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so if china were to take a strong hand with hong kong, of course that would be viewed negatively by the west, in particular the us, and it would really and that function of hong kong for china. and i think have a very detrimental effect on capital flowing in and out of china. welcome to bbc news, speaking of the us, where does i'm reged ahmad. our top stories: the us fit into this? is china keeping one eye medical officials in new york say on the united states as it baits the death of the disgraced what to do with the situation? financier, jeffrey one would think that it is. epstein was suicide. right now in the us there are more air travellers across the us negative views of china are facing major delays as a computer failure led to chaos. than positive views. the hollywood actor peter fonda, famous for the film classic "easy rider" has died at the age of 79. this is bbc news, the headlines: one can understand that, given the rhetoric coming from the white house. but it is also true that there have a post—mortem in new york city has been warnings from the democrats determined that the death as well, speaker nancy pelosi has of the disgraced us warned china about taking financierjeffrey epstein was suicide by hanging. a strong hand in hong kong. us media had earlier reported so i think that china speculation that epstein, hello and welcome. will be watching the us, and knowing that the us a post—mortem examination has would probably respond strongly concluded that the death of the disgraced financier, if the protesters were dealt with in a jeffrey epstein, was suicide. strong way, in a violent way,
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which of course nobody wants to see. the 66—year—old, who was being held and just briefly, where do you think in a new york prison, things are going to go economically? was awaiting trial on child sex trafficking charges. do you think we are going to see big the chief medical examiner's office said that epstein had hanged himself businesses moving out of hong kong at the moment? and that a full report would be issued later. our north america correspondent, i don't, unless the situation really gets out of control. the hong kong police have said they have the situation under control and if it remains the way peter bowes has more. that it is, and perhaps there is some negotiated settlement over the next few months, i think that hong kong will easily recover. the business functions statement from the coroner that the that it provides are vital, and it will take more cause of death was suicide by hanging, there has been a considerable amount of speculation regarding the circumstances of his than that to dislodge it. death and it looks like that speculation will continue. there has been a statement from mr epstein‘s legal team in which they talk about the mediaeval conditions at the riot police in zimbabwe have used prison where he spent his final tear gas and buttons to disperse hours, and they go on to say that the defence team fully intends to hundreds of anti—government protesters. witnesses said police also used water cannons are to conduct its own independent and demonstrators began a sitdown com plete conduct its own independent and complete investigation into the protest. this happen soon onto the circumstances and cause of mr main opposition party called off a
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mass demonstration over the epstein‘s death, including, they country's deepening economic crisis. say, if necessary, legalaction epstein‘s death, including, they say, if necessary, legal action to view pivotal videos if they exist, the statement says, as they should, the police had feared violence, but of the area approximate to mr epstein‘s sell at the time period todayit the police had feared violence, but today it did not come from the leading to his death. they say they protesters. as opposition supporters are not satisfied with the conclusions of the medical examiner. staged a sit—in, the police set upon so questions still to be asked, and them. several people were injured as they tried to flee, including this of course, we know that an investigation is under way into the way that the prison service was woman. the protesters have been operating on that night of his disbursed for now, and as you can death, and we also know that the see, there is a heavy police presence. several hundred opposition investigation continues into the and civil society members gathered allegation that mr epstein was facing the sex trafficking charges, here on the streets, singing and chanting, saying they wanted some and any possible co—conspirators that have been working with him. younger to leave power. earlier, thousands of travellers passing through us airports are facing long delays because of a breakdown in the customs processing system. authorities say there is "no indication the disruption several hundred people had gathered is malicious in nature." in defiance of a police band to for more we spoke to a passenger caught up in the chaos. pressure the government to act on declining standards of living. jonathan ivelaw—chapman flew zimbabwe is beset with many in to dulles airport near washington problems. joblessness, rising prices, and shortages of water,
