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this is newsday. i'm babita sharma, in london. the headlines: president trump urges north korea to do a deal over its nuclear programme. we'll be live in seoul, as he prepares to deliver a key speech. the prince and the paradise papers. charles is accused of a conflict of interest, with offshore investments in bermuda that stood to gain from his private campaigning. i'm sharanjit leyl, in singapore. also in the programme: police say the gunman who killed 26 people in texas escaped from a mental hospital in 2012. he'd made a number of death threats. and the changing face of british fashion: how vogue magazine's new editor is striking a different pose. live from studios in london and singapore, this is bbc world news. it's newsday. good morning.
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it's 1am in london, 9am in singapore and 10am in seoul, where president trump is preparing to address the national assembly in south korea. his speech is expected to focus on north korea. earlier, he tried to visit the demilitiarised zone between north and south korea, but was forced to cancel the trip because of fog. 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 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.
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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's seoul, 30 miles from the north korean border, that's made to feel vulnerable. they've 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, now strained as mr trump has accused his south korean counterpart of appeasing north korea. it's 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,
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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. let's go live to seoul and join robin brant. about an hour away from president trump making the speech to the national assembly. what are we likely to hear from national assembly. what are we likely to hearfrom him do you
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think? it is the big message moment for him. it'sa it is the big message moment for him. it's a scripted speech and so far he is staying to the script on this visit. it's a chance for him to expand upon comments yesterday, when he was in that press conference with south korea's resident, and send a message to the people of south korea, a message of reassurance, no doubt. a message that the six decade old military alliance that has protected this country will remain and a message to those in north korea. many think the president should stop talking about fire and furia and stop his twitter diplomacy and talk more about the people of north korea, people he has described as great and living under a repressive regime. what of the news we heard a short time ago, that he attempted to get to the demilitarised zone and wasn't successful? it's not a good start for him. last week the white house
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was saying these kinds of trips are cliched, even though previous residents have done it. apparently yesterday president trump said, let's go together. the white house said it would have been historic because the two men would have been there at the demilitarised zone, close to the border with north korea. president moon went there. he was waiting for president trump. when he got into his official helicopter, the fog was bad. they decided they would try to land and when that didn't happen they tried to go again and five minutes later the decision was made to abort it. cliched last week, decided to go today, in the end it didn't happen as mother nature was the winner. there are reports of heavily armed army teams. he wanted to go was towed back and now he is preparing for that speech in about one—hour —— turned back. thank you so much. more from you later. as you heard, that have live
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coverage of donald trump's speech to the south korean national assembly here on bbc world news. stay with us for that. let's just catch up on our other top stories. police say the gunman who killed 26 churchgoers 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 air force. 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. you can see i'm just outside the church where i have been broadcasting from the last couple of days. you can see floral tributes are still piling up, in honour of the victims. now, 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.
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they say 26 people have died, but that did include an 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's that one there. but also, in terms of gun rights, yes, there have been people here i've been talking to who say that, even though so many people died because of firearms, their second amendment rights should not be taken away. that is, of course, the right to bear arms. also making news today: 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. shamshad television station has now
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resumed broadcasting. the so called islamic state says it carried out the attack. 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. flooding in vietnam is 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 are releasing water from dangerously full reservoirs to try and stop further flooding but there are fears that the number of dead could rise. we'll have more on that story later. now to the latest revelations from the paradise papers. leaked documents about tax havens show that prince charles‘s private
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estate, the duchy of cornwall, secretly invested in an offshore company in which a close friend was a director. that's perfectly legal, but he's been accused of a conflict of interest, because he went on to campaign for international rule changes that would have benefited the firm. the prince's spokesman insists he's never chosen to speak out on a topic simply because of an investment decision. the paradise papers were shared with the international consortium of investigativejournalists, including the bbc‘s panorama programme. richard bilton has this report. for years, prince charles has campaigned on environmental issues. this week, he's in malaysia and yesterday he spent time in the rainforests of borneo. but panorama has discovered he campaigned on one issue that he secretly stood to profit from. the paradise papers show the prince of wales's private estate, the duchy of cornwall, had $4 million in the tax havens
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of the cayman islands and bermuda. this document shows $1 million in an offshore fund. their annual report says the prince is actively involved in running the duchy. the governance of the duchy of cornwall allows the prince of wales to have a hands—on involvement, so you can really see his green wellies stamped over all of this turf. we found one deal that centres on this man in the cap, the late hugh van cutsem. he was one of the prince's oldest friends. mr van cutsem was a director of sustainable forestry management limited. they were registered in bermuda, and traded in carbon credits, a market created by international treaties to tackle global warming. sustainable forestry management limited would have made more money if international regulations
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were changed to include carbon credits from all forests. the chronology of events raises serious questions for the prince. in february 2007, the duchy buys 50 shares, worth $113,500. at that time, sfm's directors agree to keep the duchy‘s shares confidential. mr van cutsem asks for lobbying documents to be sent to the prince's office. the prince begins making speeches, campaigning for changes to two international agreements on carbon credits. injune 2008, he sells his shares for $325,000, a profit of more than $200,000. but we can't find, nor has the prince's office been able to show us, any speeches prince charles made on this specific
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issue before he bought his shares. he made three major speeches in the seven months after he bought them. well, i think it's a serious conflict. there's a conflict of interest between his own investments of the duchy of cornwall, and what he's trying to achieve publicly. and i think it's unfortunate if somebody of his importance, of his influence, becomes involved in such a serious conflict. this is the sort of thing the prince was saying in his speeches. despite the prince's lobbying, the regulations surrounding carbon credits were not changed. his spokesman said... i think what happened was wrong.
