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this is bbc news with the latest headlines for viewers in the uk and around the world. i'm victoria fritz. nojab, nojob: the vaccine mandate for 100 million us workers among new measures as president biden toughens his stance against those who haven't had the jab. we have been patient, and our patience has been wearing thin and refusal has cost all of us, so, please, do the right thing. the us federal government launches a legal attack on a new abortion law in texas. it says the state's near—total ban is unconstitutional. 20 years later and 9/11 still claims lives. on the eve of the attacks anniversary, we speak to some of those suffering
the long—term effects. and yes, it will be happening — there'll be an all—teen final in the women's us open after british tennis player emma raducanu sails through the semis. hello and welcome to the programme. president biden has set out a series of radical measures to get more americans vaccinated against covid—19. it follows a surge in cases of the fast—spreading delta variant. all federal government workers will have to be inoculated, as will businesses with more than 100 employees. mr biden expressed frustration at the 80 million americans who are still notjabbed, saying they were causing hospitals to become overcrowded and he appealed to them to get the shot. here's our washington
correspondent nomia iqbal. no more soft approach. this time, the president was blunt. good evening, my fellow americans. what more do you need to see? we've made vaccinations free. safe and convenient. the vaccine is fda approved. 0ver200 convenient. the vaccine is fda approved. over 200 million americans have gotten at least one shot. we've been patient but our patience is wearing thin. and your refusal has cost all of us. ~ �* �* , all of us. mr biden's frustration - all of us. mr biden's frustration comes i all of us. mr biden's i frustration comes down all of us. mr biden's - frustration comes down to the numbers—18 months on since the virus hit and the us is averaging 1500 covid —related deaths a day. he laid into some politicians, mainly republican government, for playing politics by showing unrelenting resistance to mask wearing but how to convince a country where many ordinary citizens do not want vaccine and it is often a
matter for individual states and what to do? mr biden has signed an executive order forcing companies to get their workers jabbed orface being workers jabbed or face being fired. workers jabbed orface being fired. if workers “abbed or face being fired. , ., . workers “abbed or face being fired. ., ., workers “abbed or face being fired. . ., ., “ fired. if you want to work with the federal — fired. if you want to work with the federal government - fired. if you want to work with the federal government and i fired. if you want to work with | the federal government and do business with us, get vaccinated. if you want to do business with the federal government, vaccinate your workforce. government, vaccinate your workforce-— workforce. but the administration - workforce. but the administration hasi workforce. but the - administration has been workforce. but the _ administration has been accused of causing confusion on booster shots and u—turns on mask mandates. critics say it has allowed the delta variant to take a foothold. this has taken a toll on the us economy, affecting president biden�*s approval ratings. and it is not the afghanistan withdrawal but how he handles the pandemic... get vaccinated.— get vaccinated. that ultimately matters to _ get vaccinated. that ultimately matters to the _ get vaccinated. that ultimately matters to the american - get vaccinated. that ultimately | matters to the american public. nomia iqbal, bbc news. education officials in los angeles have voted to require students aged 12 and above to be vaccinated in order to attend school in person. los angeles is the first major school district in the us to impose a covid vaccine mandate. more than 600,000 students will be affected.
the measure is likely to be challenged in the courts. the biden administration is suing the state of texas over its near—total ban on abortion, seeking for the law to be declared invalid. the state law makes it illegal to terminate a pregnancy six weeks after conception and, crucially, allows private individuals to sue medics or others who assist in the procedure. the texas attorney general has accused the biden administration of meddling in states�* sovereign rights. courtney bembridge reports. presidentjoe biden had promised action and it came just over a week after the texas law known as senate bill 8 came into effect. sb8 bans nearly all abortions in the state after six weeks of pregnancy, before many women even know they are pregnant and months before a pregnancy is viable. it does so even in cases of rape, sexual abuse or incest.
