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life well planned. the freeman foundation. by judy and peter blum kovler foundation; pursuing solutions for america's neglected needs. and by contributions to this pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. latest headlines for viewers in the uk and around the world. a man has been killed and a knife attack in a subu of pari shot dead behind police. britain's prime minister boris johnson says the uk must prepare to leave that european union at the end of the year without a deal. europe stands firm. >> we will continue the negotiations, and i hope it will be possible, to make progress in
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the future. but i repeat, we are determined to reach a deal, but not at any cost. >> as united states passes 8 million cobit infections, new restrictions are implemented in areas around the uk and across europe. -- covid-19 infections. [shouting] >> in thailand thousands of protesters in a caulk defy a ban on gatherings, and police use wate cannons. ♪ >> welcome. a man has been killed and a knife attack in a suburb northwest of paris. police shot and killed the suspect here the scene. the victim thomas said to be a teacher, was beheaded.
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let's cross to paris to speak with our correspondent hugh schofield. bring us up to date with details we know so far. >> everything appears to verify the report he was beheaded but the police have not officially said it but it has been reported widely on the media. it has also been reported the victim was a teacher from college, middle school, in this suburb 10 miles, 15 kilometers from paris. around 5:00 this afternoon, he was presumably on his way out of school when he was attacked on the street, by anotheran. with a knife. an beheaded, it seems. but the attacker then ran off and was cornered or traced, not long aer, to a street in the
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neighboring part othe suburbs. after the confrontation is not clear what happened and then he was shot by police and died shortly thereafter with. ere are reports a rifle was found. and locally it is reported he posted a grisly video of what he had done but i have not had that confirmed. the press is reporting he is a chechen man of 18 but that has not been confirmed. it is clear it is being treated us a terrorist incident. that this teacher come and this is the clincher, had recently shown pictures of the prophet mohammed, the controversial character of the prophet mohammed, to his class, is at the center of this. president macron is going to the scene. this is so ate for all of the french, a man, teacher, doing his job, teaching about issues surrounding a trial, the trial
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related to the charlie hebdo attack in 2015 in that trail is going on now in paris. -- that trial is going on now and paris and is part of that discussion it would seem he brought up the caricatures of mohammed. there are conflicting reports from parents about that. and that it seems as led to this brutal killing. >> yes, an extremely sensitive subject manager. the education minister for france has said the attack of this school teacher was an attack on the nation. he added our unity and resolve are the only responses faced with the monstrosity in his word, islamist terrorism. this is all early on in what has happened, in terms of details of what we have. but a very difficult evening for france at the moment. >> yes. it is a reminder in a different way of the attack on the priest in 2015 or 2016, a roman
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catholic priest was killed in a horrific fashion. a religious symbol which was desecrated. this, history teacher, is a secular symbol in france, which has been desecrated. the french are very, very attached to their educational system and very attached to their teachers, particularly teachers who go about the job of teaching esther and civics in a way they expected to be taught -- teaching history and civics in a dispassionate way teaching religions as things to be respected but not worshiped. so there will be immense emotion and france as to the manner of this man's death. and apparently again to the publication of cartoons from 15 years ago now. >> an extremely sensitive subject. hugh, we will check in with you as we get where details. thank you, hugh schofield, our parents correspondent. now in other news, the british
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government has said brexit trade talks are over, and there is no point negotiations continuing unless there is a fundamental shift in the eu position. the prime minister boris johnson said the uk should get ready for leaving without a deal on gender a first, after -- on january 1, after an eu summit insisted it is the british you should make concessions. catherine adler, her eu editor. >> you officials had much undermined at the summit, a covid-19 crisis first and foremost. eyes and ears were also focused today on downing street. how would boris johnson react their demands at the uk must give way first, if a trade d is to be a grade? the answer, not positively. >> it is clear from the summit, after 45 years of mentorship, they are not willing -- of membership, they are not willing unless there are some fundamental change of approach, to offer this country that
