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i'm rico hizon in singapore. the headlines: donald trump tightens the screws on north korea, declaring it "a state—sponsor of terrorism" and promises more sanctions against pyongyang. mugabe's own party decides to impeach him, accusing him of allowing his wife to usurp zimbabwe's constitution. the party has instructed the chief whip to proceed with impeachment against robert mugabe. amnesty international accuses myanmar of crimes against humanity over the plight of hundreds of thousands of rohingya muslims. concern for nepal's damaged temples more than two years after the devastating earthquake, the un warns that restoration work is not good enough. live from our studios in singapore
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and london, this is bbc world news. it's newsday. thank you forjoining us. it's 8am in singapore, midnight in london and 7pm in washington, where president trump has declared north korea a state sponsor of terrorism, as he increases pressure on kim jong—un over his nuclear ambitions. speaking to reporters at the white house, president trump said the move would trigger further sanctions against pyongyang to be announced on tuesday. the united states is designating north korea as a state sponsor of terrorism. this designation will impose further sanctions on penalties in north korea and related persons, and supports the maximum—pressure campaign to isolate the murderous regime. the one you have all been reading
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and writing about. tomorrow, the treasury department will announce an additional sanction, and a very large one, on north korea. this will be going on in the next few weeks. it will be the highest level of sanctions when it is over. the north korean regime must be lawful and it must end its unlawful nuclear and ballistic missile development and stop all support for international terrorism, which it is not doing. the new us restrictions are seen as a way of increasing pressure on other states and foreign banks that might not be fully enforcing existing sanctions. us secretary of state rex tillerson says the ultimate aim is to force north korea to negotiate. this is taking effect all around the world. we think as it takes effect, again, thisjust continues to tighten the pressure on the kim jong—un regime. we need him to understand this will only get worse.
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at least until you get ready to come and talk. peter bowes is our reporter in los angeles. he explained the thinking behind the decision. it is clear that donald trump believes that more can be done by imposing this. it means that essentially he is both putting pressure on ultimately on north korea. also, it is interesting the secretary of state, rex tillerson, says the practical implications may be limited. it may be more symbolic. the pressure may be on the nations, those doing business with both north korea and the united states. that perhaps could do more in terms of turning that screw against north korea, as clearly donald trump would like to see. and as we were hearing from rex tillerson, the implication, as you say, of what those options might be, sanctions, of course, are still being spoken about. how realistic and option is that that donald trump is considering? well, certainly, the united nations a few
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weeks ago did not go as far as donald trump would have liked to have seen them go in terms of economic sanctions against north korea. there is still more that could be done. and we know that those sanctions are beginning to show in terms of fuel shortages, for example, in north korea, revenue streams being limited. so, it is clear that the sanctions are having an effect. i think the american presidents and he wants them to go further. and he is a president that i think believes in these largely symbolic gestures which ultimately this may turn out to be. is this really a case of being rhetoric rather than concrete action? we heard him talk about this issue during his trip not so long ago in asia with much being said but little action being co—ordinated, co—ordinated action, i should say. having said that, today we stand any more close to a change? there is
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certainly no sign coming out of north korea that this is going to change much in terms of policy towards their nuclear programme. but you could also argue, we talk a lot about the rhetoric coming from donald trump, it has been two months now since we saw a nuclear test from north korea, a missile test from north korea, a missile test from north korea, a missile test from north korea, and this has been the time where we have heard a lot of rhetoric talking about little rocket man and fire and fury and all of these phrases the president has come out with. it these phrases the president has come outwith. it may have tempered things. it may be incidental that it has become more quite. or you could argue that perhaps the president, the way he does business on the international stage, is actually having an effect. our other top story today. zimbabwe's ruling party, zanu—pf, has agreed to begin the formal process of impeaching president robert mugabe, hours after he ignored the deadline for him to resign. he's accused of allowing his wife to usurp power
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and at the age of 93, of being incapable of governing. from harare, our africa editor, fergal keane, sent this report. they're still the muscle behind the political manoeuvring. and when the generals speak, people and politicians listen. tonight, they hinted in a rare press conference that talks between robert mugabe and his would—be successor, emmerson mnangagwa, would happen soon. the zimbabwe defence and security services are encouraged by new developments which include contact between the president and the former vice—president, comrade emmerson mnangagwa, who is expected in the country shortly. thereafter, the nation will be advised on the outcome of talks between the two. a suggestion of talks and a road map has encouraged speculation that
