welcome to newsday, reporting live from singapore, i'm karishma vaswani. the headlines... the us considers declaring a climate emergency — as firefighters in california struggle to contain a wildfire they call �*explosive�* — which is spreading fast summers have become a time of unease as people wonderjust how bad fires raging in the east of the state are going to get. and politicians are being pressured to act. russia's foreign minister, who's on a tour of africa, has rejected claims that moscow is to blame for causing a worldwide food crisis. protests are expected in manila where the son of the phillippines�*s former
dictator, ferdinand marcosjunior is giving his inaugural state of the nation address later — after an overwhelming election win in may. as hollywood takes up the story of the 12 young thai footballers and their coach rescued from a cave a few years ago — we go back to talk to the people involved in saving them. when i first walked up here four macro years ago and saw the row of bicycles up against these railings belonging to boys the same age as my own sons, i remember the heavy feeling i had then, how unlikely it was that they would ever come out alive. ., ., , ., alive. life from our studio in singapore- _ alive. life from our studio in singapore. this _ alive. life from our studio in singapore. this is _ alive. life from our studio in singapore. this is bbc- alive. life from our studio in | singapore. this is bbc news. alive. life from our studio in - singapore. this is bbc news. it's newsday. welcome to bbc news broadcasting to viewers in the uk and around the world. it's six in the morning in singapore and 3pm in california... where a wildfire is spreading rapidly near yosemite national park.
the cause of the blaze remains under investigation, but california is becoming ever more susceptible to wildfires due to climate change. it comes as the us climate envoy john kerry told the bbc that president biden is considering declaring a climate emergency, to help him push through his green agenda. james clayton has this report. these scenes are becoming all too familiar in california. a raging wildfire, the oakfire described by authorities here as explosive, devouring forests that are tinder dry. firefighters are struggling to contain it as it engulfs people's homes, livelihoods, and businesses. this army veteran is spending his wedding anniversary waiting, hoping that the house he left will be ok. a lot of memories, though. my family grew up there, my kids, and...i don't know. just sad. the eight largest fires since
records began in california have happened in the last five years. and these wildfires don't just affect forests, they create a haze that can blanket the state, air quality can be choking. in 2020, fires turned san francisco skies orange. here in san francisco, summer has become a time of unease as people wonderjust how bad fires raging in the east of the states are going to get. and politicians are being pressured to act. today, the us climate envoyjohn kerry said president biden was considering announcing a climate emergency that would give him additional powers to push his renewable energy agenda. it is less than ideal not to have the entire congress full throatedly adopting some of the measures that need to be taken so that the world can see a very united united states moving in this direction. fires here today aren't
just threatening lives but yosemite national park, home to ancient trees, coating beauty spots with smoke. and with the wet season not for months, this could be a long, hot summer. james clayton, bbc news, san francisco. for more on this, we're speaking to kim cobb, director of brown university's institute for environment and society. it's for environment and society. great to get you on ti programme. it's great to get you on the programme. i want to ask you, in terms of what we are seeing right now, those dramatic fires in that report in the united states, in your time doing the kind of work you do, how unusual is it to be seeing this and is it getting worse, in your experience? and is it getting worse, in your experience?— and is it getting worse, in your experience? and is it getting worse, in your exerience? ., ., , , ., experience? unfortunately, it is not unusual right _ experience? unfortunately, it is not unusual right now. _ experience? unfortunately, it is not unusual right now. we _ experience? unfortunately, it is not unusual right now. we have - experience? unfortunately, it is not unusual right now. we have had - experience? unfortunately, it is not| unusual right now. we have had year on year of horrendous scenes coming out of california and across the western united states with his
wildfires raging out of control. we are breaking new records with areas burnt and the speed of the fire. it is notjust california, to is across europe. they were wildflowers last week during the chart—topping and record—breaking temperatures that took hold of europe last week. —— wildfires. record breaking temperatures in the east coastjust today. temperatures in the east coast 'ust toda . ~ , ., temperatures in the east coast 'ust toda . ~ ,. , today. when you describe the situation like _ today. when you describe the situation like that, _ today. when you describe the situation like that, anyone . today. when you describe the - situation like that, anyone looking at this from overseas or even in the united states, i imagine, is also taking note of the fact that these things are becoming more frequent. how does this play, in terms of public perception? do americans on both sides of the political spectrum care about these issues? i both sides of the political spectrum care about these issues?— both sides of the political spectrum care about these issues? i think so. yale opinion — care about these issues? i think so. yale opinion maps _ care about these issues? i think so. yale opinion maps and _ care about these issues? i think so. yale opinion maps and polling - care about these issues? i think so. yale opinion maps and polling has. yale opinion maps and polling has consistently shown an increase in the number of americans who are
