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hello everyone. this is newsday on the bbc. i i'm rico hizon in singapore. our top stories. the bbc. i i'm rico hizon in singapore. ourtop stories. south koreans are voting for a new president. the front when favours closer ties with north korea. —— the front—runner. this is a scene in seoul now. voting is under way. the philippines president's war on drugs. some local media change the definition of extradition dished —— extradition —— make extrajudicial killings. national security adviser... asians in britain used to
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ca re adviser... asians in britain used to care for their relatives at home but a new ca re care for their relatives at home but a new care centre is care for their relatives at home but a new care centre is changing that. it's 7am here in singapore, midnight in london and 7am in seoul where voting is currently under way to a late and new president. the election is months ahead of schedule after the president park geun—hye was impeached over a corruption scandal. the poll comes over major rising tensions with north korea and bubbling in the electorate over corruption. it is seen as a battle between these two. moonjae—in has promised to create newjobs in the
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public sector. to tackle corruption, he has promised to end residential pardons for executives. he said the future president should make the final decision on the us defence system deployed against north korea. as for ahn cheol—soo, he thinks the corporate sector should take the lead. he now supports the us missile defence system. joining us live from the capital right outside a polling station is the bbc‘s stephen mcdonell. what is the voter turnout like? people are coming in very early to vote today. it is election day in
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south korea. following months of political turmoil, it's time to choose a new president. we are at a polling booth here in the capital, seoul. as voters come in, they get their name checked off and then further over, they receive their ballot papers. then they head into the booth to make their vote. we can see a few potential voters coming through. they popped their ballot paper in the box and that's how it's done. we have officials making sure everything is being done in accordance with the law. to get a bit ofan accordance with the law. to get a bit of an idea, though, what is in people ‘s minds when they make that crucial decision, professor, can you
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tell us what are the most important issues for people when making their decision on who to vote for? this is the first time that the election in south korea resembles that of vat in france rather than the pinery competition in the united states. —— rather than that. we have conservative factions. it is no longer a very simple, tissue between conservative versus liberal. it is a sign of maturity. at the same time, president will deal with a lack of full support from the constituents. we are seeing foreign relations and security high up on the list of what people are thinking about. there is a wide and strong consensus that the
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method taken by the ousted park geun—hye administration failed with north korea and policy in general. as well as economic development. more importantly, what are the better alternatives for the next president to solve these issues? no candidates have come out with a clear, credible answer to this question. if a new president for more engagement with north korea, what will that mean for south korea, us relations with the trump administration? moon jae-in, the front—runner, has said he will inherit the sunshine policy towards pyongyang and claimed to play an intermediate wall between pyongyang and washington. we will have to see.
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there might be a general default was in line with the specific policy options to carry that out is another matter. there you have it. it issues at stake here when south koreans choose who their president is great to be. we will be covering this throughout the day. we are not expecting a result until quite late local time. possibly until after midnight because the polls don't even close and 28 o'clock local time. you can watch the bbc for updates as they come in. stephen mcdonell joining updates as they come in. stephen mcdonelljoining us live outside a polling station in the capital of seoul in south korea. let's take a look at some of the day's other news. an ally of philippines president rodrigo duterte has denied that there's been a new wave of extra—judicial killings since he took office ten months ago, despite the fact that he'd vowed to kill drug traffickers.
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human rights groups insist philippine security forces and vigilantes have killed thousands of people. but senator alan peter cayetano told the un human rights council in geneva that was a misunderstanding. some of the critics of the duterte administration, including our very own commission on human rights, a senator critic and some local media, changed the definition of extra—judicial killings, therefore deceiving the public and foreign media into believing that there is a sudden wave of state—sponsored extra—judicial killings in the philippines. also making news today: french president—elect emmanuel macron is continuing to form a new government, which will begin work once he is sworn in on sunday. his political movement will alter its name as it focuses on winning a parliamentary majority next month. meanwhile world leaders continue to give their reaction to his election.
