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with some sunny pleasant enough with some sunny spells, cloudy and damp weather will spread across all parts across monday evening and into monday night. more updates on bbc news. i'm babita sharma in singapore. the headlines: as he prepares for his visit to the us, president macron issues a plea to donald trump: don't pull out of the iran nuclear deal. is better than the sort of north korean type of situation. —— it is. we talk trade, equal rights and motherhood with new zealand's prime minister, jacinda ardern. i'm kasia madera in london. also in this programme: a suicide attack at an election centre in the afghan capital, kabul. at least 57 people are killed. we meet the very lucky man who's survived a snake, bear and, most recently, a shark attack. we speak to him live from hawaii. live from our studios in singapore
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and london, this is bbc world news. it's newsday. good morning. thanks forjoining us. it's 7am in singapore, midnight here in london and 1am in paris, where president emmanuel macron is spending a last night before leaving for a state visit to washington. it is the first time president trump has hosted such a high level visit from a foreign leader. alongside all the pomp and ceremony, there will be time for hard talking too. about the iran nuclear deal, for example. mr macron says he wants mr trump to stay on board. what is a what if scenario or your plan b? that is the question we will
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discuss but that is why ijust want to say on nuclear, let's preserve the framework because it is better than the sort of north korean type of situation. second, i am than the sort of north korean type of situation. second, iam not satisfied with the situation with iran. iwant satisfied with the situation with iran. i want to contain the issues in the region. our correspondent chris buckler is in washington. the two men have very good relationship, a very good personal relationship, a very good personal relationship and that is recognised internationally. in fact, relationship and that is recognised internationally. infact, in relationship and that is recognised internationally. in fact, in that interview that was broadcast on fox news, the interview was saying to him you are known as the trump whisperer because he was seen on occasions to be able to influence him. emmanuel macron indicated that he had managed to persuade him to actually stay in syria for the
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longer term. now, that is something they will discuss but obama i think is at the top of the agenda because it is only a couple of weeks before decisions have to be made in president trump has said time and time again that he does not like the iran deal of 2015. it was a highpoint of barack 0bama's own foreign policy achievements. what the deal actually does is it curbs iran's nuclear programme in return foran iran's nuclear programme in return for an easing of sanctions but already with president trump starting to say that there is the potential of him ripping the deal up and walking away, that ah van itself might respond by pushing that nuclear programme and billy being aggressive with what it is doing with it. -- aggressive with what it is doing with it. —— iran.
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aggressive with what it is doing with it. -- iran. there is the possibility of the us taking trips out of the country, which donald trump said he will do. emmanuel macron is saying he does not want that to happen. yeah, i think to some extent donald trump has changed his view on syria. he still feels like he wants to get out of there, he does not want the troops to be there but there is this question of what would happen if the us left in at the moment, president macron seems to have persuaded him that leaving a vacuum would be very bad because it could be filled by president assad's regime, it could be filled by is, it could be filled by russia, but the point is it would not be favourable to the likes of france and the us, involved in strikes in syria only recently. it is also important to france anti—europe as well, clearly we have got donald trump involved in very aggressive tariffs, pushing those on steel and aluminium, it is really
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felt by president macron that potentially those tariffs could be about that there is the potential for working out some kind of deal donald trump. after all, he likes to see himself as someone who is a bit ofa see himself as someone who is a bit of a negotiator. is certainly does. —— he. let's take a look at some of the day's other news. at least 57 people are now known to have been killed in a suicide bomb attack outside a voter registration centre in the capital, kabul. the so—called islamic state says it was behind the bombing. zia shahreyar reports from kabul. the people who were killed and injured here had been waited in line at this voter registration centre for identity cards that would have allowed them to vote in elections due to take place in october. —— waiting. a suicide bomber walked up to the building's entrance and detonated his bomb. this kid was innocent, what was she guilty of?
