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welcome to bbc news, broadcasting to viewers in north america and around the globe. my name is nkem ifejika. our top stories: president trump welcomes the historic koreas summit, but he warned the us will maintain pressure on north korea until the peninsula is free of nuclear weapons. a former policeman accused of being the so—called golden state killer, and on the run since the ‘70s, makes his first appearance in a california court. more than 35,000 people a day are fleeing the economic crisis in venezuela, say charities who warn the numbers could reach levels seen in syria if nothing is done. # you can down and —— dantz... and having the time of their lives, pop group abba record their first new music in over 35 years. hello and welcome to the programme.
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there's been an international welcome for the historic summit between the leaders of north and south korea, in which both declared their commitment to denuclearisation. but, president trump says there will be no let—up in the pressure on the north until the peninsula is free of nuclear weapons. the us president said he had a responsibility to strike a deal, if possible, when he meets the north's leader, kimjong—un, in the coming weeks. we'll have more on the international reaction to the korean meeting in a moment. first, laura bicker looks back on the day's events. this one outstretched hand could offer the korean peninsula a fresh start. the north korean leader, often a figure of fear, smiled as he took the historic step south. then he decided to direct the action. together, the two leaders
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crossed back and forth... over a border that has separated them for 65 years. mr kim announced he felt a swell of emotion. an upbeat honour guard seemed to capture the mood as they headed for talks. a new chapter of history is being written, he said. i came here as if standing at the starting line, firing the starting signal. it's an emotional moment in this class, as nearly half of the children are from north korea. many left their families behind. a peace treaty may be the only chance they have of seeing them again. we can't show their faces, to keep their loved ones safe. when was the last time you saw your mum?
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translation: i last saw herjanuary 21st, 2011. i hope from this meeting we can live in a world where there is no war and no more nuclear weapons. translation: the first handshake is always the hard part. after that it is easy. they did it, we did it. after lunch, mr kim was running a bit late, which meant a good cardio work—out for his security detail. and then, in a day of extraordinary moments, came this. they simply went for a stroll in the most heavily fortified border in the world. and then sat for a chat while the world tried to lip—read in korean.
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they didn't keep us waiting long for their declaration. translation: facing each other, i wholeheartedly feel once again that north and south are the same people, the same blood and we cannot be separated. translation: chairman kim and i reaffirm today that a korean peninsula without nuclear weapons is the shared goal for complete denuclearisation. so they toasted the joint aim to formally end the korean war and walk towards a peace treaty. they have promised to reunite families torn apart by division. 0n the face of it, strong words of ambition and hope, but amidst the lofty language, there is very little detail. and kimjong—un did not say he was willing to give up his nuclear weapons. there was more political theatre as the two said farewell.
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just months ago they were on the brink of war. and now the world is watching this warm embrace. there is no doubt it is a good start, but the way ahead is still not clear. laura bicker, bbc news, seoul. broadly speaking, reaction from around the world to the ground—breaking summit has been positive. north korea's main ally, china, says beijing stands ready to continue helping the two koreas resolve their differences. andrew plant has more. korean teenagers now living injapan, celebrating something that many thought they would never see, now the hope here is reunification of a country that has been divided for more than 60 years. japan has long maintained a hardline position on north korea, but news of planned talks
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between donald trump and kim jong—un appears to have softened tokyo's stance. translation: i welcome the talks as a sign of progress towards the resolution of issues concerning north korea. i hope that north korea will take concrete action following the inter—korean summit. the question is, after decades focused on developing nuclear weapons, is denuclearisation realistic? america is hoping that friday's summit will be the start of that process. i think good things can happen with respect to north korea. we are setting up meetings, we are down to two countries, as to a site, we will let you know what that site is. the us defence secretary was asked if he trusted north korea. this was, he replied, a rare opportunity for a new relationship. this is about negotiations and we will build through confidence building measures a degree
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of trust to go forward. so we will see how things go. the chinese leader has said his country will do whatever it can to help north and south korea resolve their differences. many are hoping the warm words lead to a permanent thaw in north korea, as the secretive state appears to take its first steps in from the cold. andrew plant, bbc news. let's take a look at some of the other stories making the news. a usjudge has postponed a lawsuit by 90 days brought by the porn star stormy daniels against president trump's lawyer. the ruling said michael cohen's constitutional rights could be endangered if the lawsuit proceeded while he was under criminal investigation. ms daniels is seeking to end a non—disclosure agreement she allegedly signed to keep quiet about a sexual encounter with mr trump, which he denies. archaeologists in peru say they've
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found what they believe to be the world's largest single incident of mass child sacrifice.the remains of 140 children, mostly between the ages of eight and i2, were found in shallow graves on a cliff in the country's north—west. it's thought that they were killed more than 500 years ago. environmental campaigners worried about a decline in the bee population have welcomed a near—total eu ban on the use of neo—nicotinoids — the most widely—used insecticide in the world. a number of scientific studies have linked their use to a decline in bees and other pollinators. the ban is opposed by some farmers and food producers. a former police officer has appeared in court accused of committing 13 murders and 51 rapes. prosecutors allege 72—year—old joseph james deangelo is the so—called golden state killer, whose crimes terrorised communities across california in the 1970s and ‘80s. james cook reports.
