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i'm kasia madera with bbc news. our top story: australian priest cardinal george pell has been found guilty of assaulting two boys in the 1990s. he was actually convicted in december last year, but the judge has onlyjust lifted reporting restrictions. the assaults took place this is newsday on the bbc. when cardinal pell worked i'm rico hizon, in singapore. at melbourne cathedral. the headlines: president trump leaves for hanoi, and his second summit president trump has left for hanoi, and his second summit with north korea's kimjong—un. with north korea's kimjong—un. i think we will have a very the two men will meet on wednesday, tremendous summit. we want with washington wanting pyongyang to restate its commitment to denuclearisation. denuclearisation and i think we will and a night of surprises at the oscars is still doing have a country who will set a lot of well our website. best film went to green book, records for speed in terms of the the story of a black pianist and his white chauffeur‘s journey economy. through america's deep south. turning the screw on olivia colman won best actress venezuela's government. mike pence announces more sanctions for her role in the period drama and tells the opposition leader the favourite. "the us is with you". i'm kasia madera, in london. also in the programme: another brexit twist — britain's opposition labour party says it's prepared to back a second referendum on the uk's future in the eu.
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and dumpling power! the tale of the little bao that comes to life, takes the oscar for best animated short film. live from our studios in singapore and london, this is bbc world news — it's newsday. good morning. it's midnight in london, 8am in singapore and 7am in hanoi, where anticipation is building ahead of the second summit between president donald trump and the north korean leader, kim jong—un. the two men will meet on wednesday, with washington wanting pyongyang to re—state its commitment to denuclearisation. north korea is desperate for sanctions relief after years of economic restrictions. in many ways, the relevant issues are identical to those injune, when the leaders met in singapore.
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let's speak to my colleague shara njit leyl who is in hanoi in vietnam. kim jong—un is set to arrive? kim jong-un is set to arrive? we a p pa re ntly kim jong-un is set to arrive? we apparently know that he is due to arrive at the border and, i should say, welcome to visit a rainy, chilly morning. it isjust say, welcome to visit a rainy, chilly morning. it is just past 7am but already you can hear the traffic yield. hanoi is a city famous for its haphazard traffic and that is due to come to a stop, all of this chaos, because they will be security and roadblocks to greet these two leaders. this is where kimjong—un
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is due to arrive. president trump is due to arrive tonight, hanoi time, from washington and we are, of course, anticipating the two to meet. they will meet on wednesday evening. tomorrow will be a busy day. president trump is due to meet with the vietnamese president and the prime minister and, as i mentioned, with those pictures we have seen, kim jong—un arriving today and meeting his counterparts today. president trump was speaking, as he usually does, and declaring various things on twitter before leaving to hanoi. he says that he expects north korea has more potential for expects north korea has more potentialfor rapid expects north korea has more potential for rapid growth than any other country and that we both
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expect a continuation of the progress made in the first summit. he was speaking at the governors ball. let's have a listen to more of what he had to say. right after this meeting, i'd leave with vietnam where i meet with chairman kim and we talk about something that frankly he has never spoken to anybody about and we are speaking and i think we will have a very good summit. a tremendous summit. we want denuclearisation and think he will have a country that sets of lots of speedin have a country that sets of lots of speed in terms of the economy. we know very much this is a city in anticipation of this meeting. we know the two met last year, in the first historic meeting, the first timea
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first historic meeting, the first time a sitting us president met with a north korean counterpart. to hear more about we are expecting, lots of anticipation that there will be more concrete steps made since that first meeting just a few months ago. to make sense of it all for us, our south—east asia correspondent, jonathan head. tell us about some of the logistic and preparation. we are seeing the arrival for kim jong you'll —— kim jong—un. seeing the arrival for kim jong you'll -- kim jong-un. actually, there is a lot we do not know. it is not known where they will stay, where the summit venue will be. what we know is that over the next few days, because this is such a big deal about vietnam, they are very
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pleased to play this role. there will be bilateral visits. we expect meetings between the president and kim jong—un today, the vietnamese president. the us — vietnam relationship has growing stronger and stronger. they are a key strategic partner. and the donald trump all this is about projecting a mood of confidence about his friendship, his feeling of familiarity with the north korean leader and the dinner will highlight that. the expectations about the summitare much that. the expectations about the summit are much bigger this time. this time the has to be substance. that is what will be hammered out in that first meeting. it is happening
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in vietnam, a strategic partner of the us that it was once a foe. what is the significance of posting it here was make it is important for vietnam but the usaid has constantly been singly vietnam's economic su ccesses been singly vietnam's economic successes to north korea. it is a message to the north korean leader that this is what you could have. vietnam has one of the fastest growing economy, a core member of haas on, —— asean. it was a long and bitter war with the americans and they are close now. vietnam is not a model however because there are profound differences between this country and what north korea will have. i think the us hopes it will at least be an inspiration. very
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quickly, as you say, much more substantive beaters coming up. what are we likely to see? everyone says that has to be more than what happened in singapore, it has to be more than mood music. talking about her still it is, perhaps things that president trump has talked about. the has to be progress on the nuclear programme. there has been a lot of negotiations leading up to the summit. if nothing comes of it people will doubt whether there will bea people will doubt whether there will be a sad summit. back to you in the studio. the moment we get any kind of situation at the train station we will bring that to you but the red carpet is certainly waiting for you.
