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some here is the weekend's summary. some sunny spells turning more humid and the possibility of some thunderstorms heading into southern parts of the uk. in the short term, it looks like the heat wave will continue. stay cool. who will —— i'm rico hizon in singapore. the headlines: president trump hails a supreme court ruling upholding his travel ban targeting five muslim—majority countries as "a tremendous success". but many migrants remain uncertain what trump's policy is now and how it will affect them. we have a special report from the us—mexico border. i'm babita sharma in london. also in the programme: four days on and the search continues for the missing youth football team trapped in caves in thailand. we do believe the boys are inside there alive, and they are hoping they can climb up to the top of
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these hills and reached them from channels further out. -- reach. and we'll have all the latest on the world cup, as russia and france finish top of group c and argentina make it to the last 16. live from our studios in singapore and london, this is bbc world news. it's newsday. glad you could join us. it's 7am in singapore, midnight in london and 7pm in washington, where donald trump is celebrating a decision by the us supreme court to uphold his travel ban targeting five muslim—majority countries. the chiefjustice said the ruling — passed by five judges against four — was based on the government's justification of national security, but one of the dissenting judges condemned the travel ban as motivated by bias against muslims. it is one of mr trump's biggest victories since taking office.
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he has hailed it as a "tremendous success". ruling shows that all the attacks from the media and the democrat politicians of all when they turned out to be very wrong, and what we are looking for as republicans, i can tell you is strong borders, no crime. what the democrats are looking at is open borders, which will bring tremendous crime. it will bring ms13 and lots of others that we do not want to have in a country. —— oui’. last week, the president did a u—turn on a policy which separated over 2000 children from their parents as they crossed the mexican border. they will no longer be prosecuted but they will still face detention, and many of those children have not been reunited with their families. the bbc has found families who have been waiting for weeks to claim asylum close to the us border in nogales between mexico and arizona.
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they're now fearful they'll also be separated if they enter the us. 0ur correspondent aleem maqbool is there. this is what continues to bring heartache and tension, a border that has led to some families being split and let others fearful of the same fate. 0n the mexican side, immigrants fleeing persecution used to be able to walk up and claim asylum. now, suddenly, they are being made to wait. it has been here with herfamily being made to wait. it has been here with her family for two weeks. she has heard all about what has been going on in the us, with immigrant pa rents going on in the us, with immigrant parents being separated from their children. she's petrified but says she has no choice. translation: we just can't live in my town any more. my just can't live in my town any more. my husband was recently assassinated and we are under threat. i wish america was more welcoming, we are not coming to harm anyone. we have
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since been able to verify that it's husband was indeed killed in april of that one of his sons is missing. she is anxious because she knows in the us they have been putting immigrant children into detention camps. —— edith. this is footage from inside a tent city that has been created close to the board in texas. 0ften immigrant parents separated from their children at entering the us are not even told where their children have been sent. but while some see the policy as having been barbaric, others are not so having been barbaric, others are not so critical of donald trump's hard—line so critical of donald trump's ha rd—line stance. this so critical of donald trump's hard—line stance. this meant ozu ranch that the miles borders mexico. he thinks the criticism of the president over separating immigrant families has been unfair. if a person commits a crime in the united states, they are separated from their children. i weep for americans being separated from their children,
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and the children in particular. being separated from their children, and the children in particulatm has always been part of america's promised to take into its borders immigrants who are in need, and president trump says as long as people do things legally, they are fine. except all around right now, we can see the cases of those trying to do things by the book, he nevertheless are facing obstacles and suffering because of current policies. —— who. let's get more now on the rescue that's underway in thailand. it's now four days since 12 teenage boys and their football coach disappeared in a cave network in northern thailand. rescue crews have resumed their efforts to find the group after rising waters halted the search. 0ur correspondentjonathon head is with the rescue teams. wearying and wet, rescuers charged in an hourthe wearying and wet, rescuers charged in an hour the cave for a third day without anything to show for it. they have got hundreds of people
