this is news to a on the bbc. i am rico hizon in singapore. our top stories: north korea testifies another plastic missile. us officials believe it could be the highest and furthest flight yet. the pope is in myanmar but he still has not yet said anything about the polite of the ranges. —— of the rohingya's. also in this programme, we will from those forced to leave their homes in the shadow of the volcano, mount adelong. and we lifted the earth, now we are doing the same in space. could this galactic garbage collector to get rid of our rubbish —— rid of our rubbish? glad that you could join us.
it's 8am in singapore, midnight in london and 8.30am in north korea, where pyongyang has fired an unidentified ballistic missile — the first since mid—september. south korean military officials say the missile flew east from a launch site near the capital, pyongyang. it reportedly travelled a distance of about 1000km before falling into the sea of japan. president trump told reporters the us can handle the situation and in tokyo, an emergency cabinet meeting will discuss the incident. our diplomatic correspondent paul adams is in seoul in south korea. they have done it again? yes, rico hizon. as you said just now, this is the first test by the north korean since mid—september, and it comes
after this long porous in which people had started to wonder whether there was something significant in there was something significant in the fact that we had not had any missile test in such a long time. in the early hours of the morning, we gotan the early hours of the morning, we got an emphatic answer. after two months without a test, north korea is back at the top of president trump's agenda. a missile was launched a little while ago from north korea. i will only tell you that we will take care of it. this is the 23rd north korean missile test this year, the first since mid—september. it took off in the early hours of the morning from pyongsong, north of the capital pyongyang. it flew east for about 1,000 kilometres, landing after 50 minutes in the sea ofjapan. american officials believe this was an intercontinental ballistic missile and say it flew higher than any previous test. in response, south korea conducted a precision strike missile test of its own. the bottom line is it's a continued effort to build a ballistic missile threat that endangers world peace, regional peace and certainly
the united states. thank you, general. and we will take care of that situation. thank you all very much, iappreciate it. thank you. north korea's leader, kimjong—un, has been seen in recent days visiting largely economic ventures. in the absence of fresh missile tests, observers wondered if his focus had shifted. this, it seems, was wishful thinking. here in seoul, the president has convened a meeting of his national security council. most experts still think that north korea needs two to three years to complete its nuclear weapons programme, but yesterday a government minister said he wouldn't be surprised if kim jong—un finished the job within the next year. north korea he said was developing its nuclear weapons much faster than anyone expected. the united states has stepped up pressure on north korea throughout the year.
military exercises the most visible sign of donald trump's uncompromising approach. officials believe the pressure is making life harder for the north korean leader but kim jong—un seems determined to achieve his nuclear ambitions and unwilling to talk in the meantime. plenty of reaction here in the region. shinzo abe, japan's prime minister calling for a meeting of the un security council. in the last hour or the un security council. in the last hourorso, we the un security council. in the last hour or so, we have been hearing from the korean president, moon jae—in, and he has said that this is a reckless provocation. he has accused north korea of military adventurism. he said that peace with the north would not be possible u nless the north would not be possible unless this stops. i think what is alarming these people is the fact that it was at this high trajectory, suggesting to those experts that the, almost the entire continental
us, that they could be within range of the intercontinental ballistic missile. that is not yet saying that they have the ability to deliver a nuclear warhead to the continental united states, and that is still the better this nuclear programme that is yet to be completed. but as the unification minister in south korea said yesterday, he said it is possible that final leg, putting an effective nuclear warhead on top of an effective middle to stick missile, that is something that they could complete in the next 12 months oi’ could complete in the next 12 months or $0. could complete in the next 12 months oi’ so. “ could complete in the next 12 months or so. -- plastic missile. these launches continue despite the sanctions, try getting involved, donald trump declaring north korea a sponsor donald trump declaring north korea a sponsor of terrorism. let us as sta ke of? sponsor of terrorism. let us as stake of? -- ballistic missile. south korean officials have said that they have seen evidence that it is making life difficult for the
regime in the yen. the other thing, of course, is that diplomacy does not seem to be working, either. there was that a high—level chinese visit to pyongyang week or so ago, in which it was hoped that he would discuss with kim jong—un the nuclear issue. there is no evidence that the two men met all had the opportunity to have those important discussions. so the moment, i think most people that kim jong—un is so the moment, i think most people that kimjong—un is intent on reaching that definitive final stage of this nuclear programme before he is ready to return to the negotiating table, and of course, that raises the prospect of the possibility that the next time he says he is willing to talk on that you may be the owner of a true nuclear weapon, deliverable to most parts of the world. paul adamsjoining us paul adams joining us from paul adamsjoining us from seoul. they give for the update. let's take a look at some of the day's other news. in august, pope francis
called the rohingyas his "brothers and sisters" as he condemned their persecution. on tuesday he urged myanmar to respect human rights, justice and different ethnicities but stopped short of using the word rohingya — he'd been warned it could spark further violence. from myanmar, martin bashir has the latest. 0n the lush grounds of myanmar‘s presidential palace, a military band announces the arrival of pope francis, the rich pageantry, a world away from the terror felt by more than 600,000 rohingya muslims who, since august, have fled into bangladesh in what the united nations has called "textbook ethnic cleansing". today, pope francis met with myanmar‘s de facto leader, as human rights organisations urged him to talk about the rohingyas.
