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this is bbc news. welcome if you're watching here in the uk or around the globe. i'm rich preston. our top stories: more than 4.5 million ukrainians are living without power as president zelensky warns russia is planning to continue attacking his country's infrastructure. translation: no matter what the terrorists want, | no matter what they try to achieve, we must endure this winter and be even stronger in the spring than we are now. there's devastation in the city of mariupol, where an estimated 25,000 people were killed during russian bombardments — we have a special report. a dire warning for the future of the planet — as the un's annual climate change summit gets under way in egypt, research suggests the last eight years could be the hottest on record. we must answer the planet's
distress signal through action and credible climate action. at least 19 people have died after a passenger plane crashes into lake victoria in tanzania during stormy weather. and with the us midterm elections just days away, president biden and donald trump continue on the campaign trail, in the push to win crucial votes. hello and welcome to the programme. ukraine's president says russia is readying its forces for a large—scale attack on this country's infrastructure. in his latest video address, volodymyr zelensky said he believed moscow would focus on ukraine's energy sector first. estimates suggest about 40% of ukraine's energy system has been damaged or destroyed in russian attacks
targeting vital infrastructure. translation: during the week, i had several special meetings i as of this evening stabilisation black codes continued in kyiv and six regions. more than 4.5 consumers are without electricity. most of them are in kyiv and the kyiv region. it's really difficult. during the week, i had several special meetings with government officials, representatives of energy companies and regional administrations regarding probable scenarios in the energy sector. we consider each scenario in detail and prepare appropriate actions. no matter what the terrorists want, no matter what they try to achieve, we must endure this winter and be even stronger in the spring than we are now, be even more ready for the liberation of our entire territory than now. the southern ukrainian city
of mariupol has been left in ruins after being subjected to fierce russian bombardment early in the invasion. the city was besieged by russian forces and ukrainian officials now estimate at least 25,000 people were killed there. 0ur correspondent hilary andersson has been speaking to survivors from the city for bbc panorama. they give vivid and distressing testimony. and a warning that hilary's report contains references to suicide, and you may find some of it upsetting. artem has seen what no child should. he was in mariupol�*s theatre when it was bombed. his two—year—old sister nastia had to be dug out of the rubble. how do you grasp horror
when you're six? mariupol, once a golden city, was left devastated after a massive bombardment. all spring, the city was besieged, cut off from the world. we have spent six months speaking to people who lived through it. entire blocks of flats were turned into infernos. around 90% of the buildings destroyed in mariupol were homes. ukrainian officials estimate 5,000 to 7,000 people were crushed beneath the rubble. 0lga was an accountant before the war, married to valeriy. she loved to dance. one night in march, she was sleeping in her cellar, valeriy and her parents were upstairs, when their house was hit.
attached to her leg. 0lga was the only survivor of that night. for more than two months, each day brought terror — forwomen, children, even pregnant mothers. this was mariupol�*s maternity hospital. and this photo one of the most disturbing images of the war. her name was irena. she was a local clothes shop manager, due to give birth in three days' time. 0ksana at a nearby hospital tried to save her life.
hilary andersson, bbc news. poor kid. more than 100 world leaders are gathering for the annual un climate change summit — cop27 — in egypt. and it's begun with dire warnings about the state of the planet. extreme temperatures, wildfires, drought and flooding have all been made worse by the last eight years being the hottest on record, according to the world meterological organization. 0ur climate editor, justin rowlatt, has the latest from the conference in sharm el—sheikh. cyclones ripped through madagascar earlier this year. floods displaced more than a million people in nigeria last month, while another year of low rainfall pushed parts of somalia and elsewhere in east africa even closer to famine.