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from london's heathrow airport power and fuel. despite the and has spent hours waiting in a line at customs. stand—off with police, defiant protesters returned again and again. and we were caught up in the well my flight was seven hours and it took me five hours to clear crossfire. the opposition has through from landing, just to get described the state's response is out of the customs right now. overkill. we are facing a so ijust managed to get through. confrontational regime. they cannot so it is 2:50pm now. be above the people, they cannot what was interesting was watching defeat the people. smith tried it how the american queues, and was defeated. mugabe tried it how the locals, domestic passengers were dealing with it, and was defeated. mugabe tried it they were clearly more clued up. i am not sure if there was a backup and was defeated. mnangagwa is trying it, he will be defeated. system in place. there was a lot of noise coming and was defeated. mnangagwa is trying it, he will be defeatedm the run—up to the process, human from the american side of the whole rights groups say six people were abducted and tortured for mobilising ——hall, and really, we waited demonstrators. authorities denied until there was some improvement. they were involved, but there is a they brought the systems back sense year of a deepening fear that goes beyond friday's events. the together very slowly. government, less than two years in power, is battling widespread discontent that could potentially not to overload any of the technical infrastructure rather than having escalate. for now, the protesters 100,000 people coming through in one
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go. they very slowly ramped it up. they didn't seem to have any backup have left empty streets are quiet or manual systems at all, again. but given the mounting not saying that there wasn't any, frustration they are not to be gone but it did take a long for long. —— not likely to be. time in dulles. we were let off the plane. there was no information on the aircraft. in the world of classical music, when we were walking through, women are rarely the ones things did seem normal. holding the baton. it just seems to peak at 3pm in britainjust one of the leading orchestras has for european departures and it a female principal conductor. became clear as we entered there are efforts to change this, the customs hall that there including at the welsh national were significant problems. opera, where a new role of female conductor in residence has been created. sian lloyd went to meet tianyi lu, queues got longer and deeper. as she began her first week in thejob. if you look at the cabin crew queues for fast—track entry, they weren't going anywhere. ‘toreador song' plays. taking on one of opera's best known theyjoined our queue and best loved pieces of music in her own way. for the manual process. i think a rehearsal should be like children playing. that was very telling let's try this, let's try this, oh, wow, this works, and sometimes an orchestra and very funny as well. or a chorus might give me something i hadn't thought of. let's get some of tianyi lu is one of only a handful the day's other news. there have been reports of women to have titled roles, of progress in preparations the top jobs among the several for a peace deal with the taliban in afghanistan, with discussions hundred conductors on the staff between president donald trump of british orchestras. and top advisors apparently going "very well".
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negotiations have been taking place on a us troop pullout from afghanistan and the potential for a political settlement between the warring sides. perhaps sometimes, the second beat of the bar, go a little bit. as she begins her position as first the democratic republic of congo female conductor in residence has suffered a setback in its efforts to contain with welsh national opera, a year—long outbreak of ebola, she takes that number to eight. even at the very beginning with a new area reporting its first cases. of my career, when i tried a mother and her child tested conducting for the first positive for the virus time and i loved it, in south kivu province. the thought the woman has since died. of conducting didn't even cross my mind because i had never seen a woman in a professional context conducting before at that stage. american officials have issued i therefore didn't a warrant to seize an iranian oil tanker and its cargo, think it was possible. a day after a judge in gibraltar granted the vessel's release. the grace one was stopped that shortage of role models by royal marines last month, is something the opera company is trying to change. amid reports it was heading with this newly created post, for syria, in breach it's one of a growing network of eu sanctions. tehran denies the claims. of organisations creating opportunities to give women the means and confidence to conduct. china has accused india of provoking tension with its decision to strip kashmir of its autonomy. after a closed—door meeting i think it's positive action. of the un security council, we are addressing the gender the chinese ambassador said imbalance in the sector beijing wanted all parties at the moment — and if there to exercise restraint. is an imbalance, then you've got india's ambassador to the un to do something about changing that and giving people insisted kashmir was an internal opportunities to progress. matter, and asked those who didn't know about the issue to stay out of it. already an assistant conductor with the melbourne symphony orchestra,
