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welcome to newsday. the headlines: 400,000 and they are still fleeing. now the un security council holds an urgent meeting on the persecution of rohingya people in myanmar. and new sanctions on north korea. pyongyang says it will make the us suffer greater than ever before. donald trump response. those actions are nothing compared to what will ultimately have to happen. also on the programme: how do you recover from all of this? the havoc and damage conflict —— from hurricane irma. the need to rebuild is urgent. everyone here is telling us is urgent. everyone here is telling us the same thing. tourism is the lifeblood of these communities and without it the suffering will continue. and the hugely popular internet reality show that's shining
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the spotlight on chinese hip—hop. live from singapore and london, this is bbc world news. it's newsday. good morning. it's 8am in singapore, midnight in london and 5:30am in bangladesh. many thousands of rohingya muslims are spending the night without food and shelter after fleeing persecution in neighbouring myanmar. the prime minister of bangladesh has called for myanmar to take back the estimated 400,000 refugees that have poured across the border since an upsurge in violence at the end of august. the un will hold an urgent meeting later on wednesday to discuss the crisis. justin rowlatt reports from teknaf near the border. roshida is nine months pregnant.
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she is expecting any day. but this is where she's living with 15 other family members and it is almost certainly where she'll have to give birth. translation: i'm worried. there is no help. nobody‘s getting any food. here, there is no rice, no vegetables, nothing. i'm starving. i first met her a few days back. she'd hiked for seven days through the hills and jungle to get here. she says her village had been burned to the ground. we've seen her and herfamily moved on by the authorities and driven off the land by fellow refugees. many nights she's had to sleep under the skies, despite the monsoon rain. now her baby is sick and her husband has jaundice. and tens of thousands
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of other refugees are, like roshida, living in these filthy, make shift cities that are mushrooming on the muddy hill tops here. they arrive bewildered. if they want a plastic sheet or bamboo to make a shelter, they pay. they often have to fight just to get food. these guys are well meaning bangladeshis trying to help out. just look how chaotic this is. it's so demeaning for these people to have to beg for food. there is growing criticism of the way bangladesh is handling this crisis. we have to give them shelter so that they can live and get some food, medication. all the big international aid agencies are here. but the government restricts what they can do. for example, the un's main refugee body, the unhcr, is not allowed to work with the vast majority of the refugees. we're discussing with
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the government to see how we can provide assistance. what needs to happen next is for us to work closer together to make sure that land is allocated, that temporary shelter is provided so that things can be a little more organised. while that discussion takes place, what these people really need is food and fresh water. somewhere clean to live and sleep. roshida needs medical care and a safe place to have her baby. what she and all the refugees need is a home. justin rowlatt, bbc news. let's take a look at some of the day's other news. north korea's rejected new sanctions imposed on it calling the united nations‘ resolution illegal. the sanctions include limits on oil
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imports and a ban on textile exports put forward by the us. at a un conference the country's ambassador at the organisation gave this warning to america. the dprk is ready to use an alternative form of means. the dprk bill leak the us suffer the great —— will make the us suffer great pain it has never experienced before. with his own tough talk, donald trump, warned worse could be yet to come for north korea. we think it'sjust we think it's just another very small step, not a big deal. rex and i werejust small step, not a big deal. rex and i were just discussing it was nice to get a 15 to nothing vote, but those sanctions are nothing compared to what will ultimately happen.
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hope hicks has been filling the post for the past few weeks and is now officially the litigation is director. she is the first person in thejob under director. she is the first person in the job under trump and she director. she is the first person in thejob under trump and she has director. she is the first person in the job under trump and she has the daunting job of trying to keep the white house on message. the philippine congress will slash the budget of the commission on human rights to just budget of the commission on human rights tojust 1000 budget of the commission on human rights to just 1000 pesto, budget of the commission on human rights tojust1000 pesto, about $20. that can stop contrast to last yea r‘s $20. that can stop contrast to last year's budget, when it spent more than $40 million investigating thousands of extrajudicial killings. human rights watch say the attempt to prevent independent checks on government abuses. three members of an italian family have died when they fell into a hole in a section of the solfatara volcano near naples. it's believed an 11—year—old boy got into difficulties after he crossed a security barrier. both his parents died after trying to rescue him.
