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properly you are watching bbc news. our top story: there are conflicting versions of what caused the collapse of the summit between president trump and kimjong—un in hanoi. mr trump said the north koreans had made unacceptable demands that all sanctions be lifted in exchange for limited denuclearisation, but north korea's foreign minister i'm sharanjit leyl in hanoi, says they only asked where the trump—kim summit ends for a partial lifting. with no deal, no agreement, no warm words. india has welcomed pakistan's announcement that it will release a captured indian fighter pilot. president trump points the finger, tens of thousands of troops remain saying north korea wanted positioned along the border all sanctions lifted, of the disputed kashmir region. something he could not accept. you always have to be and this story is trending on prepared to walk. the world—renowned conductor, pianist and composer andre previn has died aged 89. i could have signed an agreement born in berlin, he began his career today, and then you people in hollywood, performing and arranging music would have said, "oh, while still at school. what a terrible deal, he went on to win four oscars. what a terrible thing he did." no, you have to be prepared to walk. but that has been flatly contradicted by north korea. it says it was only asking for partial sanction relief. translation: if the united states that's all, stay removes partial sanctions, with bbc world news. we will permanently and completely
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dismantle all the nuclear production facilities in the yongbyon area. i'm nuala mcgovern in london. also in the programme: pakistan says it will release a captured indian fighter pilot in a bid to calm tensions over kashmir. india welcomes the move. israel's prime minister, benjamin netanyahu, is to face corruption charges. he says they will collapse like a house of cards. it is 1:00am in london and 8:00am here in hanoi, where we have been hearing conflicting versions of what exactly caused the collapse of the summit between president trump and kim jong—un. mr trump left the summit early, saying the north koreans had made unacceptable demands that all sanctions be lifted in exchange for limited denuclearisation.
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basically, they wanted the sanctions lifted in their entirety, and we couldn't do that. they were willing to denuke a large portion of the areas that we wanted, but we couldn't give up all of the sanctions for that. so we continue to work, and we'll see, but we had to walk away from that particular suggestion. we had to walk away from that. butjust a few hours later, the north korean foreign ministers gave a conflicting response, saying they had been seeking partial and not total sanctions relief. translation: if the united states removes partial sanctions, namely removes the articles of sanctions that hamper the civilian economy and the livelihood of our people, in particular, we will permanently and completely dismantle all the nuclear material production facilities, including plutonium and uranium, in the presence of us experts, and by the joint work of technicians
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from both countries. soa so a lot of confusion, and indeed, among many of the foreign press pack here as well, a lot of people trying to make sense, the day after, exactly what went wrong there. and of course, the vietnamese papers are reporting it. it is all on their front pages this morning. of course, the main english one is the vietnam news, and the main headline, trump walks away from summit at the door left open. it is on the front page of all the vietnamese language papers as well, as you can see. these are all dominating the headlines, and of course it is what we are all talking about here, because when it ended so abruptly, jonathan head was with me, right outside the hotel where the summit was taking place. it is a day after, jonathan. what is being said and how are people making sense of this?” think initially, to see a summit
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which was so meticulously repaired in sucha which was so meticulously repaired in such a unique event cut abruptly shot like that was a real sense of failure. we have heard from the north koreans now. i have to say it looks like they didn't expect this result. it looks like they were caught out by the american side's willingness to walk away. we knew that there was a gap, we knew that with all that talk that had gone on before, trying to find areas where they could make concessions, they weren't completely together. but clearly the us side thought that bringing donald trump together with kimjong—un, bringing donald trump together with kim jong—un, that the north bringing donald trump together with kimjong—un, that the north koreans might be able to offer something more, and that didn't happen. now, as to the discrepancy between the two sides, it is not very clear to me. mrtrump was two sides, it is not very clear to me. mr trump was not particularly detailed. i think what mr trump has shown, there was a great fear that he would give away too much, that he would want to preserve this relationship he prizes so much. he had secretary of state mike pompeo next to him, clearly he was towing the party line being tough. if there wasn't enough there, he walked away. and i think in that sense they have
