this is newsday on the bbc. i'm rico hizon in singapore. the headlines: mrs trump visits migrant children as her husband orders his administration to reunite 2,000 more separated from their parents by his policies. relatives wait for news of their loved ones as the captain of a ferry which sank is detained in indonesia. 200 people are still missing. i'm lebo diseko in london. also in the programme: it's anguish for argentina, as they suffer a 3—0 defeat at the hands of croatia in the world cup. and the first baby. new zealand's prime minister gives birth — and it's a girl. thank you forjoining us.
it's 8am in singapore, 1am in london and eight in the evening in washington president trump says he is directing government agencies to begin reuniting more than 2,000 migrant children with their parents. the families were split up by a new zero tolerance policy introduced two months ago by the trump administration. but there's a great deal of confusion over how it will happen, and a vote in congress on new immigration legislation has been postponed. more from our correspondent nick bryant the first lady has made herself a centralfigure in this row, and today decided to make a dramatic journey to a detention centre in texas where more than 50 children are being kept. publicly, she's called for a country that governs with heart. privately, she's pressed her husband to reverse the policy of taking children from their parents. and today came questions that any mother might ask. when will families be reunited, and in what conditions are children being detained?
i know you housed children on a long—term basis. and i'd also like to ask you how i can help, to these children, to be reunited with their families as quickly as possible. much is being made of the coat she was filmed wearing, bearing the slogan "i really don't care, do you?" words which seem to contradict her actions. her office said there was no hidden message. today, she completely upstaged her husband, who stayed in washington, where he lashed out at his democratic critics. so, they want us to take care of bed space, and resources, personnel. and take everybody. you know, like, let's run the most luxurious hotel in the world for everybody. but they don't want to give us the money. there's been a concerted attempt by the trump administration to put a caring face on what's been slammed as the cruellest of policies. these pictures, released by the us government, showing classrooms, rather than cages.
meals, not wire meshing. even the wonderful world of disney. the youngest are being kept in what the trump administration calls "tender—age facilities," terminology that democrats have seized upon. i've seen the pictures of these tiny little girls, with forlorn looks on their faces. it breaks your heart. and they're being placed into what is being called "tender—age facilities." that's an 0rwellian term if there ever was one. in the immigration debate on capitol hill, democrats can't agree with republicans and the republicans can't agree amongst themselves. with congressional elections looming, washington is obsessed with the politics of immigration. but for the parents separated children, it's the practicalities that count. how are they going to get their kids back, how are they going to prevent them being lost in the system? in the halls of congress, a protest which served as a reminder to warring politicians of who is in the crossfire of this battle.
children. nick bryant, bbc news, washington. let's get more on the story now. 0ur correspondent chris buckler is in washington. politicians trying to come up with a solution to this, but still no sign of anything for donald trump to sign, what is going on? in congress there are real problems here. there was one conservative bill that was put forward that was defeated, it was defeated partly because republicans decided they were going to vote against it because they were not comfortable with it. some within the republican ranks really worried about this issue. the compromise bill was delayed to have a vote sometime later tomorrow in washington time on friday, the reality, though, that has been delayed until potentially next week, thatis delayed until potentially next week, that is because of concerns about this bill and the various different parts of it. they want to go through this line by line. it is likely not
to get a vote until next week. it means the whole crisis about immigration is continuing to hang over the white house. we heard so much in that reportjust now about the children, when are they going to be reunited, how are they going to be reunited, how are they going to be reunited, how are they going to be reunited with their families? do we know it any more about that? be reunited with their families? do we know it any more about thanm we know it any more about that7m isa we know it any more about that7m is a really difficult one. the truth is, whenever we asked the government these questions about when this will happen they don't seem to know. there are a number of real practical problems with this. first of all, as the law stands at the moment, it means children cannot be held for longer than 20 days. this idea of having families held together, they need to change the law for that to happen, so that families can be held without longer period. the question of the families who have already been separated, reuniting them is going to be a difficult thing. at the moment, there is the process in place for that to happen at a question about accommodation. we do
know that the pentagon have been ordered to build thousands more beds for immigrant children in those old military bases. but it gives you an idea of the practical problems here as well as the political to try and sort this whole mess that really has occurred as a result of donald trump's zero tolerance policy. occurred as a result of donald trump's zero tolerance policym seems like quite a lot of confusion there. thank you for bringing us right up to date. our other top story today: police have detained the captain of an indonesian ferry after a disaster that left nearly 200 people missing and feared dead. the captain was one ofjust 18 people who were found alive. the bbc‘s rebecca henschke injakarta says that indonesian presidentjoko widodo has called for a review of maritime safety. hopes are fading that any more survivors or even bodies will be pulled from this volcanic lake, one of the deepest in the world. that means many grieving families won't be able to even bury their loved ones, that includes mothers, children, and many young couples.