the act is clearly unconstitutional under long—standing supreme court precedent. that sentiment was echoed by vice—president kamala harris. the right of women to make decisions about their own bodies is not negotiable. the texas attorney—general has accused president biden of meddling in the state's sovereign rights and says he will use every available resource to fight for life. chanting: abortion is healthcare! - abortion is essential! the texas law has sparked widespread protest across the country. extraordinarily, it has been informed by private citizens, —— extraordinarily, it has been enforced by private citizens, encouraged to sue anyone who provides or facilitates access to an abortion. this statute deputises all private citizens, without any showing of personal connection or injury, to serve as bounty hunters, authorised to recover at least
$10,000 per claim from individuals who facilitate a woman's exercise of her constitutional rights. the texas senator who introduced the law explained the rationale to bbc newsnight earlier this week. we have these prosecutors, sworn to uphold the law, who told us "we're not going to enforce the law" so had no choice but to find a way to enforce the law. the bill came into effect after the supreme court justices decided not to block it, and many fear that could spell trouble for the roe versus wade decision from almost 50 years ago. newsreel: in a landmark ruling, the supreme court today legalised abortions. officials in several other us states are saying that considering similar laws to the texas ban, prompting a warning from the attorney general... thank you all. ..that the justice department will bring the same kind of lawsuit against them. courtney bembridge, bbc news. let's get some of the day's other news. mexico's supreme court has
ruled that a state law defining life as beginning at conception and equating abortion to murder is unconstitutional. the decision relates to the northern state of sinaloa, but will now have implications for other states with similar laws. earlier this week, the supreme court ruled that women should not be punished for abortion, opening the way for them to be able to access the procedure without being prosecuted. spanish police say they have arrested venezuela's former intelligence chief on us drug charges. american prosecutors allege hugo carvajal supported drug trafficking by the farc guerrilla group in colombia. he fled to spain two years ago after turning against nicolas maduro's government. parisians have been paying their respects to the french actorjean—paul belmondo, who died on monday aged 88. a closed casket tribute was set up at the les invalides. a charismatic actor who often performed his own daring stunts, belmondo switched from art house to mainstream films and became one of france's leading comedy and action heroes.
in canada, political party leaders have just squared off in the second of three televised debates over who should form the next government. prime ministerjustin trudeau, who faces potential defeat in the september 20 election, used the debate to take aim at his main rival, conservative erin 0'toole. climate change has been the subject of several questions, taking up a pretty big chunk of time. features special guest —— guests on issues important to indigenous people. canadian political journalistjustin ling was there in quebec. he says it wasn't a strong performance from the prime minister. frankly it was a rough night for the prime minister. justin trudeau came in tonight i think fired up, excited, looking to put some distance between him and his main rival, the leader
of the conservative party, especially when it comes to the covid—19 response. i mean, justin trudeau had been vocally in favour of a vaccine mandate, basically whatjoe biden announced today, a requirement that many people in federally regulated sectors, all travellers, anyone working for the government of canada must be vaccinated and erin 0'toole does not carry the same policy and does not believe in vaccine mandate and he wanted to drive the wedge tonight but it didn't work, he got onstage and frankly he was hammered on all sides are failing to meet canada's emissions targets, for kate —— failing to reconcile the canadian state with indigenous peoples, forfailing to deliver on lowering drug prices forfailing to to deliver on lowering drug prices for failing to deliver on funding healthcare, it was a really rough night for the liberal leader. especially as someone who was as popular as justin trudeau was just a couple of years ago. british teenager emma raducanu has triumphed in her us open semifinal to set up an all teenage final with the canadian,
leylah fernandez. the 18—year—old barely faultered, dominating the first set 6—1. her opponent, greek maria sakkari, showed some fight in the second set, but raducanu never looked in doubt and clinched the second set 6—4. she will now meet fernandez in the final, who herself celebrated her 19th birthday on monday. we will be live to new york in the next few minutes. in fact, we go to christopher cleary, in new york at the moment. can you believe it? and all teen final we're looking at, have you ever seen anything like this in your career?- like this in your career? there have been _ like this in your career? there have been before, _ like this in your career? there have been before, at - like this in your career? there have been before, at the - like this in your career? there have been before, at the us l have been before, at the us open, serena williams as a 0pen, serena williams as a teenager played martina hingis in the final, and she won, but they were established threats and established players, this is nothing like i've seen before with two players like this who really are on the outside of tenants, this is only the second grand slam for
