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a welcome to newsday on the bbc. i'm rico hizon, in singapore. the headlines: as the clean—up begins in hong kong, beijing condemns the protests as an undisguised challenge by violent offenders. after weeks of wrangling, eu leaders nominate germany's defence minister to head the european commission — the first woman in the job. i'm kasia madera, in london. also in the programme: our second special report from the amazon, and the indigenous communities who warn de—forestation and conflict over land threatens their survival. a game full of drama — the first semi final in the women's world cup ends with the favourites,
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usa, sending england home. live from our studios in singapore and london, this is bbc world news — it's newsday. thank you forjoining us. it's 8:00am in singapore, 1:00 in the morning in london and 8:00 in the morning in hong kong, where people are still grappling with the aftermath of monday's unprecedented anti—government protests. there are signs that the mood in beijing is hardening. chinese offcials have condemned the protests as an "undisguised challenge" to its rule by "violent offenders". rupert wingfield—hayes reports from hong kong. today, hong kong's parliament is a crime scene, cordoned off with police tape. the question now — what will the hong kong government do to those who caused this destruction?
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these scenes broadcast live on hong kong television have left this city stunned and divided. tonight, i met with one of the young men who stormed the parliament on monday. he is unrepentant. translation: we should use even more violent means to gain more bargaining power. however small the chance of winning, we are fighting for our future. if we can't get these basic things, then hong kong is finished. china's state television called on the hong kong authorities to investigate what it called the criminal responsibility of violent offenders for serious illegal actions. while some are vowing to stay and fight, others like ken lui and his wife, are choosing to leave. they are planning to go to malaysia. the rent on their little shop keeps going up, but ken says it is the erosion
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of political freedoms that has made up their mind. translation: we feel the oppression from the government. we are enjoying fewer human rights and freedoms. when we have a child, i don't want him or her to grow up in a society like this. hong kong's leaders say they are shocked at what has happened here, but they have grossly underestimated the growing anger at a political system imposed by britain and china which many hong kongers feel does not represent them. rupert wingfield—hayes, bbc news, in hong kong. 0ur correspondent karishma vaswani has been observing the media reaction in hong kong. it is really interesting. i was looking through the pages of the second—largest chinese—language newspaper here in hong kong. you can see on the front page, images of what went on inside that ransacked parliament building,
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the legislative council and really the focus here on the damage. computers wrecked, cables torn out of the walls. the headline something along the lines of hundreds of billions of hong kong dollars of damage and focusing on the repairs they will have to get under way in order for the legislative council building to be used again. and these messages of support from the police from pro—beijing civic society groups all saying the hong kong government needs to crack down on the protesters, urging authorities to find people who were responsible. and that is what we have heard from the hong kong government as well. carrie lam, into that now infamous press conference at 4am the morning in the early hours after the protesters in the early hours after the protesters made their way through the parliament building
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and then were evicted by police who used teargas to get them out, she says she condemned the extreme use of violent methods the protested used when they were inside the building. hard—line stance from hong kong and also beijing also deplored the violence that took place inside the legislative council. what is the sentiment on the ground? will china take a tougher line on the territory? you are already hearing that china is taking a tougher line on the territory. in chinese state media, in the aftermath of the protests, we already heard from officials as well that the protests are really challenging the ideology, the system here — one country two systems — and the editorials pointed
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to the challenges and reputational risks hong kong will face if the protests continue. a lot of young people, some who have come out here yesterday, to show support to the protesters who were inside and caused all this damage. if this was a targeted protest, because some of those protesters left something is untouched. left some things untouched. they left money in the canteen further drinks they had taken. they put signs on antiques saying do not touch these, we are not fees. we are not thieves. while they may have caused a great deal of damage they were also trying to send out a very important symbol that young people feel unlistened to, neglected by the government and that is what they want from carrie lam. let's take a look at some of the day's other news:
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the german defence minister, ursula von der leyen, looks set to make history by becoming the first woman to lead the european commission. her nomination follows days of wrangling by eu leaders meeting in brussels. as part of the same package of top eu jobs, the head of the international monetary fund, christine lagarde, has been nominated to take over at the european central bank. also making news today: 14 sailors have been killed following a fire aboard a russian navy submarine. the crew were poisoned by fumes according to the defence ministry. russian media has reported that it was a nuclear powered submarine, but that has not been confirmed. extreme monsoon downpours in mumbai have caused at least 21 deaths and led to transport disruption across the city. weather department officials have confirmed that it's the heaviest rainfall in india's financial capitalfor a decade. a wife of dubai's ruler mohammed al maktoum is in hiding in london.
