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this is newsday. i'm rico hizon in singapore. the headlines: rhapsody in blue — france win the world cup, beating croatia 4—2 in moscow in a thrilling final. crowds fill the centre of paris as a nation celebrates winning football's biggest trophy for a second time. i'm kasia madera in london. also in the programme: president trump arrives in helsinki for face—to—face talks with russia's president putin, and makes a list of america's adversaries. now, you wouldn't think of the european union, but they're and foe, russia's and foe in certain respects, china's and foe, certainly economically, they're and foe. and the ever—growing problem of plastic waste in our oceans. we meet the all—female team of scientists who've analysed the great pacific garbage patch. live from our studios
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in singapore and london, this is bbc world news. it's newsday. good morning. it's 7am in singapore, midnight in london and 1am france, where they are still celebrating the victory of les bleus. france have lifted the world cup as champions for the second time in 20 years. it was a final full of incident and drama, a fitting end to a memorable tournament in russia. they beat croatia 4—2 in a thrilling game in moscow. croatia fought hard, but the french held on. this report from joe lynskey begins our coverage. it takes five weeks to get inside
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football's greatest prize. all the matches and heartache comes down to one final. forefront and croatia the opportunity of a generation. 20 yea rs opportunity of a generation. 20 years ago france won on home soil and although croatia had the better of this opening the deflection of mandzukic gave les bleus the advantage. the response was swift, perisic was key to the rise in the final, but his equaliser was soured with his refereeing intervention. perisic connecting with his hand. deliberate? unsure. they went to the replay. the closer look brought penalty. it was put away by end line griezmann. then front looked to profit. pogba brought through the advantage and then mbappe made it safe. he is the first teenager to
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score in the final since pele in 1958. there was a final twist with lloris running into trouble, but one goal back wasn't enough. as the rain and the curtain came down on moscow, and the curtain came down on moscow, a second—half storm was enough to ta ke a second—half storm was enough to take this world cup back to france. the bbc‘s 0lly foster has been in moscow for the whole world cup, here he is describing the moment france lifted the trophy. the heavens opened here. the dignitaries including president putin and president macron were soaked for the presentation. akhror of thunder went off overhead at the exact moment that lloris lifted the world cup for france. it seemed as though the footballing gods were having their say. i am sure that they approve. this tournament has been amazing. it has seen the rise of the underdog. teams defying the odds. it has been a world cup like
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no other. fifa rankings turned on their head. the reigning champions germany, former champion spain and brazil come clean out of the tournament. it was here in moscow that order was restored. 20 years after dechamps captained france with the win, here he wins it and he said it was beautiful and marvellous, the word he used of their achievements. those words could be used for much that we have seen here in russia. they certainly can and we will hear from the streets of paris and also zagreb later in the programme. first, another major story. president trump has arrived in finland's capital helsinki, the venue of his summit with russia's president vladimir putin. thousands of people were on the streets of helsinki protesting against the visit, much like the demontrations across the uk. president trump ended that visit by describing the eu as a foe and accusing it of taking advantage of the us over trade. donald trump's meeting with vladimir putin comes just days after 12 russian intelligence officers were charged in the us
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with hacking during the 2016 election. 0ur north america editor jon sopel reports. it is a topsy—turvy world — residents arrived into helsinki, having given nato and european allies a kicking and theresa may a mauling but saying his meeting with vladimir putin might well be the easiest of this european tour. so in the trump worldview who is a friend and who is foe? i think the european union is a foe, what they do to us in trade. now, you wouldn't think of the european union but they're a foe. russia's a foe in certain respects. china's a foe economically, certainly, they're a foe. but that doesn't mean they are bad, it does not mean anything, it means they're competitors.
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and that sort of language causes deep unease among in us allies and some in his own administration. theresa may wants the us president to raise the use of novichok in salisbury. only two days ago 12 russian spies were indicted for interfering in the 2016 prsidential election. so, would the president be asking for vladimir putin to agree their extradition? well, i might. i hadn't thought of that but i certainly will be asking about it but, again, this was during the 0bama administration. they were doing whatever it was during the 0bama adminstration. the russian president is not here yet. he has been detained by the small matter of a football match in moscow. so, was he ignorant about what his agents were up to? almost certainly not, says the us president's national security advisor. i find it hard to believe, but that's what one of the purposes of this meeting is, so the president can see eye to eye with president putin and ask him about it. the summit will take place in the presidential palace behind me. until now, donald trump has seemed remarkably resistant to hold russia to account for its interference
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in the election and, given the choice between believing the united view of the us intelligence services that there was sytematic interference, and vladimir putin's word that there was not, donald trump somehow extraordinarily seems to have sided with the russian leader. on three previous occassions, going right back to the soviet era, helsinki has played host to russian—us summits but in the past there has been a very fixed agenda. this looks like it will be much more freewheeling and that is leaving many in the west feeling distinctly queasy. jon sopel, bbc news, helsinki we will get more and analysis from a security expert later on in the programme, so stay with us for that. also making news today: persistent hot weather has led to the deaths of at least five people in japan. more than 1,000 others are said to have been hospitalised.
