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welcome to bbc news — broadcasting to viewers in north america and around the globe. my name is duncan golestani. our top stories: president trump's 4—day visit tojapan draws to an end with north korea and trade on the agenda. austria's chancellor, sebastian kurz, and his centre—right government are removed from office by a vote of no—confidence. after the election shake—up — who will europe's new meps choose to lead the commission? and queen victoria smiles in new clearfootage — found in a new york archive.
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hello. we start with breaking news from japan. at least 15 children have been stabbed in a park in kawasaki, near tokyo. it's being reported that at least two children and one adult may have died. a suspect has been arrested and police have recovered two knives. it's thought the suspect stabbed himself in the shoulder before he was detained. let's get the latest from tokyo and our correspondent hywel griffith. i know details are just coming in. what more do we know? this happen this morning just before school time in kawasaki, towards the south of tokyo and what we understand is the victims are a mixture of children
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and adults. suggestions that at least eight children were involved in seven adults. the total number is now being inputted 18 and it is feared east one adult and what child may be unconscious, showing no vital signs of life and therefore there is a fear they may have been killed and one man believed to be in his 40s or 50s has been arrested. he was shot in the shoulder —— stabbed in the shoulder or neck area and is believed to be in a critical condition. i know you will keep across that story, hywel, over the next few hours but if we may now, let's turn to the other story that i know you've been following over the last few days. this is the summit between us president donald trump and the japanese prime minister, lshinzo abe. it has been full of p°mp lshinzo abe. it has been full of pomp and ceremony. what substance
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has emerged mr mark i think beyond the handshakes and the smiles, nothing certainly written down on paper in terms of a trade deal between japan and paper in terms of a trade deal betweenjapan and the us. paper in terms of a trade deal between japan and the us. we heard from both the president and prime minister. they wanted to exhilarate negotiations. they are visiting both the japanese defence base and visiting us troops afterwards, and there will be lots of talk of japan putting in a big order of us military hardware but nothing concrete yet. i think donald trump, as soon as he arrived, said not to expect a deal this visit. maybe not the next visit either but certainly within a few months. what this has done is, on one level, reaffirmed the relationship between the two countries, showing that japan considers the us it's best ally abroad. it also shows how unpredictable donald trump can be on
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foreign policy. while japan and his own national security adviser have condemned the recent missile tests, donald trump himself said there is nothing to worry about. he was standing next to lshinzo abe saying things are going well. that is classic trump diplomacy. showing the friendliness to north korea, even if that meant it will tarnish his friendship. we are actually looking at live pictures now from the naval base and lshinzo abe with dignitaries, just as part of the visit. why has he put such store in this relationship. what exactly is in itforjapan? this relationship. what exactly is in it forjapan? there are a few issues of play. inevitably it looks at the two largest economies in the
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world, the us and china, and the us has been for decades its strongest ally. its relationship with china is adjusting but it needs to keep that strong friend in the us. insignificant they are visiting military bases because another thing that lshinzo abe would like to achieve in his time leading this country is potentially constitutional reform, strengthening the military capabilities of this country which since the second world war has not been allowed to turf military which can attack and defend itself. he would like constitutional reform in the us as a source that can help him in terms of adding to its military capability. of course, there are elections always on the horizon. the elections for the upper housein horizon. the elections for the upper house injuly horizon. the elections for the upper house in july so assured horizon. the elections for the upper house injuly so assured friendship and strength alongside donald trump may add to his party's electoral prospects. thank you very much and
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just to remind you, the live pictures you are seeing from the naval base is prime minister lshinzo abejust emerging from naval base is prime minister lshinzo abe just emerging from the helicopter now just abe just emerging from the helicopter nowjust out of view. and you can keep up—to—date with all the latest. and — you can keep up to date with all the latest on that story on our website. you'll also find analysis of a possible face—to—face meeting between the leaders ofjapan and north korea. that's all at bbc.com/news or download the bbc news app. let's get some of the day's other news. french police have arrested four people after a suspected parcel bomb exploded in lyon last week, injuring 13 people. the device, which was packed with screws and ball bearings, was detonated outside a bakery. detectives say one of those detained is a 24—year—old algerian man suspected of planting the bomb.
