this is bbc news — i'm lucy grey. our top stories. the us military admits one of its drone strikes in afghanistan killed ten innocent civilians — including seven children. we now assess that it is unlikely that the vehicle and those who died were associated with isis k or where a direct threat to us forces. after australia, the us and britain agree a new security partnership — france recalls its ambassadors to washington and canberra. england eases restrictions for international travel — scrapping the need for expensive covid tests for fully—vaccinated people arriving from abroad. and — algeria's former president — abdelaziz bouteflika —
dies at the age of 8a. welcome to our viewers on pbs in america and around the globe. the us military says it mistakenly killed 10 afghan civilians in a drone strike in kabul last month, missing the intended target. seven of the dead were children. this is a major reversal of the pentagon's position — at the time, us officials said the strike was justified and righteous, because it prevented militants from using a car bomb to attack the airport.(read on our afghanistan correspondent, secunder kermani, had this to say about the strike. we were at the scene the morning after the strike, and it was a really terrible thing to see. family members combing through the wreckage, trying to find body parts
of their loved ones that they could bury. they were, of course, utterly distraught, and also furious at the accusation they had anything to do with isis. in fact, a number of the family members who were killed had worked with american aid organisations, american troops, even, in afghanistan. the family had in fact been hoping to be relocated as part of the evacuation scheme to the us. this is an incredibly grim end to a — largely bringing an end to american military involvement in afghanistan. the taliban seem to be reaching out to a number of former government employees trying to encourage them to come back to work. here is our report filmed by my colleague in the northern city.
lifting off, the taliban's new air force. on board, their fighters. in the cockpit, their former enemies — pilots from the previous government. the fleet now under the taliban's control includes fighter planes originally donated by america. dozens of pilots fled abroad as the telephone took over, fearing for their lives, taking their aircraft with them. these helicopters launched a lot of attacks against the taliban, that's right, isn't it? but as the group announced an amnesty, others decided to stay on. you are both sitting here very calmly, but do you recognise that it's quite a strange situation for two people who were trying to kill each other now to be working
elsewhere, the political transition is far less smooth. foreign reserves are frozen as the international community weighs up how to support afghans but not the taliban. banks have restricted cash withdrawals. second—hand markets have sprung up across the country. the war might have come to an end, but this is where you see the utter desperation that so many afghans are living in right now. most of this market didn't even exist a month ago — now it's full of people trying to sell whatever household possessions they can just
to put food on the table for theirfamilies. most public sector employees weren't even paid their salaries in the last months of the previous government. now, they have no idea when or if they will be paid again. you were still working, but you didn't get a salary? this teacher has already sold whatever she can. the transition of power in afghanistan was much less bloody than many had feared. but half the country was already in dire need, and the struggle to survive is becoming even harder. secunder kermani, bbc news, mazar—i—sharif. france has taken the extraordinary step of recalling its ambassadors from australia and the united states as the row over their nuclear submarine deal intensifies.
australia scrapped a multi—billion dollar deal to buy french—designed diesel—powered submarines in favour of us—made nuclear—powered ones. paris described the pact as �*a stab in the back�* and the french president emmanuel macron decided to recall the ambassadors �*for consultations�*. courtney bembridge reports. backin back in june the back injune the two presidents sat side by side in the sun in the uk. but that warmth has disappeared and, in an unprecedented move, france has recalled its ambassador to the us and australia. this is why. it is about america's connecting allies in new ways. a deal struck for a fleet of
nuclear powered submarines. it replaces a multi—billion dollar deal australia had signed with france in 2016 in france was only told about it hours before the public announcement which has infuriated president michael. first came this warning from the foreign minister. translation: i am angry with a lot of bitterness about this cancellation. it is not over. then the next move. the french embassy in the us tweeted that the decision to recall the ambassadors came from the president directly and reflects the exceptional seriousness of the exceptional seriousness of the announcements made on september 15 which it said constitutes unacceptable constitutes u na cce pta ble behaviour from allies constitutes unacceptable behaviour from allies and partners. the us says france is its oldest ally and the defence secretary has spoken to his french counterpart to try to resolve their differences. translation: it was clear from the discussion that there is still much work to do and more things to work on. there are
opportunities and shared challenges and shared interest that both ministers committed to continue to explore. the pact means australia will become only the seventh nation to operate nuclear powered submarines and it is widely seen as an effort to counter china's influence in a contested south china sea where it has built up military bases on islands and reefs. for its part china has accused the us, uk and australia of having a cold war mentality. let s get some of the day's other news. two men have appeared in court, in londonderry, charged with the murder of the northern irish journalist, leera mckee. the 29 —year—old was shot dead by a gunman from the dissident republican group, the new ira, in derry, in april 2019. both men were also charged with possession of a firearm and ammunition with intent to endanger life. they were released on bail.