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she was killed today in this attack. these call themselves muslims? a curse on such muslims. look at this, this is a voting card which was drowned in blood. he will come to vote when the government asks us to? the government hopes to register up to 40 million people at thousands of centres across the country, but afghanistan's independent election commission is concerned about security. election registration has been under way for a week but they have already been four attacks. islamic state claim they have carried out this one. every attack undermines the credibility of president ashraf ghani's government. the government has pledged to hold elections this year. also making news today... the president of nicaragua, daniel 0rtega, has scrapped the changes to social security that have prompted violent protests across the country. human rights groups say at least 25 people have been killed since wednesday, when pensioners
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and students first took to the streets to protest against the measure. tens of thousands of armenians have been demonstrating in the main square of the capital, yerevan, in defiance of calls from the authorities to end illegal rallies. they're calling for the resignation of the country's long—standing leader, serzh sargsyan, and for the release of the main protest organiser, nikol pashinyan. police in the american state of tennessee are still searching for a naked gunman who shot dead four people at a restaurant outside nashville early on sunday. the suspect walked into the waffle house and injured four other people, before his rifle was wrested away from him by one of the customers. the billionaire former mayor of new york city, michael bloomberg, has said that he will fund next year's us contribution to the paris climate agreement. president trump announced the us‘s withdrawal from the accord last year, but mr bloomberg says that he still hopes the president will change his mind. this is an image of a menu from the
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first meal ever served aboard the titanic. it sold for $140,000 at auction in the uk. the lunch was served to officers on the first day of sea trials in april 1912. second 0fficer charles lightoller — the most senior crew member to survive — gave this to his wife as he left southampton. auctioneer alan aldridge said it was "one of the rarest menus in existence". less than a year ago, jacinda ardern was deputy leader of new zealand's 0pposition labour party, facing an election they were certain to lose. today, she's the country's youngest leader. time magazine included her in the top 100 most influential people on the planet. she's also about to have her first baby. in an exclusive interview with lucy hockings, the prime minister talked about the decriminalisation of homosexuality — an issue that was discussed at the recent commonwealth summit.
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it was important to raise the issue of discrimination. yes, happily. and asi of discrimination. yes, happily. and as i would in any environment, regardless of the position of others, i acknowledge that we are a country that is in a different position than others but i still see it as our responsibility to promote genuine inclusion and the removal of discrimination. do you support child being head of the commonwealth? my view is that it should follow the crown. and was their agreement with the 53 members? there was agreement that he should take over the head of the commonwealth if and when it is required. if it is possible to prioritise both, we do, obviously,
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it represents roughly $53 billion of trade, closer to $5 billion for the uk that there is something extra about our relationship with the uk that's critical to us, and so it goes beyond trade. i think that relationship, it goes beyond economics but it is fair to say that for our exporters, both are critically important. that the uk is top of the agenda? well, the uk is likely to be first cab off the rank in the sense that they are negotiating brexit obviously, we as a mandate for the eu is coming up in may. —— less likely. it may be that one perceives the other but we see both is critical. there you are watching television, and he found out i'm going to leave this country. yes, that's right. how was that? it was, yeah, it was quite an overwhelming moment because unlike on election night we have quite a big buildup and you can see where the numbers are going, it was just
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ban. i was standing in my office surrounded by my team, my partner was there trying to capture the moment. i had my hands on my face for most of it i think, probably, and nervous anticipation. it was extraordinary that went straight from there intermediate stand—up, planning forfinalising negotiations, we literally took four days between then and swearing the government in. it was a fast and so by the time i got home at 11 o'clock that night, i celebrated with a pot of needles in my flat. yeah, there has been no timed pause. do you find all these questions about the baby intrusive, it now very personal? no, not at all. we knew only the second person in the world to have a baby in office, of course it is going to be of interest. i do not mind that at all. what i hope is that someday in the future, it would be
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interesting any more. the tribal regions in pakistan on the border with afghanistan, have long been the focus of militant activity. the pakistani army is seen as having successfully pushed out many of the extremist groups that had embedded there. but protesters from the pashtun community — who make up the local population and around a fifth of the country — say they're being unfairly tarnished by the security forces as terror suspects. secunder kermani reports from lahore. what kind of freedom is this? the lyrics of the anthem of this protest movement. it began after the extra—judicial killing movement. it began after the extra —judicial killing of movement. it began after the extra—judicial killing of the young pashtun man, wrongly accused of being a terrorist. it has grown into an expression of rage with the policies of the pakistani military and intelligence services. many, like this man, say they feel caught
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between them and the militants. he tells me in his area, if you are clean—shaven, the taliban will target will stop if you had a beard, the army would. the pashtun protection movement is non—violent but controversial. amongst its broadest claims that the pakistani army is supporting extremist groups. they are chanting the ones responsible for terrorism are the ones in uniform. this kind of open criticism of the military on this scale is really completely unprecedented in pakistan. the movement's leader says the military deliberately fuelled extremism the yea rs an deliberately fuelled extremism the years an hour views or pashtun as potential terror suspects. we want anyone who supports terrorists to be put on trial in court, but do not punish ordinary people. one of the group's key demands is the return of
