welcome to newsday, reporting live from singapore, i'm mariko oi. the headlines. iranian security forces open fire on protesters in several cities — forty days after the death, in custody, of a woman accused of wearing her hijab incorrectly. as extreme weather batters the planet, the un secretary general tells the bbc we are approaching a point of no—return so climate change must be a priority again. if we are not able to reverse the present threat that is leading to catastrophe in the world, we will be doomed. russia conducts drills by its nuclear forces — as fears grow about an escalation of the war in ukraine. the chinese government is accused of setting up unofficial police stations around the world — to intimidate and
silence dissidents. beijing says — it's "simply untrue". we meet the man who ran across australia and 47 days inspiring a nation and raising over $1 million for charity. live from our studio in singapore this is bbc news, it's newsday. hello and welcome to the programme. security forces in iran have used live ammunition on protesters in several cities, forty days after the death of mahsa amini in police custody. she was arrested after allegedly wearing her hijab incorrectly. allegedly wearing her people took to the streets in 30 cities across the country
with some businesses also closing to show their solidarity. our correspondent rana rahimpour reports. chanting. day forty of iran protest and forty days since the death of mahsa amini, the young iranian kurdish woman who has become a symbol for iran's protest movement. this is the city of saqez, her birthplace. the authorities did everything to stop people attending her memorial day. they blocked the roads and closed all the schools and universities of kurdistan province. but they failed. and thousands of people marched to her grave. the violent crackdown of the protests have failed to stop them. videos show demonstrations in tehran, the capital and in at least another 30 cities and in the universities across the country.
meanwhile, more businesses have gone on strike. these were demonstrations in front of the medical council of the islamic republic of iran in the capital. doctors were protesting when security officers attacked them. some were arrested. workers at tehran oil refinery company refused to work. and shop owners in the capitals grand bazaar as well as other cities stay closed. the iranian authorities say everything is under control but the videos that are being published online tell a different story. they show a country in turmoil. and people who want regime change. rana rahimpour, bbc news. american—iranian journalist and political analyst nehgaar mortazavi told me more
about the significance of wednesday's protests. after the death of any person, the seventh day of mourning and the 40th day of mourning is a significant ceremony that the loved ones in the community gather. in the case of the political protests people are drawing comparisons with the 1979 revolution. each time they will be a protest protest or be killed and a0 days later they would gather again to mourn and more protesters would be killed. it's a0 days of interval. this is a first interval and it is obviously for the death, domestic media are reporting 10,000 if not more images are showing a sea of protesters walking through her grave. and protesting and mourning this for
the is day so it's very significant in a cultural way but in the politics of these protests. let's take a look at some other stories in the headlines. in the uk, rishi sunak has appeared before mps in parliament on his first full day as prime minister, and announced yet more unravelling of predecessor liz truss�*s plans. the government's economic statement — due to be delivered on monday has now been pushed back by almost three weeks, and a ban on fracking in england reinstated. a in england reinstated. jury in wisconsin and found . man a jury in wisconsin and found a man guilty of murdering six people by driving into a caresses parade last year. the defendant mr brooks was found guilty of 76 charges of deliberately crashing his vehicle into a crowd in the city of milwaukee. 60 other people were injured including many children. —— near milwaukee. —— near milwaukee.
the british foreign secretary, james cleverly, has said that lgbt football fans who attend the world cup in qatar should be willing to show some compromise. he told lbc that anyone traveling to the tournament should be "respectful of the host nation", where same—sex activity is illegal. labour called the remarks "tone—deaf". the parent company of facebook, instagram and whatsapp has reported a fall in revenue for the second consecutive quarter, in the latest sign of the us and global economic slowdown. meta's profits for the past three months were $4.4 billion — less than half of the same period last year. there's been another sobering warning on the state of the climate from the un secretary general. antonio guterres says the world is reaching the point of no—return and every country must make tackling climate change a priority. speaking ahead of next
month's cop27 conference, mr guterres said the world would face catastrophe unless action is taken. 0ur climate editorjustin rowlatt spoke to him at the un headquarters in new york. it has been a year of extreme weather, devastating floods in pakistan, drought in somalia, with millions threatened with famine. and record—breaking heat in the uk, and many other countries, it is why the un chief says climate is the most important issue in his intro. do you think the governments of the world recognise that? not necessarily all of them at the present moment. it's very unfortunate that in many governments, the pressure of the difficulties of the moment, and i recognise those difficulties, you have inflation, you have the consequences of the war, you have high prices of energy and food, you have then social unrest linked to that, so, there has been indeed a tendency to put climate
change on the back burner, and that is why it is so important to strongly advocate to bring back climate change to the centre of the international debate. there have been fears of some countries including the uk have been rolling back on some of their climate commitments. liz truss advised king charles iii not to go to the un summit for example. should the king go to cop27, do you want to see him there? and what about the new uk prime minister, rishi sunak, do you want to see him there? i would like to see them both. king charles iii, we need to pay tribute to that, has been a constant voice, raising the attention of the world for the need to be much more effective in relation to climate action. are you worried about the uk's commitment on climate? i believe uk people housed today enough conscience about what climate change means.
