we are very worried about shelling here. our children are suffering the most. these kids are my grandchildren and now we live ina grandchildren and now we live in a schoolroom. this is our classroom and they are refugees. there are dozens of families living here in the school in a small town. all of them are forced to flee heavy shelling back home and some haven't been home for decades. thousands of azeri refugees from the first nagorno karabakh war in the 1990s are still living in the state funded dormitories. these villagers have been living here for almost 30 years now. the conditions are pretty basic thatis conditions are pretty basic that is not problem. for them, this simply is not home. as the
azeri army pushes forward, families here are glued to the tv, waiting for news about which villagers have been taken. they which villagers have been ta ken. they believe which villagers have been taken. they believe this could bea taken. they believe this could be a chance to return home. translation: ijust want be a chance to return home. translation: i just want to go back to see our land, to stand there. i don't need anything else. no home, no comfort. i just want to kiss the graves of our heroes, neil and just want to kiss the graves of our heroes, neiland my just want to kiss the graves of our heroes, neil and my native land and kiss her. on the armenian side, also refugees, there are also civilians are having to leave homes. translation: they are shelling andi translation: they are shelling and i don't know what is going to happen. but we will live here. soldiers on both sides of the front went to see what happens next. their leaders may
talk about ceasefires but both governments have firmly stated that there are sole aim is to control nagorno kara bakh. that there are sole aim is to control nagorno karabakh. with that in mind, there is little hope that the ceasefire will hold. olga ivshina, bbc news. the mass shooting at marjorie stoneman douglas school in parkland inspired a passionate campaign for greater gun control in america yet, more than two years on, our washington correspondent nomia iqbal asks what role this debate has played in the election? it's me. a voice from beyond the grave. i've been gone for two years and nothing has changed. he was murdered at his school in parkland. he has been brought to life by virtual reality. but for people not getting shot! i mean, vote for me because i cannot. this is
our son me because i cannot. this is ourson and me because i cannot. this is our son and this is his activism. this is his fight. his parents are committed to a lifelong campaign, a voice on behalf of their murdered son. we talked about the las vegas shooting after it happened and then we talk about the nightclub shooting in orlando and he was very disappointed about a system that was not able to fix it. and then a few months later, it happened to him. 17 people died that day in one of the most devastating school shootings in america. but in this election season, if you travel across states like florida and beyond you find passion about guns and the right to own one still run high. americans own most of the worlds civilian weapons. the right to keep and bear arms is protected by the constitution and second amendment. and guns
are big business. with covid-19 coming about we had a significant increase in sales. then we had civilian unrest that has increased sales. and at which keeps fire burning. we spend a lot of money on toys we play with but don't necessarily mean any harm. the night the rest of america, the president trump andjoe rest of america, the president trump and joe biden could not be further apart when it comes to gun control. donald trump said joe biden will take away peoples second amendment rights. joe biden says he will not but wants more gun control. what happened here in marklew and —— parkland mobilised a generation that hasn't been seen generation that hasn't been seen before. this wasn't the first mass shooting or school shooting but it took students here all the way to washington. this 20—year—old survived the shooting in parkland. an organised a huge protest with other students calling for tighter gun regulations. as far
as the eye could see, it was a wave of people, tremendous. two yea rs wave of people, tremendous. two years on, little change. this will take a long time. i don't even expect it to come regardless of who wins the presidency. it is not something to be expected, it is something that has to be fought for and lobbied for and something to be protesting for and is a fight that we are willing to have because it's a fight with winning. in his deeply divided nation, the issue of gun rights defines which side you are on and in such a polarising election, it is unlikely any politician will be able to bridge the divide. nomia iqbal, bbc news. the la dodgers have won the world series. the judges have won it all in 2020! maybe the
