tv Newsday BBC News November 17, 2021 11:00pm-11:31pm GMT
welcome to newsday, reporting live from singapore. i'm karishma vaswani. the headlines: two men convicted of murdering the us civil rights activist malcom x more than 50 years ago are set to have their convictions overturned. borisjohnson admits he made mistakes in handling the conservative lobbying scandal, but he doesn't apologise. the committee will agree that i've accepted that it was a mistake and that it was my mistake. everybody else has apologised for him, but he won't apologise for himself. a coward, not a leader! ahead of the first north american leaders�* summit in five years, we hear about the thousands
of migrants making their way through central america to try to get to the us. and concerns grow over the whereabouts of chinese tennis player peng shuai, who's not been heard from since she made sexual assault allegations against a top chinese official. live from our studio in singapore, this is bbc news. it's newsday. it's 7am in the morning in singapore, ”pm in london and 6pm in new york, where two of the three men convicted of killing the civil rights activist malcolm x are expected to have their convictions thrown out. in the 1960s, malcolm x was one of the most charismatic leaders of the civil rights movement in the united states and at times
one of the most controversial. his murder in 1965 shocked the world. but more recently, there have been doubts about the supposed guilt of two of the three men who were jailed. they spent decades in prison for the killing. now, the manhattan district attorney says they did not get the justice they deserved. our correspondent david willis joins me now live from los angeles. it's great to have you on the programme, david, it in the first instance, the exoneration of these two men really quite remarkable, as an acknowledgement of the errors that have been made in this case, but how did it all... where did it stand down next to him from? mine is saying __ my —— my understanding is it came from a netflix series? -- my understanding is it came from a netflix series?— a netflix series? exactly, this netflix series _ a netflix series? exactly, this netflix series which _ a netflix series? exactly, this netflix series which basicallyl a netflix series? exactly, this - netflix series which basically raise
a lot of questions about these two men, mr aziz and mr islam. in town for example there was no physical evidence linking eitherm into the murder scene, evidence linking eitherm into the murderscene, it evidence linking eitherm into the murder scene, it also found that witness statements were in many cases contradictory and that both men had credible alibis. on top of which, the third defendant in the case actually said that the two of them were innocent, so that spawned nearly two—year investigation on the part of the manhattan district attorney, and he has now concluded that there is evidence to basically exonerate these two men after, what, 42 years, collectively? they spent in prison. 42 years, collectively? they spent in rison., , ~ of that amount of time they were in prison, years in solitary can —— confinement as i understand it, at the prime of their lives, what is
this exoneration likely to mean for them and theirfamilies? i5 this exoneration likely to mean for them and their families?— them and their families? is likely to mean a great _ them and their families? is likely to mean a great deal. _ them and their families? is likely to mean a great deal. indeed, i them and their families? is likely | to mean a great deal. indeed, the families of both mr aziz and mr islam have said they are most relieved, even though this comes in such a long time, of course, after those two men were convicted. they spent, as you said, long time in solitary confinement, they were moved around to some of the worst prisons in the new york penal system, and indeed even after their release, they were widely seen as responsible in the eyes of men people for the death of malcolm x, so a lot of relief, i think, on the part of the family, and tomorrow will be a very significant day for them as well.— will be a very significant day for them as well. ., , , them as well. david, where does this leave us in terms _ them as well. david, where does this leave us in terms of— them as well. david, where does this leave us in terms of the _ them as well. david, where does this leave us in terms of the case - them as well. david, where does this leave us in terms of the case at - leave us in terms of the case at this point in time? the review did not identify who prosecutors now believe really killed malcolm x, so
what happens next? that believe really killed malcolm x, so what happens next?— what happens next? that is a very aood what happens next? that is a very good question. — what happens next? that is a very good question, and _ what happens next? that is a very good question, and the _ what happens next? that is a very good question, and the district - good question, and the district attorney has made clear that the whole point of this, really, is to put right mistakes that were made, very serious mistakes that were made in the past. but he doesn't have is much more of an education as to who actually caused death of malcolm x. many of the witnesses, much of the paperwork, has been lost to time, and so there is very little, really, that they can do now to look into this case. in a sense, it rewrites one of the most painful chapters in modern american history, but it raises more questions than it answers. ~ , raises more questions than it answers. david willis, always fantastic to _ answers. david willis, always fantastic to get _ answers. david willis, always fantastic to get you _ answers. david willis, always fantastic to get you on - answers. david willis, always i fantastic to get you on tuesday answers. david willis, always - fantastic to get you on tuesday with your analysis. thank you forjoining us. —— get you on newsday.
