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a few showers grazing the far south—east, a bit of winteriness mixing in with those, and that could give some icy stretches. a bit of sunshine through the south—west of england, parts of south wales but for north wales, northern england, northern ireland, and scotland, well here, we've got welcome to bbc news, a lot of cloud. i'm aaron safir. we've got some our top stories: outbreaks of rain. some snow over high ground a report into last year's in northern scotland and some christchurch mosque massacre brisk winds with gusts of 50 says new zealand security mph or more for coasts agencies were too focused on the threat from of western scotland. so, as we go on through the day, this area of cloud with outbreaks of rain islamist terrorism. willjust continue to pivot around across scotland, northern ireland, northern england, parts of wales. further south and east, the some of the fog can be quite islamist terrorism. report specifically notes slow to clear particularly through east anglia and lincolnshire. that most places should brighten up the report specifically notes that the concentration of resources was not based on an with a little bit of sunshine. chilly, though, in eastern parts, 2—3 celsius. further west, we could informed assessment of the see highs of 8—9. and then as we go through tuesday night into the early threats of terrorism associated with other ideologies. hours of wednesday, we see this two of the biggest states cloud with outbreaks of showery rain gradually working in the us have warned southeastwards. a little bit chilly of a worsening public health for a time across parts crisis, and dr fauci says of eastern england, christmas will be a greater and we could see a frost late in the night across northern challenge than thanksgiving. ireland as the skies clear. but as we go on into wednesday, we don't listen to the public we see our cloud and showery rain tending to push eastwards. health measures that we need to then, a slice of sunshine and then we see rain returning follow, that we could start to to northern ireland, wales, and the south west of england.
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see things really get bad in but those temperatures just showing signs of creeping the middle of january. upwards a little bit, with time running out, 5—9 celsius. the british prime minister now that area of rain will travel to brussels this in the west will tend week, to try and secure to dive away southwards. a post—brexit trade so, a lot of dry weather around on thursday, but then there is another frontal system deal with the eu. waiting in the wings. so, thursday, dry for many, but there's the increasing chance of rain for the end and bob dylan sells the publishing of the week, but it will be rights to his entire turning a little bit milder. music back catalogue in a deal worth hundreds of millions of dollars. welcome to our viewers on pbs in america and around the globe. in new zealand, report into last year's terror attack by a white supremacist on two mosques in christchurch has just been made public. the royal commission of inquiry said security agencies were "almost exclusively" focused on the threat from islamist terrorism, as opposed to other threats,
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including white supremacists. it also found that police failed to enforce proper checks on firearm licenses. but the report also found no failings within government agencies that would have alerted them to the attack by the white supremacist brenton tarrant. he was sentenced to life in prison for killing 51 muslim worshippers and injuring dozens of others. this is bbc news, the headlines: new zealand's prime a royal commssion report minister said the report into last year's terror attacks would form the basis on two new zealand mosques of a programme to make has been made public. the country a more it says security agencies cohesive place. focused almost exclusively here's some of what she said. on the threat from islamist terrorism, while ignoring other ideologies. white supremacist, brenton tarrant was sentenced when we set up the enquiry i to life in prison for killing 51 muslim worshippers. said that i wanted no stone two of the biggest states in the us are warning left unturned to find out what of a worsening public health crisis, as america's leading diseases expert predicts could have been done to stop another surge in covid cases. the attack on how we can keep new zealanders safe. today we dr anthony fauci said have answers. on the matters of the christmas period may be even more of a challenge how the attack occurred and than the spike in cases following thanksgiving. what could have been done to stop it, the commission found
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the british prime minister, borisjohnson, no failures within any will travel to brussels this government agencies that would week, in a bid to salvage have allowed the terrorist a post—brexit trade deal. planning and preparation to be he wll hold talks with the detected. but they did identify european commission president, ursula von der leyen. many lessons to be learned and significant areas that require change. that the new zealand prime ministerjacinda ardern. i have been speaking to the sister of one of the victims of the attack. de directly impacted families were allowed to read the port early and brace ourselves and have some more time to process any revelations in there, so what i read and what you highlighted already, the report validates already, the report validates already what i had suspected, and that is primarily that there was inappropriate concentration when it comes to
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the counterterrorism efforts, so the counterterrorism efforts, so in other words, the terrorist fell under the clerk ‘s democrats because the radar was not looking in all directions —— under the cracks because the radar. can you tell is the impact of your brother's life? it still very hard to refer to hussein in the past tense but he was the background to his family and circle of friends and society. he would give up his time, money and effort if he knew someone was in trouble, and he was my guardian, not just to in trouble, and he was my guardian, notjust to me, but the mask as well. during the attack he positioned himself in attack he positioned himself in a manner that was going to attempt to tackle the terrorist and that ultimately cost him his life but if it meant giving
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a new lease of life to others, thatis a new lease of life to others, that is what he wanted. he is my hero and a hero that society does deserve to have. obviously this report is a step forward and we have already heard the prime minister say that she has committed to implementing all of the recommendations. will that help you? will they bring some relief and comfort to you to know that these recommendations that will hopefully make a difference will be put into place? the recommendations highlight all the right areas, that is mainly improving our country's own counterterrorism efforts, research into social cohesion and the response to the increasing diversity of our population. new zealand's response to the attacks when it happened did attract worldwide attention because of the manner it was handled, so i do hope
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there are some learnings, not just to new zealand by two other countries that can implement in a quick and swift manner to mitigate such things from happening, not just manner to mitigate such things from happening, notjust a level but as an individual level but as an individual level as well, we each play a pa rt level as well, we each play a part which hussein does, and reducing our unconscious bias, that escalates to what we saw on march 15 last year. that was the sister of one of the victims of the christchurch terrorist attack. the united states's top diseases expert dr anthony fauci has warned of another surge in covid cases after christmas. dr fauci gave the warning in an interview with new york governor andrew cuomo. he said the christmas and new year period may be even more of a challenge than the spike in cases which followed last month's thanksgiving holiday. we don't mitigate well. we don't listen to the public health measures that we need to follow.
