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you are watching bbc news. our top story: a senior us congressman is leading an investigation into president trump for possible obstruction of justice. i'm rico hizon in singapore. the headlines: turning up the pressure on the president. a us congressional committee demands documents from dozens of people documents will be requested as part of an investigation from more than 60 people into whether donald trump obstructed and organisations close to president trump, justice. including his son, donald jr. the inquiry is examining allegations of obstruction ofjustice, corruption, and abuse of power. there have been more protests in algeria as president bouteflika confirms he is standing five years on from the disappearance for a fifth term as president. of flight mh370, malaysia's now 82 years old, he is in poor government says it would consider health and has not been seen public restarting the search for the missing plane. for some time. state tv reports that he has promised to hold fresh elections within a year if he wins power again. and this story is there is no closure until the plane trending on bbc.com: this dog was trapped by deep snow is found, until we exactly know what in a car with his ownerforfive days in the united states. happened to be a craft and to our the dog, ally, and his owner, loved ones on board. jeremy taylor, survived by eating i'm kasia madera in london. packets of taco sauce. also in the programme: scientists claim a breakthrough in the fight against climate change, by turning the greenhouse gas
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c02 back into a solid. and will the reputation of myanmar‘s leader, aung san suu kyi, ever recover from her handling of the rohinga crisis? we bring together a supporter and a critic to see if we can bridge the divide. good morning. it is 8:00am in singapore, midnight in london and 7:00pm in the evening in washington, where the head of an influential committee in the us house of representatives says he wants to see documents from more than 60 people and organisations as part of an investigation into the possible obstruction ofjustice, corruption and abuse of power by president donald trump. jerrold nadler, a democrat,
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says he believes mr trump has obstructed justice, but that it is too early to talk about whether to try to impeach him. we are starting this investigation, and tomorrow we will be issuing document request to over 60 different people and individuals from the white house to the department ofjustice, donald trump junior, alan weisel burke, to begin investigations to present the case to the american people about obstruction of justice, corruption and abuse of power. —— allen weisselberg. so that would include john kelly, the former chief of staff, don began, the former employee. we will be releasing them to over 60 entities and people. 0ur correspondent in washington, chris buckler, has more on the basis
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for mr nadler‘s inquiry. well, he says he is basing it on things that have already come into the public domain, even things that donald trump himself has said. however, you are right to point out that he says that they are not pursuing impeachment at this stage. however, when you listen to that phone interview on abc tv, it was very clear that mr nadler is thinking about impeachment in the longer term. in fact, thinking about impeachment in the longerterm. infact, he thinking about impeachment in the longer term. in fact, he said before you impeach somebody you have to persuade the american public that it ought to happen, and what we are seeing here are democrats really trying to gather as much information and evidence as they can against president trump. so he is talking about making requests for documents from a whole range of different people. he mentioned the white house, he mentioned the department ofjustice, but house, he mentioned the department of justice, but he house, he mentioned the department ofjustice, but he also mentioned specifically a man called allen weisselberg. now, he is not somebody that may be known to a lot of people, but he is the chief financial officer of the trump organisation. and allen weisselberg
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was specifically mentioned by michael cohen during the evidence he gave last week the congress, suggesting he had information about some of president trump's business dealings, that he had some information that might be relevant to some of the enquiries they are having. so it gives you a sense of what democrats are doing here as they tried to investigate president trump beyond just as robert mueller report that they are waiting to hear the details of, but more specifically what they are trying to do in congress. let's take a look at some of the day's other news: president trump says the reason he wanted to end joint military exercises with south korea is to save hundreds of millions of dollars in costs, though he also suggested it could reduce tensions with north korea. the pentagon and the south korean military confirmed on saturday they were ending large—scale joint exercises. they will now be replaced with smaller—scale drills. also making news today: as the british government continues its efforts to win
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round conservative brexiteers and the ten democratic unionist mps, the dup‘s leader at westminster, nigel dodds, has said his party must see treaty—level change to the withdrawal agreement on the northern ireland backstop. it is designed to prevent the return of physical border checks in ireland if talks on future trade fail. meng wanzhou, a senior executive of the chinese tech company huawei, is suing the canadian authorities in relation to her arrest at vancouver airport last year. ms meng faces charges linked to the alleged violation of us sanctions against iran, which she denies. she was arrested at the request of the united states in december. the us—backed syrian democratic forces say their final push on baghouz, the last village still held by the islamic state group in syria, has met with stiff resistance. the sdf expected the offensive, which began on friday, to be over within hours. the jihadists are now using booby—trapped vehicles to repel the attack.
