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i'm sharanjit leyl in singapore. the headlines: fire and fury, or let's do a deal? donald trump is expected to outline his policy on north korea in a speech to the national assembly in the south. the death toll in vietnam rises to more than 80, after typhoon damrey causes the worst flooding the country has seen in years. i'm babita sharma in london. also in the programme: new details about the gunman who killed 26 people at a church in texas. police reports show he escaped from a mental health clinic in 2012. and british vogue strikes a different pose. the first edition under its new editor focuses on issues of diversity. good morning.
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it is 12:00pm here in london, 8:00am in singapore, and 9:00am in seoul, where us president donald trump is preparing to address south korea's national assembly. his speech is expected to focus on his north korea policy. earlier, mr trump used a news conference to urge the north to come to the table and discuss giving up its nuclear weapons. striking a different tone from previous fiery rhetoric, he said he hoped to god he did not have to use the us military option against pyongyang. the president's next stop is beijing. mark lowen has the story so far from seoul. backing the man they say can stop north korea's march to war. supporters of donald trump out in seoul today, defending his hardline approach to the north's weapons tests. it's a kind of a warning
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to kimjong—un and his regime. if you do wrong things, you're going to be destroyed. but across the road, the other side, fearing mr trump's bombastic talk over north korea. passions and divisions accompanying him on this trip. threatening north korea, it's not the answer. we have to make them talk around the table, and we have to talk about it. these people say that, when donald trump fires off a tweet—storm or a tirade against kim jong—un from the other side of the world, it is seoul, 30 miles from the north korean border, that is made to feel vulnerable. they have lived with a nuclear threat from the north for decades, and they say that president trump is making it worse. the welcome was traditional, a reminder of an old alliance,
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now strained as mr trump has accused his south korean counterpart of appeasing north korea. it has vowed to continue to develop a long—range nuclear missile that could hit the us. applause. the two leaders seemed to present a united front, president moon saying he hoped it would mark a turning point on north korea. from donald trump, less fire, more talk of pressure on the north to change course. we have many things happening that we hope, we hope — in fact, i'll go a step further — we hope to god we never have to use. with that being said, i really believe that it makes sense for north korea to come to the table and to make a deal. that more restrained tone didn't stop the protesters. tomorrow, they'll hear more from mr trump as he addresses parliament. with tension on the korean peninsula at a critical level, the call for peace grows louder. mark lowen, bbc news, seoul.
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but first, let's go live to seoul and join robin brant. this is the scripted big message moment of this visit. it is a brief visit, barely 2a hours, but i think this is the most symbolic of his days asia tour. remember, here in seoul he is 35 miles, 50 kilometres from the border with north korea. it is the closest he personally has ever got to the front line. so when we get this address to lawmakers later, it is his opportunity to i think deal with south korea's concerns. they want to hear again reassu ra nces concerns. they want to hear again reassurances that the ally that has protected them militarily for six decades has still got its back. that is something that south korea's president made clear yesterday, referring to it as an ironclad commitment. secondly and perhaps more importantly, it is a message to
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the other people on the korean peninsula, and that is those in the north. he has referred to north korea's people as great people, people living under a repressive regime. and this is a chance perhaps for him to go beyond the fire and fury, the twitter diplomacy, the kind of discourse he has had with kim jong—un over the airwaves and the internet and exley address the people of north korea as well because there are many who believe that ultimately it is with those people at rest the future of the regime —— actually address the people of north korea. we will be bringing that for you live on bbc news. looking ahead to the next stop, china, president xijinping himself. tell me how those relationships will manifest, and what donald trump is hoping to get out of it. well, they are very close, apparently. they met in florida, and president trump repeatedly refers to xi jinping as a close friend. this is perhaps the most important political part of
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this tour. he spent three days in china, he goes there later on this evening, and there will be pomp, there will be ceremony, there will be state banquets. trade is hugely important in terms of the relationship between china and the united states, and i think that is going to be a key part of the discussions there. that perhaps will be where president trump really wa nts to be where president trump really wants to make some tangible gains. will the chinese give him anything? well, i think the expectation is low, frankly. historically there is often much talk, but when it comes to actually market access, reciprocity, venice, the way us firms are treated, well, the chinese do not give much in the past. as we know, as we talk about a lot, china's role in north korea is important. it is something president trump had high expectations from before. i think perhaps expectations now are lower because he feels they haven't delivered. there was a little dig at china yesterday in that address at that as conference. he said it was time for the world to come together, and to stop trade
