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welcome to newsday, reporting live from singapore. i'm karishma vaswani. the headlines. a car drives into the american state in wisconsin injuring 20 people. we will be live in the us is the story develops. the missing chinese tennis player peng shuai tells 0lympic officials in a video call that she's safe and well belgium becomes the latest european country to see unrest over covid restrictions. violence breaks out in brussels after a march that drew 30,000 people. and we look at the recent successes of asian films and content, as global streaming services go all out to invest in the region.
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it's 9am in singapore and 7pm in the mid—west us town of waukesha in wisconsin, where more than 20 people were injured after a vehicle drove through a holiday parade in wisconsin. the incident occurred around 30 kilometres west of milwaukee, around 5pm local time. dan thompson, the local police chief gave a brief statement to the media a short time ago. about a short time ago. liz39pm, a red suv drove into about liz39pm, a red suv drove into the christmas parade we were holding down town. more
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than 20 individuals were injured as a result of this incident. the waukesha police department has recovered a suspect vehicle, and it is an ongoing investigation. the victims were actually transported from the scene by ambulance, and officers actually transported some of the injured personnel and took them to the hospitals and some victims were transferred by friends or family member to the hospital. a very tragic incident, very chaotic and there is no other threats involved. the scene is now safe. again, it's very chaotic, very tragic incident and my prayers and thoughts go out to family members. that situation still developing _ family members. that situation still developing as _ family members. that situation still developing as we - family members. that situation
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still developing as we speak - still developing as we speak and for more on this we can cross live to our north america correspondent. peter, great to have you on the programme. i know the situation is very fluid right now and there is still a lot that we don't know but at this point, is there any sense of who was behind this and why it has happened? there is absolutely _ and why it has happened? there is absolutely no _ and why it has happened? there is absolutely no sense _ and why it has happened? there is absolutely no sense of- and why it has happened? there is absolutely no sense of that, l is absolutely no sense of that, and of course, that is one of the big question is, who was responsible for this on what was the motive. it's relatively early days and the authorities describing the situation, a very tragic situation with more than 20 people being injured and i've seen some witness video which is very difficult to watch of this red suv simply ploughing into a marching band which is heading down the street and there is some other video showing the red vehicle heading in another direction. we don't know much detail about
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the occupants or any detail about the occupants of that vehicle. the authorities are saying they have identified a person of interest, notably not say that that person is in custody so we have to wait until the news conference which is taking place in about half an hour's time to perhaps get more detail on that. we know more detail on that. we know more than 20 people were injured and were taken to hospital, some taken in ambulances and some take on the vehicles of their friends and family who were also at the scene, so very difficult situation and many questions still hanging.— still hanging. indeed, peter, and we've — still hanging. indeed, peter, and we've just _ still hanging. indeed, peter, and we've just been - still hanging. indeed, peter, and we've just been looking | still hanging. indeed, peter, i and we've just been looking at pictures of what the scene has been like, and as you say, the situation developing and so much we do not know. what we have heard, however, at least from multiple reports, is that a person of interest has been identified in the case as you
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mention. give us a sense of the time of day this took place, what the environment might have been like and what people would have been doing there when this happened. this have been doing there when this ha ened. , , ., ., have been doing there when this hauened. , , ., ., , happened. this should have been a very happy _ happened. this should have been a very happy occasion. _ happened. this should have been a very happy occasion. this - happened. this should have been a very happy occasion. this was l a very happy occasion. this was a very happy occasion. this was a holiday parade, a pre—christmas parade in waukesha, a relatively mid—sized town in there, about 70 or 80,000 people in the mood should have been celebrated re—just before the holiday season in the united states and people were lining the streets, watching this parade, which was clearly well under way. it was late afternoon, early evening when this happened and of course totally unexpected, this sequence of events. from what i've seen, and that is on social media some footage that has been shared by people they're showing these terrifying scenes, a lot of commotion and noise. there have been some reports of gunshots
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and i should stress that those are not confirmed reports. and certainly on the video i saw you could hear something like gunshots but it could have been the sound of a vehicle ploughing through a crash barrier or whatever it was ploughing through as it made its way at high speed. a number of witnesses have talked about those kinds of sounds, it's far from confirmed that any guns were involved but we have to wait and see what the police say in more detail in the next hour. and as you mention, that press conference of the next 25 minutes or so and we will be sure to keep audiences updated. just ask, the fact that this took place at what should have been such a happy and busy time for people, is there any indication of the number of injuries and the scale of the injuries and the scale of the injuries and the scale of the injuries and how serious this might be going forward? there
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is no indication _ might be going forward? there is no indication yet _ might be going forward? there is no indication yet of- might be going forward? there is no indication yet of the - is no indication yet of the seriousness of the injuries of those people taken to hospital. all we have is a vague number of more than 20 people and the news conference we've just seen, there were notably no details on those people, so that's the kind of information we are still waiting to hear, andindeed we are still waiting to hear, and indeed the current status of the investigation as to whether the person who has been identified that we've been talking about and whether that person is in custody, what that person is in custody, what that person did say is the scene is now believed to be safe and there is no ongoing threat and clearly in this kind of situation, especially for people locally, there were worries this could be the beginning of something even worse but the authorities seem to think there is no further danger or threat to the people who are on the scene. keeping us u- to who are on the scene. keeping us up to date _ who are on the scene. keeping us up to date there _ who are on the scene. keeping us up to date there on - who are on the scene. keeping us up to date there on the - us up to date there on the latest developments i should say in wisconsin.
