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this is bbc news. i'm carrie gracie. the headlines at 8pm. donald trump becomes only the the third us president in history to face an impeachment trial. his opponents outlined the case against him. those articles charge president donald john drum with abuse of power and obstruction of congress. the misconduct set out in articles is the most serious ever charged against a president. it's the witchhunt that's been going on for years. and frankly, it's disgraceful. earlier, and thousands of miles away from washington, donald trump launched a stinging attack on environmentalists at the world economic forum in davos. he criticised environmentalists who spread pessimism. this is a time for tremendous joy and hope, and optimism and action.
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but to embrace the future, we must reject perennial prophets of doom and their predictions of apocalypse. you say, "just leave this to us, we will fix this, we promise we won't let you down, don't be so pessimistic." and then, nothing. silence. the cost of a mistake: baby hayden died six days after birth. the bbc learns that the nhs legal bill for all negligence claims in england runs to billions. and the duke and duchess of sussex threatened legal action over photos taken by threatened legal action over photos ta ken by paparazzi threatened legal action over photos taken by paparazzi in canada.
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good evening. donald trump's impeachment trial has got under way in the senate in washington. mr trump is accused of abusing his position and obstructing an inquiry by congress. his opponents, the democrats, want to call witnesses. it's only the third time such a trial has happened in american history. the process involves several stages. in theory it could lead to donald trump being removed from office. the actual trial takes place in the senate the upper house, and that's the one starting today. the chamber of 100 senators acts as ajury — 53 the chamber of 100 senators acts as a jury — 53 senators are republican, and 47 are democrats. a two thirds vote is necessary for a president's removal, but it has never happened before. before the trial even started, senators had to decide the
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rules under which it would proceed. republicans have the majority in the senate, and here is republican senator mitch mcconnell complaining about the democrats who control the house of representatives. the senate's fair process will draw a sharp contrast with the unfair and precedent—breaking inquiry that was carried on by the house of representatives. the house broke with precedent by denying members of the republican minority the same rights that democrats had received when they were in the minority back in 1998. here in the senate, every single senator will have exactly the same rights and exactly the same ability to ask questions. the house broke with fairness by cutting president trump's counsel out of the inquiry to an unprecedented degree. here in the senate, the president's lawyers will finally receive a level playing field with the house democrats, and will finally be able to present the president's case.
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finally, some fairness. on every point of our straightforward resolution will bring the clarity and fairness that everyone deserves. the president of the united states, the house of representatives, and the american people. that gives you a sense of how partisan this all is. adam schiff is the democratic congressman leading the democratic congressman leading the prosecution, and he outlined the case against donald trump. the documents will come out in the end. the documents will be released that have been hiding through the freedom of information act or other means overtime. witnesses will tell their stories in books and film. the truth will come out. the question is, will
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it come out in time? and what answers shall be given if we did not pursue the truth now, and let it remain hidden until it was too late to consider on the profound issue of the president's guilt or innocence? there are many overlapping reasons for voting against this resolution, but they all converge on a single idea — fairness. the trial should be fairto the idea — fairness. the trial should be fair to the house, which has been wrongly deprived of evidence by a president who wishes to conceal it. it should be fair to the president, who would not benefit from an acquittal or dismissal if the trial is not viewed as fair. if it is not viewed as impartial. in fair to you senators who are tasked with the grave responsibility of determining whether to convict or acquit, and
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should do so with the benefit of all the facts. in fair to the american people who deserve the whole truth and who deserve representatives who will seek it on their behalf. anthony zircher is in washington for us. we are two hours in right now, what can you tell us so far? i think the interesting thing when you look at these arguments back and forth is what happened before those arguments even began. republican senate majority leader mitch mcconnell had released what he saw as the trial rules yesterday, and he made some last minute modifications to them. initially he said that both sides would get two days and 2a hours to make their opening statements. he a p pa re ntly make their opening statements. he apparently changed that, handwriting on the resolution to three days in 24 on the resolution to three days in 2a hours, giving both sides a little more time. there was also a rule that the senate would have to vote on whether to accept the evidence
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that the house of representatives had already compiled in their hearings for consideration in the trial. he changed that to now the evidence could be introduced unless there was an objection from somewhere in the senate. so generally when talking about how mitch mcconnell has a vote to set up this trial the way he wants from the get go with all the republicans sticking together, but this may be an indication that some of those moderate republican senators who we re moderate republican senators who were uneasy with the way things were heading upa were uneasy with the way things were heading up a little pressure on him perhaps from within to perhaps ease up perhaps from within to perhaps ease up on these stringent requirements he had put in. so that was noteworthy, the argument over the course of the past when he four hours was pretty much in keeping with what everyone expected. the house democrats made their case with more evidence to be introduced, meanwhile donald trump's lawyers have been fighting tooth and nail at every single point, saying this entire thing is essentially founded ona sham entire thing is essentially founded on a sham and everything drawn from
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that should be disregarded. we were saying a moment ago that it requires 4-5 saying a moment ago that it requires 11—5 republicans to shuffle across in order to make a chase go for witnesses. at what point do we get that decision? we should find out fairly soon. we've had these opening debates over the rules, they've already taken place, now there are some amendments being offered by the democrats also of the first amendment, offered by chuck schumer, to subpoena a whole range of documents at the white house has been unwilling to turn over to the investigators. there will be a vote on that, and we will see whether any of these republicans join with the democrats to support those subpoenas, or if they vote no. remember these are not the final deciding votes on this, there will be another vote on witnesses later today, as well. but that is just to set out and guarantee those things before we even get to the opening arguments of this trial. there will
