welcome to newsday, reporting live from singapore, i'm karishma vaswani. the headlines... a promise to help millions with the cost of energy this winter from the two candidates for uk prime minister — on the eve of the conservative leadership result. within one week i will make sure there is an announcement on how we are going to deal with the issue of energy bills. we are facing a genuine emergency. i think anyone pretending that isn't the situation isn't being straight with the country and by the way, across europe. meanwhile — germany announces a financial package to protect its citizens from soaring energy prices. three men have been arrested over the killing of nine—year—old olivia pratt—korbel in liverpool. one of them was detained
on suspicion of murder. and philippine president ferdinand marcosjunior embarks on his first overseas trip since taking office at the end ofjune. welcome to bbc news broadcasting to viewers in the uk and around the world. it's 6:00am in the morning in singapore, and 11:00pm in the evening in the uk — where in less than 2a hours the conservative party will announce who will replace borisjohnson and become the new british prime minister. whoever wins will face a number of challenges — chief amongst them soaring energy prices. the frontrunner, liz truss, has promised she'll set out immediate action on energy bills if she's elected. meanwhile contender rishi sunak says
he's got a clear plan to help people struggling with bills, including support to insulate their homes. 0ur political editor chris mason has this report. behind millions of doors right now, anxiety about spiraling bills. and behind this door by tuesday afternoon, a new prime minister. is it in the bag now? liz truss is all but certain to replace borisjohnson, and is promising a big intervention within days to help. i understand that people are struggling with eye—watering energy bills, and there are predictions of even worse down the track. and so the only question that matters — what will she do? if i'm elected as prime minister, i will act immediately on bills and on energy supply, because i think those two things go hand—in—hand. we need to deal with the immediate problem. we need to help people. we need to help businesses.
but we also need to sort out the supply issues that have ended up... made us end up being where we are now. liz truss also explained today the rationale at the heart of her approach to tax and the economy. in short, her desire to cut taxes. cutting national insurance, as she has promised, benefits better—paid people more than poorer—paid ones. inevitably, when you cut taxes, you tend to benefit people who are more likely to pay tax. of course, there are some people who don't pay tax at all. but to look at everything through the lens of redistribution i believe is wrong. because what i'm about is about growing the economy, and growing the economy benefits everybody. so far, the economic debate for the past 20 years has been dominated by discussions about distribution. and what's happened is we have had
relatively low growth. the immediate focus, though, is energy bills. labour say they would freeze them over the winter, and point out... the two leadership candidates, liz truss, you've just heard from, cannot give a specific answer to the one question, frankly, that everybody wants an answer to, which is, what the heck going to happen to my bills? still smiling while walking towards defeat, this was rishi sunak this morning. it's all over now, isn't it? last week, he sounded conciliatory towards his rival. take a listen to his tone of concession today. if you don't win this time, would you ever run again? oh, gosh. we just finished this campaign, laura. so i say i need to recover from this one. but i look forward to supporting a conservative government in whatever... so that's a yes. you're not ruling it out. no, gosh, no, no. i think that myjob now is tojust support conservative government. how much others will be willing to support the government may depend on the extent to which they feel
the new prime minister gets the reality of life for many. people in leeds told us what they're hoping for. costs need to come down, and the government need to take action and help support people. i want them to think about working—class people. because we work hard, and we can't afford lots of things. everything's going up, - so everyone's feeling the pinch. it's a struggle when you've got children because you feel- like you can't do the fun things you used to be able to do. - yeah, it's a difficult one. i wouldn't want to be a politician trying to figure all this out, because where's the money come from? i guess they're gonna have to pull it from somewhere else, aren't they? and yes, this is some distance from an easy time to take office. the dilemmas and difficulties of government will begin the moment the new prime minister walks through that door. chris mason, bbc news. let's bring you some breaking news and police in canada are reporting that 10 people have been killed — and at least a further 15 people injured —