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entirely with north korea. they want the restrictions to be even further. remember, though, it was china, of course, which has conceded to further un sanctions in the last few months, but not complete un sanctions. they didn't want oil to be cut off completely. that is something the us wanted, not something the us wanted, not something china was willing to give. interesting, we will see what happens in that speech a few hours from now. our other top story: police say the gunman who killed 26 church—goers in texas escaped from a mental health clinic in 2012. devin kelley had been sent to the hospital in new mexico after he was court—martialled for assaulting his ex—wife and stepson while in the us airforce. officials say the assault charge should have legally barred him from owning guns. rajini vaidya nathan is in sutherland springs, where people have been paying respects to the victims of sunday's attack. i will show you where i am, i am just outside the church where i have been broadcasting from the last couple of days. you can see floral
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tributes are still piling up in honour of the victims. they still have not named those who died in the church in here. we did get a bit of an update from the police earlier today. they said 26 people have died, but that did include an unborn... the baby of a pregnant woman, so unborn... the baby of a pregnant woman, so they are including an unborn baby and pregnant woman. in a way, many would argue, that is in itself slightly political, because whether or not you count that as a life or not is part of the debate over pro life and pro—choice here in america. so there is that one there. but also, in terms of gun rights, yes, there have been people here i have been talking to say that, even though so many people died cause of firearms, their second amendment rights should not be taken away. that is of course the right to bear arms. also this hour: gunmen disguised as police officers have attacked a private television station in the afghan capital, kabul. police say two people have been killed and more than a dozen staff have been injured.
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shamshad television station has now resumed broadcasting. the so—called islamic state said it carried out the attack. flooding in vietnam is now being blamed for nearly 90 deaths, after typhoon damrey made landfall on sunday. it is the worst flooding the country has seen for years. now, officials are releasing water from dangerously full reservoirs to try and stop further flooding, but there are fears that the number of dead could rise. the british foreign secretary admits he could have been clearer, when speaking about the case of a british woman being held in an iranianjail. nazanin zaghari—ratcliffe was arrested last year for supposedly being part of a coup plot. mrjohnson told parliament last week that she was there to train journalists. but her family insist she was only on a family visit, and that his comments could add years to her prison sentence. the olympic women's marathon champion, jemima sumgong, has been banned for four years for doping. she tested positive for a banned substance in an out—of—competition test.
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in rio last year, sumgong became the first kenyan woman to win an olympic marathon gold. and a very welcome arrival injava. conservationists are celebrating the breakthrough of the birth of a baby gibbon born on the indonesian island. it is the first of this species to be born in the wild to parents that were rescued from the pet trade, and the birth is being hailed as a boost for the future of the apes on the island. delhi is often hit by smog, but the indian capital is currently experiencing a particularly bad blanket of thick, grey smog. the intense smog is being blamed in part on the burning of stubble by farmers across the north of india, as well as emissions from coal—fired power plants. a public health emergency has been declared, amid the dangerously high levels of pollution. sanjoy majumder has sent this. all of delhi is currently covered by
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a thick blanket of smog. as you can see, visibility is so poor you can barely see the government buildings right behind me. and if it looks bad, let me tell you, it feels much worse. when you breathe in, there is a burning sensation in your throat. your chest starts constricting. and thatis your chest starts constricting. and that is the reason the indian medical association is asking for schools to be shut down. even delhi's annual half marathon, due to ta ke delhi's annual half marathon, due to take place later this month, to be called off because of the danger this a opposers to the runners. now, what you can't see with your naked eye are fine pollutants known as pm2.5 particular matter. in some parts of the city their levels are more than 20 times the prescribed safe level. 0ne doctor says that reading delhi's air at the moment is equivalent to smoking 50 cigarettes.