raducanu and the best performance for fernadez, the third round in a slam before this so this is extraordinary. it takes a lot to take the focus off novak djokovic's grand slam is but they are doing a pretty good job. she grand slam is but they are doing a pretty good job. doing a pretty good 'ob. she is ure doing a pretty good 'ob. she is pure class. * doing a pretty good 'ob. she is pure class. just _ doing a pretty good job. she is pure class, just describe - pure class, just describe raducanu as a player. what is her style and how does she operate? her style and how does she operate?— operate? she is making difficult _ operate? she is making difficult things - operate? she is making difficult things look - operate? she is making l difficult things look pretty easy at the moment, which is always a sign of great talent, and basically what she's doing is inaudible no qualifier in singles has reached a grand slam final in the history of tennis with semifinalist like john mcenroe but never a finalist, and that is extraordinary but she has not lost a set in qualifying, pre— matches all the six matches she has played so far in the main draw and to give quality players you have to be gifted and get in the zone and she is striking the ball so cleanly, has a wonderful backhand down the line so i think she has a
great skill set and obviously a lot of poise, just like fernadez has shown. interesting, these two players. you pointed to it, the lack of thought of big time experience, you know, the kind of nerves that they will face in the next few days and how they are going to compose themselves. how do you think these two players will match up, given that both of them have got limited experience on these kind of world stage forums? this experience on these kind of world stage forums?- world stage forums? this is such an extraordinary - world stage forums? this is such an extraordinary thing | world stage forums? this is i such an extraordinary thing for tennis, to see two players like this, the lack of big match experience and big court experience. i honestly cannot answer but i think it may be easierfor them than if answer but i think it may be easier for them than if they were playing a serena williams at her peak or a naomi 0saka at her peak. i think it would be a different experience to go on the court and face that kind of pressure against an established champion. neither one of them has been close to this i think they will let it go and play strong, good tennis but based on a level play, raducanu has
been so impressive, not dropping a set. if a level stays where it is i think she will be the favourite going on. these two players are 18 and 19 years old and a lot of their formative tennis experience has beenin formative tennis experience has been in the last 18 months, during the pandemic, and this week we have had the crowds back at this tournament so what kind of impact is that going to have to you think on the plane? i thought it would make them feel a little bit intimidated, but the logical conclusion not having any kind of environment like this before in their careers at all. we talk about 20,000 fans at the stadium with five tiers and you can look up and look up and up if you are a young player and and look up and up if you are a young playerand i and look up and up if you are a young player and ifeel and look up and up if you are a young player and i feel like they embraced the occasion in such an extraordinary way. when she came on the court tonight you will pass billiejean king and looked over and smiled like she had been at this rodeo before! it's a wonderful thing to see. i think it speaks a lot with the mental training they both have done and also the work that emma has done on herself than she was unable to finish her match at wimbledon
not long ago and this is new territory for both of them and fernadez has had a much tougher situation, she has won against naomi 0saka, so a different path to the final but they both have one thing in piles ——in common which is there ability to embrace this big time and it is extraordinary, truly. it truly is and the mental fortitude that they both demonstrate, at such a young age, it's really something. and just in terms of the prize money and the future, i mean, we're looking at millionaire money, aren't we. i we're looking at millionaire money, aren't we.- money, aren't we. ithink especially _ money, aren't we. ithink especially emma - money, aren't we. ithinkj especially emma because money, aren't we. i think- especially emma because she comes from britain which is always hungry for a new champion, she is very poised, very telegenic and i think a wonderful talent and very young so all those things will create enormous interest. i think it helps that there is a lot of i'd say inequality in women's tennis, a lot of talent rising and young players coming so she will not be the only one in the
