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the british holders are put on standby to help deliver fuel as pumps run dry after days of panic buying. and keeping an eye on climate change with an out of this world view, the new satellite watching what humans are doing to the planet. a very warm welcome. a court in new york has found the american singer r kelly guilty of sex trafficking and racketeering in connection with the abuse of underage girls, boys and women. over the course of a five—week trial the prosecution laid out in detail how r kelly ran a criminal enterprise that had hardtalk recruited children and women for sex. he now faces a
minimum of 15 years in prison. # i believe i can fly...# to the world, he was the king of r&b and one of the bestselling music artists of all time. to his victims, he was their worst nightmare. today, they finally gotjustice after he was found guilty on all racketeering and sex trafficking charges brought against him by the government. in rendering its verdict today, the jury delivered a powerful message to men like r kelly. no matter how long it takes, the long arm of the law will catch up with you. a five—week trial in new york laid out in lurid detail how the singer ran a decades—long criminal enterprise. prosecutors said r kelly used a network of employees and close associates to recruit underage girls, boys and women for sex. 45 witnesses gave evidence that r kelly was a predator
who exploited his fame to entrap, control and punish people, many aspiring singers. the accusations swirled around him for decades and reached a fever pitch after a documentary focused on the accounts of his accusers. one of those women, jerhonda pace, testified in court. she was one of the first to come forward and released this video detailing her experiences with r kelly atjust 16 years old. i was a victim of sexual abuse, mental abuse and physical abuse, all at the hands of r kelly. in an interview with the bbc, katiejones also shared her story. she said many accusers were black women who felt their voices didn't matter to society. later, when i was introduced to one of the girls that he told me he'd trained, since she was 1a, those were his words, um, i saw that she was dressed like me. she was saying the things that i would say. and her mannerisms
were like mine. that is when it clicked in my head that he had been grooming me to become one of his pets. he calls them his pets. have you ever had sex with anyone under the age of 17? no, no. never? no. r kelly chose not to testify. in this cbs interview before his arrest, he desperately tried to win over public opinion. i didn't do this stuff! this is not me! i'm fighting for my bleep life. y'all killing me with this bleep. you i can't even... robert... 30 years of my career! the disgraced artist now faces a minimum of 15 years in prison. this has been an emotional trial for the women and men who have come forward. not only has the jury heard them, they have believed them. it is another victory for survivors of sexual assault and the entire #metoo movement. my colleague spoke to the
executive producers of the documentary series surviving r kelly and asked what impact they think their series has had dumpy when it and we were in the middle of the me to movement. this was hitting both the us and globally, the me too movement and it was the perfect time for our survivors finally to be heard. to stay with me jesse. tamera simmons, the other executive producer of the series is now on the line, it's really good to talk to you. i have been talking to jesse about the genesis of surviving r kelly. talk me through your reaction to the news he has been convicted. when i first heard the news, ijust busted out in tears because to me, that was a victory for black women in america, black women all over the world, that we can now talk about the things that happen
to us regardless of who the predator is and we can be believed and heard and our voices can be heard, and because of the survivors and their bravery, this is the reason why we see justice, and they were able to receive justice and they were able to say that black women can now be heard. do you think that because the victims, the survivors here are black, do you think it made things a lot more difficult? well, the black woman is the most unprotected woman, i believe, so i think that race did have a lot to do with not being believed before this, which is why the women said they didn't want to come out because my accuser didn't believe me but look what i look like because this is what we have been told is a culture. nobody will believe you, and then we are often victims shamed, so i did believe that of course, this was a win
for all those that have been sexually abused and it is a big thing for everyone, but at the same time it definitely is a victory for women and men of colour because this happens to men as well. let me ask you, have you spoken to any of the victim since we found out about the case? yes. i talked to several of them, and they had the same thought, they didn't believe that all nine accounts he was found guilty, and they were just as excited and appreciative of the justice system, and ijust am so happy for them, and this is the fight that they were fighting before surviving r kelly, and jesse and i, and ourteam provided a platform for them to be able to share their stories, and now see them have this victory is... i will never forget this, for the rest of my life.