cabaret bays 3—1, taking a lead in the series. it's the first time the californian team have won the championship in 32 years. the season as he was shorter because of the pandemic. and now the rest of the sports news. hello, i'm gavin ramjaun and this is your wednesday sport briefing. real madrid left it late in their comeback against borussia moenchengladbach, in the european champions league on tuesday to draw 2 all in germany. zinedine zidane's side had lost their opener, but thanks to karim benzema, and a stoppage time equaliserfrom casemiro — they came away with a point after marcus thuram put the home side two up. manchester city and liverpool both won their matches, to move top of their respective groups. city won 3—0 away at marseilles, while liverpool beat danish champions midtjylland. diogojota put them 1 up and mohammed salah got the second from the penalty spot in injury time, in the 2—0 win. problems potentially on the horizon forjurgen klopp with fabinho adding to
the manager's injury concerns. in athletics, world 100 metres champion — christian coleman — has been banned, for missing three drugs tests. the american will miss two years, and as it stands, won't be going to next year's tokyo olympics. he has 30 days to lodge an appeal with the court of arbitration for sport. coleman won the 100m world title in doha last year barcelona will be in champions league action on wednesday but they're now without a president following the resignation of josep maria ba rtomeu after six years in the role. barca facejuventus in one of the most anticipated games of this year's group stages, which could see messi go head to head with long term rival cristiano ronaldo, should the portuguese be deemed fit to play after testing positive for coronavirus this month. manchester united host the german league leaders rb leipzig in the champions league later, while chelsea travel to russia, to face krasnodar. chelsea drew their group opener 0—0 against sevilla last week, and haven't won in
the past three games in all competitions. they'll be favourites still later, but manager frank lampard is wary of their opponents, despite their lack of experience in the tournament. people will look at this group and may be considered coming to russia against a team in the first time in the champions league et cetera. i think it should be a comfortable game for us, we have to have edge, tomorrow we have to have edged wherever we go with his group to make sure we get through. and novak djokovic is in action, for the second round at the vienna open later. the top seed beat compatriot filip krajinovic in the first round on tuesday and is up against croatia's borna choric for a place in the quarters. the serbian is attempting to tie pete sampras' record of six years of world world number 1 finishes. all the latest sports news is at our website — includinggame 6 of baseball's world series. but from me, gavin ramjaun, and the rest of the sport team, goodbye.
i will be back shortly with the days top stories. you can reach me on twitter — i'm @samanthatvnews. hello there. it will remain very unsettled for the rest of this week, thanks to areas of low pressure bringing spells of rain and gales at times. today also very unsettled, sunshine and blustery showers, heavy and thundery, across southern and western areas, all tied into this area of low pressure, which contains the remnants of what was hurricane epsilon. racing across the north atlantic, generating very big waves today across western coastlines and even see some disruption to the ferry services for western scotland at times. if you are walking out near the coastline, take extra care. lots of showers affecting many western portions of the uk, some merging together to produce longer spells
of rainfall, parts of wales, central and southern england with brighter echo indicators and a mixture of hail and thunder mixed in. the best chance of seeing the lengthy sunny spells will be across the eastern parts of england in but a cooler day than yesterday, 10— 13 celsius. showers continuing on for a while during wednesday night but then they begin to fade away and skies clearing and turning chilly in the far north and east but further west, temperatures begin to rise with the next weather system arriving, bringing more wet and windy weather. you can see here on the pressure charts, racing up from the south—west, lots of isobars on the chart, going to turn very windy once again. so, wet for southern and western areas to start thursday, dry and bright in the north and the rain will eventually reach much of scotland, all but the northern isles, behind it drier and brighter but windy and noticing some milder air, 11 degrees across the north of scotland. thursday night, windy and mild
and wet across northern and western areas and rainfall totals really starting to mount up across parts of western scotland, north and west of wales, we could see some minorflooding by the end of friday. brightening up for scotland and northern ireland into the afternoon and given the very mild air mass, we could see 18 or 19 degrees across the south and the east. as we head onto the weekend, more low pressure systems racing off the atlantic, deep ones that could bring spells of gales or severe gales in some places.
this is bbc news with the latest business headlines for viewers in the uk and around the world. tech giants face a grilling in the us senate, who want the firms to take more responsibility for user content. the uk furlough scheme ends this week, we speak to some of the workers who used the scheme who are now facing uncertain futures. and toymakers warn get your orders in early for christmas! with the rise of online shopping during the pandemic, they say there's likely to be a backlog for deliveries. hello and welcome.