though he referred to the muslim minority last month, it's a word the myanmar government does not use, saying they migrated illegally from bangladesh and therefore should not be listed as one of the country's ethnic groups. inside the convention centre, aung san suu kyi did make reference to the events in rakhine, where rohingya have lived for generations. as we address long—standing issues, the support of our people and of good friends, who only wish to see us succeed in our endeavours, has been invaluable. aung san suu kyi chose to say little about the crisis. expectations then shifted to pope francis. translation: the future of myanmar must be peace, based on respect for the dignity and right of each member of society, respect for each ethnic group and its identity, none excluded. pope francis praised the united nations but he did not refer to the un's accusation that myanmar had been involved in ethnic cleansing and while he said the future of this nation must include all races and religions, he did not use the word "rohingya". human rights activists have expressed disappointment that the pope didn't go further in his much—anticipated speech. many in eight country that is 75%
buddhist were pleased that he did not name them. translation: it was wise of him not to use the word. the world is hearing the wrong message. the pope may also have been mindful of potential repercussions for another religious minority. christians make up just 6% of the population here and many have travelled to take part in a special mass, where hope francis will preside tomorrow. martin bashir, bbc news, myanmar. we will be getting reaction later on
in the programme. stay with us for that. but also making the news today, a mayor and germany has survived a night attack that appears to be connected to his pro—refugee policies. andreas hollstein is the mayor of altena, a small town in western germany which recently took in more than 280 refugees. a suspect is now in custody. a group of 10 north koreans, including a mother and child, who were detained in china, are understood to have been sent back to north korea without their claim for asylum being considered. the bbc has asked china to confirm the details, but they've yet to respond. the father has told the bbc he now fears for his wife and child inside north korea's detention system. at the moment, i believe they are in and detention centre. i have not been to one myself, but i have heard that it been to one myself, but i have heard thatitis been to one myself, but i have heard that it is but a month there, you become extremely frail to do a lack
of food. you lose all your weight because there is nothing to eat. you get 20 kernels of corn to it at best a day. a graphic video ofjapanese fishermen harpooning whales in the southern ocean has been released by the australian government, after the anti—whaling group, sea shepherd won a freedom of information battle. the video was filmed by australian officials nearly ten years ago. camera kept it hidden for fear of damaging international relations. —— canberra. this is the newly opened lego house in denmark where this family from scotland spent the night at after winning a competition. in response to the challenge of what they'd build if they had an infinite supply of lego bricks, the family's winning entry was a space station noodle shop. and they got to have a sleepover in the children's play area. and from a lego space station to the real thing. here are a nasa astronauts during a space—walk on the international space station.
this was filmed by randy bresnik whose been in space for four months, but is still blown away by the view. he wrote on twitter: "sometimes on a spacewalk, you just have to take a moment, to enjoy the beauty of our planet earth." beats my view from the office. the indonesian island of bali is still anxiously waiting to see if there will be a major eruption of its biggest volcano mount agung. ash and smoke are already pouring into the atmosphere. the whole area is on high alert and the international airport remains closed for the second day running. indonesia's disaster agency says the volcano ash is moving southwest. up to a 100,000 residents in the area have been ordered to evacuate as hywell griffiths reports from bali. with ash billowing overhead and
tremors growing underground, mount agung's eruption shows no sign of slowing. the money flows had already spilt from the surface. they are dangerous but not as devastating as the redhot lava which could follow. in the mountain's shadow, they had been preparing for months. everybody knows the drill. these children have been reassured they will be safe as long as the evacuation plan is followed. thousands forced from their homes two months ago when the tremors started, the wait has been unbearable. and there was no way of knowing when it will end. translation: i have two young children. what will we do? the impact of the eruption‘s already spreading, with more than 800 flights cancelled, the only way it
in and out being broke. for this couple, it a good to leave. it seems pretty close at the minute. we're not sure whether it is due to iraq war at ease in the middle of writing. but some are determined to stick to every daylight here. —— we're not sure whether it is due to corrupt or if it is in the middle of a rusting. we will see. -- erupt or in the middle of erupting. blackouts have added to disruption and unease as people ask how this eruption will end. a short time ago i spoke to speak to robin lim from bali. she runs an organisation which is helping provide services for pregnant evacuees and their families. she told me about how they've been assisting those in need. 0ur organisation is grassroots. we
do have a lot of international support, a lot of local businesses and concerned citizens here in indonesia that help to support us. the government has a huge job on its hands, and they are doing the best they can. from my perspective, what i saw happening at the cams was an incredible effort with the local people and the heads of villages and the heads of the women's association, and then the government authorities. i have someone i would like you to meet. he is two months old. he was wearing a mask. he will not let us all the time. a few days ago, we did have considerable ash fall. he was born here with us. 0bviously his parents, who are from bali, they are very concerned about how he will do in this village,
which, in 1963, had anywhere from ten to a0 centimetres of ash fall on any given day during the time of eruption. the eruption wasn't one eventin eruption. the eruption wasn't one event in 1963. it went on from months, up to one year. there would be promised rob blue monday, other days the weather with the full with effluent. everton and their extended family, which at this point is three generations, can get away from the ash... it is the privilege to meet him. i impressed with how well he is coping. what a wonderful character. he is beautiful. he is a beautiful child. very calm. breast—fed, of course. that is one of the things. we wa nt course. that is one of the things. we want to make sure that in this timea we want to make sure that in this time a disaster, people do not come in and try to give instant formula.