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in areas hit a week ago by floods, rescuers and volunteers are clearing debris in sweltering conditions. the us secretary of state, mike pompeo, says there have been productive talks between us and north korean military officials on finding and repatriating the remains of american troops killed in the korean war. the meeting at the korean border village of panmunjeom, fulfills a pledge by north korean leader kim jong—un at his summit with donald trump. here in the uk, the brother of charlie rowley, recently poisoned with the nerve agent novichok, has said the substance was contained in a perfume bottle. the metropolitan police, which is leading the investigation, has refused to confirm the claim. charlie rowley remains seriously ill in hospital. a murder investigation was launched after his partner dawn sturgess died after being poisoned in the same incident. the islamic state group says it carried out a suicide bomb attack
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near a government building in the afghan capital, kabul, killing at least seven people. earlier, the un said the number of civilians killed in conflict in afghanistan hit a record high in the first six months of this year. we have of course been talking a lot about the world cup, but don't forget about the tennis. serbia's novak djokovic has beaten south africa's kevin anderson to win the wimbledon men's singles title for the fourth time. it was djokovich's 13th grand slam, and his first since undergoing major surgery more than two years ago. now to the growing problem of plastic waste in our oceans — something we've been hearing a lot about in the past few months. an all—woman international crew is on an expedition to analyse the so—called great pacific garbage patch. they've been sailing through what's said to be the densest ocean
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accumulation zone on the planet — over 1,500,000 square kilometres of rubbish floating northeast of hawaii — that's over twice the size of texas. emily penn, the expedition co—founder, has just arrived in vancouver with the crew and she told me how shocked they were by their findings. we really cannot believe what we have seen out there over the last three weeks. so much plastic in such a remote part of our planet. and at 1.5 million square kilometres of rubbish. when you were sailing through the area, what kind of research did you conduct? we are looking at surface water samples, using a trawl we pull along the surface of the ocean to look at the micro plastics — tiny pieces smaller
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than your little fingernail. you can't see them when you look at the surface of the ocean. when we pull up surface of the ocean. when we pull up the net on board we realise we have hundreds of these tiny fragments in our sable. tiny fragments in our sable. tiny fragments that are really harmful. —— sample. what is the solution? fragments that are really harmful. —— sample. what is the solution7m is looking at what we can do on land. when we sailed through the garbage patch it took seven days at sea. garbage patch it took seven days at sea. we realised that there are trillions of fragments out there. what we need to do is stop this plastic at the source. we need to think about our consumption of plastic. 0ur toothbrushes and cigarette lighters won't end up in this remote part of the world. and we also need to think about legislation and think about what industry can do to actually redesign our products. these so-called u pstrea m our products. these so-called upstream source —based solutions have been ongoing but the problem seems to be never—ending. 0ur
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consumers and politicians really conscious that the issue is serious? i think so. we have seen a big shift in the last six or eight months where consciousness has risen. the big challenge that we have is how to turn that awareness into action. so, i agree. we still have a really long way to go and to get there. but i think we have made the first step. now we know what's going on. we have a better understanding of where the plastic is coming from. we can realistically start to tackle these solutions. emily pemnn, who spent days going through that garbage. 0ne city in mumbai has recently got a major makeover. 50 artists have painted 400 houses in bright colours across the village while waterproofing the roofs. let's have a look. love the art work.
