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welcome to newsday, reporting live from singapore. i'm karishma vaswani. the headlines... at least ten people have been killed and many more have been injured in a series of stabbings in canada. police say two suspects — a pair of brothers — are on the run, and are urging people to stay inside. the polls have now closed in chile where millions are voting in a historic referendum for a new constitution. britain is about to get a new prime minister, with the result due in the conservative leadership election. and the big freeze — germany announces a financial package to protect its citizens
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from soaring energy prices. welcome to bbc news broadcasting to viewers in the uk — and around the world. it's 7am in the morning in singapore, and 5pm in the afternoon in saskatchewan in canada where police are searching for two suspects thought to have stabbed ten people to death. at least another 15 were wounded. the royal canadian mounted police say they are investigating 13 possible crime scenes. i'm joined now byjason kerr who is the editor of the prince albert daily herald in saskatchewan. he saskatchewan. has been following this story he has been following this story from the start when the news came through just a short while ago. great to get you on the programme. give us a sense of what we know so far.-
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of what we know so far. people are dead- _ of what we know so far. people are dead. we _ of what we know so far. people are dead. we are _ of what we know so far. people are dead. we are also - of what we know so far. people l are dead. we are also concerned about 15 people injured but we don't know, there could be many more. they say several people may have driven themselves or had someone else drive them to hospital so they are in the process of asking people who were injured to reach out to them so they can get a true account of just them so they can get a true account ofjust how many people or victims there are. they are also searching the province's capital city of regina where they still believe the suspects are. the last time they saw them was at around 11.4 5am our time. they have not been seen since but they are still believed to be in the city. figs believed to be in the city. as ou believed to be in the city. as you point out, information is coming in fast and furious here but for the benefit of our viewers, who perhaps don't understand the situation in canada as well as you do, give us a sense of whether canada is
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used to seeing this sort of violence and whether these sorts of attacks are frequent or not. ,, , ., ., or not. seeing something on this scale — or not. seeing something on this scale is _ or not. seeing something on this scale is very _ or not. seeing something on this scale is very rare - or not. seeing something on this scale is very rare and i or not. seeing something on this scale is very rare and it | this scale is very rare and it is very shocking for people because it happened in such a small community. the first stabbing took place in a town ofjust 2000 people. another nearby town where other stabbings took place, there are only about 200 people living there. we are used to seeing crime in major cities but to see something like this happen in the small rural areas is very surprising and shocking for a lot of people. i very surprising and shocking for a lot of people.— very surprising and shocking for a lot of people. i can only imaaine for a lot of people. i can only imagine the _ for a lot of people. i can only imagine the sense _ for a lot of people. i can only imagine the sense of - for a lot of people. i can only imagine the sense of shock. for a lot of people. i can only i imagine the sense of shock and sadness going through the community today, and as you point out, a very close—knit community. what are police saying at this point in time? they are encouraging residents to be vigilant. some of these stabbings they believe were
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targeted but others appear to have been very random. they have been very random. they have been very random. they have been urging people to stay vigilant, for people to be careful about who they let in their house and to avoid picking up hitchhikers. there are so many unknowns in this case and in regina you have huge crowds on hand for one of the biggest sporting events in the biggest sporting events in the province, the labour day classic, the canadian football game, where there will be tonnes of fans in the city visiting from inside and outside the province so it will be challenging for the police over the next couple of hours. editor of the prince albert daily herald in saskatchewan, thank you forjoining us with your thoughts on this developing story. we will have more for you as we get it on the programme. the polls have now closed in chile where millions are voting in a historic referendum for
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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. to the uk now, where in just over 12 hours the conservative party in the uk 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
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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.
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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.
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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 hell is 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 to just support a 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.
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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. in germany, chancellor 0laf scholz has announced $65 billion worth of
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new measures to help people and businesses hit by soaring energy costs linked to the war in ukraine. the plan includes extra one—off payments to the most vulnerable. that includes $200 for students and $300 for pensioners. the package will in part be funded by a tax on the huge profits made by energy companies. the measures come just two days after russia said it was indefinitely suspending gas exports through its pipeline to germany. here's some of what chancellor 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
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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
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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—19 epidemic, and it's still with us, when there were price hikes, 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
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and many people were injured. if the support is strong, this period will be shorter. 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 devastaing floods. freedom itself was attacked this morning, and freedom will be defended. the united states will hunt down and punish those responsible. bishop tutu now becomes the spiritual leader 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.
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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. i'm karishma vaswani in singapore. 0ur headlines... at least ten people have been killed and many more have been injured in a series of stabbings in canada. police say two suspects — a pair of brothers — are on the run, and are urging people to stay inside.
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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 havejust 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
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of balochistan. 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.