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at least 42 prisoners have been found strangled to death in four separate jails in brazil. officials say the killings appeared to have occurred in clashes between rival gangs. one of the prisons was the scene of a fight on sunday, in which 15 inmates died. the search for survivors continues after a deadly tornado swept through oklahoma. at least two people were killed when a storm hit the town of el reno. it's the latest in a series of tornadoes that have affected the region in the last few days. ajapanese passenger has died on board a flight from colombia after swallowing nearly 250 tiny bags of cocaine. the man was travelling to tokyo on friday when flight attendants noticed him convulsing. prosecutors say he died from swelling of the brain due to a cocaine overdose. the austrian chancellor, sebastian kurz, has been forced from office after he and his centre—right government lost
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a vote of no—confidence. mr kurz recently ended his coalition with the far—right freedom party, when its leader was caught in a covert video sting that suggested he was open to corruption. bethany bell reports from vienna. the young rising star of europe was my conservatives, sebastian kurz, has suffered a major set back. his centre—right government has become the first in austria since 1955 to lose a vote of no—confidence. the government was sworn in just last week in the way of a scandal which engulfed his former coalition partner, the far right freedom party. technocrats replace the departing freedom party ministers but sebastian kurz and his government lost a vote of no—confidence supported by the opposition social democrats and the freedom party. they said mr kurz
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should bear some of the blame for the collapse of the coalition. mr kurz has been credited with turning around the fortunes of his conservatives and he led the party toa conservatives and he led the party to a clear win in the eu elections and said he'd be back. translation: i say today, parliament decided but at the end of the day, in september, in this democracy, the people will decide and i am looking forward to that. austria's president now has to nominate a caretaker government to hold the fort had a fresh elections which are expected in september. in the meantime, he is named the former finance minister of the conservatives as an interim chancellor for the next few days. bethany bell, bbc news, vienna. germany and france have turned their thoughts to choosing the next president of the european commission, after mainstream parties lost their overall majority in the european parliament. the new meps will start debating who should succeed jean—claude juncker in july.
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our europe editor, katya adler has more. much about this european election is not what it first may seem. nationalist marine le pen beat president macron to top the polls in france. "this is a people's victory," said a delighted mrs le pen. "the people have taken power back into their own hands." but the people, aka europe's voters, didn't support mrs le pen's political allies as much as she had hoped across the eu. millions of europeans cast a vote for change, but not all looked for answers in the far—right. the pro—european greens did phenomenally well, as did europe's liberals. we are witnessing a polarised society, so now we are going to use the leverage that the citizens gave us to try and enact change
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at european level, reducing social inequality, reducing our ecological footprint, improving public health. we will see whether the others are prepared for that. seemingly unprepared for this new, fragmented political order are the eu's traditional power blocs, the centre—left and the centre—right. germany's government was given a very bloody nose. like in the uk, europe's voters are favouring political movements they believe better reflect their priorities. there are questions today as to how long angela merkel can or should stay in office. and all this could well affect the brexit process. the woes of angela merkel, the far—right breathing down the neck again of emmanuel macron, looming general elections in a number of eu countries — all of this distracts eu leaders, and makes them that much more unlikely to reopen and renegotiate the brexit deal if they are asked to do so by the next uk prime minister. and all this could well affect the brexit process. the woes of angela merkel, the far—right breathing down
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the neck again of emmanuel macron, looming general elections in a number of eu countries — all of this distracts eu leaders, and makes them that much more unlikely to reopen and renegotiate the brexit deal if they are asked to do so by the next uk prime minister. the attitude here, anyway, is that there is no better and how does the eu feel about 73 uk meps returning to the european parliament? it will be interesting to see how long they will actually be active in the european parliament. emmanuel macron has said he's worried that a reluctant uk still in the eu could cause internal trouble. are you worried about that? well, prime minister may was very clear that she said the uk would play a constructive role until the 31st... she's going. well, she's going, exactly. we'll have to wait and see what this means for the next prime minister. eu leaders, including theresa may, meet here tomorrow to discuss the "what next" after the european elections. our prime minister may feel a bit out of place. for the rest, the horse trading as to which political groups now get the eu's topjobs, like president of the european commission, is only just starting. nigel farage says his
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brexit party is on course forfurther stunning results in british politics following its victory in elections to the european parliament. the party was launched only a matter of weeks ago but in this election has emerged as the largest in the uk, winning 29 seats and 32% of the vote. mr farage says he now wants to be part of brexit negotiations with the eu. and what we're saying is, we got a mandate, we should part now of the government negotiations in brussels. in brussels after all. got the right experience. let us make sure the countries ready the 31st of october to leave the european union on whatever terms and if any of those rivals want to come and talk to us about it, will be very happy to do it. israel's prime minister, benjamin netanyahu says there's still time to avoid a fresh general election, ahead of a wednesday
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deadline to form a coalition.the country's parliament has passed a vote beginning a process that could lead to the holding of a snap poll. the yisrael beiteinu party is refusing to enter into coalition with mr netanyahu unless he stops offering concessions to ultra—orthodox parties to avoid conscription. the leader of the party, avigdor lieberman, says he will not compromise on the issue. translation: i reiterated that we would recommend neta nyahu translation: i reiterated that we would recommend netanyahu as prime minister. we want to form a government in which it would be clear that there will be no compromise in the hooray day draft law, not a, compromise in the hooray day draft law, nota, or compromise in the hooray day draft law, not a, or period compromise in the hooray day draft law, nota, or period in compromise in the hooray day draft law, not a, or period in it. stay with us on bbc news, still to come: queen victoria smiles in new clearfootage — found in a new york archive. in the biggest international sporting spectacle ever seen,
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up to 30 million people have taken part in sponsored athletic events to aid famine relief in africa. the first of what the makers of star wars hope will be thousands of queues started forming at 7:00am. taunting which led to scuffles, scuffles to fighting, fighting to full—scale riot, as the liverpool fans broke out of their area and into the juve ntus enclosure. the belgian police had lost control. the whole world will mourn the tragic death of mr nehru today. he was the father of the indian people from the day of independence. the oprah winfrey show comes to an end after 25 years and more than 11,500 episodes. the chat show has made her one of the richest people on the planet. geri haliwell, otherwise known as ginger spice, has announced she has left the spice girls. i don't believe it! she's the one with the bounce, the go, the girl power. not geri. why?
