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welcome to newsday. i am babita sharma in london. the headlines. the british prime minister theresa may apologises to her mps for losing her government's majority in last week's general election. the prime minister was superb, really statesmanlike and humble in realising the difficulties that forthright in tackling the problems the country faces. typhoon makes landfall on china's maine coast. under rico hizon in singapore. also on the programme, troops step up the axle to expel militants from the marawi. and the perfect marriage of bride and bollywood. hal are —— how indian wedding videos may never be the same again. live from our studios in london and singapore. this is bbc
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world news. it newsday. thank you forjoining us. it is 7am in singapore and midnight in london where the british prime minister theresa may has tried to reassure her members of parliament are telling them, " i've got us into this mess and i am the one who will get us out of it". it has left the uk in political turmoil, not least over brexit. the state opening of parliament where the queen reads out the government's agenda may be post owned. the opposition labour party says the government is in chaos. the bbc‘s laura evans berg reports. —— kuenssberg. band plays.
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the band plays on, in theresa may's backyard. strangely, business as usual at the back gates. at the front tonight, even after her personal disaster of the election, the prime minister seemed relieved enough to chat to the cat. after she had fessed up her mistakes to mps. theresa may said that she got us into this situation and she's the lady who's going to get us out of it. humble in recognising the difficulties but forthright in tackling the problems the country faces. hello, chief whip, how's things going? can the prime minister stay on, do you think? does she have the confidence of her party? of course she has. but theresa may knows power has shifted from her to the cabinet and her party. do you have confidence in theresa may's leadership... excuse me, laura, thank you. do you have confidence in the prime minister? do you think she can survive this? do you have confidence in the prime minister after the election? arriving for the first meeting, they weren't all quite ready to give full—throated support. do you have confidence in the prime minister, though? absolutely. having lost the tories‘ majority, theresa may needs to convince her cabinet colleagues she is still right for the job. they look like they need to convince themselves. we have had some very productive
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discussions with the dup... the tories hopes of getting anything done lie in a deal with northern irish mps. it's not even clear yet if the queen's speech, the official start of the government and its business, will go ahead as planned next week. i think that the details of the queen's speech, the substance of the queen's speech is what matters. it's been known for some days that we are seeking an agreement with the democratic unionist party. that will provide the stability and parliamentary votes that will allow us to do the many important things we need to do. some loyal supporters were trying to cheer theresa may up. but the fact that scores of newly elected labour mps are arriving here and old tory mps departing means theresa may is going to have to change, whether she likes it or not. she is a weakened prime minister, with no majority in this place and that means any of the more controversial ideas in her manifesto
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will bite the dust. it's probably goodbye to more grammar schools, probably an end to the idea of tightening up pensioner benefits. the simple truth — theresa may can't guarantee she'll get her way. i think it would be great if she now gets the government in place, which she's started to do yesterday and starts these negotiations and then she can then herself make any decisions about the future. there are demands too, to shift on her approach to the biggest policy of all — how we leave the eu? cabinet ministers have told me there has to be a change of tone and there are open calls for a change of priority. there's a lot to discuss, a lot to dissect but we do have to make sure that we invite other people in now. this isn'tjust going to be a tory brexit, this is going to have to involve the whole country. she was putting forward one vision. you and others are now telling her it has to change? a majority conservative government was putting forward a vision. we are no longer a majority conservative government. we are going to have to work with others, that means we are going to have to invite people in and try and take more people with us.
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i think that can be a positive step. the immediate sense of danger to theresa may seems to be slowing but she's vulnerable, having to answer to colleagues in parliament, having failed to persuade the country. gentle turmoil, while the routines and rhythms of this place stay the same. let's take a look at some of the day's other news. typhoon merbok has made landfall on the coast of shenzhen city in southern china's guangdong province. moving north at a speed of twenty kilometers per hour, waves up to six meters high were seen at a pier. the hong kong observatory raised its third—highest warning signal to eight — meaning that financial markets, schools and businesses are to remain closed. its wind doesn't count as a strong
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one week in their system. you can see in radar images, it is quite small and sent it at the eastern eye of the wind. if hong kong is impacted by the strong gale, it will have to be quite close to the estuary. also making news today. a 22—year—old woman in singapore has become the first female citizen in the country to be detained under the internal security act for radicalism. the ministry of home affairs who announced the news on their website — said the suspect was intending to make her way to syria, to join the so—called islamic state and to find a husband. the jury has begun its deliberations in the trial of the us entertainer bill cosby, on charges of sexual assault. his defence lawyers rested their case afterjust six minutes, andrea constand claims that mr cosby attacked her after drugging her at his home thirteen years ago. burmese police have arrested at least six people in yangon after the authorities cleared a large slum there.
