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i'm rico hizon in singapore. the headlines: 26 people have been killed in a small texas town after a mass shooting at a church. asa as a state, we are dealing with the largest mass shooting in our state's history. he's met his best friend in asia, shinzo abe, now president trump is off to meet the japanese emperor. i'm kasia madera in london. also in the programme: a huge new leak of financial documents — known as the paradise papers — has revealed how the powerful and wealthy secretly invest vast amounts of money in offshore tax havens. the papers disclose how donald trump's commerce secretary has business links with russian allies of president putin who are subject to us sanctions. the bbc panorama programme has also discovered that millions of pounds of queen elizabeth's private money is invested in offshore funds based in the cayman islands and bermuda
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by her private estate, the duchy of lancaster. live from our studios in singapore and london, this is bbc world news — it's newsday. there's been another mass shooting in the united states. twenty six people were killed when a gunman opened fire at a church during sunday services. the attack happened at the first baptist church in sutherland springs, a small town in texas. the gunman is reported to have been killed in the aftermath. james cook reports. mid—morning on a sunday, and like millions of americans, the people of sutherland springs were at worship. in the first baptist church, the serenity was shattered when a man opened fire at a service normally attended
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by around 50 people. the church pastor's 14—year—old daughter is reportedly among the dead. one witness described how she took shelter when the shooting began. i'm about 50 yards away. there's a row of houses. we went running outside when we heard the shots, and we looked at each other and said, i'm not going to be outside for bullets to fly, because we had ricochets. so we went back into the store, where we had a couple customers. and then the owner decided to go ahead and close the store. a short time after the shooting, the local sheriff said the gunmen was down, reportedly after a search or pursuit. as the news spread, the united states embraced the familiar ritual, with public figures focusing on the need for prayer. donald trump, on a tour of asia, tweeted. .. this latest mass shooting comes
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a month after a gunmen opened fire in las vegas, killing 58 people, and two years after a white supremacist shot dead nine in a church in south carolina. now the tiny community of sutherland springs adds its name to the roll call of mass shootings. here's the bbc‘s nick bryant in new york with more on what we know so far about the shooting, and about the first baptist church. a small church, the first baptist church, mainly white congregation, about 30 minutes into the service, a gunman burst into the service and started shooting indiscriminately. more than 20 people have been
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killed. we understand that the gunman fled the scene and, during a search, he was found shortly afterwards, dead. the presumption right now is that he took his life we have no confirmation of that. how grimly and awfully repetitive these multiple shooting are becoming. a multiple shooting commonly defines as where four or more people are shot or killed. there were three of them yesterday, in america. there were four of them on friday. in october, there were 28. authorities have given an update. this is what the governor of texas had to say. as a state we are dealing with the largest mass shooting in our state's history. for so shooting in our state's history. for so many families, who have lost family members, fathers, mothers,
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sons and daughters. the tragedy is that worsened by the fact that it occurred in a church, a place of worship, where these people were innocently gunned down. we mourn their loss. we support their family members. we appreciate the first responders and what they have done it to help respond to this challenge. that was the governor of texas. the us president is continuing his marathon tour of asia. president trump started the tour injapan and after meeting the japanese prime minister said the two countries had never been closer. later on monday he will be officially welcomed by japan's emperor akihito. stops in south korea, china, vietnam and the philippines are also on the itinerary in the coming week. from tokyo, rupert wingfield—hayes reports. under bright sunny skies, air force one touched down at the yokota air base, just outside tokyo. with a military band playing hail
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to the chief and a stage flanked by fighter jets, president trump was given a rock—star welcome by 2,000 us troops stationed here injapan. and then, he got to don a military jacket. president trump could have landed at tokyo airport and been met by prime minister shinzo abe. it is significant that instead, for his first stop on his asian tour, he has chosen to land here, at a us military base, and to address us military personnel. a lot of stuff coming... when he spoke it was of america's overwhelming military might, and — without naming the country directly — this veiled threat to north korea's dictator, kim jong—un. no one, no dictator, no regime and no nation, should underestimate, ever, american resolve. every once in a while in the past,