in stabbings in the saskatchewan province. details are just coming in, but two suspects are believed to be at large and police are asking residents in regina to take precautions and consider sheltering in place. people are being told to remain in a safe location. we'll bring you more details when we have further details. in other top stories for you today — german chancellor 0laf scholz has announced $65 billion worth of new measures to help people and businesses hit by soaring energy costs linked to the war in ukraine. the plan includes extra payments for the most vulnerable. these are pensioners, students and people on benefits. germany's government is also planning to raise billions of dollars to mitigate energy bills, with a windfall tax on energy company profits. the measures come just two days after russia said
it was suspending gas exports through the nord stream 0ne pipeline indefinitely. here's some of what mr scholz had to say. translation: the third | relief package we have put together is larger in scope than the first two combined. if you add it all up, we are talking about 65 billion euros. it is 95 billion euros if you include the first two relief packages. that is a lot that we are moving. it is necessary, it is to help the citizens go through this situation together with us. meanwhile the swedish government has said it will provide nordic electricity producers with guarantees for emergency cash flow worth billions of dollars to try to ensure that the energy crunch does not trigger a financial crisis. the prime minister, magdalena andersson, said sweden was facing a "war winter" as a result of russia's decision to cut gas supplies to the eu. details are expected to be
announced before the stock market opens on monday. against the backdrop of soaring energy prices — and the various plans to tackle them — european leaders have accused russia of weaponising energy supplies, causing the huge spike in energy prices that is driving the cost of living crisis. ukraine's first lady, 0lena zelenska, was asked about this when she too spoke to the bbc�*s laura kuenssberg. in an interview recorded in kyiv, mrs zelenska said the economic impact of the war in her country is tough for both ukraine and its allies. translation: we hear that energy is getting pricier, that _ life is getting pricier, but people should understand that is not coming through the west's support for ukraine but through the actions of russia. there is no comparison to the suffering of people here, but at home in the uk, as you acknowledge, people are facing painful choices because of the soaring cost of energy that's going to make
things very tough for people. what would you say to our viewers watching at home who feel desperately sorry for what is happening to your people but also who feel desperately worried about their own ability to pay the bills, keep a roof over their head? what would you say to them? translation: of course, i understand the situation is very tough, _ but let me recall at the time of the covid—i9 epidemic, and it's still with us, ukraine was affected as well. the prices are going up in ukraine as well. but in addition, our people get killed. so, when you start counting pennies in your bank account or in your pocket, we do the same and count our casualties. these days a woman was killed walking in a park in kharkiv and many people were injured. if the support is strong, this period will be shorter.
let's turn to the us now — where donald trump has accused president biden of weaponising the fbi against him in his first public appearance since agents raided his florida home to recover classified documents. addressing a republican rally in pennsylvania, the former president also rejected mr biden's claim that he and his maga movement were an extremist threat to american democracy. this weekjoe biden came to philadelphia, pennsylvania, to give the most vicious, hateful and divisive speech ever delivered by an american president, vilifying 75 million citizens, plus another probably 75—150, if we want to be accurate about it, as threats to democracy and as enemies of the state, you're all enemies of the state. he's an enemy of the state, if you want to know the truth.
the enemy of the state is him and the group that control him, which is circling around him. mr trump's speech came two days after president biden condemned donald trump's make america great again agenda — also in pennsylvania. donald trump and the maga republicans represent an extremism that threatens the very foundations of our republic. and i want to be very clear, very clear upfront, not every republican, not even the majority of republicans are maga republicans. not every republican embraces their extreme ideology. i know, because i've been able to work with these mainstream republicans. but there is no question that the republican party today is dominated, driven and intimidated by donald trump and the maga republicans, and that is a threat to this country.
