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welcome to newsday on the bbc. i am mariko oi in singapore. the headlines: president trump imposes more tariffs on china, and he threatens they will go higher depending on how trade talks go. north korea fires another missile from its eastern coast, the third sale test in a week. —— missile test. i'm lewis vaughanjones in london. a by—election which could reduce the
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government's majority to one. and the teenager who galloped to history. good morning. it is 8:00am here in singapore, 1:00am in london and 8:00pm in washington, where president trump has announced a new 10% tariff on a further $300 billion worth of imports from china. mr trump said the levy would apply from 1 september. here is how he made the announcement. china eats it, because they have to pay it, because what they do is they devalue their currency and they push money out. our people haven't paid. as you know, we're also charging 25% on $250 billion, so we're taking in many billions of dollars.
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there's been absolutely no inflation, and frankly, it hasn't cost our consumer anything. it cost china. now, what has happened is a lot of companies are moving out of china so they can avoid, and china's had had a rough 20... this is their worst year in 27 years, according to yesterday's wall streetjournal. i don't want that, but when my people came home, they said we're talking, we have another meeting in early september. i said that's fine, but in the meantime, until such time as there's a deal, we'll be taxing them. for more on this, i spoke to our north america correspondent chris buckler. he wants to push ahead with this in order to be tough, to try and push a deal. but the reality is, after another week of talks in shanghai that really split up without any progress, there is a sense that this is now becoming once again a trade battle in which both economies could be hurt. you heard president trump there say that as far as he was concerned, china would be paying,
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but actually it is american companies and therefore american customers who ultimately pay for these tariffs that are imposed by the us on chinese goods coming in. and when you take a look at the range of goods, it's everything coming from china. and it is such a big manufacturer of things like toys, computers, clothing, shoes, all of these now being taxed, an extra cost for the american consumer. and that's why we have got such concern even here from retailers, saying as far as they're concerned, prices will go up, and you've seen the stock market reacting as well. indeed, as you say, chris, not surprisingly the market reacting. notjust shares, but oil prices, as well as the us dollar. i'm assuming investors think that beijing might retaliate. yes, and there is, of course, some history on that. if you take a look at the last year of this trade skirmish that we've had, we've seen tit—for—tat tariffs put in place,
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and essentially the danger here is that everybody ends up hurting. already, if you talk to consumers here, they will say that they feel that prices are going up. certainly farmers have been hit by this, and there is a degree of frustration from president trump. that as far as he's concerned, china has not backed up some promises he feels that were made by china in terms of buying products. and of course, it's notjust china and the united states who could be hurt by this. certainly their economies are in danger, but because of the shared interests, and because of the global economy, that sees so much being bought and sold to america and china, there is a danger that everybody hurts as a result of this, and that's whyjust about every country in the world is watching this trade battle play out. and certainly, while you see president trump saying that as far as he's concerned that the talks in shanghai were positive, were constructive, it doesn't seem that there was any progress. and certainly if you take a look at what the global times in china is saying, the paper that of course is published by the ruling communist party there, it says that,
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from their point of view, a deal between china and the us is now further away. he north korea appears to have test—fired two new missiles into the sea near its coast. official said it was similar to the short—range ballistic missile fired in recent days. our correspondent laura bicker is in seoul. how significant is this? yes, the president said that it was very standard, that these were short—range missiles, but they have no agreement on that. it does seem that when kim jong—un and donald trump met, they only agreed not to testify intercontinental ballistic missiles, long—range missiles and nuclear weapons. so it does seem that washington has attempted to brush off these short—range missile
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test. but it is worth noting that they do go against un security council resolutions. also, these short—range missiles, many of them may be capable of carrying a warhead, and also it puts all of the south korean peninsula within strike range, including us military bases. there are 28,000 us troops based here in south korea. so in terms of the threat, it is a threat to us assets and us allies. in terms of the weapons, well, it does seem that another short—range missile of some kind, they are still analysing it. i think one of the things that people are concerned about today is it was confirmed by the united states about an hour before we had about it here, in the middle of the night here in seoul. there is a concern that these missiles might be capable of avoiding detection and of avoiding
