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this is bbc news with the latest headlines for viewers in the uk and around the world. the uk becomes the latest country to tighten its travel rules as the omicron variant spreads. from tuesday, all arrivals will need a pre—departure covid test. we're seeing an increasing number of cases linked with travel. and, again, we have always said we would act swiftly if we need to, if the changing data requires that, and that's why we have decided to bring in this change on predeparture tests. the parents of a teenager accused of shooting dead four us high school students have pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter. and president biden and president putin will hold talks on tuesday as russia's military build up on the ukrainian border sends tensions soaring.
and advantage lewis hamilton as he sits on pole position for tomorrow's saudi arabia grand prix. we'll have more on that story and all the day's other sports news. the uk's health secretary sajid javid has announced a further tightening of travel restrictions in response to the omicron variant of covid. anyone arriving into the uk will require proof of a negative test taken before departure. it means britain isjoining a long list of countries who are tightening restirctions, including the us which announced a similiar policy last week. from monday, all travellers, even if you're vaccinated, will need
to take a pre—departure test. there are 27 cases already in england and that is growing, and nigeria is now second only to south africa in terms of linked cases to omicron. today, the government has decided to add nigeria to the travel red list and that will be effective from 4am on monday, meaning that only uk citizens and residents of the uk can enter the uk from nigeria from that point onwards, and they will have to quarantine in one of the relevant hotels. we have also decided to require predeparture tests for all inward travellers, that will be effective from 4am on tuesday, and they will be required a maximum of 48 hours before the departure time. our political correspondent, ben wright, has been giving me more details about this developing story.
i think labour will characterise this as a u—turn by the government. this is not something ministers gave any indication of wanting to do just a few days ago, they thought for the restrictions would be harmful to the travel industry and will be bad for passengers. and yet here we are, and they have decided to put this blanket restriction in place. this means anyone arriving in the uk from tuesday will need to show proof of a negative pcr or lateral flow test before they're allowed in. at the moment, this has been the case for a few days, you have to take a pcr test within two days of arriving in the uk, so this is a big change. the second thing the government has done is to say that any british citizen arriving to the uk from nigeria will have to quarantine in a government—run hotel for two weeks. so, non—british citizens
won't be able to come in, british citizens will, but they will have to quarantine. ministers had been under pressure from labour to do this, we also know government scientists met last monday and said this sort of change would be valuable in terms of stopping the omicron variant. it is interesting you use that term, blanket restriction, because it is one we have had in a statement from airlines very recently, they are not happy. no, the travel industry will be hopping mad about this, they feel the goal posts have changed again. airlines uk issued a statement saying that it is premature to hit millions of passengers. they think it makes sense to have put nigeria on the red list but since it's clear that the omicron variant is already seeded in the uk into spreading, 130 cases in england as we know of, probably many more, but they say a blanket restriction does not stop the import of variants and this simply makes it impossible to plan. it means anyone coming back early next week into the uk suddenly has to find the money and work out how to get a test before they get on their flights.
