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i'm rico hizon in singapore, the headlines. a mass shooting at a baptist church in texas leaves 26 dead. another 20 are injured. we are dealing with the largest mass shooting in our state's history. error so many families who have lost family members. —— there are. he's met his best friend in asia — shinzo abe — now president trump is off to meet the japanese emperor. i'm babita sharma 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. live from our studios in singapore
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and london this is bbc world news. its newsday. there's been another mass shooting in the united states — 26 people were killed when a gunman opened fire at a church in texas. the attack happened at the first baptist church in sutherland springs. the suspect — who fled the scene in a vehicle — was found dead. sarah corker reports. sunday morning church service that turned into a scene of horror. gunne one walked into this, the first baptist church in sunderland springs and started firing. —— sutherland springs. dozens of people are dead,
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among them a child as young as five. this happens in new york, in big cities. no one is safe. my dad has already taught me how to get the gun out of the save, get it loaded. if it can happen here, guys, it can happen anywhere. i changed my mind to go to church today, so did my daughter. otherwise we would be there. after the attack, the gunmen fled by car and was later found dead in his vehicle. it is not clear what his motive was or how he died. we are dealing with the largest mass shooting in a state's history. there are so many shooting in a state's history. there are so many families who have lost family members. fathers, mothers, sons and daughters. the tragedy, of course, is worsened by the fact that it happened in a church, a place of worship! that these people were innocently done is down. this is a small close—knit community and the wait for news of loss ones is agonising. —— loved ones. the fbi is
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helping police with their investigations. we believe it is a young, white male, maybe in his early 20s. he was dressed in all black and was wearing a ballistic vests. the delay in getting him identified there are multiple weapons in the vehicle. on a tour of asia, president donald trump responded to the news. through the tea rs responded to the news. through the tears and through the sadness, we stand strong, oh, so strong. my administration will provide its full support to the great state of texas. this latest mass shooting comes a month after gunmen open fire in las vegas, killing 58 people, and two yea rs vegas, killing 58 people, and two years after a white supremacist shot dead nine in a church in south carolina. now this tiny texan town,
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like flying half—mast, is another community in mourning. sarah corker, bbc news. 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. gunmen burst in to the scene and started shooting, indiscriminately. more than 20 people have been killed. we understand that the gunmen fled the scene and during a search, he was found shortly afterwards, dead. the presumption right now is that he took his life. we haven't had confirmation of that. it is worth saying how grimly and awfully repetitive these multiple shootings are becoming. they are commonly defined as an incident where for more people have been shot
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oi’ where for more people have been shot or killed. there were three yesterday, for on friday and in 0ctober there were 28. "4 on friday. 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 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
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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. got 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, 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,
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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. of of meeting with the emperor will be the most important event on donald trump's agenda is monday. what else is he doing apart from that? he just had a meeting with the business leaders here in tokyo and then, he
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made several comments about trade and the tra ns—pacific made several comments about trade and the trans—pacific partnership. he said that right now our trade with japan is not fair and not open. of course, he has been accusing japan and china of unfailing keeping their currencies too weak to take advantage in exports which he argues result in a huge trade deficit of america. —— accusing japan and china of keeping their currencies weak. apart from that, north korea is also at the top of its agenda. he spoke of it to the american military. who has spoken about it? if you remember, before his visit to japan, he said he didn't understand why samuraijapan didn't he said he didn't understand why samurai japan didn't shoot down north korean missiles which his
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critics have questioned whether he knew what he meant because it would have been logistically and illegally very difficult and could have resulted in north korea attacking japan should they have shot down and north korean missile. he is meeting with the family and those of those at gupta —— of those abduct did by north korea in the 70s. the family of megumi yokota and hitomi soga.m that report, we saw president trump is an avid golfer so during his trip, it is not all that serious. no, not at all. i have to say, the japanese government has put in quite a lot of effort in making sure that he and his daughter ivanka trump a
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having a good time. they were offering an american beef hamburger is that of japanese cuisine and so on. and he and the president will be joined by pikotaro, thatjapanese singer who was made famous by, i have a pen, i have an apple. i think ivanka trump mac sun is a huge fan of him. —— ivanka trump's sun. you're watching newsday on the bbc. still to come on the programme: 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 as he continues his asia tour.
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but what impression is the ‘first daughter‘ having onjapanese 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.
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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. this is newsday on the bbc. i'm rico hizon in singapore. i'm kasia madera in london. our top stories: a mass shooting at a church in texas has left 26 people dead. another 20 are injured. president trump has met his japanese counterpart shinzo abe at the start of his marathon tour of asia. he'll meet the emperor shortly. 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
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and companies in tax havens around the world. they've been dubbed ‘the paradise papers'. they were obtained by the german newspaper suddeutsche 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 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 offshore companies, appleby, is based here. seven million documents have been leaked. for months, we had to carry out secret research. whispering: that's the head office.