south africa's supreme court has rejected the former presidentjacob zuma's bid to have his fifteen—month jail sentence overturned. the 79—year—old had argued that the sentence was excessive and that prison would endanger his health. mr zuma who's in hospital recovering from surgery was jailed for failing to testify at a corruption inquiry. he denies any wrongdoing. the former brazilian footballer, pele, has been re—admitted into intensive care after recently undergoing surgery to remove a tumour in his colon. the 80—year—old has been having treatment at sao paolo�*s albert einstein hospital since late august, after the tumour was detected in routine tests. his daughter has tried to reassure fans by using social media to say he is now recovering well. here, the uk government has announced major changes to rules for international travellers. among them is a simplified designation system defining countries as either �*open�* or on the red list, and the requirement for covid tests for people arriving in england has been relaxed. our transport correspondent
caroline davis reports. travel has meant testing. across the country, centres like these have popped up to swab passengers, but things are about to change. throughout the summer, the travel industry and the government have disagreed about the use of these, pcr tests, for all travellers when they arrive it's in the uk. the government has always argued that this is necessary to be able to identify variants of concern, but the travel industry say it's a barrier and too expensive. before the end of october, if you're double—jabbed, pcr tests are going to be replaced by the cheaper lateral flow tests. if you test positive, you will need to have a pcr test and isolate at home. it's a relief for hotels who've struggled as families have stayed away because of the added cost. the uk market has dropped between 50—70% depending
on the travelling month, especially families hard hit by the restrictions implemented and the traffic light system, which obviously every three weeks is sort of like, yeah, a surprise, what's going to happen. so, we definitely believe that this change is going to boost sales massively. it's not the only change. from the 11th of october, fully—vaccinated travellers will also not need to take a pre—departure lateralflow test before they travel. if you're not double—jabbed, it's a very different story. you'll need to take a test before you travel and self—isolate at home for ten days after every international trip, as well as paying for pcr tests. for industry, these changes can't come soon enough. very pleased with the announcement, just what we wanted to hear. i think the government has been listening to the industry.
we've been interacting with them for some time. it's a great piece of news for us. it will give our customers the end of summer they deserve, abroad in the sun. so, yes, we welcome the announcement. but not everyone in the scientific community agrees that pcr tests should be removed. i would like to see pcr tests - remain because they've given us so much information already from the sequencing. - so, we know when delta . was introduced into the uk, when the delta variant came in, that this virus was imported - over 500 times, and we wouldn't have the information _ if we weren't doing the - screening and the sequencing that's associated with that. after months of insisting pcr tests were needed, why has the government changed its mind now? the judgment of the scientists, of the experts was it would've been too soon, notjust at home, but critically abroad as a well, with the vaccination level whereby we can say with a lot of confidence not only nine out of ten adults are vaccinated here but abroad also they have very high numbers that we saw earlier. and for those with loved ones in some red countries, there was good news. passengers coming back from eight countries including turkey and pakistan will no longer have to quarantine
in a hotel from next wednesday. we are now very relaxed and we are happy to see our families or our friends or people who can move around easily. the summer may be drawing to a close, but today's announcement has given the industry some hope. for now, they're enjoying this moment in the sun. stay with us on bbc news — still to come. concerns over the future protection of one of brazil's rarest tribes. 30 hours after the earthquakethat devastated mexico city, rescue teams still have no idea just how many people have died. well, there's people alive, and there's people not alive. we're just helping and giving them whatever we've got. a state funeral has been held for princess grace of monacol at the church where she married
