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griffin this is bbc news. i'm sally bundock with the latest headlines for viewers in the uk and around the world. at the cop summit in egypt, leaders outline a global mission for newjobs and clean growth, as developing countries seek compensation for the climate damage they've already suffered. ukraine's president zelensky calls on western countries to do more, as russia is planning to continue attacking his country's infrastructure. translation: no matter what the terrorists want, | no matter what they try to achieve, we must endure this winter and be even stronger in the spring than we are now. the far—right italian government is accused of breaching international law by preventing hundreds of migrants from leaving two rescue ships docked in sicily.
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with less tha 48 hours until us midterm elections, president biden and donald trump continue on the campaign trail, in the push to win crucial votes. and elon musk threatens a permanent ban for twitter users who create false orfake profiles. we will tell you all you need to know. a very warm welcome to the programme. at the cop 27 climate conference in egypt, world leaders will highlight the steps they are taking to tackle global warming, as developing countries hope for reforms of the climate finance system. richer nations are to outline their programmes for reducing carbon emissions. poorer countries have welcomed the prospect
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of a debate on setting up a compensation fund. our climate editor, justin rowlatt, has the latest from the conference in sharm el—sheikh. cyclones ripped through madagascar earlier this year. floods displaced more than a million people in nigeria last month, while another year of low rainfall pushed parts of somalia and elsewhere in east africa even closer to famine. our planet is sending a distress signal, the un conference in egypt was warned. the last eight years have been the warmest on record, making every heatwave more intense and life—threatening, especially for vulnerable populations. sea levels are rising at twice the speed of the �*90s, posing an existential threat to low—level island states and threatening billions of people in coastal regions. rishi sunak arrived
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this evening. he will urge the world to move further and faster on the switch to renewable power. he joins representatives of more than 200 nations who were told it is essential progress is made. whilst i do understand that leaders around the world have faced competing priorities this year, we must be clear. as challenging as our current moment is, inaction is myopic and can only defer climate catastrophe. but expect heated negotiations. egypt says the rich world needs to come good on its promises of cash to help developing countries cut carbon, and adapt to our changing climate. and there will be demands for money to help vulnerable nations with the climate—related impacts they are already experiencing, like the terrible floods in pakistan that left a third of the country under water earlier this year. the fear is the talks could be deadlocked.
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the ukraine war has driven up food and energy prices worldwide. developed nations are expected to say they don't have cash to spare. many times we have been given commitments and promises, but we haven't been given action. and, of course, a promise that is broken, it kind of destroys the trust that we have in our leaders. you don't have to go far from the coast in egypt to find vivid evidence of what's at stake. the red sea is home to some of the most magnificent and biodiverse coral reefs in the world. but coral is incredibly vulnerable to climate change. scientists warn virtually all the world's reefs are likely to be lost by the end of the century, probably sooner.
