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welcome to bbc news. i'm david eades. our top stories... stuffed ballots, covered—up cameras. evidence of fraud in russia's elections, as president putin's party heads for a majority in parliament. a major volcanic eruption on la palma in spain's canary islands for the first time in 50 years forces villagers from their homes. the noise coming from the volcano, it sounds like 20 fighterjets taking off and it is extremely loud. canadians prepare to vote in monday's parliamentary elections — with polls pointing to a very tight race. and rolling out the red carpet in la as televisions biggest stars arrive for the emmy awards.
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the results are coming in after russia's three—day elections, with president putin's united russia emerging as clearly the largest party in parliament. the central election commission says with 25 percent of the ballots counted, united russia hasjust over 44 percent of the vote. it's still quite early in the process but that's down from more than 54% at the last elections in 2016. few critics of the kremlin were allowed to run — with supporters ofjailed opposition leader alexei navalny among those affected. this report from our moscow correspondent steve rosenberg
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there's something different about a russian election. polling stations turn into music halls. buses turn into polling stations. we found this parked just outside of moscow. we asked, why in a bus? he couldn't explain. the authorities say the vote was transparent and fair. it looks like a regular election — there are voters and there are parties to vote for. but, most opposition politicians and activists, in other words the kremlin�*s most vocal critics are barred from the ballot. and talking of ballots... at polling station 475 a hooded woman is caught on camera, apparently stuffing ballot boxes. she finishes one pile, and then out comes another. and it goes on and on.
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and here, someone is using a mop to cover up cctv, but they forgot about the other camera that caught them pushing up the handle. at this moscow call centre, an independent vote monitor says it's been made aware of more than 4,000 possible instances of fraud in this election. if you talk about standards, some european standards that were assigned by russia too, russian elections are not free and fair when we compare it with the standards. russia's state election commission concedes there have been some issues at some polling stations, and says it's taken appropriate action, but it denies violations are widespread. as for the result, no real surprise, the kremlin�*s party on course to win the race that was run according to the kremlin�*s rules. steve rosenberg, bbc news, moscow. i asked maria snegovaya,
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visiting fellow in european, russian and eurasian studies at george washington university, if the results so far show that the governing party is losing ground. thanks forjoining us. can i ask you this first. as a matter of fact, if you compare this current number, 45% with what united russia got back in 2016, which was 54% at this time, this is definitely very low and this is the number by the way and it's happening against all the repressions, falsifications, banning independent candidates from running and demotivating the opposition, the opposition minded voters from participating so it's a bad result for united russia is now, but we do have major sources of possible fraud or possible winning options for united russia.
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those are first of all the candidates from the districts were united russia is leading and that's probably the strategy for it to win the majority of votes this time round. another such source of possible fraud is coming from electronic voting. it's the new system that's been introduced and a lot of people say it is impossible to monitor how the results will be produced by the authorities. as we speak, moscow has not released results from the electronic voting, which is truly dramatic. we wait to see that of course. what does it tell you about the independent candidates and those who have stood in their ability to act may be not as a coherent whole, but to persuade voters to vote for anyone who is not united russia? we definitely see, based on the results you cited yourself, that the resentment and frustration with the current status quo in russia is very high and that's why you see
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united russia ranking quite poorly amongst voters. we also see that that the voters strategy from alexei navalny has worked quite well. as of now we can see that the candidates who were backed by his smart voting campaign received 12 out of 13 districts in moscow and all eight in st petersburg, which is remarkable given the degree of oppression, banning all of the information about this smart voting campaign and whatnot. from that perspective, you can see that people are frustrated and definitely willing to act collectively. unfortunately the authorities are also doing their best to stop them from coordinating. a volcano has erupted on the spanish canary island of la palma.
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homes have been destroyed but it's not yet clear how many. a two—kilometre—wide exclusion zone has been set up around the volcano, and the spanish prime minister has postponed a diplomatic trip to go to the scene. courtney bembridge has more. for the first time in half a century, the cumbre vieja volcano erupted. with fountains of molten rock shooting hundreds of metres into the sky and incandescent orange rivers flowing towards the hillside. the island has been on high alert for the past week because of huge increase in tremors and thousands of people were told to leave their homes. the eruption started in the afternoon. plumes of smoke could be seen from across the island and eyewitnesses describe hearing a loud explosion. the noise coming from the volcano, it sounds like 20 fighterjets taking off and it is extremely loud. i don't know how to explain it.
