tv Newsday BBC News August 22, 2022 11:00pm-11:31pm BST
welcome to newsday, reporting live from singapore. i'm karishma vaswani. the headlines... donald trump's lawyers have filed a legal action that would effectively block the fbi from reviewing the materials taken from his mar—a—lago residence earlier this month. the lights on shanghai's skyline become the latest casualty of china's severe drought, switched off as output from hydro—electric power plants is cut. russia blames ukraine for the killing of a prominent war supporter in a car bomb in moscow. there are fears the allegation could escalate the conflict. a warning that sprialling energy prices could push uk inflation as high as 18% early next year.
and notjust a simulation for much longer. the go—ahead for lift—off of artemis and a return to the moon is expected from nasa. live from our studio in singapore. this is bbc news. it's newsday. welcome to the programme. it's 6am in singapore and six in the afternoon in florida, where former president donald trump has asked a federal court to temporarily block the fbi from reviewing the materials it seized from his mar—a—lago home two weeks ago. in a filing to the court, mr trump's legal team is requesting the appointment of a watchdog to oversee the fbi review. this is the first formal legal action since federal agents seized highly sensitive documents.
let's get more on this from our north america correspondent chi chi izundu. great to get you on the show. i know that this information is coming fast and furious, very little we know at this point in time, but perhaps you can talk us through what is in this filing, all 27 pages of it. yes. can talk us through what is in this filing, all 27 pages of it.— filing, all 27 pages of it. yes, i have that _ filing, all 27 pages of it. yes, i have that document _ filing, all 27 pages of it. yes, i have that document right - filing, all 27 pages of it. yes, i have that document right in i filing, all 27 pages of it. yes, i i have that document right in front filing, all 27 pages of it. yes, i - have that document right in front of me, 27 pages of what donald trump's legal team are trying to assert in a court in florida, and donald trump himself has just issued a statement, helpfully i might add detail exactly what it is he believes occurred when the fbi searched his home two weeks ago, his mar—a—lago florida home. he says they demanded the security cameras be turned off, a request we rightfully denied. they took documents covered by attorney—client and executive privilege, which is not allowed. he says they are demanding, he and his legal team are demanding, he and his legal team are
demanding that the justice department be instructed to immediately as you say stop the review of the documents he claims illegally seized from his home. all documents had been previously declassified. he is also demanding the appointment of what is known as a special master, so an independent person or watchdog to review, oversee the handling of the materials that were taken from his mar—a—lago home, and he is also further demanding that the department ofjustice be forced to turn over a real, without plants, in inverted commas, inventory of my property and disclose what that property and disclose what that property is and where it is located. we are demanding that all the items wrongfully taken from my home be immediately returned. so basically, donald trump and his legal team asking for a number of things. they are asking for all of the materials that were taken from his home not to
be reviewed until this special independent person is put in place to watch over what is going on with the department ofjustice and the fbi. he is also asking for more detailed information regarding exactly what was taken, so let's skip back to two weeks ago on monday when the fbi went to donald trump's home with a search warrant and took a number of items. they didn't actually tell us what they took. come a few days later, the attorney general then asked a court to unseal the warrant list, there are seats of what the fbi took, and that is where we found out that it said things like a box of documents, or papers, and some of them were labelled top secret, and that was the level of detail that was put in those receipts. donald trump is now demanding much more detailed information about what exactly was taken from his home. he is also asking for anything that was taken
from his home that was not in the scope of that search because as he says in his statement, he claims that the fbi took his passports, and that wasn't part of what was in the search warrant. so, 27 pages, all alleging a lot of things, and i have still got to go through it to find out exactly what else donald trump is asking for. lots of information for you to get through, i'm sure. chi chi, thank you for keeping us up—to—date with all the latest developments, and i know you will be very busy this evening. in china, authorities are battling one of the worst droughts seen in more than 50 years. low river levels have left hydro—electric power stations unable to produce enough energy. as a result, emergency measures to save electricity have come into effect. shopping centres have been ordered to close early, factories have temporarily shut down and the lights on shanghai's famous waterfront are to be turned off. katharine da costa reports.
