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this is newsday on the bbc. and rico hizon in singapore. the headlines. these two diplomatic compounds in the us, retaliation if it doesn't get it. two weeks after north korea's intercontinental ballistic missile test. military talks with pyongyang. i'm babita sharma in london. also in the programme. australia says it will force tech giants like apple and facebook to handover in cryptic messages as part of theirfight handover in cryptic messages as part of their fight against crime and terrorism. and after a six—month battle, the controversial film lipstick under my burke passes the test. —— burqa. live from singapore
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and london, this is bbc world news. it is newsday. it's 7am in singapore, midnight in london and seven in the evening in washington, dc. there have been talks which have been seen as a test of donald trump's ability to improve relations with moscow. russia is demanding that the us unconditionally hand back two diplomatic compounds seized by the obama administration last year. 35 russian diplomats were also expelled over suspicions of meddling in the us election. at the time moscow declined to retaliate. russia's foreign minister sergei lavrov says washington's behaviour is unacceptable: translation: pav it is daylight robbery. they are acting like
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bandits on the road, taking away a pity that belongs to us. —— it is daylight robbery. in order to get it back, they act according principle, what is mine is mine, what is yours, we will share. decent people do not behave this way. well we can go now to washington to speak with suzanne kianpour who is following the story how significant are these demands from the russians? well, this is significant because one of president trump's campaign promises last year was indeed better relations with russia and now that is hanging in the balance. now russia has made it clear from a very long time it is top of the agenda. but they gave president of about six months, he has been in office for about six months now, so it is inevitable for this to have come from ahead. —— fork ——2 ahead. had a good meeting at the t20 however the political
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climate in washington is quite toxic right now. president trump has very narrow line to tread. indeed it is toxic because with these demands by the russians, you also have the enquiries into allegations of russian meddling into the presidential elections and possible collusion with the trump campaign. bello that is exactly right. ——. that is right. this could not have come at a worse time for president trump. he is mired in multiple investigations and every day there seems like there is a new report that could be seen as damaging for the administration. the latest meeting because —— between one of his sons and a russian lawyer. what is important to remember is what his supporters want. last week i was in nebraska speaking to the people that elected him to office. they can't be bothered about all of this russian feeder that is going on in washington and they all say, "wouldn't it better relations with russia be a good thing?" they were
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deceived president trump will fulfil his campaign promise however anything that might be seen as a concession to putin might be controversial. politically, he is in a dilemma. they met today, the officials, for about two hours today. the meeting has wrapped up and we will see how the story develops. that is the big question right now. we'll president trump and his team giving to the russians and hand in these two compounds to the russians? indeed. like i said, president trump rarely has a thin line to tread. he has to be very careful. there are multiple investigations going on and the climate just isn't as such where he has flexibility to carry out and fulfil the foreign policy that he promised to on the campaign trail and wanted to. thank you for the update. let's take a look at some of the day's other news.
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north korea has yet to respond to military talks proposed by the south, in an effort to de—escalate tensions in the region. recent ballistic missile tests carried out by north korea have heightened hostilities. if they were to go ahead, they would be the first high—level talks since 2015. south korea's president moonjae—in has long signalled that he wants closer engagement with the north. this is what the deputy defence minister had to say: translation: the ministry of defence to pope —— proposes to north korea that we set up a meeting aiming to end all military tension along the border. this will take place onjuly 21 in the area of the north. also this hour — the white house says an announcement will be made very soon on iran's nuclear agreement reached with world powers during the obama administration.
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every 90 days the us state department must notify congress if tehran is in compliance. president trump has repeatedly said he thinks the agreement is a bad deal for america. an australian woman has been shot dead by a us police officer responding to an emergency call in minneapolis. justine damond, who was living with her american fiance, had reported a noise near their home when it happened. officials said the officers' body cameras were not turned on at the time of the shooting. philippines president rodrigo duterte has offered autonomy to the muslim minority on the island of mindanao. it's in the hope of defeating islamist militants who have taken control of the city of marawi. the offer is aimed at persuading filipino muslims to reject so—called islamic state, whose followers remain in control of parts of marawi after months of conflict and the death of at least 500 people. there will be no objections of the provisions of all that is consistent with the constitution and the aspiration of the moro people. i am for this. within the context of the republic of the philippines, there shall be a bangsamoro country.
