welcome to newsday, reporting live from singapore, i'm karishma vaswani. the headlines: —— marika oi. supply chain shortages and the inflation it causes become a global problem — president biden and finance ministers from around the world try to tackle it. five people have been killed in an attack in norway by a man armed with a bow and arrow. after 18 months, it's back to bali, one of the region's biggest holiday islands re—opens to foreign tourists. star trek�*s william shatner — at the age of 90 — makes history as the oldest
person to go into space. what you have given me is the most profound experience i can ever... i'm so filled with emotion about what just happened. live from our studio in singapore. this is bbc news. it's news day. it's 8:00 in the morning in singapore and 8:00pm in washington, where president biden has been addressing global supply chain problems. suppliers around the world are struggling to cope with a rise in consumer demand, as countries emerge from pandemic lockdowns. france's finance minister on wednesday told a meeting of the international monetary fund in washington that there were "shortages everywhere".
and the big worry for consumers across the globe — the shortages are causing steep price rises in everthing from food to energy to consumer goods. from washington, here's our economics editor faisal islam. one of the world's biggest parking lots. dozens of cargo ships just waiting in the pacific, full of goods from asia, unable to dock at full terminals in the ports of california, with containers piled high. the same now happening on the atlantic coast off georgia too and in other ports around the world, the plumbing of the world economy not functioning properly. at the white house today, president biden summoned us business bosses to work 24/7 to clear the backlogs. this is an across—the—board commitment to going to 21w. this is a big first step in speeding up the movement of materials and goods through our supply chain. the actions of the president show that this is a supply—chain crisis that affects many countries across the world.
it arises out of the fact that after the pandemic, demand rebounded much faster than expected and much faster than the ability of the world economy to supply the goods required. that's led to shortages, it's led to price rises, and that's not going to be solved before christmas. in fields and airfields around the usa, there are tens of thousands of nearly finished cars and trucks, but they can't be sold because they lack the crucial microchips, the orders for which were cancelled at the start of the pandemic. the companies were too pessimistic about the rebound in demand. that's led to a change in view from the bank chief who, earlier this year, predicted an unprecedented british boom. we did predict a booming recovery in the economy. i think what we missed was it would be so strong that it would create these supply—chain problems, whether it's gasoline, whether it's chips, whatever it is. because of pandemic restrictions, finance ministers attending international meetings are spilling out
onto the streets and parks of washington, dc. one solution to all of this — producing more locally. to reduce the dependence of france and all european countries to key technologies, to chips, to semiconductors, to reduce the dependence of france and all european countries to key technologies, to chips, to semiconductors, to all the products on which there are bottlenecks and shortages today. and that could lead to higher prices permanently, alongside otherfactors, from us—china tensions, post—brexit visa restrictions orfears over uk—eu trade. it's a global economic challenge and it's not going away. faisal islam, bbc news, in washington, dc. the bbc�*s michelle fleury has been examining the potential scale of the shortages we could see in the coming months. every year around this time, there is always a shortage of a couple of items, but this year is likely to be worse and prices are likely to be higher.
this is an attempt to try and reduce some of that kind of shortfall and some of the issues we are seeing with the plumbing of global trade, but the problem is it takes time. so even if they move to working around the clock, there is a shortage of workers. there's also, then, a shortage of drivers to take the stuff once they make it to land to the retailers. it takes time to train new drivers and give them new licenses. the government is working with industry to try and speed up that process, but ultimately it really is going to take months, not weeks, to try and iron out these issues. we've been talking a lot about concerns for inflation, but this could start to affect the country, the us, but also the global economic recovery soon. yeah, finance ministers are gathered in washington for the annual meetings of the world bank and the imf, who issued just yesterday a report downgrading their forecast for
the global economy. it was a moderate downgrade, but one of the things they cited was this supply chain disruption. and i think the lesson everyone is learning now is that global trade has been powered in the last few years byjust—in—time manufacturing. we're starting to see the weaknesses of this idea of "you only order what you need when you need it." because when you have a pandemic and disruptions in the supply chain, suddenly getting things back up again isn't quite so simple, and so each country is looking at how to deal with this. the fear, of course, is that it could lead to protectionism. the european union has tried to break the deadlock in the long—running brexit dispute over northern ireland. the eu is proposing that in future most food products imported from england, scotland and wales into northern ireland will not need to be checked. our ireland correspondent emma vardy has the latest on the search for compromise.
