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i'm rico hizon in singapore. the headlines — israeli troops kill dozens of palestinians during protests against the opening of israel's embassy in jerusalem. the embassy opening was attended by president trump's daughter and son in law. but there's been a mixed reaction. president trump, by recognising history, you have made history. nothing will breaker. not israel, not the united states. —— nothing will break us. i'm babita sharma in london. also in the programme — the islamic state claims responsibility for a spate of suicide attacks in the indonesian city of surabaya — raising fears about its influence in southeast asia. and the major artworks that sold for
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more than $150 million. live from our studios in singapore and london. this is bbc world news. its newsday. it's 8am in singapore, iam in london and 3 in the morning in gaza where palestinian officials say that israeli forces have shot dead more than 50 protesters on the same day the united states opened its new embassy injerusalem. more than 2,000 palestinians are reported to have been injured. from jerusalem here's our middle east editorjeremy bowen. palestinians call these protests the ‘great march of return‘. for many of the young people who rushed the border wire with israel, it was a one—way journey. israel used tear gas and bullets.
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the prime minister said the security forces were defending israel's borders, its sovereignty, and its citizens. the dead and wounded, he said, were the fault of hamas — the islamic resistance movement that runs gaza. palestinians say that their rage comes from israel's brutality and its denial of their right to independence. protests and killing went on for most of the day. injerusalem, police scuffled with israeli peace campaigners outside the new american embassy. for what is left of israel's peace movement, this is a dark day. inside, the us marines showed their colours, and so has the trump administration. it's broken with an international consensus thatjerusalem's status is undecided, so embassies should stay in tel aviv. president trump's daughter ivanka did the honours. we welcome you efficiently and for the first time
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to the embassy the united states, here injerusalem, the capital of israel. thank you. applause. her father appeared on video. israel is a sovereign nation, with the right like every other sovereign nation, to determine its own capital. but for many years we've failed to acknowledge the obvious, the plain reality that israel's capital is jerusalem. ivanka's husband is a senior adviser to her father. they celebrated with israel's prime minister. what a glorious day. remember this moment. applause this is history. president trump, by recognising history, you have made history. moving the embassy is a triumph for prime minister netanyahu,
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it's a promise kept for president trump, and most israelis are happy. but so far, there's no evidence to back up mr netanyahu's claim that it's good for peace. in ramallah, on the west bank, palestinians demonstrated against what the americans call the "new realities", and against old ones. for palestinians, keys are symbols of the dispossession of 750,000 refugees never allowed back after israel beat the arabs in the 1948 war. we're marching in the best traditions of martin luther king and gandhi, peacefully, nonviolently, insisting on our right forjerusalem as our capital and for our right of return. nothing will break us — not netanyahu, not israel, not the united states. injerusalem's old city at the weekend, israelis distributed flowers to palestinians, apologising. they were apologising for this.
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an annual march by nationalistic israelis through the overwhelmingly palestinian muslim quarter. the parade celebrates israel's capture of east jerusalem from jordan in the 1967 war. 0n the streets, the lead—up to today's events has been tense and angry. mostly, it was noise and insults. sometimes, it boiled over. nobody‘s saying that arabs can't live here, god forbid, of course they can live here. but sovereignty is a different story. you find it hard to say the word palestinians, don't you 7 there are arabs living in this area. why don't you call them palestinians? there's no reason to. why? because there's no such thing as a palestinian people, there never has been.
