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this is news state on the bbc. —— newsday. president trump turns of the screws on north korea with the new sanctions. the north korean leader responded, mocking donald trump is mentally deranged and says he will make the us paid dearly for threatening his country. grim views from mexico — no children remain alive in the school which collapsed during the earthquake. the search for survivors in other parts of the country continues. also on the programme — a spectacular protest against violence in the philippines. we meet the campaigners are speaking out. it is exactly how killings have been done here in my country. they are wrapped in packaging tape and thrown in the street. and making
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la nterns to thrown in the street. and making lanterns to welcome autumn in the festival of lights in singapore. live from our studios in singapore and london, this is bbc world news — it's newsday. glad you could join us. it's newsday. glad you could join us. it is a seven in singapore, midnight in london and 7pm in new york where donald trump has announced new sanctions against individuals and companies that trade with north korea. north korean leader kim jong—un has about to make president trump pay dearly for threatening his country. mr trump said he has signed an executive order which gives discretion to threaten banks that deal withjohn
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young. he has ordered banks to stop doing business with north korea. young. he has ordered banks to stop doing business with north koream is to target any individual or entity that conducts significant trade in goods, services or technology with north korea and i am very proud to tell you, as you may have heard moments ago, china's central bank has told their other banks, it is a massive ranking system, to immediately stop doing business with north korea. japanese prime minister shinzo abe said more dialogue with north rio would be pointless and welcomed the sanctions. translation: we are going into a new stage of exercising stronger, new pressure. a welcome the new sanctions by the united states and offer my heartfelt
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support for that. president moon jae—in of south korea praised moves of banks to stop doing business with pyongyang. translation: there was a major announcement made by china to ta ke major announcement made by china to take action. i very confident that such moves will lead to the demilitarisation of the dprk. inaudible. whether it will change kim jong—un inaudible. whether it will change kimjong—un kim inaudible. whether it will change kim jong—un kim jong—un inaudible. whether it will change kimjong—un kimjong—un kim jong—un‘s behaviour is another matter. he has just jong—un‘s behaviour is another matter. he hasjust called donald trump deranged. these are the same sanctions that were used successfully against iran to help bring iran to the negotiating table. the us treasury department go after
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foreign banks that deal or facilitate trade with north korea, as they did with iran. because the world banking system runs through america, these sanctions that because the us can stop banks all penalise them here where they have headquarters. these are effective sanctions. these are the ones un security council would not pass because it the chinese and russia would not sign them. it is interesting that chinese went ahead telling their banks to stop trading with north korea so they were given the instructions. but will do anything to change kim jong—un‘s behaviour? donald trump threatening to destroy the country if it carried on with its nuclear programme, this isa on with its nuclear programme, this is a diplomatic step. we have more
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on our website. in other news: facebook‘s founder mark zuckerberg said his company will share details about 3000 russian linked political adverts with us investigators. he pledged to make political advertising more transparent on his network in the future. we are actively working with the us government in ongoing investigations with russia interference. we have been investigating for many months and fora been investigating for many months and for a while we found no evidence of fa ke accou nts and for a while we found no evidence of fake accounts lit two russian fa ke of fake accounts lit two russian fake news adds. where we found some, we briefed congress and this morning i directed at team to provide the ads we found the congress as well. just a section of his live address. let's get a little bit more on this
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because the technology correspondent dave lee joins because the technology correspondent dave leejoins me from san francisco. these adverts were never for a particular candidate? no, they we re for a particular candidate? no, they were focused around political hot topics, things like immigration and they were targeting american voters in the run—up to last year ‘s presidential elections. they say compared to the vast amounts of advertising it was quite a small number but the source was concerning to facebook and of concern to the investigation into russian meddling in the election. that is what they are looking at closely now. in terms of the kremlin, only last month they we re of the kremlin, only last month they were saying they had absolutely nothing to do with these? they flatly denied they were behind the adverts and indeed the group they are linked to is what they call a
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troll farmer. it is based in saint petersburg and they are known to be a presence on the internet pushing pro— kremlin propaganda. as you mentioned, the russian government has said it has nothing to do with us has said it has nothing to do with us but quite frankly, that denial is not given much respect, frankly. that is what you would expect the russian government to say about this. what you make of facebook saying they are going to share information with investigators because they have been under enormous pressure to do so?l because they have been under enormous pressure to do so? a lot of pressure. a lot of people want them to make those advertised at public. they said they are not going to do that themselves but they expected the committee, the senate committee, to perhaps do that at the end of the investigation. what is also interesting is their move to be more transparent about political