because left‘s face it, we will be ina because left‘s face it, we will be in a situation where we might not have water pump to keep our running water going. we might have internet and phone service go down. but we do know that in this village, we are prepared. that was robin with that adorable little boy speaking earlier. you're watching newsday on the bbc. still to come on the programme:how to clean up the half a million pieces of rubbish floating in space. an english company believes it has the answer. president kennedy was shot down, and died almost immediately. the murder ofjohn kennedy is a disaster for the whole free world. he caught the imagination of the world, the first of a new generation of leaders. margaret thatcher is resigning as leader of the conservative party and prime minister.
before leaving number 10 to see the queen, she told her cabinet, "it's a funny old world." angela merkel is germany's first woman chancellor, easily securing the majority she needed. attempts to fly a hot—air balloon had to be abandoned after a few minutes, but nobody seemed to mind very much. as one local comic put it, "it's not hot air we need, it's hard cash." when bob geldof of the boomtown rats saw the tv pictures from ethiopia, he decided he had to do something. and he found his rock music friends felt the same. welcome back. this is newsday on the bbc. i'm rico hizon in singapore. i'm kasia madera in london.
our top stories: the un security council will meet on wednesday following north korea's latest missile launch. the us secretary of state has called for new consequences to force pyongyang to halt its development of nuclear arms. balinese authorities will announce soon whether flights will resume out of the island's only airport on wednesday. flights have been grounded for two days straight now due to the eruption of mount agung, leaving around 60,000 tourists stranded. let's take a look at some front pages from around the world. 0n the front page of the japan times, an article pre—empting the north korea missile test on tuesday. the paper, which was published before the launch, reports that japan had picked up on signals that north korea was preparing another ballistic missile test firing. it is the first one since september. the
south china morning post has a front—page story about the suicide ofa front—page story about the suicide of a general. he was once head of the all powerful central military commission's political work department, until it was accused of corruption. finally, the philippine daily inquirer leads with a story of three men killed by police in a drug raid in the capital of manila. it says security camera footage obtained by the reuters agency proves the policemen killed the man without authorisation. the footage shows the police clearing the surrounding ali before the killing. back to myanmar now, and on a visit to the country pope francis has defended the rights of ethnic groups, but he notably failed to refer to the muslim rohingya minority by name. adam cooper is from the centre for humanitarian dialogue and joins us live from yangon in myanmar. peter la nza is peter lanza is live. the papers in a
difficult position. if he uses that phrase, rohingya, a phrase that the burmese do not use, is here in danger in the christian community in the country? i thinkl has danger in the christian community in the country? i think i has got to strike a very delicate balance. this isa strike a very delicate balance. this is a pope who has made his name on behalf of oppressed people. there is no doubt that he is deeply moved by humanitarian crisis. half a million people have had to flee from their homes. but he has been put in a situation where he feels he has to respect local sensitivities on the use of that word. and probably calculates that if he did use it that it would risk distracting from the message of tolerance and inclusion which he wants to send. this is an approach which other leaders who have come to me and mark have followed. for example kodjia man who was here —— kofi annan. 0n the vote's other visits to different
countries, he has been careful not to offend his hosts. it is clear what he is referring to when he says that they should respect each ethnic group's identity and that none should be excluded. that message is quite clear. we can safely assume that the pope was more forceful direct in his private discussions with myanmar liebers. if the pope cannot use that phrase, daniel wass kenbi rohingya —— daniel wass kenbi rohingya think? they must feel abandoned. i think it realises that all people have the right to be recognised. we must try to get at thoseissues recognised. we must try to get at those issues but without tackling it head on. it is in the context of a long—term engagement, rather than
trying to find a quick fix immediately. relations were only established this year between the catholic church and myanmar. the things that play into this conflict and other things in myanmar will ta ke and other things in myanmar will take a lot to sell. there is no national consensus about identity, religion, ethnic diversity, and finding strength in that diversity. that is going to take myanmar leaders a long time to forge that kind of inclusiveness. thank you very much. i apologise to interject. but we are out of time. adam cooper from yangon. thank you. space is filling up with junk — old bits of rocket, fragments of space crafts, even old satellites are all up there. and the amount of rubbish in space poses a threat to vital satellites which could be hit and damaged. now a british team is hoping to solve the problem by sending up a spacecraft in the hope of grabbing some of the space junk and bringing it back to earth. 0ur science correspondent rebecca morelle explains. trois, deux, un — lift off.
