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welcome to newsday, i'm karishma vaswani reporting live from manila where initial results show the presidential contender ferdinand marcos junior heading for a landslide win. the son of a former dictator, mr marcos — known locally as "bongbong" — appears to have more than twice the number of votes than his main rival, the outgoing vice president, leni robredo. i'm mariko oi, here in singapore. also on the programme: vladimir putin uses russia's victory day parade to justify his invasion of ukraine — but ther�*s no indication of any change of course. the point is that the kremlin�*s decision to attack ukraine has sparked a global condemnation and sanctions and is turning russia into a pariah.
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the leader of britain's main opposition party — says he'll resign — if he's fined for breaking covid rules over a gathering he attended during lockdown. and after weeks of violent protests and at least five more deaths, the sri lankan prime minster has resigned. this is bbc news. it's newsday. it's 7am here in the philippines, where i m at the center for the national commission on elections in manila — later today there will be a press conference here to update the nation on some of the official results coming through. so far the unofficial partial results suggest that the son of the former strongman ferdinand marcosjunior — known here as bongbong marcos — has won a landslide victory — in an election that s been billed as a test for this country s democracy. his nearest rival leni robredo is well behind.
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now, this was a fiercely contested election campaign, and an election that has been said by many here as a test of this country's democracy as polls took place, they were marred by some reports of fault vote counting machines, and that's got some people in the philippines wondering about the integrity of the vote as my colleague reports. philippine history is turning on its head. people, power has taken over... once a disgraced family ousted from the presidential palace in 1986 amidst charges of corruption and brutality, the marcos family looks set to return with the people's backing. this was bongbong marcos earlier casting his vote and his father's hometown. he was joined by his son, sandro, the 27—year—old
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is running for congress. this, a rare appearance of 92—year—old mother, e—mail that, once a byword for grade because of her excessive collection of designer shoes, bankrolled by the taxpayer. the marcos now promise to return to a golden age of economic prosperity, but critics say they've used social media to whitewash the sins of the past. the only person standing in the way of a marcos revival is leni rabredo, of the human rights lawyer and economist, but she's well behind in the unofficial tally of results. this year's election has been marred by reports of vote buying, violent skirmishes and malfunctioning counting machines. you can see there are some tensions in this polling
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station, that is because people have been waiting for hours to feed their ballot papers into this machine here, which has been malfunctioning now for six hours. people are being told here to leave their papers to be fed in later on, but because of the lack of trust perhaps, people want to wait to see their paper go through said that they can get an official receipt. translation: it's dodgy, all i want is the truth, - i almost collapsed earlier. the philippine election says more than 1800 machines malfunctioned, but the body failed to heed calls to extend polling hours. it's left many questioning the integrity of this election. supporters of the marcos family say they deserve a second chance, but the results will shock the world. crimes proven by court documents, whistle—blower accounts and independent media reporting, seemingly mean little to the majority here. howard johnson, bbc news, manella.
