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tv   Newsday  BBC News  June 28, 2022 1:00am-1:31am BST

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welcome to newsday. live from singapore, i'm suranjana tewari. the headlines: at least 13 people are killed after a shopping centre in ukraine is hit by a russian missile. president zelensky calls it "a brazen terrorist attack". translation: today's russian strike on a shopping mall- in kremenchuk, is one of the greatest atrocities in the history of europe. g7 leaders described the attack as "abominable". they've said it may constitute a war crime. also on the programme: at least three people are dead and many more injured, after a train derailed in the us state of missouri. the floods in bangladesh that
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have killed dozens and left millions stranded — the un warns of a deteriorating situation. we'll hear about the life of young journalists and protesters in hong kong, ahead of the 25th anniversary of it's handover from uk to chinese rule. live from our studio in singapore, this is bbc news — it's newsday. it's 8:00 in the morning in singapore, and 3:00am in ukraine, where around 1,000 people are thought to have been inside a shopping mall, when it was hit by a russian missile. at least 13 people have been killed, and more than 50 injured, but it's feared the death toll could climb significantly. g7 leaders have said attacks on innocent civilians
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constitute a war crime. the attack happened in kremenchuk, in central ukraine, a long way from the front line. the governor of the city said it was unlikely many survivors would be found in the rubble, because the fire was so big. 0ur correspondent nick beake hasjust arrived in kremenchuk and has this update. this is the smouldering wreckage of russia's latest attack — a shopping centre, although it's barely recognisable, tonight. as those g7 leaders were meeting, president putin was sending his own message, and his missiles were hitting ukrainian civilians. i've got to warn you there are some flashing images and also some details in my report that you might find distressing. this inferno is not a ukrainian military target. it's a ukrainian shopping centre. no weapons here, just families. these were the bewildering minutes after russia's latest devastating missile attack —
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today, on the central city of kremenchuk. inside the building, panic. "is anyone alive?" a man calls out. there's a faint answer. "where are you? come here," the man says again. monday afternoon shoppers became paramedics, helping to load the injured into ambulances, those nearby at the time of impact struggling to make sense of what had happened. i was not far away from the place where it happened, some 500 metres away, and people were running around. after about 30 minutes, i started to go and check out the place. the centre was just destroyed. i just... i'm out of words. i did not expect that something like this could happen in my town. as they began to clear the wreckage,
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the number of dead was rising, each piece of debris revealing a clearer picture of the damage done. for hours now, they've been bringing out these pieces of mangled metal from the shopping centre, leaving them here, and the work goes on even though it's now pitch black, and that is because there is an urgency. many people were in this shopping centre at the time of the attack, and the fear is that many more people have died. speaking at the shopping centre, ukraine's interior minister told us this was an act of terrorism perpetrated by putin and the russian federation. president zelensky claimed up to 1,000 people could've been inside at the time and had these words. translation: only completely messed up terrorists _ for whom there's no place on earth could strike such a place. it's not an accidental hit by missiles. it's a deliberate russian strike.
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this carnage is more than 80 miles away from russian—occupied land, so it was most likely the work of a guided missile. why here? we don't know. but moscow is showing this city and the watching world its assault on ukraine and its people is not going to stop. hope is fading very fast here tonight. you can see some of the exhausted firefighters just trying to catch their breath. the air here is still thick with the smoke that's billowing out of the destroyed shopping centre. you can see members of the military as well. it's past midnight here and the operation continues. they're not giving up, but i think when we look at the devastation behind us and video of the aftermath of the missile strike, the inferno that took hold, people here are thinking there's really very little chance that people would've survived this. that is of course people
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who weren't brought to safety. but this was not the only attack on ukrainian civilians today. in the east, in the donbas region, in lysychansk, at least eight people were killed. we're told that two of them were teenagers. more than 20 people injured. the information we're getting from that particular place is that those who were killed and injured were targeted or certainly hit as they were queuing for water. nick beake reporting there. the military alliance nato has announced what it's calling the biggest overhaul of its collective defence and deterrence since the cold war. here's the secretary—general. we will transform the nato response force and increase the number of our high—readiness forces to well over 300,000. our new concept will guide us in an era of strategic competition. i expect it will make clear that allies consider russia as the most significant and
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direct threat to our security. now to the united states, where a long—distance passenger train has partially derailed after hitting a truck at a crossing in missouri. an official has confirmed that three people have died after the passenger train derailed in the us state of missouri. 0ur north america correspondent, david willis, tells us more. well, information is still coming in but we mentioned there, three people who were known to have died and officials are saying that there are possibly multiple people injured as a result of this derailment which occurred just after lunchtime, local time, after this passenger train, intercity passenger train, going from los angeles to chicago, left the rails after hitting a truck that was apparently blocking an unmanned crossing point in northern missouri.