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terms as canada. with high hearts and complete confidence we will prepare to embrace the alternative, and we will prosper mightily. downing street clear message, trade talks are over unless the eu changes its tune. no chance, retorted france's emmanuel macron. >> we are conscious it is the uk that wanted to leave the eu and is leaving the europea union. it needs an agreement more than we do. >> after months of eu and uk negotiators shuttling backwards and forwards between london and brussels, both sides are fed up. the key sticking point still, in talks, the rights of eu fishermen to fish and uk waters after brexit, competition regulations known as the level playing fie, and how disputes should be resolved,f a trade deal is a great. >> angela merkel has said today the eu chief negotiator would
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head to london monday to launch intense last-ditch talks, but this evening the government said no, as things stand, there was no point. both sides have growled at each other and gnashed their teeth, so is this the end of the road, or political posturing before difficult compromises arranged? concessions are needed from the government and the eu if a government -- if it deals to be found. for those who believe a deal is the right way forward, tonight feels like ae of so near and yet so far. catch adler, brussels. >> let's get details. rob watson, our political correspondent joins us. so near yet so far. talks on monday, will they happen or not? >> goodness only knows. the latest we heard is talks make go by telephone. the chief uk negotiator frost will speak to rda -- barnier,
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the chief eu negotiator. as to whether this is the end, i would say until the talks have definitively looking down either on the uk or eu side, or indeed until there is a deal, i think one has to be immensely cautious, and clearly both of those options still remain possible. the interesting thing is to try to analyze what is it the uk is doing? is it doing this and a hope to presre the european union into offering a better deal at the last minute? it certainly is risky because you wonder is the uk really prepared to leave with no deal? although there are some who feel passionately about the sovereignty issue inside downing street, there are others in government who are worried about the consequences of a no deal brexit and what that might mean in terms of food prices and chaos and delays at the border.
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so a very hightakes game. and a serious moment in european political history. >> yes at certainly as. bob, thank you for your clarity and caution as well. -- rob, thank you for your clarity and caution. it certainly is serious. now to coronavirus, the number of infections in europe continues to soar with daily infection rate records broken in germany, switzerland, croatia and the netherlands. as european countries battle resurgence, millions on the continent are under new measures. thises as the total number of cases in the united states has moved past 8 million. the u.k. prime minister has told the mayor of greater manchester he is prepared to intervene and impose theighest level of coronavirus rtrictions, tier the, on the region, if no agreement can be reached between local leaders and the government. our deputy political editor, vicky young, reports. >> it has taken days of
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negotiations, finally, local leaders in lancaster and ministers and let it, have come up with a deal. more restrictions are coming across the county. alongside, millions of pounds and financial support. some shoppers here and nelson want to different approach. >> i think they should have done it earlier. [laughter] >> i think it is good and needs to be made tougher. the way the government has been coming across they have not been clear on the rules. >> no transparency, total confusion. >> boris has opted for a regional because many places have fewer covid cases and hotspots in the north of england. but it has meant more talking, more ranking over money and more delay. >> no one wants to have to implement these measures which damage local businesses. but these decisions were necessary. because of the rate of increase,
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not just of infections, but also in hospitalizations and admissions to intensive care. >> not every area has signed up. the mayor of greater manchester, burnham, a conservative mps are fighting plans for more closures, unless there is extra money for businesses affected. don't you now have to make a quick decision about whether you impose extra restrictions on places including greater manchester, or give them more money to persuade them, which will it be and when? >> it is far better to do it together because we want the maximum local by end, the maximum local enforcement. and the maxum local compliance. that means local leadership. i hope greater manchester will come on board. the national government must reserve the right to step in and do what is necessary. >> for many cities including nottingham, uncertainty continues.
