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this is bbc news. our top stories: a warning to north korea at the white house. president trump welcomes his south korean counterpart and makes a there will be a determined response to the nuclear threat. the strategic patience with the north korean regime has failed. many years it has failed and frankly, that patients is over. a gunman has opened fire at a hospital in new york city, killing himself and one other person. several others injured. iraq says they have —— will recapture mosul. just a few metres in this direction, the area that the militant occupy is getting smaller. a carnival
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atmosphere in canada as the country celebrates 150 years. we look at what sets it apart and why not everybody is in on the party. hello, and welcome. the time for strategic patience is over, that was the message donald trump had fall north korea is east and side—by—side with the south korean president. mr trump called for a determined response of the threat posed by north korea but he also took aim at seoul overtrading and sharing the cost of defence. this was the visit of a strong and his doric ally at a time of uncertainty, with the recently
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elected leader and an unpredictable one. “— elected leader and an unpredictable one. —— historic. elected leader and an unpredictable one. -- historic. easy, fellas. easy. perhaps a bit over eager. the two men took each other‘s measure on the crucial topic of north korea. mr moon wants to engage the regime, mr trump to isolate it. the us president pressing the tighter sanctions to force north korea to end its nuclear power project. peace, stability and prosperity for the region is our goal but the us will defend itself. always will defend itself, always. and we will a lwa ys defend itself, always. and we will always defend our allies. as part of that commitment will working together to ensure fair burden sharing in support of the us
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military presence in south korea. mr trump took aim at defence spending and unfair trade practices. for the south korean president, security was the main issue. translation: only strong security can bring about genuine peace. we concur to strengthen our overwhelming deterrence. he did not emphasise an alliance with north korea. both men are relatively new in office and agreed they are facing a growing and significant threat from north korea. they chose to use at the meeting to show a united front. the death of a us citizen after captivity has hardened the us view. the us wants
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china to put the squeeze on north korea. washington did so itself, penalising a chinese bank. the threat may be in south korea's backyard but it is the us protect who is setting the course of dealing with it. so with both leaders calling for "stern action" against north korea, what would that look like exactly? sung yoon lee — a professor of korean studies at tufts university in massachusetts — told the bbc that possible military action would not be a sensible move. military action, pre—emptive action would be self—defeating and their recent good reason that despite cou ntless recent good reason that despite countless north korean provocation since the end of the korean war more than 60 years ago, there has never been a single instance of us led all south korean military retaliation against north korea. we do not want escalation and provoke north korea
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into adventurism and invasion of the south. that will be self—defeating for all parties concerned. that leaves some non—military measures and for the united states, it is uniquely positioned to exercise its tremendous financial leveraged. follow illicit activity, weapons preparation, money laundering activities and penalise north korean enablers which are mainly chinese state owned enterprises and banks. the signals coming out of the trump administration is that it is moving in that direction. there have been dramatic scenes in new york at a hospital in the bronx after a gunman opened fire. 0ne doctor was killed and five people were seriously injured in what's been described by the city's mayor, bill de blasio, as a work place related incident. the gunman, who was also a doctor, killed himself.
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here's more of what the mayor had to say. we have had a real tragedy here in the bronx this afternoon. it is something we have seen around the country now, we have experienced it here. the tragedy occurred in bronx—lebanon hospital. i want to say at the outset, that god this was not an act of terrorism. it is an isolated incident. it appears to be a workplace related matter but that makes it no less tragic and no less horrible. 0ne dog is dead —— doctor. and there are several doctors who are fighting for their lives right now amongst those who are wounded.
