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this is bbc news: i'm samantha simmonds with the latest headlines for viewers in the uk and around the world. a second night of violence in the netherlands as new coronavirus restrictions draw protesters onto the streets in the hague. as infection rates rise across europe, there's unrest too in austria, tens of thousands show their opposition to plans for mandatory vaccines. the world health organisation says it is very worried about the number of cases in europe, as the virus once again becomes the continent's biggest killer. success today does not mean success tomorrow because no country is an island. in other news, the us secretary of state warns of "real concerns" about russian activities at the border with ukraine. we don't know what president putin's intentions are
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but we do know what's happened in the past. we do know the playbook. record numbers of migrants crossing the english channel prompt a review by the british government. and hundreds of tesla drivers are locked out of their vehicles, after the carmaker�*s app stopped working. hello and welcome to audiences in the uk and around the world. we begin in the netherlands — and a second night of violent unrest over the dutch government's coronavirus measures. these are the latest pictures from the hague — where there is a heavy police presence and reports of rioters throwing stones and fireworks at officers. the police say four people are being treated in a rotterdam hospital
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after friday night's protest there. demonstrations have also been taking place in a number of other european countries against coronavirus restrictions and compulsory vaccinations. i've been speaking to freelance journalist stephanie van den berg. she was in the hague when the clashes started, it's not like the full—blown rights will be saw but being fired with rubber bullets, but we are today, in rotterdam, police for the said two people were injured by bullets and now they said four, but that's all from yesterdays riots. i haven't heard any reports of gunshots today. but we do see all of the country, these pockets of unrest and people going out in the streets, trying to see what they can do, but also being met but the huge police presence not only in the
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hague, but also in rotterdam and in any town that is rumoured to be a hotbed there. those figures are from the violence from those who are injured by rubber bullets. we don't have any updated information as to what is happened outside of the heavy police presence in fires being lived in the streets. what are people so angry about, where the being motivated to demonstrate like this? the main oint of demonstrate like this? the main point of the _ demonstrate like this? the main point of the demonstration - demonstrate like this? the main point of the demonstration is - point of the demonstration is that we have a current lockdown where bars and restaurants and clubs and other public spaces close at eight pm. but, the government announced that if that does not work, bringing down the record number of infections, that they might have to look at a system where unvaccinated people no longer will be able to have a green
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check and the coronavirus app and cannot access bars and restaurants and so there will be restricted in their movements and that is what a lot of people are protesting about, the opportunity of having separate measures. find having separate measures. and the government _ having separate measures. and the government may have problems getting this through. because they don't have a majority, do they? we because they don't have a majority, do they? we have a caretaker _ majority, do they? we have a caretaker government - majority, do they? we have a caretaker government while l caretaker government while they're still forming the coalition party and one of the coalition party and one of the coalition partners is an orthodox christian party whose voters are also, there is part of them that aren't vaccinated because they believe it to be in gods hands and they already said they do not want separate pools for unvaccinated people and instead, they want a system for ever and has to be tested to go somewhere else of the
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vaccinated people because the been going around and so, this is also right about something that the government might not even decide to do butjust the idea that this could be in the future something is what is getting people rounded up and what is getting people in the streets. the world health organisation has called on european countries to step up measures to curb the spread of coronavirus. dr hans kluge ? the who s regional director for europe — told us that while cases are high, the authorities know what actions to take: we are definitely worried but the good news is that we know what to do. let's look at the positive side. portugal and spain, they are implementing with they call a vaccination plus path. they're vaccinating and now boosted and also implementing the basic measures like masks, average 48% of the european
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population is wearing a mask indoor. any percentage above that will have an immediate effect, much more attention to be paid for ventilation and finally, to new treatment protocols which have to be standardised. so why are we seeing this massive surge in cases? i put that question to virologist professor lawrence young from the university of warwick. i think it is a combination of insufficient vaccine uptake in the premature easing of restrictions and these countries that has contributed to the search and i think it just tells us that with this virus, there's absolutely no room for complacency. we look at countries _ room for complacency. we look at countries like _ room for complacency. we look at countries like austria - at countries like austria introducing compulsory vaccinations from february, is that the way forward for countries to have a low vaccination rate? i5 countries to have a low vaccination rate?- countries to have a low vaccination rate? is a very difficult — vaccination rate? is a very difficult issue _ vaccination rate? is a very difficult issue because - vaccination rate? is a very - difficult issue because there's a high degree of vaccine hesitancy and some of this is about mistrusting the
