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this is bbc news. our top stories: tearful mourners gather in tokyo to wait for the coffin carrying formerjapanese prime minister shinzo abe after he was assassinated at a political rally. a stand—off between the world's richest man and twitter as elon musk says he wants to pull out of his $40 billion deal to buy the company. president biden signs an executive order he says to help safeguard american women's access to abortion. what we're witnessing wasn't a constitutionaljudgement, it was an exercise in raw political power. the tech war in ukraine: we follow ukrainian forces trying to hold back russian troops with drones. just hearing some sound of aircraft.
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they've told us, the ukrainian soldiers here, to take cover under the trees. the russians are flying over these positions, trying to spot where they are. and novak djokovic reaches another wimbledon final, beating britain's cameron norrie. welcome to our viewers on pbs in america and around the globe. world leaders have reacted with shock to the assassination of the formerjapanese prime minister shinzo abe. presidentjoe biden said he was "stunned, outraged, and deeply saddened" and india's prime minister narendra modi declared a day of national mourning. mr abe was shot dead in the street while giving an election speech. his attacker was a former member of the japanese navy. the former prime minister's body is due to arrive shortly at his residence.
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our correspondent mariko oi is there. well, this is where, as you can possibly see behind me, a long queue of media behind me. we are waiting for the body of former prime minister shinzo abe to arrive any minute now. his body had left the city of nara at around 6pm local time. —— his body had left the city of nara at around 6am local time. it's about a five—hour drive. that's why everyone is gathering here, waiting for his arrival. this is his home — this is actually where his mother also lives as well — and we are expecting that the current prime minister fumio kishida and others to visit here, to pay respect before his funeral which will take place sometime next week. mariko, it's been an incredibly shocking 2a hours in the country. what's the mood on the street? what are people saying? as you say, it's just been an utter shock
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to many people here. people just don't expect this kind of thing to happen and i myself, iwasjust hyping the assassination of former prime ministers shinzo abe and you do not expect to put the word "assassination" and "japan" in one sentence, so people are still digesting the news but also, questions have been asked about the security of former leaders of the country. you mentioned security there. gun crime generally is low injapan. is there a sense that there was complacency around the protection of mr abe? that is something that people have been discussing, especially on social media, because he only had at least one or two security guards when he was making that speech in the city of nara and if you look at the pictures from the moment of that attack, all of them were looking either at mr abe or front and no—one was looking behind him and, of course, the attacker,
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the 41—year—old suspect who is now in police custody, he attacked him from behind, shooting him twice. the first gunshot actually missed him but the second one got him in his neck, which basically killed him a couple of hours later on the same day. so, a lot of questions have been asked, you know, had this happened, should this happen in america, wouldn't the security guards be pushing mr abe down to the ground as soon as you hear the first gunshot? but growing up here, you just don't expect to hear things like that, so, you know, if you hear a similar noise, you know, people might go, "did someone�*s tyre maybe "puncture and that's why there was that loud bang?" as a result, people's reaction may have been a bit slower than you may imagine. mariko, mr abe was speaking during a campaign rally for an upcoming election. is the election going to go ahead? yes, we understand that the upper house election will still take place tomorrow — that's sunday here injapan.