the bosses of twitter, facebook and google will testify before the us senate later today in a virtual hearing on section 230 of the communications decency act. it's a hotly disputed piece of law that basically stops the likes of twitter from being liable for what people post on their websites. it was introduced in the 1990s and it's allowed the companies to flourish. however, facebook ceo, mark zuckerberg, has already come out in support of reforming the law. so what would changing it mean for big tech? as james clayton now reports from san francisco, there's a growing appetite for tighter regulation of the tech giants — whoever wins the election. covid—19 has spelt ruin for many businesses but not the likes of amazon, google, facebook and apple. the share price of these companies has skyrocketed during the pandemic. on the west coast of america, big tech leaders are all thinking the same thing,
what would be worse, a trump administration or a biden administration? let's look first at what the democrats might do to big tech. most democrats believe big tech is well, a little bit too big. in fa ct, well, a little bit too big. in fact, the democratic report published last month into big tech concluded... the charge is that they are anti—competitive at the expense of the consumer. there are even democratic proposals to break up democratic proposals to break up big tech. should, for example, facebook and instagram? should google and youtube? these are all areas that the democrats are going to focus on. republicans on the other hand, well, they don't like big tech much either. listen to donald trump ef. like big tech much either. listen to donald trump efi like big tech much either. listen to donald trump ef. i am not just listen to donald trump ef. i am notjust running listen to donald trump ef. i am not just running against listen to donald trump ef. i am notjust running against biden and that corrupt family, i am running against the left wing corrupt media and we are
running against big tax. big techis running against big tax. big tech is against republicans, that the claim, comes after twitter and facebook suppressed and took down a series of trumpet tweets and posts. they broke the compa ny‘s trumpet tweets and posts. they broke the company's rules and disinformation, particularly in relation to and voter fraud. but for many republicans, this amounts to censorship. if trumpet wins, he has already said he is going to remove section 230 which prevents social media companies from being liable for the things you post on their platforms. there are some areas of consensus on capitol hill. some republicans agree that huge technology companies need their wings clipped. a republican backed anti—trust lawsuit was biased against google for example. and biden himself has said he would think about removing section 230. to put it another way, when it comes to the us election, big tech is between a rock and a hard place. whoever wins, it is likely it is going to ta ke wins, it is likely it is going to take a battering in the yea rs
to take a battering in the years to come. james clayton there. let's now cross to san francisco where we're joined by margi murphy, who's the technology reporter at the telegraph. welcome and thank you for being with us. what is the mood among america's legislators? might they actually change section 230 ? speaking to people, it seems like there really is a fear that section 230 will be reformed at the very least. there has been this growing backlash against technology companies for various reasons. section 230 has kind of become this proxy, a way for all sides of the political spectrum, all different types of politicians to come forward and use it almost as a threat to say, you need to stop doing this, otherwise we might repeal the one law that your whole business pivots on because they know how important section 230
is to google, facebook and twitter. and so it is very interesting. is something that was just a interesting. is something that wasjust a small interesting. is something that was just a small law written backin was just a small law written back in the 1990s, has become a huge part of the political debate and we are going to have this hearing just a week from the election. it's about technology and it is about law but it is very much about politics. yes, and meanwhile, mark zuckerberg has broken away from the other tech companies and said the law should be updated. how important and significant will that be do you think? he believes that reform should happen and i think where he is coming from is that these companies have basically been asked to edit things that are on their websites, even though they don't actually have to illegally. he wants there to be a black—and—white picture to say, look, this is allowed and this isn't, all things that would make it easierfor them to invest in moderation. and make sure there isn't harmful information on their platforms.
whereas, jack dorsey, the ceo of twitter and the head of google, they will say today that changing it in any way may really impact the larger tech allergy ecosystem. that means, not only impacting google, twitter and facebook, but smaller companies who may not have gotte n smaller companies who may not have gotten as big yet. they may be really damaged and limited if they are forced to ta ke limited if they are forced to take on more risk, more legal risk if they are held liable for what is posted on their platforms. and just briefly, what changes our lawmakers actually suggesting here? there has been many. as you can imagine, there has been lots of proposals from lawmakers, researchers, some funded by the technology companies themselves. and a lot of the owners has been on chipping away at section 230 and looking at the exact types of information that may be shouldn't be immune from liability. so things like
election fraud, any kind of voting misinformation. they should be put into a different category. and then you have got, donald trump signed this executive order in may which came in retaliation for twitter fact—checking one of his tweets. he seems to suggest that any kind of moderation that any kind of moderation that wasn't in good faith or seem that wasn't in good faith or seem to be, as he suggested, biased towards a person, that should allow these companies to have their immunity stripped and therefore things that get posted on the content on their platform could get them in trouble, and they would have to address that. thank you for joining us in explaining all that to us. let's now take a look at another tech giant — this time microsoft — which has announced a 12% rise in third quarter revenues to $37.2 billion. the results were boosted by a surge in demand
