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i'm sharanjit leyl in singapore, the headlines: china breaks its silence and confirms the interpol head, meng hongwei, who's been missing for nearly two weeks, is being held under investigation. as indonesia plans to end the search for earthquake survivors on thursday there are fears there could be thousands of bodies still in the city of palu i'm kasia madera in london — also in the programme: a tense time for brazil: exit polls suggest that far—right candidate, jair bolsonaro, has done best in the first round of the presidential election. tackling climate change. scientists may finally have the answer. we report from south korea as a landmark report is set for release. live from our studios in singapore and london, this is bbc world news. it's newsday. good morning.
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it's midnight in london, 7am in singapore and beijing where chineses authorities have confirmed that the missing interpol chief is in the country, and being investigated for suspected violations of the law. meng hongwei had been missing since he flew to china at the end of september — interpol says it has received his resignation. daniel mckerrell reports. after nearly two weeks of silence, china has confirmed that meng hongwei is being held in their custody. beijing says he is being investigated by the anticorruption body for unspecified breaches of the law. soon after that interpol said it received a resignation from meng hongwei as president with immediate
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effect. oven's family have not heard from him since september 25 when he flew from france to china. the last message his wife received was this image of a knife which she says it signifies danger. grace has given a tea rful signifies danger. grace has given a tearful press conference with her back to the camera to avoid being identified. speaking in mandarin and english she asked for the international community to intervene. i cannot see my husband. were connected by heart. he wants me to do this. the matter belongs to the international community. the matter belongs to the people of my motherland. beijing says meng hongwei is being investigated by the national supervisory committee which was set up earlier this year to combat corrupt public servants. here's the latest high profile
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disappearance in china where a number of top and officials, billionaires and even an a list of celebrity have vanished in recent months. earlier this week, actress fann bing bing who disappeared in china injuly emerged with a fine of 833 million yuan, for tax evasion and other offences. meng hongwei was once in the centre of international law enforcement but he is now fallen foul of laws at home. how long it will be until he is released and at what cost is still far from clear. we will keep you updated as we get more news. let's take a look at some of the day's other news. indonesian officials say the number of people missing from the earthquake and tsunami which struck the island of sulawesi has soared to 5,000. so far almost 1800 bodies have been recovered. but there are fears that the two worst—affected neighbourhoods in the city of palu may contain thousands more victims,
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swallowed up by the liquefaction of the ground caused by the quake. hywel griffiths reports from one of those areas. slowly, some sort of normality is coming back to sulawesi, a basic economy of the bare essentials. the indonesian government has told people they must start thinking about the future. but how do you do that when everything you own has been swept away? this 15—year—old and his father are hoping to salvage something from their home, but it's hard after the house was carried 400 metres by a mudslide. translation: i saw it from a distance. i was afraid. i was sad. i was searching around trying to find my mum and my sisters. his mother was found alive, but his sister and his niece were both killed in petobo's mudslide. 500 families used to live here. so far, they've found
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at least 300 bodies. but in reality, they may never be able to know exactly how many people were trapped in this mud. the indonesian government has announced it will end search and rescue operations on thursday. it's likely petobo will then be declared a mass grave. nearby, this school isn't ready to reopen, but emergency tent classrooms could be set up this week. for this boy and his father, planning a future is still difficult, but they are desperate to try to rebuild their lives. also making news today: the us secretary of state mike pompeo has met the south korean president moonjae—in in seoul to brief him on his meeting with north korea's leader in pyongyang. mr pompeo says progress has been made on the agreements reached in singapore injune, when kimjong—un met president trump. and we'll have more on that shortly.
