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this is newsday on the bbc. our top stories. a very warm welcome at the white house as president trump meets the indian prime minister virendra modi for the first time. the relationship has never been stronger, never been better. a boost for trump's travel ban as the court rules parts of it can go ahead. also ahead, the us firm supplied cladding used on a huge tower block fire in london says it has halted all fire in london says it has halted a ll sales fire in london says it has halted all sales of the product. and are you getting enough sleep? we meet the scientists who are trying to figure out what happens to our brains when we don't. glad you could join us. it's 7am in
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singapore, midnight in london and seven in washington, dc where president trump is meeting the indian prime minister narendra modi for their first face—to—face meeting. within the last few minutes, donald trump has said that ties with between india and america have never been stronger. the two have never been stronger. the two have been speaking to reporters and this was the scene earlier when the two met for the first time. donald trump describing narendra modi as a true friend on twitter and mr narendra modi drew in the president for bear hug. the two presidents hold different positions on issues such as immigration and climate change. here is some of what both leaders had to say a little earlier. not many people know it but both american and the indian constitution
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begin with the same three very beautiful words, we, the people. the prime minister and i both understand the crucial importance of those which helps to form the foundation of cooperation between our two countries. relations between countries. relations between countries are strongest when they are countries are strongest when they a re devoted to countries are strongest when they are devoted to the interests of the people we serve and after our meetings today, i will say that the relationship between india and the united states has never been stronger, never been better. translation: the talks between his excellency president trump and myself today have been extremely important from all points of view. for several reasons. because they would based on mutual trust, because
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of the convergence of similarities they revealed in our values and priorities and of our concerns and interests. because they focused on the highest levels of corporations and mutual support and part partnership. because our two countries are about growth. the bbc‘s brajesh upadhyay has been following events in washington. i spoke to him a short while ago and started by asking him whether the sensitive issue of the hib visa had been discussed. we didn't heara we didn't hear a lot about that particular issue but that was very much an expected line. when i was talking to officials, they said it will be brought up but india also realises that there is bipartisan support in washington for reforms in the age when the pro gram. since
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they decided it will be more of a getting to know each other sort of meeting, from their point of view, so meeting, from their point of view, so far, it has gone down pretty well. so when you say it has gone down pretty well, where do you think both sides will agree on indians going into america and working in key sectors? right now, berries and review by for government agencies. where they are looking to plug the loopholes which were being used to exploit this programme, indians, from what i've heard, after talking to them, they would be happy if it is just the loopholes that a targeted and spend not scrapped. —— then. there were some people that
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we re then. there were some people that were suggesting the rhetoric you usually hear. if the loopholes were plugged, for now, indians will be ok with that. let's look at the issue of linux change, the united states withdrawing from the paris climate agreement. —— climate change. now you have two superpowers inched asia, india and china, now willing to lead the world into a more sustainable future. how do you think the indian government and the american government be able to come to an agreement on this issue? again, in terms of what they are talking about, what white house officials are saying on a bilateral level, the us is very happy to talk to india in terms of sharing technology ought transferring technology. the us has been doing that far ahead of other countries and they can help india. what they
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had issues about, what president trump has been saying, that is not fairto trump has been saying, that is not fair to the trump has been saying, that is not fairto the us trump has been saying, that is not fair to the us and his supporters as they are suffering because of this kind of accord. so far, during this meeting, we don't think that issue has come up because it wasn't mentioned that we will be looking closely at the joint statement that comes closely at the joint statement that co m es after closely at the joint statement that comes after these meetings in a couple of hours. our other top story this hour. the us supreme court has agreed to allow parts of president trump's controversial travel ban to go into effect, while it considers whether the policy should be upheld or struck down. the measure bans entry to travellers from six muslim majority countries for ninety days and suspends the us refugee programme for 120 days. our north america editorjon sopel was at the supreme court in washington. it is not a total slamdunk but it is a partial and significant victory. if you just cast your mind back, the