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here now. the army is sending in squads to tramp through the rainsoaked hills, in search of other ways into the cave complex. there are volunteers with cave diving experience who have come to help, some from neighbouring countries. but the conditions underground are rough. the distance is about three to four kilometres from the entrance. it is very hard and difficult all the divers because they are not able to see anything, they are not able to see anything, the water is very murky so they are not able to find the other side of that at this point. powerlines are being fed into the caves, and they are assembling pumps which they hope can lower the water levels faster than the incessant rain is raising them. but for those working here at them. but for those working here at the cave entrance, this has been a frustrating day, with divers unable to make any further progress into the caves that way. but they do believe the boys are in that side there alive, and they hope that they can climb up on top of these hills
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and reached them from channels further up. —— reach. the families of missing boys come and go, waiting and praying for good news. the weather and rain at helping but this isa weather and rain at helping but this is a huge rescue operation now. it can't be that much longer before they find a way in. also this hour — four elderly siblings have been shot by their niece in an attack in a hong kong park, which left one victim dead and three wounded. the family met to settle a dispute over an inheritance, when the suspect pulled out a handgun. ada tsim sum—kit is now in police custody. for the first time in 20 years, a high—level eritrean delegation has officially entered ethiopia. the diplomats arrived in addis ababa for a visit that could mark the end of a tense relationship between the neighbouring states. earlier this month, the ethiopian prime minister announced that he would withdraw ethiopia from contested territory between the two countries. a retired doctor has gone on trial in spain for stealing
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a baby from its mother during the franco era. eduardo vela, who's now 85, is the first person to be tried in relation to what is a much wider scandal. he has denied the allegations. campaigners believe up to 300,000 children were taken from their parents for political or religious reasons. a court in sudan has overturned the death sentence given to a 19—year—old woman, who murdered her husband after he allegedly raped her. this she has been jailed now for five years. noura hussein was married at 16 and stabbed her husband when he reportedly attacked herfor refusing to consummate the marriage. now, take a look at this cctv footage that captured the moment a van was driven into the front of the offices of the dutch newspaper, de telegraaf. and that happened. a man gets out of the van, strikes a match and flees into the night as the vehicle goes up in flames. fortunately, the building was almost empty at the time and no
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one was injured. police say the incident could be related to a number of articles that were published about organised crime. next week marks the second anniversary of the philippine drug war. thousands of suspected drug users and dealers have been killed during police operations ordered by president rodrigo duterte, but the man widely regarded as responsible for that police strategy is former police chief, ronald dela rosa. 0ur manila correspondent howard johnson has been talking to him. a warning: there are some graphic images in his report. another night and another killing in the philippine government's war on drugs. in the last two years, the campaign is seen at least 4000 suspected drug dealers and users killed during police operations. but human rights groups say that other
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yet to be investigated killings puts the figure closer to 12,000. ronald dela rosa, nicknamed the rock, was chief of police during the killings. he is widely regarded as the architect of the controversial drug war operations. speaking to the bbc, mr ronald dela rosa, now head of prisons, said that drug—related crime had fallen but admitted m ista kes crime had fallen but admitted mistakes had been made. i ask him if the government had begun with a shoot to kill policy. nada. iwould like to make clear to the whole world that president rodrigo duterte did not give me in order to kill anyone. —— no in. hejust told our policemen that if your life is in danger, protect yourself. it is better that the criminals are killed rather the new. cctv footage revealed that many of the drug killings had been carried out by
