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welcome to bbc news, broadcasting to viewers in north america and around the globe. my name is lewis vaughanjones. our top stories: with a promise to protect freedom and democracy, jair bolsonaro, the far—right candidate, wins brazil's presidential election. a vigil for the 11 worshippers shot dead at a synagogue in pittsburgh, in the worst anti—semitic attack in recent us history. tributes from around the world for leicester city's chairman, who's died in a helicopter crash outside the club's stadium. and we're on the campaign trail in "trump country," where the midterm election polls are finely balanced. the far—right candidate, jair bolsonaro, has won brazil's presidential election.
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with all the ballots counted, he has 55% of the vote, beating fernando—haddad from the left—wing workers‘ party. in a victory speech, mr bolsonaro said he would protect freedoms and democracy, and vowed to change the destiny of brazil. translation: we are going to offer you a dignified government that will work for all brazilians. we are a great country. and now, together, we are going to make this country, in a great nation, a free, democratic and prosperous nation. brazil above all, god above all. our correspondentjulia carneiro reports on the atmosphere in rio de janeiro as the result was announced. it is a big party here in rio, this is the beachfront avenue in front of the home where jair bolsonaro resides, and his supporters have been gathering here hours before the result was disclosed, already counted on his victory. and now this is the scene with bolsonaro left as the next
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president of brazil. lots of people here wearing the colours of the brazilian flag, dressed in yellow and green, wrapped in the brazilian flag. this has to do with jair bolsonaro‘s very patriotic speech, appealing to nationalism and... this is a very controversial candidate that has been known in the past for comments concerning homophobic, misogynistic, racist, but he appealed to the part of the population of brazil through his defence of cracking down on corruption, on violence and bringing change to the country, and ending the era of government of the workers‘ party, not letting the workers‘ party come back to power. now, despite this party here, in other parts of the country
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you have brazilians who voted for fernando haddad from the workers‘ party, but this is the party, this is the side that elected jair bolsonaro, and he will have the challenge of uniting a very polarised brazil over the next few years. some breaking news to bring you: indonesia‘s search and rescue agency says that a lion air passenger flight has crashed into the sea. the boeing 737 was on a flight from the capitaljakarta to the city of pangkal pinang, on bangka island off the coast of sumatra. the plane lost contact 13 minutes after take—off. it‘s not yet known how many people were on board. and we can see a tweet from flight radar, saying we are following reports that contact has been lost
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with pangkal pinang flightjc610 shortly after takeoff from jakarta and here we can see the map of the route. so it took off we believe at 6:20am and you can see a faint green line which is the route. it lost contact 13 minutes later at 6:33am and that was the first information we had and then reports coming in saying that the plane had crashed. we don‘t know how many people were on board. it does appear to be a passenger plane and we will keep you up—to—date with any details we have here. kay, let‘s move on now. officials in pittsburgh have named the 11 people murdered at a synagogue on saturday, said to be the deadliest attack on the jewish community in us history. the victims were between 5a and 97 years old, and included a married couple and two brothers. if convicted, the man accused of the killings, robert bowers, faces the death penalty. nick bryant has the latest from pittsburgh. this is the kind of vigil that‘s
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become a recurring ritual of life in the united states. a multi—faith act of ecumenicalism, a multi—generational act of community. but this country is facing a crisis of hate—filled violence, and america right now seems incapable of truly coming together. this latest mass shooting was a hate crime. jewish worshippers killed in a hail of gunfire and an onslaught of anti—semitic slurs. the police have released recordings of their shootout with the gunman. i still want to praise the officers for what they did. i mean, they ran into danger,
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they ran into gunfire to help others. some of that‘s training, some of that‘s experience, but it‘s their inner core that wants them to help others, that wants to save lives, and they did that yesterday. 46—year—old robert bowers entered the synagogue with an ar—15 assault rifle and at least three handguns. he spoke of genocide and his desire to killjewish people. robert bowers‘ social media posts were full of anti—semitic rants, and just hours before the attacks he had been critical of a jewish refugee organisation. "i can‘t sit by and watch my people get slaughtered", he wrote. "screw your optics, i‘m going in." listen to the names of some of the 11 victims. daniel stein, richard gottfried, jerry rabinowitz, and two brothers, cecil and david rosenthal. this area of pittsburgh is one of the most close—knitjewish communities in america. one of those places which speaks of the immigrant story.