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tianyi was one of more than 50 women who applied hong kong police say they are back for thejob in cardiff. in control of protests they had all gained experience in leading an orchestra, in the city. but the opportunity to also lead they insist they don't need the help of mainland chinese paramilitary police massing across the border. voices in an opera was new to many. hundreds of people gathered in the central business district of hong kong on friday night — with more pro—democracy demonstrations — both even the idea of calling yourself legal and unauthorised — a female conductor is unusual. planned for the weekend. i would love the day from hong kong, when labels are gone, where we just see the person here'sjohn sudworth. for who they are, and they this freewheeling, free—trading are creating artwork and we just see the artwork that they are making city was once a haven and the story they for those fleeing china. are trying to tell. now though, chinese fishermen landing their catch here have no time for talk of human rights. weeks of chaos have led to falling that day is now looking closer, orders, and they know who to blame — although the pace of change hong kong's young protesters. could be quickerfor some. sian lloyd, bbc news, cardiff. translation: they don't believe in china now but, when they grow up, they will know china is right. it seems an unlikely hope. news there of a breakthrough for female conductors, but what about s'
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the fear that hong kong's promised female conductors, but what about singers? there will be no girls singing ina autonomy is being eroded under singers? there will be no girls singing in a prestigious german all chinese rule has brought many boys choir anytime soon. a court in thousands onto the streets, undeterred by tear gas germany has ruled that the berlin state and cathedral choir is not guilty of sex discrimination by or rubber bullets. declining an application by a nine—year—old girl. judges said the so this week, in what looks like a deliberate warning, 500 year old choir had an artistic chinese paramilitary police have been gathering and conducting riot right to reject the girl to preserve drills in the border its distinctive sound. but they city of shenzhen. allowed to go's mother the right to but the hong kong police, for now, appeal. she says the choir turned down her daughter on the grounds of at least, appear unconcerned. gender rather than ability. for the are you confident that the hong kong police force is still able to maintain public order, or do you think we are getting first time, the annual eataly food close to the moment when chinese intervention becomes inevitable? festival in bologna has created a chinese lantern extravaganza. it this is a trying time. combines a love of fresh italian we all face tremendous pressure, but i can tell you we are confident produce with an ancient tradition that we have the capability from the other side of the world. to maintain law and order in hong kong. there are other ways chinese tradition in to apply pressure, though. the heart of northern italy. after some staff from hong kong's there are more than 80 works of art, flagship airline took some inspired by chinese myths part in the protests, china threatened to prevent and legends, others it using mainland airports. the fun and colour.
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translation: these artworks were built entirely the chief executive, here by a0 chinese men and women in 20 days. rupert hogg, has now resigned. under the scorching bolognese sun, they made these meanwhile, another weekend wonderful works with iron of protests has begun, with further clashes likely. wire and silk fabric. on the one hand, the chinese communist party knows that rolling the troops into hong kong would bring huge economic zigong lanterns are famous throughout the world. and diplomatic costs — the custom dates back more than 1000 years, but, on the other, it also knows with the purpose of bringing families together. that this summer of rage presents from the outside, they shine bright, because inside probably the biggest challenge strong wire scaffolding props up to its authority since the tiananmen hundreds of lights to illuminate the night sky. protests 30 years ago. and there's no sign yet that these people are ready to back down. the veteran hollywood actor the festival runs until early peter fonda has died at age 79. november, combining a love of italian food and love he was seen as a counter—cultural icon, best known for the 1969 film "easy rider", which he co—wrote and produced. of chinese light. the actor died after suffering respiratory failure from lung cancer. thousands of people, many in fancy in a statement, his family said: dress, have been flocking to the
