i'm rico hizon, in singapore. this is newsday. the top stories: beaming in beijing, where donald trump praised his host president xi. next stop vietnam. will he be just as enthusiastic when he meets vladimir putin there? yemen faces the worst famine the world has seen for several decades. that is according to the un. i'm kasia madera, in london. also in the programme: "you have two days to move". authorities in papua new guinea warn detainees in the manus island detention centre. and, twitter halts its authentication system after complaints when it verified the account of a white supremacist. live from studios in singapore and
london, this is bbc world news. it's newsday. it's midnight in london, 8am in singapore and 7am in da nang in vietnam, which is about to host the annual gathering of 21 leaders of the asian pacific economic cooperation, known as apec. for us president donald trump its also the third stop in his asia tour. he arrives in a few hours from beijing where he has been full of praise for president xi jinping. how asia correspondentjoins us. soon he will be there, meeting with a series of leaders. what are his priorities and what will be
accomplished? the big focus of president trump's visits to da nang todayis president trump's visits to da nang today is his speech at the apec conference. he will be arriving there in a couple of hours and he is a spectre to lay out his vision for the us‘s engagement in asia. he is talking to a pretty tough crowd. earlier this year, he pulled out of the previous us administration's free trade deal, the massive trade deal called the tra ns—pacific partnership agreement. the 21 countries or 12 nation that had side onto that and the members were keen to see how the progress of that deal would have panned out. but when donald trump came in the whoppers is that these kinds of deals are unfair to american workers, unfair to the us economy and he wants to put america first. so there's a lot of expectation about what this new vision that he is going to set out about the us‘s engagement in asia
will look like. we don't know. he has talked about the indo—pacific, the words he has been talking about the words he has been talking about the rout his trip in asia. he has made trade a cornerstone of use policy but there haven't been any big wins on the previous stops he has had on this trip, so i think a lot of people here, especially some of the officials are spoken to, say that if the us continues to make this kind of noises where they do wa nt to this kind of noises where they do want to participate in regional trade agreements, well then people will just trade agreements, well then people willjust go ahead and the us will effectively be left behind. and one of the 21 leaders attending that apec summit in da nang, vietnam, is russian president died amir putin. —— vladimir putin. everyone is watching to see whether there will bea trump— watching to see whether there will be a trump— putin meeting. is there a confirmation of that? well, this
isa a confirmation of that? well, this is a highly anticipated meeting and i think we've seen comments from both sides, indicating just how delicate meeting if it takes place might we. earlier there were reports from the kremlin that the meeting would take face between president trump and putin but we've heard from the us secretary of state, that that's not confirmed. that at the very most what we've seen in those notes is that something like a policy via might happen. this comes against the backdrop, that any —— are against the backdrop, that any —— a re really against the backdrop, that any —— are really tense relationship between the us and russia amid allegations of meddling in the presidential campaign, by russia. the last time they met in germany, injuly, there were also concerns about how much they could accomplish ina meeting. about how much they could accomplish in a meeting. but north korea is a big focus for president trump. he has been talking about it with all of his partners and its one of those things he said, should a meeting go
ahead with putin, that's one of the things he wants to get from russia. we will be getting more analysis of trump's marathon to of asia in a moment. but first let's catch up with some of the day's other news. saudi arabia has ordered its citizens to leave lebanon following the resignation of the lebanese prime minister who is currently in the saudi kingdom. saad hariri resigned his post over the weekend raising concerns that the saudis forced the move. also making news today: twitter‘s method for verifying the identity of its users has been suspended, following complaints the social media platform gave a blue tick to an american neo—nazi. the sought after blue tick is added to user names, often celebrities, and prominent people, so that other users can see that their account is genuine. our technology reporter dave lee is in san francisco, who told me this is all about the "blue tick". the blue tick is quite iconic part
of twitter, you could say. it was introduced as a way of making sure that some of the celebrities that we re that some of the celebrities that were joining that some of the celebrities that werejoining twitter that some of the celebrities that were joining twitter were indeed the celebrities they said they were. that the tweets were coming from the actual person and not someone impersonating them. but in more recent times twitter has widened the system out and allowed less famous people, people that have any kind of public persona at all, to request that they get a blue tick as well and they have to provide a couple of supporting documents to do that. the issue has been that since that was widened, some people that are themselves with the far right or white supremacists have been getting this blue tick and people saw that asa this blue tick and people saw that as a problem. twitterfor their part have said that the blue tick was never an endorsement of what people had said, instead it'sjust a never an endorsement of what people had said, instead it's just a way of making sure that account was valid, what they say they understand where the confusion may lie, so while they figure out how to solve a problem they are going to temporarily
suspend handing out any new blue ticks. but if you already have one, asi ticks. but if you already have one, as i go, you will keep it for the foreseeable future. thanks very much. stunning backdrop! in other news, german prosecutors say they now believe a nurse who was convicted of murdering two of his patients may have murdered as many as 100. niels hoegel is suspected of injecting patients with potentially lethal heart drugs, so he looked like a hero when he resuscitated them. authorities in the northern city of oldenburg have exhumed more than 100 bodies. the washington post is reporting claims by a woman that she was sexually abused as 3111 year old by roy moore, the current republican candidate for an alabama senate seat. the incident is said to have happened in 1979 when mr moore was 32 years old. mr moore has denied the charges, calling them "fake news".