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you're watching newsday on the bbc. still to come on the programme: they may have lost to france in the world cup final, but croatia's fans still think they have plenty to celebrate. also on the programme: the 12 boys rescued from a flooded cave in thailand remember the navy seals diver who died trying to get them out. must cause the flamboyant italian fashion designer, gianni versace, has been shot dead in florida. the multimillionaire was gunned down outside his home in the exclusive south beach district of miami. emergency services across central europe are stepping up their efforts to contain the worst floods this century. nearly 100 people have been killed. broadway is traditionally called the great white way by americans, but tonight it's
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completely blacked out. it's a timely reminder to all americans of the problems the energy crisis has brought to them. 200 years ago today, a huge parisian crowd stormed the bastille prison, the first act of the revolution which was to topple the french monarchy. today, hundreds of thousands thronged the champs—elysee for the traditional military parade. finally, fairy penguins have been staggering ashore and collapsing after gorging themselves on huge shoal of their favourite food, pilchards. some had eaten so much they could barely stand. this is newsday on the bbc. i'm rico hizon in singapore. i'm kasia madera in london. our top stories. france is enjoying an enormous national celebration after its football team won the world cup for a second time — beating croatia 4—2. and president trump has
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arrived in helsinki, ready for face—to—face talks with russia's president putin later on monday. let's take a look at some front pages from around the world. let's first look at the japan times which says that after the torrential rain that hit the country last week, efforts are being made to arrange more money for reconstruction projects in affected areas. china daily has a report on floods in the northern province of gansu. but it has another report on its front page, saying president xijinping has requested the space industry to open its doors to private enterprises. as a result, nearly 10 private rocket firms have been launched over the past three years. south korean newspaper the korea times' website highlights
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the football world cup story but it also focuses on an international table tennis tournament for which north korean players have arrived in incheon city. more now on our other main story: the meeting between presidents trump and putin in the finnish capital helsinki. here's donald trump and his wife melania arriving on air force one. mr trump has said his expectations for the summit are low. when we have an idea slightly of
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probably what they are going to be discussing and there are a variety of topics and i think the most important dimension is the fact that they want to know each other better and establish a kind of relationship where they can address each other if there is some kind of strategic emergency or a sense that they might be some kind of confrontation as it happened around syria as a result of the chemical weapons case so these kind of issues is something the russians in particular are very keen on, to establish a hotline they can call each other and address issues of emergency. we also know they are interested in addressing the situation in syria around the iranian presence there and the strong influence that iran has in syria and here is an area where both share to a certain extent similar positions because the united states and trump, they want to make sure the iranian is not too strong, especially on the borders and the
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russians to a certain extent are quite worried about the strength of the iranian is in syria and they would like to reinforce assad and to a certain extent diminish the influence the iranian south and this is an area where they might find some kind of commonality. so they mightfind some kind of commonality. so they might find some kind of commonality on that global affairs stage about syria. will they find commonality in terms of the allegations of meddling? the timing is pretty intense because we just had 12 russian spies indicted, the robert miller investigation putting the squeeze on these allegations. donald trump, he mentioned he might bring up trump, he mentioned he might bring up the meddling. surely he has two? he will probably do it but get a different response and i don't think there is going to be much movement in that direction. he will probably come back and say, putin promised me they wouldn't meddle, shouldn't
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worry too much. in reality, i think thatis worry too much. in reality, i think that is really not an area where any progress can be made and the russians are not going to go officially and accept any kind of responsibility for what happened. back to that world cup victory for france. an estimated 90,000 people filled the fanzone near the eiffel tower to watch their team triumph. here's our paris correspondent, lucy williamson. hard to tell, i know, but this was paris before the match. marchons! a nation so often divided, today united in hope. some remembered france's last world cup victory 20 years ago. many didn't. the action sometimes too close for words, but the french goals kept rolling in. the celebrations a little louder each time. the atmosphere here is
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absolutely incredible. i've never seen anything like it. over the past few years these streets have been scenes of national division and national grief. now they are places of utter joy and celebration. amazing. they managed to unite the nation. for us, it's just wonderful because now we can dream again. everywhere in paris, in the suburbs, in the countries, everywhere, it's, it's... phenomenal. the country is inaugurating its new heroes. the team a rare symbol of multicultural france. before their president, before the world, they triumphed. 11 men who tonight rule france. well, amazingly, the atmosphere in croatia's capital, zagreb, wasn't much more subdued. gavin lee was with fans there: croatia have lost tonight, but you'd never know,