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cases in hospitalizations are rising quickly and additional ventures could be on the way. one former prime minister says the government has to be more generous. >> at the time we are increasing requirements of people not to do things, and denying people the chance of jobs, you're reducing the economic support. if i was boris johnson, you have to be one step ahead. what he should be doing is calling the chancellor this morning and telling him the economic recovery package is not going to work and get him to bring a new economic recovery package and i think you could build consent around that. force johnson says the situation is worsening with every day, tension between westminster and local leaders but decisions need to be taken soon. vicki young, bbc news, westminster. >> the u.k. prime minister said that until a vaccine is found, mass testing for coronavirus will be the solution for reopening the economy and society. >> boris johnson says rapid tests are being looked at, some can provide results in 15
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minutes. this comes as a survey shows infections in england rose by 60% last week. our health editor report. >> getting test results back can take time. the prime minister said new technology would allow faster turnaround and more frequent testing, to pick up those without symptoms. using random testing the office for national statistics works out how many have got it each week, with and without symptoms. the latest ons survey covered community infections in the week to october 8 not including scotland. in england there were 28,000 new cases each day, up 60% on the previous week. that is one in 160 of the population with the virus. in wales infections also went up, with one in390 with the virus -- one in 390 with the virus. in northern ireland, one in 250. >> the situation is
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deteriorating and we mean -- we need to brace for it. any actions we take today is going to need two or three weeks before having an effect. and you might -- it might be a good effect only and 4-6 weeks. >> we are under a lot of pressure every day now. >> has more people pick up the virus, a proportionate will need hospital treatment. this video put out today but liverpool city council aims to warn the local population of the consequences. dr. say outcomes are better -- health service journal estimates the death rate for hospital covid patients felt 50% between april and september. -- felt by 50% between april and september-- fell by 50% between april and september. >> we became better at recognizing the disease early and implementing treatment early. it is always better to prevent deterioration rather than to
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treat things after the event. of course we saw development in terms of potential drugs that may have a benefit for patients. >> more patients are pulling through. but it takes time for them to recover. some have ongoing sympts after leaving hospital. as more beds are occupied, there is a chance others will miss out on less urgent treatment and operations. hugh pym, bbc news. >> stay with us here on bbc news. still to come, nigeria's government orders investigations into the claims of a police abuses that have sparked protests across the nation. ♪ >> parts of san francisco at least affected by the earthquake are returning to life. in the marina, where most of the damage was done, they are more conscious than ever of how much has been destroyed. >> in the 19 year since he was here, he has gone from being a little-known revolutionary to an
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experienced and successful diplomatic operator. [applause] >> it was a 20 pound bomb which exploded on the fifth floor of the grand hotel, ripping a hole in the front of the building. >> this govnment will not weekend, -- weaken. democracy will prevail. >> it fills me with gratitude to know that i have been chosen as the recipient of this foremost honor. >> this catholic nation held its breath for the man they call the 33. and then, [bells ringing] bells tolled nationwide to announce the first rescue and chile let out an almighty roar. ♪ >> welcome, you're watching bbc news. our main headlines, a man has been killed and a kfe attack in a suburb of paris. the attacker has been shot dead by pice.
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britain's prime minister, boris johnn, says that uk must prepare to leave that european union at the end of the year about a deal. europe stands firm. protestrganizers in the thai capital bangkok have told thousands of demonstrators to go home and prepare for further action after they turned out in defiance of a ban on gatherings of more than five people. water caons were used to clear demonstrators, calling for democratic reform. jonathan head has been following the unrest on the streets of bangkok. >> kerry are on day two of -- here we are on the second day of this official ban on public gatherings. the mobile phone lines, beacons of modern-day protest, are still shining. -- mobile phone lights. today police came in force to thlocation where we saw protesters occupied a big intersection yesterday and block it off. today we are 800 meters down the road, and protesters have simply
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moved here. this movement is still going, defining every attempt by the government to shut it down. in many ways, these young activists have borrowed tactics as they have in so much of what they have done, from the people in hong kong, the protesters there. be water, move quickly, with their motto. wherever the authorities go to step protests out, game of wacko, young activists will move and have a flash mob show up in another part of the city. the question is, how long these people keep up this momentum, these daily spontaneous protests , while top leaders of the movement are in jail and facing heavy charges. -- game of 'whack a mole' for the government, how long can they suppress the astonishing views of the monarchy, massively critical views of government, through deployments of huge nubbers of riot police and the use of your kania laws?