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———— for him. let's take a look at some of the day's other news: several latin american countries, and canada, which make up the lima working group, have urged the international criminal court to consider whether venezuela is guilty of crimes against humanity. it's after president nicolas maduro blocked the entry of tonnes of humanitarian aid over the weekend. the group held a day of talks in bogota, attended by the venezuelan opposition leader, juan guaido, and us vice president mike pence. mr pence added to the pressure on the maduro regime announcing further sanctions on the government and offering his firm backing to the opposition. president donald trump asked me to be here today and asked me to deliver a simple message, to you and to the people of venezuela, we are with you, 100%. despite the brutality that the world witnessed this weekend, a new day is coming in latin america, in venezuela and across the western hemisphere.
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socialism is dying and liberty, prosperity and democracy are being reborn before our eyes. the opposition leader, juan guaido, once again called for further action against the regime as the world witnessed what is happening in venezuela. concession back use all on one day how sadistic they were when they torched the medicines and food in front of people who are currently people in daei in need of medicine. the entire world saw what venezuela has been enduring for years. the good news is that venezuela resisted, the democratic values of each venezuelan has been mobilised. they have hope to change their future. also making news today: iran's foreign minister, mohammad javad zarif, has announced his resignation, on his instagram page. in persian he wrote: "i would like to sincerely apologise for not being able to continue
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and for all my shortcomings during my service." there was no immediate reason offered for what prompted his resignation and it is still not clear whether his offer will accepted by iran's president hassan rohani. police in bangladesh say a man who was shot dead after hijacking an airlinerwas carrying a toy pistol. the 25—year—old man was shot by police after the plane made an emergency landing. all 148 passengers and crew on board the birman airlines flight left the plane safely. officials later said the man was mentally imbalanced. the american singer r kelly has pleaded not guilty to 10 charges of aggravated criminal sexual abuse against four women, three of whom were minors at the time. the r&b star spent the weekend in jail after failing to raise a bond of $1 million set by thejudge although he has now been released. these images are from jakarta.
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they're of the brand new subway system that could radically speed up getting around the indonesian capital. the rapid transit system will open next month and it's hoped it will dramatically ease congestion. the indonesian capital is home to more than 30 million people and most trips are made using cars. you are watching newsday on the bbc, live from singapore and london. still to come: the uk's future in the eu. also, a glitzy night of surprises at the oscars. we will ta ke surprises at the oscars. we will take you through the winners, and all the main points. prince charles has chosen his bride. the prince proposed to lady diana spencer three weeks ago.
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she accepted, she says, without hesitation. as revolutions go, this had its fair share of bullets. a climax in the night outside the gates of mr marcos's sanctuary, malacanang — the name itself symbolizing one of the cruellest regimes of modern asia. the world's first clone has been produced of an adult mammal. scientists in scotland have produced a sheep called dolly using a cell from another sheep. citizens are trying to come to grips with their new freedom. though there is joy and relief today, the scars are everywhere. not for 20 years have locusts been seen in such numbers in this part of africa. some of the swarms have been ten miles long. this is the last time the public will see this pope. very soon, for the sake of the credibilty and authority of the next pope, benedict xvi will, in his own words, "be hidden from the world for the rest of his life."