spotlight but i think emma in particular of where she comes from will be a big focus but leylah fernandez from canada, a great story from ecuador, father from great story from ecuador, fatherfrom ecuador and her father from ecuador and her mother fatherfrom ecuador and her mother is from filipino origins so a multicultural story, much like emma's. it so a multicultural story, much like emma's.— like emma's. it is, and it's fantastic— like emma's. it is, and it's fantastic to _ like emma's. it is, and it's fantastic to watch - like emma's. it is, and it's fantastic to watch these i like emma's. it is, and it's. fantastic to watch these two young women sort of really break the mould. thank you very much for your time, christopher, and what a final it will be! thank you indeed. plenty more coverage of this story available on the website. i know plenty of people will be looking at this in the uk, new champion, certainly, already in terms of british eyes. denmark has lifted its last coronavirus restrictions following the government's decision last month to stop classifying covid—19 as a "socially critical" disease. the danish health ministry says the epidemic was now under control and that strong vaccine take—up among residents was the main reason
behind the move. almost three—quarters of danes are double—jabbed. the health minister has stressed that covid—19 is still a dangerous disease. stay with us on bbc news. still to come: the film crew turned space crew — the stars preparing to shoot the first film that's truly out of this world. freedom itself was attacked this morning, and freedom will be defended. the united states will hunt down and punish those responsible. bishop tutu now becomes spiritual leader of 100,000 anglicans here, of the blacks in soweto township, as well as the whites in their rich suburbs. we say to you today in a loud and a clear voice, enough of blood and tears.
enough. applause. translation: the difficult | decision we reached together was one that required great and exceptional courage. it's an exodus of up to 60,000 people caused by the uneven pace of political change in eastern europe. iam free! this is bbc world news, the latest headlines: the us federal government sues texas in an attempt to block a law banning almost all abortions in the state. around 100 million workers in america will be required to get a covid—19 vaccine as president biden unveils tough new measures against
those who refuse the jab. memorial events will be held across the united states on saturday to mark 20 years since the 9/11 terror attack that left nearly 3,000 people dead. let's look at some of the key moments in the last 20 years. 9/11 was the deadliest attack on us soil in history. it prompted president george w bush to declare a global "war on terror". he zeroed in on al-qaeda and 0sama bin laden in afghanistan — and called on the taliban regime to "deliver to the united states authorities all the leaders of al-qaeda who hide in your land," or share in theirfate. in october 2001, the us military — with british support — began a bombing campaign against taliban forces. by the end of the year, the taliban had fallen from power and an interim government was in place. as reconstruction and then counter—insurgency raged in afghanistan, the us extended its war on terror to iraq, ostensibly to destroy
iraqi weapons of mass destruction and end the rule of saddam hussein. fast—forward to 2009, and president 0bama announced a new strategy for the war effort, linking success in afghanistan to a stable pakistan. the clear and focused goal he said, was to: ..and to prevent their return to either country in the future. the entire world was changed by the attack but nowhere more so than lower manhattan. nada tawfik takes a look at how the lives of children, first responders and victims�* families were shaped by the day. the rebirth and transformation of lower manhattan has become an emblem of the city's resilience. although much has changed here for new yorkers who lived through 9/11, these guys �* who lived through 9/11, these guys — stars neverfaded. my guys - stars never faded. my mother guys — stars never faded. ij�*i mother pointed guys — stars never faded. m
mother pointed up and guys — stars never faded. m1 mother pointed up and said i needed to remember it because it was history. needed to remember it because it was history-— it was history. hannah remembered - it was history. hannah remembered being . it was history. hannah - remembered being pulled out from schooljust blocks before the twin towers collapsed. that experience at just the twin towers collapsed. that experience atjust eight years old inspired her dedication to public service.— public service. inspired my life, we — public service. inspired my life, we talk _ public service. inspired my life, we talk about - public service. inspired my life, we talk about before l public service. inspired my i life, we talk about before and after 9/11 and then i realise how important community and service is. how important community and service is-_ service is. kids now learn about 9m _ service is. kids now learn about 9/11 is _ service is. kids now learn about 9/11 is a _ service is. kids now learn about 9/11 is a moment . service is. kids now learn j about 9/11 is a moment in history. they see the shocking videos but do not have lived in experience. still, all around them up wanting reminders that them up wanting reminders that the tragedy is not over. when the tragedy is not over. when the twin towers collapsed, lower manhattan was blanketed in a toxic cloud and for many months, first responders and those who work and studied and lived he breathed in the air, air contaminated by glass shards, asbestos and building materials. that lead to long—term health problems and so 20 years on, the death toll from the tragedy continues to rise. rob's first day as a
