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welcome to newsday on the bbc. the headlines: president trump brought him injust ten days headlines: president trump brought him in just ten days ago. headlines: president trump brought him injust ten days ago. now, he is out. anthony scaramucci, the white house communications director, is fired. political turmoil in pakistan after the dramatic resignation of shariff. an interim prime minister is to be chosen. a deal to host the summer is to be chosen. a deal to host the summer olympics in los angeles in 2028, paving the way for paris to host the games in 202a. and this chinese woman is heading overseas to get treatment to freeze her eggs, treatment she is not allowed at home. we will bring you her story. it is 7am in singapore, midnight in
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london and 7pm in washington, where president trump's newly appointed communications director, anthony scaramucci, has been fired. he had beenin scaramucci, has been fired. he had been in thejobjust scaramucci, has been fired. he had been in the job just ten days. it has been reported that president trump decided he should go after a request from john kelly who was sworn in as the president's new chief of staff. a former a—star general, it is hoped mr kelly will bring discipline and strength to a white house seemingly in chaos. our north america editor reports. i'm going to be brief, i'm going to make my remarks informal... well, he was right about that, wasn't he? it is day one on the job, and certain things are instantly clear. anthony scaramucci does not lack for self—confidence, swagger or bravado. but i love the president, and i'm very, very loyal to the president. this would be his first and last appearance at the white house podium. ten days later, the new communications director is gone,
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the white house blowing him a kiss goodbye. but let it not be said it was an uneventful ten days. it told the bbc he would be straight—talking. you know, one of the things i cannot stand about this town is the backstabbing that goes on here, ok? where i'm from, where i grew up, we're front—stabbers. we tell you exactly where we are from, and what we are doing. turbulent does not begin to describe it. in a foul—mouthed tirade, he went to war with the two most senior people in the west wing who are not the president. in his conversations with the new yorker magazine, mr scaramucci said of the ex—chief of staff... and of steve bannon... by last friday, the chief of staff had been fired, left abandoned at andrews air force base. a scalp to scaramucci. but now, irony of ironies, generaljohn kelly, on the first day as new chief of staff,
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had changes he wanted to make, as the president lavished praise on him. so i want to congratulate you on having done a fantasticjob, and we look forward to, if it's possible, and even better job as chief of staff. i'll try, sir. the general had demanded the head of scaramucci, and the president served it up on a platter. after a dizzying few days, the president's press secretary tried to sound calm. the president certainly felt that anthony's comments were inappropriate for a person in that position, and he didn't want to burden general kelly, also, with that line of succession. before all this unfold at the president tweeted. .. well, actually, still quite chaotic, as the president went to a ceremony in the east wing to honour those
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who were prepared to lay down their lives for their comrades and their country. anthony scaramucci's departure follows one of the rocky is periods of donald trump's presidency. shortly after a major republican effort to overhaul the healthcare system failed, and both his spokesman and previous chief of staff found themselves out of the job. let's go live to washington now, and our correspondent is there for us. good to see you. so he is out, a lot has been said about the new chief of staff, mr kelly. is he the one who has the power strings behind donald trump at the moment? well, if anybody might be able to turn this ship around, it will hopefully be general kelly. he is a navy man, he is a political, he is
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very well liked. in fact, i spoke to some people who worked for him at the department of homeland security today, and they were all very surprised at this turn of events. they were very surprised, because he is so apolitical. and because he was even surprised to find out that to be picked... to head up homeland security, as well. so for somebody who is apolitical to be given one job, and now to go to a job in the white house, well, that is the turn of events indeed. but he has got a great reputation, he is well liked. he isa great reputation, he is well liked. he is a military man, and we know that mr trump respect military man. so the so far it remains to be seen, but the first sign of perhaps moving forward is mr trump himself tweeted what a great day at the white house. and what we should remember, outside of all the chaos that happened today, is that, likejohn sobel said, but there was a medal of freedom ceremony happening at the white house today, but also there
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was important policy announced with regards to venezuela. the national security secretary came out and announced the freezing of assets of the venezuelan leader, and they called him a dictator. which is the strongest action on venezuela we have seen thus far. as suzanne was just talking about, oui’ as suzanne was just talking about, our other top story is that the us is to impose sanctions on president maduro venezuela, saying the new constituent assembly makes him a dictator. this follows sunday's result in a controversial election rewriting venezuela's constitution. un human rights experts say there is an alarming rise in extrajudicial killings in the philippines. they say they were shocked by the increasing attacks on indigenous groups, trade unionists and children. president duterte said
