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this is a newsday on the bbc. rico hizon in singapore. the headlines. chinese censors block all online a debate of the plans to give president xijinping the right debate of the plans to give president xi jinping the right to rule indefinitely, leaving just a few critics of the space to speak out. translation: if the leader stays in office too long, and if power becomes too concentrated, then eventually, power becomes... russia says it will be a daily five—hour pause and the fighting in syria's enclave of ghoutta from tuesday. also on the programme, india mourns a ballamid also on the programme, india mourns a ball amid new revelations on how she died. we visit the resting place of millions of damaged grinds buried deepin of millions of damaged grinds buried deep in mountains. live from our studios in singapore and london,
this is bbc world news. it is newsday. glad you could join us. it is it a m in singapore, midnight in london and akmin in singapore, midnight in london and a km in beijing. where there has been a social media backlash against plans for china's current president to stay in power indefinitely. the proposal would remove a clause in china's constitution that limits the head of state to just a two terms in office. some online have accused the communist party of creating a dictator and becoming like north korea. that has prompted china's censors to get into work. with ulcers of words and phrases banned. —— with sensors of words. there is no secret that president xi jinping has tightening his grip on power.
this is just the has tightening his grip on power. this isjust the most has tightening his grip on power. this is just the most recent display of tub thumping military loyalty. but now, a defining moment is being reached. state media reports of closed—door party meetings confirm that the two term limit is to be scrapped. there is nothing to fear, his supporters argue. the president, the benevolent father figure, his supporters argue. the president, the benevolent fatherfigure, is his supporters argue. the president, the benevolent father figure, is a staying on for the good of the nation. china has become such a developed country, the middle—class is increasing in size, as well is in the number of wealthy internet. i don't think anybody in china kind of either in the party or outside of the party, want to take to allow the return of the despots were tiring to pack on to the political stage. —— despot or tyrant. one figure cast a shadow here. the 2—term limit was
introduced after this person's death to keep tearing at bay. —— to keep tearing at bay. this activistjailed for mild dissent in the past is one of the few daring to publicly criticise the change. translation: if a leader stays in office too along, and if power becomes too concentrated, then eventually, power becomes evil. for most people, though, criticism is the best kept in the shadow. the striking of just the best kept in the shadow. the striking ofjust a few the best kept in the shadow. the striking of just a few words from china's constitution marks the biggest political shift in decades with far—reaching implications. how to go regular, orderly transitions as of the world's second—largest economy finds itself at the hands of a man with total unfettered power indefinitely. behind the appearance
of strength lies of the risk of instability. rising superpower that has just torn up its instability. rising superpower that hasjust torn up its rubric. john said with, bbc news, beijing. we will have more on that with a row of president xijinping will have more on that with a row of president xi jinping singh will have more on that with a row of president xijinping singh office in a moment, but let's look at some of the day's other bills. russia will establish a humanitarian corridor outside of syria's eastern ghoutta. it will instill a daily five—hour cease—fire to allow civilians to escape. within five —— more than 500 people have been killed. the cease—fire was passed on saturday. security council resolutions are only meaningful if they are effectively implemented. and that is why i expected the resolution to be immediately implemented and sustained, particularly to ensure the immediate say, unimpeded and
sustained delivery of humanitarian services, the evacuation of the critically sick and wounded, and the alleviation of the suffering of the serene alleviation of the suffering of the serene people. as you know, the united nations is ready to do its part. —— suffering of the syrian people. as i have the opportunity to say in the security council itself a few days ago, in particular, eastern ghoutta cannot wait. it is high time to stop this hell on earth. antonio guterres speaking on syria. also making news today, saudi arabia's king salmon has sacked several of the... the heads of the air and ground forces and were among those dismissed. the move comes as the war in the country of yemen. abstinence.
