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this is bbc news i'm samantha simmonds. our top stories: with nearly 400 people known to have died in one city alone, indonesia warns the death toll from friday's earthquake and tsunami could rise to thousands. rescue efforts are under way, but emergency services have not yet reached the quake's epicentre at donggala, home to 300,000 people. china reports a surge in the number of people infected with hiv and aids, up 14% in one year. we travel to eastern russia, and to the home village of one of the men believed to be a suspect in the novichok poisoning in the uk. hello, and welcome to bbc news. strong aftershocks have continued to hit the indonesian island of sulawesi, where an earthquake and tsunami on friday killed hundreds of people.
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the indonesian vice president has warned the number killed could rise to thousands. nearly 400 are known to have died just in the city of palu. rescuers have yet to reach the neighbouring coastal district of donggala, which is home to three hundred thousand people. rebecca henschke reports from the island of sulawesi. this mobile phone footage captures the terrifying moment the three metre high waves hit, flooding houses closest to shore and then rushing into the densely populated coastal city of palu. the waves and the powerful quake leaving a trail of destruction. this bridge is one of the main access roads into the city. translation: as for the damage of the tsunami, we've received a number of reports that many bodies were found along the shoreline, but the numbers are still unknown. authorities issued a tsunami warning
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immediately after the huge 7.7 magnitude quake hit. but residents didn't have long to get to higher land. rescue workers are now struggling to reach the area, as two access roads are blocked and the airport is now closed. the runway cracked in the quake. the military has been called in to help. translation: we will dispatch a medical team assembled from the marine corps, the army, and national search and rescue agency, and also the logistic transportation unit. the main hospital in the city of palu was also damaged and medical workers are now struggling to treat the injured in makeshift tents. the death toll is expected to continue to rise. power and telecommunications are completely cut off in the nearby town of donggala, the closest to the epicentre of yesterday's huge quake. and today, powerful after—shocks have hit the area, with terrified residents forced to stay out in the open. indonesia is in the ring
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of fire and no stranger to natural disasters. injuly and august, earthquakes on the tourist island of lombok killed more than 500 people, and now, so soon after, authorities are struggling to cope with the scale of this disaster. rebecca henschke, bbc news, sulawesi. as we've just heard, earthquakes and tsunamis aren't unusual in this region. richard lister explains why. aerial images of indonesia's disaster zone show the reach and the power of the tsunami — a landscape scoured of buildings and people. it all starts here, on the sea bed,
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along the pacific rim. sections of the earth's crust grind together, causing volcanic eruptions and earthquakes. it's known as the ring of fire. this animation shows the location of every earthquake around the world over several years. 90% of them occurred along the pacific rim, and of all the countries on that ring of fire, indonesia is seen as the most prone to earthquake damage. not all undersea earthquakes cause tsunamis, but those measuring more than seven on the richter scale pose a real threat. and when one tectonic plate is forced under another, as may have happened in indonesia, the sudden change to the sea bed displaces a huge volume of water, creating giant waves moving as fast as a jetliner. under the right conditions those waves can across an ocean. this animation shows what happened in 2004, when an earthquake measuring 9.1 on the richter scale generated a tsunami off sumatra. it reached the african coast just seven hours later.