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and we could start to see things really get bad in the middle ofjanuary. without substantial mitigation, the middle ofjanuary can be a really dark time for us. a strict new lockdown has begun in the most populous us state, california, as covid—i9 cases continue to surge across the country. more than half of california's a0 million residents are subject to a stay—at—home order. people are banned from meeting anyone from outside their household. the order was triggered by growing pressure on intensive care capacity in hospitals. professor peter chin—hong md is an infectious disease expert at the university of california. he's in san francisco. let's talk about the intensive ca re let's talk about the intensive care units than. what is your understanding of the state of them right now in california? thanks for having me on. i was
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just on the inpatient unit yesterday and i would say we are about four times more in terms of hospitalisations from about october, middle of october and intensive care units, i think we are seeing close to 20% capacity in some areas where i am, 25% capacity in other areas of california, so its desperate times. we are many months into this pandemic and it used to be the case earlier in the year that we had some us states performing much better than others, and now, it seems that really the entire country is reeling from a third wave. in california, why is it that people don't seem to have got control of the outbreak that? i think, everyone invokes pandemic fatigue as a reason, but i would say that in california it's almost pandemic resentment at this point. i think that you have houses of
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worship bringing losses against the governor, you have small businesses crying for help because they have been decimated for so many months, and you have schools that have not been open for many months, public schools, so i think there is a vast variety of response, even though we all know what we need to do. well, we all know what we need to do and we all know what we want to do as well, which is to see our families at christmas. you have just got over the thanksgiving holiday in the united states, we heard from doctor anthony fa lvey we heard from doctor anthony falvey saying that he thinks christmas could be worse in that regards —— fauci ‘s. people are so starved of their family, andi people are so starved of their family, and i have not seen my family, and i have not seen my family for the entire year and my mother ‘s older, and i can understand why people may feel the need to travel, if you look
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at thanksgiving, it was the single busiest travel time in the us for the year with more than a million people travelling without osteo warnings, so that is any indication, we would expect christmas to be similar. we also have on the horizon vaccines, not approved in the us but we assume it's only a matter of weeks. does that give people a sense of false hope, do you think? does that mean that people are letting down their guard? i think it is giving people hope and it might be contributing to the laissez—faire attitude, with the hope that something is on the hope that something is on the horizon, but that horizon isa the horizon, but that horizon is a very long horizon for some folks, and i think even in a hospital we have been saying that it will not change anything we do in terms of protection because it takes 28 days after your second dose to
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become immune, and we have not even seen the vaccine yet so it will be a very slow rollout. we are going to have to leave it there but thank you for your time here on bbc news. let's get some of the day's other news. the former french president nicolas sarkozy has said he'll go "all the way" to clear his name of corruption charges, as he defended himself in court for the first time. it's one of several investigations the former president is facing. mr sarkozy denies all the charges. there have been protests in the lebanese capital beirut, after the head of the central bank said subsidies for some basic goods couldn't continue beyond the next two months. dozens of demonstrators attempted to reach parliament. next yea r‘s world economic forum has been with a december 31st deadline looming, the latest talks on a future trade agreement beteween the uk and the european union have failed to make progress, with both sides saying "significa nt differences" remain. boris johnson will travel to brussels later this week for face—to—face talks
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with the european commission president, ursula von der leyen. it comes after a 90 minute phone call between the two leaders failed to produce a breakthrough. our political editor, laura kuenssberg has this report. it's not always good to talk. the prime minister tonight spent more than an hour in conversation with the eu chief, but they seem only to have agreed on what they disagree on. a statement from both of them said: in other words, months of technical negotiations have hit the wall. so instead, the prime minister will leave westminster to go to brussels for the first time in months, his team warning that a deal may not happen at all. we are at a critical moment in the negotiations. we are all working to get a deal,