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as you know, the shooter killed himself but not before having done horrible damage. 0ur himself but not before having done horrible damage. our hearts go out to the family of the doctor who passed away and we are in both heart and a prayer standing passed away and we are in both heart and a prayerstanding in passed away and we are in both heart and a prayer standing in solidarity we re and a prayer standing in solidarity were all those wounded in fighting for their lives right now. in other news:... india is introducing sweeping tax reforms, described as the biggest since independence seventy years ago. they will streamline and standardise existing tax rules on goods and services. supporters say the move will create a unified single indian market and help to tackle corruption. 0pponents say many small businesses will struggle to cope with the new rules. around 60 migrants are feared drowned after their boat sank off the coast of libya. around 80 survivors were brought to the italian port of brindisi, where they told aid workers
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about the disaster. on wednesday, a senior eu official said the scale of migration across the mediterranean is untenable with around 10,000 people reported to have attempted the journey in the past few days. the leader of france's far—right national front party, marine le pen, has been put under formal investigation over an alleged european parliament funding scandal. prosecutors suspect that the party took money officially earmarked for staff at the european parliament and diverted it for party work in france. football stars and celebrities have been arriving in the argentine city of rosario for the wedding of its most famous son, the barcelona player, lionel messi. he is marrying his childhood sweetheart, antonela roccuzzo, with whom he has two children. hong kong's newly appointed chief executive carrie lam is set to be sworn in shortly, as china's president xijinping continues his tour of the territory,
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marking 20 years since its handover. hong kong police have released all 26 activists who were detained for staging a protest in advance of the visit and more protests are expected today. let's go to our correspondent, juliana liu, who is in hong kong. very tight security behind you but more protests threatened? yes, exactly. you can see heavy police presence. they have a already been scuffles between police and demonstrators. the group has gathered behind me. they will be trying to get as close as they can to the flag raising ceremony expected to start in an hour and the swearing—in of the current chief executive, carrie lam. the first female and the fourth since 1997,
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chief executive. she was speaking about priorities over the next five yea rs. about priorities over the next five years. she has talked about efforts to try to heal this polarised city. it is unclear how she will be able to succeed in doing that. she started out as a popular career civil servant but in the last few yea rs civil servant but in the last few years a civil servant but in the last few yearsa —— civil servant but in the last few years a —— her reputation is change. it is difficult to see how she may heal the division. you can see clearly behind me the divisions. the joint declaration between china and britain is at supposed to be going strong but it is a historical document with no practical significance according to some. this was a really surprising declaration
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to be made on the eve of the 20th anniversary of the handover. similar sentiments have been expressed previously but this time it was expressed publicly by the chinese foreign ministry saying that the britishjoint foreign ministry saying that the british joint declaration agreed is a worthless piece of history. that is what was said overnight. the british response was that he was a legally binding treaty and that it is as relevant as it was when it was signed in 1984. is as relevant as it was when it was signed “119811. the is as relevant as it was when it was signed in 1984. the reaction on mainland social media, in mainland china, has been very negative in response to the chinese statement. they are calling their government shameless and saying how can you ca re shameless and saying how can you care up shameless and saying how can you care up a shameless and saying how can you care up a legal agreement that was made by the then chinese government. quite surprised to see those comments flourishing on social
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media. for all i know, they may be deleted soon. germany has legalised same—sex marriage — a move that brings it in line with many other western democracies and most of europe. members of parliament passed the new law after the german chancellor angela merkel allowed a free vote — even though she opposed the measure. from berlin, jenny hill reports. cheering and applause. they have waited a long time for this. here it is called marriage for all. the new law means that same—sex couples will be able to marry and adopt children. translation: it is a historic day for germany. today same—sex partnerships have been given equal status. the jubilation also inside
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the german parliament. the political left has fought for years to bring this legislation and angela merkel has always opposed it until earlier this week. during this interview, she appeared to soften her stance. she met a lesbian couple who had fostered the children and they inspired her. she herself voted against the bill. translation: it has been a long, intense and emotional debate. the meat, personally, also which is why i hope today's vote brings respect from both sides but also peace and cohesion as well. angela merkel may have rejected the proposition at the ballot box that she will go down in history as a chancellor who introduced same—sex marriage to germany. it is an election year. by