during a meeting with singh government in the white house, donald trump suggested he would have been braver than the armed guard who failed to confront the killer. been braver than the armed guard who failed to confront the killerlj really believe you don't know until you test us, but i really believe i would run in there, even if i didn't have a weapon. i think most of the people in this room would have done that, too. i know most of you. but the way they performed was really a disgrace. a fit of britain has died following a helicopter crash in the grand canyon. tetonic effected per tonne. she was on honeymoon with her husband john when they were involved in the crash. he died last week. preliminary report into the accident failed to establish cause. turkish president hasn't been criticised for telling a young girl who's dressed up telling a young girl who's dressed up in military uniform that she would be honoured if killed while fighting. ina would be honoured if killed while fighting. in a televised address to his 8k party, he told of the sobbing
girl, if she is martyred, they will lay a flag on her. the speech has been described by some twitter users as child abuse. formula i's preseason testing is underway in barcelona and it wasn't a great day for mclaren's fernando alonso. the double world champion actually only lasted six alas before losing a wheel and spinning off up the track. he was able to return to the track later in the morning completing another four lapse. if there later in the morning completing anotherfour lapse. if there has been dancing in the streets in thailand. about 300 enthusiasts group to to swing music as you can see here. about an hourfrom bangkok. swing to music has been growing in popularity in the country and organisers now hope to make the dance festival and annual event. long serving leaders are not uncommon in asia, but as china's xi jinping looks to a race term limits
and cambodia's leader wants an extra ten yea rs and cambodia's leader wants an extra ten years after 33 or at the helm, are we seeing a growing trend of a long—term autocratic power in asia? are we seeing a growing trend of a long—term autocratic power in asia? are there, i spoke to angela mancini, a partner at the risk advisory company, control risk, and asked her to his surprise by the social media backlash to bit surprised by the level, but to be honest, which is done, it is. he has the most power of any chinese leader in 25 years. he didn't name a successor. that was quite significant and gave a hint of what was to come. what has really done here now is formalized that vincent send a signal to everyone in the party, but also all the citizens he is formalized that can send a signal to everyone in the party, but also all the citizens user to stay. and not go anywhere. it is not surprising to see there has been a bit of a backlash, but the levels of it has been surprising. is there really a need for xi jinping to
extend his term beyond 2022? he still has another four years to cement his legacy. that is right and he could go for ten more. he is 64 yea rs he could go for ten more. he is 64 years old. he is pretty dug as it relates to, generally speaking, in terms of world leaders. has a lot of ideas and a lot of policies. he could still get a lot done in for mike years that he wants to do, but as you know, it is a big job to transition the chinese economy and what they're trying to do. we could see him staying easily another ten yea rs. see him staying easily another ten years. but, this could also set a bad president because there is a risk of a secession crisis down the road. that is exactly the issue. the issue becomes enough someone who is extended term limits. —— there is a risk of a succession crisis down the road. what happens next? what happens in the next person comes around? happens in the next person comes around ? what does happens in the next person comes around? what does that look like? that is a serious medium to longer—term risk. that is a serious medium to longer-term risk. if he stays beyond 2022, for another eight, ten, 15
yea rs, 2022, for another eight, ten, 15 years, what will this mean for the dynamics in asia? clearly, it is very significant in china. it has been written to the constitution. china is growing. it is having more and more power in southeast asia and broader asia—pacific, so we just continue seeing that going close—up of the positive side would be different be more consistency and things like economic policymaking, foreign policymaking. in a way, you have more certainty in those areas, but it would be quite significant if you see him in powerfor another ten yea rs. you see him in powerfor another ten years. one of the longest leaders in asia is cambodia's. he wasjust in another ten years after 33 years. her scene —— are we seeing another trend of a long term autocratic power? in cambodia, there cannot be a bellwether. we are seeing a rise in autocratic power. it's interesting that we see that this and getting a lot of headline news
