me. good night. i'm karishma vaswani, in singapore. the headlines: a day before the american midterm elections, president trump says it's all about immigration. if you want strong borders and so communities, vote republican. the us secretary of state says he expects to make real progress, ahead of new talks with north korea. i'm babita sharma, in london. also in the programme: the search for the crashed indonesian airline is extended for three days — divers are still seeking one of the black boxes. grieving together — leicester city footballers attend the funeral of their clubs owner in thailand. live from our studios in singapore and london, this is bbc world news — it's newsday. good morning.
it's 8:00 am in singapore, midnight in london, and 7:00 pm eastern time in the us, where final campaigning has been underway ahead of tuesday's mid—term elections — a key test for president trump. he's been addressing supporters at a rally in georgia, while barack obama, for the democrats, is campaigning in indiana. the bbc‘s chris buckler reports. # proud to be an american... donald trump has been nothing but relentless in his campaigning. georgia is just the latest stop in a frantic week of rallies held in state, after state, after state. this is a president trying to defend his power, and saying whatever he can to shore up his support. that means talking up the economy but it also means talking tough on the subjects that divide this country, including immigration. turn back now, because you're not
coming into the united states unless you go through the process. cheering turn back. so, if you want more caravans and you want more crime, vote democrat. it's very simple. booing if you want strong borders and safe communities, vote republican. cheering along america's southern border, the first of thousands of troops have already arrived to defend this country against what the president has called an invasion. he's talking about this caravan of migrants from central america. they're still many weeks away from the us. this election, on the other hand, is only days away, and it's clear with this, and issues like iran, the president is trying to present a certain image. in washington, sunday was game day for american football fans, but they know the truly crucial contest will happen on tuesday.
if we don't have a secure border, we don't have a secure country. we just need to get the republicans out. if you don't like something, vote. i don't want to hear any talk after. you're too late. it's a biggie. as barack obama knows all too well. in the midterms, floating voters tend to favour the party that opposes the president, but democrats are well aware that nothing feels certain in american politics any more. america's at a crossroads. the healthcare of millions is on the ballot. a fair shake for working families is on the ballot. perhaps most importantly, the character of our country is on the ballot. hundreds of candidates are taking part in hundreds of elections across this country, but donald trump cast a shadow
over all of those races. it's hard to see the midterms as anything but a referendum on his presidency. chris buckler, bbc news, washington. don't forget you can find lots more background on the us midterm elections on our website — just go to bbc.com/news — or download the bbc news app. and we'll have special coverage here on bbc world news as the results of those midterms come in. our other top stories: us secretary of state mike pompeo says he will meet his north korean counterpart to revive nuclear negotiations. this as pyongyang threatens to revive its nuclear weapons programme, unless us sanctions are lifted. the meeting will be held this week in new york. mr pompeo says it will be an opportunity to resume denuclearisation talks. the meeting this week in new york city with my counterpart, kim yong—chol, will have a good
opportunity to continue the denuclearisation discussions which was set up this pastjune, when president trump and kim jong—un met. they have been a missile and nuclear tests, we have had us remains in return. we will continue to achieve what president trump set up, the full denuclearisation of the korean peninsula and a brighter future for its people. and we'll have more on north korea later in the programme. also making news this hour: rallies have been held across iran denouncing sweeping us sanctions due to come into force on monday. the demonstrations have been taking place on the 39th anniversary of the occupation of the us embassy in tehran. earlier this year president trump decided to pull out of the international nuclear deal with iran. the italian authorities say that 29 people have lost their lives in fierce storms that have battered the country. in the past 2a hours, twelve people, including nine from the same family, have died in floods on the southern island of sicily. in the uk the pro—brexit
businessman, arron banks, has insisted that all the money he provided to the campaign to leave the eu, amounting to millions of pounds, ahead of the referendum came from his uk companies. he's facing a police investigation into claims that he was not the true source of the funding. the moat encircling the tower of london has been lit by 10,000 flaming torches to mark the centenary of the end of the first world war. they're to be lit every night until armistice day on the 11th november, by members of the armed forces, beefeaters and volunteers. an update of the story we have been following for the better part of a week. a search operation for a lion air plane that went down in waters off western indonesia,
