i'm rico hizon in singapore, the headlines the new york truck attack aftermath. the uzbek suspect is charged with terrorism sayfullo saipov had 90 violent is videos on his phones and had been planning the attack for two months. president trump demands tougher immigration laws. what we have right now is a joke. it's a laughing stock and no wonder that so much of this stuff takes place. i'm babita sharma in london. also in the programme. embarrassing and horrible. trump makes clear his view of america's trading relations with china, days before his tour of asia. and on the last full day of prince charles‘ visit to singapore, he reveals he's no slouch when it comes to domestic chores. live from our studios in singapore
and london, this is bbc world news. it's newsday. it's 8am in singapore, midnight in london, and 8pm in new york where police say a man who drove into cyclists and pedestrians on tuesday, killing eight people, had been planning the attack for several weeks and was influenced by so—called islamic state. the suspect an immigrant from uzbekistan has appeared in court in a wheelchair, after being shot by police. president trump wants tougher vetting of immigrants to prevent attacks on us soil. our correspondent nick bryant has the latest from new york. this is the kind of scene that preys on the minds of new yorkers, one that recalls the trauma of 9/11, one that reveals how this city is vulnerable to new forms of terror. a rented pick—up truck
that became weaponised. a mode of attack that's common in europe, but now used to deadly effect on american soil, and just yards from ground zero, the site of the september 11th attacks. the antenna on the new world trade centre, bathed in red, white and blue, to honour the eight people killed. this is the suspected attacker, sayfullo saipov, a 29—year—old who reportedly shouted "allahu akbar", "god is great", as he left his truck. he was brandishing fake weapons, and was shot by the police and taken into custody. moments earlier, he'd driven at high speed along a riverside bike path, mowing down cyclists and pedestrians. this was an attack on the united states of america saipov is an uzbek immigrant who came to the united states in 2010. he chose halloween because the streets would be more crowded. he told police he was pleased with the success of the attack.
one of the early clues that investigators found at the scene were hand—written notes in arabic pledging allegiance to the group calling itself islamic state. you got kids in there? yeah. all right, hold on. his attack came to an end when he crashed into a school bus. oh, my god. oh, my god! ok, i need an ambulance right here. that was an accident, because he wanted to continue further to the brooklyn bridge. police found knives in his vehicle, he rented a truck before, so he could practice making turns. he appears to have followed, almost exactly to a t, the instructions that isis has put out in its social media channels before with instructions to their followers on how to carry out such an attack. among those killed, five friends from argentina, men in their late 405, in new york to celebrate the 30th anniversary of their graduation from college. president trump is demanding a more aggressive criminaljustice system.
we need quick justice and we need strong justice, much quicker and much stronger than we have right now because what we have right now is a joke and it's a laughing stock, and no wonder so much of this stuff takes place. the city has experienced worse dawns and waking up to the threat of terror may well be an irreversible fact of life. nick bryant, bbc news, manhattan. let's get more on this. laura bicker is in washington. laura, firstly — details on the investigation are emerging. what can you tell us? prosecutors have filed terrorism charges against sayfullo saipov. he appeared in court in a wheelchair because he was shot by police in the
abdomen yesterday. he told investigators that he felt good about what he had done and he said that he chose halloween because he knew it would be busy with people out on the street than as. the fbi have been asking about two other people who had been in connection, certainly in contact with sayfullo saipov. they have also been looking for another suspect who they say they now have hold of. it is not known whether they are questioning him or brought him in because he has been seen in connection with the suspect. right now they say the investigation is not over, despite the charges having been made and they say it will continue to look for any links between sayfullo saipov and the so—called islamic state. what they have found is a number of videos on his mobile phone. at the moment they believe he was radicalised within the us. this standpoint towards what donald trump
said earlier, the political message about how he was very much in favour of changing the system that has existed in america to allow that allow the suspect to enter. it has taken 2a hours for this incident to become politicised. last night donald trump tweeted, issuing thoughts and prayers, a muted response. this morning he went on attack. he said he wanted to reform the immigration system that allowed sayfullo saipov to enter the country. it is a green card system issued by a lottery. it has allowed about 50,000 people to come in over the last year although 15 million applied. he blamed the democratic new york senator, chuck schumer. if you don't have a reaction to perhaps that of george w bush after 9/11, after the september 11 tac he for unity and invited hillary clinton