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250,000 people were killed. but other factors can make smaller tsunamis deadly too. look at this long inlet leading to palu. even though friday's earthquake was much smaller than in 2004, this narrow inlet focused the energy of the waves as they raced towards the town. and it could be days before the authorities in indonesia know just how much damage was done, how many lives were lost. richard lister, bbc news. china has announced a sharp increase in the number of people living with aids and hiv. more than 800,000 people in the country are now affected. 0ur asia—pacific regional editor, celia hatton, outlined the reasons for the increase. in the early 2000 lots of people we re in the early 2000 lots of people were saying, china has been able to do something that a lot of other countries haven't. they have been able to really corral hiv and stop it from spreading. but that is when
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china, really, the majority of people who have hiv and aids in china, had got infected by donating blood and reusing needles, or by receiving that in fact that blood through blood transfusions. so what the government did was, you sometimes quite aggressive tactics to make sure the virus didn't spread to make sure the virus didn't spread to the wider population. but now we are looking at a far different spread, really. we are seeing it spread, really. we are seeing it spread among spread, really. we are seeing it spread among men spread, really. we are seeing it spread among men who have sex with men, and that is also spreading into the general population. looking at some of the day's other news now. elon musk, the head of the the electric car—maker tesla, has agreed to stand down as chairman of the company, and pay a $20 million fine to settle his dispute with the us securities and exchange commission. the commission had sued mr musk for misleading investors when he tweeted that he had secured the financing he needed to take the company back into private hands. mr musk will remain chief executive. the fbi has started its investigation of sexual misconduct
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allegations against president trump's nominee for the us ...the the organisers of the march accusing of being a misogynist and homophobic which he denies. police in denmark say they have questioned and released two people who were travelling in a black volvo which was at the centre of a major security alert on friday. the operation brought parts of denmark toa operation brought parts of denmark to a standstill would be enforced temporary closure of bridges and ferry services to sweden and germany. two investigations are under way. the danish police say there is no threat to the general public. a court in egypt has given eight email activist who spoke out against sexual harassment a two year jail sentence and a fine for spreading false news. amal fathy has beenin spreading false news. amal fathy has been in detention since may, when she posted a video on facebook in which she criticised the government for not doing enough to protect women. the fbi has started its investigation of sexual misconduct allegations against president
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trump's nominee for the us supreme court, brett kavanaugh. a lawyer for deborah ramirez, the second woman to bring the accusations, said his client has been approached by fbi agents and has agreed to be interviewed. the us senatejudiciary committee has approved mr kavanaugh‘s nomination but a full senate vote has been delayed, pending the investigation. mr kavanaugh vigorously denies the allegations against him. president trump says he believes judge kavanaugh did "nothing wrong." having the fbi go out and do a thorough investigation, whether it is three days or seven days, i think it is going to be less than a week, but having them do a thorough investigation, i actually think, will be a blessing in disguise. it will be a good thing. i'll see you in... do you have a backup plan, sir? i don't have any — i don't need a backup plan. we'll see what happens. i think he's going to be fine. a woman in the far east of russia
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has told the bbc she recognises one of the key suspects in the salisbury novichok attack as a decorated military officer. the bbc travelled across six time zones east of moscow to a village, to verify research carried out by the bellingcat investigative website, which this week published what it claims is the true identity of one of the suspects. while russia continues to deny any involvement in the poisoning, we went to beryozovka, the first television crew to visit the village. 0ur moscow correspondent, sarah rainsford, reports. in the far east of russia, along its border with china, we went searching for clues to the salisbury poisoning. thatjourney led to this tranquil village, almost 5000 miles from moscow. it's where a russian military intelligence officer, anatoliy chepiga, grew up. this week, the investigative team at bellingcat suggested that colonel chepiga, seen here, is the true identity of a key suspect in the salisbury attack.
