BBC News with Sue Montgomery. In a break with President Trump, the most powerful Republican in the US Congress Senator Mitch McConnell has congratulated to Joe Biden on winning the presidential election. Mr. McConnell's statement was welcomed by Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. Here's our North America correspondent David Willis. In sending his congratulations to Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, Mitch McConnell is effectively saying to the Republican Party that the time has come now to move on to accept the result of the election following its endorsement by the electoral college. And Mitch McConnell went further than that. He actually urged Republican senators not to back any moves that might come from House members in challenging the electoral college outcome in just about 3 weeks time. So Mitch McConnell very much sending this message the time has come to move on. It's not a message of course that is palatable even now to Donald Trump.
The four top US congressional leaders are meeting to try to break months of stalemate over a coronavirus relief package. It's the most significant effort yet to reach a bipartisan agreement on a $1.4 trillion package, which comes as government funding is set to lapse on Friday.
Joe Biden is in Georgia to campaign for two Democratic Senate candidates who will be competing in a vital runoff election in January. The Democrats already control the House of Representatives and need to win both seats in Georgia to end the Republican Senate majority. Speaking in Atlanta, Mr. Biden thanked Georgians for giving him a narrow majority in the presidential elections. Thank you for the faith you put it in my Vice President-elect Harris. And thank you for standing strong to make sure your voices were heard, your votes were counted and counted and counted again. I'm starting to feel like I won in Georgia 3 times.
More than 370 religious leaders from around the world are calling for a ban on gay conversion therapy. A statement signed by representatives of all the world's major faiths is being presented at the British Foreign Office later today. Harry Farley reports. Conversion therapy refers to any form of treatment which aims to change a person's sexual orientation. It can range from electric shocks to talking therapies and prayer groups. Many of the religious leaders behind this call have spoken out on the issue before, but the intervention is significant, not just because of the Foreign Office support, but because many of the concerns about a ban have come from faith groups.Conservative religious leaders fear it could impede religious freedom and lead to the government passing legislation which sets out what they can and cannot teach. You're listening to the world news from the BBC.
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2. Conversion therapy refers to any form of treatment which aims to change a person's sexual orientation. It can range from electric shocks to talking therapies and prayer groups.
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苏·蒙哥马利为您播报BBC新闻。与特朗普总统不同，美国国会权力最高的共和党参议员米奇·麦康奈尔祝贺了乔·拜登赢得总统大选 。麦康奈尔的声明受到了当选副总统卡玛拉·哈里斯的欢迎 。请听本台北美记者戴维·威利斯的报道 。米奇·麦康奈尔向乔·拜登和卡玛拉·哈里斯表示祝贺，实际上是在告诉共和党，在选举团认可选举结果之后，现在是时候接受了 。而米奇·麦康奈尔则更进一步 。实际上，他敦促共和党参议员为未来三周内不要支持众议院议员挑战选举团选举结果的举动 。所以米奇·麦康奈尔非常想传达这样的信息：是时候接受这个结果了 。当然，这并不是一个可以让唐纳德·特朗普接受的信息 。
拜登目前在乔治亚州为两位民主党参议员候选人助选，他们将在明年1月举行的至关重要的决选中竞争。民主党已经控制了众议院，需要赢得乔治亚州的两个席位，才能结束共和党在参议院的多数地位 。拜登在亚特兰大发表了讲话，感谢了乔治亚人让他在该州的总统选举中以微弱优势获胜 。谢谢你们对当选副总统哈里斯的信任 。感谢你们坚定地发出你们的声音，投出你们的选票，尽管选票被清点了3次 。我开始觉得我在乔治亚州赢了3次 。
来自世界各地的370多名宗教领袖呼吁禁止同性恋转变治疗。今天晚些时候，一份由世界上所有主要宗教代表签署的声明将提交给英国外交部 。请听哈利·法利的报道 。转换治疗是指旨在改变一个人的性取向的任何形式的治疗，包括电击、谈话疗法和互助小组 。许多支持这一呼吁的宗教领袖以前曾就这一问题发表过言论，但这次干预意义重大，不仅因为外交部的支持，还因为很多宗教团体已经在考虑禁止转变治疗 。保守派宗教领袖担心，这可能会阻碍宗教自由，并导致政府通过立法，规定他们能教什么和不能教什么 。您正在收听的是BBC世界新闻 。