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welcome to newsday. reporting live from singapore, i'm mariko oi. the headlines... sri lanka brings in new shoot—on—sight orders to try to quell protests calling for the president to step down over the spiralling economic crisis. for the first time, britain's prince of wales takes on the duty of unveiling the government's programme — in the queen's absence — with a prominent pledge to tackle the impact of rising prices. russia targets the crucial port city of odesa, with missile strikes hitting a shopping mall. last night when we were here, it was difficult to see the full
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extent of the damage. but this morning, you can — the rocket has completely ripped into the back of the shopping centre here. you can see it's completely folded. and at london's high court, the case of the footballers wives — rebekah vardy denies leaking information to the press, as she gave evidence in her libel action against coleen rooney. live from singapore. —— live from our studio in singapore. this is bbc news. it's newsday. it's 6am in singapore, and 3.30am in colombo — where security forces have been ordered to shoot anyone seen looting or damaging public property, in the latest attempt to stop anti—government protests. -- in sri —— in sri lanka. since last month, the country been
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rocked by demonstrations over soaring prices, power cuts, and a lack of medicines. demonstrators are calling for the resignation of president gotabaya rajapaksa. his brother, mahinda rajapaksa, stepped down as prime minister on monday, following violent street clashes. protesters have defied an island—wide curfew, and at least eight people have died, and 200 have been injured — as our correspondent rajini vaidyanathan reports. a capital under curfew. troops told to shoot at sight at anyone who damages public property or threatens lives. the skeletons of a bustling city scorched by an economic crisis. reeling after a day of violence. yesterday, supporters of the prime minister attacked anti—government protesters, who until that point had been peacefully demonstrating.
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at the city's main hospital, more than 200 have been wounded, many were beaten up. this man fractured his leg after a tear gas canister landed on it. war veterans yigit and assuncao are out of hospital. men who lost their legs in mines during sri lanka's civil war say they were beaten up by the very people they made sacrifices for. "they started punching me. i was left with only one crutch. they pushed me and i fell." "when we served in the army, people used to pray for us. now we're being attacked." with trust in the government shattered, the homes of at least two dozen politicians who backed the ruling party have been torched. this was one of the houses that was vandalised last night. it belonged to a supporter of the government, a local mayor.
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and this was the bedroom. it was set on fire. all you can see now is the metal that forms the coils of the mattress. and if we just move into the living room, completely trashed — just look around. tonight, a resort belonging to the son of sri lanka's former prime minister mahinda rajapaksa, who quit yesterday, was set alight. and clashes broke out in the city of negombo. protesters want the president gotabaya rajapaksa to resign — as long as he stays, tensions on this island will be inflamed. rajini vaidyanathan, bbc news, sri lanka. the queen's speech, which sets out the british government's legislative programme, is one of the great events of state here in the uk — but the one which happened on tuesday was a little different because, for the first time in nearly 60 years,
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queen elizabeth was not there. buckingham palace said mobility issues meant she could not take part — and instead, her eldest son, prince charles, took the role. it involves reading out the programme which the government — made up of borisjohnson�*s conservatives — plans to introduce. it included proposals to tackle housing problems in england. the government has promised to take further action to control the sharp rise in the cost of living. there are plans to remove more eu regulations, which ministers claim will save businesses £1 billion, as well as measures to improve energy security, and to reduce carbon emissions. after prince charles had spoken, the politicians gave their thoughts — starting with the uk's prime minister boris johnson. we need the legislative firepower to fix the underlying problems. in energy supply, and housing, and infrastructure, and in skills which are driving up costs for families across the country. and this queen's speech takes
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those issues head—on. opposite mrjohnson in the house of commons was the labour leader, keir starmer. he criticised the government for its response to the cost—of—living crisis. and it's notjust about the short—term measures. a government at the moment would take a step back from the crisis and ensure that britain is never again so vulnerable to a surge in international prices, forced to go cap in hand from dictator to dictator looking for a quick fix of imported oil. live now to westminster, and our uk political correspondent nick eardley. hejoins us live, thanks he joins us live, thanks for hejoins us live, thanks forjoining us. it seems the cost crisis really is dominating the speech, as well as in the debate afterwards? it’s in the debate afterwards? it's interesting — in the debate afterwards? it�*s interesting because it was the opening line of the speech that prince charles delivered — it was the backdrop to everything that the