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british officials haven't disputed that. that suspect is now calling himself ruslan boshirov. so our team showed those pictures to residents in colonel chepiga's old village. some didn't know him. those who did were nervous of oui’ camera. we agreed they'd remain anonymous. translation: it's him, but much older. and this man identified the man wanted by british police as anatoliy chepiga. translation: i know where his parents used to live. he was a military man, an officer. he fought in war zones, then he was in moscow. the chepiga family are hard to find. at the firm founded by his father, staff refused to comment. the family moved some years ago. when i called the last phone number linked to his parents, the man who picked up said he was uzbek and bought the sim card on the streets. the line was then disconnected. just two weeks ago,
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president putin himself insisted both of the salisbury suspects were civilians. "nothing suspicious," he said, "nothing criminal." on friday, his spokesman said the kremlin won't discuss what he called informal investigations into the poisoning any further, but the questions over russia's explanations and the true identity of these men are only mounting. sarah rainsford, bbc news, moscow. mediterranean cyclone zorbas has triggered flash flooding across greece. the area that was hit the ha rd est was greece. the area that was hit the hardest was the south—east of the peloponnese peninsula, with the coastal capital of colour marker and seaside villages being inundated by waves. “— seaside villages being inundated by waves. —— kalamata. the public has
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been urged to avoid unnecessary travel and exercise caution. we have seen all kinds of impact from the storm, from boats being mashed into the shoreline, torrential rain has wrought flooding into towns, and large and battering waves. it is the kind of impact that we often see from category one hurricane is in the united states or the caribbean. in many ways this system is kind of like one of those. it is known as a medicane, and mediterranean hurricane. you can see on the satellite, there it is, working into the peloponnese. that is where we have seen the biggest impact, really, in terms of the torrential rain, large and battering waves, i have even seen pictures of cars being floated down rivers which were inundated, really. that is where the system has been today. very rough across this part of greece but across this part of greece but across the whole of greece they have had a top—level red warning. so it
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has been pretty serious widely. now the storm itself is working east. now that it is in tracking with the land, like hurricane, the strongest winds will be easing away pretty quickly. but you can see the extent of the rain working on, notjust across greece but now and to turkey as well. we are now likely to see further localised flash flooding issues through sunday and into monday, with the red weather warnings over the next few hours being downgraded to amber, but amber weather warnings, nevertheless, still in place throughout sunday. so we could see some further flooding. looking at these pictures, as you say, we are not used to seeing this kind of damage done in this area, are we? no, i have seen images on social media showing trees bent double, just like you see one hurricane hits. these systems, as i said, they are a hybrid weather system which somewhere between the normal areas of low pressure that we get in europe in the mid—level latitudes and hurricanes, really, it is more towards the hurricane end. this is a massive thunderstorm spinning around it. the only real
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difference is how these things start off and they start with a lump of cold air in the atmosphere. that creates these big thunderstorms, the jetstrea m creates these big thunderstorms, the jetstream helps spin it, whereas with hurricane is thejetstream is nowhere near them at all. actually, that could kill hurricanes. these systems a re that could kill hurricanes. these systems are kind of initiated by them. at temperatures have dropped massively as well, as you would expect, i suppose? yes, and what is driving this is the warm seas. but in nine degrees across the south mediterranean, about three degrees warmer than the seas normally are. so who knows? these things are quite rare, but never say never. we could see another one this autumn or winter. stay with us on bbc news. in all russia's turmoil, it has never come to this. president yeltsin said the day would decide the nation's destiny. the nightmare that so many people had feared for so long is playing out its final act here.
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russians are killing russians in front of a grandstand audience. it was his humility which produced affection from catholics throughout the world, but his departure is a tragedy for the catholic church. israel's right—winger, ariel sharon, visited the religious compound, and that started the trouble. he wants israel alone to have sovereignty over the holy sites — an idea that's unthinkable to palestinians. after 45 years of division, germany is one. in berlin, a million germans celebrate the rebirth of europe's biggest and richest nation. this is bbc news. the latest headlines — indonesia says the death toll from friday's earthquake and tsunami could be in the thousands.
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at least 400 people were killed in one city alone. china's efforts to combat hiv and aids have suffered a setback, with a i4% rise in the number of people infected in the past year. women across brazil are taking part in protests against the far right frontrunner in next week's presidential elections. jair bolsonaro who was released earlierfrom hospital after being stabbed is leading in opinion polls. with me is the bbc world service's americas editor leonardo rocha. explain who this man is and why he is proving so divisive. he is for me —— former army captain who came into politics in the late 19805 to defend the rights of the military and 5alarie5 the rights of the military and salaries and all the rights they had during the military government. he has been a politician for a long
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time that he has become recently an example, the leader of a very far right movement. who wants to get and 5till ri5e into the family tradition5 but his comments about women, about black brazilians of african descent, about gay people, le5bian5, really awful stuff. that has angered many people who started a movement on facebook, social networks, about a month ago, a high—profile movement that even madonna joynt, it led to the protest. —— even madonna joynt the protest. —— even madonna joynt the protest. —— even madonna joynt the protest. —— mccricka rd. protest. —— even madonna joynt the protest. -- mccrickard. but he is also leading the polls? -- joined.
