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i'm kasia madera, with bbc news. our top story: president trump has become the first sitting us president to cross into north korea. he met kimjong—un in theirfirst meeting since a summit between them collapsed four months ago. the two leaders posed welcome to newsday on the bbc. for handshakes before talking for nearly an hour in the heavily i'm mariko oi, in seoul, south korea. fortified demilitarised zone. the headlines: a handshake and a they agreed to set up teams moment of history — donald trump becomes the first to continue discussions. serving american president to set foot in north korea. hong kong is marking the 22nd anniversary of the handover from british to chinese control, stepping across that but the territory is braced for more pro—democracy protests. line was a great honour, a lot of progress has been made, and this video is a lot of friendships have been made, trending on bbc.com... and this has been in particular hundreds of thousands of people a great friendship, so i just want to thank you. in new york have lined the streets to watch a massive gay pride march. that was very quick notice, the event marks the fiftieth and i want to thank you. anniversary of the riots in the city as mr trump returns to america, that sparked the modern some criticise his trip as gay rights movement. a tv stunt but can it lead that's all. to concrete progress? i'm kasia madera, in london. also in the programme: hong kong braces for more protests
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as it marks twenty two years since the british handed it back to china. and sir david attenborough joins kylie and the cure on the final day of the glastonbury festival. this is bbc world news, it is newsday. good morning. it's 1:00 am in london, and 9:00 am in seoul where about 50 kilometres to the north of here, president trump made history by becoming the first sitting us president to cross into north korea. mr trump and kimjung—un posed for handshakes before talking for nearly an hour in the heavily fortified demilitarised zone. it's the two leaders‘ first meeting since a summit between them collapsed four months ago. our correspondent nick bryant has this report. "meet me at the dmz,"
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said the president. his impromptu invitation on twitter to the north korean leader, like a diplomatic form of online dating. donald trump was savouring this moment, a smile of satisfaction as his choreography came together, because the chance of this brief encounter had kim jong—un almost skipping down the steps. and from the lips of this brutal dictator came almost starry—eyed words of welcome, delivered in english by his translator. this place is where the armistice in the korean war was signed, the line that divides the north from the south — a threshold no american president has ever crossed. president trump: i thank you as well. chairman kim: you're the first us president to cross the border. so this time, it wasn't a handshake that made history, but a footstep.
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donald trump leaving his security detail behind and striding out alone into what, for decades, has been enemy territory, a country that less than two years ago he threatened to totally destroy. his visit lasted just over a minute, more than enough time, his critics will say, to legitimise this totalitarian regime with one of the worst human—rights records on the planet. but that didn't seem to trouble the president, who has formed an improbable friendship with a tyrant he used to ridicule as little rocket man. stepping across that line was a great honour, a lot of progress has been made, a lot of friendships have been made, and this has been in particular a great friendship, so i just want to thank you. that was very quick notice, and i want to thank you. there were chuckles as well from south koreans who watched on tv,
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and looks of utter disbelief. generations here have lived with the threat of annihilation from the north. in their sit—down meeting, kimjong—un praised mr trump, saying his visit was proof of a willingness to eliminate the unfortunate past and open a new future. and the president delivered another invitation, to visit him at the white house. donald trump's unorthodox diplomacy has certainly reduced tensions here, but it hasn't stopped the north koreans from expanding their nuclear arsenal. this friendship has produced smiles, handshakes, photo opportunities, but not the supposed goal of us policy — the denuclearisation of the korean peninsula. he ended his trip with a speech to us troops, staged to look more like a campaign rally. another made—for—television moment, but who would have thought that "make america great again" would also elevate north korea? nick bryant, bbc news, seoul.