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campaigning was halted for a couple of hours after the attack to pay respect, but we have since started seeing a lot of the politicians tweeting about it as well. of course, they all paid tribute to mr abe but many of them also said that violence isn't the answer to disagreements in politics. you know, "let's go and vote so that people's opinions "are heard in a proper, democratic way". the bbc�*s mariko oi in tokyo for us, where it hasjust gone midday on saturday and as she said, we are expecting the body of shinzo abe back at his residence and we will bring you that story when it happens. twitter and elon musk are in an extraordinary stand—off over his more than $40 billion deal to buy the social media company. the world's richest man wants to pull out of the deal, claiming he's not received the data he asked for about the number of fake or spam accounts on the platform, but twitter�*s board says it will sue mr musk to enforce the deal. shares of twitter fell 6% in extended trading
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over the news. kali hays is a senior tech reporter with business insider. shejoins us now from la. kali, good to see you, so let's deal with both sides of this. first up, what is elon musk saying about this? hi. first up, what is elon musk saying about this? hi, rich. thank yom _ saying about this? hi, rich. thank you. he _ saying about this? hi, rich. thank you. he is _ saying about this? hi, rich. thank you. he is saying - saying about this? hi, rich. | thank you. he is saying quite saying about this? hi, rich. i thank you. he is saying quite a bit. his letter was pretty long. but i agree with the former twitter executive that i spoke to about this, he is kind of grasping at legal straws a little. he has quite a few claims in his letter as to what we do has done wrong in order to have him deemed this deal breached. a lot of it does revolve around the box and the spam account, as you mentioned, but some of the, they claim he made false statements of the sec and they have just acted improperly throughout, have misled him basically from the get go —— bots. and, yeah, he is really saying a lot of things. is really saying a lot of thins. is really saying a lot of thin.s_ ., is really saying a lot of thinqs-_ is really saying a lot of thins. ., ., ~ things. so that elon musk's position- —
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things. so that elon musk's position. how _ things. so that elon musk's position. how has - things. so that elon musk's position. how has twitter l position. how has twitter responded? _ position. how has twitter responded? twitter - position. how has twitter responded? twitter has l responded ? twitter has responded? twitter has responded as they have pretty much been responding through this tumultuous deal. they have said repeatedly that they would enforce this merger which means they would sue and today, they said they intend to sue him, so unless something is either, i imagine there are very dramatic talks happening as we speak but unless something comes to fruition over the weekend, they come to some sort of terms, maybe a renegotiated price for this kind of deal, i imagine a lawsuit is being drafted currently and is being filed or will be filed on monday. it looks like a bit of a legal stand is imminent. what happens next? ~ ., , stand is imminent. what happens next? ., , ., stand is imminent. what happens next? ~ ., , ., ., stand is imminent. what happens next? ., , .,. , next? well, it goes to a very secific next? well, it goes to a very specific court _ next? well, it goes to a very specific court here _ next? well, it goes to a very specific court here in - next? well, it goes to a very specific court here in the - specific court here in the united states, the delaware chancery court, basically all it deals with is businesses and deals like this so it is very practised, thejudges deals like this so it is very practised, the judges there are very used to these kinds of cases. i don't expect it to be very drawn out at all but
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either one but probably both parties milling twitter and elon musk both suing each other, one will and one more countersuit, and this willjust be a legal spectacle, a business spectacle of the highest order. i mean, it's going to be a lot of back—and—forth about who did what went on. i mean, it's great for business journalism. it's going to be fun.— great for business journalism. it's going to be fun. there has been a lot _ it's going to be fun. there has been a lot of _ it's going to be fun. there has been a lot of debate _ it's going to be fun. there has been a lot of debate about. been a lot of debate about this, most playing out ironically on twitter itzel. what are twitter users saying? god! they are saying a lot. i have more to say than anybody, of course. but they, a lot of people are definitelyjust saying i knew that this was not going to happen, everyone has been calling fellon this since very early on. before foul on this. at the end of the day, elon musk did sign something pretty definitive so it is going to be up to the courts to say what's what and what is going to end up happening in a few months.— few months. 0k, great stuff. three from — few months. 0k, great stuff. three from business - few months. 0k, great stuff. three from business insiderl few months. 0k, great stuff. | three from business insider in
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la, thank you very much. thank ou. -- la, thank you very much. thank yom -- kali _ la, thank you very much. thank you. -- kali hays. _ president biden has signed an executive order which he says will help safeguard women's access to abortion. it's in response to the supreme court overturning the landmark ruling that made the procedure legal across the united states. speaking at the white house, mr biden condemned thejudges' decision. what we're witnessing wasn't a constitutionaljudgement, it was an exercise in raw political power. on the day the dobbs decision came down, i immediately announced what i would do. but i also made it clear, based on the reasoning of the court, there is no constitutional right to choose only the way — the only way to fulfil and restore that right for women in this country is by voting, by exercising the power at the ballot box. let me explain. we need two additional pro—choice senators in a pro—choice house to codify roe as federal law. your vote can make that a reality. our correspondent in washington, rianna croxford, explained what the order
