welcome to newsday on the bbc. i'm rico hizon, in singapore. the headlines: as the clean—up begins in hong kong, beijing condemns the protests as an "undisguised challenge by violent offenders". after weeks of wrangling, eu leaders choose germany's defence minister to head the european commission — the first woman in the job. i'm kasia madera, in london. also in the programme: our second special report from the amazon, and the indigenous communities who warn de—forestation and conflict over land threatens their survival. a game full of drama, the first semi final in the women's world cup ends with the favourites,
usa, sending england home. live from our studios in singapore and london, this is bbc world news — it's newsday. good morning. it's 7 am in singapore, midnight in london and 7 in the morning in hong kong where people are still grappling with the aftermath of monday's unprecedented anti—government protests. there are signs that the mood in beijing is hardening. chinese offcials have condemned the protests as an "undisguised challenge" to its rule by "violent offenders". rupert wingfield—hayes reports from hong kong. today, hong kong's parliament is a crime scene, cordoned off with police tape. the question now — what will the hong kong government do to those who caused
this destruction? these scenes broadcast live on hong kong television have left this city stunned and divided. tonight, i met with one of the young men who stormed the parliament on monday. he is unrepentant. translation: we should use even more violent means to gain more bargaining power. however small the chance of winning, we are fighting for our future. if we can't get these basic things, then hong kong is finished. china's state television called on the hong kong authorities to investigate what it called the criminal responsibility of violent offenders for serious illegal actions. while some are vowing to stay and fight, others like ken lui and his wife are choosing to leave. they are planning to go to malaysia. the rent on their little
shop keeps going up, but ken says it is the erosion of political freedoms that has made up their mind. translation: we feel the oppression from the government. we are enjoying fewer human rights and freedoms. when we have a child, i don't want him or her to grow up in a society like this. hong kong's leaders say they are shocked at what has happened here, but they have grossly underestimated the growing anger at a political system imposed by britain and china which many hong kongers feel does not represent them. rupert wingfield—hayes, bbc news, in hong kong. our correspndent kareshma vaswani is live in hong kong. she is outside legco. what has been the media reaction to all this? she is outside legco. what has been the media reaction to all thi57m is really interesting. i was looking through the pages of the
second—largest chinese language newspaper here in hong kong. you can see on the front page, images of what went on inside that ransacked parliament building, the legislative council and the focus on the damage. computers are wrecked, cables torn out of the walls. the headline something along the lines of hundreds of billions of hong kong dollars of damage and focusing on the repairs they will have to get under way in order for the legislative council building to be used again. and these messages of support from the police from pro— beijing civic society groups all saying the hong kong government needs to crack down on the protesters, urging authorities to find people who were responsible. and that is what we have heard from the hong kong government as well. carrie lam, into that now infamous
press c0 nfe re nce carrie lam, into that now infamous press conference at 4am the morning in the early hours after the protesters made their through the parliament building and then were evicted by police who use teargas to get them out, she says she condemned the extreme use of violent methods the extreme use of violent methods the protested use when they were inside the building. -- use. hard—line stance from hong kong and also beijing deplored the violence that took place inside the legislative council. what is the sentiment on the ground? will china ta ke sentiment on the ground? will china take a tougher line on the territory? you are already hearing that china is taking a tougher line on the territory. in chinese estate media, in the aftermath of the protests, we already heard from officials as well that the protests are officials as well that the protests a re really officials as well that the protests are really challenging the ideology, the system here that one country to
systems dash and the editorials pointed to the challenges and risks hong kong will face if the protests continue. a lot of young people, some who have come out here yesterday, to show support to the protesters who were inside and cause all this damage. if this was a targeted protest, because some of those protesters left something is untouched. they left money in the canteen further drinks they had taken. they canteen further drinks they had ta ken. they put canteen further drinks they had taken. they put signs on antiques saying do not touch these, we are not fees. while they may have caused a great deal of damage they were also trying to send out a very important symbol that young people feel and listen to, neglected by the government and that is what they wa nt government and that is what they want from carrie lam to take heed of
their desires. thank you very much for joining their desires. thank you very much forjoining us. later we will be getting reaction from our correspondent in taipei because of course, the president is resisting pressure to unify with china so it will be interesting to see how they are looking at events in hong kong. let's take a look at some of the day's other news: the german defence minister, ursula von der leyen, looks set to make history by becoming the first woman to lead the european commission. her nomination follows days of wrangling by eu leaders meeting in brussels. as part of the same package of top eu jobs, the head of the international monetary fund, christine lagarde, has been nominated to take over at the european central bank. 27 leaders all agreed with ursula von der leyen and other candidates for the topjob but von der leyen and other candidates for the top job but germany abstained which means a no vote
