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this is bbc news — welcome if you're watching here in the uk or around the globe. 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, i don't know, 20 fighterjets taking off right now and it's extremely loud. hundreds of migrants stuck on the us mexico border are flown back home to haiti. and the red carpet
treatment for netflix series the crown as it scoops big accolades at the emmy awards in la. the ruling party in russia that supports president putin has claimed victory in the controversial parliamentary elections just hours after the polls closed. a state television broadcast showed a senior official of the united russia party, andrei turchak, congratulating a crowd of supporters in moscow on what he described as a clean and honest victory. the central election commission says with 25 percent of the ballots counted, united russia hasjust over 44 percent of the vote. 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. 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. 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. this is what the congratulations of party faithful earlier was. translation: dearfriends, let me faithful earlier was. translation: dearfriends, let me congratulate faithful earlier was. translation: dearfriends, let me congratulate you faithful earlier was. translation: dearfriends, let me congratulate you all faithful earlier was. translation: dearfriends, let me congratulate you all on faithful earlier was. translation: dearfriends, let me congratulate you all on a clean and honest victory. i just spoke with the chairman of the party who could not be with us today as he fell ill. he thinks you all for this result. as far as we knew, 25% of votes have been counted, with united rush on about 44%. i asked maria snegovaya, 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.
yes absolutely. good evening. as a matter of fact, if you compare this current number, 45% which united russia got backin 45% which united russia got back in 2016 which was 54%. and this is the number by the way, thatis this is the number by the way, that is happening against all of the repressions, falsifications, banning independent candidates from running and demotivating the position voters from participating so it's a bad result from united russia but we do have major sources of possible fraud or possible winning options for united russia. those other candidates from districts where united russia is leading and that is probably the strategy for it to
win majority of votes this time around and another such new source of possible fraud is coming from electronic voting, the new system that has recently been introduced and a lot of people who vote electronically —— electronically, it's impossible to monitor the results that are going to be produced by the authorities. as we speak, right now, moscow has not released the results. we wait to see that it does that in their ability to maybe not as a coherent whole but to persuade voters to vote for anyone who is not united russia. we definitely see the results you cited yourself, the resentment and frustration with the current status quo in russia is very high, and that is why you
see united russia ranking poorly among voters and we see the smart voting by the jailed prominent 0pposition leader alexei navalny has worked successfully. we consider candidates who are backed by smart voting campaign 112 out of 13 districts in moscow and all eight districts in st petersburg which is remarkable given the banning of all the information about this smart voting campaign and whatnot information about this smart voting campaign and what not so from that perspective, people are frustrated, definitely willing to act collectively. unfortunately the authorities are also doing their best to stop them from co—ordinating across each other. we stop them from co-ordinating across each other.— stop them from co-ordinating across each other. we will keep across each other. we will keep across the _ across each other. we will keep across the results _ across each other. we will keep across the results as _ across each other. we will keep across the results as they - across each other. we will keep across the results as they come j across the results as they come in as well. 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. courtney bembridge has more. for the first time in half a century, the cumbra vieja volcano erupted. with fountains of molten rock shooting hundreds of metres into the sky and incandescent orange rivers flowing down 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 can 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.
translation: idon'tl know how to explain it. it was powerful. powerful. to feel a sudden explosion like that. 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. prime minister pedro sanchez has arrived in la palma after postponing his trip to new york for the united nations general assembly this week. translation: we are very mindful of the fires - they could break out after these eruptions. so, we havejust deployed many. i want to acknowledge the work that the red cross are doing helping those who were forced from their homes. experts say it's not clear how long the eruption will last and it's going to be an anxious wait for residents.
courtney bembridge, bbc news. this is the current scene live from la palma, and this is in real time, it's just gone four o'clock in the morning now in la palma and there has been no sign of it slowing down, it is pumping out the love of stop us immigration officials have begun mass repatriations of haitian migrants camped under a motorway bridge on the us—mexico border. these pictures you see now are just some of people that have been flown out and taken to the haiti capital port—au—prince. us immigration officials won't confirm details, but it's widely reported that there have been three full passenger planes. more than 13 thousand people, mainly from haiti, have gathered beneath the del rio
concrete flyover between mexico hey and texas over the last week. an emergency us public health order known as "title a2" allows authorities to expel most migrants before they can claim asylum. we can speak now to martha pskowski, a journalist at el paso times. she's in ciudad acuna in mexico, and has been meeting with these people all day. thanks very much indeed for joining us byjust wonder what you've seen over the course of the day stop slow been here since friday evening, and today there was a clear departure from what we had seen previously, the us and mexican enforcement agencies agreed they will no longer allow patients to cross into the us soil where this encampment is set up.