has been prolonged for three days because some major items have not been recovered. authorities still haven't found the cockpit voice recorder — the second of the jet‘s two black boxes. earlier, i spoke to geoffrey thomas. not at all. they need to find the voice recorder and recover more bodies as well so i guess in some cases these searches go on — in the cases these searches go on — in the case of air france a47 — cases these searches go on — in the case of air france 447 — for several yea rs. case of air france 447 — for several years. how much longer can this go on for and also given the fact this was a brand—new plan, with an airline that grunt it has a patchy safety record, what kinds of question does this raise the indonesian authorities? a very good question but first, the search can go on as long as it needs to. mh370,
four years and it is still going. it has passed in the national audit, it isa has passed in the national audit, it is a brand you add pine which makes this crash unusual. —— air plane. with lion air improved safety or its attem pts with lion air improved safety or its atte m pts to with lion air improved safety or its attempts to have improved safety, given the fact it has happened in a country that has seen aviation boom over the last few decades, what kinds of lessons in indonesian transport authorities need to learn from this sort of situation? will, it isa from this sort of situation? will, it is a very good question and the whole world is looking at this with great scrutiny because, as you say, and asi great scrutiny because, as you say, and as i have said, it ticking the box at the lessons to be learnt we will have to wait until the reading of the flight data recorder and voice recorder when they find it to
understand what on earth went on in this air plane for it to end up at the bottom of the ocean. it is so strange and totally against the trend so we will have to wait on that one. playersf rom leicester city have attended the funeral in thailand of the club's owner vichai srivaddhanaprabha, who died last weekend. they attended a prayer ceremony at a temple in bangkok, part of several days of buddhist rituals. jonathan head reports. they'd flown straight from their match in cardiff to be here. the leicester players and their manager, in bangkok, to show their late chairman how much he meant to them. theyjoined a traditional buddhist funeral, which will continue for several days, attended by some of the wealthiest and most powerful people in this country. they were greeted warmly by mr vichai's sons, who will now run the company and must try to maintain its lucrative hold on thailand's duty—free business. this is a far more formal occasion than what the players will have experienced
during those moving tributes to their late chairman back in britain. it is an important religious ritual, and also an affirmation of the power and status that mr vichai achieved as a businessman here in thailand. but it is their last farewell to the man who transformed the club, and it's bound to be an emotional one for the leicester team. after more than an hour inside the funeral pavilion, it was time to head off for a rest after their flight. but they are expected here again tomorrow night, before making the long journey back to britain in time for the next match. jonathan head, bbc news, bangkok. you're watching newsday on the bbc. still to come on the programme: the pacific territory of new caledonia votes to remain part of france but independence activists still call it a victory. also on the programme: a warning for potential fathers — new research says don't leave it too late to start a family. the israeli prime
minister yitzhak rabin, the architect of the middle east peace process, has been assassinated. a 27—year—old jewish man has been arrested and an extremistjewish organisation has taken responsibility for the killing. at polling booths around the country they voted on a historic day for australia. as the results came in, it was clear — the monarchy would survive. for the american hostages there was no chance, they are being held somewhere inside the compound and there have been threats that should the americans attempt rescue they will all die. this mission has surpassed all expectations. voyager one is now the most distant man—made object anywhere in the universe, and itjust seems to keep on going. tonight we proved once more that the true strength of our nation comes not from the
might of ourarms or the scale of our wealth, but from the enduring power of our ideals. this is newsday on the bbc. i'm karishma vaswani in singapore. i'm babita sharma in london. our top stories. immigration dominates the campaigning, two days before the us mid—term elections — widely seen as a referendum on the trump presidency. the us secretary of state says he'll discuss a possible second summit between president trump and the north korean leader kim jong—un at talks in new york this week. let's take a look at some of the front pages of newspapers around the world. let's start with the south china morning post reporting on president xi jingping as he gives a keynote speech at the import expo in shanghai. the newspaper says the chinese
leader will use it to promote china's position on globalisation and free trade. the gulf news leads on tuesday's midterm elections in america. the photo is of democrat stacey abrams, who is hoping to become the first black woman governor of any us state. at a rally in georgia just a few hours ago, president trump called her one of the most extreme far left politicians in the country. and the japan times has the story of novelist haruki murakami who annouced he will donate original manuscripts of his works to the university he graduated from. the paper says without having any children, he wanted to leave behind his writings in case they got lost.