the travel industry isn't happy at the new restrictions. paul charles, runs a pr firm that works with airlines and travel companies. yet again, we have another layer of complexity being added to travel, notjust complexity being added to travel, not just with the complexity being added to travel, notjust with the new complexity being added to travel, not just with the new tests complexity being added to travel, notjust with the new tests coming from tuesday. it not just with the new tests coming from tuesday-— not just with the new tests coming from tuesday. it can be a pcr or an antiaen from tuesday. it can be a pcr or an antigen test. _ from tuesday. it can be a pcr or an antigen test, and _ from tuesday. it can be a pcr or an antigen test, and also _ from tuesday. it can be a pcr or an antigen test, and also adding - from tuesday. it can be a pcr or an antigen test, and also adding to - from tuesday. it can be a pcr or an j antigen test, and also adding to the restrictions already put in place recently which of course were the arrival tax before day two when you get back to the uk, as well as self isolation until you get your negative result, hopefully. when you combine all of these measures, they are very can damaging for consumer confidence and consumers will say, i can't really be bothered with booking a trip at the moment. but in this instance. _ booking a trip at the moment. but in this instance, in _ booking a trip at the moment. but in this instance, in these _ booking a trip at the moment. but in this instance, in these uncertain - this instance, in these uncertain times when scientists are still unclear as to what exactly the cranberry in tears, doesn't help ——
doesn't help to trump consumer confidence? it doesn't help to trump consumer confidence?— doesn't help to trump consumer confidence? it is really important to ut confidence? it is really important to put health _ confidence? it is really important to put health as _ confidence? it is really important to put health as a _ confidence? it is really important to put health as a priority, - to put health as a priority, obviously, but you have to balance it with economic priorities are not damaging job prospects, the whole sector, which itself has been in trouble for so long, and is only just getting back to normal. you can find a balance, as the world health organization said this week, you have to balance the response by governments,. testing with arrivals testing. but actually didn't force people to quarantine, that might be more palatable for many people but when you have got all three measures together, that is a very, very nasty mix indeed for confidence. the parents of an american teenager, accused of killing four students at his school in michigan, have appeared in court to face charges of involuntary manslaughter. james and jennifer crumbley were arrested after being found hiding in a warehouse in detroit.
their son ethan, who's 15, is suspected of using a semi—automatic pistol bought by his father as a christmas present. peter bowes reports. taken into custody in the middle of the night, james and jennifer crumbley were found hiding in a warehouse after a tip—off from someone who saw their car. they'd missed an earlier court appearance, prompting a huge search by the authorities. they were in a commercial building, in a room. we were able to take them into custody without incident, however, they were very distressed as they were walking out. prosecutors say the couple are culpable in the alleged crime of their teenage son because they ignored a sequence of events, including the concerns of teachers that ethan crumbley might be about to use a gun recently purchased by his father and made available to the boy. a teacher spotted the 15—year—old searching online for ammunition during class and alerted his mother. prosecutors say she later exchanged text messages with her son saying, "lol, i'm not mad at you,
"you have to learn not to get caught." and then, hours before the shooting, the parents were called to the school when teachers found an alarming sketch by their son that included a drawing of a semiautomatic handgun and a person who appeared to have been shot and is bleeding. it has the words, "the thoughts won't stop, help me." during a video conference court appearance, james and jennifer crumbley, seen here at the top left of the screen, both wept as the charges were read. they pleaded not guilty to four counts of involuntary manslaughter. this is an unusual case in a country that has wrestled with the scourge of school shootings for decades. ethan crumbley is accused of murdering four classmates. hana st juliana was ia. tate myre, i6. madisyn baldwin and justin shilling, both 17. if found guilty, he faces a maximum sentence of life without parole. his parents could be sent
to prison for up to 15 years. for more details i spoke to oralandar brand—williams, a reporter at the detroit news. the church basically heard the charges againstjennifer and james crumbley. she also said —— set a cash bond of 500,000, a million combined for the couple. so, if they want to get out, they have to post $1 million bond. thejudge also read the names of the dead children. those were the young people that the couple have charges levelled against them for, they have been charged with voluntary —— in voluntary manslaughter in these teens death. detroit's police chief james white
