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i'm rico hizon in singapore. the headlines: president trump turns the screw on north korea with new sanctions. north korean leader, kim jong—un, has responded, mocking donald trump as "mentally deranged," and saying he will make the us "pay dearly" for threatening to destroy his country. grim news from mexico. no children remain alive in the school which collapsed during tuesday's earthquake. in other parts of the capital, the search for survivors continues. i'm kasia madera in london. also in the programme: a spectacular protest against violence in the philippines. we meet the campaigners speaking out. what i am wearing today is packaging tape wrapped around my body, which is exactly how killings have been donein is exactly how killings have been done in my country. people are wrapped in packaging tape and they are thrown on the streets.
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and lighting up singapore, making lanterns to welcome autumn, and the festival of light. live from our studios in singapore and london, this is bbc world news. it's newsday. i am glad you could join us. it's 8am in singapore, 1am in london, and 8pm in new york, where president trump has announced new sanctions against individuals and companies that trade with north korea. responding to the latest sanctions north korea's leader has vowed to make trump "pay dearly" for threatening his country. in a meeting with the leaders ofjapan and south korea, mr trump said he had signed an executive order which also gave the us treasury department discretion to sanction foreign banks that deal with pyongyang. he praised china, saying it had ordered its banks to stop doing business with north korea. the order enhances the treasury
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department's authority to target any individual or entity that conducts significant trade in goods, services or technology with north korea and i am very proud to tell you that, as you may have just heard moments ago, china, their central bank has told their other banks — it is a massive banking system — to immediately stop doing business with north korea. japan's prime minister, shinzo abe, said more dialogue with north korea would be pointless and welcomed the sanctions. translation: we are going into a new stage of exercising stronger, new pressure. i welcome the new sanctions measures of the united states and i'd like to offer offer my heartfelt support for that. south korean president moonjae—in also praised moves by china's banks
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to stop doing business with the north. translation: there was a major announcement made by china to take action on the dprk. i'm very confident that such moves will contribute to the denuclearization of the dprk. let's cross to the south korean capital, seoul, now and speak to our correspondent, danny savage. these us sanctions really go for the money. it could hurt. definitely. we have had criticism from the us in the past two months that china is not doing enough. they launched a joint statement, saying china is now going to its banks and saying stop dealing with north korea. whether north korea can still get around that in some other way by dealing with other countries and banking systems, we will have to wait and
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see. this country has had sanctions against it for years and still manages to do what people don't want it to do. will this make a difference? we will see. you have the sanctions on one hand and the interesting language from the north korean leader on the other. he actually said today, which is strange, usually he is quoted, he said today donald trump is deranged. he vowed to come back at him and think about what he will do next after what donald trump has set at him. he took it as a complete insult. the north korean leader is now thinking about what to do next. yes. we have this aggressive language from all parties. but south korea is actually still quite keen to continue the dialogue. yes. south korea will always look for the diplomatic solution. i think america is also looking for the diplomatic
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solution. when you hear what donald trump said at the un this week, we know that behind the scenes, senior officials are saying the diplomatic door is still open. that is the road we can try to go down. i think diplomacy is what is going on in the background, and in the foreground, what we are seeing publicly is a slagging match between the two leaders, and other interested parties like russia and china are trying to tell everybody to calm down a bit. don't be surprised if we see more of that and more blunt words of insult from both north korea and the united states over this as we go on, but the diplomatic machinations are still going on in the background. that is still happening. south korea are keen on that. yesterday they announced another aid package to north korea, which they stopped for the past two yea rs. which they stopped for the past two years. they are working towards that stance. they are looking for the
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diplomatic solution, as you would if you were the direct neighbour of not three, because if anything does happen, south korea has the most to lose. —— neighbour of north korea. let's ta ke let's take a look at some of the day's other news. facebook founder, mark zuckerberg, has said his company will share details about 3,000 russia—linked political adverts with us investigators. in a live address on his facebook page, mr zuckerberg pledged to make political advertising more transparent on the social network in future. we are actively working with the us government on its ongoing investigations into russian interference. we have been investigating this for many months now and for a while we had found no evidence of fake accounts linked to russia running ads. when we recently uncovered this activity, we provided that information to the special counsel, we also briefed congress, and, this morning, i directed our team to provide the ads we found the congress as well.