is this the end of the r kelly story or is this the tip of the iceberg? i know people are now talking about the people that enabled him over the last two decades? there are other federal, there is another federal trial, other state trials that have been announced, and so we will have to see what happens with that but for now, i think we are focused on the verdict in new york, and making our survivors are feeling heard for the first time. can get analysis and look at the testimony that convicted r kelly on our website. do follow the links. south korea say an unidentified projectile has been launched
from north korea. at least one project i was fired into the sea of japan. japanese project i was fired into the sea ofjapan. japanese media sea of japan. japanese media say sea ofjapan. japanese media say the object appeared to be a missile. let's go live to the south korean capital and speak to our correspondence there. what is the latest? i can update you now, it's no longer an unidentified projectile, a short range missile according to south korea'sjoint chiefs of staff. however, they lacking any details as to how far it flew, and the trajectory. we do know it flew east towards the sea of japan, know it flew east towards the sea ofjapan, also known as know it flew east towards the sea of japan, also known as the sea ofjapan, also known as the east sea in south korea here but that's all we know right now. that's quite unusual at this stage, it's also unusual from north korea to fire just one missile. with an extraordinary twist of timing, or has pyongyang been planning this all along? half—an—hour after firing the missile, this all along? half—an—hour afterfiring the missile, the un ambassador took to the podium at the united nations
general assembly and accuse the united states of hostile policies. it also demanded the united states and south korea stop carrying out military exercises here on the korean peninsula, and it said their mental development testing was needed as a war deterrent, so clear words from pyongyang but all of this comes just a few days after kim jong—un�*s powerful sister dangled the prospect of talks with south korea, so what is going on? a bit of a hot and cold dance that pyongyang is playing, they want to raise the tension and perhaps try also to encourage soul to talk to pyongyang. so far there is no communication between the south and north, but i think south korea's hoping that at some point north korea will re—establish communication lines and will try to talk to them, and certainly today the president
said he is urging his national security council to look at what messaging might be behind this missile test and also what might be behind the recent statements coming from pyongyang. statements coming from pyongyang-— statements coming from ' on. an. _ ., , , statements coming from ' on an. , ., , pyongyang. has there been any reaction from _ pyongyang. has there been any reaction from elsewhere - pyongyang. has there been any reaction from elsewhere in - pyongyang. has there been any reaction from elsewhere in the | reaction from elsewhere in the region? reaction from elsewhere in the reuion? . ., ,, , reaction from elsewhere in the reuion? ., , , , region? japan always sees this missile tests _ region? japan always sees this missile tests as _ region? japan always sees this missile tests as a _ region? japan always sees this missile tests as a threat - region? japan always sees this missile tests as a threat and l missile tests as a threat and we have been hearing from the us and indo pacific command, saying this was not a threat to the united states or allies, which does suggest this was a short range missile, but it also said it does show the continuing issues of north korea's weapons programme. we are hearing details and again this is unconfirmed at this stage but it's true, south korea state news agency that this may have been a missile test that only flew for a very short range indeed and it may have been a new type of missile. if so, north korea is continuing to show off its
weapons development. this is its third test in as many weeks and when it comes to weapons development, pyongyang is determined to show that even while it's under strict international sanctions, it can continue to push forward its missile and ballistic weapons programme. missile and ballistic weapons programme-— missile and ballistic weapons programme. missile and ballistic weapons rouramme. . . ., ., programme. laura, thank you for that. programme. laura, thank you for that lets — programme. laura, thank you for that- lets get _ programme. laura, thank you for that. lets get some _ programme. laura, thank you for that. lets get some of _ programme. laura, thank you for that. lets get some of the - that. lets get some of the day's other news. ford motor co has announced an investment of more than $11 billion towards the production of electric vehicles. the company will build two factories in the us to make electric cars are battery. the investment it is making with sk innovation will create 11,000 newjobs. germany create 11,000 new jobs. germany is create 11,000 newjobs. germany is beginning a period of coalition negotiations as a social democrat candidate attempts to build a working parliamentary majority after his party's narrow election victory. he hopes to replace angela merkel as chancellor before christmas if he can form
a coalition with the greens and the liberal free democrats. south korea's president has questioned whether the time has come to band eating dog meat. he is a dog lover and he made the comment after discussing the comment after discussing theissue the comment after discussing the issue with his prime minister. is estimated a million dogs are slaughtered for the kitchen annually in south korea although a growing trend to keep canines as pets has seen numbers falling. a team of drivers provided by the british army is to be put on standby to help ease the fuel crisis in the uk. the biggest manufacturers, including bp and sells a demand for petrol is expected to return to normal in the coming days, but they repeated their appeal for an end to panic buying. we are all wondering how long it can go on for. that's what every driver wants to know after a another day of cues, shortages and panic buying.
