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i'm babita sharma in london. the headlines: britain's prime minister, theresa may, appoints her new cabinet and insists its business as usual. what i'm feeling is that actually there is a job to be done. and i think what the public want is to ensure that the government is getting on with the job. exit polls after the first round of parliamentary elections in france suggest president macron‘s new party is on course for a landslide majority. i'm rico hizon in singapore. also in the programme: president duterte denies asking the us to help fight islamist militants, as philippine troops struggle to recapture the city of marawi. and songs to reflect conflict and hope. we'll look at the inspiration for the music of kashmir. live from our studios in london and
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singapore, you're watching bbc world news. it's newsday. thanks for joining us. it's 8am in singapore, and 1am in london where the british prime minister theresa may says she intends to serve a full term as prime minister, and is "getting on with the job." but her comments come just hours after one of her former colleagues, george osbourne, described her as a "dead woman walking." well, she's been reshuffling her cabinet and insists it's business as usual. our political correspondent, vicki young, reports. she's putting on a brave face, but theresa may knows she has thrown her party into turmoil. the shock of election night is still sinking in. after church this morning, the prime minister rang
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round colleagues who'd been defeated on thursday. she's in office for now, but for how much longer? i said during the election campaign that, if re—elected, i would intend to serve a full term. but what i am doing now is actually getting on with the immediate job and i think that's what's important, i think that's what the public would expect. they want to see governments providing that certainty and stability. but senior conservatives have demanded changes. it is going to require a different approach. we are going to see, i hope, more collective decision—making in the cabinet. i and other senior colleagues have made that clear to her and i think you will also see that she will want to work much more closely with the parliamentary party. and this was the first sign that mrs may has been forced to reach out. her old enemy, michael gove, who she sacked, returns to the cabinet as environment secretary. and he'll be sitting alongside borisjohnson. the two men spectacularly fell out over the tory leadership contest last yea r. today, the foreign secretary denied he was plotting another challenge for the topjob. just a little wave for michael gove, best friends? jeremy corbyn did not
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win this election. it is absolutely right that she should go ahead, form a government and deliver on the priorities of the people. i am going to be backing her, absolutely everybody i'm talking to is going to be backing her, as well. he has obviously not spoken to this former colleague. theresa may is a dead woman walking. it isjust how long she will remain on death row. what's your guess? and i think we will know very shortly. in other words, we could easily get to the middle of next week and it all collapses for her. the labour leader says theresa may's position is vulnerable and he is ready for another general election. we cannot go on with a period of great instability. we have a programme, we have the support and we are ready to fight another election campaign as soon as may be, because we want to be able to serve the people of this country. life without a majority in the house of commons will be very different. controversial policies like grammar schools, social care and pension changes may bite the dust. senior tory backbenchers say compromises will be needed.
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there is no point in sailing ahead with items that were in the manifesto, which we will not get through parliament. to get anything done, the conservatives need votes from another party. they are trying to do a deal with northern ireland's ten democratic unionists. today, both sides suggested that the principles of an agreement were in place. we had very good discussions yesterday with the conservative party in relation to how we could support them in forming a national government, one that would bring stability to the nation, and those discussions continue. we have made good progress, but the discussions continue. after such a bad political miscalculation, most leaders would be forced out, but many tory mps do not have the appetite for a distracting leadership contestjust as brexit talks are about to start.