for its cloud computing services during the pandemic. samira hussain has more from new york. in these pandemic times, it is all about the cloud and it has clearly lifted microsoft's earnings in the last quarter. the dramatic increase in the number of people working remotely has meant that companies have had to fast track their moves on to other digital platforms. now, people are digital platforms. now, people a re really digital platforms. now, people are really changing the way they are working. they no longer meeting in person, damaging via videoconferencing. and all that has meant an increase in purchases for microsoft's suite of office products. and going forward, because it seems that this kind of re m ote because it seems that this kind of remote working is going to be here for a while, many a nalysts be here for a while, many analysts leave that microsoft is going to continue to reap the benefits. now it is not just about work. there is also play involved too. gaming has also seen a big during the pandemic. and as a result, there has been an increased demand for microsoft's gaming
products. going forward, the company is going to release an updated version of its xbox game console in november. and that could also boost the company's that could also boost the compa ny‘s bottom that could also boost the company's bottom line in the next quarter. samaria has seen there. let's take a quick look at how the asian markets are faring today. well they are down, as investors remained concerned about rising coronavirus infections in the united states and europe, while uncertainty over next week's us elections added to a risk off tone. and on wall street it was bit more mixed, that's despite data showing us consumer confidence unexpectedly fell in october. let's now talk about the trade row between china and australia now. the latest development has seen chinese steel mills and power stations buying more coal from mongolia after beijing imposed a ban on imports from australia. coalfrom mongolia, is the most obvious replacement for australian coal due to its nearby location. sharanjit leyl now joins us from singapore. so is this a big
blow for australia? yes, it is a big low. mongolia is basically usurping australia as china's top coking coal supplier, that is after beijing imposed a ban on imports from australia following political frictions between the two. coking coal is a very compressed kind of coal used for steelmaking in power plants in china. the australian government had upset china with its calls for a global independent investigation into the origin and handling of the coronavirus. so what china has done has essentially intensified the economic pressure on australia which cou nts pressure on australia which counts it as its biggest trading partner. and that's had an unexpected boost for mongolia which essentially shipped twice as much coking coal to the chinese market than australia in september. in fa ct, australia in september. in fact, reports suggest that the landlocked country has been increasing exports to china and has now been sending more than
once thousand trucks a day laden with coal. but analysts are warning that the practical difficulties of getting coal from goalie may actually force china to rethink the ban overtime. there they're all sorts of logistical difficulties for example. expenses around transferring coal from golly. and expenses around transferring coalfrom golly. and this is likely to create discussions around relying more on domestic coal if they can no longer access australian coal. thank you. at the height of the pandemic 9.6 millionjobs in the uk were furloughed through the job retention scheme where the government paid 80% of staff wages. the scheme ends later this week and some fear it has simply delayed redundancies rather than saved jobs. our business correspondent sarah corker has been catching up with workers who were furloughed on the original scheme to find out whether they have been re—hired, made redundant or changed jobs. backin back in the kitchen after six
months on furlough. warren is a chef at this arts and film venuein chef at this arts and film venue in manchester. it's absolutely brilliant being back at work. i came here and i'd com pletely at work. i came here and i'd completely forgotten, i hadn't turned the oven on. laughs 0f laughs of the doors only reopened in september. summer staff have been laid off. warren is relieved to be here. i am one of the lucky ones. i mean, i am still working. we just need people to come in. we are open. we might be in tier three but we are open. we just need people to come into save jobs, to save myjob. people to come into save jobs, to save my job. we first met warren back in march, the daily venue close to public as the virus started disrupting our lives. there was no such thing as an 80% furlough scheme back then and he was clearly worried. it's scary. you know, people in their... theyjust don't know what to do. they have got mortgages, they have got kids, rent. right now, people in their crying. and so
much has happened since then. a full uk lockdown. then in the summer, rules were eased, some hospitality staff can back to work, but as restrictions tighten again, the future is looking uncertain. when the furlough scheme finishes on the 31st of october, fear is a second wave of redundancies could follow. flora hasjust found out she has been laid off. it felt quite spare, quite lost. she is now turning her hobby, making cards at a plastic waste, into her business. during lockdown, i have another time but i could now focus more attention on it and see where it's going to go. that doesn't mean that i'm not terrified. but in a couple of weeks i'm not going to have a job but i guess it is really pushing this big time and seeing what other doors open next. hello, i am luke corbett. and it has been life changing for luke too. he has moved from birmingham to the isle of wight
for a newjob. he birmingham to the isle of wight fora newjob. he is birmingham to the isle of wight for a newjob. he is burst two firsts spoke breakfast in august after he was made redundant from a sales job after six months in fellow. at some employment but i was a bit up in the air about what was going to happen at the time. i live on my owned. luke told me he struggled to live on his fellow wage, 80% of his salary and is relieved to be back in full—time work. how much of a difference hasn't made having a full—time salary again? difference hasn't made having a full-time salary again? it has managed to let afford my bills, that may be able to save my money for sport, even be able to afford christmas presents now. and that is what my main worry was, but i was going to let people down. from november, there will be new wage support schemes in place but some already on low pay worry it may not be enough to live on. sarah corker, bbc news. stay with us on bbc news, still to come: it's been a turbulent year for boeing and the plane maker is set to announce its financial results later today.