last night, army tankers were put on standby, ready to be deployed of necessary and had extended driving licences, removing the need to do a refresher course to help keep drivers on the roads. in a joint statement, the fuel industry says that many cars holding more fuel than usual, we expect demand will return to its normal levels in the coming days, easing pressures on fuel station forecourts. they and the government are urging peoplejust to the government are urging people just to buy fuel as they normally would. that's easier said than done there is a long wait. ., , . wait. people are getting frustrated, _ wait. people are getting frustrated, the - wait. people are getting frustrated, the flow - wait. people are getting frustrated, the flow of l wait. people are getting - frustrated, the flow of traffic how it is, that probably could have got some stewards down here just to keep traffic moving and it stops people's tempers flying. i moving and it stops people's tempers flying-— moving and it stops people's tempers flying. i was worrying, if i don't get — tempers flying. i was worrying, if i don't get nine, _ tempers flying. i was worrying, if i don't get nine, there - tempers flying. i was worrying, if i don't get nine, there is - if i don't get nine, there is no work _ ifi don't get nine, there is no work-— ifi don't get nine, there is no work. all the rules have one no work. all the rules have gone out — no work. all the rules have gone out the _ no work. all the rules have gone out the window - no work. all the rules have gone out the window at - no work. all the rules have | gone out the window at the moment, people are desperate. and there are now growing calls for health workers to be given
priority access. it for health workers to be given priority access.— priority access. it is absolutely - priority access. it is| absolutely essential priority access. it is - absolutely essential that healthcare workers and social care workers are able to get to work. they are already short of staff and it's another problem on top of the already difficult staffing situation. if things were not bad enough, prices here at the pumps have been going up. here at the pumps have been going un— going up. filling your tank is now roughly _ going up. filling your tank is now roughly 20 _ going up. filling your tank is now roughly 20 pa - going up. filling your tank is now roughly 20 pa later - going up. filling your tank is| now roughly 20 pa later than going up. filling your tank is i now roughly 20 pa later than it was a year ago. the rac says it went up another penny a litre since friday and could go even higher in the coming days, not because of all of this chaos, but because of the soaring price of crude oil. the uk has plenty of fuel. the question now will panic buying continue at a faster rate than going on? the knock—on effect businesses will grow the longer this all goes on. and a barrel of rent crude has just gone up above $80 a barrel
on financial. we will be looking at the soaring price of oil on global markets —— brent. we'll be looking at it in 15 minutes was not also still to come on the programme. road radar. the high—tech sensor helping the visually impaired navigate the big city. in all russia's turmoil, it has never quite came to this. president yeltsin said the day would decide the nation's destiny. the nightmare that so many people have feared for so long is playing out its final act here. russians are killing russians in front of a grandstand audience. it was his humility - which produced affection from catholics throughout . the world, but his departure is a tragedy for - the catholic church. this man, israel's right—winger ariel sharon, visited the religious compound — and that started the trouble. he wants israel alone to have sovereignty over the holy sites — an idea that's unthinkable
to palestinians. after 45 years of division, germany is one. in berlin, a million germans celebrate the rebirth of europe's biggest and richest nation. you are with abc news. the top stories are sour— american singer r kelly is found guilty of sex trafficking, racketeering and sexually abusing women and children. that make the top stories at this hour. pyongyang launches another missile test. what is arguably the world puzzlement most important satellite has launched to from california.
