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this is bbc news, i'm luxmy gopal, and these are the latest headlines. britain's prime minister admits to the bbc that she should have laid the ground better for announcements that sparked chaos on the financial markets and divisions in her own party. i do stand by the package we announced, and i stand by the fact that we announced it quickly because we had to act. but i do accept we should have laid the ground better, i do accept that. the sheer risk of using borrowed money to fund tax cuts — that is not conservative. king charles will now not be at next month's climate change conference one of the world's worst stadium disasters. at least 125 people have died in a stampede at an indonesian football match after police tear—gassed pitch invaders. translation: i regret this tragedy,
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i and i hope this is the last tragedy l to occur in indonesian football. we cannot have any more in the future. sportsmanship, humanity and brotherhood in the nation king charles will now not be at next month's climate change conference in egypt following reports that prime minister liz truss ordered him not to attend. a man has been charged with the murder of nine—year—old olivia pratt—korbel, who was shot in her home in liverpool in august. brazilians have begun voting in the first round of an election which has seen a bitter campaign between past and present presidents. win their maiden london marathon titles with breakaway victories in the elite men's and women's races.
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the prime minister has admitted that her government should have laid the ground better before announcing major tax cuts in last week's mini budget. but liz truss defended the plans, saying they would help grow the uk's economy, despite their announcement triggering sharp falls in the financial markets. mrs truss also refused to comment on whether the government would cut public spending. our political correspondent helen catt is at the conservative party confernence in birmingham and listened to the prime minister's interview with the bbc�*s laura kuenssberg. this is liz truss's first party conference as prime minister, she has only been prime minister for slightly less than a month, and in usual times you would expected to be a moment to bring the party together, to put forward an optimistic vision a new prime minister's agenda.
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but what we are seeing is division among conservative mps over the party's economic approach. we saw this during the leadership contest that was held over the summer, that there were a number of mps, some who really likes liz truss's economic agenda, but others with deep concerns. and the reaction of the markets, what has happened in the mortgage markets since that plan was announced formally by the chancellor, has done nothing to quieten fears, possibly even more so to heighten them. so liz truss knows that she has got a reassurance job to do this week for her party, and that has started this morning, when she told laura kuenssberg that she admitted that, yes, perhaps they could have handled things better. there is an issue that interest rates are going up around the world, and we do have to face that and we do have to deal with it. but i do want to say to people that i understand their worries about what has happened this week, and i do, i do stand by the package we announced, and i stand by the fact that we announced it quickly, because we had to act. but i do accept we should have
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laid the ground better. i do accept that, and i have learned from that, i have learned from that, and i will make sure that in future we do a betterjob of laying the ground. now, this week is perhaps an opportunity for liz truss to do that, but every word she says is going to be properly scrutinised here, the same as every one said by her chancellor, kwasi kwarteng, not here by party members but also by people in the country, by the financial markets too, so a lot at stake in what is said this week. and the big political issue here is part of that mini budget, which wasn't a massive part financially, scrapping the 45p tax rate for the highest earners in the uk, it is a huge deal politically. now, earlier, liz truss defended that policy. it is part of an overall package of making our tax system simpler and lower.
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but i think it's worth noting, in the package we announced, the vast majority of that package is the energy package... and we've talked a lot about that... it's the energy package, it's national insurance. the 45p rate actually raises very little and makes our tax system more complicated. and we need to move away, we need to move away from the idea that everything is about how we redistribute resources. we also need to make sure we have got a tax system that is competitive internationally and it's helping us bring in the investment, get people into work, get people wanting to get up the career ladder, because... can i ask you, prime minister, did you discuss scrapping the top rate with your whole cabinet? no. so liz truss suggesting she will stick to her guns, but there is a degree of concern among a number of conservative mps about that. she clearly thinks thatjust