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men believed to be forcibly disappeared by the intelligence services. they had been collecting the remains of the is an encouraging theirfamilies to the remains of the is an encouraging their families to speak out. this man's brother disappeared two years ago. he says he does not know if he is alive or dead, what kind of justice is that? , he asks. the pakistan military denies human rights abuses but despite increasing pressure from the authorities and a lack of local media coverage, this movement seems to be growing. you're watching newsday. still to come on the programme: we talk to the director of a new pixar animated film, all about baby dumplings that come to life. really, dumpling. also on the programme: a warning
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from the uk government to social media firms — if you don't do more to protect children online, we'll impose new laws. the stars and stripes at half—mast outside columbine high, the school sealed off and the bodies of the dead still inside. i never thought that they would actually go through with it. some places and have already had nearly as much rain as they'd normally expect in an entire year. for millions of americans, the death of richard nixon in a new york hospital has meant conflicting emotions. a national day of mourning next wednesday sitting somehow uneasily with the abiding memories of the shame of watergate. and lift—off of the space shuttle discovery with the hubble space telescope, our window
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on the universe. this is newsday on the bbc. i'm babita sharma in singapore. i'm kasia madera in london. our top stories: as he prepares to head to the us, president macron of france calls on donald trump not to scrap the iran nuclear deal. a suicide attack at an election centre in the afghan capital, kabul. 57 people are killed and more than 100 wounded. let's ta ke a look at some front pages from around the world. the japan times leads on the me too movement — with journalists challenging the male dominated
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japanese media industry. it's main picture story features japanese figure skater yazuru hanyu, who won gold at the winter olympics in south korea. there he is on the bus home, the article says 100,000 people gathered to welcome hanyu back to his hometown of sendai. the south china morning post looks at hong kong's graduate scheme and how students from the chinese mainland, who make up 90% of those in the scheme say living costs, limited job prospects and border tensions deter them from staying in hong kong. the gulf news has more on sunday's bomb attack in kabul. the paper's lead picture shows a woman grieving outside a hospital in the afghan capital. the front page also looks at tensions in the gulf region and how qatari warplanes are reported to have come within 700 feet of a passenger plane while it flew over bahrain. now, what stories are sparking
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discussions online? they say bad luck comes in threes, and for a 20—year—old guy from the us, that has unfortunately proved true. dylan mcwilliams recently survived a shark attack off the coast of hawaii, but he's also been attacked by a bear while camping in colorado and bitten by a rattlesnake while hiking in utah. dylan joins us live from hawaii. tell us about the shark attack? tell us about the shark attack7m happened on thursday, i was paddling out to the line up to surf and i
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caught one wave and broke it in and i was going out for more, i felt something hit my leg and started looking around and saw some blood and then i saw the shark underneath me and starting kicking at it, then i started swimming back to shore. the shark pierced your skin and everybody knows that once it recognises there is blood in the water, the shark will then potentially attack you. is that what happened? how did you escape from it? that was the scariest part, swimming back. iwas it? that was the scariest part, swimming back. i was about 30 or 40 metres out from the beach and i didn't know where the shark was, i was serving as fast as i could on my board. once you got out of the water, did people come and help you? people must have seen what was going on because it was a big shark? yeah people did, there were people who came and called the medic. if that
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is not enough, you have also survived a fairer icac and a rattles na ke survived a fairer icac and a rattlesnake attack. what is going on with you? yeah, i don't know. the there are attack and the shark attack, it is kind of crazy that those two things happened to one person. i know you like going outdoors a lot, you do of travelling so outdoors a lot, you do of travelling soi outdoors a lot, you do of travelling so i guess you put yourself in these kind of positions where it is possibly quite dangerous? yes, a lot of people say i am like stephen ireland, i take risks and being out in the wildlife and stuff, but i don't blame the animals for the attacks. i was in the wrong spot at the wrong time. —— one. attacks. i was in the wrong spot at the wrong time. -- one. people online are following what you are up to, what do your parents make of it? they are not really saying much. they are not really saying much. they are not really saying much. they are excited to me that i am doing this stuff, they wish they could have done some of its. thank
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you forjoining us and i hope that is it in terms of your bad luck. three is enough. thank you dylan. yeah. the tribeca film festival is underway in new york and at the weekend, viewers were treated to something a little different — the premiere of a short film from pixar called bao, about a homemade dumpling that comes to life. its also the first pixar film to be directed by a female. let's ta ke let's take a look: the film's chinese—canadian director domee shi, spoke to me about how she developed
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the idea for the movie. yes, so i had come up with the idea for bao about over four years ago.|j was working as a story artist on the film inside the gap out, and i had come up with this idea just to do on the site, as a side project. bao started out as me wanting to do a short film on my own. i had been pitching it around to my co—workers to get their feedback on it, i pitched it to pete kept a doctor and he ended up liking the idea so much that he encouraged me to pitch it to the studio when they asked me to pitch a couple of idea for pixar‘s next film. bao. chosen and greenlight in 2015 and i couldn't believe it, that is when it became official and that is when i really started to develop it even more and the rest is a blur.
