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welcome to newsday on the bbc. i'm mariko oi in singapore. i'm kasia madera with bbc news. bbc news has found evidence the headlines this hour: three months on from the attacks of the international links in new zealand, the bbc uncovers of the gunman accused of killing the shadowy online network more than 50 people at mosques the far—right uses to organise. jubilation for team usa as they win in christchurch, in new zealand three months ago. the women's football world cup the investigation uncovered for a record fourth time. a growing online network which the far—right uses, but which is largely unobserved by the security services. i'm kasia madera in london. protesters have again clashed with police in hong kong after demonstrations also coming up in the programme: against the government's plan skirmishes on the streets of hong kong — police clash to legalise the extradition with protesters after a day of people to china. of peaceful demonstrations. the past few hours, a group of about and the usa's triumph 1000 protesters have been blocking at the women's world cup in france is doing rather well on our website. one of the main roads here, nathan they overcame a resolute dutch side road, now the police have declared
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to retain their title. itan road, now the police have declared it an illegal gathering. they've moved in in full riot gear and i the world cup has enjoyed record tv audiences for women's football, particularly in europe moving the protesters out. and south america. and, making the great wall of china great again! congratulations to them. that's all. why one of the world's most popular tourist attractions is getting a makeover. live from our studios in singapore and london, this is bbc world news. it's newsday. good morning. it's 8:00am in singapore, 1:00am in london, and noon in christchurch, new zealand, where it's been three months since a gunman killed more than 50 people in attacks on mosques. now, bbc news has found evidence of the alleged attacker‘s international links and a growing online network which the far right uses to communicate, largely unobserved by the security services. from vienna, our security
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correspondent gordon corera reports. he tweeted images of the weapons he was going to use. he posted his plans in an online forum, and switched on a facebook livestream for people to watch as he began. the christchurch attack was foreshadowed online, but it was missed by the security forces. brenton tarrant was allegedly acting alone. but he was connected to an international ideology, one which inhabits the darker reaches of the internet, a place the authorities, we've discovered, have not been watching. tarrant has appeared in court and has denied the charges. he lived much of his life online, but he also travelled to dozens of countries, particularly in europe. one of the places brenton tarrant came to was austria, and his extensive travel and his online activity shows just how international and interconnected the far right has become. he also made a significant financial
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donation to one of the leading figures in the new far—right here in vienna. martin sellner is a far—right activist who claims white europeans are at risk of what he calls "replacement". that, too, was brenton tarrant‘s belief. sellner insists he does not support violence, but he's unapologetic about receiving support from someone who killed. i don't think that this donation means that i in any way share his ideology, and i don't even think that it means that he shared our ideology or supported... but he clearly did, if he supported you. that's the question. sellner uses social media to spread his message. that's where brenton tarra nt encountered him. the alternative media is basically our liberation, and i think it's completely turned the table around, because finally there is a freedom of the market of information. the far—right exploits the freedoms of the internet to recruit and plan. people may first encounter extreme material on mainstream sites
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like youtube or instagram. extremists communicate over computer gaming platforms like discord, which says it removes content reported to it. the far—right co—ordinates on encrypted messaging platforms like telegram, also used by jihadists. and it uses free—speech sites like gab and 8chan, where brenton tarrant posted his plans. in london, i meet another young austrian who spent the last three years infiltrating the far—right, meeting sellner, but also going undercover online, where she's had to pass tests to be allowed in. the really extreme ones would even ask for things like background checks, but also genetic ancestry materials that you would have to share, or even things like i've been asked to, for example, share a picture of my wrist to prove that i'm white. she has seen growing calls for violence, but says the authorities have not been watching. some of these platforms have
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just remained, i mean, unregulated, but also in some of the cases unobserved. on a daily basis, we're seeing several calls for violence across — across the world. three months on from christchurch, security services and tech companies have been scrambling to react, and one intelligence source told me the threat was far wider and deeper than previously understood. gordon corera, bbc news. there are more details on our website. let's take a look at some of the day's other news. the usa have been crowned winners of the women's football world cup. they defeated a stubborn netherlands side by two goals to nil. victory at this year's tournament was largely down to megan rapinoe, who won the golden boot with six goals and also the golden ball as best player. our correspondent sarah