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be another vote, according to mr mcconnell‘s rules, after those argument are made, which will be the final determining factor whether we see witnesses or documents. but chuck schumer, the senate democratic leader, said if you vote against these now, it will make it harder to vote for witnesses later on. so this will be a key point to keep an eye out for later today. anthony, thank you very much. joining us now from washington is the political analyst, author, and resident scholar at the american enterprise institute, dr norman 0rnstein. thank you so much forjoining us. what are your initial impressions of these proceeding? we know how this will play out. we know that the democrats, led by adam schiff, who gave a masterful opening statement which laid out the case against donald trump, will be followed by basically republican lawyers for donald trump attacking the impeachment manager, the process,
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and not offering much of a defence for donald trump. but they do this knowing that republican senators are pretty much going to fall in line with what mr trump wants, except perhaps on that matter of witnesses also and that is one of the resolution that senator mcconnell, the republican leader in the senate, brought up. it was amended even yesterday, he had some nervous colleagues who don't want this process to play out as unfair. an unfair trial, because there are a numberof unfair trial, because there are a number of republicans who are up in 2020 in this coming november. republican senators who are potentially vulnerable who really don't want to alienate those suburban, educated voters who supported him the last time but not this time. when you say they are up, they are up for reelection. 0f course somebody else up for reelection is trump himself, and we've got a bunch of democratic
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hopefuls as well who would like to get back out onto the campaign trail. so let's just deal with the question of the wider political arithmetic of this. how do you see the swing voters of the us in relation to this impeachment trial? in your view, are they paying attention to every breath so far? we won't find all that many americans, save for people like me, who will be paying attention to every breath. and of course, part of the reason why mr mcconnell created the rules that he did, where there is a total of 24 hours available for the house impeachment managers to make their case, but he's doing it over two days where they start at 1pm, which means that with breaks, they will go to 3am if they use all their time. he wants to have much of this done during hours when nobody will be paying attention. but the fact is that the most important votes in
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states like colorado, maine, iowa, arizona, are coming from educated, suburban voters who voted republican in 2016 and gave donald trump and a lot of what he needed, but voted for democrats for congress in those midterm elections in 2018. and if the word seeps out, and if they watch only a few hours in prime time, you can be sure that adam schiff, the head of the house delegation, will be making his strongest arguments in the first two hours when they convene, 1—3 pm. when some people will pay attention, and even more from 8pm to 10—11 pm. when more people will be paying attention. he wants to convince them that this is not a fair trial and that this is not a fair trial and that trump is guilty, and that republicans who vote to acquit are ignoring their constitutional responsibilities. and with more
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republican seats up for contest in 2020, with donald trump very likely on that ballot and states like arizona, michigan, pennsylvania and wisconsin, the critical ones for him -if wisconsin, the critical ones for him — if you can get those voters to think twice about whether they want republicans, we will see an outcome that will not be pleasing to either mrtrump or that will not be pleasing to either mrtrump oer that will not be pleasing to either mr trump or mr mcconnell. that is interesting because in previous analysis, sometimes people have said that out of this hole impeachment proceedings, the democrats could find themselves the biggest losers. but it sounds like you are edging towards the other analysis? that the republicans could lose most? well we know now, for example, that the latest poll we have from cnn, a pretty reliable pole, shows we have 5196 pretty reliable pole, shows we have 51% of americans who say that donald trump should be removed from office.
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69% say there should be witnesses at the trial. so i think democrats, as long as they don't blow this completely, and putting adam schiff, a very responsible and articulate man in charge, is a very good move on their part. they're unlikely to suffer as much. now consider that there are basically three categories of voters in america, to put it in very simple sick terms. there are the strong democratic partisans, including voters who say they are independent but lean democratic and vote the way democrats do, and a similar category on the republican side. they are unlikely to be swayed by any of the proceedings here, except perhaps to get more riled up and charged up and determined to vote. so it is that group in the middle which consist both of people who pay no attention to politics and are less likely to vote, and those educated suburban voters, many of whom have identified as republicans,
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but are uneasy about donald trump is back misogyny and the corruption that they see, who will be on the line here. a lot of those republican senators are banking on getting an enormous turn out from that ardent base. but if they lose those suburban voters, some of them will be unemployed come next january. fascinating talking to you, thanks so fascinating talking to you, thanks so much forjoining us. my pleasure. plenty mortifying on that on the online site, click on the link there. while history unfolded in washington with the start of those impeachment proceedings, donald trump himself was embroiling himself in one of the global challenges of our time — how to deal or not deal with the climate crisis. the venue was the world economic forum in davos in switzerland, which brings together some of the most influential business and political leaders every year. donald trump talked about a need for optimism, while greta thunberg
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insisted the world was on fire. 0ur diplomatic correspondent james robbins reports. getting away from it all? donald trump has flown over 4,000 miles from washington to the alpine heights of davos, hoping to look more like a president on the world stage, less like a defendant back home. he is treading carefully on all of the ice and snow — any fall here would look terrible. but will this gathering of the world economic forum 5,000 feet up in switzerland give an embattled president the high ground he craves? even without impeachment, he is way out of step with the main goal of this meeting — to do much more to tackle global temperature rise. but to embrace the possibilities of tomorrow, we must reject the perennial prophets of doom and their predictions of the apocalypse. they are the heirs of yesterday's
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foolish fortune—tellers, and i have them and you have them, and we all have them — and they want to see us do badly, but we don't let that happen. being here today in switzerland and not in washington, the president may feel that he is among friends, surrounded by more than 100 fellow billionaires. but in truth, he is in a much more vulnerable and uncomfortable position than any of them. i'm a big believer in the environment. right now, we are doing extremely well in the united states. but what i want is the cleanest water, the cleanest air, and that is what we are going to have, that is what we have now. so who are the world's biggest polluters? the us is the second largest producer of c02, accounting for nearly 15% of global emissions. but china is responsible for nearly double that. the next biggest emitters of carbon dioxide are india, russia and japan, which produce another 15% of emissions between them. britain accounts for 1.1% of the total.