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justin rowlatt, bbc news, egypt. rachel kyte is dean of the fletcher school at tufts university. she is a former senior un official working on climate change. shejoins us now from sharm el—sheikh. thank you for being on the programme. so much at stake in the un secretary—general antonio guterres saying there is complacency, there is too much foot dragging. what are your hopes for what could be achieved this week? i your hopes for what could be achieved this week?- your hopes for what could be achieved this week? i think it will be incremental— achieved this week? i think it will be incremental progress, not our big breakthrough. you heard a lot sharma saint countries have a lot on their plate this year. we spent most of the weekend negotiating the agenda, agreeing what would be negotiated and it was a very tense. on one side you had countries like antigua and barbuda representing small
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island states and a minister from pakistan saying we have to agree a financial mechanism for financial loss and damage to countries that suffered the effects that the egyptian hosts, the president of cop27 had to read it a caveat sink we would discuss this but it had to be about cooperation, it would not be about compensation and liability, and that caveat was put there because the developed world is not ready for that conversation. to what extent has — for that conversation. to what extent has the _ for that conversation. to what extent has the war _ for that conversation. to what extent has the war in - for that conversation. to what extent has the war in ukraine| extent has the war in ukraine changed the commitment on the part of developed countries, european nations, because this time last year in glasgow that wasn't happening whereas now we have an energy crisis?— have an energy crisis? there are two big _ have an energy crisis? there are two big takeaways, - are two big takeaways, obviously from the terrifying
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war, one is that europe has doubled down on energy efficiency and renewable energy. it will burn more coal and has bought a lot of gas to get through the winter but it will pivot to renewable energy quicker than it would have without the war but it is a huge knock—on effect for developing countries that affect fuel price inflation and food price spikes that mean for many countries they are debt distressed so if you want to invest in a green future you have to help them with funds for renewable energy and you have to help them manage or write off their debt so you were saying —— economic discussion coming to the fore. in terms of what those poorer nations made in terms of funding and financial help, will they get it?— funding and financial help, will they get it? there will be some packages _ will they get it? there will be some packages and - will they get it? there will be i some packages and announced here and maybe other things are great and there has been an agreement on how to negotiate
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it. you will see agreements on financial packages for countries that are heavily cold defendant. we sought progress on south africa last year and it is hoped they will be packages for countries like indonesia and vietnam. india will want an agreement with the developed world but developing countries want an agreement with the imf and world bank on debt restructuring and they want to see help before the storm hits, not after. they want to change the terms of the financial debate.— financial debate. rachel, it's been great _ financial debate. rachel, it's been great to _ financial debate. rachel, it's been great to talk _ financial debate. rachel, it's been great to talk to - financial debate. rachel, it's been great to talk to you, i been great to talk to you, rachel kyte, dean of the fletcher school at tufts university and as rachel mentioned, europe has changed its policies pretty significantly and in around 20 minutes i will talk to tim macphee, european commission spokesperson for climate energy so i will be challenging him on
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thoseissues so i will be challenging him on those issues a little later. ukraine's president says russia is readying its forces for a large—scale attack on his country's infrastructure. in his latest video address, volodymyr zelensky said he believed moscow would focus on ukraine's energy sector first. estimates suggest about 40% of ukraine's energy system has been damaged or destroyed in russian attacks targeting vital infrastructure. translation: as of this evening stabilisation blackouts _ continue in kyiv and six regions. more than 4.5 consumers are without electricity. more than 4.5 million consumers are without electricity. most of them are in kyiv and the kyiv region. it's really difficult. during the week, i had several special meetings with government officials, representatives of energy companies and regional administrations regarding probable scenarios in the energy sector.
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we consider each scenario in detail and prepare appropriate actions. no matter what the terrorists want, no matter what they try to achieve, we must endure this winter and be even stronger in the spring than we are now, be even more ready for the liberation of our entire territory than now. the italian government has been accused of breaching international maritime law by preventing migrants from leaving two rescue ships docked in sicily. only children and people in need of emergency assistance have been allowed to come ashore. almost a thousand people aboard several vessels have been at sea off italy for more than a week. stephanie prentice reports. these people are some of the lucky ones — allowed to disembark and seek medical attention as well as refuge. being able to walk down this gangway, the results of more than a week of back—and—forth with the italian government. for the others — thought
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to be in their hundreds — more watching and more waiting. the charities running these boats say some of those on board were rescued at sea more than two weeks ago, that they're sleeping out in the open on floors and having to share dwindling medical supplies, as well as food rations. italy's new prime minister, giorgia meloni, says the governments behind the ngos running the ships — namely germany and norway — should take these migrants in. norway so far has refused. pope francis used a press conference on board a plane to try and mediate — advocating for both the refugees and the italian government, and calling for an international response to rescuing migrants. translation: every eu - government must agree on how many migrants it can receive, because otherwise there are only four countries that receive migrants — cyprus, greece, italy and spain — which are those closest
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to the mediterranean. inland, there are others — poland, belarus. for now, though, that international response is fragmented, with the people on these ships caught in the cracks. stephanie prentice, bbc news. 19 people are now known to have died after a passenger plane crashed into lake victoria in tanzania while attempting to land in stormy weather. authorities say more than 20 others survived the crash. donna larsen reports. huddled on the wings of a sinking plane. these are the survivors of a crash that plunged more than a0 people into the waters of africa's largest lake. disbelieving crowds gathered around the shoreline offering help, and localfishermen ferried survivors back and forth to dry land. despite their efforts, many of the passengers were unable to be saved.
