tv BBC World News BBC News August 29, 2022 5:00am-5:31am BST
this is bbc news. i'm tadhg enright with the latest headlines for viewers in the uk and around the world. a catastrophe on a scale never seen before — pakistan's foreign minister assesses the flooding that's swept across his country. mission to the moon — america prepares to test—launch a rocket, heralding a new era of space exploration. we've a special report from spain — where droughts and heatwaves in the so—called garden of europe are reducing the flow of olive oil to a trickle. and back with a bang. europe's biggest street party returns to london after a three—year break.
pakistan will launch a global appeal to help it deal with the flooding catastrophe that's killed more than a thousand people and affected 30 million. un member states will be asked to contribute. pakistan's foreign minister has estimated the financial impact at $4 billion. bilawal bhutto—zardari said he hoped the international community would grasp the sheer level of devastation in his country. and it's not over yet — water is still surging down the mightly indus river and will flood the the low—lying sindh province yet further over the next few days. azadeh moshiri reports. a young boy stranded on a rock
as raging waters around him. you can see a rescue work edging out of the helicopter, lifting up to safety. it is one of the countless rescue efforts that are happening as pakistan faces one of the worst floods in years. more than a thousand people dead and millions affected. �* ,, �* people dead and millions affected. ~ ,, ~ , affected. translation:. it is difficult to _ affected. translation:. it is difficult to put _ affected. translation:. it is difficult to put into _ affected. translation:. it is difficult to put into words, - difficult to put into words, the phraseology we are used to, whether it is monsoon rains, flooding doesn't quite seem to encapsulate the ongoing devastation and disaster are still witnessing. the satellite ima . es still witnessing. the satellite images show _ still witnessing. the satellite images show the _ still witnessing. the satellite images show the sheer - still witnessing. the satellite images show the sheer scale i still witnessing. the satellite i images show the sheer scale of the flooding, this is what this area looked like before the flooding. it's homes and fields clearly visible. this is the situation now, overrun and overwhelmed. stepping away from the political turmoil surrounding his government the prime minister sharif seen distributing relief items.
while poor planning and infrastructure has played a role in this climate change is also to blame. pakistan only produces 1% of global emissions but the country is dealing with one of its worst consequences. facing monsoons and floods that are far more frequent and severe than the norm. sindh province has seen nearly nine times the august rainfall, the country is urgently asking others for help. we country is urgently asking others for help.— country is urgently asking others for hel-. ~ ., ., ~ others for help. we are working with 35 donors _ others for help. we are working with 35 donors right _ others for help. we are working with 35 donors right now, - others for help. we are working with 35 donors right now, but, i with 35 donors right now, but, you know the responses are, in principle, very, very positive, but we do need technical assistance, we need a lot of mobilisation on the ground. pakistan was already facing an economic crisis, so these floods are coming at a difficult time and with some areas bracing for torrents of water from swollen rivers, areas bracing for torrents of waterfrom swollen rivers, the damage is not over yet.
chris kaye is the country director for pakistan at the world food programme, he described to us the sheer scale of the challenge on the ground in the aftermath of the disaster. it is truly heartbreaking and extremely concerning what we are seeing in the world programme and the rest of the united nation's system is doing all it can to mobilise funding that are necessary to help the government and the response, the government does have significant capability and capacity, it is strapped for resources, the biggest challenge we have right now certainly is shelter, and we desperately keen to get hold of tents, in order to accommodate those people who have been forced out of their homes. bridges have been washed away, roads washed away and we have got villages camping out on impact roads, which we ourselves are struggling to access so that's a major, major problem. we definitely need and
we are building a logistics capability, to support the government in understanding how we can get the relief supplies to those people in need. we are voluntarily require the generosity of donor governments and the public at large, to support the work that we do in these situations and i know very well, how difficult it is at this time, everybody is cash—strapped, energy prices are up, and patient is up in all the countries so we know there is a huge amount of needle over the world but i the photographs and pictures you have shown this morning demonstrate just how great the situation is here in pakistan, and we do urge the listening public, to be generous, and urge the government and any other governments, to support an appeal which is going out tomorrow, it will be launched by the secretary general for $161 million.