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at least twenty people have been killed in a crash involving a limousine carrying a wedding party to a reception in new york state. the vehicle collided with another car before hitting pedestrians outside a shop. a referendum on a proposal to ban gay marriage in romania has been declared invalid, after too few people voted. officials say the turnout was just over 20%, well below the threshold required. have a look at this. it's a competition to build the tallest human tower which has been taking place in the spanish city of tarragona. forty—two teams took part watched by thousands of spectators. building human towers has deep cultural roots in catalonia and has been recognised by the united nations cultural body unesco. let's get more on that high level
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meeting between north korea and the united states. 0ur correspondent, laura bicker, is in seoul. we know that the us secretary of state has met south korea's president moon to brief him on his meeting with kim jong—un. president moon to brief him on his meeting with kimjong—un. do we know much about what came out of that meeting? before they went into the meeting? before they went into the meeting there was a little bit of a conversation that we were allowed to hear and the us secretary of state said it was a good and productive meeting with kim jong—un said it was a good and productive meeting with kimjong—un on. we heard from unnamed american officials that they said it had gone
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better than last time. remember, mike pompeo's third visit, he did not manage to see kim jong and and certainly when it comes to that visit, the north koreans accused the us of making gangster like demands. it did seem at that point that relations were going off the rails a little bit so does feel like there is some kind of progress, at least. this morning the state department has put out a release saying that north korea is prepared to allow in inspectors to have a look at the main nuclear testing site. was partly blown up in front of reporters earlier this year. there was a lot of criticism that it was not dismantled in front of inspectors. north korea appears to be saying it will allow in inspectors which is a very good trust step forward but we are waiting to hear if there is any
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progress on denuclearisation or on a second summit between kim jong—un and the american president. you talk about the second summit. what are the odds now, the signs that this meeting went better between the secretary of state and kim jong—un, what are the signs that it perhaps may lead to yet another summit between the two leaders?” may lead to yet another summit between the two leaders? i think it is quite likely that donald trump will meet kim jong—un again. both leaders want a second summit. when it comes to engagement it is clear that the north koreans want to directly engage with donald trump, the us president, himself, rather than have these lower—level meetings between the secretary of state and others. when it comes to wear, i think we're hearing that progress has been made on a time and location. were yet to find out more. i think there has been disappointment here in seoul that mike pompeo has been tightlipped. here in south korea they want the
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same as north korea. they want an end to the declaration of war, an end to the declaration of war, an end to the korean war. so far the us has seemed unlikely to give one easily without the north koreans doing something in return. i think there is a little disappointment in seoul that mike pompeo has been so tightlipped perhaps we will hear more of this continues. saudi arabia is under intense pressure from turkey to provide an explanation of the fate of a leading saudi journalist. jamal khashoggi hasn't been seen since he visited the saudi consulate in istanbul on tuesday. turkish officials have suggested he was murdered. saudi arabia has denied the accusations of murder. mark lowen reports from istanbul. jamal khashoggi, mysteriously disappeared or brutally murdered? the high—profile journalist and saudi dissident has long been a thorn in the side of his government. he hasn't been seen since entering the saudi consulate in istanbul last tuesday to get marriage papers. his turkish fiancee waiting
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outside sounded the alarm when he didn't emerge. turkey says it believes mr khashoggi was killed in the consulate in a premeditated murder involving a saudi hit squad who removed his body. the saudis called that baseless, touring a camera crew around the consulate, opening cupboards in a bizarre attempt to show the journalist is not inside. they claim he left the building and don't know where he is. translation: i would like to confirm that the citizenjamal is not at the consulate nor in the kingdom of saudi arabia, and the consulate and the embassy are working to search for him, and we are worried about his case. the turkish president said police are examining cctv footage, and called mr khashoggi a friend. and, after the claims of assassination, he sounded a little more cautious. translation: my expectations are still positive. god willing, we do not face a situation that we do not want.
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his fiancee's hopes are the same. if it's proved that jamal khashoggi's life ended here, it would plunge already strained turkey—saudi relations into crisis and could also force london, washington and other western governments to radically rethink their embrace of prince mohammed bin salman. the new saudi image would no longer be one of reform, but of state—sponsored murder on foreign soil. from exile in the us, he wrote for the washington post. it left a blank space forjamal khashoggi's regular article, saying it would be monstrous and unfathomable if he'd been killed. commentator, critic, columnist — the man who went to his consulate to help him get married now the subject of an international murder inquiry. mark lowen, bbc news, istanbul. you're watching newsday on the bbc. still to come on the programme: we head to the pakistani town of mitthi where hindus show us how they celebrate the holy month of muharram.
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also on the programme: going, going, nearly gone — tokyo's historic fish market holds its last tuna auctions before closing its doors after 83 years. this was a celebration by people who were relishing their freedom. they believe everything's going to be different from now on. they think their country will be respected in the world once more, as it used to be before slobodan milosevic took power. the dalai lama, the exiled spiritual leader of tibet, has won this year's nobel peace prize. as the parade was reaching its climax, two grenades exploded, and a group of soldiersjumped from a military truck taking part in the parade and ran towards the president, firing from kalashnikov automatic rifles. after 437 years, the skeletal ribs of henry viii's
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tragic warship emerged. but, even as divers work to buoy her up, the mary rose went through another heart—stopping drama. i want to be the people's governor. i want to represent everybody. i believe in the people of california. this is newsday on the bbc. i'm sharanjit leyl in singapore. i'm kasia madera in london. our top stories: after two weeks of silence, china confirms the head of interpol, meng hongwei, is being investigated for suspected violations of the law. as indonesia plans to end the search for earthquake survivors on thursday, there are fears there could be thousands of bodies in the city of palu.