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we'll have more on this developing story as we get it and bring you that news conference live in about 20 minutes — do stay with us for that. in other news: the chinese tennis star peng shuai has told officials from the international olympic committee that she is �*safe and well�*. she disappeared earlier this month shortly after making sexual assault allegations against a former senior communist party official. with less than three months until beijing hosts the winter olympics, the ioc has been under pressure to allay widespread international concern about ms peng. western countries are considering diplomatic boycotts of the games on human rights grounds. the bbc�*s china correspondent, john sudworth reports. this appears to be the first solid evidence of peng shuai's whereabouts since she made her allegation. released by chinese state media operatives, you can hear her name being announced.
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and then a smile and a wave, seemingly meant to send a message, all is well. but there are few allegations more sensitive in china than one of sexual assault levelled against a man and previous material released by state media meant to show that peng shuai is not being held under duress has only fuelled further speculation. peng shuai is also reported to have held a video conference with the president of the international olympic committee saying she is safe and well but wants her privacy respected. clearly, she is also cooperating with the chinese state media want her to say and the question is, from now on, to what extent can outsiders really know about her safety? just a few weeks before china hosts the winter olympics, that conversation is unlikely to end the criticism.
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the government failed to fulfil any of the human rights related promises to get the games we can see that the situation inside the country has deteriorated significantly. 0ne really wonders if players even feel safe to go and compete there. the trouble for china is these allegations are of such a sensitive nature that it finds itself in a bit of a bind. the more it tries to prove that everything is normal with peng shuai, the more questions there are, and the greater the gap is exposed between the propaganda value of an 0lympics meant to be all about openness and a political system that's all about control. 0lympics officials insist politics should be kept out of sport. peng shuai has put them front and centre of court.
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you can find much more on this story on our website. the belgian capital brussels has become the latest european city to see unrest over tightened coronavirus restrictions. tens of thousands of people marched in protest — some threw fireworks at police officers, who responded with tear gas and water cannon. there were a0 arrests. the disturbances in brussels follow protests in austria, italy, croatia and the netherlands. and there are reports of a third night of unrest in a number of dutch cities on sunday. anna holligan reports. another day of unrest unsettling another european capital. this is brussels tonight.
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what began as an organised peaceful march quickly turned nasty, some protesters threw fireworks at police, others targeted their vehicles. 0fficers intervened with tear gas and water cannon. belgium brought in new rules in response to a sharp rise in infections. demonstrators are mainly angry about the use of covid—i9 passes, which stops the unvaccinated from entering venues such as restaurants or bars. some object to plans to make vaccinations mandatory for health workers. translation: we know that the virus is there. i but we leave it to people to decide whether or not to be vaccinated. translation: i came to give my opinion about freedom _ of expression and individual choice and really, to be able to respect everyone's choices. the netherlands witnessed the most extreme violence this weekend.
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rotterdam was rocked by rioters. police opened fire, shooting at the crowd with live rounds in response to what they described as a life—threatening situation. vandals torched bicycles in the hague, thejustice minister believes organised criminals may be behind this. translation: these i are not demonstrations. these are attacks on police and firefighters. _ more than 50 arrests have been. made and many more will follow. these startling demos happening too in austria, croatia and denmark, reflecting the frustrations around covid—i9 restrictions to things considered necessary to bring down record high infection rates. and there's more trouble here in the netherlands. small groups of people destroying things in the northern city and reports of unrest elsewhere too. it is mostly peaceful now, but the catalyst for the still exists in many countries are watching and wondering whether this latest disturbing symptom may be coming their way.