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this frail old man is accused of terrorising california in the 1970s and ‘80s. is joseph james deangelo your true and correct legal name? inaudible. i'm yeah. yes. handcuffed to a wheelchair, joseph james deangelo appeared confused at times as a judge explained he was initially facing two counts of murder. the accused made no plea and was refused bail. in total, he is suspected of at least 13 killings, 51 rapes and scores of burglaries, many dating to the time when he was a police officer. his lawyer says he's entitled to a fair trial. we have the law that suggests that he is innocent until they prove him guilty, and that's what i was gonna ask everybody to remember, because i feel like he's been tried here in the press already. mr deangelo, a father of grown—up children, was said to be extremely surprised when he was arrested at home in a quiet suburb of
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sacramento last week. the crime spree had begun more than a0 years ago just half an hour drive's away before spreading to the san francisco area and then on to central and southern california. detectives have revealed they used a genealogy website to narrow down their search for the suspect, who was arrested after officers obtained dna from an item he discarded. relatives of some of josephjames deangelo's alleged victims were in court for the hearing. if convicted, he could be sentenced to death. james cook, bbc news, los angeles. the air crash which killed most of a brazilian football team was caused by a lack of fuel and negligence. the official report into the accident in november 2016 said the pilot had radioed the control tower to report a fuel emergency after not stopping en—route at bogota to re—fuel. 71 people died in the tragedy including all but three of the chapecoense football team a senior world food programme
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official has warned that the number of venezuelans fleeing the country may reach the levels seen in syria if nothing is done. according to the wfp's latin america director, around 35,000 people are entering neighbouring colombia each day — with more leaving to brazil and elsewhere. he called for a regional summit to discuss how to deal with the crisis. bill hayton reports. the stream of people leaving venezuela has become a flood. a tiny village in the far north of colombia is overwhelmed and this is just one of many ways out. columbia's government says more than a million people have crossed the border since the start of venezuela's crisis. the world food programme is asking for $46 million to feed the people. back in venezuela's capital, caracas, others are making plans to leave.
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carlos is a qualified dentist but is about to get on a plane to spain. translation: it makes me sad, because i believe in venezuela. all the plans i had that won't come true. the family and friends i will leave behind. i'm also hopeful because maybe things will go well for me over there. some are trying to learn new skills in preparation for their departure, even taking classes in bartending. translation: most of my friends have left. my boyfriend left. a good part of my family has left. i think how lucky they are to be overseas. but then i think about myself in that situation and despite all the benefits, it can't be easy. and as venezuelans flee, this is what is left behind. in the city of san cristobal, some schools are only half full. the rest of the children have gone
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with theirfamilies. wherever they end up, the schoolchildren will need educating, straining the resources of their hosts. the un has warned the exodus may be helping to spread a new malaria epidemic to neighbouring countries. venezuela's problems are becoming the region's problems. bill hayton, bbc news. the former president of guatemala, alvaro arzu, has died after a heart attack. he was 72. during his four years in office, arzu brought an end to 36 years of civil war in guatemala. he signed a peace agreement with the left—wing guerrilla group, the guatemalan national revolutionary unity, in 1996. after leaving the presidency, arzu was elected mayor of guatemala city four times in a row; he was still in office when he died. he collapsed while playing a round of golf with his son. stay with us on bbc news. still to come: it's taken four days but britain's newest royal prince has finally been named.
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what might‘ve inspired the duke and duchess of cambridge in their choice of name? nothing, it seems, was too big to withstand the force of the tornado. the extent of the devastation will lead to renewed calls for government help to build better housing. internationally, there have already been protests. sweden says it received no warning of the accident. indeed, the russians at first denied anything had gone wrong. it was only when radioactive levels started to increase outside russia were they forced to admit the accident. for the mujahideen, the mood here is of great celebration. this is the end of a 12—year war for them. they have taken the capital, which they have fighting for for so long.