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this is bbc news, the latest headlines: at least 15 people, many of them schoolchildren, have been stabbed in an attack in the japanese city of kawasaki. president trump ends his four day visit to japan. north korean and trade have been on the agenda in meetings with prime minister abe. let's get more on our top story now. we have some live pictures coming in from the naval base from where shinzo abe emerged with his party. the summit with donald trump coming toa the summit with donald trump coming to a conclusion after many, many photo opportunities and much pomp
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and ceremony, discussions over trade, north korea, iran and much else. let's get some analysis on all of that. jeff kingston is director of asian studies at temple university in tokyo. lovely to have you here on bbc news. hamburgers, golf, sumo wrestling, so much packed into this summit. what do you make of it? prime minister shinzo abe abe pulled out all the stops. he was to create good vibes. he wants to see this blooming romance and he wants to convey the sense of solidarity with the united states. particularly to beijing and upon —— pyongyang. it was pomp and circumstance. some people thought it was a little excessive but i think prime minister shinzo abe abe knows that stroking the ego of his erratic partner is the best way forward. we had sums it does make divisions between them over north korea and over trade. people might have
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thought it was excessive. was there any downside to this domestically? i am thinking particularly the reception donald trump gets in europe. is it shared into japan? he gets to show that he is not reviled everywhere. he is not all alone. the security relationship for shinzo abe is paramount so even though trump is the least popular us president ever injapan, when he went to the sumo tenements, he got a rousing response. he has been basking in the glory. the metal launch being no big deal in north korea, in tokyo it is a very big deal. here, nobody shares his optimism about sealing a deal on north korea's denuclearisation and they worry that the longer negotiations are dragged out in a
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sense, it becomes a de facto nuclear power. what also worries shinzo abe abe other comments yesterday where the president trump talking about a deal in august. the deal in august really plays hardball. he did cut slack saying they will wait until after the july elections. slack saying they will wait until after thejuly elections. he also indicated he is expecting big numbers. i think shinzo abe abe and his negotiating team are facing some very tough negotiations and it will be remains to be seen whether this good vibes and romance will extract concessions. i doubt that will happen. what other sticking points in terms of delivering what donald trump wants? donald trump talks about beef exports to japan. that is about beef exports to japan. that is a lot of sukiyaki to try and narrow
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the $60 billion trade deficit. in april alone, it was a lot. they are going to be buying big—ticket military hardware systems for the defence of japan and that will probably mitigate the situation. donald trump needs to be seen to have a win so he will play hardball but also for shinzo abe abe, he is worried about the escalating trade war with china because the collateral damage for japan will war with china because the collateral damage forjapan will be substantial. good to get your analysis. taking more of those live pictures from the naval base, from where prime minister shinzo abe concluded that summit with donald trump. mountaineers in nepal have described the year's deadly climbing
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season on mount everest, the world's highest mountain, as a "death race." 11 mountaineers have died in a matter of days — nine on the nepalese side of the mountain, two in neighbouring tibet. on monday, an american climber died as he descended from the summit. gareth barlow has more details. everest, where mankind battles mother nature to reach the top of the world. it's a deadly endeavour. standing over 8800 metres tall, the lack of oxygen means humans slowly die on the peaks upper slopes. the number of deaths this year already higher than the whole of 2018.m has been carnage and i should say, it's become a death race there because there was a massive traffic jam and people are pushing themselves. they are not even capable of doing it, they do it,
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they try the summit and instead of submitting, they kill themselves. mountaineers say overcrowding is partly to blame as record numbers of climbers try to conquer one of the world's toughest tests. conditions have been also worse than normal with high winds blasting the mountain leaving a narrow window to reach the summit. it really comes down to the deadly confluence of three factors. you had a limited number of suitable weather days. the second is a record number of permits issued by nepal along with the climber, each has to hire a guide. the third is due to market forces, there are now companies offering everest at the lowest price ever which is bringing in people that don't have the experience and also you have guides that simply aren't qualified. despite the danger, despite having to climb past the bodies of dead mountaineers and despite the monumental effort
