league welcome to newsday, reporting live from singapore, i'm karishma vaswani. the headlines. buckingham palace issues a formal apology as lady susan hussey — who was lady—in—waiting to the late queen — is accused of making racist remarks. former chinese leaderjiang zemin — the man who stepped in after tiananmen square massacre — has died. it comes at a time when china is once again gripped by protests. a new drug is shown to slow alzheimer's disease in its early stages. scientists describe it as momentous. and celebrations in melbourne as australia go through to the knockout stages of the world cup.
it's 7am in singapore, and 11 pm in london where buckingham palace has issued a formal apology — following remarks made by a senior member of the royal household to a black charity founder — who said she was questioned about whether she was really british at a royal reception on tuesday. lady susan hussey is godmother to prince william — the prince of wales — and served as lady—in—waiting to the late queen. at a gathering hosted by the queen consort, lady hussey made comments described by the palace as �*unacceptable and deeply regrettable�* — and said that she had stepped aside with immediate effect. our royal correspondent nicholas witchell has the latest.
buckingham nicholas witchell has the latest. palace yesterday afternoon. buckingham palace yesterday afternoon. a reception to highlight theissue afternoon. a reception to highlight the issue of violence against the woman or the bite the queen consort. standing next to camilla was in cosy for the money. she is chief executive or sister space and a prominent advocate for survivors of domestic abuse. also in attendance was the lady in waiting for the queen and waiting for more than 60 years and was a senior member of the royal household. according to ms. foot 90 for a composition took place. they did was eat where you from question mark data for 90 sister space.
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in step aside from her role with immediate effect. lady first or second or she said nothing further about the incident. ngonzi fulani seen her talking to the queen consort yesterday has accused buckingham palace of being racist. the prince and princess of wales have just arrived from a beer flight into boston. william spoke soon has said racism has no place in british society and it was right that lady's hussey had stepped aside. it amounts to a uncomfortable reminder at the start of william and catherine's us visit of the comments about races at students by the duchess of success. the news of the incident has come as the prince and princess of wales begin their first official overseas trip since the death
it's not been an ideal start to the prince and princess of strip here to boston. it has been embarrassing and distracting. it was about to be optimistic about the future and beats in a wide range of communities in boston. instead the couple spokesman had to issue that statement condemning braces them. describing yesterday's comments as unacceptable. in issuing that statement very early right at the start of the trip. william and catherine have made theirfeelings and their position on this matter explicitly clear. they will now try to concentrate on the trip itself. with no includes a brief meeting with president biden on friday. there was try to concentrate on the things they say matter to them there. diversity, representation, since the inability. they are the big themes of this week. we can expect to see them on show in the kind of engagements the couple
undertake here in boston over the coming days. a royal correspondent reporting on that story for us. the former chinese leader — jiang zemin has died in shanghai. he was 96. he took over from deng xiaoping in the aftermath of the tiananmen square massacre in 1989. for more than a decade he presided over china's extraordinary rise in prosperity and global influence, though it was also a period of increased religious repression, corruption and environmental degradation. steve mcdonell reports from beijing. jiang zemin will be remembered as the leader of china when his country rejoined the global community. a time of opening up and high—speed growth. he is also known as a powerbroker, economic reformer and something of an eccentric. after the bloody 1989 crackdown on protesters in and around tiananmen square, china was ostracised internationally.
in the aftermath, jiang zemin was chosen as a compromise leader in the hope that he would unify hardliners and more liberal elements. he prioritised market forces, giving china the highest level practitioners who were seen as a threat to the party. the world trade organisation, and when it was awarded the 2008 summer olympics. singing... 0r showing off his hawaiian guitar skills... ..jiang zemin was a showman, in sharp contrast to the leaders who have followed him. exciting! sometimes naive!
he famously gave hong kong journalists a public dressing down in english, and his images have become gifs and emojis, still flying around chinese social media with a mixture of affection and hilarity. at a press conference with former us president bill clinton, there was debating and light—hearted banter. it's hard to imagine this happening now. cbs news asked if he was running a development or dictatorship. am i wrong? of course. this is a big mistake. big mistake. of course. in his elderly years, there was still talk of him retaining a factional power base, as he survived rumour after rumour that he had passed away. yet his final public appearance in 2019 showed that evenjiang zemin had to slow down some time.