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they underestimated us. it was not pleasant for them, was it? it was not pleasant. minutes later, marine 0ne whisked the president to another of his favourite places — a golf course. there waiting to welcome him, prime minister shinzo abe. mr abe has deliberately cast himself as donald trump's number one friend in asia, and today he got his payoff. president trump lavished praise on him and japan, calling it a treasured partner and crucial ally. on monday, the us president will fulfil another long—held ambition — an official welcome from japan's emperor. rupert wingfield hayes, bbc news, in tokyo. joining me now from tokyo is the bbc‘s mariko 0i. apart from this very important
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meeting with the emperor, what else is on president trump's agenda? according to his schedule, he would have started meeting business leaders here in tokyo and later on, as you mention, he will be meeting with the japanese emperor and the official summit between the two leaders, president trump and prime minister shinzo abe. the two leaders have spent quite a lot of time together playing golf and having lunch and dinner but the official summit is today full of the president has implied that he will bring up not just president has implied that he will bring up notjust north korea but some uncomfortable issues surrounding trade so i assuming surrounding trade so i assuming surrounding trade so i assuming surrounding trade and how he accuses japan and china on keeping their currency weak to take advantage of experts which he says accounts were a large deficit in america. the
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rhetoric will be primarily on north korea. what have other leaders been saying about what president trump said about pyongyang? ahead of his visit to japan, president trump has reportedly said he did not understand why japan did reportedly said he did not understand whyjapan did not shoot down north korean missiles. that prompted criticism because it would have been logistically and legally doubtful. that is raising questions about whether he knew exactly what he meant but also in prompted the family members of those abducted by north korea in the 70s and 80s that they want to ask the president not to start a war when they meet later today. he is scheduled to meet pa rents of today. he is scheduled to meet parents of a girl abducted at the age of 13. this is the first time an
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american president will be meeting and a taxi as well. —— someone that was abducted. he loves the sport of golf so not everything in this trip is serious? no, not at all. i have to say, the japanese government has put ina to say, the japanese government has put in a lot of effort to make sure that he and his daughter have a good time. a lot of media coverage about what they had for lunch and dinner. the government decided to offer them american beef, a hamburger, instead of japanese cuisine because he's too in asia will be quite long. later tonight, the and prime minister will bejoined by a tonight, the and prime minister will be joined by a senior. tonight, the and prime minister will bejoined by a senior. apparently president trump's grandchildren a
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great fans of his songs. —— at children is a senior. senior. —— singer. a huge leak of secret offshore investments has revealed the tax affairs of rich and powerful people around the world. the details are contained in millions of documents from a law firm which specialises in offshore arrangements for individuals and companies — in tax havens around the world. they've been dubbed ‘the paradise papers' — they were obtained by the german newspaper su—deutsche zeitung and shared with the international consortium of investigative journalists, including the bbc‘s panorama programme. among the names revealed is the duchy of lancaster which manages the queen's private estate and which invested 10 million pounds offshore. bbc panorama's richard bilton reports. it is an island paradise but there is a lot more to bermuda than just beaches and the sun. it is a tax haven, secrecy and 0% tax rates. one of the world's biggest
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offshore companies, appleby, is based here. seven million documents have been leaked. for months, we had to carry out secret research. that's the head office. whispering: we have to be very careful at this stage of the investigation. appleby don't know that we have their data. but now we can report what goes on here. the leak is known as the paradise papers. it contains some of the biggest names in britain. like the queen's private estate. the queen's investments are handled by the duchy of lancaster. now, because of the files, we can see where some of the money was going. £10 million was invested in tax havens, with $7.5 million in one fund in the cayman islands. it is perfectly legal
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and there is no suggestion tax was being avoided but should the monarch's cash be going offshore? if the money has been invested in a tax haven, i would have thought it would be extremely embarrassing for the queen and the royal family. we expect higher standards of the queen in terms of where the investments are located. the duchy told us: the paradise papers also expose a new link between president trump's government and the russians. you know who that is, right? it's wilbur ross, president trump's commerce secretary. this is in gennady timchenko, the sanctioned friend of president putin. we have found that these two men have a business link. wilbur ross said that he cut ties with companies that could compromise his new role