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government and mixed messages from government and i'm not convinced that compelling people to get vaccinated in this way it's going to be successful. we are already seeing significant backlashes. and i wonder whether or not this has a lot to do with getting the message across about the fact that vaccines are very effective. we have seenin are very effective. we have seen in all of these countries across europe that vaccine significantly weakened the link between infections across this and hospitalizations willjust need to get a message across. you think it is about messaging which is been more successful in some countries than others than? i in some countries than others than? ., . , in some countries than others than? ., ., , ., ., than? i do. i really do and you have to be _ than? i do. i really do and you have to be mindful— than? i do. i really do and you have to be mindful of- than? i do. i really do and you have to be mindful of this - than? i do. i really do and you have to be mindful of this in i have to be mindful of this in the uk even though were slightly ahead of the curve because our search infection is in july and we because our search infection is injuly and we bought in boosterjabs and experiencing booster jabs and experiencing this boosterjabs and experiencing this search we now compounded by the winter weather and more
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people indoors and poorly ventilated space and also the degree to which different country started to vaccinate their 12 to is—year—olds. that is also an important factor. 50 is also an important factor. so ou're is also an important factor. so you're saying we are ahead of the curve because we had our search back in the summer. i was winter modelling looking now going forward of the next few months, especially the booster vaccine is being made readily available for younger age groups? we readily available for younger age grows?— readily available for younger arr-erous? . , age groups? we an interesting situation and _ age groups? we an interesting situation and that _ age groups? we an interesting situation and that does - age groups? we an interesting situation and that does mean l situation and that does mean the same for complacency. missing the rights of about 10% in terms of case numbers over the last week but hospitalizations and deaths are starting to stabilise and possibly for the little bit in the uk. this boosterjabs are starting to have an effect and there's no question about that. as of the vaccinations for 12 to is—year—olds. but i do think we, like other countries, should be encouraging a cautious approach.
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other news now: the us secretary of state antony blinken says his european allies share "real concerns" about unusual russian military activity on its border with ukraine. mr blinken�*s remarks came as american reinforcements for ukraine's navy sailed into the gateway to the black sea. kyiv has raised fears that russia may be preparing an attack. russia's president vladimir putin has accused the west of escalating tensions. our north america correspondent peter bowes has more. he is speaking on this again while visiting senegal. he spoke about this almost two weeks ago at the state department after a meeting with the ukrainian foreign minister when he also expressed concern, which we heard repeated by other leaders around europe that the russian authorities are building up their military hardware and troops along the border with ukraine, especially in the region of around 200 miles of the border. mister blinken described this as unusual and of great concern.
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and that is the very reality of what is happening now. he also said he is concerned about the precedent of history and what is happened in 2014, the nation of russia in crimea. mister blinken referred to this is a playbook, a routine that is been seen before. the accumulation of forces and troops in the hardware followed by an invasion and the reason being given that essentially, russia was threatened, that it was a response and so, america's saying that it has seen this before and that is why there is concern about it potentially happening again. has russia responded at all? well, we have heard from president putin who has said that this is an escalation of tension by the western world. we have heard from others who have not denied that the
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country is putting up these forces, but not any real explanation has been given as to why and it seems that is at the root of why the united states seems to some extent, the highest level to be perplexed in terms of how to respond to this, not knowing exactly what russia is doing and perhaps the further response that you refer to that the russian ship heading to the region, and equally, the united states does not want to inflame tensions if this isjust another case of president putin flexing his muscles with no intention of carrying out an invasion. at the moment, seems to be a wait—and—see situation while at the same time expressing very serious concerns. chinese state media has posted two videos purporting to show the missing chinese tennis star, peng shuai. the editor of the global times newspaper, who posted the videos, said they were filmed on saturday in beijing. the women's tennis association described the videos as insufficent, and has
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threatened to pull its tournaments out of china unless it receives proof that peng shuai is safe. a major rescue operation has been taking place in southern india where flash floods triggered by heavy monsoon rains have killed at least 30 people. in one incident, three buses were washed away. analysts say unpredictable and extreme weather across south asia is driven by climate change, exacerbated by damming and deforestation, along with excessive development. thousands of demonstrators have turned out in paris to demand an end to violence against women. slogans on banners carried by the protesters included "no means no" and "educate your sons". the demonstrators are also calling for more equality between men and women and stronger government measures to fight sexism. high levels of volcanic ash on la palma island in the spanish canaries has once again forced the airport to close down. the cumbre vieja volcano has been erupting since late september, destroying buildings and plantations and forcing thousands to evacuate their homes.