concerned about climate change. this is across both sides of the pedicle strap clash political spectrum. we need to galvanise that majority into the kind of federal legislation and policy making that we need to see that was considered as recently as a couple of weeks ago. it has unfortunately since stalled, lacking the votes to pass in the senate. right now, what we're looking at is a collision of two worlds, one in which american people are under some bite summer threat of extreme heat, wildfires and flooding and hurricane is and in some other portions of the country of course, and yet in dc, the political boundaries and blockades to action are unfortunately still in place and prevent the kind of policy and action that americans are demanding to see. ., _ ., action that americans are demanding to see. ., ., , to see. you say that, president biden had _ to see. you say that, president biden had that _ to see. you say that, president
biden had that opportunity - to see. you say that, president biden had that opportunity last| to see. you say that, president - biden had that opportunity last week when he could have declared a climate emergency, he chose not to do that. we have gotjohn kerry now saying he is considering doing back. what stopped him and why isn't he declaring a climate emergency? i think everything is happening quite quickly now. we heard he would not support the —— the senate would not support the —— the senate would not support the —— the senate would not support the framework that had been debated and considered four months and months and months now. so he now has at his disposable any number of executive tools and actions that he and his administration could be taken in the absence of congressional action, taken in the absence of congressionalaction, i taken in the absence of congressional action, i suspect they are carefully wearing —— weighing their options and thinking about what could happen. a lot at stake and a lot to consider for the administration right now. kim kopp, director of brown _ administration right now. kim kopp, director of brown institute _ administration right now. kim kopp, director of brown institute for - director of brown institute for environment and society, thank you
forjoining us. let's take a look at some of the stories in the headlines in the uk... after a weekend of gridlocked roads and intense frustration for travellers trying to cross the english channel, the situation has eased at the port of dover and at the eurotunnel at folkestone. uk officials blamed france for the problems at dover, saying they hadn't provided enough border staff to check passports — but france highlighted extra checks brought on by brexit. around 600 lorries passing through folkestone today, some have been here for 15 hours plus and that is because the stretch of road on the m20 has been partially closed to accommodate them, effectively becoming a lorry park and they are competing with families for spaces. the two candidates left in the race to become the next conservative party leader and uk prime minister say they'll toughen
controls on migration. rishi sunak has proposed a cap on refugee numbers, and to withold aid from countries which won't accept the return of asylum—seekers whose claims have failed. liz truss says she would increase the number of frontline border force staff by 20%. the london fire brigade has been tackling multiple emergencies, with blazes in enfield, hayes and thamesmead. in surrey, a fire engulfed an area of land equivalent to 20 football pitches. people have been told to avoid the area and keep windows closed. still to come a bit later in the programme... a few years ago — 12 young thai footballers and their coach were trapped for 18 days
in a flooded cave. now, a movie based on those events has been made. we have a special report coming up. but first. . .. russia's foreign minister sergei lavrov has begun a diplomatic tour of africa, where many countries are reliant on ukrainian grain supplies, and has dismissed claims that moscow is to blame for the global food crisis. russia has meanwhile defended striking the ukrainian port of 0desa, just one day after signing a deal to let shipments of grain through the black sea. james waterhouse reports from the south of ukraine. ukraine's grain problem, summed up by volodymyr on his farm. translation: people are starving, but it's getting spoilt here. - it is bread, it's such a pity. so much labour went into this and it'sjust lying here, spoiling. his are some of the 20 million tonnes trapped in the country. translation: all of this made | the situation for the farmers very hard, even unbearable. i'm 72 years old, and in over 70 years i don't remember such a difficult year like this one. here in the 0desa region around 4,000 farmers work these fields — more than anywhere else in the country. it's hoped a grain deal involving
ukraine and russia will see 5 million tonnes shifted every month through the black sea, a pre—war level. farmers like volodymyr need this agreement to work for their livelihoods. ukraine needs it to work for its economy. and tens of millions of people around the world need it to work to survive. and it is those forces which are keeping this deal going, for now. it couldn't be more fragile. moscow's released this footage, admitting to a missile attack on the port of 0desa yesterday, a day after agreeing to leave it alone. it claims a military ship and warehouse full of western—supplied missiles were the targets. the kremlin�*s likely defence — that it didn't violate the deal. russia denies being the cause of this food crisis. its foreign minister sergei lavrov is on a charm offensive in africa, trying to gather support. first stop, egypt — one of ukraine's biggest grain customers.