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it is not -- the use of draconian laws? it is not clear the government's tech talks are working. >> the nigerian government ordered judicial panels of inquiry be set up to investigate allegations of abuse carried out by a notorious police unit, known as sars. the anti-robbery squad has been accused of committing extrajudicial killings and torture. the unit was dissolved by the government last week but protests have continued. this report from lagos. >> cracking down on. -- on descent. -- cracking down on descent -- on dissent. [bullets firing] limmunition used. stepped out of his car when he was hit by a stray bullet. social media footage analyzed by bbc indicated he was 230 meters
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aw from the protest center. the police initially said he was killed by demonstrators but eyewitnesses disagree. [crying] his wife is still in shock. >> i can never believe my husband would die like this. i never believed my husband would just, just, disappear like this from me. he leaves me in the morning, just in the morning, to go to work. i said bye-bye, god be with you, god protected. >> fourays after he was killed, the governor of lagos announced the deaths of four officers or the arrest of four officers involved in the shooting. young nigerian say a violent crackdown on protests including the use of live rounds shows nothing has changed.
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>> here earlier when he thought that my debit the protest blot that has not been the case. -- that that might dampen protests but that has not been the case. we are here despite police brutality and we refused to be cowed. >> activists use social media to organize to the street demonstration, raising funds and recruiting volunteers. >> we are here to encourage the protesters, to make sure that you do knock a hungry, you? tired, you do not get wet, they -- that you do not go hungry or tired or get wet. it is amazing the support we have received. >> we have band together under the unifying factor that enemy can be killed and now we are sustaining as at unified youth to ask for a better nigeria. >> the authorities have been slow to deliver. the central government has yet to address key demands. activists want compensation for families of victims, and better funding for police.
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they will not be easily appeased. bbc news, lagos. >> let's discuss this further with a policy analyst specializing in nigeria, currently based in dakar, senegal. when we see the scenes in nigeria, protesters on the street, it has been a to motorist week for the country. -- it has been eight to mulch was week for the country -- it has been a tumultuous week for the country. >> young nigerians participating in the democratic process, many coming to the age where they can vote, and participating actively demand and change. i think it is really important, the outcome of these protests will be significant. it will determine to what extent they continue to participate in this process. if they feel defeated after this i think the apathy may increase. >> you talk about protesters being quite young relatively young when it comes to building
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momentum, social media has been significant. >> yes, exactly. social media, there is a concept called imaginary's, where you see something but them because you have internet, a lot of people can connect to the same thing. what drew me into the protest was the video of the one shot in the mouth, the woman had a gaping hole in her cheek. they gerunds arod the world worry about this -- young nigerians around the world see reports of people getting killed and rally around this movement. it has been important and a tool for organizing. we know about the women at the forefront of leading this protest, mobilizing resources, the last time i checked, $70,000. when the donation link went down a bitcoin link was set up and providing resources to protesters, supplied now with food and drink and security detail. because there are hoodlums attacking protesters.
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social media has been a part in for organizing and for amplifying the voices. there was rumors -- there were rumors the nigerian government may shut it down but i do not think they are true. and we are seeing even if the internet is shut down in nigeria, the dashboard will continue and we will continue calling out for change in the police force. so the internet and social media have been extremely important in sustaining and continuing this process. >> sure and you yourself have experienced the brutality of sars? >> yes i have. my experience has been mild compared to other people. what they do is they foist themselves into your vehicle and try to extort money from you. and i refused to drive somewhere. and then you become isolated. i refused to derive in that direction and there was a struggle with the steering well and an attempt to take the ignition out of the vehicle,
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even while the car was in motion in the middle of traffic. so i do not really focus on my experience but the expense of others has been incredible. >> apologies for interrupting, we are out of time. thank you for sharing your experience and explaining the significance of this movement. more on what is happening on the streets of nigeria, protest on our website. thank you for joining narrator: funding for this presentation of this program is provided by... language specialists teaching spanish, french and more. raymond james. the freeman foundation. by judy and peter blum kovler foundation; pursuing solutions for america's neglected needs. and by contributions to this pbs station from viewers like you. thank you.
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