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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. farhat javed, bbc news, balochistan. more on the breaking news we brought you at the top of the programme, police in the canadian province of saskatchewan have been searching for two suspects who have stabbed ten people to death and at least another 15 have been wounded. the royal canadian mounted police have said they are investigating 13 possible crime scenes. at said they are investigating 13 possible crime scenes. at this oint in possible crime scenes. at this point in our — possible crime scenes. at this point in our investigation - possible crime scenes. at this point in our investigation we | point in our investigation we have located ten deceased individuals in 13 locations in the communities ofjames smith cree nation and weldon,
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saskatchewan. several additional victims have been injured. 15 of which at this point have been transported to various hospitals. there may be additional injured victims who transported themselves to various hospitals. let me be clear, we are still looking for the two suspects. we are asking residents across saskatchewan and our neighbouring provinces to be vigilant. at this stage in our investigation we believe some of the victims have been targeted by the suspect and others have been attacked randomly. the two suspects are damien sanderson and miles sanderson. damien sanderson is described as a 31—year—old male, five foot seven, 155 lb. if either of them are listening
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or receive this information, i would ask that they turn themselves into police immediately. they are considered armed and dangerous. that was the assistant commissioner of the royal canadian mounted police. we will have more on that story as we get further details on that developing situation in canada. for now, some of the other stories making the headlines today. the first category 5 typhoon of the year has seen south korea and china order thousands of ships to return to port. in japan, hundreds of flights have been cancelled as the entire region issues weather warnings, with typhoon hinnamoor looming over the south china sea. the storm is set to strike south korea late on monday bringing with it flooding and winds in excess of 250 kilometres an hour. cyrus mistry, the billionaire former chairman of the indian multinational conglomerate tata, has died in a road accident in the state of maharastra. at least one other person travelling with him was also killed and another two injured.
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the authorities in the southern chinese city of chengdu have apologised after a covid testing system crashed, forcing thousands of people to wait for hours in the rain. the city's 18 million residents had been ordered to undergo two coronavirus tests over the weekend, sparking a rush to testing sites. it's among dozens of chinese cities have implemented strict lockdowns as part of the country's zero—covid policy. 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 0livia pratt—korbel in liverpool have arrested three men. 0livia was fatally shot when a gunman chased another man into her home and opened fire. 0ur 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 0livia's killer.
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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 0livia'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
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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 marcos junior 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. well, earlier we discussed the stakes for the new president as he makes this first foreign trip abroad with foreign policy analyst chloe wong. here is what she had to say. his first foreign trip to both countries demonstrates the importance of the philippine relations to fellow asean nations. this decision to visit indonesia and singapore is considered a strategic move
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that takes pressure off him and the speculations on which country bongbong marcos will first visit as the new philippine president, which many people are guessing it's either china or the us. but this gives him the opportunity to draw advice from seasoned regional leaders like the indonesian president joko widodo and prime minister of singapore, lee hsien loong, on how to navigate a foreign policy in the midst of us china rivalry in the region. chloe, 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. and the philippines has always walked a delicate balance between the two. do you think this is likely to come up in discussions when he visits singapore and indonesia? i think this is a very important discussion that always looms in the background of state leadership discussion.
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especially for the philippines this is very important because marcos has to promote the philippines maritime interest amidst china's strength in the south china sea and the president also has to deal with his family's human rights violations and corruption cases that are still pending in us courts. so i think the visit of marcos to these two countries will give him an opportunity to draw suggestions or advice from his indonesian and singaporean counterparts on how to deal with the two great powers. saskatchewan and just 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? well, the election of president bongbong marcos is very controversial because he is one of the heirs of filipino leaders, he's the son of a former dictator, ferdinand marcos senior.
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and there are a lot of heirs being state leaders right now so i think it will be refreshing if ferdinand bongbong marcos would meet with prime minister lee hsien loong because they are both heirs of their father's leadership. a reminder of the breaking news we have been telling you about at this hour: police in the canadian province of saskatchewan are searching for two suspects, after ten people were stabbed to death. at least another 15 were wounded. the royal canadian mounted police are investigating 13 possible crime scenes. they said some victims appeared to have been targeted deliberately, while others were
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attacked randomly. people in affected areas are being asked to stay indoors and to avoid picking up hitchhikers. that's all for now — stay with bbc world news. hello, it has been a weekend of extremes across the uk, warm sunshine helping temperatures up to 26 celsius across east anglia, torrential rain, particularly, for northern ireland and scotland. for those of us that need the rain, there will be some notable rain in the forecast over the coming days, there will be sent warm spells of sunshine and graduated temperatures will start to come down. we start monday with rain across north east england. behind it, warm spells of sunshine for many, 80 heavy and thundery showers, showers becoming more frequent across wales and south—west england throughout the afternoon. some
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gusty winds across south—west england, the northern isles south—west england, and temperatures getting up to below mid 25 celsius across eastern parts of england. through the evening, there showers pushing northwards and eventually we will see rain across scotland as well, some heavy and potentially thundery. behind it, some clearer skies, maybe patchy misty fog. another muqqy maybe patchy misty fog. another muggy night with temperatures not much lower than 14, 15 celsius. 0n not much lower than 14, 15 celsius. on tuesday, the area of low pressure part to the west of the uk, still some gusty winds for irish sea coats and once again plenty of showers. some of us will start dry on tuesday, but it won't be long before the showers start to get going, you can see them developing like a rash across a large swathe of the uk. they could merge together longer
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speu could merge together longer spell of rain, warm in the sunshine again in the eastern side of england, where you have a showers and the breeze, more like 18 or 19 celsius. low pressure makes slow progress eastwards as we had 3d latter part of the week. plenty of showers, they will be slow—moving and it looks like we should get some rain for areas that need them say the week ahead will 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.
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we will have the stories at the top of the hour as news days continues straight after hardtalk. continues straight after hardtalk. welcome to hardtalk. i'm stephen sackur and this is lake como in northern italy, venue for the ambrosetti forum, which every year brings together politicians from around the world. my guest today is one of them, republican senator lindsey graham, who is perhaps the loudest, most loyal defender of donald trump in the us congress. now, mr trump seems intent on running for the white house again in 2024, but his legal troubles are mounting, so republicans face a decision. can they afford to remain the party of trump?
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senator lindsey graham, welcome to hardtalk.


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