then the senator, and jaksch into ansett was a time to build together. donald trump has said it was a time to reform immigration system justice system. also this hour: the deposed catalan leader carles puigdemont says he will not go back to spain to be questioned. mr puigdemont — who is currently in brussels — has been summoned to madrid with 13 former members of his cabinet to answer to charges of rebellion and sedition for declaring the independence of catalonia. a us navy investigation has found that two collisions between navy destroyers and commercial vessels in the western pacific earlier this year were avoidable and caused by a number of preventable errors. seventeen sailors died in crashes involving the uss fitzgerald and the ussjohn s mccain. the report blamed inadequate safety plans, and "a loss of situational awareness". dustin hoffman has become the latest a—list hollywood star to face sexual harassment allegations.
a production assistant who worked with him in the 19805 claims that he touched her inappropriately and made crude sexual remarks. more allegations have also emerged against kevin spacey also dating back to the 1980s. the british defence secretary, michael fallon, has resigned over his personal conduct, following a wave of allegations of sexual harassment and abuse against members of parliament. mr fallon admitted that his behaviour in the past may have fallen short of the standards expected. now to bolivia, where a football league game had to be stopped after a police dog stole the show and the ball. the animal escaped from his master in the first half, when nacional potosi were leading blooming 2—1 and made a beeline for the ball. it took some time for the players to recover it. for the record, blooming rallied and won the game 4—2. president trump has bemoaned
america's trade deficit with china, just days before he's due in asia on a five—nation tour, including china. he described the deficit — which ran to almost $350 billion in 2016 — as "horrible". in the past, mr trump has accused china of suppressing the value of its currency to make its exports more competitive with us goods. this is what he told reporters at a cabinet meeting on wednesday: we have trade deficits with china that are through the roof. they are so that are through the roof. they are so big and so bad that it is embarrassing saying the number, but you know what that number is. i do wa nt to you know what that number is. i do want to embarrass anybody four days before a lag in china. but it is horrible. you look all over the world no matter where we do trade we
have bad trade deals. we are really negotiating those deals as i said during the campaign. it will be a big factor in our gross. well, this is mr trump's first tour of asia as us president. let's take a look at the countries on his itinerary and what they might be hoping to achieve during his trip: donald trump's bombastic exchanges with north korea over its weapons programme and his thai raids against the free trade agreement towards south korea have left this country feeling less secure. the government here in seoul will want a president to reassert the us south korean alliance, supporting a free—trade
deal while standing firm against dion yang and not shutting the door to diplomacy either. japan's prime minister has made himself president trump's best friend in asia. but that groupie like behaviour betrays how worried the prime minister really is. why? because president trump's slogan is an america first. web is that leave america's oldest asian ally? donald trump has already called xijinping the key asian ally? donald trump has already called xi jinping the key to china. who knows what this visit will bring. in theory, trade relations and dealing with north korea's nuclear weapons should be at the forefront of discussions here in beijing. the 0bama administration worked hard to improve ties with america's old foe. what vietnam wa nts america's old foe. what vietnam wants from president trump is essentially more of the same. military cooperation between the
nine countries is gradually increasing. vietnam wants that us engaged in this region as a counterweight to china. president trump will want vietnam to cut its $30 billion trade surplus by buying more american products. top of the agenda? improved relations. when president 0bama criticised this is government's war on drugs is philippine counterpart called him a son of a poor. but things are quite different under donald trump. he has gone out of his way to raise the unbelievablejob gone out of his way to raise the unbelievable job on the drug problem. expect charm offensives and cheery photo opportunities. let's get more now on the new york terror attack. president trump has called for tighter immigration measures and an end to what is known as the diversity lottery programme — the method of obtaining a us visa — which was used by the suspect. the president said america needed to get tougher, smarter and less politically correct.