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this is newsday on the bbc. i'm rico hizon in singapore. and i'm kasia madera in london. our top stories: president trump leaves for hanoi and his second summit with north korea's kimjong—un. there's increasing pressure on venezuela's government. mike pence has announced more sanctions and has told the opposition leader the us is with you. let's take a look at some front pages a former adviser to pope francis has been found guilty, of child sex offences against boys, cardinal george pell. the verdict has been made public following the lifting of a suppression order. that is go to sydney. we are joined a suppression order. that is go to sydney. we arejoined by a suppression order. that is go to sydney. we are joined by the
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a suppression order. that is go to sydney. we arejoined by the bbc‘s phil mercer. will the cardinal be going to jail? we'll have to wait to see. this is an extraordinary story, developing story from melbourne here in australia. cardinal george pell, 77 years of age, the highest—ranking catholic official to be convicted of these types of offences. he's been found guilty of abusing two choirboys in the city of melbourne in 1996. the cardinal had vehemently denied the charges. what happens now is that the cardinal will face a plea hearing in melbourne where he is expected to be sentenced. all eyes now on what punishment the court will hand down to cardinal george pell after being convicted of these offences. why have they decided to lift the restrictions? this is quite common practice in the
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state of victoria. court cases down there are often subjected to these suppression orders. the authorities in victoria say this is about maintaining the integrity of the justice system. but george pell was convicted of ——by a jury in melbourne last year and the judge has decided to lift that suppression order. we are still going through the finer details of this decision, what it means is that it brings to an end allegations that stretch back many, an end allegations that stretch back any an end allegations that stretch back many, many years. as we say, cardinal george pell, the high strength in catholic official anywhere in the world to have been convicted of these sorts of offences, and this will be a story that resonates and sends shockwaves not just through the that resonates and sends shockwaves notjust through the catholic community here in australia but around the world. of course, in rome, the pope has been holding a special summit regarding child abuse so this comes at pertinent time to
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campaigners have long agitated for justice. the leader of the uk opposition labour party, jeremy corbyn, has announced that his party will back a second referendum on brexit in the event that its preferred deal to leave the eu fails in parliament this week. mr corbyn‘s party says that a fresh vote is needed to prevent a damaging brexit. march 29th is the date for brexit — and theresa may is under increasing pressure to extend that. however, labour aren't giving any details yet on what question they'd ask in their referendum. the bbc‘s chief political correspondent vicky young is at westminster and says jeremy corbyn has been under a lot of pressure from his party members. their policy was hammered out after much arguing behind the scenes at their party conference in the autumn and the plan was, push for a general election if you can't get that, keep having on the table including a referendum but many suspected jeremy
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corbyn was dragging its heels over this, he didn't really want this, but many labour party constituencies voted to leave the eu in some say it's a betrayal of that first referendum but of course, there were some defections last week. people leaving the labor party partly because of unhappiness over labour's brexit policies that would explain why this is happening now but there are many, many questions, first of all when would labour lay down the cement than to try and bring this about? possibly in the next couple of weeks, were not sure. what would the referendum beyond? would remain beyond the ballot paper? a referendum on theresa may's deal or no deal or staying in? all of these questions, we don't know the answer to. one of those labour mps has been campaigning said, before hand, the glass was empty. we are not moving in that direction at all. the question is, will there be the next
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stage and no parliamentary majority for this at the moment and dozens of labour mps likely not to vote in favour of it. there are some, even at shadow cabinet to mr corbin's own team, do not like the idea of another referendum. it was a night of surprises in hollywood, with the british actress, olivia colman, celebrating her win at the oscars. she took home best actress for her role in the period drama, the favourite. best film went to green book — which is about a black pianist and his white chauffeur‘s journey through america's deep south. the bbc‘s will gompertz reports from los angeles. the show opened with a curtain—raising performance by queen.
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welcome to the oscars! and then the woman who played a queen brought the house down with her speech. i'm...ooh... it is genuinely quite stressful. olivia colman was not the favourite to win best actress. glenn close, you have been my idol for so long and this is not how i wanted it to be and i think you're amazing, i love you very much. but she won a lot of friends on the night, not least for blowing a raspberry at the producers who tried to usher her off. i used to work as a cleaner and i loved thatjob... i did spend quite a lot of my time imagining this... oh, please wrap up. rami malek won best actor for his performance as freddie mercury in bohemian rhapsody. we made a film about a gay man, an immigrant, who lived his life and was unapologetically himself. his comments about diversity and inclusion chimed with the mood on the night. i am the son of immigrants from egypt, i'm a first—generation american, and... applause part of my story is being written right now. in 2015, the oscars were called out for being so white — not so this year. african—america ns wonboth best supporting actor and actress, mahershala ali in green book and regina king for if beale street could talk. best director went to mexicon's alfonso cuaron for roma. the most popular winner
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of the night was... for the best adapted screenplay. my grandmother would save 50 years of social security cheques, she called me spikeypoo, she put me through moorehouse college and nyu film school. the 2020 presidential election is around the corner, let's do the right thing! spike lee's comments provoked a tweet from the president. he won't mind that, but he did mind to this. and the oscar goes to... green book. the best picture winner is about an interracial friendship in the 60s. it has faced issues around american racism. is there something about the film that offends you? offend? are you british? iam. let me give you a british answer — it wasn't my cup of tea. not my cup of tea! it was a shorter, sharper show, although it still could not avoid some controversy, but then the oscars would not be the oscars without a bit drama.
