welcome to newsday — reporting live from singapore — i'm karishma vaswani. the headlines... as the future of ukraine hangs in the balance — the un secretary—general warns of a winter of discontent. exhuming the dead — we report from one city in eastern ukraine where the bodies of civilians are being dug up. further protests across iran and the deaths in custody of a young woman accused of breaking the islamic dress code. and a hollywood comeback. the golden globes return to television screens — after being dropped due to a lack of diversity.
it's seven in the morning in singapore, and 7pm in new york where world leaders are taking part in a un meeting which is already being dominated by ukraine. russia's invasion was always going to be at the top of the agenda, but events on tuesday have brought the war into even sharper focus. officials in russian controlled areas in the east and south of ukraine have announced snap referendums onjoining russia. it appears to be part of a push by moscow to accelerate their annexation, in response to serious setbacks on the battlefield. in areas newly liberated by ukrainians forces, disturbing accounts of torture by russian soldiers are continuing to emerge. our senior international correspondent orla guerin reports now from the city of izyum — i want to warn you — orla's report contains some
distressing testimony. in the centre of izyum, the heart of darkness. ukrainian investigators say the russians turned this police station into a torture chamber. we were taken down to the cells in the basement. our escort checking carefully every step of the way, in case the enemy left any booby—traps. you can just imagine the fear people must have felt when they were brought into these cells. on the walls, someone has scratched a date and it looks like the 22nd ofjune of this year. the conditions are squalid and there is just thin mattresses, no glass in the windows. people were kept here without light or heat
and accounts are still emerging from those who say they were tortured here. we met one of them at the city's main hospital which somehow is functioning. mihilo has been treated here for his injuries. he is a pensioner aged 67 but that did not stop the russians. he says they held him down and broke his arm. they suspected him of sabotage. "they tortured me for 12 days," he says. "i was taken from there half dead three hours "before our forces arrived. "they tortured me with an electric current. "they gave me shocks in my fingers. "how they burned.
"they put needles into my back. "they were long and they put them under my skin. "here and here, inside." and across town, at the former russian command centre, a grim discovery. we are told there's blood on this axe. the chief investigator says he doesn't know whose. then, suddenly, panic. distant whistle shouting "get to the basement," he says. police running for cover after what sounded like incoming fire. but this time, there was no explosion. in the forest at the city's edge they are still exhuming the dead.
more than 160 so far, mostly civilians. officials say some had their hands tied and bore signs of torture. olaina arrives with her husband yuri. they have come to look for her father. she's caught between hope and dread. her father was last heard from on the front lines in april. "we know families who were in the same situation "as we are now," says yuri. "but they have found remains. "they were happy to at least have a body to bury." in the countryside near izyum ukrainian forces are still on the move.
having swept forwards so fast, they have to secure their gains and plug any gaps. inside the broken city, food is in short supply. she leaves with a handful. there is no power, no running water, just war�*s long shadow. dasha cradles her son tim but can't soothe all his fears. "we are scared," she says. "we don't know if it will be safe over the longer term. "we're on thin ice. "military actions are still going on. "victory isn't certain."
she says she's praying for peace, for a brighter future for ukraine's children, who have already suffered too much. orla guerin, bbc news, izyum. that's a picture in ukraine. it's been strong it's been in the uk. so what is vladimir putin trying to achieve with the referendums in eastern ukraine? here's our russia editor steve rosenberg. when i first heard about these referendums the first thing that came to mind when i heard about the referendums was what vladimir putin said on the 24th of february when he was announcing the invasion of ukraine, he said it is not our plan to occupy ukrainian territory. that didn't age well because basically, the so—called referendums
in russian occupied areas of ukraine, they are a vehicle to allow moscow to annex, a chunk of ukrainian territory. and it's been done very quickly, very fast i think because of the ukrainian counteroffensive we have seen in recent days, which is been pretty successful in reclaiming some occupied land. these referendums i think raise the stakes moscow is raising the stakes with them. i predict that once these areas miraculously declared that they want to be part of russia, what we're going to see is russia say to you craig, "if you try to get these areas see is russia say to ukraine, "if you try to get these areas back you will be attacking what we now consider to be russia with big consequences. three people have died in protests in iran. the unrest has been spreading across the country since a woman was arrested by the morality police and later died.
