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this is newsday on the bbc. i i'm rico hizon in singapore. our top stories. 2 million malnourished children in a rapidly growing cholera epidemic. a special report from inside yemen where the world ‘s worst humanitarian disaster continues. since we got here, people keep coming up to us that case after case of sylvia lee malnourished children. it's clear the situation here has got a whole lot worse. —— severely. the us president prepares to address world leaders at the united nations of the first time. he has a ready made it clear his message on reform and spending. we must ensure that no one and no member state shoulders at disproportionate share of the burden. i am to meet --i am babita sharma and in london. finally, aung san suu kyi will speak to the nation as criticism mounted against the nobel laureate to do more to tackle
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the crisis. warnings of more danger as category for hurricane is maria on its way to the caribbean. live from our studio in singapore and london. this is bbc world news. it is newsday. it isa it is a 7am in singapore and midnight in london and 2am in yemen which is suffering from the worst humanitarian crisis on the planet. 2 million children are severely malnourished and the country is also in the grip of the fastest—growing cholera epidemic on record. its 100 thousand people have been infected and 2500 died. last year, the bbc reported from one of the worst hit areas of the country. a year later,
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she has returned. a warning, her report contained distressing images. this is salim, a year ago, these images of him gave a face to yemen's suffering. at eight years old, his frail body shocked the world and made the prospect of famine a reality. doctors feared for the future of the country. at the time, there were over 350,000 children with this same level of malnutrition. that figure now stands at two million. one year later, i'm travelling back to his village along the coast. this region is the worst affected. the further out from the city you go, the poorer it gets. this is salim now.
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emergency aid stopped him from wasting away. his growth is severely stunted. his brain irreparably damaged by malnutrition. he'll never live a normal life. his family are still desperate for food. "i eat bread and tea," his mother tells me, "if i can find some. sometimes the sun sets and all i've had is tea," she says. outside the house are salim's friends and neighbours. despair and hunger have spread through his village touching everyone here. since we got here, people keep coming to us with case after case of severely malnourished children. it's clear that the situation here has gotten a whole lot worse. for generations, the people here
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have relied upon fishing to survive. but now, going out to sea has become life—threatening. the un has recorded multiple attacks on civilian vessels. ibrahim and ten others took a boat out last week, only to be hit by the saudi coalition. the saudis claim they only target boats that smuggle weapons. but attacks like these have left entire villages struggling for food. it's not just the fishermen that have been affected by this war. these families once had a business here, but a blockade imposed by the saudi—led coalition has stopped them from exporting their goods.
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now their only child is battling to survive. not all families have been left without aid. some donations have arrived. this is abdul, when we met him last year, without lactose free milk, doctors said he wouldn't survive. this is him now.
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after our report aired, members of the british public sent aid and supplies. the help has been enough to keep him alive. yemen is the world's worst humanitarian crisis. yet the un say they've received less than half the money they urgently need to prevent a country—wide famine. the conflict, now in its third year, has created this man—made disaster. it's people like this that are paying the highest price. nawal al—maghafi, bbc news. the situation in yemen is one of the more challenging issues that the united nations is trying to tackle. its general assembly is in session right now. president trump will make his first address to the general assembly on tuesday. laura trevelyan is at the un headquarters in new york with yemen high on the agenda. at the united nations have called it
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yemen at triple tragedy of war, cholera and famine. more than 17 million people are estimated to not have enough food, almost 3 million people have been displaced by this conflict. but it is also a conflict which is very complex, it sees saudi arabia pitted against the houthi rebels. it is really a very difficult situation and there is unlikely read —— resolution because it isa unlikely read —— resolution because it is a proxy conflict for the region between the iranians and the saudis. donald trump making his first address to the assembly. he is already speaking about what he is likely to say there. donald trump had a vexed relationship with the un. as real estate developer, he
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wa nted un. as real estate developer, he wanted to renovate the building some yea rs wanted to renovate the building some years back but was turned back. he could return in triumph as president today. would he say the world body was obsolete as he did with nato? as it was, people were breathing a sigh of relief. here is what he had to say about un reform. lim recommenced the secretary general and his call for the united nations to focus more on people and less on bureaucracy. recommenced the secretary general. in orderto recommenced the secretary general. in order to achieve this, the united nations must hold every level of management accountable, protect whistleblowers management accountable, protect whistleblowe rs and focus management accountable, protect whistleblowers and focus on results rather than process. —— we commend. tomorrow, he makes his debut address in front of world leaders. we are told by the us ambassador to the un that he will slap some people and