firefighter was on 9/11. 20 years later, he is still attending funerals of fellow first responders, three just last week. he's angry that it took the us government so to guarantee funding for the ill and only after a long public campaign and the help of comedianjohn stewart. campaign and the help of comedian john stewart. have to net wall comedian john stewart. have to get wall street _ comedian john stewart. have to get wall street open _ comedian john stewart. have to get wall street open to - comedian john stewart. have to get wall street open to make i get wall street open to make the country feel safe again, but there is a price for that and we are paying it stop the united states government certainly let us down it should not have taken people likejohn stewart to shame them, you know, because that is the only way that this legislation got past, was shame. ﬁgs way that this legislation got past, was shame.— way that this legislation got past, was shame. as rob battles with his health, _ past, was shame. as rob battles with his health, his _ with his health, his sister—in—law kimberly is nursing a different type of pain. herfathervincent nursing a different type of pain. her father vincent never came home from work in the twin towers where he was a vice president at cantor fitzgerald. to having notjust die at work,
to having not just die at work, but disappear, in the whole physical— but disappear, in the whole physical sense, he isjust physical sense, he is just gone, _ physical sense, he isjust gone, and thatjust really took away— gone, and thatjust really took away any— gone, and thatjust really took away any hope of closure for us. �* , away any hope of closure for us. ~ , ., ~ , away any hope of closure for us. . , us. as new yorkers collectively arieve us. as new yorkers collectively grieve on _ us. as new yorkers collectively grieve on this _ us. as new yorkers collectively grieve on this anniversary, - us. as new yorkers collectively grieve on this anniversary, the | grieve on this anniversary, the command to neverforget grieve on this anniversary, the command to never forget takes on new meaning, for those born after september 11, on new meaning, for those born after september11, how on new meaning, for those born after september 11, how will they be shaped by the stories and lessons of that day? the united states has described the first civilian charter flight from afghanistan since the american military withdrawal as a positive first step from the taliban. qatar airways flew more than 100 foreign nationals from kabul to doha. they included 13 britons and up to 30 americans. a spokesperson for the us national security council said the taliban had been flexible, businesslike and professional in facilitating the departure of american citizens. hundreds of foreign nationals are thought to be stranded in afghanistan since the taliban seized power last month. here's what white house press secretary, jen psaki,
said about the taliban's cooperation with the evacuation. we just had a plane landed in qatar that is evidence that we are working to co—ordinate to get american citizens, to get afghan partners and to get legal permanent residents out, and we're hopeful and working to ensure there are additionalflights. the white house says president biden has spoken by phone to the chinese premier xijinping. it's the first direct communication between the two leaders in more than six months. the white house said they had a broad, strategic conversation, and discussed the responsibility of both nations to ensure competition does not veer into conflict. for more than 60 years, mankind has beenjourneying into space. 60 years! sometimes described as the final frontier — it's mostly been a voyage of scientific discovery but in recent months
some have made that trip for other reasons. we've had space tourists and very soon there will be space movie—makers. the bbc�*s tim allman explains. ever since the dawn of the silver screen, we have looked up towards the heavens. films and television programmes set in space. but for fairly obvious reasons, never actually made there. until now, that is. here at the gagarin research and test training cosmonauts centre in star city, a crew appearance before the media. these are not any old cosmonauts, these are movie stars, with the emphasis being very much on the stars. next month, they will set off to the international space station for a film set and made in space — sounds like a daunting task but apparently not.