the authorities say the woman died of natural causes but her family says she was attacked by the police. bbc persian�*s rana rahimpour has this report. a warning, you may find some of the images distressing women in iran set their headscarves on fire in fury. they are tired of the morality police beating them up in the islamic republic leaders who police their every move. their protest is sparked by the death of this woman. she was just 22. she was arrested by the morality police in tehran earlier this month. they said she wasn't wearing the mandatory he job or headscarf properly. the securities of forces have released the cc footage of her in detention. it's heavily edited. suddenly, she collapses. the authorities
say she had a heart condition. but eyewitnesses say she was beaten up in the police van. she is taken to hospital and ends up in a coma. a few days later she is dead. women cry, death to the dictator and wave their headscarves at her funeral. the inscription on her gravestone reads that she is not dead, her name will become a symbol and live forever. she was kurdish but protests are spreading across iran. a woman stands calmly in front of a water cannon until it has to reverse. and here, a police motorbike is set on fire. the woman filming shouts, "look, we've got nothing but we made them run away! as herfamily predicted her name has already become a symbol. a symbol of
resistance. hurricane fiona has wrought a path of destruction throughout the carribbean since the weekend, slamming into puerto rico, the dominican republic and the turks and caicos islands. at least three people have been killed. the national hurricane center is warning that hurricane fiona will strengthen to a category 4 storm in the next couple of days. wendy urquhart reports. flash floods and super strong winds battered puerto rico on sunday put up the surge of water so powerful it dislodged an entire bridge sending it floating down the river. on monday the devastation was clear, fields were completely destroyed, boats and debris washed ashore. on tuesday more than 3.3 million puerto rican residents still had no power and very little water.
presidentjoe biden has declared a state of emergency on the island. the category one hurricane gathered strength before making landfall in the dominican republic. it swept across the island packing winds of up to hundred and 84 km, ripping up crops and tearing the rootstock buildings. several rivers burst their banks in the streets are littered with fallen trees, and debris. �* ,, �* littered with fallen trees, and debris. �* ,, ~ ., ., , debris. translation: our house was hit and _ debris. translation: our house was hit and everything _ debris. translation: our house was hit and everything was - was hit and everything was damaged. today we set all of our things outside to dry but what we need is water. translation: it's a disaster, we lost — translation: it's a disaster, we lost everything and everything got wet. we lost our home — everything got wet. we lost our home i— everything got wet. we lost our home. i am everything got wet. we lost our home. lam ruined. everything got wet. we lost our home. i am ruined.— home. i am ruined. volunteers are already _ home. i am ruined. volunteers are already packing _ home. i am ruined. volunteers are already packing food - home. i am ruined. volunteers are already packing food bagsl are already packing food bags which will be shipped to the worst affected areas, at least seven have been declared disaster zones.
seven have been declared disasterzones. fiona seven have been declared disaster zones. fiona head of a trail of destruction in its wake and is now heading for barbados and bermuda. residents are strongly advised to put away patio furniture, trim tree branches and prepare emergency kits was 72 hours worth of essentials in case the electricity supply goes down. the national hurricane centre is warning that hurricane fiona will gather even more strength in the next couple of days to become a category four storm. and this storm surge could raise large blueback water levels by more than two metres. let's take a look at some other stories in the headlines... rescue teams injapan are warning of the danger of mudslides, following continued heavy rain brought by typhoon nanmadol. at least four people have been killed by what has been described as one of the most powerful storms to hit japan for several decades. hundreds of thousands
of homes are without power, and forecasters say some areas can expect up to thirty centimetres of rain in a single day. fourteen young sperm whales have died in a mass stranding on a beach in tasmania in australia. the whale carcasses were discovered by locals on king island. the reason for the stranding is unknown, but wildlife biologists and a vet have been sent to investigate. and in cricket — for the first time in 17 years — england are touring in pakistan for a series of matches. they want the opening match in six wickets. they want the opening match in six wickets. security concerns have prevented any tours since 2005. you watching bbc news, it's newsday. an inquest into the death of a teenager who took her own life begins. ben johnson, the fastest man
on earth is flying home to canada in disgrace. all athletes should be clean going into the game. i'll just that justice is served. it is a simple fact that this morning these people were in their homes, tonight those homes have been burnt down by serbian soldiers and police. all the taliban positionsj are long here have been strengthened presumably encase americans invaded. _ it's no use having a secret service which cannot preserve its own secrets against the world. and so the british government has no option but to continue this action even after any adverse judgment in australia. the concorde would pass the atlantic faster than any plane than ever before, breaking the record by six minutes. this is newsday on the bbc.