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courts had blocked the whole thing entirely. there was no ban in place and now the ban is going to partially returned but as you say, with that line, saying, anybody with a bonus ideally chip with a personal entity in the us should be still allowed to come in. —— identity. will it be an immigration officer at an airport customs error? there are lots of questions about the implementation of this that we know but is it a better position web donald trump was a few months ago? absolutely. also making news: the united nations mission in colombia says the farc rebels there have handed over all their weapons, completing the transfer of arms a day ahead of the revised schedule. all the arms have been boxed away, except for a handful which will be used for protection in the camps where the farc fighters are staying. the nobel peace prize winner liu xiaobo has been released from a chinese prison on compassionate grounds, after being diagnosed
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with terminal cancer. the poet and human rights campaigner was jailed in 2009 on subversion charges. britain's conservatives have signed a deal with the democratic unionist party from northern ireland to support their minority administration and give them a slim majority for key votes, including legislation on leaving the european union. the deal with the dup will also see an extra one billion pounds spent on public services in northern ireland. and back to the us — an additional 22 million people in the united states would be without medical insurance by 2026 under a republican plan to replace obamacare. that's according to the congressional budget office — it also says the proposal would cut the budget deficit by more than 300—billion—dollars through cuts in medicaid spending, which covers the poorest sections of the population. new zealand has won the america's
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cup beating the holders us and avenging a bitter defeat four years ago. they were pretty happy about that win. the kiwi held the trophy from a 7—1 with the youngest helmsman to win sailing's biggest price. well done. the fallout from the deadly blaze in london's grenfell tower high—rise continues. now, uk ministers say that 75 high—rise buildings, in 26 local authority areas, have failed fire safety tests. the company which makes the cladding that's thought to have been used on the tower has now withdrawn the product from worldwide sale. tom symonds reports. this is the fire door leading to the fire exit. roger evans is staying put in his camden flat despite the mass evacuation of his neighbours.
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but today he was told this... yes, apparently all the doors need replacing. why? because last week camden council realised these towers were covered with aluminium panels capable of burning in a fire. with that in mind, the advice from fire safety experts was — every door needs to be a fire door. what you think the fact you are behind a door that is not a fire door? well, i'd never thought about it, i assumed everything was safe, it's a council property, it's meant to be maintained well. evidently, we have been living in a potential death trap. the communities secretary told the commons it was one of a number of safety issues with the blocks. most astonishingly there were hundreds, literally hundreds of fire doors missing. the estimate by camden council itself is that they need at least 1000 fire doors because they were missing from those five blocks. the council leader has been in the job a month. my understanding is that we are told the council made a cost cut by removing the fire doors from the specification. i mean, you are new in thejob but what does that make you think about the way this
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council's being run? following grenfell we need to take a look, nationally, at our whole building regulations and fire safety measures. we have seen across the country people failing these tests, we acted swiftly in camden to get the information. right now, my priority is i've got residents who need somewhere to sleep tonight and i'm all out trying to make sure they're safe and secure. following that, i'm going to be asking those questions. i have the same questions and i will be on it but i have to prioritise getting my residents back and safely into their blocks. camden is worst affected but around the country councils are removing the aluminium panels from their towers and sending them for fire safety testing. the tests are happening so far in secret at this research centre. samples from 75 towers have been sent, every single one has failed. the building regulations are complex but they start from a basic principle, the external walls of the building shall adequately resist the spread of fire. it may well be the case
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that the regulations and the related guidance need to be updated to take account of a change in technology in the building industry but secondly we are concerned that the current regulations and guidance are not being applied and enforced strictly enough. the inquests into four more of the victims opens today. a corner, the police and a public enquiry will eventually consider why they died and what has gone wrong with fire safety. tom symons, bbc news. you're watching newsday on the bbc. still to come on the programme: we meet the scientists trying to find out what sleep deprivation does to our brains. also on the programme: we're talking to the director of a new film exposing sex trafficking between china and london members of the of the neo—nazi resistance movement stormed the world trade center armed with pistols and shotguns.
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we believe that, according to international law, that we have a right to claim certain parts of this country as ourland. i take pride in the words "ich bin ein berliner." cheering and applause chapman, prison—pale and slightly chubby, said not a single word in open court. it was left to his lawyer to explain his decision to plead guilty to murdering john lennon. he believes that onjune 8th, god told him to plead guilty, and that was the end of it. the medical research council have now advised the government that the great increase in lung cancer is due mainly to smoking tobacco. it was closing time for checkpoint charlie which, for 29 years, has stood on the border as a mark of allied determination to defend the city. this is newsday on the bbc.
