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critical of david cameron's list when he left number ten. i'm rico hizon in singapore, the headlines: another change to team trump as the president sacks his national security advisor — john bolton. colleagues deny the administration's in disarray. the president's entitled to the staff that he wants. he should have people that he trusts and values and whose methods and judgements benefit him in delivering american foreign policy. benjamin netanyahu vows to extend israeli sovereignty over thejordan valley — if he's re—elected next week. palestinians say the move would ‘bury any chance of peace‘. i'm kasia madera in london. also in the programme:
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where fear of hunger is worse than the bombing, a special report on the yemeni civilians caught up in war — and the world's worst humanitarian crisis. and hong kong's pro—democracy protestors take their message to the terraces ahead of the territory's world cup qualifier against iran. good morning. it's 7am in singapore, midnight in london, and 7pm in washington where donald trump has sacked one of his senior figures, the hawkish national security adviserjohn bolton. as usual he delivered the news on twitter — saying the pair disagreed over many areas of policy —
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and so mr bolton had to go. tonight they're at odds again — as mr bolton is offering a different version on events — insisting he offered the president his resignation. here's our north america editor, jon sopel. john bolton is the hawk‘s hawk — acerbic, dry, clever and confrontational. and this morning, still to be found in the white house grounds. but not anymore. he's been turfed out by presidential tweet. "i informed john bolton last night that his services are no longer needed at the white house. i disagreed strongly with many of his suggestions, as did others in the administration, and therefore i asked john for his resignation." but highly unusually, and in a sure sign of the acrimony
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over this departure, bolton also took to twitter to challenge the president's version of events. "i offered to resign last night and president trump said, ‘let‘s talk about it tomorrow'." hello, everybody. at a white house briefing with the treasury secretary and the secretary of state — two men thatjohn bolton had clashed most with — there were grins all round. last night the president asked for ambassador bolton's resignation. as i understand it, it was received this morning. the president is entitled to the staff that he wants. at any moment, the staff, person, who works directly for the president of the united states, he should have people that he trusts and values and whose efforts and judgements benefit him in delivering american foreign policy. and farfrom seeking to paper over the cracks, they were instead pulling back the wallpaper and saying, "just look at these fissures." i don't talk about the inner workings of how this all goes. we all give our candid opinions. there were many times ambassador bolton and i disagreed, that's to be sure. this president is often depicted as impetuous and trigger—happy, restrained by his advisers. but withjohn bolton, it may have been the other way round. i actually temperjohn,
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which is pretty amazing, isn't it? nobody thought that was going to... i'm the one that tempers him, but that's ok. on any number of policy issues, donald trump and john bolton were not aligned. on iran, bolton advocated a more aggressive military response. the president wanted restraint. on venezuela, john bolton thought sanctions could bring the overthrow of nicolas maduro. the policy has failed. and most recently, the president wanted to go ahead at the weekend with a summit at camp david with taliban leaders. but this week is the anniversary of 9/11, and bolton thought the idea was crazy. and that view, somehow, found its way into the public domain. perhaps the final straw for the president. and so donald trump is now casting around for his fourth national security adviser in under three years, one of the most pivotaljobs in any american administration.
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let's take a look at some of the day's other news. israel's prime minister benjamin netanyahu is vowing to annex part of the west bank, if he is re—elected in next week's election. israel has occupied the west bank since 1967 but has stopped short of annexation. mr netanyahu told reporters that if he remained as prime minister he would apply israeli sovereignty over the jordan valley and the northern dead sea. in the past hour, saudi arabia has condemned the move calling it a dangerous escalation. tom bateman is injerusalem. what benjamin neta nyahu what benjamin netanyahu said in this press c0 nfe re nce what benjamin netanyahu said in this press conference that was billed as being dramatic by his party aides in this election campaign, was that israeli policy would apply there but wouldn't include the palestinian —— palestinian city of jericho wouldn't include the palestinian —— palestinian city ofjericho and other areas. it is not clear as to
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whether this amounts to full israeli annexation but nevertheless, it is the boldest and most specific pledge from benjamin netanyahu about his israeli control in the west bank after the coming election and tied to that, as you mentioned, he said that the so—called deal of the century, that trump proposals or plans for peace between israelis and palestinians would be published in the days after the election. all of this, i think, the days after the election. all of this, ithink, is the days after the election. all of this, i think, is going to amount to a pretty dramatic period in those days after the elections as all of those things happens at once. also making news today: officials in iraq say at least 31 people have died in a stampede during commemorations for the shia holy day of ashura in karbala. 100 are said to be injured. the stampede reportedly occurred when a pilgrim tripped while hundreds of thousands were performing a ritual. huge forest fires are burning across indonesia's rainforests, with toxic smog shutting hundreds of schools in south east asia.