the guys are ready 150%, i'm not worried about them at all. russia's space agency says it wants to open up space travel to a wider range of people. a sentiment shared by billionaire entrepreneurs like sir richard branson and jeff bezos. they have both recently journeyed to the edge of the atmosphere, trying to build a new industry, space tourism. it could get crowded up there. tom cruise is planning to film a new movie on the international space station. currently on the iss, these two cosmonauts were performing a routine space walk. no doubt both of them were ready for their close—up.
back to my favourite performance of the day. have you caught your breath yet? that is emma reddick arno, knocking on the door of the us open final. you can reach me on twitter — i'm @vfritznews hello there. the past 2a hours have seen the downpours arrive and the heat ebb away. but with fewer showers yesterday across some eastern parts of england, we saw temperatures getting up to 27 degrees in suffolk, very warm for this time of the year. it was 26 in cromer, 25 in the east midlands. charterhall, though, in the scottish borders was 29 degrees on wednesday. thursday was 10 degrees cooler, as the rain arrived. and earlier in the night, we had some torrential thundery downpours in northern england. that led to some flash flooding in some areas.
but the worst is now over, the showers are heading their way northwards into scotland. many places will start dry, i think, on friday morning. as you can see, it's warm. it's also muggy, hence some mist and fog around following those downpours in the north. that will lift, though, with still a lot of cloud around during friday. and as you can see, those showers are going to develop more widely, turning heavy and possibly thundery. maybe fewer showers for wales and the southwest, but more showers than we saw on thursday for eastern parts of england. but despite that, temperatures still could reach 23 or 2a degrees. elsewhere, it's going to be nearer 20 or 21 celsius — still pretty good, though, for this time of year. now, the fifth test match should be starting at old trafford on friday. there may well be some heavy showers around, mind you. the weekend does look drier, but it will be cooler as well. now, low pressure has been moving across the uk. that's brought the drop in temperature with those heavy, thundery showers, but the low is moving away towards scandinavia this weekend, so things will turn drier, but it does mean we'll introduce more of a northwesterly breeze. and that will bring with it some cooler air from the north as well. we've still got some wet weather around on saturday across northern most
parts of scotland. the rain could be quite heavy here, actually. but elsewhere, there are fewer showers, lighter showers, many places will be dry. some sunshine coming through now and again and some quite light winds as well. but temperatures are dropping away in scotland and northern ireland in that cooler air, so 17 degrees. still quite warm, though, across england and wales, especially towards the southeast. now, on sunday, it's dry from northern scotland, there are very few showers again on sunday, probably a fair bit of cloud. got to keep an eye on this developing rain towards the southwest, perhaps, but the cooler air will be pushing down across more of the country, with a high on sunday in the southeast of 21 celsius. champion, certainly, already in terms of british eyes.
this is bbc news with the latest headlines for viewers in the uk and around the world. "nojab, nojob": president biden�*s push to get 100 million american workers vaccinated. if you want to work with the federal government and do business with us, get vaccinated. if you want to do business with the federal government, vaccinate your workforce. delivering education: amazon says it'll pay college fees for its 250,000 us frontline workers as the battle to attract and retain staff heats up. career terminated! how the rise of the machines will destroy millions ofjobs but create millions more. plus, goodbye suits? fashion bossjohnnie boden says the pandemic has dealt a final blow to formal office wear.