the former chinese leader who has died each 96. it's being described as momentous. a major trial of an experimental dementia drug has shown — for the first time — that the progression of early stage alzheimer's — can be slowed down. nearly 2000 patients took part in the study, including some in the uk. full results have been published in the new england, journal of medicine. the effects of the treatment were small, but have prompted huge excitement among researchers. 0ur medical editor, fergus walsh, reports. dementia is the most feared condition among older people, but mavis, who is 88, is enjoying her retirement, such as coffee mornings, despite a diagnosis of early—stage alzheimer's. i don't feel old, i don't feel tired particularly.
we enjoy life together, and i've got family which i absolutely adore and enjoy them. life, i think, is rather nice. mavis' short—term memory is badly affected, and she increasingly relies on her husband, rodney. what are you going to do with yourself today? i have no idea. you're going up to have an infusion at the clinic. oh, thank you. that's exciting. come on, rodney, let's get going. mavis is one of nearly 2,000 patients who took part in a pivotal trial of an experimental alzheimer's treatment. so i'm just going to show you the hippocampus, i and that's where all our short—term memory is stored. _ and what you can see is that - structure is very small and shrunken and replaced by fluid i because of the disease. alzheimer's gradually destroys key areas of the brain involved in memory and understanding. the damage is driven by the build—up
of a rogue protein called amyloid, which clumps around neurons in the brain. the new drug lecanemab binds to amyloid, which prompts immune cells to attack and clear it from the brain. access to the drug could be severely limited, in part because specialist tests required to screen patients for amyloid or not widely available. but there will be a clamour for the treatment, which in the trial slowed cognitive decline by about a quarter over 18 months. lecanemab is not a cure. it can only help patients in the early stages of alzheimer's, but it is the first drug to convincingly slow cognitive decline, so that makes it a breakthrough against this relentless disease. doctors running the trial are delighted by the findings. this is so exciting because now we are getting results,
the first results, that are indicating that the drug is successfully treating the underlying cause and it is slowing down the symptoms of cognitive impairment, and also the behavioural symptoms associated with alzheimer's disease. you look nice and warm. mavis may have been on a dummy or placebo drug during the trial, but is now definitely getting lecanemab. she receives an infusion every two weeks at this clinic in surrey. now, i heard you had a big coffee morning this morning. _ 0h, did i? her alzheimer's is still progressing, but her husband says it's not robbed her of her personality. we don't want to just sit around and wait for the inevitable, which is why we applied for the trial, and we are now extremely pleased that we did so, because, you know, it appears to have had a very
positive effect on mavis. mavis had no side effects, but others on the trial did, including brain swelling and microbleeds. lecanemab is farfrom being a perfect drug, but alzheimer's researchers say it points the way to better treatments in future. fergus walsh, bbc news. in other news for you today — the latest leader of the islamic state militant group has been killed, less than nine months after taking charge. a spokesman said abu al—hassan al-quraishi had died in combat with what he called "the enemies of god." in an audio message on telegram, he said a new leader had already been selected. 0ur security correspondent gorgon correa has mnore details. the message this afternoon but don't buy i asked an audio message announcing the death of its leader. and the appointments of a new
leader. now, we don't know much about this new leader is likely to be a nickname and not his real name. the previous leader i'd only been in place for about six months since march of this year. we had barely heard from him. we also don't know exactly how he died. it is also suggested that high turnover of leaders of this once particularly feared but still dangerous group isis, so in the islamic state. still going even if it's not having the kind of leadership stability or some of impact used to have. you're watching newsday on the bbc. still to come on the programme. joy for australia's footballers — as they beat denmark to reach the knockout stages of the world cup in qatar. it's quite clear that the worst victims of this disaster are the poor people living in the slums which have sprung up
around the factory. i feel so helpless that the children are dying in front of me and i can't do anything. charles manson is the mystical leader of the hippie cult suspected of killing sharon tate and at least six other people in los angeles. at 11 o'clock this morning, - just half a metre of rock separated britain from continental europe. it took the drilljust a few moments to cut through the final obstacle, . then philippe cossette, a miner from calais, _ was shaking hands and exchanging flags with. his opposite number from dover.