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miles vigilante is. their hallmark, what is wrapped in packing tape and signs. a lot of those yet to be investigated are related to vigilante killings carried out by the police. when you work for the police, what did you do to investigate those allegations? some of these cases were not related to the war on drugs. the police had some placards stating that he was a drug offender, he was a drug user, so drug offender, he was a drug user, so then the public said he is a drug user, never mind, they will not mind following up the case. you are saying that drugs created an opportunity for vigilante is to kill with impunity, they could get away with impunity, they could get away with it because they could pretend it was a drug or killing. they are trying to get away with the government's drug war... ronald dela
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rosa says he welcomes international examination of the drug. he says he has nothing to hide. meanwhile, president rodrigo duterte has requested the withdrawal of the court. while they await a decision, the killings continue. yesterday, we reported from india on a series of brutal murders of people wrongly accused of being child kidnappers. the rumours were spread on whatsapp and social media and focused on a video about child safety in pakistan that was mistaken for a real—life kidnapping. 0ur correspondent there, secunder kermani, has been talking to the makers behind the original video. two men on a motorbike apparently snatch a young child of the street, ina snatch a young child of the street, in a video that has spread dangerous in india. in fact, in a video that has spread dangerous in india. infact, this in a video that has spread dangerous in india. in fact, this footage was filmed in this street in karachi, pakistan, not in india. and the full video makes clear this was not a real kidnapping at an advert, designed to promote child safety. the version spread on social media
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has this ending edited out. in india, at least eight people have been killed in a spate of lynchings. anger fuelled by this and other fake news. this karachi advertising company made the video. they are horrified at how it is being used in india. i mean this is, it is very devastating for me, it is very shocking for me, i don't have words. ijust want shocking for me, i don't have words. i just want to, shocking for me, i don't have words. ijust want to, i shocking for me, i don't have words. i just want to, i told shocking for me, i don't have words. ijust want to, i told you earlier, i want to see the face of that men who edited the video about purposes. the video was produced for this charity, working on abducted children. we made this video to help society, but it is being used wrongly and people are dying. we condemn this. whoever is responsible should be prosecuted. the makers of
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these short films say it has helped save children's lives in pakistan. they are now coming to terms with its effects across the border in india. you're watching newsday on the bbc. live from singapore and london. still to come on the programme: what is that thing moving across the beach? we speak to the man who blended science and art into dozens of these amazing creatures. they are amazing indeed. also to come on the programme: we will have all the latest from russia on the world cup, including argentina's tense win over nigeria to make it to the last 16. members of the neo—nazi resistance movement stormed the world trade center, armed with pistols and shotguns. we believe that, according to international law, that we have a rightful claim on certain parts of this country as ourland.
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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 as a mark of allied determination to defend the city. 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: donald trump hails a victory after securing legal and constitutional backing for a key immigration policy — a travel ban on several mainly muslim nations. rescue crews in thailand are continuing to search for members of a teenage football team and their coach who disappeared in a cave network on the weekend. rain has been hampering the search effort. let's take a look at some front pages from around the world. the front page of the south china morning post reports on that shooting in hong kong that we reported earlier. the attack left one victim dead and three others wounded. the paperfeatures a picture of the suspect being led away by officers. from your television screen to the smithsonian museum — the new york times checks out the new oprah winfrey exhibition. the talk show host and some of her most memorable moments take centre stage at the national museum of african—american history in washington. and the japan times says a big hello
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to the hello kitty train, which will be purring along the tracks this week. the striking pink bullet—train is themed around the cartoon character and marketing phenomenon, and fans can't wait to get their paws on a ticket. a very cute train ride. i think you would love a ticket yourself on that train as well. now to the latest in world cup action. argentina have made it to the last 16 with a 2—1victory over nigeria, sending the super eagles out of the tournament. croatia took a 2—1 victory over iceland to qualify for the last 16 at the top of group d. and france finished top of their group after a goalless draw with denmark. 0ur correspondent 0lly foster has the full day report from moscow.