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government in the uk was talking about today. but the big criticism that's come from boris johnson's opponents is that he hasn't done enoughin opponents is that he hasn't done enough in this legislative programme to tackle the cost—of—living crisis in the uk. so there's a lot of calls from opposition parties here for an emergency budget, for more money to go into the system, to try and help people with things like rising energy bills, to help them with the impact of inflation on the economy. the argument you heard from boris johnson today, though, was that you can't just johnson today, though, was that you can'tjust keep spending money, that the answer isn't simply to throw cash at every crisis, and that he wants to grow the economy instead to try and ease the burden on people. and i actually think that'll probably be the big political debate here in the uk for the next few months. �* ~ , ., months. and the prime minister also sa s he months. and the prime minister also says he would _ months. and the prime minister also says he would unleash _ months. and the prime minister also says he would unleash the _ months. and the prime minister also says he would unleash the benefits l says he would unleash the benefits of brexit and grow their way out of this economy doldrums. what kind of
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reception to get? that this economy doldrums. what kind of reception to get?— reception to get? that sort of thing is really popular — reception to get? that sort of thing is really popular with _ reception to get? that sort of thing is really popular with boris - is really popular with boris johnson's party. he wants to persuade them that he can deliver benefits from leaving the european union. i was speaking to one of mr johnson's advisers yesterday who said a lot of people who voted to leave the eu because they passionately believed in it, but it is now the government's job to show that there can be some economic benefits. and the government's main strategy seems to be to remove what they see as bureaucracy that was imposed on uk law by being a member of the european union. i've got to say, although that is in some of the plans today, it's not complete removal of all the red tape that the uk has faced over the years. it is quite a limited scratching at the surface, and i suspect that there'll be some over the next few months and years who want the government go a lot quicker. find years who want the government go a lot ruicker. �* . ~' ., ,
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lot quicker. and nick, there was also a brief _ lot quicker. and nick, there was also a brief mention _ lot quicker. and nick, there was also a brief mention of- lot quicker. and nick, there was also a brief mention of northern | also a brief mention of northern ireland in the speech — can you bring us up to speed on the latest, especially as sinn fein won the elections they are?— especially as sinn fein won the elections they are? yeah, a big deal in the local— elections they are? yeah, a big deal in the local elections _ elections they are? yeah, a big deal in the local elections in _ elections they are? yeah, a big deal in the local elections in northern - in the local elections in northern ireland, with the nationalist party finishing top for the first time with the most votes and the most seats. but it's very unlikely we are going to see a new government in northern ireland. and the simple reason is both a nationalist and unionists have to agree to go into power together — and the dup, the big unionist party, are refusing to do that until there is a change to the brexit deal, the part of the brexit deal that governs trade between the uk, northern ireland, and the republic of ireland. it's called the northern ireland protocol — and the dup basically want to scrap the protocol. the government in london is having to weigh up whether it's prepared to do that. there are certain ministers, including the foreign secretary, liz
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truss, who want the government to be prepared in the next few days and weeks to take unilateral action, to say to the european union, "we are not following those rules any more." there are other ministers who don't agree and want to keep negotiating with the european union for a change — but that's a big issue that'll be a big talking point in uk politics in the next few days. the big question is, is there any common ground between the uk and the european union on changing that brexit deal? or are we heading for a stalemate and potentially a big row? nick, thanks so much for that update. still to come a bit later in the programme: we'll hear from the us presidential climate envoy, john kerry, on what progress has been made on tackling climate change since the cop26 summit in glasgow last year. but first... russia has targeted the black sea port of odesa, using what the ukrainians say were hypersonic missiles, which fly at five times the speed of sound.