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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 and there is no suggestion tax was being avoided, but should the monarch‘s cash be going offshore? if the money has been
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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. now, this is 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 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
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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 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,
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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 tax man. 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 ashcroft was controlling the trust and expecting trustees
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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 had 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 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
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to appleby and its clients. these are the first names from the paradise papers but there are more to come from this extraordinary leak. 0ur royal correspondent nicholas witchell says the revelations are embarrassing for the queen. the palace is being tightlipped, i think that would be a fair characterisation of its position at the moment. by contrast, a republican pressure group has been quick to say that there should be much greater transparency about all the queen's finances. and look, this is embarrassing for her. i think there is no question about that at all. it is the association with an area of investment activity that many people would regard as doubtful, and many people would feel that this particular investor should never have been taken into by her financial advisers, not least because her reputation over so many years and so successfully, has been based on always setting the best of examples. it is important to say that there is no question of tax
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avoidance in this instance. the duchy of lancaster is, in point of fact, exempt from uk tax. the queen pays voluntarily the equivalent of income tax on her personal income from the duchy, which last year amounted to rather more than £19 million. but it is unquestionably, i think, embarrassing for her. 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. the talks are being being chaired by fiji. the pacific island has been experiencing the impacts of extreme weather. a short time ago, i spoke to barbara dreaver, pacific correspondent from tvnz. she is in fiji where the villagers
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from the small village of vunidogoloa deal with the effects of climate change every day. we are standing in front of one of 18 houses that have actually been abandoned. it has been a terrible situation to the villagers, it happened was that high tides and storm surges were sweeping through there, making it very unsafe than to be here so about three years ago, they moved inland about two kilometres, it's a bit like a ghost town here. and moving hasn't been easy for these guys because if you can think about the cost, it was probably about 300,000 pounds and also just to probably about 300,000 pounds and alsojust to move, probably about 300,000 pounds and also just to move, just to relocate, and there with the emotional cost, leaving behind the graves of their loved ones has been extremely difficult for them. they had no
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choice. here in fiji, 68 villagers have been identified as being victim to climate change, many of them are going to have to move. —— villages. that is going to be a very serious problem here for the people. but is why it is little wonder that they support their prime minister and country to go to bonn to preside over the meeting to try to get some sort of action for them. let's return now to president trump's visit to japan and 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. but what do women injapan think of the first daughter? let's take a look. i think she is a really confusing cigar. —— figure. i saw a lot of her and her father thought of together. he would be objectifying her. and she would just laugh it off. i mean,
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it's always good to see a female figure in the realm of politics or ina figure in the realm of politics or in a position so high up but then again, it doesn't makes sense when she is there at this moment because it is like she was elected. —— it isn't like. example of sexism injapan from my experience, who hasn't experienced sexism in japan, experience, who hasn't experienced sexism injapan, ithink! it is experience, who hasn't experienced sexism injapan, i think! it is such a deep—rooted issue. just before we go, this update — the sacked catalan leader, carles puigdemont, and four of his former ministers have been released from police custody in belgium.
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they had been held for questioning on an arrest warrant issued by the spanish courts. they are wanted by madrid on charges linked to catalonia's unilateral declaration of independence. you have been watching newsday. stay with us. we will be back with more on the paradise papers, and taking an in—depth look at how those offshore tax havens work. that's all for now. stay with bbc world news. bonfire night was a cold and mainly dry one up and down the uk. overnight, temperatures continue to fall away under clear skies with light winds, leading to the coldest night 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 blue
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hue there on the map. in rural places, significantly colder, down two “11, —5, or even —6 in some places, along with some mist and fog. so monday morning is starting on a cold and bright note. some mist and fog about too. that should tend to clear away. so to see a change out west as this weather system slowly losing, bringing cloud, rain, and strengthening winds. into the afternoon, some of the thicker cloud will have a right across the south—west of england into west wales, with spots of rain, as well. winds will pick up in the south, lifting temperatures to 11 or 12 celsius, gradually. but still a bright and sunny afternoon in the midlands, and will remain like that until the overnight period when thickening cloud arise. much of northern england, northern ireland, and scotland, cloudier skies in the afternoon, strengthening winds, and that rain will really start to pep up and become heavy across the west of scotland. the isobars packed together. a breezy evening across the board. they travel continue to push this was along with the rain band. by the end of the night,
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it will be across western parts of britain. behind it, something clearer and cooler. ahead of it, mild and breezy and certainly much milder than the previous night. but the mild air, as you can see, here, is only a very thin slice, wedged between two areas. cold air moving in behind that rain band. a windy day in england and wales on tuesday. the rain will eventually get to eastern areas where it will be heavy at times. one or two showers around, particularly sunshine. the will be cooler, back into single figures for many. double figures across the east and south—east, but here, very wet. weather front eventually clears away. a ridge of high—pressure noses and for wednesday before the next weather system comes in wednesday night. a little bit of frost and bright and turning brighter across far south—east. turning windy across scotland and northern ireland. that band of wet and windy weather will spread through wednesday night to leave thursday breezy
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with a little bit of sunshine and a few showers. our top story. 26 people are killed in a mass shooting in texas. children are among the victims — after a gunman entered a church with an automatic weapon. he was later found dead several miles from the scene. a state senator called the incident a ‘disgustingly sick tragedy‘. leaked documents obtained by the bbc suggest president trump‘s commerce secretary, wilbur ross, has business interests in a russian company with links to the kremlin. and this story is trending on bbc.com. it‘s about how the first daughter, ivanka trump, is perceived by women in japan. she‘s been accompanying herfather on his tour to asia. that‘s all from me for now. stay with bbc news. and the top story here in the uk.
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the cabinet minister damian green is to face a whitehall inquiry into his conduct on monday — but has denied new claims that
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