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the german leader angela merkel says she is delighted at his success. translation: emmanuel macron carries the hopes of millions in front and across europe. he led a courageous, pro— european campaign and stands for openness to the world. an appeals court in austria has ordered that facebook must remove hate postings, in a ruling that is set to have international implications. it follows a case brought by the country's green party, which sought to block postings against its leader made via a false account. an initial court decision had sought to prevent the postings from being seen in austria, but the appeals court has ruled that facebook must remove them worldwide. let's show you some pictures from malaysia where customs officers have seized more than 700 kilos of pangolin scales, worth over two million dollars. they are believed to have arrived on flights from african countries via dubai. pangolins — also known as scaly ant—eaters — are among the most trafficked mammals because of increasing demand in asia where their scales are used in traditional medicine. to america now and us senators have
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heard that donald trump was warned against hiring michael flynn as his national security adviser. sally yates — an acting head of the justice department under president obama — told a congressional panel that mr flynn had lied about his contacts with the russian ambassador. she's been testifying alongside the former national intelligence directorjames clapper. here's what she said. we weren't the only ones that knew all of this. the russians also knew about what general michael flynn had done at the russians also knew that he had misled the vice president and others because it was clear from the vice president and others that they
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we re vice president and others that they were repeating what general flynn had told them. and that this was a problem because not only did we believe that the russians knew this but they like we had proof of this information. and that created a compromise situation, a situation where the national security adviser essentially could be blackmailed by the russians. i spoke with the bbc‘s nada tawfik a short time ago — and asked her how serious sally yates' testimony is on michael flynn. her testimony feels in a key gap and the knowledge of what happened leading up to general michael flynn's resignation at how much the white house knew about his conversations with the russian ambassador have that. she says she met with the white house twice a january 26 and january 20 seven. really, just days after the inauguration. in that meeting, she said she gave them a clear warning
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that general michael flynn had lied to them about his conversations with the russian ambassador and possibly lifting sanctions on russia. the white house chief of staff has said that this wasn't a warning, it was a heads up that she was unequivocal that this was a warning and that she thought the white house needed to step in and take action. she said she was willing to provide them evidence that he had lied that she was then fired by the administration over her refusal to defend trump's travel ban in court. she didn't know what the white house decision—making was because if you remember, it took them two weeks after that fact to force the resignation of general michael flynn. so, this testimony suggests that there is a bigger issue of collusion between the trump campaign and the russians? no, not necessarily. this was really centred
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on what happened with general flynn and what the white house knew. the director of intelligence james clapper said in his testimony that he has seen no evidence of collusion between the trump administration and rushall and officials that he did also say that they did ask for what they called an unmasking —— russian officials. to release the identity officials. to release the identity ofan officials. to release the identity of an american in some surveillance that was picked up incidentally so they could investigate that individual. he wouldn't say whether it was from the trump administration from congress that they did say that one american has been unmasked to look into. what's next on this investigation? you are watching newsday on the bbc. captain tsubasa to the rescue — how translated manga comics
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are helping syrian refugee children to realise their dreams. i, nelson rolihlahla mandela, do hereby swear to be faithful to the republic of south africa. after six years of construction and numerous delays, the channel tunnel has been formally opened by the queen and president mitterrand. the tunnel is still not yet ready for passengers and freight services to begin. for centuries, christianity and islam struggled for supremacy. now the pope's visit symbolises their willingness to coexist. roger bannister became the first man in the world to run a mile in under four minutes. memories of victory as the ve celebrations reach their climax. this night is dedicated to everyone who believes in a future of peace and freedom. this is newsday on the bbc.