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advertising. they are looking to bring some of the rules people would be familiar with when they see political rod casts on television —— rod casts. —— broadcast. political rod casts on television —— rod casts. -- broadcast. thank you very much. also making use today, at least 15 people have been killed, 20 other people still missing after hurricane irma we are hit the caribbean island of dominica. —— maria. power is still out for more than 3 million people. it is nothing short of a major disaster. it was still a category four storm when she hit the island and brought wide spread damage. there is a small village that has lost the vast majority of its homes. in the capital, we are still without
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electricity. no sign of that being backed by perhaps a couple more days. the infrastructure is creaking, the island is a seriously in debt, it is bankrupt and the last thing it needed was a storm with the size, and ferocity of hurricane irma we are “— size, and ferocity of hurricane irma we are —— maria. size, and ferocity of hurricane irma we are -- maria. six top cat and officials will be fined every day if they continue organising an independent referendum. among them, from the catalan treasury, one has been held on the dish we charges. —— sir charges. the lost property office says it has seen a spike on teddy bears after the summer season with more soft toys than usual being
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handed in. the airport is launching a new teddy pack the people to write their details and tight to their toys before getting on their flight. if you recognise any, get in touch! in mexico city, authorities say none of the children trapped when the school collapsed after the earthquake has survived. the president says there could still be people alive in ten collapsed buildings. 273 people are now known to have died and thousands more have been injured in the quake. the rescue efforts became all the more desperate in mexico city. (sirens) volunteers hung on to moments of hope but, in all the confusion, none really knew what the ambulances were carrying away. at any rumour of life in the rubble, the call went out for doctors or more of the soldiers who'd been deployed.
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the focal point became the school where children and teachers had been missing. for a time we were given access to the schoolyard, with rescue workers, right beside the collapsed three—storey building. there was a dramatic moment where it was announced all efforts were now to be focused on a 13—year—old girl they thought they'd made contact with. then one of the teachers from the school, who's been waiting here for hours, was called forward and escorted to what remains of the collapsed building, potentially a familiar voice for a trapped girl to hear. through the night, rescuers worked at the site, tunnelling through the debris and using specialist rescue cameras to locate those buried. it appeared someone was rescued overnight, but his condition is unknown. much of the news in the past 2a hours, though, has been bad. it's believed the body of a teacher was pulled out.
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with seemingly all of mexico holding its breath for news from the school, an officialjust came out with a devastating announcement. that while all children have now been pulled from the rubble, no more came out alive. the operation, though, continues, because rescuers say they believe someone who worked at the school is still trapped alive. it's hard to use heavy machinery to free her, though, because of the risk of causing further collapse. the work is so delicate, says hector mendez, head of one rescue brigade, we have to do everything by hand or chisel, with hammer or handsaw. if we don't, you could cause something very serious. volunteers and experts came together at this school, giving traumatised parents, the school community and a nation hope that more children would be found alive. now though, that has all turned to a sense of grief, even more acute than before. aleem maqbool, bbc news, in mexico city. protests have been held in manila
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against president rodrigo duterte's war against illegal drugs, alleged extra —judicial killings, and military rule in the southern philippines. the protests have coincided with the 45th anniversary of the start of martial law under philippine dictator ferdinand marcos. howard johnson reports from manila. we are human beings, we have the right to live. it is the largest opposition rally since rodrigo duterte rodrigo duterte came to power. union groups, trade unions here today to have their voices heard about martial law and the war on drugs. thousands of drug suspects
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have been killed since the philippines president launched his war on drugs. i using a packaging tape around my body which is exactly how killings have him down here in my country. people are wrapped in packaging tape and thrown in the streets, in the gutters. the numbers have risen. meanwhile, the island of mindanao has been under martial law. the day ‘s first practice culminated in the burning of an effigy of the president. —— protests. there were loud chairs as they set fire to this
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effigy of president rodrigo duterte. also an image of the late dictator was burnt. nearby, two large rallies are held in support of the president. those people do not realise, they cannot see, they don't even see what is the real thing, what is the real happening in our country. we want our country to be safe. even our children, even our community to be safe and away from drugs. around 4000 people attended the probe rodrigo duterte rodrigo duterte rally, activists are disputing the numbers. you watching newsday on the bbc live from singapore and london. still to come: new zealand goes to the polls. we catch up on the latest from the
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campaign trail. what is lighting up singapore? we will have the lanterns welcoming autumn and the festival of light. ben johnson, the fastest man on earth, is flying home to canada in disgrace. all the athletes should be clean going into the games. i'm just happy that justice is served. it is a simple fact that this morning, these people were in their homes. tonight, those homes have been burnt down by serbian soldiers and police. all the taliban positions along here have been strengthened, presumably in case the americans invade. it's no use having a secret service which cannot preserve its own secrets against the world. and so the british government has no option but to continue this action, and even after any adverse judgement in australia. concorde had crossed the atlantic faster than any plane ever before, breaking the record by six minutes. this is newsday on the bbc.