0ur planet is sending a distress signal, the un conference in egypt was warned. the last eight years have been the warmest on record, making every heatwave more intense and life—threatening, especially for vulnerable populations. sea levels are rising at twice the speed of the �*90s, posing an existential threat to low—level island states and threatening billions of people in coastal regions. rishi sunak arrived this evening and will urge the world to move faster on the switch to renewable power. hejoins renewable power. he joins representatives renewable power. hejoins representatives are more than 200 nations who were told it is essential progress is made. whilst i do understand that leaders around the world have faced competing priorities this year, we must be clear. as challenging as our current moment is, inaction is myopic and can only
defer climate catastrophe. but expect heated negotiations. egypt says the rich world needs to come good on its promises of cash to help developing countries cut carbon, and adapt to our changing climate. and there will be demands for money to help vulnerable nations with the climate—related impacts they are already experiencing. like the terrible floods in pakistan that left a third of the country under water earlier this year. the fear is the talks could be deadlocked. the ukraine war has driven up food and energy prices worldwide. developed nations are expected to say they don't have cash to spare. many times we have been given commitments and promises, but we haven't been given action. and, of course, a promise that is broken, it kind of destroys the trust that we have in our leaders. you don't have to go far
from the coast here in egypt to find vivid evidence of what's at stake. the red sea is home to some of the most magnificent and biodiverse coral reefs in the world. but coral is incredibly vulnerable to climate change. scientists say virtually all the world's coral reefs are likely to be gone by the end of the century, possibly sooner. we're joined now by the president of the federated states of micronesia, david panuelo — hejoins us now from pohnpei. the un says your country is one of those most directly at risk of those most directly at risk of climate change. what are you looking to get out of cop27? thank you for having me on your
programme. i bring you warm greetings from art paradise in the nation state of micronesia. the challenge is very big. about a year ago the ipcc issued a warning to humanity and so leaders are gathering there in egypt to address this very big challenge. i believe cutting super pollutants means we can avoid at least four times warning at 2050, cutting c02, this will provide at least four times the reduction in co2 or the emissions we are trying to grapple with. here in our islands we are seeing not only the impact on our food security
but infrastructure networks, for example going to our airports in high tides, access is already a problem. we have moved from mitigation to adaptation now, dealing with the effects of climate change, so it is a huge problem. our family in the pacific islands forum has also issued our 2015 strategy for the blue pacific continent, fighting climate change is no longerjust an issue for island nations but our global community as well so we demand that the bigger countries come good with their nationally determined contributions. 0ur nationally determined contributions. our country is launching our update on economic policy areas which would increase capacity and move from mitigation to adaptation, so we are calling
on countries like china, india, mexico, indonesia, braziland mexico, indonesia, brazil and many mexico, indonesia, braziland many countries that need to come forward with commitments to help meet this challenge that the global community is facing now. in that the global community is facing nova— that the global community is facing now. in september you “oined 15 facing now. in september you joined 15 other _ facing now. in september you joined 15 other countries - facing now. in september you joined 15 other countries and l joined 15 other countries and the united states in a partnership. can you tell us what you are looking to get out of that? . . . of that? the pacific partnership - of that? the pacific partnership is - of that? the pacific partnership is howl of that? the pacific i partnership is how the of that? the pacific - partnership is how the pacific countries are working with the countries are working with the countries that have bigger capacities to bring forward more commitments to get our global community in line in keeping with the 1.5 celsius so thatis keeping with the 1.5 celsius so that is the pathway we are encouraging bigger countries with capacities to move forward. i call on the united states and china to champion
this effort but it's notjust china and the us but the bigger, most populous nations that need to take action and we also: india, indonesia, brazil and the countries that need to come forward and help catapult what the pacific island countries have been doing for many years and this is a climate emergency, no longer just an abstract but an emergency that must be grappled with and decisions need to be done on a very urgent manner. you have been vocal aboutjapan and its actions when it comes to dumping nuclear waste in waters near your island. can you tell us more about that? the position to pacific island countries have adopted in 21st communicate address that issue
because the ocean is the life support for the pacific island nations so our position on that issue has been conveyed in the un with the secretary—general and in our individual statements but we thanked japan for being transparent in their efforts to make sure that what they are doing is known by not only the pacific island countries because this is an issue, an intergenerational issue, an intergenerational issue that impacts the livelihood of our ocean which is the pacific island countries, japan and the rest of the world, we just to want to make sure what happens is assured that it doesn't have the kind of contaminants that will impact the marine resources that all of us survive on and japan including
most asian countries depend on resources that originate from our big blue pacific continent and we supply up to our own livelihood and to the nations in the indo—pacific rim and beyond. in the indo-pacific rim and be ond. , ., ., beyond. president david panuelo from the federated _ beyond. president david panuelo from the federated states - beyond. president david panuelo from the federated states of - from the federated states of micronesia, thank you for making the time for us. stay with us on bbc news, still to come: leading democrats and republicans step up their campaigning with less than 48 hours until the us mid—term elections. the bombastic establishment outsider donald trump has defied the pollsters to take the keys to the oval office. i feel great about the election results — i voted for him because i generally feel he cares about the country. it's keeping the candidate's name always in the public eye that counts. success or failure depends not only on public display but on
the local campaign headquarters, and the heavy routine work of their women volunteers. berliners in both east and westl linked hands and danced around and with nobody toi stop them, it wasn't long before the first attempts were made to destroy the - structure itself. yasser arafat, who dominated the palestinian cause for so long, has died, had long felt only grudgingly accepted among the ranks of clergy suddenly felt welcomed. this is bbc world news, the latest headlines: more than 11.5 million ukrainians are living without power as president zelensky warns russia is planning to continue attacking his country's infrastructure.