could this be the light at the end of the tunnel for businesses? bringing goods into northern ireland from great britain has become much more difficult under the brexit arrangements. if we went back to 2020, for a consignment of goods, that's the paperwork that we had to produce. under the protocol in 2021, this is the paperwork for four or five pallets. and there could be multiple loads of this on one lorry? the uk government argues the difficulties have become so serious that it doesn'tjust want changes to the protocol, but a whole new treaty. we're seeing fewer, if anybody, wanting to begin moving goods between great britain and northern ireland. gb companies that are supplying smaller quantities to northern ireland are simply saying, "why should i bother?" what a year! m&s says it won't be sending some christmas products over the irish sea because of the red tape, and there's due
to be a ban on the british banger being brought into northern ireland, as chilled meats can't be imported under the current rules. but the eu's now offering to ease these problems with a unique agreement to reduce checks on food and drink problems moving over the irish sea, an arrangement to allow the sale of chilled meats to continue, and the eu said it will change its laws to solve problems which pose a threat to the supply of medicines to northern ireland. with this robust package of practical, imaginative solutions, we can continue to implement the protocol on ireland, northern ireland, for the benefit of all communities on the ground. but this is an ideological battle, too. loyalist communities view any border in the irish sea as severing northern ireland's link with the uk, integral to unionist identity here. if we do not kill this protocol, it will kill the union.
for the most staunch unionists, the eu's proposals don't go far enough. they still have fall far short of what is needed to make the fundamental change that is required. but we recognise there's a negotiating process that will happen now. it's threatening the fragile power—sharing government here. sinn fein says the uk should implement the deal it already agreed. it's our view that the protocol guarantees protections for the good friday agreement, the all—island economy and it ensures that there is no border imposed on the island of ireland. because of the tensions, the uk's brexit minister says without a significant shift from the eu, the stability of northern ireland is at stake. it's clear that the protocol, as it's being implemented in northern ireland, is not being implemented with the necessary sensitivity. we have to come back to these arrangements again if they don't enjoy consent across northern ireland. the uk government's also called for an end to the role of the european court ofjustice in the arrangements, but political leaders in the republic of ireland say
the demands are an act of bad faith. this is a country that makes treaties, that strikes agreements and then intends to renege on them. and that message must now resonate around the world — "don't make any agreement with the british government, don't sign a treaty with the united kingdom until you can be confident that this is a country that can honour its promises." without a resolution, the uk could trigger a clause to override part of the brexit deal, sparking a potential trade war with northern ireland caught in the middle. emma vardy, bbc news. at least five people have been killed, and two others wounded, in attacks in norway by a man armed with a bow and arrow. police say the suspect, who appears to have acted alone, is now in custody. the local police chief gave this update a short time ago. translation: from the
information _ translation: from the information we - translation: from the information we have, - translation: from the | information we have, this person carried out the actions alone. from the sequence of events, it is natural to wonder if this was an act of terror. the young man has not been questioned so it is too early to say anything about a positive motor. the situation is unclear. we have many resources in place, both in the district and with help. we have helicopters and personnel. the arrested person as a man and thatis arrested person as a man and that is all i can say about the person suspected in this case, and he has been taken to prison. there has been, and they will continue to be a large police presence overnight. there are many crime scenes. the perpetrator operated over a large area and punishable acts have taken place in many places. these places have been secured by police and are being searched by crime scene technicians. details are still unfolding, but for more on this journalistjotho devlin explained everything we know so far.
police were alerted to reports of a man attacking with a bow and arrow at around 6:15am. about half—an—hour later that man was apprehended. in his wake he left several dad and a couple wounded. one of those wounded was in fact an off—duty police officer who had been inside the supermarket where the attack started. chief oeyvind aas of the south—eastern area, the region close to oslo where the attack took place in a kongsberg said that it was unknown at the moment whether or not it was a terror attack. they have not yet interrogated the suspect although they do know his identity. they aren't giving any information about him, whether he is a norwegian citizen, whether or not he had a particular motivation, although they have said he is a male, that is the only information they are giving at this point. a report from the
local area says there was a huge amount of confusion at the time and police say they were confused at the arrival on the scene, which is why it took half—an—hour for the half—an—hourfor the apprehension to take half—an—hour for the apprehension to take place. and after some warning shots were fired. is it fair to say the acts are extremely rare with police officers do not even carrying guns? it is extremely rare, gas extremely rare here in norway. the most memorable attack of any kind were several people were killed in norway is of course that perpetrated by anders brubeck ten years ago. this of course has not been confirmed or said to be a terrorist attack but these things are rare, and for that reason police do not carry guns here, but that has changed. norway is in a state of alert,
authorities have been asked to carry firearms. this has gone up carry firearms. this has gone up to the top to the norwegian security services, write to the top, and it comes on the eve of a new government in oslo after the election last month of a new prime minister. you're watching newsday on the bbc. still to come on the programme: it's vibrant, but violent. korea's dystopian drama squid games becomes netflix's biggest ever series launch. parts of san francisco least affected by the earthquake are returning to life, but in the marina area where most of the damage was done, they are more conscious than ever of how much has been destroyed. in the 19 years since he was last here, he has gone from being a little—known revolutionary to an experienced and successful diplomatic operator. it was a 20—pound bomb . which exploded on the fifth floor of the grand hotel, i ripping a hole in the front of the building. this government will not weaken. democracy will prevail.