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one of those places, according to rabbi chuck diamond, that‘s long felt vulnerable. i used to be the rabbi there, and one of my biggest fears was always, in the back of my head, something like this happening. so, there‘s a lot of hate, and when you mix hate with guns, it‘s not a good result. with congressional elections looming, donald trump has continued to hammer his democratic opponents, only briefly interrupting this political rally to deliver words of unity and condemnation. this evil anti—semitic attack is an assault on all of us. it‘s an assault on humanity. mass shootings have become a permanent feature of american life. flowers and police tape, we see them over and over again. nick bryant, bbc news, pittsburgh. earlier i spoke to adam hertzman from thejewish federation of greater pittsburgh, and i started by asking him about how the jewish community is fighting some of the online hate
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speech against it. i know there is a growing amount of anti—semitism in the united states. you know, there has always been an underlying level of racism and anti—semitism. and we have seen it growing. but i have to say, to this point, jewish pittsburgh has been one of the safestjewish communities in the united states, so honestly this is more shocking. you know, we know that that rhetoric exists out there. but it usually does not result in this kind of violence. and donald trump said, you know, immediately afterwards, that maybe things could have been different if there have been greater security, armed guards at the venue. what do you make of that idea? we are always concerned about security, but there has to be a balance between the building being secure and feeling like a place that the united... sorry, in the united states that can be open and warm and welcoming.
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you know, we don‘t want these community buildings to be fortresses. and so there is a balance between security and openness. and we have done a lot of things in the last two years... i work for the jewish federation of greater pittsburgh and we hired a security director two years ago, who has been working to make the buildings more secure, but also to train staff and community members on what to do. the fact is that, unfortunately, violence is somewhat a fact of life and it‘s really about balancing and making sure people know what to do if there‘s a problem. adam hertzman speaking to me. leicester city football club have confirmed that their chairman was among those killed on saturday evening when the helicopter carrying him and four other people crashed outside king power stadium. dan roan reports. it is a city in shock.
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tributes and tears outside the king power stadium in leicester today, as the club and its fans struggle to come to terms with last night‘s helicopter crash. just yards away, the burnt—out wreckage, as an investigation into the tragedy continues. club owner vichai srivaddhanaprabha one of five people on board. the thai billionaire had been at the ground to watch leicester city‘s draw against west ham united last night. an hour later, the moment his helicopter took off, captured in the post—match coverage. as you can see, the owners are now heading off. just seconds later, this — the helicopter turning into a fireball, eyewitnesses saying it spiralled out of control. oh, my god! the helicopter‘s just crashed next to the stadium. srivaddhanaprabha bought leicester city in 2010, leading it to unprecedented success. known as one of thailand‘s most astute tycoons, he made his vast fortune through a duty—free retail empire. but no—one could have
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predicted his club‘s unforgettable premier league triumph two seasons ago, one of the greatest fairytales sport has ever seen. among those to pay their respects here today, members of a thai football academy. the affection in which the owner is held obvious by today‘s outpouring of emotion. it‘s a shock to everybody, the whole football world, leicester city, england, football. it just — you just don‘t expect this. it's a big thing for leicester city, this. and he was the best bloke that you could have. he never went by you without acknowledging you. he brought us such highs, and suchjoy, bringing us all the way up from league one. and, for the family to suffer this awful, awful thing, it'sjust so cruel. it doesn't seem fair. yeah, it's a difficult one to process. football today uniting in tribute,
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a minute‘s silence held at several premier league matches. he wasn‘tjust one of these chairmen that came in and sort ofjust put some money in for a certain time and tried to get it all back out, which a lot of greedy chairmen are doing at the minute in the english premier league. he was here for the long—term, he was here for the community, and he wanted the best for football club. with inquiries led by the air accidents investigation branch continuing at the crash site, local police have appealed for patience. this evening, as the fans waited for official news, a poignant moment marking this, the darkest day in their club‘s history. stay with us on bbc news. still to come: how the lion‘s share of syria‘s priceless artefacts survived war to finally be brought to safety. indira gandhi, ruler
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of the world‘s largest democracy, died today. only yesterday, she‘d spoken of dying in the service of her country and said, "i would be proud of it. every drop of my blood would 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 liftoff of discovery, with a crew of six astronaut heroes and one american legend. well, enjoying the show is right. this is beautiful. a milestone in human history.