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i'm rico hizon in singapore. our top stories: voting is under way in south korea's presidential elections. the front runner‘s policy is to increase contacts with the north. the philippine government has denied its war on drugs is causing a "new wave of killings." the un human rights councils questioned the country over alleged violations since president duterte's election. and this story is trending on our website. a syrian couple now living in canada have named their baby after the country's prime minister. that's pm justin trudeau on the right and his namesake
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on the left. his parents, who arrived as refugees from damascus, say they chose the name "justin trudeau adam bilan" as a way of saying "thank you." the boy's first name is justin—trudeau, notjustin, by the way. go to our website to find out more. let's return to france and despite emmanuel macron's compelling margin of victory in the presidential election, some believe it was more a vote against the far—right candidate marine le pen than for mr macron. to test public opinion, the bbc‘s huw edwards travelled to meet people in a suburb of paris. it is the annual bank holiday football tournament in the outskirts
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of paris. the reaction to the election seems to be relief rather than enthusiasm. lots of people voted for him yesterday, but they voted against marine le pen. he is young and has no past experience. so, it might be difficult for him, but i believe he can do it. it is a complex picture, evenin can do it. it is a complex picture, even ina can do it. it is a complex picture, even in a mixed community like this one. one of the coaches, who left this ballot paper blank, told me that social integration and immigration had to be taken seriously. translation: it is a big problem, even for established immigrants like me. foreigners coming these days and theyjust aren't able to integrate. ii aren't able to integrate. 11 million voters went for marine le pen. that does not mean all of them are racist. and it is abundantly clear that it was fear of a marine le pen
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presidency more than anything else that drove people to vote for a political novice as president. translation: i am very happy. he wasn't my choice. people will tell you that this election was to vote against marine le pen rather than for emmanuel macron. there was talk on the left of sitting it out. while some did, it did not change the dynamic of the 2017 race. i have friends from the left and the right and everybody in paris that voted for the same man. the first time that when i had lunch with people, everybody agreed to vote for that person. and in this peruvian suburb, another element of consensus among pa rents, another element of consensus among parents, if emmanuel macron gets it wrong, marine le pen will be back with a different result soon. —— parisian. bbc news.
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let's take a look at some front pages from around the world. the japan times leads with japan's defence policy which it says is heading for a subtle shift. it says the prime minister shinzo abe is backing away from his proposals five years ago, to abandonjapan's purely defensive military role. the south china morning post leads with a call on macau to improve its governance. it's come from the chairman of the national people's congress, who's on a visit to the autonomous region. finally, to a story in the irish times, about the strange things found at a postal centre. they include an active birds nest, shipped all the way from china and a package containing 4,000 live bees. life for refugee children can be very difficult, as they find themselves far from home and trying to adjust to a culture which may be very different from anything
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they've seen before. around the world, it's estimated there are roughly two million child refugees from syria alone. now they're getting a little help from a cartoon character called captain tsubasa. he's the hero of a series of manga comic books, which have been translated into arabic. the idea is to inspire young syrian children to dream again, and believe their dreams could come true. joining me now from our tokyo bureau is the translator of those books, obada kassoumah. he's a syrian student who lives in tokyo. it is great to have you with us on newsday. hello. thank you so much. first of all, why is this project of captain tsubasa so important to you? umm, actually, i don't know if you know about this story, but it is about having a dream and working ha rd to about having a dream and working hard to make your dream come true. and, you know, under this situation
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in syria, children may think that they are not allowed to have dreams. bite through giving them this book, imight give bite through giving them this book, i might give them the idea that they are allowed to have a dream, they are allowed to have a dream, they are allowed to work hard to make he are allowed to work hard to make he a dreams come true. “— are allowed to work hard to make he a dreams come true. —— but. and one day with these dreams we might be able to rebuild syria and bring it back. rebuild and give inspiration to the children of syria. do the children of syria right now have access to this book you have translated into arabic? umm, actually, it was given to some refugees in turkey and also in syria and also in germany. so, it is like, yeah, like, idon't and also in germany. so, it is like, yeah, like, i don't think children in syria can access it right now, but syrian kids outside the country might be able to access the book, yeah. what particular traits and
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characteristics of captain tsubasa can these children refugees from syria relate to? can you say that ain? syria relate to? can you say that again? which particular traits and characteristics of captain tsubasa, an original manga character, can syrian child refugees relate to? relate to. yeah. did you say that? yeah. umm, i don't know... what would children like about captain tsubasa? umm, like, for boys, the most popular sports in syria is football. all of the children in syria is to play football in the schools and on the streets. that may
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relate to them. and also, like, it isafun relate to them. and also, like, it is a fun story. i don't know, maybe the idea ofjust having a dream and working hard to do it. that is what might make it relatable to syrian children. briefly, before we let you 90, children. briefly, before we let you go, willie wood eventually want to go home to syria? -- will you eventually. i don't know. maybe when the war is over. i can tell right now because i am actually not able to go back. so... umm... i have no idea when i will go back home. maybe when the war is over i will be able to go back home. all the best to you. living in japan. to go back home. all the best to you. living injapan. living in tokyo. a syrian translator.