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in the us government. your service has resulted in your divesting yourself of literally hundreds of millions of dollars. you did it to avoid any conflict of interest, correct? that is correct. we don't think that is correct. we have discovered mr ross has a stake in a shipping company called navigator holdings. one of its major clients is sibur, a russian energy company. gennady timchenko is a shareholder who was sanctioned by the us government in 2014. you don't want to get known as somebody who plays footsy or walks up to the line with sanctioned individuals. if you know anything about the russians it's that under the current system, it's easy to get dirty. don't go there, man, don't go there. mr ross told us that none
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of the funds he managed ever owned a majority of navigator's shares and he never met timchenko. there are revelations closer to home. i, michael, lord ashcroft, do swear by almighty god... lord ashcroft was the tory deputy chairman and gave millions to the party but what we found in the files could leave him facing a tax bill of tens of millions. a series of payments totalling around $200 million were made to him from a trust in bermuda. to avoid tax on those payments, the trust, called punta gorda, must act independently, if lord ashcroft avoided the rules, he could face a big bill from the taxman. e—mails seen by us suggest a rising sense of frustration from the trustees that lord ashcroft was not playing by the rules. it looks like lord
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ashcroft was controlling the trust and expecting trustees to rubber—stamp his decisions. i'm richard bilton, i work for panorama... he didn't answer written questions, so i caught up with him at the tory conference. did you have tens of millions in an offshore trust that you secretly controlled, sir? did that mean you could avoid millions in tax? why don't you talk to me, it would be great to hear your view. it was the punta gorda trust. his lawyers made said that i had started shouting something at him by which time lord ashcroft had walked away and heard nothing of what i said. we've done about a mile and a half, we could have been sponsored. despite the questions, lord ashcroft wouldn't give
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us his side. i'm not going to follow you in there, sir. about the leak, appleby said it does not specialise in tax, that these are commercial and sensitive documents relating to appleby and its clients. these are the first names from the paradise papers but there are more to come from this extraordinary leak. you are watching newsday on the bbc. live from london in singapore. coming up: fiji faces up to the united states and donald trump's promise to bring back coal. also on the programme: ivanka trump has been accompanying her father in japan
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as he continues his asia tour. but what impression is the first daughter having on japanese women? the israeli prime minister, yitzhak rabin, the architect of the middle east peace process, has been assassinated. a 27—year—old jewish man has been arrested, and an extremistjewish organisation has claimed responsibility for the killing. at polling booths throughout the country, they voted on a historic day for australia. as the results came in, it was clear — the monarchy would survive. of the american hostages, there was no sign. they are being held somewhere inside the compound, and student leaders have threatened that, should the americans attempt rescue, they will all die. this mission has surpassed all expectations. voyager one is now the most distant man—made object anywhere in the universe, and itjust seems to keep on going. tonight, we proved once more that the true strength of our nation comes not from the might of ourarms, or the scale of our wealth, but from the enduring power of our ideals. glad you are staying with us. you're
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watching newsday on the bbc. i am rico hizon in singapore. and i am kasia madera in london. our top stories: at least 20 people have been killed in texas after a mass shooting at a church in the small town of sutherland springs. president trump has met his japanese counterpart shinzo abe — he's off to meet the emperor later today. plans by the trump administration to promote coal as a solution to climate change at a major un meeting in germany have angered environmentalists. an adviser to the president is expected to take part in a pro—coal presentation, at the first full gathering of climate negotiators since president trump vowed to take the us out of the paris treaty. it's being chaired by fiji. the pacific island has been experiencing the impacts of extreme weather. villagers from the small village
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of vunidogoloa deal with the effects of climate change everyday. we crossed live to fiji, now. barbara dreaver, pacific correspondent from tv—nz is there and joins me live. so you arejoining us so you are joining us from the village of vunidogoloa, where villages deal with these effects of climate change everyday? that is exactly right. we are standing in front of one of 18 houses that have actually been abandoned. it has been actually been abandoned. it has been a terrible situation for the villages. high tides and storm surges would sleep through, make it very u nsafe surges would sleep through, make it very unsafe or that villages to be
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here. about three years ago, they moved inland about three kilometres. it isa moved inland about three kilometres. it is a goes down here. moving has not been easy for these guys, because everything about the cost, it was about £300,000. just a movement really get that make us to movement really get that make us to move and relocate. and leaving behind the graves of their loved ones was extremely difficult for them. but they had no choice. here in fiji, 68 villages have been identified as victim to climate change. many are going to have two move. that is going to be a very serious problem here for the people. that is why, little wonder, that they support their prime minister and country to go to bonn to preside over the meeting and get some action for them. exactly. the prime