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translation: people managed to open the emergency door. i but as we would try and rescue people, the water would surge in. in the end, i was able to rescue seven people. the passenger plane took off from dar es salaam, tanzania's capital in the east. it was heading for bukoba, a city on the shores of lake victoria, but plummeted out of the sky just a short distance from its destination. tanzania's prime minister has been to visit the crash site and said those who have been rescued are not seriously injured. now, efforts are focused on developing a full picture of what happened. precision air, the operator of the downed plane, is one of tanzania's largest private airlines,
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is tanzania's largest private airline. the company may face some uncomfortable questions as a full investigation gets under way. stay with us on bbc news, still to come: elon musk�*s threat of a permanent ban for twitter users who create false — orfake — profiles. the bombastic establishment outsider donald trump has defied the pollsters to take the keys to the oval office. i feel great about the election results — i voted for him because i generally feel he cares about the country. it's keeping the candidate's name always in the public eye that counts. success or failure depends not only on public display but on the local campaign headquarters, and the heavy routine work of their women volunteers. berliners from both - east and west linked hands and danced around - their liberated territory. and with nobody to stop them, it wasn't long before the first l attempts were made to destroy
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the structure itself. _ yasser arafat, who dominated the palestinian cause for so long, has died. the palestinian authority has declared a state of mourning. with an outburst ofjoy — women ministers who had long suddenly felt welcomed. this is bbc news, the latest headlines: at the cop summit in egypt, leaders outline a global mission for clean growth and newjobs — as developing countries seek compensation for the climate damage they've already suffered. ukraine's president zelensky says russia is planning to continue attacking his country's infrastructure and calls on western countries to do more to help. us political leaders have been
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hitting the campaign trail in the final hours before crucial midterm elections. the polls will determine who controls congress for the next two years , and they'll almost certainly set the agenda for the next presidential contest in 202a. donald trump and joe biden have both been lending their weight to their chosen candidates' rallies over the weekend. our north america correspondent nada tawfik reports from the trump rally in miami. drain the swamp! donald trump's name may not be on the ballot this election, but his agenda sure is. with the stage set for a republican sweep in florida, the former president sought to energise the crowd of his supporters in miami, and to urge them to vote to repudiate democrats' policies. if you want to stop the destruction of our country and save the american dream — you don't hear too much about the american dream over the last two years —
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then this tuesday you must go out and vote republican in this giant red wave. his nearly—90—minute speech touched on familiar themes, including the border wall and the investigations against him. donald trump has been emboldened by the latest polls showing his party is likely to take one and perhaps both chambers of congress. once again, he teased his potential return. i will probably have to do it again — but stay tuned. cheering. donald trump hasn't announced he's running again, in the meantime, the upcoming midterm elections have certainly heightened the feeling that they are in a battle to save america. pro—country, pro—family,
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pro—life. i'm a father and i want my daughter to be raised with make america great again. there's a lot at stake in the midterm election — nada tawfik, bbc news, miami. controversy continues to rage over elon musk�*s plans to make people pay for the benefit of a twitter blue tick. he's now announced plans to prevent the policy change being exploited, threatening permanent bans for users who "engage in impersonation". i'm joined now by our reporter tom brada. ever since he finally got hold of twitter, even that in itself was controversial, we have been debating the changes. the
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was controversial, we have been debating the changes.— debating the changes. the blue tick has been _ debating the changes. the blue tick has been one _ debating the changes. the blue tick has been one of _ debating the changes. the blue tick has been one of the - tick has been one of the contentious issues at the heart of why people have grumbled about what's happening on twitter. us media is now reporting that twitter has postponed the launch of the new blue subscription service until after the midterm elections on tuesday, there hasn't been an official statement clarifying why but it's probably that they understand twitter can be exploited for political gain so for example if there are five users pose as political figures oras users pose as political figures or as news outlets they can't cause confusion and spread disinformation and that feeds into the point people are making which is that if people are able to pay their way to becoming at verified user, that could see at proliferation of disinformation on the network. and elon musk has not been backwards in coming forward
