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i'm rico hizon in singapore, the headlines: a woman is shot dead and three others injured while waiting to vote in an unofficial referendum in venezuela. a horsemeat scandal in europe — a major police investigation leads to the arrest of more than 60 people accused of trading meat that's unfit for humans. i'm babita sharma in london. also in the programme: the swiss star does it again — roger federer makes history — winning a record eighth wimbledon men's singles title. it's the doctor but not as we know it. the bbc reveals the latest actor to play the iconic time lord. for the first time, it is a woman. live from our studios in singapore and london, this is bbc world news — it's newsday. good morning. it's 7am in singapore.
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midnight in london and 7pm in venezuela, where one person has been shot dead and three others have been injured while waiting to vote in an unofficial referendum. this video is believed to show people rushing this video is believed to show people rushing away from the scene where gunshots were fired near a polling station on the outskirts of caracas. the unofficial referendum has been organised by the opposition against government plans to rewrite the constitution. president nicolas maduro has dismissed the vote as meaningless. our south america correspondent katy watson is at one of the polling stations outside the country, in sao paulo. it was a steady stream of people queueing up on sunday. venezuelan handing over their id cards before casting their vote. it is purely symbolic, held the cause of the opposition is angry for the
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government ‘s plan to effectively rewrite the constitution. they are asking the people whether they want this in the first place. people are worried the vote is just a way for us worried the vote is just a way for us and mature on to hold on to power. —— president nicolas maduro. translation: it is a marvellous day because we have faith the results will be positive. people have come out early to vote and i am confident we will get through this chaotic situation. translation: we are going to show we are millions against the government and we are going to move forward. mr maduro hasjustified the plant saying it is the only way to help venezuela out of its economic and political crisis. on sunday, the government did a rehearsal for its upcoming vote and said it will not recognise the result of the referendum. gestation mac the
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position party had this internal consultation without electoral rulebooks or prior qualifications. venezuelans rulebooks or prior qualifications. venezuela ns and that rulebooks or prior qualifications. venezuelans and that the country have also been voting with centre set up in 559 cities in more than ioo set up in 559 cities in more than 100 countries. in sao paulo people we re 100 countries. in sao paulo people were queueing in the streets. here at it looks like the number of expected people have turned up. they have had to print more ballot papers. venezuela ns have have had to print more ballot papers. venezuelans have been asked three simple questions— if they reject the constituent assembly, if they want the armed forces to defend they want the armed forces to defend the constitution and if they want free and fair elections. this referendum will not solve anything seen but with the crisis and not easing, the opposition wants to show it has support and put pressure on
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the government any way it can. spanish police say they have dismantled an organised crime group that was trading horsemeat across europe that was unfit for humans. more than 60 people have arrested in in an investigation that began four years ago in ireland. journalist guy hedgecoe, told us most of the meat was exported to belgium and france. this is a very large—scale investigation. the spanish civil guard and europol believe this illegal gang have made 20 million euros. it has a european day mentioned to it. the meat was being repurposed in spain. the animals we re repurposed in spain. the animals were from the north of spain and portugal going to facilities in spain to be slaughtered and the meat was being exported, going abroad so there is an international dimension
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to this linked to this case back in ireland four years ago and the investigation has been going on for quite some time.. the pakistani military says it has launched a major offensive against islamic state militants in the north—western region next to the afghan border. a pakistani military spokesman again denied the presence of the i—s inside its territory, despite a series of attacks claimed by the group. there is no organized infrastructure of daesh in pakistan, and we shall not allow them to establish themselves. as regards inside afghanistan, yes, daesh is getting stronger there, is gaining strength. but still, we feel that it is not purely that daesh which is in middle east. thousands more people have fled their homes in western canada in response to wildfires which have raged across the province of british columbia for more than a week. about 17,000 people are thought to have been evacuated since a state of emergency was declared earlier this month. chinese police say they have arrested a suspect for an alleged
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arson attack that killed 22 people on sunday in east china'sjiangsu province. the building was rented by a local restaurant for its employees. there were 29 people in the house when the fire broke out. this is something you do not often see. and there's been a royal gathering in california. these women are the voices behind some of the best known characters in disney movies. including kristen bell, the voice of elsa in frozen. and jodi benson from the little mermaid. disney say the event was the largest gathering of its "royals" in one place. with north korea continuing to dominate the global security agenda, a former us human rights envoy to the country is calling for humanitarian aid to be provided to the country under certain conditions. robert king, the former us special envoy for north korea's human rights issues, made the claim during a senate hearing. the call comes at a time where there's uncertainty over how the current us administration will respond to north korea's latest