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is intended to do. the order contains some measures intended to help and protect and ease access to abortion services. now, really, there are three main takeaways from this. firstly, it looks to expand access to medication abortions — those are the pills that you can get in the post. it also looks to ensure access to emergency medical care and contraception. and thirdly, it also looks to offer legal protections to abortion providers and those seeking abortions out of state. now, it's still unclear at this stage just how this will play out in practical terms. the order isn't that specific and no doubt, president biden will face pushback at state level and we're stilljust seeing the fallout of roe v wade — at least nine states so far have outright banned abortion — and, ultimately, president biden�*s hands are tied. he can't overturn the supreme court's decision, he can't push through a federal law restoring the right to abortion because congress is so divided
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and so, really, his message here is if you're angry, if you're upset, if you care, go out and cast your vote in the midterms this november if you want to see a change. rianna, this is obviously an incredibly divisive topic in the united states. what's been the response so far to this executive order? well, anti—abortion groups have criticised president biden, saying he's acting against the supreme court's ruling. on the flip side, pro—choice groups have praised it, saying it's a much—needed first step. however, there are still those who are still calling for more substantial action. we can't forget how we got to this moment. it comes off the back of weeks of pressure president biden has been underfrom those in his own party to do more but, ultimately, that's going to be nearly impossible to achieve, considering that congress is so divided. so, really, president biden�*s message here, especially to the a0 million women affected by the roe v wade decision, is to go out and cast your votes and, no doubt, this will be a very
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big issue on the ballot box this november. stay with us on bbc world news. still to come: how the former uk chancellor is asking the public if they're ready for rishi, as he looks to replace borisjohnson as prime minister. central london has been rocked by a series of terrorist attacks. police say there have been many casualties, and there is growing speculation that al-qaeda was responsible. germany will be the hosts of the 2006 football world cup. they've pipped the favourites, south africa, by a single vote. in south africa, - the possibility of losing hadn't even been contemplated. celebration parties were cancelled. i a man entered the palace through a downstairs window and made his way to the queen's private bedroom, then, he asked her for a cigarette. and, on the pretext of arranging for some to be brought, summoned a footman on duty, who took the man away.
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one child, one teacher, one book and one pen can change the world. education is the only solution. applause hello. you are watching bbc world news. very good to have your company. the latest headlines: (00v)president biden signs an executive order to help —— a standoff between the world's richest man and twitter as elon musk says he wants to pull out of his $40 billion deal to buy the company.
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let's go to ukraine, now. russian forces are continuing their heavy shelling of towns and villages in eastern ukraine, in preparation for an expected new offensive to seize more territory. russia already occupies large areas of the south and east of the country and are pushing forward in the donetsk region. the latest russian target is the city of slovyansk. from there, jonathan beale sent this report. near the front line, close to the city of slovyansk, ukrainian troops prepare to target russian positions. they know this next battle will be crucial. i think that slovyansk is the next big aim for russians. distant explosions do you think you can stop putin? sure. you can? we will, we will. blasts of artillery, the familiar sounds of this war, but there's also a quieter, harder—to—see battle involving drones and electronic warfare, jamming and tracking signals. the russians have a lot of stuff for blocking
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the drones, for blocking the signal with remote control, with the camera and so on. it's also a dangerous game of hide—and—seek, as we soon found out. aircraft whirrs above we're just hearing some sound of aircraft. they've told us, the ukrainian soldiers here, to take cover under the trees. russians are flying over these positions, trying to spot where they are. it's a... russian�*s. they've been using drones, small, cheap ones to spot enemy positions and direct artillery. they've already lost five. but they believe they're getting results. back at base, they're even making their own bombs to target the russians. we have three or four mortars, one tank, maybe up to 100
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soldier and five or six ammunition. yeah, yeah. so, we have good results for the ten people! the russians aren'tjust tracking their drones, they're also trying to jam communications. but us technology's helping overcome that. at another secret location, they're using one of the thousands of starlink satellite units provided by elon musk. elon musk. "russia, hello?" the other western name as popular among ukrainian troops is �*boris johnson'. but even though he'll soon be gone, there's still hope that britain will continue to back ukraine. translation: now we're - defending western values here. modernising our army and providing sufficient weapons will bring peace to your country, to you in britain.