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mulkerrins is in lyon. so this us women's national team are champions at the world cup level, for a fourth time, a record—extending win for them. i think a lot of people though this game, it may be the us railroading this dutch side but it was a lot closer than many people predicted. that first half, well, it was feisty, it was tactical, it was physical. the dutch side really got their tactics right. they gave that american team an awful a lot of questions on the pitch and they went in goalless at the break. it could potentially have been on for a first world cup crown — at just their second tournament of asking for the dutch. but the pedigree of this american side saw our in the second half. and of course it was always going to be megan rapinoe. she has been a vocal advocate for this team on and off the pitch at this world cup. and at 61 minutes she stepped up after var awarded a penalty, and she cooly slotted it home to put them ahead. and then if she's the old guard of this team, rose lavelle
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is the new guard, the youngster. a wonderful individual goal for her, eight minutes later to make it 2—0. the american side held on, the dutch side, not the quite the fairytale for them in their first world cup final, but it is a record—extending fourth title for the usa, back—to—back titles for them, the first time they have ever done it, and back—to—back titles for their coachjill ellis. a historic win. we will be finding out just why they are so good from the founder and editor of the website pro soccer usa later on newsday. also making news today: up to 18,000 jobs could go at deutsche bank in a radical reorganisation of germany's biggest bank. it hasn't said exactly where jobs will be lost, but it said it intends to completely exit activities related to the buying and selling of shares. and much of that is carried out in london and new york. our business correspondent katie austin is outside
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deutsche bank's london headquarters. deutsche bank does employ about 8,000 people in the uk and a lot of people are expecting because of the nature of the activities it does in the city of london, london will take a big hit. but that hasn't been confirmed as of yet, but is expected to emerge in the next few days. not all analysts say this radical move, re—nosing the bank's focus will be the answer to all its problems. but they do say it had little little choice but to do something radical as it struggled to compete with the big, dominant, investment banks. the saudi budget airline flyadeal is pulling out of a multi—billion dollar deal to buy 30 boeing 737 max aircraft. the model remains grounded worldwide after two disasters in the last year — including a lion airflight which crashed in the sea off jakarta in october, killing 189 people.
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president trump has warned iran to "be careful" after after it announced a further breach of the nuclear deal it signed with western powers in 2015. washington has threatened more sanctions against iran for the move. on the weekend, iran said that it will break a limit set on uranium enrichment. the us unilaterally withdrew from the agreement in 2018, but european countries are trying to revive it. three people were gored in this bull run at the annual san fermin festival in pamplona in spain. two others were taken to hospital with head injuries. and nearly 50 more were treated by the red cross. animal rights activists were also on the streets, they were demonstrating. they dressed in horns and lay down with fake spears in their backs as a protest against this event. now, protesters have again clashed with police in hong kong after demonstrations against the government's plan to legalise the extradition
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of people to china. this time they gathered near the kowloon railway station, where high—speed trains depart for the chinese mainland, to spread their message to chinese tourists who come to the area to shop. from there, rupert wingfield—hayes sent this report. chanting. it is now nearly a month since the huge anti—government protests in hong kong began. there is no sign of them slowing down. today, another 100,000 or more took to the streets here. this time in a different place, with a different audience. all of the previous huge protests that have happened here in recent weeks have been on hong kong island. but today, they've come over to kowloon, and there's a very clear reason for this, it's because in the shopping malls and in hotels here in the streets here, this is where all of the tourists from mainland china come to, and it's them they want to hear this message. amid the crowd, two of hong kong's
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most prominent democracy campaigners, who have already spent time in jail for leading previous protests. the message is very clear that we're having a massive rally fighting for our freedom and also fighting for our rights to protect hong kong. so i think it's important for the mainland people to know that. we hope to let those visitors from mainland to hong kong to realise the message of hong kongers. we hope to let you know that we support hong kong and china democratisation and it's time to fight for our freedom. mainland chinese tourists looked on, many of them videoing. at one point, the protesters started chanting, ‘come and join us, come andjoin us!‘ across the border, hong kong's protests have been depcited as violent and backed by so—called ‘foreign forces'. so what have these mainland tourists heard? translation: we'd heard about it, but not much detail.
