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i'm sharanjit leyl in singapore, the headlines: north korea says its successfully tested a new type of missile — it claims the us is now within range. "a wake up call for the world." friday's cyber attack prompts a warning from microsoft's president. monday morning could bring more chaos. i'm kasia madera in london — also in the programme: beijing unveils ambitious plans for massive infrastructure investment — connecting asia to africa, europe and beyond. and a second world war veteran becomes the world's oldest skydiver, at the age of 101. good morning.
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it's 8am in singapore, 1:00 in the morning in london, and 8:30 in the morning in north korea — where the government has just announced that sunday's missile test involved a newly developed medium—to—long range rocket — although details of its exact capabilities remain unclear. the device flew for thirty minutes before coming down in the sea between north korea and japan — within 100 kilometres of the russian coastline. there's been widespread condemnation amongst north korea's neighbours — and america's ambassador to the united nations, niki haley, had this scathing assessment of kim jong—un: he is in a state of paranoia, he's incredibly concerned about anything and everything around him. i think this was a message to south korea after the election so what we are going to do is continue to tighten the screws.
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he feels it. he absolutely feels it. and we are going to continue, whether it is sanctions, whether it's press statements. certainly what we're going to start doing is rally the troops again and say, ok, what do we need to do next? listen, i mean, there's a lot of sanctions left that we can start to do, whether it is with oil, whether it's with energy, whether it's with their maritime ships, exports — we can do a lot of different things we haven't done yet. 0ur options are there but what we have to do is send a strong unified message that this is unacceptable and i think you will see the international community do that. a short time ago i spoke to steve evans — our correspondent in the south korean capital — he told me more about pyongyang's latest statement. it tends to be a big step forward in their technology. when trump wields their technology. when trump wields the big stick, it goes to time. the
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statement from the north korean news agency says it is a rocket designed to carry a nuclear warhead and the mainland us is in its sights. that's probably not true and it's the kind of rhetoric that is used with every rocket launch. we are seeing a not so rocket launch. we are seeing a not so gradual step forward towards a fully efficient, functioning nuclear arsenal and that just raises fully efficient, functioning nuclear arsenal and thatjust raises the questions the president trump and for the president kiir in seoul, remember. it for the president kiir there il, for the president kiir there on the streets and people are going about their business as usual but there is a lot of concern about the new tests particularly the south korean president. what have you heard? on the street, as you can see, life goes on. there is a difficulty for president moon here. he has not been infora
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president moon here. he has not been in for a week but he came into power promising closeness with north korea believing that if you have full operation —— make cooperation with pyongyang, it may diffuse the situation. the question that now, what if pyongyang simply cannot be moved off the nuclear ambition? what if there is no negotiations that will result in a ceiling of the arsenal or an abolition of the arsenal? what if there is no point in negotiating as the us and south korea would see it? does the soft line evaporate and it becomes the previous policy of continual sanctions plus the possibility of war? we simply don't know. what president moon may be finding is that the reality of decision—making in power is a lot more difficult than campaign rhetoric. white house
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has now called for tighter sanctions. what can be done to rein in someone the americans is now calling paranoid? china will not cut off the fuel oil. there are signs it has turned that have a little tighter recently. there is not much more that can be done in that way. 0ne more that can be done in that way. one of the interesting facts of the reaction from the white house was the white house statement in words that seemed to have come from president trump, russia should be worried because it came near to vladivostok, the missile came near to it. russia took pains to say, actually, it didn't. that you get the sense that president trump wants
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more diplomatic effort and he is not getting it, really. there is a big question on whether he will get it. when we get more reaction, we will bring it to you. let's take a look at some of the day's other news — and we begin with a new warning to computer users everywhere — to beware of another potential ra nsom—wa re attack. according to the european police organisation europol, friday's attack hit more than 200,000 users in 150 countries. the ransom—ware was slowed by the actions of a british tech expert, but as europol director rob wainwright told the bbc, it was only a temporary fix: we have since seen the cyber criminals react to that. and put out a new version, a new variant of this which overcomes that temporary fix. i'm also concerned about what happens on monday morning because i think this bug will be sitting in systems over the weekend that have