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algeria's president, abdelaziz bouteflika, has promised to call an early election and not stand again, if he is re—elected next month. the 82—year—old has now formally registered as a candidate, despite days of nationwide protests against his decision to seek a fifth term. martina navratilova has apologised for language she used about tra nsgender athletes. the tennis champion used the term cheating when discussing whether the athletes should be allowed to compete in women's sport. she says she has been vilified as transphobic since the comments. an award—winning greek photojournalist with the reuters news agency, yannis behrakis, has died of cancer at the age of 58. in a career spanning 30 years, mr behrakis covered conflicts around the world. he captured kurdish refugees fleeing near the iraqi—turkish border in the 1990s. more recently, his photos of syrian refugees crossing into europe won a pulitzer prize.
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almost five years since malaysia airlines flight mh370 disappeared, the malaysian government has said it is open to continuing the search. the plane vanished in 2014, but the mission to find the wreckage was suspended indefinitely last year. sylvia lennan—spence reports. a memorial to mark the fifth anniversary of the disappearance of malaysia airlines flight mh370. family and friends of the passengers marked the occasion by lighting candles and planting trees. 239 people were on board the boeing 777 when it vanished en route from kuala lumpurto beijing. so when it vanished en route from kuala lumpur to beijing. so far, when it vanished en route from kuala lumpurto beijing. so far, two wide—ranging search missions exploring the seabed of the southern indian ocean have yet to find the missing aircraft, and the last hunt
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was suspended in 2018. now, the malaysian government says it is willing to explore further options. if we have any leads, we are more than willing to look at it, and we are prepared to discuss with them every proposal. only a few fragments of mh370 have ever been found. all of mh370 have ever been found. all of them on western indian ocean shores. the long—awaited final report into the disappearance failed to come up with any firm conclusions, leaving the families of those on board angry and disappointed. there is no closure until the plane is found, until we exactly know what happened to be a craft and to our loved ones on board. we have absolutely no idea why it disappeared, where it is. and that's not a happy situation to be, for you, for me and for anybody in the worldcom everybody who flies to their destinations day in and day out. now, malaysia will wait for
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firms to come forward with new leads and proposals, sparking hopes from relatives that one of aviation‘s biggest mysteries can finally be solved. a team of scientists in australia has successfully turned carbon dioxide into solid particles of carbon. it is a discovery which could have significant implications for combating climate change. turning c02 into a solid has been done before, but what is new here is that the scientists at rmit university in melbourne have done it at room temperature. it could also mean that co2 could be reburied safely, removing harmful greenhouse gases from the world's atmosphere. a little earlier i spoke to the lead researcher, dr torben daeneke, in melbourne. he said this is a very important discovery. the significance here is, because we can do it at room temperature, we will... can do it at room temperature, we will. .. the process can do it at room temperature, we will... the process requires a lot less energy. so in the past, people have used processes to convert c02 into solid materials at very high temperatures. this was done at 600,
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700 celsius. so we can now do it at room temperature, which might actually finally lead to a viable technology that can be used to actively take c02 out of the air and remove it permanently. and so when we are talking about turning this c02 into a coal like substance, then, does this mean that you could effectively get rid of it, bury it, treat it safely? exactly. so what oui’ treat it safely? exactly. so what our new discovery a sickly offers is a new chemical pathway to convert c02 into a solid product. in the past, people... 0rscientists have investigated methods to take c02 and store it as a gas, and what they usually do is they try to pump it underground, and they basically crossed their fingers and hope that it stays down there for eternity. and in recent years, there are concerns that are being raised around that. so what our technology offers is a pathway to turn into a
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solid product, which essentially stores the c02 permanently, for ever. so what does this mean in terms of climate change? is this the miracle answer that we are all waiting for? that is really to be seen, obviously. we... iam not a climate expert, but what we have developed here is a new technology that can convert c02 into solid carbon. regardless, ithink that can convert c02 into solid carbon. regardless, i think there is still a consensus that it is very important to reduce c02 still a consensus that it is very important to reduce co2 emissions in the future, and this is probably not to be seen as a silver bullet. and when it comes to the scale at which you can do this, at the moment, of course, this is a first, this is a test, is this something that can be introduced on a large scale? can it really have an impact? we believe so. really have an impact? we believe so. so we are currently working towards that. at the moment we are
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still working on a lab scale process. we work with small beakers and we make small amounts of carbon particles. but we do not see any reason why this cannot be upscaled toa reason why this cannot be upscaled to a large scale. you are watching newsday on the bbc. still to come on the programme: the husband of british is militant shamima begum tells the bbc he wants to take her and their baby home to the netherlands, after she was stripped of her british citizenship. also on the programme: mission accomplished. america's new dragon astronaut capsule docks smoothly with the international space station on its test—flight. first, the plates slid gently off the restaurant tables. then suddenly, the tables, the chairs and people crashed
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sideways and downwards, and it was just 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, bang, 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 states? well, it worries me, yeah. i hope everything will be all right in the end, as they say. this is newsday on the bbc. i'm rico hizon in singapore.