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shown the north koreans that the american side too can be tough, and perhaps even capricious. but beyond that, i think what we have now is the north korean saying there might not be another opportunity like this. mr trump saying he doesn't even know when they might think about another summit. what we have gone back to, really, is what we call working level diplomacy, with officials talking about how they find common ground. on the problem for find common ground. on the problem foertrump is find common ground. on the problem for mr trump is that that is pretty much what was going on under his predecessors. the magic trump style of diplomacy, the great dealmaker, the personal rapport with mr kim, all of that has not produced enough results, and i think the mr trump that will be a disappointment, that ina that will be a disappointment, that in a sense diplomacy has now gone back to its old estate. thank you for joining back to its old estate. thank you forjoining us, back to its old estate. thank you for joining us, and back to its old estate. thank you forjoining us, and you can hear the traffic starting to build—up here in hanol i'm joined on the streets of seoul by our correspondent robin brant. we know there was a great deal of reaction there in south korea from
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moonjae—in. reaction there in south korea from moon jae-in. yes, i mean, moon jae—in is the president of a country that problem we have the most at sta ke that problem we have the most at stake here. in their immediate statement after the talks ended prematurely yesterday, they described it as unfortunate that no deal could be made. but i think there is a gathering here today to mark 100 years of korea's independence movement, and frankly it should have been a far more celebratory gathering. moonjae—in will speak in celebratory gathering. moonjae—in willspeak in an celebratory gathering. moonjae—in will speak in an hour or so's time there, and i think he was expected to give more detail of his broader vision of a new era of economic collaboration between the south in the north. one of the big prizes that was expected to come from any deal that was expected to be agreed in hanoi yesterday. clearly there has been a hasty rewrite overnight. he still will be hanging up the prospect of closer collaboration but that has to wait for denuclearisation. i think as well they will probably talk about south korea's role being even more important now, to allude to what jonathan has just said, important now, to allude to what jonathan hasjust said, now important now, to allude to what jonathan has just said, now that
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those top level talks between trump and kim have borne no fruit, i think that again puts the onus is on the relationship between seoul and pyongyang. but for president moon jae—in, who has staked so much on president trump's style of negotiation, president trump's style of diplomacy, there is an issue of credibility here, because of course nothing good has come from yesterday's meeting, or no agreement, certainly, between the north of the south. and there is concern as well about this big signature policy for south korea's leader, close economical operation, that cannot happen until there is some agreement focusing on denuclearisation. thank you for that. and we will bring you lots more on the day after the summit here in hanoi on the programme. let's take a look at some of the day's other news: on a stop on his way back from that summit in vietnam, president trump has told us troops that 100% of the so—called
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islamic state group's territory in syria has been taken. this is not the first time the president has said it, as he declared total victory over is via twitter last december. earlier on thursday, the us commander on the ground in syria said that complete victory would come next week, but the president said it had been achieved sooner than expected. we just took over — you kept hearing it was 90%, 92%, the caliphate in syria. now it's ioo%. we just took over 100% caliphate. that means the area of the land, we just have ioo%, so that's good. we did that in a much shorter period of time than it was supposed to be. also making news today: egyptian prosecutors say the fire which killed 22 people at cairo's main railway station on wednesday was caused by the train driver leaving the cabin without pulling the brakes. a preliminary investigation shows the driver left the train to argue with a colleague, but the driver says corroded brakes were to blame. the train hit the buffers and the fuel tank exploded,
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starting the fire. the us is offering a reward of up to $1 million for information that leads them to hamza bin laden, son of osama bin laden, who ran the islamist militant group al-qaeda and approved the 9/11 terror attacks. american officials believe hamza was groomed as his father's successor, and is emerging as a key leader. it is thought he is on the afghan—pakistan border. a deadline for two sisters from saudi arabia who have been appealing for help on social media to stay legally in hong kong after escaping from their family has expired. that means they could be deported. the young women ran away from relatives who they say beat them. they have been hiding in the chinese territory since september. two rival draft resolutions on venezuela have failed to pass at the un security council. russia and china vetoed a us resolution calling for humanitarian aid to be allowed in, and free and fair elections. a russian resolution seeking a political solution with president maduro's approval for any aid failed to secure the minimum support needed to get to a vote.