for more on this i am joined now by brett samuels, white house reporterfor the hill. great to have you on the programme. we arejust a great to have you on the programme. we are just a few months away from the midterms now. we had the former president and the current president effectively taking pot shots at each other and each framing the other side is a danger to the state, the idea of american democracy. what's the strategy for both sides? it’s idea of american democracy. what's the strategy for both sides?- the strategy for both sides? it's an interestin: the strategy for both sides? it's an interesting situation _ the strategy for both sides? it's an interesting situation where - the strategy for both sides? it's an interesting situation where we - the strategy for both sides? it's an | interesting situation where we have what is basically a rehash of the 2020 election playing out in the 2022 mid—term elections. perhaps we will see it again in 2024 but that's perhaps getting ahead of ourselves. certainly for president biden, he sees this as a political winter to elevate his predecessor and elevate donald trump to the front and centre of debate. donald trump certainly gets democratic voters out in an
election that they traditionally wouldn't have performed well in so there is a political advantage that there is a political advantage that the white house sees in elevating donald trump to the centre of the discourse. for donald trump, he is the centre of attention for the republican party and so he's going to go afterjoe biden and other republicans will follow. but it seems like as we come down the home stretch of the mid—term campaign, it will be a lot of biden versus trump and trump versus biden and rerunning what we had two years ago. it and trump versus biden and rerunning what we had two years ago.— what we had two years ago. it feels a bit like a replay. _ what we had two years ago. it feels a bit like a replay. we _ what we had two years ago. it feels a bit like a replay. we have - what we had two years ago. it feels a bit like a replay. we have seen i what we had two years ago. it feels | a bit like a replay. we have seen mr trump endorse several candidates in the lead up to this. is it useful for republican candidates to get his backing, do you think? it’s a for republican candidates to get his backing, do you think?— backing, do you think? it's a good auestion backing, do you think? it's a good question and _ backing, do you think? it's a good question and i _ backing, do you think? it's a good question and i think _ backing, do you think? it's a good question and i think we _ backing, do you think? it's a good question and i think we will - backing, do you think? it's a good question and i think we will find . question and i think we will find out for sure in november when the results coming. certainly in some states where he has endorsed candidates, there is an argument to be made that donald trump's backing is certainly very useful in getting
through a primary with other republicans where the former president is still very popular with republicans, so having his stamp of approval can push you past the competition in a republican primary. but now we will see in a general election in states like pennsylvania and arizona for example, these are states that are a little more purple than true red, a little more moderate, we will see if his backing is enough to win a state—wide election where you are dependent on independent voters and more moderate voters to come to your side. certainly his endorsement is still useful in red states and it is useful in red states and it is useful in red states and it is useful in primary is where you are trying to beat out other republicans to get the nomination, but we will find out for sure in november in some of these more moderate states like pennsylvania for example, whether having donald trump's endorsement is enough to get you over the finish line.— endorsement is enough to get you over the finish line. brett samuels, the white house _
over the finish line. brett samuels, the white house reporter _ over the finish line. brett samuels, the white house reporter for - over the finish line. brett samuels, the white house reporter for the i the white house reporterfor the hill, thank you forjoining us. the polls have now closed in chile where millions are voting in a historic referendum for a new constitution. the vote is taking place three years after mass protests calling for an end to deep inequalities in the south american country. if approved, this new constitution would replace the current one which was drafted by former dictator augusto pinochet. the text being put to voters today is huge in scope — covering gender parity, abortion rights, indigenous representation and climate issues. these are pictures of the chilean president gabriel boric casting his vote earlier. results are expected to be very tight — recent polls suggest the new constitution may be rejected. you're watching newsday on the bbc. still to come on the programme... we're with the pakistan military in a race to save lives, after weeks of devastating floods.
of 100,000 anglicans here, of the blacks in soweto township as well as the whites in their rich suburbs. we say to you today, in a loud and a clear voice, enough of blood and tears. enough! _ translation: the difficult decision we reach together| was one that required great and exceptional courage. it is an exodus of up to 60,000 people, caused by the uneven pace of political change in eastern europe. lam free! this is newsday on the bbc from singapore. our headlines... a promise to help millions with the cost of energy this winter from the two candidates for uk prime minister — on the eve of the conservative leadership result. meanwhile, germany announces a financial package to protect its citizens from soaring energy prices. to pakistan now where the country's climate change minister has said industrialised countries must keep their promise to pay reparations to countries facing the consequences of global warming. sherry rehman was speaking after floods that have affected the lives of more than 30 million people. balochistan is one of the most affected provinces with many districts still out of reach
as roads and bridges are swept away. the bbc�*s farhatjaved has been given access to one rescue mission there by the pakistani army. shocked, shattered and starving. the fight for survival gets harder. abbas and his cousin have just been rescued from a village that has been cut off for days. translation: the rains destroyed everything. i then all my equipment was washed away by the flood. my house was razed to the ground. i still have the key of my shop. i don't have the courage to throw it away. it was my bread and butter. this is the province of baluchistan. almost half the country's total land, and the least developed. fields, usually used as farmland, now completely submerged in water. and people run after aid, even if it means putting their lives in danger. what we are seeing here is complete destruction. everything these people owned is destroyed.