this is an atlas rocket taking off from vanderburgh space force space in california. it is carrying some special cargo. a satellite that will observe earth from orbit. amy thompson writes for the space and astronomy news website space .com and enjoys me now live from florida. welcome. tell us, why is landsat nine so important?— why is landsat nine so important? why is landsat nine so im ortant? ., , important? landsat nine is auoin important? landsat nine is going to — important? landsat nine is going to continue - important? landsat nine is going to continue a - important? landsat nine is going to continue a 50 - important? landsat nine is| going to continue a 50 year continuous unbroken record of earth. so the family of set —— satellites have been monitoring the globe since 1982 and it is the globe since 1982 and it is the only record that is so sustainable that large. 50 the only record that is so sustainable that large. so what will the focus _ sustainable that large. so what will the focus be? _ sustainable that large. so what will the focus be? landsat - sustainable that large. so what will the focus be? landsat is i will the focus be? landsat is auoin to will the focus be? landsat is going to be _ will the focus be? landsat is going to be monitoring - going to be monitoring resources across the world as
far as crops, which crops use more water and also which areas use more water and it is also going to track urban sprawl, how big cities get and can do all sorts of measurements including deforestation, tracking leashes, that type of thing. so tracking leashes, that type of thin _ ., tracking leashes, that type of thin. ., ., tracking leashes, that type of thini. ., ., ., thing. so from that point of view it is — thing. so from that point of view it is very _ thing. so from that point of view it is very useful, - thing. so from that point of| view it is very useful, would you say, in terms of tracking climate change and how things are changing and the impact things are having on the future? ., . things are having on the future?- so - things are having on the future?- so in i things are having on the - future?- so in terms of future? correct. so in terms of other satellites _ future? correct. so in terms of other satellites doing - future? correct. so in terms of other satellites doing the - future? correct. so in terms of| other satellites doing the same thing, is landsat to is landsat nine on its own or... obviously there is landsat _ nine on its own or... obviously there is landsat nine _ nine on its own or... obviously there is landsat nine and - nine on its own or... obviously there is landsat nine and it - nine on its own or... obviously there is landsat nine and it is. there is landsat nine and it is going to work with landsat eight. so there two of them together will be able to image the earth every eight days. ﬁnd the earth every eight days. and how low the earth every eight days. and how long it _ the earth every eight days. and how long it will _ the earth every eight days. and how long it will be up therefore, landsat nine, how
long will they stay in orbit for? ., , ' long will they stay in orbit for? ., y' , ., , , long will they stay in orbit for? ., ,, for? roughly 15 years. this is replacing _ for? roughly 15 years. this is replacing one _ for? roughly 15 years. this is replacing one launched - for? roughly 15 years. this is replacing one launched in - for? roughly 15 years. this is i replacing one launched in 1999. and what happens to them after that? , , that? theyjust get decommissioned. l that? theyjust get - decommissioned. does that that? theyjust get _ decommissioned. does that mean the will decommissioned. does that mean they will be _ decommissioned. does that mean they will be a _ decommissioned. does that mean they will be a lot _ decommissioned. does that mean they will be a lot of _ decommissioned. does that mean they will be a lot of space - they will be a lot of space junk out there?— they will be a lot of space junk out there? there is going to be a little _ junk out there? there is going to be a little bit _ junk out there? there is going to be a little bit but _ junk out there? there is going to be a little bit but there - to be a little bit but there are future missions are scheduled to come online that may be can help with that. because you kind of worry that, we are in a position on earth where we have a plastic in our oceans, rubbish everywhere that we are going to do the same to space? we are going to do the same to s-ace? ., we are going to do the same to siace? ., ., ., we are going to do the same to space?_ how i we are going to do the same to l space?