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and they certainly don't want to risk a second general election. for now, theresa may's colleagues are rallying behind her, but she is certainly not in charge of her own political destiny. vicki young, bbc news, downing street. let's take a look at some of the day's other news. exit polls released after the first round of parliamentary elections in france suggest that president macron‘s new party is on course to secure a landslide majority. projections suggest it could get as many as three quarters of the seats in the assembly. hugh schofield in paris has the details. let us, first of all, remind ourselves that this is a two—round election. this is just the first round of voting. in the 577 constituencies, normallyjust two, will qualify for the second round. sometimes there will be three that go through. next sunday, we will have the definitive result. normally, you get a clear picture, or at least the pollsters can, from the first round, of what the end result is going to be. and normally, what we see today is a clear indication
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of the end result. and the end result looks like it is going to be huge majority for the en marche party of emmanuel macron. up to 440 seats — that would be three quarters of the seats. the result is above anything they could have dreamt of. it certainly bears out all the predictions emmanuel macron himself made, who, as he was making his bid, he said without an established party, it would not matter, because he would have with these people behind him, they would have the logic of institutions and he would bring them into parliament. and it appears that is what has happened. also making news this hour. china says an inspection of companies based around beijing found that more than 70% were violating air pollution regulations. researchers say firms were pumping out more emissions than allowed, operating without licences or did not have enough pollution control equipment. iran has sent planes
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loaded with food to qatar, which has had all its transport links with neighbouring arab states severed. saudi arabia, the uae and others are accusing qatar of supporting jihadi groups. the qataris deny this. the us territory of puerto rico has just been voting in a referendum three british men detained in germany after conversations on board a plane have been released without charge. theirflight a plane have been released without charge. their flight was diverted after passengers told flight attendants they were talking about terrorist activities. no explosives we re terrorist activities. no explosives were found in their luggage or on the aircraft. the us territory of puerto rico has just been voting in a referendum on whether to become america's 51st state. such a move would also require approval by the us congress. many puerto ricans who turned out were retirees hoping eventual statehood would give them access
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to more federal funds and the right to vote for the us president. today is "world against child labour day. " asia—pacific enjoys a reputation as a vibrant economic zone, but it is also home to more working children than any other region in the world. an estimated 122 million children aged five to 14 are compelled to work for their survival. millions are not enrolled in school at all. joining us live from new dehli is panudda boonpala, who is the director of international labour organisation's decent work team for south asia. thank you very much for being on the programme. how widespread is child labour and how serious is the situation in asia today? thank you.
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i think, first, in the past ten yea rs or i think, first, in the past ten years or $0, i think, first, in the past ten years or so, we have i think, first, in the past ten years or so, we have observed the numbers of child labour have come down. the problem is it has not come down. the problem is it has not come down fast enough. today, asia still has a large number of working children around, more than anywhere else in the world. in domestic work, we see still many children working in most countries. you have a target at the un to eliminate child labour by 2030. many people we have spoken to the day had said it is not achievable. the problem needs to be addressed at the grassroots when it comes to society and education. what is the plan for the un to carry this out, and how confident are you will be able to reach this target? they
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have been agreed by member states and the global community. it is very important that member states have to ta ke important that member states have to take proactive action to prevent child labour. and clearly, today, children have to be in school for basic education. to achieve child labour in 2030, more children have to be in school. that is quite a task. but clearly, if countries want to achieve that, investment indication is important. investment in social protection for families is important. and that requires more effo rts important. and that requires more efforts to reduce poverty at the country level. but that can be done only if, at the country level, every single partner, every single actor, from the community, the policy makers, worked together hand in
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hand. we are doing exactly that, promoting collaboration, programmes, policies, that are conducive to ending child labour. let mejust policies, that are conducive to ending child labour. let me just ask you... sorry, let mejust ask ending child labour. let me just ask you... sorry, let me just ask you whether or not you agree with many people that say that the culture of some asian societies is dependent on tiled work, on the labour of children. —— child. they say it is a systemic problem for many asian countries. how can that be changed if you agree with that? the culture plays a role, but we have to remember that almost every society has a responsibility to provide education to children. every society has a responsibility to protect children. that has to be changed. many countries have worked on that change over the years and we have
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seen progress. change over the years and we have seen progress. the problem is that progress is not fast enough. to achieve child labour elimination by 2030, countries have the triple their asset of what they are doing today to make sure it all happens. —— effort. today to make sure it all happens. -- effort. thank you very much for joining us. philippine president rodrigo duterte has denied asking for us military support to help end the siege of a southern city held by islamist militants. it comes a day after the us said it was providing technical assistance at the request of the government in manila. philippine troops have struggled to dislodge the rebels who took control of marawi three weeks ago. when questioned by reporters, mr duterte said he'd "never approached america" for help. what are your thoughts on the participation of us troops in marawi? i am not aware of that. i declared martial law. i gave the power to the defence department.