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you may have seen this video. it has been going viral millions of times around the world. saudi arabia is investigating the woman who posted this video of herself wearing a miniskirt and crop—top in public, defying the country's strict dress code. it's sparked a heated debate with some saying she should be arrested for not wearing a full length robe and headscarf, others praising her bravery. pakistan's supreme court has begun considering corruption allegations against the country's prime minister nawaz sharif. it comes after investigators said his family had failed to account for the source of its wealth. the probe began after the leaked panama papers linked his children to offshore companies used to buy london flats. the bbc‘s secunder kermani has more. this case dates back to last you's
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and about paper leaks. the prime minister nowise sharif wasn't himself named in any of the documents but a number of his children were linked to offshore companies that own for luxury central london flights. "4. they claim money through corruption was used to buy the properties will stop last week the team of investigators examining these allegations admitted as damaging report suggesting the prime minister and his family had a queue related more wealth than that declared sources of income could account for. today, the supreme court began considering the report. legal representatives of the prime minister said they rejected its findings. his supporters claim that pakistan's powerful political establishment is try to force him from power although the military emphatically deny this. 0pponents from power although the military emphatically deny this. opponents of the prime minister say he should step down immediately saying he has
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lost the moral authority to continue as leader of the country. no wires at sharif is under real political pressure at the moment in the country is waiting to hear what the supreme court will eventually recommend. —— nawaz sharif. the decision could take weeks. australia wants to force major tech companies to decode and hand over encrypted messages in its fight against extremism and organised crime. this week australia's attorney general will meet with apple executives to discuss the plan. but technology experts see problems ahead. 0ur australia correspondent phil mercer is in sydney. what is on the table? what is being proposed? australian authorities say that in their investigations into serious crime, about 65% of cases including terrorism and organised crime as well as paedophile rings, can involve some kind of encryption.
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what the government wants to do is ring in new laws to force the tech companies such as apple, google and facebook, to handover in cryptic m essa 9 es facebook, to handover in cryptic m essa g es by facebook, to handover in cryptic messages by giving the government ‘s so—called tour into their messaging apps. but backdoor is code in circuit into the application that would allow law enforcement agencies to unscramble those messages. the head of apple has previously said that it wouldn't be co— operating with governments if these sorts of arrangements compromised the security of the company's products. 0ne security of the company's products. one would imagine a meeting between george brandis, australia's attorney general, and apple this week, could be quite a feisty affair. what springs to mind is the case between the fbi and apple after the san berna rdino the fbi and apple after the san bernardino shooting where they wa nted bernardino shooting where they wanted apple to give them access to unlock an iphone in 2015. they stood firm bed. what other concerns from a
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lot of the other tech companies about how the government might get involved into what they are ultimately doing which is selling a product to consumers? what we have here is a potential arm—wrestle between governments such as australia and those big tech companies. george brandis, australia's chief law officer, has said ahead of his meeting with apple this week that he is hoping for some sort of voluntary corp with the tech companies. —— to operation. and that is that voluntary co—operation wasn't forthcoming that australia would try and get those powers to try to force the companies to hand over that sort of information. —— cooperation. tech companies we have been speaking to in australia do see problems ahead that if one messaging app isn't shut down the criminals, they will did we look for other methods to communicate in secret with each other. and just again, to
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do with this, we have heard a lot about the prime minister himself talking about how he wants to do more to combat terrorism, this idea ofa more to combat terrorism, this idea of a super ministry. just talk us through that. it relates to this, doesn't it? this is part of a government review into counterterrorism that began in the latter pa rt counterterrorism that began in the latter part of last year. today, we understand the australian cabinet will discuss the so—called super ministry, bringing together border security, the immigration department, the australian federal police and these petrol spy agency, all under one umbrella organisation, similarto all under one umbrella organisation, similar to the home office in the uk. they seem to ink this will boost australia's counterterrorism efforts that the opposition and other academics believe the current system is working well and why would you change a system that in the eyes of many people here in australia is one
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of the best counterterrorism upper artist in the world. indeed. we will see how those talks progress with the apple executives. thank you. you're watching newsday on the bbc. still to come on the programme: and the children came too — the duke and duchess of cambridge take the whole family on their official visit to poland. also on the programme: we'll hear from the cast and crew of the film, lipstick under my burkha, which has finally been passed by the indian film censors. 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 worst floods this century. nearly 100 people have been killed.
