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this is new state on the bbc. —— newsday. i'm rico hizon, in singapore. the headlines: america urges the un to take strong action against north korea, and says leader kim jong—un wants confrontation. his abusive use of missiles and his nuclear threats show that he is begging for war. security defences are tested and strengthened in south korea but china calls for more negotiations. i'm babita sharma in london. also in the programme: pressure mounts on the government in myanmar to end its military campaign against the rohingya muslim community who continue to flee in their thousands. and another royal baby is on the way. the duke and duchess of cambridge announce they're expecting their third child. live from our studios in singapore and london, this is bbc world news — it's newsday. good morning.
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it's 7am in singapore, 12pm in london and 7pm in new york, where the united nations security council has been in an emergency session to discuss the threat posed by north korea, following it's latest nuclear test. the meeting though, laid bare the differences between the us and china on what approach to take. the chinese ambassador said beijing would never allow war and urged dialogue between the parties. but his us counterpart, nikki haley, said only the strongest sanctions would work, and claimed north korea was "begging for war". from seoul, the bbc‘s yogita limaye starts our coverage. a day after north korea's most powerful nuclear test, the south displayed its might. missiles were launched from the ground and the air.
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it was a test drill. south korea showing off how it could attack pyongyang's nuclear site. this is a strong reaction from a country that for months now has been desperately trying to avoid conflict in the korean peninsular. but in new york, at an emergency un security council meeting, south korea's closest ally said pyongyang seemed to be heading the other way. nuclear powers understand their responsibilities. kim jong—un shows no such understanding. his abusive use of missiles and his nuclear threats show that he is begging for war. across the room though was an opposing view from a country often seen as north korea's friend. china urged a diplomatic solution. translation: china will never allow chaos and war on the peninsula. the parties concerned must strengthen their sense of urgency,
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take due responsibilities, play their due rolls. take due responsibilities, play their due roles. earlier in the day the japanese government gave details about north korea's latest nuclear test. translation: the evidence suggests that the north conducted a hydrogen bomb test. the government had to conclude the test was a success. pyongyang has successfully tested a weapon that poses a grave threat to japan's security. a hydrogen bomb is vastly more powerful than the bomb that destroyed hiroshima. north korea says that is what its leader is looking at here. the country has conducted six nuclear tests so far but the pace has really accelerated since kimjong—un came to power. the people here in south korea have dealt with the threat from the north for a long time now but perhaps never before has a nuclear test and multiple missile tests come in such quick succession — really ratcheting up
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the pressure of the government here in seoul and its allies. and that means defences have to be strengthened. this is america's latest anti—missile system, designed to shoot down enemy rockets. it's now being deployed in south korea, a country that continues to build up its arsenal, even as it hopes to not have to use it. in the aftermath of the nuclear test president trump has spoken to his south korean counterpart. the bbc‘s robin brant in seoul told me more about that. the two men spoke on the phone. i mean, finally, it took four to six hours before moon jae—in mean, finally, it took four to six hours before moonjae—in and president trump spoke on the phone but that did happen. there was
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progress. in principle, president trump has agreed to sell south korea more weapons and they have agreed to make those weapons more powerful by scrapping some of the payload limits. essentially, south korea at some point, not in the too distant future, would be in a position to defend itself. we were speaking about how south korea were testing its military capability. anything more on that? we understand if this goes ahead they clearly thinking about how to protect their borders? we know that the thad controversial system is now being approved by the government. we saw evidence yesterday of south korea abbas plan of attack. we saw evidence as well of attack. we saw evidence as well
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of what the defence plan is. it is clear that south korea is stuck in the middle. china has talk on about not wanting was. the south korean president moonjae—in not wanting was. the south korean president moon jae—in guaranteed not wanting was. the south korean president moonjae—in guaranteed he does not want war and in the states, however, seniorfigures does not want war and in the states, however, senior figures at reminding the world there are various ways of dealing with this, economic, political and, yes, militarily. nicky creeley saying north korea is begging for war. —— nicky creeley saying north korea is begging forwar. —— nicky nicky creeley saying north korea is begging for war. —— nicky henley. more on north korea to come, first a quick look at the rest of the day's news. us media report that president trump will end the program known as deferred action for childhood arrivals, or daca, which shields certain immigrants from deportation if they came to the us illegally as children. the 0bama administration policy currently protects around 800,000
