tv Newsday BBC News August 23, 2022 1:00am-1:31am BST
welcome to newsday. reporting live from singapore — i'm karishma vaswani. the headlines... lawyers for donald trump take legal action following the raid on his florida home — claiming it was an attempt to stop him running for office. when the lights go out — shanghai's skyline is cast into darkness — as china's severe drought leads to a power shortage. britain's intelligence agencies face accusations of colluding in the abduction and torture of a british national by the indian authorities. manchester united get their first win of the season — beating liverpool 2—1 at old trafford.
three, two, one... and — soon — this will be for real. the go—ahead for lift—off of artemis — and a return to the moon — is expected from nasa. live from our studio singapore, this is bbc news, with newsday. welcome to the programme. it's 8am in singapore and 8 in the evening in florida where the 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.
our north america correspondent chi chi izundu has been examining the documents filed by mr trump. 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, detailing 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, that thejustice 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 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 of justice 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, the receipts 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 warrant 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 warrant, 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. meanwhile, in china authorities are battling one of the worst droughts in more than 50 years. falling 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 citiesl consume a lot of electricity. power generation provinces like sichuan have been affected by the pandemic, and power generation has been affected. the shanghai government puts restrictions on consumption, and it will help ease the supply of electricity. in a harsh reminder 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 metres 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. britain's intelligence agencies are facing accusations of colluding in the abduction and torture of a british national by the indian authorities. jagtar sinthohal, a sikh activist and blogger from scotland, was seized
by indian police five years ago and has been in prison ever since. his case has been raised by successive prime ministers. now the human rights group reprieve has shown the bbc documents which they say prove that his arrest came after a tip—off from british intelligence. our security correspondent frank gardener has more. his case is serious enough that it has been raised by both theresa may and borisjohnson as recently as april. india, i should say, denies allegations of torture. the new part here is that reprieve and redress, human rights organisations, have gone very carefully through a report by the intelligence watchdog, which oversees the work of mi5 and mi6, and they are convinced that this story matches up a case where a tip—off was given by mi5 and mi6 to the indian authorities, which ultimately led to his arrest. i put it to the foreign office, if it is not the right man, now is the time to tell us, because we will look idiots. all they have said is that it
would be inappropriate to comment on an ongoing legal case. make of that what you will. let's take a look at some other stories in the headlines. argentina's public prosecutor has asked a judge to sentence the country's vice—president, cristina fernandez de kirchner, to 12 years injail for alleged corruption. ms fernandez is accused of defrauding the state during her two terms as president, and being involved in a scheme to divert public funds. she has been on trial since 2019, and has previously dismissed the charges as politically motivated. pakistan's former prime minister imran khan has been granted bail until a court hearing on thursday. it's after being charged with terrorism offences and contempt of court. mr khan says he is innocent and the charges are politically motivated. criminal barristers in england and wales will go on an indefinite, uninterrupted strike from next month in a row over pay.
some say they earn less than the minimum wage. but with tens of thousands of cases already waiting to be heard in court, the government has condemned the move as irresponsible. the man who led the us response to the covid pandemic, anthony fauci, has announced he'll step down as the president's chief medical advisor in december. he's served under seven us presidents, beginning with republican ronald reagan in the 1980s. president biden said dr fauci had left the us stronger, healthier and more resilient. 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 commentator and strong supporter of the russian invasion. the fsb says a ukrainian woman entered russia injuly and rented an apartment in the building where ms dugina lived, in order
to organize her murder. bbc russia's sergey goryashko has more. the services are accusing and national in her 40s called natalia wolfe. they say she arrived in russia in latejuly, i have been following my pity for a bomb under her car. after that, this woman with her 12—year—old daughter managed to escape russia, and the russian authorities are saying that they have asked the estonians about whether they have provided any help to that woman. but he denies any allegations or that it received inquiries from the russians fsp line is that ukrainian intelligence services, ukrainian nationalist, have
carried out an attack against the daughter of alexander dugyn, and have conducted a terrorist act in moscow. british airways says it will cut around 10,000 short—haul flights to and from london's 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. you're watching newsday on the bbc. still to come on the programme... back in class — pupils return to school in the philippines — after one of the longest covid lockdowns in the world. he is the first
african—american to win the presidential nomination of a major party, and he accepts exactly 45 years ago to the day that martin luther king declared, "i have a dream." as darkness falls tonight, an unfamiliar light will appear in the south—eastern sky — an orange glowing disc that's brighter than anything save the moon, our neighbouring planet, mars. there is no doubt that this election is an important milestone in the birth of east timor as the world's newest nation. it will take months and billions of dollars to repair what katrina achieved injust hours. three weeks is the longest the great clock has been off duty in 117 years, so it was with great satisfaction that clockmaker john vernon swung the pendulum to set the clock going again.