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we will be back in seoul to get much more later on newsday. more demontrations are expected today in hong kong against a controversial extradition bill which would make it easier to send suspects to mainland china for trial. there's always a pro—democracy march on july the first, the anniversary of the handover of hong kong to china by the british, but it could well be bigger this year. mass protests earlier this month led to the extradition bill being suspended. today activists will call for its complete withdrawal and protest against alleged police brutality at the demonstration last month. our correspondent karishma vaswani is live for us in hong kong. these planned protests? just in the last few minutes, the official flag
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raising ceremony in hong kong has begun. we saw the flags of china and hong kong carried by helicopter over to the convention centre where the ceremony will be taking place. the 22nd anniversary marking the handover of hong kong to mainland china and, at the centre of it all, carrie lam, the chief executive under a great deal of pressure. the first public appearance since the june 18 press conference where she had to effectively apologise with what has happened with the extradition bill and the pain she has caused, she says, hong kong people. but this is a moment we are starting to see real fractures in hong kong societies. even though it is early days, we are already seeing a small incident early this morning between protesters and police not too far away from here, one of the main artery roads. the situation
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seems a bit calmer but still a little bit tense. an unofficial flag ceremony with pro—democracy protesters raising a black flag. i am joined by protesters raising a black flag. i amjoined by tim protesters raising a black flag. i am joined by tim summers. i want to ask you, these assaults of images taken place, protests out on the street while the official flag raising ceremony that such a matter of prestige for china that what do you think beijing is making of this? this would seem embarrassing and boring and they are not sure which direction hong kong is going on. carrie lam is obviously under a lot of pressure and her authority undermined. it will be difficult for her government to do anything controversial over the next couple
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of years. with regards to this controversial extradition bill, she says she has suspended it. protesters are calling for an absolute withdrawal and they want her to resign. i think in effect the bill is dead. there is a little bit of semantics. but the recent political tussling ongoing. i think she will stay on for a while. i do not think beijing will want her to leave her post that quickly and they would want to take time to work out who to replace her. i imagine she will carry on but with her authority and credibility rather undermined. she has just been speaking at this event saying that two years ago she promised she would try her best to address concerns in hong kong but recently she has realised that she needs to listen to the people and that she will learn this lesson. it
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seems an apology again, that she has misjudged the sentiment in hong kong. she clearly misjudged the sentiment. trying to push this through with limited consultation. anything involving china is very sensitive in hong kong. it has put her ina sensitive in hong kong. it has put her in a difficult position as she will try to return to issues like housing and so on but it will be difficult for her to regain credibility for many people in hong kong. indeed credibility and the trust of people. we are hearing that continues to be a tense situation in some parts of the city as protesters and police stand—off in hong kong. we will have more from you throughout the day at the annual march marking the anniversary of the handover of hong kong to china. we will be updating you throughout the
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day. let's bring you up—to—date to other stories making the news today. local media in sudan is reporting that at least seven people have been killed and more than 180 injured in mass protests across the country. tens of thousands of people returned to the streets to demand civilian rule. police fired teargas into the crowd in the capital, khartoum. the protests were the largest since a deadly raid by security forces three weeks ago. translation: well, in these circumstances we see here, we are worried. the first thing is our children. we cannot live them to what they have seen. we want to live in peace. also making news today: european union leaders have suspended the summit that's set to choose who will take the top eu jobs following last month's euro elections. among the positions up for grabs is that of european commission president, which is currently held byjean claude juncker. but with the clock ticking
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donald tusk says he needs more time to talk to leaders individually. a new top team needs to be in place before meps take their seats in july. in cricket, england has reignited their world cup campaign defeating india by 31 runs, at edgbaston. india still need to win one of their next two games to go through to the semi finals. there'll be much more on that story coming up in sport today in about half an hour's time. this footage is of an indian air force jet which suffered engine failure shortly after take off. apparently it collided with a flock of birds. the pilot released the aircraft's fuel tanks and bombs in an effort to avoid a crash. he's been praised for averting a major disaster.
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returning to our top story, president trump has made history by becoming the first sitting us president to cross into north korea. with me is andray abrahamian from stanford university's shorenstein asia—pacific research center. we now have seen north korean state media reporting about yesterday's historic meeting. it usually takes longer than these somehow is the going to react to this?” longer than these somehow is the going to react to this? i think the public will be extremely pleased to see something has happened. a lot of confusion in pyongyang after hanoi because of the failure in hanoi has been political instability and that instability at the top gets pushed down and creates a lot of stress in society at large. now that there is some policy clarity with the us,
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maybe some of that stress will be relieved. sanctions are biting. hurting ordinary people. if this gives a hint that some sort of progress oi’ gives a hint that some sort of progress or negotiations are on the way people will be relieved. by seeing the north korean newspapers reported with all the pictures as well as american media and all of us covering this meeting, you cannot deny critics‘s views that this was a photo opportunity legitimising the nuclear state and ignoring the human rights issues. it was a photo op and a dramatic media moment, the sort donald trump loves but the symbolism behind it was really important. it was going to take some symbolic gesture to help kim jong—un unlock this process of negotiations which had been frozen. a dramatic symbolic gesture was needed and donald trump