against a because of domestic politics and the socialist former leader, had of the european parliament, but insureds said she something i do not want to vote for u nforced something i do not want to vote for unforced angler michael to abstain but if she she gets the vote, she looks to be the first president of the european commission who is a woman. also making news today: 14 sailors have been killed following a fire aboard a russian navy submarine. the crew were poisoned by fumes according to the defence ministry. russian media has reported that it was a nuclear powered submarine, but that has not been confirmed. extreme monsoon downpours in mumbai have caused at least 21 deaths and led to transport disruption across the city. weather department officials have confirmed that it's the heaviest rainfall in india's financial capitalfor a decade. a wife of dubai's ruler mohammed al maktoum is in hiding in london. princess haya bint al—hussein is said to be in fearfor her life
after fleeing from her husband. arizona has withdrawn a $1 million grant to help nike build a new factory there. the firm has been embroiled in a row over a trainer featuring a version of the us flag associated with racists. nike has taken the trainer off the shelves — a decision condemned by arizona's state governor who says nike has bowed to political correctness. and how about this for a lucky escape — this footage is from cctv in sydney as a child plunges into the gap between the train and the platform. you can see people going to help and miraculously they pulled the child out. my goodness. the child was actually unharmed. just incredible. four days after the agreement of a historic
trade deal between the south american trading bloc mercosur and the eu, the french government says it will only ratify the agreement if brazil is prepared to tackle deforestation in the amazon. indigenous people who rely on the rainforest are warning that their very survival is being threatened as conservation areas come under attack. in the second of his special reports our science editor david shukman has been to see one of the groups. in a remote corner of the amazon, talk of conflict and how to prepare for it. the indigenous people of the forest feel the need to defend themselves. this man has dark memories of the first violent contacts with the outside world in the middle of the last century. his wife was wounded as a young girl. an attack left her with scars
and killed her family. there's a long history of conflict over land, and she says she's now worried once more. known as the uru—eu—wau—wau, they're a tiny band ofjust 120, and they've never been so vulnerable. they're making an ink that's used as a warpaint. they feel the new government of brazil is against them and that they have to be on guard. so they patrol what's meant to be a protected reserve. but they discover incursions, like this track, carved out to steal timber or create new farms. this is where they gather food and hunt. they used to be seen as guardians of the forest. now they say invaders are encouraged
by the new president of brazil, jair bolsonaro. of the reserve, and the president says they should be allowed to use it, that indigenous people have too much land. our research with satellite pictures of the region reveals over the past 20 years how quickly trees can be wiped out. so, this is the forest
of the uru—eu—wau—wau. .. i show the people of the reserve the view from space of what they're experiencing on the ground. with all this farmland all around you, and you're about there, just in that middle corner. just in that little corner. with all these pressures, tensions are escalating. shots were fired at the sign marking the reserve. these farmers live just down the road, and like the president, they want access to the forest. so, two very different views of the future of this land — the farmers with their fields right beside the indigenous people in the forest.
the fate of the children here is uncertain. they are learning traditional skills and they have rights under brazilian law, but they‘ re outnumbered and powerful forces are circling outside. david shukman, bbc news, in the amazon. that was david's second special report from the amazon. uk police are trying to identify the body of a man who fell from a plane and landed in a garden in south—west london. officers believe the victim fell from the landing gear compartment of the kenya airways plane as it came in to land at heathrow on sunday. a neighbour said the body landed just feet away from a resident who'd been sunbathing. here's the bbc‘s lucy manning. coming in to land at heathrow on sunday, but minutes earlier, from beneath this kenyan airways plane, a body had fallen to the ground.
the man fell thousands of feet into a garden in clapham. a small crater visible. it is a desperate act, to stow away on a plane, and he didn't survive. the body, described as an ice block, just missed a man who was sunbathing in the garden. neighbours are reported to have said they heard an almighty bang, and that a man had fallen from the sky. the man, who was sunbathing in the garden, has been left badly shaken by what he saw, and the narrown miss that could have killed him as well. the kenya airways flight left nairobi on sunday morning at 7:19am british time, at the start of a nine—hour, 4,000—mile trip. it was at 3,500 feet when the body fell. the plane flying over 0fferton road at 3:36pm, and landing at heathrow just six minutes later. this has happened in the past. i mean, i've heard about it
happening in richmond. now it's just happened here. it's quite frightening, it's happened so close as well. unfortunate — the poor chap. a bbc documentary about a man who fell to his death in 2012 showed how stowaways get into aircraft. and he would have had to climb up, as quickly as possible, along this bit of metal and then into the wheel arch. the temperature's down to —60 celsius, and the partial—pressure oxygen's not enough to sustain life. so the stowaway will pass out at about 20,000 feet, and then they will die above 30,000 feet. and then, on the approach to land, as the gear comes down, they'll probably fall out, so fall out of the aircraft and fall of their death, if they're not already dead. a bag, water and some food were discovered by the landing gear. they were not enough to keep the stowaway alive. lucy manning, bbc news. you are watching newsday on the bbc.