i'm karishma vaswani in singapore — our headlines. as the future of ukraine hangs in the balance — the un secretary—general warns of a winter of discontent. further protests in iran against the custody of a young woman accused of breaking the islamic dress code. as we've been reading porting for the long junior has been speaking and said that climate change is greatest but affecting our nations and our people. affecting our nations and our people. staying with that story — the united nations general assembly is holding its 77th session in new york. it's been hearing from the new filipino president, also in the process of writing a book. he joins us live from manila. we heard comments about climate
change, food security and also that the philippines is on its way to become a moderately prosperous country by 20 40. all from the new president. what do you think this trip is about for him in terms of the message he shouldn't take to the international community? this is definitely at about the marcos is diplomatic debut. they are returning to the international stage, they are returning to the internationalstage, it they are returning to the international stage, it has very much brought marcosjunior presenting statement shipped, in fact global leadership for the if you look at his speech, everything that international communities are worried about climate change affects technological disruption, international security and peace. and philippines contribution along those lines he hardly talks about... he doesn't talk about any controversial issues including of course attached to his family. the human rights records of the marcos says for the corruption, all of those things was that none are
mentioned as far as his speech is concerned. this is important because today marks the 50th anniversary of martial law, in establishment of dictatorship by his father. a lot of victims of those dark days are still alive. �* , , ., of those dark days are still alive. �* , ,, ,., of those dark days are still alive. ~ , i. ., of those dark days are still alive. �* , y., ., , alive. as you point out himself from the rule _ alive. as you point out himself from the rule of _ alive. as you point out himself from the rule of his _ alive. as you point out himself from the rule of his father. - from the rule of his father. but at the same time, he is trying to find some accommodation in the west. do you think he will get that kind of response that he's looking for? �* , , ., , ., for? after six years of president _ for? after six years of president dieter - for? after six years of president dieter k - for? after six years of| president dieter k who lambasted the west, who refused to visit the united states or any western capital for six years, i think there is actually a side of relief in washington and western capitals that we have finally a leader that's willing to visit the
west, marcosjunior the other day was in charge of the closing, ringing the closing bell at the new york stock exchange for the has been trying to woo investors in the west, set up a meeting in the white house sometime next year so yes, marco says have their baggage but after six years, it's been welcomed as a breath of fresh air for that matter. as ironic as that sounds. i was auoin to as ironic as that sounds. i was going to say — as ironic as that sounds. i was going to say i _ as ironic as that sounds. i was going to say i think— as ironic as that sounds. i was going to say i think irony - as ironic as that sounds. i was going to say i think irony is - going to say i think irony is absolutely the right word. briefly, before we let you go, how important is the role of the philippines when it comes to us china relations? absolutely important. the philippines is at the very front line of the competition between the two superpowers with not forget, not only the element at claimant state in the south china sea where us and china are competing for influence and access but also taiwan, the philippines are separated by taiwan by a very
narrow strait. should a major public happenings i want the philippines will be at the front line. in many ways the philippines is the front line state in the indo—pacific is far as us, state in the indo—pacific is faras us, china is state in the indo—pacific is far as us, china is concerned. marcos knows that very well and is leveraging that.— is leveraging that. thank you so much for _ is leveraging that. thank you so much forjoining _ is leveraging that. thank you so much forjoining us. - the role of tech companies and their influence on children, is in focus in the uk, as the actions of internet firms is being examined at the inquest into the death of the teenager molly russell. fourteen year old molly russell killed herself in 2017, after viewing material about self harm, suicide and depression on instagram. now her grieving parents are taking on social media companies they believe are at fault for not doing more to prevent this. our correspondent angus crawford has been at the hearing in north london. afamily a family wanting answers, why