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more than 9,000 firefighters are trying to contain the fires in sumatra and borneo islands, which are often started by farmers trying to clear land for crop plantations. smoke from the fires has caused the air quality in neighbouring malaysia to drop to unhealthy levels. translation: cup the size of the area is about five hectares. we don't have enough water and we can't continue working after dark because the risk of danger to the personnel is to large. the death toll in the aftermath of hurricane dorian continues to rise in the bahamas. authorities now say at least 50 people have died, but that number is expected to continue rising. police are are urging families to file missing persons reports to help them establish how many people were killed by the hurricane last week. police in brazil have
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charged a woman who accused the international footballer, neymar, of raping her in a paris hotel in may, with perverting the course of justice. the woman and her former husband have been accused of lying to police and attempting to blackmail the player. the paris st—germain player has been cleared of any wrongdoing. these are boys injapan performing a traditional new zealand haka greeting. with just over a week now until the rugby world cup kicks off in japan, they were greeting the new zealand all blacks as the world famous team arrived in kashiwa. some budding rugby players in the making by the looks of things! let's get more on our top story, and donald trump has fired his national security advisorjohn bolton. he claims he resigned, but the president says they had disagreement about many areas of policy, and had to go. peter bowes is in los
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angeles with more. it looks like that final straw was the meeting at camp david. peace talks with the taliban, they were called off at the 11th hour by donald trump. john bolton said it would set a terrible president. he made it very clear that he was against that. in fact, according to one source, the two had a blazing i’ow one source, the two had a blazing row about it. that coming on top of all of the other policy differences. on key issues, key issues concerning foreign affairs, north korea, iran, russia, venezuela, a very long list of areas where the two men clearly disagreed and the planned meeting, and the final straw for the president deciding they had to go their separate ways. even the disagreement on whether he was
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sacked or resigned. is there any clarity right now about what really happened? there is no clarity at all over that. john bolton is saying that he offered his resignation on monday night and that the president told him they would talk tomorrow morning and the president is saying that he asked for his resignation, effectively stacking him. this is a disagreement that is now playing out on twitter and mr bolton has also said that the right time he will have his say. that it will be interesting before —— because before he took to the job at the white house, he was a familiar figure on television, on fox news, and it looks like he would be returning to that role. he will be probably talking about foreign affairs but crucially talking about what happened in the final hours during his talk with the president. when tackling climate change we need to adapt the way we live
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to deal with higher temperatures, rising seas and fiercer storms. a new report compiled by political, business and science leaders, including the microsoft founder bill gates, says that wealthy countries need to invest $1.8 trillion in the next decade on safeguarding food and water in poorer countries. the report sets out five key areas that require urgent investment. victoria gill takes us through them. number one, warning systems. early warnings about diet —— storms and high tides can save lives. technologies like smart phone app forfishermen in the technologies like smart phone app for fishermen in the cook islands means they can plan according to changing sea conditions. infrastructure, constructing better roads to suit our changing climate. 10 million square feet of rooftops
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in new york have already been painted white. the reflective coating keeps the building cooler and can even bring down the temperature of the neighbourhood. three, agriculture, more than 800 million people already don't have enough to eat, according to the un. this programme in india help the poorest farmers grow more diverse and less water dependent crops. projects like this could help avoid mass hunger. for, restoring and protecting mangroves. underwater mangrove protecting mangroves. underwater ma ng rove forests protecting mangroves. underwater mangrove forests protect about 18 million people from coastal flooding but they are being wiped out. building simple bamboo and rope structures like these in indonesia trapped sediment that mangroves need to grow so they can re—establish. five, water, protecting water supplies and making sure that water is not being wasted will be vital. japan's prime minister shinzo abe is expected to announce some newcomers to his leadership team
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while also keeping some allies in top posts in a revamp of his cabinet later. according to local media, mr abe has appointed the son of the former prime minister and rising political star shinjiro koizumi to the post of environment minister — boosting the popularity of his new cabinet. mariko oi joins me. so koizumijr in the cabinet. the announcement isn't officially until later this afternoon but in the past week or so, local media have pretty much reported all the names of the new ministers and according to them, koizumijr is expected to become environment minister. he is very popular among voters. when there was a survey about who should replace shinzo abe as the new prime minister ofjapan, he ranked higher than any senior ministers. he is also in his late
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30s which means he is half the age of some key ministers in the cabinet and that is probably owing to go down with well with voters because one some of the key posts were announced and remain unchanged, they are taken up with men in their 70s 01’ even are taken up with men in their 70s or even 805, some are taken up with men in their 705 or even 805, some critics say it is time to bring in the next generation of politicians. one thing i am really keen to watch is koizumi jr recently announced he will soon become a father and said that he would even consider taking paternity leave and i know that is not anything special elsewhere in the world injapan, if you do that, he would become the first minister ever to do so. making history! when i looked at the list, i saw a lot of men in this revamped cabinet. where other women? a former olympic
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medallist, and someone for internal affairs and to medication was not not high—profile posts. to be fair, i minister shinzo abe doesn't have many female politicians to choose from but for a government pushing women to re—enter the workforce after childbirth, it is not exactly after childbirth, it is not exactly a female cabinet as one might expect. what we will be expecting the final list later this thursday. thank you very much, mariko oi. you're watching newsday on the bbc. live from singapore and london. still to come on the programme: we'll bring you a special report from yemen, where a shortage of aid and medical supplies is contributing to the worst humanitarian crisis in the world. also on the programme: hong kong's democracy protests spill over into football, as a world cup qualifying game sees the territory's fans making their voices heard.