i didn't ask about the people, i asked about the government. what i am saying is that the governments are accountable to the people, and i believe the people will make the government accountable in a way that the commitments will be maintained. i am sensing that you are slightly worried about the uk government commitment on climate. if they need to be held to be account by the people, it suggests that there they are not perhaps the...? there were some hints but i hope those hints do not correspond to the reality. because things are changing very quickly in the british political life, so let's be optimistic about the future. but this year we have had a taste of the kind of extreme weather climate change can bring, and the message from the un today is clear, unless we raise ambition the world will face far greater weather extremes. justin rowlatt, bbc news, the un headquarters in new york.
china's been accused of setting up illegal secret police stations in foreign countries to intimidate and silence dissidents. a spanish ngo that conducted an investigation — says it found that china has set up over 50 unofficial police stations in at least 21 countries. following the investigation, dutch media found evidence, of at least two of the stations operating in the netherlands. the dutch foreign ministry says, their existence is illegal. the chinese embassy there says, it is not aware of their existence. anna holligan reports from outside the chinese embassy in the hague. dutch politicians have demanded the immediate closure of two so—called chinese police stations allegedly functioning illegally in rotterdam and amsterdam. a spanish investigation found evidence of similar outposts operating worldwide in an effort it said to silence voices of discontent and urge critics to come home. the liberal m p says these
reports show that beijing's long arm of the law did not law a much longer than cheers with the process cheney is right and let chinese laws speak on dutch soil and that is extremely undesirable form of interference. another mp conservative party said evidence china's repression is infiltrating the netherlands. i went down to one of the addresses in rotterdam, i spoke to 28—year—old woman living there who said it was her at home and any allegations that the address was being used by the address was being used by the chinese state orchestrated police operations in the netherlands or nonsense. the chinese foreign ministry said that reports were untrue and the dutch government has vowed to investigate before deciding upon inappropriate course of action. as mentioned china's
foreign ministry mentioned that claim that the secret police stations is simply untrue and that overseas centres were needed during the pandemic so chinese nationals abroad could carry out tasks like renewing their driver's licenses. you're watching newsday. the saying when there is a will there's a way. we speak to the man who finished running across australia after picking it up just two years ago. indira gandhi, ruler of the world's largest democracy, died today. 0nly yesterday, she had spoken of dying in the service of her country and said, i would be proud of it, every drop of my blood will contribute to the growth of this nation. after 46 years of unhappiness, these two countries have concluded a chapter of history. no more suspicion, no more fear, no more uncertainty.
of what each day might bring. booster ignition, and lift—off of discovery with the crew of six astronaut heroes and one american legend. well, enjoying the show is right, this is beautiful. a milestone in human history. born today, this girl in india is the seven billionth person on the planet. welcome back. this is newsday on the bbc. i'm mariko 0i in singapore, our headlines. a rating security forces opened fire on protesters or two days after the death of a woman
accused of wearing a job incorrectly. the un secretary general issues a stark warning that we are approaching the point of no return if the world wa nts to wants to tackle climate change. as russia suffers military backlash in. it has been testing out its strategic nuclear weapons for the ballistic missiles were launched from the ground at submarines and from the air. president putin was watching the exercisers from the kremlin. as the missiles went up, the message went out. this was only a simulation, a test. russia wants the world to remember that it has the biggest stockpile of nuclear weapons. vladimir putin watched and he was briefed. as russia's forces as far from the northwest to the east of the country
rehearsed their reaction to a nuclear attack. military chiefs told rogers leader of the task of delivering a massive nuclear strike by strategic offensive forces had been rehearsed. 0n land, in the air and at sea, this annual exercise is known as thunder vote of eight months into the war in ukraine and it is designed to have added potency. inc. he the simulation was seen as just that. my was seen as 'ust that. my personal— was seen as just that. m personal opinion, was seen as just that. m: personal opinion, he was seen as just that. m; personal opinion, he will not use nuclear weapons. —— in ki. they did a lot of stupid things but they continue to be pragmatic. but they continue to be pragmatic— but they continue to be pragmatic. but they continue to be ”ramatic. , ., , ., pragmatic. these images are 'ust art pragmatic. these images are just part of — pragmatic. these images are just part of the _ pragmatic. these images are just part of the war— pragmatic. these images are just part of the war effort, i just part of the war effort, they are part of a propaganda effort. the latest claim at the heart of which is the accusation in ukraine is about to use a dirty bomb. exposes
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nuclear threats... the latest weapons from a country and a leader dealing with an enemy that refuses to capitulate. meanwhile ukraine's defence minister has warned the kherson is proving more difficult in the northeast because of wet weather and the nature of the terrain. the area was one of the first to be taken by moscow in this war and has been at the centre of the fiercest of clashes in the last few weeks ukraine says russia has been strengthening its military force there while telling civilians to leave. more than 70,000 are thought to have fled in the past week. as russia continues to attack ukraine's power infrastructure, ukrainians who fled to other countries are being asked not to return until spring to ease the demand on the energy system. the ukrainian defence
minister said the ukrainian advance in kherson has been a more difficult because of the terrain in the region but also because of the rainy conditions in the area. he did not give details about the operation in the region, the ukrainian forces are advancing along the river and the main target here is a city of kherson, which is one of the largest ukrainian cities under russian occupation. anti—capital of one of the four regions that president putin claims to have antics. last night and adviser to president zelensky said there were no signs that russian troops were preparing to leave the city, in fact he said russian troops were preparing the streets for defence and sending in more troops. but the defence minister also said there was a change in russian tactics after the appointment of the russian general as the commander of the russian forces here in ukraine.