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the world health organization has urged governments to redouble their efforts and reinforce the basics. average 48% of the european population is wearing a mask indoors. any percentage above that will have an immediate effect. with varying vaccine rates, getting the shots in is seen as critical. but they will not cure the distrust or divisions seeping through some european societies. anna holligan reporting there from the hague. let's just remind you of that breaking news this hour. a vehicle has been driven through barricades into crowds taking part in a holiday parade in the us state of wisconsin. one video posted on twitter shows a red car driving at speed into and through a group of musicians. people can be seen being knocked to the ground
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as bystanders scream. dan thompson, the police chief in the town of waukesha said more than 20 people had been injured. he said police had recovered a suspect vehicle. there will be a news conference in about 15 minutes. stay with us for that. you're watching newsday on the bbc. still to come on the programme. breaking the stereotypes in asian films — as money streams into asian content and movies. president kennedy was shot down and died almost immediately. the murder ofjohn kennedy is a disaster for the whole free world. he caught the imagination of the world. the first of a new generation of leaders. margaret thatcher is resigning as leader of the conservative party and prime minister.
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before leaving number 10 to see the queen, she told her cabinet, it is a funny old world. angela merkel became germany's first woman chancellor, easily securing the majority she needed. attempts to fly the hot—air. balloon had to be abandoned after a few minutes, - but nobody seem to mind very much as one local comic put it, it is not hot air we need, - it is hard cash. cuba has declared nine days of morning following the death of fidel castro at the age of 90. castro developed close ties with the soviet union in the 1960s and it was an alliance that brought the world to the brink of nuclear war with the cuban missile crisis. this is newsday on the bbc. 0ur headlines: a car drives into a parade in the american state wisconsin, injuring more than 20 people. the chinese tennis star peng shuai, who disappeared after alleging she'd been
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sexually assaulted, has told the international olympic committee she's safe and well. the opposition in sudan has rejected a deal between the leaders of last month's military coup and civilian politicians to reinstate the deposed prime minister abdalla hamdok. protests against the military have continued across the country, with thousands marching on the presidential palace in the capital khartoum. 0ur africa correspondent andrew harding reports. this is supposed to be a breakthrough moment for sudan, a time to celebrate. but it is not looking that way right now. instead, angry civilians have taken to the streets of the capital khartoum, risking their lives once again to protest. they say they have been betrayed. here is why. earlier today, sudan's generals, soldiers who seized power in the military coup last
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month have struck a deal. the coup leader said a new transitional government would put sudan back on the road to democracy. this man agreed. he is the prime minister, seen in public here for the first time since he was placed under house arrest. now he is arguing that a compromise deal is better than more bloodshed. we are trying to preserve the blood of sudanese youths. i know our youth has the capacity for sacrifice and giving up all that is precious but sudanese blood is precious. let us stop the bloodshed and redirect energy into construction and development. the past few days in khartoum have been brutal. security forces have killed dozens of unarmed protesters. we were in the city
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during the military crackdown and saw the defiance of civilians who had been fighting for democracy for two years now. ever since a popular revolution ousted one of africa's most ruthless dictatorships. today, many sudanese want the generals to be held to account but fear the military are manoeuvring to stay in power. this man called the prime minister a sell—out, his deal with the generals treason. the deal doesn't represent the sudanese people in the blood that has been spilled, says this man. so, now what? the street protests are likely to continue but a political compromise with the military may be appealing to some in sudan. the deal has foreign backing and could nudge a chaotic nation away from even greater instability.
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manchester united have sacked their manager 0le gunnar solskjaer following the 4—1 defeat at watford. he'd been in charge for almost three years but the club has suffered a string of poor results, and is currently 8th in the premier league. 0ur sports correspondent jane dougall is at old trafford for us. this has been a dark and dismal day for him and manchester united football club. he knew time had run out. even a club legend like 0le gunnar solskjaer couldn't be excused for yet another heavy defeat. assistant coach michael carrick takes over temporarily. so, one last walk to the fans as their manager. speaking to the club's television channel today, after being told he would not be continuing in his role, a heartbroken solskjaer accepted he had to leave. i've given everything for this club. the club means
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everything to me. and together, we are a good match but unfortunately, i could not get the results that we needed and it is time for me to step aside. michael's going to be in charge. i have the utmost respect for him. i love michael to bits. becoming emotional now cos, yes. they'll be fine. i will watch them and support them. the recent poor run of form prompted crisis talks with club owners the glazer family and manchester united fans woke up to the news that their manager had gone. i think it was always going to happen really, wasn't it? he started off well at - the start and then obviously, the last seven games, he's only won two. - we spent all that money and he'sjust not good enough. so, a change is necessary, ain't it? he's a legend. in my heart, he is a big person in my heart. a legend. not a good coach, but a great player. he'll always have a big place in my heart. many had wanted
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solskjaer to succeed. as a player, he helped them win the treble in 1989. his famous late goal in the champions league final cementing him as a cult hero. and that was acknowledged by the club. they said: but during that time, solskjaer produced no silverware, unacceptable for a club with expectations and players with high demands. this time, the dream of the supersub saving the day was not to be. a special report for you now — with the success of asian films like crazy rich asians and shang chi and the legend of the ten rings , there s been a shift in how asians are being
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portrayed in western movies. sarah toms reports from singapore. think about all the people that have walked these floors. last madame, a surprisingly steamy singaporean tv drama that falls a fictitious female brothel owner in the 1940s. it won best asian drama at the film festival last year. and the executive director says it doesn't hurt that last madame is now on netflix, giving the series an international audience. i think content is a very important part of shredding the racism and the fear of each other�*s culture. and i hope that these platforms will be able to do that so we are able to show more asian content to the world rather than the other way around. video streaming services are investing heavily in asian content. there's been a wave of financial and critical successes for productions in the region. south korean dramas are especially popular.