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princess haya bint al—hussein is said to be in fearfor her life after fleeing from her husband. arizona has withdrawn a $1 million grant to help nike build a new factory there. the firm has been embroiled in a row over a trainer featuring a version of the us flag associated with racists. nike has taken the trainer off the shelves — a decision condemned by arizona's state governor who says nike has bowed to political correctness. and how about this for a lucky escape — this footage is from cctv in sydney as a child plunges into the gap between the train and the platform. have a look at it again in a moment. the child actually was unharmed but look there, slowly, the child just falling there. a miracle that the child was brought back safely.
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four days after the agreement of a historic trade deal between the south american trading bloc mercosur and the eu, the french government says it will only ratify the agreement if brazil is prepared to tackle deforestation in the amazon. indigenous people who rely on the rainforest are warning that their very survival is being threatened as conservation areas come under attack. in the second of his special reports, our science editor david shukman has been to see one of the groups. in a remote corner of the amazon, talk of conflict and how to prepare for it. the indigenous people of the forest feel the need to defend themselves. this man has dark memories of the first violent contacts with the outside world in the middle of the last century. his wife was wounded
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as a young girl. an attack left her with scars and killed her family. there's a long history of conflict over land, and she says she's now worried once more. known as the uru—eu—wau—wau, they're a tiny band ofjust 120, and they've never been so vulnerable. they're making an ink that's used as a warpaint. they feel the new government of brazil is against them and that they have to be on guard. so they patrol what's meant to be a protected reserve. but they discover incursions, like this track, carved out to steal timber or create new farms. this is where they gather food and hunt.
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they used to be seen as guardians of the forest. now they say invaders are encouraged by the new president of brazil, jair bolsonaro. farmers are already pressing against the dark green edge of the reserve, and the president says they should be allowed to use it, that indigenous people have too much land. our research with satellite pictures of the region reveals, over the past 20 years, how quickly trees can be wiped out.
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so, this is the forest of the uru—eu—wau—wau. .. i show the people of the reserve the view from space of what they're experiencing on the ground. with all this farmland all around you, and you're about there, just in that little corner. with all these pressures, tensions are escalating. shots were fired at the sign marking the reserve. these farmers live just down the road, and like the president, they want access to the forest. so, two very different views of the future of this land — the farmers with their fields right beside the indigenous people
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in the forest. the fate of the children here is uncertain. they are learning traditional skills and they have rights under brazilian law, but they're outnumbered and powerful forces are circling outside. david shukman, bbc news, in the amazon. you're watching newsday on the bbc. live from singapore and london. still to come on the programme: we hear why china's reaction to the protests in hong kong is irking taiwan. china marked its first day of rule in hong kong with a series of spectacular celebrations. a huge firework display was held in the former colony. the chinese president, jiang zemin, said unification was the start
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of a new era for hong kong. the world's first clone has been produced of an adult mammal. scientists in scotland have produced a sheep called dolly that was cloned in a laboratory using a cell of another sheep. for the first time in 20 years, russian and american spacecraft have docked in orbit at the start of a new era of cooperation in space. challenger powered past the bishop rock lighthouse at almost 50 knots, shattering a record that had stood for 34 years. and there was no hiding the sheer elation of richard branson and his crew. this is newsday on the bbc. i'm rico hizon in singapore. i'm kasia madera in london. our top stories:
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as the clean—up begins in hong kong, beijing condemns the protests as an undisguised challenge by violent offenders. eu leaders have nominated germany's defence minister to head the european commission, the first woman in the job. let's take a look at some front pages from around the world. the south china morning post says hong kong is picking up the pieces following viole nt protests which left the legislature ransacked and vandalised. chief executive carrie lam has vowed to pursue those who caused the unprecedented chaos to the end. the philippine starfeatures news the department of health has announced they are banning the use of vapes and e—cigarettes in public. along with standard tobacco cigarettes, they will now be prohibited in all public areas. and good news for those planning a vacation in japan. the japan times reports on the introduction of airport facial scanners forforeign tourists. starting this summer, short—term travelers will be able to skip long lines when they are
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leaving the country. let's get more on the fallout from monday's unprecedented anti—government demonstrations in hong kong. chinese officials have condemned the protests as an undisguised challenge to its rule, by violent offenders. developments are being closely watched in taiwan. the taiwanese government and its people share concerns about beijing's influence and doubts over the viability of the one country, two systems policy. 0ur correspondent cindy sui has this update from taipei. the taiwanese president, as well as the government agency in charge of china's affairs and the taiwanese people, have been very supportive of the protesters.