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inter—continental ballistic missile test. i asked what kind of conditions should be imposed on humanitarian aid to north korea. the united states has specific conditions established an offer the provision of humanitarian assist them. we have to be all to assess the need for the assistance, secondly we have to monitor the distribution and thirdly we need to look at the overwrought picture of demand for us assistance in other areas as well so it is not yes we need to provide humanitarian assistance but if we do provide humanitarian assistance we need to look at these conditions. but what needs to be addressed regarding human rights in north korea and how
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could they be addressed? the commission of enquiry established by the un human rights council issued a report in 2014 and it probably gives the best summary of the problem of human rights problems in north korea and basically this is a little need of the absolute worst human rights. —— litany. there are a lot of serious human rights considerations that need to be examined in north korea. one of the things about was raised was the question of individuals in prison. individuals who are in prison without due legal pi’ocess , who are in prison without due legal process, not only individuals a p pa re ntly process, not only individuals apparently guilty of some crime but also theirfamily apparently guilty of some crime but also their family members, apparently guilty of some crime but also theirfamily members, children, spouses, also theirfamily members, children, spouses, parents also sent to
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prison. these are conditions that do not occur in most other places in the world. the un has requested and other non—government organisation have requested access to north korean prisons. it would be helpful if the koreans made progress and allowed access. this date are indeed very high. —— the stakes. do you think this problem will ever be resolved and what is an option for the us? the options are very difficult, obviously. north korea is obviously a very isolated state, it has considerable military power that it is also in a situation that it can impose serious damage to south korea, to japan and to other countries. this needs to be taken into account as we move to try and
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resolve some of these problems. the israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu has travelled to paris to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the mass arrest ofjews in nazi—occupied france during the second world war. during the visit, mr netanyahu also held his first talks with the new french president, emmanuel macron. danjohnson has this report. with a new president, france is finding new role in the world but there are moments in history that hold a sense of national guilt. france is still facing up to what was done here 75 years ago and taking its responsibility, despite the nazi occupation. foundation mac it was indeed france which organised the round—up, the deportation, which led to almost all the deaths of the 30,000 people from thejewish led to almost all the deaths of the
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30,000 people from the jewish faith who were taken from their homes on the extent and 17th ofjuly 1942. who were taken from their homes on the extent and 17th ofjuly1942. —— 16th. these are some of the men women and children arrested simply because of their religion. 13,152 mostly because of their religion. 13,152 m ostly ta ke n because of their religion. 13,152 mostly ta ken to because of their religion. 13,152 mostly taken to concentration camps. this is the first time and israeli prime minister has been at these commemorations. some feel he is using what happened here to strengthen his position. and so should make i have come here to bow my head in memory of our slade brothers and sisters slaughtered slowly because they were jews. i have come here to mourn with you the big firms. —— victims. have come here to mourn with you the
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big firms. -- victims. there was also politics. president emmanuel macron pushed for new negotiations with the palestinians. reflecting on history can be tough but both men knew shaping the future can be a real challenge also. you're watching newsday on the bbc. still to come on the programme: and you may know monday as the start of the working week — but it's actually world emoji day...but what does it all mean? also on the programme... a big day for fans of the global hit sci—fi show dr who. the new timelord is on the way to the tardis. we'll tell you who got the top job. the flamboyant italian fashion designer gianni versace has been shot dead in florida. the multi—millionaire was gunned down outside his home in the exclusive south beach district of miami. emergency services across central europe are stepping up their efforts to contain the worse
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floods this century. nearly 100 people have been killed. broadway is traditionally called the "great white way" by americans, but tonight it is completely blacked out. it is a timely reminder to all americans of the problems that the energy crisis has brought to them. 200 years ago today, a huge parisian crowd stormed the bastille prison — the first act of the revolution which was to topple the french monarchy. today, hundreds of thousands throng the champs—elysees for the traditional military parade. finally, fairy penguins have been staggering ashore and collapsing after gorging themselves on a huge shoal of their favourite food, pilchards. some had eaten so much they could barely stand. this is newsday on the bbc. i'm glad you are staying with us.