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—— howard johnson, bbc news, manila. this morning people are waking up this morning people are waking up to these unofficial partially results, and for many who voted for bongbong, this will be seen as a significant victory, but for those who supported macro to, and her message of transparency, clean government, they will be sorely disappointed. now, just as we saw and howard's report there, the elections were marred with these reports of malfunctioning vote counting machines, and according to reports, some 2000 of these machines appeared to be faulty. at the polling station i was out on monday, we have at least three incidents of people coming up to us and saying to us that they are having difficulty feeding their votes through these machines. there was a great deal of frustration on display. 0ne there was a great deal of frustration on display. one of the things i've noticed in my reporting here over the last few days of these elections is just how passionate people are about their right to vote,
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about their right to vote, about democracy in this country. they feel that it's really hard one and they want to protect it, whichever side of the debate they happen to be on. now, of course, leni, the main rival to bongbong did fight a very spirited campaign. she was out on the streets with her supporters, all in the colour pink, that was the colour pink, that was the colour of her party and that represented the pink power that she was bringing to this election. we have heard from her in recent hours. this is what leni said. translation: we love our country, but we cannot - make this an issue that will divide our love for the country. even if a lot of votes have not been counted, even if there are still questions in this election that need to be answered, it is clear that the thoughts of the people are becoming known. in the name of the philippines that you all love, we need to listen. because in the end, there is only one country that we serve. leni there, so not quite a
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concession speech, but certainly an indication of the fact that she wants her supporters to respect the vote, the partial and unofficial counts that we have seen here today, i have to tell you, they typically are pretty reliable in terms of the way they signal who indeed will be the eventual winner, but a very divisive and heated campaign here in the philippines, and one that looks set to continue in terms of the discussion over the results of the coming days. that is it from us and manella for now. back to my colleague in singapore. correction i will be joining correction i will bejoining us throughout the morning, so do join us for that if you can. —— karishma will bejoining us throughout the morning, so do join us for that if you can. on monday, all eyes were on moscow, and the much anticipated speech from vladimir putin in red square. the russian leader addressed the huge victory day military parade, saying russian troops fighting here in ukraine, were "defending the motherland". he said the invasion of this
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country, was necessary, and had been provoked by the west. but he didn't make any major announcement related to the war, or suggest when or how, it might end. the victory day parade, commemorates the anniversary of the defeat of nazi germany in 1945, and is also an annual reminder, of the kremlin�*s military might. our russia editor, steve rosenberg reports now from moscow. it is the annual pomp to showcase russian power. across red square they marched, thousands of soldiers, in a parade marking a glorious victory — the defeat of nazi germany. but today there is no peace. vladimir putin has invaded ukraine. back from there, parading too, paratroopers — who moscow says took part in the russian offensive. a war of conquest, says the west.
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the kremlin disagrees. translation: the defence of our motherland, - when its destiny was at stake, has always been sacred. as in the past, you, our soldiers, are today fighting for our people in donbas, for the security of our motherland, for russia. on display — lots of firepower. and yet in ukraine, moscow has suffered military setbacks. what russia does next isn't clear. you can march thousands of soldiers across red square, you can parade your very latest military hardware. but that does not automatically make you an internationally recognised superpower. the point is that the kremlin�*s decision to attack ukraine has sparked global condemnation and sanctions — and is turning russia into a pariah. and that has consequences.
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doused with paint, russia's ambassador to poland at a soviet military cemetery today. the crowd is calling the russian officials "fascists". moscow has launched an official complaint. and there were individual protests in russia. the sign says, "no to the new war." it wasn't up for long. others came to victory day events with signs that said, "this isn't what they fought for." and what about those who fought in world war ii? maria sidorova, who is 100 years old, said all she wants is peace. "the war i fought in, we understood, but this war now, well, maybe i'm old, but there's something not quite right about it." "i hope it ends soon." vladimir putin wants russians to believe the decisions he takes are right.
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this giant victory day event portrayed him as the father of the nation. but in a system built around one man, if he gets it wrong that is dangerous. steve rosenberg, bbc news, moscow. ukraine's president zelensky, has released his own video message, commemorating the victory over nazi germany, saying his country will win its war with russia. much of the fighting is taking place in the east and south of the country. but, despite the attacks, the russian offensive overrall, appears to have stalled in the east, with reports of heavy losses. the bbc s andrew harding has sent us this report from eastern ukraine and a warning, it contains pictures you may find distressing. a quiet village in the donbas is saying farewell to ivan naduti. killed by a scrap of russian shrapnel. the 30—year—old builder volunteered to fight the day after putin's invasion.
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his wife begged him not to go. now his father is lost in grief. but something else is stirring in this village and across this region. a burning sense of defiance. "he was defending freedom for every one of us," says a village elder, his lip trembling. "glory to our heroes." a lonely ukrainian warplane thunders overhead. the front lines are just a town away to the north. and a defiant blitz spirit is growing here too, as the bombs fall at random in places like kramatorsk. seizing this corner of eastern ukraine, with its close ties to russia, was supposed to be an easier task for the kremlin�*s blundering army. but the blundering goes on.