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he has 28% of the vote, one third of people will vote to him and it will probably take him to a second round and he is very likely to win even though there is a left—wing candidate who could challenge him. but it is a daunting prospect for many in brazil. and brazil is experiencing a huge amount of polarisation. why is that? it has been going on since the end of the previous government says the impeachment of dilma rou55eff. brazil hasn't healed and the economy hasn't suffered and politics have suffered. whoever wins it now will face a very difficult situation with a divided country on both sides. the apollo 11 space mi55ion, which led to neil armstrong becoming the first man to walk on the moon, was one of the defining moments of the twentieth century. now a film has been made about the astronaut, his life and the challenges he faced. ‘fir5t man‘ is directed
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by damien chazelle, and stars ryan gosling a5 neil armstrong. our art5 editor will gompertz went to meet them. one one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind. everyone knows they successfully walk on the moon and return home. can you create a movie in such a way that you feel like you don't know that as you are watching it to try and make it feel a5 real—time and immediate a5 possible? i do know what the space exploration will uncover but i don't think it will be exploration ju5t for the sake of exploration. i think it will be more the fact that it allows us to see things that maybe we should have seen a long time ago. but just haven't been we should have seen a long time ago. butju5t haven't been able to an till now. ryan, what was your
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process till now. ryan, what was your proce55 becoming neil armstrong? a well—known figure, famously taciturn. how does ryan gosling become armstrong? with a lot of help, more than i have ever had on any otherfilm. help, more than i have ever had on any other film. his 5on5 help, more than i have ever had on any other film. his sons were involved to help 5hare any other film. his sons were involved to help share some context with me and asked that might help us to reveal some of the many layers that people are unaware of. what we're looking for or at least, what did you find? i grew up in an era where a publisher and was reduced to the mtv movie awards were. it was, human spaceflight wa5 the mtv movie awards were. it was, human spaceflight was kind of taken for granted. there was a gilded image of accomplishment, that it was a lwa ys image of accomplishment, that it was always our predestined success. i thought damien‘s instinct to take a deep dive into the personal story of neal and janet was really inspired because it opened up this trove of
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details. this is an extraordinary story of sacrifice and of people living outside of their self interest for some higher ideal. has it made either of you want to become astronauts or go to the moon 01’ become astronauts or go to the moon or go to space? it made me realise i would be a terrible astronaut. or go to space? it made me realise i would be a terrible astronautlj or go to space? it made me realise i would be a terrible astronaut. i am sure i would be a bad one. there are a specific kind of person. certainly if you look at neal's case, he was a test pilot before he was at nasa and it takes a certain type of person that willingly gets into an aircraft that willingly gets into an aircraft that has never been flown and
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intentionally try to find its breaking pointjust intentionally try to find its breaking point just to further your knowledge of aeronautics. a certain type of person and astronauts are, they are just different. they are fascinating and inspiring but it was important to learn how different from me they are. in golf, europe will go into the final day of the ryder cup with a four point lead over the us. it makes them strong favourites to win back the trophy — as ben croucher reports. the battle cry created in scandinavia, the golf course in france, the rivalry created down the decades. the ryder cup is unmistakable. as the usa have found, though, it is easy to lose yourself and as they found on friday, it's easy to lose points. saturday's four balls carried on where friday finished. this cry created in hollywood.