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one of donald trump's fiercest critics is also here in davos. greta thunburg, swedish teenage climate activist, wants to hold everyone to account on behalf of her generation, accusing governments worldwide of empty promises. the fact that the usa is leaving the paris accord seemed to outrage and worry everyone. and it should. but the fact that we are all about to fail the commitments up for in the paris agreement doesn't seem to bother the people in power even the least. donald trump will be using the rest of his time in davos to focus on one—to—one meetings with other world leaders. he will be discussing everything from trade disputes to the huge tensions of the middle east. but the long shadow of events in washington still seems to reach here to switzerland. james robbins, bbc news, davos.
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i'm sure we will have lots of coverage in that touch of that in oui’ coverage in that touch of that in our pp review at 10:40pm and again at 11:30pm this evening —— that's the papers. 0ur guestsjoining me tonight are kate andrews, an economic correspondent from the spectator, and polly mackenzie, director of the cross—party the headlines on bbc news... the impeachment trial of donald trump has begun. trump is charged with abusing the power of his office and obstructing the subsequent inquiry by congress. meanwhile, he has mounted a strong attack on the climate change movement during his speech in switzerland. the nhs in england faces paying up £4.3 billion in legal fees to settle outstanding claims of clinical negligence.
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sport now — and for a full round up, from the bbc sport centre, here's adam wild. good evening. a busy night in the premier league is well under way, with six matches, most of them reaching the half—time stage. manchester city fc have the chance to close the gap on leaders liverpool at sheffield united. gabrieljesus saved a few minutes ago, so it is still going. born are leading 2—0 against brighton. —— bournemouth. chelsea against arsenal was late to kick off, that is just under way at stamford bridge, no goals they as yet. 0ne under way at stamford bridge, no goals they as yet. one of the world's best footballers, killian and bobby, has told the bbc he is not considering a move to the premier league until the... he is currently at paris st. germain and on course to win a title, despite
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being linked with moving to real madrid and liverpool, he feels he owes some loyalty to the french giants. is not the moment. the time is the money democrat in money time. everybody will talk about it, and it is not good for psg. i think about the club, and the club has me because i came here at 18 years, i was talented but not a superstar. now i'm a superstar thanks to the international team. so i have to stay calm and focused, and give 100%. now i'm focused on my game. for britons were knocked out on day two of the australian open, only qualifier harriet dart bucked the trend to the recall her first main draw victory. she fought back brilliantly to be back japan's opponent, all the way to a final set tie—breaker. tough task up next for her, the current wimbledon champ
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cheat —— champion simona halep. not great news for the rest, you had a come to her all out. i deafly thought she up her game and i kept trying to tell myself to stay aggressive —— definitely thought. just keep doing what you're doing and hopefully get you an opportunity. i was really committing to my game plan, and it definitely helped that i was very composed. just keep fighting for the ball, and idid just keep fighting for the ball, and i did everything really well. anotherformer i did everything really well. another former semifinalist, kyle edmond, is also out, losing and straight sets to the serbian layer. it is the fourth time he's been knocked out in the first round in six appearance in melbourne. he has insisted he has to learn from it. the irfu says saracens players who move abroad following the club's relegation may still be selected for england. it was announced over the weekend that the club will be relegated following the salary cap
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scandal, and players are now meeting with the club to discuss their futures. the irfu does not normally select english based players overseas u nless select english based players overseas unless under exceptional circumstances. there are no winners in this. saracens have done a tremendous amount of good for the game, a lot of england players are come from there. but clearly they been found guilty of breaching rules and regulation, so i think they elected the right way to stamp on that. but nobody wins in this. so it is now about make sure we recover. elsewhere in rugby union, steve aldrich is to become a lester tiger's new head coach. he's currently working under eddiejones in the england set up and willjoin with the premier league strugglers when his national commitments are over. he replaces john when his national commitments are over. he replacesjohn murphy, who is moving to the director of rugby road. south africa's test caption democrat captain has been left out against england next month. quinton de kock will lead an inexperienced squad for the three match series.