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i'm rico hizon in singapore. i'm babita sharma in london. our top stories. president trump and the indian prime minister narendra modi has been involved in their first meeting at the white house. mr trump said that a close relationship with india has never been stronger. —— have been. —— have the us supreme court rules that parts of donald trump's controversial travel ban can go ahead. the state department says it will keep travellers airlines informed of any changes. let's take a look at some front pages from around the world. china daily‘s front page is dominated by president xijinping and his call for hong kong as preparations are made to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the territory's accession to china this week. mr xi has asked hong kong to embrace
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one country policy to enjoy the benefits of development. the philippine daily inquirer reports on a prisoner exchange offer by maute militants, facing fierce government offensive in southern city of marawi. quoting a source, the paper says militant leader abdullah maute is willing to release a catholic priest held by the group in exchange for the freedom of his parents and relatives captured by the military. the japan times features a beautiful picture that speaks of relations between vatican and japan. japan's traditional noh theatre was performed in rome's magnificent palazzo della cancelleria to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the start of this diplomatic relation. a film that exposes london's sex industry underworld has just had its european premiere at the edinburgh film festival. the receptionist is based on a true story of a chinese woman who killed herself in
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london eight years ago. only after her death, her friends learned she had been working as a prostitute in an illegal massage parlour. began a journey to find out about her secret life — and as the result made this film. —— one of those friends began a journey to find out about her secret life — and as the result made this film. i'll be speaking to her in just a moment, but first here's a clip from the film. they do mass marches, body to body. —— massages. we can now speak to the film's directorjenny lu, shejoins us
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from edinburgh where herfilm the receptionist has just been shown at the edinburgh international film festival. congratulations on your showing. thank you. we know you were a very close friend of the main subject of this film, it must be very hard to make a film about a friend like that. why were you so persistent in wanting to make this?|j that. why were you so persistent in wanting to make this? i mean, we found out she was working in an illegal massage parlour, but will such a shock for us. ijust illegal massage parlour, but will such a shock for us. i just want to find out what happened to her, because it is quite unusual. she justjumped because it is quite unusual. she just jumped off a because it is quite unusual. she justjumped off a bridge outside the airports like that. the more i find out, the more i feel... the more i discover, there are so many people living like that in london. ifeel
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it is really important to tell that story. when you went about finding out more information behind the reason why your friend took her own life, what was the most shocking thing that you found out that you did not know before?” thing that you found out that you did not know before? i found out that they lived in a really normal house. all the gangsters, they would just go in and ask for money. if they don't give them money, they would hurt them. because they are legal, they won't go to the police about it. and that happened to them all the time. and ifeel really quite... they can't seek any help at all. i was reading a lot about your and anna's story before, and i know
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that they thought that perhaps the plot was exaggerated and based not on real life. let us know what you did to make sure that the is understood the reality of the situation? i did two things. basically i invited a couple of the girls, the realgirls, basically i invited a couple of the girls, the real girls, they came out and talked to the actresses. shared their stories with them. they started to believe that it was real. i also asked, i took an actress to an illegal massage parlour in chinatown and they went for an interview. the people who met them they are, they actually talk just like in the script. in the end, they all believed the story. we have to leave it there, but thank you so much for coming on the programme. i
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know the film is doing particularly well in a number of film festivals around the world, we wish you the best of luck with all of that. thank you. are you getting enough sleep? scientists in canada are launching what's set to become the world's largest study into the effects of sleep deprivation on the brain. they want hundreds of thousands of people world wide to do tests online to see how much the amount of sleep we get affects our ability to function. here's our medical correspondent fergus walsh. we spend nearly a third of our lives asleep. it is vital for our physical and mental health. but we're getting less sleep than ever before. his visual cortex, his eyes are open but there's actually not much going on... british neuroscientist adrian 0wen, based in ontario, canada, believes sleep deprivation may be having a serious effect on our brainpower. every day we make hundreds of decisions, we remember hundreds of things. we make difficult decisions like, should i buy a house
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and should i get married? but we also have to remember many simple things, like where i parked the car or what i intended to buy on the way home from work. all of these things can be affected by lack of sleep. you go to sleep for four hours, and then i am going to personally wake all of you up. i joined volunteers at western university 0ntario, trying out his test, which anyone can sign up for online. they're designed to reveal how our brains are functioning — reasoning, memory, and decision—making. to demonstrate how tiredness may affect that, we stayed up until liam, and then had just four hours sleep. but all too soon... good morning, fergus. time to get up! we were about to repeat the brain tests we'd done the previous night. how are you feeling? err... i'm feeling... like i haven't had enough sleep. most of our scores went down compared to the night before. how did you do this morning?