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so far not been used and people arrive to work on monday morning and turn on their computers, i think we will see the numbers going up again. i hope that he information security experts in different companies around the world are running a pretty basic health check over the weekend to prevent that from happening. also making news, france's new president was sworn into office, with a promise that his country's power is not in decline. emmanuel macron used his first speech as head of state to promise an extraordinary renaissance for the french people. he's expected to name his new prime minister on monday, before travelling to germany for a meeting with chancellor merkel. mrs merkel will welcome her french counterpart on the back of some good electoral news, with her christian democrats celebrating
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a strong performance in regional elections. the party took control of north rhine—westphalia from the social democrats, who are seen as her main rivals in september's general election. the world health organization has confirmed a second case of ebola in the democratic republic of congo. 17 other suspected cases are being monitored, and health officials are trying to trace another 125 people who could be linked to the outbreak. the organisers of the pink dot rally, which campaigns for lesbian, gay, bisexual and tra nsgender rights in singapore, say they can only allow singapore citizens and permanent residents to attend the event this year, because of changes to the law. a spokesman said they profoundly regret the decision, but had to take it on police advice. now — british television has been celebrating its big awards night, at the baftas — but as you can see, the weather here in london wasn't really what the stars on the red carpet might have wanted. it was pouring with rain as the celebrities turned up everyone was in a bit
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of a hurry to get inside — and we're proud to say, once they got there, the bbc won about three quarters of the prizes on offer. for many years, china stood at the centre of the global economy, with the trade route known as the ‘silk road' making the country rich and powerful. the importance faded during the twentieth century, but now china's president xi jinping is keen to bring it back, with a project known as ‘0ne belt, 0ne road.‘ world leaders are gathered in beijing to hear more about the plan which china says is the project of the century. a short time ago i spoke to geoffrey hamilton from un economic commission for europe. he explained the un's role from beijing. we have actually signed yesterday a memorandum
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of understanding with the ndrc of the chinese government for a major programme in central asia and south—east europe, improving legal regulatory environments and really developing transformative projects in support of sustainable development. we know that corruption is a big worry. some staggering figures reporting how much china has lost in investment in the past int ocountries with big governance issues. some reports suggesting they lose as much as 80% of their investments into countries like pakistan. with this grand plan, how can china mitigate such losses? well, it has to take it very, very seriously and i know it does take it seriously. there is a suspicion that some countries are saying to china that maybe you turn a blind eye too much, that maybe you should take it more seriously. of course, there's a nother issue too that maybe you need to have a level playing field when you procure some of hte projects.
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you know, there's risks to every great plan, there's a risk in crossing the road, afterall. but i think in this particular area, china is fairly clear. you're watching newsday on the bbc. still to come on the programme: a cut above the rest — but can this beijing barber keep the classic crew cut alive? also on the programme: meet the world's oldest skydiver — d—day veteran verdun hayes takes to the skies to smash the record at 101—years—old. the pope was shot, the pope will live. that was the essence of the appalling news from rome this afternoon, that, as an italian television commentator put it, terrorism has come to the vatican. the man they called the butcher of lyon, klaus barbie,
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went on trial today in the french town where he was the gestapo chief in the second world war. winnie mandela never looked like a woman just sentenced to six years injail. the judge told mrs mandela there was no indication she felt even the slightest remorse. the chinese government has called for an all—out effort to help the victims of a powerful earthquake, the worst to hit the country for 30 years. the computer deep blue has tonight triumphed over the world chess champion, gary kasparov. it is the first time a machine has defeated a reigning world champion in a classical chess match. america's first legal same—sex marriages have been taking place in massachusetts. god bless america! i'm sharanjit leyl in singapore, the headlines: i'm kasia madera in london —
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also in the programme: north korea says its successfully tested a new type of missile — it claims the us is now within range. "a wake up call for the world." friday's cyber attack prompts a warning from microsoft's president. monday morning could bring more chaos. let's look at some of the front pages. two major stories are dominating the newspapers across asia. the top story in the japan times is the same as our top story and that is north korea's mission missile launch. —— missile launch. a the top story in the japan times is the same as our top story — north korea's missile launch..