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by communicating it better, that this will be perhaps more acceptable to mps, but there are those who have real concerns about it as a policy. have a listen to michael gove, a senior backbencher. there are two things that are problematic — two major things that were problematic with the fiscal event. the first is the sheer risk of using borrowed money to fund tax cuts. that is not conservative. then the second thing is the decision to cut the 45p rate and indeed at the same time to change the law which governs how bankers are paid in the city of london. ultimately, at a time when people are suffering — and you are quite right to point out the concerns people have notjust over mortgages but over benefits — when you have additional billions of pounds in play, to have as your principal decision the headline tax move cutting tax for the wealthiest, that is a display of the wrong values. it sounds right now,
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if things carry on as they are, you won't be able to vote for these measures as a conservative mp. well, the good thing... there are many good things in what liz said. i do welcome the broader points she made about growth. but can you vote for it as it stands? the critical thing is liz has acknowledged that, with hindsight, with welcome hindsight, that mistakes were made in the preparation for friday. i notice you're carefully avoiding my question about whether or not you'll vote for this in house of commons. well, i don't believe it's right. now, sir keir starmer has suggested he would work with conservative mps to try to vote down that 45p tax rate abolition, the conservative chairmanjake berry has warned this morning that any conservative mps who did that would lose the whip, and it is worth pointing out that there isn't any love lost between michael gove and liz truss, but he is a senior figure in the party, and the key thing will be, with him speaking out in quite an extraordinary way this morning and being that blunt about it, does that embolden other
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conservative mps to start publicly criticising, in the way that they have been behind the scenes, and can liz truss, kwasi kwarteng and her senior team managed to win them around over the next few days? indonesian officials have revised down to 125 the number of people killed in the crush at a football match on the island of java. it's thought to be the deadliest stadium disaster in more than half a century. fifa president gianni infantino said his thoughts were with the families of the victims. it happened in malang, when fans of a local team ran onto pitch after they lost against bitter rivals. police fired tear gas. as panic spread, thousands surged towards the exits, where many suffocated. a warning that you may find some of shelley phelps's report distressing. chaos erupted as fans stormed the pitch moments after the final
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whistle on the match which saw arema lose at home to persebaya surabaya. players had to be ushered away by security. police say they started firing tear gas in response to the situation. | translation: it was the feeling of disappointment that prompted the supporters to go down to the field to ask the players why they lost the game. that's when the security team moved in for prevention efforts, so they won't get onto the field or interact with the players. during that process, in the prevention effort, tear gas was fired because it had gotten anarchic. they started attacking officers. they damaged cars. the tear gas caused the crowd to surge towards the exit, where many people were crushed. the tragedy is already one of the world's deadliest sporting disasters, and the number of fatalities is rising.
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scores of injured people are being treated in nearby hospitals. in a statement, indonesia's football association expressed its deepest condolences for what happened to football lovers in the country. indonesia's president has ordered the authorities to thoroughly reevaluate security at football matches. translation: i regret this tragedy, i and i hope this is the last tragedy l to occur in indonesian football. we cannot have any more in the future. sportsmanship, humanity and brotherhood in the nation should be upheld together. the premier football league has been ordered to suspend all matches until what happened has been investigated. shelly phelps, bbc news. simon mcmenemy has managed football teams in the region for the past ten years and is currently technical director of bhayangkara fc. he spoke to me about indonesian football culture.
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the crowd play a very active part of football in this country. we get big crowds, 40,000, 50,000, 60,000 to an average league game, and they are loud, boisterous, but it can spill over. they are very passionate about their football, and sadly the team lost last night and they simply wanted to ask the players why and made sure they knew who they were playing for. what normally happens in situations like this in indonesia where fans spill onto the pitch? normally, there is a police response, a heavy police response at every game. games in this country cannot go ahead without a police safety certificate, which means they must be enough police in attendance. normally the police push the crowd back, it doesn't normally spill over into violence, they are pushed back into the stadium seating or standing areas, and in the crowd to disperse afterwards. last night, i think we saw, from all the videos, that it ended up slightly different. how often do police used tear gas in crowd control at football matches? is that common?