what can the international community do. here's michael kugelman, the deputy director and senior associate for south asia at the wilson center. pakistan is a poor country, and fairness to pakistan the scale of this crisis so big even the most powerful and wealthy countries would have trouble responding, a situation where more than half the country is underwater, keep in mind pakistan by area, is the size, the same size as france and the uk combined, you get a sense of the scale and you are talking about more than 30 million people affected, and amount of people affected, and amount of people equivalent to the entire population of saudi arabia so these floods are more serious than the ones in 2010 which the un secretary general said was the worst national disaster he had ever seen, any government in matter how strong, wealthy and powerful would be helpless to deal with this crisis on their own. you have a
government relatively new and rather weak, doesn't have much legitimacy and is not very popular, but i should say the pattern in pakistan over times when you have these terrible national disasters is not typically the civilian government that leads the response attends to be the military, the charities and civil society and private aid groups and the good thing is those groups are responding in force and there has been some very inspiring stories of aid workers, and soldiersjumping workers, and soldiers jumping in workers, and soldiersjumping in raging floodwaters to save children and others trapped so thatis children and others trapped so that is the silver lining but indeed the factory have a government that is weak and unpopular has been struggling to rein in a terrible economic crisis that makes it even more difficult for the state to respond effectively. —— the fact that you have stop. nasa is preparing to launch a new rocket for its first mission to the moon in 50 years. it's due to lift off on monday afternoon from the kennedy space center.
it will be the first of the artemis mission — and this flight will be uncrewed to test if the technology works. if successful, it will pave the way for human beings to return to the moon. 0ur science editor rebecca morelle reports from cape canaveral in florida. it's almost time. standing on launch pad 39b — the same one used by the apollo missions — the most powerful rocket nasa has ever built is ready for lift—off. the rocket is simply enormous, and it's only when you're standing here that you realise get a sense of its size. and this is the last chance we'll see it up close. the launch pad is closing and fuelling is about to begin, because in just a few hours' time, this will be blasting off. the first step in our return to the moon for 50 years. we talk about moonshots as things that humans can do when we put our differences aside and we focus on the mission and do great things together. well, now we are going to have our own moonshot, right? and so this is our generation.
like, we get to now say we did it. if we do this successfully monday, we have sent something like that, a human—rated spacecraft to the moon. for its maiden lunch, the rockets will push a capsule, called 0rion, into deep space, where it will go into orbit around the moon before it returns to earth. no astronauts will be on board this time — this is a test flight. with such new technology, there are a lot of things that could go wrong. we have done so much testing on this rocket. we've been through integrated testing, we've tested everything from the smallest material to every system. we have done everything we can do on the ground to eliminate the risk. from here, it'sjust a matter of testing it in—flight, and that's what we are excited about doing monday. so much is riding on this. the next step is to get astronauts on board. nasa's ultimate plan is to land the first woman and the first person of colour
on the lunar surface. along the causeways around cape canaveral, people are getting ready to watch the launch, setting up early to bag the best spot. hundreds of thousands are expected in the area. i'm really excited, because it's one of the biggest rocket launches in 50 years. it's the largest so far that's going to be going up, and it will be extremely loud. i've been watching this stuff ever since, well, i i watched the space landing in '69. - so we live pretty close to where it will be launching, so we'll probablyjust climb up on our roof and watch it from there. the weather might have other ideas, though. above the launch pad, the storms keep on coming. nasa will need a break in the clouds to get this rocket off the ground. rebecca morelle, bbc news, at the kennedy space center, florida. let's get some of the day's other news. austria says it's now backing an eu—wide cap on electricity prices, as they continue to rise in line with soaring gas prices. austria is heavily dependent on russian gas, but most of its electricity comes from renewables. austrian chancellor karl nehammer says the eu must not