this is newsday on the bbc. 0ur headlines... lawyers for donald trump take legal action following the raid on his florida home — claiming it was an attempt to stop him running for office. 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 are still required to wearface 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. i like attending face—to—face classes because it is fun to go with my classmates and i finally got to see my teacher in person. finally got to see my teacher in person-— in person. here, you can actually _ in person. here, you can actually enjoy _ in person. here, you can actually enjoy learning . in person. here, you can l actually enjoy learning and actually enjoy learning and actually the person sees you, in zoom — actually the person sees you, in zoom classes and when you are learning online, it is just, _ are learning online, it is just. it _ are learning online, it is just, it doesn't feel like fun. beatriz cruda's 10—year old daughter is returning to school on wednesday for the first time since the pandemic. i asked her how they are both feeling. my my daughter is excited to go back to school and see how classmates. she says it will be easier for her, classmates. she says it will be easierfor her, and that classmates. she says it will be easier for her, and that she wants to play with her classmates. i think it is important for kids to have fun while learning. the past two
years has been challenging for her and for us as well. the challenge was the slow internet connection, so we have not got a good internet connection and the challenge was making her stay focused, and during her online class and make sure that she does not fall asleep or play computer games or watch youtube, and another challenge was getting to do your schoolwork because she had a lot of homework, doubled and when she had regular classes, so we had to hire a coach to help you your schoolwork, so it has been a challenging two years, so we are relieved that she's going back to face—to—face classes. i she's going back to face-to-face classes. i hear ou, face-to-face classes. i hear you. about _ face-to-face classes. i hear you, about the _ face-to-face classes. i hear you, about the challenges l face-to-face classes. i hear i you, about the challenges that you, about the challenges that you faced while having to look after your daughter at home and educating her. we only had lockdown at schools for a short time in singapore, but certainly that sounds very
familiar. now that she's going back to school, what are some of biggest concerns? my biggest concern is that _ of biggest concerns? my biggest concern is that the _ of biggest concerns? my biggest concern is that the schools - concern is that the schools need to strictly follow safety protocols, and that i think that the government needs to step up their vaccination drive, and to have more kids vaccinated and boosted. right now kids under 12 like my daughter does not have booster shots yet, and the government has yet to come up with guidelines and i think these are measures that are important to ease the worries of parents about the kids going back to school. rodel patacsil is a principal at a school in palayan city, and i asked him about the impact the time away from the classroom could have on children. definitely it will have irreversible effects on the learning potential of our children. it will have interned bigger repercussions on their
future earning capacity but we, as educators, we will do our best to address those issues and help our learners get better and assist them to cope with whatever they have lost, over the past two years. nasa is expected to give the go—ahead for the launch of the artemis mission test flight to take place in the coming days. 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. 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 on board. 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 0rion 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 the temperature rises to nearly 3,000 degrees celsius. a series of parachutes open, massively slowing it down, down, before splash—down in the pacific ocean. two of world football's biggest rivals have been taking part in one of the biggest club matches of the season — as manchester united met liverpool in the premier league.