it fills me with humility and gratitude to know that i have been chosen as the recipient of this foremost of earthly honours. this catholic nation - held its breath for the men they called the 33. and then, bells tolled i nationwide to announce the first rescue and chile let out an almighty roar. - welcome back. you are watching you say on the bbc. i'm at mariko oi. our headlines: president biden and finance ministers from around the world try to tackle global supply chain shortages and the inflation it causes. five people have been killed in an attack in norway by a man armed with a bow and arrow.
the actor william shatner has made history as the oldest person to go into space. the 90—year—old went on a io—minute flight on board the blue origin rocket, built by a company owned by the amazon billionairejeff bezos. the man familiar to millions as captain kirk returned safely to earth, describing his trip as a most profound experience. from texas, our correspondent sophie long reports. as the sun rose over one of the most desolate parts of the wild west, william shatner made his way to the new shepard suborbital spacecraft. william shatner. he wasn't leading the crew his alter ego commanded, but with three other passengers who would share what the few who've gone before say is a life—changing experience. two, one...
more than 50 years after he first donned a spacesuit as captain kirk, william shatner is now on his way to the final frontier. and there they are, over 328,000 feet... minutes later, as the new shepard crossed the internationally recognised boundary of space, he became the oldest person in the world to float there, weightless. and the actor who, for decades, played an iconic space explorer became one. and capsule touchdown. welcome back, the newest astronauts! he emerged from the capsule visibly moved by the adventure he said he hopes he never recovers from. firmly back on planet earth, he told me the beauty of what he'd seen was more profound than any words he could find or world record he'd broken. i wish i had broken the world
record in the io—yard dash or the 100—yard dash, but unfortunately it was how oldiam! would you do it again, though? i am so filled with such an emotion and such a feeling of a novel experience, i don't want to dissipate by thinking of another journey. there may be debate about whether he can be called an astronaut, but he has gone where no nonagenarian has gone before. sophie long, bbc news, blue origin launch pad one. tourism has suffered in the past 18 months due to the pandemic and now tentative steps are under way in asia in places that rely heavily on tourism to let people back in. the indonesian holiday island of bali is set to open up to international travellers today, thursday. fully vaccinated visitors from selected countries with low infection rates such as china, new zealand, and japan will be able to holiday there after quarantining for five days at their own expense. liz ortiguera is ceo of the pacific asia travel association. she says her industry has been doing all it can to make this happen.
well, first of all, destinations across asia pacific had been keeping a really high focus on vaccine deployment. that is really foundational to creating a safe community and a safe destination for travellers. and they have been focused on developing health and safety protocols and so, you know, that measure has been very much deployed in bali. i understand that 98% of the 4.4 million residents, locals, have been single vaccinated and over 80% have been double vaccinated. would you say there was a bit of pressure on the government's to open up from, say, hotel
change? i to open up from, say, hotel change?— to open up from, say, hotel chance? ., ., change? i would say in general there has _ change? i would say in general there has been _ change? i would say in general there has been a _ change? i would say in general there has been a pressure. - change? i would say in general| there has been a pressure. you know, asia—pacific contributes 55% of the jobs in travel and tourism globally and, you know, these developing nations in particular have had high importance on these roles that have been impacted by travel tourism. they are making the difficult decision between weighing health and safety versus livelihoods. you know, the majority of the jobs impacted have been frontliners, lower income, and more predominantly women. aside from bali, there have _ predominantly women. aside from bali, there have been _ predominantly women. aside from bali, there have been other- bali, there have been other places which opened up to foreign tourists or didn't shot foreign tourists or didn't shot for the majority of the pandemic and succeeded, so talk us through some of those examples. us through some of those examples-_ us through some of those examles. ~ ., , examples. well, we have been
suworting _ examples. well, we have been supporting collaboration - examples. well, we have beenj supporting collaboration across multiple destinations and so the locations that have been at the locations that have been at the forefront, you know, we have had destinations set examples such as the maldives, they stayed open through 98% of they stayed open through 98% of the pandemic. hawaii, guam, you know, there are a number of destinations. the pacific islands are very much fully vaccinated and ready for travel. so we have seen these great examples of ring—fencing locations so that they can safeguard the community and prepare for travel. a world—record—holding kenyan athlete, agnes tirop, has been found dead in her home in iten, an athletics training hub in the west of the country. police say she suffered a stab wound to the neck and are treating her husband, who has gone missing, as a suspect. celestine karoney is in nairobi with more details. on wednesday crime scene investigation�*s were at the home of agnes tirop who was