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there's always tension and hatred injerusalem and on days like this, it's very stark. that's becausejerusalem is right at the centre of the conflict between israelis and palestinians. the future of this city is probably the most politically radioactive issue in the entire middle east. more people will suffer and die if leaders on both sides cannot calm this crisis. the americans believe that with saudi support. they can persuade palestinians to accept less, but in gaza nearly two million people live with little hope, less patience, no desire to listen, and a belief that they have lost enough. jeremy bowen, bbc news, jerusalem. this has been the bloodiest day since the 2014 palestinian—israeli conflict in gaza. and the protests weren'tjust in gaza, but in the west bank too. yolande knell is in ramallah and gave us this update. here in ramallah, the palestinian
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leadership has declared three days of mourning and a huge strike. those protests were on a huge scale and produced the bloodiest day there since the conflict with israel. tonight, the palestinian leader has accused israel of carrying out massacres. he has repeated that the us can no longer be a mediator in the peace process and has called instead for international mediation. what we are seeing is plenty of international condemnation of what has happened down at the border and international calls for restraint. both south africa and turkey have recalled their ambassadors to israel. the israeli prime minister though is defending the actions of israeli forces. what really remains to be seen is what is going to happen tomorrow when all the funerals take place of those people who have been killed, they include several
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children, one of them as young as 1a. afterwards, you can expect that many of the mourners are going to march back towards those protest camps. more than 130 people have been injured after a —— also this hour — at least 80 people have died and more than 130 others have been injured after a wave of sand and thunderstorms battered india. high—speed winds of over 100 kilometres per hourflattened nearly a0 houses across the country's most populous state and lightning also devastated many villages. officials are warning of more bad weather to come. the leading indian politician and former un diplomat, shashi tharoor, has been charged in connection with the death of his wife four years ago. sunanda pushkar was found dead in a hotel room. she was poisoned. despite earlier suspicions that she was murdered, police have charged mr tharoor with cruelty and abetting her suicide. president donald trump's wife, melania trump has undergone a surgical procedure on monday to treat a benign kidney condition
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and will remain at a medical center for the rest of the week. the actress, margot kidder, best known for playing lois lane in the hollywood movie superman has died at the age of 69. she starred opposite christopher reeve in the 1978 film and in its three sequels. more on her life at traffic has been a major election issue in the southern indian state of karnataka, where a new government will be announced on tuesday. the bbc has been speaking to people in its capital bangalore, who have spend about 250 hours a yearjust stuck in traffic. car horns beeping indonesia is reeling, from a second suicide attack, in which parents blew themselves up, and their own children. a police station in surubaya was targeted by a family of five on monday. ten people were hurt and the family all died except for an 8—year—old girl.
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on sunday, another family split into three groups to target churches in the same city. 13 churchgoers died. hugo brennan is an indonesia analyst at global risk consultancy verisk maplecroft. should we be worried? what is your assessment of what has been unfolding? the attacks on sunday morning were obviously terrible. it should be noted that are not in the indonesian context in the sense it is family units that carried out the attacks in the churches on sunday and then in the same city at a police station on monday. there was a previous plot that was disrupted in 2016. this was the first time there was a use of
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children in a suicide bombing attack. the islamic state group has claimed responsibility for this attack. how much influence to they 110w attack. how much influence to they now have in indonesia? indonesia is a muslim majority society although it is generally tolerant. extremist views to have a following in a small minority. around 700 people travelled to iraq or syria to join islamic state. if you put the number in context, european states have seen far higher numbers on a percentage basis these attacks have not come out of the blue. indonesia is struggling with a second wave of domestic militancy. they have been galvanised by islamic state. in june, there was a police officer who was stabbed and is somebody attacked
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injakarta was stabbed and is somebody attacked in jakarta by was stabbed and is somebody attacked injakarta by a sword wielding militant. they have been attacks over the last year or so. they are changing in terms of implementation and the strategy. are they getting toa and the strategy. are they getting to a stage where they are increasingly more difficult for the authorities to track these pots?m is worth putting in the reasonable context. we have indonesia classified as medium risk. higher risk than china but lower than the philippines. generally, the attacks we have seen since january 2016 have been fairly amateurish in nature. especially when compared to the sophisticated plots such as the bali bombing. that said, there have been some more sophisticated plots that
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have been disrupted and these latest bombings in surabaya, similarly, they show a degree of planning and sophistication which makes it more difficult for the security services to disrupt. you're watching newsday on the bbc. still to come on the programme: anwar ibrahim, a key player in malaysian politics and injail, is due to be set free but what role will he play in the future of the country. also on the programme: controversy at the royal wedding. we'll tell you more with just five days to go to the big day. the pope was shot, the pope will live. that's the essence of the appalling news from rome this afternoon that, as an italian television commentator put it, terrorism had come
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to the vatican. the man they call the butcher of lyon, klaus barbie, went on trial today in the french town where he was the gestapo chief in the second world war. winnie mandela never looked like a woman just sentenced to six years injail. the judge told mrs mandela there was no indication she felt even the slightest remorse. the chinese government has called for an all—out effort to help the victims of a powerful earthquake, the worst to hit the country for 30 years. the computer deep blue has tonight triumphed over the world chess champion, garry kasparov. it's the first time a machine has defeated a reigning world champion in a classical chess match. america's first legal same—sex marriages have been taking place in massachusetts. god bless america! this is newsday on the bbc. i'm rico hizon in singapore.
