i'm sharanjit leyl in singapore. the headlines: auf wiedersehen, germany. south korean fans celebrate as they push the reigning champions out of the world cup. malaysian police are investigating former prime minister najib razak, saying they've seized items worth about $270 million. i'm babita sharma in london. also in the programme: floodwaters hamper efforts to find 12 teenagers and their football coach missing for five days in a thailand cave. what these soldiers are trying to do is find some evidence of a chimney ora is find some evidence of a chimney or a hole that might drop down through the limestone rocks into the caves below. campaigning is underway in pakistan elections, we take a look at the major contenders in this crucial poll and the politics behind it. live from our studios in singapore
and london, this is bbc world news. it's newsday. good morning. it's 7am in singapore, midnight in london, and 2am in the russian city of kazan, where world cup holders, germany, are out of the competition after losing to south korea 2—0. not surprisingly, fans of the south korean team were delighted. it's the first time south korea has beaten germany in a world cup match after facing them twice before. it's also the first time germany has ever been defeated by an asian nation in a world cup match. and here's the reaction in mexico where their fans gathered outside the south korean embassy to thank the team for their victory over germany which means that mexico progress to the knock—out rounds along with sweden.
elated fans placed a traditional "sombrero" hat on sun tae park, the counselor of the south korean embassy in mexico. there was dancing, chanting and even a mariachi band. the south korean consular general said "there's no distinction between mexicans and koreans today" and that mexican staff at the embassy were crying with joy. tea rs of tears of a different kind in germany. since the group stage format, not long after that, germany. since the group stage format, not long afterthat, germany had never failed to get out of a world cup group. there they are, bottom of the group after being defeated by south korea. this was a
south korean side already out, little for them to play for. this match will will go down in world cup folklore as being a match that finally saw germany beaten. how the mighty have fallen in a group it. it was kim and song in injury time to be germany. they were chasing the game. they needed just the one goal to get out of the group and into the top two in group f. it was beyond them. the head coach admitted that they just simply were not good enough, not only not to win the world cup again, reigning champions, but not even to get out of the group. they did not deserve it at all. lasting only ten days. 12 years under the coach. they have always reached at least the semifinals.
they are bottom. we have this wonderful moment for the mexicans, even though they were well beaten by sweden, 3—0. both those teams are going through. had germany somehow got a going through. had germany somehow gota win going through. had germany somehow got a win against south korea, it would have been the mexicans who dropped out. that is why they are getting twitchy near the end, the german game was ongoing. well beaten by sweden. two goals and one own goal sees the swedes through as group winners. they have a pretty easy knockout tie against switzerland. mexico, dropping off the top of the group. they have brazil. one of the last 16 tyres. how well do the brazilians do? much better. up to a b—, b, something
like that. showing some tricks and skills. they just got like that. showing some tricks and skills. theyjust got past costa rica to keep themselves alive. they we re rica to keep themselves alive. they were in the city playing serbia. unlikely goal scorers. paulino and thiago with a header. cruising through. brazil and mexico are next. a great tie on monday. switzerland only needed a point. they got a draw against costa rica. great from costa rica because they had not scored a single goal. costa rica are going home and switzerland will face sweden. so much to look forward to. a world cup without germany, would you believe it? more on that coming up later.
our other top story. the migrant rescue ship lifeline has docked in malta after five days stranded at sea. there are 230 migrants on board who have been hoping to reach europe. it made its way to portjust as the leaders of the 28 eu member states make their way to brussels. migration is at the top of the agenda for their thursday meeting. our europe editor, katya adler, reports from berlin. tonight, the mood in german government circles is grimly determined, but gloomy, and it's not just about the football. i mean, it's been very easy over the last couple of weeks to get distracted by the migrant—rejecting, headline—grabbing antics of the new italian government. but migration looms large in the national politics of many countries, and few more so than germany. for angela merkel, it is an existential crisis, politically speaking. over the last four years, she's taken in1.4 million asylum seekers. and now, in open defiance, her own interior minister says he will slam the borders of germany
shut if she is unable, after tomorrow's eu summit, to come home with pan—european solutions to stop more migrant arrivals. also this hour: president trump says he'll meet vladimir putin when he travels to europe next month for a nato summit and a visit to britain. us national security advisorjohn bolton was in moscow on wednesday to set up the meeting with president putin. a date and venue will be announced on thursday. mr trump said the men had a lot to talk about. well, i think we will be talking about syria, i think we will be talking about ukraine, i think we will be talking about... umm... many other subjects. we will see what happened. i think a lot of good things can come with meetings with people. we had great meetings with resident xijinping of people. we had great meetings with resident xi jinping of china. we have had great meetings. maybe something positive will come out. a key member of the united states supreme court, joe jackson, father of michaeljackson and manager of the jackson five, has died.