prince rainier 26 years ago. - it looked as though they had come to fight a war, but their mission is to bring peace to east timor — and nowhere on earth needs it more badly. the government's case is being forcefully presented by the justice minister. he's campaigned vigorously for abolition, having once witnessed one of his clients being executed. elizabeth seton spent much of her time at this grotto — and every year, hundreds of pilgrimages are made here. now that she's become a saint, it's expected that this area will be inundated with tourists. the mayor and local businessmen regard the anticipated boom as yet another blessing of saint elizabeth. this is bbc news, the latest headlines. the us military admits a drone strike in afghanistan last month against a suspected car bomber killled ten innocent civilians — including seven children. after australia, the us and britain agree a new
security partnership — france recalls its ambassadors to washington and canberra. in brazil, there's concern among indigenous rights activists and lawyers after a protection order afforded to the ancestral lans of a rare tribe was given just a six month renewal, sparking fears it could soon be withdrawn altogether. it relates to the piripkura tribe, of which there are only two male members who live in isolation in their traditional territory. let's get more from the americas editor for the bbc world service, candace piette, who's following the story. only just tell us a onlyjust tell us a bit more about this tribe?— onlyjust tell us a bit more about this tribe? they once lived in isolation _ about this tribe? they once lived in isolation in - about this tribe? they once lived in isolation in a - about this tribe? they once lived in isolation in a vast l lived in isolation in a vast territory until the 80s and they were first contacted by they were first contacted by the outside world. we know of two men in the tribe won in his
40s and one in the 60s and these are the only two who seem to be the survivors of an attack tribe went through in the 80s. there is one woman who is living on the outside. she left the tribe to go and marry in an indigenous reserve nearby and since then these men have been hiding themselves away, trying to keep away from land grabbers and loggers who have been invading their lands for the last few decades. roughly how big of _ the last few decades. roughly how big of the _ the last few decades. roughly how big of the land _ the last few decades. roughly how big of the land we - the last few decades. roughly how big of the land we are - how big of the land we are talking about now? it is summed _ talking about now? it is summed to _ talking about now? it is supposed to be - talking about now? it is supposed to be the - talking about now? it isj supposed to be the size talking about now? it 3 supposed to be the size of luxembourg so it is vast land so this is really one of the problems. activists are constantly afraid that ranchers are going to kill these men because they feel that these indigenous people are a nuisance and getting in the way and while we still men still
live on the land the area remains protected by law so when they disappear illegal loggers and land grabbers can legitimately claim land within that territory.— legitimately claim land within that territory. how much of the president do _ that territory. how much of the president do you _ that territory. how much of the president do you see _ that territory. how much of the president do you see in - that territory. how much of the president do you see in this - president do you see in this decision?— decision? well it certainly does not _ decision? well it certainly does not help _ decision? well it certainly does not help that - decision? well it certainly does not help that he - decision? well it certainly - does not help that he himself has said repeatedly that he feels that indigenous people are too few in brazil, that they have too much land and that they are standing in the way of progress and that this land should be opened up for a ranching mining so this is really given a kind of licensed in many of the illegal activity that has been taking place in the amazon. people certainly feel that they have a right and there are reports now from activists that ranchers who
have already laid claim within the territory of this particular tribe does merely waiting until they are gone to actually go ahead and bowl scenario's statements have certainly not helped that, in fact it has excited even more land grabbing activities. thank ou for land grabbing activities. thank you for that — thank you for that. the former president of algeria, abdelaziz bouteflika, has died after a long illness. he was 8a. abdelaziz bouteflika led the north african country for nearly two decades, but his decision in 2019 to seek a fifth term in office led to massive street protests, which resulted in his resignation. rana jawad reports. a military officer and foreign minister for over a decade. for some, he was a hero. for others, the symbol of an ageing political elite.