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it is difficult for me to say, because i have never seen it before, and i wouldn't want to comment on something i do not know. i certainly have never seen that much tear gas into any sort of crowd disturbance inside a football stadium, there was a huge amount of tear gas last night, and normally theyjust usher them back into the stands, that is enough. simon, you will know that huge changes were brought in after the hillsborough disaster in the uk. what changes do you think indonesia can make or what can be learned from this disaster? well, there has been a lot of talk for many years now about what should change, and teams tend to get a slap on the wrist, they play home games without fans, playing in empty stadiums, but i think this is shaken football to the core, and it really needs looking out from all angles, you know the safety of the stadium, the amount of people, how it is handled by the police,
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i'm sure that will come under investigation at every level in this country. so football is by far the number one sport in this country, and everybody loves it, so it is very difficult to see a future without football, theyjust have to get to the bottom of what happened and make sure it is safe. people have to come home from football. and what has the reaction been? i imagine, from your reaction, it has been quite distressing, how has the community responded there? well, i have been at a game today, as i speak to you now, we havejust finished a game, and it is all anyone is talking about. it has overshadowed a lot of games going on at youth level, the finals of championships today, and it is all anyone is talking about. the persebaya team came into the stadium, and there was a lot of discussion about what happened last night. it has been met with shock and awe, but i have to say, in certain circumstances, in certain circles, it is not surprising that there was a pitch invasion. i think the surprise is how it was handled, how the pitch invasion was dealt with. pitch invasions do happen in this country, but how it was handled and the aftermath,
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that is something that really will shake indonesian football. a man is due to appear in court tomorrow charged with the murder of nine—year—old olivia pratt—korbel, who was shot at her home in liverpool in august. 34—year—old thomas cashman from west derby has also been charged with the attempted murder of olivia's mother cheryl and joseph nee, who he's alleged to have chased into olivia's home. judith moritz reports. it's six weeks since olivia pratt—korbel was killed — six weeks of her family grieving... i feel i'm on it as well! ..and the police hunting for the gunman responsible. at last, a breakthrough — announced at a hastily arranged media conference. the crown prosecution service has authorised merseyside police to charge thomas cashman, 3a,
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from grenadier drive, west derby, with the murder of nine—year—old olivia pratt—korbel, also, the attempted murder ofjoseph nee and cheryl korbel on the 22nd of august 2022. olivia was shot when a gunman burst into her home in the liverpool suburb of dovecot in august. he'd been chasing another man when they both ran through the front door, which olivia's mum cheryl had opened, wanting to see why there was so much noise outside. olivia's death has shattered the community where she lived. another man, ao—year—old paul russell, has also been charged in connection with the shooting, accused of assisting an offender. both men will appear at liverpool magistrates court on monday. judith moritz, bbc news. king charles will not attend the cop27 climate—change conference in egypt next month, buckingham palace has confirmed. it follows reports that the uk prime minister liz truss had advised him to stay away. in response, the palace confirmed advice had been sought
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by the monarch and given by liz truss. the king, who's campaigned for environmental causes for decades, had originally been planning to attend. the headlines on bbc news: britain's prime minister admits to the bbc that she should have laid the ground better for announcements that sparked chaos on the financial markets. one of the world's worst stadium disasters. at least 125 people have died in a stampede at an indonesian football match after police tear—gassed pitch invaders. and kenya's amos kipruto and ethiopia's yalemzerf yehualaw win their maiden london marathon titles with breakaway victories in the elite men's and women's races. sport, and a full round—up from the bbc sport centre with oli.
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luxmy, many thanks indeed. some more detail of the london marathon winners, still thousands of images, of course, still out on the course in london, but there was a late run is finished in the last hour or so, and as you mentioned, debut winner is in the men's and women's rights, amos kipruto took the title in two microbes, for mccrimmon and 38 seconds, he won world championship bronze three years ago. —— two hours, four minutes and 38 seconds. the women's race was won by yalemzerf yehualaw, she only switched to this distance six months ago. she ran the third quickest women's london marathon time in history. the very distinctive marcel
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hug, the silver bullet, broke his own course record in the wheelchair race, taking his fourth title in london. the swiss held off a late overtakes attempt by daniel romanchuk, winning in one hour, 2a minutes and 38 seconds. great britain's david weir was third. there was a swiss clean sweep in the wheelchair racing, catherine debrunner won the women's race in one hour, 38 minutes and 2a seconds, also a course record. she had a good week, winning herfirst marathon in berlin last weekend. great britain's eden rainbow—cooper was third. after arsenal claimed victory in the north london derby yesterday, today it is the turn of the manchester derby, city hosting united, kick off at two. erling haaland will want to keep up his incredible start to the season, he is on 11 goals for city, who have a couple of injuries in