soil where this encampment is set u -. , ., ,., soil where this encampment is setu. set up. they also stopping atients set up. they also stopping patients from _ set up. they also stopping patients from arriving - set up. they also stopping patients from arriving on | set up. they also stopping - patients from arriving on buses here on the mexican side and we saw some tense moments on the river today as they were coming back. 0fficial agents were preventing them from re—entering us territory. preventing them from re-entering us territory. we've heard reports _ re-entering us territory. we've heard reports of— re-entering us territory. we've heard reports of up _ re-entering us territory. we've heard reports of up to - re-entering us territory. we've heard reports of up to three - heard reports of up to three planeload is being flown back to haiti already, ijust wonder what those haitians have been able to tell you about their own plight. able to tell you about their own plight-— able to tell you about their own liaht. ., . , own plight. well, once people were in the — own plight. well, once people were in the encampment - own plight. well, once people were in the encampment on i own plight. well, once people i were in the encampment on the us side, it is difficult to get information. the press is not been allowed to enter and there has been a no—fly zone over it. people have been speaking here on the mexican side, they've heard of the deportations are and now they are just weighing their options. all of the money has taken months for them to
get here, they don't want to just turn around and saw the risk of deportation is real and a lot of them don'tjust know don't know what to do next. what does that mean, weighing their options. to some of them think the best thing they can do is get away from the border back into mexico rather than having to be flown all the way home? , ., having to be flown all the way home? ., having to be flown all the way home? ,., ., ., having to be flown all the way home? ., ., ., , .,, home? right, so a lot of people i've spoken _ home? right, so a lot of people i've spoken with _ home? right, so a lot of people i've spoken with have _ home? right, so a lot of people i've spoken with have been - home? right, so a lot of people i've spoken with have been in i i've spoken with have been in mexico for several weeks or over a month. many people in they first enter mexico at the southern border, if they try and get any sort of humanitarian status in mexico, they need to wait there at the southern border so i think people are just getting really frustrated by the situation, the pandemic has slowed down all of these bureaucratic processes. so those that i've spoken to don't seem very mystic about staying in mexico but that is the main other
option available at the moment. unless mexican immigration enforcement could also crackdown much more here in the city. i crackdown much more here in the ci . .., crackdown much more here in the ci . ., , crackdown much more here in the ci. ., , crackdown much more here in the city. i can only assume briefly they arrived — city. i can only assume briefly they arrived nonetheless - city. i can only assume briefly they arrived nonetheless with | they arrived nonetheless with optimism, that they could get in and be able to stay. i think there have been inconsistencies in how title 42 has been implemented.— in how title 42 has been implemented. in how title 42 has been imlemented. ., , , implemented. there are cases where people _ implemented. there are cases where people have _ implemented. there are cases where people have been - implemented. there are cases. where people have been able to file their asylum claims with the us and begin the process and because this is a smaller port of entry, because it's not as big of an urban area, i think those are some of the reasons it became known as a place that you are more likely to be able to try and file an asylum claim and more and more people decided to come here.
thank you very much indeed for talking us through the situation there down the border. let's get some of the day's other news: 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 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 84. 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 game. i'm just happy that justice is served. it is a simple fact that this morning these people were in their homes, tonight those homes have been burned down by serbian soldiers and police.
all the taliban positions along here have been strengthened, presumably in case the americans invade. it's no use having a secret service which cannot preserve its own secrets against the world. and 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 world 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, 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—19 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, 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 the second election in less than two years feels like an unwanted distraction. i have so many worries right now. everyday 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
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 field grow. 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 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. samira hussein, bbc news. some of the biggest names in television gathered in los angeles tonight for the emmy awards, honouring the best tv of the past year and holding its first in—person event since the pandemic. the netflix drama the crown and the apple tv plus comedy ted lasso have been the big winners. and there were awards for the crown's gillian anderson and tobias menzies — jason sudeikis, hannah waddingham and brett goldstein were honoured for ted lasso. while kate winslett was named best actress in a miniseries for mare of easttown.