amongst the grief is also anger, frustration at the pace of the rescue effort, and also that the boat was allowed to go out that day in bad weather with three times the maximum number of passengers permitted on board. the captain was amongst the few people who were rescued after it went down in bad weather. he is being questioned by the police who say he owned the vessel he was operating illegally, without tickets or a manifest. survivors have said there were not enough lifejackets on board and as the ship went down they desperately fought each other for those that were available. this is indonesia's worst maritime disaster in recent years, but boat accidents here are common. and scenes like this are wearily familiar.
presidentjoko widodo has called for a review of the safety laws at sea and said local authorities will be held accountable for not enforcing them. but millions of people rely on traditional boats to get around this vast archipelago, many of those boats not even having basic safety on board. observers say promises of reform have been made before and they want to see major changes to stop a disaster like this from happening again. rebecca henschke, bbc news, jakarta. also making news today: italy's far—right interior minister has accused rescue charities of treating migrants as human meat and putting their lives at risk. it's matteo salvini's latest attack against groups operating in the mediterranean, and comes as a german charity vessel picked up more than 200 people on thursday. a south korean court has ruled that the killing of dogs
for meat is illegal. it's a potentially landmark ruling that could see the practice outlawed altogether. the case was brought by an animal rights group against a dog farm operator. abouti million dogs are thought to be eaten every year, but consumption has declined. the chief executive of the intel has resigned. he violated the non— fraternisation policy. his successor has been named as robert swan, currently the chief financial officer. and, koko the gorilla, who became famous after learning a version of sign language, has died at the age of 46. in these pictures here she's with flea from the group the red hot chili peppers in 2016. koko was born at the san francisco zoo, where she was trained by her instructor to communicate with hand signals. she was also one of the few non—humans to keep a pet. to the world cup in russia,
and the biggest shock of the tournament so far — lionel messi's argentina are on the brink of going out after a 3—0 thrashing by croatia. 0ur correspondent in moscow, 0lly foster, says the team have looked weak from the start. remember they drew against iceland, argentina, there was the wacky world cup results were all the big guns stumbled. we were looking for a response. we were not expecting that. the coach has come out begging for the forgiveness of all those argentina fans who were left stunned, many of them in tears. he said the responsibility for this result is all on me.
everybody is having a go atjorge sampaoli. saying how on earth can you pick this team and make lionel messi look so ordinary? croatia scored three really good goals, they were gifted be first, there was a fantastic volley. then the captain luka modric cold one in. after the third argentina were at sixes and sevens. they subbed off sergio aguero. he did not touch the ball in 21 minutes at the end of the first half. i do not know what is going on with argentina. it hints at greater unrest behind the scenes. they now have to beat nigeria in their final match and hope iceland slipup in their remaining two matches. even then it is out of their hands. we saw diego maradona, he was in tears in the stands there. the french have not looked great,
they squeaked past australia. they just got pastjorge sampaoli, killian mou back there, the star striker, it was kind of tap in in peru. the first world cup in 36 yea rs peru. the first world cup in 36 years and it is over after a couple of matches. an interesting one in the other group c gain. denmark could have gone through with france. but australia, we had another one of those penalties, a danish handball, you would not really give it, but the video system referee did give it. australia got their equaliser. the socceroos are still alive. they are absolutely delighted. denmark still sweating on that place in the last 16. they have got the french coming up in their last match. it you're watching newsday on the bbc. still to come on the programme: a first baby in more ways than one, also on the programme, the ideas
behind a secret state. we talk about the key themes influencing north korea's ideology. members of the neo—nazi resistance group stormed the world trade center armed with pistols and shotguns. we believe that according to international law we have the right to claim certain parts of this country as our land. i take pride in the words "ich bin ein berliner". chapman, prison pale and slightly chubby, said not a single word in open court. it was left to his lawyer to explain his decision to plead guilty to murdering john lennon. he believes that onjune 8 god told him to plead guilty