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george w bush: freedom itself was attacked this morning, and freedom will be defended. the united states will hunt down and punish those responsible. bishop tutu now becomes spiritual leader of 100,000 anglicans here, of the blacks in soweto township, as well as the whites in their rich suburbs. we say to you today in a loud and a clear voice "enough of blood and tears. enough!" translation: the difficult decision we reached together was one that required great and exceptional courage.
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it's an exodus of up to 60,000 people caused by the uneven pace of political change in eastern europe. lam free! hello, everyone. welcome back. this is newsday on the bbc. i'm rico hizon in singapore. i'm kasia madera in london. our top stories: donald trump has fired his national security advisor, john bolton, saying he "disagreed strongly with many of his suggestions". benjamin netanyahu has promised to extend israeli sovereignty over thejordan valley if he's re—elected next week. the palestinians say the move would "bury any chance of peace" for a hundred years. let's take a look at some front pages from around the world. we begin with the south china morning post, which reports on beijing's anger over a meeting
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between hong kong's pro—democracy activist, joshua wong, and germany's foreign minister. the pair met at an event in berlin on monday. a spokesperson for china's foreign ministry says the encounter was "disrespectful" of beijing's sovereignty. on the front page of the japan times, questions are being asked about tokyo's preparedness for natural disasters a day after typhoon faxai left more than 900,000 homes without power. travel was severely disrupted for hours and authorities have been criticised for creating chaos rather than preventing it. and the philippine daily enquirer has this stark illustration about the number of dengue fever deaths in the country, which are now nearly double what they were last year. health officials say that while the number of new cases has slowed since august, the situation is by no means under control.
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rico, as always, many thanks for that. numerous human rights violations are going on in yemen, as the country faces what the united nations describes as the worst humanitarian crisis in the world. civil war has been raging there for more than four years between the government and houthi rebels. the port city of hodeidah is crucial to the supply of aid and medicine. from there, bbc arabic‘s special correspondent nawal al—maghafi reports. mohammed is yet another father in mourning in a city that has suffered the worst of yemen's brutal war. he's here to survey what's left of his family home. just a few days ago, as they all slept, an artillery shell landed here. he tells me it was impossible
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to help everyone. his daughter's toys remain, but she's no longer here to play with them. that night, mohammed lost his six—year—old daughter rouane, his wife, his mother, and his sister. in the hospital, the rest of the family that survived. mohammed's other daughter, one—year—old rital, was hit by shrapnel. her eyesight may never recover. she's too young to understand what they have been through. the family had onlyjust returned home after fleeing the fighting over a year ago. a decision they are now regretting. the whole family is here
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and they are all worried about the same thing. now that their home has been destroyed, once they are discharged from hospital, they have no idea where they are going to go. across the city, thousands have fled their homes. those who remain worry for their future. this local market might be busy, but only two blocks away, the battle continues. we follow one of the commanders from the houthi rebels. he shows me how the city is still at war. there is meant to have been a ceasefire across the city, brokered by the un ten months ago. the deal was a rare glimmer of hope for yemen. but since then, both sides are still accused of targeting residential neighbourhoods,
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and peace has never been further away. as the city collapses around them, the people here struggle to survive. ahmed salem lives here with his daughter zahra. they may have survived the shelling, but they have been left mentally scarred. ahmed tells me fear of hunger is worse than the bombing. outside the city, tens of thousands
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of people live in camps like this one. but in yemen, no matter where they go, there's no escape from the horrors of this war. nawal al—maghafi, bbc news, hodeidah. there is more on our website on the situation in yemen. some news coming into newsday now. a freight train derailment in the us state of illinois, has caused a huge fire as flammable material leaked from some of the cars. billowing black smoke could be seen for miles after the train derailed shortly after crossing the the mississippi river. there are no immediate reports of injuries. the train was reportedly carrying ethanol for use in engine fuel. hong kong's pro—democracy protests have spilt onto the football terraces as the territory's team face iran in the world cup qualifier. our correspondent nicke
