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narrator: funding was also provided by, 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. announcer: and now, "bbc world news". ros: police ine given more details about the five people killed when a car drove into a christmas parade and talked about its driver. >> the suspect was taken into custody a short distance from the scene. we are confident he acted alone. there is no evidence this is a terrorist incident. ros: the driver will be -- charged with homicide.
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austria has gon bac into a nationwide lockdown. in the u.k., prime minister boris johnson's speech a major business group has been getting a lot of attention for the wrong reasons. >> forgive me. ros: let's begin in the u.s.. police in wisconsin say a driver that drove into a crowd in a christmas parade will be charged with intentional homicide. in a press conference, police say they have ruled out the incident as terrorism and believe he was acting alone. >> i just received information to a 48 our children and they are in critical condition. we have information the suspect prior to the incident was
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involved in a domestic disturbance, just minutes prior. the suspect left the scene just prior to our arrival to that domestic disturbance. ros: this is what we know about what happened. police say five people died and 48 were injured as the city was taking part in a holiday feivity along its main street in the city center. this is what happened next -- a local man drove his vehicle, which we see in red here, toward dancers and musicians, hitting them as people watched on in horror. reverend david simmons was part of the parade and was there as it unfolded. >> my church is right at the beginning of the parade route where it stages and starts off. at that point, a red car came in from the right. it had gone through police barriers further down main street, came in on main street
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and as it was passing the church at high speed, the driver was honking the horn, making a whole bunch of noise and swerving over to the right to avoid people. think many of us assumed he was somebody who was a local residence who was upset there was a parade and was trying to get around it or something like it or somebody who wandered into the parade route as he passed us, he started to accelerate and moved further down main street into the main part of where all the casualties occurred. ros: many of those hit by the car were children. here's the mayor of the city on how this has impacted the community. >> last night, that parade became a nightmare. last night, many were severely injured. last night, lives were lost during the middle of what should have been a celebration. last night, many were severely injured, lost their lives and
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all who were there were traumatized. ros: garrett donahue is live with us from washington. you are watching the press conference. what have we learned about the man driving the vehicle? reporter: we know that he is 39 years old. his name is darrell brooks. they are not treating his motivation in any way as terrorist-related. they say he had been involved in a domestic dispute before this incident and had driven away from it. they had not pursued him as some suggestions work. and he had driven to the police barriers and into the parade at various points. they are now charging him with five counts of intentional homicide. the other thing we have learned is the five people who died were for women and a man ranging from 52-81 years old. there was a group of older
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dancers toward the front of the parade and they seem to have borne the brunt of the actual fidelity're. ros: as well as the five people who lost their lives, people in the hospital, many of them are children. reporter: not far off of half of those taken to the hospital were children. around 18 children are still in hospital at this point. i'm thinking about three hours ago, six of those were in critical condition, three in serious condition, and two of those were undergoing more surgery. so there is obviously a lot of concern for their health, a lot of fractured skulls, we are told, and rogan bones and facial injuries. it is absolutely grim for this small town and still, people really not having any clue why this happened. ros: a horrific story.
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i understand president biden has commented? reporter: he has sent his condolences and said they are keeping a close watch on things, that he and his wife will be thinking of those and thanking the emergency services, as you would expect. clearly, the federal forces have been deployed. the fbi are helping local police, but because it is not a terrorist investigation, it will be led by local police and treated as homicide. ros: thank you very much for the update. austria is back in lockdown, trying to control a rising covid infection rate. with new restrictions coming in in a number of countries, we have seen protests in austria, italy, the netherlands, switzerland, and croatia. once again, we are seeing the
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tension between public health measures and what some people see as a constraint otheir personal freedom. let's begin in austria. tens of thousands of people protested in the capital of vienna in response to the new lockdown and in response to plans that will make vaccination a legal requirement in february of next year. here's the president of the austrian medical association on the decision to do this. >> from february the first on, vaccination will be mandatory in our country because it is necessary to increase the vaccination rate, otherwise there is no chance to stop this epidemic in our country. ros: bethany bell has spoken exclusively to the austrian chancellor about the plan to make vaccines compulsory. >> many countries have mandatory vaccinations on different types of vaccines. other countries have covid-19 vaccines were certain areas. we have 66% of the population
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which has gotten vaccinated. this is too little, too late, and we want to rake out of this vicious circle of virus and discussions about lockdowns. the only exit ticket we have is the vaccine. >> are compulsory vaccinations legal? >> yes. we have had obligatory vaccinations in the past. this is not a new legal inns -- new legal instrument we are starting. i'm sorry to say we have to go this way. i would rather have it e other way. we have done 10 months of campaigning, of trying to persuade people, but still, we have a certain share, nearly one third of the population, which is hesitant. ros: this would make austria the first country in europe to impose mandatory vaccinations. return to belgium -- and has one of the highest vaccination rates in europe. but cases are still rising and restrictions are being reimposed.