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defence, nathan ake and emmanuel akanji will start at the heart of that defence. marcus rashford is fit and starts after missing the international break. cristiano ronaldo was on the bench. it is a first manchester derby for united boss erik ten hag, who is a big fan of his opposite number. i boss erik ten hag, who is a big fan of his opposite number.— boss erik ten hag, who is a big fan of his opposite number. i admire pep guardiola a lot, _ of his opposite number. i admire pep guardiola a lot, because _ of his opposite number. i admire pep guardiola a lot, because he _ of his opposite number. i admire pep guardiola a lot, because he is- of his opposite number. i admire pep guardiola a lot, because he is not - guardiola a lot, because he is not only successful, but he is doing it in a certain way, and that really attracts people to football, and thatis attracts people to football, and that is really, yeah, a reward. and, yeah, we try to figure out what they are _ and, yeah, we try to figure out what they are going to do, what we can do to beat_ they are going to do, what we can do to beat them, no more than that, and in these _ to beat them, no more than that, and in these kind — to beat them, no more than that, and in these kind of games, you don't have _ in these kind of games, you don't have to _ in these kind of games, you don't have to make an extra emotion, because — have to make an extra emotion, because it — have to make an extra emotion, because it is what it is, everybody knows _ because it is what it is, everybody knows it. — because it is what it is, everybody knows it, the stadium will be full, the supporters behind us, and of course _ the supporters behind us, and of course they know we are going to do
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our best _ course they know we are going to do our best i_ course they know we are going to do our best. i am looking forward, anyway! — our best. i am looking forward, an a ! . ., our best. i am looking forward, an a! ., ., , ., anyway! england and pakistan will -la their anyway! england and pakistan will play their t20 _ anyway! england and pakistan will play their t20 decider _ anyway! england and pakistan will play their t20 decider in - anyway! england and pakistan will play their t20 decider in the - anyway! england and pakistan will play their t20 decider in the next | play their t20 decider in the next few hours, the series is tied at 3—3 going into the match in lahore. england managed to keep the series alive on friday, inspired by phil salt�*s incredible 88. england will play australia in a three match series before the world cup, which begins in australia in two weeks' time. formula i should be under way in singapore, but there has been torrential rain there, they are now hoping to get it under wayjust after two o'clock, you can follow that and a lot more on the bbc sport website. that is all for now. let's return to one of our main stories, and investigations are under way in indonesia after one of the world's deadliest football stadium disaster is in which at least 125 people have been killed. we can get more on that
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from the bbc asia editor and former indonesia correspondent, rebecca, thank you forjoining us. what form is the investigation likely to take and what evidence will they be looking at?— and what evidence will they be lookin: at? ~ . ., looking at? well, we are hearing from the human _ looking at? well, we are hearing from the human rights - looking at? well, we are hearing from the human rights council. looking at? well, we are hearing i from the human rights council that they will be investigating, and also from the police and also a direct request for that information to take place from presidentjoe kerr waddell, who said he wanted this to be the last tragedy of football in the country. —— joko widodo. already we know the stadium was overcrowded, and what we do know is that the police fired tear gas when the situation got out of control, we saw fans of the home team rushing onto the pitch.
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you can see how police responded to that, people coming onto the pitch... there were a number of of tear gas fired, canisters of tear gas fired, people's eyes were stinging, people couldn't breathe, and therefore they were, in a sense, panicking, as you can imagine, trying to get out of the stadium. but because it was overcrowded, the exits were very narrow, and in some cases we hear from eyewitnesses that dolls were blocked. —— doors. so all that evidence will be poured over in this investigation. kenya's amos kipruto has won the men's london marathon while ethiopia's yalemzerf yehualaw triumphed in the women's. many more of the estimated 42,000 people are now starting to cross the finish line. let's speak to my colleague sarah mulkerrins. she is at the finishing line. sarah!
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yes, a wonderful atmosphere here this afternoon, a little bit of a damp and drizzly start, but this son has come out, and there are big smiles crossing the finishing line. —— the sun has come out. i am delighted to say i am joined... i will stand up for you! delighted to say i am joined. .. i will stand up for you! cynthia i will stand up for you! cynthia raver, actress, _ will stand up for you! cynthia raver, actress, singer, - will stand up for you! cynthia - raver, actress, singer, songwriter, multitalented, also a phenomenal runner! i multitalented, also a phenomenal runner! ., , runner! i cannot believe it, the last time _ runner! i cannot believe it, the last time i _ runner! i cannot believe it, the last time i did _ runner! i cannot believe it, the last time i did this _ runner! i cannot believe it, the last time i did this was - runner! i cannot believe it, the last time i did this was in - runner! i cannot believe it, the last time i did this was in new| last time i did this was in new york, and i did it in 3:57, and i wanted 3:35, and i did today, i am so happy i even believe it, i am just overwhelmed. it is so happy i even believe it, i am just overwhelmed.— so happy i even believe it, i am just overwhelmed. it is really an emotional— just overwhelmed. it is really an emotional experience, - just overwhelmed. it is really an emotional experience, isn't - just overwhelmed. it is really an emotional experience, isn't it? | just overwhelmed. it is really an i emotional experience, isn't it? you put your heart and soul into training and it is tough out there, isn't it? . ., ., ~' training and it is tough out there, isn't it? . ., ., ~ ., ., training and it is tough out there, isn't it? . ., ., ., isn't it? yeah, it took a lot of time, isn't it? yeah, it took a lot of time. some _ isn't it? yeah, it took a lot of time, some really—