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a short time ago, i spoke to the bbc‘s north america technology correspondent, dave lee, in san francisco. he explained what adverts are in question. they were focused around political hot topics, things like immigration, and they were targeting american voters in the run—up to last year's presidential elections. they said compared to the vast amounts of advertising it was quite a small number but the source was concerning to facebook and of concern to the investigation into russian meddling in the election. that is what they are looking at closely now. in terms of the kremlin, only last month they were saying they had absolutely nothing to do with this? they flatly denied they were behind the adverts and indeed the group they are linked to is what they call a troll farm. they call it the internet
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research agency. it is based in saint petersburg and they are known to be a presence on the internet pushing pro—kremlin propaganda. as you mentioned, the russian government has said it has nothing to do with us but quite frankly, that denial is not given much respect, frankly. that is what you would expect the russian government to say about this. what you make of facebook saying they are going to share information with investigators because they have been under enormous pressure to do so? a lot of pressure. a lot of people want them to make those advertised at public. they said they are not going to do that themselves but they expected the committee, the senate committee, to perhaps do that at the end of the investigation. what is also interesting is their move to be more transparent about political advertising. they are looking to bring some of the rules people would be familiar with when they see political broadcasts on television. also making news today.
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at least 15 people have been killed and 20 others are missing after hurricane maria hit the caribbean island of dominica. meanwhile puerto rico isjust beginning to assess the damage. many buildings have been destroyed and the power is still out for more than three million people. the governor has declared it nothing short of a major disaster. the bbc‘s will grant reports. hurricane maria was a category four storm and brought widespread damage especially to the northern coastal region. there is a small village that has lost the vast majority of its homes, we understand from the mayor. and here in the capital we are still without electricity, no sign of that being back
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for a couple of days. and the infrastructure here is creaking. the island is seriously in debt, bankrupt. the last thing it needed was a storm with the size and ferocity of hurricane maria. the constitutional court in spain has imposed fines of around $12,000 a day on six top catalan separatist officials for every day that they continue organising an independence referendum for catalonia next month. among them isjosep maria jove, from the catalan treasury, who's being held on sedition charges. glasgow airport has launched an appeal to reunite young passengers with hundreds of teddies left behind on their travels. the lost property office says it has seen a spike after the summer season with more soft toys than usual being handed in. to make sure more don't go astray, the airport is launching a new "teddy tag" for people to write their details and tie on to their toys before getting on flights. that is a nice idea.
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the mexican president, enrique pena nieto, has promised to continue the search for survivors of tuesday's earthquake. he said rescuers in mexico city were still looking for anyone alive in the ruins of ten buildings. mr pena nieto was speaking after emergency workers at a primary school in the capital called off their search for children thought to have been trapped. more than 270 people are known to have died in the quake. aleem maqbool reports from mexico city. the rescue efforts became all the more desperate in mexico city. (sirens) volunteers hung on to moments of hope but, in all the confusion, none really knew what the ambulances were carrying away. at any rumour of life in the rubble, the call went out for doctors
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or more of the soldiers who'd been deployed. the focal point became the school where children and teachers had been missing. for a time we were given access to the schoolyard, with rescue workers, right beside the collapsed three—storey building. there was a dramatic moment where it was announced all efforts were now to be focused on a 13—year—old girl they thought they'd made contact with. then one of the teachers from the school, who's been waiting here for hours, was called forward and escorted to what remains of the collapsed building, potentially a familiar voice for a trapped girl to hear. through the night, rescuers worked at the site, tunnelling through the debris and using specialist rescue cameras to locate those buried.
