hello everyone. our lead stories: america's top diplomat urges a new way forward as he leaves tokyo for sole. —— seoul. and how the bbc team of journalists escaped an sole. —— seoul. and how the bbc team ofjournalists escaped an eruption ofjournalists escaped an eruption of mt etna. this hole was made by one of the hot rocks that rained down on us. on the ground in china : the down on us. on the ground in china § the so—called people's war on with the so—called people's war on terror. recent attacks have all been with the so—called people's war on tern and scent attacks have all been with the so—called people's war on tern and low-tech. :ks have all been with the so—called people's war on tern and low-tech. a, have all been with the so—called people's war on tern and low-tech. a handfull been with the so—called people's war on tern and low-tech. a handful of een farmers armed only with young farmers armed only with knives. and it is back to class in seoul with bbc‘s on professor dad. live from our studios in singapore
and london, this is bbc world news — it's newsday. glad you could join us it is eight o'clock in singapore, in o'clock in singapore, midnight in london and nine in the morning in a seoul led the us secretary of state will be meeting the acting president. the pair will discuss other thing is how to deal among other thing is how to deal with the growing - from north with the growing threat from north korea and how to get china to do more. mr tillerson has already had meetings with the japanese prime minister. shinzo abe welcomed the visit and its timing. translation: ina visit and its timing. translation: in a situation where north korea u nfortu nately
in a situation where north korea unfortunately continue staking threatening actions and the security in the asia pacific region in issue in the asia pacific region in terms of fires, i find that the visit by . tillerson comes at a visit by mr tillerson comes at a timely manner. the us secretary of state made clear existing us policy towards north korea have not worked and a gway! towards north korea have not worked and a % way forward towards north korea have not worked and a dem way forward was needed. towards north korea have not worked and a new way forward was neededm the face of this ever escalating threat it is clear and different approach is required. part of my purpose to the region is to exchange views on a new approach stop the foreign minister and i had a very open and candid discussion around a different approach and we will have further discussions with prime minister and further discussions with prime ministerand in further discussions with prime minister and in seoul as well. some of the days are the news. let's have
a look at these spectacular images. amazing but also very dangerous. mt etna bursting into life and spitting lava 200 metres into the air above sigilg the lava 200 metres into the air above sicilé, the scale of lava 200 metres into the air above ﬂ the scale of the lava 200 metres into the air above sicilé, the scale of the eruption sicily. the scale of the eruption was an expert on —— unexpected and ten people were injured. among them was our very correspondent. we were filming a lava flow. tourists had come to see it as well. the lava is it so slow—moving it is usually considered safe then this happened. the hot rocks mixed with and ice causing a massive
snow and ice causing a massive explosion. our camerawoman filmed as rocks fell and were held up into the rocks fell and were heldu o into.the! we ran for rocks fell and were heldu o into.the! we ranfor our rocks fell and were heldu o into.the! we ran for our lives. many were air. we ran for our lives. many were hit. there were cuts, burnt and bruises but amazingly nothing worse. as you 0k? just sit down. eruptions at etna are frequent but incidents like this involving people are rare. was the most dangerous events it was the most dangerous events experienced by this 30 year career expert. what happened is really only just starting to sink in. look at this, this hole was made by one of the incredibly hot piece of volcanic rock. we really thought we were all going to die. we had a very, very
narrow escape. scientists will now continue to track how the eruption progresses. 0ur close call shows how dangerous these forces of nature can be. also making news today, the republican and democratic leaders of the us intelligence committee said that see no indication that trump that see no indicatiﬁn'that trump ‘ was that see no indicatio'n'that tramp ‘was under that see no indicatio'n'that tramp ‘ was under wiretap surveillance tower was under wiretap surveillance by as, element of the government by any element of the government before or after the elections. sean spicer stressed the committee had not been provided all of the intelligence. are you saying that the president still stands by his allegation that president 0bama ordered by yet tapping and surveillance ofjohn tower despite the fact the senate aammittaa said = the fact the senate committee said there is no indication it happen.
you miss characterise what happened today. they acknowledge they have not been in contact with the department ofjustice. at least eight people have been injured, in a school shooting, in the southern french town of grasse. the attacker, who was armed with a rifle, handguns and grenades, is reported to have been involved in a dispute with the headmaster. a seventeen—year—old student has been arrested. the irish woman murdered in the indian state of goa was raped and strangled, her post—mortem has confirmed. with the accused, was found dead in a field close to tourist resorts in khan—akona on tuesday morning. a local man arrested wednesday will now face rape as well as murder charges. a priest in sierra leone has found a monster diamond — one of the world's largest. a local chief from the kono region handed the stone
to president ernest bai koroma. of the country. the government now plans to auction it to raise much needed revenue. when you see this diamond you will see why it is so valuable. we will bring you pictures when we receive them. now — these commuters in new york state waiting for their train — probably should have stepped a little further away from the aa‘gai of the platform. because after a heavy snowfall, this is m you get hit with a wall of snow, even as the train is slowing down. new york had actually avoided the worst of storm stella. these pictures are quite something. back now to us secretary of state rex tillerson‘s tour of asia.
