i'm rico hizon in singapore. the headlines. charged with terrorism, the uzbek suspect in the new york truck attack appears in court. sayfullo saipov entered the us on a lottery visa. president trump calls for the programme to be scrapped. 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: australia's new asylum location is deemed not fit for use by the un. doing his bit for brexit britain on a trip to singapore, prince charles meets an orchid with a familiar name. live from our studios in singapore
and london, you're watching bbc world news. it's newsday. it's 9am in singapore, 1am in london, and 9pm 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. 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. but there's no evidence yet of a direct link to that group. you got kids in there?
yeah, man! 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 all the way to 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 40s 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. our correspondent in washington, laura bicker, has been telling me more about the investigation into the attack and its main suspect. sayfullo saipov who's court appearance in a wheelchair happened in the last few hours. 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. 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 stand points 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 that allowed 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 compare his reaction to perhaps that of george w bush after 9/11, after the september 11 attack, he called for unity and invited hillary clinton then the senator, and schumer and said it was a time to build together. donald trump has said it was a time to reform immigration system and the 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 1980s 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 it all kicked off in a football league game after a police dog stole the show and the ball. the animal escaped from his minder in the first half when nacional potosi were leading blooming 2—1, making a beeline for the ball.
the referee stopped the match, as the players tried 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 big and so bad that it is embarrassing saying the number, but you know what that number is. i don't want to embarrass anybody four days before i land 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 growth. 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 tirades 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 pyongyang 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 mr abe really is. why? because president trump's slogan is america first. where does that leave america's oldest asian ally? donald trump has already called xijinping 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 wants from president trump is essentially more of the same. military cooperation between the nine countries is gradually increasing. vietnam wants the 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 rodrigo duterte‘s war on drugs his philippine counterpart called him a son of a whore. but things are quite different under donald trump. he has gone out of his way to praise duterte‘s "unbelievable job" on the drug problem. expect charm offensives and cheery photo opportunities. you're watching newsday on the bbc.
still to come on the programme: why britain's prince charles and this wife have had a blooming good time in singapore. also on the programme. and carrying the bannerfor lgbt sports ahead of the winter games in south korea. at polling booths throughout the country, they voted on an historic day for australia. the results came in and it was clear, the monarchy would survive the bill at of the hostages, there was no signs. ——
survive. and they are being held in the compound. they were threatened they will all die if police tried to get in. itjust seems to keep on going. tonight we prove once more that the true strength of our nation comes not from there might off of oui’ comes not from there might off of our arms comes not from there might off of ourarms and comes not from there might off of our arms and wealth but our ideals. this is newsday on the bbc. i'm rico hizon in singapore. i'm babita sharma in london. officials in new york city have filed terrorism charges against an uzbek immigrant over tuesday's deadly truck attack. president trump has said he would work with congress to end the diversity lottery programme — under which the alleged attacker entered the united states 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. 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 i2 piglets whose embryos were inserted with mice genes, making them leaner and cheaper to feed. shifting our attention now to trending and what story has caught your eye online? a story that has been trending involves one of bangladesh's best—known film stars shakib khan — 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. the united nations says alternative accommodation for asylum seekers being held at the australian—run detention centre in papua new guinea is not yet fit to live in.
the facility on manus island was shut down on tuesday after a court ruled that it was unconstitutional. but hundreds of detainees have barricaded themselves inside the centre, fearing locals will attack them if they leave. the bbc‘s phil mercer joins me live from sydney: when will this alternative accommodation for asylum seekers be finished? we don't know the answer to that question. what we do know is that according to the united nations, the three alternative accommodation blocks that australia is building for these asylum seekers and refugees is not ready. a senior un representatives said that he had been to see this new accommodation. earthworks were still in progress, he said, and the censors had not been completed. in the meantime we have over 600 men still inside the
old manus island australian run regional processing facility. they say they are too scared to leave. australia says there is no point in them saying inside the facility that closed down on tuesday and they should move to the new accommodation. importantly, australia is saying that it cannot guarantee the men's security if they leave the old facility at manus island. why do they fear leaving the detention centre? they say they could be attacked by locals? according to an australian greens senator who has been in manus island, former dk knees are telling him that in the last few weeks and months there have been a few machete and knife attacks, allegedly carried out by locals on asylum seekers and refugees. we hear from out by locals on asylum seekers and refugees. we hearfrom the refugees are still inside the old australian
facility that they are physically wea k facility that they are physically weak and mentally drained. they are trying to collect rainwater in rubbish bins so they can stay inside. it is worth noting that the popular on the guinean government says the men are australia's responsibility. australia says that the responsibility for them now falls with papua new guinea. you have a bit of a stand—off there. and a stand—off with 600 men inside the centre refusing to leave and reports that the papua new guinean army could move in soon to forcibly evict them. so if there is a stand-off between papua new guinea and australia, who is likely to resolve this problem? in recent days and weeks we have heard from the new zealand government which has reiterated its willingness to take refugees from australia's offshore processing centres. there was one that was closed down on manus island, as we discussed. another one on the tiny pacific island of nauru