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there have been vigils and rallies outside the hong kong representative's office by not only hong kong students studying here, but ordinary people, in support of the protesters. and yesterday we saw the foreign minister, joseph wu, tweet a message saying that it's clear the chinese communist party's one country, two systems is nothing but a lie. and the government has repeatedly urged the hong kong government to sincerely address the concerns of the protesters and to positively respond to their demands. so this is where we're at in taiwan. and it's not a coincidence that the taiwanese people care so much about the hong kong protests, because they feel that they're in a similar situation as hong kong people. china, after all, claims taiwan as a province to be reunified one day, and it has not given up the use of force, of taking it back. so taiwan sees itself in a similar situation as hong kong, and sees the benefits of the two sides supporting each other and working together to unite against beijing's pressures.
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football, and the usa have booked their place in the final of the women's world cup. they beat england 2—1 in their semi—final in lyon. the americans side will now face either sweden or the netherlands, who play each other in the second semi—final on wednesday. the bbc‘s tim allman has more. it seemed strangely appropriate that wonder woman was among those turning up wonder woman was among those turning upfor wonder woman was among those turning up for the big match. 0ne wonder woman was among those turning up for the big match. one of the aims of this world cup was to try and boost interest in the women's game. usa, usa... something that seems to have paid off time. they are still battling over equal representation, equal pay and everything, sol representation, equal pay and everything, so i think that with this tournament we are getting a lot of exposure and recognition. this tournament we are getting a lot of exposure and recognitionm would be amazing to see the atmosphere and... if they want it,
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it would be just brilliant. america are the defending world champions, and most people's favourites to defend their title. but england are no pushovers, this their third consecutive appearance in the semi—final of a major tournament. they didn't get the best start, though. christen press giving the usa the lead inside ten minutes. england responded, and not long after it was 1—1, ellen white with the equaliser. just after the half—hour mark, the usa had retaken the lead. another header, this time from alex morgan, putting them ahead. into the second half, and england thought they were back on terms. but the video referee said ellen white's second goal was offside. but var giveth as well as ta ke offside. but var giveth as well as take away, and the lionesses were awarded a penalty. unfortunately captain steph houghton saw her shot saved. just to cap off a miserable night, millie bright was then sent off for a second bookable offence.
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for england, it was once again a case of so near and yet so far. for the usa, another shot at glory beckons. i don't know if i can relive that. debray ayala is vice president of the women's premier soccer league for the us and canada. jacijones is a midfielder and captain of oklahoma city fc. they are in oklahoma city now. thank you so much for speaking to us. thank you so much for speaking to us. now, look, i may be a little bit biased, i hold my hands up, but england did make the usa work for this win. they worked hard. yes, for sure they did. no, i think everyone was expecting it to be a good game, but i don't think anyone expect it to be that close, and for them to have those two good chances at the very end of the game, i think it definitely kept it interesting, to say the least. 0h definitely kept it interesting, to say the least. oh my goodness, and the first half was so first —— fast paced. the tension in the first
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time, i cannot begin to describe it. what did you think?” time, i cannot begin to describe it. what did you think? i think it was fantastic. it kept everyone on the edge of their seat, and of course i would have loved to see the us three, 4—0, but obviously that didn't happen. and it was exciting. it really, really was. they had to work for it, and you have to do that at special tournament like this, deep into it. so it was... everybody is excited, and there is a big buzz about it here. jaci, as a midfielder, what goes through your mind when you go out onto the pitch? what pressure are you under? well, i've never played at a level that high, butjust i've never played at a level that high, but just watching i've never played at a level that high, butjust watching them hear their national anthem play, it gives me chills. so like i said, it is definitely on the level that we play, the wpsl, it is a very high level, and there is always something at the midfield going on. you always have to be checking over your shoulder and know who is going to come up. jaci, i know what you mean.