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for mcilroy‘s experience and tyrrell hatton‘s relative lack of it, fairway or rough, little mattered as europe surged clear in what was becoming an alarmingly one—sided event. commentator: oh, but what a shot, what a shot from tyrrell hatton. francesco molinari and tommy fleetwood won their third point in as many matches. sergio garcia found some spanish strength to see off tony finau and brooks koepka. .. crowd roars. but just when another european whitewash was on, jordan spieth and justin thomas ensured they were here and heard. booing. still, the usa were staring at a heavy deficit. so when henrik stenson and justin rose were sent out first in the foursomes and claimed their customary points, the gap grew wider. than, under the circumstances, probably the putt of the day. fleetwood and molinari's putts may not have won such accolades and with yet another point, they became europe's most successful pairing in just two days. the us was six behind and tiger woods still hadn't won a match.
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but undaunted by the chasm and the potential pitfalls, plain to see at le golf nationale, spieth and thomas sunk a strangely subdued mcilroy and ian poulter with pinpoint precision. it will be 10—6 heading into sunday's singles. only twice before has a side come from so far behind to win. the us will have to summon some spirit if they're to create another piece of ryder cup history. dramatic footage has emerged of how passengers were rescued in micronesia. the aircraft had 36 passengers and 11 crew members on board when it missed the runway. you can see here people standing on the wings of the plane as the rescuers approach on boats. four people were
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seriously injured but there are, thankfully, no reports of any fatalities. a reminder of our top story, indonesian officials say they fear many more people could be found to have died from the earthquake and tsunami that hit the island of sulawesi on friday. as news of damage comes in from remote areas. they currently put the number of dead at around 400. the main city on the island, palu, were hit by waves by the island, palu, were hit by waves byup the island, palu, were hit by waves by up to six metres high. you can keep update on our website. you can reach me on twitter. i'm at samanthatvnews. hello there. yesterday was a quiet
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day of whether you are in the uk that what a contrast across the east of the mediterranean where we had this. medi—cane. a few boats were pushed onshore and one or two capsize. here in the uk, the crazy swa n capsize. here in the uk, the crazy swan lady picture, capturing the sunset. a fine sunrise to start the day as well, particularly across the midlands, east anglia and south—west england. —— south—east england. a few showers to start the day for the far north and west of scotland. the combination of clear skies and light winds across the east is here with two bridges will really deep down. a cold start for the early rises, —— temperatures. —— early risers.
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behind the front, the air is cool. temperatures are perhaps a degree down than what we saw on saturday. it will feel cooler due to the strength of the wind across scotland where there will be plenty of blustery showers. the cloud will tend to come and go for england and wales. robert lee not as much sunshine as we enjoyed on saturday that not a bad day. —— probably. perhaps a few showers sneaking across the isle of man and the north of wales. otherwise, a fine and dry day to stop temperatures for many between 12 and 15. as we look at the forecast through the night time, a reach of high pressure builds in and thatis reach of high pressure builds in and that is how we start the day on monday. —— average. we could have pockets of frost in the coldest areas in debt countryside. ——a
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ridge. we will see some rain arriving in scotland, particularly for the northern nile, the highlands. —— northern isles. still, mainly dry day in northern ireland, england and wales. temperatures, for many, between 12 and 15 degrees stop looking at the forecast deeper into the week ahead, northern areas, some more cloud and a bit more rain. it will stay quite breezy as well. temperatures in glasgow generally around 11— 14 degrees. that is a bit of rain in manchester but by and large, england having some fine weather. it will be bit cloudy. that is your forecast. this is bbc news, the headlines: indonesia says the number of people killed by friday's earthquake and tsunami could rise to thousands. nearly 400 people are known to have died, but there's been no word yet from the city at the quake's epicentre, donggala, which is home to 300,000 people. there's been a surge in the number of people in china
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infected with hiv and aids. in the past year, the total has risen by 14%. china had previously been seen as a global leader in tackling the spread of the virus. in brazil, thousands of women have been leading protests against the far—right frontrunner in next week's presidential elections. jair bolsonaro is leading in opinion polls. they accuse him of being a misogynist and homophobe. he denies the allegations. now on bbc news, cameroon is fighting a war on two fronts. using the latest investigative techniques, the bbc‘s africa eye team analyses who is commiting atrocities and why. this special programme contains distressing images from the start.
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