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hello. i'm ben bland with bbc news. our top story: the un security council has been holding an open meeting on myanmar. it comes a day after un investigators accused myanmar‘s military leaders of crimes against humanity and genocide. the un secretary—general, antonio guterres, said those found responsible must be held to account. a new study from china finds air pollution is causing a huge drop in our intelligence. researchers believe the negative impact increases with age, and affects men with less education worst. and this video is trending on this ana flight was trying to land at tokyo's narita airport during a typhoon last week. winds were up to 200 kilometres an hour throughout japan. as you can see, the pilot had some trouble with the initial descent, but eventually got everyone down safely. and our top story here in the uk:
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allegations by the former chief rabbi jonathan sacks that jeremy corbyn is anti—semitic have been met with an angry response from the labour party. now on bbc news, live to singapore for asia business report. uk trade secretary liam fox tells the bbc there is interest in a good deal between britain and europe when it comes to brexit. and is china doing enough to address the problem ofair doing enough to address the problem of air pollution, which claims hundreds of thousands of lives each year? we take a look. hello and welcome to asia business report, and sharanjit leyl. and brexit, or the uk's exit from the european union, is now about seven months away and at the two sides have yet to agree on what kind of
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exit that will be. and lastly, the uk chancellor phillip hammond highlighted again a scenario where the uk economy could lose more than 7% of gdp over the next 15 years, if the uk were to leave the eu bloc without a deal. what we can say, i think with some certainty, it is that if we get no deal, it will be a disruption for the uk economy. i think it is difficult to quantify that but that is not what we want, and what we have been very clear is that we want there to be a good deal between britain and europe. just remember that the european union has a £100 a year ‘s surplus in goods trade with the uk, what would that mean if we had no deal? that would mean if we had no deal? that would mean that european countries would have to pay about £14 billion a year
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to access the uk market. it is not just that it is not in the uk's interest for there to be no deal, it is not an eu's interest either. is that how you feel today? well, and it is difficult to be scientific about these things. what i think is that there is an increased focus on the need to get an agreement with united kingdom, that does not mean necessarily that we would get one but this is notjust a debate between britain and the european union. it has a global context, and if they are impediments to trade and investment that appear in europe as a consequence of this process, it will send a signal to the rest of the world's investors about how open europe is the business. andjust finally on the china issue, how much with the uk perhaps be willing to compromise on intellectual property to get more access to the chinese market in the event of a free—trade agreement? well, what we have said is that our commitment is to a free and open trading system, and we have
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said that issues like intellectual property are extremely important and the protection we give on intellectual property in the uk is one of the reasons why we get so many start—ups in the uk, and why even you get chinese companies coming to london on the basis of the ip protection that they get. uk's trade secretary liam fox talking to oui’ trade secretary liam fox talking to our reporter placement meanwhile, canada's trade minister chrystia freeland is in washington. that came after mexico and the united states came to an agreement. united states has said that they will move without canada, if necessary. there are
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calls for facebook and twitter to be careful, after slamming what he called lib dems net results. —— president trump has called on google, instagram on facebook to be careful. the administration may look at some types of regulation to the president's complaints, north america technology reporter dave lee says google wasted little time in responding to the president's comment. google was pretty quick off the mark after the president's tweets early in the morning. google said ina tweets early in the morning. google said in a statement... there are many, many factors that go into what does appear in a google search, about 200 different things that can influence the ranking of various websites, but google, as i say, are pretty firm in saying that politics is not a part of that equation. north american technology reporter dave lee there. now, the
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18th asian games under way in indonesia, where tens of thousands of people at tending events in jakarta. the southeast asian countries estimated to have spent over $2 million building up infrastructure for the event. indonesia stepped up to the plate after the bid but withdrew from hosting duties because the games became too expensive. so, how much does it cost to stage an event like this? well, here is what we can tell you. rio de janeiro, this? well, here is what we can tell you. rio dejaneiro, at the 2016 summer you. rio dejaneiro, at the 2016 summer olympics cost brazil more than $13 billion, a far cry from the original estimates of $4.6 billion. and russia's cost of hosting the fifa world cup this summer reportedly exceeded $14 billion, so is the investment a winning strategy for indonesia? a sports marketing expert says there are intangible assets, like good publicity.