still to come on the programme: we ask why china's reaction to the protests in hong kong is irking taiwan. also on the programme: tens of thousands of visitors in northern chile get ready for a rare sight — a total eclipse of the sun. 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 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. i'm rico hizon in singapore. i'm kasia madera in london. our top stories: as the clean—up begins in hong kong, beijing condemns the protests as an undisguised challenge by violent offenders. eu leaders have chosen germany's defence minister, ursula von der leyen, to head the european commission, the first woman in the job let's take a look at some front pages from around the world. the south china morning post says
hong kong is picking up the pieces following viole nt protests which left the legislature ransacked and vandalised. chief executive carrie lam has vowed to pursue those who caused the unprecedented chaos to the end. the philippine starfeatures news the department of health has announced they are banning the use of vapes and e—cigarettes in public. along with standard tobacco cigarettes, they will now be prohibited in all public areas. and good news for those planning a vacation in japan. the japan times reports on the introduction of airport facial scanners forforeign tourists. starting this summer, short—term travelers will be able to skip long lines when they are leaving the country. let's get more on the fallout from monday's unprecedented
anti—government demonstrations in hong kong. chinese officials have condemned the protests as an undisguised challenge to its rule by violent offenders. developments are being closely watched in taiwan. the taiwanese government and its people share concerns about beijing's influence, and doubts over the viability of the one country, two systems policy. cindy sui is our correspondent in taipei. beijing has described the protesters as violent offenders. a very different reaction from the taiwanese president. yes, definitely. the taiwanese president and the government agency in charge of china's affairs and the people have been very supportive of the protesters. there have been vigils and rallies outside the hong kong representative's office by not only hong kong students studying here but ordinary people, in support of the
protesters, and yesterday we saw the foreign minister, joseph wu, tweet a message saying that it's clear that the chinese communist party's one country, two systems, is nothing but a lie. and they have urged the government to sincerely address the concerns of the protesters and to positively respond to their demands. so this is where we are at in taiwan, and it is nota so this is where we are at in taiwan, and it is not a coincidence that taiwanese would care so much about the hong kong protest, because they feel that they are in a similar situation as hong kong people. china after a ll situation as hong kong people. china after all claims taiwan as a province to be reunified one day, and it has not given up use of force, of taking it back. so taiwan sees itself in a similar situation as hong kong and sees the benefits of the two sides supporting each other and working together to unite against ageing's pressures. now, taiwan next year will have elections. do you think the president, by continuing to resist baiting's pressure for political
unification, will that help in the elections next year? well, definitely. we have already seen that her approval ratings have gone from very low to increasingly higher and higher as the process progress, and higher as the process progress, and that is because she has long campaigned on the china threat. she has long warned of the threat of china, and she has promised that, by electing her, she will protect taiwan's sovereignty and democracy and freedoms. and because of the hong kong process continuing, and being so much on international news and taiwan's news, people are becoming more wary of china eventually wanting to take back taiwan. and they are definitely very much against the one country, two systems formula under which beijing wa nts to systems formula under which beijing wants to reunify with taiwan. i mean, in the past, people were already worried about this formula. now they could definitely don't want it. and several of the candidates in the upcoming election have registered that they are very much against one country, two systems. thank you very much for that.