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required to reach the top, the pull of everest means people will continue to push for the summit and continue to push for the summit and continue to push for the summit and continue to die doing so. the highest mountain, the highest risk. what's believed to be the clearest remaining footage of queen victoria has been discovered in a film archive in new york. the images were taken during the queen's visit to dublin, nine months before her death in 1901. our royal correspondent, sarah campbell, has been looking at the footage. queen victoria in a sharper focus than ever seen before. this was her last trip to ireland in 1900 and is believed to be the last time she was filmed before her death less than a year later. it's the best view you will ever get of queen victoria in moving pictures. the footage had been stored for decades in new york's museum of modern art. but it was only when bryony dixon — a curator with the british film institute — was shown it,
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that its historical significance was truly realised. i nearly fell off my chair because i'd never seen queen victoria in close—up before. it's completely unique because you can see the queen's face for the first time, probably since 1900, since this was shown. it's close up, you can see expressions, you can see her in movement rather than just as a stiff portrait or a still photograph. queen victoria embraced the new medium of film. she and tsar nicholas ii were filled at balmoral in 1896 and the following year, a0 cameras were used to capture the queen's diamond jubilee. very much film was an extension of a whole series of image making about queen victoria. it makes her seem real. it makes her seem real and she is real. but what sets this film apart is the level of detail and that's largely down to the film's size. 68 millimetres on the left and on the right, the footage was filmed in 35 millimetres, a cheaperformat which became the industry standard despite the loss of detail. the result, very few films of such
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high quality were made and no others capture so clearly this living, breathing, moving monarch. sarah campbell, bbc news. a reminder of our top story. the breaking news we are following this hour and that is that at least 16 people, many of them schoolchildren, have been stabbed in an attack in japan. schoolchildren, have been stabbed in an attack injapan. three people are reported dead. japanese media said the attack took place in a park near a railway station in the city of kawasaki. that is south of tokyo. lisa say they have a man in his 50s in custody. he is also repeated that reported to be in a serious condition, having stabbed himself in
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the next —— police say. there is as yet no apparent motive of the attack. we will bring you any more details we get in the coming hours. plenty more on our website and i am on twitter. i'm @duncangolestani. good morning. our final bank holiday of may has been and gone now. it was a tale of two halves, really. the best of the weather was down into the south—east corner on monday — in the london area where we saw 20 degrees, 68 fahrenheit. further north, a beautiful weather watcher picture was sent in. but it was a cold, grey, slightly disappointing story in parts of aberdeenshire with just a daytime maximum of 11 degrees. this is important because the cold air that has been sat across scotland throughout the weekend will push its way steadily southwards, taking the milder air back into the near continent as the northerly winds are set to win out for a couple of days at least. but hopefully only a short, sharp shock. more on that in a moment. the north—westerly direction will drive in some showers across the western isles and running down through the north sea we could see a rush of showers being driven in along the east
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coast during tuesday. sheltered western areas perhaps seeing the best of the drier, brighter weather but it will be a degree or so cooler than it has been, 10—19 as the daytime maximum. moving out of tuesday, the winds will start to fall light and skies will clear. so a chilly start to wednesday morning before another series of weather fronts push in from the atlantic. during the early hours of wednesday, we will start to see it clouding over from the west but with clearer skies further east, the temperatures are likely to fall away and it could be a chilly start for one or two of us with low single figures first thing on wednesday morning. but the cloud and the rain continues to gather and here it will sit across south—west england and wales. so eight degrees as a minimum. three or four along the east coast. we start off on a chilly note but with some sunshine around first thing on wednesday. the cloud and the rain gathers and continues to push its way steadily east as we go through the day.
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there is a level of uncertainty as to just where this rain is going to be sitting by the middle part of the week but it looks as though it will light and patchy as it continues to push in across the country. further north, a largely dry affair but not particularly warm, 11—18 degrees. as we move out of wednesday, we see that weather front and area of low pressure continuing to drift steadily north and high pressure builds from the south. but more importantly, the winds change direction again and swing back to more of a south—westerly direction, driving milder air once again back across the country. so it's half term for many this week and it does look as though the silver lining is — as we head towards the weekend, for many of us, it will be sunnier and warmer again. the only exception again, the far north of scotland. that's it, whatever you're doing, enjoy if you can.
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this is bbc news, the headlines. at least 18 people have been stabbed, three of them fatally, in an attack in the japanese city of kawasaki. eight of the victims are believed to be children. police say they have a man in custody. president trump is ending his four day visit to japan. on the agenda with prime minister abe have been north korea and trade deals. the austrian parliament has forced the chancellor and his centre—right government from office. sebastian kurz lost a no—confidence vote —

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