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but the only deal that is possible is one that is compatible with our sovereignty. while an agreement is preferable, we are prepared to leave on so—called australian—style terms. what that really means is no deal at all, with the possibility of taxes and tariffs. being in the dark has often been a feature of these talks. reporter: have you made progress? morning! the eu's chief negotiator was up early to greet a crowd of diplomats, and the looks on their faces were not just because of the early hour. the chances of a deal just aren't good now. reporter: lord frost, is a deal is still possible? we're still working very hard. that is why there's clamour around the uk's chief negotiator, lord frost... are you optimist a deal can be achieved? in brussels, the talks have been going round and round. both sides have worked hard to try to do a deal to keep business going for the next month without much disruption. the current rules will
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disappear at new year. but as deadlines have approached, the moods have turned dark. having heard from michel barnier this morning, the news is very downbeat. i would say he was very gloomy and obviously very cautious about the ability to make progress today. of course, there are huge complications in terms of getting the guts of a dealjust right, and the uk has extended something of an olive branch to the eu this afternoon by promising to ditch controversial bits of a draft law if everything can be sorted out. but in the end, in the next couple of days, the question for downing street may be quite a simple one — is borisjohnson willing to take the serious practical risks of no agreement to preserve a political principle that leaving the eu was meant to be about the uk being completely in charge? the fear on this side of the channel, that the eu
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is still loath to accept that. the concern there — the one that's left the 27 just can't call the shots. laura kuenssberg, bbc news, westminster. our europe editor, katya adler, looks at where the proposed face—to—face meeting between the leaders could lead. well, it does change the mood music. you know, for those around the eu negotiating team, for example, there's a bit of a sigh of relief because, for eu and uk negotiators, they feel they've been round and round and round the same three main sticking points for absolutely months now, with each repeating their arguments, and frustration on both sides getting very high indeed. so haven't we been saying for quite a long time, what you need is political involvement at the highest level, either to have a whisper in the ear of those negotiators to say, "look, now is time for those difficult compromises that need to be made by both sides to reach a deal," or to have, you know, personal involvement.
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so the fact that boris johnson is coming here — even though the eu says they don't know what he'll say — makes those who want a deal, compared to the real gloom that was felt here this morning, that hope hasn't quite entirely gone away. i've been watching eu politics for many years, and you'd be hard—pushed to find an eu deadline that isn't designed to be, shall we say, flexible, and we've seen a lot of those brexit deadlines come and go. but we do have that very definite legal deadline of the end of the transition period, on 31 december. if a deal is reached, it has to be done with enough time for both sides to sign off on it — even though individual member states' parliaments don't need to sign off on this one. if not, and it comes to no deal, these two sides can keep talking about trades and other relations afterwards. but the risk of no deal acrimony is so high that, again, those who want a deal say they would rather have a good deal now. stay with us on bbc news, still to come: why bob dylan
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is selling his entire catalogue of 600 songs. john lennon was shot at the entrance to the dakota building in the centre of new york. there's been a crowd here standing in more or less silent vigil, and the flowers have been piling up. the 14th ceasefire of this war ended at the walls of the old city of dubrovnik. this morning, witnesses said shells were landing every 20 seconds. people are celebrating the passing of a man they hold responsible for hundreds of deaths and oppression. elsewhere, people have been gathering to mourn his passing. imelda marcos, the widow of the former president of the philippines, has gone on trial in manila. she's facing seven charges of tax evasion, estimated at £120 million.
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she pleaded not guilty. the prince and princess of wales are to separate. a statement from buckingham palace said the decision had been reached amicably. this is bbc news, the latest headlines. the the latest headlines. new zealand security agencies the new zealand security agencies were too focused on the threat from terrorism. two of the bigger states in the united states one of a warning public health crisis. it is said that christmas will be a bigger challenge than thanksgiving. some ‘breaking' news for you now. a competitive form of break dancing, known as breaking, has been confirmed as a new sport for the 2024 paris olympics. the president of the international olympic committee says it will make the games "more youthful and urban".