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robert mugabe is starting to feel the political pressure as, piece by piece, his power is shredded. his mps gathered in harare to begin the legal process of impeachment, removing him from office by parliamentary vote, and telling us it could happen in days. we are expecting the motion to be moved tomorrow, a committee to be set up tomorrow, and hopefully by wednesday, because the charges are so clear, we expect that we should be able to vote in parliament. it could be done that soon? yes. in the audience, a first lady in waiting, auxilia, wife of emmerson mnangagwa, who the party wants as president. how are you? will your husband be coming soon? i'm not commenting on that. everybody is waiting to see him. i'm also waiting to see him as well. thank you very much. well, you can hear the emotions are building here, and this is a parliamentary party set on getting rid of robert mugabe. they share that ambition with the people of zimbabwe, with the military. listen, when the people
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have spoken, that is it. the people have spoken in zimbabwe. zanu—pf are speaking. and we are good to go. but the generals are in a bind. they banked on robert mugabe caving in quickly. however, last night's rambling speech to the nation made no mention of resigning. i will preside over these processes... he appeared detached from reality, talking about presiding over a party congress. the question is why the generals allowed this to happen. partly, it's to do with a changed africa. the old days of shooting leaders are gone. human rights lawyer, beatrice mtetwa, was once persecuted by robert mugabe. she says the generals and mr mnangagwa want to be seen to be acting constitutionally. zimbabwean culture has always been that you make the law, you justify your actions on the basis that this is the law, and this is in line with the zimbabwean way of doing things. give it respectability by making it law, however bad it is. the talks mooted tonight might yet end this crisis. but the people are
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ready for impeachment. and that legal path is about ensuring the legitimacy of those who rule zimbabwe next. fergal keane, bbc news, harare. also making news this hour: the german chancellor, angela merkel, has said she would prefer to have a snap election, rather than lead a minority government. she told german television the liberal free democrats were to blame for ending four weeks of coalition negotiations on sunday. mrs merkel‘s former coalition partner, the spd leader martin schulz, has again ruled out continuing with their grand coalition. the european union's chief brexit negotiator, michel barnier, has said the eu would prefer an ambitious future partnership with britain once it leaves. but he's also warned member governments to prepare for no deal. vessels searching for a missing argentine submarine
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in the south atlantic say they've picked up noises on their sonar equipment which the navy is now investigating. the noises were detected at a location that was on the route the submarine would have taken. the vessel, with 44 crew on board, had reported an electrical breakdown before it disappeared five days ago. victoria's secret‘s glitzy fashion show has hit the stage in china for the first time but without several of its star names including the model gigi hadid and pop singer katy perry. the run—up to the show was dominated by hadid's withdrawal and reports about visas being denied over political sensitivities. at a 2015 concert, katy perry appeared to show support for taiwan. now, pictures of a lucky escape for all involved when a small plane crashed on a highway in florida. police dashcam footage shows the plane coming in dangerously low, before it crashes and swerves into trees on the side of the road. the pilot had suffered engine trouble, and was trying to make an emergency landing.
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it's now believed more than 600,000 rohingya muslims have left mynamar‘s rakhine state, driven out by a military operation. a scathing new report from amnesty international on their plight will be released in the coming hours. it calls their treatment a crime against humanity and says they've been segregated and abused in what amounts to a huge open—air prison. our reporter, jon donnison, has more. on bangladesh's border with myanmar, refugees keep on coming, escaping with what little they can carry. in recent months, it is estimated some 600,000 was rohingyas have fled rakhine state. —— muslim.
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600,000 was rohingyas have fled rakhine state. -- muslim. we are now servicing several hundred thousand people in the surrounding area. it isa people in the surrounding area. it is a registered refugee camp. it adds on to different collective sites down south. the government in myanmar rejects allegations of human rights abuses for driving the range muslims out. but a new dam in report by amnesty international accuses them of doing so. —— damning. the refugees have grim stories to tell. translation: some of them did not beat us but stall our belongings. when we were in a big group they did not attack, but when the man when they not there, they beat us. they
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burnt down our houses. we could not leave there. we had to leave. as aung san suu kyi hosted foreign ministers, she could face more tough questions about the plight of the rohingyas. she has already met this week with the chinese foreign minister who put forward a new plant starting with a ceasefire to allow refugees to return home. —— plan. but it was very short of the tale. the hundreds of thousands fled because they were in fear of their lives. they will not go back until they feel safe. and that does not seem likely anytime soon. jon donnison, bbc news. earlier i asked if this amnesty international report will have an impact on the government. we are still waiting to see the full revelation of all of the horrors that have happened to these people on the ground. there is a
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fact—finding mission from the un. the office of the commission of the human rights is also investigating. it will take a while before we find out what happened on the ground in rakhine state when the army is cleared those villages to emerge. rakhine state when the army is cleared those villages to emergem this the possible for that people can vent their views on what aung san suu kyi and the military have been doing in tackling this rohingya issue? she has been to an apec meeting, she has been at these meetings for 10 days, and there has not been a direct confrontation. the only person who raced it directly in public was the canadian prime minister, justin trudeau. —— raised. she has largely got through the meetings without much pushback. she is basically exonerating the military by not saying anything.