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one person is reported to have died. it comes as the united nations has estimated that the number of civilians killed in the conflict far exceeds the official figure ofjust over 3,000. from odesa, caroline davies reports. as russia celebrated victory day, odesa burned. this was one of the city's shopping centres, shopping centres, incinerated, by a missile strike. the ukrainian authorities say seven missiles were launched at the city yesterday, killing one person and injuring five more. this morning, the smell of burning plastic still hung in the air. last night when we were here, it was difficult to see the full extent of the damage, but this morning you can. the rocket has completely ripped into the back of the shopping centre here. you can see it has completely folded. there are still fires that the fire brigade here are trying to put out and the electricity wires on this side have been ripped away. russia has been targeting the port city of odesa on ukraine's southern coast.
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it's strategically important. before the war, it was a key international port, taking ukrainian products to the world. president zelensky appealed again to end the war, so that the port can reopen. missile strikes don't only destroy infrastructure. they shake lives. this eight—year—old boy lives 300 metres from the strike. as we talk, he fiddles nervously with two pieces of blackened metal that he found. shards of the missile. "i heard a loud explosion," he says, "i fell out of bed and started to cry. then i ran down the corridor to find my dog, max. mum tried to calm me down, but there were more explosions. we don't know what will happen next." the force of the blast smashed many of the windows in this block of flats. fortunately, most were unoccupied. katarina and her two—year—old daughter, arina, were on the other side of the courtyard.
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"we were about to go to bed when the air alert began," she tells me. "i heard a very loud explosion, and i grabbed two pillows and covered my daughter's ears with them. i didn't want her to hear the sound of the explosion and be frightened by it. the whole house was shaking." then she asked her daughter, "what do we do when we hear the air raid siren?" "we run," she says. "we run away." young minds already used to living with the constant threat of war. caroline davies, bbc news, odesa. you're watching newsday on the bbc. still to come on the programme: experts warns there is only an even the world is closer than ever to crossing a key global warming threshold. the pope was shot, the pope will live — that's the essence of the appalling news from rome this afternoon, that, as an italian television commentator put it, "terrorism had come to the vatican."
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the man they called the butcher of lille, 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 sentenced 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 i of the powerful earthquake. the worst to hit the | country in 30 years. the computer deep blue has tonight triumphed over the world chess champion, gary kasparov. it's the first time the machine has defeated a reigning world champion in a classical chess match. america's first legal same—sex marriages have been taking place in massachusetts. god bless america! cheering this is newsday on the bbc.
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i'm mariko oi in singapore. our headlines... anti—government protestors defy a nationwide curfew in sri lanka, calling for the president to step down. for the first time, britain's prince of wales takes on the duty of unveiling the government's programme in the queen's absence, with a prominent pledge to tackle the impact of rising prices. just six months after the cop26 climate conference in glasgow, new analysis suggests the world is closer than ever to crossing a key global warming threshold. is closer than ever to crossing the uk met office and the world meteorological organisation says there's now around a 50—50 chance that it'll warm by more than 1.5 celsius over the next five years. it was in 2015 that the world's average temperature first went one degree celsius above pre—industrial levels. that was also the year that leaders
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signed the paris climate agreement, where the 1.5 degrees target was set to prevent dangerous global warming. governments re—committed to keeping "1.5 degrees alive" at cop26 last november. researchers also believe it's almost certain that the next four years will see the warmest year ever recorded. on that, the bbc has spoken tojohn kerry, us special presidential envoy on climate. he said that countries need to "raise ambitions further" to reach their climate goals. people need to remember that 65% of global gdp, economic effort, globally, committed to plans that are legitimate that could keep 1.5 degrees of warming at that level. that's incredible. the 35% that did not is the problem, and we have to bring those countries on board now. one of those countries is russia. and obviously, that remains a question mark.