he was 89 and had been suffering from pancreatic cancer. he is widely credited with directing the group's career and propelling them to stardom, but he was later criticised for the way he'd raised the family. japanese carmaker, nissan, says it will be deferring long—term business decisions while it remains "in the dark" about britain's future relationship with the eu. the chairman also said that with tens of thousands ofjobs at stake, the company's investment plans would be put on hold until there was more clarity on brexit. nissan made half a million cars in the uk last year and exported four—fifths of them. is this the world's fattest hedgehog? arbuckle weighs in at about 2.3 kilos, four times the size of a normal hedgehog. he's now on a strict diet and exercise regime. the rescue centre in aberdeenshire, scotland where he was handed—in says he could barely walk orform a defensive ball. the centre says it will be a long road, but it's for arbuckle's own good.
malaysian police say they've seized cash and items worth millions from six properties allegedly linked to former prime minister najib razak. the seizure is part of the investigation into the development fund 1mdb which was set up by najib to turn kuala lumpur into a financial hub. it took more than a month for 150 officers to finish the count. the total value of assets seized is believed to be worth $250 million. it's alleged he diverted $700 million to his personal bank account. najib denies any wrongdoing. he was cleared and this case was closed but malaysia's new prime minister, mahathir mohamad, has reopened the investigation. i've been speaking to aira azhari, coordinator for democracy and governance at the institute for democracy and economic affairs, about the seized assets. some of these items, 440 million of
the rally, cash, 12,000 in tiaras, 14 of them. it's staggering. the allegation is that the money was from 1mdb. it remains to be investigated. 250 million us dollars. what has been the reaction so dollars. what has been the reaction so far in malaysia? it has been building upfora so far in malaysia? it has been building up for a number of weeks since the defeat of najib razak and the shock election win of his opposition. people are seeing this being uncovered. what has the reaction been is yellow among the public, previously, with the previous government still in power, people were hesitant to talk about
the matter. now, with the new government, people are starting to express how one happy and shocked they are with this scandal. —— unhappy. two of the candidates fighting for the presidency have also currently come out, commenting against these findings. people have said it will not affect the elections, which is quite interesting. we know that the former prime minister has yet to face any charge. what has he been saying in his defence? he has completely denied that any of these items are adheres or his family's. —— are his. he says they are gifts he kept in power. it could be true, it could be
not true. investigations are still pending. but he has denied it so far. 12 teenage boys and their football coach who disappeared into a cave network in thailand five days ago are still missing. rising water levels caused by heavy rainfall are frustrating rescue workers, who are using powerful industrial pumps to drain water from inside the cave. jonathan head is at the scene. the weather is making this difficult operation a whole lot harder. there are dozens of teams here now, all trying to find a route into a cave system that has many miles long, but 110w system that has many miles long, but now partly flooded. the 12 boys went in with their football coach last saturday, posting this photojust before. their bicycles are still there, a reminder to rescuers of what is at stake. the thailand army
is also here in large numbers. their job, to co—ordinate the operation and to send soldiers across the mountains in search of other possible ways into the caves. we have been walking for about half an hour now into the forests, these very, very steep hills. what the soldiers are trying to do is find some evidence of a chimney or a hole that might drop down through the limestone rocks into the caves below. a party of climbers coming down who just explored two such chimneys. nojoy. down who just explored two such chimneys. no joy. their leaders down who just explored two such chimneys. nojoy. their leaders said the chimneys were blocked several metres down. one british man has spent years exploring this case system. he says the boys could survive if they managed to stay above the water. more caving and diving experts are on their way from other countries. there is still hope
here. and while there is hope, no one wants to stop. jonathan head, bbc news, northern thailand. you're watching newsday on the bbc. still to come on the programme: prince william continues his tour of the middle east. this time, he's in the occupied west bank. we'll have more on the very first official british royal trip to the area. also on the programme: the elections that are dividing the country. we have the latest as pakistan prepares to go to the polls. 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, 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 sharanjit leyl in singapore. i'm babita sharma in london. our top stories: world cup shock in russia as south korea beats reigning champions germay 2—0 to push the holders out of the tournament. police in malaysia say they've seized items valued at about $270 million from six residences linked to the former prime minister, najib razak, and his wife.