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a few decades ago, asian immigrants in the uk would never admit their elderly relatives into care homes. a feeling of duty towards the old, as well as cultural barriers, put them off. but now, more asians are using a new kind of care home that promises a different sort of experience. bbc asian network's rahuljoglekar has paid them a visit. celebrating a hindu festival in style. you cannot escape growing old, but you can enjoy it, mostly if you are in the company of friends and family and an asian carer. these days, families are very busy. they have there own family and children to ta ke have there own family and children to take care of. they don't have time to take care of their elderly. this route has so much under it. but find does not come cheap. £900 a week at least to be that is more
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than $4000 a month. —— to be the owner defended the pricetag. we have put many ideas into the care home with good food and have a homely environment. they are being built in a hospitality style, like hotel. for many migrants who came to the uk during the post will boom years from india and pakistan, retiring in the uk was only a distant possibility —— post—war. uk was only a distant possibility —— post-war. migrants came here for work. they would tell you in interviews they came here for five yea rs interviews they came here for five years and they would go back home. of course, they married and had children and all of a sudden they are approaching their 60s and 70s. similarly, policy makers thought people would come and work and go
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back. in just people would come and work and go back. injust over people would come and work and go back. in just over three decades, the number of black and ethnic population over 65 will increase to over 3.8 million people. dealing with the elderly will not only test public services, but the view of ca re public services, but the view of care homes. bbc news. have a look at these pictures. people on a remote scottish island have flocked to this beach that disappeared previously. a freak tide has dumped thousands of tons of sand on a 300 metre stretch of rocky coastline on ak—ill island, off the west coast of ireland. hello. we are watching a weather
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change later this week which will bring rain to places that have been dry for several weeks. until then it is as you were. this is the picture on monday. some sunshine. variable cloud of the next few days. until the end of the week, most places will stay dry. high pressure is stretching across the uk. we are waiting for low pressure to make a move. i will show you that later this week. it will not be bone dry on tuesday. cloud to the far north—east of scotland, especially in the northern isles, giving occasional light rain and drizzle. limited sunshine to begin the day. this is 8am. sunny spells in scotland. especially in northern ireland. blue skies to begin the day. cloud in england and wales living western fringes with some sunshine to begin with but elsewhere you can see the cloud cover across much of the midlands into yorkshire and east anglia. single figure temperatures. on the cool side like
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recent mornings. as the day goes on, we will nibble at this cloud. some will stay cloudy. sunshine coming through. the west midlands will. parts of yorkshire, rather cloudy. maybe the odd spot of drizzle once again. especially dry. some rain in the northern half. cold with the cloud. warmer in south—east england. the breeze is noticeable on the coast. a bit more cloud in the scotla nd coast. a bit more cloud in the scotland through tuesday night into wednesday morning. wednesday, starting elsewhere. clear and quite chilly. temperatures lower than this away from town centres. gardeners ta ke away from town centres. gardeners take note of the potential impact on delicate plants of this cold temperature. a sunny start on wednesday. especially in england and wales. southern scotland and
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northern ireland seeing sunny spells. more cloud the further north you are in scotland. outbreaks of rain around. warmth in the sunshine again. warmer around the north sea coast compared with recent days. on thursday. most places staying dry. variable cloud. sunny spells. cloud building in the south of the uk. we begin to get and outbreaks of rain. that will lift north on the friday and saturday. not a washout. as we move from high pressure to low pressure, though, there will be rain in areas that have nothing very much in recent days. this is bbc world news. the pulse have opened in south korea's presidential election. the front runner moonjae—in presidential election. the front runner moon jae—in has criticised the elite and has called for a new vision for peace with north korea. the philippines denies president duterte's war on drugs is causing a "new wave of killings" — it blames a change in how
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the deaths are counted. the french president—elect emmanuel macron is beginning the process of forming a government while his political party sets its sights on winning the parliamentary majority. residents on a remote irish island have flocked to see a sandy beach that has reappeared after being washed away by storms more than 30 yea rs washed away by storms more than 30 years ago. now a bbc news, its
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