translation: the food crisis didn't start yesterday or in february. - it started with the pandemic, because of serious mistakes that western states made regarding food and energy. regardless of blame, if volodymyr doesn't sell his grain there won't be a next harvest. james waterhouse, bbc news, in 0desa. you're watching newsday on the bbc. still to come on the programme, we head to the philippines where protests are expected, ahead of the new president — ferdinand marcosjunior�*s inaugural state of the nation address later today. we'll be speaking to someone who is expected to attend those protests, in a few minutes. see you coming down the ladder now. it's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.
a catastrophic engine fire is being played tonight for the first crash in the 30 year history of concorde, the world's only supersonic airliner. it was one of the most vivid symbols of the violence and hatred that too apart the state of yugoslavia, but now, a decade later, it has been painstakingly rebuilt and opens again today. there has been a 50% decrease in sperm quantity and an increase in malfunctioning sperm unable to swim properly. thousands of households across the country are suspiciously quiet this lunchtime as children bury their noses in the final instalment of harry potter.
the us considers declaring a climate emergency as firefighters in california struggle to contain a wildfire they call explosive — which is spreading fast. russia's foreign minister — who's on a tour of africa — has rejected claims that moscow is to blame for causing a worldwide food crisis. to the philippines now — where a little later today, the new president, ferdinand marcosjunior, commonly known as bongbong, will be giving his inaugural state of the nation address. in may, he overhwelmingly won the presidential election despite being the son of a dictator who was forced to flee the philippines after presiding over corruption, poverty and human rights abuses. protests are expected in manila ahead of the address. one of those protesting will be writer and activist moan palatino. he previously served two terms in the house of representatives as an opposition lawmaker
and joins me now from manila. it's great to get you on the programme. i rememberspeaking to you in manila in the days leading up to that decisive election. at that time, you had pointed out some of theissues time, you had pointed out some of the issues around the fact that bongbong marcos may well win the election. he has, overwhelmingly. people have voted for him. you didn't, so what are you expecting him to say today?— didn't, so what are you expecting him to say today? well, we want to know his economic— him to say today? well, we want to know his economic programme. - him to say today? well, we want to know his economic programme. it i him to say today? well, we want to | know his economic programme. it is not enough that he will continue to say nudity. during his inaugural speech injune 30, he failed to present his programmes on how to address surging fuel and food prices, record joblessness, address surging fuel and food prices, recordjoblessness, how address surging fuel and food prices, record joblessness, how to prices, recordjoblessness, how to address the pandemic. we still don't have department of health secretary,
despite the pandemic situation. this is his chance to present to the people what he plans to do for the next six years. on our part, we want to know the programme for our economic relief, and we want to address the demands of human rights victims of the previous error. accountability for all the crimes during that period. 50. accountability for all the crimes during that period. so, bongbong marcos says _ during that period. so, bongbong marcos says he _ during that period. so, bongbong marcos says he wants _ during that period. so, bongbong marcos says he wants to - during that period. so, bongbong marcos says he wants to focus . during that period. so, bongbong marcos says he wants to focus on j during that period. so, bongbong - marcos says he wants to focus on the economic recovery, he wants to focus on helping the philippines get out of the pandemic and help it become stronger in the process. if he does so —— say those decisive things in that speech today and there is action to back up some of what he says, will you accept the fact that he has won this decisive victory? we could he has won this decisive victory? - could say that in the past two weeks when he was inaugurated as president there was this opportunity to
present his programme during his press conference he denied there is high inflation. there is no concrete action on how to stop fuel and food prices. and then we will listen to his state of the nation address. but at the same time, the demand for accountability, the demand for concrete action will remain and the people will be vigilant. what concrete action will remain and the people will be vigilant.— concrete action will remain and the people will be vigilant. what do you make of the — people will be vigilant. what do you make of the fact _ people will be vigilant. what do you make of the fact that _ people will be vigilant. what do you | make of the fact that overwhelmingly so many of your countrymen and women did vote for bongbong marcos? and they seem to buy into the message that he has got to them which is put the past behind us, don'tjudge me on my ancestors, judge me on my actions. on my ancestors, 'udge me on my actions. ., , actions. indeed, he got these high votes but at _ actions. indeed, he got these high votes but at the _ actions. indeed, he got these high votes but at the same _ actions. indeed, he got these high votes but at the same time - actions. indeed, he got these high votes but at the same time there i actions. indeed, he got these high i votes but at the same time there are questions about the credibility of the electoral process. there are