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england currently leads the test series between the sides to— one with one game left to play following victory in poor elizabeth yesterday -- 2-1. victory in poor elizabeth yesterday —— 2—1. that's all a sport for now, i will have more at 10:30pm. jess phillips has dropped out of the labour leadership contest, leaving four candidates in the race to succeed jeremy corbyn. the birmingham yardley mp said the next leader had to unite the whole labour movement, and she said that person is not her. emily thornberry, sir keir starmer, rebecca long bailey, and lisa nandy are still vying to be labour leader come 4 april. this afternoon, the gmb union came out in support of lisa nandy. the nhs in england faces more than £4 billion pounds in legal fees to settle outstanding claims of clinical negligence that's according to figures obtained by bbc news. the total estimated cost of all unsettled claims now stands at £83 billion — that's more than
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doubled in four years. the department of health has pledged to tackle what it calls "the unsustainable rise in the cost of clinical negligence". angus crawford has more. brother, son, grandson. this is hayden. wow. a video filmed when he was just hours old. but later, he was rushed to hospital. and after a failure to treat a virus, which attacked his heart, he died there. he lived forjust six days. every pa rent‘s worst every parent's worst nightmare. we had to sit there and watch our son slowly die in front of our eyes, literally. to find out the truth, they felt they had no choice but to sue. you can't bring that person back, nothing is going to bring them back, and the only thing that helps is to have acknowledgement that they existed. that they mattered. and answers. i haven't really thought about it as suing the nhs.
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i felt about it as kind of fighting for a voice for hayden, and fighting for, you know, acknowledgement of his life and his rights. i don't think we would have got the answers we had any other way. the hospital did eventually admit liability, years later. that picture is being repeated across england. payments for clinical negligence have doubled since 2015. last year, the nhs paid out £2.3 billion. but the total cost of outstanding claims now stands at a staggering £83 billion, and we have learned legal fees make up £4.3 billion of that. compensation comes from a central fund, topped up every year by the hospitals themselves. the rise in pay—outs down to failures in maternity care. lifetime support for babies, injured at birth.
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more complex cases, and a change in how claims are calculated. but lawyers for patients warn safety failings are really the key issue. you have patients who are injured negligently and that is why they have to be compensated. what we should be looking at is improving patient care and safety. we would then have less injured patients and the cost of litigation would come down. the government says it is committed to tackling the unsustainable rise in the cost of clinical negligence, and its ambition is for the nhs to be the safest health care system in the world. but hayden's death is evidence of a system that failed. 0ne his parents believe is in urgent need of reform. there is a death and you pay. there is a death, you pay. there is an injury, you pay — and they're not actually fixing the source of the problems, so it is just going to be repeated. angus crawford, bbc news.
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prince harry is threatening to take legal action over paparazzi photos taken of his wife, meghan. the duke and duchess of sussex issued a warning to the media after pictures of the duchess in canada were published in the papers and on websites. they were reportedly taken by photographers hiding in bushes with long lenses. harryjoined meghan and archie this morning. let's speak now to the presenter of on the island, the breakfast show in victoria from victor hoover i have learned. —— vancouver island. a surprise that no suit willjust know sooner surprise that no suit willjust know sooner than they are right that there is a row over privacy and photographs? i'm not, that's only because i lived in the uk and london forfour because i lived in the uk and london for four years, because i lived in the uk and london forfour years, and because i lived in the uk and london for four years, and i've because i lived in the uk and london forfour years, and i've seen because i lived in the uk and london for four years, and i've seen the paparazzi is in the media coverage of the royals. but to your point
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over whether it is unusual or usual here, it is really unusual. we in the media typically don't cover stories or celebrities in this way. there's not a lot ofjumping out of bushes, as it was described. so in that sense, i'm surprised, but we've seen the press cover the royals in this way in the uk, and it seems as if it's just followed meghan and harry here to vancouver island. so i would be surprised if canadian newspapers and so on started covering it this way, but i have to say i'm not that surprised if it is the uk paparazzi here. it's a bit of an unfair question, but do you know what the law surrounding this is? because of course in the uk, there is some right to privacy, even in a public space. you cannot put up camera and someone's face and photograph them, as we saw a few yea rs photograph them, as we saw a few years ago with kate and her supermarket shopping on the island of angles, that was an invasion of privacy. does the same apply it in
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canada? that's a good question, i'm not a lawyer but i imagine the cbc lawyers would be twitching in their seats to hear me say this. but i think this will be a test of privacy law here in canada. i do know as a television reporter, we felt co mforta ble television reporter, we felt comfortable and we were instructed we are ok, if we were standing on a public road and someone were to come walking along us on the sidewalk or pavement, under canadian law, we are under, or within our rights to take images of them. now it is different when you are on private property or if the person is on private property. i don't claim to be an expert on this, but i wouldn't be surprised if this perhaps gets challenged and sets a precedent in canadian law if the paparazzi are to stay and follow extremely closely. there are some people here who are saying that a swifter way of ensuring privacy would be to situate yourself amid acres and acres of