dire warnings for the future of the planet as the un's annual climate change summit, gets under way in egypt. research suggests the last eight years could have been the hottest on record. let's go to east africa now. 19 people have been confirmed killed after a passenger plane crashed into lake victoria in tanzania while attempting to land in stormy weather. authorities say more than 20 people managed to survive the crash. tom brada reports. huddled on the wings of the sinking plane. these are the survivors of a crash that plunged more than a0 people into the waters of africa's largest lake. disbelieving crowds gathered around the shoreline offering help and local fishermen ferried survivors back and forth to dry land. despite their efforts, many of the passengers were unable to be saved. translation: people managed
to open the emergency door. i as we would try and rescue people, the water would search in and in the end, i was able to rescue seven people. the passenger plane took off from tanzania's capital in the east. it was heading for bukoba, a city on the shores of lake victoria but plummeted out of the skyjust a short distance from its destination. one of the survivors told the that there was heavy turbulence, we later found ourselves in the lake. water then entered the plane and those sitting near the front were covered by it. tanzania's prime minister has been to visit the crash site and said those who have been rescued are in the hospital and not seriously injured. now, efforts are focused on developing a full picture of what happened. precision air, operator
of the plane, is one of tanzania's largest private airline, the company may face some uncomfortable questions as the full investigation comes under way. let's get some of the day's other news: italy's new far right government has prevented 35 men from leaving a rescue ship that's been allowed to dock in a port in sicily. about 140 other people were allowed ashore. the new italian prime minister, giorgia meloni, has said she wants to crack down on people travelling across the mediterranean from north africa. after a wave of anti—government protests in iran, a majority of law—makers there have called for anti—government protesters facing the most serious charges to be executed as soon as possible. in a letter to the judiciary, they called for swift action against those attacking lives and property. protests in iran were initially sparked by the death in police custody of mahsa amini. european football associations say they'll continue to press the cause of human rights, days after the game's world governing body urged teams to stay out of politics ahead of the world cup in qatar. the tournment kicks off later this month. us political leaders have been hitting the campaign trail in the final hours before
crucial midterm elections. the polls will determine who controls congress for the next two years — and they'll almost certainly set the agenda for the next presidential contest in 202a. donald trump and joe biden have both been lending their weight to their chosen candidates' rallies over the weekend, with separate rallies in the key battleground state of pennsylvania. jp carroll is a republican strategist. hejoins us now from washington dc. what do you make of president biden and the former president barack 0bama and what i have been saying on the trail? i been saying on the trail? 1 think it will be tough for democrats. frankly it's too little too late in that many of the states where they have the toughest time, many of the congressional districts, those candidates don't want to be associated with the current president very much in the fact
that former president 0bama is getting involved is very telling about his broader appeal versus that of the current president which isn't a very positive message. ﬁn current president which isn't a very positive message. on your side of things _ very positive message. on your side of things donald _ very positive message. on your side of things donald trump - very positive message. on your| side of things donald trump has been campaigning, he draws these cheering crowds and has a broad appeal. you must be pleased to see him batting for the republicans.— pleased to see him batting for the republicans. personally not particularly- _ the republicans. personally not particularly- i— the republicans. personally not particularly. i think _ the republicans. personally not particularly. i think it _ the republicans. personally not particularly. i think it does - the republicans. personally not particularly. i think it does a - particularly. i think it does a disservice to the republicans that are in tougher districts and state—wide races where his appeal is understandably furnished especially after january the 6th and the fact it seems that aids close to him had been speaking to press about him announcing at 2024 run risks making this a mid—term about him instead of one about president biden so while this may help ruby red
congressional districts and rather read senate races, for folks closer to middle ground battle ground races this could be potentially quite damaging. if republicans do want a solid victory in the midterms rather than just a vote on personality politics, what should they be campaigning on? it’s politics, what should they be campaigning on?— politics, what should they be campaigning on? it's clear that republicans — campaigning on? it's clear that republicans and _ campaigning on? it's clear that republicans and democrats - campaigning on? it's clear that i republicans and democrats have very different closing messages. for republicans it has been about two things, inflation and crime, while with democrats it's about the overturning of roe versus wade as well as a commitment to democratic norms, so different messages. midterms are about turning out the base of your own party, very different structurally to how you would mount a campaign for presidential elections which are more about getting voters
in the middle so it's about sticking on message about inflation and crime and keeping the message as local as possible to your congressional district or state. jp possible to your congressional district or state.— district or state. jp carroll, thank you _ district or state. jp carroll, thank you very _ district or state. jp carroll, thank you very much - district or state. jp carroll, thank you very much for i district or state. jp carroll, - thank you very much for making the time for us. the us powerballjackpot has risen to $1.9 billion after no winner emerged after saturday's world—record draw. the premier lottery game has had no winner in more than three months after 39 consecutive drawings. powerball says the odds of winning the jackpot in monday's draw are one in 292.2 million. the previous world—record jackpot was set in 2016, when $1.59 billion was split between three powerball players. that's it from us for now. much more on the bbc website.