this is newsday on the bbc. i'm karishma vaswani. in singapore. 0ur headlines buckingham palace issues a formal apology as lady susan hussey — who was lady—in—waiting to the late queen — is accused of making racist remarks. former chinese leaderjiang zemin — the man who stepped in after tiananmen square massacre — has died. let's turn our attention to the world cup in qatar and the knockout phase is taking shape with four of the eight groups now complete. they might have lost their opening game, but argentina are through as winners of group c after a 2—0 win over poland, who also qualify. earlier, france went through as group d winners — despite a shock 1—0 to tunisia finishing second, behind france, were australia who edged out denmark by the same score. lucy hockings has more from doha. what a spectacle we've had here in doha. as we watched all the twists
and turns as group d reorganised itself over the course ofjust over 90 minutes. because we knew that france were always going to go through to the final 16. they essentially fielded a reserve team to give them some match time. and also giving some of their star players a rest. so in that match it was tunisia who triumphed, 1—0. it was a nice consolation for tunisia. they will not progress to the last 16 but their fans are saying we beat the world champions. so some pretty happy tunisia fans. despite the fact they are not progressing. lots of praise for the australian team as well. the socceroos. they really dug in deep. they showed grit and determination in their match to beat denmark. who were the favourites in their match. 1-0. it was a stunning goal from matthew leckie. in the 60th minute. incredible scenes in the early hours in melbourne. as fans celebrated the result in federation square. so the socceroos are through to the knockout stages. and that's something the only
achieved once before. that was back in 2006. let's look ahead to thursday. we have some great matchups happening. with croatia versus belgium. and canada and morocco in group f. and the late games are group e games. japan versus spain and costa rica go up against germany. that game is going to be really interesting. notjust because of the action on the pitch with the players. but the worlds attention will also be focused on the all—female refereeing trio. there is history being made at this world cup. because they'll take charge for the first time in a men's world cup match. it's referee stephanie frappart who would be joined by assistants, neuza back and karen diaz. something to look forward to. something to celebrate as well as some fantastic football. so australia have qualified for the last 16 for the first time in 26 years. next up for them — the small matter of lionel messi and argentina.
david mark, national sport reporter for abc gave us his reaction to the win over denmark from doha. it's been the most extraordinary night for a string and soccer. to beat denmark. atop 10 team. to put it in some kind of context australian is ranked 38. it's not a team of champions but it is as the commentator said a champion team. they do have a extraordinary great. they do have a extraordinary grit. we have seen amazing scenes here at the stadium with australian spectators coming out. back home in melbourne there were incredible scenes at federation square which was packed with supporters. flares were going off when matthew leckie scored that goal. it really is extraordinary. australia has now made it to the final 16. this is their best ever workup result. france. a really good quality team. it's an amazing night for first australian football.
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rugby. but the union that comes with football that's why we get the scenes. the national sport reporter for the abc there. seiif scenes. the national sport reporter for the abc there.— for the abc there. self belief can hel ou for the abc there. self belief can help you achieve _ for the abc there. self belief can help you achieve anything. - let's take a look at some other stories in the headlines.... president cyril ramaphosa may have committed a number of violations linked to a burglary at his farm. in its report, the panel wrote that the president may have committed "serious violations and misconducts" and could have mr ramaphosa has denied any wrongdoing. more now from the bbc�*s pumza fihlani is injohannesburg. it is important to state that this panel that was investigating this paves the way for the national assembly to look at what other processes can be taken. they on their own cannot recommend that he can be impeached. also the president is within his rights to not follow the recommendations. so he's not duty—bound to follow the recommendations. but it does create a difficult
situation for him politically stop and we understand of course that opposition parties will be wanted to see that this goes to other bodies that do have a right to start impeachment proceedings. the german parliament has passed a motion that in effect recognises a devastating man—made famine in ukraine during the soviet era as a genocide. millions of ukrainians died in what's known as the �*holodomor�* of the early 1930s. the motion said the mass starvation was caused by the soviet union's political leadership underjoseph stalin. as president emmanuel macron begins a state visit to the united states, news that one of the most famous symbols of france — the baguette — has been awarded world heritage status. the humble breadstick has been at the heart of french culinary culture for more than a century. six billion are baked every year. unesco — the un's cultural agency — says the baguette was out on its "intangible cultural
heritage" list because it's "part of a daily ritual, and synonymous with sharing and conviviality". translation: shaping, the touch of the dough l by the baker, all that is a skill that you have been learning for years. it often takes ten years to really know your subject. the bread sings when it comes out of the oven. the smell says a lot. the visual level too, and the colouring. bonjour! baguettes toutes chaudes! christine mcvie — the hugely successful singer and songwriter who was part of the rock band fleetwood mac — has died at the age of 79. the band sold more than 100 million records worldwide — making them one of the most successful groups ever. christine mcvide was born in cumbria — but spent most of her life in the us — as our correspondent david sillito reports.