and that was the end of it. the medical research council have now advised the government that the great increase in lung cancer is due mainly to smoking tobacco. it was closing time for checkpoint charlie, which for 29 years has stood on the border a mark of allied determination to defend the city. this is newsday on the bbc. i'm rico hizon in singapore. i'm lebo diseko in london. our top stories: the us first lady visits a child detention centre, as the president orders his administration to reunite families separated by his controversial immigration policy. emotional scenes in indonesia as relatives wait for news of 200 loved ones missing and feared dead after the sinking of an overcrowded ferry. let's take a look at some front
pages from around the world. we start with the straits times which focuses on our top story, the us policy of separating children from their parents when they illegally cross the border with mexico. under this striking photo, the paper says that some members of the house of representatives thought it was unlikely either of two immigration bills would pass the chamber. since the article was written, one hasjust fallen, and the other is postponed south china morning post warns its readers of an internet love scam. the paper says that online romance scammers duped 119 hong kongers this year. one woman lost 1a million hong kong dollars to someone posing as a film director. and arab news has an update about the recent elections in iraq. the paper says that iraq's supreme court ordered a manual recount of the elections on may 12th, a process expected to take weeks. now, lebo, what stories
are sparking discussions online? yes, rico, let's have a look what's trending. a cold shower is not to everyone's liking, but for these scientists in antarctica it's become a tradition. they are taking the plunge in a celebration, to welcome the return of brighter days. they're based at casey station on the antarctic coast, which gets just a couple of hours of daylight this time of year. pretty cold, too cold for me. no chance i'll ever try that.
widows in pakistan are often isolated, and some even see them as bad omens. one in seven widows live in extreme poverty. but one pakistani widow is trying to break gender stereotypes by becoming a bus driver, and with the help of a micro finance project, is trying to turn her life around. an amazing lady in pakistan and her story. the prime minister of new zealand, jacinda arden, has given birth to a baby girl. her partner announced the news by posting this photo on social media. ms arden is only the second world leader to give birth while in office. i've been speaking to paul hobbs, a reporter with tvnz, and he's outside the hospital in auckland where ms ardern had her baby. new zealanders are overjoyed with this news today. i mean, we're making world headlines, and it's a fantastic moment to showcase our great leader, and i guess the accomplishment of being a world leader who is prepared to give birth and continue her work as our prime minister. look, we have the latest development today is that she has spent the night in hospital with her partner, clarke gayford, and their new baby. they're going to stay
in the hospital here behind me, in auckland, for the foreseeable future. they're making no public appearances today, though. we did expect that we might get a chance to see the baby, but that won't take place. apparentlyjacinda ardern had a fitful sleep. she was up most of the night feeding her little baby, who has been described as hungry and alert. and you might want to know, her first meal. well, it was toast and a cup of hot chocolate. we do understand that a lot of her family members, rico, will be coming by and visiting her today, which will be much reassurance to her, to have familiar faces around her. but i guess the one question that remains to be answered is the baby's name. so many of us in the media and the rest of new zealand are eagerly awaiting the announcement. and paul, i love toast and hot chocolate. yes, you mentioned speculation is all about what will be the name of the baby girl. is there at least a short list?
well, look, we were obviously — we were not to know the gender of the girl. we didn't know, of course, whether the baby would be a boy ora girluntilthe birth took place. but there have been — this might be of some interest. two local indigenous tribes, two maori tribes, have gifted names to the prime minister that she can take as middle names for her daughter, should she choose to. we can't be sure whether that will be the case. those names include te waru o noema and waimirirangi. they represent words like "strong princess." so all these things are still to be decided, but speculation will remain rife until we get a result. paul hobbs, a reporter with tv—nz who was outside the hospital where the new zealand prime ministerjacinda ardern has had her first baby. people all over the world have been marking international yoga day. is north korea opening up more to the outside world?