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it appeared someone was rescued overnight, but his condition is unknown. much of the news in the past 2a hours, though, has been bad. it's believed the body of a teacher was pulled out. with seemingly all of mexico holding its breath for news from the school, an officialjust came out with a devastating announcement. that while all children have now been pulled from the rubble, no more came out alive. the operation, though, continues, because rescuers say they believe someone who worked at the school is still trapped alive. it's hard to use heavy machinery to free her, though, because of the risk of causing further collapse. the work is so delicate, says hector mendez, head of one rescue brigade, we have to do everything by hand or chisel, with hammer or handsaw. if we don't, you could cause something very serious. volunteers and experts came together at this school, giving traumatised parents, the school community and a nation hope that more children would be found alive. now though, that has all turned to a sense of grief,
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even more acute than before. aleem maqbool, bbc news, in mexico city. protests have been held in manila against president rodrigo duterte's war against illegal drugs, alleged extra —judicial killings, and military rule in the southern philippines. the protests have coincided with the 45th anniversary of the start of martial law under philippine dictator ferdinand marcos. howard johnson reports from manila. we are human beings, we have the right to live. it is the largest opposition rally since president rodrigo duterte came to powerjust over a year ago. thousands have turned up, from indigenous groups, union groups and trade union members. they are here today to have their voices heard about martial law and the war on drugs. thousands of drug suspects have been killed since the philippine president launched his war on drugs. what i'm wearing today actually
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is a packaging tape wrapped around my body which is exactly how killings have been done here in my country. people are wrapped in packaging tape and they're thrown in the streets, thrown inin the gutters. the numbers have risen and it has to stop. meanwhile, the island of mindanao has been under martial law for in—fighting with jihadists in the city of marawi. chant: never again, never again! the day's first protests culminated in the burning of an effigy of the president. there were loud cheers as they set fire to this effigy of president rodrigo duterte. on other sides of the box,
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there was an image of adolf hitler, an imperialist dog, and an image of the late dictator, ferdinand marcos. nearby, two large rallies are held in support of the president. those people do not realise, even they cannot see, they don't even see what is the real thing, what is the real happening in our country. we want our country to be safe. even our children, even our community to be safe or away from drugs. police say around 12,000 people attended the pro—duterte rallies, while around 7,000 people attended the protests. activists are disputing the numbers. howard johnson, bbc news, manila. you're watching newsday on the bbc. still to come on the programme: new zealand goes to the polls. we'll catch up with the latest on the campaign trail. ben johnson, the fastest man
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on earth, is flying home to canada in disgrace. all the athletes should be clean going into the games. i'm just happy that justice is served. it is a simple fact that this morning, these people were in their homes. tonight, those homes have been burnt down by serbian soldiers and police. all the taliban positions along here have been strengthened, presumably in case the americans invade. it's no use having a secret service which cannot preserve its own secrets against the world. and so the british government has no option but to continue this action, and even after any adverse judgement in australia. concorde had crossed the atlantic faster than any plane ever before, breaking the record by six minutes. this is newsday on the bbc.
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i'm rico hizon in singapore. i'm kasia madera in london. our top stories: president trump has announced new sanctions against north korea. kim jong—un says he will make donald trump, who he called "mentally deranged," "pay dearly" for threatening his country. emergency workers at a primary school in mexico city have called off their search for children thought to have been trapped. officials said they were still trying to free one adult from the rubble. let's take a look at some front pages from around the world. the financial times leads with our top story and president trump meeting with south korean president moonjae—in at the un, and the new order signed by president trump that boosts sanctions against north korea over its nuclear weapons programme. a diver off australia's northern coast makes the cover of the new york times'
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international edition. the story looks at how scientists are trying desperately to save the great barrier reef. the latest attempt involves breeding hardy coral in the labs and returning them to the sea. and the pace of life is now even quicker in china, according to the china daily. this article reports that 14 high—speed bullet trains have increased their speed limits to 350km/h. so if you need to get from beijing to shanghai, it'll now take you just under 4.5 hours. it means if you need to get from beijing to shanghai, it will take it just under 4.5 hours. remarkable speeds. 0ne superstar who lives life in the fast lane is dominating conversations online. that's right.