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radar. four people have been shot dead in the sudanese city of 0mdurman, as protesters took to the streets across the country on thursday. the latest demonstrations, shown here in the capital, khartoum, were in response to the deaths of four secondary students at a rally on monday. the syrian government has agreed to a ceasefire in the north—west idlib region, according to the state news agency. it reportedly wants to see the implementation of a deal agreed a year ago, with opposition fighters pulling back and the creation of a buffer zone between the forces. facebook says people linked to the saudi government have been spreading propaganda on the social media platform using a network of fake accounts. the company says the operation mainly targeted the middle east and north africa, and the network has now been suspended. now to the us rapper asap rocky. he has told a swedish court he had to try and avoid the fight in stockholm which landed him
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in custody and facing a charge of assault. celebrities including kim kardashian and rod stewart have defended him, while us president donald trump has called on the swedish prime minister to help secure his release. aid workers who are battling an outbreak of ebola in eastern congo have appealed for international borders to remain open, after rwanda briefly closed a major crossing point. this happened on a day two further cases were confirmed in the city of goma. it has been a year since the country declared an outbreak of the virus, causing at least 1,800 deaths. anne soy reports from beni. it takes a lot to beat ebola. those who seek treatment early have a better chance of survival,
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but at the heart of the outbreak, conspiracies and violence drive infection. this treatment centre was much smaller when i was last year, six months ago. the expansion just speaks to how big the outbreak has grown. every time a case is confirmed, this team is sent to decontaminate everything the patient touched. but as many as a quarter of all cases don't come forward, and that only fans the flames of the deadly disease. some communities have been hostile. we are told someone has died of ebola here, and the funeral is taking place, but strangers are not welcome. translation: there have been attacks against health workers. we know of fellow doctors who were killed. that has a negative impact on the fight against this epidemic. it is the first outbreak
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of ebola in a warzone. more than 300,000 people have fled their homes in the north—eastern province of ituri. in this village alone, 49 people were killed, a scorched—earth attack, a clear message to them that they are not welcome back. the un has its biggest peacekeeping force here, trying to pacify a region that has known no peace for decades. but camps like this one keep growing, and farmers who have lost everything are forced to wait for donations. translation: i lost my husband and two children. we ran and hid in the forest until soldiers came to rescue us. many families have been pushed closer to areas where there is ebola. living right outside a big hospital, and next to a centre set aside for suspected cases of ebola, is nowhere near safe for them.
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the conditions here are just perfect for an explosion of disease. the outbreak has hit the biggest city in the region. goma is a transport and trade hub on the border with rwanda. now, the challenge is to stop it spreading to neighbouring countries. anne soy, bbc news, beni. in yemen, 30 people have been killed by the houthi movement. yemen's government and saudi allies have accused iran of being behind the attack. 0ur correspondent is in yemen and sent this report. it contains some distressing images. it was meant to be a celebration, in the midst of a brutal war. hundreds of soldiers on their graduation day, in their freshly pressed uniforms,
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with senior officers watching on. then this. these are united arab emirates forces supporting the yemeni government. dozens were killed. one of them, a senior military official. translation: we launched a new type of missile for the first time. it let us hit the right target, achieving our political, military and intelligence goals. in aden, the united arab emirates has played a major role. recently they announced that they are pulling some forces out of yemen, so today's attack raises questions about whether their retreat has created a security vacuum in the south of the country. in another neighbourhood today, more violence. this suicide bombing targeted
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a busy police station. it's unclear if the two attacks are linked. today's attack was a bold show of strength by the houthis, and a message that even they can attack for the air. but for the people here, in areas under their control, there is a fierce debate about how the coalition is going to retaliate. the government here is blaming the houthis' backers, iran, for this missile strike. once again, foreign powers are accused of causing misery in one of the world's most beleaguered countries. nawalal—maghafi, bbc news, sana'a. still to come on the bbc coal and the teenage jockey who galloped to victory and into the uk's horse racing history books.