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voting against the bill, she is appealing to them all conservative but by effect letting it happen, she is appeasing potential coalition partners of the future and she is cementing of our reputation as europe's defender of liberal values. by europe's defender of liberal values. by now, celebrations, though the law may yet be challenged in the constitutional court. what has been widely held as a victory for equal rights, it is also seen as a political success as well. stay with us on bbc world news, still to come: the tour de france is about to kick off with britain's chris froome attempting to defend his title for a third year in a row — we'll have the latest from dusseldorf where the race begins. 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,
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said unification was the start 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 from 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 bbc news. the latest headlines: president trump and his south korean
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counterpart have called for a tough and united response to the security threat posed by north korea. mr trump said the menace of north korea should be met with a determined response. at least six people have been wounded in a shooting at a new york hospital — one is reported to have died. the gunman was a former employee. the iraqi army says it will announce the recapture of mosul within the next few days. at the moment, fighting remains fierce and the situation for civilians that deteriorates further. 0ur correspondent has travelled there and spoken to families who have fled the fighting after being used as humid shields. after nine months of fighting, there is now celebrations. the iraqi flag raised over what is left of the historic al—nuri mosque where
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the leader of the so—called islamic state once declared himself the ruler of all muslims. the security forces are close to pushing out the militants but the fighting is not over yet. the battle for old mosul continues. just 500m away from us in this direction, the areas that the militants occupy is getting smaller and as this happens, rescuing trapped civilians becomes extremely challenging. this is one group that managed to find safety. these children were held as human shields by is. most of them were living in an orphanage but the militants moved them closer to where the fighting was taking place. they are tired and hungry. transported here as is occupied their villages. the iraqi forces are now moving them
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out of the old city. the children are now being looked after by aid workers in a camp outside mosul. they will be safe but like so many here, the future remains uncertain. hundreds of thousands of people are expected to gather in the canadian capital 0ttawa tomorrow to celebrate the country's 150th anniversary. it's a nation that thrives on diversity and which welcomes tens of thousands of refugees every year but not everyone is celebrating the country's milestone, as our chief correspondent gavin hewitt reports. the start of a long weekend party. canada has begun celebrating
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its 150th birthday. cheering. millions of people expected to salute a young country that unashamedly roots its identity in multiculturalism. canada to me, means home obviously but it means diversity. we are very accepting of everyone here. diversity, different views, different minds, everything. why do all these celebrations matter? canada finds itself in the spotlight, astride one of the great fault lines of the moment. its prime ministerjustin trudeau has become a standard bearer for liberalism in stark contrast to his neighbour's in the south, donald trump. justin trudeau made a point of going to the airport with warm clothing, to welcome syrian refugees. a school gate in toronto, these parents pick up their children.
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not so long ago, they were fleeing homs in syria. harda is at college and hamza is already a taxi driver. canada wants them to feel canadian as soon as possible. somebody asked me, do you like canada? i tell him canada is the best. canada is the best for me. my neighbours, the street, anywhere, they ask is where we are from. "welcome, welcome!" and they have offered, if we want help. but canada cannot escape the scars of its past. these are the lands of the iroquois, building their traditional long houses. some indigenous groups, native canadians, are boycotting the birthday celebrations. for many, the past 150 years have seen lands taken and promises broken. we were here, we look back further than 150 years.
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because we have been here for thousands of years. and you think canadians are celebrating, well, not everybody who lives in this country is celebrating 150 years of canada. the first nations people are not. and then there's the british connection. today, prince charles was in the small town of wellington beside lake ontario. one day, if things remain as they are, he will be canadian head of state. many in the crowd want to retain the british ties but elsewhere, some are less sure. at this anniversary, canadians are celebrating their history but these are uncertain times. they seem on a different path to their friend and neighbour to the south, the united states. it may prompt canada to be assertive in promoting its own identity. gavin hewitt, bbc news, canada. the respected french politician and auschwitz survivor who wrote france's abortion laws,
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has died at the age of 89. simone veil was best known for her instrumental role in legalising abortion in the 1970s, and went on to serve as the first president of an elected european parliament. her death was confirmed by president macron, who called her life ‘an exemplary inspiration‘. the french public also paid tribute. the british cyclist chris froome will attempt to defend his title when the tour de france begins tomorrow. he's hoping to complete his third straight win — and a fourth victory in five years. but he faces stiff competition from some the world's leading cyclists. the race begins in dusseldorf in germany, from where richard conway reports. chris froome becomes the first briton to retain the tour de france title... chris froome knows what it takes to win the tour de france. tomorrow, he starts his quest for a fourth victory in this famous race. media interest is always sky—high, but this year, froome's team roll off the start line the subject of an ongoing doping investigation, and with questions looming over their leader's credibility. i've been involved in this sport