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tesla has announced the closure of many of its retail shops worldwide as it launches its first mass—market electric car, a version of its model 3 sedan. the company says, to maintain affordability, it will only be available online. it will cost $35,000. in 2017, orders for the promised car reached more than 500,000. pakistan's prime minister has offered to return an indian pilot on friday, in what is being billed as a peace gesture. that comes after days of rising tensions involving the territory of kashmir, which both nations claim as their own. pakistan shot down the pilot's jet on wednesday, after india had launched a series of air strikes against a militant training camp in pakistan. our correspondents yogita limaye and secunder kermani sent these reports from both sides of the line of control in kashmir. a mortar shell has hit this mountaintop, india and pakistan exchanging fire.
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in the fields and the forest, the bombs land thick and fast. people watch anxiously. this is one of the last villages on the indian side. since india launched air strikes across the border on what it says was a terror camp, there has barely been a quiet hour here. it is too risky to go any further from here. we've been hearing these sounds continuously now for the past one hour. you can't see any military installations there, this just looks like any other regular village. but those sounds tell you that you are very close to the border with pakistan. this village in pakistani—administered kashmir was hit by indian shells on tuesday. you can see the absolute devastation that's been done to the house, and look — here is part of the mortar that struck it. whenever tensions rise between the two countries, it is people living in places like this that are the first to suffer.
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hospitals in pakistani—administered kashmir have been placed on emergency alert. tensions might now be easing, but it is of little use to this seven—year—old. he and his two brothers are recovering after their home close to the border was struck earlier this week. another brother and sister were killed, as was their mother, but none of them know that yet. dozens of families here have left their homes. some may feel confident enough to return for now, but this border is likely to remain a source of conflict. you are watching newsday on the bbc. still to come on the programme: conductor, composer and pianist andre previn has died at the age of 89.
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first, the plates slid gently off the restaurant tables. then suddenly, the tables, the chairs and people crashed sideways and downwards, and it was a matter of seconds as the ferry lurched onto her side. the hydrogen bomb, on a remote pacific atoll. the americans had successfully tested a weapon whose explosive force dwarfed that of the bomb dropped on hiroshima. i had heard the news earlier, and so my heart went bang and bang. the constitutional rights of these marchers are their rights as citizens of the united states, and they should be protected even in the right to test them out, so that they don't get their heads broken and are sent to hospital. this religious controversy, i know you don't want to say too much about it, but does it worry you it's going to boil up when you get to the stage? well, it worries me, yeah. i hope everything will be all right
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at the end of the day. this is newsday on the bbc. i'm sharanjit leyl, in hanoi. i'm nuala mcgovern, in london. our top stories: north korea contradicts president trump's assertion that it insisted on a total lifting of sanctions at the hanoi summit. pakistan says it will release a captured indian fighter pilot to defuse the crisis between the two countries over kashmir. let's take a look at some front pages from around the world. dominating the morning papers out of asia is the breakdown in the summit between kim jong—un and president trump. the south china morning post says that the differences between the two leaders were too big to make a success of the meeting in vietnam. the china daily reports on what might be a confidence boost
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for the country's tech giant, huawei. according to the article, the company expects to secure sg contracts in germany. that's after allegations of security compromises signalled its exclusion from western markets. and arab news features a photograph of a flooded roman amphitheatre in jordan's capital. it says that heavy rains have caused chaos in amman. vehicles have been washed away and mosques have been helping stranded people. more on the hanoi summit, and expectations among south koreans and north koreans were mixed. iam going i am going to show yet some of the papers here. we were talking about people making sense of the abrupt ending yesterday that this is how
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the vietnamese papers are reporting. they want to emphasise that kim jong—un is still here on a state visit for the next two days. it is looking back at the history of north korea has had with it now. picture of his grandfather being met by ho chi minh. you heard earlier that reactions have been mixed. the two sides have a complicated history and are technically still at war. rupert wingfield hayes has been gauging the reaction in seoul. at radio free north korea in seoul, they are broadcasting news of the trump kim summit into the north. this station is run entirely by defectors. the newsreader used to work for north korean state tv.