did molly die? in what part did social media play? ahead of them two weeks in court, hundreds of pages of evidence containing many thousands of images, some too distressing to broadcast. a bright apparently happy teenager, molly was just 14 when she took her own life. going through her social media accounts her father going through her social media accounts herfather ian accounts her father ian discovered she was being bombarded with content about suicide, depression and self—harm on instagram, pinterest and other apps. this is an inquest, no one is on trial. the aim, to find out why a child and did her own life. but for the first time executives from two social media companies will have to give evidence under oath about what they do to protect their young users online. it contains some material— young users online. it contains some material that _ young users online. it contains some material that i'm - young users online. it contains some material that i'm sure i some material that i'm sure will be very upsetting. i some material that i'm sure will be very upsetting.- will be very upsetting. i had of them a — will be very upsetting. i had of them a forensic - will be very upsetting. i had of them a forensic look - will be very upsetting. i had of them a forensic look into | of them a forensic look into molly's use of social media.
ian with his legal team have already seen much of that evidence. already seen much of that evidence-— evidence. files full of it. there it _ evidence. files full of it. there it was _ evidence. files full of it. there it was just - evidence. files full of it. there it was just no - evidence. files full of it. there it was just no let i evidence. files full of it. i there it wasjust no let up evidence. files full of it. - there it was just no let up for molly. — there it was just no let up for molly. it's _ there it was just no let up for molly, it's relentless. i remember my disbelief when i saw my— remember my disbelief when i saw my lifeless youngest daughter. saw my lifeless youngest daughter-— saw my lifeless youngest dau:hter. , ., , ., daughter. over the years ian has become _ daughter. over the years ian has become a _ daughter. over the years ian has become a high-profile . has become a high—profile campaign for internet safety. the corporate culture at this platform _ the corporate culture at this platform needs to change... addressing mps. need to be active — addressing mps. need to be active instead of in proactive. meeting _ active instead of in proactive. meeting ernst william. hoping that his campaigning and what the coroner decides here will make social media a safer place for all young users. this is both in intensely private moment for the family hoping to find answers but also a public inquiry into the impact of social media on young minds. with the online safety bill making its way through parliament it's sure that this inquest will be closely watched at west minister and silicon
valley. anchors crawford reporting. one of hollywood's most famous awards ceremony, the golden globes, are to return to television screens in 2023. the star—studded event was dropped by the broadcaster nbc last year after a controversy over a lack of diversity among voters, as well as other issues. dozens of new voters have since been admitted to the hollywood foreign press association, which chooses the winners. i'm joined now by our north american correspondent peter bowes in los angeles. we often talk to you about the gold enclosed with the allegations of racism, sexism, not enough diversity, have the golden globes changed enough, have those reforms changed enough? have those reforms changed enou~h? ., ., , ., , enough? that remains to be seen. certainly _ enough? that remains to be seen. certainly the - enough? that remains to be i seen. certainly the organisers, hollywood foreign press says it has changed and it has been a rough ride of the last 18
months for that organisation after a really blistering article in the los angeles times that revealed some of these lapses, the most controversial finding of course was that none of its 87 members wears black. this comes at a time of a heightened awareness of the importance of racial diversity, and the air of black lives matter, here is one of the most prominent hollywood organisations apparently oblivious to the importance of racial diversity. it says it is change, it is taken on new members. six of who are black, six out of 20. more than 100 additional voters from outside of the organisation. so nbc as you said has decided to screen the show again next year. but it remains to be seen whether the globes will be impressed by hollywood, the stars, the publicist who decided to boycott earlier when it went ahead. there was no audience, no celebrities, no television