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i'm babita sharma in london. our top stories: israel says it was acting in self—defence when 52 palestinians were killed in clashes in gaza. the palestinian ambassador at the un has called for an emergency meeting of the security council. the clashes came as the united states formally opened its embassy injerusalem. a 69—year—old chinese climber has become the first double amputee to reach the summit of mount everest. he lost both legs more than a0 years ago but that didn't stop him from reaching the top of the world's highest mountain. that story is popular on let's take a look at some front pages from around the world. the japan times reports on the deadly clashes between palestinians and the isreali army. it says thousands of palestinians marched to the gaza border to contest the relocation of the us embassy from tel aviv to jerusalem. the china daily features
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the extraordinary story of a pilot who saved over 100 passengers onboard a plane with a broken windshield. the paper speaks to the captain who describes the moment the chinese plane's cockpit windshield blew out at 32,000 feet, nearly pulling his co—pilot out of the window. he managed to make an emergency landing in sichuan province. and the international edition of the new york times has a story about aging japanese drivers. the paper says the country is trying to ease aging drivers off the road to limit accidents as those over the age of 75 caused twice as many fatal accidents last year. those other top stories of key publications around the world. ——
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those are the. now, what stories are sparking discussions online? yes, let's looks at what is trending right now. a 69—year—old chinese climber has become the first double amputee to reach the summit of mount everest from the nepal side. xia boyu lost both legs more than a0 years ago but that didn't stop him from reaching the top of the world's highest mountain. malaysia's former deputy prime minister anwar ibrahim is expected to be released from prison this week. anwar was jailed on sodomy charges in 2015 but the election of prime minister mahathir mohamad last week has paved way for him to be given a full royal pardon. well, i've been speaking to francis hutchinson, senior fellow and coordinator of malaysia studies programme at yusof ishak institute. he told me what role he thinks that mr ibrahim will play on his release. first—ever of course he will be a senior adviser. he will also be the head of his party, pique are, which
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is the largest component party of the coalition that mahathir mohamad is heading. but he will most likely wait until there was a transition with mahathir stepping down, perhaps one or two years from now. senior advisor, a major role in the government of mahathir, why not deputy prime minister, a role he had many years ago under then prime minister mahathir? of course. if he were to take that role, that would put him in a subordinate position to mahathir mohammed and also could allow the transition to be lengthier. it's in his interest to remain outside and pressure. as long as he's outside but he's not presuming a position as dpm, there's pressure at some point over the next yearfor mahathir pressure at some point over the next year for mahathir mohamad to yield and give way. so he wants to take a different leadership succession model than the one in the previous decade?
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exactly. do you think this is the best way for him to assume the top role in malaysia? i think so. asi as i mentioned, if he takes that position he comes in under mahathir mohamad, they can always make the argument that he is in, he is dpm, and this can provide a bit more of a justification for mahathir mohamad to stay on. of course, mahathir is not getting any younger. he is now 92 years old. there are really has to be a succession because if he will be in capacitated? sure, i think mahathir has done a lot of important things and what he has done is significant enough. let's remember he brought together the coalition, was able to postulate himself as prime minister, so for the first time the kr had a prime minister real candidate going into the election. he was able to allay
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the election. he was able to allay the fears of malay voters so he made it much more broad—based. in that period between when the results came out and he was sworn in, he really put a lot of pressure on the country's institutions for him to be sworn in because there was a period when perhaps the emergency rule could have been declared or some parliamentarians could have been enticed to cross the floor and pkr could've lost its majority. he kept the pace. as we have seen in the first three orfour days, he's done a lot of things like naming top cabinet members. within the last half an hour or so, major artwork by an italian artist has become the most expensive painting ever sold at sotheby‘s auction. $139 million. sold! thank you. did you catch that? the final price of the celebrated mood
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painting actually came in at around $157 million once auction commission was taken into account. there are just five days to go before actress meghan markle marries prince harry at windsor castle and the build up is not without controversy. it remains unclear whether meghan markle's father will walk her down the aisle on saturday as planned. thomas markle is reported to have told journalists at his home in mexico that he had decided not to attend his daughter's wedding. kensington palace issued a statement saying it was a deeply personal moment for ms markle in the days before her wedding. she and prince harry ask again for understanding and respect to be extended to mr markle in this difficult situation. well, royal wedding fever continues regardless, notjust here in the uk but in washington, where bars and hotels are trying to get in on the act too. katty kay has been exploring. a couple of centuries ago, america had a majorfalling out with britain's royal family.