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it was powerful. powerful. to feel a sudden explosion like that. i can imagine it would be so sudden. i couldn't imagine it would be so sudden. two hours later with rivers of lava edging down the hillside, soldiers were deployed to help get people out. the prime minister has arrived after postponing his trip to new york for the united nations general assembly. we are very mindful- of the fires that could break out after these eruptions. so, we have notjust - deployed notjust the civil guard and firefighters but also the military unit. i want to acknowledge the work that the red cross are doing. feeding those who were forced from their homes. _ experts say it is not clear how long the eruption will last and it's going to be an anxious wait for residents.
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the us says it will ramp up deportation flights for thousands of migrants who flooded into the texas border city of del rio after the first plane landed in port—au—prince. at the border, us agents have been on horseback attempting to stop would—be arrivals from crossing the river grande and entering the us. officials say they've moved two thousand who did make the crossing to detention centres but there are still several thousand sheltering under a bridge. a large fire has broken out at a migrant camp on the greek island of samos. around 300 people had been housed there — but they were due to be moved to a new �*closed' camp on monday. so far there are no reports of any injuries or deaths — and officials say the situation now seems to be under control. as far as we know, so far we
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are at the end of the fire, as it seems now. we've had no report of anybody getting injured and people that said to us there was no one living at that area, out of 350 people that are still here, 270 declared voluntarily that they want to move to the camp, so i don't believe they had any reason to set the fire. france has cancelled a meeting between the country's armed forces minister and her british counterpart planned for later this week. it comes days after australia scrapped a submarine order with paris in favour of a new defence pact with washington and london. france responded by withdrawing its ambassadors from both washington and canberra. in afghanistan, the interim taliban mayor of kabul has told female city employees in the capital to stay at home unless they are in jobs where they can't easily be replaced by men. hamdullah nomani said it was necessary to stop women from working for a while. the funeral of the former
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algerian president, abdelaziz bouteflika, has taken place in algiers, without the fanfare accorded to previous leaders. his body was taken for burial at el—alia cemetery, where his predecessors and other independence fighters are also interred. mr bouteflika died on friday at the age of 8a. he ruled algeria for two decades but was forced from power two years ago by mass protests. in the us, teams searching for missing 22—year—old gabby petito have found a body they say matches her description in a national park in the state of wyoming. ms petito's not been seen since her boyfriend brian laundri, returned home from a cross—country trip without her. he's wanted by police who've named him a person of interest. 0fficers involved in the discovery said they're awaiting the results of forensic testing.
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earlier today human remains were discovered consistent with the description of gabrielle petito. full forensic identification has not been completed to confirm 100% of that we have found gaby, but her family have been that we have found gaby, but herfamily have been notified of this discovery. the cause of death has not been determined at this time. stay with us on bbc news, still to come: canadians prepare to vote in monday's parliamentary elections — in a snap poll called by prime minister trudeau. benjohnson, the fastest man on earth, is flying home to canada in disgrace. all athletes should be clean going into the games, and i am happy justice is served. it is a simple fact that this morning these people were in their homes and tonight those homes have been burnt down by serbian
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soldiers and police. all the taliban positions along here have been strengthened, presumably in case the americans invaded. it's no use having a secret service which cannot preserve its own secrets against the world, so the british government has no option but to continue this action, even after any adverse judgment in australia. concorde had crossed the atlantic faster than any plane ever before, breaking the record by six minutes. this is bbc news. the latest headlines. early results from russia's marathon three—day elections show president vladimir putin's party set to retain a parliamentary majority. a volcano is erupting spectacularly on la palma in spain's canary islands —
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spewing out lava, ash and smoke and forcing the evacuation of local villages. canadians go to the polls on monday in an election taking place two years early. prime ministerjustin trudeau called the snap poll last month, seeking to capitalise on public approval for his handling of the covid—i9 pandemic to form a majority government. but the latest opinion poll points to an extremely tight race, with mr trudeau virtually neck—and—neck with his conservative rival erin 0'toole. from montreal, samira hussain reports: in the remaining hours of the campaign, prime ministerjustin trudeau is in his element. greeting voters, his charm on full display. but it wasn't always this much fun. many canadians are just plain frustrated. worried about the economy,