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young men and women often referred to as dreamers. aid agencies across south asia are still trying to reach millions of people affected by the worst floods to hit the region in years. the un children's agency, unicef estimate around sixteen million children across india, bangladesh and nepal are in urgent need of life—saving support. in india's state of bihar campaigners say the government has built too many roads that trapped excess water. hong kong's public broadcaster has dropped twenty—four hour bbc world service radio, replacing it with state radio broadcasts from china. the bbc had been broadcasting around the clock on rthk in hong kong since 1978. some critics say the change is evidence of the gradual encroachment of mainland chinese state media into hong kong. these pictures shot from the skies above the eastern caribbean which show the force of hurricane irma which has been upgraded to a category four storm by the us national hurricane centre. florida has declared a state
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of emergency and the hurricane is expected to reach land by early wednesday and could hit several caribbean islands, including the dominican republic, haiti and the us territory of puerto rico. let's return now north korea and one of the key questions in this crisis just how much influence can china exert over pyongyang to head off a confrontation? 0ur correspondentjohn sudworth reports now from the chinese city of dandong, which lies close to the border with north korea. the work goes on late into the night. from this chinese oil depot, north korea gets most of its energy, piped directly across the border. a day after the nuclear test,
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there is no sign of any letup. washington is turning up the heat on china, insisting it uses its leverage to greater effect. some of these diners agree their government could do more. i think they should do something about it, this man says. i hope there will be no more nuclear tests. china should take control of north korea, then there will be peace, this man adds. the chinese president is busy hosting a summit of the world's developing economies. two are key trading partners with and old allies of north korea. china's focus remains as always on a return to dialogue and not military threats. translation: having a war on the korean peninsula
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is not an option. while the rest of the world ponders the risks of thermo nuclear war, chinese citizens on the border do not appear to be too concerned. the chinese view has always been that trade and engagement are far too preferable to the chaos that would come from the collapse. if china can live with north korea's book a at the reaction —— provocations. of others is harder to stomach. there is the possibility that south korea and japan might consider developing their own nuclear weapons. that would worsen chinese security environment. north korea's nuclear programme greatly undermines china's
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security interests. china could turn off the tap. with north korea on the brink of becoming a fully fledged nuclear power, the oil from the storage tanks continues to flow. i spoke to the direct of defence studies and asked him how much influence beijing has over north korea. it has tremendous influence over north korea and if beijing wa nted over north korea and if beijing wanted to, it could end the regime like turning off the taps, essentially shutting off oil, natural gas, food supply. essentially north korea would not exist without china but the chinese are not going to do anything like that. they are attracted to dialogue and other formats. senior officials said they do not like the status quo, but do not like north korea
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with nuclear weapons but they look at the alternatives, a destabilised and north korean, civil wars, refugees, that it is even worse. in terms of dialogue, i do not think the north koreans are going to come to the table. they want to develop their nuclear missiles. i do not think the us want to come to the table. it makes all for a troubling situation. the un security council has said that north korea is begging the wall so they want the strongest sanctions which could include china? absolutely and i think what the administration is slowly turning to is really some sort of warning first two chinese banks to say, we know for a fact that chinese banks are helping the north koreans launder money and that money is probably
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going to feed their nuclear missile programme so i would not be shocked if donald trump went on twitter, issued the chinese are stern warning, if not i think those banks will be sanctioned by the us and to ta ke will be sanctioned by the us and to take that a step further, would not be shocked if those banks do not stop what they were doing and potentially cut off the us financial system and that would be a major step but it could happen. what would be the repair cash and is for us— china relations? the chinese could retaliate? they certainly could. the us china trade relationship is worth $600 billion plus. it is the premier relationship throughout the world so the chinese would have leveraged to respond but i think beijing will ta ke respond but i think beijing will take a middle road. i do not think they will completely cut off the north koreans but i think they will.
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doing these sort of illegal act if it is with north korea, maybe even just for a time. it may be enough to pressure the north koreans to stop these tests for a time but the long—term trends is the north koreans will continue testing even after a prospect was they want a fully developed nuclear deterrent. you're watching newsday on the bbc. still to come on the programme: we'll hear about the new health programme that aims to help save the philippines from a national hiv emergency. also coming up: back on royal baby watch. a third child tojoin charlotte and george. she received the nobel peace prize for her work with the poor and dying in india's slums. the head of the catholic church said mother teresa was a wonderful example of how to help people in need.