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beake was at the game. well, this has been an opportunity once again for the young people of hong kong tojoin once again for the young people of hong kong to join together and once again for the young people of hong kong tojoin together and make their voices heard. it's not a rally, though, it's not fights with the police. a5 rally, though, it's not fights with the police. as a football match. although it does seem that tonight's sport does take second place because the biggerfighters sport does take second place because the bigger fighters for the future of their city. and once again they're taking this opportunity in front of the cameras to send a message to beijing that they don't wa nt to message to beijing that they don't want to be a chinese city in the future. well, we had the chinese national anthem being booed and some of the vans have been seen... we can hear passions are really, really running high. in the past the football association in hong kong has been fired because of this sort of gesture, which peter connelly governing body, is seen as political. —— fiefia. the four
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bombers, the result tonight, doesn't really matter. because it is the future, the future of the city, the future, the future of the city, the future of these young people which they are talking about. many people joining together, wanting to send that message once again. we are continuing to monitor what is happening in hong kong. you have been watching newsday. i'm kasia madera in london. and i'm rico hizon in singapore. stay with us. another year, another iphone. tech giants apple unveils their latest model in california, but will they be able dodge the fallout from the us—china trade war? there is a question for us. here is a question for you. did you play monopoly when you a little? yes, i1 a loss of houses. it is such a good game ——i1. a lot of houses. and before we go, we'd
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like to leave you with this story about about the iconic boardgame monopoly, which is getting an upgrade celebrating women's empowerment. its newest version will feature a female mascot called m5 monopoly, replacing uncle pennybags — the old top hat wearing, moustached man on the box. and there's another twist too. the new game pays women more than men, so when female players pass go they'll collect $240, while male players will collect the usual 200. that's all for now. stay with bbc world news. good morning. we really are experiencing all flavours of ultimate this week. it was rather cool and disappointing on monday, wasn't it? by tuesday made up for it. some lovely spells of sunshine for most of us as you can see by this beautiful weather watch a picture sent in from leeds. however, todayis picture sent in from leeds. however, today is again a different story. we are seeing some wet and windy weather arriving, so some rain at times today and a noticeable blustery wind. and that's because of the remnants of ex— hurricane dorian. in area of low pressure those been arriving over the last few months was bringing some wet and windy weather into scotland and northern ireland. we've got these weather fronts straddled across the country buzzing any morning. not
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producing that much way of rain, but some patchy light rain across parts of east anglia and the south—east to start with. overcast skies and some rain into north wales and north—west england. but already, behind it, into scotland and northern ireland will start off with them sunny spells and a few scattered showers. we can't rule out the odd rumble of thunder with those showers, but hopefully they should be few and far between. something that will be late noticeable will be the strength of the wind, a strong westerly gusting in excess of 40—50 mph on exposed was facing close. there will be some sunny spells coming through later on any day. and as a temperatures will improve. highs of 22 degrees, 72 fahrenheit. so that weather front will trail away then it is going to be replaced by another area of low pressure putting in from the atlantic. this one has more in the way of tropical moisture tucked in behind it, which means a real difference in the weather to the north and the south. it will bring some rain into northern ireland,
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southern scotland, north—west england for a time and some strong blustery winds here. but with the south—westerly flow and some sunny spells across much of england and wales temperatures will improve. and in the sunshine it will feel quite lessened. we could feel highs of around 2a degrees —— pleasant. a contrast to the north with 13— 17 degrees the higher. a5 contrast to the north with 13— 17 degrees the higher. as we move out of thursday into friday, and the start of the weekend, an area of high pressure is going to build in across from the atlantic over england and wales. just allowing weather fronts to topple across the high and bringing occasional spells of wet and windy weather to the extreme north—west. but for many of us extreme north—west. but for many of us it does mean that friday and into the weekend conditions will dry up and warm up and we could see temperatures somewhere in the south—east of 25 degrees by sunday afternoon. take care.
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later this thursday. thank you very much, mariko oi. i'm kasia madera with bbc world news. our top story: president trump has sacked john bolton, his third national security adviser in three years. the president said he disagreed strongly with many of bolton's suggestions and that he was no longer needed. benjamin neta nyahu has promised to extend israeli sovereignty over the jordan valley if he's re—elected next week. the palestinians say the move would ‘bury any chance of peace for 100 years'. and this video of an american adventurer becoming the first person to reach the deepest places in all five of the earth's oceans has caught people's attention on our website. in his finaldive, victor vescovo used a submersible to travel 5.5 kilometers down to the bottom of the arctic ocean. that's all. stay with bbc world news.


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