_ how can space? no, we are not. how can ou be space? no, we are not. how can you be so — space? no, we are not. how can you be so sure? _ space? no, we are not. how can you be so sure? they _ space? no, we are not. how can you be so sure? they do - space? no, we are not. how can you be so sure? they do have i you be so sure? they do have missions _ you be so sure? they do have missions that _ you be so sure? they do have missions that are _ you be so sure? they do have missions that are scheduled l you be so sure? they do have | missions that are scheduled to come online that can help service older satellites so there has only been some that have meaning in the works to get launched and they will actually refuel satellites in orbit and do different things, be able to move them so that they can be decommissioned and burn up in the atmosphere instead ofjust
burn up in the atmosphere instead of just float around burn up in the atmosphere instead ofjust float around in space. instead of 'ust float around in siace. �* , instead of 'ust float around in siace. ~ , ., ., ~ instead of 'ust float around in siace. ~ , ., .w ., space. ok, amy. good to talk to ou. space. ok, amy. good to talk to you- thanks _ space. ok, amy. good to talk to you. thanks for— space. ok, amy. good to talk to you. thanks for sharing - space. ok, amy. good to talk to you. thanks for sharing your - you. thanks for sharing your expertise on landsat nine. as ever, there is so much more detail on our website but now it is time to update you on all of the latest sports news. hello i am marc edwards with your sports. as paris saint—germain had to meet manchester city in the champions league later on tuesday, pochettino admits his side is still coming together since the start of the season. he hopes to have little messy back and attack as the argentine striker comes back from a minor knee injury. —— lionel messi. his last goal in the champions league came for barcelona against paris saint—germain stop argentino says he still needs time to settle in the city and the squad. settle in the city and the si uad. ~ ., ~' squad. with time we work, knowing — squad. with time we work, knowing each _ squad. with time we work, knowing each other- squad. with time we work, knowing each other with i knowing each other with teammates, for sure. he is going — teammates, for sure. he is going to _ teammates, for sure. he is going to succeed and i hope he
bring _ going to succeed and i hope he bring things for the club because we are... bring things for the club because we are. . .- bring things for the club because we are... ufr has halted its _ because we are. .. ufr has halted its legal— because we are... ufr has halted its legal fight - because we are... ufr has| halted its legal fight against barcelona, juventus and real madrid over their involvement in the proposed european super league. the clubs of the last three founding members of the league that lead to collapse. governing body has threatened to take action against the club's —— against the clubs involved after the immediate aftermath, however, uefa has now said they will also not collect the penalty payments agreed with the nine other clubs including the premier league big six who were due to pay a total of $30 million. there was a dramatic finish to the match in the english remi on monday with ryton and albion pursuing a point to draw 1—1 at crystal palace. brighton scored in the 95th minute to level the game and win. it would have taken on top of the table for the first time in their history. as it is, they are just a point behind leaders
liverpool. england all—rounder moeen ali has retired from test cricket saying the intensity of the form it of the game can be too much sometimes. he was 64 times in the 34—year—old reached 2000 test runs and 100 wickets faster than ian botham but lost his central contract two years ago and has concentrated on franchise cricket in the shorter forms of the game where he will still make himself available to england and he has been picked in the preliminary squad next month's t20 world cup. finally, full—time grand slam champion naomi osaka looks set to return to tennis in the near future after saying she has that itch to play again. she took another breakfrom the to play again. she took another break from the sport earlier this month after her us open title defence was ended by eventual runner—up leylah fernandez in round three. she previously had withdrawn from wimbledon and the french open to focus on her mental health. that is all the time we have left for now. from me, marc edwards, and the rest of the