is actually those governments attitude to cyberspace. a lot of places like thailand, vietnam adults are taking the page from china to set up several security laws to set up set up several security laws to set up the incumbent leader to have advantages. they can control and monitor data in ways they haven't before. that is something that is going to be, we think, quite fundamental as it relates to democracy over time. another example, of course, is melissa's prime minister stop nine years and counting. —— malaysia's prime minister. nine years and counting. we expect risks that he will win another term. that's, to your point, isa another term. that's, to your point, is a risk. he has power quite a long time. people are extremely frustrated there by his leadership and all of the corruption scandals. assuming he wins, and we think he will, the frustration level there will, the frustration level there will be very high. that is when we give to people in the streets. his democracy under 13 is a? it has
a lwa ys democracy under 13 is a? it has always been a mixed track. —— is democracy under a risk in asia? angela mancini there talking to ricoh earlier. ever wondered what happened to old, unusable copies of the koran? in pakistan, thousands of old rns are being buried under a mountain in tunnels because they are not allowed to be destroyed. 0ur correspondents at this for report. under that this amounted in pakistan, hundreds of thousands of copies of old korans. muslims in pakistan believe you throw away old or damaged copies of the holy book, so they are brought here from around the country. the tunnels here stretched for over two miles and they're all lined with these sacks, each containing around 8—10 carranza. —— 8—10 korans. this
person has been helping run the project for the last 25 years. after his brother set it up. translation: my older brother loved korans. he used to collect them and put them in his car. some of his friendsjoined him put them in his car. some of his friends joined him and put them in his car. some of his friendsjoined him and then, with gods grace, all of this was established. you today, more copies of old korans are sent here. —— each day. workers so what can be preserved and what needs to be disposed of. translation: some books, like this one, are only a bid to damaged, so we repair them and give them a way. but when pages are torn like these, we bury them in tunnels. to keep up with the demand, they're constantly building a new tunnels, but cutting into the mountain is hard work.
translation: to dig a tunnel of 200 feet, it takes four or five months. some days, we only dig around to six inches because the rocks are very hard. in pakistan, disposing of the isa is a ssnsiti’ss subject. is a sensitize subject. people koran is a sensitive subject. people have been lynched for not treating it correctly. the project here is calling for anyone in the country with a damaged copy of the koran to send it to them. you are watching newsday on the bbc. why from singapore and london. still to come on the programme... 0n shaky ground. what is behind the recent flurry of earthquakes in the asia—pacific region. and also, the programme, india mourns the bali wood actress as new details emerge about her death. prince charles has chosen his bride.
the prince proposed to lady diana spencer two weeks ago. she accepted, she says, without hesitation. that's had its fair share of bullets. the name itself symbolising one of the cruelest regimes of modern mission. the royal's for scone has been produced of an adult mammal. sky news in and have produced a sheep. they're trying to come to grips with their new freedom. though there is i°y their new freedom. though there is joy and relief today, the scars are everywhere. not for 20 years have a look than seen in such numbers at this part of africa. some of these forms have been time miles long. this is the last time the public will see this pub. very soon, for the sake of the credibility and authority of the next pope, benedict xvi will, in his own words, be hidden from the world for the rest
of his life. this is a newsday on the bbc. welcome back. as for staying with us. welcome back. as for staying with us. iam welcome back. as for staying with us. i am in london. welcome back. as for staying with us. iam in london. our welcome back. as for staying with us. iam in london. 0urtop welcome back. as for staying with us. i am in london. our top stories. 0nline critics of china's plan to allowed president xijinping extra time in office have found their censored. but just as time in office have found their censored. butjust as there will be a daily of five hour pause to the fighting in rebel held eastern ghoutta in syria from tuesday. a family narrowly escaped a fire in texas. by managed to get them out. this story is popular on bbc .com. let's ta ke this story is popular on bbc .com. let's take a look at some of the front pages from around the world. we start off with singapore's straits times. it looks at the jumps
in salary. apparently, some former stu d e nts in salary. apparently, some former students took come for— $5,000 a month with the business and computing being the best earners. shifting now the page to the china daily and it features some colourful images taking place as part of the chinese lunar new year festival festivities. that includes of this snap ofa festivities. that includes of this snap of a fire dragon dance performed at a buddhist temple in brazil. it all comes ahead of the lantern festival which gets underway this march. finally, we have the international edition of the new york times and its wonders if harry potter will manage to keep his powers on broadway. the eighth instalment of the celebrated it was casts a spell over london. now they are hoping to pull off the same trick in the big apple. those of the top stories of major publications around the world. sharon, which stores are shy sparking discussions on broadway. the eighth instalment