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there have been calls for calm in the united states after friday's court verdict that cleared a teenager of murder. eighteen year old kyle rittenhouse had argued he was acting in self—defence when he shot dead two men and injured a third during unrest last year over the police shooting of a black man. the not—guilty verdict has divided the country, as our north america correspondent nomia iqbal now reports. who's streets? our streets! hundreds of people marched through new york in protest at the verdict. in the city of portland, a riot broke out after protesters smashed windows and threw rocks at police. but nothing on the scale of last year's unrest. i'm alive but what . could've happened? after the verdict came out, he spoke to one of america's most conservative talk show host. tucker carlson. the jury reached the correct verdict _
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self—defense is not illegal. i believe they came to the correct - verdict and i'm glad that everything - went well and it has been a rough - journey, but we've| made it through it. we made it through the hard part. - the case goes beyond what happened in this house in kenosha. for politicians, kyle rittenhouse for republican politicians, kyle rittenhouse is a brave patriot who was for republican politicians, kyle rittenhouse is a brave patriot who was defending himself that night after being chased. in many democrats are worried that by not being held accountable for killing two men and injuring the third, it sends a dangerous message. the vice president said the decision reflected poorly on the justice system. the verdict speaks for itself and as many of you know, i spend a majority of my| career working to make the criminaljustice systeml more equitable and clearly, there's a lot more to be done. president biden says he understands the angry and concern by some but struck a more measured tone. i stand by what the jury has concluded, the jury system works
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and we have to abide by it. this case has exposed so many divisions that already exist in america about gun laws, racism and left versus right. the story of this teenager will do almost nothing to bring the sides together. this is bbc news. the headlines: a second night of violent demonstrations against covid restrictions in the netherlands, after the city of rotterdam was rocked on friday night. as coronavirus infection rates rise across europe, tens of thousands take to the streets in austria, in protest against a new lockdown and plans here in the uk, there's to be a review into how to prevent migrants crossing the english channel from france. it follows months of pressure on the government over record numbers of people making the journey. our uk political correspondent iain watson told us why this review is happening now: the government has to be seen
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to be doing something because there are 24,000 crossings in there are 24,000 crossings in the channel and that's three times higher than last year. so, there is some political pressure in the pledge to take back control of the border but only yesterday, the labour leader was tweaking boris johnson's tail over this, promising but he can't deliver. butjust promising but he can't deliver. but just to be promising but he can't deliver. butjust to be a new initiative for the prime minister, of course, frustrated by the crisis. what he wants to see is across departmental focus on this like an covid—19. and for the cabinet officer minister, it is his problem solver and it seems like a bit of a poisoned chalice is going to work until next week or so and talk to different departments to see what they can do, but also come up what they can do, but also come up with some potential policy recommendations if any more are needed. that said, i'm not entirely convinced that a review will be up to do with some other initiatives have failed to do in the £54 million deal with france, for example, a thousand men to stop migrants
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from setting sail and it stopped many, thousands of potential crossings but of course, as you mentioned, we have record numbers. and they've also tried various ideas that have not quite come to fruition, processing people of sure. what critics are saying and that is what is really necessary is the much deeper digging into the reasons why people feel they have to migrate, why they're leaving other areas in the middle east and north africa and coming to britain and the first place, i don't think there's enough but the reason why people would be coming to the shows in the first place. new footage has emerged of the latest attempts by migrants to cross the border from belarus into poland overnight. poland says belarus is now pushing over smaller groups of migrants at different locations. border guard officials say the migrants were violent, throwing stones and fireworks. hundreds of migrants remain in a warehouse on the belarusian side of the border, after a temporary camp at the border was cleared on thursday. a representative from the un refugee agency, who's visited
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the logistics centre, has described conditions there as "horrible". our warsaw correspondent adam easton has more on the latest developments at the border. tensions have eased on the border somewhat when the largest which had over a thousand migrants in the belarusian authorities relocated those migrants to a logistics warehouse close to a closed border checkpoint. but the polish defense minister managed said on the radio this morning is that he noticed a change in the tactics, as you mentioned. no longer are they trying to have thousands of migrants in one place trying to get across the border, what they're trying to do is they're trying to push and help migrants numbers into different locations on the border crossing at night and we saw several attempts overnight and the biggest one was about 200 people according to the polish border guard agency and there