every bit of their land, every piece of their belongings is gone with the water. military helicopters carry out daily rescue operations in this remote area, but there are not enough of them to reach every part of this vast province. at a relief camp in dera murad jamali district, families get basic aid. but the emotional toll of this disaster is clear. translation: the water was this high. _ my husband and i picked up our children, but the water was flowing very strongly. we tried really hard to keep holding on to our children's hands. they kept slipping. my husband held my hand and kept telling me to stay strong, to keep walking and not to be scared. and the fear now is that time is running out for some of those most desperately in need. farhatjaved, bbc news, balochistan.
i want to tell you about this story in the uk now — one we have been following up on closely since the start — and now police investigating the murder of nine—year—old olivia pratt—korbel in liverpool have arrested three men. olivia was fatally shot when a gunman chased another man into her home and opened fire. our reporterjudith moritz is in liverpool and sent this update. on thursday evening, merseyside police issued an appeal to people living in this community to help them find olivia's killer. they asked people to consider their loyalty, saying they believed it is highly likely that others were helping to shield the identity of the gunman, maybe even to help him dispose of or hide the two guns he used in the attack. in the early hours of this morning, a little over 48 hours later, there were raids in the runcorn area, about 11 miles or so away from here, and two men were arrested, and then this afternoon came
news of a third arrest. of the three people who are being held, one man, aged 34, has been arrested on suspicion of olivia's murder and the attempted murder of her mum cheryl, who tried to stop the gunman as he burst into the house nearly two weeks ago. the other two men are being held on suspicion of assisting an offender. all three men are from the greater liverpool area, all of them now in custody being questioned by detectives. merseyside police by the way have said all the way through this that it is a highly complicated investigation, and that is why they say they need the help of the local community to build a strong an evidential picture as possible to ensure that those who are responsible for this can be brought tojustice. to the philippines now — where president ferdinand marcoer
travels to indonesia and singapore this week for his first overseas trip. the visit is being viewed as a key part of the new president's foreign policy strategy — both at home and abroad. political analysts say it allows president marcos, also known as bongbong, to focus on bread—and—butter issues like trade, and the soaring cost of food and fuel rather than things like us china relations, as the two superpowers battle for influence in south east asia. for more on this — we can speak to foreign policy analyst chloe wong. what are the stakes for the new president as he makes his first foreign trip abroad? this is a big trip for president marcosjunior. the first foreign trip overseas so why singapore and indonesia is the first stops? his why singapore and indonesia is the first sto s? , , ., , first stops? his first foreign trip to both countries, _ first stops? his first foreign trip l to both countries, demonstrating first stops? his first foreign trip - to both countries, demonstrating the importance of the philippine nation
to fellow asean nations. many people were guessing it would be china or the us, but this trip gives him the opportunity to meet regional leaders like the indonesian president and the prime minister of singapore and speak about how they will navigate a foreign policy in the middle of us china rivalry in the region. i am lad ou china rivalry in the region. i am glad you brought _ china rivalry in the region. i am glad you brought up _ china rivalry in the region. i am glad you brought up the - china rivalry in the region. i am glad you brought up the us and china because any discussion about geopolitics in asia includes them, even when they are not at the table. the philippines has always walked a delicate balance between the two. is this likely to come up in discussions when he visits singapore and indonesia? i discussions when he visits singapore and indonesia?— and indonesia? i think this is a
very important _ and indonesia? i think this is a very important question - and indonesia? i think this is a very important question that i and indonesia? i think this is a - very important question that always looms in the background of state leadership and discussion, especially for the philippines. this is very important. marcos has to promote the philippines interest and china's strength in the south china sea and the president has to deal with his family's corruption cases still pending in us courts. the visit of marcos to these two countries will give them an opportunity to draw suggestions or advice from his indonesian and singaporean counterparts on how to deal with the two great powers. briefly i want to take a step back. what do you think it says about southeast asian politics now that we've got the resurgence of families like the marcoses back in power. the election of