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you are watching newsday on the bbc. still to come on the programme: it's vietnam's worst flooding for years. authorities resort to urgent measures. also on the programme: we speak to the first black editor of vogue about race and using young models on the catwalk. 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
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seems to keep on going. tonight, we proved once more that the true strength of our nation comes not from the might of our arms, or the scale of our wealth, but from the enduring power of our ideals. this is newsday on the bbc. i'm sharanjit leyl in singapore. i'm babita sharma in london. our top stories: donald trump is to address south korea's national assembly, in a speech that is expected to focus on his policy on north korea. let's take a look at some front pages from around the world.
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the philippine star says president duterte is relying on china's "good faith" that it would not build new islands in disputed waters. it reports china's recent launching of a vessel described as the "magic island—maker" has triggered concern it will be used to reclaim the scarborough shoal. the japan times reports the ‘black widow‘ serial killer has been sentenced to death for the murder of three men, one of whom was her husband, and the attempted murder of another. 70—year—old chisa ko ka kehi is accused of using cyanide to kill her lovers and make millions from insurance payouts. the south china morning post says hong kong's top court has given three jailed student leaders of the 2014 0ccupy campaign the go—ahead to appeal. the three, who appeared outside the court, had beenjailed for illegal assembly. that brings you up—to—date with some
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of the papers. babita sharma, you have been looking at story sparking discussion online? a bold move by the singer sia on social media has gone viral — she responded to an apparent paparazzi threat to sell naked pictures of her. she took to twitter — posting this image of the back of a naked woman saying "someone is apparently trying to sell naked photos of me to my fans. save your money, here it is for free. every day is christmas!" she is known for being secretive about her life, including what she looks like, regularly hiding herface under masks and wigs. well, as the president prepares to land on their shores, more on those floods in vietnam which are now being blamed for nearly 90 deaths after typhoon damrey made landfall on sunday. it's the worst flooding the country's seen for years. now officials have released water from dangerously full reservoirs to try and stop further flooding but there are fears that the number
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of dead could rise. in da nang is bbc vietnamese correspondent hoang nguyen. can you tell us about the latest on these floods? what are the worst affected areas, and in terms of rescue efforts, what is being done? well, i am standing here in da nang, where the apec conference will be held this week. what happened, what effect did it the most, is that several provinces in central vietnam, including the ancient town of hoi an, where the flood is very serious for the first time in 30 yea rs serious for the first time in 30 years 01’ so, serious for the first time in 30 years orso, i serious for the first time in 30 years or so, i think the typhoon is one thing, but what is getting worse as the flooding, because we are talking about all the reservoirs u pstrea m talking about all the reservoirs upstream getting either full or overflowing. and the government has
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to really release some of the water. so it is getting very serious at the moment. serious indeed. where you are, the apec summit, as you say, it is about to begin. we have resident trumpeted there later this week. so are the officials there concerned? —— president trump headed there. well, the apec conference is the number one priority. the prime minister came to my own yesterday to make sure that all the —— came to hoi an yesterday to make sure all the efforts are under way. the president of china will also be coming, and vladimir putin from russia. altogether, 21 members of the apec countries. we know this is the apec countries. we know this is the latest storm to hit vietnam, but when that apec summit kicks off and
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gets going, are their expectations of more bad weather? well, what you can see here from my phone is the weather forecast here. it doesn't look good at all, because in my own —— hoi an, and then in da nang also, all the way between now and the end of the weekend, it is raining all the time. so as long as the rain does not stop, we are getting serious, getting much worse. today, what happened is, vladimir putin, the president of russia, suggested that he had decided to donate 5 million us dollars. he described a humanitarian initiative, and he hopes it will be followed by other members of apec. thank you. a new