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hug some people. he is definitely going to slap the iranians. we expect you to be a big story tomorrow because donald trump is very concerned about the iranian nuclear deal in which sanctions were lifted in exchange for than working on their nuclear programme. donald trump says it is one of the worst deals ever negotiated. today, the press —— french president is meeting him, most likely saying it is maybe not a good idea for him to blow up the iran deal but we will see what donald trump's tony's tomorrow. harsh words to, no doubt, for north korea. we will be following it very closely. less than two weeks after hurricane irma devastated the caribbean, another violent storm is on its way. us forecasters say hurricane maria has become an extremely dangerous category four storm as it bears down on the leeward islands. the eye of the storm is expected to pass near dominica in the next few hours. here's stav danaos from the bbc weather centre. with perfectly warm sea
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temperatures, hurricane maria has strengthened rapidly in the last six hours to become a category four storm. this is a major storm that is bearing down on parts of the leeward islands during monday night and into tuesday. it could do damage to dominika. it is following us —— similar path to hurricane irma. not quite as powerful that it will bring rain, coastal flooding quite as powerful that it will bring rain, coastalflooding possible and damaging winds. it looks at the store will maintain its strength as it continues to move west north—westwards, pushing to other islands of the caribbean, possibly the virgin islands again and in towards puerto rican. the eye could move towards puerto rican. the eye could m ove over towards puerto rican. the eye could move over poor to rico as it moves into thursday. potentially as a category four storm. thereafter, it
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pushes on towards the turks and ca icos pushes on towards the turks and caicos island. thousands of airline passengers were stranded in auckland monday after a pipeline leak cutjet fuel supplies to new zealand's largest airport, forcing planes to remain grounded, authorities said. the pipeline operator said repairs would take at least a week. 2,000 passengers were affected by flight cancellations on monday alone. the former england football captain, wayne rooney, has been banned from driving for two years after admitting a charge of drink—driving. he apologised for his "unforgivable lack ofjudgement" and said it was "completely wrong." the everton striker was arrested earlier this month after being pulled—over by police officers in the north of england. lady gaga has been forced to reschedule the european leg of her world tour due to health problems. the singer has revealed that she has fibro—myalgia, a chronic illness, which can cause pain all over the body. the 18—city tour, had been set to begin in barcelona on thursday. let's look now once again at the roots of the crisis facing
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the rohingya people in myanmar. in 1962, general ne win led a military coup and went on to become the country's longest serving dictator. the military passed many laws, including one that stripped the rohingya of their citizenship. sharanjit leyl met pew way win, the son of general ne win and asked him about the military‘s role in the current crisis. i know the bbc has mentioned it in the past, the attacks on the villagers, military outposts and attack on their rakhines themselves. this is the start of a fundamentalism as it starts in the blood because if it goes on, we have seen the problems that carry on. at
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the same time, we must alleviate the suffering of the people as soon as and as best we can. how would you suggest doing that? these people are fleeing myanmar because they are scared. i don't know if you remember that in the 70s and 80s, there was one flareup as well will stop at the time, my father said, all right, it's ok, we can sort it out. we must live peacefully, let them come back. history tends to repeat itself and i think we should be able to sort it out now. what do you have to say to critics who point to him for all of burma's problems. after all these yea rs, burma's problems. after all these yea rs , we burma's problems. after all these years, we cannot solve all of our problems but if you want to talk
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about my father, probably the biggest issue was the economy went to see it, as he said. we stayed out of the vietnam war. how to you deal with them as a people living in myanmar‘s borders now? with them as a people living in myanmar's borders now?|j with them as a people living in myanmar's borders now? i think there will be a solution within a matter of months but this will be festering, it will continue going on. myanmar is enshrined. there is no religious intolerance. it is not a problem. pressure has been mounting on myanmar's defacto leader aung san suu kyi to do more to tackle the violence against myanmar's rohingya population. ms suu kyi is absent from the un general assembly meeting, but she is expected to give her first national address on the issue that has brought her much international criticism. as far as we know, the heading of
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the speech itself is national reconciliation and peace process. she will mainly emphasise the peace process and how to reconcile the whole nation. she has always emphasised the reconciliation. she is meeting with the leaders from time to time to have this agreement during her ruling. so, you believe that she will, a lot of —— after a lot of mounting pressure, finally something about the plight of the rohingya people. that is why she is talking in english. she was to make