china's record—breaking drought has scorched farms and caused some lakes and rivers to dry up. the yangtze river, asia's longest waterway, is now at record low levels. officials say hydropower reservoirs are currently down by as much as half. at the same time, a surge in demand for air conditioning has put power companies under extreme pressure. this is shanghai's famous skyline. the riverside bund area, a popular tourist destination, now plunged into two days of darkness. restrictions have been brought in to try and ease demand for electricity. translation: large cities consume a lot of electricity. _ translation: large cities consume a lot of electricity. power _ translation: large cities consume a lot of electricity. power generation - lot of electricity. power generation provinces — lot of electricity. power generation provinces like sichuan have been affected — provinces like sichuan have been affected by the pandemic, and power generation— affected by the pandemic, and power generation has been affected. the shanghai — generation has been affected. the shanghai government puts restrictions on consumption, and it will help— restrictions on consumption, and it will help ease the supply of
electricity. in will help ease the supply of electricity-— will help ease the supply of electrici . . . , ., electricity. in a harsh reminder of the devastating _ electricity. in a harsh reminder of the devastating effects _ electricity. in a harsh reminder of the devastating effects of - the devastating effects of drought... local news reports show fire trucks delivering water to villages in the central hubei province as rural communities struggle to get by and crops have withered. plunging water levels of the yangtze river in china's southwestern region have revealed this trio of buddhist statues believed to be 600 years old. translation: in the past, | the water level was basically more than three meters during this season. i've been working for over a decade and i've never seen such low water levels. after weeks of extreme heat, china issued its first national drought alert of the year last week. some authorities in parts of central and southwestern china have turned to cloud seeding an attempt to try and induce rainfall. there have been reports of rockets being launched into the sky carrying chemicals,
but a lack of cloud cover has stalled efforts in some areas, and there's no let—up in sight. a red heat warning, the highest level of alert, remains in place in large swathes of the country. katherine da costa, bbc news. in other top stories today, russia's intelligence agency has blamed ukraine for orchestrating the car bombing in moscow that killed darya dugina — a media commentater and strong supporter of the russian invasion. the fsb says a ukrainian woman entered russia injuly and rented an appartment in the building where ms dugina lived in order to organize her murder. bbc russian�*s sergey goryashko has more. well, the russian security services are accusing a ukrainian national, a woman in herforties. her name is natalia. according to the fsb, she arrived in russia late in latejuly, and she's been following darya dugin for about a month. and then she carried out this
attack, planting a bomb under darya dugina's car. after that, this woman with her 12—year—old daughter managed to escape russia to estonia. so now russian authorities are claiming that they've already asked tallinn about whether they are holding and whether they provided any help to that woman. tallinn denies any allegations and even denies that they received inquiries from kremlin. so russia's fsb line is that ukrainian intelligence services, ukrainian nationalists, have carried out an attack against aleksandr dugin�*s daughter, and they have conducted a terrorist act on the outskirts of moscow. in britain, there have been more sobering forecasts on the rising cost of living, and in particular on the impact of energy prices. some economists believe inflation, which is nowjust over io%, could reach as high as 18%, hitting household budgets even harder.
these are predictions, and changes in the markets can affect these numbers. the economy will be a huge challenge for whoever becomes the country's new prime minister in september. here's our business correspondent caroline davies. pulling pints is no longer enough to pay the bills for karen. she works full—time in a pub and lives alone in a one—bed bungalow. she is already £1,000 in debt because of energy costs. it terrifies me. you can't find extra money. if you haven't got it you haven't got it, so i don't know what happens. i don't know where to go or what to do. it's 2022. someone who's working 40, 50 hours a week shouldn't be able to not turn the heating on. energy bills are expected to keep going up. the reason the price cap is increasing is because it's becoming more expensive for energy companies to buy the energy they need. the wholesale price is increasing, and that is connected to worries about getting gas out of russia.
if you look at gas prices over the recent few months, back in spring of last year, it was relatively flat but since then there have been some dramatic peaks and increases, and to see how volatile the market is, let's look atjust the last three days. you can see that even here, it is increasing again. today, three energy company bosses called on the government to commit to further plans to help customers this winter. the reality is customers are being asked to pay the price of gas which is weaponised by putin, and they shouldn't be expected to do that alone. let's put it in perspective. the uk's energy bill's going from 15 billion in a normal year to £75 billion this year. that's the equivalent of 9p or more on the basic rate of income tax. no government would announce that, and in the same way, no government should let this go to customers. labour say they have a policy. our plan to freeze prices means inflation comes down by 4%. that's a big driver of many of these issues so we want to resolve these issues.