austria is heavily dependent on russian gas, but most of its electricity comes from renewables. austrian chancellor karl nehammer says the eu must not allow president putin to determine its electricity price every day. dutch police say the number of people killed when a truck veered off the road and rolled into a village barbecue party has risen to six. seven others are being treated in hospital. the incident happened on saturday south of rotterdam. police say the 46—year—old spanish driver was not under the influence of alcohol. brazil's right—wing president jair bolosonaro has taken part in an election debate. among his opponents, his biggest rival, the former leftist leader louis inacio lula da silva. 0pinion polls suggest mr lula is leading the race with 47 percent of the vote compared with mr bolosonaro, who would have around 30%. police in france have launched an investigation into claims by the french footballer paul pogba that he's the victim of a multi—million dollar blackmail plot involving his brother and childhood friends. earlier, pogba's brother posted videos saying he'd publish revelations about the juventus
star and french world cup winner that his club, fans, and country should know about. more than a thousand palestinians could soon be evicted from their homes in the south of the occupied west bank by israel's army. in may, the israeli high court sanctioned plans to expel them to make way for a israeli military train in an area known as masafer yatta. un experts have warned israel that if it goes ahead with the mass eviction it could amount to a war crime. 0ur middle east correspondent, yolande knell, has been to masafer yatta. you see now, they are demolishing houses. it takes just seconds and a palestinian house is gone. a family is homeless. israel says they built here illegally. abu mohammed had pleaded with the israeli soldiers
and police to stop. the family that was living in this house, abu mohammed's relatives, they don't even know that the house has been demolished because they were away at a wedding. no—one's been able to call them and get in touch. the routine is all too familiar in this part of the west bank under full israeli control. it's virtually impossible for palestinians to get a building permit here, so most people build without them. come, come, come. we realise today's demolitions aren't yet over. so we've raced up to the top of this hill, really breathless, because the roads have been closed off, and you can see here it's animal pens that are being demolished. there's a big flock of sheep just over there. arguing. there are scuffles with anti—demolition activists, who are threatened with arrest. everything is going be confiscated so that the shepherds can't easily rebuild. and just look how many security forces there are up here, keeping us all back. but such losses aren't the only
problem in masafer yatta — jewish settlements are expanding here. they're seen as illegal under international law, but israel disagrees. for basil, it's a double standard. these settlers come here, steal our land, there's palestinians digging on it, and build their homes. i mean, the state supports them doing that and providing the infrastructure for the settlers on my land, but the same state and the same government is, like, approaching us from here by demolishing our homes, schools and water well, and roads. the israeli army doesn't agree to an interview but has a large presence in masafer yatta. this sign up here is telling us we are about to enter into a firing area and israeli military zone. it says, "danger." well, "entrance is forbidden."
i see more demolitions along the road. israel's supreme court recently ruled that this army training area was legal. hundreds of palestinians now face eviction. this is where the family lives. i'm off to meet one couple who insist they won't move. they live in a cave created by na'aman�*s grandfather before his birth. "if the army sees the solar panels, they'll remove them," he tells me. they live under tight israeli restrictions. and suheir, who's days from giving birth, is afraid. what's the future for you? "what future?", she says. "we're living in fear. "we have no future, nothing." if israel's mass eviction goes ahead, it will be one of the biggest in the west bank in decades. the international community's warned against it but for those trying to stay here, that is little help. yolande knell, bbc news, masafer yatta.
stay with us on bbc news. still to come: with wildfires, heatwaves and droughts across much of europe this summer, just how is climate change driving up food prices? she received the nobel peace prize for her work with the poor and the dying in the indian slums. the head of the catholic church said mother teresa was a wonderful example of how to help people in need. we have to identify the bodies and then arrange the coffins and take them back home. parents are waiting, wives are waiting. hostages appeared, some carried, some running, i trying to escape the - nightmare behind them.
britain lost a princess today. described by all to whom she reached out as "irreplaceable," an early morning car crash in a paris underpass ended a life with more than its share of pain and courage, warmth and compassion. this is bbc news. the main story this hour: pakistan's foreign minister says flooding is a catastrophe on a scale never seen before with millions now in desperate need of shelter. wildfires, heatwaves and droughts have torn through much of europe this summer, with scientists saying it's on track to become the continent's driest season in 500 years. spain has been particularly affected. 0ur southern europe correspondent mark lowen reports from andalucia, in the south of spain.