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the oscar for best animated short went to the film bao — by chinese—canadian animator domee shi. this directorial debut pays homage to the relationship between a lonely chinese woman and a baby dumpling. ms shi says she felt pride in representing her heritage and culture through film. let's have a look. dumplings are not just dumplings are notjust symbolic of chinese culture and families, they are something families spend a lot of time doing. it time—consuming, making the filling, creating the dole can —— the dough, rolling it out, so it's become a cherished and treasured part of many chinese families. even when chinese families immigrate away from china, including my family immigrate away from china, including myfamily and immigrate away from china, including my family and my boyfriends family. many don't even speak chinese any
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more. it's still about the food and sitting down. domee shi, she was also born in china. she moved to canada when she was little. she was the first asian woman to make a movie for a giant like pixar. what is the significance? i've been noticing that a lot of mainstream audiences in north america and around the world, they are becoming around the world, they are becoming a big —— big fans ofart around the world, they are becoming a big —— big fans of art created by asians. in 2016, there was biographicalfilm asians. in 2016, there was biographical film about a father training his daughters to wrestle. it was only in hindi. more recently, marie kondo, her show has become a sensation, sheerly speaks japanese on the show with the help of a translator. audiences are really
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curious. but anything is to be anglicised to them. now, bao was screened ahead of the incredibles two film. it's great that it's been given such a platform. it's part of the pattern we've been seeing. a lot of people, when they see art created by asian creators, people are really curious. it goes against the more negative narrative we have seen about people becoming more xenophobic or racist in the popularity of films like this goes against that narrative. when it was initially screened, i saw it with my two sons and a turned around and said, ma'am, because they know the emotions that go through, especially asa emotions that go through, especially as a parent, it transcends culture. ona as a parent, it transcends culture. on a basic level, if such a human story, it is absolutely charming. on a basic level, if such a human story, it is absolutely charminglj think as a way to express love, it's universal. it might be particularly
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exaggerated in chinese culture. my pa rents exaggerated in chinese culture. my parents never said i love you but they spent so much time making food to me and making sure i was fed and we had a great time cooking together. it was touching and made a lot of people cry and made me cry. that wasjoanna chiu in vancouver — she's a canadian journalist with cantonese chinese heritage. a lot of people in the newsroom were surprised when her parents never saidi surprised when her parents never said i loved you but expressed her emotions through food. it's something that is quite polish as well, dumplings, something we eat a lot of. we will be looking at dumplings very differently. i'll be checking them but the film is absolutely charming. if you can get to see please do. you have been watching newsday. i'm kasia madera in london. and i'm rico hizon in singapore. stay with us. we will be talking about the famous breakfast ‘smashed avocado on toast‘ — and how it became a global
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phenomenon with its australian creator. a real food a realfood theme. and a real food theme. and that the lives shot, this is where we are expecting kim jong—un to appear soon. hello there. on monday, the temperatures reached 20.6dc in western parts of wales. today, the temperatures are going to be very similar. basically, the record warmth is going to continue for one more day. and it's all due to this static weather pattern. it's been unusually warm for quite some time, this blocking weather pattern, there are undulation is in thejet this blocking weather pattern, there are undulation is in the jet stream. there are always winners and losers. it was 20 degrees on monday in london. on the cold side of the jet in athens, it was only seven. the average temperatures at this time of year is 10 degrees. the average temperature in athens is 15. as you can see, over the week ahead, things are going to get a little bit back
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to normal, if you like. it will turn cooler in london and warmer in athens as the jet stream changes. we will look at that at the moment. while it is warm in the day, it's cold at night and into rule paths across the south, temperatures down to —3. so mist and fog patches. plenty of sunshine on tuesday. when the final scotland we have at the of cloud. it will feel warm and the sunshine and 19, 20 with western parts of wales and around the london area. we still got our blocking area of high pressure close to our shores, feeding warmer air around that. pushing don't call the air priest in europe and into the eastern mediterranean. wednesday we start to see some changes, more mist and fog around the southern parts of england and wales. a lot more low cloud coming to the southwest approaches into northern ireland in western scotland. sunshine
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elsewhere, well above average. not as warm as they have been. on thursday, the changes are more significant. perhaps some weather systems to bring some showery rain. that is getting as far north as northwest england. it's a burst of rain in the south—east. on the whole, much more cloud in temperatures will be quite a bit lower as well. we saw the position of the jet stream earlier on. a lower as well. we saw the position of thejet stream earlier on. a much strongerjet coming right the way across the atlantic. more of a western influence. we are losing the warm air that is coming in from the south. more cloud around, a bit of sunshine at times but we are likely to see some rain coming in from the west.
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