when he first came to power in 1999 algeria were still ravaged by a civil war sparked by the army's refusal to recognise the election victory earlier in the decade. by granting amnesty is a new president succeeded in to an end though the insurgents were to regroup in the following years, aligning themselves to al-qaeda and spreading theoperations into the wider region. spreading their operations into the wider region. over time, the president's rapprochement with the west and openness to economic reform did little in the way of freeing the state from its dependency on oil revenues, reducing public debt and defeating growing unemployment. he ruled algeria for 20 years — through landslide election victory is tainted by leadership that prevented the rise of any opponent that could replace the president or his
ruling party. even senior members of the country's military and intelligence services were quietly sidelined over the years. in 2013 the man algerians had an special name for suffered a serious stroke. his speech and mobility had been gravely affected and his public appearances became extremely rare and the elections the following year, he was not able to physically campaign but still won of 80% of the vote. his ill—health started to raise concerns about his ability to rule and the youth of algeria wanted change. when his candidacy for a fifth term in office was announced in 2019 it sparked massive and rare public protests, challenging his and the ruling party's group in algeria. weeks later, the relentless
demonstrations coupled with pressure on him from the army led to his resignation. translation: in seven days algerians have done the impossible. to get rid of a political regime that was there to stay. the president absolutely wanted to be president for life. he managed to survive algeria's tumultuous its history as well as avoid the unrest that toppled long serving heads of state and neighbouring countries during the arab spring. however unlikely it seemed, in his final years at the helm, the rallying calls for change that did eventually reach algeria stripped him of a power that many thought he would never give up. a court in los angeles has found a property tycoon guilty of murdering his best friend in an attempt to cover up
the disappearance of his wife. millionaire robert durst shot susan berman in the back of the head inside her beverly hills home in 2000 in what prosecutors say was a bid to stop her telling police what she knew about his wife's death two decades earlier. the 78—year—old who's recovering from cancer�*s been subject to a number of murder accusations and cases after apparently making confessions on tape in a documentary called "the jinx". but ms berman�*s is the only one to be proven. ajudge in america has ruled that lawyers for virginia guifre, the woman who's accused prince andrew of sexual assault, will be able to serve legal papers, on his representative in the us after a week of confusion and wrangling over whether the prince had been formally notificed of the civil claim against him. our royal correspondent jonny dymond has more details. on monday the lawyers went
head—to—head in new york arguing _ head—to—head in new york arguing over whether the papers had been — arguing over whether the papers had been properly heard. allegations the prince denies. it allegations the prince denies. “ will— allegations the prince denies. it will assist those lorries and — it will assist those lorries and serving the papers are now the judge — and serving the papers are now the judge in new york has said, as you — the judge in new york has said, as you say, _ the judge in new york has said, as you say, that the papers can be served — as you say, that the papers can be served on the prince's us lawyer, _ be served on the prince's us lawyer, the man who spoke on monday — lawyer, the man who spoke on monday. that means this case will almost certainly now go ahead _ will almost certainly now go ahead. gloria says that a deal struck— ahead. gloria says that a deal struck with jeffrey epstein, the one—time friend of the prince _ the one—time friend of the prince and the convicted paedophile, that deal will make any court — paedophile, that deal will make any court case against prince andrew— any court case against prince andrew null and void but that deal— andrew null and void but that deal secret and sealed and only when _ deal secret and sealed and only when the — deal secret and sealed and only when the case proceeds might it be opened. when the coronavirus
pandemic first took hold in new york — all the city's theatres and concert venues closed their doors. broadway has begun to re—open — and now one of the big apple's premier orchestras is returning to the stage. the new york philhamonic is putting on its first season of concerts for more than eighteen months. the bbc�*s tim allman reports. (tx next) established in 1842, the new york philharmonic has been performing for nearly 180 years. a vital and much loved part of the city's cultural bloodstream. but then came covid and the music stopped. now, 556 days later, final rehearsals are taking place. the philharmonic is coming home. i the philharmonic is coming home. ~ the philharmonic is coming home. ,, ., the philharmonic is coming home. ~' ., ., home. i feel like we are an important _ home. i feel like we are an important part _ home. i feel like we are an important part of- home. i feel like we are an important part of bringing | home. i feel like we are an - important part of bringing new york back to normalcy even though it is starting very
slowly and it is very tentative we are aiming in the right direction. this is a very optimistic and exciting new beginning. optimistic and exciting new beginning-— optimistic and exciting new beaainnin. .,. , ., beginning. the orchestra has performed — beginning. the orchestra has performed a _ beginning. the orchestra has performed a series _ beginning. the orchestra has performed a series of- beginning. the orchestra has| performed a series of one-off performed a series of one—off events mostly online or outdoors but this will be a proper concept in a proper concert hall without paying and no doubt appreciative audience. i feel like almost no doubt appreciative audience. ifeel like almost a no doubt appreciative audience. i feel like almost a rebirth as a musician. the musician we play 130 or 40 concerts a year and you never take for granted but sometimes you think, oh i'm a little tired today but not any more. ifeel such any more. i feel such gratitude. any more. ifeel such gratitude. the first concept is culture of silence to celebration which seems strangely appropriate. organisers hoping the audience will simply enjoy the moment and be free.