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around 5,000 people are still unaccounted for. in formula 1, lewis hamilton won the japanese grand prix and extends his lead in the drivers championship. there are nowjust four races to go. let's take a look at some front pages from around the world. the front page of the new york times international edition shows the devastation in indonesia. this is what remains of a mosque in palu, on sulawesi island, what they call "an island in disaster‘s grip". japan's prime minister shinzo abe is on the front of the the financial times, after he made an announcement on brexit. he's told the paper he'd welcome the uk into the trans—pacific partnership with "open arms" after it leaves the eu. and trade is also on the front page of the south china morning post, this time between hong kong and the united states. they quote hong kong's commerce secretary insisting that us trade
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will continue with the territory, despite the us china trade dispute. that brings you up—to—date with some of the papers. polls have closed in brazil, in a series of elections which observers say is the most polarised contest for years. the front—runner for president is the far—right politician, jair bolsonaro, who was stabbed on the campaign trail last month. the former army captain has vowed to tackle crime and reduce the high murder rate. according to the latest reports, the first exit polls suggest that jair bolsonaro, has done best. he's projected to take 45% of the vote, ahead of the left—wing workers party candidate, fernando haddad, with 28%. the two front runners will now face each other in a runoff at the end of october. the first polls are starting to come
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up the first polls are starting to come up in the first numbers of. around 50% of the vote is have been counted and so far they show far right candidate jair bolsonaro in first place to be but the exit polls to indicate there could be a run—off in the end of october. we will still have most of the northern and north—eastern vote is to process and jair bolsonaro's followers, he has a large following in the south and the south—east. so we are still following it to see what is it going to be? a fascinating insight so far, in terms ofjair bolsonaro, he is a controversial character, tell us a little bit more about him. he is quite controversial to say the least, he has been accused of homophobia, racism and sexist remarks as well. during this
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election campaign he hasjoked about killing his opponents from the workers party and many in rozelle to see his rise to power as a possible threat to democratic institutions. 0bviously he denies this and so does his family, but it goes to show the kind of division that resilience are facing at the moment. —— brazilians. lot are expressing that the, even grief ahead of those elections, which is quite unusual as well. —— lots are expressing sadness. governments across the world will face renewed calls for dramatic action to tackle global warming, following a major report by climate scientists, to be published in a few hours time. the intergovernmental panel on climate change will release its latest assessment in south korea. 0ur science editor david shukman reports from seoul. the scientists who have been meeting here in south korea have been trying to work out something fundamentally important. what happens when the world warms up to different temperatures? now, at the moment we're
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on course for a rise of at least three degrees celsius. that's compared to the temperature is century ago and that's thought to be really dangerous. so an international treaty on climate change, the paris agreement, set a limit of two degrees, and for a long time that's been considered safe. but now, new research says a lower limit of 1.5 degrees is needed to avoid some really damaging impacts, particularly in developing countries. and bear in mind that the world has already warmed at least one degree celsius over the last 100 years. so what are the benefits of trying to keep to the lower limit of1.5 degrees? well, if we go above it, heatwaves, which can claim lives and disrupt transport, will become more frequent and more severe, and the level of the sea, already rising, will go up by an extra ten centimetres, which really matters to millions of people living on coastlines around the world. so what can be done
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about all of this? well, the scientists are expected to say that all the gases given off by cars and power stations need to be cut notjust deeply, but also rapidly. they're also likely to explore a host of ways for absorbing carbon dioxide. forests, they'll say, need to be planted on a huge scale to do thatjob. they may also suggest new technologies still being developed to soak up the carbon dioxide. now, tomorrow we'll get a landmark report with an urgent message that will prove highly controversial, and it will then be up to governments around the world to decide what to do about it. david shukman, bbc news, in south korea. the holy month of muharram is generally associated with the shite sect of muslims
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all over the world. but there is a small town in pakistan, called mitthi, where hindus take the lead in the mourning processions to express their love for hussain, the grandson of muhammad. the bbc‘s shumaila jaffery travelled to mitthi to find out how about this unique tradition. this representation of the horse, of the fits grandson, started almost 14 the fits grandson, started almost 1a century ago. it is mostly shi'ite muslims who mourn the families that. but this man, who is hindu, is an exception. translation: we love hussain, we have great devotion for him. he was notjust for muslims, he brought the message of love and humanity for all. hindus are in the majority in mitthi, but take part in the rituals associated with the holy month of muharram, as equal partners with their muslim neighbours. is also the heartland of a mystical
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form of islam known as sofism. practice of hindus taking part in muslim traditions is coexistence of traditions. it is the popular here, despite growing intolerance as dominic elsewhere. —— intolerance and elsewhere. this man is a struggling folk singer. he is also hindu, but visits shi'ite mosques to recite poems of mourning. translation: nobody objects to it, neither muslims or hindus. hindus visit shi'ite mosques and wear black clothes and if anybody says anything against it, we ignore at. the biggest procession takes place on the 10th day of muharram, people carry black flags and a replica of hussein's read. ba by