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tv series like squid game and the film parasite have been huge hits as more realistic portrayals of asian society in western movies. constance has seen both sides with the role in last madame after a small part in crazy rich asians, the us blockbuster with an all asian cast. since i was a little girl i always want to be in a hollywood movie. but because i never saw anyone who is similar to me on screen, except for mulan, but she is a disney character, i thought that that was unachievable. and now with all the new and diverse stories that are coming out all over the world i don't think that a lot of us feel the need tojust be in hollywood. i think we can be everywhere now. with films like shang—chi and the legend of the ten rings, hollywood has come a long way. but despite its critical success, marvel�*s first
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asian superhero movie is still another kung fu epic. so there's plenty more room to break down the stereotypes. there is definitely an opportunity there to tell a broader storyline about asians who are not any of those, right? asians as mothers, asians as fathers, asians as a working parent. asian audiences want realistic stories about real asian people. and they are prepared to pay for it here at the box office and on streaming services. that has film—makers, studios and content platforms working to ensure that cameras keep rolling in asia and for asia. you have been watching newsday. stay with us for that live news conference we are expecting shortly after a car was driven into a holiday parade in the us state of wisconsin, injuring at least 20 people.
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that's it for this hour. thanks forjoining us. stay with bbc news. sunnier, colder weather by day means clearer frosty conditions at night and for many it will be a frost as monday begins with a fine, dry sunny day to come. feeling chilly although temperatures are edging closer to average for the time of year. we have lost the straight win from the north and around this area of high pressure some less chilly airfeeding this area of high pressure some less chilly air feeding in and temperatures will recover closer to average for the time of year and it is high pressure and that means a lot of dry weather for the next couple of days, so the cloud is going to increase as we will see in a moment. not much cloud around first thing monday with the extent of the frost on the north coast of northern ireland in far north of scotland and east coast of england avoiding the frost and northern scotland with cloud and breezing patchy rain, showers feeding in
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towards kent, east sussex and the channel islands and some cloud increasing in northern ireland during the day for most after the clear, frosty start it's another sunny day to come but feeling chilly and even though the temperatures are not far from average, though the temperatures are not farfrom average, it's though the temperatures are not farfrom average, its relative with the mild autumn we have had so far. cloud will increase from the north as we go through monday into tuesday morning and the clear skies in south wales, the clear skies in south wales, the midlands and southern england is where we are most likely to have a frost on tuesday that will tell you about the mist and fog patches, but the fog is less pride as tuesday begins. despite the cloud most places stay dry but patchy rain across northern and western scotland see the best of lingering sunny spells in southern england, south wales and parts of the midlands as well and more tens showing up on the chart so temperatures have edged up a little bit. won't last long because through
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wednesday there is another cold front moving south and thursday we are in the cold air coming from the north and then we are watching this area of low pressure which is likely to turn things windier and wetter so later this week we are getting back into the colder air and as the wind picks up around that area of low pressure, the wind chill will be more of a fact along with an increasing chance of a light frost, so it turns more active later in the week, colder, wetter, windier and an increasing chance of getting some wintry showers as well.
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welcome to bbc news. i'm david eades. we have some breaking news to bring you. a vehicle has been driven through barricades into crowds taking part in a holiday parade in the us state of wisconsin. the police chief in the town of waukesha said more than 20 people had been injured. there are reports of fatalities, unconfirmed. the police chief said police had recovered a suspect vehicle. the incident occurred around 30 kilometres west of milwaukee, around 5pm local time. we're expecting a police press conference in press
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