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cheering the us space agency, nasa, has ordered an investigation after confirmation today that astronauts were cleared to fly while drunk. the last foot patrol in south armagh. once an everyday part of the soldiers' lot, drudgery and danger, now no more after almost four decades. if one is on one's own, in a private house, not doing any harm to anyone, i don't really see why people should wander in and say, "you're doing something wrong." six rare white lion cubs are on the prowl at worcestershire park and, already, they have been met with a roar of approval from visitors. they're lovely, yeah. really sweet. yeah, they were cute. sort next welcome back, you are watching
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newsday on the bbc. i am mariko 0i in singapore. and i am lewis vaughan—jones in london. our top stories: donald trump is imposing more tariffs on chinese imports after this week's trade talks fail to reach agreement. north korea fires another short—range missile. it's the third test in over a week. let's now take a look at some front pages from around the world. the japan times has this picture of two recently elected politicians. they are the country's first lawmakers with severe disabilities, both of whom had been pushing for changes to welfare services that aid people with special needs. meanwhile, the south china morning post reports that the hong kong justice secretary pushed police to charge protesters with rioting offences this week. the newspaper describes the move as a eagerness by the authorities
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to send the message to demonstrators. and finally, the philippine star, which leads with a multibillion—dollar corruption scandal that's hit the country's gambling agency. the paper asked that president duterte will be naming ii officials that are allegedly involved. meanwhile, boris johnson's government is facing a test at a wales by—election, and if his party loses the seat it will reduce the majority in the uk parliament to just one. joining the from the count is our uk political correspondentjonathan blake. so so the result is a couple of hours away but the signs of a healthy turnout. turn out well above what
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you would expect that most by—elections. under 60% of voters here in this vast constituency, a rural area here in this vast constituency, a ruralarea in mid here in this vast constituency, a rural area in mid wales, turnout to cast their votes and it is a two horse race between the conservative party and theirmp horse race between the conservative party and their mp chris davies is held the seat for some years and the lid will democrats, the challenging candidate, jane dodds. and although local issues have come into play as they always do in by—elections which ta ke they always do in by—elections which take place between the main general elections when the entire uk goes to the polls, it has really been the issue of exit which has been the dominating issue in this campaign and very interesting in this part of the uk because this constituency voted as the entire country did. 52% to leave, 48% to remain and we've seen something of an informal remain alliance with the liberal democrats leading the campaign in favour of remain. the green party and plaid
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cymru agreeing not to stand and deliver the result but on the conservative side, campaigning very much in favour of exit. we have the exit party headed by nigel for chipping away at their vote their sources tonight are talking up the prospect of them finishing in third place behind the conservatives and the liberal democrats. the only real concern is that it is going to be close and we're not going to see big margin of victory by either the tories or the lib dems but there is a couple of hours to go and it is a key test for the new prime minister, borisjohnson, just key test for the new prime minister, boris johnson, just a key test for the new prime minister, borisjohnson, just a week into his premiership, whether they can hang this crucial parliamentary seat and not reduce his majority in the house of commons any further make his life any more difficult. hypothetically, what kind of damage wooded to have the conservatives did lose the seat? well, it would be good for the tory
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party or borisjohnson if they lose this seat. it is going to be close and not long ago, it was being talked about as in all but runaway liberal democrats success so conservatives will be happy if they could even narrowed the margin of defeat. let's face it, boris johnson'sjob is incredibly difficult. all but impossible for him to rely on his party's votes to get anything done, to get any legislation through reducing that majority from two to one doesn't really make a huge amount of difference beyond being a symbolic defeat the new prime minister. just for people watching were not familiar with by—elections, some candidates and their supporters do get dressed up rather colourfully for the occasion but for now, jonathan, thank you. for eight consecutive weekends, anti—government protests have brought hong kong to a standstill and so far china has let
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the territory police force handle it ata the territory police force handle it at a new video released by the people's liberation army on weibo could indicate that is about to change. from army troops patrolling the streets to missiles being fired, the streets to missiles being fired, the video is thought to be a warning to protesters that china may use military force to intervene. lydia noble reports. tanks, rocket launchers, missiles. all of these appear ina launchers, missiles. all of these appear in a dramatic video released by china's army in hong kong, considered to be at the veiled threat to hong kong ‘s democracy protesters. thanks thinly veiled. the video shows heavily armed groups performing antiwhite drills, descending from helicopters, patrolling streets and shooting their way into people's houses. there are also images of what appear to be protesters or people acting as
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protesters, being arrested and walked to detention points. their arms tied behind their backs. violent anti—government protests like the one seen here have been disrupting hong kong for two months so disrupting hong kong for two months so far, china's people's liberation army has stayed out of them, allowing hong kong's police force to deal with the unrest. but in comments reported by the south china morning post, the pla garrison commander in hong kong stated yesterday that the protest had seriously threatened the life and safety of hong kong citizens, tarnish the one country to systems and could not be tolerated. the video release will your concern that china will use force to in the protests but the government is refusing to address such concerns directly. when asked, the chinese foreign military in beijing said only the military would be able to interpret the video's message.