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it was 7am in the morning on the day when power began to pass from the minority to the majority, when africa, after 300 years, reclaimed its last white colony. this is bbc news. the latest headlines: president trump has welcomed the historic koreas summit but he warned the us will maintain pressure on north korea until the peninsula is free of nuclear weapons. a former policeman suspected of being the so—called golden state killer and on the run since the ‘70s has made his first appearance in a california court. joseph deangelo's accused of multiple murders and rapes. more now on our top story — the international reaction to the historic korean summit. abraham denmark is director of the asia programme at the wilson center in washington and the former united states deputy assistant secretary of defence for east asia. i asked him first if he viewed
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the talks with optimism or scepticism. i think i would fall into the sceptic category, although this was undeniably an historic achievement, the meeting of the two korean leaders and the optimism was palpable. it was a party atmosphere. the challenge, though, is in the details. we have had agreements with north korea before. we have been down this road before. and it's the details and implementation and verification that has tripped things up in the past. and really, that is where the president is now, looking at where north korea is on the substance of these issues. surely the president, he will have his advisers around him and they will have done the groundwork. isn't getting to this stage in itself enough? it is certainly
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is an important step. make no mistake. this is a very important achievement, having this meeting. however, the deal, whatever the deal may be, as complicated as it may be, is actually the easy part. what happens after the deal, after the handshake and after the celebration, of actually implementing the agreement and going through the complicated steps of making sure that both sides are following through with the commitments, that is where the hard work begins. and that is where the problems have been the decades. is china happy to see this happen? china is relieved, i believe, that we are in a diplomatic mode, that we are no longer talking about fire and fury and threats of military conflict. they are also pleased at how the meeting between xijinping and kim jong—un went.
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it demonstrates beijing has a strong role to play. but they know the history of this as well as anybody. they know that the next few months will be absolutely critical to ensuring that we stay on diplomacy, and one of their concerns is that if diplomacy fails, president trump has said that it may be down to phase two, what he calls phase two, military options, as the only resort, since he said the united states would never accept a north korea that could strike the united states with nuclear weapons. and you can get much more reaction and analysis of the koreas summit. just visit our website street names in the spanish capital madrid are being changed as part of a move to rid the city of any reminders of its fascist past. signs connected to the rule of spanish dictator francisco franco are being taken down.
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the process has opened up old wounds, as russell trott reports. a sign of a very different and a violent time, or a treasured memory of a bygone era? for people who lived through the spanish civil war and remember those names connected with the rule of the dictator franco, mixed emotions. translation: these have been the street names since i was ten years old and now we are living in a very different world and, of course, they have to come and change everything. whatever. if they want to change something, they need to increase our pensions. translation: i think it's silly because they are removing some names they didn't have to take down, and putting up some others they didn't have to put up. i flipped out, i flipped out seeing what they put up. but i don't want to
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say anything else. i had a good life. my parents were not rich. they were hard workers. but there was too much injustice. they keep doing these things, they put things up and then they remove them. many of the street names refer to generals who took part in a military uprising against the spanish republic in 1936, and the civil war in the following years that killed tens of thousands. general franco ruled spain for over 35 years, until 1975. under a law brought in by a previous government, statues can be removed and streets will revert to their old names, dating from before the regime, or to a number of those with more peaceful backgrounds, such as the 20th century —— or in honour of those with more peaceful backgrounds, such as the 20th century spanish physicist cabrera. the move to rename around 50 of the capital city's streets will continue over the next few days. the process has been fraught with legal disputes, in a show of how spain still struggles to come to terms with its dictatorship past.
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russell trott, bbc news. when i heard the swedish superstars abba were going to release new material, two thoughts crossed my mind — the first was "mamma mia, here we go again", and "money, money, money". it's been 35 years since they last worked together and they've recorded two new songs. they've not yet been released, but the first will be broadcast in a special programme by the bbc later this year. tim allman has more. # my, my! # at waterloo, napoleon did surrender. # oh, yeah! 1974 — flares, satin jumpsuits, and a song called waterloo. anni—frid, agnetha, benny and bjorn, collectively known as abba, putting sweden on the pop music map. # waterloo! # i was defeated, you won the war. for nearly ten years, they dominated the charts, and then they called it a day. but now, it is very much
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a case of mamma mia, here i go again. in a statement, the band said: # 0h, mamma mia. # here i go again. # my, my. # how can i resist you? the new songs, called i still have faith in you and don't shut me down, were recorded last summer. they will be part of a virtual reality tour, where digital versions of the band will do the performing. the question of new music was raised when bjorn spoke to the bbc not so long ago. i'm — i'm not — i'm not ready to say that yet. so there could be new songs? exactly! there could be new songs? um... er... i'm... you know, it's. .. it's up in the air!