fleetwood mac and don't stop. the song bill clinton chose as his campaign anthem. # just think what tomorrow will do # don't stop thinking about tomorrow # don't stop because it will soon be here # it'll be here better than before # yesterday's gone, yesterday's gone #. and the songwriter, christine mcvie. she'd been part of the british blues scene in the 60s with the band chicken shack and also as a solo artist before joining mick fleetwood and her husband, john mcvie. she had a gift for writing hits. # tell me lies, tell me sweet little lies #. little lies, everywhere, you make loving fun, the band's best known songs were her work but she tired of the endless touring. # you can go your own way
# go your own way # you can call it...#. there was a long break but she rejoined the band in 2014. # and i love you, i love you, i love you # like never before #. fleetwood mac has had many ups and downs but their success owed much to the songwriting skill of christine mcvie. in a statement the band said, we were so lucky to have a life with her. christine mcbee who is died at the age of 79.
buckingham palace issues a formal apology as lady susan hussey — who was lady—in—waiting to the late queen — is accused of thanks for watching to stay with bbc news. hello again. wednesday brought us some big weather contrast, once again. now we have some fog that lingered all day around the scottish borders and where that happened, temperatures in places actually stayed below freezing all day, whereas across the south west of england we had some pleasant sunshine. it was quite mild. 12 degrees in cornwall, 13 in the isles of scilly. right now, fog is becoming our next concern. we've got quite dense patches of fog across southern areas of england with the risk of some fog developing across wales, midlands, east anglia and for a time as well, northeast england. so it might be worth allowing a little bit of extra time for your commute to work during the first part of thursday, because i think some of that fog is going to be quite dense with visibility down to 100 metres or so. and some of the fog
willjust lift into low cloud and mist and could loiter all day in one or two spots. otherwise, a lot of dry weather across england and wales with some sunny spells developing, some damp weather to start the day across eastern scotland. but the rain then tends to move into northern scotland later in the day. and for northern ireland it brightens up notice again. the mildest weather will be across the north—west of the country, 12 degrees in stornoway, whereas across england, wales typically temperatures around about 7 to 9 degrees. we've got a similar mix of weather around on friday again with some mist and fog patches to start the day. and then again it's a day where we'll see quite a bit of cloud, but some sunny spells developing here and there. 0ur temperatures not really changing too much across england and wales. again, about 7 to 9, still mild for northern ireland and western scotland. now taking a check on the weather picture into this weekend. easterly winds are going to start to strengthen and what that will do is bring us some thicker areas of cloud and we'll see some patches of mostly light rain moving in. so you could see some damp weather just about anywhere, but it's the winds that you'll
notice and it will start to feel a little bit colder as well. however, into next week, that's when we're expecting the weather to turn much colder. still, you see an area of high pressure is going to develop in greenland. and what that's going to do is it's going to shove these northerly winds southwards with polar air moving its way across the uk, really dumping the temperatures. and for some, particularly over the hills, you may all be looking at the first sign of winter. yes, there is the potentialfor some winter snowfall into next week. still some way off will be firming upon the details over the next few days.
this is bbc news, the headlines. the late queen's lady—in—waiting lady susan hussey —— also prince william's godmother —— aplogises and resigns as a royal aide over comments made to a black british guest at a reception hosted by the queen consort. a major trial of an experimental drug has shown — for the first time — that the progression of early stage alzheimer's disease can be slowed down. it's been described as a momentous and historic breakthrough. and in the world cup, argentina top group c and make last 16 after beating poland two—nil in qatar this evening —— despite messi missing a penalty. poland also go through to the next stage on goal difference. the singer and keyboardist christine mcvie, who wrote