the former speaker of the catalan parliament, carme forcadell, has been taken into custody in madrid, after the spanish supreme court ruled that bail conditions of 150 thousand euros must to be met before she is released. she was amongst six sacked catalan officials who appeared in court accused of sedition and rebellion against the state. taiwan's military is searching for a missing air force pilot whose fighterjet disappeared from radar screens on tuesday night. the country's defence minister has now enlisted help from japan and the rest of the fleet has been grounded while an investigation is carried out. that same minister strongly rejected speculation the pilot had defected to china. three people were killed when the corner section of this nine—storey residential building collapsed. it happened in the western russian city of izhevsk. many were injured in what is believed to have been a gas explosion. all the other residents have been evacuated and an investigation has
been launched. this thick grey smog is enveloping delhi for a third day. authorities have declared a pollution emergency. they've banned trucks from entering the indian capital and will start to place restrictions on cars. pollution in some areas is 30 times the world health organisation's safe level. air quality is worsening, because of coal—fired power plants, and farmers burning waste. let's get more now on our top story, president trump's tour across asia. he's just spent two days in beijing, where he was given a lavish reception by president xi jinping. in the past, mr trump has accused china of "raping" the us economy but this time he said the big trade imbalance between the two countries was largely down to previous us presidents and wasn't china's fault.
0ur china editor carrie gracie reports from beijing. the real estate billionaire and the career communist. making an odd couple. but both see themselves as men of destiny. with a mission to make their nation great again. president trump once raged that china was a jobs thief. but in beijing he was all smiles and gratitude. president xi, now a very special man who makes his people proud. i just want to thank you for the very warm welcome. my feeling toward you is an incredibly warm one. they did eventually talk about the hard things. the north korean nuclear crisis, and a massive us trade deficit in china's favour. but donald trump blamed that on previous american presidents. not on his host.
i don't blame china. laughter who can blame a country for being able to take advantage of another country for the benefit of its citizens? i give china great credit. and america's deal—maker in chief got some big sales in return. china needs to keep stable access to us markets. translation: the common interests of our two countries are far greater than the differences. with constructive attitudes, we can look for common ground. this is not a real news conference. there were no questions from the media. neither on north korea, nor on whether the business deals are worth celebrating. in the absence of a major move to open chinese markets. instead, a us president is starring in a show put on by his host to give the impression of openness, while maintaining an iron grip
on the message. an american steakhouse in beijing. but the steak is not american. because despite a trump deal earlier this year, it's still hard to import fresh meat. translation: i'd really like to use american beef, because we are a us brand, so the taste would be more authentic. but chefs don't control the menu for china's markets. many are closed and critics say what's needed is not fancy deals, but bringing down the barriers. if we don't address them now, i'm afraid that they're going to get worse and the gap is going to get wider, and the friction between china and the us in the trade area is going to get larger. i feel that this is a missed opportunity. charm and disarm. but when the toasts are over, the trade deficit will still be big and north korea is still a crisis.