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"we wish for all to celebrate his 2019 pokemon world championships in indomitable spirit and love of life. " washington. pokemon, small and fluffy creatures with special fighting abilities, have been around for more than two decades, and they are as popular as ever. mainly due a murder inquiry is underway, to families sharing the legacy with after a police officer died each other. over the weekend, while investigating a burglary. co ntesta nts each other. over the weekend, contestants from a0 countries will fight for the world champion title pc andrew harper, who was 28, is thought to have been dragged and compete for prizes totalling along by a vehicle late on thursday night, near the village of ufton nervet in barkshire. $500,000. true fans. let's look at he was married just four weeks ago. the weather now. hello there. we can all look forward to seeing some sunshine this weekend, ten people have been arrested, it was a poor day though on friday, including a 13—year—old boy, and tonight police are carrying out especially across england and wales, inquiries at a nearby caravan site. the wettest weather in snowdonia. daniel sandford reports. that rain—bearing weather front is putting away from the south—east of england but this area of low on a rural stretch of the a4 outside pressure is going to be the one reading, police officers doing constant right the way through the weekend. what they dread — investigating that will focus the showers towards the north—west of the uk — the death of one of their own. some of them will be heavy. pc andrew harper, 28 years old, married to his wife lissie just four weeks ago, described by his chief constable as highly regarded, popular and a significant we'll get some sunshine, yes,
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but they will be accompanied by some loss to the force. blustery winds as well. those showers continue the officer was well into the morning, these are the temperatures first thing, known across the force. you know, so, it's felt very 12—15 degrees, but some heavy personal, despite the size showers from overnight especially in scotland and the north—west of england. of the force, it's felt very personally by the whole it will be western scotland of the police family. and northern ireland that sees the bulk of the showers on saturday, pc harper was responding wetter weather in the north—west with his crewmate to reports and the winds really of a burglary late last night, picking up later on. a routine call that has one or two fleeting showers for england and wales ended in tragedy. but not many, good chance it will stay dry at lord's for the cricket, but we will have yellow marks on the road made these strong winds, not by scenes—of—crime officers give as strong as last weekend, and those temperatures back an indication of what happened here. into the low 20s now that we have the sunshine across eastern pc harper appears to have been parts of england. struck by a vehicle at the bottom those showers, though, continue in scotland and northern ireland again, of landon‘s hill and then heavy and thundery, gusty winds as well, we have thickening cloud across southern counties of england, dragged across the busy all, maybe threatening a bit of rain. in between, clearer skies and temperatures around 11—13. the wetter weather in the south being left where those and south—east courtesy of this weather front here, that should pull blue forensic tents are at the bottom of ufton lane. away on sunday morning. ten people have been arrested on suspicion of his murder. they are all male — the oldest still got that area of low is 30, the youngestjust i3. pressure, it is a bit closer this evening, there was a heavy to scotland this time, police presence at this caravan and again it will focus the more site, which police said formed part frequent and heavy showers into scotland, into northern ireland, of their investigation. again some thundery downpours, gusty winds too, well, the murder of pc andrew harper probably a few more showers
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is a mindless and a brutal crime, in northern england, north wales, the south—west and obviously all our thoughts of england the best of the sunshine, are with his family, and dry weather through the midlands his friends and his colleagues. and eastern england. strong, gusty west to south—westerly winds, probablyjust taking the edge of the temperatures but sunday the sense of shock and expressions is probably going to feel quite of sympathy for the officer's similar to saturday. death were universal. my condolences to andrew harper's family and his colleagues, who must be absolutely devastated. he was doing his duty, examining, apparently, what had happened at a burglary, and was killed in the line of duty. as flags flew at half mast on the force's stations, the chief constable said that he felt violence against the police was increasing, as we head into the beginning though pc harper was the first of next week, we still have an area of low pressure to die at work since pc keith palmer was killed but it is starting to move away in the westminster bridge attack. from scotland slowly but surely, the winds beginning to ease down a bit as well. he leaves behind his new wife there will still be a focus of heavy showers across scotland and a wider grieving family, and northern ireland, who said today that and a few scattered showers coming into england and wales, always heavier further north. some spells of sunshine around again they were devastated. and those temperatures are still 16 degrees in the central belt, to a high of 21 or so in the south—east of england. a provisional agreement has been