said the couple had assistance in getting inside the detroit basement where they were hiding before they were captured, what more do we know on this? we were captured, what more do we know on this? ~ ., �* ~ ., ., ., ., on this? we don't know a whole lot et, i am on this? we don't know a whole lot yet. i am sure _ on this? we don't know a whole lot yet, i am sure that _ on this? we don't know a whole lot yet, i am sure that is _ on this? we don't know a whole lot yet, i am sure that is going - on this? we don't know a whole lot yet, i am sure that is going to - on this? we don't know a whole lot| yet, i am sure that is going to come out when they have their next court appearance, that will be december the 14th, appearance, that will be december the 1ath, and december the 22nd, and the 1ath, and december the 22nd, and the december the 22nd court appearance is a preliminary examination which we sometimes call a mini trial, so there might actually be some of the victims who survived the shooting who might testify. but the couple was captured about 2am, just hours after a $10,000 reward was issued for the rest of the capture of the couple. and just put this into context for us, how unusual is it for the parents to be implicated in the crimes of a child? and what has been the reaction to them pleading not guilty to this charge of involuntary
manslaughter? it is guilty to this charge of involuntary manslaughter?— manslaughter? it is rare, but we have had some _ manslaughter? it is rare, but we have had some cases _ manslaughter? it is rare, but we have had some cases in - manslaughter? it is rare, but we have had some cases in rain - manslaughter? it is rare, but we - have had some cases in rain county, where detroit is located, where parents have been charged with negligent homicide or child abuse when a child fires a gun, either it shoots another child or kills himself maims himself with a gun. so, it is not as rare as you might think, they have been some cases where parents have been charged. president biden is due to hold a video call next week with vladimir putin amid growing fears that russia may be preparing to launch a full scale invasion of ukraine. tensions between russia and ukraine have been building for some time in the wake of russia's annexation of crimea. these are ukrainian troops stationed in the donietsk region on the russian border. on friday, ukraine warned that russia is massing nire than 90,000 troops on the other side —
it's saying its intelligence analysis points to a possible invasion at the end of january next year. bbc russian senior correspondent olga ivshina gave us an impression of what to expect from these talks. what is interesting is recently mr putin actually gave a hint that in a way he's enjoying this tension, enjoying this build—up of pressure. he said, yes we have seen that, the intelligence reports from the western side, yes, we have seen that, the result of harsh rhetoric on the other side, but they should be worried, that is what we need. in a way, he is enjoying this know the situation in the west. but also he needsit situation in the west. but also he needs it from the internal point of view, from the internal political point of view because russia's economy is struggling. coronavirus cases are on the rise. in order to distract attention from things that are going wrong inside the country, he definitely needs this
international challenges just to show that we have enemies outside, let's concentrate on that. an explosion has been heard near a key iranian nuclearfacility. local residents say it was very loud and a bright light momentarily lit up the sky. state media says a missile was test fired at the natanz uranium enrichment facility — about 250 kilometres south of the iranian capital tehran. officials insist there is nothing to worry about. but the explosion comes at a time of increased tension over iran's nuclear talks in vienna. let's get more on this with majid afshar from bbc persian. what has happened today? as you said, and as we have heard from the news agencies inside iran, there was a blast near badroud, 12
miles from the natanz nuclear facilities, iran's main enrichment plant. eyewitnesses said they saw an explosion and then they saw something blown up in the sky and brought down. then, we heard reports about a drone being downed by news agencies in iran, government state news agencies. but within half an hour, there were reports that no, this was a preplanned drill, everyone knew about it, and this was a test of the air defence system around that area in response to a potential threat, that is what the army has said. but serious questions are now being asked, firstly because the news agencies that reported this blast are quite close to the revolutionary guards and they are the ones, if this was pre—planned and coordinated, they were the ones
who should be aware of this. and the second question is natanz�*s governor was interviewed by the state agency and he said during that interview that he was not aware of a drill. so, the fact that this happened a day after the nuclear talks in vienna just finished with no clear conclusion, that has brought about all these questions. and as we know, this plant was, there was sabotage at this plant twice before this year, once in april, and another time injuly. that is what made it a bit more worrying for many. 50 interesting, what bit more worrying for many. so interesting, what you were saying about the radiant reaction towards this. what does all of this mean for these ongoing nuclear talks? weill. these ongoing nuclear talks? well, these ongoing nuclear talks? well, the talks, as _ these ongoing nuclear talks? well, the talks, as you _ these ongoing nuclear talks? well, the talks, as you know, _ these ongoing nuclear talks? well, the talks, as you know, iran - these ongoing nuclear talks? -ii the talks, as you know, iran began or came back to the negotiating table after almost six months of
totally ignoring calls by the european side and the americans to get back to the talks. but now they have come back, based on what diplomats have told reuters news agency, the proposals iran has put on the table, the two proposals have disappointed not only americans and the europeans but also the russians and the chinese who are historically sympathetic to the rainy and cause. —— the iranian cause. we will have a better answer for your question this week when the dedication comes back to vienna for an eighth round of talks. most of the mrs and the dip and as we have talked to at bbc persian, they say that iran has to make a huge decision there, either to get back to its other commitments under thejc poa which limits its