the minister said russia was now openly fighting against civilians, notjust the civilians, not just the ukrainian civilians, notjust the ukrainian military by attacking civilian infrastructure across the country. he said it was priority number one strengthening the countries defence systems. finally, the minister also dismissed the allegations being made by russia that ukraine is ready to use a dirty bomb. he said this was an attempt by moscow to reduce western support to ukraine. he described it as blackmail aimed at the civilised world. breaking news. a trial of a man accused of rain in australia's parliament has been abandoned after it emerged that a juror did some background research in the case. we will bring you all the case. we will bring you all the latest on that story here on bbc news. tuesday two for that. tuesday two for that.
many of us took up running in 2020 — but while most of us may have stopped at a 10k or a half marathon distance — our next guest went a little bit further. 23 year old nedd brockmann has just finished running across australia — a distance of almost 4,000 kilometres with the epic run taking 46 days and 12 hours. he braved extreme weather, painful injuries and a whole lot of tarmac to complete his run at sydney's iconic bondi beach. and nedd joins us now from sydney. thank you so much forjoining us on newsday. first of all, congratulations on the epic achievement. what on earth inspired you to do something so challenging?— challenging? thank you for havin: challenging? thank you for having me _ challenging? thank you for having me on. _ challenging? thank you for having me on. i— challenging? thank you for having me on. ijust - challenging? thank you for having me on. ijust love . challenging? thank you for having me on. ijust love a| having me on. ijust love a challenge, i love seeing where the body can go. i've done a few things like this but obviously not as extreme. i want to help you make change and inspire people along the
way. here we are. if 46 days. very excited. i understand that you only took up running in 2020, i guess in the midst of the pandemic, just like many of us may have. how did you develop from casual running to running across the whole of australia?— running across the whole of australia? , , ., australia? exactly. it started off basically. _ australia? exactly. it started off basically, i _ australia? exactly. it started off basically, i was _ australia? exactly. it started off basically, i was getting i australia? exactly. it started off basically, i was getting a | off basically, i was getting a bit unfit at the start of covid and i said, i'm gonna start running and do a 21 k, 60 k, 100 k runforthe running and do a 21 k, 60 k, 100 k run for the natural progression i heard somebody had run 50 marathons in 50 days i did that on the back end of 2020 after work. defence are due now and i thought i heard somebody run across australia in 66 days and i said, why can ido it in 66 days and i said, why can i do it in 40 odd? here we are. as goals go, i went for it. ray is a fair bit of money in the process for a homeless charity.