you can reach me on twitter. i'm @richpreston from all of us in london, thanks for your company and we will see you next time. hello. river flows across the uk have been responding to the much—needed rainfall we've had this week. forsome, though, it has been a little bit too much all at once. take 02 kent and sussex in particular, where only six days into the month, we've already had double the normal november rainfall in a few spots. that will help to top the reservoirs up, they'll take a little bit longer, but more rain to come — some heavy showers across the south—east through the night and into the morning, and then the rest of the week, like we'll see into monday, low pressure dominating to the west. for monday, though, it's throwing weather fronts and plenty of moisture our way in terms of cloud. cloud and outbreaks of rain across most parts of the uk through monday will come and go. most persistent probably across through the cumbrian fells, parts of dumfries and galloway, and across snowdonia. there will be some brighter spells, top and tail
of the day, towards southern england and northern parts of scotland, especially. but even though we've got excessive amounts of cloud, the winds coming from the south—west, temperatures above where we should be at this stage of november — 12 to 15 degrees. those wind strengthen, though, through the evening, a spell of squally rain which will keep some of you awake, i think, monday night into tuesday — wind gusts through monday night could be around 40, 50, maybe 60 miles an hour at times before that band of heavy rain gradually clears towards the east. and then it puts us into a straightforward mixture of sunshine and showers, and the temperatures staying on that mild side — this is how we start tuesday. ten to 13 degrees, just to give it a bit of context, is where we should be by day at this time of the year. this is the chart for tuesday — low—pressure to the north—west. around it, we're going to see plenty of bands of showers pushing their way in. but, compared with monday, there'll be more sunshine — so sunshine, showers, sunshine, showers — it will be one of those ever—changing days. best for staying driest for longest — if not completely dry — parts of northern scotland and some in eastern england — again, temperatures above where we should be for this
stage in the year. wednesday, the winds shift a little bit to more of a westerly direction, so early showers around the english channel will fade, and some south—eastern areas will get through the day largely dry, if not completely dry. showers most frequent towards parts of scotland, northern ireland and north—west england. a touch fresher on wednesday, but through wednesday night into thursday, the next deep low in the north atlantic starts to drag up ahead of these weather fronts — some very mild air all the way from the mid—atlantic. now, that's going to bring warmer conditions any time of year, but this time of the year it will bring lots of cloud around, outbreaks of rain and drizzle in the west, but that cloud will start to break up later in the week with a bit more sunshine, and temperatures still continuing to climb.
this is bbc news — the headlines... president zelensky of ukraine has said that russia is planning to continue attacking the country's infrastructure. around four 4.5 million ukrainians are currently around 4.5 million ukrainians are currently living without power. aid agencies in the southern city of mariupol say at least 25,000 people have been killed since the war began. the head of the un has told the cop 27 climate summit that global warming is changing the world at a catastrophic pace. the annual meeting has discussed giving money to poorer countries to deal with their climate—related losses, and the damage they've already suffered. the prime minister of tanzania has confirmed that at least 19 people were killed when a passenger plane crashed into lake victoria, while attempting to land in stormy weather. authorities say more than 20
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