the government is sitting on its hands, doing absolutely nothing. the big decisions on how to give more help this winter are being left to the new prime minister, who will not be announced until the 5th of september. liz truss has said that she would help the cost of living by cutting taxes and introducing a temporary moratorium on energy levies. her rival for the leadership thinks that policy won't work. i think at a time like this we've got to support the most vulnerable in society, people like pensioners, who need our help. those are my choices. i'd love a tax cut, who doesn't? but i think my priorities are the right ones for the country right now. this winter will be very different to the last. the fear of rising costs is already leading many to worry about the dark nights ahead. they're looking for a guide as to how they'll make it through. caroline davies, bbc news.
meanwhile british airways says it will cut around 10,000 short—haul flights to and from heathrow airport between late october and march. the airline said the move is aimed at minimising disruption over the winter and some long—haul flights will also be affected. heathrow has struggled to cope with rising passenger numbers and issues with its baggage handling systems due to staff shortages. our transport correspondent, katy austin, has this update from london's heathrow airport. this looks set to cut british airways capacity by about 8%. and it is a sign aviation is still not back to normal. now, amid staff shortages, many airlines, but not all, cut back their summer schedules. in the case of ba, it dropped nearly 30,000 flights in advance over the summer period. the idea being that those running would be more reliable. now, ba is cutting 10,000 short haulflights — or 5,000 return trips — between the end of october and the end of march next year.
again this is meant to build more resilience into the system. meant to build in resilience overwinter. it's also removing a dozen short haul return trips, or about 2k flights, each day until the 29th of october. that's in response to the cap on passenger numbers heathrow has in place, and recently extended. that is until the end of october. british airways says the vast majority of their passengers will get away as planned and that key popular half term destinations will be protected, but it says anybody who is affected by the changes announced will be offered alternative flights or a refund. katy austin reporting on that story for us. you're watching newsday on the bbc. still to come on the programme. millions of students across the philippines return to the classroom — after one of the world's longest school closures because of the pandemic. we speak to a principal of an elementary school, coming up shortly after this.
this is newsday on the bbc. i'm karishma vaswani in singapore. our headlines: donald trump's lawyers take legal action in the wake of the fbi raid on his mar—a—lago home. they say the aim is to prevent him running for office again in 202a. the lights of shanghai's skyline become the latest casualty of china's severe drought — switched off as output from hydro—electric power plants is cut. turning now to the philippines, where millions of children have returned to school after one of the longest covid lockdowns in the world. filipino children, who're still required to wear face masks, queued to enter their classrooms in many locations. around half of the country's schools have now resumed face—to—face classes, but the rest remain partly online. re—opening had been delayed
by slow vaccine rollouts and elections earlier this year. there's concern about the impact on children's education, with teaching now disrupted for almost two and a half years. translation: i like attending face to face classes because it's fun to bond with my classmates and i finally got to see my teacher in person. here, you can actually enjoy learning and actually meet the persons you see in zoom classes. and when you're learning online, it'sjust, it doesn't feel like fun. it's wonderful to hear them talk about— it's wonderful to hear them talk about how excited they are to come back to _ about how excited they are to come back to school. we can now speak to rodel patacsil who is a principal at a school
in palayan city, about 100km north of manila. congratulations on the first day of school! how did it feel to have all the teachers and kids back? good morning. iwas good morning. i was excited to see all the new faces coming to school after two years of online and distance learning due to the covid—19 pandemic. it was so lovely and inspiring to welcome our students back. i’m and inspiring to welcome our students back.— and inspiring to welcome our students back. i'm sure, and it can't have _ students back. i'm sure, and it can't have been _ students back. i'm sure, and it can't have been easy, - students back. i'm sure, and it can't have been easy, given i students back. i'm sure, and it| can't have been easy, given the students back. i'm sure, and it - can't have been easy, given the fact that schools were shut for so long. what was the biggest challenge, do you think, over the last couple of years while you had to deal with the pandemic and keep educating children? i pandemic and keep educating children? . , pandemic and keep educating children? ., _ pandemic and keep educating children? , ., _ . children? i was seriously concerned knowin: children? i was seriously concerned knowing that _ children? i was seriously concerned knowing that our— children? i was seriously concerned knowing that our students - children? i was seriously concerned knowing that our students were - knowing that our students were deprived of in—person learning experience. while online and modular distance learning have their advantages, they can only do so
