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i'm mariko oi in singapore. the headlines: america's top military chief arrives for talks in south korea as tensions between the us and north korea intensify. torrential rain causes landslides in india and in nepal — streets turn into rivers as the death toll rises in both countries. i'm babita sharma in london. also in the programme: the white house defends president trump's response to the attack on anti—racism protestors in the us state of virginia. 70 years since the partition of india, we head to pakistan to find out what people think of the founding father's vision for the nation. good morning.
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it's 7am in singapore, midnight in london and 8am in seoul, where the head of the us military, generaljoseph dunford, is getting ready for talks on north korea's nuclear and missile threats. he's to meet president moonjae—in and south korea's defence minister. afterwards he'll go on to china and japan. the bbc‘s richard galpin reports. on the pacific island of guam, people turned out in large numbers on sunday to pray for peace. they are now potentially in the firing line as the stand—off between the us and north korea continues. pyongyang has threatened to fire missiles toward this island which is home to major us military bases. we're here to pray for the leaders of those countries to remain calm and think about the people and the lives of the people we have here. in japan, anti—aircraft systems
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were deployed at the weekend to shoot down any north korean missiles aimed at guam. this area of southern japan would lie on the flight path. this is the most serious crisis in the region since the end of the korean war in the 1950s, according to some military experts. there is a real risk by miscalculation probably more than anything else and by rather unbalanced rhetoric of something happening that no—one intends and i think it is very dangerous, i think we are closer to there being some sort of fighting in the korean peninsula than we have been since the ceasefire in 1952. despite this, us president donald trump is not toning down his rhetoric, including his recent statement that the us military was locked and loaded. i hope that they are going to fully understand the gravity of what i said and what i said
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is what i mean so hopefully they will understand exactly what i said and the meaning of those words, those words are very easy to understand. on monday, the united states‘ most senior general, joseph dunford, will be in the south korean capital seoul for meetings with the government there. the americans say there is no imminent threat of conflict and the diplomatic track is continuing. but tensions are likely to rise even higher in a week's time when yet more planned military exercises involving the us and south korean armed forces take place in the region. another show of force to try to convince north korea to halt its nuclear weapons programme. our other top story this hour: 46 people are now known to have died
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in a landslide in the indian state of himachal pradesh. the landslide was caused by torrential rain in the himalayas. in neighbouring nepal, the authorities say 69 people have been killed in flash flooding. rachel cary reports. after three days of torrential rain, not all‘s emergency services are stretched to their limits. an airport in the country's southeast and more than 3a,000 homes near the indian border are submerged. —— nepal's emergency. translation: as this disaster was taking place, i rememberthree translation: as this disaster was taking place, i remember three women who were calling for help. i could not reach them due to the flooding. this was the scene in the nearby popular national park. near here, elephants were sent to rescue
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holidaymakers, along with rafts. while flooding in nepal happens annually, local state has not been seen annually, local state has not been seen on annually, local state has not been seen on the scale in more than 20 yea rs. seen on the scale in more than 20 years. neighbouring countries are also counting their losses. —— locals say. in india, at least 45 people died after a landslide hit busesin people died after a landslide hit buses in himachal pradesh. efforts to recover the buried are ongoing. while the rain is forecast to ease on monday, there are still another three weeks until the typical monsoon season is over. three weeks until the typical monsoon season is over. rachel cary, bbc news. also making news, the former white house communications director, anthony scaramucci, says there are people inside the white house working against president trump. he was giving his first tv interview since being sacked last month
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afterjust 10 days in office. the president is not a representative of the political establishment class, and so, for whatever reason, people have made a decision they want to eject him. it is almost as if he has opened at the door, now, for american billionaires and ceos to enter the political system. kenya's defeated opposition leader, raila odinga, has given a defiant response to international calls for him to respect the results of last week's disputed presidential election. he's urged his supporters to boycott work on monday. the new york times has revealed the social networking site facebook discreetly launched a photo—sharing app for chinese users. facebook is banned in mainland china and has made clear its intentions to crack the tightly controlled market. the app, called colourful balloons, was released through a local company. we wa nt we want to give you an update on the
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golf. hideki matsuyama has had his attempt to take the first major disappointed. more come out on that later today. let's take you to karachi where pakistan is celebrating its independence day. 70 years ago pakistan was founded when british colonial rule ended, and partition split india into two nations. we'll have a full report later in the programme on pakistan's independence day. the white house has defended president trump's response to the violence in charlottesville virginia — after the biggest gathering of white nationalist groups in america for decades. it says he had condemned all extremist groups. a 20—year—old man has now been charged with murder after a car was driven into a woman who was part of a demonstration
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against the far—right rally. laura bicker reports from charlottesville. after a violent day of division, charlottesville has come together to pray, to show that this city condemns the hate brought here by neo—nazis and white supremacists. the virginia governor went from row to row, hugging worshippers in this baptist church. he promise to keep politics out of the pulpit but there was a message he felt he had to give. —— promised. it is about politics in that the political rhetoric in this country today has bred bigotry. hundreds of white supremacists gathered in the city yesterday for a planned rally. rioting broke out as far right groups including the ku klux klan were challenged by civil rights activists. the police dispersed the crowds, but the day would not end peacefully.