i have a selection of pages that you have been scribbling on, i can keep them for you and hand them down to your children. i wanted to show you this, how weather. —— how ever. it was a big night out for north korean leader kimjong—un. he watched a concert by put on by chinese and north korean artists in pyongyang and he really seemed to enjoy it. that music looks extremely entertaining. president macron of france says he's immensely proud
that people in new caledonia have rejected independence in a referendum. the pacific island, near australia, has belonged to france for more than 150 years. gemma coombe reports. this was a referendum decades in the making. it was promised as part of a peace deal following a violent campaign by separatist from the indigenous people. but although close to 57% of voters chose to remain part of france, the yes voters are still celebrating. the losers, the pro—independence side, they regard this outcome as a victory. the leader came out and said that anything more than 40% was a victory and they have achieved 43%. a victory and they have achieved 4396. independence has long been a goal of the kanak people who were dispossessed of their traditional land in 1853 when the french took
control. about 175,000 people were eligible to vote and over 80% did. translation: you know why i am voting yes? for historical logic, forcible teas, for the beauty of the kanak forcible teas, for the beauty of the ka nak people and forcible teas, for the beauty of the kanak people and of our caledonian population. they agreed to let us a vote and the kanak people agreed so we need give back to them a little. the french president emmanuel macron welcomed the decision and said he has immense pride in those who voted to remain with france. translation: the only loser is the temptation for distain, decision, violence and fear. the only winner is the peace process which has been driving new caledonia for 30 years. the spirit of dialogue that nothing will underline any more. not all is lost for the yes voters, however. the deal states that in the event of a
no vote, to further referendums can still be held before 2022. as we reported earlier, us secretary of state mike pompeo says he'll meet his north korean counterpart kim yong—chol this week. this comes as the us and south korea will begin small—scale military drills today, after they were delayed by talks with north korea earlier this month. as many as 500 american and south korean marines will take part in the training. sung—yoon lee is a scholar of korean and east asian studies at tufts university in boston. i asked him how significant the resumption of military drills is. i don't think they are very significant. even for north korea, one would be hard—pressed to argue this is a major provocation. both the us and south korea have already cancelled large—scale the us and south korea have already cancelled la rge—scale combined military exercises, one that was scheduled for december as well. so i think south korea is trying to paint itself to the us, principally, is not an excessively appeasement prone
party. the us has right now some misgivings about south korea's intention to resume the very generous kind of schemes, the unilateral aid that we have seen in the past when south korea was pouring into north korea's state coffers almost a year for many years the past. let's talk about the state of affairs, if we can, at the moment. they are complicated but we heard from mike pompeo earlier saying he was optimistic about negotiation of the talk resuming again. in your assessment, we're are we now after those historic moment with donald trump and kimjong—un in singapore in june to with donald trump and kimjong—un in singapore injune to be state of the affair is now question, ? singapore injune to be state of the affair is now question,? we are where we were in late 2000 when the father of kimjong where we were in late 2000 when the father of kim jong autumn, where we were in late 2000 when the father of kimjong autumn, upon inheriting power in 1994 and refusing to meet with a single world leaderfor the refusing to meet with a single world leader for the next refusing to meet with a single world
leaderfor the next six refusing to meet with a single world leader for the next six years, all ofa leader for the next six years, all of a sudden in 2000 changed his tune, went to china, men with the chinese president inmate and then in june received the south korean president injuly june received the south korean president in july he june received the south korean president injuly he saw president putin and then in september the chinese president once again. he sent a special envoy to bill clinton and visits china again. we saw this dramatic mood change in the past, this kind of post provocation piece boy. north korea has ensnared the trump administration into perhaps a never—ending, definitely drawnout negotiation process as opposed to a genuine new killer ice age and or denuclearisation resolution. so i think north korea has been successful in buying time and money with which to do what it the widget to further in hand its legality. and theissue to further in hand its legality. and the issue of sanctions, of course, north korea said that they are still quite angered by them. you see any movement in terms of the us changing it position on that? it is a sublime