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was some violent scenes where there were stones thrown in firecrackers throne, tear gas used in the migrants but planks across the razor wire fence and about 20 or more managed to actually get over until they are forced back by the polish forces, but there was some damage to police vehicles and one young family with the aim old daughter appeared to be distressed and they were taken to a polish hospital by ambulance but certainly it seems to be a change of tactics but doesn't seem to be, at least from the official side but crisis is easy, this is going to go on for many months and this is the new tactics that are implying smaller groups, different parts of the border each night. tesla drivers have reported being locked out of their cars, after the electric carmaker�*s app went down. dozens of owners say an error message on the mobile app prevented them from connecting to their vehicles. it's used as a key by drivers
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to unlock and start their cars, although a key—card can also be used. tesla's chief executive, elon musk, apologised and said he would make sure the server error didn't happen again. our correspondent caroline davies has more: technology is designed to make our lives easier and we know the pain when it doesn't quite go to plan. yesterday, hundreds of tesla users reported that they were having difficulties using tesla as apple according to the down detector. the ceo of tesla tweeted firstly that they were checking the system and secondly later tweeted to say that the system should be back online again and we apologise and said that would not happen again. it is very important to emphasise that it's notjust the app, that is not the only way you can open up not the only way you can open up tesla cars, he can also is a key card to be able to get into them. but what was quite interesting is that i spoke to an academic intensely user and
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when i spoke to him are there, he said that tesla can sometimes be a victim of its own success and advertises itself is very high—tech company in that it has cutting edge technology and its other things that many of the users appeal to them and that's why they want to purchase a tesla car in the first place in the giver used orjust relying on the technology and may be, don't leave the house of their keys as well. of course, it's like leaving your house and maybe just a phone, like leaving your house and maybejust a phone, hoping to pay contacts and if something goes wrong with the technology you don't have a credit card as well, you do not have an option to come up the technology might not always work, make sure you've got your keys as well. venezuelans go to the polls on sunday in regional elections. for the first time in a number of years, the opposition will be taking part ? and president nicolas maduro has also invited eu observers to monitor the vote for the first time in more than a decade. but will this make for free and fair elections? our south america correspondent, katy watson now reports from the state
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of miranda. do you want change or more of the same asks the candidate. he is doing his best went over the people, pretty apt for a place where people have more faith in divine intervention than politicians to lift them out of poverty. politicians to lift them out of ove . ~ . ., poverty. we concede that the best leaders _ poverty. we concede that the best leaders are _ poverty. we concede that the best leaders are those - poverty. we concede that the best leaders are those in - poverty. we concede that the best leaders are those in the | best leaders are those in the community. and neighbourhoods they will grow from the burden up. disrupting politics and triumph over the political stalemate that the president has created.— stalemate that the president has created. this is a country where peeple _ has created. this is a country where people are _ has created. this is a country where people are so - has created. this is a country i where people are so desperate that political language must understand his hand—outs. in
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this case, it is medicine. across the road, these two are queuing for construction vouchers. she wants to finish building her house, nowadays, it is feeling empty. leaving to find work in columbia when he was just find work in columbia when he wasjust a find work in columbia when he was just a few months old. he was 'ust a few months old. he is wasjust a few months old. he is subbing _ was just a few months old. he: is subbing us of things we need. she used to support the government but need. she used to support the governmen— government but no longer. thanks be _ government but no longer. thanks be to _ government but no longer. thanks be to change - government but no longer. | thanks be to change around here. things be to change around here. the campaign event for the rival has a totally different vibe. a sensation that they have already won. many here are members of youth groups and community leaders. all convinced the status quo is the