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a car, at speed, rammed into protesters. the crash killed 32—year—old heather heyer, who had fought racism all her life. police have charged 20—year—old james fields with second—degree murder. one of the organisers of the far—right rally tried to hold a press co nfe re nce but he was heckled. i would like to condemn any of the violence yesterday. i disavow anything that led to folks getting hurt. shame! as the crowd shouted him down, he tried to leave. but instead he was forced to flee. police moved in to keep the protesters back. these people feel that bigotry has no place in the streets of charlottesville, but this could be any town, any city across america. it's an example of the simmering racial tension, and that's become
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heightened under president trump. the president stopped short of explicitly condemning the alt—right for these violent scenes, and some fear that having donald trump in the white house has emboldened white supremacists. it is important for us to call these people what they are, white supremacists. i don't understand why that is difficult. that is what they are. they are not hiding this behind the statue, they did not come here because of a statue, they came here, as david duke said, to fulfil the promise of president trump and take their country back. calm has been restored for now, giving the city time to remember those who lost their lives while challenging hate and trying to keep the peace. laura bicker, charlottesville. let's get more on our top story, north korea. our correspondent robin brant is in seoul. the us top military adviser is there
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to have talks today? yes. joseph dunford to have talks today? yes. joseph du nford flew to have talks today? yes. joseph dunford flew into south korea yesterday. he meets with president moon and the south korean defence minister. this is a scheduled visit. he is also going to japan and china. but it will turn to be dominated by the rising tension on the korean peninsula. he comes here as an important official in the current administration, who say they do not see any imminent prospect of a war, a nuclear war, between north korea and the united states. that is the assessment of the cae director. but he did say he would be surprised if north korea didn't attempt to test more missiles. —— cia. they were, of course, to tests injuly. it is liberation day tomorrow, the 15th, in north korea. often these days a use by kim jong—un to
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in north korea. often these days a use by kimjong—un to make in north korea. often these days a use by kim jong—un to make a statement or to show strength. there are some pressure on south korea's president, president moon, with some paper saying he may need to rein in donald trump in private comments. their assessment is that the rhetoric from the white house is not helping. but others say it is beijing, china, who needs to do more to ease tension. we have seen worse exchange between the us and of course north korea. looking ahead, these talks take place during the last push for dramatic efforts. —— seemed worst it can make —— seen the words exchanged. it has been prepared, this country, for decades. we heard in the last few days from officials here that they are prepared for swift action. they have a standing army here of 500,000, and a standing army here of 500,000, and a close alliance with the united
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states. there are almost 30,000 are the soldiers here. they need to be prepared, and have been for some time. this country has also elected president, president moon, who is more conservatory in his tone. and he leads a government that hopes to call once again, have negotiations with the north about the possibility of reunification, and also on elements of reuniting families who are divided at the end of the war in 1952. those talks are not ongoing, but president moon is a man who says a more conservatory turned to the north and wants to have negotiations going again. we will follow that closely. your watching newsday on the bbc. still to come: it's 70 years since pakistan's creation — but what do people think of the founding father's vision of the nation as they celebrate the country's independence from
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india? also in the programme: police investigate the mystery of what happened to a swedish journalist who went missing, after riding on a privately built submarine. the big crowds became bigger as the time of the funeral approached. as the lines of fans became longer, the police prepared for a hugejob of crowd control. idi amin, uganda's brutalformer dictator, has died at the age of 80. he's been buried in saudi arabia, where he lived in exile since being overthrown in 1979. two billion people around the world have seen the last total eclipse of the sun to take place in this millenium. it began itsjourney off
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the coast of canada, ending three hours later when the sun set over the bay of bengal. welcome back. this is newsday on the bbc. i'm mariko oi in singapore. i'm babita sharma in london. our top stories: america's top military chief arrives for talks in south korea as tensions between the us and north korea intensify. torrential rain has caused landslides in the indian state of himachal pradesh. meanwhile, rescue operation's continue in nepal, where flash flooding has turned streets into rivers. now, you may remember the story of a shoplifter in toronto who was caught stealing an outfit for a job interview. the police officer who caught him decided to release him and bought him the clothes
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for the interview. well, it turns out he got the job and begins work next week. that story is popular at later in the programme we look at what football has to do with starting a newjob. let's take a look at some front pages from around the world. the straits times speculates that us president donald trump appears to be easing up on his accusation that china is stealing us intellectual property. the president will sign a executive memorandum on monday to announce whether an investigation into china is now necessary. the paper says the us is now looking to china for help amid rising tensions with north korea. the south china morning post reveals hong kong police are monitoring about 20 indonesian maids in the city who are believed to be islamic state sympathisers. the action follows a report