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this story has caused a stir online and in the make—up world. singer rihanna has launched her make—up brand's foundation range which has a0 shades to cater from the very darkest to very lightest of complexions. here are some keen customers, and rihanna explaining her thinking. i'm quite dark so walking into a drugstore means that i may not be able to find the shade that i want. i've never been able to find a shape thatis i've never been able to find a shape that is my colour because i'm pale person. it doesn't make sense to me to exclude my friends and i have friends of all shades from the really pale for the really dark. new zealand holds its general election on saturday and it is set to be an exciting contest. in one corner, you have current prime minister bill english of the ruling national party, which has been in power for a decade. in the other you have jacinda ardern, who became leader of the labour party
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just six weeks ago. earlier, i wasjoined by colinjames, a veteran new zealand political journalist and commentator who, despite correctly predicting the outcome of the last 15 out of 16 elections, told me this one was just too tight to call. iam i am ducking this one. it is impossible to call. it is too tight. it comes down to what the populist centrist new zealand first party goes, which cannot be seen in advance. you are ducking it. but only for the bbc, who has the edge — jacinda ardern or bill english? the position is this — the national party, in the latest party polling, is 45%. if you put labour and the greens together as a bloc, they are almost parallel. neither could form
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a party on their own. because the new zealand first party has given no indication of which way it would go, we simply cannot predict. 0k. miss ardern has become a political celebrity over the past six weeks. tell us what has made her so appealing to voters. well, she has got a little touch of the justin trudeau effect, a great person. even behind that, she has got a solid character and intellect and her ability to handle people is incredible. at 37, another factor — she appeals to younger people,
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who do want something different from the policy settings of the last 30 years. she also appeals to some older people who feel the same thing. colin james there in colinjames there in wellington. the world's richest woman, the l'0real cosmetics heiress —— chinese communities around the world are getting ready to celebrate the mid—autumn festival. it's a time to be thankful with family and friends. and next month is deepavali, the indian festival of lights. 0ne artist here in singapore has found her own way to bring the two festivals together. vijaya mohanjoined me to explain. i have a passion of doing something different, living in a diverse community of singapore. so i thought i would, the mid—autumn festival, the chinese people, they like la nterns the chinese people, they like lanterns and bake mooncakes and the indians, we create colourful powders and it is the indian traditional art
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which is down on the floor and using coloured powders. let's try to bring and show our view was this beautiful artwork and use beads here and earbuds? it's quite interesting that you are also using recycled stuff for your artworks and environmentally friendly materials. because the indian traditional art is normally done on the floor, i do create designs using various materials and it can be used as a wall piece or used as any other material. so... and you are a guinness world record holder and hold 17 records here in singapore. the setup is collaboration, how is it reflected in this work? actually,
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i used and created a basic design on the merits and then 30 volunteers organisations came forward to take pa rt organisations came forward to take part and people with special needs, people with disabilities, they wa nted people with disabilities, they wanted to take part and then i brought them and they took part in that. and you can see the display at gardens by the bay until october 18. you have been watching newsday. stay with us. china's credit rating is downgraded because of worries over the rapid build up of debt. that's coming up shortly on asia business report. and before we go, how about this for a new arrival? this little elephant is a boy, born at a zoo in belgium, but he hasn't been named yet. he was apparently standing up and toddling around just hours after being born. the zoo is taking suggestions from the public about what to call him via social media. hello.
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no sooner do we get rid of one weather front from the uk, there is another coming in from the atlantic in the day ahead. a day that starts chilly, especially in rural spots. freezing as the day begins. fog patches, especially in eastern and south—east england. here is the next weather system. rain in northern ireland. it is slowly taking that rain further east during the day. breezy and wet in northern ireland, some outbreaks of rain edging into the west of scotland. the bulk of the uk is dry. chilly to begin the day, but for many of us, plenty of sunshine. remember, some mist and fog around. east anglia, south—eastern england are most prone to that before it clears away. it should not take long. along with the rain in the west, the wind picks up. especially in the coast and hills. moving away from northern ireland, the rain goes into scotland and wales. more light and patchy as it does so. leaving parts of eastern england and the south—east dry. perhaps some sunny spells. temperatures, 19.
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with the wind and rain, it will feel quite cool. as we go on through friday night, this weather system stalls. there is cloud and drizzle affecting parts of england and wales. that is the start of saturday. much more mild on saturday morning. the big picture for the weekend. an area of low pressure to the west of us. there will be a weather front approaching from the west. the wind is picking up on saturday. increasingly windy in the west. a gale developing later on saturday. this area of cloud and patchy rain covering england and wales going north during the day. all of scotland apart from the north keeping sunshine. southern england breaking into sunshine during the day. perhaps some sunny spells in northern ireland. a bit of warmth. this weather system coming in from the atlantic, some uncertainty about how far east
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it will go during sunday. some sunny spells either side of it. easing winds. we will keep you updated on that. we are following hurricane maria, which on sunday should just miss the turks and caicos islands. it looks like it will eventually push north further away from the bahamas. i'm with bbc news. our top story: us president donald trump has announced new sanctions on north korea 10 days after the un announced its own measures. the us sanctions target foreign companies doing business with pyongyang. president trump has signed an executive order aimed at preventing companies and banks from dealing with pyongyang. emergency workers at a school in mexico city have called off their search for children thought to have been trapped. officials said they're still trying to free one adult. and this video is trending on
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the world's richest woman has died at the age of 94. liliane bettencourt was the heiress to the l'0real cosmetics fortune. according to forbes, her total wealth is estimated at $39.5 billion. that's all from me now. stay with bbc world news. and the top story here in the uk: the bbc understands that the prime minister will propose
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