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born today, this girl in india is the seven billionth person on the planet. this is bbc news. the latest headlines: that breaking news this hour: indonesia‘s sea rch—and—rescue agency says that a lion air passenger flight has crashed into the sea. it is not yet known how many people were on board. jair bolsonaro, the far—right candidate, has won the brazilian presidential election in a highly divisive campaign. more now on the far—right candidate jair bolsonaro‘s win in the brazilian presidential election. earlier i asked oliver stuenkel, an associate professor of international relations at the getulio vargas foundation in sao paulo, what this result signifies for the country. it means that the majority of voters have
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rejected not only the political establishment, but perhaps brazil‘s political system as a whole. we‘re really seeing an earthquake of, you know, a sign of unprecedented change. and it really generates an unprecedented amount of uncertainty, as well. the entire structure of how brazilian politics has been organised over the past decades is no longer there. we‘ve had a centre—right party and a centre—left party in all of the run—offs since the mid—1990s. and now for the first time we have a far—right—wing president, so i think in a sense he symbolises the anger and rejection that 55% of the electorate has felt. but i think it really remains to be seen to what extent he can implement and satisfy a very diverse amount of desires and sort of reasons that have led
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so many to vote for a fringe candidate. yeah, and people looking on will have seen some of his rhetoric during the campaign, some of his statements about women, homophobia, things like that in the past. how literally do you think people should take those statements, especially now that he will be in power? well, it‘s quite interesting that a lot of people i‘ve spoken to who have voted today and in the first round for bolsonaro say that those kind of statements shouldn‘t be taken literally, that it‘s really not about that. and he‘s actually, in addition to homophobic and racist remarks, he‘s made a lot of promises that actually fall outside of the authority of the president in brazil‘s constitution. so there‘s also a lot of concern about what many call, and are, authoritarian instincts. the problem with that is that it‘s not only laws that lead people to implement some of these ideas, but we‘ve seen actually an uptake of homophobic violence, for example,
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in brazil over the past weeks from many of his supporters. so really i think some of the damage has already been done, and it really i think is up to the legislature and the judiciary over the next months and years to contain these authoritarian instincts, which the candidate has expressed over the past decades. i mean, he‘s been in congress for more than two decades, and he‘s continuously made positive references to the dictatorship. he‘s criticised the dictatorship for not killing enough people. so there is, i think, a tremendous challenge, and this clearly poses the most direct threat. president trump has been on the campaign trail, night after night, trying to shore up support for republicans ahead of next week‘s crucial midterm elections, which will determine who has control of the house of representatives and the senate. our correspondent chris buckler is in wisconsin, which he told me is very much trump country, even though the polls
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are finely balanced. yes, it is in the centre of america, those states that are lying down the middle, where this mid—term election will really be decided. of course, it‘s notjust one vote. it is a section of different votes that take place, and in each state it is very different. but, in current america, president trump is a dominating figure. he stands above all of it, and he has been here in recent days in order to try and rally the base and get people out to vote. he knows it‘s very important that he hangs on to congress, and that‘s why he wants to ensure that wisconsin stays republican—red. well away from washington, it is voters living in the middle of america who will decide whether democrats or republicans win the midterms. wisconsin is one of the so—called swing states, a place where both parties believe they have a chance of getting people to turn to them when they enter the ballot box, and that will help set the direction