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what i don't think is that he deliberately acted in a way which was unacceptable. i think, if he'd realised the context in which he was being asked to do something, he would have acted in a different way. there is no suggestion that any of this is illegal, or tax was avoided, and it id impossible to know why the share price rose after prince charles‘s estate secretly invested in his friends company. but, for the second time in a week, the paradise papers raise serious questions about how royal cash is being managed. the news. the via the's worst for
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yea rs the news. the via the's worst for years and now 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,
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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. welcome back. you are watching you sell on the bbc. —— newsday on the bbc. i'm babita sharma in london. our top stories: donald trump's to address south korea's national assembly in a speech that's expected to focus on his policy on north korea. and the prince and the paradise papers. prince charles is accused of a conflict of interest, with offshore investments in bermuda that stood to gain from his campaigning. let's take a look, now, at some
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front pages from around the world. we start with the philippine star which 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, as you can see in this picture, had beenjailed for illegal assembly.
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that brings you up to date with some of the stories out there. what stories are sparking discussions 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. this was her response: 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. but it looks like she got the last word. 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 of dead could rise. the bbc‘s vietnamese correspondent hoang nguyen has the latest
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details. iam standing i am standing here where the apec conference will be held this week. what has affected most is the fact that this is in the centre of vietnam, where the flooding is getting serious for the first time in 30 years. i think the storm, at the typhoon damrey is one thing, but what is getting worse as the flooding. because we are talking about all the reservoir upstream getting either full about all the reservoir upstream getting eitherfull or about all the reservoir upstream getting either full or other flown —— overflowing. so it is getting serious at the moment. serious indeed. as you say. but where you are, the apec summit, it is about to begin. donald trump is headed them damp letter this week. —— headed
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there later this week. are the public concern? the apec conference is the number one priority. you are talking about the prime minister who was making sure yesterday all the effo rts was making sure yesterday all the efforts are made, and also the president of vietnam. and also president donald trump is coming. we are talking about president xi jinping from china and vladimir putin from russia. so altogether, 21 members from different countries. and hoang nguyen, we know this is the latest storm to hit vietnam, but when that apec summit kicks off and gets going, other expectations of more bad weather? what you can see here, from my phone here is the weather forecast, here. here, from my phone here is the weatherforecast, here. it does not look good at all. because in this town, and in others, all the way from now through to the weekend is raining all the time. so long as the
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raining all the time. so long as the rain does not stop, we are getting more serious and much worse. and today what happened was vladimir putin, the president of russia, suggested he had decided to donate 5 million us dollars to vietnam. he described it as a humanitarian initiative that should be followed by other members of apec. now a new resident has taken up home outside bbc‘s headquarters here in london. it's the first public statue of the novelist and journalist george orwell who worked for the bbc as a radio producer during world war amol‘s report contains some flash photography. by the time he died of tuberculosis, atjust a6, 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
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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. look no further than the fake news and the crooked media. from 1941 to 1943, 0rwell worked in room 101 here at the bbc. as a patriot and master of prose, 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.
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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. so universal and urgent are the themes he addressed, that 0rwell seems destined to inspire journalists for generations to come. amol rajan, bbc news. now, 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
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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, 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
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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 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. —— chaperones. and how exposed are they?
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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. 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. you have been watching newsday. the skies across northern britain cleared upjust in time for a spectacular light show.
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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 air out there right now, but not everywhere. in fact, across east anglia and the south—east, this is where we still 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 four, five, six degrees, those sorts of values. for the rest of the uk, out in the countryside, it could be as low as minus four degrees. so some mist and fog around as well, but generally speaking, lots of clear weather. however, anglia and the south—east could be gloomy and drizzly in the morning.
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the weather will improve here, but it will take time for that cloud to break up. the rest of the country, beautiful and 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 nudge on. wet and windy again, it will reach northern ireland eventually. many areas of england, 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 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 strong across northern
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areas. lots of isobars here. 0ne weather front moving through, and another one on friday, bringing rainfall to the south. so friday will be wet. saturday, should be out of the way. and we are in the 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. goodnight. 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'll 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. 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.
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edward enninful, the first black editor of british vogue, has unveiled his debut edition, focusing on diversity. that's all from me for now. stay with bbc news. and the top story here in the uk: it's being reported that the international development secretary priti patel held two further unauthorised meetings with senior israeli political
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