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their seven year old son, who stayed behind, survived. two russian astronauts are heading towards the international space station. the exhibition launch from katty kay —— kazakhstan and is expected to take just under six hours. three men will stay onboard the space station for the next five yea rs. take a look at this. a small plane comes down in the us state of connecticut. the crash was recorded on a cctv camera in a parking lot, showing the moment the plane wobbled, hit a tree, and then crashed to the ground. remarkably, the 79—year—old pilot suffered only minor injuries. hurricane irma has dissipated but clean—up efforts have just begun. the worst—affected areas are in the caribbean, where 17,000 people desperately need
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shelter, with some still short of food and drinking water. it's believed that 37 people on the islands lost their lives. the british foreign secretary borisjohnson has arrived in the region and in the next few days he'll visit the british territories affected by hurricane irma. nick bryant reports from one of those territories, the turks and caicos. this church was supposed to protect people from irma, a sanctuary from the storm. butjust hours before the hurricane hit, the plan changed. people went elsewhere, and just as well. like many buildings here, it was destroyed. in the turks and caicos islands, low—lying coastal communities were worst—hit, beach—side homes now unlivable. basically, my family, we lost everything, everything. it's going to take some time to get back on our feet again, but, through the strength from god, we will. long bay beach is routinelyjudged to be one of the most beautiful in the world, a bucket list location, but this is what a category five hurricane can do to a five—star hotel.
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what's striking here is the determination to rebuild — notjust to put roofs over people's heads again, but to reopen restaurants and reopen these hotels as quickly as possible. everyone here is telling us the same thing — tourism is the lifeblood of these communities, and without it, the suffering will continue. so, as queues formed outside this supermarket for clean water and ice, there were pleas, too, for tourists to come back. i want the world to know, turks and caicos is not destroyed. we are open for business. we are a fine destination. we are not destroyed. we are open for business, we're a fine destination, we have some damage, but we are going to rebuild. we have rebuilt from ike and hanna. we are going to rebuild and come back. turks and caicos is open for business. but british holiday—makers stranded here for days were obviously desperate to get out when
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the airport reopened this morning. we were desperate to get out about four days ago, to be honest, so... finally you're leaving? at last. it has been really hard, but, yeah, we have survived. that's all that matters. as tourists tried to leave, another british military transport plane touched down. there are now 1,000 british military personnel assisting the relief effort in these caribbean uk territories, but they are facing the question, why did they take so long to arrive? as soon as the word came, we were at the door very quickly thereafter, and it isjust the physical distance, the separation. but we got here pretty quickly. what is especially cruel is that the poorest communities here had onlyjust rebuilt from the last hurricane, and that was nine years ago. nick bryant, bbc news, the turks and caicos. donald trump's former chief strategist and one of his closest allies, stephen bannon, is in hong kong, less than a month after he left his job at the white house. there were protest in the city ahead of his speech at an investor conference. just before the trip, mr bannon told cbs that china
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and the us were already at "economic war". donald trump for 30 years has singled out china is the biggest singled out china is the biggest single problem we have on the world stage. the elites in this country have got us in a situation. we are not at economic war with china, china is at economic war with us. i wa nt china is at economic war with us. i want china to stop appropriating our technology. china is through forced technology. china is through forced technology transfer and through stealing our technology, but really forced to technology transfer, is cutting out the beating heart of american innovation. juliana liu is in hong kong for us. i doubt he said that at the investor conference? well, it's been a really interesting couple of days covering steve bannon. obviously tough remarks in that interview with
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charlie rose. even more tough words ina charlie rose. even more tough words in a separate interview with the new york times a few days ago when he compared china to 1930s germany, presumably nazi germany in the 19305. all presumably nazi germany in the 1930s. all this just ahead presumably nazi germany in the 1930s. all thisjust ahead of presumably nazi germany in the 1930s. all this just ahead of a trip to hong kong where he would be the keynote speaker at a financial conference sponsored by a company thatis conference sponsored by a company that is owned by a chinese company. soa that is owned by a chinese company. so a lot of irony that he was due to come to chinese soil, bash china, when he was the guest essentially chinese company. so a lot of interest in his remarks. journalists we re interest in his remarks. journalists were initially allowed to cover it a few hours before he spoke we were told of this speech being off—limits. so when he emerged from that, it came out through social media and other financial types who we re gu ests media and other financial types who were guests at this conference and what was so in is that he seemingly made almost a real u—turn from those ex— dreamily hockey schwimmer is ——