meanwhile, british mps have backed a move that would limit their ability to take on a second job. but labour opposition, whose own proposals for improving standards were defeated, described the government's plans as "warm words" instead of a "plan of action". earlier, borisjohnson has admitted he made a mistake in the way he handled the controversy over owen paterson, the former conservative mp who broke the rules on lobbying. labour's sir keir starmer said the prime minister was a coward for not giving a proper apology. our political editor laura kuenssberg has the latest. has he boxed himself in? another u—turn, prime minister? after a fortnight of claims of bad behaviour being chucked around this place, boris johnson finally conceded yesterday the rules for mps have to change. but he hasn't untangled a political mess, on display today at several times, in several ways. we now come to prime minister's questions. keir starmer. everybody else has apologised for him, but he won't apologise for himself. a coward, not a leader. yesterday, a screeching,
last—minute u—turn to avoid defeat on labour's plan to ban mps from dodgy second contracts, but waving one white flag won't be enough to restore trust. howls of protest began when number 10 tried to change the rules to protect a former cabinet minister who'd broken them — rules borisjohnson only now says have to change. what i think we need to do is to work together on the basis of the independent report by the committee on standards in public life. the prime minister, though, also seems to have concluded the best form of defence is attack... the right honourable gentleman is now trying to prosecute others for exactly the course of action that he took himself. ..questioning keir starmer�*s earnings as a lawyer when an mp but before he was leader. this kind of telling off does not happen every day. order! prime minister, sit down. i'm not going to be challenged. you may be the prime minister
of this country, but in this house, i'm in charge. downing street wants to stop this saga sliding into a full—blown emergency, but mps on all sides are angry about how the case of owen paterson unfolded, and they want to take the time to show it... and, prime minister, i request that you give us your customary extra time. ..even if he looked like he'd rather be anywhere but here. i will do my best as ever to oblige you as ever, sir bernard. i've got quite a lot on. the danger is that you've just tarred the whole of the house with the same brush, and yourself, haven't you? the intention genuinely was not to exonerate anybody. the intention was to see whether there was some way in which, on a cross—party basis, we could improve the system. you have a responsibility to go above and beyond, j to go further than everybody should expect and to actually establish - much higher standards. i do, yes. yes, i think it was a total mistake
not to see that owen's breach of the rules, the former member of north shropshire's breach of the rules, made any discussion about anything else impossible. sometimes, westminster loves nothing more than a row about itself, but this shambles matters because it's shaken the tory confidence in number 10, given the opposition plenty of ammunition and, fairly or unfairly, it does taint the image of this place. as a frantic day drew to a close, labour's effort to change the rules failed. order, order... ..but government mps backed borisjohnson�*s proposal to limit some outside earnings in future. but listen... the ayes to the right, 297, the noes to the left, zero. | less than half of the commons backed it. the chance of settling this saga amicably is slim indeed. laura kuenssberg,
bbc news, westminster. let's take a look at some other stories in the headlines today. a usjudge has sentenced a january 6 rioter widely known as the qanon shaman to 41 months in prison. jacob chansley, who was pictured during the protests wearing a horned headdress, was described by prosecutors as the "flagbearer of the capitol riot events". a state of emergency has been declared in the canadian western province of british columbia, after a deadly storm described by officials as a once—in—a—century weather event has severed road and rail links around vancouver. a woman was killed in a highway landslide, and rescuers say at least two other people are missing. indian comedian vir das has asked people to "focus on the light" and "spread love" amid backlash he's facing for a skit he performed in washington, dc on monday. his monologue "i come from two indias" mentioned issues including the farmers' protests and the rising sexual violence against women in india.