0ur north america editor jon sopel reports. he's the fbi's worst nightmare. sayfullo saipov, an immigrant from uzbekistan in central asia who's become radicalised in the us and has barely flickered on their radar screen. as forensic experts continued to pour over the truck that he weaponised, the president is combing over america's immigration system and is demanding that the green card lottery be ripped up. so we want to immediately work with congress on the diversity lottery programme, on terminating it, getting rid of it. we have to get much tougher, we have to get much smarter and we have to get much less politically correct. the tradition has always been that after a terrorist attack when the nation is in mourning, the political class will put aside their differences and come together, united. not in today's america. less than 2a hours after the attack in lower manhattan, the political
battle lines have been drawn in a sharply divisive way. the president tweeted this morning, the terrorist came into our country through what is called the diversity visa lottery programme, a chuck schumer beauty. i want merit—based. the visa lottery was introduced when republican president george hw bush was in the white house and though democratic senator chuck schumer was one of its architects, it was supported across the political divide. today, the new york senator fired back. the president ought to stop tweeting and start leading. the american people long for leadership, not divisiveness, not finger—pointing, not name—calling. this is a tragedy. it's less than a day than after it occurred and he can't refrain from his nasty, divisive habits. the green card lottery allows 50,000 people from across the globe to settle in the us each year.
millions apply. in 2015, just over 4,000 came from uzbekistan, a country that's never been on donald trump's target list. and in tampa, where saipov settled for a while, he steered clear of conventional islam. we've worked with the fbi in a number of cases of trying to protect youth from being targeted by groups like isis and the first tactic isis does is try to get them away from mosques because they know the messaging of the mosques undermines the deviant extremist heretical message of groups like isis. in newjersey, where he'd been living most recently, the police are trying to piece together every aspect of his life. his attack killed eight in lower manhattan. it's likely to affect the immigration prospect of hundreds of thousands of people from all over the world. jon sopel, bbc news, washington. you're watching newsday on the bbc. still to come on the programme... climbing on australia's iconic uluru landmark will be banned starting starting in 2019.
we'll talk about why. also ahead on the programme... why britain's prince charles and his wife camilla have been having a looming a good time in singapore. indira gandhi, ruler of the world's largest democracy, died today. 0nly yesterday she'd spoken of dying in the service of her country and said, "i would be proud of it, every drop of my blood will contribute to the growth of this nation." after 46 years of unhappiness, these two countries have concluded a chapter of history. no more suspicion, no more fear, no more uncertainty of what each day might bring. booster ignition and liftoff of discovery, with a crew of six astronaut heroes and one american legend.
