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welcome to newsday, i'm karishma vaswani reporting live from manila, where initial results show the presidential contender, ferdinand marcoer, heading for a landslide win. the son of a former dictator, mr marcos, known locally as bongbong, appears to have more than twice the number of votes than his main rival, the outgoing vice president, leni robredo. i'm mariko oi, here in singapore. also on the programme: president putin uses russia's victory day parade to justify his invasion of ukraine, but there's no indication of any change of course. the point is, the kremlin�*s
decision to attack ukraine has sparked global condemnation and sanctions, and is turning russia into a pariah. for the first time in nearly 60 years, queen elizabeth would be attending one of her most at important ceremonial duties, the opening of the british parliament. and after weeks of violent protests and at least five more deaths, the sri lankan prime minster has resigned. live from our studio in singapore, this is bbc news. it's newsday. . it's 08:00 in the morning here in the philippines, where i'm at the center for the national commission on elections in manila. it is getting pretty crowded as a journalist are arriving and the — a journalist are arriving and the anticipation of the press conferences to be held later, we should get some indication of the — we should get some indication of the official results in these _ of the official results in these elections.-
of the official results in these elections. ~ . ., these elections. what we have not so these elections. what we have got so far. _ these elections. what we have got so far, what _ these elections. what we have got so far, what are _ these elections. what we have got so far, what are called - these elections. what we have got so far, what are called the | got so far, what are called the unofficial partial results here in the philippines, they are pretty reliable, they are what everybody uses to project indeed who is the winner in at these poles, and the numbers show that by a very wide margin, the son of the former strongman ferdinand marcos margin, the son of the former strongman ferdinand marcoanr is indeed in the lead against his main rival, leni robredo. now, these poles have been held against the backdrop of very divisive, contested election. —— polls. at least 1800 counting machines have been reported to be faulty, causing concerns. philippine history is turning on its head. reporter: people i power has taken over. once a disgraced family ousted from the presidential palace in 1986, amidst charges of corruption and brutality, the marcos family looks set to return with
the people's backing. this was bongbong marcos earlier, casting his vote and his father's hometown. he was joined by his son, sandro, the 27—year—old is running for congress. this, a rare appearance of 92—year—old mother, imelda, once a byword for greed because of her excessive collection of designer shoes, bankrolled by the taxpayer. the marcos now promise to return to a golden age of economic prosperity, but critics say they've used social media to whitewash the sins of their past. the only person standing in the way of a marcos revival is leni rabredo, of the human rights lawyer and economist, but she's well behind in the unofficial tally of results. but this year's election has been marred by reports of vote buying, violent skirmishes and malfunctioning counting machines.
you can see there are some tensions in this polling station, that is because people have been waiting for hours to feed their ballot papers into this machine here, which has been malfunctioning now for six hours. people are being told here to leave their papers to be fed in later on, but because of the lack of trust perhaps, people want to wait to see their paper go through said that they can get an official receipt. translation: it's dodgy, all i want is the truth, - i almost collapsed earlier. the philippine election says more than 1800 machines malfunctioned, but the body failed to heed calls to extend polling hours. it's left many questioning the integrity of this election. supporters of the marcos family say they deserve a second chance, but the results will shock the world. crimes proven by court
documents, whistle—blower accounts, and independent media reporting seemingly mean little to the majority here. howard johnson, bbc news, manila. i want to give you some of the latest information we are getting here from the philippines, from that unofficial partial results, and what we are told is that bongbong marcos's running mate, sara duterte, the daughter of the current president, rodrigo duterte there, she is also racing ahead in these results by a margin of some 20 million votes against her main rival, so it does look like the president and the vice president, who ran together as a team, are indeed... they are emerging at least in these unofficial results as the victors of these polls. now, the main rivalfor bongbong marcos, leni robredo, we have heard from her in the last couple of hours. she indicated
it was important for filipinos to accept the voice of democracy here. this is what she said. translation: we love our country, but we cannot make this an issue that would divide our love for the country. even if a lot of votes have not been accounted, even if there are still questions in the selection that need to be answered, it is clear that the thoughts of the people are becoming known. in the name of the philippines that you all love, we need to listen, because in at the end, there is only one country that we serve. leni robredo there speaking in that statement, not quite a concession speech, but certainly how she wants her supporters to honour the results coming through, and i think of what she is saying, that there would be any big movements of opposition or protesting, perhaps, that some of the speculation we're seeing here reported and the media.