north korea will be one of the main issues but there are plenty of other diplomatic challenges facing him and the new trump administration in the region. with me isjohn kim, managing partner of venture capitalist amasia. rex tillerson is pushing for a new approach to north korea. how will it be different to what the 0bama administration did? hopefully it is quite a bit different. 0bama - the quite a bit different. 0bama had the same exact thing... nothing much happened. same exact thing... nothing much happened- e; lt= same exact thing... nothing much happened. evaﬁl it was almost happened. exactly. it was almost exactly the same to fall. i think we are ina exactly the same to fall. i think we are in a bit of an inflection point here. whether the administration prior before had not worked... should they be thinking out of the
box? i think they are starting to. trump is much more a man who understands force, i suppose and if you look at his cabinet and even within the cabinet in the security council and so forth, i think he understands and has more aptitude for it than his predecessors. what for it than his prea‘eeeseorﬁ china? do you think it could about china? do you think it could bea about china? do you think it could be a key component in this move towards north korea even - fact towards north korea even the fact they have been some complex in terms of rhetoric and you have china against this anti—missile defence? from the us and south korean perspective, the whole anti— missile deployment system does not make a lot of sense because they feel that china is the key to all things north korea not be china had the instance implemented sanctions in a much more
tight way as they were supposed to based on the un security council resolution, this whole thing would not have happened. could we see more sanctions coming from the chinese without the influence of the west?|j think without the influence of the west?” think that the without the influence of the west?” think that - the compliance think that although the compliance has been much better now than the past but i feel more the degree of sanctions from here on and what was was that it was not missing was that it was not implemented. it is a little too little... implemented. it is a little too % late- implemented. it is a little too % late. it shouldn't happen little too late. it shouldn't happen when the us programme was not as far along. you have the crucial players in all of this,japan, along. you have the crucial players in all of this, japan, china and you have south korea all being visited} rex tillerson but before - he by rex tillerson butbefoceibalbe already had other is visiting. is this not an overkill? one might call ita
this not an overkill? one might call it a little bit of an overkill. rex tillotson ‘s role i different to tillotson ‘s role is different to matters is role. it is more diplomatic. —— mattis. he came into power on a different platform. to focus more on problems at home but you get into office you realise once you get into office you realise there are constraints and the region is very important. thank you very much. china has declared that islamist separatists in the far west of the country are the greatest threat to the nation's security. the president has promised to build what he calls a great wall of iron to safeguard the country's vast western region of xinjiang — home to a community of some 10 million uighurs mostly muslim people —
and the government is concerned that they are vulnerable to radicalising propaganda from syria and iraq. 0ur china editor carrie gracie gained exclusive access — and sent this report. southern xinjiang, once the fabled silk road between china and the west. now, the front line in china's war on terror. they call it an all—out offensive, a new great wall of iron. thousands of troops pledging to lay down their lives and shed blood. we are heading for the scene of the only confirmed attack this year. china doesn't want the world to see the police checkpoint. filming has to be discreet. body searches in every public building. we are the only foreign reporters to get to pishan county. on the street here last month.
five victims died of their wounds. police shot the attackers dead. the government offers huge rewards for information and some are glad of the heightened security. you don't need to be afraid, she says, this place is full of police, you can feel safe, it's a lot betterthanbefweri recent attacks here have all been local and low—tech. a handful of young farmers armed only with knives. they show no sign of delivering the kind of large—scale atrocity that will explain the government's call for an all—out offensive and sending thousands of troops to this so—called front line. but some say there are more attacks than the government admits to. they say it is backward here, they would get out if they could. but beijing worries
about where they would go. the so—called islamic state posted this video of uighurs in iraq, promising rivers of blood in china's heartland. beijing fears they will come home to kill. and so religion in xinjiang is under ever—growing pressure. no youg— e—eog— e—i—n the mosguee and propaganda slogans urging the public to thank their communist party leaders. some are grateful. ablajan sings a tune that beijing likes. they call him xinjiang's justin bieber. a reminder that uighurs once more famous for song, then violence. chance the government offers.
but the relationship between uighursrand hanchinese?! and i can see why he is careful. people disappear. armed swat teams are everywhere. foreign critics warn this repression is the recruiting sergeant for terror. but china vows it will triumph. and, until then, every uighur is suspect. carrie gracie, bbc news, xinjiang. what happens when that refers to return to the classroom? nobody
reads my stuff. maybe they will now because i am bbc dad. today we have closed the book on apartheid and that chapter. more than 3,000 subway passengers were affected. nausea, bleeding, headaches and a dimming of vision. all of this caused by an apparently organised attack. the trophy itself is on the pedestal in the middle of the cabinet here. this was an international trophy and we understand there now that the search for it has become an international search. above all this was a triumph for the christian democrats of the west, offering reunification as quickly as possible and that's what the voters wanted. this is newsday on the bbc.
i'm rico hizon in singapore. i'm kasia madera in london. our top stories: after his meeting with the japanese prime minister, the us secretary of state rex tillerson with be meeting the acting and'a ebc'tearn' isa mung—those- of mount etna in italy. a group of cyclists in australia have used pedal power