immigration has dominated us—mexico relations in recent years. for donald trump, it was almost the only lens through which the white house considered its relationship with its neighbour. under president biden, migration remains a priority, as record numbers make thejourney into the us. on thursday, joe biden will host the leaders of canada and mexico at the white house for the north american leaders' summit — the first gathering of the so—called "three amigos" since 2016. will grant is in mexico city for us. hejoins us from he joins us from there to talk about this further. great to have you on newsday, and i know this is a topic, a subject that you have reported on extensively. under president trump, that relationship between the us and
mexico was pretty much defined by the border wall. what are your expectations for the sorts of issues that will come up in these discussions today? i that will come up in these discussions today?- that will come up in these discussions today? i think the effort by the _ discussions today? i think the effort by the biting _ discussions today? i think the - effort by the biting administration was to show to mexico that things have moved on at least in tone, if not sometimes in content. what do i mean by that? i didn't the aim is to make sure that things feel a little bit more serious, less capricious, things don't come down just to how joe biden feels about mexico, and perhaps the same way it was perceived that billy donald trump was the driving force of everything, really everything was seen through the lens of migration, so there is a whole spread of other bilateral issues, on security, on trade, culture, society, all sorts of areas in which the two countries have a lot to talk about, and i think that the biden administration will try to show they would like to talk about some of those issues rather than always, always focusing on migration and. , ., ., and. indeed, but migration will still be a very _
and. indeed, but migration will still be a very big _ and. indeed, but migration will still be a very big priority, - still be a very big priority, surely, for the biden administration given a record number of people that are crossing the border.— are crossing the border. yeah, i think that's _ are crossing the border. yeah, i think that's the _ are crossing the border. yeah, i think that's the irony _ are crossing the border. yeah, i think that's the irony at - are crossing the border. yeah, i think that's the irony at the - are crossing the border. yeah, i l think that's the irony at the heart of it all, isn't it? because as much as they might want to move the conversation forwards, on both sides of the border, i think what they are left with is the fact that the one story that dominates their agenda any time they sit down together is migration, because of those record numbers, because of all the motivating factors making migrants want to flee, from climate change through to cove it through to economic downturn and political pressures, so is a really difficult issue —— through to covid. imilli issue -- through to covid. will grant there, _ issue —— through to covid. will grant there, keeping us up—to—date on some of the big issues and priorities for the discussions of the three amigos.
india's authorities have announced a series of "emergency measures" to tackle the extreme levels of pollution in the capital, delhi. schools and colleges have been shut indefinitely. most construction work has been banned till next week. only five of the coal—fired power stations in the city are being allowed to operate. a toxic haze has smothered delhi in recent days — traffic fumes, industrial emissions, stubble burning and the diwali fireworks all contributing to the hazardous smog. azadeh moshiri has this story. a toxic haze so thick that some of india's timeous landmarks are hidden from view. when winter approaches, smog becomes a regular occurrence in india, and this one has smothered delhi for weeks. and that has serious health implications. translation: when i air quality deteriorates, some people suffer chest infections or breathing problems. sometimes it gets so bad, we have to admit them. pm2.5 are tiny particles in the air that can clog people's lungs.
levels between zero and 50 are considered good, and between 51 and 100 satisfactory. but parts of delhi are recording figures closer to 400 or above, which is categorised as severe. so hospitals have been facing a surge in patients, with residents wheezing and finding it harder to breathe. but what's causing it? several factors are at play, like car and factory emissions and burning crop stubble. the real question is, what will the state and local governments do about it? translation: we have to come with our stalls in any weather - because it's our livelihood. the pollution is unbearable. the government must take some steps. we are forced to work because we can't stay indoors forever. india's supreme court is directing authorities to take imminent
and emergency measures. the response — schools and colleges have been shut indefinitely, if you want to get in touch with me, i'm on twitter — @bbckarishma. i'm looking forward to hearing from you. you're watching newsday on the bbc. still to come on the programme: poland's defence minister warns that the crisis on the country's border with belarus could last for months. we'll have the latest. benazir bhutto has claimed victory in pakistan's general election, and she's asked pakistan's president to name her as prime minister. jackson's been released on bail of $3 million after turning himself in to police in santa barbara. it was the biggest demonstration so far of the fast—growing european
antinuclear movement. the south african government has announced that it's opening - the country's remaining whites—only beaches to people of all races. - this will lead to a black—majority government in this country and the destruction of the white civilisation. part of the centuries—old windsor castle, one of the queen's residences, has been consumed by fire for much of the day. 150 firemen have been battling the blaze, which has caused millions of pounds worth of damage. this is newsday on the bbc. our main stories this hour: two men convicted of murdering the us civil rights activist malcom x more than 50 years ago are set to have their convictions overturned.
borisjohnson admits he made mistakes in handling the conservative lobbying scandal, but he doesn't apologise. it comes as mps back plans to stop them taking on some second jobs. poland's border force says around 1,000 migrants are still gathered at the frontier with belarus, as the european union stepped up its efforts to resolve the crisis. tensions increased yesterday after polish forces used tear gas and water cannons to stop migrants trying to enter the country. our correspondentjenny hill sent this report from the polish side of the border — and a warning, it does contain flashing images. fury, frustration at the gateway to europe. polish border guards released this footage. night after night, they say, belarusian troops force migrants to try and breach the border. that's what sagvan told us, too. and say, "go, go, go."