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the station founder, kim seong—min, was an officer in the north korean military. defectors like mr kim have long warned that kim jong—un is playing a game with the outside world, and today, he feels vindicated. "trump, moon and the whole world is being deceived by kimjong—un," he tells me. "the south korean government must know that kim is not going to give up his nuclear weapons, but he went to the united states and told them kim is ready to give up his weapons. president trump accepted that and believed it until today." those on the right here in south korea may not be sad the latest trump kim summit has come to nothing, but many others feel massively disappointed. this behind me is the road to kaesong in north korea, and to a large south korean run industrial zone that used to employ tens of thousands of north korean workers.
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three years ago, in the face of north korean missile tests, it was completely shut down. hopes were high that the hanoi summit could lead to kaesong reopening, now those hopes have been dashed. at a factory outside seoul, this man is explaining how these machines made goldplated terminals that go inside mobile phones. until three years ago, he also ran another much bigger factory across the border in kaesong. "we are devastated", he tells me. "we thought it was going to work out. i don't know what i am supposed to do now. i don't know exactly how much we have lost, but our investment in kaesong comes to around $30 million." in seoul, the atmosphere is certainly very different from the warm april day last year when kim jong—un stepped into the south and shook hands
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with president moonjae—in. president moon has rescued this peace process from collapse once already, whether he can do so again now is not at all clear. rupert wingfield—hayes, bbc news, seoul. israel's prime minister, benjamin netanyahu is to face charges of bribery, fraud and breach of trust. he denies any wrongdoing. his likud party has described the reported move as political persecution, and tried to block publication of the decision. it argues it could have a significant impact on the upcoming israeli elections. from jerusalem, tom bateman reports. he has dominated israeli politics for a decade. now benjamin netanyahu enters an election campaign facing the prospect of serious criminal charges. a tough talking premier who's forged a shift to the right at home and become the international face of israel for world leaders abroad.
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israel's justice ministry says the government's top lawyer has informed mr netanyahu about his decisions in three cases against him. the police have been investigating mr netanyahu for over two years, here they were turning up at his official residence to speak to him last march. they recommended he faced charges in three corruption cases. this is a friend of mr netanyahu, a leading israeli businessman. the police say a news website he owns buried bad news about the prime minister in return for favours for the site's parent company. and the alleged favours didn't end there. police say israel's leader tried to secure tax breaks and a us visa for the hollywood film producer, another friend, arnon milchan. in return, it's claimed mr netanyahu was given cases of pink champagne, cigars, and jewellery for his wife, sarah. his supporters remain defiant. at a recent election event for his likud party,
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activists said the case was politically motivated. he is innocent, netanyahu is innocent. they try to make him fail and they want to see it, they try to make him fail and they want to not succeed, no way, no way. he's the best. there was a last—minute bid from the party to stop today's decision, calling it a result of thuggish pressure. mr netanyahu has used these allegations to rally his right—wing base, saying that it's cooked up by the left and by the media. mr neta nyahu categorically denies the claims. the bbc asked him recently how worried he was about the cases. i believe nothing will come of it because there's nothing in it. and it doesn't affect me, it doesn't affect my support because people believe what i have just said and they also believe that we are doing the right thing for the country. his party has already hit back with an attack ad, calling the case a political hitjob. it said it will collapse like a house of cards.
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with six weeks until israel's election, mr neta nyahu looks certain to fight on. tom bateman, bbc news, jerusalem. the conductor and composer, andre previn has died at his home in new york. he was 89. previn led some of the world's great orchestras, and also won four academy awards for his film scores. will gompertz looks back at his life and career. music. andre previn was an extraordinary musical polymath, who blurred the boundaries between genres. he excelled as a conductor of many of the world's leading orchestras, conjuring from them a thrilling sound. he was a world—class jazz pianist... working with the greats, including ella fitzgerald. and at the start of his career, a hugely successful composer of film scores, including my fair lady... # i could have danced all night...#.