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extremely hockish remarks. this is how it is being reported in the local press. this is a widely read very credible chinese language newspaper. the headline at the top, steve bannon comes to hong kong blowing a gentle breeze. let me just share with you the south china morning post, an english language paper. the us seeks to reset trade with china, ex— trump rage says, saying he will tone down the china rhetoric to praise the chinese president and call for a stable relationship between the nations. the real u—turn. indeed. thank you. you're watching newsday on the bbc. still to come on the programme: apple rolls out its latest gadgets, nut if you want the top of the line iphone you'd better get ready
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to pay for it. also on the programme... meet china's rappers who are being propelled into the limelight thanks to a new online reality show. freedom itself was attacked this morning, and freedom will be defended. the united states will hunt down and punish those responsible. bishop tutu now becomes spiritual leader of 100,000 anglicans here — of the blacks in soweto township, as well as the whites, in their rich suburbs. we say to you today, in a loud and a clear voice, enough of blood and tears — enough! translation: the difficult decision we reached together was one that required great and exceptional courage. it's an exodus of up to 60,000
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people, caused by the uneven pace of political change in eastern europe. iam free! this is newsday on the bbc. i'm sharanjit leyl in singapore. i'm babita sharma in london. our top stories: the un security council are holding an emergency meeting later on wednesday as the number of rohingya refugees fleeing violence in myanmar surges to almost 400,000. the war of words between washington and pyongyang heats up as north korea rejects new sanctions imposed on it by the un, president trump responds by saying they‘ re nothing compared to what will have to happen. emergency crews have begun a huge oil spill clean—up after an oil tanker sank close to the island
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of salamis near the greek capital of athens. coastguards say an entire bay on the southeast of the island has been affected. the spill covers over 1.5 kilometres and the clean—up is expected to take at least four months. it's not clear clear what caused the sinking and reports say the weather was mild and the vessel was anchored. let's take a look at some front pages from around the world. we start with the japan times, and a front page analysis of the un vote to impose more sanctions on north korea. it points out that while pyongyang will feel the impact of the new measures, the un eased off what the paper calls the biggest target of all, the oil the north needs to fuel its military. china daily focuses on business, reporting that leaders of key international organisations, including the world bank, has expressed their confidence in china's economic restructuring. and the south china morning post has
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this striking image on its front page. ferries navigating hong kong's harbour under a blanket of severe pollution. the cruise terminal and hills in the background barely visible in the smog. you can barely see anything. that brings you up to date with the papers. while he was talking about new sanctions on north korea today, us president donald trump was also meeting the malaysian prime minister najib razak. the meeting focused on security and investments and steered clear of an american investigation into a malaysian corruption scandal. i asked mr najib's former political secretary about that omission. i think the proverbial light elephant indeed did not materialise in the conversations between mist najib and president trump. i think
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that has mainly to do with the attitude of the new administration, namely to really delineate clearly between what is, for example, politically and economically expedient versus the finer details, the niceties in international investigations. i think, for example, president trump would be indeed more interested in discussing some of the economic corporation possibilities rather than delving into some of these investigative details. indeed that's a bit of what we've seen on the first day of his visit, visit. prime minister najib is only the second southeast asia and leader to visit the white house since vietnam's prime minister, how is he seeking to translate this
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visit into political capital at home, where he's faced a lot of criticism? first of all this meeting would signify for example the sort of" going away" of the whole series of" going away" of the whole series of uneasiness associated with malaysia internationally when it comes to, for example, the 1mdb investigations ongoing in several countries. it signifies that, well, mr najib is back on the international stage and of course from his perspective he would like to translate this into domestic political capital. apple is hoping that its latest smartphone design will allow it to continue the huge success of the iphone by pushing technology to a new level. the iphone x features a facial recognition id system and advanced augmented reality. but at a time when customers are growing reluctant to upgrade their phones so regularly, this latest handset is apple's most expensive yet,
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as our technology correspondent rory cellan—jones reports. it's the world's most valuable company and its vast new headquarters speaks of its ambitions to grow even richer. and in the stevejobs theatre, named after its founder, apple unveiled the latest versions of the device which has made it so wealthy. we have huge iphone news for you today. two iphone 8 models will look like modest upgrades to all but dedicated apple fans, but a decade after the first version, it's the iphone x which is meant to showcase how far the device has come. the standout feature is face recognition technology, allowing you to unlock the phone with just a glance. but it's the fact that it starts at an eye watering $999, or the same in pounds, which may stand out for those wondering whether to upgrade. apple is rarely first with new technology. face recognition, for example, is already available on this samsung phone. but its reputation for quality and the loyalty of its fans means more than1 billion iphones have already been sold.