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we don't know — nothing is possible right now, we will see what happens. but china, india, indonesia, south africa — there are a bunch of countries that need now, i think, to raise ambition over the course of these next months. and all of us, the developed world particularly, has got to do a better job of breaking the mould, getting away from business as usual, which is dominating at this moment. what vladimir putin has done, by using gas energy as a weapon, is to convince europe that it has to move faster. so in fact, europe will try to move to deploy renewable energy — wind, solar, etc — much faster than they had originally planned. the key will be finding greater levels of finance on an international basis to accelerate the transition to those renewables so that investment begins
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to move there faster. we can still, according to the most recent ipcc scientific report — it makes it very clear that if we do the things that are available to us, we can still avoid the worst consequences of the climate crisis. but people need to understand that's avoiding the worst consequences, not the crisis to some degree. we need to break the mould, we need to behave like the rhetoric suggests we should, which is we call this existential — but as a world, we are not behaving as if it is. we have to break the mould of the status quo. we cannot do business as usual. we have to begin to mobilise more money, we have to mobilise higher levels of investment, we have to mobilize greater research and development, we have to deploy demonstration projects faster, we have to push the curve of technology —
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all of these things are doable. and already, we have the technology that we could deploy to do what we need to do over the next eight years. if we need a 45% reduction in emissions now for the next ten years, we can get thatjust by deploying current technologies. after that, it becomes tougher to get the residual, the rest that you have to get to get net zero by 2050. but we will develop new methods of doing things as we are now. solar is ten times less expensive than it was 10—15 years ago. we have better solar coming online now, with new technologies that will improve the efficiency of solar. we have newer and better batteries that will come online — they could be game—changers because that addresses the question people are concerned about baseload where they may not be able to, you know, have... they think they may not be able to have a consistent, secure source of power — but they will and can,
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as these technologies are developed. let's take a look at some other stories in the headlines... the head of the world health organization has said china's zero tolerance policy against covid is not sustainable. the authorities in beijing have imposed lockdowns affecting tens of millions of people, lasting several weeks, to try to prevent any spread of the illness. but the who's director general said he had told chinese experts it was time to change that approach. when we talk about the zero—covid strategy, we don't think that it's sustainable considering the behaviour of the virus now, and what we anticipate in the future. we have discussed about this issue with chinese experts, and we indicated that the approach, you know, would not be sustainable.
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in court in new york, the former president of honduras, juan orlando hernandez, pleaded not guilty to drugs and weapons charges. mr hernandez, who governed from 2014 to january this year, was arrested in february. this is him being extradited from honduras to the us last month. he is accused of having accepted millions of dollars in bribes during his eight years as president, in exchange for protecting drug traffickers from investigation and arrest. the high court in london has begun hearing a defamation trial brought by rebekah vardy, the wife of the former england footballerjamie vardy, against coleen rooney, who's married to the former england captain wayne rooney. the court heard that ms vardy felt she had to establish her innocence, after being accused of leaking personal information about mrs rooney to the media. colin paterson reports.
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coleen rooney arriving at the high court, accompanied by her husband, wayne rooney, for the start of a much anticipated trial, which a legal team have summed up as being about betrayal. one minute later, rebekah vardy, who is suing herfor libel, strode in. both women very used to cameras, but not the courtroom. inside, coleen rooney sat next to her husband. at one end of the front bench. no more than ten feet away was rebekah vardy. there was almost zero eye contact between the two former friends. at the 2016 euros, they had cheered on england together from the stands. but everything changed in october 2019, when coleen rooney did some online detective work to investigate who was leaking information about her to the press. she wrote three fictitious tales on her private instagram stories, including ones about returning to tv and their basement flooding to see if they would end up in the sun —
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and they did. only then did coleen reveal, after the use of ten dots to ramp up the tension, that the one account she'd allowed access to read them was rebekah vardy�*s. in court today, we heard the details of rebekah vardy�*s case that she'd been left with no choice but to bring this libel claim to establish her innocence and validate her reputation. it was stressed that this legal battle was being reported as entertainment, but in fact had had a hugely damaging impact on rebekah vardy�*s life. and then it was the turn of coleen rooney's legal team to set out her case. they claimed that rebekah vardy�*s agent had leaked the stories and this was like hiring a hit man. although rebekah vardy hadn't pulled the trigger, she was still responsible. they also accused rebekah vardy�*s team of widespread and significant loss of evidence, including a phone being dropped into the north sea. towards the end of the day, rebekah vardy was questioned and denied being the leak before being accused of having a history of selling stories to newspapers for money.