"every people must go." he tell you, "if you come back, i'll shoot you, i'll kill you." sagvan and his family are now recovering in a polish hospital. they paid more than $10,000 to get to the border, spent more than two weeks trapped there, in the cold, with almost no food or water. you don't know what's happening there. it's so difficult. you see a child, asking you for bread. the polish government would prefer you not to see the human tragedy unfolding in what is one of the most beautiful parts of this country. this is tourist terrain. but visitors, journalists, aid workers are now banned from the forests which line the border. this is a special place, yes. slawek�*s bike hire business is in the exclusion zone.
like others here, he tells us it's commonplace to see migrants hiding in the woods, afraid polish guards will push them back. translation: we are not going to change it by building fences. l it's up to us to manage it so tourism can go on. but it should happen in a humanitarian way. it's unacceptable that someone freezes to death 100 metres my house. at least eight people have died on the polish side. in six weeks, at the small local hospital, they've treated nearly 200 migrants. translation: it's extremely difficult when we are faced i with this suffering, when you have to tell a husband that his wife isn't going to survive, or when we see a family being separated, because the father is taken away by the border guard and the mother and child stay at the hospital. it's starting to get dark now, and the temperature is beginning to drop. tonight, as they do every night, people will try to get across the border, make it
to these forests. this is testing the fundamental values of this community, this country, the eu itself. but for the people who end up in this woodland, this is simply about survival. jenny hill, bbc news, bialowieza forest. four—time grand slam tennis champion naomi osaka has become the latest athlete to voice concerns over the whereabouts of chinese tennis player peng shuai. shuai has not been heard from since she made sexual assault allegations against a top chinese official. in a statement on twitter, osaka posted...
hong kong democracy activist glacier kwong joins me now from hamburg. it's great to have you on newsday. in the first instance, peng shuai has not been publicly since she has made these claims. what are your main concerns about where she might be and how she is? my main concerns about where she might be and how she is?— be and how she is? my concern is most of all _ be and how she is? my concern is most of all her _ be and how she is? my concern is most of all her personal- most of all her personal safety, because voicing out, accusing such high—ranking officials of sexual abuse is actually a huge thing in china, and an hour ago, abuse is actually a huge thing in china, and an hourago, cgtn actually posted on twitter, saying that they got hold of peng shuai's e—mail to wta, saying that what the wta put out for her was false and required the wta to retract their statement, and thisjust
required the wta to retract their statement, and this just confirms our biggest fear, that she is in the wrong hands and she is not safe physically and, i'm afraid, mentally as well, because this seems very familiar. it sounds like how beijing handles dissidents, and in mainland china, people voicing dissent, there usually held against their will and forced to admit they have said something wrong, she is the victim here, calling for investigation and generaljustice to be done. to here, calling for investigation and generaljustice to be done. general 'ustice to be done. to your oint, generaljustice to be done. to your point. there _ generaljustice to be done. to your point, there have _ generaljustice to be done. to your point, there have been _ generaljustice to be done. to your point, there have been instances l generaljustice to be done. to your| point, there have been instances in the past that famous celebrities in china do disappear, only to reappear again. could this be something like that? , ., ~ 4' that? yes, i do think something like that? yes, i do think something like that miaht that? yes, i do think something like that might have _ that? yes, i do think something like that might have happened _ that? yes, i do think something like that might have happened the - that? yes, i do think something like that might have happened the sub l that might have happened the sub usually, this trip goes like they disappear for a while and then they come back up on state—funded media or state affiliated media, claiming that they did something wrong, and
in peng shuai's case, maybe making a false accusation is the chinese official, and she might be forced to apologise and admit to do something wrong and promised she would do it —— she will never do it again. and beijing will say, we hope you will never happen again and hope she learned her lesson. worst case scenario, she might be sued for slander, which happen to females in university settings and the media industry in china, and this is something that could have happened to peng shuai if there is not enough international attention around this, so i really think that the wta and some of her colleagues did a really good thing by voicing out their concerns for her.— good thing by voicing out their concerns for her. . . ., , ., , concerns for her. yeah, the case has attracted the — massive international attention, naomi osaka weighing in. does that help, the influential voices putting