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of politics in this country for the next couple of years. this election isn‘t about the presidency, but it really matters to president trump. currently, his republican party control both the senate and the house of representatives. if democrats were to win both or either part of congress, its could make it much more difficult for him to push forward his policies and get legislation passed. hello, wisconsin. this is a great state... it is why, although he is not a candidate, he has been on the road campaigning across the country for months, including here, and he is not alone. hello, milwaukee. the former president barack obama was also in wisconsin last week. both sides know visits like this really matter. having president trump come here, he‘s more able to see the community and what‘s going on here in wisconsin, and the things that we need as a community. this has been an aggressive election campaign, with opponents often
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outspoken about each other. and, after a week when america has seen anti—semitic and politically motivated attacks, there are people frustrated at the angry rhetoric of president trump and others. a lot of it is his language, and how he talks about people, how he treats people, how he‘s behaving. he doesn‘t behave like a president. politicians still have a week to convince families that they are on their side, and winning in places like wisconsin could well be crucial. language has become a big issue whenever you talk to ordinary voters, particularly those who aren‘t necessarily strictly in the democrat or republican camp. and certainly after the last week, when we‘ve seen violence in america connected to politics and connected to anti—semitism, there is a feeling that sometimes politicians are talking a little too loudly and a little too aggressively, and they want them
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to calm down. truthfully, though, looking towards the mid—term elections and the days ahead, i think it will be difficult to get them to tone down the language too much, because they need those votes. a recap of our breaking news this hour. indonesia‘s search and rescue agency says that a lion air passenger flight has crashed into the sea. the boeing 737 was on a flight the sea. the boeing 737 was on a flight from the capital, jakarta, to bangka island off the coast of sumatra. it lost contact after take—off. it sumatra. it lost contact after ta ke—off. it is sumatra. it lost contact after take—off. it is not known how many people were on board. our correspondent is on her way to bangka island, we can speak to her on the phone now. what more can you tell us? we have heard from aviation authorities, have just released a statement a short while ago saying
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that their numbers show that there was 178 passengers on board. that included one child and two babies, five crew as well as the pilots, two pilots on board. they also said that that plane did request to return to base, to return to jakarta airport, shortly before it lost contact with control there. and we are also hearing from the state oil company, officials they are saying they have seen debris including plane seats at their offshore facility in the java sea, in this area, where officials believe the plane has crashed. and as you said, search and rescue teams are heading to that area, now as quickly as they can. just stay there for us, ijust quickly as they can. just stay there for us, i just want to show our viewers a little map herejust for us, i just want to show our viewers a little map here just to get some idea of videography and
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what happened. we can see, we know the plane took off from jakarta at 6:20am in the morning, and then flew out, and you canjust 6:20am in the morning, and then flew out, and you can just see the green line there which is its route, and then just 13 minutes later, line there which is its route, and thenjust 13 minutes later, at 6:33am, contact was lost. and we now know that the plane did crash, and 178 people on board. so rebecca, just to go back to you, you were saying they are that witnesses have reported seeing the debris. that's right, these are officials from the state oil company saying that they are seeing debris around this offshore facility they have there in the java sea. so they have been reporting things like plane seats from that plane, which is a strong indication of the state that that
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plane may be in, and this means that rescue workers will have to deal with, as they get closer to this area. indonesia is no stranger to natural disasters, of course, but also aviation accidents here are two common for indonesia, and so these search and rescue teams will know what to do when they reach there. and rebecca, we arejust what to do when they reach there. and rebecca, we are just getting slightly different reports on the numbers of passengers and crew aboard. afp, an agency here, issuing aboard. afp, an agency here, issuing a correction saying they believe it is 188 passengers and crew, as opposed to 178. the figure, yes, the figure we have got is 178 from the aviation authorities, but also on top of that the five crew and the two pilots. yes, that would explain the difference in numbers, then.