let's take a look at some front pages from around the world. the japan times is looking towards the stars, or an asteroid at least, known as the cosmic diamond. a probe has finally reached the rock after years of travelling through space. scientists hope it will reveal the origins of the solar system. the front page of the china daily has a hot lead, they're reporting on a heatwave that's been sweeping the country. the surface temperature in turpan reached 83 centigrade, that's a record for the year, and hot enough to cook eggs on the ground. and the new york times logs onto a secret social media site designed for movie stars, models and top executives. the invitation only network has a waiting list of hundreds of thousands and rejects more applicants
than harvard business school. that's some of the newspapers for you. now, what stories are sparking discussions online? of sorts. could a lack of bubbles leave british pubs scrapping the bottom of the barrel? a carbon dioxide shortage has hit the nation's beer supplies. the temporary closure of gas factories is behind the backlog, and the cut—back in carbonated lager couldn't have come at a worse time, barbecue season and the world cup are both expected to boost demand. president trump says he will immediately begin looking for a replacement for a member of the us supreme court. the retirement ofjustice anthony kennedy gives mr trump the opportunity to shift the balance of country's highestjudicial body further to the right. justice kennedy had been seen as a swing member of the bench.
jane o'brien‘s been looking at the pivotal role he's played. i'd like a to express our delight with the nomination ofjudge anthony m kennedy for the associate justice of the united states supreme court. anthony kennedy was a harvard law professor when he was nominated by ronald reagan. 30 years later, president donald trump bid him farewell. ijust want farewell. i just want to thankjustice kennedy for the years of tremendous service. he's a very spectacular man, really spectacular man. throughout his decade on the bench, he was a consequential voice, advancing gay rights but limiting abortion rights. a moderate republican, kennedy was often the swing vote on contentious issues,
sometimes taking a more liberal stance. his departure opens the door for somebody who will appeal to conservatives. a potential shift that alarms democrats. this is the most important supreme court vacancy for this country in at least a generation. in his brief letter of resignation, justice kennedy said his service on the supreme court had been the greatest honour and privilege. his last few weeks were busy. he wrote the ruling that centred on in the case of a baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple. and he voted to uphold president trump's highly contentious travel ban from five muslim majority countries. are you ready, justice gorsuch, to take the oath? with the appointment of neil gorsuch, donald trump has already fulfilled his campaign pledge. with the resignation of anthony kennedy, he has the chance to reshape the supreme court. the duke of cambridge has spoken of his hopes for lasting peace in the middle east
after meeting the palestinian president, mahmoud abbas, in the israeli—occupied west bank. prince william also met refugees at a camp near ramallah. our royal correspondent, nicholas witchell, is travelling with him. the transition from israel into the occupied palestinian territories, marked by high concrete walls and, for william, a switch into a palestinian vehicle. in the main city of ramallah, he was welcomed by the president of the palestinian authority, mahmoud abbas, at a ceremony akin to a full state welcome. except, of course, this isn't a state. it is palestinian territory, still occupied by israel. william went on to a refugee camp, not tents, but permanent buildings, including a small health centre. it was established in 1949 for palestinians who had fled or been expelled from their land when israel was created. nearly 70 years later, the two communities are still trying to coexist in close proximity. and here is that
a problem in microcosm. i'm in the palestinian camp. the houses over there are inhabited by israelis. some of them are flying israeli flags. in the middle distance is an israeli watchtower, and in between is this narrow buffer zone, where there are frequent clashes. in the centre of ramallah, there was a cultural festival. as he has done throughout this visit, william focused particularly on young people. and tonight, in eastjerusalem, he spoke about their hopes to put the past behind them, and he had this to say to the palestinians. my message tonight is that you have not been forgotten. it has been a very powerful experience to meet you and other palestinians living in the west bank, and to hear your stories. i hope that, through my being here, and understanding the challenges you face, the links of friendship and mutual respect between the palestinian and british people will grow stronger. for a senior royal, the language
was unusually direct. this visit appears to have made a deep impression. nicholas witchell, bbc news, jerusalem. looks so much like his mother. it's just a month until pakistanis go to the polls to elect a new government. it's expected to be a tight race between the ruling party of the former prime minister nawaz sharif who was disqualified from office last year on corruption charges and the former cricketer turned politician, imran khan. secunder kermani reports from punjab. elections are good business for pakistan's printing presses. in rawalpindi, they're starting to churn out posters for the ruling plm party and their main rivals, the pti , party and their main rivals, the pti, led by imran khan. it's expected to be a tight race and
the key battleground between the two is this province, punjab. it contains more than half of all seats being contested and is currently dominated by the pml n, although the pti are likely to make at least some inroads. translation: pti are likely to make at least some inroads. translationzlj pti are likely to make at least some inroads. translation: iwill pti are likely to make at least some inroads. translation: i will be voting for nawaz sharif‘s party because he's the only one that's improved the country's infrastructure. i hope they expose all the corruption that is going on here. we've tried everyone else, we want a change. the pm ellen is still reeling from the disqualification last year of former prime minister nawaz sharif. he's currently on trial for corruption charges while his brother has taken over the party. imran amed khan, a cricketer turned populist politician, led the charge against sharif and now believes he can become prime minister. but pakistan is divided. for opposition voters,
the disqualification of nawaz sharif was an unprecedented victory for accountability in a country wracked by corruption. but his supporters, though, think he's the victim of a political conspiracy, one they say was engineered by the country's military establishment. the army denies interfering in politics, but the election, in part, will be a referendum on nawaz sharif‘s disqualification. this a nalyst says sharif‘s disqualification. this analyst says the sharifs still have significant support. now i sharif is from lahore, you is belonging to the middle—class, he's a punjabi, so people relate to him for one thing. elsewhere in the province, though, there have been political defections to imran khan's party. they have such loyalties, they like the plmn, the impression has been created that plmn will not come into power.