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well, i think anyone in the international community wants to say that she must be under russia and cannot speak out publicly. what is interesting is there is public support for this position. —— pressure. support for the narrative there was a terrorist attack and the government responded. it is notjust the irony, it is also the public that accepts that narrative. -- army. you are watching newsday on the bbc. nearly all of nepal's heritage sites we re nearly all of nepal's heritage sites were destroyed in the 2015 earthquake. now the un specialist body says restoration work is not being done properly. also coming up on the programme for you. the bells ring out for queen elizabeth and prince philip on their 70th wedding
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anniversary. benazir bhutto has claimed victory in pakistan's general election, and she has asked pakistan's president to name her as prime minister. jackson has been released on bail of $3 million after turning himself in to police in santa barbara. it was the biggest demonstration so far of the fast—growing european anti—nuclear movement. the south african government has announced that it's opening the country's remaining whites—only beaches to people of all races. this will lead to a black—majority government in this country, and the destruction of the white civilisation. part of the centuries—old windsor castle, one of the queen's residences, has been consumed by fire for much of the day. 150 firemen have been battling
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the blaze, which has caused millions of pounds‘ worth of damage. welcome back, everybody. watching you stay on the bbc. i am rico hizon in singapore. and i am babita sharma in london. our top stories: donald trump officially puts north korea back on its list of state—sponsors of terrorism and warns of "very large sanctions" to come. zimbabwe's governing zanu—pf party is expected to start impeachment proceedings against president robert mugabe on tuesday. let's take a look at some front pages from around the world. well, as president trump reinstates north korea on the us list of countries that sponsor terrorism, the international new york times has published an article looking at new ways to counter pyongyang. the us administration is reportedly
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exploring all possible options, from cyber weapons to drones. the south china morning post also reports on north korea, specifically about the visit of china's special envoy to pyongyang. the two sides have not reached any agreement on the issue of nuclear weapons — so much so that a regional expert is quoted saying that "china's direct influence on north korea is limited." the japan times headlines another regional crisis, the rohingya in myanmar. it reports some of the comments of myanmar leader aung san suu kyi, who said that illegal immigration was one of the root causes of the conflict in rakhine state. finally, in the business section of china daily, the e—commerce giant alibaba grabs the headlines. the company has bought stakes in china's largest hypermarket chain, sun art retail.
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those other top stories of major publications the world. in trending, a couple celebrating 70th anniversary? they are indeed. queen elizabeth and the duke of edinburgh are celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary, the longest in the royal family's history. they are marking the occasion privately with family and friends at windsor castle. the church bells have been ringing out this afternoon at westminster abbey here in london, where the queen and prince philip were married. our royal correspondent nicholas witchell reports. for any girl her wedding day is the day of her life. as the 21—year—old princess arrives at westminster abbey, it was her moments too. a november day, two yea rs moments too. a november day, two years at the end of the second world war. they westminster abbey wedding of then president ‘s —— princess elizabeth and lieutenant philip
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mountbatten. i elizabeth alexandra mary. take thee philip. to my wedded husband. it was the start of a marriage which has endured for 70 years and which, from the moment elizabeth came to the throne in 1952, has underpinned the success and stability of her reign as queen. those who know them have no doubt that the bride and groom who signed the marriage register that day at the abbey were deeply committed to each other. obviously they were very much in love, it is early love as far as i can understand it, so it is a love match essentially. it is a great love story. a deeply loyal sense of duty, which is bolstered and encouraged and uplifted by theirfaith. the early years of the queen's reign were not without difficulty for the duke. he felt he had no clear purpose — but he adapted to the role
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of consort to the monarch, and for decade after decade they toured the world and fulfilled official duties together. a couple so much of whose lives have been public, sustained by the private bond between them which remains strong and deep, as the latest photographs, issued to mark their platinum wedding anniversary, make clear. at westminster abbey, bells are being run to mark the anniversary. as for the couple themselves, they are spending the day quietly at windsor, where there will be a quiet family party in their honour tonight. 2.5 years since a devastating earthquake struck nepal, little progress has been made in restoring its heritage sites. the global heritage body unesco has criticised the government and expressed concerns over the building materials and techniques being used. the sites are likely to be placed on on a danger list next year if the situation does not improve. the entire system feels like it is
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being run by bureaucracy who has very little to lose, who do not need to go back for votes, he will never get fired, and who come from areas where they have never had a chance to get connected with their heritage. if we have the bidding we should