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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 rico hizon in singapore. i'm babita sharma in london. our top stories: senior russian and us officials have
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been locked in talks over whether to hand back two diplomatic compounds seized by the obama administration last year. just two weeks after north korea's intercontinental ballistic missile test, seoul proposes military talks with pyongyang. a taiwanese woman has been granted a divorce after her husband ignored her text messages. the "line" app showed that he'd opened the messages but hadn't replied to any of them and a judge ruled in her favour. 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 the new york times. it is running a story about the blockade imposed on qatar by its arab neighbours. the paper gives examples of how much qatar has developed in the past decade, and claims that its foreign policy and transformation into a freewheeling hub are the reasons why its neighbours are upset.
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the paper says the blockade is not working. the straits times has a story about north and south korea. next to roger federer‘s historic eighth wimbledon win, it says that south korea proposed military talks with north korea. the paper points out that this is the first formal overture to pyongyang by president moon jae in‘s government, to discuss ways to avoid hostile acts near the heavily militarised border. finally, we have financial times, which is point to the social media flurry over brexit talks. this photo to be precise. it says that users on the internet pointed out the apparent lack of briefing papers in front of brexit secretary david davis. it quotes british diplomats as saying that mr davis's documents were still in his bag at the time the photo was taken. now, what stories are sparking discussions on—line? well, rico, a man in his 50s,
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has been dressing as a woman for 20 years. the story has been seen more than four million time on the social network weibo alone. the video shows the man wearing a traditional cheongsam dress while he tends to his mother. he says he began dressing as a woman when his mother began to suffer mental illness following the death of her daughter. more on that on bbc.com. let's return to potential talks between north and south korea. the government in seoul says they could be held at tongilgak in the demilitarised zone between the two countries where previous talks have been held. just a few kilometres from there is dorasan, a disused train station, once a beacon of hope and a symbol of the sunshine policy, now a dead end. the bbc‘s steven evans took
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the train there and back from seoul. this is the train to the dmz from seoul, one of the most bizarre train journeys in the world. it goes up from the north korean capital to the border with north korea. it says this ridge is a new bridge, the old one was destroyed in the korean war. it isa one was destroyed in the korean war. it is a politicaljourney. it is designed to make the point that the train goes and can go no further. so, i have just train goes and can go no further. so, i havejust arrived train goes and can go no further. so, i have just arrived at dorasan station, and you look around and it seems completely normal like many stations. located closer and it is very abnormal. you get in that it with this sign. it is a propaganda
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station. pyongyang that way, seoul back that way. this is the most militarised part of the whole planet. coming here, you see mined areas walled off on either side of the tracks. until 2008, freight trains would go to north korea. it is two kilometres to the actual border, just over a mile. this place was built as a real station. and look at it, magnificent waiting rooms. a mall. the booking desk is still there. turnstiles. to pyongyang. from a different time. the sunshine policy, north and south korea wanted communication. then north korea let off a nuclear device in that first nuclear test. that was the end of the sunshine policy. but
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there is a new government now. the new president wants more communication. he hopes this station will again bustle like it's never quite did. —— it. steve evans with that report. the duke and duchess of cambridge have arrived in warsaw for the first part of an official visit to poland and germany. three—year—old, george, and two—year—old, charlotte, joined their parents for the trip. from warsaw, our royal correspondent, peter hunt, reports. at three, he's far too young to know if he's a reluctant royal, but prince george definitely wasn't keen to embrace warsaw without his father's helping hand. 0ne future king did persuade another one to follow in his footsteps. 0n the tarmac, george struck a nonchalant pose and practised the odd ballet move. a fidgeting toddler with a lifetime under an intense spotlight ahead of him.
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princess charlotte faces a similarfuture. a reality, aged two, she can remain blissfully unaware of for now. does anyone speak english? the language divide isn't the only challenge. here, a country that relatively recently embraced the eu is welcoming royals from one on the way out of the institution. it's called the unionjack. the union jack. the unionjack. the nitty—gritty of brexit will not feature here. rather, william and kate are in warsaw to remind people of the depth of past links and the potential for future ones between the uk and poland. warsaw's past on display on a memorial wall to those murdered when, during the second world war, the poles tried and failed to end german occupation. so, you wore this all the time during the uprising? yes.