well, enjoying the show is right — this is beautiful. a milestone in human history. born today, this girl in india is the 7 billionth person on the planet. welcome back everyone. this is newsday on the bbc. i'm rico hizon in singapore. i'm babita sharma here in london. our top stories this hour: prosecutors in new york have filed terror charges against an uzbek immigrant accused of killing eight people in a truck attack in the city on tuesday. president donald trump calls the us trade deficit with china. "embarrassing" and "horrible" ahead of a five country trip to asia that starts on friday. and looking online, the pop singer and former 0ne direction member
harry styles very nearly took a tumble at the hammersmith apollo in london last night after fans threw kiwi fruit at him during his suitably named new single — kiwi. he was playing two dates at the iconic london venue, as part of a uk tour. probably not what the fans had intended to do to their idol. that story is popular on bbc.com. let's take a look at some front pages from around the world. the japan times is reporting on the ongoing conflict on the korean peninsula. south korea's president has rejected calls to bring us nuclear weapons into the country to protect itself against north korea. the international edition of the new york times has a story on china's ambitious plans to wipe out rural poverty by 2020. the plan targets more than 43 million people who still live on the equivalent of less than one us dollar a day. and lastly, the china daily has a story about pork — the number one meat consumed in the country — but this might make you a little squeamish. scientists have successfully reared 12 piglets whose embryos
were inserted with mice genes, making them leaner and cheaper to feed. in trending, babita, what has caught your eye online? well, a story that has been trending rico involves one of bangladesh's best—known film stars, shakib khan — here he is — and he is being sued by a rickshaw driver, whose phone number was used in a movie. the driver says he was deluged with hundreds of calls from admiring female fans of mr khan. he's seeking more than $60,000 for loss of business and distress caused. the driver says the calls almost ruined his marriage. more on that story at bbc.com. now, for years, thousands of tourists have travelled to australia to climb the iconic landmark of uluru. but from 2019 it will be a thing of the past after the board running the uluru national park unanimously voted to ban climbing the rock. the landmark is located in central australia,
just south—west of the town of alice springs. the giant red sandstone monolith is sacred to indigenous people — and aboriginal landowners have long complained about travellers scaling the site. a short time ago, i spoke with sally barnes. she's the director of national parks with the australian department of environment and energy, and she's also part of the board that made the decision. i started by asking her why this landmark is so sacred to the indigenous people. as you say, the rock, uluru, it in the centre restraint. the heart of australia. but it has been home to the indigenous anangu people for thousands of years. when it was first set up, at that stage of our history, nobody thought to ask both the owners of the land for their permission. —— those owners for their permission. i have to say,
while the traditional owners might be frustrated, they have also been very generous over a be frustrated, they have also been very generous over a number be frustrated, they have also been very generous over a number of yea rs. very generous over a number of years. because they know that people expect to come here and climb. so they have asked people generally and provided information to explain why culturally they would prefer them not to climb, and with that information, the numbers have fallen away. so we are at this stage, now, where less than 60% of people actually climb, and, as i say, the land coming here, and how it was formally handed back to the traditional owners in 1985, they then agreed to lease it to me, the director of national parks, and we run it directly. so our management plan, what we have always said is that when the numbers get to less than 20% climbing, and we have a lot of other activities around uluru to
do, then the board would consider closing it. forgive me for dropping, but i wanted to ask, given everything that you have said, which is an acknowledgement that this is a sacred site to the indigenous people, given that you have said that for an of years, if not decades, this has been known and there have been concerns about disrespect by tourists walking on a site that is very much revered by this community, why, then, are you as director of the national parks, introducing this ban after so long? while i am the director, the decisions are made by the board. but thatis decisions are made by the board. but that is the board of which use it on. you are here talking to us as a pa rt on. you are here talking to us as a part of that team. side just intrigued if you can give me an insight as to why it it has taken so long for this decision to be made, when four decades, this has been very much a when four decades, this has been very much a concern when four decades, this has been very much a concern of the
indigenous people? -- so i amjust intrigued. the board is made up of a majority of indigenous people. and i have to say they are the most generous people i have met. and they have, instead of being hard—hitting, they have been measured. they believe in taking people with explaining. so they have never wa nted explaining. so they have never wanted to make a knee—jerk reaction, but to work with the tourism industry. sally barnes, speaking there to babita sharma, earlier. britain's prince charles has revealed that when it comes to domestic chores, he's not afraid to use a vacuum cleaner. the prince of wales was visiting dyson's singapore technology centre as part of his 11—day tour of south—east asia and india. there he got to grips with a cordless dyson machine and vacuumed the floor around a group of photographers, before threatening to give one a personal clean. prince charles and his wife camilla also visited the national 0rchid garden, where they had a bloom named after them. sharanjit leyl sent us this report.