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last week there would be no let—up on his war on drugs, which have led to thousands of deaths. burmese authorities have released on bail a prominent journalists after authorities have released on bail a prominentjournalists after he was arrested trying to leave the country. police said he was detained at the airport under a controversial law that critics say is being used to silence journalists. law that critics say is being used to silencejournalists. he is due law that critics say is being used to silence journalists. he is due to stand trial after being accused of defaming a firebrand buddhist monk on social media. china has hit back against claims by donald trump that it is to blame for not reining in north korea. the us president yesterday said he was very disappointed in china afterjohn young tested another intercontinental ballistic missile. ageing said the nuclear issue did not arise because of china. no matter how capable china is, china's efforts will not yield tactical results —— beijing. because
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the two principal parties hold the responsibility to keep things moving, to start moving in the right direction, not china. sam shepard, celebrated playwright and actor, has died at the age of 73. he was oscar—nominated for the 1983 film the right stuff, and starred in blackhawk down and steel magnolias. in constantine they are experiencing record temperatures, exceeding 47 degrees. it is so hot that people have been advised to not venture outside after midday. there are reports of many elderly and fragile people being ta ken reports of many elderly and fragile people being taken to hospital with problems related to the heat. we are being told by forecasters that the hot weather is set to continue. turning to pakistan, prime minister
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nawaz sharif was stripped of office over corruption allegations. dnipro minister is expected to be formally appointed on tuesday but as fears grow about instability at the top, political rivals are seeing an opportunity, as our correspondent reports. it isa it is a cross between an election rally and it a victory celebration, and it marks the greatest triumph to date of star cricketer imran khan's political career. he is making the most of it. we have laid the foundations of a new pakistan, he tells the crowd. he led the campaign to bring corruption charges against former prime minister nawaz sharif, and now he has got the interim prime
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minister and nawaz sharif‘s brother, his chosen successor, in his sights. the plan is to use the same tactic used with the former pm. he is bringing actions in pakistan's supreme court using provisions that say anyone who has behaved dishonestly can be judged say anyone who has behaved dishonestly can bejudged unfit say anyone who has behaved dishonestly can be judged unfit to hold office. today the supreme court is hearing another case of political wrongdoing, another case in which a senior politician could face disqualification. but today the accused is imran khan himself. what accused is imran khan himself. what a authority does this letter have? who signed this letter? it is imran khan, these are his signatures. the centrepiece of the cases that imran khan has collected money from foreigners and from foreign multinational companies, which is explicitly forbidden by the law and the constitution. hello, mr khan. very good to meet you. imran khan
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says he is confident he will win the case. i think it is good that they should ask me to be accountable. you expect any person, a member of parliament, a minister, prime you expect them to be honest, and second, to be truthful? i mean, if someone, a second, to be truthful? i mean, if someone, a leader, prime minister, lies, and he is caught lying, you would not, you know, you would not trust him after that. few people would disagree with that. but it does mean that increasingly, politics in pakistan is being played out not at the ballot box but through the courts. earlier i spoke to iftekhar ahmed chowdhury, principle research fellow, institute of south asian studies and asked him how politically destabilising is the situation in pakistan right now. well, in pakistan, the courts have
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been known to get involved. this dates back a long time. in 1954 they upheld the dismissal of the prime minister by the governor—general. the courts have invoked the principle of necessity, the doctrine of necessity, which has enabled justification of martial law overtime in pakistan. but there is no actual evidence for collusion between the deep state and the courts this time around. nawaz sharif, the allegation, or at least parts of it, have been found to be valid. so hence the change. right. now, we saw in that report as well that the opposition leader, imran khan, is celebrating the fact that nawaz sharif is no longer in power. but how will his removal potentially
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benefit him? well, the benefits now in the sense that he was one of the principal petitioners. this is of course a sweet moment for him. but imran khan is no shoo—in, because it is very likely that the electorate will return the muslim league, which is nawaz sharif‘s party. so nawaz sharif may be out, but not necessarily his family. of course, because we are looking at his brother next. how much do we actually know about his brother? what is happening today is essentially an interim prime minister being sworn in. the idea is to put his brother in charge. the idea is a two stage change, really. the former petroleum minister will be prime ministerfor two months, enabling nawaz sharif to be elected to the parliament. he is currently chief minister in punjab, so he will become a member of parliament of the pakistan federal government, and thereafter he will be sworn in. we
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know that nawaz sharif‘s tenure brought economic expansion to pakistan. we saw things like the pakistan. we saw things like the pakistan stock exchange going at record highs. so just pakistan stock exchange going at record highs. sojust how much support to the sharif family haven't pakistan? well, actually, for the man or woman on the clapham omnibus, what matters is that he delivers. and you are quite right to say that the sharif brothers have not delivered in pakistan in general, and sharif in punjab. in punjab, mind you, the largest province in pakistan, with the largest number of voters. so it is very likely that the pakistan muslim league will be returned at the next elections, which are due next year. you are watching newsday on the bbc. still to come on the programme: we bring you the story of one chinese woman unable to freeze her eggs because she is not married, and herjourney to find the treatment overseas.