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land, or build a high wall around your home — one or the over there, or both. are there canadian celebrities who do this?|j or both. are there canadian celebrities who do this? i have to say, especially here in victoria, a small city of 3—4000, i bumped into hollywood movie stars, or i've seen them walking along the streets. most that's mostly people leave them alone. perhaps they value privacy, so to some extent, maybe it hasn't been necessary. but the estate that they are staying at, whether they own it or not, is quite private from the road. but some paparazzi have been trying to get an ocean view because it is oceanfront, and one boat tour operator flat out said no toatv boat tour operator flat out said no to a tv crew, saying he would not hound megan mckay meghan and harry. that is an interesting idea, that local canadians would be acting as
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local canadians would be acting as local insulation material to protect harry and meghan from the local paparazzi. i suppose it sounds as if the international paparazzi don't really look like canadians when they come to vancouver island anyway. really look like canadians when they come to vancouver island anywaylj come to vancouver island anyway.” think it isjust come to vancouver island anyway.” think it is just their long lenses, to be honest, that gives them away. but we've seen that insulation effect, as you call it, with neighbours in this area just north of the city of victoria, getting upset and talking to local media saying they've had it with these photographers coming around and feeling defensive for harry and meghan, even though they've only just said hello to them walking the dog. but people are feeling defensive on their behalf and wanting to guard their privacy for them. it's been great talking to you, ido them. it's been great talking to you, i do hope the royal couple, or the slightly less royal couple, the duke and duchess, i hope they come onto your breakfast show at some point and do a nice interview for you, and we will talk to you again then? i wouldn't say no to that. thank you. goodbye. now it's time for a
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look at the weather. hello there, we've seen some big differences in cloud across the uk. those temperatures have been dropping away, but with cloudier skies tending to move down from the north, we should see those temperatures are covering later on in the night. still some areas of mist and fog around here and there by the end of the night, the lowest temperatures will be in the far south of england, much milder further north. a different look to the day across a good part of england and wales, compared with today. wednesday, in much cloudier look to the weather, misty and murky in the hills perhaps. for the most part, i think will be dry with a few spots of drizzle around, but not a great deal of sunshine. the best of it will be across the northeast of scotland, very mild here. elsewhere even further south, despite more cloud around, temperatures will be higher than we've seen over the past couple days. high pressure still in charge, we have generally more dry and quiet cloudy weather as we head into thursday. a bit more of a
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breeze in the scotland, bringing some patchy rain. hello, this is bbc news. with me carrie gracie. the headlines. the impeachment trial has begun. the present has been charged with abuse of power of his argus —— office stomach is not a strong attack on the climate change movement during a speech to potable and business leaders at the world economic form in switzerland. here in england faces paying up £4.3 billion in legal fees to settle outstanding claims of medical negligence. and the duke and duchess of sussex threatened legal action over photos taken by paparazzi in canada. where they has set up home. just phillips pulls out of the race to be the next labour leader seen the party needs someone who will unite all sides of the movement. —— saying
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the party needs. staying with that labour leadership race dropping out of the contest or today just phillips, race dropping out of the contest or todayjust phillips, leaving four candidates in the race to succeed jeremy corbyn. she said the next leader had to unite the whole labour movement and that was not her. are put coal correspondent has been also the headquarters of the gmb union who were holding hearings with the leadership candidates in the afternoon. the gmb‘s executive is in many behind me that in some hours hearing from the labour leadership candidates apart from just phillips as she is pulled out of the race for some it is a pretty decisive victory for lisa nandy. wise are such strong support for lisa nandy? she performed very well, there were some testing hustings,
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difficult questions for all candidates. most difficult question? how are you going to bring us back to power and unite the party? the overwhelming majority felt that lisa nandy was a breath of fresh air. she understands the extent of the challenge that we have a mountain to climb. she was the one with the optimism, innovation, the ideas, the creativity and a decisive result and one am proud to back subway the differences between her and keir starmer and getting his agency nominations... why do people think that she has notjust the edge right away reps from every region dow was there a stance towards a london candidate? i think in the movement, we talk too much from the prism of our own eyes. people across the uk wa nt to our own eyes. people across the uk want to see someone who they can trust, who speaks for them it has the same experiences and have been through life's challenges like they have. lisa nandy one that by a mile,
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we had no discussion about whether it should be a woman, it can't be a bloke not met it was none of that. it was who was the best person to not only unite the labour party but potentially take us back to power in 2024 was up that's a big as but lisa nandy was the one to inspire us to say that working next to me, she can get us the key to number ten in 2002 four... she spent a long time doing work on towns and perhaps labour outside the big cities, wheezing to support even before the 2019 general election. how much did that stick with the people? it was uppermost in my mindi with the people? it was uppermost in my mind i have to say. i have set with her for three my mind i have to say. i have set with herfor three orfour my mind i have to say. i have set with her for three or four years talking about how we need to re—connect with our coal for communities and reconnect with our steel communities. suddenly everyone is saying the same, i am say she's four years ahead of her time, that's the sort of innovation, creativity,