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i'm rico hizon in singapore. i'm kasia madera in london. our top stories: president trump has announced new sanctions against north korea. kim jong—un says he will make donald trump, who he called "mentally deranged," "pay dearly" for threatening his country. emergency workers at a primary school in mexico city have called off their search for children thought to have been trapped. officials said they were still trying to free one adult
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from the rubble. the world's richest woman has died at the age of 94. liliane bettencourt was the heiress to the l'0real cosmetics fortune. according to forbes, her total wealth is put at about $39.5 billion. that story is popular on bbc.com. let's take a look at some front pages from around the world. the financial times leads with our top story and president trump meeting with south korean president moonjae—in at the un. and the new order signed by president trump that boosts sanctions against north korea over its nuclear weapons programme. a diver off australia's northern coast makes the cover of the new york times' international edition. the story looks at how scientists are trying desperately to save the great barrier reef. the latest attempt involves breeding hardy coral in the labs and returning them to the sea. and the pace of life is now even quicker in china according to the china daily. this article reports that 14 high—speed bullet trains have increased their speed limits to 350 kilometres per hour. so, if you need to get from beijing to shanghai, it'll now take you just
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under 4.5 hours. can you believe that, rico? from one fast—moving bullet train to a superstar who lives in the fast lane. well, this story has caused a stir on line and in the make—up world. singer, rihanna, has launched her make—up brand's foundation range, which has 40 shades, to cater from the very darkest to very lightest of complexions. here are some keen customers and rihanna explaining her thinking. iam quite i am quite dark. walking into a drugstore, i may not be able to find the shade i want. i was never able to find one. it never makes sense to me to exclude my friends, and i have
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friends of all shades, like to dark. -- light. new zealand holds its general election on saturday and it is set to be a tight contest. in one corner, you have current prime minister bill english, of the ruling national party, which has been in power for a decade. in the other you have jacinda ardern, who became leader of the labour partyjust six weeks ago and has made strong gains in the polls. colinjames is a veteran new zealand political journalist and commentator. hejoins me now from wellington. thank you so much forjoining us. you have correctly predicted the outcome of 15 of the last text in new zealand elections. —— last 16. what do you think? it is impossible to call. it is too tight. it comes down to what the populist centrist new zealand first party goes, which
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cannot be seen in advance. you are ducking it. but only for the bbc, who has the edge, jacinda ardern, bill english? the position is this, the national party in the latest party polling is 45%. if you put labour and greens together as a bloc, they are almost parallel. neither could form a party on their own. because the new zealand first party has given no indication of which way it would go, we simply cannot predict. ok. jacinda ardern has become a political celebrity over the past six weeks. tell us, what has made her so appealing to voters ? what has made her so appealing to voters? well, she has got a little
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touch of the justin trudeau voters? well, she has got a little touch of thejustin trudeau effect, a great person. even behind that she has got a solid character and intellect and her ability to handle people is incredible. see, at 37, another factor, people is incredible. see, at 37, anotherfactor, she people is incredible. see, at 37, another factor, she appeals to younger people, who want something different from the policy settings of the last 30 years. see also appeal to some older people who think the same thing. briefly, if she becomes prime minister, what can she becomes prime minister, what can she offered to the new zealand people? -- offer. she offers different policy. in new zealand, in the last 30 years, we have had increasing reports of poverty and
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homelessness. that is very unusual in new zealand. it has given quite a lot of impetus to the labour party and green party. she would run a higher... another way, she would run her fiscal policy less stringently than the national party and put it into education and health et cetera. the current government has been giving out that assistance in the past two years. an for your insight. —— thank you. joining us from wellington. the world's richest woman, the l'0real cosmetics heiress liliane bettencourt, has died at the age of 94. forbes magazine estimated her wealth at nearly $40 billion.