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"my shop is hardly a strategic target," says lilia, with contempt. and all this is stiffening the resolve of ukrainian soldiers. we met this tank unit, holding their ground at a spot where russia has been trying to break through. they badly need better equipment, but they have other strengths. we are united. we fight for our independence from russia. russians soldiers fight for money. they are not motivated as we. the russians have been pounding these front line positions for weeks now, but the big picture here in the donbas is that the kremlin�*s offensive has largely stalled. they have taken hardly any significant towns, and the ukrainians are making them pay a heavy price for every scrap of land.
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further out, in no—man�*s land, ukrainian volunteers collect the abandoned bodies of russian soldiers. too many to count, according to alexei. "i can't see how the russian army can keep going, it is losing so many men," he says. "i don't understand this madness." back at the village, ivan�*s father is still inconsolable. but his widow brings their five—year—old son to the graveside. "he was a stubborn man and a good man," she tells us, sounding resolute now, as the struggle for the donbas grinds on. andrew harding, bbc news, in eastern ukraine. you're watching newsday on the bbc. still to come on the programme... we'll have a report from colombo as protests over the economic crisis lead to the sri lankan prime minister's resignation.
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the pope was shot, the pope will live — that's the essence of the appalling news from rome this afternoon, that, as an italian television commentator put it, "terrorism had come to the vatican." the man they called the butcher of lille, klaus barbie, went on trial today in the french town where he was the gestapo chief in the second world war. winnie mandela never looked like a woman just sentenced to six years injail. the judge told mrs mandela there was no indication she felt even the slightest remorse. the chinese government has called for an all—out - effort to help the victims i of the powerful earthquake. the worst to hit the | country in 30 years. the computer deep blue has tonight triumphed over the world chess champion, gary kasparov. it's the first time the machine has defeated a reigning world champion in a classical chess match. america's first legal same—sex marriages have been taking place in massachusetts.
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god bless america! cheering. this is newsday on the bbc. i'm mariko oi, in singapore. our headlines... initial results from the philippines�* election body show the presidential contender ferdinand marcosjunior is heading for a landslide win. vladimir putin uses russia's victory day parade to justify his invasion of ukraine — but ther�*s no indication of any change of course. the prime minister of sri lanka — mahinda rajapaksa — has resigned — faced with mass protests at the government's handling of the country's economic crisis. the island has been placed under curfew — after violent clashes between rajapaksa supporters — and anti—government protesters in colombo. our south asia correspondent
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rajini vaidnayathan reports. an island nation sinking fast. an explosion of anger after weeks of anti—government protests. as the two sides came face—to—face, supporters of the prime minister attacked the so far peaceful demonstrators who were calling for the government to go. they accuse the police of failing them. as you can see, scenes are extremely tense here. this is outside the prime minister, mahinda rajapa ksa's house. violence once plagued this nation, during decades of civil war. now an economic emergency has left millions struggling to survive. it shouldn't be happening in this country. they want bloodshed again
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in this country, no gas, fuel and various essential medications, and people are suffering, and people are living with one meal per day. can you imagine? i am so sorry to say this. a cost of living crisis after a pandemic has brought thousands to the streets. they blame the government for reckless borrowing, ill timed tax cuts, and a failed experiment in organic farming which has driven food shortages. political heavyweights in sri lanka, prime minister mahinda rajapaksa and his brother, the president, gotabaya, have ruled sri lanka on and off for decades. now the man once known as the country's lion has quit. addressing his faithful one last time, mahinda rajapaksa, who has also served as both president and finance minister, is stepping aside to make way for an all—party government. these protesters have just found out that
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sri lanka's prime minister, mahinda rajapaksa, has resigned. it is a big moment for them. they have been calling for the prime minister and the president, who remains in power, to quit over this economic crisis. tonight, the home of a government mp was set alight by protesters. until president gotabaya rapaksa resigns, he and his party will continue to feel the heat. rajini vaidyanathan, bbc news, colombo. let's take a look at some other stories in the headlines. french president emmanuel macron has said it could take decades for ukraine to join the european union. in a speech to the eu parliament today, mr macron suggested a parallel european community could be established rather than lowering the bloc s strict membership criteria. ukraine began its eu application process in february, four days after the russian invasion.
