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. floodwaters hamper efforts to find 12 teenagers and their football coach missing for five days in a thailand cave. i'm babita sharma in london. also in the programme: campaigning is underway in pakistan elections. we take a look at the major contenders in this crucial poll and the politics behind it. joe jackson, the father and former manager of michaeljackson and the jackson five, has died at the age of 89. live from our studios in singapore and london, this is bbc world news. it's newsday. good morning.
it's 8am in singapore, 1am in london, and 3am in the russian city of kazan, where german fans are drowning their sorrows following their team's shock defeat against south korea in the world cup just a few hours ago. tears in berlin too, where chancellor angela merkel said she was very sad. the country's top selling bild newspaper said the defeat was the biggest disgrace in the country's world cup history. in sharp contrast, the south koreans were delighted. though the country is not going through to the quarter—finals, it's the first time south korea has beaten germany in a world cup match. it's also the first time germany has ever been defeated by an asian nation in a world cup match. naturally, the fans' reactions to the match were different too. translation: we did not play like a
world champion today. we needed a goal and the team did not fight enough. they stood still with the ball, even moving forward. that was everything except like a world champion. next world cup! i will be honest, i thought deutschland would win because they are really good. i was really surprised when we scored two goals! the bbc‘s olly foster is in moscow for us. he told me just how historic this exit is for germany. since it went to the group stage format, not long after that, germany have never failed to get out of a world cup group. but there they are, bottom of this group after being defeated by south korea. this was a south korean side who were already out, so very little for them to play for. but this match will will
go down in world cup folklore as being the match that finally saw germany beaten. how the mighty have fallen in a group game! it was kim and song in injury time to be germany. they were chasing the game by then. they knew they needed just the one goal to get out of the group and into the top two in group f. but 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, they were reigning champions, but not even to get out of the group. they said they did not deserve it at all. germany's world cup lasting only ten days. 12 years underjurchen. they have always reached at least the semifinals. so they are bottom. and 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 win against south korea, it would've been the mexicans who were dropped out. that is why they were getting a bit twitchy near the end, they knew the german game was ongoing. well beaten by sweden. two goals and one own goal seeing the swedes go through as group winners. and that means they have a fairly easy knockout tie against switzerland. mexico, dropping off the top of the group, they have got brazil. that's one of those last 16 tyres. how well did the brazilians do? assess their form and how they are doing at the moment. much better.
up to a b—, b, something like that. showing those tricks and skills. theyjust got past costa rica to keep themselves alive in the last match. they were in the city at the stadium playing serbia. unlikely goal scorers. paulinho in the first half, and thiago silva with a header. cruising through. brazil and mexico are next. that will be a really great tie on monday. switzerland only needed a point. in the end, they didn't need to win at all. but they got a draw against costa rica. great for costa rica because they had not scored goal, but they go through as well. costa rica are going home and switzerland will face sweden. so much to look forward to. but a world cup without germany, would you believe it? we will be live in south korea in just a few minutes for lots more world cup reaction. 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 in 1.4 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: russia and the united states have agreed that vladimir putin and donald trump will hold a long—delayed summit. president trump's national security adviser, john bolton, has been meeting president putin in moscow. the summit will take place in a neutral country, with the date to be confirmed later today. a key member of the united states supreme court, justice anthony kennedy, has announced that he's stepping down after three decades on the high court. he joined four other conservative justices on tuesday in upholding president trump's travel ban on people from several muslim majority countries but has also played an active role in advancing gay and abortion rights. 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. 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. more now on our main story, that shocking defeat of germany at the world cup. let's get the latest from south korea, and our correspondent, sophi long, in seoul. a great deal of celebrations and pride at the fact this is the first asian nation to beat the four—time world champion. enormous yeah. they
literally cannot believe it. when we we re literally cannot believe it. when we were leaving the office tonight, i asked south korean colleagues who would watch the world cup. they said that the odds said it was more likely germany would beat them 7—0 than they got a 2—1 victory. look what happened. there was a big screen in the city centre. a big party. it was quite late. they did not kick off until 11pm. people watched it at home because of that as well. 1230, 1am. you could hear roars. big parties on the streets. looked in the headlines of the national press this morning. there he is, son hueng—min, getting the second goal. first goal, miracle,
second goal. first goal, miracle, second goal, is this real? the headline says korea soccer miracle. another national paper. it simply says we are so another national paper. it simply says we are so proud of you. the front page of another newspaper as well. huge pride in seoul this morning and across south korea. when i was coming to work this morning it seemed a bit subdued. a few bleary—eyed people. huge celebrations and hugely proud and of course they now have a new best friend in mexico. lovely scenes. super pleased. they literally cannot believe it. stunned as the word that describes how they are feeling now. some criticism about the way the red devils were playing. a high point in 2002 when south korea hosted. some criticism so far. but now they
cannot believe it. nothing to play for, already out of the tournament, yet they ended up eliminating the reigning world champions. in a way, it isa reigning world champions. in a way, it is a bit ofa reigning world champions. in a way, it is a bit of a shame they cannot do more in this tournament. they celebrated as if they won the whole thing last night. thank you very much, so good to hearfrom you. 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 now partly flooded. the 12 boys went in with their