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russia's already targeting the city of slovyansk. it still outguns ukraine and has the advantage in electronic warfare. home—grown ingenuity and western support is making a difference. but is it sufficient to halt the russian advance? jonathan beale, bbc news, the donbas. meanwhile, russia has vetoed a un security council resolution that would have kept a crucial border aid crossing to syria open. the authorisation for a deliveries across the syrian— turkish border at bab al—hawa is due to expire on sunday. it has been in effect since 2014. un agencies and ngos say the news is devastating, and risks putting millions of people at risk of starvation. our middle east correspondent anna foster is on the turkish—
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syrian border. this vote was delayed by more than 24 hours, and even until the last minute there were hopes that some kind of diplomatic agreement could be reached to try and keep un aid convoys flowing through this crossing at bab al—hawa, the last one that serves people living in north—west syria. it came in the end down to two votes. what most of the un security council members were pushing for, along with un agencies and ngos, was another 12 month extension to the mandate that allows them to bring aid through this crossing. but russia vetoed that. what russia did in response was put forward its own alternative proposal, which was only an extension for six months, and which would have needed renewing by vote in january of 2023. again, humanitarian aid groups say that would have been disastrous, that they need longer than six months to arrange the logistics of such a complicated cross—border aid operation, and to renew it in the middle of winter would have been catastrophic. so in response to that russian counterproposal, there were vetoes from the uk,
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the us and france. so where does that leave us now? well, if an agreement cannot be reached, if the un security council cannot reconvene in the next 48 hours, then this aid crossing will close to un convoys. and just to put that into context, around 1,000 lorries a week pass through here, they take food, vital medicines, shelter to more than 4 million people, many of whom have been living in displacement camps for a decade. ngos have reacted quickly, saying it is devastating and that they hope there is still time to reverse the result and keep the aid flowing. our middle east correspondent anna foster. we get some of the other stories now. officials in indian—administered kashmir say at least 13 hindu pilgrims have died and dozens are missing in a flash flood triggered by a cloudburst near the amarnath cave shrine. a torrent of water rushed through the mountains inundating a base camp set up for hundreds of worhippers. reports say around 40 people are unaccounted for.
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a major network outage at one of canada's biggest telecom operators has caused chaos. banking, transport and government services have all been disrupted for millions. even the emergency services were affected. there's been heavy criticism of the country's reliance on a single communications operator. and here in the uk, sir mark rowley has been named as the new commissioner of london's metropolitan police. he succeeds dame cressida dick. sir mark said he was "deeply honoured" to be appointed to the role. his predessor dame cressida dick was forced to resign earlier this year. uk politics on the list of potential candidates to succeed borisjohnson as leader of the conservative party and become the next british prime ministers grown. rishi sunak, who resigned as finance minister on tuesday, says he wants thejob, but minister on tuesday, says he wants the job, but many conservative mps are calling for borisjohnson to leave downing street immediately. alex forsyth has the letters.
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—— latest. the leadership race is on. will you be standing for the leadership? though this morning, potential candidates were keeping quiet. are you going to be the next prime minister? no answer first thing from the former chancellor. then this afternoon, there was this. i'm standing to be the next leader of the conservative party and your prime minister. rishi sunak, one of the first to quit borisjohnson�*s government, today launched a slick campaign on social media for hisjob. he's not the only one. tom tugendhat�*s announced he'd run this morning. the attorney general, suella braverman, has already thrown her hat in. the possible contenders are piling up — some familiar, some less so. they'll be courting supporters, weighing their chances, and preparing their campaigns. and while some want a quick contest to replace the prime minister, others say it's got to be thorough if the party's to rebuild. the conservative party has a choice. it can fall into fractious infighting, whoever leads it, or it can try and get behind the new leader and prepare for the general election, a general election which, by the way, may be beyond any
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leader winning given the state of the economy and what's happened over the past few weeks and months. it's in here the first decisions will be made. mps whittle down the longlist to just two candidates. then, in theory, it's up to party members, though some have suggested that process could be cut out. not an idea welcomed by these young conservatives from around the country. there is more to a party than just what happens in westminster. us people at grassroots level are the ones who perhaps feel the wrath on the doorstep a lot more than those in westminster. to restore the faith in the government, i want to see more integrity, more honesty from leaders. and i don't know, if you don't pass that onto members who are voting, whether you will get that. better to take a bit longer and have to sort of work l something out in the meantime than choose quickly— and choose wrong. westminster has calmed after the high drama of yesterday, but away from the microphones, there is still manoeuvring. borisjohnson�*s been clear — he's staying on as prime
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minister until a new party leader's chosen, even though some of his critics want him to go sooner. number 10 says it will keep things running, but it won't announce new policy or make big economic decisions. so, the man in the highest office has only limited power. for now, though, he remains in residence behind the famous black door, while his party wrangles over what and who comes next. alex forsyth, bbc news, westminster. tennis now and novak djokovic is heading for his eighth wimbledon final. he beat the british number one cameron norrie on centre court. chethan pathak has this update. time and time again, when you think this could be the day that novak djokovic is beaten, he finds a way to power through. for the first set taken by britain's cameron norrie, 6—2, the fans behind me and the british fans on centre court really believed an upset was on the cards. cam norrie's development has been extraordinary, playing just for the first time in his career in the second week of a grand slam.