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earlier, i wasjoined from our london newsroom by james putzel, professor of development studies at the london school of economics and an expert on the philippines. i asked him did the philippines need the assistance of the americans? they do, because the philippine military really doesn't have the capacity to be able to really block off and shut down the networks of those who have pledged allegiance to is, who are operating in mindanao. and so this has been known for a long time, and the us and the philippines have long—standing military agreements. so even when president duterte called president 0bama a "son of a whore," last year, and was, you know, and he is trying to diversify his own relationships internationally, those agreements stand. and in fact, when the ruckus broke out, it was known that the us had technical assistance for the fight in mindanao and it was going to continue. despite this technical assistance, we are ready have 58 soldiers and 20
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civilians being killed, and marawi city it is in chaos. is the philippine government losing the siege? there is a big problem here, because they are could be to undermine the insurgency without speeding up the peace process. president duterte came into office, and very positively said he wanted to revive the peace process. but a law that recognises rights and autonomy for the people of mindanao, that's been stalled in congress. if he really wants to go after and undermined the jihadi movement, there has to be movement much faster on the peace agreement. but the maute group and the abu sayyaf gunmen that have laid the siege are being called
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bandits, but they are not really parts of the whole peace process? well, that is true. but you see, more and more young people from mandinao become attracted to groups like this if there is no alternative. so the muslim elite, they need to strike agreements with the government in order to do away with the disgruntlement and alienation. after all, it's centuries old, now. the marawi people have become a minority in their own territory, now, and they are demanding justice. whether leaders don't deliver it, these other groups become attractive to young people. and briefly, do you think it will be resolved? i do. the philippine troops and theirfriends from abroad, they will be able to defeat this incidence of violence, but the big problem is that even the discourse of the president, when he sent his his troops off to mandinao, saying they rape up three women and he'd take the blame — even though he said he was joking — that plays very bad in the muslim you're watching newsday live from singapore and london. still to come: feminism on film. we'll take a look at some of the movies set to make their mark
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at the sydney film festival. the day the british liberated the falklands and by tonight british troops had begun the task of disarming the enemy. in the heart of the west german capital, this was gorbymania at its height. the crowd packed to see the man who, for them, had raised great hopes for the end of the division of europe. michaeljackson was not guilty on all charges. the screams of the crowd testament to his popularity and their faith in his innocence. as long as they'll pay to go see me, i'll get out there and kick 'em down the hill.
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what does it feel like to be the first man to go across the channel by your own power? it's pretty neat. feels marvellous, really. pinky vaginas. i'm babita sharma in london. our top stories. pinky vaginas. i'm babita sharma in london. 0urtop stories. britain's prime ministers says she will preside over the exit from the eu, despite having lost a majority in parliament. exit polls suggest that emmanuel macron is set for a landslide victory in the general election, with some projections giving his party up to three quarters of the seats. and a
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shanghai bound china eastern airlines jet shanghai bound china eastern airlinesjet had to make an emergency landing when one of its engines were severely damage. —— damaged. china eastern said crew members on flight mu736 spotted the damage after take—off and decided to return to sydney airport. no—one on board was harmed. that story is trending across asia. let's now look at some of the front pages from around the world. we start with the south china morning post, which highlights the weather warning that tropical cyclone merbok is closing in. further down its front page the suggestion that hong kong should consider raising taxes to counter a growing wealth gap. the china daily reports on the concerns of the chinese president xi jinping who highlights "three evil forces" — terrorism, separatism and extremism. its main picture shows students performing traditional stilt—walking to celebrate china's first "cultural and natural heritage day." finally, the international new york times has another striking picture
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to highlight china's bridge building programme. but the article goes on to examine the "bridges to nowhere" — describing them as dazzling structures that carry little traffic and are mired in debt and corruption. the sydney film festival is underway and every year they choose a topic to focus on. this year for the first time, they are shining a spotlight on feminism and film. with women around the world holding marches after donald trump's election, are we on the cusp of a new wave of feminism? earlier i spoke to susan charlton who's the curator of the feminism & film program at sydney film festival. i asked her what promoted the festival to focus on women in the industry. i think it was because there are a number of programmes happening in australia at the moment that are addressing the fact that, after a0 yea rs, very little
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addressing the fact that, after a0 years, very little has changed, actually, and filmmaking, and the numbers of women, for example, who are directing or writing, or producing, they really have not changed, all that much since the 19705. changed, all that much since the 1970s. so for example, in 1971, a% of feature films were made by women. and today, 16%. that is not a great change in such a period of time. if that rate of change continues, it might take 100 years to get equity. soa number of might take 100 years to get equity. so a number of programmes have been put in place to train change this situation, and if the festival thought it is time to look at the films that were being made in the 19705, films that were being made in the 1970s, when it was the heyday of feminist or making here in australia. —— to try and change. feminist or making here in australia. -- to try and change. why do you think nothing has changed that time? well, one filmmaker said to me she thought unless toolmaking addressed the issue of child care, things might never change. she felt
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that despite all kinds of funding programmes and apprenticeships and so programmes and apprenticeships and so on, unless that fundamental issue was change, it was good to be hard for women to be involved in filmmaking. i think the heyday of filmmaking. i think the heyday of filmmaking in the 1970s and 80s, that was a radical period, and i guess feminism became quite mainstream. it is only now that we are looking back and seeing that those changes are not really dramatic enough, and there is also the threat of a lot of the changes that have been made being eroded. and this is having a flow on effect in toolmaking, as well. decades of conflict in indian—administered kashmir has affected every aspect of life in the valley, including music. now, the scene is being taken over by a younger generation of so—called "resistance musicians".