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stay tuned, stay tuned. yeah. what the songs sound like is so far still a mystery. but soon, abba fans will get to hear them and thank them for the music all over again. tim allman, bbc news. 0n hearing that abba will release new music, the royal family went with waterloo because of course, he was succeeded by lily. —— louis. the name of the latest addition to the royal family has been revealed four days after he was shown off to the world. the duke and duchess of cambridge's third child is louis arthur charles. he'll be known as prince louis of cambridge. here's our royal correspondent, nicholas witchell. cheering. it's taken four days — twice the time it took to decide the names of george and charlotte — but finally, the cambridges'
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new baby has a new name — louis. it's a departure from the anglo—saxon names the royals normally choose for something which is french and german in origin. so, what is going on? is this a subtle message of solidarity with europe? or is it simply that william and catherine like the name? the evidence suggests the latter. after william's birth in 1982, he was named by his parents william arthur philip louis. it was a tribute by prince charles to his beloved great—uncle, lord louis mountbatten, earl mountbatten of burma, who'd been murdered by the ira three years before william's birth. five years ago, william and catherine named theirfirstborn son george alexander louis. so the name has threaded its way through the generations. now, with the arrival of the latest royal baby, the british royal family has a prince whose name has family links and a cross—channel connection. louis is a name with strong european
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associations in royal terms, most particularly with france. france had 18 kings called louis, including louis xiv, who reigned for 72 years. so what do people make of the name louis? we are french, so we kind of like it, obviously! and as for the brits? i love it. i love the name louis. i'm so pleased it's not going to be arthur! so pleased! that's the middle name, louis arthur charles. four days old and little louis is already creating his own entente cordiale. and you can get in touch with me and most of the team on twitter. i'm @nkem ifejika. goodbye. hello.
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let's bring you up to date with how the weather is going to pan out across the british isles for the weekend and the start of next week. friday was none too sparkling for many parts of the british isles. this is pretty typical of what most of you had to endure. when you look at how the chart is shaping up for the start of saturday, the closer you are, generally speaking, to that area of low pressure, the cloudier your weekend is going to be. a lot of cloud around again. some sunshine across northern and western parts. we finish the weekend with an introduction from the south—east of some pretty wet and windy weather. so a chilly start to saturday across scotland and northern ireland. further south, a blanket of cloud helps to keep the temperatures up, and delivers the prospect of a little bit of rain as we get through saturday morning. i'm just going to take you into the south, with our detailed model, to take a look at how we see the showers developing. you will see there's no great organisation about it. many will stay dry. pretty cloudy, as i say. the cloud thick enough through yorkshire and lincolnshire
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and some of the neighbouring counties. further north, into northern ireland and much of scotland, especially away from the eastern shores, there is a good chance of seeing one or two sharp showers. now we are into the bigger picture. the temperatures profile shows you it will not be very warm on saturday. if you are stepping out in the evening those showers will tend to die away, that rain is hanging on through good parts across the eastern side, until late on. going to keep the cloud across the east. that will keep temperatures up. notice the blue, extensive across northern and western parts, especially in scotland, northern ireland and the north—west of england. a cold and bright start there. elsewhere, as i say, a lot of cloud. eventually that will thicken up in the south—eastern quarter and before the day is over we'll see rain and gathering wind, all of which will combine again to suppress the temperatures below what we would expect at this time of year. now, all of that wind and rain is coming from a big area of low pressure, it's not just the south—east that will see that combination of wet
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and windy weather. a good part of the near continent and northern parts of germany, getting up to denmark as well, and even at this range there is a bit of concern about it because it will be pretty filthy, just for the start of the commute and the school day. disruption is likely. bbc local radio will keep you up to date. there you can see the extent of it. it could be cool enough for a little bit of sleetiness across the higher ground and the midlands. seven, eight, nine degrees or so. a bit drier and brighter further north. this is bbc news. the headlines: president trump has welcomed the historic summit between north and south korea, in which the countries leaders set out a peace plan and called off their conflict. but mr trump made it clear that the us will continue to put pressure on north korea until the regime gives up its nuclear weapons. a former policeman suspected of being the so—called golden state killer, and on the run since the seventies, has made his first appearance
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in a california court. joseph deangelo's accused of multiple murders and rapes. police say they traced deangelo by using dna ancestry websites. the swedish pop stars, abba, have recorded two new songs — their first for about 35 years. the group said they were an unexpected consequence of their recent decision to put together a "virtual reality" tour. it's not yet known when the tracks will be released. more now on abba, and the news that they are releasing
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