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clear what she is god to speak about but for the burmese audiences, they may be thought of subtitles. that is what she is aiming to do, let the international community —— let them know that she is in a difficult position. she is facing the rakhine political parties, the armed groups and the international community. she has got to explain her status, her stance, to everyone. it is going to be interesting, to say the least, to hear what she has to say. interesting to say she is speaking in english will stop how is this being reported by the media in burma? there will be a transformation at —— right away. burma? there will be a transformation at -- right away. has much been said in the local media about the crisis? yes, they try to cover this news but as for the local
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reporters, they allot an out to go to the place, those places, where the crisis is happening. —— they are not allowed to go. the international community issue statements every day. it seems they want to rely on that information only. you are watching newsday on the bbc. how criminal networks are smuggling illegal rhino turning them into jewellery to avoid detection. we meet the man who has cycled thousands of kilometres around the world to set a new record. 30 hours after the earthquake that devastated mexico city, rescue teams still have no idea just how many people have died. there are people alive and people not alive. we just can help
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with whatever we have. it looked as though they had come to fight a war. but their mission is to bring peace to east timor and nowhere on earth needs it more badly. the government's case has been forcefully presented by mr badinter, the justice minister. he has campaigned vigorously for abolition, having once witnessed one of his clients being executed. elizabeth seton has spent a lot of time at this grotto. now that she has become a saint, it is expected that this area will be inundated with tourists. the mayor and local businesses regard the anticipated boom as yet another blessing of saint elizabeth. this is newsday on the bbc.
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i'm rico hizon in singapore. i'm babita sharma in london. our top stories. yemen is suffering from the worst humanitarian crisis on the planet with two million children severely malnourished as the country remains in the grip of the fastest growing cholera epidemic on record. the us president donald trump is preparing to address world leaders at the general assembly for the first time. and prosecutors in switzerland are investigating why tens of thousands of euros were flushed down some toilets in geneva. 500 euro notes had been cut up with scissors and stuffed down the toilets of a ubs branch and in the restrooms of three nearby restaurants — that story is popular on let's take a look at some front pages from around the world. the new york times leads with an an opinion piece by the japanese prime minister calling for "solidarity against north korea".
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shinzo abe says the world is facing an unprecedented threat and urges the international community to stay united and enforce sanctions the south china morning post shows a plaque being unveiled at the new china embassy in panama. the opening comes 100 days after the two countries established diplomatic relations in june. and finally the japan times reports that forfirst time, more than two millionjapanese are aged 90 or above. it says a record number of japanese over the age of 65 are still working, they're feeling younger and more active than those in the same age category decades ago, and they don't consider themselves to be ‘elderly‘. criminal networks smuggling rhino horns out of africa are turning them into jewellery to avoid detection at airports, according to traffic — a uk—based organisation monitoring wildlife trade. 0ur science correspondent
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victoria gill has more. it is estimated that 25,000 rhinos remain in the world. but in the last decade, over 7000 of them have been killed by poachers for their horns. is unsustainable demand is why many national parks have resorted to dehorning rhinos in order to protect them. in the past, smugglers would attempt to take in thai horns or large pieces abroad to sell. the latest trend is for it to be processed locally into small items that the collector, researchers describe as trinkets. the report by traffic found that beats, bangles and bracelets made from rhino horn we re and bracelets made from rhino horn were being produced in africa and then shipped abroad with most destined for vietnam and china. the new method of concealment seems
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designed to evade airport security and research is hoped that publishing details of this emerging trend will help security staff and police to spot it. the charity save the rhino describe it as a worrying development in a trade that at the current rate of poaching could wipe out the animals in the wild in as little as ten years. a cyclist has reclaimed his own world record for travelling round the globe. mark beaumont from britain arrived at the arc de triomphe in central paris seventy nine days after he set off from the french capital. lucy williamson reports every road has its challenges. only one has the reward. since he last saw paris, mark beaumont has cycled 18,000 miles in less than 80 days. in that time, his youngest daughter has begun to walk and talk. his four—year—old had reserved the first hug. it's going to take a couple of weeks for me to decompress and come back to normality. i've not walked for two and a half months. i remember at the airport last week
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flying across north america, i walked up a flight of stairs and it really hurt. so i'll have to get off the bike and get back to normal life. from paris, mark headed east through russia, mongolia and china, crossing australia and new zealand before flying to alaska, where he cycled down through north america before landing back in europe for the final stretch from lisbon to paris. cycling from 4am until nine at night, he saw the sun rise and set over the australian desert, the vast russian landscape, the pyrenees... averaging 240 miles a day, the equivalent of cycling from london to blackpool every day since second july... through injuries, high winds and heavy rains. 0fficially three quarters of the way around the world... but i'm fighting a massive headwind today, so i'm not quite in the right headspace to celebrate yet.