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this report is by shalu yadav and neha sharma. there are more restrictions in kashmir. i saw a young guy being shot, i write a song about that. i see young children being blinded by pellets. an inhuman force being used against them, and i write songs about that. music plays translation: sufi music is all about spirituality and praising god. i think there is more to it, you know? they reflect current
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times as well, you know? it appeared to me that music is a strong entity. it can be a powerful medium. we know the pain of losing a person. people getting shot, people dying. this violence was a part of daily life. it appeared to me that music isa life. it appeared to me that music is a very strong entity. it can be a powerful medium. it can be used for resistance.
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translation: there is a lot of grief in kashmir. music helps to soothe the pain. as human beings we want to dignify life. we deserve a chance to live a normal peaceful life. beautiful music from kashmir. now rico, i think it's time for me to wish you a happy anniversary...
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showers overnight continue into the morning across parts of scotland and northern ireland in particular. all linked into an area of low pressure pushing across northern scotland. as it clears away however into the morning there is a slight tightening of isobars and that means that winds strengthening a little bit during the morning rush hour. northern england, northern ireland, central southern scotland in particular. could see wind touch a0, 50 miles per hour. there could be a few restrictions on the bridges and maybe on some of the ferry services, but the further north you are across scotland, the lighter winds to start the day. still some showers around among central and western areas. nowhere near as heavy as we saw through sunday. a few showers maybe just catch you during morning rush hour in northern ireland and northern parts of england but again they should be lighter than we saw during yesterday. further south, only isolated showers, the vast majority will be dry. a bit of cloud in places and there will be sunshine breaking through. a blustery wind but we will see more in the way of sunshine break through that cloud as we head into the afternoon, particularly through southern and eastern areas. by the afternoon, very few showers
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around, mainly in the western parts of scotland and north—western england. by and large, a much drier and brighter day then we saw through sunday. with the wind coming in from the west, 1a, 15 degrees in some western coasts today but the eastern coast could hit 19 to 21 degrees. most finish the day on a dry note with clear skies around. winds lighter through monday evening into tuesday morning. it could lead to a few mist and fog patches, little bit cooler in places compared to the last few nights. into tuesday morning we see cloud return to parts of northern ireland and western scotland, western parts of england and wales threatening patches of rain and drizzle. all linked into these weather fronts. but they are running to an area of high pressure which is trying to expand across the country. what that tends to do is squeeze out the weather fronts a little bit. not a huge amount of wet weather around, maybe the odd heavy shower in scotland, occasional light rain or drizzle in parts of northern ireland and the far north—west of england. most will be dry. we will see hazy sunshine in places, could hit 18 or 19 degrees again in north—eastern parts of scotland. the temperatures rise in the south—east, 20—23 possible. into wednesday, there
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are southerly winds touching gale force in the highlands and ireland. rain to come here. hazy sunshine, but dry day for most of us on wednesday and by this stage the warmest day of the week. it could see 20—22 across eastern scotland, possibly 26 or 27 in the south—east corner. that is the warmest day of the week. it will turn cooler through the rest of the week. the breeze returns as well and patchy rain mainly limited to the north and west. a small risk on thursday morning of thunderstorms in the south east. i'm babita sharma with bbc news. our top story: britain's prime minister, theresa may, says she will get on with the job of making brexit a success. she's due to meet her new cabinet on monday morning. one of the people tipped to replace her after her disappointing election, borisjohnson, has publicly said he backs her leadership. exit polls suggest the party of the new french president, emmanuel macron, is on course to win around three—quarters of seats in the national assembly. and this video is trending on it's a china eastern airlines jet which had to make an emergency
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landing when one of its engines was damaged. the crew spotted the damage after take off and the plane returned safely to sydney airport. no—one was hurt and the incident is being investigated. that's all from me for now. stay with bbc news. and the top story here in the uk: police investigating the manchester terror attack say they have a clearer idea of salman abedi's movements
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