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because ultimately this is the best performance by one of the smallest countries to ever get to the final of a world cup and, well, what an incredible result. look at this! this atmosphere — of a team that's, well, barely 30 years old, independence after the fall of the former yugoslav republic and many of those stars were refugees during the civil war and now, well, what a moment. we have a team that have made the final. they were a 33/1 outside bet. they were runners up, they beat greece, nobody thought they would get this far and they managed to beat england in the semifinal and when they did, seismologists said... well done... there there was a small tremor. i mean look at this atmosphere. seismologists said there was an earthquake when they beat england. well, tonight it will be louder and it will go on for longer. look at this atmosphere! (boxes) london to singapore. —— as france and croatia battled it out in the world cup
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final, another famous football team were playing — the senior team of the wild boars in thailand. theirjunior counterparts are still recovering in hospital after being trapped in a cave complex for more than two weeks. 0ur correspondent howard johnson reports from the match. we are at a senior game of the wild boars team in mae sai. what we heard earlier before the game kicked off eas that two of the players telling us that they really miss playing with the younger teammates. they say that normally they train with them every night after school and that, obviously, over the last two weeks they have really missed their presence. now, what we also heard earlier was from
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the ministry of public health. they said that they have allowed the parents to tell their children inside chiang rai hospital the sad news of the death of the former navy seal diver, saman gunan. they offered condolences and thanks to him for what he did to rescue them from the cave. we also saw images of two of the boys crying, one holding up his gown to his eyes, wiping away tears. elsewhere in chiang rai today, we saw a mural being painted by artists, local artists, who came together to put this large picture together. we saw images of saman gunan dominating this mural. there was alsojohn volanthen and rick stanton, the two divers who found the boys. we also saw a proposed statue unveiled for saman gunan. it is going to be around 2.5 metres tall. it will feature the diver stood on a rock and underneath him are 13 wild boars representing the teams that he was trying to save. the boys are due to be discharged from hospital on thursday. what we heard is they will return to theie family homes where they will spend time with their friends and family recuperating after this ordeal. and congratulations to france!
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you have been watching newsday. i bet that shirt is worth a bob or two now. hello. with temperatures as high as 31 celsius, sunday was another hot day across eastern areas of england throughout the weekend, would scenes like this, england and wales had the lion's share of the sunshine and sunday brought some useful range of parts of northern ireland scotland of eastern scotland held on to some sunny spells. this is the weather system that brought some rain to northern ireland in parts of scotland, moving south in the next 24 hours on behind it, it's introduced in a somewhat cooler and
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more noticeably fresh appeal to weather. into northwest scotland and northern ireland, sunny spells, two showers developing. early outbreaks of rain clear away with sunshine following. for england and wales, many with a dry start. some outbreaks of rain. all that slowly moving east during the day. maybe something decent on the garden. still heat, whether some lasts longest, east anglia, south—east england, near to 30 celsius. it has cooled a little. it is feeling pressure. a few showers around towards eastern areas. the fresher and towards eastern areas. the fresher a nd follows towards eastern areas. the fresher and follows on behind. so perhaps monday night is going to be a little bit easierfor sleeping monday night is going to be a little bit easier for sleeping with temperatures like this, a couple of cooler nights are to come this week. as tuesday begins, that fresher feel
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to things is down across all parts of the uk but there will be a lot of sunshine to begin with and the cloud is going to build, you pick out one or two showers developing here and there but they will be very hit and miss, probably most reliable on tuesday into northern parts of scotla nd tuesday into northern parts of scotland where some could be heavy and possibly thundery. it is cooler where it's been so hot by several degrees but nowhere near as cold and where you get to see sunshine, it will feel pleasantly warm but also feeling that that fresher. the flow of ourcoming in feeling that that fresher. the flow of our coming in from the atlantic, and uneventful weather pattern. pressure is on the size it has been but it's not that low. we are left with several days, the cloud building and there is a chance of catching a shower. it's not quite as warm as it's been. as we go deeper into the week. the fresher feel, a little cooler. some sunshine, the
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chance of a shower. some places will avoid them and another after monday, dry week. i'm kasia madera with bbc world news. our top story: france have won the world cup in a thrilling 4—2 victory over croatia at the luzhniki stadium in moscow. tens of thousands have been celebrating on the champs—elysees in paris, and there have been scenes ofjubilation in towns and cities across france, as fans revel in their country's second world cup victory. president donald trump has arrived in helsinki, where he's due to hold talks with vladimir putin later on monday. earlier, he described the eu as a foe, alongside russia and china. and this story is trending on bbc.com: a woman whose vehicle plunged off a california cliff has been found alive a week after she was reported missing. the 23—year—old survived by using the hose from herjeep's radiator to siphon water from a creek. that's all. stay with bbc world news. now on bbc news, it's
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