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she was born in 1922, the daughter of an industrial chemist whose hair dye business evolved into l'0real. her father never gave her a management role. chinese communities around the world are getting ready to celebrate the mid—autumn festival. it's a time to be thankful with family and friends. and next month is deepavali the indian festival of lights. 0ne artist here in singapore has found her own way to bring the two festivals together. vijaya mohan is enabling elderly and disadvantaged communities to create elaborate lanterns and art installations to light up singapore. earlier, shejoined me to explain. i have a passion of doing something different, living in a diverse area of singapore. they create lanterns. for indians, we used colourful powder. i wanted to bring the indian traditional art, done on the floor using coloured powder. let us try to bring and show the viewers this
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beautiful artwork. it is quite interesting that you are using re cycled interesting that you are using recycled stuff interesting that you are using re cycled stuff for interesting that you are using recycled stuff for artworks, and environmentally friendly materials. because the indian tradition art is done on the floor, i do create designs using various materials. we will leave you with some tiny new feet, perhaps not so tiny. this little elephant is a boy, born at a zoo in belgium, but he hasn't been named yet. he was apparently standing up, and toddling around, just hours after being born. the zoo is taking suggestions from the public, about what to call him via social media. that's all for now. no sooner do we get rid of one
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weather front from the uk, there no sooner do we get rid of one weatherfront from the uk, there is another coming in from the atlantic in the day ahead. a day that starts chilly, especially in rural spots. freezing as the day begins. fog patches, especially in eastern and south—east england. here is the next weather system. rain in northern ireland. it is slowly taking that rain further east during the day. breezy and wet in northern ireland, some outbreaks of rain edging into the west of scotland. the bulk of the west of scotland. the bulk of the uk is dry. chilly to begin the day, but for many of us, plenty of sunshine. remember, some mist and fog around. east anglia, south—eastern england are most prone to that before it clears away. it should not take long. along with the rain in the west, the wind picks up. especially in the coast and hills. moving away from northern ireland,
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the rain goes into scotland and wales. more light and patchy as it does so. leaving parts of eastern england and the south—east dry. perhaps some sunny spells. temperatures, 19. with the wind and rain, it will feel quite cool. as we go on through friday night, this weather system stalls. there is cloud and drizzle affecting parts of england and wales. that is the start of saturday. much more miles on saturday morning. the big picture for the weekend. an area of low pressure to the west of us. there will be a weather front approaching from the west. the wind is picking up from the west. the wind is picking up on saturday. increasingly windy in the west. a gale developing later on saturday. this area of cloud and patchy rain covering england and wales going north during the day. all of scotland apart from the north keeping sunshine. southern england breaking into sunshine during the
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day. perhaps some sunny spells in northern ireland. a bit of warmth. this weather system coming in from the atlantic, some uncertainty about how far east it will go during sunday. some sunny spells either side of it. easing winds. we will keep you updated on that. we are following hurricane maria, which on sunday should just mist the turks and caicos islands. it looks like it will eventually push north further away from the bahamas. hello.
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this is bbc world news. our top story — us president donald trump has announced new sanctions on north korea, ten days after the un announced its own measures. the us sanctions target foreign companies doing business with pyongyang. north korean leader kimjong—un has responded, mocking donald trump as "mentally deranged" and saying he'll make the us "pay dearly" for threatening to destroy his country. emergency workers at a school in mexico city have called off their search for children thought to have been trapped. officials said they're still trying to free one adult. and this video is trending on bbc.com. the world's richest woman has died at the age of 94. liliane bettencourt was the heiress to the l'0real cosmetics fortune. according to forbes, her total wealth is estimated at $39.5 billion. that's all from me now. stay with bbc world news. now on bbc news, it's time for hardtalk.
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