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for which he received one of his four oscars. good evening, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to another television concert by the london symphony orchestra. he was also a tv star, recognising the small screen's potential to broaden the appeal of classical music. well, he was an amazing person, a great talent, a wonderful pianist, a wonderful composer. he always pushed you so you could do your very, very best. andre previn was born in berlin, before moving with his family to paris in the late ‘30s to escape the nazis, and then onto america and hollywood. his wit and charm and enthusiasm made him attractive to studios hiring musicians, and to women. the film star mia farrow was the third of his five wives. tonight, she tweeted... eric, say hello to mr preview. ah, mr preview, how are you? he achieved celebrity status in 1971 with a now legendary appearance on the morecambe and wise show.
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you're playing — you're playing all the wrong notes. laughter. i'm playing all the right notes. but not necessarily in the right order. i am just very happy that i am a musician. which branch of music is immaterial, just very pleased to be a musician, a wonderful thing to be. you have been watching newsday. i'm nuala mcgovern, in london.
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and i'm sharanjit leyl, in hanoi. is there still excitement in the city? absolutely. as we have been saying, kim jong—un remains the are another two days. he is here for a state visit at the invitation of the vietnamese leader. it was an abrupt end to the summit but it is a city in anticipation and very excited to be hosting the summit. some of the 3000 journalists descending on hanoi reporting on the summit and it has been extraordinary, hanoi has been a welcoming city to all of us and we have had a wonderful time at sad to
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say the summit did not end up the way we were expecting. —— butt said to say. well, we're just into march and the weather has turned a little bit colder, after that very warm spell in february. now, the atlantic is looking very turbulent at the moment, look at those clouds swirling around. these are low pressure weather systems and here are weatherfronts, one here — in fact, there's multiple weather fronts around. there's another one coming in from the south as well. all of that is heading in our direction and as promised, the coming days will be very changeable. some days will be wetter than others, but we'll all experience that changeable weather. so first thing in the morning, pretty mild, nine degrees in london first thing on friday. around five degrees expected in aberdeen and in edinburgh, a really murky, misty sort of start to the day, with a bit of drizzle, but it's not all bad because some of us on friday will actually get at least little bit of sunshine, particularly across the western areas, so cardiff, birmingham,
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the north—west of england, for example, around liverpool, could get some sunshine. the further east you are, the cloudier it'll be. now, a weather front is approaching, you saw the satellite image there. here's the first one, it moves into northern ireland friday night, also the south—west of england and eventually wales, and ither parts of the country will get that rain in the early hours of saturday. so early on saturday, again, a lot of mild weather, when we get cloud and weather systems coming off the atlantic, it does tend to be quite mild. so the weekend is looking very blustery across many parts of the uk. we will see a low pressure moving off the atlantic. here it is, friday night into saturday, as it moves in, a lot of isobars there, those white lines, those pressure lines, that basically means very strong winds. so the low pressure comes across ireland, the rain reaches belfast eventually. ahead of it for a time in the morning, it could actually be quite bright. and one place where we could keep the dry weather for most of the day and it may actually be really decent, that's london and norwich, temperatures here up
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to around 1a or 15 degrees. however, the weather will turn in the south because one this area of low pressure moves away, another one further south swings into southern areas of the country, so here we are expecting some pretty wet weather for cornwall, devon, parts of wales, the midlands, southern counties, east anglia and the south—east, so many of us in southern parts of the uk will need our brollies on sunday. it's likely to be quite windy too. but northern areas, aberdeen there enjoying some sunshine on sunday, with temperatures of around about 10 celsius. so it is all change, that warm weather we had in february will soon be a distant memory as this much cooler, showery weather continues into next week and it may last for quite some time. that is the latest.
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