of isa is a rather unusual story because in taiwan, there is a bit of this and obsession with toilet paper. last time it was because the paper was being stolen. now, though, there is a pennycook price rises in stores running short. that is a story proven popular on bbc news .com. the leader of the uk's main opposition labour party says he wants britain to remain in a customs union with the eu after brexit. the policy shift could leave the labour setting with government rebels to defeat theresa may on her brexit strategy. a spokesman for the prime minister repeated the government's position that britain would not be in the customs union and the uk would be free to strike its own trade deals. here is a little of what the opposition leader said earlier. we have long argued that a customs union is a viable option for the final deal, so labour would seek to
negotiate a new comprehensive uk eu customs union to ensure there are no ta riffs customs union to ensure there are no tariffs with europe and to help avoid any need whatsoever for a hard border with northern ireland. during the asia—pacific region has been hit bya the asia—pacific region has been hit by a series of earthquakes in the past few weeks that have left a trail of damage and loss of life. 7.5 magnitude earthquake took place on monday in papua new guinea. indonesia was also hit with a 6.1 magnitude earthquake off the eastern coast on the same day. this follows a 5.5 earthquake off injapan on sunday and reviewed this month, taiwan was hit by a quake in the town where the bodies of the disaster have been removed. the last week, we saw a couple of earthquakes next to new zealand. so, are earthquakes happening more
frequently? especially in the asia—pacific region? and if so, why? earlier i spoke to gary gibson, the founder of a research centre was also the principal research fellow at the university of melbourne. i asked him if all the seismic activity was somehow related. one of the things about earthquakes is that they cluster. we have periods where we re they cluster. we have periods where were they aren't active in periods where they are active. in 14 years from 1977 with only one magnitude eight earthquake in the world and the last 14 years, we had one a year. they vary. 0verall, the last 14 years, we had one a year. they vary. overall, though, i don't think there's any... we're just hearing about them better. this is suggestion that their cluster earthquakes suggests they are somewhat related, so should countries on the same fault line then, perhaps, be on alert? not necessarily. usually it is only a
usually a local phenomenon and a large earthquakes in papua new guinea will that triggered quakes elsewhere. they rarely do, but it is not common. we know that technology and earthquake reporting, part of which you do, is becoming far more sophisticated, so is there a sense that perhaps there is a perception that perhaps there is a perception that earthquakes are happening more frequently because the technology has gotten so good? desk. nowadays, we have a lots of data sharing. —— yes. technology has enhanced. we sure that's online. normally, we can get preliminary locations of the earthquakes within about 20 minutes of them occurring. basically, you are saying you cannot predict when the next big one will take place? no. i'm sorry we can't do that yet.
i don't think we ever will, really. most earthquakes happen under the blue and with no indication that anything is to happen. some of them have four shocks and a few of them in continental region seem to have unusual activity for a better year beforehand were a few years. most of them come out of the blue. what would you suggest as a seismologist, what kind of safeguards can be put in place to potentially protect him populations, evacuate people in time? by time? by far the best thing is building standards. the difference in the quality of the building and the casualties in an earthquake have been remarkable. i have visited chile after their magnitude 8.8 earthquake in 2010 and there were
casualties, but for such a huge earthquake, very, very few. seismologist gary gibson they're speaking to sharon earlier. the bollywood superstar known as simply as sridevi died of accidental drowning. she actually drowned in her bathtub after she lost consciousness. it earlier it had been reported that the actress died ofa been reported that the actress died of a heart attack. 0ur reporter explains. here adds one of sridevi av explains. here adds one of sridevi as family homes, fans have been coming to pay for specs all day. dubai police today released the postmortem results say that our actual cause of death was drowning in the bathtub of her hotel apartment. that is different from earlier reports that such actually died from a cardiac arrest while attending a family wedding in dubai.