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a milestone in human history. born today, this girl in india is the 7 billionth person on the planet. this is bbc world news, the latest headlines: with one week to go until the us election, campaigning is intensifying for donald trump and his rival joe biden violence and looting breaks out in philadelphia as hundreds protest over another black man being shot dead by police. the aviation giant boeing is set to announce its third quarter results later today. the plane maker is widely expected to report a loss as the firm struggles with sluggish demand as a result of the pandemic. 2020 has been a terrible year
for airlines — while boeing is also awaiting a critical decision from regulators to lift the ban on its 737 max planes following two fatal crashes. joining me now is sally gethin, who's the aviation editor of gethin's inflight news. boeing was already struggling before the pandemic with the grounding of its 737 max planes, what do you expect from the latest figures? you're from the latest figures? absolutely right and in fa ct you're absolutely right and in fact it was this time last it was haemorrhaging disastrous results are due to the max plane crash and now we have the pandemic and we are expecting losses to be greater than 30% and obviously the orders are down and so far boeing is only delivered around 90 aircraft, which they shadow of what it normally produces and it is also lacking greatly behind its greatest rival, airbus. how damaging it is for its long—term prospects? ithink
damaging it is for its long—term prospects? i think it was found, the optics will be bad in terms we are talking millions upon billions of dollars here. however, having said that, it's already trimmed that so to speak. it has cut back and sadly has made 90,000, 19,000 job cuts and consolidating production for example of its large flagship the b8777 airliner, so it is taking steps but it does have to make some really hard announcements at this point in time. boeing says by the end of this year it hopes to have the 737 max planes in the air — how far are regulators from lifting its ban? it is nearing the end of its journey in terms of being certified airworthy again. it's
gone through a huge regress procedure and a lot of adjustments have been made to the defective electronics, established to be the cause of the crashes so they have been doing a lot of work on that front but still wishful thinking that it will be up in the airas thinking that it will be up in the air as quickly as the end of the year. i know that the three major us airlines are hoping to get the 737 max in the schedules early next year but that is based on the us regulator approving it and that aircraft to return to the skies globally also has to be approved by individual countries own regulators. thank you forjoining us today. let's get some of the day's other news. germany's mercedes—benz is to raise its stake in aston martin lagonda as part of the uk carmaker‘s recovery plan. aston martin, which has suffered heavy cash losses since its stock market
flotation, said mercedes will increase its holding in stages from 5% to 20%. aston martin, popularly known as james bond's favourite car company, has plans to grow sales to about 10,000 by 2025. lvmh and tiffany are in talks to renegotiate their $16.6 billion merger in an effort to avoid a court battle in january. the french luxury goods group had agreed to pay $135 a share in cash for us jeweller tiffany in november last year but, since the covid—19 pandemic hit, it has been pushing for a price cut. last month it threatened to walk away from the deal, triggering lawsuits in the us. farmers in the uk are warning they will still need thousands of foreign workers for the harvest period next year, despite a campaign to attract domestic workers. figures from the national farmers union reveal only 11% of seasonal workers in the 2020 season were uk residents. the nfu now wants government assurances about labour for next year after the brexit
transition period ends. the pandemic has boosted toy sales across the globe as parents hunkered down during lockdown with children at home. sales of lego, barbie dolls and board games have all increased and that trend is set to continue through to christmas. but, toy makers warn that the surge in e—commerce means parents must shop early to ensure they receive their parcels in time. we're nowjoined by gary grant, who's the chair of the toy retailers association and entertainer ceo. how has your year been in terms of sales ? lockdown has been very good for the toy industry the industry up the toy industry the industry up to september was 6% up even though many shops were closed forup to 12 though many shops were closed for up to 12 weeks. during lockdown what were the most popular items? toys it sold well with games and puzzles, anything that
entertained children or educational when parents became teachers during that time. puzzles or gains or other toys that helped counting or had letters in them, they did well. garden toys did well as children did their exercise in the garden, slides, sandpits, trampolines, they all sold well so we have seen a dramatic increase in the games and puzzle market, some 32% up year—to—date. looking ahead to christmas, what are the most sought after toys? we have a greater rate of traditional products in the range this year but also some newcomers. in the top 12 there are two lego items, one of the mario new game consoles, lego set that comes within app you can download to advance your lego play with mario. we have one of the sets from the harry potter range and we have the