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now though, with customers showing a bit of a reluctance to upgrade quite so frequently, retailers need these new models to be huge hits. but one technology investor says building on its success gets ever harderfor apple. apple has become the master of psychologically instiling need and desire in people to buy new phones. because unlike other manufacturers, their prices keep going higher and higher and higher. so not only are you trying to convince consumers to change or upgrade their phone, you're actually trying to convince them to spend even more than they did the time before. what's exciting software developers is that the new phones make it easy to create augmented reality apps, like this game, where virtual pigeons suddenly appear in a london office. the technology before would have taken years to create and hundreds of people in a team. now small studios like me of four people can suddenly create games in just a couple of months.
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unlocking it is as easy as looking at it. back in california, not everything was going smoothly with the facial recognition system. oh, let's go to back up here. but apple will be hoping that this, its most expensive phone yet, will prove it hasn't lost the knack of delighting consumers. rory cellan—jones, bbc news. and more on the new iphone coming up on asia business report. we'll be asking if its $1,000 price tag is worth it. a hugely popular internet reality show called the rap of china has shone a light on chinese hip—hop. with more than 2.5 billion views injust two months, the show has helped propel hip—hop into mainstream chinese popular culture. we've been speaking to three young rappers who rose to stardom on the programme. chinese people are dope, chinese rappers are dope. so now that china is making a lot of
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money, china's coming up now in hip—hop, in finance, in innovation, entrepreneurship, everything. yeah, we've been neglected for so long, but we're here now. you know, we've got money now, we've got power now, look at me now, it's good. aren't you glad we don't rap the news? you have been watching newsday. stay with us. and before we go, let's take you to a beach in cornwall in south—west england where a venomous portuguese man o' war washed ashore. lifeguards have put up do not swim red flags at the popular perranporth beach. it's believed the ocean creature may have arrived into the uk across the atlantic by recent storms. that's all for now, stay with bbc world news. why their. wet and windy weather will continue to work eastwards, we've already had some fairly lively gusts of wind is around our most
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exposed coastal areas around england and wales. gusts of 50 or 60 mph typically and the met office has issued an amber weather warnings, strong winds expected to reach 75 mph in places. in parts of north wales, north england, lincolnshire and norfolk as well. this is the first name the store of the season, eyeline, the strongest winds will be on the southern flank of the storm as it works out into the north sea before those strong winds batter the north—west of europe. it will be blowy to start the day across a swathe of north—east england, yorkshire, lincolnshire and across into yorkshire. the wind gusts given the trees have fallen leaf will not down a few trees so the potential for localised transport disruption, maybe some power cuts as well. through the rest of the day it will stay pretty blustery nationwide with those north—westerly winds dragging in plenty of showers across scotland, northern ireland and across the north—west of both england and wales but nowhere is
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immune from catching a downpour. some heavy and thundery at times, feeling cool across the north of the uk, temperatures up to 18 in london but feeling cooler than that given the strength of the wind. as we go through wednesday night, further bands of showers pushing southwards across the country. temperatures dropping away despite the winds, we could still see lows getting down to single figures. them for thursday, we're looking at another unsettled day with further showers coming in on those strong north—westerly winds. given the north—westerly wind flow the showers always more likely in the north and west of the uk, fewer showers likely towards the south and east but again, nowhere in the. temperatures still disappointing for this stage of september. we're looking at highs ranging from 13 in the north of scotla nd ranging from 13 in the north of scotland to around 18 in london. will there be any improvements towards the end of the week and the weekend? not towards the end of the week and the weekend ? not really. towards the end of the week and the weekend? not really. high pressure bills to the west of the uk and that just sends more of a northerly winds wrote to the uk. again plenty of showers, particularly to the north
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sea, some could be heavy with under mixed in at times but truly northerly winds feeling all the cloud in as well. now, we are approaching mid september. is it too early for thermostat wars with your partner? well, maybe not. because on saturday we're looking at highs again reaching around 12 or 13 but cooler than that in the wind, even 17 in the south—east with an all term, autumnal chill in the air. that's your latest weather. —— with an autumnal chill. i'm babita sharma with bbc world news. our top story — the united nations security council is holding an urgent meeting later on wednesday to discuss the persecution of rohingya people in myanmar. almost 400,000 rohingya refugees have poured across the border since the end of august. the prime minister of bangladesh has called on myanmar to take them back. north korea has threatened the united states
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with the "greatest pain" it has ever suffered following new sanctions. president trump said the move was nothing compared to what would have to happen to deal with north korea. and this story is trending on apple has revealed a high—end smartphone with an edge—to—edge screen that has no physical home button. the iphone x, which is referred to as 10, uses a facial recognition system to recognise its owner. that's all from me now. stay with bbc world news. now on bbc news, it's time for hardtalk.
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