News Wrap: Indonesia earthquake kills at least 162 people

In our news wrap Monday, rolling blackouts spread across Ukraine with half of the country's power systems knocked out by Russian air strikes, an earthquake in Indonesia killed at least 162 people, millions are under lockdown in China facing a new COVID-19 outbreak and the World Cup is underway in Qatar but much of the focus has been off the field with protests and other issues.

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  • Judy Woodruff:

    In the day's other news: Rolling blackouts spread across Ukraine, with half of the country's power systems knocked out by Russian airstrikes.

    Kyiv set up hundreds of communal heating areas amid frigid temperatures. And, in the South, the newly liberated regions of Kherson and Mykolaiv ordered evacuations. Authorities said, with people lining up for water supplies and with no heat, living conditions will be close to unbearable this winter.

    An earthquake struck or shook Indonesia, killing at least 162 people and injuring hundreds more. It struck the densely populated main island of Java with a magnitude of 5.6 at a depth of just six miles. The shockwaves toppled buildings and trapped people beneath the rubble. Many of the dead were schoolchildren, leaving parents frantic with fear.

  • Cucu, West Java Resident (through translator):

    I have seven children, and one of them hasn't been found. Everything collapsed beneath me, and I was crushed beneath this child. One of my kids is still missing. My house is flattened.

  • Judy Woodruff:

    The earthquake was also felt in the greater Jakarta area, where it swayed high-rise buildings and sent people fleeing into the streets.

    Some 3.7 million people went into lockdown in China today facing a new COVID-19 outbreak in the southern city of Guangzhou. Restaurants, businesses and schools shut down as people lined up for tests. They are now required to have a negative test before being allowed to leave their homes.

    At soccer's World Cup, the U.S. men played to a 1-1 tie with Wales in their opening match in Qatar. But, so far, much of the focus has been off the field, with protests and other issues.

    John Yang reports.

  • John Yang:

    Outside the stadium, before today's Iran-England game, Iranian fans had a message about a brutal crackdown at home.

  • Amir Ali, Iranian Student:

    There's a lot of motivations for this — for the reason I'm here, with all the motivated — all the protests, all the movements for freedom in Iran. All these make us come here and stand together for our rights.

  • John Yang:

    Inside, Iranian players refused to sing their national anthem and English players knelt to protest racism and inequality, all signs of the controversy surrounding this World Cup, many of them stemming from host nation Qatar's disturbing human rights record, including its treatment of migrant workers, women and its LGBTQ citizens.

    A group of European team captains abandoned plans to wear "One Love' armbands to support inclusivity and LGBTQ rights after FIFA, the World Cup's governing body, said that would subject them to on-field discipline. The head of Germany's soccer organization slammed World Cup officials.

  • Bernd Neuendorf, President, German Football Association (through translator):

    This is more than frustrating from our point of view, and also an unprecedented event in the history of the World Cup.

  • Gianni Infantino, President, FIFA:

    You want to criticize someone, come to me. Criticize me. Here I am. You can crucify me.

  • John Yang:

    This past weekend, the head of FIFA was on defense with remarks some found callous.

  • Gianni Infantino:

    For what we Europeans have been doing in the last 3,000 years around the world, we should be apologizing for next 3,000 years before starting to give moral lessons.

  • John Yang:

    The kickoff to a high drama tournament, but perhaps not in the way FIFA intended.

    For the "PBS NewsHour," I'm John Yang.

  • Judy Woodruff:

    On Wall Street, stocks began Thanksgiving week on the downside. The Dow Jones industrial average lost 45 points to close at 33700. The Nasdaq fell 121 points, 1 percent. The S&P 500 slipped 15.

    And NASA's unpiloted Orion crew capsule reached the moon, passing within 80 miles of the lunar surface. It marked a milestone in the new American program to put astronauts back on the moon in 2025. Orion now heads into lunar orbit and will stay for almost a week, before heading home.

    Still to come on the "NewsHour": Tamara Keith and Amy Walter analyze the latest political headlines; musician Bartees Strange pushes the boundaries of the indie rock genre; President Biden upholds the White House tradition of pardoning turkeys before Thanksgiving; plus much more.

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