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armed police escorted hundreds of local authority workers wielding bamboo sticks, rakes and saws as they descended on the shantytown in hlegu township. it's the first major forced eviction under the civilian government of aung san suu kyi. emirates team new zealand have defeated sweden's artemis racing 5—2 to set up an america's cup rematch with holders oracle team usa in bermuda. the kiwis came into the day with a 4—2 lead in the best—of—nine series and needed just one victory to advance. let's return to our top story and the british prime minister, theresa may has spent the day reassuring fellow conservatives that she will settle
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the current political turmoil. for more on this i spoke with our political correspondent ben wright. she has stabilised what was a very precarious situation after watching this so badly and destroying overnight the government's working majority in the house of commons. it did look, over the weekend, that theresa may was very precarious, that she was in trouble. but i think she has done enough in the last day oi’ she has done enough in the last day or $0 she has done enough in the last day or so to steady the ship. there are a couple of reasons. number one, she had to get on board her parliamentary party, the conservative party, and her cabinet. they had to rally around and support her and it is clear they have. she went to a meeting of conservative mps this evening and she was humble, she showed contrition, she apologised or calling this election in the first place and took full responsibility for losing it and the second point, crucially, suggested
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she will change the way she will govern and listen to a wider circle of people and make decision—making ina more of people and make decision—making in a more collective collaborative way. we'll revisit some policies that will have been controversial during this election. she is owning this mess and said to her party, "i will do thisjob as this mess and said to her party, "i will do this job as long as you want me to." frankly, at this stage, there is nobody else they want to ta ke there is nobody else they want to take over. the conservative party doesn't want a leadership contest and certainly don't want another general election which is why theresa may carries on. what about the state opening of parliament. we have heard that possibly that could be postponed. what are we reading into that? through monday, there we re into that? through monday, there were lots of confusing messages from government about whether or not it will be postponed. the state opening of parliament is a big deal. the queen comes to parliament and read out the government's list of registered priorities. ——
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legislated. there is pomp and ceremony but it is important. a statement of intent of what the government wants to do. that was in the diary for next monday but there is clearly a bit? whether this. —— clearly a big question mark. they to cobble together a majority. we know they are trying to do a deal with they are trying to do a deal with the dup from northern ireland. it seems inevitable that will be signed off. the two parties are used to working together. that may happen tomorrow and at that point, ministers can then start to work out what they actually want to put in the queen's speech and get through parliament what they can in the next year or $0. parliament what they can in the next year or so. it looks like the time it is taking to get that deal is shunting at queen's speech into next week. it is all a bit up in the air. there is still, even though theresa may has steadied her position, there is still a degree of chaos. the government is finding its feet, it's
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not where it was going to be a few days ago. it is trying to work out how little govern and what it will do. —— how it will govern. in moscow — and several other russian cities — thousands of demonstrators have taken to the streets — to protest against corruption — and against the oppressive policies of president putin. scores of people were arrested in moscow and in st petersburg and the russian opposition leader alexei navalny who organised the protests, was also jailed for 30 days. our moscow correspondent steve rosenberg has the story. one mile from the kremlin, a public holiday turned into a public battle. russia day is supposed to be a national celebration. but riot police were sent in to clear anti—government protesters from moscow's main street. thousands had come to accuse is the russian leadership of corruption. putin is a thief, they shouted. and one, two, three, putin, it's time to leave. and "one, two, three, putin,
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it's time to leave." families accidentally caught up in the violence fled. police detained hundreds of protesters. the police have been telling the crowd that people don't have the right to protest here. that they don't have permission. the protesters have been saying they don't need permission, that it's russia day, it's their day too. there were anti—corru ption demonstrations in more than 100 russian towns. as for the man who had organised this nationwide protest, the opposition leader alexei navalny, he was detained as he left home. vladimir putin said nothing today about the protests. instead, he played tour guide at the kremlin to a group of children. this is how president putin would rather be seen. not as a corrupt leader but as father of the nation. and certainly not everyone today was in the mood to criticise the government. in moscow, this patriotic festival on the same street as the protest was celebrating russian military might. protests don't make life better, he says, not one revolution has ever brought anything good.