blasting off, for decades we've been launching into space, but what goes up rarely comes down and space has become crowded with junk. the remove debris spacecraft could be the answer, the world's first attempt to test how we can clean—up celestial clutter. it will see if it's possible to snare a satellite in a net and review how effectively a harpoon is. it will then bring everything back down, burning up as it enters the earth's atmosphere. it's been assembled in surrey and it's cost £15 million. this is the last chance to see it before it's packed up for its launch early next year. this is the remove debris platform and it's going to be one of the world's first missions to actually demonstrate cleaning up space junk. this mission is incredibly important. we have technologies on here that have never been demonstrated in space before and it's urgent that we actually launch this mission now so we can develop these technologies for use in the future.
since the early days of exploration the area around the earth has grown more and more cluttered. it's estimated there are about 7,500 tons ofjunk, made up of old bits of rocket, fragments from defunct spacecraft, even tools dropped by an astronaut. scientists believe there are now half a million pieces of debris the size of a marble or bigger and each piece has the potential to do some serious damage. last year the international space station was hit. this chip in a window was caused when it was struck by a tiny fleck of paint. you have been watching newsday. stay with us. was
3’ in will; stay with us. was 7; in forecast . . , the iii couple ”7?!” "f the iii couple of f!” "f the % couple of days. e the % couple of days. if for the next couple of days. if anything, it will get even colder. these northerly winds diving all the way down from the arctic. the air turning increasingly cold. and with that some wintry showers feeding in across northern and eastern areas. the showers would have fallen through the night through northern scotland, there is some risk of icy stretches. could be ice across eastern england as well. temperatures generally holding just above freezing for the first part of the morning. many showers at low levels falling as rain. 0ver high ground, don't be surprised to see sleet and snow. further west through the midlands into the west country, largely dry, with some early sunshine. a cold start. a widespread frost. the odd shower into west cornwall and west wales. these will continue through the day. motta wales dry, bright, but recalled any
frost to stop the morning. some showers into northern ireland. some could be wintry. just two degrees there. there is a chance of icy stretches through the morning as well. away from the showers, there isa well. away from the showers, there is a lot of crisp sunshine on wednesday for central south—western scotla nd wednesday for central south—western scotland and down towards the south coast. largely dry conditions would be sunshine. showers in the west. wintry showers continued in the north and east. it will be windy as well. as soon as the sun goes down on wednesday night, noticed this haze of blue spreading across the map. they widespread frost. some showers in the west. the showers turning increasingly wintry across eastern areas. into thursday, high pressure remains out west. this area of low pressure, if anything, will try to squash in. as the isobars squeeze together, the winds will get stronger. very windy across eastern areas. showers mostly confined to areas. showers mostly confined to areas close to the coast. if they drift any distance inland, they will
be wintry, perhaps even some snow to fairly low levels. this is what it will feel laak on thursday afternoon when you add on the strength of the wind, for many northern and eastern areas feeling subzero. for friday, the showers will be focused on the south—east at first. there could be wintry at times. then we see some sunshine, still chilly, then a band patchy rain pushes into the north—west. behind that hint of something slightly milder. a milder weekend to come. a lot of dry weather but with a loss of cloud and some patchy rain at times. i'm kasia madera with bbc world news. our top story: after a break of two months, north korea has again test—fired a ballistic missile — this one landing in the sea of japan. us officials think it could be the highest and furthest flight yet. the un security council will meet to discuss it on wednesday. president trump says he'll "take care of it". there's been an international outcry at the pope's failure to use the word "rohingya" while on a visit to myanmar. delivering his main speech
pope francis instead called for the rights of all of myanmar‘s ethnic groups to be respected. and this story is trending on bbc.com: the canadian prime minister has shed a tear while apologising to members of the lgbtq community. the apology was made as part of canada's history week — it'sjustin trudeau's second formal apology in the space of a week. that's all from me now. stay with bbc world news. it's just after half past midnight.