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you just don't know what is coming up. we'rejust you just don't know what is coming up. we're just slightly losing you, but i want to keep on. when it comes to kind of level of commitment that you have to put into play at that high, high level, it is incredible. the training, the commitment. talk us the training, the commitment. talk us through it. well, again, i have never played at that level, but i know people who have, and i have been around sports all my life. and it's yourjob. everything else comes second, secondary to that. and it is not easy to do, and there is a select few in the world that get that opportunity. and it is exciting, that's why these women ta ke exciting, that's why these women take every opportunity they can to make the best of it, and sacrifice as much as they do, in order to make that happen. given that the amount of sacrifice that they give, why is the pay so much lower than in the
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world's men's championships. when it comes to fifa, how much it awards to competing teams, 30 million us dollars for women's competing teams, $400 million for men's. that's more than ten times as much. what is the reasoning? you know, i wish i had the answer. the discrepancy is huge, and it needs to change. it definitely needs to change. with these women around the world, what they are doing is exciting. it gets people buzz about it, and there is no reason for that discrepancy to be the way it is. and i know here, in this country, you know, the support and enthusiasm and everything that the women's team garners is second to none. it's exciting, and they shouldn't have to feel that way. the numbers are absolutely staggering. because when you look at how much the teams received, the women's
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teams receive $800,000 prep costs, the men's $1.5 million. it'll cost the men's $1.5 million. it'll cost the same, doesn't it? kit like yours is just as expensive as men's, surely. yes, it is, and being female i would love to have the pay be equal. and i think the first step in solving it is to realise that it is an issue, and bringing the publicity to it and the recognition to it. that is the first step to fixing that issue. well, fifa is certainly pouring money into promoting women's football. do you think that is going to make a difference, or is it too little, too late? no, ithink it is a great start. but it needs to continue on a larger scale. a lot of the companies here in the us that stepped up to put money forward to the women's national team, prior to them leaving, it would be great to see the other companies do that, and
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the actual federations stepped in as well. who is the usa going to see in the finals? and who is going to win? that's tough. i think sweden when they play germany they stick to their game plan, they play germany they stick to theirgame plan, and they play germany they stick to their game plan, and there is no telling. it will be a really good game, andi telling. it will be a really good game, and i am looking forward to watching it. diplomatic, thank you for your diplomacy and enthusiasm. many thanks. it was just the most exciting game. there were groans and moans and he is in the newsroom. but it was a thrilling and down to the line, as they have done formidably. you have been watching newsday. i'm kasia madera in london. and i'm rico hizon in singapore. stay with us. coming up: a corny proposition? we'll be looking at india's startup
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initiative that aims to help out small businesses with tax benefits and easy funding. from the whole newsday team, thank you for watching. hello there. july has started on a dry note for most of us, certainly a far cry from the weather we had for at least some ofjune. the met office has now released provisional rainfall statistics for the month ofjune. where you see the darker blue colours on the chart, well, those areas had around double the amount of rainfall they would normally expect during the month as a whole. but as we look ahead to the rest of this week, well, it stays dry for many of us. just a little bit of rain around across the north of the uk. now, we start off wednesday morning on a rather chilly note, some rural spots in scotland and wales down around two or three degrees, towns and cities not quite as cool as that.
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but, as we go through the day, most of us will see some sunshine. some patchy cloud lingering for east anglia and the south—east, but further west across england and wales, probably more sunshine than we had during tuesday. there will be more cloud into northern ireland and scotland. some rain in the far north, where it will also be quite windy. winds also picking up close to the english channel coasts and the channel islands, but in the best of the sunshine through the afternoon, temperatures topping out at 21 or 22 degrees. so it is another promising day in prospect at wimbledon. there will be patchy cloud around, often fairly large amounts of cloud, i think, but some spells of sunshine breaking through. those temperatures up to 22 degrees in the gentle north—easterly breeze, and it's a fine end to the day across most parts of the uk. as we go through the night, it stays predominantly dry, with clear spells. always more cloud toppling into northern ireland and scotland, some rain in the northern and western isles. and not such a cool night — temperatures between 9—12 degrees. so we go on into thursday. the further south you are, that's where we'll see the best
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of the sunshine. more cloud for the far north of england, northern ireland and scotland, and rain making a bit more progress across the northern half of scotland. some particularly heavy bursts of rain for the western highlands, breezy here as well, and temperatures across scotland between 14—16 degrees. but further south, 25 or 26 degrees looks likely towards the south—eastern corner. now, another warm day to come in the south on friday, with some sunshine. but that cloud in the north will make a bit more progress southwards through scotland, northern england, northern ireland, taking a band of rain with it. and that band of rain is associated with a weather front, a cold front, which will continue to journey southwards as we head into the start of the weekend, and that opens the door to some cooler air spreading its way down from the north. so temperatures dipping away for all of us as we head towards the weekend, but it looks like staying predominantly dry. that's all from me for now.
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i'm kasia madera, with bbc news. our top story: the chinese government calls for a zero—tolerance approach to protesters in hong kong, as the clean up begins after pro—democracy demonstrators stormed parliament and ransacked the building, beijing has condemned monday's protests as an "undisguised challenge by violent offenders". eu leaders have nominated germany's defence minister, ursula von der leyen, to head the european commission, the first woman in the job. belgium's prime minister, charles michel, was nominated as head of the european council. and this story is trending on the usa are through to the final of the women's world cup. it follows a dramatic semi final against england in lyon. the score, two goals to one. england did have a golden chance to equalise, but their captain steph houghton missed a penalty kick. congratulations to them. goodbye from me.
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