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the vaccine mandates, that this election was even called in the first place. some of that anger has come out in very un—canadian ways. for many struggling to keep their livelihoods intact and businesses open, mr trudeau's decision to hold a second election in less than two years feels like an unwanted distraction. i have so many worries right now. every day is a worry. we're not through the pandemic. so, do i have enough mental space and heart space to even worry about the elections? we are still worrying about keeping the doors open and staying in business. the son of a former prime minister, he carries the most famous name in canadian politics, but he also carries the burden of canada's liberal history and it's coming up
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against some very modern conservative energy. the leader of the conservative party and mr trudeau's main challenger is painting him as a politician born with a silver spoon in his mouth. every canadian has met a justin trudeau in their lives. priviledged. entitled. and always looking out for number one. he was looking out for number one when he called this expensive and unnecessary election in the middle of a pandemic. here in western canada, support for the conservatives is strongest, but the election is not the top of mind for farmers who are dealing with some of the driest conditions on record. this is a long way from the country's political heartland. how can they help? they can't make it rain, - they can't make the feed grow. if someone gives us some money, all it does is that now your - bill of hay that was $100 is now $120. _ justin trudeau decided to have
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this betting that he could have more success after leading canada through to the pandemic into a bigger majority and a firmer hold on power. but it is not entirely clear that that bet will actually pay off. such is canada's disillusionment with this election, it is even possible that he may lose power altogether. to another election now — and the philippines�* governing party has nominated champion boxer and current senator, manny pacquaio, as its presidential candidate for next yea r�*s vote. mr pacquiao accepted the nomination after a rivalfaction nominated president rodrigo duterte as its choice for vice president. the philippines�* constitution bars mr duterte from running for a second term. here's kat domingo, correspondent for abs—cbn news, explaining the significance of manny pacquiao's decision. this means that the ruling
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party is so far will be fielding at least two presidential candidates and as you mentioned earlier, the ruling party is split into two factions, one led by pacquaio on the other supported by president duterte. so far the philippine commission on elections has yet to decide which faction should be authorised to actually field a nominee for next year's elections. pacquaio has yet to tell us who his vice president would be and has yet to divulge a senatorial line up as well as he has yet to unveil his 22 point agenda for next year's elections. 0n the other side we have the current senator, nominated for president and for vice president, no less than president duterte himself. some of the biggest names on television will gather in los angeles tonight for the emmy awards, honouring the best tv of the past year.
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there are high hopes for british talent with the crown leading the nominations along with the london based football comedy ted lasso earning 20 nominations. well earlier i spoke jazz tangcay who is the senior artisans editor at variety magazine. i put to her that it feels that the glamour and buzz have returned with this year's emmy awards. yes, the emmys, back in person, they had an incredible award show last year at the height of the pandemic and they are back. 600 people in the room, all covid tested unvaccinated. people are excited to be back on the red carpet. —— 600 people in the room, all covid tested and vaccinated. who will bejumping up and winning the big honours? if the winners so far is anything to go by so far, the crown, we have seen tobias menzies win for outstanding supporting actor and gillian anderson and peter morgan also win, so maybe the crown at the end of the
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evening, which would be huge for netflix. it would, wouldn't it? or maybe kate winslet. you mention kate winslet for mayor of easttown and i thought that was magnificent, but is she in with a chance or will she be pipped by the queen's gambit? i think two hours ago i would have said i don't know, butjulianne nicholson winning could be a good sign for kate come maybe after an hour or so. and evan peters also winning as well. it would be odd if she didn't win, but who knows? it's the emmys. exactly. what i do want to know is, what is the value of these for these particular networks and you mention netflix that we are all familiar with, but the competition grows almost year by year, doesn't it, with other groups coming into the fold. how much of a selling point
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is it to have these awards sitting on the company shelf? this is huge for netflix. they dominated last weekend at the creative arts awards with 3a victories and i think their tally, they have scooped four awards right now, so they have never won this and it looks like it might be a big win for the crown and that would be huge for them as a streaming platform to be recognised. there is a lot of value in that. apple tv have ted lasso as a comedy which has been nominated for pretty much everything and has to come away with something. i think there are very hard to beat. ted lasso was loved, it was everywhere, it has won two of them already so far and as we speak they are doing the comedy writing and directing, so, yes, the brits are well loved tonight.