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by an indonesian think tank which says there are at least 50 female workers in east asia who took part in extremist discussion groups. and the china daily reports on how some of the uk's most celebrated schools are competing to attract chinese students over the summer. a record number of chinese students went to the uk to take part in summer programmes this year. now, what stories are sparking discussions on—line? last night, shooting stars littered the sky as the perseid meteor shower was at its peak over the uk. a bit ofa a bit of a treat for everyone. these are just some of the pictures sent in to the bbc from around the country. up to 100 shooting stars an hour were visible, there's another opportunity to see the display tonight if you're on this side of the world. the perseid meteor shower happens
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everyjuly and august as the earth passes debris from the swift—tuttle comet. 70 years ago today pakistan came into existence. british colonial rule ended, and partition split what had been india, into two nations. as pakistan celebrates independence, reeta chakrabarti has been to the city of karachi, the first capital of independent pakistan and birthplace of the country's founding father, mohammed jinnah. it is pakistan's birthday. on every street corner there are flags and celebration. but it is 70 years of mixed emotions. democracy and military rule. people argue whether the founder, mohammed jinnah, wanted a secular state or an islamic one. i went to one of karachi's universities to see what they think of pakistan today? every nation on
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the world knows mohammed jinnah, the father of the nation. do you think he would be happy with pakistan as it is today? he would be really happy seeing pakistan progressing every day. on this 70th anniversary of independence, the country is doing well and flourishing day by day. do you think mohammed jinnah would be happy with pakistan as it is today? no. he would see the basic needs of the people. much of the problem lies in the religion because people nowadays, they are not tolerant, and they are too much emotional. crowds come to mohammed jinnah's mausoleum to pay their respects. the country he founded was rocked again last month when the prime minister was forced to resign under corruption charges. political stability remains one of the many
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challenges of pakistan. bbc news, karachi. and we'll have a special series of features, on the partition of old india, all this week on bbc world news. you can also visit our website for more information. simply go to you'll find personal stories from people who went through partition at the time and an interactive timeline explaining why it happened. now, if you've ever contemplated a career change or are taking a newjob, this may be for you. some recruitment experts say the first 90 days of a newjob are crucial to a person's success. and a new staff member should treat a new role like an elite footballer would if he were joining a new club. simon lance, managing director of hays in greater china, told me how they came up with the parallel. i think there has always been a lot
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of comparisons between sports and the corporate world. in the context ofa the corporate world. in the context of a new employee and building a tea m of a new employee and building a team of successful of a new employee and building a tea m of successful em ployees, of a new employee and building a team of successful employees, it is about performance. the comparisons we see are performing from day one and those are the steps you would ta ke and those are the steps you would take us a new sportsman or employee. what are you supposed to do? give us some details if you are starting a newjob some details if you are starting a new job next some details if you are starting a newjob next week. what should you be doing? for all of the sports fans out there, it will sound familiar, but preparation is the key. a lot of new employees make the mistake of arriving on their first day of work and expecting to begin from 9am on monday morning. compare that to lead sportspeople. there is a lot of preparation that goes into their thinking and strategy before they
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arrive on game day. if you are new employee, take the time to research the company. and with the tools that are available now with social media and even research and colleagues and managers, get an idea of the company you arejoining so managers, get an idea of the company you are joining so that on the first day you are almost inducted before you begin. if you think about sports teams and what they do through the game, there is a huge amount of focus and, i suppose, science, with how they approach the game. it is similar with how they approach the game. it is similarwith an how they approach the game. it is similar with an employee, making sure they understand the role, the pressure, and all of that, before they start their new career step. would it be a disadvantage if you did not do that? look, i don't think it isa did not do that? look, i don't think it is a disadvantage. most corporate organisations do have very good induction programmes. they expect you to spend some time being
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explained to. but if you arrive and the first day willing to embrace and you can demonstrate strong knowledge of your company on the first day, it isa of your company on the first day, it is a huge advantage. —— impress. it is a huge advantage. —— impress. it is something that does not go unnoticed by managers. there's a mystery in denmark which police are trying to solve. they're searching for a missing swedish woman but they've found no clues on the submarine where she was last seen. the owner and designer of the submarine escaped when it sank. he's being questioned. danny aeberhard has more. investigators have begun scouring the nautilus. they're looking for clues to help solve the mystery about what might have happened aboard on thursday night. kim wall, a freelance journalist whose work has been published internationally has not been seen or heard from since. the sub was raised off the sea bed on saturday and brought to land overnight where it was partially drained. no—one, either dear or alive, was found inside, but forensic specialists will continue their work.