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the trial may have kicked off, but there's a long way to go with wayne rooney himself expected to be called as a witness next week. colin paterson, bbc news, the high court. the video games developer electronic arts has told football's world governing body it's game over, they're no longer going to be making the fifa games. ea sports made the first fifa game in 1993 and has been in charge of the franchise ever since. from ea sports headquarters in california, harry low has more. fifa is one of the most profitable brands in gaming history. and ea sports's decision brings to an end an agreement which has endured for 30 years. electronic arts and fifa will no longer be partners, and ea sports will make its own game in the future called ea sports fc. fifa for its part says it will produce its
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own game, which is the only original home for fifa. of course they'll hope to do better than the main rivals to fifa, who have struggled to year dust for years not least because they don't have access to the licensing agreements for things like study, kits, playerfaces and team names. they've had to used merseyside red for liverpool, for example. david jackson, the vice president of ea sports, says that the studio thinks it's time for the studio to move in a different direction in order to, as he put it, build a brand for the future. in terms of things that they'll miss, players will notice only two things, he says — the name and a new game every year. the final version, fifa 2023, will come out in the autumn, and the first ea sports fc will be released next year. that's all for now — stay with bbc world news.
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hello there. tuesday was a day of sunshine and showers — most of those showers were across scotland and northern ireland. and there was quite a lot of rainfall across parts of western scotland at times — some of these showers quite heavy, even some rumbles of thunder, too. for the next few days, it's going to remain breezy, rather unsettled, low pressure nearby, and we'll see showers or even longer spells of rain. now for wednesday, this feature could bring some significant rainfall to parts of england and wales throughout the day. now some of that rain really will be quite heavy across parts of wales, southwest england through wednesday morning. and then, that rain will push in towards the midlands, parts of eastern england into the afternoon — i think the northern extent of it being around the greater manchester area, not further north than that. but, as this rain band begins to move south eastwards in east anglia in the southeast, it will begin to fragment again. another windy day to come,
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particularly across southern britain without rain band. quite gusty, as well, across the north west of scotland, where we'll see sunshine and showers. and temperatures will range from around 14—17 celsius. pollen levels on wednesday, again, will be rather high, but maybe not quite as high across england and wales as we'll have that rain band. now, that rain will clear away from the southeast as we move through wednesday night, then skies will clear. winds will turn a little bit lighter, as well, but there'll be further showers across the north and the west of scotland in particular. now, with the clearer skies, a slightly cooler air mass — it'll be a fresher night to come for wednesday night, with temperatures down into single figures for most. the pressure chart for thursday, then, shows more weatherfronts affecting northern parts of the uk — so again, it'll be quite breezy and showery here, a little bit drierfurther south. so, best of the sunshine for england and wales throughout thursday. after that fairly fresh start, temperatures will begin to rise. more cloud, though, for northern england, northern ireland, and scotland — there's the northwest of scotland, which will see most of the showers and also the strongest of the winds. after that cool start, temperatures will reach highs
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of 14—19 celsius across the south. for friday, again, weatherfronts bring more showers and blustery conditions across the north of the uk, but as we head into the weekend, this area of high pressure begins to build in. it turns sunnier and warmer, but we could see potential of some thundery showers across southern areas, especially on sunday. so, those temperatures will be building as we head on into the weekend, as that area of high pressure starts to establish itself. and there'll be increasing amounts of sunshine, but also some heavy showers in the south.
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this is bbc news. the headlines... sri lanka has brought in new shoot—on—sight orders to try to quell spreading public unrest. anti—government protests have continued a day after violent clashes saw the resignation of the prime minister, mahinda raja—pa ksa. authorities in the southern ukrainian city of odesa say aircraft dropped seven missiles on a shopping centre and a warehouse. president zelensky is warning russia's naval blockade is disrupting global food supplies. prince charles has officially opened the new session of the british parliament, and for the first time read the queen's speech on her behalf. the queen had to pull out because of "mobility problems". the world meteorological organisation has warned that there's an even chance that world temperatures, in at least one


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