beyond that, i think it is fair to say there is a great deal of passion in these elections, and i saw that on display at the polling station i was that on monday, where people were really exercising to come and vote, and make their choice known in this democracy, whether it was for leni or bongbong marcos, and i think that kind of passion is what you will continue to see in terms of expectations for the next leader here in the philippines. there are extremely high expectations, i say of the next president. z from mars for now in manila, back to the main stories of the day with mariko 0i in singapore. thank you so much, karishma vaswani in manila. 0n thank you so much, karishma vaswani in manila. on monday, all eyes on moscow and the much anticipated speech from vladimir putin in red square. the russian leader addressed the huge victory day military parade, saying russian troops fighting here in ukraine, were "defending the motherland". he said the invasion of this country, was necessary, and had been provoked
by the west. but he didn't make any major announcement related to the war, or suggest when or how, it might end. the victory day parade, commemorates the anniversary of the defeat of nazi germany in 1945, and is also an annual reminder of the kremlin�*s military might. 0ur russia editor, steve rosenberg reports from moscow. it is the annual pomp to showcase russian power. across red square they marched, thousands of soldiers, in a parade marking a glorious victory — the defeat of nazi germany. band music but today there is no peace. vladimir putin has invaded ukraine. back from there, parading too, paratroopers — who moscow says took part in the russian offensive. a war of conquest, says the west. the kremlin disagrees. translation: the defence of our motherland, when its destiny - was at stake, has
always been sacred. as in the past, you, our soldiers, are today fighting for our people in donbas, for the security of our motherland, for russia. on display — lots of firepower. and yet in ukraine, moscow has suffered military setbacks. what russia does next isn't clear. you can march thousands of soldiers across red square, you can parade your very latest military hardware. but that does not automatically make you an internationally recognised superpower. the point is that the kremlin�*s decision to attack ukraine has sparked global condemnation and sanctions — and is turning russia into a pariah. and that has consequences. protestors chant. doused with paint, russia's ambassador to poland at a soviet military cemetery today. the crowd is calling the russian officials
"fascists". moscow has launched an official complaint. and there were individual protests in russia. the sign says, "no to the new war." it wasn't up for long. 0thers came to victory day events with signs that said, "this isn't what they fought for." and what about those who fought in world war ii? maria sidorova, who is 100 years old, said all she wants is peace. "the war i fought in, we understood, but this war "now, well, maybe i'm old, but there's something not quite "right about it. " "i hope it ends soon." vladimir putin wants russians to believe the decisions he takes are right. this giant victory day event portrayed him as the father of the nation. but in a system built around one man, if he gets it wrong that is dangerous.
steve rosenberg, bbc news, moscow. ukrainian western nations have dismissed food and's attempt and justifications for the invasion. in the meantime, the military organisation in luhansk says heavy fighting continues as russia tries to present to the west. local leaders said they were serious battles taking place around the business. there are warnings that if they gain a footfall they could cut the luhansk region from the rest of ukraine. meanwhile, the prime minister of sri lanka, mahinda rajapaksa, mahinda rajapa ksa, has resigned, faced with mass protests at the government's handling of the country's
economic crisis. the island has been placed under curfew, after violent clashes between rajapa ksa supporters, and anti—government protesters in colombo. protests against soaring prices and energy shortages started last month, as our south asia correspondent rajini vaidnayathan reports. an island nation sinking fast. an explosion of anger after weeks of anti—government protests. as the two sides came face—to—face, supporters of the prime minister attacked the so far peaceful demonstrators who were calling for the government to go. they accuse the police of failing them. as you can see, scenes are extremely tense here. this is outside the prime minister, mahinda rajapa ksa's house. violence once plagued this nation during decades of civil war. now, an economic emergency has left millions struggling to survive.