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let's speak to antonio castillo, founder of competitive brea kdancing in the united states, and is a breakdancer himself. thank you forjoining us and congratulations. i suppose you are happy today. you had a role in making this happen, what was that? much of it was asked just trying new things in our community and organising competitions and, more than anything, advocating for breaking to become an olympic sport so the entire world is excited, we are excited and we will see what happens in the future in paris 202a. will see what happens in the future in paris 2024. and you will have a role there yourself is to mark right now my role is to work on usa and create a national team to represent us at the olympics as the birthplace of hip—hop culture and our goal is to bring home the gold. so right now the focus is on the national team. we are looking at some images
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of it now, of breaking now. it is quite energetic. how do you measure that competitively? how do you compare to sets of dancers? here what we do is the best big boys and big girls are the ones who are well—rounded. you must be able to do a little bit of everything. the essence of the dances in the footwork and also in the power moves that many people are familiar with. what we developed in the united states is a points system for grading and finding out who is the best based on a different set of criteria. and to have this recognised now as an olympic sport, really, the biggest stage in the world, what does that mean to the young people you work with? they are extremely excited. this has been an ongoing thing for them and many of them started dancing at four years old, now they are 14 or 15, right there at the right time
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and the right age to be able to represent the united states at the olympics. for them this is a dream come true. in our community we always talk about the sport expect —— aspect of breaking can coexist alongside with art and they are excited about it and i am sure they are now going to take it far more seriously now that they can win a gold medal. and, briefly, how did you get into the sport?|j started did you get into the sport?” started dancing at five years old. i was born in mexico and it was something that i took to with martial arts originally and then i saw somebody doing it at and then i saw somebody doing itata and then i saw somebody doing it at a community centre and after that i was hooked and never stop. it has been 26 yea rs now never stop. it has been 26 years now and my lifelong passion. even to this day i practise, i teach, passion. even to this day i practise, iteach, i have a school here in washington, dc andi school here in washington, dc and i try to be involved with hip—hop culture, all elements and aspects as much as i can. it isa and aspects as much as i can. it is a lifestyle for me. i hope you don't celebrate too
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ha rd hope you don't celebrate too hard tonight if you have to get up hard tonight if you have to get up and dance in the morning. thank you for your time. bob dylan has sold the rights to his entire back catalogue of songs in a deal rumoured to be worth three hundred million dollars. universal music made the announcement with a video. song: the times they are a-changing the times they are a changing is one of 600 songs — along with like a rolling stone, knocking on heaven's door, a raft of classics from the ‘60s and ‘70s — all the way through to modern standards like make you feel my love. the label is believed to have spent years trying to close the deal. i spoke to richard f thomas, professor of classics at harvard where he teaches includes a seminar on bob dylan, and who is also the author of the book, why dylan matters. i asked him why dylan is held in such esteem.
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he matters for me because i have been with him for 55 years, listening to him, having his songs enter into my aesthetic sensibility, to put it that way. my thoughts and, yeah, he has been with me through life as a poet, and ancient authors have been with me. his ability to write and perform songs at that level, songs that we cannot produce but they are thoughts that we have and sentiments that we have and only he can put them into words and music at that level. clearly the music company is taking a bet that his music will be profitable 20 or 30 years from now. do you think bob dylan will still matter and be recognised and listened to 20 or 30 years from now? i think so. that is the question. and i think..., yeah,
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it is a gamble, a statement of confidence that the songs and i think all the songs, many of them, notjust the ones you mentioned, the more popular ones which will be used for advertisements and so on but the songs themselves rather than being covered, they will persist and i believe of bob dylan, they will persist and i believe that will happen. as i believe that the ancient authors i work on will continue to do so. i do wonder, there is so much choice now, so many different ways of listening to music. we do not have a kind of communal experience of culture and we are all quite fragmented. if someone with the songwriting ability of bob dylan arrived on the scene now, do you think they would be able to get that kind of broad appeal or is bob dylan unique?
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i think he is unique, partly through his time, partly through his traditions, folk blues, gospel and part that he took on and integrated and transformed into the songs that he gave us. the songs and the components are old in terms of the lyrics but i think his knowledge of song and his contact with song traditions from the very early days are something that distinguish him. but in terms of circulation and general knowledge of an artist, i don't think we will see that again, just because of that fragmentation, as you say. bob dylan was asked to comment on the news and he gave a two word comment. no comment to
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dig you can reach me on twitter — i'm @aaronsafir. hello there. tuesday is set to bring a real mix of weather across the uk and for some, the day will start off with some pretty dense fog, particularly across parts of southern and eastern england and up into the midlands. but further north, it's a different story. this area of low pressure swinging its way in from the east making it too windy for fog. instead, we've got cloud, we've got outbreaks of rain, a little bit of snow over high ground. but that's where we'll have the mildest start to the day, certainly relative to the pretty chilly conditions down towards the south. some spots 2—3 degrees below freezing, so that means we could have some freezing fog patches across parts of the west country, into the midlands, east anglia, 00:26:47,227 --> 4294966103:13:29,430 up into lincolnshire.
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