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i'm rico hizon in singapore. the headlines — president trump hails a supreme court ruling upholding his travel ban targeting five muslim—majority countries 3s 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 these hills and reach them from channels further out. 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. announcer: live from our studios in
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singapore and london. this is bbc world news. its newsday. it's 8:00am in singapore, 1:00 in london and 8:00pm 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's one of mr trump's biggest victories since taking office. he's hailed it as a tremendous success. the ruling shows that all the attacks from the media
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and the democrat politicians are wrong and 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 ms—13 and lots of others that we do not want to have in our country. last week the president did a u—turn on a policy which separated over two thousand 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. 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's led to some families being split
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and left 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're being made to wait. edith has been here with her family for two weeks. she's heard all about what's been going on in the us, with immigrant parents being separated from their children. she's petrified, but says she has no choice. "we just can't live in my town any more", she says. "my husband was recently assassinated and we're under threat. i wish america was more welcoming. we're not coming to harm anyone." and we've since been able to verify that edith's husband was indeed killed in april, and that one of her sons is missing. she's anxious because she knows in the us, they've been putting
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immigrant children into detention camps. this is footage from inside a tent city that's been created close to the board in texas. 0ften, immigrant parents separated from their children after entering the us are not even told where their children have been sent. why don't we walk over and? but while some see the policy as having been barbaric, others are not so critical of donald trump's ha rd—line stance. jim chilterns owns a huge ranch on the us side, that for miles borders mexico. he thinks the criticism of his president over separating immigrant families has been unfair. if a person commits a crime in the united states, they're separated from their children. i weep for americans being separated from their children, and the children in particular. well, it's always been part of america's promise to take into its borders
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immigrants who are in need, and president trump says as long as people do things legally, they're fine. except all around right now, we can see the cases of those trying to do things by the book, who are nevertheless facing obstacles and suffering because of current policies. aleem maqbool, bbc news, in nogales, on the us—mexico border. let's get more now on the rescue underway in thailand. it's now four days since twelve 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. weary and wet, rescuers trudged in and out of the cave for a third day, without anything to show for it. they've got hundreds of people here now. the army is sending in squads to tramp through the rainsoaked hills, in search of other ways into the cave complex. and there are volunteers with cave diving experience who've come to help, some from neighbouring countries. but the conditions
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underground are rough. the distance is about three to four kilometres from the entrance. it's very hard and difficult for the divers because they're not able to see anything. the water is very murky, so they're not able to find the other side of that at this point. powerlines are being fed into the caves and they're assembling pumps, which they hope can lower the water levels faster than the incessant rain is raising them. well, 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 and reach them from channels further up. the families of the missing boys come and go, waiting and praying for good news.
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the weather and the terrain aren't helping, but this is a huge rescue operation now. it can't be that much longer before they find a way in. jonathan head, bbc news, mae sai, northern thailand. 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. russian police have been searching
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following a series of bomb threats. they are treating the incident as a hoax. early reports said 16 venues, including hotels and restaurants, had been evacuated. 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. a person 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 one was injured. police say the incident could be related to recent articles 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
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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 has seen at least 4000 suspected drug dealers and users killed during police operations. but human rights groups say that other yet to be investigated killings puts the figure closer to 12,000. ronald bato dela rosa, nicknamed the rock, was chief of police during the killings. he's widely regarded as the architect of the controversial drug war operations. speaking to the bbc, mr dela rosa, now head of prisons, said that drug—related crime had fallen, but admitted mistakes
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had been made. i asked him if the government had begun with a shoot to kill policy. no. i would like to make it clear to the whole world that president duterte did not give me an order to kill anyone. he just told our policemen that if your life is in danger, you have to protect yourself. so it's better that the criminals are killed rather than you. eyewitnesses and cctv footage reveal that many drug war killings have been carried out by masked vigila ntes. their hallmark — bodies wrapped in packing tape and signs professing involvement with drugs. human rights watch say that those killings, a lot of them that yet to be investigated, are related to vigilante killings carried out on behalf the police. when you were police chief, what did you do to investigate those allegations? some were related to the war on drugs, but some of these cases were not related to related to the war on drugs. they would place some placards stating that he is a drug offender, he was a drug user, so then