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so when i arrived to here and saw this, i was really surprised. translation: as long as they don't destroy government property and aren't hurting people, i think this is fine. it is a clear news of these protests is making it across the border into mainland china, and notjust the communist government's version of what is going on here. as night fell, the vast majority of protesters drifted home, but a hard core of militant protesters began blocking roads and causing disruption. finally, the police had had enough. for the past few hours, a group of about 1,000 protesters have been blocking one of the main roads here, nathan road, and now the police have declared it an illegal gathering, they've moved in in full riot gear and they are driving the protesters out. the game of cat and mouse continues with no clear idea of how these protests might end. rupert wingfield—hayes,
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bbc news, in hong kong. full background to those processed on our website —— protests. let's return to the women's world cup in france, where the usa were crowned champions after a 2—0 victory over the netherlands. alicia delgallo is the editor and co—founder of the website pro soccer usa. i asked her whether she thought the us had an easy run. no, i don't think it was an easy tournament at all. i think they did have a little bit of an easier time in the group stage, but their knockout rounds were really tough, really scrappy games against spain, against france, against england and in this game against netherlands, too. so i think they were in arguably the tougher side of the bracket to be able to get to the final and netherlands certainly tested them tonight as well. but they have made history. talk us through why the usa are just so much better than the other sides? so megan rapinoe talked about it yesterday as well, where, despite all the struggle that
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they're still having for equal pay and for fair conditions, the federation has put money and backed the women's team far more, and in more ways over a longer period of time than other federations across the world have been in women's sport. that's allowed players to train the way they need to be professionals. they pay them salaries because a lot of the players at the club level in the united states also don't make living wages. so to be able to really focus on the soccer, on the product on the field, these us players have been able to do that. so, do you expect them to be favourites for the olympics in two years time, then? i say whenever you are reigning world cup champion and likely ranked number one in the world going into the olympics, you will be the favourites.
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there will be a target on their back for all of the european countries that are now rising powers investing in the women's game. you can see the competition level rise. so i think that in the next four years the gap between the us and the other countries is just going to continue to narrow. so the olympics will be a really, really good showing of where these other teams are. and this tournament in terms of profile, in terms of appreciation, public knowledge about it, do you think it has been a triumph for the women's game? i think so. certainly. i don't recall — in ‘99 the world cup had sort of a transformative moment for soccer in the united states and it really inspired this generation of women. this had a more globalfeel, so they really transcended just the soccer spirit in the sports world. they were being debated in political circles, they were being mentioned by game of thrones actresses and in pop culture, so i think they've really crossed over into different
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industries and become visible to people who maybe wouldn't have watched the world cup otherwise. you are watching newsday on the bbc. still to come on the programme: tackling 2,000 years of wear and tear. the ancient techniques helping to restore the great wall of china. also on the programme: china denies claims that it is systematially separating muslim children from their parents. central london has been rocked by a series of terrorist attacks. police say there have been many casualties, and there is growing speculation that al-qaeda was responsible. germany will be the hosts of the 2006 football world cup, and they pipped the favourites, south africa, by a single vote. in south africa, the possibility of losing hadn't even been contemplated, and celebration parties were cancelled. the man entered the palace through a downstairs window and made his way to
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the queen's private bedroom. then he asked her for a cigarette, and on the pretext of arranging for some to be brought, she summoned a footman on duty, who took the man away. one child, one teacher, one book and one pen can change the world. education is the only solution. applause. this is newsday on the bbc. i'm mariko oi in singapore. i'm kasia madera in london. our top stories: bbc news finds more evidence of the international links of the man accused of the christchurch mosque attacks. the usa have decisively won the women's football world cup, after a tournament that has given
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new momentum to the sport. let's take a look at some front pages from around the world. the gulf news says the uae‘s first astronaut will be treated to halal meals during his time in space. hazza al mansouri, who is heading to the international space station in september, can expect some traditional and delicious emirati dishes. singapore's straits times features a story on the temple city of bagan being awarded unesco world heritage status. the area, which is located in myanmar, includes thousands of stupas and temples. and, if you have ever dreamt of a luxury superyacht, be sure to check out the south china morning post. the tranquillity, which was seized in a money—laundering investigation, is now available for rent. but it will set you back a bit — $1.25 million a week, to be precise.