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isn't it? yeah, it took a lot of time, some really wonderful| isn't it? yeah, it took a lot of- time, some really wonderful people were helping, and i have had some amazing support, and i'm just really pleased to have done it, yeah. oh, well, congratulations, iwill let you go. such an amazing achievement, well done to you. all the other runners are incredible, i can't believe the scenes out there, some really hard workers out there. thank you for everybody along the way who has been passing out water... they are amazing, without them we couldn't do this. i wonderful thing to be part of, thank you very much. well done, well done for playing your part, for running so well, a phenomenal achievement. your part, for running so well, a phenomenalachievement. enjoy that medal! well done, cynthia. phenomenal achievement. en'oy that medal! well done, cynthia._ medal! well done, cynthia. cynthia erivo, 'ust medal! well done, cynthia. cynthia erivo, just one _ medal! well done, cynthia. cynthia erivo, just one of _ medal! well done, cynthia. cynthia erivo, just one of over— medal! well done, cynthia. cynthia erivo, just one of over 40,000 - erivo, just one of over 40,000 people who are competing, writing here today. we obviously had the elite races earlier with the men's and women's at the wheelchair races, there at the very top level of competition, but you saw from cynthia there, everybody is running with their own reasons, their own
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personal story, so much money being raised for charity, people are taking it easy, people are walking as well. this will go on well into the day, and you can just tell it is an emotional experience, it is a happy experience, but, you know, when you cross the finish line, there is nothing quite like the emotions, i'm sure, that will hit you, you have trained so hard to months on end, and finally you get to that finish line after 26.2 miles around the city of london, each with their own individual story, great scenes here in london this morning. lovely to see those tears of joy at the finishing line. thank you. president zelensky has confirmed the strategically important town of lyman in donetsk is completely cleared of moscow's troops. the ukrainian flag was raised there yesterday — just a day after vladimir putin had declared the eastern ukrainian region would be russian forever. the kremlin insisted all of its troops had been pulled out. earlier, i spoke on further military
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strategies to hanna shelest, the head of security programmes at foreign policy council ukrainian prism whojoined me from the ukrainian southern city of odesa. we started on why is lyman so important strategically and and how its capturing changes the possitions of the ukrainian and russian forces. lyman is a small town, but when you look to the map and understand the logistics of that region, it is very important. it is a very important railway station that would allow logistics and supply for ukrainian armed forces on the east. that is the general line going over there. the second is because we managed not just to return this town but did it with encircling russian forces, so that means controlling immediately much larger territory that also will assist with further counterattacks. thirsly, this town is in the donetsk region, so we started with a counter—offensive frmo kharkiv. everyone was thinking we were going just to the border with the russian federation, but at the same time the attacks have been happening onward towards the east,
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and considering the russian leadership wanted to control in full the donetsk region by the 15th of september, they definitely has not controlled it, even by now. but at the same time, they even started losing additional territories in this region, so it will have important strategic and psychological impacts. we have had reports that up to 5000 russians left or were leaving lyman — what happens to them? we have diverse information now. the data is from 2000 up to 5000 soldiers that had been in lyman, we can't say they are leaving, dying or capturing. that was the total number of russian forces over there. we saw pictures that some were surrendering, quite a substantial number. we also saw pictures of those who have been leaving the last few days from the city with equipment. and we understand quite a number
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were killed in action. so what are the actual numbers? we don't know now as for now, and by the end of the day, the ministry of defence will announce some of the more detailed information. and i want to ask about what their next steps might be. how likely is that ukrainian army will return to donbas and the other annexed territories? this is potentially a watershed moment. i would not say a watershed moment, because the watershed probably started in izyum, when the ukrainian armed forces realised they really could counterattack and russian forces started to be defeated seriously. the same emotion we had in spring when we liberated the north of the territory. what are we expecting now? first of all, the return of control in lyman allows us to go to other important towns in the donetsk region. the big strategy to return back
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to the situation of february 2022. but also we receive more and more news about counter offence in the south — not so active or big but it is going on. brazilians have begun voting in the first round of the presidential election. after a polarising campaign, polls suggest the incumbent presidentjair bolsonaro is trailing far behind his rival, luiz inacio lula da silva. the question now is whether the leftist former leader can win enough votes to secure a victory without a run—off. christopher sabatini, senior fellow for latin america at chatham house, gave us some analysis of the election process so far. according to the latest polls,
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lula is 14% up, but it is unclear whether that will give him enough to win today. if he doesn't get over 50%, they will head to second—round elections on october 30. there are about 11 candidates at the moment, most of them running at one digit, so it is pretty much a race between bolsonaro and lula, and if it heads to a second round, which it is not clear it will have to, it would be lula's to lose at that point. the rain that we had in southern england has moved away, and is heading across the channel. sunshine across the south of england, towards the north—west there are a view showers. lighterthan the north—west there are a view showers. lighter than yesterday. winds are as well. where there is
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sunshine today it is pleasant. the

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