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the sort of innovation, creativity, the boldness that lisa nandy showed today and my executive the same. you thought that she comes across as a winnerfor thought that she comes across as a winner for a thought that she comes across as a winnerfor a different thought that she comes across as a winner for a different generation of some importance. nonetheless she doesn't have any constituency nominations. there seems to be a groundswell —— not to be a grasso support of her and the party. why she so proper with the unions but not the grassroots? i think it's because people have not seen her operate or in action yet. i think thatis operate or in action yet. i think that is why the gmb‘s decision to nominate lisa nandy today was so important, it is absolute crucial for that this will give lisa nandy the springboard she needs. i'm asking, almost imploring people listen to what she has to say, watch how she operates, she's a class act andi how she operates, she's a class act and i think she's the one that can not only lead the labour party but we despite the power. just phillips was such appear today, but she is now formally pulled out.” was such appear today, but she is now formally pulled out. i did not hear that she pulled out because i
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was in the hustings. it's a shame she wasn't able to be here today. thanks very much. tim broached general secretary of the gmb, the first union of its size to back lisa nandy, she had these small national unions. but with this big union the way that weaver party union operates —— was a breath, she is almost guaranteed to go to the formal ballot and going to the member ship next month. ben watson. batra tops are enough with president trump's impeachment trial. mrtrump is mr trump is accused of abusing his position and obstructing congress. the democrats want witnesses was at this is on the third time that such trial has happened in american history. laurie laird is an american politics commentator and economistjournalist, shejoins me. thank you so much for coming in. you have been watching moment by moment, what you make of it so far? such a
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geek here, i have been absolutely glued to this. every stage of this impeachment hearing has been more compelling at least for journalists then the stage that came before it. we have seen the opening argument. where we are now and where things get interesting, chuck schumer who is the senate minority leader has introduced an amendment. this amendment tries to subpoena documents from the white house. both sides with debate, we are about 14 minutes into the democratic side, republicans will get to rebut this and then there will be a vote. —— 40 minutes for some reason to keep in mind this is we have a couple of republicans waddling a little bit and they... if we get a vote and a full with the democrats, this is not such a walk as we think it will be. it doesn't look at the president will be removed from office, you need a two thirds vote to remove them from office, it probably won't happen, that would mean 20 republicans would have to vote with
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democrats. but if we are seeing 4—6 republicans for for more evidence, it shows that mitch mcconnell the senate majority leader doesn't quite have that walk on the chamber that he has had for the past three years. is that when you're betting on that at this point that you don't think he has the walk and that those republics are going to go across? he has made some big concessions compared to the resolution that he filed last night. he has stretched the debate over three days rather than to for crucially than that, he has said that the evidence uncovered by the house inquiry that we saw on television i month ago, that can be admitted into evidence. he wasn't one to let that happen without a vote. and you can see this resolution there are handwritten notes hastily put in margins, this isa notes hastily put in margins, this is a real climb—down that he did not do for democrats, he did for republicans. why do those republicans. why do those republicans want that? because they are slightly playing with fire, aren't they? we don't know what is in the documents, we don't know what would be in the witness evidence, it could be damaging. absolutely and in
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the clinton hearings, all of the witnesses had been deposed so witnesses had been deposed so witnesses were called later, we knew what they were going to say but some of these witnesses could be people likejohn bolton the national security adviser, a loose cannon, we have no idea what he may say. some of these republicans may be interested who didn't necessary support donald trump or didn't support donald trump or didn't support donald trump by all that much. we also have two women, lisa murkowski of alaska and susan collins of maine who have tended to be more moderate and vote with their consciousness. a number of reasons why the republicans may rake ranks. we had on another expert this hour. he said they're looking over their shoulder because they are facing potentially reelection and some of their constituents will want to see a symbols of fairness in the trial. do you think that is what is going on? i don't think that much and i saw that interview and he has so many intelligent things to say but i am not as convinced as he is that
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there are swing voters left in the us. 2019, people had made up their minds. i think what the 20/20 election will come down to his who turns up in votes? what the republicans be route enough to get up republicans be route enough to get up off the sofa, will be the democrats we fight up enough behind a particular candidate to get off their sofa? this one will be about turnout, i do nothing people will change their minds. and you think we can tell at this point to whether this impeachment trial is meant to play into that do i get off the sofa or not? hard to tell at this moment because every poll says that the country is polarised. republican support donald trump remaining in office, democrats want to see the back of him. nobody is moving here. 7% of people pulled do want to see some witnesses here, but that is a pre—selected group, people who are actually paying attention to this. the democrats need to be very careful, they need to not look vengeful and i think they need to compact this is much as possible. i think anything that drives on does