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all eyes of the world were on st petersburg. would argentina really be packing their bags early? they had to beat nigeria, and hope that in other group game between croatia and iceland it went their way as well. well, let's tell you what happened. lionel messi, would you believe it, actually look like lionel messi at this tournament. he scored a wonderful goal to get argentina going. but nigeria, i mean, they have really sort of found their feet. and victor moses got a penalty, and it was well deserved as well. his opponent had brought his men down and we were five minutes from full—time, five minutes from argentina going home. but the most unlikely of goals coming from marcos rojo, the defender. he stayed up. they were pushing everything forward , they were pushing everything forward, they knew they had to, and he scored a wonderful volley. 2—1—2 zone. iceland couldn't get the win that they wanted, but my word they
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we re that they wanted, but my word they were pushing croatia late on trying to get that winner, because they knew that that would see them past argentina, along with croatia, and get out of the group. what they lost the croatia in the end anyway, croatia winning that one to — one. so croatia, 3—wood wins out of three, they look really good. argentina just getting through by the skin of their teeth. let's talk about that draw. the first that we have had, just that one goalless draw. it was here, as well, at the luzhniki stadium, and they really didn't put on a show. it was not surprising, because france were already through. denmark only needed already through. denmark only needed a point, so theyjust played out 0—0 thing. we saw peru go home 13 a point, so theyjust played out 0—0 thing. we saw peru go home i3 points as they beat australia 2—0. what we do have to look forward to, first up in the last 16, would you believe it, in kazan, france against
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argentina. what a world cup tie we have to look forward to. just clear up have to look forward to. just clear up something for us. we have heard a lot about diego maradona, the argentine former footballer. a conversation about him becoming quite ill after seeing his team win. the last what you know. reports out of st petersburg, all the cameras we re of st petersburg, all the cameras were trained on him during that match. he was dancing with other fans, kicking netball, celebrating, he was in despair when nigeria equalised, he thought that argentina we re equalised, he thought that argentina were going out. he went through every single emotion, but reports coming out that he was taken ill after that match and had to be treated by paramedics. that is all we know at the moment, that diego maradona, the 1986 world cup winner, one of the legends of the game, was taken ill at that match. argentina, though, going through to the next round at this tournament. looking forward to that very
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intriguing matchup in the last 16. now, have a look at this. believe it or not, this creature is made of plastic pipes held together with cable ties, and is a familiar sight roaming the beaches of holland for many years. these amazing beasts are a fascinating fusion of art and engineering, and the invention of theo jansen. after many years of building these creatures, described as wind—propelled examples of artificial life, they are now exhibited around the world, and are currently here in singapore at the arts science museum at marina bay sands. well, the creator is with us now in the studio. welcome to theo jansen. great to have you with us. good morning. goodness, those beasts made up morning. goodness, those beasts made up of these plastic pipes. what inspired you to make these beasts?” think it is life itself has inspired me. i mean, it is quite surprising
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that we exist, don't we? so that's why i would like to make new creatures, and while making bees, i'm at least... i have the feeling that i have become a little bit wiser about how it all came. so it isa wiser about how it all came. so it is a sort of evolution process. it started in 1990. it has been 28 yea rs started in 1990. it has been 28 years now, and you have already created 40 to 50 of these pieces. but how do you create four metre high beasts? yes, well, you start doing it, and you keep on going. you must not, of course, be disappointed easily. so i think i am a little bit ofan easily. so i think i am a little bit of an optimist, you could say. and how long, theo, does it take to conceptualise and then create these strandbeests? well, it is not a question of conceptualising and creating it. it is a process which sta rts creating it. it is a process which starts and has a very capricious
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process , starts and has a very capricious process, just like a real evolution process , process, just like a real evolution process, in my idea. so it starts... you could see my ideas as a sort of mutation, and over many mutations, many disappointments, as well. but sometimes something succeeds, and then you just continue doing that. and so you a sort of river of development. and in this river of development, you use scientific formulas. well, i wrote a genetic algorithm on an atari computer in the 1990, to define the length of the 1990, to define the length of the tubes you need for an animal to walk on the same level. that is the special way of strandbeests walking. they don't walk up and down, like you do, but they stay on the same level, and that is because of the length of the tubes which i use, and i used a computer programme. all right, so you have been using the algorithm for close to 30 years. but how do they really move across the sand? well, they are pushed by the
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wind and sometimes they can store the wind. can you hold this? yes, i can hold this. you can make sort of pumps with these tubes so there is a ring at the end here. and it fits into another tube, and you have a pump. these pumps are connected with the wind, which go up and down with the wind, which go up and down with the wind, which go up and down with the wind, and the pump air into pet bottles on the back. and that gives spare energy the animals need, if the windfalls away. there is a bit of energy in their stomach, as i call it. and they can walk on stored wind, you could say. apart from these sandy beaches, can they walk on concrete? they were very well in concrete. because in these particular exhibitions, guests and viewers of the exhibition will be able to walk with the beasts. that's right, so all the animals in the exhibition are extinct, but we can reanimate an animal either by pushing it over the concrete or you could just pump up the wind stomach
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with a compressor, and in the animal comes alive for a few moments. so we have half a minute before the end of this interview. what is next for theo jansen, and your strandbeests and plastic pipes? well, what is happening now is, since three years there is a new specimen coming out, a caterpillar, and that has a totally different walking system. and it is able to walk over very uneven terrain. it does have joints which don't get bothered by sand any more. so you can have a sandstorm and that still... the caterpillar will walk. and this... the whole aim of this animal is to survive in the circumstances on the beach. looking forward to your strandbeests here in singapore. thank you so much for joining us, theo jansen, the sculptor of these strandbeests. you have been watching newsday. stay with us, because speaking of the world cup, we will look at the unusual snacks that chinese football fans enjoy when watching the matches.