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i'm kasia madera in london. our top stories: donald trump is under pressure from a senior us congressman, who's demanded documents from dozens of people as part of an investigation into whether the president obstructed justice. five years after the disappearance of flight mh370, malaysia's government says it's open to re—starting the search for the missing plane. let's take a look at some front pages from around the world. the new york times reports on the violence in kashmir, and its toll on the people there. it features this photo from the funeral of a civilian killed in a recent airstrike. and explores the human cost of the conflict. the south china morning post is predicting some big things for the big screen. imax is apparently betting big on chinese language films.
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it plans to double the number of its giant screens across china. and the arab times says saudi arabia is taking an important step towards creating a full classical orchestra. 15 violin students are being put through their paces. they'll be hoping to wow the crowds at the kingdom's new opera house. now, what stories are sparking discussions online? a tale of survival has got captured people's attention on our website. this dog was trapped by deep snow in a car with his ownerforfive days n central 0regon. the pair survived by eating packets of hot taco sauce. jeremy taylor and his dog ally were found on friday and police say they're in good condition, just a bit hungry.
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the islamic state fighter who married the british teenager, shamima begum, has told the bbc that he wants to return to his native netherlands with his wife and child. the couple met days after the teenager arrived in syria to support is. yago riedijk, who's in a kurdish detention centre, faces a 6—year jail sentence if he travels home. 0ur middle east correspondent quentin sommerville reports from north—east syria. of course, i would love to go back to my own country, which i now understand the privileges that i lived with. you know, the privilege of living there as a citizen and, of course, i understand that many people have a problem with what i did and i totally understand that. i have to take responsibility for what i did, serve my sentence.
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you married her when she was 15 years old... correct. ..how in any way is that acceptable, you were, what, 23? ithink so, yeah, i remember. and you thought that was ok? to be honest, when my friend came in and said there was a girl, she was interested in marriage, i wasn't really interested because of her age but i accepted the offer anyways. so it was acceptable for you to marry a 15—year—old girl? it was her own choice. she was the one who asked to look for a partnerfor her. when i spoke to her last week, she had just given birth. their marriage was arranged by is. they had three children, but only the newborn, jarrah, survives. you know she has been stripped of her british citizenship,
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she's viewed as a danger and someone who's undesirable to britain. so why do you think holland would welcome her? she is...i don't understand how she would in any form be a danger, when all she did was she sat in a house with three years, took care of me, took care of my children. she never had anything to do. can you give me a sense of what daily life was like inside raqqa? you must have witnessed beheadings? actually i never witnesses a beheading, no. i've actually witnessed a stoning once. and i have seen people who have been executed, not the execution itself, and that's about it.
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do you realise that when you say, someone whojoined the islamic state willingly, married someone in the islamic state, fought for the islamic state, when you say that you are a victim, that is sickening. 0k. what can i say? i lived a miserable life. i was imprisoned. i was tortured. i lived in fear... how can i see that as... it was my fault for going, yeah... but...i'm not... i did not come out of it as a winner in any way, the last years of my life. shamima begum no longer has a passport or her citizenship, she is also without her husband. she is being held in an internment
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camp not very farfrom his prison. kurdish officials say there are no plans to reunite the two. quentin sommerville, bbc news, syria for many in the international community, the reputation of myanmar‘s aung san suu kyi was damaged beyond repair by her refusal to condemn the alleged genocide of rohingya muslims by the burmese military. within the country itself, the nobel peace prize winner remains hugely popular, and few challenge her publicly. but a new generation of democracy activists is beginning to speak out. as part of the bbc‘s crossing divides season, our myanmar correspondent nick beake brought one such young activist together with a staunch aung san suu kyi supporter. for me, i think showers not my hero any more. when i hear her name, i think about love, respect and resilience.
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i don't think so. we will see about that. she is the leader of the country, and she also has full legitimacy. she doesn't have too, like, how can i say, explain herself? she is not a racist. because she does not have power over the military, everybody knows that. this is so clear, a crime against humanity. genocide is happening, future generations will blame us. what were you doing? when the rohingya people, 1 million people, were fleeing out of the country. were you defending the government or standing up for oppressed people? that will be history. so, i don't believe irma mac violated the human rights of the rohingya people. i don't believe it. of course, she didn't go and kill them... she didn't order, i know.