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the chinese ambassador to the uk has denied allegations that children in china's xinjiang region are being systematically separated from theirfamilies. thousands of adults from the muslim uighur community have been detained in what china calls re—education camps, but evidence uncovered by the bbc shows that large numbers of boarding schools have also been built. speaking in exile, dozens of parents have told the bbc that they are not being told where their children are held. china's ambassador to the uk spoke to the bbc‘s andrew marr. this is not a camp. what we call it is a vocational education and training centre. you know, the extremist ideas will have easy penetration to the poor areas.
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so the idea is to help people, to lead them out of poverty. if these camps are only about that, if they are so innocent, why did the chinese government deny for so long they existed? no, we didn't deny. we even invited journalists, diplomats to visit, including... recently. that's why the bbc has access to interview people over there. i think you need to look at this from the positive perspective. it's for the purpose to prevent — early prevention of terrorism, and since the measure's been introduced, there is no terrorist incident for three years. china's ambassador to the uk spoke to the bbc‘s andrew marr. lets turn to greece, where the prime minister, alexis tsipras, has conceded victory to the centre—right opposition following a snap election. with three quarters of the votes counted, the new democracy party is on course to win an overall majority in the new parliament. as mark lowen reports from athens, mr tsipras's leftist syriza party seems to to have paid the price of accepting austerity measures imposed by the eu.
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a victory cry for a change of guard — greece's centre—right new democracy cheering its new era, winning an outright majority and ousting alexis tsipras. its leader has refreshed a party once seen as the corrupt establishment. and, as the populist, left—wing tsipras broke promises to end austerity, greece has returned to the political mainstream. well, first of all, i asked for a strong mandate to change the country, and the greek people delivered. i'm very, very grateful for the result. we won an outright majority, which was our main target. alexis tsipras put on a brave face as he voted earlier, but it was almost a eulogy. he lost many supporters after his humiliating u—turn from 2015, when he pledged to rip up the bailout and budget cuts, but instead accepted a third rescue programme, in return for more austerity, becoming the brussels establishment he had fought against.
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the rhetoric has been relentlessly anti—european, and misleading in many ways. so i'm very, very happy. this is a victory for pro—european political forces. this country doesn't need celebrations for a party that wins an election. this country needs jobs. this country needs investment. the worst peacetime recession of any developed country shrank greece's economy by a quarter. protests consumed athens, 500,000 left the country, and unemployment hit 28%. as tsipras defied the eu, it threatened to eject greece from the euro and sink the banks. he was forced back. before brexit, there was talk of grexit — greece's departure from the eurozone. it didn't happen as alexis tsipras, who vowed to stand up to the eu, was defeated, perhaps an omen for another eu member now trying
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to defy brussels, and a sign that, after a populist wave, the political cycle can swing back to the establishment. greece now looks to its post—bailout, post—tsipras future, as growth returns and the glimmer of a recovery gi’ows. greece has, it seems, turned a corner and left its populist era behind. the great wall of china is one of the world's most visited tourist attractions, attracting more than 10 million visitors every year. this, as you can imagine, brings some wear and tear. but now, china is repairing sections of the wall using traditional methods. katie silver reports. the earliest sections of the great wall date back more than 2,000 years. building started after the unification of china in the xin dynasty, and continued until the 16th century.