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up the road, this was no russian revolution but it was a display of defiance from those people, many of them young russians, who believe their country needs change. you are watching newsday on the bbc live from singapore and london. afterjames comey‘s live from singapore and london. after james comey‘s testament live from singapore and london. afterjames comey‘s testament it is the turn of us attorney generaljeff sessions. he is testifying on his role on the russia investigation. also ahead on the programme. how indian wedding videos may never be quite the same again after this
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bride's film went viral. 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. what does it feel like to be the first man to go across the channel
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by your own power? it's pretty neat. feels marvellous, really. you are staying with us. this is newsday on the bbc. i'm rico hizon in singapore. and i am babita sharma in london. our top stories this hour: the british prime minister, theresa may, has apologised to her mps for losing her government's majority in last week's election. rain and strong winds are lashing hong kong, as tropical storm merbok makes landfall on china's south coast. in the united states, tributes have been paid to the 49 people who died in the florida nightclub shooting, exactly one year since it happened. that story is popular on
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let's take a look at some front pages from around the world. we start with the front page of china daily, which reports on beijing's plans to deepen financial ties with singapore. the paper quotes the chinese foreign minister wang yi as saying singapore will play an important and welcome role due to it's unique strategic location. singapore's own straits times' also carries the news but focuses on a story we brought you on monday. that is the story of the china eastern airlines plane which had to carry out an emergency landing, and of course a close up picture of the hole in the engine which caused it all. and finally, the japan times couldn't resist the birth of another giant panda — but this is much more than just a cute picture story.
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the paper estimates the boost to tourism could lift tokyo's economy by nearly 27 billion yen, or around $250 million. that is panda tourism. babita sharma, what is happening online? well, rico, a heartwarming story about a 94—year—old indonesian banana seller has gone viral after thieves stole $80 from mr suratman. but after a video was posted online showing him in distress, people pledged their donations. almost $3000 dollars has been raised so far. a lot of good samaritans out there. we move now to the united states, where pressure on donald trump over alleged links between this campaign and russia just isn't going away. —— his campaign. on tuesday, it's the turn of his attorney generaljeff sessions to face lawmakers, live on television. he's denied acting improperly. the white house press secretary, sean spicer, says the presidentjust wants to get
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the issue done with. the president has been clear. last week in the rose garden he said he believed the sooner we can get this addressed and done with, if there has been no pollution, he wants this to get investigated as soon spot and to get investigated as soon spot and to be done with so he can be getting on with the business of the american people. —— collusion. i spoke with our north america correspondent peter bowes a short time ago about the anticipation building up in washington dc. he is the most senior government official to appear before the senate committee, and he is likely to face some of the toughest questions. in particular about this links, and this meetings, with russian officials in the run—up to last you's election, particularly a couple of meetings that he a p pa re ntly couple of meetings that he apparently had with the russian ambassador. and in addition to that, the committee will want to know whether he had any roll in the sacking of james comey, james whether he had any roll in the sacking ofjames comey, james comey, as you said, appeared before the committee last week. and he had said
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that the fbi had information as early as february thatjeff sessions would not be a will to continue in this roll with the russian investigation. in fact, we know that jeff sessions recuse himself back in march. he took himself out of the investigation, yet the question lingers, did he have a roll in the sacking of fda chief james lingers, did he have a roll in the sacking of fda chiefjames comey? it is murky waters that this committee is murky waters that this committee is tragically, and gets a definitive a nswe rs is tragically, and gets a definitive answers on who met whom on what particular date, and try to get some clear a nswers particular date, and try to get some clear answers from jeff sessions as to his involvement. perhaps meetings that were previously undeclared with russian officials, that he might now wa nt to russian officials, that he might now want to acknowledge. and apart from thisjeff sessions testimony, the donald trump troubled and is back in
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the headlines, after suffering another defeat in the courts? yes. this is another court that has issued a defeat, and this is because according to the appeal court, the president overstepped his authority in issuing that executive order. this was the revised travel ban, involving a ban on travel for their wool from six mostly muslim nations. it lake this is almost certain go to the us supreme court. —— for people from. the so—called islamic state group has released a video claiming to show is militants murdering six christians in the southern philippine city of marawi. the army is engaged in intense fighting against is with the support of us special forces. the national flag was raised in marawi on independence day in a ceremony dedicated to those killed in the fighting. david campanale now reports. national celebrations for