still questions about the transparency. at the same time, we want to point out the impact of historical distortion, the massive information —— mass —— the false narratives. 0ne information —— mass —— the false narratives. one of our demands in today's protest is to stop the historical distortion and instead this government, this family should be held accountable for all the atrocities and for the ill gotten wealth that they took from their country. wealth that they took from their count . , ., wealth that they took from their count . ,., ., ., ., ., country. gong palatino, writer and activist, thank _ country. gong palatino, writer and activist, thank you _ country. gong palatino, writer and activist, thank you so _ country. gong palatino, writer and activist, thank you so much - country. gong palatino, writer and activist, thank you so much for. activist, thank you so much for joining us with your thoughts and analysis of the situation in the philippines. let's take a look at some other stories in the headlines... three people in the philippines have died in a shooting before a graduation ceremony, in what appears to be a targeted
killing in quezon city, part of metro manila. one of those killed was the former mayor of a city in the south of the country. the gunman has been arrested. pope francis has arrived in canada for a visit he's described as a pilgrimage of penance. he will repeat a formal apology to indigenous survivors of abuse inflicted at roman catholic—run schools. unmarked graves were discovered last year at some sites. here's how one indigenous elder reacted to the pope's visit.. i think this visit is kind of long overdue. maybe it is something that should have happened many, many years ago. may be the start of reconciliation would have started then. authorities in the bahamas say at least 17 people thought to be from haiti have drowned after a vessel carrying migrants capsized. police said the boat turned over eleven kilometres off the bahamian island of new providence. more than 20 people were rescued. the bahamas is a frequent transit route for haitians seeking to reach the united states. the numbers attempting the dangerous journey have increased significantly
with the rise in haiti of widespread poverty and gang violence. a volcano has erupted on japan's south western island of kyushu — with reports of volcanic stones raining down more than two kilometres away. there were no immediate reports of any damage or injuries — and authorities say they do not expect it to turn develop into a major eruption. and, finally, on a happier note to end the programme... you might remember this from a few years ago. one of the most memorable stories we've covered in recent years was the rescue of 12 young thai footballers and their coach who were trapped for 18 days in a flooded cave. now, a movie based on those events has been made. 0ur south east asia correspondent jonathan head reported from the cave throughout the rescue, and has been back to talk to some of those who were involved.
an afternoon training session in the northern border town of mesai. among these budding young footballers are to survivors of an epic drama that unfolded here four years ago. how many of you? the stunning discovery of 12 boys and their coach trapped for nine days deep inside a flooded cave captivated the world. titan was the youngest of those boys, then 11 years old. today, he still practises with ek, the coach who helped them all get through their ordeal. their story has now been taken up by hollywood. last seen nine days ago. 12 boys and their coach are now trapped inside the cave. hello? you're here. i was one of
dozens of— hello? you're here. i was one of dozens of reporters _ hello? you're here. i was one of dozens of reporters covering - hello? you're here. i was one of dozens of reporters covering the trapped football team. crisscrossing the mountains above the cave, never knowing how it would all end. when i first walked up here four years ago and so the row of bicycles up against these railings, belonging to boys the same age as my own sons, i remember the heavy feeling i had then, how unlikely it was they would ever come out alive. what i witnessed in the days after that was one of the most extraordinary stories i've ever covered and one of the most remarkable rescues of all time. the boys took this route. ﬁn time. the boys took this route. on the day they went in, it was dry, time. the boys took this route. (m the day they went in, it was dry, so we just happened over a few hours. so unpredictable. this british caver has spent a decade exploring these
caves. he played a critical role in getting the words gaffe —— best cage divers —— cave divers to commonly the high rescue operation. when you have to sedate the children to get them out and it is a two and a half three hour dive, then they obviously expected casualties. it had never been done before, had it? no, nothing like it. how does it feel to be a celebrity? you are going to be a hollywood movie. i don't regard myself as any sort of celebrity. we did a job to bring the boys out. we gave the boy is the best chance, and that is what is all about. celebrity status doesn't come into it. , ., ., , ., into it. the boys have grown up now, some moving — into it. the boys have grown up now, some moving away _ into it. the boys have grown up now, some moving away from _ into it. the boys have grown up now, some moving away from here. - into it. the boys have grown up now, some moving away from here. tyson j some moving away from here. tyson hopes to become a professional player. he has already had to learn
how to deal with his unexpected fame. �* ,, �* �* , how to deal with his unexpected fame. �* ,, ~ ~ , fame. translation: at first it was very difficult. _ fame. translation: at first it was very difficult. i _ fame. translation: at first it was very difficult, i had _ fame. translation: at first it was very difficult, i had to _ fame. translation: at first it was very difficult, i had to adjust - very difficult, i had to adjust myself because a lot of people knew about me. i didn't know how to act then and ifelt about me. i didn't know how to act then and i felt tense when i was in front of a camera or being interviewed, but i have got used to it now and i know how i am supposed to behave. the it now and i know howl am supposed to behave. , ., ., ., ~' to behave. the events that took lace in to behave. the events that took place in these — to behave. the events that took place in these mountains - to behave. the events that took place in these mountains still i to behave. the events that took i place in these mountains still have the power to amaze and inspire. the tragic death of one diving volunteer during the rescue doesn't take away from the miraculous achievement of bringing all 12 boys and their coach out unharmed. what a remarkable story indeed. china has launched a module into orbit to expand its manned tiangong space station.