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marjenna schejbal, aged 20, joined the warsaw uprising. now 92, she said they had to fight for independence. we couldn't stand any longer the misbehaving of germany. five years. it was impossible. tonight in warsaw, prince william talked about the two countries' close relationship and the fact polish is the second—most spoken language in the uk. such links, diplomatic, military, cultural, offer much promise and opportunity for the future. he didn't utter the word brexit, but it influenced his speech, as it will the time william and kate spend first in poland, then in germany. peter hunt, bbc news, warsaw. an indian film, "lipstick under my burkha," will be screened in cinemas this week after a long battle with censors in the country. it's a movie which revolves around female characters and one
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of the reasons given for it being banned initially was that it was "lady oriented." censorship is a big issue in india, with many filmmakers having to make cuts to their movies before they can be released. let's take a closer look. the uproar and outrage out about this film, you would think we have done something very wrong. but we have not. there is nothing wrong with being lady oriented. and what is wrong with that point of view? why should it make people so threatened?
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i don't think there should be censorship in the first base. girls should be able to elect their own governments. —— place. they should be able to watch a film if they want to. it is not like we don't see women at all. we see women. but often, the sexuality of the story is put back. it serves the purpose of the main protagonists. india is a country
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where there is so much violence against women and so much discrimination against women. in that kind of society, when you have a popular culture that is trying to silence 50% of the population, there is something wrong. and that is the indian film lipstick under my burkha. thank you for watching newsday. iam rico under my burkha. thank you for watching newsday. i am rico hizon in singapore. and i am babita sharma. and before we go, what better place for two polar guides to tie the knot than antarctica? tom sylvester and julie baum exchanged vows at a research station on adelaide island. stay with us. headlines next. see you soon. stay with us. headlines next. see you soon. good morning. yesterday, we saw 27
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degrees in the london area with increasing amounts of medium and upper level cloud. skies staying clear in northern scotland. through the day today, temperatures creeping up. 29 degrees somewhere in england and wales. midweek, changes on the way. thunderstorms heading our way up way. thunderstorms heading our way up the by the end of the week, more cool up the by the end of the week, more cool. 27 degrees. as the cloud goes to the southern half of the uk, clearer skies further north to end the day on monday. with those clear skies, 11— 12 degrees in main cities and rural areas could be single figures. today, a south—easterly breeze striking in some humid air from the near continent. that will be noticeable in the south—east in particular. a decent day for many places. sunshine for much of scotland. a few showers developing
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in the afternoon. a lot of sunshine to be warm as well. 22 in glasgow and inverness. northern ireland should have a decent afternoon. similar in northern england. fresh on the north sea coast. 25 in the manchester area. southern england and wales getting to 28— 29. the south—west, starting to see thunderstorms developing. it will be in the channel islands early on and go north. hit and miss. in the channel islands early on and go north. hitand miss. if in the channel islands early on and go north. hit and miss. if you get one, you will know about it. the thunderstorms going north through the small hours wednesday. hail and gusty wind to go with that. thunderstorms going north. dry in large parts of england and wales. more rain coming in from the west. some could be heavy. temperatures coming down a bit in the west. norwich, 29 degrees. generally,
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temperatures beginning to come back down on wednesday. that process continues on into thursday as the weather front goes from west to east that be bringing some rain with it and also fresh air. for those playing golf, quite strong winds making a challenging. early rain and then sunshine and showers into the afternoon to the temperatures in the upper teens. rain west to east. it will be an unsettled end to the week with rain over a large area. this is bbc world news. our top story. senior russian and american officials are in talks over whether to lift some of president 0bama's sanctions against russia. russia is demanding the return of two of its diplomatic compounds in the us, which were seized over allegations that it had interfered in the 2016 elections. the russian foreign minister has accused washington of "daylight robbery". just two weeks after north korea's intercontinental ballistic missile
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test, seoul has proposed military talks with pyonyang. and this video is trending on bbc.com. saudi arabia is investigating the woman who posted this footage of herself wearing a miniskirt and crop—top in public, defying the country's strict dress code. it's sparked a heated debate with some saying she should be arrested while others are praising her bravery. that's all from me now. stay with bbc world news. now on bbc news it's time for hardtalk.
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