thousands of united fans protested outside old trafford against the club's american owners, the glazerfamily, after losing their two opening games. as 0lly foster reports, united's new manager, erik ten hag, who'd left out star player cristiano ronaldo from his starting xi, praised his team's attitude. taking a couple of things into consideration, this really was an incredible result for manchester united. firstly, what happened against liverpool last season, shipping nine goals, 5—0 here at old trafford, 4—0 at anfield. this was supposed to be the match that kick—started liverpool's season. united's fans were fearful ahead of this match, and the second thing to consider is just how bad manchester united have been in their first two defeats of the season, here a couple of weeks ago against brighton, and humiliated at brentford last week. they started this match absolutely fantastically. it was jadon sancho
who gave them the first—half goal that they really deserved after they had already hit the post through elanga. sancho danced around the liverpool defence for their opener. and marcus rashford, who has had something of a dip in form, notjust this season but last season as well, he stayed onside and scored what proved to be the winner early in the second half. of course it was mo salah who pulled one back for liverpool, he scored five times against them last season. there was a late scare for united, but they showed incredible resilience here, and a match that had started with united's fans demonstrations against the ownership of the glazer family, it was just the celebrations that they will take home with them. in a few weeks' time — brazil will celebrate the 200th anniversary of its independence. dignitaries from all around the world are expected to attend. and portugal — the former colonial ruler — has sent a very special gift to mark
the occasion — as the bbc�*s tim allman explains. accompanied by two fighter jets from the country's air force, the liberator of brazil returns home. 0r the liberator of brazil returns home. or at the liberator of brazil returns home. 0rat least the liberator of brazil returns home. or at least part of him. this, at first glance, looks like a sporting trophy of some sort but it is in fact containing the embalmed heart of don pedro, the first emperor of don pedro, the first emperor of independent brazil. translation: it of independent brazil. tuna/mom- of independent brazil. translation: , ., translation: it is with great satisfaction _ translation: it is with great satisfaction that _ translation: it is with great satisfaction that we _ translation: it is with great satisfaction that we gather - translation: it is with great satisfaction that we gather forj satisfaction that we gather for the celebrations— satisfaction that we gather for the celebrations of— satisfaction that we gather for the celebrations of brazil's - the celebrations of brazil's independence _ the celebrations of brazil's independence and - the celebrations of brazil's independence and to- the celebrations of brazil's . independence and to receive this important— independence and to receive this important relic- independence and to receive this important relic that - this important relic that represents— this important relic that represents beyond - this important relic that i represents beyond bravery this important relic that - represents beyond bravery and passion — represents beyond bravery and passion the _ represents beyond bravery and passion the immeasurable - passion the immeasurable strength— passion the immeasurable strength of— passion the immeasurable strength of our— passion the immeasurable strength of our first - passion the immeasurable i strength of our first emperor. it was — strength of our first emperor. it was in _ strength of our first emperor. it was in september- strength of our first emperor. it was in september 1822- strength of our first emperor. it was in september 1822 that don pedro declared brazil's independence and declared himself emperor of the country.
his rule is relatively short lived and he died in portugal 12 years later, but he had become a symbol of the strong bonds between the two countries. translation: ., translation: the return of the heart of dom — translation: the return of the heart of dom pedro _ translation: the return of the heart of dom pedro is _ translation: the return of the heart of dom pedro is for- translation: the return of the heart of dom pedro is for all- heart of dom pedro is for all of us, — heart of dom pedro is for all of us, and _ heart of dom pedro is for all of us, and we _ heart of dom pedro is for all of us, and we hope - heart of dom pedro is for all of us, and we hope for- of us, and we hope for brazilians— of us, and we hope for brazilians as _ of us, and we hope for brazilians as well- of us, and we hope for brazilians as well as i of us, and we hope for brazilians as well as a i of us, and we hope for- brazilians as well as a moment of great — brazilians as well as a moment of great happiness. _ brazilians as well as a moment of great happiness. his - brazilians as well as a moment of great happiness.— of great happiness. his heart will remain _ of great happiness. his heart will remain in _ of great happiness. his heart will remain in brazil- of great happiness. his heart will remain in brazilfor- of great happiness. his heartj will remain in brazil for three will remain in brazilfor three weeks. local officials say that it will be treated like a living head of state with full military honours. the spirit of an emperor and the empire he once ruled, reunited at last. tim gorman, bbc news. a reminder of our top stories. donald trump has asked a federal court to temporarily block the fbi from reviewing the material it's seized from his florida home two weeks ago. the present�*s —— like the former president's lawyers say that some of them may be protected by presidential
privileges. that brings us to the end of this hour of newsday. thank you forjoining us and stay with bbc news for the latest global headlines. 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. there will be a few showers, equally some spells of sunshine but generally quite a lot of cloud. 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, bringing 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 muggy, 26 for london, 27 in norwich, and that muggy feel 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 into northern ireland in western scotland with splashes of rain, but for many there will be sunshine and a fresher feel by this stage, still 27 degrees by this stage in london, but elsewhere generally high teens 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 fresherfeel for all of us.
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