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expert says there are intangible assets, like good publicitylj expert says there are intangible assets, like good publicity. i think when you look at it from that perspective, whether they could break even. when it comes to the numbers, it makes absolutely no sense whatsoever, you do not have to bea sense whatsoever, you do not have to be a rocket scientist to figure that out for a financial analyst. but again, you look at what is happening in indonesia, local municipal council has dished up thousands of small loans to small businesses, helping them cope with the influx of visitors to their country. all of a sudden, they can now step up their operations, so the recreation and hospitality industry really benefits from hosting such events. so when i thinkjakarta, i think terrible traffic. this is a city that desperately needs infrastructure, should they be spending the infrastructure budget on stadiums that perhaps will be used only a couple of times. the money has not really gone into building stadiums, they have enough stadiums, especially in jakarta. they have enough stadiums, especially injakarta. you are right when you talk about the traffic, i think it is the number—1 thing that
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comes to anyone's mind when you about jakarta, but there comes to anyone's mind when you aboutjakarta, but there is comes to anyone's mind when you about jakarta, but there is some broad infrastructure that is being built. i have not been there in the last few weeks. i think the core reason why they are hosting it is it is now creating that interest and also the investor confidence in indonesia and jakarta. breathing in toxic air is notjust bad for your lungs, a new study reveals chronic exposure to air pollution can cause a drop in intelligence and harm cognitive performance. according to the study, pollution also increases the study, pollution also increases the risk of degenerative diseases like outsiders and other forms of dementia. it is a big problem across asia but one of the countries most at risk is china, where air—pollution kills over 200,000 people a year. —— alzheimer's. the
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government says recent measures have helped to curb pollution, but are they enough? a blanket of smog enveloping beijing last year. this man was not happy with locally available air purifiers, so he built his own and started a business. available air purifiers, so he built his own and started a businessm manages all the rooms, 150 square metres. there is a computer sitting inside the purifier, managing it and keeping an eye on the environment, making sure that everything is all right. as these pictures travel across the world and smoked takes a toll on public health, the government has taken strong measures. there are certain strictures placed on factories
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nearby beijing, as well as government use of vehicles. when you get to a red level, we will switch from the one day per week restriction on all licence plates, two odd and even, say 50% of vehicles will be removed from the roads. often they will do major, major changes like shutting schools, factories, taking cars off the road and that really helps to bring down the air pollution level. you will find these electric charging points across beijing to charge cars and taxis. locals say they have seen a drop in the level of pollution in the last couple of years, and they credit electric vehicles as one of the reasons for that drop. but these electric cars run on energy produced by coal imported and used by china in the huge quantity. the electricity used by cars is produced ata electricity used by cars is produced at a burnt coal. china's coal is of
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poor quality and produces plenty of smoke. china imports coalfrom indonesia and australia, or adds coat to reduce smoke. china has also installed washer is. experts say china would need to overcome its dependence on coal to contain pollution. —— washeries. but that would not be easy, considering the rising demand for energy from an expanding population and economy. in that report ends this edition of asia business report. i am at sharanjit leyl asia business report. i am at shara njit leyl here asia business report. i am at sharanjit leyl here in singapore, thanks for watching. ——i am. the top stories this hour: after myanmar‘s military is accused of genocide against the rohingya, the un security council calls for accountability. new research in china and the us claims air pollution causes a significant reduction in intelligence — the longer
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the exposure, the worse it gets. now, for more than three weeks this summer, flames devoured moorland across parts of north—west england at the height of the summer heatwave. some 6000 acres were affected. our correspondent danny savage has returned to the scene to find out how local farmers have coped since, and to see what effect it all had on the wildlife there. the desperate days of high summer on the roof of england. several square miles of pennine moorland burned for days. it was difficult to contain and left a thick wall of smoke hanging over vast areas of greater manchester. in the thick of it, farmers took dangerous risks to rescue their livestock. dodging the flames to find their animals. the survivors now graze on the lower slopes, their owners are still working out where to go from here. it was quite shocking at the time because the fire was,
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it was raging worse than any fire i've ever seen before in my life. clare says the sheep ran for their lives and ended up scattered over a huge area. we had a big team of farmers come from miles and miles away to come and help us get the sheep off at the time. and still now, we're getting phone calls from farmers miles away saying, we've got a few more of your sheep, they are turning up in various places! just devastation. nine weeks on from the fires, the gamekeeper here has lost most of the moorland he manages. very depressing. yeah. i mean, to pick yourself up and go forward on it, you know, so sad. the only thing that's keeping me going at the minute is this is all coming back. you know, the heather is re—shooting. you know, if we can get it all back together again, it'd be good. how many years will it take to get back to where it was? some bits four years, other bits probably 20 years. that long? yeah. it's estimated that about seven square miles above stalybridge was destroyed. the rspb manage part of the area
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and are seeing rejuvenation on the fire boundary. the minute you go to these damper gullies, actually the fire just jumped over these areas and they are really still growing green. so there's been quite a patchwork of areas unaffected, actually. a few days of fire changed the look of this countryside for decades to come. the great scars no longer smoulder, they now have to heal. danny savage, bbc news, stalybridge. don't forget, you can reach me and most of the team here on social media. this is bbc news. now on bbc news, sport today. hello, i'm chetan pathak, and this is sport today, live from the bbc sport centre. coming up on the programme: despite the heat and humidity in new york, novak djokivic battles
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through to the second round of the us open. kashima antlers score a stunner in the asian champions league as their opponents pay the price for a missed flight. and the president of the united states is shown a red card by the fifa president. thanks forjoining us. let's start with the tennis. aiming for his 14th grand slam title, novak djokovic eventually dealth with the extreme heat and humidity in new york to see off hungary's marton fuchovic in four sets. the two—time champion looked needed the trainer to give him tablets for sickness at one stage, but after losing the second set he won the next two 6—4, 6—0 to make it through in four sets. elsewhere, former champion marin cilic also reached the next


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