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independence day in the philippines. but it has been a careful ceremony in murali, a predominantly muslim city in an overwhelmingly catholic nation. —— marawi. here, a flag was raised for those soldiers killed in fighting in the city. fighters loyal to islamic state aim to put the country to the test. translation: today is independence day. this is an important and emotional day for we can offer marrow now. we are fighting groups that want to rob us of our current state. thousands of soldiers, advised by us special forces, remain m, advised by us special forces, remain in, out. although locked in a pocket of the city, the whole south of the country is under martial law because of the islamist insurgency. the president knew at the start of his
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term that as the allies become more successful in syria and iraq, there will be looking for a land—based, and indonesia, malaysia, and the philippines would be potential targets for them. the military has struggled to defeat the gunmen, who have used pre—existing bombproof tunnels to entrench their positions. questions are also in the crosshairs of the islamists' genocidal struggle for supremacy. these pictures show the destruction of a catholic church in marawi, smashing statues and tearing down pictures. but adding to desecration of a place of worship, the fighters say they have begun executing questions taken a battle. lastly, that the army said that they are holding about 100 hostages, including this catholic priest. according to the filipino military chief in the region, winning freedom
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will be deadly, bloody, and difficult. it could take months to clea n difficult. it could take months to clean up. david campanale, bbc news. now, rico, we all know that for some people weddings are becoming bigger and more lavish than ever before — not least in india. yes babita, they're making a song and dance of it you might say. making videos in india can be a time—consuming business, because the ceremonies go on for hours if not days. but a new trend inspired by bollywood is fast becoming popular. so how difficult is it to make such films? yes it is tough to practise. there
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isa yes it is tough to practise. there is a lot of pressure. you have a lot of wedding pressure, new family,, new partner. a lot of people. unknown faces. so in the middle of all of that practising something and dancing, there is a lot of pressure. it is really tough. indian brides are notjust a tight brides. they want to break away not from traditions but from the old school of thought of how brides are supposed to be. they want to enjoy themselves and be themselves on their wedding day. this video has
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gone viral and passed all of our expectations when filming it. it is only because i will say that change has come for the indian braid in this time. —— love a good indian wedding. nothing like rico hizon's lavish wedding. and before we go, don't look now if you're of scared of heights. yes he's at it again, spiderman, otherwise known as frenchman alain robert, has been climbing a barcelona skyscraper. that's all for now — stay with bbc world news. yesterday was a bit of a breezy day
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for most parts of the uk, with a fair bit of cloud and a little bit of sunshine. in the north—west of the uk, we temperatures up to 12 degrees. but we got to 20 celsius in the south—eastern corner. a bit warmer than that in the next few days, particularly so for england and wales. a lot of dry weather and the forecast and he went quite light as well. some decent conditions getting out and about. 12 or 13 degrees today and some rain to be had, mainly in the north and west. a wet start in western scotland. the eastern side will be that the drier, perhaps brighter as well. a fair bit of cloud in northern ireland in the morning. some outbreaks of rain as you will find in northern england. but he would be that large, but are nevertheless. then the cloudbreak subsidies are. sunshine possible during the morning across much of it and our southern counties. light winds as well, so a reasonable start toa winds as well, so a reasonable start to a pretty pleasant day. we will seas on good spells of sunshine across the southernmost counties. some are developing, but with light winds, sunshine, it will tell
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pleasant. temperatures will get into the love. to the west of rain time in scotland, that it becomes lighter and more patchy with time. show us in northern ireland. one or two in northern england, but few and far between. 19 degrees for aberdeen and belfast. 23 in the south—eastern corner. going into wednesday, at this low pressure system is tried to push on from the west. it is running into this height, and that results in the south—west leave when being pushed north. they will bring warm at our way. when there will be the peak of the temperatures this week across england and wales in particular. we start on a fairly warm note, and there will be a good deal of sunshine, light winds, with temperatures rising quickly through the morning. through the northern bus, more of a breeze. more cloud, and some rain at times. not so across england and wales. lots of sunshine, light winds, and those temperatures get up to 2627 degrees
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in the south—eastern corner. quite humid as well. the low 20s quite widely elsewhere. maybe the high teens of the north. going into wednesday night, to the west and weather front is coming. potential thunderstorms. this waterfront is going to be bringing some pressure at in from the atlantic. "remoaners" weather front fizzles out as it works its way from west to east. still quite warm, though, in the london area, 23 or 24. further north and west, some showers around, and temperatures coming down a little too. you're watching bbc world news. our top story: britain's prime minister has apologised to her party's mps, for the conservatives' performance in the general election. theresa may said she'd got them into "this mess" and would get them out of it. she also said she would serve them as party leader for as long as they want her.
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hong kong is being lashed by heavy rain and strong winds, as tropical storm merbok makes landfall on china's south coast. waves of up to six metres have been reported. and this story is trending on it's the tale of a ninety four year old indonesian banana seller, who was the victim of theft. after a video was posted online showing him in distress, donations poured in and almost three thousand dollars has been raised so far. that's all from me now. stay with bbc world news. now on bbc news it's time for hardtalk.
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