like the marcoses back in power. iie: election of bongbong like the marcoses back in power. "iie: election of bongbong marcos like the marcoses back in power. i““i;e: election of bongbong marcos is like the marcoses back in power. iie: election of bongbong marcos is very controversial because he is one of the heirs of the philippines, the son of a former dictator in ferdinand marcos senior. i think it would be refreshing if ferdinand bongbong marcos would meet with the prime minister because they are both heirs of their father's leadership. we will have to leave it there but thank you forjoining us on the programme with your thoughts. before we go, i want to bring you more on the breaking news we told you about earlier. police in canada are reporting that 10 people have been killed — and at least a further 15 people injured — in stabbings. the incident is reported to have taken place in regina in the saskatchewan province, west of the capital ottawa. details are just coming in,
but two suspects are believed to be at large and police are asking residents in regina to take precautions and consider sheltering in place. we will have more on that when we get it. that's all for now — stay with bbc world news. hello, it has been a week of extremes across the uk, warm sunshine helping temperatures up to 26 celsius across east anglia, torrential rain, particularly in northern ireland and scotland, and that heavy rain has been coming from this area of low pressure which is the dominant feature in the week ahead. so, for those of us that need the rain, there will be some notable rain in the forecast over the coming days. there will be some warm spells of sunshine, too, and gradually the temperatures will start to come down. and we start monday with some rain across north—east england and across scotland, that will be pushing its way north and east words, it may linger across the northern isles for much of the day.
behind it, warm spells of sunshine for many, few heavy and thundery showers, most will stay dry, but those showers becoming more frequent across wales and south—west england through the afternoon. a breezy day, some gusty winds across south west england, irish sea coasts and also for the northern isles, but warm in the sunshine, temperatures getting up to the low if not made 20 celsius, 25 celsius the expected high in some eastern parts of england. now, through the evening, those showers push their way further northwards into the midlands, into northern england, northern ireland, and eventually, we will see some rain pushing its way across scotland as well, some heavy and potentially thundery. behind it, some clearer skies, maybe a few patches of mist and fog. once again, it is another warm and muggy night with temperatures not much lower than 14 or 15 celsius. so, this is then how tuesday shapes up. this area of low pressure still parked to the west of the uk, noticed the squeeze on the isobars, still some gusty winds, particularly for irish sea coasts, and once again, plenty of showers. now, some of us will start dry on tuesday, there will be some warm spells of sunshine but it won't be long before those showers start to get going, you can see them developing like a rash across a large swathe of the uk, heavy and thundery, they could well merge to give a longer spell of rain.
not quite so many showers getting across the eastern side of england. warm in the sunshine again, 23 or 24 celsius. where you have got the showers and the breeze, more like 18 or 19 celsius. low pressure makes slow progress eastwards across the uk as we head through the middle and latter part of the week. slowly, the winds start to ease down but still plenty of showers so those showers will be slow—moving, but it looks like we should get some rain for areas that need them. so, the week ahead, really, is going to be a mixture of sunny spells but also some heavy and potentially thundery showers, and slowly the temperatures start to come down as well. goodbye.
this is bbc news, the headlines... police in canada are reporting that 10 people have been killed — and at least a further 15 people injured — in stabbings. the incident is reported to have taken place in regina in the saskatchewan province, west of the capital ottawa. injust over 12 hours, britain will find out who will replace borisjohnson as the country's prime minister. the current foreign secretary, liz truss, is widely expected to win the conservative leadership contest. with a key gas pipeline from russia to europe shut indefinitely, germany has announced a $65 billion financial package to protect its citizens from soaring energy prices. people in chile have been voting in a referendum on a new constitution, that would replace the one imposed under general