it shouldn't be happening in this country. they want bloodshed again in this country. no gas, no fuel and various essential medications, and people are suffering, and people are living with one meal per day. can you imagine? i am so sorry to say this. a cost of living crisis after a pandemic has brought thousands to the streets. they blame the government for reckless borrowing, ill timed tax cuts, and a failed experiment in organic farming which has driven food shortages. political heavyweights in sri lanka, prime minister mahinda rajapaksa and his brother, the president, gotabaya, have ruled sri lanka on and off for decades. now, the man once known as the country's lion has quit. addressing his faithful one last time, mahinda rajapaksa,
who has also served as both president and finance minister, is stepping aside to make way for an all—party government. protestors cheer these protesters have just found out that sri lanka's prime minister, mahinda rajapaksa, has resigned. it is a big moment for them. they have been calling for the prime minister and the president, who remains in power, to quit over this economic crisis. tonight, the home of a government mp was set alight by protesters. until president gotabaya rapaksa resigns, he and his party will continue to feel the heat. rajini vaidyanathan, bbc news, colombo. you're watching newsday on the bbc. still to come on the programme: the fossil hunter who found a shark's tooth that's millions of years old — and he's only six.
the pope was shot, the pope will live — that was the essence of the appalling news from rome this afternoon, that, as an italian television commentator put it, terrorism had come to the vatican. the man they called the butcher of lyon, klaus barbie, went on trial today in the french town where he was the gestapo chief in the second world war. winnie mandela never looked like a woman just sentencedl to six years injail. the judge told mrs mandela there was no indication - she felt even - the slightest remorse. the chinese government has called for an all—out effort to help the victims of a powerful earthquake — the worst to hit the country for 30 years. the computer deep blue has tonight triumphed over the world chess champion, garry kasparov. it is the first time a machine has defeated a reigning world champion in a classical chess match. america's first legal same—sex marriages have been taking i place in massachusetts. god bless america! cheering.
welcome back. this is newsday on the bbc. i'm karishma vaswani in singapore. 0ur headlines — initial results from the philippines' election body show the presidential contender ferdinand marcoer is heading for a landslide win. vladimir putin uses russia's victory day parade to justify his invasion of ukraine — but there's no indication of any change of course. queen elizabeth has pulled out of tuesday's state opening of parliament in london. it will be the first time since 1963, when she was pregnant, that the queen will have missed the annual ceremony, which sets out the british government's legislative agenda for the year ahead. her son, prince charles, will deliver the speech instead. buckingham palace said the 96—year—old monarch would not be able to attend because of mobility problems. 0ur royal correspondent
nicholas witchell reports. it is the most important constitutional duty she performs as monarch, opening a new session of parliament. the queen has only been absent from the state opening on two occasions, in the early part of her reign when she was pregnant. but tonight, the palace confirmed that she would not be there tomorrow. in a statement, the palace said... most unusually, the regency act of 1937 has been invoked to empower the prince of wales and the duke of cambridge as counsellors of state to represent the queen. the prince of wales will read the queen's speech, written, of course, by the government.
good morning, your majesty. how are you? well, as you can see, i can't move. but the queen has had difficulties walking, as has been evident for some months now. she's been seen several times using a stick, this was sandringham in february. but quite what the palace means by its phrase "episodic mobility problems" is unclear. officials will not define what those problems are, other than to say that they are a continuation of the issues she's encountered since last autumn. that there has been a change in her general health is apparent. it began last october, on the evening of the 19th of october, the queen was at a reception at windsor castle. the following day, she cancelled the trip to northern ireland, and was taken by road into hospital in london, where she spent one night. no reason has ever been given. so, should we be concerned? i know several people who have seen _ i know several people who have seen her — i know several people who have seen her very— i know several people who have seen her very recently- i know several people who have seen her very recently and - seen her very recently and apparently— seen her very recently and apparently she _ seen her very recently and apparently she is - seen her very recently and apparently she is on - seen her very recently and apparently she is on very. seen her very recently and - apparently she is on very good form. — apparently she is on very good form. but _ apparently she is on very good form, but listen, _ apparently she is on very good form, but listen, she - apparently she is on very good form, but listen, she is- apparently she is on very good form, but listen, she is 96- form, but listen, she is 96 years— form, but listen, she is 96