we can now speak to entertainmentjournalist piya sinha—roy, shejoins us from los angeles. good to see you. i imagine netflix is particularly field because it has never won this award, which is a surprise? yes, netflix has been chasing best drama and tonight it finally prevailed with the crown and also the queens gambit, into the limited series category. netflix did well tonight. ted lasso, unexpected, given that there were some bigger budget shows on apple tv plus that it is ted lasso that has won over people in the last year. has won over people in the last ear. ., ., y has won over people in the last ear. ., ., , ., ., year. how many nominated did they have? _ year. how many nominated did they have? they _ year. how many nominated did they have? they had _ year. how many nominated did they have? they had to - year. how many nominated did they have? they had to win - they have? they had to win something pretty big!-
they have? they had to win something pretty big! they were definitely leading _ something pretty big! they were definitely leading but _ something pretty big! they were definitely leading but with - definitely leading but with netflix, they kind of alluded that top win for a long time so this year to finally get it, it is been long—awaited. i a huge note for the brits, basically every other winner is from britain. i do not think there were very many surprises tonight. were very many surprises toni . ht. were very many surprises toniaht. �* , were very many surprises tonight-— tonight. the british are coming. _ tonight. the british are coming, someone - tonight. the british are coming, someone once tonight. the british are - coming, someone once said. a bit of a love affair with that sort of british style. i bit of a love affair with that sort of british style.- sort of british style. i think so. americans _ sort of british style. i think so. americans first - sort of british style. i think so. americans first of - sort of british style. i think so. americans first of all i sort of british style. i think i so. americans first of all love the accent, it takes us quite fat but shows like the crown always capture american interest. shows like the queens gambit, period shows do really well here in general and we saw
that play out. i sort of wish they had been a few other surprises and i was really happy to see michaela coel to get an award for writing i may destroy you. i think that when were well spread out. —— the wins. were well spread out. -- the wins. ., . ., wins. how much of the competitive _ wins. how much of the competitive edge - wins. how much of the competitive edge is i wins. how much of the l competitive edge is that amongst the companies? netflix one of the more established but does this make all the difference, winning the more prestigious awards? it is really validation - prestigious awards? it is really validation of - prestigious awards? it is really validation of the i prestigious awards? it 3 really validation of the work they are doing. streaming has really upended tv as we know it. netflix led to that and now with so many that was creating their streaming platforms, competition is tough. there is such a demand for content and
in the past year, with the pandemic, people have been stuck at home and this has been like the biggest consumption of streaming content online than ever before so, yes, we are in this new golden era of streaming tv. i think tonight shows that. most of the nominees were streamers and streamer shows. it’s nominees were streamers and streamer shows. it's cemented that. streamer shows. it's cemented that- that _ streamer shows. it's cemented that. that is _ streamer shows. it's cemented that. that is the _ streamer shows. it's cemented that. that is the way _ streamer shows. it's cemented that. that is the way it - streamer shows. it's cemented that. that is the way it is - that. that is the way it is going. thank you very much. visitors to venice got a surprise on the famous canals because amidst the gondolas, a giant violin. this was over the weekend. a quartet serenading passers—by. they played works by vivaldi and others, the
craft was built by local artist to remember victims of covid and to symbolise the rebirth of venice after the pandemic. hello there. we start this new week off on a fine note thanks to high—pressure efficiency quite a bit of sunshine around and do feel quite warm in the afternoon. both today and into tuesday. then towards the end of the week, we will see an active jets spin up deep areas of low pressure which could bring more autumnal to our shores. gales and outbreaks of rain will feel cooler too. for today, scott's mother from pushing to the northwest of scotland, yesterday's weather front still straddling, east anglia in 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, slightly to central portions of the uk but we'll see highs of 21 degrees. generally into the high teens the way we have more cloud. as we head through monday
night, the weather fronts in the northwest sink southeast words, fizzling out leaving no more than a band of cloud and maybe the odd shower. eventually, we lose that weather front across east anglia in the southeast. where skies clear will be quite cool, single digits butjust holding onto the cloud around ten to maybe 12 degrees. so, we start tuesday off of 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 with the rest of the country. england and wales, england scotland a lovely day with temperatures reaching 20 degrees aberdeen 21 or 22 for the south. we start to see some changes after tuesday. 0ur area of high pressure begins to pull away and allows this to blow in the door
to influence our weather and indeed wednesday is the autumn equinox. it will be feeling more autonomy mental across the uk. it will be feeling more autumnal across the uk. a band of rain spreading into scotland and northern ireland followed by sunshine and blustery shadows of the gales developing in the north. a breezy day as well to the south of this rain band. for much of england but another fine one getting the sunshine out, temperatures 20 to 22 degrees feeling quite warm for that wednesday it looks like being the last day because behind his mother fronted to thursday because behind his weather front to thursday temperatures drop a deep blow, spins up across the north of the uk 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.
this is bbc news, the headlines: the polls have closed in russia's parliamentary elections, with president putin's united russia emerging as the largest party. a state tv broadcast showed an official telling supporters it was a clean and honest victory. 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 2—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, the crown won best tv series.
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