the pressure on beijing? or does china not care? i the pressure on bei'ing? or does china not care?— the pressure on bei'ing? or does china not care? i think the results ma be china not care? i think the results maybe will _ china not care? i think the results maybe will not — china not care? i think the results maybe will not be _ china not care? i think the results maybe will not be seen. - china not care? i think the results maybe will not be seen. for- china not care? i think the results maybe will not be seen. for sure, peng shuai is for sure in a difficult and dangerous situation, and they may not be results vacancy, were a chinese official would just release her or admit that something happened or initiate a transparent investigation, but putting pressure on china and on beijing will help to keep peng shuai safe and at least it will help keep her safe. at least patient cannot do anything that is to bad to her, and so i urge the international committee, politicians, colleagues, activists, to pay attention to her case —— at least beijing cannot. to pay attention to her case -- at least beijing cannot.— to pay attention to her case -- at least beijing cannot. least bei'ing cannot. glacier kwong, talkin: least beijing cannot. glacier kwong, talkin: to least beijing cannot. glacier kwong, talking to us — least beijing cannot. glacier kwong, talking to us about _ least beijing cannot. glacier kwong, talking to us about the _ least beijing cannot. glacier kwong, talking to us about the latest - least beijing cannot. glacier kwong, talking to us about the latest in - talking to us about the latest in that peng shuai case. thank you for joining us on newsday. that's all the time that we have for you on
newsday at this hour. thanks so much forjoining us. from me and the team, do stay with bbc news for the latest global headlines. hello there. the weather isn't changing in too much of a hurry over the next few days, because high pressure keeping things dry, settled and very mild still for this time of year. so another mild and quite breezy day to come on thursday. dry weather for most of us, but not everywhere. we have got this weather front sitting close to the north of scotland, so that'll produce outbreaks of rain mainly for northern and western scotland, but high pressure to the south dominating the weather for most places. and, with that high pressure, we're drawing in winds in a south—westerly direction, so bringing the mild air and the orange colours really right across the uk. might be a bit of a chilly start for some southern and eastern parts of england first thing, the odd misty patch around. generally, the cloud will increase from the west through the day, but there will be some spells of sunshine for east anglia and the southeast, up towards eastern scotland, as well. still a bit of rain to come for the northwest of scotland, but the breeze blowing over
the mountains is likely to create something called a foehn effect, lifting temperatures to around 17 celsius for aberdeenshire. widely 111—15 the top temperature — and compare that to the average temperature this time of year of only about nine celsius, so well above average. it'll be windy again, particularly in the northwest, with gusts of wind around a0 mph, but lighter winds further south. so through thursday evening now and heading overnight into friday, it'll be a pretty cloudy picture. a bit of low cloud and hill fog likely, some drizzle around some coastal hills in the west once again. but it will be a very mild and certainly frost—free start to friday morning, but we've still got that rain continuing across the western isles and northern highland, as well. into friday, no great changes — there's that weather front across the north of scotland, there's the high pressure in charge for most places. so quite a cloudy picture, i think, but predominantly dry through the day on friday, away from the north and northwest of scotland, where we've got that weather front continuing to bring outbreaks of rain. temperatures again getting up to 14—15, even 16 celsius
through the foehn effect once again through the east of scotland. it won't last forever, this mild weather, though. into the weekend, saturday, we see a cold front moving south across the northern half of the uk. into sunday, that slips its way further south, and it'll introduce the blue colours, the colder air mass with these northerly winds moving across all areas. so gradually through the weekend, things will be turning colder. we'll still look at temperatures in double figures through the day on saturday but, by the time we get to sunday, things will be noticeably cooler — maybe time to dig out the winter coat. bye for now.
this is bbc news, the headlines... two men convicted of killing the us civil rights activist malcom x are to have their convictions overturned after more than half a century. prosecutors say khalil islam and muhammad aziz "did not getjustice." uk mps have backed government plans to prevent them taking on certainjobs in addition to their work in parliament. labour leader sir keir starmer said the government had provided only "warm words" instead of a "plan of action". officials in delhi, trying to combat air pollution at dangerously high levels, have temporarily shut down several coal—fired power plants. schools and colleges have closed indefinitey. most construction work has also been suspended. the us capitol rioter nicknamed the "q—anon shaman" has been sentenced to 41 months in prison. jacob chansley had pleaded guilty to obstruction of an official proceeding, after taking part in the storming of the senate chamber.
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