this is one of 120 here at the singapore botanical gardens named after very important people. it is of course one of many already named for the prince's family. we have one named after his mother, and one named after his mother, and one named after his mother, and one named after william and catherine, named after william and catherine, named after william and catherine, named after his son and daughter—in—law, and even one for his former wife, diana. daughter—in—law, and even one for his formerwife, diana. but daughter—in—law, and even one for his former wife, diana. but this one is meant to commemorate the close ties between the uk and singapore. we know it is the prince's second official visit, but it is really aimed at reaching out to other commonwealth of nations, and head of a crucial commonwealth summit next year. it will be the first summit being held since the uk's decision to exit the european union. and with brexit looming, britain is looking
to re—establish its presence in the region. thank you so much for watching newsday on the bbc. i am rico hizon in singapore. stay with us. we'll be focusing on facebook, and how the social media giant's profits are soaring, even as the company gets an earful on capitol hill. ii'm i i'm babita sharma here in london. --. -- i am i i'm babita sharma here in london. ——. —— i am babita sharma here in london. and before we go, let's head to hawai'i and an encounter between a diver and a whale shark. ryan wickersheim, who took this footage, says he initially thought he was seeing a school of fish and it was only when he got closer, he realised the white dots were those of a whale shark.
he estimates it was ten metres long. that's all for now. stay with bbc world news. hello once again. the end of wednesday brought the opportunity for some to gaze in awe and wonder at the moon. that was certainly the case in basingstoke and hampshire. just a little further north to aberdeenshire and a difficulty in seeing the end of the road at times. the reason for the difference is an active weather front in the north. clear skies in the south. had some fog patches to start the day in southern counties. actually start a deep clear skies across northern scotland. the good news for the northern part of the british isles, especially scotland and northern ireland, which saw quite a bit of rain during the courts of wednesday. —— course. the odd mist fog patch, but some sunshine and dry weather. they are the remnants of the old front are strung out across wales, the midlands, and east anglia. for the midlands, and east anglia. for the south and west you are, the more likely it is you will have dense fog patches. a real issue, perhaps, for the commute. getting through the morning, as the cloud comes in from
the north, it is helped to lift the fog in many places, but it could be well into the morning before it really gets away from some of the west country. they're that in mind. the afternoon might buy plenty of sunshine across the northern half of the british isles. more on the way of cloud for the areas further south. despite the sunshine, struggling to get to double figures in parts of scotland and northern ireland. 0ut in parts of scotland and northern ireland. out of thursday into friday, not too much in the way of a breeze across the south. this goes for some. again, fog could be an issue first up. more cloud as i think you get into the midlands, wales, then into scotland and northern ireland. but a lot of dry weather around. just the odd bed in these of rain coming off the irish sea. a new set of whether drug springing rain into scotland and perhaps the far north close of northern ireland. call in northern spots, nine, ten, 11 degrees. as we get into the weekend, we could see
quite a bit of cool out rushing towards the british isles on an increasingly fresh and dominant north—westerly wind. but before we see that, we need to get this banner of cloud and rain away from the south—eastern quarter, and here is the thing: it could take a good part of the daylight hours on saturday before it eventually quits. there they cool a fresh air moving in across northern and western parts. temperatures in single figures. it will do something pretty similar as we get on through sunday. by this stage, it will feel a good deal cooler, even in the south—east. i'm babita sharma with bbc world news. our top story. prosecutors in new york have filed terrorism charges against an uzbek immigrant accused of killing eight people with a truck in new york city on tuesday. sayfullo saipov has been charged with their killings and with providing material support to the islamic state group. president trump said harsher and quicker punishments are needed for those who carry out such attacks. britain's defence secretary, michael fallon, has resigned over
claims about his personal conduct, amid a wave of sexual harassment and abuse allegations facing mps. and this video about a russian presidential candidate this a bangladeshi film star is being sued by a rickshaw driver who says that his phone number was used in one of his films. the rickshaw driver is now