much. it cannot be replaced by the face—to—face learning engagement inside the classroom. m012? face-to-face learning engagement inside the classroom.— face-to-face learning engagement inside the classroom. now that the children are _ inside the classroom. now that the children are back— inside the classroom. now that the children are back at _ inside the classroom. now that the children are back at school, - inside the classroom. now that the children are back at school, there i children are back at school, there is also concerns, aren't there, about the fact that covid cases are still rising in the philippines. how worried are you about that, and what are schools like yours doing to protect children and teachers from being infected? i’m protect children and teachers from being infected?— being infected? i'm afraid and a little bit worried _ being infected? i'm afraid and a little bit worried that _ being infected? i'm afraid and a little bit worried that there - being infected? i'm afraid and a little bit worried that there willl little bit worried that there will be more covid—19 transmissions, especially in overcrowded schools in the country. but i have a strong belief and faith in our department for education to go back to face—to—face mode of learning safely, and we are determined to follow the safety and health
protocols described by the department of health like proper hand washing, social distancing, wearing of facemasks and all of that. ., ., .,. , wearing of facemasks and all of that. ., ., .. , ., wearing of facemasks and all of that. ., ., ., , that. rodel patacsil, of course, children in _ that. rodel patacsil, of course, children in the _ that. rodel patacsil, of course, children in the philippines - that. rodel patacsil, of course, | children in the philippines going back to school at a time when others around the world have gone back a little earlier, and i know that many institutions, multiple agencies around the world, have warned of the fact that they are worried on the impact this has had notjust on the educational standards of children in the philippines but also in terms of the philippines but also in terms of the economic impact going forward. talk us through some of those concerns. talk us through some of those concern— talk us through some of those concerns. , .., , , ., concerns. yes, i completely agree with the observations, _ concerns. yes, i completely agree with the observations, that - with the observations, that definitely it will have irreversible effects on the learning potential of our children. it in turn will have big repercussions on their future productivity and learning capacity.
but we as educators will do our best to address those issues and help our learners get back on track, and a system to recover whatever they have lost over the past two years. rodel patacsil, principal— lost over the past two years. rodel patacsil, principal at _ lost over the past two years. rodel patacsil, principal at a _ lost over the past two years. rodel patacsil, principal at a school- lost over the past two years. rodel patacsil, principal at a school in - patacsil, principal at a school in the philippines, thank you so much forjoining us, and all the best for the rest of the school year.- the rest of the school year. thank ou. thousands of manchester united fans marched on old trafford to protest against ownership of the club by the glazer family ahead of monday's premier league clash with rivals liverpool. fans congregated close to the the stadium for the planned rally with more supporters joining as they approached the stadium. the demonstration was largely peaceful, although there were some isolated incidences of missiles being thrown over the wall separating the protesters from the liverpool fans. united won the match 2—1 for their first win of the season. and finally, nasa is expected
to give the go—ahead for the launch of the artemis mission test flight to take place in the coming days. it's being heralded as the return of human exploration of the moon, and its expected that it will lead eventually to the first woman and the first person of colour setting foot there. it's the apollo mission for a new generation, as our science editor rebecca morelle explains. after a 50—year gap, we're heading back to the moon, and it all starts here with the artemis mission and nasa's huge rocket. it's called the space launch system, or sls for short, and it's the most powerful rocket ever built by the us space agency. it stands nearly 100 metres — about 320 feet — tall, roughly the same height as a 32 storey building. its colossal size means it's really heavy, so it needs lots of power. it has four engines, but even those aren't enough to get