her body was allegedly delayed because of the results of the reports. that is what local media we re reports. that is what local media were reporting in dubai. politicians, fellow celebrities and fa ns politicians, fellow celebrities and fans have been reacting in utter shock at the news of her death. seat is being described as bollywood's first female superstar centre starting acting at the age of four. she acted in more than 300 films and it wasn't just a bollywood she she acted in more than 300 films and it wasn'tjust a bollywood she acted in. she was a star of many regional films industries across india. 0ne of the real appeals of sridevi, especially since she came to bali wed in 1978, was that she was seen as one of the few female stars to carry fm and deliver box office success without a need for a male costar. to carry a film. they had been coming to pay their respects at the family home and her funeral is
expected on tuesday. there will be plenty more people coming to pay their tributes to this great actress for herfinaljourney. you have been watching newsday on the bbc. stay with us. what will the revamped chance pacific partnership mean for the new zealand economy? we will be hearing from the country's new finance minister and whether he thinks tpp will really make a difference. and before we go, let's review but these pictures of a snow we europe. so—called beast from the eastis we europe. so—called beast from the east is making its presence felt in this priest outside saint petersburg seems to be enjoying it. no one is going very far in his bicycle in switzerland as the big freeze hits theice switzerland as the big freeze hits the ice of lake constance. elsewhere in europe, as well, experiencing a deep freeze. hello there. a winter refuses to
relinquish its grip across the uk, not just relinquish its grip across the uk, notjust uk, relinquish its grip across the uk, not just uk, but relinquish its grip across the uk, notjust uk, but across the whole of europe at the moment with that still entrench across scandinavia and his siberian air spilling right across europe having such a genetic impact. yes, we have some snow across and we still have weather warnings in force. far northeast of england and also stretching down across the essex kent and sussex coastline, where we could see significant accumulation developing. at the met office has issued a weather warnings —— and amber weather warnings. that could affect kidneys into the london area and you can have an issue if you're driving to work or taking the train towards the northeast of england, as well. stay tuned to local radio stations, particularly first thing in the morning, but it looks like snow showers will continue being driven along by a
brisk north easterly breeze, perhaps as we go through the afternoon, a brief while in proceedings across the southeast. but there is certainly going to have an impact throughout the day. it is going to feel bitterly cold out there for all of us with those temperatures really struggling. most of the sunshine would be a little bit further west. as he moved out of tuesday into wednesday, we have met office amber weather warnings. be prepared for disruption, but the emphasis changes up disruption, but the emphasis changes up into the northeast of england and affecting eastern scotland. again, we could see why the five to ten cm, maybe more in—place is. the winds will strengthen, as well. that will create a blizzard like conditions and it may well drive the snow showers a little bit further in land. the wind swim around in a southeast direction so maybe the south eats up great... temperatures are south eats up great... temperatures a re really south eats up great... temperatures are really struggling. add in the factor of the wind, particularly as it strengthens and it'll feel well below freezing out there. now, as we move out of wednesday into thursday,
we still have a frequent a rash of showers across the north, but they just want to draw your attention to what is happening down to the south. there is an area of low pressure side to move in and zip ups into this cold air, it could bring more persistent heavy snowfall. there is still a pumped into the cold air. we could see some significant snow. i'm sharanjit leyl with bbc world news. our top story: chinese censorship increases after the ruling party proposes changes to the law to allow president xijinping to remain leader beyond his second term. russia says there'll be a daily five—hour pause in the fighting, and a humanitarian corridor established in syria's rebel—held enclave of ghouta from tuesday. us president donald trump suggests he would have been braver than the armed guard who failed to confront the florida school shooter, saying he would have run in even if he wasn't armed.
and this video is trending on bbc.com. europe is in the grips of a deep freeze. a front dubbed "the beast from the east" has brought freezing temperatures and snow to large swathes of the continent and the united kingdom. that's all from me now, stay with bbc world news. now on bbc news, it's time for hardtalk.
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