president xi hopes this personal bond will convince americans that china's rise does not mean us decline. carrie gracie, bbc news, beijing. you're watching newsday from singapore and london on the bbc. still to come on the programme: it was the london club where nehru and lord mountbatten‘s wife would chat over a curry. now its owners want to set it on a whole new course. the israeli prime minister, the architect of the middle east peace process , architect of the middle east peace process, has been assassinated. a 27—year—old jewish man has been arrested and an extremejewish organisation has claimed responsibility for the killing. at
polling booths throughout the country they voted on this historic day for australia. as the results came in it was clear, the monarchy would survive. they are being held somewhere inside the compound. student leaders have threatened that should the americans attempted rescue they will all die. this mission has surpassed all expectations. it is now the most distant man—made object anywhere in the universe and itjust seems to keep on going. tonight we prove once more that the true strength of our nation comes not from the scale of oui’ nation comes not from the scale of our wealth but from the enduring power of our ideals. and —— colder weather on the way. and that is your weather. welcome back everybody. you're watching newsday on the bbc. i'm rico hizon in singapore. our top stories:
after wrapping up his visit to china, president trump will shortly be heading to vietnam for the apec summit where he'lljoin 20 other world leaders. the un issues a dire warning for yemen that a saudi blockade there could create one of the worst famines in decades. and scientists say a 6 million—year—old fossil discovered in china is from a species of otter, a third bigger than any previously known variety. they believe the animal roamed what is now south—western china, and was the size of a wolf. that story is popular on bbc.com across asia. let's take a look at some front pages from around the world. the china daily‘s front page is dominated by a huge picture of a beaming president xi being approached by president trump in beijing. let's pullout that picture there. there you are. it highlights the us leader's description of their meeting as "terrific" and more than $250
billion worth of trade deals, but little was said over what to do about north korea. the straits times is also leading with trump's trip to china. but chose to use this photograph of first lady melania trump and her counterpart peng liyuan in the great hall of the people stealing the show. and finally, the gulf news is reporting on another diplomatic visit — french president emmanuel macron‘s trip to the united arab emirates. this photograph of his wife, brigitte macron, visiting the shaikh zayed grand mosque in abu dhabi on the couple's two—day state visit. moving now to the trending stories. and kasia madera, you have some amazing pictures from portugal. yes, rico hizon, these are little hard to believe. you can just make out that tiny
figure on this huge wave in nazeray, in portugal. well that is the british surfer, andrew cotton. andrew's an experienced surfer but this wave, or, as i'm reliably told, a "total wipe—out," proved too much. he fell and broke his back but he will be ok. and from his hospital bed has even been thanking the local lifeguards who rescued him. get well soon. the un says its time australia changed its laws and stop rejecting refugees. australia has been widely criticised for detaining asylum seekers who arrive by boat. these are images that we have recently received here at the bbc of the manus island centre in papua new guinea. it was actually close last month, but 600 men are refusing to leave. local authorities have threatened to use force to get them out. with no water, food or power available, the un has described their situation as an "unfolding humanitarian emergency". for the latest the bbc‘s hywel griffith joined
us from sydney. papua new guinea says they have the 600 men at, and they have two days to get out? yes. they issued a notice that said yesterday in no uncertain terms that the clock was ticking. the centre was closed ten days ago, and that was when the water and electricity was shut. that is when the men were supposed to go to three other holding centres in papua new guinea. but they refused and stayed. this letter says that they will be removed by force. and it says for their rosa. the papua new guinea and authorities say this is because the situation is swallowed and unhygienic. —— it says for their own sake. these pictures show the conditions and they look terrible. fairly unsanitary with no clea n terrible. fairly unsanitary with no clean showers or toilets. we can see how squalid they are. we also see
oui’ how squalid they are. we also see our they have managed to create their own wells using wheelie bins that have been put down. when of the detainees were civil engineers in a former life, so they have been able to keep their own supplies going, but clearly it does not look safe or hygienic, there. they have refused to comply and it doesn't look like they will leave by their own means tomorrow, when the deadline hits. hywel griffith, we can see the situation is desperate. why do they not want to leave? what are they afraid of? they have so far said they are afraid, literally, of leaving the centre because of the physical threat. they say they face from local people. the refugees and those applying for asylum have money and mobile phones as part of their conditions. they are examples, we are told, of things that have been stolen. but the situation on malice
island at the moment, these are people who have landed or at least try to land in australia illegally, and therefore it they realise this isa and therefore it they realise this is a moment that they have some form of leverage. —— manus island at the moment. that said, australia is sticking to its line that it will not accept the people. and they have been heavily criticised for that. thank you forjoining us, hywel griffith in sydney. the united nations has warned that yemen is facing the largest famine the world has seen in decades, unless the saudi—led military coalition in yemen allows humanitarian aid deliveries to resume. the coalition closed all land, air and sea ports on monday, after a missile attack on riyadh by houthi rebels. the bbc‘s nawal al—maghafi who has frequently reported from yemen has the latest. a country struggling to survive. the war in yemen between houthi and a
coalition read by saudi arabia is 110w coalition read by saudi arabia is now in its third year. —— houthi rebels. over the course of the war, i have visited multiple times. each time, the people's preparation was evident. the humanitarian situation deteriorating rapidly. aid agencies have been struggling to save yemen from the threat of famine. and it seems there is another blow for the civilians caught in the middle of the war. on saturday, houthi rebels launch a missile to the heart of saudi arabia's capital, riyadh. the strike was intercepted, but it was clearly a n strike was intercepted, but it was clearly an escalation in the conflict. in retaliation, saudi arabia decided to close all of yemen's ports and land crossings, preventing critical humanitarian aid deliveries and commercial supplies to reach any country. so what impact will this plot could have? yemen relies on imports for 80% of its
food, fuel, and aid. its ports are a lifeline for the 7 million people that they see threat of famine. the un says that without the arrival of shipments, theirfood un says that without the arrival of shipments, their food supplies will only last the next six weeks. yemen has already been ravaged by the worst cholera epidemic in decades. over 9000 people are infected since able. today, the red cross says its shipment of chlorine tablets, vital to fight in aziz, had been blocked. the united nations security council held a meeting on it yesterday. the united nations security council held a meeting on it yesterdaym will not be like the famine which cost 250,000 people their lives in somalia in 2011. it will be the largest famine the world has seen for many decades. millions of victims. on the ground, civilians already enjoy the consequences of an armed conflict. and now with the border sealed, the people in yemen
have no escape. nawal al—maghaf, bbc news. —— nawal al—maghafi. london's famous india club used to be a centre of post—colonial conversation over cui’i’y. india's first prime minister pandit nehru and edwina mountbatten, the wife of the last viceroy of india used to go there, along with many from the uk's asian community. now, the owners want to tear it down and build a new hotel in its place. the bbc‘s rahuljoglekar paid the india club a visit. it isa it is a restaurant where time stands still. the interiors looks like the raj never ended, and the food takes you step back to india. but now the owners want to refurbish the bloody and hotel. no one can -- naunton replicate home—cooked food. —— nobody. the dosais are really good.