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he showed us that brilliant leftie serve, the topspin forehand, that dead backhand that he's got that is flat and perfect for this service. it was causing djokovic all kinds of problems he couldn't deal with. but the defending champion, as he so often does, took a breath, reset, reconfigured and won the second, third and fourth set to reach an eighth wimbledon final trying to win his seventh title here. the numbers are extraordinary. it's a 32nd grand slam final for djokovic. he's hoping to win 21, which would bring him within one of rafael nadal�*s record of 22. awaiting in sunday's final will be nick kyrigios who had friday off, rafael nadal withdrawing because of that abdominal injury means that the kyrgios didn't have to play on friday, with three days off, he will play djokovic on sunday. before that we have the women's final, ons jabeur chasing history, the third seed here,
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the world number two, hoping to become the first african and arab player to win a grand slam in the open era. she'll be facing kazakhstan�*s elena rybakina, also in herfirst grand slam final at the age of 23 — whatever happens we will have a first time grand slam winner in the women's final, at the moment it is too tough to call which way it's going to go. and there's just time to tell you about a condor chick in peru who's been rescued, after locals found him in a bad condition. the eight—month—old condor was suffering from malnutrition when it was discovered in peru's ancash region. residents there failed to revive him and took him to a recovery centre. he'll be released back into the wild after rehabilitation. the condor is the largest flying bird in peru and one of the biggest on earth. much more on that on the bbc news website,, and
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the bbc news app. you can get me on twitter, i am @richpreston. thank you for watching. goodbye. hello there. it was a very warm day on friday. temperatures touched 29 celsius across south east england. and this weekend, more of the same, a lot of sunshine around. it's going to stay dry away from the far north—west of scotland. and it's all down to this area of high pressure, which will be sitting out towards the west of the uk to start the weekend, and we have a run of northerly winds. slightly fresher air mass, so i don't think it'll be quite as hot today as what it was on friday. most of the cloud will affect the north and west of scotland, northern ireland. some spots of rain for north—western scotland. best of the sunshine in the north, across eastern scotland. we should see temperatures reach 21—23 degrees here, but for england and wales, dry and sunny.
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temperatures reaching the mid—20s, so not quite as warm as friday. it's going to be dry, lots of sunshine at wimbledon for the women's final. notice that — 29 degrees. for the men's final on sunday, it's going to be even hotter. now, through saturday night, much of the country will stay dry. still some splashes of rain across northern scotland. we'll have more cloud, more breeze here. elsewhere, further south, under clear skies, light winds, could see the odd mist or fog patch. and for most of us, temperatures will stick into low double figures. then, for sunday morning, we wake up to one or two mist and fog patches for england and wales. otherwise, it's going to be another dry and sunny day here. more sunshine as well for scotland and northern ireland, away from the very far north—west of scotland, where we'll see further cloud. so it'll be warmer in the north, the low to mid 20s. but for england and wales, very warm indeed — high 20s, perhaps 30 degrees across the south—east. and sea breezes will start to pick up as winds will be light. into monday, our area of high pressure shifts towards the eastern side of the country. that will allow winds to come up from the south, so it'll be even warmer and sunnier for england and wales.
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we start to see some cloud developing across scotland and northern ireland. this weather front will bring some rain into the northern and western isles later on, so turning a little bit cooler here. as you head further south, though, we see those temperatures mid to high 20s, up to 31 or 32 in the south—east. another very warm day on tuesday, but notice these weather fronts working their way in off the atlantic. barely anything on them as they work across england and wales, so there is no useful rainfall in sight for next week. some splashes across scotland and northern ireland. it will cool down a little bit as those fronts move in in england and wales, and then it's likely to warm up again by the end of the week.
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this is bbc news, the headlines: tearful mourners have gathered in tokyo to await the coffin carrying formerjapanese prime minister shinzo abe, after he was assassinated at a political rally. world leaders have reacted with shock to the killing. the attacker was a former member of the japanese navy. the world's richest man, elon musk, has pulled out of a $44 billion bid to buy twitter. a lawyer for the tesla chief executive has written to twitter�*s legal office, accusing the company of not complying with its contractual obligations. but twitter�*s board says it will sue musk to enforce the deal. president biden has signed an executive order to help safeguard women's access to abortion. the move follows the supreme court overturning the landmark ruling that made the procedure legal across the united states.
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