unlike the previous two elections, the threat of militant violence is no longer the key issue in pakistan. but this is only the second time ever a parliament has completed its term in office and it's a crucial time for democracy in the country. secunda cavani, bbc news, rawalpindi —— secunder kermani. you have been watching newsday. stay with us. broke farmers forced off their properties. we'll bring you the latest from the royal commission in australia, which is investigating the practices of the banking sector. and before we go, meet the robot pizza chef. a french start—up has developed a robot which is able to make professional standard pizzas, from rolling the dough and layering on the tomato base to cutting the finished pizzas into even slices. the robot's inventors say it can make up to 120 pizzas an hour and are looking for a paris kitchen where it can be put to work. hello there. it's a bit of a case of
deja vu with the weather forecast at the moment. day on day we're seeing those temperatures building, lots of sunny and dry weather during wednesday. top temperatures reached 32 at porthmadog in north wales. we could see similar story i think during the day on thursday. high pressure well and truly driving the weather, keeping things dry and settled with generally gentle breezes around. this was the picture in workington, cumbria during the day on wednesday, not a cloud in the sky there. i think we'll have one or two areas of cloud around on thursday, especially in the east, lincolnshire, east anglia, some cloud around the coast should thin and break during the day but anywhere you could see fairweather cloud. as we draw in the breeze from the north—east, looking cooler around the eastern coasts but for central and western parts of the country, temperatures widely in the high 20s with some seeing top temperatures of 30 or 31, particularly for central scotland, but those temperatures could kick
off one or two isolated showers. if you do catch one, could be a bit pokey, but most places will avoid those isolated showers through central parts of scotland. hot again through northern ireland, england and wales with a decent, dry and bright day. lots of sunshine with a gentle breeze coming in, keeping things cooler around the east. on friday, high pressure still with us, drifting further north. a similar day on friday. the best of the sunshine will be to the north and west. most places seeing clear blue skies but in the east, with the breeze coming off the sea, it will be cool and perhaps cloudier at times. the warmest weather through the day on friday will be further south—west, not as hot as thursday in scotland and northern ireland but further south, cardiff, in scotland and northern ireland but furthersouth, cardiff, bristol, 29 01’ furthersouth, cardiff, bristol, 29 or30. furthersouth, cardiff, bristol, 29 or 30. looking to the weekend and saturday, we still got the warm air mass with us through the day, that's going to be bringing a fine weekend. through the weekend, again, mostly warm and sunny, just the small
chance of one or two of us seeing some isolated showers. most places will avoid those showers. through the day on saturday it does look dry really across—the—board to start the day. later on could see a few showers creeping into the far west of scotland, perhaps western parts of scotland, perhaps western parts of northern ireland, not as hot as recent days but still a beautiful day. temperatures of the further south could be 28 or 29. dry ball most south could be 28 or 29. dry ball m ost pla ces south could be 28 or 29. dry ball most places on sunday but notice these showers to the south—west could creep into south—western parts of britain. top temperatures once again, 29 or30 of britain. top temperatures once again, 29 or 30 degrees. i'm sharanjit leyl in singapore. the headlines: there's been world cup shock in russia as south korea knock germany out of the tournament. south korea thrilled fans with a dramatic 2—0 win, ending reigning champion germany's hopes of defending their world cup title. germany have won the tournament four times and this is their earliest exit since 1938. police in malaysia say they've seized items valued
at about 270 million dollars from six residences allegedly linked to the former prime minister, najib razak, and his wife. and this video is on bbc.com. prince william continues his tour of the middle east. he crossed into the occupied west bank where he's been to a health centre and met the palestinian president, mahmoud abbas. he is the first british royal to officially visit israel and the palestinian territories. that's all from me now. stay with bbc world news. now on bbc news it's time for hardtalk.