years old~ _ she's been through an awful lot of difficulties recently, - not least the death - of her husband last year. she's been at the centre of the nations affairs for more than 70 years. this was the first state opening of her reign in 1952. tomorrow, the queen will be absent from the state opening due to reasons of health, but palace sources say she's looking forward to her platinum jubilee and hopes to take part in as much of it as possible. nicholas witchell, bbc news. let's take a look at some other stories in the headlines. french president emmanuel macron has said it could take decades for ukraine to join the european union. in a speech to the eu parliament, mr macron suggested a parallel european community could be established, rather than lowering the bloc�*s strict membership criteria. ukraine began its eu application process in february, four days after the russian invasion. in south korea, yoon suk—yeol is due to take the oath
of office to become the country's 13th president shortly. he had the narrowest margin of victory in the history of the vote — by less than 1%. a political novice, mr yoon has vowed to get tough on north korea and bolster the security alliance with the us. police in ecuador say at least 100 convicts are on the run, after a riot at a prison. more than a0 inmates were killed, when violence broke out between members of two gangs. officials say they will carry out a search for weapons inside the facility, and transfer gang leaders to a different prison. the uk's opposition leader sir keir starmer says he'll resign, if a police investigation concludes he broke the uk's lockdown laws in 2021. the labour leader says no rules were broken when he had curry and a beer at an mp's office during an election visit. sir keir is facing allegations of hypocrisy, after calling for prime minister boris johnson's resignation, when he was fined last month for breaching covid rules.
now, we have a story of a rare and precious find. a tooth from one of the world's largest pre—historic sharks, a megalodon, was found in the uk, and could be up to 20 million years old. and the fossil hunter who found it? well, he's just six years old. the bbc�*sjo black has the story. the truth of one of the largest prehistoric sharks, extinct for roughly 3.5 million years. it's a discovery that any experienced palaeontologist would be thrilled with, but this mag on tooth was unearthed by a six—year—old, and now sammy his apostle are the talk of his school.— of his school. sammy, i like our of his school. sammy, i like your fossil. _ of his school. sammy, i like your fossil. i _ of his school. sammy, i like your fossil. i think - of his school. sammy, i like your fossil. i think the - of his school. sammy, i like your fossil. i think the truth | your fossil. i think the truth was heavy- _ your fossil. i think the truth was heavy. it's _ your fossil. i think the truth was heavy. it's really - your fossil. i think the truth was heavy. it's really big, l your fossil. i think the truth i was heavy. it's really big, and megaldons — was heavy. it's really big, and megaldons from _ was heavy. it's really big, and megaldons from ages - was heavy. it's really big, and megaldons from ages ago. . was heavy. it's really big, and | megaldons from ages ago. but what does _ megaldons from ages ago. what does sammy make of it megaldons from ages ago.- what does sammy make of it all? so it is like so big, i didn't
even know what it was. ﬁnd so it is like so big, i didn't even know what it was. and how did ou even know what it was. and how did you find _ even know what it was. and how did you find out _ even know what it was. and how did you find out what _ even know what it was. and how did you find out what it - even know what it was. and how did you find out what it was? - did you find out what it was? my daddy told me.— did you find out what it was? my daddy told me. there were clearly some — my daddy told me. there were clearly some very _ my daddy told me. there were clearly some very serious - clearly some very serious fossil _ clearly some very serious fossil hunters down there with all the — fossil hunters down there with all the proper gear, and then me and — all the proper gear, and then me and sammy in muddy boots, walking — me and sammy in muddy boots, walking along the beach, hoping to find _ walking along the beach, hoping to find a — walking along the beach, hoping to find a shark's tooth, and instead _ to find a shark's tooth, and instead turning up this megaldon tooth. it instead turning up this megaldon tooth. instead turning up this meualdon tooth. .. ., megaldon tooth. it can range from at least _ megaldon tooth. it can range from at least 30 _ megaldon tooth. it can range from at least 30 metres - megaldon tooth. it can range from at least 30 metres up i megaldon tooth. it can range | from at least 30 metres up to megaldon tooth. it can range i from at least 30 metres up to a maximum of 18 metres, or almost the length of two double—decker buses. it was the last bank holiday weekend here in portsea in suffolk where sammy struck lucky. sammy has been to the speech before but he was looking for shells, but inspired by talking to fossil hunters, he decided to try and look for shark's teeth, and this was his first attempt at doing so and of course he found one, but at first he didn't realise how special it was.