this rocket off the ground, so what it also needs are these two huge boosters. they all use fuel, and the biggest part, called the core stage, is full of fuel. in fact, fuel makes up 90% of the weight of this entire rocket. now you might be wondering where the astronauts will go. well, it's here, near the top, in the orion crew capsule. but not this time. this is a test flight, so there are no people onboard. the time has come to put the space launch system to the test. as it readies for blast off from cape canaveral in florida on launch pad 39b, the same one used for apollo, it will be nervewracking. 3, 2, 1... the rocket thunders away from the earth, eventually reaching speeds of nearly 25,000 miles, or 40,000 kilometres, an hour. as each component of the rocket
completes theirjob, they separate. the orion spacecraft is on its way. there's a long journey ahead. it's 380,000 kilometres — about 240,000 miles — to the moon. after its launch, the spacecraft enters into a low earth orbit, then with the go from mission control, the engines ignite, giving it the big push it needs to escape our planet's gravity. it takes several days to reach the moon, with the spacecraft making small adjustments along the way. at first, the spacecraft flies in close, 100 kilometres, that's 62 miles above the lunar surface. then it enters a much larger orbit, swinging more than 65,000 kilometres, about 40,000 miles, beyond the moon. that's further than any spacecraft built for humans has ever flown. during the several weeks orion is in orbit, nasa will collect
important data and check how the spacecraft is performing. finally, after another close fly—by, it's ready to head for home. now things get hazardous. as the spacecraft nears earth, it has to enter our atmosphere at exactly the right angle. if it gets this wrong, it will burn up. so, its huge heat shield protects it while temperatures rises to nearly 3,000 degrees celsius. a series of parachutes open, massively slowing it down, before splash down in the pacific ocean. just in time enough to tell you before we go. china has changed the ending of the latest minions film to suit values approved by the authorities. one of the two villains is jailed — while viewers are told that other�*s main achievement is fatherhood. it's not known who ordered the changes, but beijing often censors films to make them promote what it calls healthy values.
that's all for now — stay with bbc world news. hello. many of us can expect some quite murky conditions at times during tuesday. that is one symptom of some very warm and humid air wafting its way across the country. they will be a few showers, equally some spells of sunshine but generally quite a lot of clout. low pressure in charge at the moment, one wriggling weather front which will bring some rain during tuesday night and into wednesday, some other weather fronts focusing some showers in places, but this very humid air picking up a lot of moisture over the atlantic as it moves in our direction, so that will bring some rather misty, murky conditions, some fog patches to start tuesday, particularly murky for the coasts and hills of wales and the south—west. we will see quite large
amounts of cloud on tuesday, ringing some rain at times, but a little sunnier in the south and east. a few showers for western scotland in the afternoon. but it will feel warm and muqqy' afternoon. but it will feel warm and muggy, 26 for london, 27 in norwich, and that certainly continues into the night. we will see a lot of cloud, still some mist and fog and heavy bursts of rain starting to develop especially across some western and northern parts, but overnight lows, 14 in glasgow, 18 in cardiff and in london, so to start wednesday, a lot of cloud and some outbreaks of rain. there is uncertainty as to where exactly this line of wet weather will end up, pulses of heavier rain moving along it, but to the north and west of that band of cloud and rain, it will feel cooler and fresher to the south—east of that band of cloud and rain, while the heat will be building up to around 29 degrees in parts of east anglia. but that band of cloud and rain in association
with this weather front should shift its way south eastwards into thursday, probably not much rain left on it by this stage. could just see a few showers into the south—east corner, we will keep an eye on that. more cloud working at a northern ireland in western scotland with splashes of rain, but for many there will be sunshine and a fresh feel by this stage, still 20 degrees by this date in london, but elsewhere generally high teams or low 20s. as we head into the weekend, a bank holiday for many, and there will be a lot of dry weather around. more cloud and may be some rain for scotland and northern ireland, and a fresher feel for all of us.
this is bbc news, the headlines: former president donald trump's legal team has filed a legal action that would effectively block the fbi from reviewing the materials taken from his mar—a—lago residence earlier this month. electricity use in some parts of china has been further restricted as a prolonged drought continues to limit power generation. the lack of water means many hydro—electric power stations have been unable to operate. russia says ukrainian special services prepared and carried out the bomb attack which killed the daughter of one of vladimir putin's allies. ukraine denies any involvement in the death of darya dugina. nasa is expected to give
IN COLLECTIONSBBC News Television Archive Television Archive News Search Service
Uploaded by TV Archive on