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i'm in singapore. i'm in london. our top stories: a women has been shot dead and three others injured while waiting to vote in an unofficial referendum in venezuela. the vote was organised by the opposition against government plans to rewrite the constitution. police in spain have accused an organised crime group of trading meat across europe that's unfit for humans. more than 60 people have been arrested. and a mariner who has spent years measuring the impact of plastic waste in the ocean is estimating that a raft of plastic debris spanning more than 2.5 square kilometres is concentrated in a region in the south pacific. that story is popular on bbc.com across asia. let's ta ke let's take a look at some front pages from around the world. let's start with japan times. it says that a recent scandal is taking its toll on prime minister shinzo abe's approval ratings. according to the paper the approval rating for abe's cabinet has taken a 9.1—point plunge sincejune and now stands at 35.8%, the lowest since he took
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office in december 2012. business times says that asia is under—insured and economically vulnerable to cyber attacks. it quotes a study by pwc as saying that a study by pwc, 43% of companies in singapore have been affected at an estimated cost of more than 1.25 billion singapore dollars annually. finally, let's look at the financial times. it says that posts relating to winnie the pooh were removed from china's social media. the paper says that no official explanation was given, but it quotes observers as suggesting that the move might be related to previous comparisons of president xijinping to the portly bear. an international robotics competition for young people starts monday in washington. it's called the "first global challenge" and aims to help young people excel in stem subjects, science, technology,
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engineering, and mathematics. high schools from all over the world will compete for over six weeks to build game—playing robots. one of the teams had a trickier route to the finals than most. our correspondent, heidi ghaichem reports. rejected for leaders after two rounds of interviews and banned from entering the united states, these young women never gave up entering the united states, these young women never gave up the fight of achieving their dream. after an exhausting flight, the team of six afg ha n exhausting flight, the team of six afghan girls landed in washington to represent their country in a global high school robotics competition. on monday, they compete against more than 160 countries to build robots that can hit ball into goals, hang
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on bars, and balance on balance beams. they were banned from the country due to stricter visa entry from donald trump. it has become a talking point. critics said the ban signified a broader effort to stop muslims entering the country. but a reversal was announced on wednesday when it was reported the president personally intervened. a homeland security representatives said it was approved. ivanka trump, add forget of women and a supporter of science tweeted her congratulations. —— advocate. the girls were thrilled to ta ke advocate. the girls were thrilled to take part. the people of the us supported us in this case, showing they did not give up on us. translation: it shows that nothing is impossible and everything is possible. for the people of
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afghanistan, the inclusion of these girls represents far more than entry into a science competition. in a country where girls face significant limitations in education and personal lives, there is now hope for the future. heidi ghaichem, bbc news. it's world emoji day today. it was created by emojipedia founder, jeremy burge, in 2014. here's some amazing numbers. according to research by the digital company, swyft media, some six billion emoticons, or stickers, are sent worldwide every day on our smartphones. there are two billion of us smartphone users around the world, sending 41.5 billion messages daily. according to research from emarketer, there are two billion smartphone users worldwide. on those devices, some 41.5 billion messages and six billion emoticons or stickers are sent around the world every day on mobile messaging apps, according to branded digital startup swyft media. emojipedia is now the official custodian of this global holiday. july 17th is enshrined in not one, but two apple emoji, the calendar and the notepad. for apple users, at least, "july 17th" and "calendar" are synonymous. so, that's why the date became associated with world emoji day. is it
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isita is it a visual language? happy emoji day! it is amazing what you did, communicating the whole day through emoji. what did you try to achieve? i have always been interested in language. i did it last year. i saw eve ryo ne language. i did it last year. i saw everyone talking in emoji. there is a movie about it. their readers an emoji moby dick. i thought i should get in on the language. that is why you are with us on newsday. did you like what you are doing? were you excited? did like what you are doing? were you excited ? did you like what you are doing? were you excited? did you get bored?|j like what you are doing? were you excited? did you get bored? i was excited. i called all of my friends the day before and asked them to text me and ask me questions and i will reply only in emoji. but as the daily went on, it became more frustrating. —— day. there is no grammar, so you cannot read
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frustrating. —— day. there is no grammar, so you cannot read things easily. if you want to see a group of people, you will have to put a lot of men emojis, you know? that was annoying. secondly, there are 800-1000 was annoying. secondly, there are 800— 1000 emoji was annoying. secondly, there are 800—1000 emoji so far. scrolling through my phone every time i wanted to talk about something was really a pain, and! to talk about something was really a pain, and i had to get creative with a bstra ct pain, and i had to get creative with abstract concepts. some are difficult to do. a very interesting day for you. from a high to a low. what are your most famous, least favourite, emojis. my least favourite, emojis. my least
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favourite is the smiling poop emoji. there is no reason for it to exist. recently they changed the pistol emoji into a water gun, commentary on gun violence. i like how they did that. and my least favourite emoji is probably the clown emoji because close up it is really detailed and i hate clowns. i never use them. close up it is really detailed and i hate clowns. i never use themlj will have to learn from you, as i rarely use them on my smartphone. thank you. thank you. she joined us from new york. ijust sent