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the public said he is a drug user, never mind, never mind following up the case. so you're saying that the war on drugs created an opportunity for vigilantes to kill with impunity, they could get away with it because they could pretend it was a drug war killing. they are trying to ride with the momentum that — the government's war on drugs is going. ronald dela rosa says he welcomes the international criminal court's examination of the drug war. he says he has nothing to hide. meanwhile, president rodrigo duterte has requested the withdrawal of the country's involvement with the court. and so while the philippines awaits the icc‘s decision, the killings continue. howard johnson, bbc news, manila. you're watching newsday on the bbc. still to come on the programme — what's that thing moving across the beach? we speak to the man who blended science and art into dozens
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of these amazing creatures. also on the programme — we're 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. 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,
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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. thank you to staying with us. this is newsday on the bbc. i'm rico hizon in singapore. 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
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network over the weekend. rain has been hampering the search effort. let's now take a look at some of the 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. and the paper features a picture of the suspect being led away by police 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 finally, we have the international edition
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of the japan times and it says a big hello 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. and those are the headlines of key publications around the world. amnesty international has just released a report looking at the role of myanmar‘s army in the atrocities against rohingya muslims in rakhine state, in the west of the country. amnesty international says it has proof that the actions of the military are not those of rogue soldiers, but that the atrocities were ordered by the top of the military. let them all and is now. we can speak to matthew wells, who joins us from amnesty live from new york. thank you forjoining us. tell me first about the findings of your new report. a new report is the most comprehensive look to date of the crimes committed by the bma military
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against the rohingya people muslim population in rakhine state. it has driven out more than 700,000 men, women and children since march of last year, that is roughly 80% of the muslim population that was in rakhine state when this first started. what we know is that we are seeing a similar pattern of attacks in village after village. this was not rogue elements, this was in fact a highly orchestrated, systematic attack on the rohingya people muslim population to killings, widespread rape and other sexual violence, torture in detention sites, forced detention and other crimes that are given the vast majority of the rohingya people people across the border into bangladesh. matthew, how we are able to gather these and all the evidence that made you conclude this picture? the report is based on more than 400 interviews done on both sides of the border. in addition, we relied on satellite imagery that we obtained that shows
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just how tight the burning was villages, with a significant amount of photo and video footage taken out villages where crimes were committed. we translated it with testimony taken on both sides of the border. we were also able to obtain an audio recording in which the myanmar military officer says that they had received in order to burn down rohingya people villages if there is any sort of disturbance, and this is exactly what happens in village after village across rakhine state. in the aftermath of attacks by an armed group, the myanmar military swept through village after village. they opened fire on men, women and children as they were trying to run away and then they burn down every last rohingya structure in many of these villages. and what have you done with that audio, matthew, is that something thatis audio, matthew, is that something that is public? is something that we have sent to several people to authenticate it as one of years, it isa
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authenticate it as one of years, it is a recording of a military officer indicating that this is an orchestrated, systematic campaign of violent. —— it is. ultimately, that campaign of violence goes right to the top of the most senior officials of the myanmar military. we have named them to show that they should face justice, that includes the commander—in—chief of the military. matthew, thank you for your time. thank you so much for talking us through that. matthew wells, a senior crisis adviser at amnesty international. 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. all eyes of the world
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were on st petersburg. would argentina really be packing their bags early? they had to beat nigeria, and hope that the other group game between croatia and iceland went their way as well. well, let's tell you what happened. lionel messi, would you believe it, actually looked like lionel messi at this tournament? he scored a wonderful goal to get argentina going. but nigeria — i mean, they've really sort of found their feet. and victor moses got a penalty, it was well deserved as well. javier mascherano had brought his man 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 knew they had to, and he scored a wonderful volley. 2—1 to them. iceland couldn't get the win 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.