audience, a very low—key event. as you point out, so much criticism at the time. what has been the reaction to some of the publicised changes that were are now seeing from the association?— were are now seeing from the association? there has been a cautious reaction. _ association? there has been a cautious reaction. i _ association? there has been a cautious reaction. i think- association? there has been a cautious reaction. i think it's l cautious reaction. i think it's fair to say that hollywood to a large extent is holding its breath to see what is being reported in terms of those changes with how it actually pans out in reality, what sort of new organisation faces. there is a new twist as well. there is a new twist as well. there is a new twist as well. there is a new owner of the rights to the golden globes. he is the billionaire owner of the chelsea football club in the uk. essentially, the golden globes have been brought into private ownership. now a for—profit organisation which again is new. people are a bit sceptical about it. i again is new. people are a bit sceptical about it.—
sceptical about it. i see. always _ sceptical about it. i see. always great _ sceptical about it. i see. always great to - sceptical about it. i see. always great to talk - sceptical about it. i see. always great to talk to l sceptical about it. i see. i always great to talk to you sceptical about it. i see. - always great to talk to you on the programme. that brings us to the end of newsday. thank you forjoining me. do state with bbc news. hello. whilst weather conditions have been fairly quiet have been fairly quiet, then of the atlantic we have seen a hurricane batter parts of puerto rico, dominican republic and the first major hurricane with winds gusting over hundred 30 miles an hour and again closer to bermuda for thursday and friday but could maintain its hurricane status as it slams into the east of canada and aided and abetted by usually warm sea waters in the northern atlantic in spinning towards us and could head towards the arctic seeing some back towards the arctic seeing some to our shores we'vn all back to our shores we've had all the cool conditions but thinks it mild with south—westerly winds developing. it does mean it's going to take a few days before the warrior at sin because it can be a choice sauce to wednesday for the chilli, mist and fog, mildest was about two
west and abrasive rentals at western isles come in and going all day long. some outbreaks of brain development and some west northern island it will turn temperate later in the day. isolated child will sell the scotland but mostly uk have been a dry day, miss ann cloud through eastern england. sunny spells elsewhere into the afternoon. best on the coach feeling a bit warmer than recent days with the temperatures up a degree as over the winds lighter and felt the needs of the country on wednesday afternoon. strongest was a north and west and it's the western isles we could see gale force winds develop of the day is out. those will strengthen across scotland and northern ireland is going to wednesday night. wednesday night. wednesday into thursday outbreaks of rain developing quite widely although there will be a bit of rain so not much rain towards the northeast of scotland for the northeast of scotland for the northeast of scotland for the northeast of scotland but upgraded to cumbria and alameda that re been a pretty mild light is sort of a 12 to 14 degrees. treasure further south, odd mist and fog patch but a dry and bright start for most on thursday for england and wales without turning claudia with
outbreaks of wayne that morning to southeast of northern ireland staying that way in the south and east of scotland but northwestern parts of scotland and the rest of norman islands of freshen up later on. to the southeast the band to wes wells ijy southeast the band to wes wells by the end of thursday, it's going to be another reasonably mild if not warm day, 21 to 20 degrees. malia get squeezed out as our weather front meanders slowly and erratically to the southeast corner heading into friday could bring rain to cardiff and also london showing up cardiff and also london showing up on the capital for the fresherfor up on the capital for the fresher for all up on the capital for the fresherfor all by monday up on the capital for the fresher for all by monday but many places will be dry.
welcome to hardtalk. i'm stephen sackur. never has it felt more important to remember the lessons of the greatest crime of the 20th century, the nazi genocide of thejews. crime of the 20th century, europe is again witnessing a war of aggression, anti—semitism is on the rise and young people, according to the surveys, have an alarming level of ignorance about the holocaust. well, my guest today is tova friedman, one of the youngest survivors of the auschwitz death camp. now in her 80s, she's written a memoir and is using social media to tell her story. so is the world ready to listen and learn?