hello there. many of us yesterday had a decent day of weather. temperatures reached 22.3 degrees celsius in the warmest spots, but it wasn't like that everywhere. in argyll and bute, cloudy for much of the day with rain and mist and fog patches over the high ground until this happened. late on, as the weather fronts started to clear through, some of the cloud from the front was lit up by the setting sun, and it was a glorious end to the day. there is that weather front on the satellite picture, this stripe of cloud you can see here. the weather fronts associated with this cloud are particularly slow—moving, and they're going to take the whole of the weekend before they reach right the way across to the eastern side of the country. so, this weekend, mixed picture — could be a bit of rain around on saturday, but for many areas, it's a dry day.
by sunday, outbreaks of rain become a bit more extensive, heavy and thundery as well for some. so, as i say, a mixed fortune, really. for southern and eastern scotland, western areas of england and wales, it's a cloudy start to the day with outbreaks of light rain and drizzle, probably some mist and fog patches mixed in as well. to the east of our weather front, perhaps east wales, but definitely central and eastern england, there'll be a lot of dry weather, sunny spells and warm in that september sunshine — highs up to 23. brighter slice of weather as well for west scotland and northern ireland, but here, a fresher feel to the weather, temperatures 17—19. now, saturday night sees heavy, thundery rain start to break out across wales, moving
in across northern england, into scotland as well, so there will be some heavy downpours around. and then, through sunday, this area of heavy and potentially thundery rain will continue to push eastwards and become really slow—moving across parts of central and eastern england. there's a risk of some localised flooding, 30—40 mm possible in one or two areas. in the wettest areas, that's enough to cause some localised surface water flooding. at the same time, the western side of the country will turn brighter and drier and a bit sunnier through sunday afternoon. by monday, could still be a little bit of rain left over across east anglia and the far southeast of england, but otherwise, pressure will be building across the country for a time for monday and for tuesday as well, and that means for most of us, we're looking at a fine spell of weather with sunny spells. temperatures into the high teens or even the low 20s. however, it's not going to stay that way because, into the middle part of next week, we're going to see low pressure move in, bringing some heavy rain across the country and some much windier weather on the way as well.
this is bbc news, the headlines... a top american general�*s confirmed one of the last military operations in afghanistan inadvertently killed ten members of an innocent family. the head of us central command said an investigation had found a drone strike killed an aid worker and nine relatives — seven of them children. france is recalling its ambassadors from australia and the united states in what it describes as an exceptional decision. the french foreign minister said the ambassadors were returning due to the seriousness of the announcement made on wednesday that australia would scrap a multi—billion dollar deal to buy french—designed submarines. the former president of algeria — abdelaziz bouteflika — has died after a long illness. he was 84. abdelaziz bouteflika led the north african country for nearly two decades but the ailing president's decision in 2019 to seek a fifth term in office led to massive street protests.