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carry black flags and a replica of hussein's read. baby their chest. in other —— and other hindu, this man isa other —— and other hindu, this man is a caretaker of a muslim shrine and is preparing to four people taking part in the procession. translation: we distribute food all day. we have a lot of respect for these rituals, we participate in the procession and offer them food. and disrespect is returned. muslims, not only increase hindus and welcome them in their mosques, they also participate in their religious festivals. sofism, which preaches tolerance, has always been strong here. tsukiji, the world's largest fish market and one of tokyo's most popular tourist sites, holds its last tuna auctions before closing doors after 83 years. the market is set to relocate to a new site to clear the way
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for a road needed for the tokyo 2020 olympics. rupert wingfield hayes reports from tokyo. bell rings. for nearly 90 years, tsukiji has been the world ‘s largest fish market. is famous around the world for its daily, 4am tuna auctions, where they sell in all the specific bluefin tuna, sometimes for hundreds of thousands of dollars each. it has also become incredibly popular, a cultural icon, a must stop for any tourist visit to japan. but if you have been to tsukiji by today, you are too late because by the time the cities report this will all be closed. there has been a years long battle between the traders and preservation missed we're who wanted to keep the market here, and the city market, government and
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developers who want to knock it down and turn it into high—rise buildings, apartments and office blocks. in the end, they have one. to be honest with you, this place has been getting old and decrepit and many times i have come through here i have seen large rats running between the fish stalls. this place will move to a state—of—the—art facility on tokyo bay. much more cleaner, hygienic, but you won't be able to wander around the stalls like you can hear. the experience will be drawn forever. —— here. you have been watching newsday. i'm kasia madera in london. and i'm sharanjit leyl in singapore stay with us. that's all for now. stay with bbc world news. good morning. some autumn warmth to
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come in the week ahead, but before that i just want to concentrate come in the week ahead, but before that ijust want to concentrate on the rain. it was a pretty miserable sunday across the far north—west of scotland, what of low cloud, windy at times and some rain, some of the persistent. a couple of inches of rain has already fallen in parts of the north—west of scotland already and there is more wet weather to come for the next couple of days. i wa nt to come for the next couple of days. i want to concentrate on this rain, not just extending want to concentrate on this rain, notjust extending through scotland at the moment, but right out into the atlantic. we are go to see a plume of moist airjust feeding in off the atlantic and it could be —— bring localised flooding. to see at least 100 to 200 millimetres of rainfall. rain here. south—westerly flow, more cloud across the south—west but here it will be largely dry. if we look at the afternoon in a little more detail you can see how heavy the rent will be sitting across the western isles into the north—west of scotland and a little bit of showery rain
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reaching the finals of northern ireland as well. further south of that, we will see that south—westerly wind little cloud coming in off the east coast that should continue to thin and break in eastern areas and which starts in as temperatures responding just a touch. highest value is not out of the question, 18 degrees in the far eastern. 0ut the question, 18 degrees in the far eastern. out of monday into tuesday, almost a repeat performance. we have got this weather front feeding in, cloud, wind and rain across the extreme north—west, the south—westerly flow dries in mild airand we will see south—westerly flow dries in mild air and we will see with a little more sunshine and cloud around, temperatures up to highs of 20 degrees. reading out of tuesday into wednesday, will start to see a su btle wednesday, will start to see a subtle change. it looks as though potential for some early—morning mist and fog formed facing on wednesday morning, but hopefully we will keep more of a breeze to lift that fog across england and wales and the wind will swing the southerly. the warmth is coming in from the near continent, getting
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near a warmer, helping to push the weather front out of the way back up into the final. a dry day for scotland, warmer day for all, could see 19 or 20 degrees in scotland, pisi 23 or 2a in scotland and we haven't seen temperatures like that in england for the 10th of october for over a0 years. it looks as though it will see —— stay larger —— largely fine, that sets us up potentially for a spell of wet and windy weather as we move towards the weekend. a lot of uncertainty at this in the moment but it is worth bearing in mind if your outdoor plans. take care. —— if you have. i'm kasia madera with bbc news. our top story: chinese authorities confirm that meng hongwei, the missing interpol chief is in the country. beijing say he is suspected by the country's anti—corru ption body of unspecified breaches of law. his wife has appealed for international help to find him. the first exit polls in brazil's elections suggest
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that the far—right candidate, jair bolsonaro, has done well. he's projected to take a5% of the vote, ahead of the left—wing workers party candidate, fernando haddad with 28%. and this video is trending on it's the lion cub — thought to be four or five months old — which was found in a small cage outside the dutch city of utrecht by a jogger. vets say it was very stressed by its ordeal, but otherwise healthy. it's now being cared for in quarantine at a wildlife park. that's all. stay with bbc world news. now on bbc news:
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