reported missing by herfather on tuesday night. police say they found agnes tirop in bed with a stab wound on her neck which is what they believe to be the cause of death. according to police, eliminate investigations over husband is a suspect and they are trying to find him so can explain what happened to tirop. it was only last month that agnes tirop set a new world record for the women's ten kilometre rd race was operated at the 25—year—old had earned fame while winning bronze medal�*s over the track at the 2017 and 2019 world athletics championships. in august, she finished fourth in the olympic 5000m final stop she also excelled in cross—country, winning a world title in 2015. can you's president said she was a hero by all than us police to track down and apprehend the criminals. athletics cania has described itself as distraught over the use of the athlete's death —— kenya. squid game, the violent
korean drama, has become netflix's, biggest ever series launch. the dystopian nine—part series tells the story of a group of misfits taking part in six children's playground games where the cost of losing is death. in just 28 days, it has been watched by a staggering 111 million users. steve holden has more. squid game is a dystopian drama that puts a deadly spin on some classic childhood games. over nine episodes, contestants with huge personal debt with their lives at risk to win millions of pounds in prize money. . the creator of the south korean show originally came up with the idea in 2008, with netflix taking on for distribution in 2019. it blends violence,
satire, and heart with striking visuals and put simply, everyone is talking about it. there was very, very little hype around the launch of this when it came out. they have launched this creative, interesting, vibrant violence you show onto the platform and it has just gone through word—of—mouth in a really interesting and pretty inspiring way. i interesting and pretty inspiring way.- interesting and pretty inspiring way. interesting and pretty ins-airin wa . ., ., inspiring way. i will not have this no inspiring way. i will not have this go wrong. _ inspiring way. i will not have this go wrong. until - inspiring way. i will not have this go wrong. until now, i this go wrong. until now, netflix had _ this go wrong. until now, netflix had said - this go wrong. until now, netflix had said period i this go wrong. until now, - netflix had said period drama bridgerton was its most serious brahma lodge. it said squid game has had 111 million users watching in its first eight days. netflix can be secretive and selective about its viewing figures, but it counts one view as anyone who has watched two minutes of an episode. . squid game is also another example of the rise of korean culture globally. two years ago movie
parasite won best film at the oscars and bts from the capital seoul are now the biggest boy band. squid game continues to ride that south korean wave. steve holden, bbc news. before we go tonight, let me leave you with a glimpse of hogwarts in london. to mark the 20th anniversary of the first harry potter film, young fans have been learning how to wave those wands to wizardly effect — with cloaks, of course. the devotees of harry, ron, and hermione were duelling in front of 15 foot tall wands in london's leicester square, where the premiere of harry potter and the philosopher's stone was held in 2001. a spellbinding event, indeed. that is all we have time for
this addition of newsday. join us again tomorrow. thank you so much for watching. hello. plenty of cloud across the uk yesterday and plenty of it still around today as well. glimmers of sunshine or sunny spells at best, i think, sums up our forecast for the majority. for scotland, though, the winds are already picking up. here, we will see cloud bearing more meaningful rain through the day as this cold weather front sinks its way in. high pressure holds things steady for england and wales — just light winds here, that cloud around, as i said. similar story for northern ireland. perhaps a few showers down towards the channel coast. but for scotland, rain will make its way as far south, i think, as the central belt by the time we get to the evening rush hour. some of the rain could be heavy. should be brighter
for the northern isles through the afternoon, but it will stay windy. and then the rain progressively works its way into northern ireland and northern england through the evening. and then towards the end of the night, we'll see that rain pushing into the midlands, north wales and parts of east anglia. for the south of the band of rain, temperatures in double figures. behind it, here's a clue of what's to come — temperatures in single figures, much colder air moving in, some pockets of frost to the north first thing friday. and that colder air flushes all the way south through the day on friday, with perhapsjust the exception of the far southwest of england. so friday, much more in the way of sunshine, the day looking a whole lot brighter, but i think you will notice the chillier feel. the southwest of england likely to be warmest. in some areas, temperatures will come down through the day. as the cloud breaks, the weather front pulls away, but the colder air ushers in. top temperatures, well, widely around 13 or 14, perhapsjust eight there in aberdeen. clear skies overnight friday into saturday. we'll see a patchy frost to start saturday, but then i think a decent day for many. particularly in the east, there should be some spells of sunshine. towards the west, cloud trying to encroach, and i think we will see that bearing some rain on the afternoon. temperatures, though, lifting up a little once again
as we start to pick up a south—westerly wind, so sitting in the mid—teens. for the mildest and the driest of the two days of the weekend, though, sunday looks to be the better option. we should, i think, see a lot of dry weather on sunday,. it will be milder from the get—go. and when the sun comes out, with the south—westerly wind, i think temperatures a little above average for the time of year — highs of 17 or 18.
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