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not benefit the democrats. and it does not benefit them because? because people have got bored of this. people want this wrapped up. and will hold them responsible for boring them? very simple concept that they can understand is what they want. the clinton tried did ta ke they want. the clinton tried did take longer, people understood that one of little bit better and my god think about bill clinton, he seems quaint what we were talking about two decades ago was my this is more complicated. what constitutes abuse of office. is that a crime? it doesn't have to be a crime to be impeached, a crime becomes whatever the senate says it is. i think one thing to look out for that is fascinating is that the senate jurors have been sworn in. that means a couple of democratic presidential candidates, amy klobuchar, help me out here... elizabeth warren. bernie sanders. they are not campaigning. the iowa caucuses are on the 3rd of february. these guys are back on capitol hill. it treats an opening forjoe biden
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which is what donald trump did not wa nt to which is what donald trump did not want to see. that's what got us here in the first place. careful of the unintended consequences of your actions. and for trump we have seen him out endeavour those today, distracting from events on capitol hill. i thing that was a difficult decision, whether to send the president to davos or not. but i think that was for the republicans probably a smart move rather than having him watching this on television, he is watching on television, he is watching on television in switzerland. but he is standing up on a world stage was up he may be saying things that are quite controversial, but he is assaying them in front of a body of the great and good, the worthy at davos. i think that was the right decision to get him out of town. thanks for the analysis, thanks for having you on. new was ending the automatic release from prison are being introduced. new measures could also involve the use of lie detector tests. this says how much monitoring
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it released terrorist needs. it comes in the wake of the fish mongers hall terror attack in november where it was memcon killed two people while out of prison on licence was in our home affairs correspondent daniel sanford reports. the man who carried out the fishmonger solitaire in november had come out of prison just one year earlier. he had been serving 16 yea rs earlier. he had been serving 16 years for preparing terrorist acts but had been released automatically halfway through that sentence. prompting widespread criticism of the criminal justice prompting widespread criticism of the criminaljustice system. the father of jack maritime at the young men killed here at fishmonger saul has said that his son would not have one his death to be used justify tough first sentencing for terrorism. but today the government is doing exactly that. watching elite police firearms officers as they train to combat terrorism, the
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home secretary priti patel announced that by mid march there will be a new counterterrorism bill before parliament ending the automatic early release of the most serious terrorist prisoners. and raising the minimum sentencejudges terrorist prisoners. and raising the minimum sentence judges can terrorist prisoners. and raising the minimum sentencejudges can pass. terrorist prisoners. and raising the minimum sentence judges can pass. we will ensure that we will increase sentences to 14 years for the offenders who are involved in planning terrorist offences. it also involved in training for terrorist offences as well. and with that, we are absolutely clear that we are going to be reviewing licencing conditions so that people do not have early release. industries say they will introduce lie detector tests to help monitor people recently released from prison for terrorist offences, something jack merritt‘s father said was a cynical headline grabbing gimmick. there we re headline grabbing gimmick. there were also be more psychologists and imams in involved in deradicalise inc. prisoners but the mother of this man who died in the manchester
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attack said that preventing extremism is as important. it is great to look at prison sentences and punishment and all of that and investing money in more staff and all that but what is more important is to prevent things from happening in the first place. which to me is martin's law which is putting money into prevent. once somebody has been radicalised, no one is saying there isa radicalised, no one is saying there is a 100% care to read that they can be deradicalise but if there is a chance, we ought to be funding that... counterterrorism police warned that their workload has gone up warned that their workload has gone up by warned that their workload has gone up bya warned that their workload has gone up by a third in three years and agree that more needs to be done on diverting people away from extremism. daniel sanford, bbc news. time for the headlines now on bbc news. the impeachment trial of donald trump has begun. the present is charged with abusing the power of his office and obstructing a subs when required by congress. meanwhile president trump has mounted a strong
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attack on the climate change movement during a speech to political and business leaders at the world economic forum in switzerland. the nhs and engman faces paying out £4.3 billion in legal fees to settle out outstanding claims of critical net widgets. an update on the market numbers for you here's how london's and frankfurt ended the day. and in the the united states this is how the dow and the nasdaq are getting on. the dow and nasdaq on their way down. austria has been ravaged by bushfires since september. killing 29 people and destroying thousands of homes. millions of hectares of woodland have been completely devastated and despite heavy rain and hailstorms in some areas over the weekend many fires are still burning. but as our correspondent nick beake found out, fresh hope is rising from the ashes. in this silent bleakness, it's hard to find comfort. but look closer. new hope. new colour.