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she didn't do anything. there is something wrong. let me finish, let me finish. because this problem is cumulative. if you talk about this, black and white, good and evil, and us versus black and white, good and evil, and us versus them, all of this discourse masks the real complexity. i think ithink in i think in the transition towards democracy, there are sometimes you move forward, there are times you move forward, there are times you move a little bit backwards, though sometimes setbacks. this kind of situation is quite and —— is quite usual, notjust in burma, in any kind of transition to democracy. usual, notjust in burma, in any kind of transition to democracylj feel kind of transition to democracy.” feel like we have very limited freedom of expression in burma. we have rights that are so limited, you have rights that are so limited, you have to be direct. you can only protest in this way, or that way,
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only this issue or that issue. we cannot freely think. it is already gone. the bright future. she is already old, i fill the generations will change it. without making sure your present is ok, there is not going to be a future. and i think aung san suu kyi is making the future it is. we are quite similar, actually, regarding the military. 0ur opinions against the military. we have some common points. at the end of the day, we are both from myanmar. sir even when we have very opposing opinions we have to work sometimes hand—in—hand, and sometimes hand—in—hand, and sometimes quite opposite the, but at the end, it should be for the betterment of irma. —— burma.
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for more on the bbc‘s season bringing people together across divides, go to our website. we explore the power and possibilities of encountering people with conflicting opinions, across divisions of race, class, faith, politics and generation. that's all at bbc. com/crossingdivides. the space x dragon capsule has successfully docked with the international space station. nasa is hoping that it could be used to take people into space from us soil for the first time since the shuttle was decommissioned, eight years ago. karen allen has more. two metres away... 248 miles above earth, and this was the moment the spacex dragon capsule successfully docked onto the international space station. capture confirmed. applause and cheering. the applause signalled a sense of relief. ignition, lift—off. it was just over 2a hours earlier, here in florida, that a clear night sky offered a spectacular view of the falcon—9 rocket blasting the capsule into space, ahead of a scheduled manned flight later this year. for now, though, the mannequin on the left — nicknamed ‘ripley,’ inspired by the film alien — was the only passenger on board. here, the first pictures of the scientists from
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the international space station entering the capsule. there he is, david inside... the spacex dragon is expected to re—enter the earth's atmosphere on friday, bringing the possibility of commercial space travel one giant leap closer to becoming a reality. karen allen, bbc news. good to see that great success story. you have been watching newsday. i'm kasia madera in london. and i'm rico hizon in singapore. stay with us. we are going to end the programme with some baby pictures, baby tiger cubs in china. look, how cute are these little things? the cubs, three male and three female, were born to two mothers injanuary. multiple births of the endangered species are really rare in ones are. according to zookeepers, they are all in good
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health. they are rather spirited. they are always hungry and they are going to meet the public, if they are strong enough, in a month. hello again. we had a stormy end to the weekend. in fact, storm freya is still across our shores, there is still across our shores, there is still the potential for the next few hours of hazardous conditions of travelling, because we've got the heavy rain, some snow, especially over the hills, but even to lower levels. and those gales, really packing a punch. severe gales and places. this is that tell—tale area of cloud. storm freya, which is going to move out quite quickly through the early hours of monday into the north sea. it does clear out the way, we've got the remnants of the rain in the south, strong and gusty winds, very lively winds, even in land, and we have seen that all trees. then we've got that heavy rain and gale force winds driving down the north sea coast again with
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so. down the north sea coast again with so. pretty chilly behind it, with frost the northern and western areas. i suppose the potential is there dore bit of ice first thing. 0therwise, there dore bit of ice first thing. otherwise, and much brighter start than we had on sunday. that sunshine continues, but with it comes the increased risk of showers developing in the afternoon. that will obviously temper the way that things feel. plenty of showers for the northern and western isles, coming into them in scotland eventually, into them in scotland eventually, into northern ireland and across england and wales. the potential for wintry weather over the hills, certainly hale and thunder. if you shop from the breeze in the sunshine you will start to feel the effect of that strengthen in march sunshine. lots of showers continuing through the coming night. we could see lengthy spells of rain and hills know as well. quite chilly, just three you can imagine someone in the countryside, shelford, we will see a touch of frost. fairly localised. therefore dominates the weather is to go into tuesday. storm freya well and truly off into scandinavia, but with low pressure still sitting for
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as plate is keeping things on settled, so there will be showers or longer spells of rain, centred across northern parts of the uk. hills know as well. that will tend to ease in the south ahead of this next area of rain which is annexed area of low pressure. mid week looks set to turn very much more unsettled once again with morons —— more widespread rain or heavy showers. strong winds for a time, and yes, a more lengthy spell of snow, potentially, as that weather system comes into that cold there across the northern half of the country. that is something we will keep our island. heavy showers, hale and thunder and gusty winds as well. a tale of two halves on wednesday. so it does look much more unsettled than last week. they will be chilly weather towards the end of the week when a quietens down. in the meantime, the warnings the website.
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