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but they lost to croatia in the end anyway, croatia winning that one 2—1. so croatia, three wins out of three, they look really good. argentina just getting through by the skin of their teeth. let's talk about that bore draw, the first we've had, would you believe, after 40 matches at the world cup? 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 a point, so theyjust played out a 0—0 thing. we saw peru go home by three points as they beat australia 2—0. what we do have to look forward to — because i've been filling out my wallchart, first up in the last 16, would you believe it, in kazan, france against argentina?
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what a world cup tie we have to look forward to. just clear up something for us. we've heard a lot about diego maradona, the argentine former footballer, a conversation about him becoming quite ill after seeing his team win. talk us through what you know. yeah, reports just coming out of st petersburg, all the cameras were trained on him during that match. he was dancing with other fans, he was kicking the ball, he was celebrating. he was in despair when nigeria 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's 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. get well soon diego maradona and it will really be a very exciting match between argentina and france, two former world cup champions. that is
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0llie foster there with world cup from moscow. now have a look at this. believe it or not, this creature is made out 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. a short time ago, theo jansen joined me in the studio and told me what inspired him. well, i think it's life itself that's inspired me. i mean, it's quite surprising that we exist, don't we? so that's why i would like to make new creatures, and while making these, i'm — at least
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i have the feeling that i've become a little bit wiser about how it all came. so it's a sort of evolution process, which started in 1990. it's been 28 years now, and you've 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 easy. so i think i'm a little bit of an optimist, you could say. an optimist... and how long, theo, does it take you to conceptualise and then create these strandbeests? well, it's not a question of conceptualising and creating it. mm—hm. it's a process which starts and has a very capricious 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, and many disappointments as well.
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but sometimes something succeeds, and then you just continue doing that. and so, you get a sort of river of development. and in this river of development, theo, you use scientific formulas. well, i wrote a genetic algorithm on an atari computer in 1990 to define the length of the tubes which i needed to let the animal walk on the same level. that's 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's because of the length of the tubes which i use, and i wrote a computer program. all right, so you've been using the algorithm for close to 30 years. but how do they really move across the sand? well, they're pushed by the wind, and sometimes they can store the wind. can you hold this? yes, i can hold this.
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you can make sort of pumps with these tubes. so there's a small opening at the end here, and it fits into another tube, and you have a sort of pump. these pumps are connected with the wind, which go up and down with the wind, and they pump air into pet bottles on the back with high pressure. 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. fascinating. you have been watching newsday. great to have you with us. stay with us. we'll be showing you what of snacks chinese football fans are eating during the wee hours of the morning. iam babita during the wee hours of the morning. i am babita sharma here in london. when is so much forjoining us. we will see you soon. a buyer. ——
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goodbye. 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 short—term, well, the heatwave's 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, scotland and northern ireland. temperatures could hit 30 celsius, and it 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 too, even in stockholm, the temperatures have been skyrocketing. so, through the early hours of wednesday morning, it's 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 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'll get that sunshine.
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so it's a sunny, hot day across much of the country, and again, the highest 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, even across scotland. the yellows there indicate 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're going to see the high temperatures — again, the west midlands, into wales. now, that east midlands coast may hang on to some of that low cloud, notjust into wednesday but into thursday as well. but we're mostly talking about the mornings. so again, in the morning, we could be waking up to some clouds in the east, and those temperatures could be getting up to 21, whereas across northern ireland and scotland here, where 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 30 degrees. and then somewhat cooler, i think, by the time we get to friday. temperatures in belfast back down
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to around 25 celsius, but they may rise a little bit across the south. now, here's the outlook into the weekend. temperatures modestly high in belfast, around 21 or 22 degrees, but perhaps picking up into the high 20s. not far off 30 there across southern parts of the uk. now, 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 they could be drifting northwards sunday night into monday, but at the moment it's a low risk. there's no guarantee, and not necessarily cooling off all that much, so there is a change on the way towards the weekend. 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 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
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since the weekend. the last 16 is taking shape in the world cup tournament. argentina have just made it into the next round of the russia world cup with a tense win over nigeria. croatia took a 2—1 victory over iceland to qualify at the top of group d. they will go on to play france, who came top of group c. and the top story here in the uk: a british plumber has been found guilty of planning a terror attack
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