enrichment capability to 3.67% and iran is now reaching —— enriching up to 60%. so we will have to wait for this week. ~ ., , to 60%. so we will have to wait for this week. n, , ., , to 60%. so we will have to wait for this week. , . , ., sport now, let's get a full round up, from the bbc sport centre. we have new leaders at the top of the english premier league for the third time today. chelsea started the day as league leaders, liverpool went above them in the afternoon but it is manchester city who sit in the top spot of a 3—1win at watford. raheem sterling opened the scoring with a close range header before to my meth bash to more efforts gave them a seventh straight win. titer? them a seventh straight win. very ha - with them a seventh straight win. very happy with the — them a seventh straight win. very happy with the three _ them a seventh straight win. - happy with the three points, very happy with the three points, very happy with the win, very happy to be on top of the league, knowing that
we are not even halfway through. a lot of work to do because our rivals are very strong this season. it is always better to be on the top than to be second, third orfourth. chelsea let to— one lead slip. west ham came away with a to victory. liverpool are in second place. they beat wolves 1—0. newcastle picked up their first win of the season after beating burnley. there was a pretty big match in the biden's league between bayern munich and borussia dortmund. what a game it was. brand opened the scoring inside five minutes before robert levendowski equalised with his 15th goal in ia games. erling haaland
max verstappen was on course for pole position in the f1 but she crashed on the final corner. lewis hamilton will start on pole alongside valtteri bottas. max verstappen will underpin further cash third place. hamilton leads by eight points with two races remaining. eight points with two races remaining-— eight points with two races remaininu. ., ., remaining. for some reason, there was a lack — remaining. for some reason, there was a lack in _ remaining. for some reason, there was a lack in pace. _ remaining. for some reason, there was a lack in pace, struggling - remaining. for some reason, there was a lack in pace, struggling with | was a lack in pace, struggling with the tires, so for us to get a 12, i am really proud of valkyree and the guys. we have been working so hard. this is a great result. cricket and this player became the first new zealand bowler and the third man ever to take all ten wickets in a test match innings. the
tell did it and then new zealand collapsed to 62 all out but patel was humbled by his wife —— rapid. these kind of things don't sink in until later. it is a special moment, i won't lie about that, it is brilliant for me and my family. my mum and dad and their support, my wife and their support, it is never easy being a cricketer, you spend a lot of time away from home and to be able to come back home to mumbai and to be able to produce something like thatis to be able to produce something like that is quite special.— that is quite special. plenty more on the bbc _ that is quite special. plenty more on the bbc website. _ one person has died and dozens have been injured on indonesia's java island, as an active volcano, mount semeru, erupted for the second time in months. the bbc�*s astudestra ajengrastri reports.
videos circulating on social media show people are running away from thick, giant volcanic ash. nearby villages are covered in debris. according to witnesses, it's pitch dark due to the ashes from the volcano. a bridge which connects two regencies in east of java has been completely cut off due to the flow of hot lava from mount semeru. this 100 metre long bridge was destroyed by hot clouds flowing through a river. the event prompted the disaster management agency to warn residents to stay away from river channels or valleys that originate from mount semeru, given the large numbers of volcanic materials that flow through the river.
this is the first eruption of semeru in almost a decade. the last eruption was in 2002 and the volcanic material travelled as far as 2000 metres. let's look at some of the day's developments as the omicron strain of coronavirus continues to spread. scientists in botswana say the omicron strain, which was first detected in southern african more than a week ago, had probably been in circulation since september. health officials there say it could already have spread widely around the world before other countries started to impose travel bans. there have been protests in austria against the coronavirus lockdown, which has been extended until at least the 11th of december. unvaccinated people who break those rules now also face fines of up to 500 euros. the authorities in rio de janeiro have called off the city's famous new year celebrations on copacobana beach, after confirmation that the omicron variant has reached brazil. the fireworks display normally attracts around two million people. but rio's mayor says he's reluctantly following the advice of scientists that it
cannot go ahead. the sri lankan prime minister has issued a statement saying he is shocked at the brutality shown by what he called an extremist mob following the lynching of a sri lankan man on friday. he had been accused of blasphemy by an angry crowd. this is not the first such attack in pakistan, a week ago a crowd set a police station ablaze when they refused to hand over a man accused of blasphemy. but this is the first one involving a foreign national. more than 100 people have been arrested in connection with the attack. the bbc�*s farhat javed is in the pakistani city of sialkot outside the factory where this man was killed. this is the factory he was working in for several years. he is identified as priyantha kumara, a sri lankan national who was accused of committing blasphemy, a deeply emotional issue encircled by highly controversial legislation.