it blasted off from the island of hainan in southern china — carried aboard a huge 53 metre tall long march rocket. the tiangong space station was launched last year and the new module will allow it host up to six astronauts — up from the current three. the final module is scheduled to blast off in october. you have been watching newsday. before we go, a reminder of our top story. as wildfires rage near yosemite park, the us climate envoy, john kerry, says presidentjoe biden is considering announcing a climate emergency. the move would give him additional powers to push his renewable energy agenda, which has been held up by lack of support in congress. mr biden's efforts to pass a climate change bill were dealt a blow earlier this month when west virginia senatorjoe manchin — a conservative democrat — said he would not vote for the legislation. meanwhile tens of millions of people in the us,
some hello. some sunday was another hot day in south east england and east anglia, temperatures up to 32 celsius in norfolk. you know in scotland and northern ireland it's been a weekend of torrential downpours in places and it will for monday be quite a few showers out there in what's going to be a blustery day. the area of low pressure has brought rain over the weekend, it is moving on toward scandinavia. as it moves away, around it bringing a cooler, fresher northwesterly flow into the uk, where it has been hot, temperatures have been set to come down. will still be quite a warm and humid start towards that southern and eastern parts, particularly as monday begins. we've got some rain in northern scotland, that's going to sink right through the southwards through scotland as a day go on, riding up behind it in the north with a few showers and in the afternoon the cloudier skies, the chance of rain pushes
into northern england. elsewhere, it's a story of scattered showers, a good deal of cloud during the first after the tending to brighten up into the afternoon and some places will become dry and fine to end the day. it will feel cooler, temperatures up to 10 degrees in lower in eastern scotland compared to sunday, talking mid 20s in east anglia but that's a long way down for where we were on sunday. now, we continue with a few showers around going into monday evening but a lot of them are going to die out as we go through the night and into tuesday morning because we've got a ridge of high pressure just starting to edge and from the west. we've also got some lower temperatures overnight as well, actually, tuesday night will be even cooler still. on tuesday there will be a few sunny spells around, quite a bit of cloud, although we've got an area of high pressure just not doing in from the west. they'll still be showers out there, scotland, northern ireland, perhaps down the eastern side of england and nowhere immune from catching a shower. notice how much temperatures have come down for belfast, for manchester for glasgow, these temperatures are below average for the time of year. now the area of high pressure will moving across
the uk for wednesday to thursday, a weak disturbance heading in from the southwest, it's here on wednesday, there could be one or two showers and always a chance for the odd shower here and there. but the emphasis will be on a lot of dry weather. starting with some sunny spells, the clouds tending to build during the day, although should brighten up again as we go towards sunset, very similar temperatures. towards the end of the week we will see a wetter weather system moving in for scotland and for northern ireland. for england and wales it looks mainly dry and in fact going into next weekend it will be turning warm her up for a time.
the entire board of cricket scotland resigns ahead of a review expected to find scottish cricket to be institutionally racist. a major incident is declared in surrey because of a large fire. crews in london are also tackling several weather—related fires. meanwhile, firefighters in california struggle to contain a huge blaze there. it comes as the us special envoy for climate john kerry says president biden may announce a climate emergency. we are moving forward, but we are not making enough progress and we are not moving forward fast enough. hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the the papers will be bringing us tomorrow. with me are emma woolf who is an author and political