mystery to me that north korea insists that sanctions have no impact on them are vociferously calls to their suspension and termination. many people around the world have the misconception that us sanctions against north korea have a lwa ys sanctions against north korea have always been top. that is simply not true. even today, sanction enforcement, like domestic law enforcement, like domestic law enforcement which takes time and effort, is really a shell of what it was last year. there are statutory conditions. us laws for the gradual suspension and ultimate termination of sanctions, complete dismantlement of sanctions, complete dismantlement of all existing weapons of mass destruction programme and so forth. we are nowhere near that. thousands of runners took to the streets of new york for the city's annual marathon — the largest race in the world. ethiopia's lelisa desisa claimed the men's title — crossing the line in two hours and five minutes. in the women's race,
mary keitany from kenya was leader of the pack, finishing in two hours and 22 minutes. women have been told for years not to leave it too late before having kids to reduce the health risks for their children. now, new research from the us suggests that delaying becoming a dad could also affect the health of kids. researchers found that babies with older dads have a greater chance of being born early or with a low birth weight. michael eisenberg of stanford university is one of the researchers and joins us now. just to get a sense, i think it would be fair to say that the findings would surprise many among oui’ findings would surprise many among our audience. can you explain in the first instance what you did to gather this data? first instance what you did to gather this data ? how first instance what you did to gather this data? how did you come to these conclusions? absolutely. we
looked at all of the births in the united states over the last decade and then looked to see if there was and then looked to see if there was an association between the age of the father and the risk of some of these adverse outcomes like a low birth weight, preterm birth, for example, a child in the neonatal ca re example, a child in the neonatal care unit. we found that older fathers tended to have a higher risk of these conditions. what is the reason behind that? have you been able to find or draw any conclusions that this is an age issue or something more? it does appear that it is an age issue. we did sophisticated analysis to be able to tease out why this was. but the exact aetiology, is the million—dollar question. we don't know why it is there is some hypothesis that if we are able to nail down what the reason is, hopefully we can find ways to mitigate it because we are certainly seeing these large changes in demographics and both men and women are delaying childbirth for more than what they were two generations
ago. i must ask, when people watching the show or listening to the programme, they will say what will i do with this now? now that somebody from stanford has told me that if i leave it to laloo late i will have difficulties or there may be problems with my children if i do decide to have them. again, some of those questions are here as well. i don't want to be alarmist about this. i think in individual couple these risks are fairly small. the analogy i like to give is that it is like buying to lottery tickets instead of one. if you buy to your chance of winning doubles but it will still probably not happen. these risks are not as long as winning the lottery but they are still low. as a population level, for example looking at all births in the united states, as a society we need to pay attention to four individuals are disarming to take into account and men used to think that the air with unlimited but i
think people should be a law morar where it. just like we know now for women, for men of you wait too long there could be risks. what you think ofa there could be risks. what you think of a study like this? this does weigh on the mind of many women, especially in the working world and also outside. but what you think these findings will do to the general perception that it is the responsibility of the woman to make sure that she has children at an early age and plans a lifeline in that way, her timeline in that way it isa that way, her timeline in that way it is a team sport, fertility. and one of the goals for the study was to show that there are some paternal factors that are influential as well. again, we tease out these things and we need to pay both members of the couple into account when you think about timing of children. thank you very much. you have been watching newsday. i'm babita sharma in london.