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this is the end of an epicjourney. mark beaumont has not only smashed his own previous round the world timing, but he's also cut the current world record by a third. at the finish line, he was greeted by an official from the guinness book of records, his time, 78 days and 1a hours... an achievement he once said that would only feel real when he got to stop. lucy williamson, bbc news, paris. what an amazing human endurance. congratulations, marked, on your new world record. you have been watching newsday. stay with us. we'll hear why the chief executive of india's tata communications plans to remain invested in the uk — despite the uncertainty over
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brexit. and before we go, banksy is getting a lot of attention in london. two of his new murals have been spotted near the barbican centre, marking the opening of an exhibition by american artistjean—michel basquiat. 0n instagram banksy described the murals as an "(unofficial) collaboration". that's all for now — stay with bbc world news. hello there. with a ridge of high
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pressure building in for tuesday it looks like today could be the better day of the week for most of us. a chilly start where skies cleared overnight. the temperature in the low single figures in some rural spots. this is the ridge of high—pressure. this system will make inroads for wednesday. meanwhile, this is the weather front which brought the rain last night. there could be a few showers across the south—east is that weather front continues to clear. nis fine yet chilly start and there will be some mist and foreground. some dense in places. central southern areas across the midlands into cheshire. eventually that will lift during the morning and potentially into some low cloud before breaking up. you can see plenty of sunshine on the map therefore northern england into scotland. from northern ireland, however, clouds will thicken up, particularly across the west but there could be early brightness across belfast. the cloud is thickening here because of the weather front making inroads of the atlantic. elsewhere you will see a
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little cloud bubbling up through the day. it could be an isolated shower but most places will be dry. light wind is well despite the chilly start it should get pleasantly warm into the afternoon. high teens across southern and eastern areas. still some strength in the sunshine. towards wednesday the weather front makes inroads of the atlantic. we lose our ridge of high—pressure. but it will be bringing airfrom the south, south—west. that is always a mild directions that temperatures will be on the rise. in fact, to the eastern half of the country does not look too bad. through the day we will hold onto sunny spells and will fill quite warm further west goes downhill going windy with outbreaks of rain, quite heavy parts of western scotland and ireland,. 18 or 19 degrees again across the east and the south—east. 0n 19 degrees again across the east and the south—east. on thursday it looks even wetter. this weather front has some heavy rain on it, particularly
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to the south—west of england towards wales. would be concerned about rainfall amounts building up there by the time thursday is out to big again, the south—east expecting similar sunshine and it will stay warm. let's zoom out ahead across the atlantic in towards the caribbean because, of course, the next major hurricane in making inroads in towards the leeward islands. hurricane maria is a category four force storm, ploughing through some of the islands as it works its way it west north—west. could be some heavy flooding and coastal search. you are watching bbc world news. our
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top story. yemen remains in the grip of the worst humanitarian crisis on the planet. 2 million children are severely malnourished as the country suffers from the fastest growing cholera epidemic on record. 600,000 people have been infected and 2500 have died. the us president donald trump has been speaking about the united nations, saying it needs to reform. his comments come as he is set to address world leaders at the general assembly for the first time today. prosecutors in switzerland are investigating why tens of thousands of euros have been flushed down toilets in geneva. 500 euros notes have been cut up with scissors and stuff down the toilet in that their ubs toilets. and nearby restau ra nts. more to come. stay with us. it has just it hasjust gone it has just gone on 1230. more from me later but first,
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