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it says the flight range of the missile suggests a longer range than the rest of the arsenal — which would be a worrying development for people in japan. the china daily fills it's front page with the biggest story in that country. the one belt, one road initiative. it also digs into the benefits of the new trade route being touted by president xi from scholarships to international infrastructure tojob creation. and the south china morning post also headlining xi's massive trade initiative. yes ukraine barred russia's singer from taking part. but that didn't stop president putin from showing off his musical abilities. listen to this. this was at the belt and road forum in china that we have been hearing about. vladimir putin decided to spend a little bit of time on the piano.
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but it sounded like the instrument itself was out of tune. i don't think they expected any heads of state to play the instrument while in beijing. let's go back to one of our main stories the cyber attack which has affected around 150 countries. there are warnings that monday could see an increase in the number of companies or organisations affected. earlier i spoke to tim wellsmore from information security company fireeye. we think that when people go to work on this side of the world they will open up their inboxes and open up e—mails which will propagate the threat across the subregion. u nfortu nately, we threat across the subregion. unfortunately, we are a bit lucky in this side of the world because of the timing but once everyone comes back to the beginning of the working
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week, they will open some e—mails and the infection will continue. we saw a stop gap over the weekend were some problems were resolved by a very young expert in the uk but he thinks this is not going to last and there could be a second wave. how damaging can it be? it depends on what systems get infected. the nhs in the uk, that is what the vulnerability is, the systems impacted by these attacks. if it is in the medical industry, or are concerned for citizens. but there are other things we use in everyday life once they stop could cause us problems. usually these sorts of attacks come from countries like china and russia. yourfirm has put out a report saying that vietnam's is the place to watch with the level
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of sophistication of cyber attacks. separate to the ransomeware issue, we have been looking at an active group cyber attacking groups in and around vietnam. we have spent a lot of time seeing who is responsible. it is within the state interests of the vietnamese interest. is there a perception at all that perhaps the vietnamese government and some government institutions could be behind something like this? we see a lot of nations state—sponsored threat groups and this is a group, addictive t they have undertaken in multinational organisations has been specific to vietnamese interest and some attacks seem to line up quite
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nicely with some regulation issue they are having with the vietnamese government. they are lined with vietnamese interest and the government. we do not know who is behind this particular wave of hacking attacks across the world and you talked about vietnam and its level of sophistication. tell us little bit about advice you could give a lot of our viewers may be going into the office worrying they could be subjected to this? ask security teams and asked them if they can access e—mails. there are businesses still vulnerable. the patch released by microsoft would actually result a lot of these issues however i want to make sure that on the way in they do that and the usual advice is you do not open e—mails you do not think are aimed
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for you 0racene to you directly. the important thing is normal computer hygiene. —— or are sent to you. this is one of the most used tactic. you only open e—mails you know who they are from. the vietnamese government has responded to the allegations — dismissing them as ‘groundless'. in a statement, a spokesman said that vietnam does not allow cyber attacks on organisations or individuals. for more than three decades, liu qingchi has been cutting hair in beijing. his trademark stye is the traditional crew cut — but times have changed, and now it seems not only are young people not interested in wearing their hair in that style, but no—one wants to learn the way it's done.
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so could liu qinchi be the last barber of beijing? translation: if i retire, the authentic beijing style, crewcut, will disappear. my name is liu qingchi, born and bred in beijing. i have been doing crewcut is for more than 30 years. the older beijing air style is flat and round, simple and tidy. easy to handle. it shows that the energy of the men, the spirit of beijing men. i learnt the skills from my grandfather, the traditional beijing skills. the tool is a simple staged clipper and a comb.
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we push all the air up from the route. after cutting, the echo can remain for more than 20 days. this is what makes the traditional technique standout. —— the haircut. every time, when we finish, we are very happy and moved. the beijing crewcut dates back more than 100 years. over the years, old barbers died with their skills. now
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me and my shops are still here. about to pass it down to apprentices born in the 1990s and to thousands. nowadays, not many people want to learn, young people are fickle but i must keep on doing. we can bring you news now of a new world record — which was set on sunday, here in the uk — for the oldest person ever to go skydiving. verdun hayes parachuted out of a plane at the age of 101 years and 37 days. and he had three generations of his family for company. richard galpin has the story. dressed in a yellowjumpsuit, verdun hayes, aged 101 and 38 days, is about me make history. he is determined to become the world's oldest skydiver. and he is doing it with with his son, grandson, and great—grandson. as the plane gradually climbs to the correct altitude — they need to be at 15,000 feet — verdun hayes prepares to make his second ever jump.