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we have to identify the bodies, then arrange the coffins and take them back home. parents are waiting and wives are waiting. hostages appeared, some carried, some running, trying to escape the nightmare behind them. britain lost a princess today, described by all to whom she reached out as irreplaceable. an early—morning car crash in a paris underpass ended a life with more than its share of pain and courage, warmth and compassion. this is newsday on the bbc. i'm rico hizon in singapore. i'm babita sharma in london. our top stories.
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america's ambassador to the un has accused north korea of begging for war with its latest nuclear test and called on the un security council to respond with the strongest possible measures. the united nations's special representative on human rights in myanmar has criticised aung san suu kyi forfailing to protect the country's rohingya community. and a young russian's having an amazing run at the us tennis open. 19—year—old andrey rublev‘s just knocked out belgian ninth seed david goffin in straight sets and now faces rafael nadal in the quarter—finals. let's take a look at some front pages from around the world. the international online edition of the south china morning post has a frightening take on the north korean crisis. beside a photo of the announcement of the latest test, it says pyongyang most likely conducted its five most recent tests
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under a single mountain site. and it quotes a chinese scientist as saying the site could implode — leaking radiation across the region. the new york times reports on how the battle against so—called islamic state has spread to the philippines. the paper has a front page picture of soldiers on patrol in marawi — seized by militants loyal to the group. it says the battle against them shows no sign of ending. china daily‘s european website reports on one of the more beautiful parts of the world. china's gulangyu island, which has been made a world heritage site by unesco, apparently making china the country with the most heritage sites worldwide. let's get more now on a story we have been following closely on newsday — the plight of rohingya muslims in myanmar. the un's special representative
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on human rights in the country has criticised the elected leader aung san suu kyi for failing to protect the rohingya community. the rohingya live in rakhine state in mainly buddist myanamar. but now they are fleeing a military crackdown that began after attacks by muslim militants on police. almost 90,000 rohingyas have fled the country in the last ten days. in canberra, close to 300 people have staged a protest outside parliament house to urge the australian government to intervene in the escalating crisis in myanmar. ahsan ul haque represents the burmese rohingya community in australia, whose members have been hearing first—hand from families back home about their suffering. and queue forjoining us. first of all, in your protests, what you want the australian government and the world to do about the situation in rakhine state? —— thank you for joining us. there are a lot of
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things that need to be done. short term, and immediately, we need the genocide to stop. we need the killing of the rohingya to stop. the women and children are being killed as well. we received reports from our community who have members of theirfamily back our community who have members of their family back home affected by this. it is horrific and graphic, some of the stories. first of all, we wa nted some of the stories. first of all, we wanted the government to stop the immediate ethnic cleansing of the rohingya. instead of the global community calling for this genocide to stop, shouldn't the leadership start at home? particularly from the leadership of aung san suu kyi? according to some critics, it seems she is failing to protect the rohingya muslim minority. that is correct. that is why we in australia are pleading the international
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criminal court to put an investigation to the leaders of myanmar who are doing this, as they have done in the past, for saddam, liberia, yugoslavia. —— sudan. briefly, what are members of your community here about loved ones back home? there are a lot of horrific things they are hearing. there are stories about their sisters and mothers being raped and actually killed after that. the men are being gathered a round and being shot at some point. this is systematic ethnic cleansing. the myanmar government are wanting to erase the rohingya race. how you getting the information? because there is a restriction in the media access in myanmar, most of the survivors over there on the ground have access to mobile phones and internet and they
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are sending photos and videos of whatever they can. even though they area whatever they can. even though they are a motion all, there is still true to it and nonetheless, it is very horrific. we have seen videos yesterday of a number of people going to the north river between bangladesh and burma and they are staying there and they have no shelter or food because they had to leave leave their villages. you are in australia, what do you and your members plan to do to help the situation in myanmar? we are going to continue to raise our voice collectively and appealed to the international media and the international criminal court to place an investigation to the leaders of myanmar. also, request the un to intervene immediately and provide security for the helpless rohingyas and aid support. thank you