and i'm karishma vaswami in singapore. stay with us. coming up — more on china's first international import expo, which opens on monday in shanghai, following president xi jinping's vow to open up the economy. we will be watching that very closely for you and will be live from shanghai with the bbc‘s robin brandt next. i was caught offguard because i was looking at this, live pictures from tennessee. donald trump has moved on from georgia where he spoke earlier, to another rally, this time in chataanooga. the former president, barack obama has been doing the same on behalf of the democrat party. he was recently in indiana and in chicago earlier than that. coverage that big event, the crucial election vote, here on
bbc world news as we count down the hours to the day the americans go to the poll. hello. nature's very own light spectacular, the aurora borealis or northern lights in full display across the northern isles. also some parts of eastern scotland and eastern england under clear skies that further west a different story as this area of low pressure in the bay of this as a frontal system extending across western fringes of the uk, bringing outbreaks of rain. this will leave from northern ireland through the morning and things get dry across wales and south—west england and outbreaks of rain continue to push their way north and east across scotland as it pulls away. behind it in the thin and break. wrighton sunny spells and and break. wrighton sunny spells and a scattering of showers but very mild for the early part of november. temperatures between ten and 15 celsius reaching 16 or 17 in east anglia and south—east england. after
the windy conditions of the weekend, a gentle south, south—easterly breeze through monday afternoon. we will keep that breeze as we do want through the evening. 0r many will be dry with clear spells. a bit patchy rain continuing across parts of northern ireland and western scotland, possibly the far south—west of england. but if you have plans for firework or bonfire displays on monday evening, for most it will be dry, mild and there will bea it will be dry, mild and there will be a gentle local immoderate breeze. as you go from monday into tuesday there is another frontal system as you go from monday into tuesday there is anotherfrontal system in there is anotherfrontal system in the atlantic working its way towards the atlantic working its way towards the uk. it has limited eastward progress so on tuesday the heaviest and most persistent of the rain will bea and most persistent of the rain will be a across the western side of scotland, northern ireland, and eventually reaching wales and south—west england. further east it remains to ride, breezy anthem bright sunny spells. look where that wind is coming from, all the way from the south. so we will keep that mild airand from the south. so we will keep that mild air and temperatures again reaching 14, 17 celsius. some
persistent rain further west on tuesday. as we go from tuesday into wednesday that front begins to work its way eastwards across the uk so overnight we will see outbreaks of rain and a squeeze on the ice above. strong wind at midweek and slowly through wednesday the outbreak of rain will start to ease the way towards the east become enlightened patchy so something dry here through the day and central areas as well. further west we will seek the heaviest and most persistent of the rain. and unsettled feel as we go through the week. on wednesday afternoon temperatures reach 12, 1a celsius, not as high as what we see on monday and tuesday but still quite mild for the time of year. and thatis quite mild for the time of year. and that is the theme for the week ahead. it will be mild and also windy and there will be some rain at times. that is all from me. goodbye. i'm babita sharma, with bbc news. our top story: with just a day to go until crucial mid—term elections in the us, democrats and republicans have been rallying their core voters. president obama and president trump have been urging supporters to vote on tuesday. the republicans curently control both the senate
and the house of representatives, but if they lose ground, it could hamper their power in congress. the us secretary of state mike pompeo is to meet his north korean counterpart later this week, in an effort to get nuclear talks back on track. and this video is trending on bbc.com the moat encircling the tower of london has been lit by 10,000 flaming torches, to mark the centenary of the end of the first world war. they'll be lit every night until armistice day on the 11th november. stay with bbc world news. now on bbc news — it's time for hardtalk.