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king george iii was booted out in the war of independence. fast—forward to may of 2018, and americans can't get enough of the royal wedding. this is like a wedding on the highest level, and especially with the world the way it is right now, it's really fun to come together over something that is so fun and celebratory. 0ne bar in washington has recreated st george's chapel. there are heraldic the flags, stained—glass windows, white roses and even peonies. the royal wedding lookalike has people lining up down the block. we've gotten here sometimes an hour before it opens and the line is down the blocks so we wanted to make sure we'll get in, get our drinks and check out the royal wedding theme. i left work early to get in line to wait and be one of the first. and if, like me, your invitation got lost in the post but you still want to be treated like a royal, well, there's something for that in washington too.
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the fairmont hotel is offering a royal package for $75,000. yes, you heard that correctly, $75,000. it includes two first—class airline tickets, two nights in the royal suite, a queen's guard escort, a chauffeur, a personal chef at $10,000 gift card to burberry. this more special because we were concerned about harry and where it was going and now we've cemented this relationship with the us, lots of people are right there wanting to see this be a tremendous success. it's not windsor, but washington has a severe case of wedding fever. looking forward to the wedding in five days' time. you've been watching news day on the bbc. i'm rico hizon in singapore. stay with us: a group of friends were making their breakfast
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on the slopes of mount merapi last friday when the volcano inside the mountain erupted. hello there, good morning. 21 celsius was our high on monday. tuesday could be a little bit warmer. it's settling down, really, this week, a lot of dry weather around, some sunshine just as we saw yesterday. the week ahead sees very little rain at all. very weak weather fronts heading our way because high pressure is essentially in charge. it will be a bit cooler around the middle part of the week. the cooler air is going to come in behind that very weak weather front there. that's the first one to approach the uk but it's running into high pressure. not completely plain sailing, mind you, because there's areas of mist, fog and low cloud around some north sea coasts, burning back to the coast, lingering perhaps around the south—west approaches, then our weather front around scotland, northern ireland, with it a little rain or drizzle. late sunshine in the far north—west but it's ahead of the front where we have the warm sunshine and perhaps highs of 23 celsius. the weather front pushes down from scotland and northern ireland, into northern parts
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of england and wales. still a bit of rain in drizzle on that, more cloud coming in off the north sea towards east anglia and perhaps the south—east. clearer skies, scotland and northern ireland, quite cold here. down to about two degrees or so. a chilly feel one way or another. more of a breeze coming in off the north sea. more cloud for england and wales. maybe a little rain or drizzle heading down towards the south—west. nothing in the south—east, only 17 degrees here. further north, despite some sunshine, temperatures struggling to around 12 or 13. so a bit of a chilly feel on wednesday. the weather front does move away and high pressure begins to build in across the uk. the winds begin to drop down a little bit. it may not feel quite so chilly on thursday. a little bit of a dry day, i think. some spells of sunshine around too. bit of cloud, fair weather cloud bubbling up, filling up a little bit inland. but a fine day, a dry day 17 degrees in london but 17 in glasgow, certainly an improvement here.
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pleasantly warm in the sunshine as well. there is a high pressure, still around the end of the week. notice we've got some weather fronts here. again, very weak, approaching the far west corner of the uk. another fine day just about everywhere on friday. some spells of sunshine, light winds too. more of an atlantic band of cloud coming to the west of northern ireland, the western isles of scotland may produce a few spots of rain but for many of us, it should feel a bit warmer on friday, those temperatures beginning to climb once again. the weather still find at least across england and wales this weekend, should be perfect weather for the royal wedding in windsor. sunny spells, dry, a temperature of 21 degrees celsius. i'm babita sharma with bbc news. our top story. is to the minister benjamin netanyahu is to the minister benjamin neta nyahu has said is to the minister benjamin netanyahu has said he is armed forces were acting in self—defence.
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the violence came as the us open the controversial embassy injerusalem. a palestinian official described it asa a palestinian official described it as a hostile act against international law. and this video is trending on a chinese climber who was crippled by frostbite on everest more than a0 years ago has scaled the peak at the start of this year's ski season. she's the first double amputee to scale the peak, and the first ever from the nepalese side. stay with us, more to and the top story here in the uk.
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