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now seven of the eight carriages actually left the rails as well as two locomotives and it is said that of those confirmed dead, two were in the truck and one... i'm sorry, two were into the train and one was in the truck. this comes just a couple of days after a fairly similar incident involving a train containing about 90 people hit vehicles, stationary vehicles at a crossing point in northern california. now, the governor of the state of missouri, has tweeted a short time ago. his name is mike parsons and, and here tweeted a short while ago saying that "this is a terrible situation". more information still to come on that but a lot of the people, because this is a rural area having to be taken to hospital, we are told by air ambulance. so we will get more on this as it comes in. ten people have been killed and more than 250 injured after an explosion of toxic gas injordan, at the port of aqaba.
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a chemical storage container fell while being transported, causing a large plume of what has been confirmed as chlorine gas. specialist teams have been sent to the port to deal with the cleanup operation. the united nations is warning of a rapidly deteriorating situation, in bangladesh, where floods have killed dozens of people and left more than four million stranded. millions of people, many of them children, are being forced to drink flood water, increasing the risk of diseases. 0ur south asia correspondent rajini vaidyanathan reports. hundreds of villagers disappeared. entire districts submerged. flashfloods have erased much of bangladesh's sylhet region. they've shown no mercy for those living here. shumana's home was battered by the rains. it now sits on a makeshift island.
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a family which lost so much, holding on to the one remaining memory they cherish the most, a passport photo of shumana's 35—year—old husband. her sister also died. both drowned after the family took a boat out on a desperate search for food and safer ground. translation: we were trying to reach the other side - of the bridge. i panicked, seeing the amount of water. we couldn't row the boat. it filled up and capsized. and i fell into the water. these are the worst rains in a century, for sylhet. once a thriving area, now only navigable by boat. the rains wrecked this house. there's barely anything left to salvage. she's just one of the millions in this region now left in limbo with nowhere to go.
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translation: we're living in| the fields with cows and goats. how will we return to our home? there's nothing left. what will we eat? what will happen to us? this nation's no stranger to heavy rains. families ready themselves for the annual monsoon season, but so far in june, sylhet�*s had nearly double the rainfall it usually gets the entire month. with heavy floods also in neighbouring india, experts in the region say climate change is playing its part in these erratic weather patterns. as relief efforts continue, a longer challenge remains. a struggle for food, clean water, and permanent shelter. rajini vaidyanathan, bbc news, delhi. members of the british parliament have voted on the government's plan to amend
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the northern ireland protocol. the bill would allow ministers to over—ride parts of the agreement that introduced checks on goods that move between mainland uk and northern ireland. the first stages of the legislation were approved, though not without a high profile intervention. the bbc�*s nick watt had this update after the vote. well, it passed its second reading pretty comfortably. that was 295 votes — 221, that is a government majority of 7a but that figure does suggest that quite a few conservative mps abstained. there are 359 conservative mp so that means that between 64 and 72 of them did not vote, depending on how the dup vote. a lot of them won't have abstained. a lot of them would not have been there. borisjohnson was not there, he was at the g7 summit in bavaria. idid at the g7 summit in bavaria. i did spot a lot
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of conservative mps leaving the parliamentary because they were not happy and chief among those who was not happy was theresa may, the former prime minister. she tore into the bill, which would override core aspects of the northern ireland protocol and they are designed to deal with those checks that are imposed on those travelling from great britain to northern ireland as part of the deal to avoid a hard border on the island. you're watching newsday on the bbc. still to come on the programme: competition gets underway at wimbledon, with opening day wins for a defending champion and a local hopeful. china marked its first day of rule in hong kong with a series of spectacular celebrations. a huge fireworks display was held in the former colony. the chinese president, jiang zemin, said unification was the start of a new era for hong kong. the world's first clone has been produced of an adult mammal. scientists in scotland have produced a sheep called dolly that was cloned in a laboratory using a cell from another sheep.