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minister has been invited to preside over the talks. what can fiji expect oi’ over the talks. what can fiji expect or hopeful? —— expect or hope for? i think we have a slight problem with you, barbara dreaver. apologies to oui’ you, barbara dreaver. apologies to our viewers, but as you can imagine, it is not easy getting fiji to communicate with us here. apologies, but barbara dreaver giving us an example of the difficult life that fiji as having, having to move further inland, followed the effects of climate change. let's return now to president donald trump visit to japan. his daughter ivanka, who serves as his special adviser, is accompanying him on his asian tour. while in tokyo, she spoke at the world assembly for women. i think she is a confusing figure. i
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saw a lot of her and her father sort of together. he would be a objectifying. and she would just laugh it off. i mean, it is always good to see a female figure in the realm of politics or in a position so realm of politics or in a position so high up, but then again, it does not make sense way she is there at this moment, because it is not like she was —— because it is not like she was elected. examples of sexism in japan, in my experience, who has not experienced sexism in japan, japan, in my experience, who has not experienced sexism injapan, it is such a deep—rooted issue. just a quick update for you, because
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the sacked calais leader carles puigedemont, and four of his former ministers, abbey released from police custody in. they had been held by authorities under allouettes warrant from spanish courts over the unilateral declaration of independence. you have been watching newsday on the bbc. i am rico hizon in singapore. stay with us, we will be looking at the paradise papers on asia business report. and i am kasia madera in london. as always, thank you for watching newsday. goodbye. bonfire night was a cold and mainly dry one up and down the uk. 0vernight, temperatures continue to fall away under clear skies with light winds, leading to the cold
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side of the season so far. during the early hours of monday morning, we are looking at values in towns and cities close to freezing. you can see that blew on the map. in rural places, significantly colder, down two —1i, —5, or even —6 in some places, along with mist and fog. so monday morning is starting on a cold but bright note. a change will come out west as this weather system comes in. to me that picket cloud will have a right across the south—west of england into west wales, with spots of rain, as well. winners will pick up in the south, lifting temperatures to ii or 12 celsius, gradually. but stilla bright and sunny afternoon in the midlands, and will remain like that until the evening when thickening cloud arise. much of northern england, northern ireland, and scotland, strengthening winds and that rain will really start to pep
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up that rain will really start to pep up and become heavy across the west of scotland. a breezy evening across the board. they travel continue to push this was along with the rain band. by the end of the night, it will be across western parts of britain. hyde, clearer and will be across western parts of britain. hyde, clearerand cooler. they had of it, mild and breezy and certainly much milder than the previous night. but the mild air, as you can see, hear, is only a very thin slice, wedged between two areas. cold air moving in behind that rayman. a windy day in england and wales on tuesday. the rain will eventually get these were will be heavy at times. 0ne eventually get these were will be heavy at times. one or two showers around, particularly sunshine. the will be cooler, back into single figures. double figures across the east and south—east, but they are, very west. two very wet. —— but
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they're very wet. a little bit of frost and bright and turning bright aggressive far south—east. —— there. turning windy across scotland and northern ireland. that band of wet and windy weather will spread through during wednesday night to leave thursday breezy with a little bit of sunshine and a few showers. hello. i'm kasia madera with bbc world news. our top stories is now. 26 deep have been killed in a max —— mass shooting in texas. children are among the victims after a gunman entered the church with an automatic weapon. he was later found entered the church with an automatic weapon. he was laterfound dead several miles from the seal —— vaccine. it has been called a disgustingly sick tragedy. leaked documents says wilbur ross has
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interests in a russian company with links to the kremlin. and this story is about how the first daughter, ivanka trump, is perceived by women injapan. she ivanka trump, is perceived by women in japan. she has ivanka trump, is perceived by women injapan. she has been accompanying her father injapan. she has been accompanying herfather on his tour injapan. she has been accompanying her father on his tour through asia. stay with us here on bbc world news. —— several miles from the scene. now, it is
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