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worse. this was the worst you ever did? this was the worst ever, yes. 0h, kisses for your sister, that's really nice. but sylvie, whose daughters wake her several times a night, improved her score. maybe i've just gotten used to functioning on very little sleep. i have to be on as soon as my kids wake up. as for me... i finished and i've done quite badly! i also did the tests while having my brain scanned. after a normal night's sleep, my brain was functioning well. the bright orange blobs are areas of increased activity. and this is the scan done after four hours' sleep. there's not much going on. it's pretty clear there is much less activity in these areas of the brain that we know are crucial for things like decision—making, problem—solving and memory. so, our 24—hour culture could be
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having a serious impact on society. this study should reveal how much sleep we need for our brains to be at their best. fergus walsh, bbc news, ontario, canada. a die—hard british rugby fan, who's currently following the team during their tour of new zealand, has somehow managed to find himself couch—surfing behind enemy lines. alex edwards accepted a kind offer of a place to sleep in auckland from a women whom he thought was a complete stranger. but she turned out to be the mother of two of the all blacks' most famous faces. i asked alex all about it a little earlier. eventually, without realising, there was a man who started for the all blacks on the weekend, scoring two tries. what did you think,
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seriously, when he got that invitation to come inside the family home? were you thinking about your allegiance? i didn't know until i was already there with a cup of tea that they were the parents of the famous footballers. then the lads came in, shook my hand and they explained they were starting for auckland. what did you think? i thought they were pretty big lads. they were really cool guys, they we re they were really cool guys, they were really la id they were really cool guys, they were really laid back. they work —— we re were really laid back. they work —— were really laid back. they work —— were really keen to get stuck into the game. they were really kind and down to earth and their parents were great host. i take it you took a lot of selfies and the like? actually, my phone was dead! but we will try
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later and see how we go. you only spent one night and you had to move off? no, two nights, the night before the game in the night after. we sat and watched the game, a bit of analysis about the boys playing. we had a good chat about it.|j of analysis about the boys playing. we had a good chat about it. i would love to change places with you, i am a big all blacks fan. stay with us. we'll meet the women who donated their own gold to try to save their country from economic ruin. it's part of our series looking back at the asian financial crisis, 20 years on. that's all for now — stay with bbc world news. hello, good morning. jun has been a
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funny old month. it didn't start to nicely and it's not going to end too brightly either. we have the hottest june day for 41 years. we have seen temperatures this week at 25 on monday, that is the peak of the temperatures this week. the rest will be turning cooler, as well. my sunshine in scarborough and north yorkshire. that was ahead of this cloud, bringing rain to northern ireland, south—west scotland and into northern england. that rain is moving northwards and east at the moment. quite a wet start to tuesday across the mainland of scotland. towards the northern isles and finals, perhaps somewhat brighter. quite a muddy field, especially as it brightens up. a wet start to the day. in the lake districts, rain affecting the north wales. many places are dry, a few showers and
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possibly the odd bit of lightning on the channel. today, wet weather across the north petering out. not quite as wet in the afternoon across scotland. slow—moving showers developing across northern ireland and the chance of some summery showers developing towards the south—east of england. drifting away it north, combining with the rain. a cool feel in eastern scotland and north—east england. by 20 to the south. in the south, we will have to look at the rain really developing on tuesday evening and night. these areas of low pressure moving across the uk. this one dragging a weather front with some heavy rain across england and wales overnight. a wet start on wednesday. rain continuing in northern england, rain pushing into northern england and southern ireland. to the south, brightening up ireland. to the south, brightening upa ireland. to the south, brightening up a touch. quite muggy air. 20 degrees in london, 13 likely for newcastle and aberdeen with the
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breeze of the north sea. that breeze will continue to blow some rain into central southern scotland and northern ireland, perhaps northern england. in the south, dryer, brighter and warmer, the 10th of some heavy showers. low pressure remaining with us on thursday and friday, rain pushing south into england and wales. then we will get this northerly wind coming down across the uk. very unsettled through the week ahead, the rain could be heavy and may bring some localised flooding, and it will be quite a bit cooler than it was on monday. i'm babita sharma. 0urtop i'm babita sharma. our top story. the indian prime minister narendra modi and president trump has met for the first time at the white house. ata the first time at the white house. at a joint news conference, trump said the relationship with india has never been stronger. there is a
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corporation on trade and the fight against terrorism. also developing story for us this hour, we have heard that the rebels in colombia have begun handing over their weapons in accordance with a peace agreement. that was agreed at you months ago. we will have more on that developing story for you. and this story is trending on bbc .com. it is 20 years since the first harry potter story was published. more than 50 million copies have been sold around the world. more from me later. but first
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