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resident has taken up home outside bbc headquarters here in london. it is the first public statue of the journalist and novelist george 0rwell, who worked for the bbc during world war two. he left the bbc to write animal farm in 19 —— and 1984. he was not far off the mark with many of his novels put was —— novels' predictions. this report contains flash photography. by the time he died of tuberculosis, atjust 46, george orwell was a literary great, the conscience of england and a secular prophet. there is something eerie about the precision with which he forecast many of our contemporary concerns. i have been reading your newspeak articles in the times. yes. his concepts of thought crime and newspeak, chronicled here in 1984, the film of his novel starring john hurt, have evolved into worries about political correctness. he reported on the struggle for independence in catalonia, which has so violently reared its head in recent weeks. and though he never used the term, 0rwell satirised fake news before it entered common parlance. if you want to discover the source of the division in our country, look no further than the fake news
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and the crooked media. from 1941 to 1943, 0rwell worked in room 101 here at the bbc. as a patriot and master of pros, his appeal transcended ideological divisions and though he was an avowed socialist, the central idea in his work wasn't equality, but human freedom. he felt that the liberty to think, feel, say and hear what other people might not like was under assault from totalitarianism in various disguises. that dedication to liberty has been celebrated in a statue by the artist martinjennings. it was commissioned and paid for by the george orwell memorial trust, and was unveiled outside the bbc today. one, two, three. applause it's taken years to raise the money and get planning permission. final approval was given by the current director general, much to the delight of his son. a sheer sense of satisfaction that finally everyone has come together with, what i would suggest, is the correct decision to put a statue outside the bbc.
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so universal and urgent are the themes he addressed, that 0rwell seems destined to inspire journalists for generations to come. amol rajan, bbc news. he's the first black editor of the british fashion bible, vogue. this week edward enninful‘s debut edition will hit the newstands. and he's making it clear he won'tjust be making fashion statements but political ones too — saying vogue has lost touch with multicultural britain. he's also acknowledged that young models are — as he put it — pretty exposed and says he will try to do more to protect them. 0ur arts editor, will gompertz has been talking to him. so here we are. so here it is. this is the december issue. my vogue is about sort of feeling inclusive. it's about diversity, sort of showing different women, different body shapes,
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different races, class, sort of tackling gender. do you think it perhaps failed to keep up with multi—cultural modern britain? yes. my predecessor was here for 25 years she had, you know, her vogue. you know, a quarter of a century. she did a greatjob and i'lljust... you're being very polite — do mine! laughter. edward, had the magazine got complacent, do you think? i mean, you know, it represented its time, that's what i can say. it represented a time and i feel we're in a different time now. do you worry — given, you know, the rise in mental health issues, particularly with young women — that vogue can create a series of images which makes people feel anxious and dissatisfied with themselves? i mean, the subject of body image obviously goes on. when i started in the ‘90s, you know, a sample size was sort of a four and a six and now it's a zero zero, and i feel it's a conversation that the whole
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industry has to partake in. naomi campbell said in the past, hasn't she, that she's experienced racism in the fashion industry. have you, too? i mean, you know, istarted as a 16—year—old model. so, you know, i experienced... yeah, i experienced racism, but i had good support. i had great mentors, but i do feel for sort of the young models today, who don't have the chaperons or don't have their mothers with them. i was very lucky. and how exposed are they? i feel they're pretty exposed, but we're doing what we can. what about this issue of nudity? i mean, kate moss was speaking about it recently, saying that she was uncomfortable in her body, but had to strip off and couldn't see why, as a very young girl. does that need to change? well, i don't believe in sort of very young girls being nude. what limit on age would you put? 18.