the usa are through to the final of the women's world cup. it follows a dramatic semi—final against england in lyon. the us won a pulsating encounter by 2—1. england had a golden chance to equalise, but their captain, steph houghton, missed a crucial penalty kick well into the second half. annejohnson is captain of the kidderminster harriers football club. she has more than 29 years' experience in the game. it was a brilliant match. the girls played really, really well. just really u nfortu nately we played really, really well. just really unfortunately we couldn't put the penalty away and our chances away, but we are just really proud of where we have gotten with football in this country. so what is your prediction now, and? who will the americans meet in the finals? well, i think it will be another close match tomorrow night, but i think sweden. you know, after they beat germany, i think they may well do it. they will be a wildcard. i think they may well get through to
the finals tomorrow. and who will win the world cup, in your view? well, the americans played really, really well tonight. i think they will be a really hard team to beat. you know, they have played so well, they've got strength, they got the fitness, they got the ability, and some really top players. you know, i think... and this is their third consecutive world cup finals. but in your opinion, how much good has this world cup done for the women's game? imean, world cup done for the women's game? i mean, england lost tonight, but i think women's football is the winner all over the world. just that the impetus that has come, the girls that are going to get involved, just from my little team, there's girls getting involved, and the ladies, they know who plays for england, and they've got role models. whereas 30 yea rs they've got role models. whereas 30 years ago, when i first started playing the women's game, we didn't have that. so it'sjust playing the women's game, we didn't have that. so it's just massive, playing the women's game, we didn't have that. so it'sjust massive, and long may it continue. women's football is indeed a big winner with this world cup taking place in france, but of course, there's a massive disparity between the men's and women's game. still not enough
wages, sponsorships. do you think that this world cup will close that gap? i think definitely it will close the gap, but it's going to ta ke close the gap, but it's going to take a long time. football is a massive spot. the men's game obviously is massive and the women have got a long way to go. but this isa have got a long way to go. but this is a great start. advertising, sponsorship will come off the back of this, and hopefully continue to gather momentum. that was and johnson joining us earlier. what a great match. maybe the next world cup, england will just be the champions —— anne johnson. a phenomenal achievement, congratulations to everybody taking part. and let's end the programe with the lights literally going out. a very rare sight, this is a total eclipse of the sun. it was witnessed by hundreds of thousands of people in south america.
a solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the earth and the sun, plunging the planet into darkness. if you were in chile or argentina, then you had the best view. hello there. july has started on a dry note for most of us. certainly a far cry from the weather we had for at least some ofjune. the met 0ffice at least some ofjune. the met office has now released provisional rainfall statistics for the month of june. where you see the darker blue colours on the chart, well, those areas had around double the amount of rainfall they would normally expect during the month as a whole. but as we look ahead to the rest of this week, well, it stays dry for many of us. just a little bit of rain around across the north of the uk. now, we start off wednesday morning on a rather chilly note. some rural spots in scotland and wales down around two or three degrees. towns and cities not quite as cool as that. as we go through the day, most of us will see some
sunshine. some patchy cloud lingering for east anglia in the south—east, but further west across england and wales, probably more sunshine than we had during tuesday. there will be more cloud into northern ireland and scotland. some rain in the far north, where it will also be quite windy. winds also picking up close to the english channel coast and the channel islands, but in the best of the sunshine through the afternoon, just topping out at 21 or 22 degrees. so it is another promising day in prospect at boldon. they will be patchy cloud around, often fairly large amounts of car —— wimbledon. some spells of sunshine to breaking through, those temperatures up to 22 degrees and the dental north—easterly breeze. an define into the day across most parts of the uk. as we go through the night, it stays predominantly dry. with clear spells. always more cloud is toppling into scotland and northern ireland, some rain in the northern and western aisles, not such a cool night. temperatures between nine and 12 degrees. so we go on into thursday. the further south you are, thatis thursday. the further south you are, that is where we will see the best
of the sunshine. more cloud for the far north of england, northern ireland and scotland, and ran making a bit more progress across the northern ireland ‘s of scotland. some bursts of rain for western highlands, breezy here as well. and temperatures across scotland between 14 temperatures across scotland between 1a and 16 degrees. but further south, 25 or 26 degrees looks likely towards the south—eastern corner. now, another warm day to come in the south on friday, with some sunshine. but that cloud in the north will make a bit more progress southwards through scotland, northern england, northern ireland, taking a band of rain with it. and that end of rain is associated with the weather front, a cold front, which will continue to journey southwards as we head into the start of the weekend. and then opens the door to some cooler air spreading its way down from the north. the temperatures dipping away for all of us as we head towards the weekend. but it looks like staying predominantly dry. that's all from me for now.
i'm kasia madera, with bbc news. our top story: the chinese government calls for a zero—tolerance approach to protesters in hong kong, as the clean up begins after pro—democracy demonstrators stormed parliament and ransacked the building, beijing has condemned monday's protests as an "undisguised challenge by violent offenders". eu leaders have chosen germany's defence minister, ursula von der leyen, to head the european commission, the first woman in the job. belgium's prime minister, charles michel, was picked as head of the european council. and this story is trending on bbc.com... the usa are through to the final of the women's world cup. it follows a dramatic semi final against england in lyon. the score, two goals to one. england did have a golden chance to equalise, but their captain steph houghton missed a penalty kick. a brilliant achievement, though. thanks for watching.