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for the first time in 20 years, russian and american spacecraft have docked in orbit at the start of a new era of cooperation in space. tennis balls thwack. cheering and applause. challenger powered past the bishop rock lighthouse at almost 50 knots, shattering a record that had stood for 34 years, and there was no hiding the sheer elation of richard branson and his crew. this is newsday on the bbc. i'm suranjana tewari in singapore. 0ur headlines: at least 13 people are killed after a shopping centre in ukraine is hit by a russian missile. president zelensky calls it "a brazen terrorist attack." at least three people are dead, and many more injured, after a train derailed
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in the us state of missouri. this friday marks the 25th anniversary of the handover of hong kong from uk to chinese rule. china promised to protect democratic freedoms for 50 years, but new laws introduced in 2020, have effectively silenced all criticism in the territory. bbc panorama has spent the last year with young journalists and protesters as they live through the most turbulent period in hong kong's recent history, facing arrests and prison sentences. danny vincent reports. i don't smoke. ijust hope that in jail, you can use these cigarettes as currency. jennifer is 24 years old and she's preparing for prison. so, i got a pack of this, and i'm trying to see if i can use these as money in jail, but i'm still not sure about that.
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she was a student in hong kong in 2019 when millions took to the streets to demonstrate against greater control from beijing. she was arrested alongside 40 other protesters and convicted of rioting. i sincerely take it as a challenge for me. it's a challenge. it's like... in everyone's life, you definitely have some trouble that you have to overcome. there have been more than 10,000 protest—related arrests since 2019. critics say the legal system is now being used as a weapon against those that speak out.
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a national security law is changing this city. when the authorities introduced the national security law, they said it would only impact a small number of people. two years on, and its spread fear across the city. some people even say the changes now are bigger than when hong kong was returned to china. i've been following ronson chan, a prominentjournalist who feared he was a target of the new law. media reporter, i will be on the target of the police. translation: it's much easier to cross the red line. _ we don't know where the red line is. i'm still confident that i'll be fine. i haven't broken the law, i haven't done anything wrong, so why should i be
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afraid, right? last year, his publication was closed. several editors were arrested under the national security law. ronson was released without charge. pro—beijing lawmakers say the national security law was needed to return stability to hong kong. every country and territory needs national security law to protect itself. we must protect our people from espionage, terrorism, political interference, subversion. that's what every government does. 25 years ago, britain handed control of the city to china. promises were made to protect fundamental freedoms. in the last two years, those promises have been comprehensively broken. hong kong now seems increasingly like an ordinary chinese city. danny vincent, bbc news, hong kong. the former british prime minister, sirjohn major,
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has told an inquiry into an infected blood scandal, that victims suffered "incredibly bad luck." the infection of up to 30,000 people with hiv or hepatitis c from contaminated blood has been called the biggest treatment disaster in the history of the nhs. sirjohn was giving evidence about the government's actions, including decisions on financial support. here's our health editor hugh pym. barry has always said he's always felt like he was on death row but without committing any crime. i just want a sincere apology from somebody. debra reflects on how barry's life has been blighted. because of his treatment for haemophilia, he was infected with hepatitis c. he's needed a liver transplant after a liver cancer diagnosis. his wife debra says, as an nhs nurse, she's appalled
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by what happened. breaks my heart to think — when i was putting up those blood transfusions, there was people within the nhs who knew that that blood was contaminated but chose not to impart that knowledge. today, sirjohn major gave evidence. after the scandal emerged, he was at the treasury in the late 1980s, then prime minister. he was questioned on the campaigners' struggle to get financial aid. i mean, there's no amount of compensation you can give that could actually compensate for what had happened to them. what had happened to them was incredibly bad luck. gasps awful. and it was not something that anybody was unsympathetic to. there were gasps at those words "bad luck". later, he said he hadn't meant to be dismissive or offensive. pay—outs were given to those who had hiv, but initially not
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to patients with hepatitis c. sirjohn acknowledged that might have been wrong. every life is individual, and so i can see that argument. and i'm not entirely sure, in retrospect, that we took the right decision then, and i was quite pleased when a subsequent government took a different view. people coming to the inquiry have been encouraged, if they wish, to leave messages in bottles remembering loved ones who lost their lives because of the contaminated blood scandal, but it's unlikely to be before the middle of next year that they get to see a final report with conclusions. i've always believed... so what did debra and barry think of sirjohn major's comments? i personally don't feel that there's anything genuine there. i don't think he understands the impact that it has had on so many people's lives — those who have lost their children, their husbands, a life that's been lost. it's still... i can't talk about it. there will be more evidence
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from former politicians. debbie and barry want to hear apologies and then a guarantee of compensation. hugh pym, bbc news. the head of the united nations has warned the world's seas are in crisis while speaking at the opening of the un 0cean conference in portugal. more than 7,000 delegates from around the world have joined the event to discuss threats of pollution and climate change to the world's oceans. the event is the biggest ever of its kind. let's turn to tennis now and wimbledon, where it's been day one of the tournament. britain's number one, emma raducanu, had a winning start as did the defending men's champion novak djokovic. all eyes are on serena williams to see if the 40—year—old can win another grand slam title, putting her into the record books. the bbc�*s chetan pathak is there for us.