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in south korea, yoon suk—yeol will take the oath of office in a few hours�* time, to become the country's thirteenth president. he had the narrowest margin of victory in the history of the vote — by less than 1%. a political novice, mr yoon has vowed to get tough on north korea and bolster the security alliance with the us. police in ecuador say at least 100 convicts are on the run, after a riot at a prison. more than forty inmates were killed, when violence broke out between members of two gangs. officials say they will carry out a search for weapons inside the facility, and transfer gang leaders to a different prison. the leader of the uk's main opposition party — keir starmer, of labour — has said he will resign, if he's found to have broken covid lockdown laws. police are investigating whether he broke the rules last year — something he insists he did not do. our political editor
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chris mason has the story. the questions had dogged him all weekend. mr starmer, will you resign? dogged him again this morning and were not going to stop. on friday, durham police said it would reopen an investigation into this — sir kier starmer having a beer and a curry. his deputy, angela rayner, was there too, as were party workers last april. the labour leader has always said he didn't break the covid rules in place. but today, he placed his political career in the hands of the police. if the police decide to issue me with a fixed penalty notice, i would, of course, do the right thing and step down. what a roll of the dice. it's intention is clear, to draw a big contrast with borisjohnson. we've seen 50 fines in downing street, we've seen
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a prime minister who won't step down, we are not all the same. i am different, and i've sent out today how i am different. it was a day's campaigning here in durham last year, and what he's decided to say since, that has left the labour leader in an almighty mess. his team insist they didn't break any covid rules because they were working, but kier starmer was very quick to demand borisjohnson stood down when police decided to investigate lockdown parties in downing street. the british public aren't fools, they never believed a word of it. they think the prime minister should do the decent thing and resign. of course, he won't, because he is a man without shame. would you agree with me that british food and drink is the best in the world? today, borisjohnson�*s mind was also on catering. the bunting was out in downing street as was the prime minister promoting british businesses. he broke the law, was fined for it, and there may be more to come.
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so his colleagues aren't calling for kier starmer to resign, but they are calling him a hypocrite. he made a great deal of the fact that there were other investigations on other people under way when he probably knew all the time that he may also have potentially come under investigation himself. mr starmer, is this gamble going to pay off? kier starmer hopes by putting his career on the line, it will put the pressure back on borisjohnson. the police and durham have a very big call to make. before we go, back to our top story, it seems that the marcos family is coming back to power in the philippines. so far, the unofficial partial results show that the son of the firm and ferdinand marcosjunior has won a landslide victory. let's bring in our presenter,
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not president, i'vejust not president, i've just given you quite a promotion, quite an achievement from the marcos family. achievement from the marcos famil . , achievement from the marcos famil. , . . , achievement from the marcos famil. , . ., , ., family. yes, certainly, not president. _ family. yes, certainly, not president, no _ family. yes, certainly, not president, no desire - family. yes, certainly, not president, no desire to - family. yes, certainly, not president, no desire to be| family. yes, certainly, not. president, no desire to be so, but it was very interesting just to listen to the report that you displayed and the question of integrity, of course, transparency and politics, it's so vital all across the world, isn't it? not just in the uk, but out here as well, and one of the things that i have been hearing from voters that i've been speaking to over the last couple of days that i've been reporting in the philippines is that desire for a betterfuture, it unites philippines is that desire for a better future, it unites us all, doesn't take? what we expect from our politicians, a sense of public service, and whichever side the political debate that you are on here in the philippines, that is what the philippines, that is what the voters are really looking for. they are expecting bongbong marcosjunior to do bongbong marcos junior to do that for them. bongbong marcosjunior to do that for them. he came with a message of unity and hope for