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best option. convinced the status quo is the best option-— best option. the opposition isn't united _ best option. the opposition isn't united in _ best option. the opposition isn't united in their - best option. the opposition isn't united in their give - isn't united in their give young _ isn't united in their give young people and the opportunities, but the government is a means to an end. _ government is a means to an end. ., , ., , ., government is a means to an end. ., , ., ., end. venezuelan people have a choice in these _ end. venezuelan people have a choice in these elections, - end. venezuelan people have a choice in these elections, but l choice in these elections, but there's a real power imbalance between the opposition in the government. take these buttons for example, they've been put on by the organisers to bring organisers to the rally. . in the hills, and abandoned tunnel project. and an abandoned community is given up on politics altogether. voting doesn't feel like a priority when there's no power at home and their types of run dry. maria consider once a week to collect water for the family. she is angry and fed up. to be honest, she is angry and fed up. to be honest. i _ she is angry and fed up. to be honest, i don't _ she is angry and fed up. to be honest, i don't want _ she is angry and fed up. to be
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honest, i don't want to - she is angry and fed up. to be honest, i don't want to vote i honest, i don't want to vote for the _ honest, i don't want to vote for the side. _ honest, idon't want to vote for the side. but— honest, i don't want to vote for the side. but you - honest, i don't want to vote for the side. but you need i honest, i don't want to votel for the side. but you need to take — for the side. but you need to take part _ for the side. but you need to take part-— take part. these elections marked the _ take part. these elections marked the change - take part. these elections i marked the change between take part. these elections - marked the change between both sides now participating. the people here have gotten used to neglect, do you think sunday's vote will make any real difference to their lives? a reminder of our top story. rioting has broken out for a second night in the netherlands over coronavirus restrictions. hundreds of people lit fires and pelted the police with rocks and fireworks in a working class district of the hague. protests also took place in the central town of urk, and in parts of limburg province. the latest violence follows friday night's violence in rotterdam, when at least fifty people were arrested, and several others received gunshot wounds. you can reach me on twitter —
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i'm @ samanthatvnews. hello. it may have turned colder but along with that change, the skies in many areas on sunday will be a good deal bluer. in fact, that change on saturday in scotland once the colder air had moved on through and that now spread south right towards the uk. along with the sunshine, there's a chance of catching a shower and across eastern areas of the uk. this cold front is moving away and there will be behind the colder air, along with the clearer skies across the uk but that colder air has arrived. now, it will feel very different from everything we've had so far this autumn, but it is not at all unusual for the time of year. but there will be a touch of frost and parts of scotland in northern england as the day begins and as i said earlier, plenty of sunshine around.
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with a scattering of showers in northern scotland, wintry hills, a few earlier on in northeast england becoming more widespread across the eastern side of england as we go on through the day. one or two heavier ones in there as well. whereas southwest scotland, northern ireland, wales, the western side of england, bar an isolated shower, it will be dry and sunny. there's a brisk breeze adding a chilly to average speeds around the coast of northern scotland, north sea coast, 40 mph gusts and temperatures for the most part in single figures, just 10—11 around some of the coast of wales and southwest england. we'll keep a few showers in the east overnight and into monday. and cloud increasing in northern scotland a few outbreaks of rain, with the cloud here, temperatures moving in with the wind along the north sea coast where as elsewhere, there will be a more widespread frost as monday begins. monday for england and wales will deliver quite a bit of sunshine, some cloud increasing in northern england
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with the chance of showers towards the north sea coast and parts of southeast england. notice cloudier skies for northern ireland and scotland and some patchy rain for northern scotland with that, the temperatures are edging up again, a few degrees. temperatures actually rally for a few days in the week ahead before it later in the week, we have another push of cold air spreading its way southwards. and likely to be a touch colder than the air we find ourselves in at the moment. quite a lot of dry weather around this week, just a few showers here and there in the showers as the colder air moves in by friday will be wintry in places.
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this is bbc news,
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the headlines. rioting has broken out for a second night in the netherlands over new coronavirus lockdown restrictions. hundreds of people have lit fires and pelted the police with rocks and fireworks in the hague. the protests mirror friday night's violence in rotterdam. tens of thousands of protesters have been demonstrating in the austrian capital, vienna, about an impending lockdown and plans to make vaccination mandatory. it comes as the world health organisation says its worried about the rise in covid—19 cases in europe. it's once again the continent's leading cause of death. the us secretary of state has described russia's actions as "unusual" and its rhetoric as worrying amid a build up of russian military activity on its border with ukraine. kyiv fears that russia may be preparing an attack. anthony blinken says european allies share the us concerns.

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