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as the sun begins to set at the all england club, on day one of these championships, it's felt much more like normal, unlike last year's covid restricted tournament, we have had full crowds from day one, that iconic wimbledon queue outside with fans desperate to get their hands on all tickets here, but in particular for centre court, where beside the defending champion, novak djokovic, safely make it through to the second round. didn't have it all his own way again south korea's kwon soonwoo, who really tested novak djokovic at times and took the second set of that match, but djokovic so familiar with that winning feeling here at wimbledon, he has not been beaten here since back in 2017. he is chasing a seventh wimbledon title and a 21st grand slam, and you would not bet against him doing it. emma raducanu was next up on centre court, the us 0pen champion. so many questions about her fitness going into these championships, she suffered an abdominal issue recently which kept her out of the grass court season afterjust playing
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seven games in nottingham, but she worked her way into her match against alison van uytvanck, the belgian, 46th in the world, a good grass court player, raducanu early on found herself broken, but powered through with the energy of the crowd looking very good by the end. and into round two she will face carolina garcia. 0ns jabeur is another to watch for here at these championships as well, no playerfrom north africa has been as high in the world rankings as her. she is the world number two, a quarterfinalist at wimbledon last year and she is looking good for another run here on the grass this time around. she went out in the first round of the french open where she admitted that the pressure and the expectation got to her a little bit, but she went through in 53 minutes in straight sets against miriam of sweden. so much to look forward to on tuesday where we are
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going to see serena williams, rafa nadal and the world number one, iga swiatek. chetan pathak reporting from wimbledon. and before we go, the world's greatest cyclists are gearing up for the tour de france, which begins on friday in denmark. to commemorate hosting the first stage of the tour, the capital, copenhagen, has been adorned in yellow — the colour of the tour leader'sjersey, and a model of the eiffel tower has been built to honor the end of the 21 day race in paris. you can read and watch more of all our stories on our website. we will have extensive coverage of that anniversary of the handover of hong kong from china to the uk 25 years ago. also more on that missile strike in ukraine. that is all
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the time we have for here on newsday. thanks for watching. hello there. low pressure will be tending to stick close by to the uk throughout this week, so it's going to stay relatively unsettled with sunshine and showers, i think sums it up pretty well, especially for the north and west of the uk. for tuesday, something a bit more unsettled pushes in as that area of low pressure brings in quite an active weatherfront, mainly to northern and western parts of the country. and you'll see the isobars fairly close together, so it'll be wet and windy across more northern and western areas throughout the day on tuesday. some of the rain will be quite heavy, particularly for western and southwest scotland, that rain getting into western england and wales as well. windy here, breezy further east, but here, a lot of dry weather around, some good spells of sunshine, maybe an odd passing shower here and there, but most places will be dry. it's going to be breezy
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wherever you are, but windy in the north and west with gusts in exposure of around 40, maybe 50 mph in the worst affected areas. so, that'll impact the temperatures, the mid to high teens in the north and west where we have the wind and rain, but further east with that sunshine, slightly lighter winds, 22, maybe 23 degrees. that weather front begins to push its way further eastwards during tuesday night, tending to weaken a little bit. there'll still be some heavier bursts through the midlands, into north—east england. drier, clearerspells elsewhere, maybe the odd shower, and it's going to be pretty mild as well, that air source coming in from the south. lows of 11—14 degrees. so, here's wednesday. 0ur area of low pressure begins to pull away from the uk. we've still got weather fronts across the country, so again, it's going to be another unsettled one. could see some of the heavier rain across eastern england for a time. that'll tend to push its way northwards, clearing into the north sea, and then it's going to be an afternoon of sunshine and showers again, and some of the showers could turn out to be heavy, maybe even thundery. it'll be fairly breezy, not as windy, though, as what we'll have on tuesday. top temperatures, high teens for many, low 20s.
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could see 24 degrees across east anglia and the southeast. now, in between the showers, you get the sunshine, the sun will be strong. high uv levels expected in many areas, so just beware of that. then as we move deeper into the week, it stays rather u nsettled. further showers, particularly in the north and west of the uk. it tends to stay a bit drier across southern and eastern areas, and signs of high pressure trying to build in next weekend.
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