—— reports from andalusia, in the south of spain. what spain calls its green gold should be glittering before harvest. but with the worst drought on record, parched groves where little fruit. in this, the world's biggest olive oil producer, supplying half of all stock, the yield is already down by one third. in the bottling plants, they are worried the flow is becoming a trickle. production in this factory that also exports to britain is dropping by one half, pushing up prices amidst a globalfood crisis. a vital sector for spain a globalfood crisis. a vital sectorfor spain and for sector for spain and for consumers sectorfor spain and for consumers is in danger. translation: shoppers are already paying one third higher than last year but the drought will increase that even more. with the downturn, we may have to lay off some workers and in a year —— another year like
this would be a complete catastrophe.— this would be a complete catastrophe. now, spain is turninu catastrophe. now, spain is turning to _ catastrophe. now, spain is turning to its _ catastrophe. now, spain is turning to its shores - catastrophe. now, spain is turning to its shores to - catastrophe. now, spain is| turning to its shores to help the water shortage, expanding plants that the sally neighbour seawater to compensate. the country forced to adopt climate change. —— adapt to climate change. -- adapt to climate chance. �* , change. -- adapt to climate chance. 3 , change. -- adapt to climate chance. �*, ,., change. let's focus on will allow us — change. let's focus on will allow us to _ change. let's focus on will allow us to secure - change. let's focus on will| allow us to secure business around here because this is an area that has lived off agriculture for years. the spanish government wants to expand our plans. this one will go expand our plans. this one will 9° up expand our plans. this one will 9° up by expand our plans. this one will go up by 25%. expand our plans. this one will 90 up by 2596-— expand our plans. this one will go up by 25%. the main problem here is clearly _ go up by 25%. the main problem here is clearly the _ go up by 25%. the main problem here is clearly the drought - go up by 25%. the main problem here is clearly the drought but i here is clearly the drought but there's another issue, too — half of the water coming out this plant goes towards irrigating the fruit and vegetables growing in these kinds of greenhouses. spain producing the most in the eu. but perhaps with our climate heating, this country can just no longer afford to be the garden of europe. with parts of
spain the driest in 1200 years, this dystopian vision of a once bountiful and is a glimpse into our future. mark lowen, bbc news, andalusia. time for all the latest sports news. hello, i'm gavin ramjaun and this is your update from the bbc sport centre. to the english premier league first, and harry kane helped tottenham keep the pressure on at the top. the england captain scored both in a 2—0 win at nottingham forest. he also had a penalty saved, so it could have been a hat—trick. kane did pass the 200 league goal mark, though. spurs are still unbeaten and lie third, behind only manchester city and leaders arsenal. it was a really intense game. a lot of noise around the pitch. for sure, lot of noise around the pitch. forsure, i lot of noise around the pitch. for sure, i understand for the players, especially for the opponent, to play here is not easy. it is not easy and because you have one team against them but at the same
time, the crowd is against you but i think we did it, we did not do it right away but in the end, we did well. karim benzema's two late goals gave real madrid the vital points to stay top of la liga. benzema scored with just two minutes to go to make it 2—1 against espa nyol. his second came 10 minutes into injury time to preserve the spanish champions' 100% record this season. elsewhere, barcelona won 4—0, against real valladolid. rory mcilroy is the toast of the pga this weekend. the northern irishman became the first player to win golf�*s fed ex cup title three times. mcilroy overturned a six—shot deficit in the final round of the tour championship, at east lake in atlanta. he edged ahead of american world number one scottie scheffler with three holes remaining and held his nerve to finish on 21 under, one clear of scheffler and south korea's sung—jae im, carding a 66 for the day. he takes home the trophy
he last won in 2019 and 2016 and the prize of $18 million. and monday is a rest day on the vuelta a espana but south africa's louis meintjes will still be enjoying his superb solo effort to win stage 9 for a first grand tour stage victory. meintjes broke away with 2.5km to go and finished more than a minute ahead of italy's samuele battistella. belgium's remco evenepoel finished fourth and extended his lead at the top of the general classification. and the us open starts on monday. daniil medvedev and anett kontaveit the two highest seeds in action on the opening day. and serena and venus williams have been given a wildcard to play in the doubles this week. the sisters have won two of their 1a grand slam doubles titles at flushing meadows but they haven't played competitively together for four years. both are also in the singles draw. serena announced this month that she is preparing to end her playing career and while she didn't explicitly say the us open would be her final event, it's expected this will be her swa nsong.