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a preliminary assistant assessment by the european climate services as global temperatures forjuly are in pa rt global temperatures forjuly are in part to be the hottest on record and it shows that this month will be 1.2 degrees above preindustrial levels. a science correspondent has the details. it's not water they are walking through but a heat haze in japan. it's been the same around the world. record temperatures in finland and heatwave in china. it's official. july is when the hottest if not on record. and july isn't alone. 2019 has been a very warm globally. each month so far is among the four warmest for the month in question. june has been the highest ever. this particular month has been very warm but to me, this is really not the main point. the main point
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is that not only this month has been warm but last month was very warm. all months during 2019 were very warm. in terms of comparing with other years, and the trend is not likely to stop unless we do something about curbing our greenhouse gas emissions. the results are based on billions of measurements from satellite, ships, aircraft and weather stations all across the world. these latest figures are part of a long—term trend in rising global temperatures. computer models of the impact of climate change predict more summer temperature records are likely to be broken all across the world more often. this record shows that the average temperature around the world injuly was average temperature around the world in july was about average temperature around the world injuly was about 1.2 degrees above its preindustrial rate. it's getting very close to the 1.5 degrees threshold the country signed up to in the paris agreement and will put echelon governments where they really now have to act urgently and
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set a plan to cut their emissions down to zero by the middle of this century. individual heatwaves can't be pinned to human creative global warming but the increase in extremes of weather that we are beginning to see is in line with the predictions made by climate change experts and they say that they are likely to get worse and more frequent. finally an update on a story we brought you on wednesday here on bbc world news. the uk first‘s hijab—wearing racejockey. this is khadijah mellah who only took up horseriding three months ago. before then, she's never even sat on a horse but on thursday she took part in a professional race. this is it, the magnolia cup at the prestigious glorious goodwood festival here in the uk and despite being mounted on a rank outsider, get this, she came first.
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i remember the three in front of me at the beginning and their kickback sort of smacking my face and then slowly creeping up behind them and hearing their, like, hooves clip and stuff and i was like, "oh, my god," and then i was aiming to find a gap so i pulled out a little bit and hejust went, but haverland just went. he did it all, he's ust amazing, he's an amazing horse, ilove him. i hear that you are only riding fast work last week. i've only did two gallops and they were in the last two weeks. wow, that's amazing, to be able to win a race. that's the fastest i've ever been. she made horse racing with witty easier. just in three months. i hope she doesn't start news reading. you've watching newsday. i'm lewis vaughan—jones in london. and i am mariko 0i in singapore. i will be back with business news and president trump's tweets shock the market, with asian
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shares falling. that's all for us. stay with us, you are watching newsday. hello. well, the good news is it's fairly quiet on the weather front but not completely because we are expecting a few showers to develop on friday across some northern parts of the country and that does include derbyshire. the good news is the chance of any heavy rain falling in the vicinity of that reservoir where the environment agency has a severe flood warning, well, the chance of any further rainfall is very, very low and it is looking like it's going to be a mostly sunny day so some good news there, as i say, at least on the weather front. not necessarily with the situation tghere. the forecast or the satellite pictures shows we are in between weather systems so clear skies across western and central areas
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towards the east by the early hours of friday morning, we will probably have some thicker cloud so that means anywhere from aberdeenshire all the way down into east anglia, the weather is looking pretty cloudy first thing whereas in the west, i think sunshine pretty much from the word go. mild morning. 15, 16 degrees across the south of the uk. here is the forecast for the rest of the morning. a lot of sunshine. that cloud in the east should disperse and give a sunny day for places like hull and newcastle and a few showers there developing across scotland, northern parts of england, maybe one or two in the midlands, wales, and the south—west. the further east and south you are, i think you are in for a dry day. 25 in london. now, how about the cricket, the ashes? it's looking sunny, at least for the most part. at least bright, with temperatures in the low 20s, just the outside chance of one of those showers developing during the course of the afternoon. so that was friday. let's have a look at the weekend now and low pressure out there in the atlantic and a weather front heading our way. that does mean things are going to cloud over and turn, for some of us, at least wet through the course of the weekend. not immediately so.
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on saturday, a lot of bright weather around across england but notice across england but notice in the west here, got increasing amounts of cloud and also some spits and spots of rain. a warm day, 25 in london, 20 newcastle. and then as we go into sunday, it looks as though those weather fronts will be approaching, wedging a little bit closer so that does spell some rain for north—western areas and the thinking is that in scotland and northern england, during the course of the afternoon, and that does include areas a little bit further south into derbyshire, we could see some heavy, thundery showers developing. in the south of the country, it should be dry and very warm, temperatures maybe as high as 28 in london. bye— bye.
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you are watching bbc world news. the headlines: president trump imposes more tariffs on china, and he threatens they will go higher depending on how trade talks go. he believes they will be worth another $300 billion in chinese products, and could go higher, despite saying trade talks with beijing have been constructive. north korea fires another missile from its eastern coast, the third missile test in a week. south —— and this video is trending on bbc .com. this 18—year—old has become the first jockey wearing a hijab to win a competitive horse race in britain. for the race, she said she hoped she was helping to make the sport more


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