sport time... sport team, goodbye. life for the visually impaired can be challenging for top getting around isn't always easy especially in the crowded streets of the big city. now a french company has developed a new device that can help people navigate through the world they can't see. laurence jamet has been blind since birth. for her, just walking down the road could prove to be a real minefield. translation: sometimes| going out to do something, be it work, going to a show or seeing friends, becomes complicated when you are stressed by the fear of injury due to a collision. so you tend to dimish your social life. but now, laurence has a little help. beeping sound. do you hear that beeping? that is a sensor, called rango, it tells tells laurence what obstacles are in front of her and it can be fairly precise in its warnings. translation: if you hear the sound to the left, - it means the obstacle
is on the left. if it is straightahead, the obstacle is in front of you. so you change course according to what you hear. these are the two men who helped develop it. using a sort of short—range radar, it provides information but crucially not too much information. we both like very much music and sound and we thought that visually impaired people were lacking a device that could help us in their daily life and we thought that technology could do that. there are around 400 rangos in use, mostly in france, but also several other european countries. it is not cheap, costing more than $2000 but for laurance, it is priceless. tim allman, bbc news. now, do take a look at this. why would i betray you? we all
have our secrets. _ why would i betray you? we all have our secrets. they - why would i betray you? we all have our secrets. they just - have our secrets. theyjust didn't— have our secrets. theyjust didn't get to yours yet. a have our secrets. they 'ust didn't get to yours yet. a big da for didn't get to yours yet. a big day forjames _ didn't get to yours yet. a big day forjames bond, - didn't get to yours yet. a big day forjames bond, but - didn't get to yours yet. a big day forjames bond, but that can the new 007 film reignite our appetite for going to the cinema? we will discuss that after this break. hello, there. for most of this september, temperatures have been a lot warmer than you might normally expect to see. temperatures over the weekend, for example, reached 23 degrees and north scotland's kinloss. but a cold front has since moved through and that's really dumped the temperatures. in kinloss, the same spot, down to 13 degrees for a high on monday. and there were plenty of showers following our cold front through. that was one of those shower clouds working across the skies of aberporth. there is the cold front, there are the shower clouds but lurking to our west, this is what is coming next and this is a developing low, developing fronts that are going to spread more persistent rain in. however, over the next few hours, it is showers that are in the forecast so if you are heading outside, wales, parts of south—west england, along with northern ireland and west scotland,
that is where you are most likely to see showers over the next few hours. across many central and eastern areas, a lot of dry weather with clear spells. so not a bad start to the day. mostly bright and dry but across wales, western areas of england, quickly that area of cloud, that i showed you, that is this rain that's going to be moving its way in, pushing eastwards and northwards through the day. the rain does eventually reach southern and eastern scotland. north—west scotland and northern ireland, thopugh brighter. again, of sunshine and showers here. and of the day's top temperatures between around about 14 and 17 degrees. fairly gusty winds. once that weather system clears out of the way, as we get into wednesday, what follows is a ridge of high pressure. now the weather for many of us will be dry with increasing amounts of sunshine. however, you are going to see showers feeding in across these north—western areas so west scotland, to the north of northern ireland, northern parts of wales and into north—west england, through areas like merseyside, cheshire, greater manchester and the west midlands.
you may see showers even into the afternoon. temperatures about 13—16 degrees. wednesday promises to be one of the cooler days of the week but a fair amount of sunshine. there won't be too much of that sunshine on offer on thursday though because we have got an active at weather system set to come in, bringing some heavy outbreaks of rain and strengthening winds as well towards the north—west as we go on through the day. might even see some gales developing in places. temperatures about 14 to maybe a 17 in the south—west of england and we have got more of this very unsettled weather for friday. general outbreak, still quite windy. something of an improvement over the weekend, we are back to a mixture of sunshine and showers.
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