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this was brussels on sunday as the latest raft of covid measures came into effect. they include compulsory mask wearing for anyone aged 10 and over for indoor and some activities as well as making home working mandatory four days a week. it's eimated around 35,000 people took pt in what was initially a peaceful denstration. here's some of it. >> we know the viruses there, but we leave it to people to decide whether or not to be vaccinated. >> i came to give my opinion about freedom of expression and individual choice and really to respect everyone's choices. ros: that same day, the demonstration turned violent. please use water cannons and tear gas to control the crowd and this was the aftermath on monday -- this is belgians prime minister. >> of coue, we are a free country where thoughts can be free, but we have the right to
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demonstrate. but if a demonstration like this ends in a wave of violence, it is unacceptable and it is certainly unacceptable for this wave of violence to be directed against the police. ros: in the netherlands, there was the worst violence over the weekend. these pictures from roerdam where police shot live rounds toward the crowds. we s bicycles being torched in the hague. some suspect organized criminals are behind the violence. here's the dutch justice miniature -- justice minister. >> these are not demonstrations. these are attacks on police and firefighters. arrests have been made and many more will follow. ros: a number of factors behind the unrest there. we have more from that area. reporter: a lot of this was in response to a fireworks ban, ironically. but that is in combination with the partial lockdown, which was introduced last weekend. bars and restaurants have to close by 8 p.m..
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plus a fear covid restrictions could get tighter and the unvaccinated could be limited even further. ros: there were more protests elsewhere. thousands of people in sunday marched in the capital of croatia posing mandatory vaccinations for public-sector workers. this is italy on saturday -- housings more gathering to oppose certificates that show the holder has either been vaccinated, tested negative, or recovered from covid-19. without one, people will not be able to access workplaces, leisure venues and public transport. the fact behind the protests are specific to each country come up there is a common thread of disagreement about the role of governments, mandates, particularly vaccine mandates are particularly contentious and there is disagreement among scientists. here's one advisor to the british government. >> i'm personally against
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mandated vaccinations. i think the answer is education and making sure the correct messages get out. ros: he mentioned correct information, something the pandemic has shown us how easily incorrect information can spread. >> it is so regrettable that there's so much misinformation around. i think it is important for the future we understand how this has hapned, that misinformation has got such a grip on such a sector of society. ros: the issue of vaccine mandates is also contentious in germany. it is facing rising infection rates in the country's health minister says he is against compulsory vaccinations but has this warning for those who won't get vaccinated. >> probably by the end of this winter, pretty much everyone in germany will be vaccinated, recovered, or dead. ros: let's go back to austria and its capital. reporter: we are right in the
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heart of vienna. normally, this tree would be packed with people, especially in the run-up to christmas. as you can see, there are just a few people going out for a walk or returning home from work. there is the sense people are locking down, a sense of frustration for some people, a sense of anger with others. even relief -- some people have said it's high time the government took this step because the coronavirus cases ve soared in recent days. ros: do we know how long the lock down will go on for? reporter: the government has said it will go on for 20 days. it will be reassessed after 10 days. but, of course, everything depends on whether the infection start to come down. people are hoping the chancellor, who i interviewed today, told me after that 20 days is up, they are hoping to lift the lockdown for the
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vaccinated and they will then be able to go to shops and restaurants as usual. but the big question, the divisive element in all of this debate is what we have been aring -- whether about this provigil for mandatory jabs by february and authorities are split on that. i spoke to one woman today who said it is her right to choose what she puts into her own body. ros: stay with me on "outside source." coming up, we will talk but the chinese tennis player whose situation has led to a stand up at the international olympic committee and the tennis association. ros: let's keep talking about covid. in kenya, they government is getting tough about those who
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are not vaccinated. >> the numbers that have been reported by the government, the people who have turned out to be vaccinated -- they have various reasons. they don't -- they don't trust the vaccines being offered and looking at how the countrys divided, and rural areas, peoe do want the vaccination, but it is not circulating wide enough. the information being circulated in terms of covid-19 vaccines and why it is important. earlier on, before the vaccines came into the country, the health minister made comments that are being sought where he sought the effacy of the vaccine. this is why when he announced on sunday, making sure people do get vaccinated.