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stay with bbc world news. well, it does look as though there could be some slightly cooler weather, with a little bit of rain on the way, but not until the end of the weekend and into next week. in the weekend and into next week. in the short—term, well, the heatwave is just the short—term, well, the heatwave isjust going to the short—term, well, the heatwave is just going to continue for the next few days and into the weekend as well. and in fact, on wednesday the highest temperatures are expected across potentially at least scotla nd expected across potentially at least scotland and northern ireland. temperatures could hit 30 celsius, and they will be quite a bit cooler closer to the north sea coast. so this high pressure is very much in charge of the weather, notjust across the uk but much of western europe and across scandinavia as well, even in stockholm and the
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temperatures have been skyrocketing. so, through the early hours of wednesday morning, it is a case of clear skies. there will be some low cloud lapping onto the coastlines. some mist and fog as well. so for some of us in the eastern counties it isa some of us in the eastern counties it is a case of grey skies first thing in the morning, but only briefly. and then quickly that sea threat will burn back to the coast and we will get that sunshine. so it isa and we will get that sunshine. so it is a sunny, hot day across much of the country. and again, the highest temperatures are expected across scotla nd temperatures are expected across scotland and northern ireland. but there will be a huge contrast in the temperatures. for example, look at that north sea coastal strip across scotland. the yellow indicates much lower temperatures, and anywhere from newcastle, hull into norwich, not spectacularly high the temperatures here. in fact, in the low 20s. and all of that heat because of the wind is being pushed in the direction of western britain. so this is where we are going to see the high temperatures. again, the west midlands, into wales. now, that east midlands coast may hang on to some of that cloud notjust in the wednesday but in the thursday as well. but we are mostly talking about the mornings. so again in the morning we could be waking up to some cloud on the east and those temperatures could be getting up to 21. whereas across northern ireland
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in scotland here we have more sunshine and those clear skies right from the word go. highs will be getting up into the high 20s and quite possibly breaking then somewhat cooler i think by the time we get to friday. temperatures in belfast backed down to around 25 celsius. what they may rise of across the south. here is the outlook into the weekend. temperatures modestly higher in belfast, around 21 or 22 degrees, but perhaps picking up into the high 20s. not far off 30 across southern parts of the uk. i mentioned that there is a change on the way. looks as though thunderstorms across the south will be developing as we head into the weekend, and there could be drifting northwards. sunday night into monday, but at the moment it is a low risk. there is no guarantee, and not necessarily cooling off all that much. so there is a change in the way towards the weekend. —— on the way towards the weekend. —— on the way. i'm babita sharma with bbc world news. our top story — president trump has hailed a us supreme court decision to uphold his travel ban targeting five muslim—majority countries. president trump said that in an era
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of worldwide terrorism, "we have to be tough and we have to be safe". but a dissenting judge, said the ban was motivated by bias against muslims. rescue crews in thailand are still trying to find members of a teenage football team and their coach who have been missing in a cave network since the weekend. the last 16 is taking shape in the world cup tournament. argentina havejust made it into the last 16 of the russia world cup, with a tense win over nigeria. they will go on to play france who came top of group c. that's all from me now. stay with bbc world news. now on bbc news, it's time for hardtalk with stephen sackur.
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