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bring you up—to—date with our top story this morning. it seems that the marcos family is coming back to power in the philippines. so far, the unofficial partial results show that the son of the former dictator ferdinand marcoer has won a landslide victory. karishma vaswani is in manila. my my colleague has been following the elections very closely. yeah, you were just talking about that very expensive dress of marilyn monroe's, and who could forget when we talk about the marcos family, imelda marcos and her very expensive collection of designer shoes, and its remarkable, you know, given the fact that this family has had such a torrid history in the philippines that today, 36 years after huge street protests in the philippines,
overthrowing ferdinand marcos, i remember those as a child because it really set a precedent for how protest movements across southeast asia with then subsequently take place, but today, almost four decades from that moment, we have another marcos set to take power in the philippines. for the supporters of bongbong marcosjunior this is a hugely significant victory, but for those who did not vote for him, many people will feel sorely disappointed today. what they would hope to see was a difference in the philippines government. these unofficial partial results appear to show that indeed the son of the former strongman is in power, but many of his supporters have said to us in the lead up to this selection that what they want is a hopeful future, the kind that they are willing to see him lead them into. big expectations for bongbong marcos. that's it from us, thanks for watching.
hello, there. there is a bit more rainfall in the forecast for this upcoming week — most of it's across the north and the west of the country, very little affecting the south and the east, and it will be quite breezy over the next few days, as low pressure will stick close by — in fact, quite windy at times across northern and western scotland. it's all down to this area of low pressure, sitting to the north of the uk. plenty of isobars on the charts, so that's why it'll be windy, and there'll be lots of showers packing into northern and western areas pretty much from the word "go" on tuesday. the overnight weather front through central parts of england will be pushing across east anglia in the south—east. barely anything on it as it moves its way eastwards. eventually, it will clear away, then it's a bright day, plenty of sunshine around, but scattered showers pretty
much anywhere, most of them in the north and the west, where some of them could be heavy with some rumbles of thunder. these are the mean wind speeds — it'll be a fairly gusty day across the board, but very windy across the north—west of scotland. and temperatures will range from around the mid—to—high teens for many, we could see 20 celsius across the south—east. so pollen levels, again, will be quite high, especially across the south east, where it will be driest. but further north, it should be a little bit lower than what we've had the last few days. now, as we head through tuesday night, we'll hold onto the showers across northern and western areas. they will continue to be blustery, and some of them merging together to produce longer spells of rain. a new weather front will start to push into the south—west of england and wales by the end of the night. this promises to bring some more persistent rain across southern areas. and again, it'll be a fairly mild night. so we'll have low pressure to the north of the uk, with scattered showers here. this weather front will be bringing outbreaks of rain to parts of england and wales. so we start wednesday off on quite a wet note for southwest england, wales — this rain pushing into
the midlands, and then, across into eastern england, and some of it will be pretty good rainfall for the gardens. however, it could be, again, the south—east of england escapes and stays rather dry, so we'lljust have to wait and see a bit closer to the time. but further north, there'll be sunshine and showers, and those temperatures range from around 14—18 celsius. that weather front clears away — a bit more rain across the north of the uk to end the week, and then, into the weekend, a new area of high pressure starts to build in, and that'll start to draw up some warm air from the south. so, in the short term, we'll continue with the strong winds and further outbreaks of rain by the end of the week winds and further outbreaks of rain, by the end of the week and into the weekend, it'll start to turn very warm — in fact, the mid—20s celsius in 1—2 places by the time we reach sunday. in fact, the mid—20s celsius in one or two places by the time we reach sunday.
explosions. we've all witnessed the horrors of war and fold in ukraine. i just saw a video. my friend from school, their apartment was destroyed. herfriend is finding out with her children amongst the ruins of mariupol. will they make it out to the safety of friends in wales ? those with loved ones there are desperate to bring them here. they said, "keep trying, keep trying." how many times do i try? as thousands offer their homes, are too many still waiting?
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