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actually be bidding amongst the contractors who can implement the work. out here we have any contractor bidding for the work, which doesn't guarantee that they even know how to do, you know, conservation work on the monuments. and very often the contractors don't even know what they are actually bidding for. we had the design and we were going to do it. we had cured items, people we re to do it. we had cured items, people were pulling things out of their retirement funds to fund this, and they literally came and closed the site. why? why is it not ok to have the parley people reconstructing? these structures that you see, which everybody else just calls temples, they are notjust everybody else just calls temples, they are not just temples to everybody else just calls temples, they are notjust temples to us. they are part of our identity. and if we start losing our space for us to interact with it, a huge chunk of
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nepali identity will be lost. this isa nepali identity will be lost. this is a slow process but anyway, we are doing our best. the government cannot give the priority before. but i'iow cannot give the priority before. but now government are giving the priority and giving much funds, this time. it will be really sad if we lose a lot of this heritage. if these monuments were not here, this could eat any place, anywhere. kathmandu would look like any other city. the famous georgia dome stadium in atlanta is no more. the stadium was demolished with a controlled implosion on monday. it was the home stadium for the atlanta falcons of the national football league. and at its debut in 1992, the georgia dome was the largest covered stadium in the world by capacity. its successor is the mercedes—benz stadium that has been built next door. amazing. you have been watching you
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stay on the bbc. i am rico hizon in singapore. —— watching the news day. up singapore. —— watching the news day. up next, we used each to be saudi arabia minister that the anticorruption arabia minister that the anticorru ption crackdown and arabia minister that the anticorruption crackdown and whether it has rattled investors‘ nerves. before we leave you, we take you to china, were flying over a wind tunnel has become a highlight at an aviation carnival in chiang su province. —— jiangsu. aviation carnival in chiang su province. ——jiangsu. the high—speed colour more than a blast your body upwards and keeps you afloat until you want to come down. rico hizon, you want to come down. rico hizon, you should try that. hello. for many it was a very mild
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start to the new week. 16.6 was the high, well above average for this time of year. we stay in the mild airfor time of year. we stay in the mild air for tuesday time of year. we stay in the mild airfor tuesday and time of year. we stay in the mild air for tuesday and for much of the week. i‘m sure you‘ve noticed an area of low pressure and a frontal system, which means rain. at eight o‘clock in the morning, that rain is draped across scotland and likely to keep falling here through much of the day, just clear of northern ireland. rain returning here later in the morning. it could vh icky rush—hour, particularly through the central belt, heavy and persistent rain. -- a central belt, heavy and persistent rain. —— a tricky rush—hour. not as cold as it has been, milder air nudging north. that rain will be just about clear of northern england, but certainly down underfoot, with mr murk and low cloud. in much of england and wales, lots of cloud, but aside from the odd patch of drizzle it will be mainly dry and mild. temperatures around 11 or 12. three england and wales, through the day, that cloud will try to sin and break, especially to the lee of high ground. so there could be a bit of brightness. the rain keeps falling
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over scotla nd brightness. the rain keeps falling over scotland and later in the day we see another spell of rain in northern england, and northern wales. to the south and east of that, mainly dry. the best of any brightness will be here. mild, with high temperatures of around 1a or 13 celsius. still quite cool in scotland. in the evening, more rain to come through scotland, slowly pulling away, then a different spell of rain pushing east across england and wales and becoming more persistent across north—west england and north wales as we head through the early hours of wednesday morning. the winds will be strengthening as well, likely to touch gale force along the western and southern coast. a mild night as we go into wednesday. a much windy day. chance of gales in some places. persistent rain across northern parts of wales, northern and, and perhaps stretching up to southern parts of scotland, to the south and east of this, mainly dry, with the best of any brightness. we could well see 15 celsius, butjust eight in the far north of scotland. lots of isobars through wednesday night and into thursday. strong winds. this frontal sweep these, but that
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will bring heavy rain for a time. how quickly it clears from the south—east of england. a bit open to doubt that the moment. the high and it we start to lose some of the milderairand it we start to lose some of the milder air and something colder just starting to dig back in. a sign of things to come by the weekend. on thursday we could see some snow once again over the mountains of scotland. some rain across northern england. further south, it scotland. some rain across northern england. furthersouth, it should scotland. some rain across northern england. further south, it should be mainly dry, with some sunshine. but eventually some rain pushing back in later. still mild here, 12— 1a celsius the high. much colder further north. our top story: united states president, donald trump, has put north korea back on the list of state—sponsors of terrorism. mr trump said putting north korea back on the list would trigger further large sanctions. the us secretary of state says he still hopes for a diplomatic solution to the crisis. as robert mugabe‘s party prepares to start impeachment proceedings against him, zimbabwe‘s military says there has been encouraging contact between mugabe and his former vice—president. argentina says its missing submarine
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which has 44 crew on board had reported a mechanical breakdown. the vessel disappeared last wednesday. a navy spokesman says sounds picked up by two search vessels earlier did not come from the submarine. they had been detected on the route it would have taken. you are up—to—date. there is more to come on bbc news. you are watching bbc news. now it is time for hardtalk.
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