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a monument dedicated to all the dutch victims of the holocaust has opened in amsterdam. it lists 102,000 jewish people who were killed by the nazis — as well as more than two—hundred sinti and roma. tim allman reports. the holocaust was a crime committed in so many places. with so many victims. more than 100,000 of them who are named here. the first such memorial in the netherlands, dedicated to a dark chapter in the country's history. this monument confronts us with the criminal murder of thousands, murdered for no other reason than their identity. in doing so, the monument also demands accountability. accountability as to whether moore should have been whether moree should have been done during the war years to save those who were murdered. the netherlands was occupied
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for much of the second world war, and three quarters of the country's jewish population were killed. most by the nazis, but some by local collaborators. a difficult legacy to deal with. king willem—alexander met with some of the survivors, seated next to one of the walls with some of the victims names inscribed. i thought it was emotional. ijust saw the name of a friend of mine. not anne frank or anyone famous, but a friend of mine. and i found it hard to read. i knew she was dead, of course. i still keep a picture of her home. as one survivor put it, this monument is a tribute that can never be erased, and a warning that can never be forgotten. one of england's greatest and best—known footballers, jimmy greaves, has died at the age of 81. he was tottenham hotspur�*s record goalscorer with 266 goals and was part of england's 1966 world cup—winning squad. andy swiss looks
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back at his life. here come chelsea, on the attack... he was english football's ultimate goal machine. back to greaves, the chance of a shot! jimmy greaves once said that, for all his skill, scoring was hisjob — and it made him a superstar. greaves! oh, and a hat—trick for greaves! after starting at chelsea, greaves moved to ac milan in 1961 — but his european adventure soon turned sour, and he came home to tottenham hotspur — the club which would define his career. it wasn't just the goals, it was the staggering rate at which he scored them — 266 for spurs, 44 injust 57 games for england. he was a key player heading into the 1966 world cup. but early in the tournament, greaves was injured — and, although he recovered by the final, he was left out in favour of geoff hurst. a disappointment which
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proved hard to take. i couldn't force myself to join the festivities, because i'd built... in my own mind, i had built myself up that i was going to be in the side and i was going to be one of the key people and, suddenly, it wasn't there. this is greaves! after retiring in 1971, greaves struggled to cope. alcoholism was followed by bankruptcy. but he battled back from both to reinvent his career. good afternoon. g'day! now, saint, what happened there? you are favourites to qualify... a relaxed raconteur, he was a tv natural, and saint and greavsie — alongside ian stjohn — was a hit with viewers. although the programme ended in the early �*90s, the affection for greaves certainly didn't, and in 2009, the man who famously missed out on the world cup final at last received a winner's medal. it was a fitting reward for one of football's most popular and prolific talents. rarely has the art of goal—scoring been made
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to look quite so easy. jimmy greaves, who's died at the age of 81. hello there. we start this new week off on a fine note thanks to high—pressure and we should see quite a bit of sunshine around and it will feel quite warm in the afternoon. both today and into tuesday. then towards the end of the week, we will see an active jet spin up deep areas of low pressure which could bring something more autumnal to our shores. gales and outbreaks of rain and it will feel cooler too. for today, fronts pushing to the northwest of scotland, yesterday's weather front still straddling east anglia and the southeast with quite a bit of cloudy times, some showers around, the odd heavy one too. and it starts a bit wetter for northwest scotland through the day with a few showers for northern ireland. the best of the sunshine will be in a good slice of central portions of the uk but we'll see highs of 21 degrees.
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generally into the high teens where we have more cloud. as we head through monday night, the weather fronts in the northwest sink southeastwards, fizzling out leaving no more than a band of cloud and maybe the odd shower. eventually, we lose that weather front across east anglia and the southeast. where skies clear it will be quite cool, single digits butjust holding onto the cloud around ten to maybe 12 degrees. so, we start tuesday off with our area of high pressure dominating the scene, but we have a deep low spinning up to the north of the uk. lots of isobars here, but it will be quite windy across the northern half of the uk, cloud coming and going for the northwest of scotland and maybe just a few showers, particularly by the end of the day but for the rest of the country, england and wales, eastern scotland a lovely day with temperatures reaching 20 degrees in aberdeen, 21 or 22 further south. we start to see some changes after tuesday. 0ur area of high pressure begins to pull away and allows this deep low to influence our weather and indeed wednesday is the autumn equinox. it will be feeling more autumnal across the uk. a band of rain spreading into scotland and northern ireland
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will be followed by sunshine and blustery shadows of the and gales developing in the north. a breezy day as well to the south of this rain band. for much of england but anotherfine one, getting the sunshine out, temperatures 20 to 22 degrees feeling quite warm. and wednesday it looks like being the last day because behind the front into thursday temperatures drop, a deep low, spins up across the north of the uk and we think that will bring widespread gales. it's turning cooler across all areas. thursday and friday will be windy particularly across the north of the uk with gales and outbreaks of rain.
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this is bbc news.
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the headlines: the polls have closed in russia's parliamentary elections, with president putin's united russia emerging as clearly the largest party. with 25 percent of the ballots counted, it has just over 44 percent of the vote. few anti—putin critics were allowed to run and there've been claims of widespread voter fraud. a volcano has erupted on the spanish canary island of la palma. homes have been destroyed but it's not yet clear how many. a two—kilometre—wide exclusion zone has been set up around the volcano, and the spanish prime minister has postponed a diplomatic trip to go to the scene. some of the biggest names on television are gathering in los angeles for the emmy awards, honouring the best tv of the past year. there are high hopes for british talent with "the crown" leading the nominations along with the london based football comedy "ted lasso" earning 20 nominations. now on bbc news, it's time for dateline london.


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