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with his views, he has been tweeting in the past few hours. it's been a relentless free flow of thoughts from elon musk who tried to address this outcry directly and i can show you some of his tweets which directly address his plans. he wrote... he also clarified that any name change at all will temporarily cause your blue tick to go down until they verify that you are who you now site you are. there has already been a high—profile victim of this policy change and that is the comedian cathy griffen. she has around 2 million followers. she presumably as a joke changed her account name to elon musk but now if you search for her all you will see is that her account has been suspended and this has been lying in the last
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couple of hours. elon musk tweeted about her suspension that she was suspended for impersonating a comedian so clearly no love lost between those two. clearly no love lost between those twe— those two. many twitter employees _ those two. many twitter employees have - those two. many twitter employees have a - those two. many twitter i employees have a worrying future, many losing theirjobs future, many losing their jobs which future, many losing theirjobs which was another headline last week but tell us about whether people are voting with their feet and leaving twitter. we know lots — feet and leaving twitter. we know lots of _ feet and leaving twitter. - know lots of advertisers have moved away from twitter recently but there hasn't been a general exodus from twitter in terms of users. there had been a lot of grumbling but people are still sticking around on the whole. there have been competitors like tiktok and youtube and instagram which provide a very different service to what twitter does so there hasn't been a mass exodus to them but the bbc�*s technology editor zoe clements
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has found a social network called mastodon which seems to have benefited. in the past week it has grown by 200,000 followers which isn't a huge compared to the number it had, between 300 million and 400 million, but is significant. it allows you to interact with other users but doesn't have as sophisticated correction of posts and there are issues around how they moderate pouch so it looks like it does not present a serious existential threat to twitter at this stage. threat to twitter at this sta . e. , ., threat to twitter at this staue. ., . , stage. do get in touch with us via twitter- — stage. do get in touch with us via twitter. i _ stage. do get in touch with us via twitter. i tweeted - stage. do get in touch with us via twitter. i tweeted this i via twitter. i tweeted this morning and that included a link to tom's story but here is the sport. hello, there. i'm tulsen tollett and this is your sports news,
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where we start with football — and arsenal have returned to the top of the premier league after a 1—0 win over chelsea at stamford bridge. while the former manager of arsenal, unai emery, marked his return to the premier league with aston villa, and set about his team winning 3—i over manchester united. it was the first time villa had beaten united at home since 1995, moving them up to 13th — three points above the relegation zone. we have players with good skills and with good paces, and i think today was very good at the end with the result. and i think the way we made in 90 minutes was for to be optimistic. but it's only the first step, and we are we have to work a lot for to continue improving. liverpool picked up their first away win of the season as mohamed salah scored twice in a 2—1 win at tottenham. the win comes off the back of successive league losses to nottingham forest and leeds united. in the other games, another big win for newcastle — this time over southampton. they're up to third in the table. miguel almiron with his seventh
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goal in as many games. michael olise with a winner in injury time as crystal palace won at west ham. the last—i6 draw for the champions league gets under way in the coming hours in switzerland. the likes of holders real madrid — seen here — bayern munich, and manchester city will be seeded, while liverpool and paris saint—germain are two of the big—name unseeded teams. tennis now, and there's been a big shock at the paris masters, where danish teenager holger rune came from a set down to beat novak djokovic to the title. djokovic came into sunday's final having won 21 out of 22 matches since the start of wimbledon. but after a solid start, mistakes on some key points started to creep in. it's been an incredible week for rune — he beat five top—ten players in as many days. the 19—year—old is the youngest winner of the tournament since boris becker in 1986. it's a perfect way to, you know, finish this