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british health secretary, jeremy hunt, is threatening social media companies with new legislation unless they voluntarily come forward with safeguards to protect children's mental health. he's written to platforms such as facebook and google accusing them of "turning a blind eye" to the problems arising from social media use. 0ur media editor amol rajan reports. apparently, there are a lot of different reasons that teenagers send these pictures... every generation of parents has a fresh set of worries about technology. concerns about screen time are nothing new, but total immersion in often unregulated social media platforms is. the question is not do children need smart protection, it is who should do the protecting? parents, technology companies, government, or some combination of all three? father of three samson restricts his children's access to screens. it's all about balancing their priorities. their priority should be their education, and we should
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also have family time. these days, when kids have got access to gadgets, then that will have a negative influence on family communication. big technology firms say they've already taken steps to limit the exposure of children to harmful content and bullying online, but the health secretary thinks they've been complacent. he says their lack of moral leadership on the issue may mean new legislation is required. in a letter to google, twitter and facebook, he said they were collectively turning a blind eye to these dangers. research by childwise suggests children between five and 16 now spend more than six hours a day in front of computers and televisions. that's double the figure for 23 years ago and likely to rise further. yes, the government are appearing to do something, but they're not actually doing anything. this is about bullying, cyber bullying. we have no control over anything, and to say to google and facebook it's your responsibility — it isn't. it's our responsibility. it's our government. if we're going to do something about it, then we've got to do something about it. google — which owns youtube — said it had introduced an app called
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family link to help parents limit screen time. facebook said it shared mr hunt's ambition to create a safe and supporting environment for young people online. it's no wonder public concern around these issues is swelling. we allow them to have like 30 minutes in the evening, like at six, after dinner. it's not so much pressure, but i think everyone's — we don't have an outlet anymore. we rely too much on the internet and it's having an effect on our communication skills. probably everyone, to be honest, is using the internet too much. that includes parents. technology companies have felt under siege in recent days. it is becoming clear that the latest plunge in their remorseless battle for trust is the public health and well—being of children hooked on theirfree product. you have been watching newsday. good morning. yesterday was the last
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time we will see anywhere in uk get above 20 degrees in the week ahead. a kink in thejetstream helped to dry again, that unusual warm through last week is now away and further week ahead we will see it piling up on the atlantic and move to the south of the uk, putting us on the colder side. what does that mean? act was typical weather for the time being, nothing untoward, nice enough in the sun is out, it has strength but it does mean we will see cooler conditions especially when the rains are around. cooler conditions to start your money morning, damages into single figures uk wide, compensated with some sunshine in the south and east in uk. a bit more clout and overnight showers continuing. some of those will aid, but announced increasing through the west, sunny spells to the east at
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turning grey. northern ireland the occasional rain spreading into western scotland, the relevant and and western parts of wales. like sunday, temperatures around 10— 14 degrees. that than what we are seeing at 15— 18 celsius still pleasa nt seeing at 15— 18 celsius still pleasant enough for late april. sunshine quickly dissipates during the evening as cloud increases from the evening as cloud increases from the west, occasional rain spreading across the west, occasional rain spreading a cross m ost the west, occasional rain spreading across most parts of the uk, into this weather system, the bulk of which would have gotten out of the way on tuesday but leaving a trail in front of the north of scotland. these are the two zones at that start the day on tuesday, cloudy, right for northern ireland and england, showers developing through the day but while we will see a future rates in the clout and the south waiter on, it rethink ins and turns grey, misty and damp. southwest england in particular. your temperatures to tuesday, roughly around the team. 17 degrees,
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cloud break in the south—east corner but even that milder air will be pushed out on tuesday night, the weather front bringing rain to some, that edges out into wednesday and puts us into north—westerly wind. atypical april showers day, most starting with sunshine, showers in the west, developing or widely with pale and thunder, dusty wind as well and as the showers come through, getting rather. it temperatures much lower, especially in the east, 11— 15 degrees you're high. wednesday into the north—westerly, they will dominate. low pressure two us, a showery airflow. call by day and a mixture of sunshine and showers, showers and to the north, turning rather chilly fortnight too. take care. hello, i'm kasia madera with bbc world news. our top story: as the french president emmanuel macron prepares for a state visit to the us, he's called on donald trump not to pull out of the iran nuclear deal. speaking to fox news,
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mr macron accepted the agreement wasn't perfect, but that he couldn't see a better option. president trump has consistently threatened to scrap the 2015 deal. at least 57 people are known to have been killed in a suicide bomb attack outside a voter registration centre in the afghan capital, kabul. so—called islamic state says it was behind the bombing. and this story is trending on bbc.com. a menu from the first meal ever served aboard the titanic has sold for $140,000 at an auction in the uk. the lunch was served to officers on the first day of sea trials in 1912. that's all from me. stay with bbc world news.
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