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his support he said it's time to forget the past, let's see what he can indeed do that in the future. that is it from us and the team here, thank you so much forjoining us on newsday. do stay with bbc news for the latest global headlines and analysis. latest global headlines and anal sis. . ~ latest global headlines and anal sis. ., ~ latest global headlines and anal sis. . ~' analysis. indeed, thank you so much for _ analysis. indeed, thank you so much for that, _ analysis. indeed, thank you so much for that, and _ analysis. indeed, thank you so much for that, and we - analysis. indeed, thank you so much for that, and we will- analysis. indeed, thank you so much for that, and we will be l much for that, and we will be back next hour, sojoin much for that, and we will be back next hour, so join us again if you can. before we go, one of the most iconic images of the twentieth century is about to be sold at auction in new york. andy warhol's painting of marilyn monroe is expected to fetch somewhere in the region of two—hundred million dollars — which would make it among the most expensive pieces of art ever sold. "shot stage blue marilyn" is one in a series of portraits warhol made of the actress following her death in 1962. quite an incredible price tag that it might fetch, so we will continue to monitor that. that's it for this edition of newsday. thanks for watching.
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hello there. there is a bit more rainfall in the forecast for this upcoming week — most of it across the north and the west of the country, cery little affecting the south and the east. and it will be quite breezy over the next few days, as low pressure will stick close by — in fact, quite windy at times across northern and western scotland. it's all down to this area of low pressure sitting to the north of the uk. plenty of isobars on the charts, so that's why it'll be windy, and there'll be lots of showers packing into northern and western areas pretty much from the word "go" on tuesday. the overnight weather front through central parts of england will be pushing across east anglia in the southeast. barely anything on it as it moves its way eastwards. eventually it will clear away, then it's a bright day, plenty of sunshine around, but scattered showers
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pretty much anywhere, most of them in the north and the west, where some of them could be heavy with some rumbles of thunder. these are the mean wind speeds — it'll be a fairly gusty day across the board, but very windy across the north west of scotland. and temperatures will range from around the mid—to—high teens for many, could see 20 celsius across the southeast. so pollen levels, again, will be quite high, especially across the south east, where it will be driest. but further north, it should be a little bit lower than what we've had the last few days. now, as we head through tuesday night, we'll hold onto the showers across northern and western areas. they will continue to be blustery, and some of them merging together to produce longer spells of rain. new weather front will start to push into the southwest of england and wales by the end of the night. this promises to bring some more persistent rain across southern areas. and again, it'll be a fairly mild night. so we'll have low pressure to the north of the uk with scattered showers here — this weather front will be bringing outbreaks of rain to parts of england and wales. so we start wednesday off on quite a wet note for southwest england, wales — this rain pushing into the midlands, and then, across into eastern england, and some of it will be pretty good rainfall for the gardens.
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however, it could be, again, the southeast of england escapes and stays rather dry, so we'lljust have to wait and see a bit closer to the time. but further north, there'll be sunshine and showers, and those temperatures range from around 14—18 celsius. that weather front clears away — a bit more rain across the north of the uk to end the week, and then, into the weekend, a new area of high pressure starts to build in, and that'll start to draw up some warm air from the south. so, in the short term, we'll continue with a strong winds and further outbreaks of rain by the end of the week and into the weekend, it'll start to turn very warm — in fact, the mid—20s celsius in 1—2 places by the time we reach sunday.
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this is bbc news. we'll have the headlines and all the main news stories for you at the top of the hour as newsday continues — straight after hardtalk. welcome to hardtalk, i'm stephen sackur. never mind all the problems humans face here on planet earth, we still have an unquenchable curiosity about the cosmos. but in practical terms, where is our fascination with space taking us? it's more than five decades since the first moon landing and nasa is struggling to keep its promise
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