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tournament, and i'm super proud of myself and ijust can't thank my team enough, and everybody who supported me throughout the week. and to be able to share the court with novak, who's always been so nice to me and is an incredible player, incredible fighter, incredible person — it's a privilege for me, so i can't thank him enough for the fight, and i wish him all the best. at the rugby league world cup, samoa are through to the semi—finals of the men's tournament after a 20—18 win over tonga. brian to'o's converted try secured the win, despite a late fire back from tonga. in arguably the best match of the tournament to date, samoa were never behind, and will now face hosts england at arsenal's emirates stadium on saturday for a place in the final. well, that will be one to watch. much more to come including our top business stories. i will be talking to the european commission
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spokesman for climate and energy about cop27 and what europe is likely to commit to so all that to come and more. there is a crisis in the poultry industry in the run—up to christmas. i will see you in a moment. hello. river flows across the uk have been responding to the much—needed rainfall we've had this week. forsome, though, it has been a little bit too much all at once. take 02 kent and sussex in particular, where only six days into the month, we've already had double the normal november rainfall in a few spots. that will help to top the reservoirs up, they'll take a little bit longer, but more rain to come — some heavy showers across the south—east through the night and into the morning, and then the rest of the week, like we'll see into monday, low pressure dominating to the west. for monday, though, it's throwing weather fronts and plenty of moisture our way in terms of cloud. cloud and outbreaks of rain across most parts of the uk through monday will come and go. most persistent probably
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across the cumbrian fells, parts of dumfries and galloway, and across snowdonia. there will be some brighter spells, top and tail of the day, towards southern england and northern parts of scotland, especially. but even though we've got excessive amounts of cloud, the winds coming from the south—west, temperatures above where we should be at this stage of november — 12 to 15 degrees. those winds strengthen, though, through the evening, a spell of squally rain which will keep some of you awake, i think, monday night into tuesday — wind gusts through monday night could be around 40, 50, maybe 60 miles an hour at times before that band of heavy rain gradually clears towards the east. and then it puts us into a straightforward mixture of sunshine and showers, and the temperatures staying on the mild side — this is how we start tuesday. 10 to 13 degrees, just to give it a bit of context, is where we should be by day at this time of the year. this is the chart for tuesday — low—pressure to the north—west. around it, we're going to see plenty of bands of showers pushing their way in. but, compared with monday, there'll be more sunshine — so sunshine, showers, sunshine, showers — it will be one of those ever—changing days. best places for staying driest for longest — if not completely dry — parts of northern scotland and some in eastern england —
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again, temperatures above where we should be for this stage in the year. wednesday, the winds shift a little bit to more of a westerly direction, so early showers around the english channel will fade, and some south—eastern areas will get through the day largely dry, if not completely dry. showers most frequent towards parts of scotland, northern ireland and north—west england. a touch fresher on wednesday, but through wednesday night into thursday, the next deep low in the north atlantic starts to drag up ahead of these weather fronts — some very mild air all the way from the mid—atlantic. now, that's going to bring warmer conditions any time of year, but this time of the year it will bring lots of cloud around, outbreaks of rain and drizzle in the west, but that cloud will start to break up later in the week with a bit more sunshine, and temperatures still continuing to climb.
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this is bbc news with the latest business headlines for viewers in the uk and around the world. over 100 world leaders are setting out what they're doing to tackle climate change — but could the european energy crisis derail the net—zero pledges? apple warns of delays to shipments of the new iphone as a large factory in china remains locked down. crisis before christmas — poultry farmers take emergency measures to protect their birds amidst the worst outbreak of avian flu the industry has ever seen. and have you ever suffered from imposter syndrome? one businesswoman tells us why it can actually make you more successful.


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