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thank you. thank you. she joined us from new york. i just sent you thank you. thank you. she joined us from new york. ijust sent you an emoji message on twitter. if you can understand it, tweet either of us. a master class in tennis. did you see history being made today at wimbledon? because roger federer has become the first player to win the men's singles title at the wimbledon tennis championships for the eighth time. can you believe it? the veteran swiss star beat marin cilic of croatia in straight sets. john watson saw the action. a 19th grandslam title for roger federer, competing in his 19th wimbledon. this will not go down as a classic. marin cilic, as we know, had some problems, a foot problem, leading to a straight sets victory for roger federer. marin cilic will feel disappointed with how it played out. we had seen him beat roger federer. he pushed close last and beat him in his only grandslam title. but he stood no chance today. 80 straight set victory. —— a. records keep tumbling. as we know, he is the oldest male singles winner
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in wimbledon and the second oldest grandslam champion in the open era. he came through this tournament playing exceptional tennis. he had not dropped a set. no one did that since the 70s. what now for him? it's a momentous day for fans of the bbc‘s global hit sci—fi show doctor who. in an historic first, the lead character, who has become a british icon, will be played by a woman! the bbc has announced that jodie whittaker will be the 13th dr who. she replaces the very popular peter capaldi, who took the role in 2013 and leaves in this year's christmas special. our entertainment correspondent, lizo mzimba, has more. time travel show, doctor who, time travelshow, doctorwho, making history. joe whittaker says she is overwhelmed as a feminist, woman, and actor, to be cast as the first
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female doctor. in the six months since peter capaldi female doctor. in the six months since peter ca paldi announced female doctor. in the six months since peter capaldi announced he was stepping down from the role, there has been a lot of speculation about who his replacement would be. and he regenerates in this year's christmas special. regeneration was first introduced in dr who in the 1960s, a way to continue the show after the departure of the actor playing the lead role. since the show returned, it has consistently been one of the bbc‘s biggest hits, a successful combination of a great format and a charismatic actor. expectation for the new dr who is certain to be high. will all fans welcome a female doctor? some will, some won't be sure. doctor who is all about change and this is potentially an exciting
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one. with the bbc committing itself to greater diversity, it will be hoping this will not only excite viewers, but clearly demonstrate the time travel show has moved firmly into the 21st century. bbc news. you have been watching newsday on the bbc. i got your tweet, a smiley face and a cup of coffee and "zzz." i think face and a cup of coffee and "zzz." ithinki face and a cup of coffee and "zzz." i think i understand. and before we go, the canadian pm, justin trudeau, has met baby justin trudeau, who is the son of syrian refugees who decided to name their baby after the politician as a thank you to their adopted country. thank you forjoining us. see you
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again soon. goodbye. plenty going on with the weather in the next few days. ups and downs to come during the week ahead. if you like sunshine, the weekend ended on a high note for most of us. that was the scene on sunday afternoon in northern ireland. the sunset looks like this in warwickshire. we take some of the sunshine with us into the start of the week. this is the first part of the week. monday, tuesday, wednesday, increasing temperatures, it in first 30 on thursday. —— hitting. some rain at times. a lot going on. we start off ona times. a lot going on. we start off on a quiet note. a brighter note. sunshine around on monday. cloud for northern and western scotland. that goes to the northern isles. showers here through the day. elsewhere, dry weather and plenty of sunshine. some high cloud could turn the sunshine hazy in england and south wales. those temperatures could get to 27.
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northern wales, northern ireland. sunshine. highs of 24. similar temperatures in eastern scotland. always cooler, cloudier, quite blustery in the far north of scotland. the odd shower in the northern isles. the early hours of tuesday, high pressure in charge across the country keeping things quiet. the odd fold patch here and there. turning a bit muddy in southern areas. that is a sign of what is to come. tuesday, south—easterly wind drawing warm air from the midcontinent. and with this weather frontier, the from the midcontinent. and with this weatherfrontier, the increasing risk of thunderstorms during the day. —— front here. fine with sunshine during the day. turning hazy in england and wales. later on, the first sign we see some of those thunderstorms rolling into the south—west. but quite a lot of warmth and hit on tuesday. 27 in
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northern scotland. further south, 29- 30. northern scotland. further south, 29— 30. storm is becoming more widespread on wednesday. gusty winds as well. downpours going north. further thunderstorms breaking out through the day in england and wales. turning more fresh from the west. still heat and humidity across east anglia and the south—east. but as those storms clear away, all of us as those storms clear away, all of us will take cooler and fresher weather for the end of the week with a bit of rain at times. i'm babita sharma with bbc world news. our top story: a women has been shot dead and three others injured while waiting to vote in an unofficial referendum in venezuela. this video is believed to show people rushing away from the scene as gunshots were fired. the vote follows months of violence and political unrest police in spain have accused an organised crime group of trading meat that's unfit for humans across europe.
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more than 60 people have been arrested. the new dr who in the popular bbc sci fi drama has been announced and for the first time it's a woman. the actorjodie whittaker becomes the 13th timelord replacing peter capaldi, who took the role in 2013. that's all from me now. stay with bbc world news. now on bbc news it's time for hardtalk.
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