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after he was arrested on friday, peter madsen said he had dropped ms wall off on one of copenhagen's islands on thursday night. a police spokesman said he had not given a different explanation of what happened during the voyage. the spokesman would not elaborate. he also cast doubt on his account that the nautilus sank when he was trying to repair an issue with the tanks that are used for ballast. he told journalists that the submarine had apparently been sunk deliberately. meanwhile, the search for mrs wall or her body continues. bbc news. you have been watching newsday. stay with us. we take you to japan to meet the inventor of a robot that helps people to tackle
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stress and loneliness. that is part of the japan series in business news. i got to meet someone very inspirational gurus you are —— who is using it to participate in the community. and before we go, let's take a look at these pictures. it is a rare white moose that's been captured on camera. the animal, one ofjust100, was seen camera. the animal, one ofjust100, was seen in west sweden. the moose aren't albino but grow white fur due toa aren't albino but grow white fur due to a genetic mutation. that's all for now. stay with bbc world news. the headlines next. see you soon. good morning. last week, weather was changeable.
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this week it is more of the same, i am afraid. last week, that was over 60 millimetres of rain. close to a month's worth in a month. the south—east got the wettest weather. normal at the moment in scotland and more than ireland. last week we had decent spells of sunshine. we had 13.5. generally speaking, last week at the jetstreams were to the south. always on the colder side of the jetstrea m. u nsettled always on the colder side of the jetstream. unsettled for some. through the weekend, it went steadily north. that allowed decent spells of sunshine for many of us and also some warmth, especially on the kent coast. it is all change on
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monday with wet and windy weather pushing in. the heaviest of the rain will be in scotland through the morning. fairly ragged in wales in south—west england. and the warmth, 24 south—west england. and the warmth, 2a degrees, not out of the question in the london area. that rain will go in the london area. that rain will 9° up in the london area. that rain will go up through south—west england and wales overnight. gradually going north and east. some rain overnight on monday into tuesday clearing. then a showery regime with weather fronts in this part of the country. some showers could be heavy and thundery as well. but if you dodged the showers and keep them sunshine, it will not feel that bad. —— dodge. cooler and fresher. more of a breeze and showers to the north—west. a brief ridge of high pressure builds into wednesday for another weather
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system in the area. promising in sheltered areas in the east. winds will strengthen with rain pushing. the south—east seeing the highest values. from wednesday night into thursday, wet and windy weather pushing across the country. gales are likely on exposed coasts in particular. unsettled. this week, sunny spells and warmth to start off with. then heavy showers and it will be cooler later on. you are watching bbc world news. our top story: as tensions between the us and north korea intensify, america's top military chief arrives in seoul. generaljoseph dunford will meet the president, moonjae—in, and the country's defence minister, before then going on to china and japan.
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torrential rain has caused landslides in the indian state of himachal pradesh, and in nepal. rescue workers are struggling to help the people missing or cut off by flash—floods. shooting stars have littered the sky as the perseid meteor shower reached its peak over the uk. at the weekend, up to 100 shooting stars an hour were visible. the perseid meteor shower occurs everyjuly and august. that's all from me now. stay with bbc world news. now on bbc news, it is time for hardtalk.
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