football coach last saturday, posting this photo just before. their bicycles are still there, a reminder to rescuers of what's at stake. the thai army is also here in large numbers. theirjob, to co—ordinate the operation and to send soldiers across the mountains in search of other possible ways into the caves. well, we've been walking for about half an hour now into the forests, into 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'd just explored two such chimneys. but no joy. their leader 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 manage 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's 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. floodwaters are hampering efforts to find 12 teenagers and their football coach missing for five days in a thailand cave. 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. 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. 0ur correspondent, peter bowes, is in los angeles. 0n, is in los angeles. the life ofjojackson being
remembered 0n, the life ofjojackson being remembered now. —— peter,. —— peter. seen as the reason behind their success seen as the reason behind their success but a controversial figure too? he was a towering figure, especially in terms of the success of the jackson 5. they started as the jackson brothers in 1963, three of the jackson family brothers, joined by marlon, and the bunga brothers five years later, signed by motown records —— younger brothers. they had a string of hits and it was joe jackon at the centre of it all. he was a the inspiration behind the family, he recognised their talent —— was the inspiration. was a tough task master. tough love in its extreme. michaeljackson in later life in interviews talked about how will he was abused by his father ——
he was a tough task master. physical abuse. joe jackon acknowledged this to some extent, although he said it didn't really extend to abusing his children. he saw it as a way of simply getting the best out of his children. and it was his style of management. it's interesting that in later life, and also reflected in many of the tributes that we're hearing today from family members, that they respected him for what he did and how he made the brothers the success did and how he made the brothers the success they were. also success with janet jackson as well —— the jackson brothers. i was reading earlier before we came on a, when he found out some of the brothers had split and weren't going to go in terms of working with their father, he put a lot of time into janet jackson? that's right. he became a bit detached from the jackson 5. that was once they became extremely
successful. he paid more attention to his daughters. janet jackson especially. of course, as we know now, became hugely successful in her own right and was very much inspired by the encouragement of her father, as well as some of the other daughters as well. the ploy jackson as well, very successful, she was one of the first to pay tribute to date —— latoya. she said, you gave us strength and made us one of the most famous families in the world. that's certainly true. peter, thank you so much for that. peter bowes live in la. 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 pmln 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 pmln, although the 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. translation: they exposed all the corruption that is going on here. we've tried everyone else, we want a change. the pmln 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 ta ken over the party.
imran 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. for his supporters, though, 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 analyst says the sharifs still have significant support. in punjab, for example... nawaz sharif is from lahore, he is belonging to the middle—class, he's a punjabi, so people relate to him for one thing. along this part? along this part.
elsewhere in the province, though, there have been political defections to imran khan's party. they have such loyalties, they like the pmln, the impression has been created that pmln 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. secunder kermani, bbc news, rawalpindi. 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. 0ur 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 19119 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. you have been watching newsday. i'm sharanjit leyl. more coming up.
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, we take you briefly back to our main story, and an unusual reaction of support in front of the south korean embassy in mexico city, where mexican fans were serenading the south korean team for their victory over germany which means that mexico progress to the knock out rounds. elated fans placed a traditional sombrero hat on the consular general of the south korean embassy in mexico. there was dancing, chanting and even a mariachi band. congratulations to them. stay with us. congratulations to them. stay with us. headlines next. i'll be back with newsday soon. see you soon. 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 a similar story i think during the day on thursday. so 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 through thursday, especially in the east, down towards lincolnshire, east anglia, some cloud around the coast that 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 a little bit 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 just kick off one or two isolated showers. if you do catch one, could be a bit pokey, but most places will avoid any
of those isolated showers through central parts of scotland. hot again through northern ireland, england and wales having a decent, dry and bright day. lots of sunshine with just that gentle breeze coming in, keeping things cooler around the east. on friday, high pressure still with us, drifting a little bit further northwards. 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 that breeze coming off the sea, it will be a little bit cooler and perhaps cloudier at times. the warmest weather through the day on friday will be further south—west, not quite as hot as thursday in scotland and northern ireland but further south, cardiff, bristol, for instance, we could so 29 or 30 degrees. 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.
i think through the day on saturdaym it does look dry really across—the—board to start the day. later on, could just see a few showers creeping into the far west of scotland, perhaps western parts of northern ireland, not quite as hot here as recent days but still a beautiful day. temperatures the further south could be 28 or 29 degrees. dry for 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 or 30 degrees. i'm babita sharma with bbc world news. our top story: 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 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 for now. stay with bbc news. and the top story here in the uk: one of britain's biggest car manufacturers, nissan, says it's deferring long—term business decisions while it waits