they have a good blend of north and south food. the first indian high commissioner to the united kingdom said up the india club. but this is not just a restaurant. said up the india club. but this is notjust a restaurant. it is a beacon for the community. the india clu b beacon for the community. the india club was formed to cement relations after independence. so it was a place where, you know, academics, politicians, journalists, people from the indian community could meet and have discussions. it is a place where a real sense of community began. an online petition has received thousands of signatures. the owners, marsden properties, i do in their investigations into the role it played injoining
in their investigations into the role it played in joining the two communities. this is not a conflict thatis communities. this is not a conflict that is particularly unique. what is unique about the india club is the authentic indian experience that can only be enjoyed with some authentic indian dhaland some only be enjoyed with some authentic indian dhal and some chilled indian beer. rahuljoglekar at bbc news. you have been watching newsday. stay with us. we'll have more on the apec summit and what trade negotiations might mean to countries like vietnam, which is hosting the big event. let's and with another deep question: who will win the battle between man versus the machine? this is at table tennis of course. scientists in china are showing off this ping—pong playing robot, and
pang—bot uses cameras to predict the path of the ball before hitting back. that is it for now. our weather is turning colder and if you look over the mountains of scotland, it will be cold enough for a little so later on today. the cold air is behind these weather fronts loitering in the south of the country. the colder conditions there across scotland, where there will be snow in the showers. about 300 metres elevation will see that. it will not get down to low levels, it just staying in the mountains. in the south, we start with a cloudy note, and some patchy rain. behind the rain, which is the dregs of the wea k the rain, which is the dregs of the weak weather front, most of us will start on a bright and sunny note. bright and sunny it might be, but there will be showers affecting northern and western areas, driven in by some strong and lastly when's that will add a certain windchill. through the rest of the day, though
showers will continue to be driven in by strong winds. but the early—morning cloud in by strong winds. but the ea rly—morning cloud will clear from southern england pretty quickly and the sunshine will come out. temperatures will be down on what we had on thursday. a range of temperatures from about 12 degrees in the south to a cool six or seven degrees. so a little below normal for this time of year across the northern half of the country. taking us northern half of the country. taking us through friday night, we will see an area of rain working free time in northern ireland before spilling its way in across england and wales. the rain could be heavy at times. to the north, we still have the cold air with us in scotland. will be some pockets of frost in sheltered areas and some it services to continue with as well. —— dhal. some rain in the south, but then it will turn colder. a mixture of sunshine and showers were many areas. probably relu cta nt to showers were many areas. probably reluctant to clear away from south—west england, where it could
be dull and therefore the most of the day. sunny spells to the north. again, showers across the north—western areas still driven by blustery winds. we'll so have a range of temperatures. relatively mild in the south, cold to the north. heading into sunday, this band of rain will eventually pull away from southern counties of england and then we will start to see colder air moving down from polar regions, getting across a good pa rt polar regions, getting across a good part of the country. so temperatures will be dropping away for the second half of the weekend. weatherwise, on remembrance sunday, again though showers across northern and western areas, but many of us will see sunshine. it will fall colder in the blustery winds. that is temperatures of about six or seven degrees in the northern half of the uk. and that is your weather. —— feel colder. i'm kasia madera, with bbc world news. our top story: president trump's china trip ends with smiles and praise for the chinese leader. next he heads to the annual apec summit in vietnam on the third leg of his asia tour, where he'lljoin
20 other world leaders. the head of the united nations‘ aid agency warns that yemen faces the worst famine the world has seen for decades. millions could be affected if aid deliveries are not resumed. and this video is trending on bbc.com. 600 men are refusing to leave the manus island detention centre in papua new guinea which closed last month. local authorities have threatened to use force get them out. the un says their situation is a humanitarian emergency. that's all from me now. stay with bbc world news. now on bbc news, it's time for hardtalk. welcome to hardtalk.