that could end up in new zealand. the united states had earlier struck a deal with the 0bama administration and australia to take 1250 refugees from these camps but we do not know how many more will go. 0nly from these camps but we do not know how many more will go. only a handful so far have been resettled. what this means, for the men still on manus island, the next few days, weeks and months would be quite anxious and extremely uncertain. thank you so much for the update. it's just over three months until the winter olympics get under way in south korea. among those competing will be american freestyle skier gus kenworthy. after the sochi games in 2015 he came out as gay — the first athlete in his event to do so — and was hailed as a new standard bearer for lgbt people in sport. 0ur sports correspondent andy swiss went to meet him. just hoping that my story serves as
encouragement for people who are in the closet in sport. of anything i have done in my life, the thing i am most proud of is coming out and doing it the way i did it. in the frenetic world freestyle skiing, gus kenworthy standalone. the world number one and also the openly gay competitor. when he won silver at the sochi 0lympics competitor. when he won silver at the sochi olympics in 2014, kenworthy had not revealed his sexuality. behind the celebrations, he says he felt deceitful, guilty and even considered quitting for fear of what his sport would think. your whole sport is based around your image and your persona. your social media followers and all sponsors and... just the way you portray yourself. i did not want to throw that all away. and her friends and people in the industry say homophobic things. we used to have snowboarders at events calling us faqs and whenever anything was bad, beat thejudges or the
faqs and whenever anything was bad, beat the judges or the weather, it would be that so gay, that is so 93v- would be that so gay, that is so gay. and i am just kept thinking thatis gay. and i am just kept thinking that is not what that word means when will they realise, that i am actually gay. and you came out? and what was the reaction? it was crazy. the reaction when i came out was the opposite of what they expected. i tweeted it and it was... my phone stopped working was going so crazy. i got calls from people. 0ther people in the industry who had joked about things calling me gay or a factor, calling me to say that they we re factor, calling me to say that they were soi’i’y factor, calling me to say that they were sorry and they would never have said those things. i felt all guilty all morning. i was in tears hearing all morning. i was in tears hearing all the apologies to get messages every single days from kids. i have helped them to come to terms with themselves and help them come out. coming out he believes has enhanced his marketability. he is one of australia —— america's faces of the winter games and it has given him the focus to realise his sporting potential. what would it mean for you to go to the winter olympics and
come away with a gold medal? how much would that mean? 0h, come away with a gold medal? how much would that mean? oh, my god. i wa nt to much would that mean? oh, my god. i want to do well for myself but i wa nt to want to do well for myself but i want to do well for myself but i want to do well for the lgbti community. i want to be their sports a man. i want to community. i want to be their sports a man. iwant to be community. i want to be their sports a man. i want to be at the olympic and —— 0lympics get a medalfor the community. the sky is the limit them for a community. the sky is the limit them fora man community. the sky is the limit them for a man who blazes trail both on off the snow. 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 orchids
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 the dendrobium elizabeth, named after his mother, and there's even the vanda william catherine, named after his son and daughter—in—law, and there's even one for his former wife, diana. but this one, dendrobium duke and duchess of cornwall is meant to commemorate the close ties between the uk and singapore. now we know it is the prince's second official visit, but it's really aimed at reaching out to other commonwealth nations, and head of a crucial commonwealth summit next year. now, it will be the first summit being held since the uk's decision to exit the european union. and with brexit looming, at little bit of royal treatment to its allies may go some way to to re—establish its presence in the region. you have been watching newsday.
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. babesia, if you come to singapore, we will name an orchid after you. can you do that? that would be amazing! i will hold you to that. everyone has witnessed that. the power this man has is incredible. we will get one together. and before we go, let's head to hawaii 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 in hampshire. drift a little bit further north to aberdeenshire, and a difficulty in seeing the end of the road at times. the reason for the difference, an active weather front in the north. clearer skies in the south. hence some fog patches to start the day in some southern counties. and a chilly start underneath the clearer skies across northern scotland. but at last, at last, some 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.
yes, the odd mist fog patch, but some sunshine and dry weather. there the remnants of the old front strung out across wales, the midlands, and east anglia. the further south and west you are, the more likely it is you'll have dense fog patches — a real issue, perhaps, for the commute. but as we get on through the morning, so as the cloud comes in from the north, it will 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. so bear that one in mind. the afternoon, though, marked by plenty of sunshine into the north of england, north midlands, the north of wales, too. more in the way of cloud further south. despite the sunshine, struggling to get to double figures in parts of scotland and northern ireland. out of thursday into friday, not too much in the way of a breeze across the south. clear skies for some. so again, fog could be an issue first up. more cloud, i think, as you get into the midlands,
wales, then up into scotland and northern ireland. but a lot of dry weather around. just the odd bit and piece of rain coming off the irish sea. a new set of weather fronts bringing rain into scotland and perhaps the far north—west of northern ireland. cool in northern spots, nine, ten, 11 degrees. dry in the south, but as we get into the weekend, we could see quite a bit of cool air rushing towards the british isles on an increasingly fresh and dominant north—westerly wind. but before we see that, we have to get this banner of cloud and rain away from this south—eastern quarter. and here's the thing: it could take a good part of the daylight hours on saturday before it eventually quits the scene. there that cooler fresher air moving in across northern and western parts. keeping the temperatures in single figures. and we'll do something pretty similar as we get on through sunday. by this stage, it certainly 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 story about one of bangladesh's best known film stars is trending on bbc.com. shakib khan is being sued by a rickshaw driver,