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for joining rohingyas and aid support. thank you forjoining us. the philippines isn't short of problems at the moment. among the challenges the country faces is the fastest—growing hiv rate in asia pacific — according to a un report last month. now, an anti—hiv drug known as prep is being offered to gay men and trans—gender women as part of a trial to curb the disease's rapid spread. let's hear more about it. i heard a bout prep. i wanted to be on it. i am i heard a bout prep. i wanted to be on it. iama i heard a bout prep. i wanted to be on it. i am a 30—year—old young professional, very socially active and risky as well. i first read about prep online. i was excited because before the philippines, prep is offered already. it would be very expensive for me to go to thailand and purchase it because you have to
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be there otherwise you get it on the black market and i wouldn't do that. the stigma attached to accessing condom is is real. evenjust buying it in the convenience store, you can get stares even from the cashier. condom ‘s are supposed to be over the counter, you canjust condom ‘s are supposed to be over the counter, you can just get it, buy it and that's it. —— condoms. you can't just buy buy it and that's it. —— condoms. you can'tjust buy it, you have to axe for it. we are a very conservative society. —— you have to ask for it. we are very catholic. it should be available to everyone who feels the need to have it. i have
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had a lot of friends right now who are asking me about how to get prep. my are asking me about how to get prep. my friends from everywhere in the philippines. it'sjust reallyjust my friends from everywhere in the philippines. it's just reallyjust a available yet for everyone. we have to wait for two years for it to be recommended to the government and let's see what they will do about it. hopefully, hopefully, hot lead, they will be a dramatic decline in they will be a dramatic decline in the number of hiv cases here. —— hopefully. seven news to bring you from here in the uk, prince george and princess charlotte are to get a little brother or sister. —— now, some news. members of both families are delighted with the news. the couple have been forced to make the announcement early because the duchessis announcement early because the duchess is suffering from very acute morning sickness during the early
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stages of the pregnancy. they won't be able to take on more royal duties. you have been watching newsday. stay with us. we will be continuing the coverage on north korea on asia business report — as president trump threatens to stop doing business with any country trading with the isolated regime. and britain's queen elizabeth received the news about being a grandma again while she was attending the opening of a new bridge — the queensferry crossing in scotland. the bridge is the longest of its kind in the world. the opening was marked by a flypast from the red arrows display team. that's all for now — stay with bbc world news. we have fresh air tried to push into
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the north—west of the dk today but for many, are mild and mighty start once again. —— of the uk. something particularly humid is the weather front producing some wet conditions across wales and northern england particularly to start the day. to the south of that, like we saw on monday, extensive low cloud. there will be a few breaks and ex— —— temperatures will shoot up in the morning hour. it will produce some spots of drizzle. the best parts of brightman —— brightness will be across the east. the pennines and the late district will have splashes. —— lake district. scotland and northern ireland, a bit of cloud and northern ireland, a bit of cloud and outbreaks of rain particularly across the west of scotland. they will become less prevalent through the day. sunny skies will develop here and there. few in the way of showers. the rain eases off in intensity and outbreaks of rain
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coming and going through the midlands and southern england. sunshine again, 23 or 24. you will see something a good deal sunny up in scotland. the fresh air gradually clears way as we go through the night and into wednesday morning. we start wednesday and it will still good deal cooler. these are the city temperatures but rural areas, down into single figures are widely. a bridge of high pressure is building in on wednesday and while this weather front will bring a few showers to parts of scotland, one of two isolated showers in scotland and northern ireland. wednesday is said to be the driest and brightest day overall. sunny spells. temperatures down. similar to thursday. winds light to begin with and cloud amount increasing. scotland and northern
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ireland a bit more wet. many southern areas, a dry and bright day. as we finish the week, low pressure m oves day. as we finish the week, low pressure moves in and outbreaks of rain pushing into most parts of the country. we could see as owner of more consistent rain. a bit uncertain on friday. sunshine between blustery showers but mid teens for the temperatures for many. certainly a cool and the week we stay windy and cool the weekend with further blustery showers as well. bye for now. this is bbc world news. our top stories: the united states has accused north korea of begging for war after its latest nuclear test. the us ambassador to the un nikki haley has called on the world to respond with the strongest possible measures. but china says there must be a return to negotiations. with rohingya muslims continuing to flee to bangladesh, the un's special rapporteur on human
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rights in myanmar has criticised the country's de facto leader, aung san suu kyi, forfailing to protect them. and this story is trending on the duke and duchess of cambridge have announced they're expecting their third child. the queen and both families are said to be "delighted with the news" but the duchess is suffering with severe morning sickness stay with bbc world news. now on bbc news it's time for hardtalk.
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