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so what are we going to see less of in an edward enninful vogue? not what we'll we see more of, what will we see less of? what are we going to see less of, that's a really interesting question! so you're going to see less of... what do you want me to say? what are we going to see less of? 0k. yeah, you're going to see less of sort of models who don't look so healthy, maybe. a place to avoid for arachnophobia. these spiders have flourished in their thousands in a wood outside jerusalem. it is thanks to the untreated sewerage a creek, which is full of nutrients which encourage mosquitoes, which in turn brings out the spiders. you can see how their website covering the plants and trees around the creek. sharanjit leyl, would you think? i don't think i want to go there at
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all. it looks terrifying. i am i don't think i want to go there at all. it looks terrifying. iam not i don't think i want to go there at all. it looks terrifying. i am not a big fan of spiders. i am sure none of our viewers are either. you have been watching newsday. stay with us. we have lots more coming, including india's surprise their monetisation. —— demonetisation. we will look at how successful the country's attem pts how successful the country's atte m pts to how successful the country's attempts to go cashless have been. and before we go, some sad news from new zealand. a cat belonging to new zealand's new prime minister, jacinda ardern, has died after being hit by a car. first cat "paddles" was know for having extra claws that looked like thumbs. ms ardern paid tribute on facebook to her "much—loved" pet. that's all for now. stay with bbc world news. we will have more on donald trump's visit to asia, and that national assembly address he is about to undertake in south korea. and the headlines are on the way. the skies across northern britain
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cleared up just in the skies across northern britain cleared upjust in time the skies across northern britain cleared up just in time for a spectacular light show. we have had some pretty great pictures of the aurora borealis coming in. one from the outer hebrides. i love this green one from argyll and bute. a stunning one here from cumbria as well. a lot of clear skies across the northern uk. that means there is going to be a touch of frost. chilly airout going to be a touch of frost. chilly air out there right now, but not everywhere. across east anglia and the south—east, we have that weather front, moving across the uk during tuesday, which has ended up across east anglia and the south—east. for norwich and london, temperatures around for, five, six degrees, those sorts of values. for the rest of the uk, out in the countryside, it could he as low as minus four degrees.
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mist and fog around as well, but generally speaking, lots of clear weather. anglia and the south—east could be gloomy and drizzly in the morning. the weather will improve here, but it will take time for that cloud to break up. the rest of the country, beautiful and sunny. cloud to break up. the rest of the country, beautifuland sunny. light winds, crisp, fresh, misty and places. carlisle still around freezing at eight o'clock. this is the next area of rain that is moving into the outer hebrides. probably by the time we get to the morning that will nudgee on. wet and windy again, it will reach northern ireland eventually. many areas of england, you can see that beautiful sunshine. 0n you can see that beautiful sunshine. on wednesday, still a bit of cloud left over in east anglia and the south—east. let's look at wednesday night. this entire weather front needs to move across the uk, wednesday night into thursday. again, cloud and light rain around. wednesday night will not be cold. frost free across the uk. thursday afternoon, some sunshine around as
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well, not a bad day, not a perfect day either. 0verall, not looking too bad. towards the end of the week it will be quite unsettled. the winds will be quite unsettled. the winds will be quite unsettled. the winds will be strong across northern areas. lots of isobars here. one weather front moving through, and another one on friday, bringing rainfall to the south. so friday will be wet. saturday, should the out of the way. and we are in the clear. the thinking is that after an u nsettled clear. the thinking is that after an unsettled end to the week the weekend will be bright and breezy with showers. but it is going to feel on the chilly side. good night. i'm babita sharma with bbc world news. our top story: us president donald trump is set to give a major speech in south korea outlining his plans to deal with north korea's nuclear programme. he will address politicians at the national assembly, just hours after saying the north should come to the table to do a deal, and that he hopes to god he doesn't have to use military force.
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more details are emerging from the leaked paradise papers. they reveal that prince charles campaigned for climate change agreements to be altered without disclosing that his private estate had a financial interest in the reforms. and this story is trending on bbc.com. edward enninful, the first black editor of british vogue, has unveiled his debut edition, focusing on diversity. that is all from me now. stay with bbc world news. now on bbc news, it is time for hardtalk.
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