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a long time and i've tried to do it absolutely the way that i've always thought it should be done. and i'm proud of what we've achieved in this sport, and i'm proud of this team. evidence from sir dave brailsford and other team sky officials to mps earlier this year, revealed an alarming lack of medical record—keeping. it all relates to a package alleged to have contained a banned substance administered to sir bradley wiggins shortly before he went on to win the 2012 tour de france. team sky and sir bradley deny any wrongdoing, but the issue has presented the sport, and the head of its world governing body, with a familiar problem. certainly the reputational problems that have been around that team in the last few months have not been helpful. we were previously considered pariahs of the anti—doping world and now we've got one of the best reputations in sport, i believe. the tour, like its cyclists, endures. millions will watch on tv, and, just as in yorkshire in 2014, thousands will line the route for the start, which this year takes
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place in dusseldorf. for chris froome, he must now focus on more than 2,000 miles of racing that stand between him and road cycling's greatest prize. this is the biggest challenge i've faced in my career. i think the level of my rivals on the course that we're racing on this year leads it to be a much more open race. these are unprecedented times. a possible fifth british tour title in six years awaits when the race ends in paris in three weeks' time. the fight to fully restore team sky's image? that will take a lot longer. richard conway, bbc news, dusseldorf. before we go, news of a return home for a rare sea turtle who'd gone astray. the turtle had been found washed up on a beach on the island of anglesey in wales. she's being taken to gran canaria where she's expected to be set free. the animal, nicknamed menai, is an olive ridley turtle, which are usually found in warmer waters near the equator. it is the first such turtle to have
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been reported in uk waters since records began almost 200 years ago. saturday does not look bad at all across saturday does not look bad at all a cross m ost saturday does not look bad at all across most of the uk. we are in for some sunshine and warm weather. there is a little rainfall on the way in the north—west that it should not be too happy. in the short term, afair bit not be too happy. in the short term, a fair bit of cloud and some light rain. damp weather across east anglia in the south—east overnight. many northern and north—western areas is a lot clearer services where we will have fresh weather early in the morning. in fact, in parts of northern ireland, possibly
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evenin parts of northern ireland, possibly even in rural areas, a touch of grass frost. temperatures in the towns and cities will be 10— 14 degrees. looking at the weather across northern areas first of all. this is first thing in the morning across scotland. absolutely fine and the thunder should be out. the clouds are increasing in the western isles and we have light rain heading to storm away. that will push into scotla nd to storm away. that will push into scotland and northern ireland later on. dry in belfast. notice that apart from the western fringes of wales here in cornwall there is a fair bit cloud around but it will be mostly thin cloud and through the morning into the afternoon does clouds will be breaking up and we really are in for a decent day. see the sunshine they're developing as that shade melts away. at the same time we also have a weather front getting into scotland and northern ireland saw around the middle of the afternoon i think there will be spots of rain in belfast, glasgow was well. coolest around 15— 17 degrees but where the sun comes out for any lengthy period of time
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across england it should reach 20 degrees, possibly 24 in london. compare to the rest of europe, that richer are similar across the heart of europe but incredibly hot across the south—east of europe. athens, for example, 43 degrees. that is europe. back to the uk. this is saturday night. the damp weather in the north—west that i spoke about will be moving southwards during the course of the early hours of sunday. that means that early on sunday morning, there could eat some damp weather across east anglia and the south—east but it should clear out of the weight and basically we are left over with a very decent sunday once with some sunny spells. a little fresher. low 20s in london, 16 in glasgow but also some showers in the forecast their two northern scotland. sunday into monday, the weather front is moving scotland. sunday into monday, the weatherfront is moving in scotland. sunday into monday, the weather front is moving in so there isa weather front is moving in so there is a little rain and the forecast for early in the week. that is the weekend. let's look at the week in summery. does not look bad at all. dry weather with sunny spells and it
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will feel pleasantly warm. this is bbc news, the headlines: president trump says years of strategic patience with north korea have failed and are now over. with south korea's president moon jae—in at the white house, he said the menace of north korea should be met with a determined response. a gunman has opened fire at a hospital in new york city killing himself and one other person. six others are wounded. police say the shooter was a former employee at the bronx lebanon hospital. the indian prime minister, narendra modi, has officially launched what's been described as the biggest tax reform since the country became independent seventy years ago. the changes standardise taxes on goods and services. the german parliament has voted by a large majority to legalise same—sex marriage. the measure will grant gay and lesbian couples full marital rights, including the right to adopt children. now on bbc news:
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