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and the former soldier, who fought and was wounded in the second world war, has nerves of steel. he's particularly fond of the brief free—fall, when they're descending at more than 120 miles an hour. then it's back down to earth. you've done it verdun! congratulations! hooray! and with all four generations of the family back down safely, it's time for everyone to celebrate the record that he's just set. beautiful! i — really, iwould do it again tomorrow. i would, truthfully. it's lovely.
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absolutely lovely. perfect. and how was the landing? better than last time. and all this for a man who, back in the second world war, as a veteran of the d—day landings, assumed he would never return alive. but even at the age of 101, he is still more than alive, doing things that many half his age would not dream of. richard galpin, bbc news. a very brave man indeed. you have been watching newsday. stay with us. china has dubbed it the "project of the century" — we'll be looking at the detail of its multi—billion dollar project to expand its global trade links. and 2a hours ago, salvador sobral made history as the first portuguese winner
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of the eurovision song contest. he's now flown back to lisbon, to a hero's welcome. this was her at the airport, which was packed with fans keen to have a look at their hero. at their new hero. in a press conference at the airport the singer admitted he hadn't always been a eurovision fan in the past. the fans taking over and singing the song themselves. thanks for watching. well, there's some wet weather on the way. monday certainly not looking as bright as the weekend was. at the very least, you'll have thick cloud and some heavy rain at times, as well, particularly out west. and this is the satellite picture. this is the cloud streaming into the uk right now. rain—bearing cloud, linked to this low pressure that originated from quite far south.
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so this is where the air came from. so it'll be raining but warm across the uk. monday, early hours of the morning, the rain gets into the south part of england, wales, certainly into south—western scotland, and pushing through northern ireland. but at this stage you can see at 6am it is dry in eastern parts of the uk. let's have a look at the rush—hour. and the rain could be heavy across western and central parts of scotland, particularly the south—west, here. heavy rain. rain also heavy throughout the lake district, the hills of wales, and down into parts of england. but from lincolnshire into east anglia, and the south—east, at this stage, still just about dry. maybe a few spits and spots getting into london. you can see 11s, 12s 13s. 11s, 12s 13s, so mild first thing. but the wind will be quite strong, particularly around these coastal areas. and then all that cloud is just going to engulf the uk. there will be some sunshine around.
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north—eastern parts of scotland, could be a sunnier spot, here. and maybe one or two areas. but the most of us, a cloudy, warmish sort of day, with rain coming and going throughout the course of the afternoon. how are we going compared to the rest of europe? nice weather across iberia. spain and portugal getting even warmer over the next few days. paris also warming up, and by tuesday to about 26 celsius. it will be warming up the uk as well in the south—east. tuesday, the low pressure close by. it is pushing those weather fronts in our direction. i mentioned the warmth — warming up in france, and that is drifting from the south, northwards, and if the cloud breaks across the south—east, temperatures could get to 2a degrees. but for most of us, it will be fresher. 16 there for cardiff, and around 17 in glasgow. on wednesday, more rain heading to central and southern england and the south—east. exactly how much rainfall and how heavy and when it will arrive, that's still a little bit open to question.
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but the further north and west you are, the drier weather will be. towards the end of the week, there is a pool of cool air sitting across the uk. that basically means with the power of the sun, cool air over us, that is going to generate some showers, so there could be hail and thunder towards the end of the week. this is bbc news. our top story. north korea says its successfully tested a new type of missile — it claims the us is now within range. the us has warned pyongyang that new missile tests are not the way to secure talks with washington. it's joined japan in calling for an emergency meeting of the un security council. security experts say more computers could be infected by malicious software as employees start the working week. they've already started to see new versions of the malware that struck around the world on friday. and this video is trending on bbc.com. vladimir putin had a little tinkle on the ivories as he waited to see chinese president xi jinping in beijing. unfortunately the russian president
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played on a piano that was a just a little out of tune. that's all from me for now. stay with bbc news. and the top story here in the uk. transport chiefs say greater manchester's tram network will be running normally on monday — after a technical fault forced it
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