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also on the programme: la hands to paris as hosts for the 2024 olympics in favour of 2028. we're in la with the latest next. cheering the us space agency nasa has ordered an investigation after confirmation today that astronauts were cleared to fly while drunk. the last foot patrol in south armargh, once an everyday part in the soldiers' lot, drudgery and danger, now no longer after almost four decades. if someone is in a private house, not doing any harm to anyone, i don't really see why all these people should wander in and say you're doing something wrong.
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six rare white lion cubs are on the prowl. they have been met with a roar of approval from visitors. they are lovely and sweet. yeah, really cute. welcome back to newsday on the bbc. i'm sharanjit leyl in singapore. thank you forjoining us. i'm babita sharma, here in london. our top stories: president trump brought him injust 10 days ago, and now‘s he out. anthony scaramucci, the white house communication director, is fired. after the dramatic resignation of nawaz sharif, an interim prime minister is due to be formally chosen by parliament. don't tell the lanisters or mention it to the mother
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of dragons, but a script for the tv series game of thrones has been leaked after a cyber—attack on the hbo network. reports suggest it was a new episode of the award—winning series. that story is popular on let's take a look at some front pages from around the world. the japan times says the usa has conducted a successful test of its thaad missile defence system, intercepting a target missile 15 times out of 15. it came two days after north korea conducted a successful test of its own — an intercontinental ballistic missile designed to hit targets thousands of miles away. the south china morning post says russia's kremlin accused the us administration of "schizophrenia" vladimir putin's spokesman was speaking about russia's decision to expel some us diplomats, and he urged the us to show "political will" to improve relations. and germany's frankfurter allgemeine carries a picture of the actressjeanne moreau.
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the headline: "if looks could kill." she was a star of french new wave cinema, who has died aged 89. that brings you up to date with all the papers. the international olympic committee has confirmed that los angeles has offered to host the 2028 olympic games. it's a move that means paris will host the games in 2024. both cities had vied for 2024, but la is understood to have agreed to go second — as peter bowes explains, from los angeles. yes, it is an unusual situation. when it became clear that these were the two front—running cities a few weeks ago, the international olympic committee decided they would make the unusual announcement of two consecutive olympic games, four 2020 for 2024 and 2028. paris made it clear that they did not want to consider the latter option. —— for
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2024 and 2028. but then it seemed that they considered it. after negotiations for weeks, they've reached an agreement. it was decided that it was financially beneficial for loss are just few more years. are they allowed to do that? in the future, you might get city a green between themselves to work out who will host it going forward? —— you might get cities agreeing. certainly, the international olympic committee has had a lot to say about this. i don't think we are in a scenario where cities can get together and strike a deal. that would seem too simplistic and a rather bizarre situation going forward. but i think both these cities have proven to be international olympic committee that they have what it takes. as far as
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los angeles is concerned, obviously a city that i know well, they have been here screaming for anyone who has been able to listen that this is a city that is not only prepared to stage the olympics in 11 years time cobbitty could stage them now, because all the buildings are built, like the colosseum and be staples centre. the colosseum is perhaps the because it hosted the two previous olympics in los angeles. there is a lot of infrastructure already in place. peter bowes in adelaide avenue. —— peter bowes in los angeles, they are. —— there. chinese laws do not allow unmarried women to freeze their eggs, pushing some of those who can afford it, to seek the treatment overseas. the united states is one of the most popular destinations for these women but the procedure can
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cost around $20,000. the bbc has followed the journey of manman, a 31—year—old photography studio owner, from beijing to los angeles. for tens, three less than ten. —— four tens. you did very well. just want to bring you some breaking
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news coming from reuters. lines from the venezuelan president majuro, saying sanctions announced against him by washington show that donald trump is desperate and hateful. —— president maduro. that is coming after word that donald trump is imposing sanctions on venezuela, saying after the new election result at the weekend making him a dictator. we will bring you more on that as we get it. all right, you have been watching newsday. just to recap our top story, the white house to medication is director, after only ten days in the job, is said to be leaving it. donald trump hasjust treated a little while ago that it has been a great day at the white house. —— communications director. asa house. —— communications director. as a mention, you have been watching newsday. —— as i mentioned.