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was in favour of it, for a variety of reasons that is personal ego no doubt was one of them dashed and i think this creates some new momentum that was absent a few days ago. what next? the difference in opinions between the us and north korea over denuclearisation has not changed and the north korean delegation has been somewhat punished, should i say, after the hanoi summit. there has been some movement. people have been put aside. we not sure who the negotiating team will be on the north side. the biggest outcome was that they have agreed to start working level talks again and that is something that had not happened for the last couple of months and in the run—up to hanoi, the run—up talks were not successful and were not able to get to the key issue of denuclearisation. and so now we have the chance for the two sides to
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explore what would be possible in terms of a trade. thank you so much for joining terms of a trade. thank you so much forjoining us this morning throughout our newsday coverage. a very historic moment on the korean peninsula. the optics were nominal but what will it achieve? you have been watching newsday. also on the programme: hundreds of thousands of new yorkers join the pride party fifty years after the riots that sparked the modern gay rights movement. china marked its first day of rule in hong kong with a series of spectacular celebrations. a huge firework display was held in the former colony. the chinese president, jiang zemin, said unification was the start of a new era for hong kong. the world's first clone has been produced of an adult mammal. scientists in scotland have produced a sheep called dolly that was cloned
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in a laboratory using a cell of another sheep. for the first time in 20 years, russian and american spacecraft have docked in orbit at the start of a new era of cooperation in space. challenger powered past the bishop rock lighthouse at almost 50 knots, shattering a record that had stood for 34 years. and there was no hiding the sheer elation of richard branson and his crew. this is newsday on the bbc. our top stories: north korea has described the latest meeting between kim jong—un and donald trump as "historic" and "amazing". hong kong marks the 22nd
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anniversary of the handover from british to chinese control, but the territory is braced for more pro—democracy protests. let's start our paper review here in seoul. the south korean media reporting on the meeting between kimjong—un and president trump. the historic moment when president trump became the first sitting american president to enter north korea with kimjong—un. that is the main picture of this newspaper. this newspaper in particular has actually dedicated seven pages to that meeting but of course they are our criticisms. the south korean media has been talking about how president moon has been focusing too much on this north korean issue and not tackling other
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issues. we can show you the north korean newspaper showing 35 pictures from yesterday's meeting so you can clearly see that they paid a lot of attention. it probably goes to show that they are happy with how it went. everybody is talking about this meeting. they are. many other papers are also focussing on the trump kim meeting. singapore's straits times says that although the ‘historic handshake has been dismissed as theatrics', it may actually lead to the re—starting of talks with north korea. the japan times is also headlining this meeting, but the international edition is focussing on whaling, saying a fleet of ships will set sail on monday, despite the international controversy. and the independent features the glastonbury music festival on its front page.
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the paper celebrates kylie minogue's long overdue performance which, as we already mentioned, was cancelled 1a years ago because the australian singer was diagnosed with breast cancer. japan is about to resume hunting whales for profit, in defiance of international criticism. its last commercial hunt was in 1986, butjapan has never really stopped whaling. instead, it's been carrying out what it says are research missions — which catch hundreds of whales annually. but japan has now withdrawn from the international whaling commission, the iwc, which banned hunting, and will send out its first whaling fleet on monday. with more, here's david campanale.
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japanese whaling ships at work. once a target is identified, an explosive harpoon is fired that penetrates deep into the whale, killing the animal either on impact or in the subsequent struggle. spring—loaded claws are released and embed themselves deep into the whale's body. there is no escape. ships like this one are said by the japanese authorities to be carrying out commercial research, but critics say this was just a cover so japan could hunt whales forfood, as the meat from the whales killed for research usually did end up for sale. 0ne restaurant in tokyo has a long history of serving up such dishes as whale sashimi and steaks. translation: whale is a healthy food with high protein and low calories. japan‘s decision comes into effect onjuly1 when a flotilla of ships is expected to set sail. their hunt, however, will be confined to japanese
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territorial waters and the country's exclusive economic zone. chanting: save the whales now! but even so, japan has faced a firestorm of criticism from anti—whaling countries and these environmentalists in london say interest in eating the animal is falling. i don't understand why japan is doing this. i think there's no major domestic market for whale meat. like other whaling nations norway and iceland, japan argues hunting and eating wales are part of its culture. they say no whale species are threatened, but opposition isn't just about sustainability, but the inhumanity of killing such majestic animals. david campanale, bbc news. the sun has set on the final day of the glastonbury festival.
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over 175,000 people enjoyed performances from acts like the cure, the grime artist stormzy and pop—superstar kylie minogue. this was the first time kylie minogue performed at the festival since she had to pull out 1a years ago due to cancer. it wasn't all music, there was a also a suprise appearance by the natural historian sir david attenborough. the bbc‘s lizo mzimba was among the crowds. this year is the first time glastonbury has taken action against single—use plastics. no longer selling water in plastic bottles and banning many other plastic items. no surprise then that the festival's environmentally—aware audience gave a huge reception to sir david attenborough, the man who inspired the plastics ban with an episode of blue planet ii. it was one in which we showed what plastic has done to the creatures that live in the ocean. cheering. but of course, the main way people willjudge the success of the festival is through its music. kylie minogue drew a massive audience for her first ever full glastonbury set.