but this is not the first such incident and many fear it won't be the last. pakistan's prime minister called it a day of shame for pakistan yesterday, and today, the sri lankan prime minister has also issued a statement saying that he is shocked to see the brutality by an extremist mob. but he also added that he and the sri lankan nation expected the prime minister of pakistan to ensure a speedy justice for the victim here. initial investigation reports have already been submitted to the prime minister and authorities say that they have arrested more than 100 people. out of them, 13 are said to be key culprits here, who not only accused him of committing blasphemy but also encouraged the mob to attack him. police also say that they are doing further investigations in this case, but at the same time, people are angry. many in pakistan are protesting, people are frustrated in pakistan. there are trends on social media since yesterday and especially in civil society,
they are blaming all those in power for giving space to extremists groups, their narratives and their politics. now it's time for a look at the weather with stav danaos. it has been a cold day today, we have had rain, sleet and snow. some good spells of sunshine across the south. tomorrow looks similar, but there could be more in the way of sunshine along northern and western areas. most of the showers will be further east. this low pressure has been bringing the unsettled weather through today, sitting just to the northeast of the country, where we have seen the wettest of the weather and also some snow, but the blue colours show that that cold air is in place right across the uk, strong northwesterly winds have accentuated the cold feel right across the board. this evening and overnight it stays quite wet through central, northern and eastern areas with some snow over the hills.
further west, a bit drier, clearer spells, lighter winds so it could turn cold with a touch of frost and even ice where we've had the rain through today. tomorrow it looks like we will see a bit of a difference, this area of low pressure will affect the eastern side of the country. a ridge of high pressure will bring drier weather to the west. it will kill off most of the showers. there will still be a few showers around, particularly in wales, southwest england, but further east, quite wet, southeast scotland, parts of eastern england, a few of those showers getting in towards the midlands and the winds will be strongest here as well, closer to the low. further west slightly lighter winds. many parts of scotland and northern ireland will have a better day — quite cold but plenty of sunshine around. further east it's also going to feel cold with showers and that strong northeasterly breeze. through sunday night, the showers fizzle away and it turns cold and clear for a while then the next frontal system sweeps in, a band of rain with snow across the hills and pennines. temperatures will be coming up towards the end of the night so that will mostly revert back to rain.
this frontal system crosses the country on monday, another cold air mass behind it, brisk northwest winds and plenty of showers. the rain spreads its way eastwards. it could be heavy and persistent for a time, eventually the snow clears away from the northern hills. then it is brighter into the afternoon with sunshine and showers. these showers will be blustery, heavy in the northwest and turning increasingly wintry once again as it turns colder, but still fairly mild across the far southwest. then for tuesday and wednesday, it could turn very unsettled. we could be looking at a very deep area of low pressure moving in from the atlantic, which could bring us a spell of very windy weather.
the uk becomes the latest country to tighten its travel rules as the omicron variant spreads — from tuesday all arrivals will need a pre—departure covid test. we are seeing an increasing number of cases linked to travel and we have always said we will act swiftly if we need to, if the changing data requires, and that's why we have decided to bring in this change on predeparture tests. the parents of a teenager accused of shooting dead four us high school students have pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter. and president biden and president putin will hold talks on tuesday as russia's military build up on the ukrainian border sends tensions soaring. now on bbc news, tom brada explores the record spike in anti—semitism facing dues in the uk. you may find some of the language in this programme offensive. i'm tom, and i'm a bbc
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