barbie doll camper, which has had a very strong year, with the dino transporter from poor patrol and that is one of our best selling school ranges along with peppa pig and the new monopoly which represents the games category — — some fantastic new items and un— boxing has been really popular for a number of years but this year you can buy yourself a puppy year you can buy yourself a punpyin year you can buy yourself a puppy ina year you can buy yourself a puppy in a box and you can unblock set, but the puppy will kick its way out of the box, so no un— boxing.... kick its way out of the box, so no un- boxing.... i can see that already appearing on my kids peoples list! that will be a must have. and in the dad, you cannot forget the baby yoder, a winnerfor you cannot forget the baby yoder, a winner for children and grown—ups alike. yoder, a winner for children and grown-ups alike. that will be interesting! and what is the thought about sales because people are looking ahead to
christmas but they may have to tighten budgets with unemployment on the rise and a furlough scheme coming to an end and you think people may be more cautious about spending this year? —— baby yoda. more cautious about spending this year? -- baby yoda. we are facing a whole new lots of challenges, regarding employment and also how does the industry process the volume of toys that we generally sell in october and november and december. 50% of the whole toy yea rs december. 50% of the whole toy years volume is in 12 weeks and october is behind us and looking ahead to november and december, 15% of toys sold are sold in november and 25% in december. with social distancing in the shops and people remember back over the yea rs people remember back over the years to the shopping centres and to the sheer volume of people in the shops, how do we keep shoppers and staff safe? we are encouraging people to set up and purchase early... . awfully sorry, thank you very
much. we wish you the best over the christmas period. stay with us. the christmas period. stay with us. back shortly with all the days stories. hello there. it will remain very unsettled for the rest of this week, thanks to areas of low pressure bringing spells of rain and gales at times. today also very unsettled, sunshine and blustery showers, heavy and thundery, across southern and western areas, all tied into this area of low pressure, which contains the remnants of what was hurricane epsilon. some extremely strong winds on its southern flank, racing across the north atlantic, generating very big waves today across western coastlines and even see some disruption to the ferry services for western scotland at times. if you are walking out near the coastline, take extra care. lots of showers affecting many western portions of the uk, some merging together to produce longer spells of rainfall, parts of wales, central and southern england with brighter echo indicators and a mixture of hail and thunder mixed in. the best chance of seeing
the lengthy sunny spells will be across the eastern parts of england in but a cooler day than yesterday, 10— 13 celsius. showers continuing on for a while during wednesday night but then they begin to fade away and skies clearing and turning chilly in the far north and east but further west, temperatures begin to rise with the next weather system arriving, bringing more wet and windy weather. you can see here on the pressure charts, racing up from the south—west, lots of isobars on the chart, going to turn very windy once again. so, wet for southern and western areas to start thursday, dry and bright in the north and the rain will eventually reach much of scotland, all but the northern isles, behind it drier and brighter but windy and noticing some milder air, 11 degrees across the north of scotland. thursday night, windy and mild and wet across northern and western areas and rainfall totals really starting to mount up across parts of western scotland, north and west
of wales, we could see some minorflooding by the end of friday. brightening up for scotland and northern ireland into the afternoon and given the very mild air mass, we could see 18 or 19 degrees across the south and the east. as we head onto the weekend, more low pressure systems racing off the atlantic, deep ones that could bring spells of gales or severe gales some places.
good morning, welcome to breakfast, with dan walker and louise minchin. our headlines today: a major search in the english channel, after a migrant boat heading for the uk sinks killing two adults and two children — the authorities believe more could still be missing. an appeal for clarity on the covid rules for christmas, with just one set of regulations for the whole of the uk. retailers say many of us are preparing unusually early the festive season. some shops are reporting record sales. i will be finding out what we're spending our money on. manchester city may be halfway down the premier league,
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