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but parts of this well—trodden path are no longer looking so great. translation: the first reason for the destruction is the wind, sunshine, earthquakes and heavy rains, which are the main factors. another reason is the surface damage caused by the trampling of too many tourists. now, workers are restoring it, using traditional methods. translation: we have adopted the original method, the original technology, and the original materials, in order to better extend the heritage of the ancient great wall. it is a painstaking task. for the mules, it is a ito—minute journey carrying building materials up some of the steep paths, and hoists are used to lay stones in place. it takes 45 minutes to installjust one stone, some which way more than 100 kg. translation: the bricks used are those of the ancient great wall.
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many of them had collapsed from the original wall. authorities have reverted back to traditional methods after they received backlash a few years ago when they ordered a 700—year—old stone wall be fixed by covering it in cement. they have also recently imposed a daily cap of 65,000 visitors on the most popular part of the wall. you have been watching newsday. i'm kasia madera in london. and i'm mariko oi in singapore. stay with us. forget humans on the field, because robots are the stars of this unusual football competition in australia. we will have a special report on the robocup. i wonder, mariko, if those robots would have made this mistake. keep your eye on the goalkeeper in black, who plays for beijing renhe in the chinese super league. zhang lie helped shandong luneng to victory, in a valiant but misguided attempt to win the ball off forward roger guedes.
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stay with bbc world news. hello. well, after a fine end to the weekend, the forecast for monday is looking pretty decent across most of the uk. a lot of sunshine in the forecast. however, the week ahead is going to be quite changeable. i think many of us, at one point or another, will get at least a little bit of rainfall. now, here's the latest satellite picture, and clouds are gathering just to the north—west of the uk, in fact, streaming in into ireland right now, so that means that the skies will be pretty hazy across some western parts of the uk. and the high pressure is moving away and giving way to these weather fronts here in the atlantic. but the high pressure will be back later on, once these weather fronts push through.
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so the forecast on monday morning, then — a lot of hazy weather there first thing across many western parts of the uk, but i think it'll start off clear across much of scotland, eastern and southern parts of the uk. in fact, pretty chilly very early in the morning there in eastern scotland and north—east england. temperatures could be as low as two or three degrees above freezing, a real nip in the air. now, here's monday morning itself, so pretty cloudy across ireland. northern ireland getting rainfall there for sure. belfast probably by late morning, early afternoon getting some spots of rain — nothing too heavy, but it will be very damp. and then eventually that rainfall will reach south—western scotland, later in the day or come evening. the vast majority of the uk, a bright day. bar a few showers there, maybe in the south, the weather is looking sunny. beautiful around the english channel coast. how about the championships, then, at wimbledon? beautiful weather — temperatures of around 20 degrees celsius, light winds as well.
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now, here's tuesday's weather forecast. it looks as though we'll see high pressure developing across the south once again, but weather fronts moving through northern parts of the uk, so there is going to be a definite split between the north and the south. we'll call it the northern two thirds of the country pretty cloudy, with a few glimmers of brightness from time to time. some rain for belfast, glasgow, probably many western and northern parts of scotland too. a few spots of rain possible around the lake district and yorkshire. southwards of that, it should just about stay dry, but pretty cloudy. the south coast itself on tuesday looking mostly on the sunny side. not cold — temperatures even in belfast getting up to around 21 degrees celsius, and if anything they could be peaking, those temperatures, at around 25 in the south, in london, come wednesday. but, on the whole, quite a bit of cloud around there. you can see these weather symbols showing some rainfall from time to time, too. bye— bye.
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