—— raise a fair bit of money. you make it sound so easy but a run like this is about overcoming the mental barriers. what kept you going despite some of the challenges along the way? ﬁx. some of the challenges along the wa ? �* , ~ , the way? a few things. my inability to _ the way? a few things. my inability to quit. _ the way? a few things. my inability to quit. i - the way? a few things. my inability to quit. i have - the way? a few things. my j inability to quit. i have this innate desire to not give in. there were plenty of moments, people said i couldn't do it. raising the money for homeless people and exactly, just wanting to be the best version of myself those days i was injured along the run, it does sound like like brushing my teeth but in order to get to something like the style you have to put it in simple terms. each day was just at the 100 k down. each day ijust kept showing up. all of a sudden i got to bond die. a lot more to it than that but quite simply, ijust kept it than that but quite simply, i just kept showing it than that but quite simply, ijust kept showing up and showing up for those around me and we got it done. that showing up for those around me and we got it done.— and we got it done. that is so admirable- — and we got it done. that is so admirable. how— and we got it done. that is so admirable. how did _
and we got it done. that is so admirable. how did it - and we got it done. that is so admirable. how did it feel - admirable. how did it feel when you cross that finish line, talk us through. obviously the scenes down _ talk us through. obviously the scenes down to _ talk us through. obviously the scenes down to bondi - talk us through. obviously the scenes down to bondi them i talk us through. obviously the i scenes down to bondi them over 10,000 people there all congregated for one thing. i initially got quite like i didn't deserve it. flash back to the 46, 47 days i was out there and i went through hell ten times, even more to get there. i soaked ten times, even more to get there. isoaked it ten times, even more to get there. i soaked it up and i couldn't be more proud when i was running to the people in bondl was running to the people in bondi. it was very surreal. she raise two and half million dollars injust to inspire raise two and half million dollars in just to inspire the nation, for me and forever grateful and proud. before we let it no, grateful and proud. before we let it go. will _ grateful and proud. before we let it go, will you _ grateful and proud. before we let it go, will you do _ grateful and proud. before we let it go, will you do it - let it go, will you do it again? i let it go, will you do it again?— let it go, will you do it auain? ., �* , . again? i won't be at the australian _ again? i won't be at the australian run - again? i won't be at the australian run again i again? i won't be at thej australian run again but again? i won't be at the i australian run again but who knows? top to bottom the uk, new zealand, who knows? i'm excited for what's to come. we will see. there are plenty of things in the works. i’m
things in the works. i'm tellin: things in the works. i'm telling you. _ things in the works. i'm telling you, singapore is quite small so that would be quite easy. thank you so much for joining us on newsday. congratulations. before we go... thousands lined the streets of washington, dc to watch the high heel race, which honours the lgbt community. every year, dozens of drag queens bring colour, sass and so much fun to the race, which always takes place on the tuesday before halloween. wendy urquhart reports. cheering the whistle blew, the crowd went nuts, and despite their sky—high heels, the runners were off like a rocket. this is the 17th annual high heel race at dupont circle in washington, which is one of the most popular lgbtq events in america. i'm a straight male in the gay community, but i participate anyway because i support all them and i support all people. it's my first time here,
but it's so much fun, and i wish they would do more events like this because it gets everyone out having a great time. the community, the event itself, the pageantry. i it's fun to go out during - halloween and be with friends and dress up and run in heels. it's a delight. the costumes were as beautiful as they were varied and participants sashayed down the street loud and proud — some sprinting to the finish, others preferring not to ruffle their feathers and a fewjust posing for the crowds. cheering feathers, sparkles and baubles brought a touch of glamour to the night, but by the end of the race, some of the runners were clearly suffering as the painful reality of walking and running in heels took its toll. wendy urquhart, bbc news. wow, running across australia or in high heels. there is no way i can do that. that's all we have time for for this edition of newsday. thank you
so much for watching. stay with bbc news. hello there. well, it doesn't look like we'll be reaching for those thick coats any time soon. the temperatures are expected to rise a little further in some parts of the country, and we could get 21—22 celsius over the next day or so, perhaps in east anglia and the southeast. here's the reason for the very mild, warm weather — this current of warm air spreading in from the southern climes across spain, portugal, france, heading towards the uk. it's a large area of low pressure that's driving the weather, the winds blowing around it like so, scooping up that warmth from the south, pushing it in our direction. but also, we've got weather fronts, cloud, and rain — and actually, towards the end of the night, or early thursday morning, we'll see more rain spreading into southwestern england, parts of wales,
and around the irish sea. so, eastern parts of the country should have a dry start to thursday just about. and, of course, very mild with the south—southwesterly winds — 14 in london, ten in belfast, about that in glasgow and aberdeen. so, tomorrow morning, a lot of cloud about. outbreaks of rain will be moving from south, due north during the course of the morning and into the afternoon. later, the clouds should break across many parts of the country and, given a bit of sunshine, lengthy spells of sunshine maybe in east anglia in the southeast, those temperatures could exceed 20 celsius. but for most of us, it will be around the mid—to—high—teens, which is above the average for the time of year. then, thursday into friday, we see yet another weather system spreading into multiple areas of low pressure in the atlantic, pushing in these rain clouds. so, rain in the morning — but i think, come the afternoon on friday, it should brighten up. a few showers here and there, stronger breeze out towards the west and every bit as mild for many of us. 19—20 in east anglia,
around the mid—teens for belfast, glasgow, edinburgh, aberdeen as well. now, into the weekend and next week, this is the jet stream pattern, a big dip in thejet stream — that means we have a low pressure nestled within this dip, and that, again, spells weather fronts coming in from the south, and mild air coming in from the south as well. but into next week, it does look as though perhaps those temperatures start to ease by the time we get to around wednesday, and you can see plenty of rain clouds in the forecast here, too. bye— bye.