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# can't get you out of my head... # i came in like a wrecking ball... a successful glastonbury debut too for miley cyrus. # yesterday, felt so old, felt like i could die... while the cure closed the festival with a record—equalling fourth headlining slot. lizo mzimba, bbc news, glastonbury. new york has been holding a huge rally to celebrate lgbt diversity, 50 years on from the stonewall riots that started the movement. 0rganisers are predicting a turnout of a 150,000 people, with hundreds of thousands more lining the streets to watch. 0ur lgbt correspondent ben hunte is in new york and told me more about the atmosphere there. it is quite incredible, to be honest. new york has been considered one
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of the key destinations for lgbt pride festivals for a number of years. but this year is their biggest one yet. there are estimated to be between 4 and 6 million extra people on new york streets celebrating pride and the surrounding festivals this weekend. it is also worth noting that it is a bit of a dual of prides happening right now. you've had one which has been the main new york city pride which has been big corporations, huge floats, lots of glitter and rainbows. but then there's also been a separate pride which has been by reclaim pride and they have been trying to get back to the basics of pride, so it's been about marching, activism, home—made banners and that kind of thing. so a bit of a contrast of prides today. how well was the smaller one attended then because they've got concerns that the main one, this huge one isjust simply too commercial. yes, earlier this week, i spoke to reclaim pride and they said they were expecting a few thousand people to be present but honestly, we don't know
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the estimations of how many people were there, but it was a lot better attended than we were expecting. there were so many people as part of that march, they had the marching bands, all sorts of different things. but it was a lot bigger than i think anyone was expecting. it shows different things. we have seen dustbin trucks having rainbows put on the side of them. lots of different corporations slapping rainbows on staff and selling it so there is a changing attitude within there is a changing attitude within the lgbt community about how much corporate should be involved with pride. ijust want i just want to take you to hong ijust want to take you to hong kong because these other live images here where demonstrators are beginning to group. they are protesting against a controversial extradition bill. 0n july controversial extradition bill. 0n july one there is always a pro—democracy march, it is the
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anniversary of the head over to china of hong kong by the british. the pro—democracy demonstrators who wa nt the pro—democracy demonstrators who want that controversial extradition bill to be rescinded. from mariko in seoul and me in london, goodbye. hello there. uk forecasts coming up in a moment but first of all, we'll start off with a look at what has been an incredible week in europe. a week that's seen newjune temperature records set in all of these countries, most impressively in france where the new record of 46 beat the old record by five degrees celsius. that extreme heatwave is now beginning to come to an end because we have cooler and fresher air day by day, working in across these areas of europe, moderating the temperatures significantly. it will come as a relief, i am sure, to many in europe. here in the uk, we have had skies like this over the course of the weekend, broken cloud and spells of sunshine and more of the same to come in the week ahead. often the weather is going to dry with some sunshine and the sunshine is going to feel warm. but there will be rain at times across the north—west of the uk
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and indeed if you are heading outside over the next three hours, there is a risk of seeing some rain in scotland, a few showers for northern ireland, northern england and perhaps the north of wales as well. but otherwise, the further south you go, the drier the weather is. it is certainly not going to be a cold start of the day. temperatures 11—14 degrees first thing. looking at the weather picture in more detail for monday. we have this seclusion pushing southwards. that's going to take an area of thicker cloud with it, along with showers. so scotland seeing plenty of showers through the day and a few will get across northern ireland and into northern england and north wales as the day goes by. south of this area, for southern wales, the midlands, east anglia and southern counties of england, the weather should stay dry with well broken cloud and some fairly lengthy spells of sunshine around. that is why we will see some of the highest temperatures towards the south and east, temperatures into the low 20s. a little on the cool side for the far north of scotland. another sign of summer is the fact
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that wimbledon starts today and it's going to be a dry day with some sunshine. temperatures into the low 20s. similar weather, actually, lasting throughout the week although perhaps getting a little bit warmer towards the end of the week. for tuesday, weatherwise, fewer showers and what showers that are around will be mainly across the north—west of the country. generally more in the way of sunshine for most areas and temperatures generally high—teens to low 20s for many of us and still a little on the cool side for northern scotland. later on in the week, cloud will thicken across the north and west of scotland with outbreaks of rain for a time. as you can see, for much of the time, the weather will be dry and bright for many areas. across england and wales, it looks like it will be a largely dry week with some sunshine. temperatures running into the low—mid 20s, feeling warm in that july sunny weather. 00:28:51,215 --> 4294966103:13:29,430 that's your weather.
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