you can get all the latest sports news at our website — that's bbc.com/sport. but from me, gavin ramjaun and the rest of the sport team, we'll see you next time. it's party time again in the streets of west london as the notting hill carnival enters its second and last day. the community—led celebration of caribbean history and culture is extra special this year because it's the first since the pandemic. megan owen soaked up the atmosphere on children's day. a three—year silence has broken. carnival is back. sensational, it's all i can say, i'm lost for words, it's amazing. say, i'm lost for words, it's amazing-— say, i'm lost for words, it's amazin.. ., , .., amazing. the last time i came here was _ amazing. the last time i came here was in — amazing. the last time i came here was in 2019 _ amazing. the last time i came here was in 2019 before - amazing. the last time i came here was in 2019 before the i here was in 2019 before the world — here was in 2019 before the world shutdown. this is the first— world shutdown. this is the first one _ world shutdown. this is the first one three years. although lona , first one three years. although long. dancing- _ first one three years. although long, dancing. although - first one three years. although long, dancing. although long. | long, dancing. although long. and for— long, dancing. although long. and for some, _ long, dancing. although long. and for some, the _ long, dancing. although long. and for some, the very- long, dancing. although long. and for some, the very first i and for some, the very first chance _ and for some, the very first chance to _ and for some, the very first chance to party. _ and for some, the very first chance to party.— and for some, the very first chance to party. the first time that i chance to party. the first time that i have _ chance to party. the first time that i have ever _ chance to party. the first time that i have ever been - chance to party. the first time that i have ever been playing l
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this... laughs.. the streets were entered this morning and now they are swamped with crowds and were hungry to get back to carnival after three years. it's an energy local performers have been waiting for after carnival was forced online by covid for the last two years. online by covid for the last two years— online by covid for the last two years. tried to recreate the experience _ two years. tried to recreate the experience through - the experience through different mediums but it's not the same as coming to carnival, experiencing it. interacting with all of the people here, with all of the people here, with the music and the food. nothing compares. how does it feel to be back? it nothing compares. how does it feel to be back?— feelto be back? it feels absolutely _ feelto be back? it feels absolutely amazing. - feelto be back? it feels absolutely amazing. we feel to be back? it feels - absolutely amazing. we have been waiting a long time for this, been in lockdown and to be back on the street playing music, entertain the crowds and celebrating culture.— celebrating culture. happy eo - le, celebrating culture. happy people, hands _ celebrating culture. happy people, hands in - celebrating culture. happy people, hands in the - celebrating culture. happy people, hands in the air! i celebrating culture. happy i people, hands in the air! the ulse of people, hands in the air! the pulse of west _ people, hands in the air! tie: pulse of west london has people, hands in the air! ti2 pulse of west london has been revived but really, it's like the beach never really stopped. —— beat. megan owen, bbc news.
thank you for being with us. i will be back with the business headlines in a few minutes. hello. the bank holiday weekend continues for most parts of the uk, and the dry weather continues for most as well, but there will be some contrast in our weather fortunes through monday. the warmest and sunniest weather will be found in the south and the west, where you have some shelter from a keen north—easterly breeze, blowing around this area of high pressure centred to the north of us. along the northern and eastern coasts where you're exposed to that breeze, well, there will be a lot of cloud, even some showers through the morning. also a bit of showery rain first thing around some of these irish sea coasts. much of that will tend to ease. now, through the day, we'll keep quite a lot of cloud across northern and eastern areas. more sunshine across western scotland, northern ireland, parts of wales, the south—west of england. there will be some showers around as well, blown along
on this brisk breeze, but many places will avoid the showers and stay dry. as far as temperatures go, though, some north sea coasts only getting to 1a or 15 degrees. compare that with a possible 25 in parts of north cornwall and north devon. now, as we go through monday night, we will continue to see some areas of cloud across northern and eastern parts, giving a little bit of patchy rain here and there. clear spells further south and west. it does remain fairly breezy so, for most, that should hold the temperatures up. nine degrees there for aberdeen, but 13 for cardiff and for plymouth. now, as we go through this week, we are going to see more dry weather. it may turn just a little bit warmer for some of us around the middle part of the week. there is the chance of rain later but some uncertainty about exactly who will see that. so, through tuesday — again, a lot of dry weather. a fair amount of cloud, particularly up towards the north—east. one or two showers further west — that's where we'll see the best of the sunshine. still quite breezy across eastern and southern areas. that breeze quite brisk, actually, through some english channel coasts.
2a degrees for cardiff. further north in glasgow, a high of 18. now, as we look deeper into the week, our area of high pressure looks set to retreat northwards. we're watching one frontal system pushing in from the west and a showery low trying to drift up from the south. some uncertainty about exactly how this will play out, but it does look like there is the increasing chance of rain as we head towards the end of the week and into the weekend but i suspect there will be places that don't see very much and stay predominantly dry.
this is bbc news with the latest business headlines for viewers in the uk and around the world. autumn of discontent? two of the uk's biggest unions seek to co—ordinate strike action as they step up calls for higher pay. investing in japan's future. how a start—up is training the next generation of entrepreneurs in the world's third largest economy. and off to the moon and back! nasa's latest lunar mission is crewed by a high—tech mannequin. we take a look at the robotics behind a new era in space. hello and welcome to audiences in the uk and around the world.