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stay with us. we will be looking at why the plug was pulled on what would have been one of the biggest e—commerce deals in india. and i am babita sharma in london. before we go, we wanted to show you this. this is one way to deal with a fire. a man and his fiancee used a speedboat to try and douse the flames of a bushfire near kamloops in canada. koyne watson told canadian broadcasters cbc that he accelerated the speedboat while his girlfriend tasha hunt gave directions. luckily fire crews arrived shortly after to put out the blaze. that's all for now — stay with bbc world news. we will see you soon. hello. good morning and welcome to august. but if you were hoping the new month would bring a new type of weather, actually, we're going to continue with the theme we had at
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the end ofjuly. a mixture of sunshine and showers. the earlier satellite picture showers clumps of cloud circulating around an area of low pressure. and with that, we will continue to see showers as we go through the day. some places start of dry, in south scotland in the north and east of england. for wales, not starting dry. through the first part of the morning, it showers are likely to gang up into a longer spell of rain extending across merseyside and northern england and southern scotland. so a 5°99y england and southern scotland. so a soggy start for a date in edinburgh and glasgow. writing for a time in scotland, and northern ireland siding with some decent sunshine. it is in england, it is generally, the midlands, and into the south—east, a fine start with good spells of sunshine. temperatures at about 15 or16 sunshine. temperatures at about 15 or 16 degrees at eight o'clock in the morning. central and southern england in fine shape and a lot of venture in the south—west as well. a
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few showers even at this early stage. as we go through the day, the showers will become widespread across the map. some places will see more showers than others. some will see shower after shower after shower, perhaps with helen thunder. other places might avoid the showers and stay dry. that will most of it was the south—east of england. there will see the war mist bridges. 23 in london. cooler and fresher north and west. going through tuesday and into the early hours of wednesday, most places will turn dry with some clear spells. this mist works into the south—west of england and into wales. could be some gales in the south—west. this area of lote pressure is pushing in, bringing tightly squeezed isobars, it signalling strong and gusty winds. wednesday will star dry. some places will stay dry all day. the rain
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migrates eastward, and that could be heavy across some parts of southern england late on wednesday afternoon. but thursday, we are back to where we started. our area of low pressure is still with us sitting across scotla nd is still with us sitting across scotland at this stage. a cool, fresh feel in blustery winds and for the end of the week you guessed it, a mixture of sunshine showers. cool and fresh, particularly in the north—west. the top stories on bbc news: president trump brought him injust ten days ago. now he is out. anthony scaramucci, the white house communication director, is fired. the white house say anthony
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scaramucci made inappropriate comments in a recent interview. he is the fourth white house official to leave his post in just ten days. after the dramatic resignation of nawaz sharif, an interim prime minister is due to be formally chosen by parliament. on this story is trending on bbc .com. sam shepard, the celebrated american playwright and actor, has died at his home in kentucky at the age of 73. he was oscar—nominated for the 1983 film the right stuff. i will be back in half an hour. first
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