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reached for the purchase further into next week, we will find of british steel by turkey's some spells of sunshine. warm in the sunshine, military pension fund. temperatures not particularly the deal could save nearly 5,000 impressive for the time of year, jobs after the firm went there will be some showery bursts into liquidation in may, of rain, mainly in the north when rescue talks with and west, the winds, 00:12:09,722 --> 4294966103:13:29,430 though, should be lighter. the government broke down. our north of england correspondentjudith moritz reports from scunthorpe. scu nthorpe has been fighting for its future, to save the steel and, at the same time, the whole community which depends on it. so news of the tentative turkish deal has been met with delight. i think the whole place is relieved. it's a big sigh of relief. i'm absolutely thrilled to pieces and i can't... just it's amazing, great news. it's massive. i've moved out of scunthorpe now but for the people that live here, it would be a ghost town without it. this is a community built on steel. the industry came first. the town has grown up around it and suffered unpredictability alongside it. the last three months has felt like three years. because of that uncertainty,
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it's the not knowing. this coming out today, yeah, that's removed a lot of that uncertainty and instilled a lot more confidence back in people so, yeah, we're massively more hopeful. to be fair, while this doesn't actually get us over the line, it does get us very close. you might wonder why a turkish military pension fund wants to buy british steel. well, the deal isn't as extraordinary as it may sound. the fund already owns nearly 50% of turkey's largest steel company, which has assets of £20 billion and is hungry for the kind of steel they produce here in scunthorpe. the rails and beams made here are used in construction all over the world, from istanbul airport to coventry‘s new water park. products and expertise attractive to the prospective buyer. british steel produces high quality rail, it has a long experience in producing high quality products that will also be of interest to the turkish market.
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and the benefits of british steel, there's been talk around investment into their plant, to make it more energy efficient and reduce the carbon emissions. and that will make it a long—term, positive investment. business after business sit in the shadow of the steelworks, all of them also dependent on its success. eric deighton runs his own sheet—metal workshop, producing for contractors who in turn work for british steel. each company, another link in the supply chain. not every firm has a guillotine or a folder and so i do the jobs that they can't do, that british steel need. it's me but it's places that sell nuts and bolts, and washers, and cafes that supply the people with food and things like that, it's everybody. and so, down the road at the cafe, they were relieved too, for the steelworkers who are both their customers and friends. it's the heart of scunthorpe, that's why people come to scunthorpe. it's for the jobs, they bring up their families here.
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to see all that go out the window, really, would be really disappointing and quite upsetting. so, the news today then is great? absolutely brilliant. the turkish pension fund now has exclusive rights to look closely at british steel's books, and though it is not a done deal, it's hoped things could be finalised in the coming weeks. this is bbc news, the latest headlines: this is bbc news, the headlines: medical officials in new york say the death of the disgraced financierjeffrey epstein was suicide. air travellers across the unites states are facing major delays as a computer failure causes chaos at airports. let's get more on the situation in hong kong now. mary lovely is economics professor at syracuse university in new york state. she told us there are many economic reasons why china would want to avoid a crackdown in hong kong.
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china uses hong kong is basically its entry to western capitalism. on a number of fronts, china really needs hong kong, still needs hong kong, despite their differences in their economic size. just as one indication, the peterson institute has calculated that 58% of china's outward investments flow to and through hong kong. so that gives you just a basic idea of how important it is for its financial and business services to the mainland. so if china were to overtly intervene, what would happen to that kind of investment, and the money that hong kong brings to china? would hong kong ever recover? well, one of the most important aspects of hong kong is that it is viewed by investors as having rule of law. it has a robust regulatory system which allows investors to believe there is transparency, in financial transactions, and that firms' books actually correctly characterise the firms' financial situations, 00:16:56,903 --> 2147483051:45:13,167 that there would be remedies 2147483051:45:13,167 --> 4294966103:13:29,430 for disputes, et cetera.
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