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new beginnings. these brutal fires may have scorched so much of the bush in this vast country, but already there is life once more. a month ago, this is what confronted jez and deb. they watched as the flames raced across their land. so, the fire came over the top of this ridge, and then jumped over the gully and roared up this side. much of the thick vegetation was incinerated, but now... even after all the fire, you can see that after a bit of moisture and a bit of rain this angophora has started to shoot. what do you make of that? that's pretty incredible, to be honest with you. jez and deb have been looking for signs of recovery. this is a place that's been stripped bare, but not destroyed. these trees actually need the fire to regenerate. the seed pods here open
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with the heat, so it's a good thing that the fire goes through for this banksia tree. you have to look for the best anyway, so yes, we'll use this as a restart, and try and create a place better for the wildlife and all vegetation and such. we are seeing signs of new life, all across fire scorched australia. flickers of hope, after these darkest of months, and it's a much needed tonic for the thousands of people who are now trying to rebuild their own lives. he does like to get out of his bag and stretch his legs a bit. and for some native animals who survived the fire, including jake, a gentle reintroduction to their transformed habitat. he's not a wallaby, and he's not a kangaroo. he's a wallaroo. there may be strength in adversity here, but no—one wants to be rebuilding time and time again. i hope that in the future this is a little bit of a wake up call. it's never too late to change the way that we do agriculture
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and do coal mining and that sort of thing in australia. so yes, you can see new life here, but with other fires still burning it's a new urgency that is needed to protect the future of this land. nick beake, bbc news, new south wales. universities have had a tough time of it financially in recent years. and one way they've coped is by attracting increasing numbers of foreign students. more chinese students than ever are studying here, up by a third in just five years according to latest figures. they are the largest single group with 120,000 students. a lot more than india, which comes second, and almost as many as all eu countries combined. so something of a financial windfall but mps are warning about the influence of the chinese government on campus. as part of our series on immigration, our education editor branwenjeffreys has been to the university of liverpool — which has the highest proportion
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of students from mainland china. # the sun never goes down until night. ..# my name is deng renwei. in the uk, people call me kevin here. # it's liverpool. ..# music brought him to study in liverpool. now he's writing songs about the city for his band. kevin told me being a student here has given him a different perspective. it makes me think things more objectively, especially when it comes to a global matter. i won't... i won't see it only in a chinese perspective. almost one in five students at this university are from china, paying fees two or three times higher than uk students. in a uni lab, yang bai is working on clean energy, a graduate doing research. the chinese government
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is paying for him to be here. before i came here, i'd never seen a laboratory that looks like this. it's amazing. so this is a world—class facility? yes. firstly, iwould bring the future to real life. so the science here is being carried out across two countries. china has almost unrivalled resources to put behind research. the chinese government is paying for 40 phd students to use the world—class facilities here. it's part of a much wider collaboration, but it's a relationship that some believe has to be handled with care. so would the university risk offending the chinese government? would a pro—democracy speaker from hong kong be welcome? we would want to be sensitive to the relationships that we have with any partner. but, you know, we are part of the uk higher education sector. freedom of speech is really important to us.
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and yet mps are genuinely worried that universities are being naive in the way that they are engaging with china. i don't think we're influenced in a negative way. china is now the second largest research and development economy in the world. you know, they have a quarter of all research and development scientists and researchers in the world. you know, we cannot afford to ignore the contributions that chinese research can make. when democracy protesters took to the streets in hong kong, there was an impact on uk campuses. i travelled to another part of the country to meet hong kong chinese students. if i get identified by the chinese embassy or the chinese government, then i might put the safety of relatives i have living in china under threat. they say they've been intimidated by mainland chinese students.
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i've had death threats on mainland people's group chats of them saying that they want to kill me. 0ver things that i've put up on the university campus, and they're saying that they'll bring knives to kill me. and they've also harassed me by taking photos of the stuff i put up and where i stay. young people, thousands of miles from home, theirfamilies paying for a british education. but does their government now have a bigger say on uk campuses? branwen jeffreys, bbc news. now it's time for a look at the weather with darren. hello there, the weather should even out a bit more over the coming few days with more cloud more widely. today, we certainly saw some contrast after a frosty start, sunny skies, the sun going down with clear skies and temperatures are dropping away. but other areas have been stuck
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under a layer of cloud all day and temperatures haven't risen very much at all. but it has been pretty mild. that cloud that we've got more across northern and western areas is sinking its way southwards. so, the temperatures will dip for a while underneath the clearer skies across england and wales and then possibly recover later. lowest temperatures by the end of the night in the far south of england. there may be still a few fog and mist patches around. it will certainly be milder as you head further north. now, we still got high pressure in charge of our weather. not really moving very far at the moment. around the top of that, we've introduced this atlantic air bringing in cloud and drawing mild air from the north as well. so, much more cloud around i think more widely on wednesday. cloudier skies around southern and eastern parts of england compared with today. there may be some sunshine now and again. i think the best of it will be in the north—east of scotland where we've got more of a shelter from that south—westerly breeze. for many though, the winds are very light, not stirring things up at all. it could be a bit misty and murky in the hills but temperatures widely in double figures are mild today even across southern
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and eastern parts of england underneath all that cloud and very mild in the north—east of scotland. more cloudy weather through thursday and friday across the north of scotland. briefly we will have a very weak weather front and then we look to the atlantic to start to ring in a bit of a change during the weekend. this is the picture on saturday and for many of us, it's going to be dry. we've got more of a south to south—westerly breeze picking up and it may introduce one or two showers out towards the west ahead of a band of cloud and rain that is a weather front and those temperatures 9—10 degrees or so. so, still pretty mild but maybe not a huge amount of sunshine. as we move into sunday, we will find that band of rain pushing down across england and wales. very light and patchy. once that moves through, we get much more sunshine following and a few showers up towards the north—west, perhaps wintry over the higher ground. the air gets a bit colder, nothing desperately cold. still some milder air hanging on towards the south—east corner of england. a more definite change in the weather looks likely as we head into next week.
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we are going to find some strengthening winds and that brings more unsettled weather.
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hello, i'm ros atkins, this is 0utside source. the impeachment trial of donald trump has begun. but senators are not debating the president's behaviour yet — first they need to agree on the rules. nobody — nobody will dictate senate procedure to united states senators. the mcconnell rules seem to be designed by president trump for president trump. you'll remember the mining company vale and its deadly dam collapse last year which claimed more than 250 lives. prosecutors are pressing homicide charges against the company's former president, and 15 other people. china's new coronavirus is spreading. the us has confirmed its first case of the illness.


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