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just the people who are unfamiliar with that part of the world, what kind of area, would this be a flight tool of holidaymakers? is it a popular area? that's right, it is indeed. bangka is a beautiful island off the coast of sumatra. it is holiday time in indonesia at the moment, so many of those people may have been going back for business from the capital, jakarta, which many people travelled to, but that area is known as a holiday destination, a very short flight. they would have only been in the air, if they landed, forjust one hour, and lion aira popular air, if they landed, forjust one hour, and lion air a popular choice for people in indonesia as they fly around the archipelago, because it does offer cheaper flights. in an effort to bring the prices down, so that more people can fly around the archipelago. i see, rebecca, thank you very much for that update, and right here on bbc world news, we will keep you right of with all the details as we get them on that plane
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crash. you are watching bbc world news. hello. after a week that brought some dramatic changes in our weather, from being very mild in the middle of last week, to very cold this weekend, it looks like the pattern for the week ahead will also see things swinging from one extreme to the next. pretty quiet and chilly start, milder midweek, and then potentially pretty stormy by friday. here we are first thing on monday. a widespread frost, perhaps minus four, minus five in the west. eastern coastal counties always a little bit milder, thanks to the breeze off the north sea. that will feed a few showers in here again on monday. this front tries to get into the west, but it‘s not going to have much luck. it will, though, feed some high cloud into northern ireland and western scotland, so the sunshine a little bit hazier here through the second part of the day. a lot of fine weather around. temperatures still, though, somewhat below average. perhaps not feeling quite as cold, though, without the keen northerly wind. overnight monday into tuesday, low pressure rolling up from the continent heads
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into the north sea. this is causing us some uncertainty in our forecast for tuesday, just how closely it will graze the eastern side of the uk. at the moment, it looks like eastern counties will get some rain and experience some quite strong winds. just how far that pushes onto our shores, though, does remain in question. for many, though, again the prospect of a reasonable day, if somewhat on the cool side. that low, however, will be away to the north tuesday into wednesday, and through wednesday daytime, we‘re going to start to feed this front in from the atlantic, with a southerly airflow. that is going to make things feel considerably milder to the south of the uk come wednesday afternoon. temperatures back closer to average — not the warmth we had last week, but perhaps up to 13 in london with some sunshine. some heavier rain possible, though, further west. some sunshine for the north—east of scotland, but i think still feeling quite chilly here. but it all turns into a bit of a mixed up mess wednesday into thursday. clearest thinking for us at the moment is that we‘ll see a weather front to the east of the uk on thursday, bringing some rain through the day
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that will eventually clear out into the north sea. some showers in the west, but generally, again, not a bad day. we‘re talking about temperatures getting into the average range of figures by the time we get to thursday. friday promises something mild. it also promises something pretty unpleasant. mild air coming in from the atlantic as this low rolls across us. this is the remnants of tropical storm oscar. it looks like a bullseye. tightly packed isobars mean strong to gale—force winds widespread across the uk on friday, the potential for some very heavy rain as well. so in the week ahead, we go from a chilly, quiet, calm start again into a stormy picture. all change in the days ahead. this is bbc news, the headlines: indonesia‘s search and rescue teams say that a lion air passenger flight with 178 passengers on board has crashed into the sea. the boeing 737 was on a flight from the capital jakarta to bangka island off the coast of sumatra. a far—right politician, jair bolsonaro, has won a sweeping victory in brazil‘s presidential elections.
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he took more than 55% of votes cast in the second round run—off against fernando haddad of the left—wing workers‘ party. mr bolsonaro has promised to slim down central government and tackle violent crime. officials in pittsburgh have named the 11 people murdered at a synagogue on saturday, said to be the deadliest attack on the jewish community in us history. the victims included a married couple and two brothers. if convicted, the alleged killer, robert bowers, faces the death penalty. now on bbc news, dateline london.
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