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ros: i'm ros adkins with "outside source." our lead story comes from was constant, where police have named the man who drove a car into a christmas parade in wisconsin. he will be charged with intentional homicide. these are important times for british business and in the northeast of england, the cbi's annual conference was addressed by the prime minister. p.m. johnson: good morning, everyone. it's fantastic to be here in one of the net exporting regions in the whole of the u.k. ros: it was an orthodox start, but soon we were into more unusual territory when presenting his 10 point plan come he compared himself to moses. he also quoted lenin and made his pitch for electric cars. p.m. johnson: they have so much torque that they move off the
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lights faster than a for ari. ros: mr. johnson attempted an impression of a petrol engine, issuing a serie of guttural sounds to confuse the delegates. he began to list some of the policies he's promoting. p.m. johnson: with ser streets, great local schools, with fantastic rod band. -- fantastic broadband. ros: but he lost his place and for 21 long seconds could not find it. p.m. johnson: uh... forgive me. forgive me. ros: no doubt, to his relief, he returned to the script and before he was finished, he wanted to talk about a family day out. p.m. johnson: yesterday i went,
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as we all must, topeppa pig world. hands up -- u.s. has been? ros: it's several hundred kilometers from south shields. p.m. johnson: it is very much my kind of place. it has very safe streets, discipline in schools, heavy emphasis on new mass transit systems. ros: the artist paying close attention -- and of fact i did not think i would be sharing. boris johnson said peppa pig was rejected by the bbc. this is not true. it was also hard to avoid the sign -- they put out a statement
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welcoming the fact mr. johnson has chosen to speak at length about his visit during today's cbi conference. here's the prime minister on the day out in question. once the speecwas over, one repoer decided to ask what a lot of people were thinking. reporter: in your speech, you lost yr notes, your place, you talked about peppa pig. is everything ok? p.m. johnson: i think people got the vast majority of the point i wanted to make and i thought it went well. ros: is everything ok, the prime minister was asked. there are no shortage of people offering their own answers, not the least of which, the prime minister's colleagues at number 10 downing. we were looking for leadership today and it was shambolic. and lord ginsberg tweeted there's a lot of concern about the prime minister, it's just not working. the cabinet needs to wake up and demand serious changes, otherwise it will keep getting
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worse. if they don't insist, he just won't do anything about it. the opposition labor party said no one was laughing because the joke is not funny anymore. meanwhile, business leaders who attended were left to consider the speech they heard. when chief executive told the guardian it was interesting they asked a group of business leaders if they traveled six hours down the world to peppa pig world and then talked about leveling up. interesting is one word. as we reported in the last couple of weeks, the fate of the chinese tennis player, peng shuai has been drawing attention. it's created a standoff between the international olympic committee and the woman's player association. the player disappeared after making sexual assault allegations against a chinese minister. the ioc minister held a video chat with her. they say the player insisted she
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was safe and well. she said she was gratel for the conrn, but that did little to impress the women's tennis association. they said recent videos do not alleviate concerns about her well-being and ability to communicate without censorship or coercion. let's hear more from this from our tennis correspondent. reporter: the women's tennis association, who have been the most outspoken about this, in particular their chairman and chief executive, very concerned for the safety and well-being of one of his players, reassured to see a video with peng shuai over the weekend but have major concerns about which conditions she is living in and whether the very serious sexual allegations she made against a former chinese vice mayor will ever be investigated. the other two appearances over the weekend -- and they were both posted on chinese state media -- was of peng shuai having dinner with her coach and
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friends on saturday night. the second one claimed to be peng shuai at a tournament prize giving on saturday morning, where she stepped forward and waved to the crowd. we have the ioc telling us they had this conversation with peng shuai yesterday. ros: our correspondent in shanghai said these videos released in quick succession suggest orchestration. reporter: it appears the proof of life test has been passed, but it is concerning -- the chinese authorities and peng as well felt to do this. it's not clear whether she is being held under duress or is able to speak her own mind. not much is clear. one said that she was doing fine and another person said she seemed fine. but at the moment, she has not been seen out and about on her own, free to speak. none of that is surprising, but nonetheless important to note.
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ros: let's focus on venezuela for a few minutes. officials say the ruling socialist party has won a big victory in recent elections. the president has 120 of the 23 provinces up for election. the opposition won only three. it's the first time in many years opposition parties have actually taken part in venezuela's elections. previously they claimed the entire process was rigged against them. our reporter is not in the capital -- i spoke to her just a few minutes ago. reporter: nearly three years ago, we had the leader of the national assembly, people thought that was a massive change and would be a political change at the top and they
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decided to back him. what's been fascinating coming here, juan guaido's popularly has waned and he got less support than he did. all he in venezuela, there is a feeling that politicians abandon people. it's so hard to find food, so hard to find work and decent health care and education. these are daily challenges for venezuela and people have given up on politics altogether, which is why we saw the low turnout. ros: that 40% figure what appeared to be low, but regional elections, do they have lower turnouts than national elections anyway or is that as low as it seems? reporter: overall, have seen a trend -- or member -- remember
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in 2018 with the election between mr. maduro and th opposition candidates, there was a feeling it was the government, that it was just mr. maduro 18 -- running and winning, and election nobody recognized. people here have given up. they feel there's no path forward and that is what is so difficult. this is interesting, these elections, because the map is what is going to happen in the next three years? the fact the opposition has three governorships, what can they do to turn the tables when it comes to politics? but certainly, the government is in a strong position and the opposition needs to work out a strategy beyond these elections. ros: i you want further information on any of the stories we cover on "outside source", you can get that
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