if so, we'll be learning a lot more about a country that has been shrouded in secrecy and closed to outsiders. hyung eun kim of the bbc‘s korean service has prepared this report on three important north korean concepts let's have a look. north korea appears to be making friends with the rest of the world. but how well do you know this isolated state's ideology? juche means self—reliance, and the first leader, kim il—sung, developed the idea. in the 1950s, north korea sought to distance itself from the influence of china and russia. and that is how the idea forjuche was born — north korea pursuing its own interests, free from any external influence. north korea also emphasises its legitimacy by calling itself chosun. chosun was a 500—year—old dynastic kingdom that existed before
the japanese colonisation. so, back then, chosun generally meant korea in the korean language, so by using its name, north korea is implying that it is the real korea, the one and only. actually, by constitution, north korea does not recognise the south as a country, and the same goes the other way around. why do north korean leaders emphasise their paektu bloodline? it refers to mount paektu, the highest and the most sacred mountain in korea. south korea's national anthem opens with a reference to it. north korea says it is where kim il—sung fought
against the japanese colonisation, and allegedly it is where kim jong—un was born. so the kims' link to this mountain reinforces the cult of personality and sparks reverence. mars is in the grip of a huge dust storm. you can seejust mars is in the grip of a huge dust storm. you can see just how the sky is darkening. they were taken by the curiosity rover. it is now covering a quarter of the planet's surface. it is starting to affect emissions of nasa. curiousity is nuclear powered. 0pportunity
of nasa. curiousity is nuclear powered. opportunity is solar—powered. be storm is affecting the light that you can see how it has been affected on your screen. —— the storm. it is going to sleep until its battery is charged. you have been watching newsday. stay with us. the effects of tariffs targeted at the us economy. the eu launches import taxes against a whole range of us goods later today. and look at these pictures. i know you like this. this is the courtyard of the palace in france. it has become a dancefloor. they have been treated to a rare concert. you can
see emmanuel macron and his wife. he spoke to fans and took photographs as well. hello. 0ur weather's warming up. i know that's not music to everyone's ears, but it is on its way. 21.3 celsius was thursday's top temperature, in hampshire, but for a time next week the hot spots will be getting closer to 30 celsius. now, not everyone is getting that hot, but temperatures will widely be in the low to mid—20s, with plenty of dry, sunny weather, with high pressure in control. we've cooled things down a little bit in recent days, with this flow of air from the north—west. but we're about to lose that as high pressure moves right in across the uk, allowing the warmer weather into the sunshine. and those temperatures will build, day on day. but there will be a chill in the air first thing friday morning for early risers, as temperatures overnight dip down into single figures quite widely, but those temperatures are heading up as the day goes on. light winds, a noticeable breeze across northern scotland, with some cloud around in the far
north of scotland and the northern isles. patchy light rain and drizzle spreading east. a bit of high cloud may be turning things hazy for parts of wales, south—west england, but for most, it's sunshine on the way. breezy winds, breeziest for northern scotland. very high uv and pollen levels, particularly in the england and wales, adding a degree or so to the temperature compared to recent days. some get into the low 20s — 21, 22 degrees under clear skies on friday night and into saturday morning, while maybe a bit of patchy cloud across parts of scotland, but largely clear skies. fairly rapid wind and the temperatures dip again, into single figures for some of us. but i don't think quite as chilly on saturday morning, compared with friday morning. so that sets the scene for the weekend, what's going on. we're talking about high pressure moving across the uk, and here it is, although at the start of the weekend, eagle eyes will notice this weather system moving on through northern scotland. so of course, that's going to bring more breeze, more cloud here, and the further north you are into the northern isles, some outbreaks of rain on saturday. and there'll be some high cloud elsewhere, not necessarily clear blue sky. the sun will be hazy at times. nevertheless, temperatures will have risen a little bit more,
particularly in parts of england and wales. and then for part two of the weekend, on sunday, early rain clears away from shetland, and then it's largely sunny all the way. dry, very light winds, and widely on sunday, temperatures will be into the low 20s. and again into next week, with high pressure sticking around, along with the sunshine, the temperatures are edging up a bit further, more into the mid—20s. but yes, some as the heat builds will see that temperature reaching into the upper 20s, to near 30 celsius. and that's your latest forecast. i'm lebo diseko with bbc news.
our top story: the us first lady has visited a child detention centre in texas. but, as her husband orders government agencies to start reuniting families separated under his controversial border policy, us congress postpones a key vote on immigration. police have detained the captain of an indonesian ferry after a disaster that left nearly 200 people missing. the captain is one of only 18 people who were found alive. and these pictures are trending online: it is a jacket melania trump wore on the way to that detention centre, with the words "i really don't care, do u?" on the back. her spokesperson said there was no hidden message, but her husband says she was referring to the media. and the top story here in the uk: