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i'm lewis vaughan jones with bbc world news. our top story. there's a strong police presence on the streets of the iranian capital, tehran, following a second day of protests over the shooting down i'm rico hizon in of a ukrainian airliner. singapore, the headlines: police have been out iran's leaders under pressure, in force to deter people after more protests over from taking part in more the shooting down anti—government protests. a volcano near the philippines capital manila of a passenger jet. has blasted a column of ash and steam up to fifteen kilometres into the sky. and this is popular on 57 canadians died — prime ministerjustin trudeau paid his respects and promised justice. we will not rest until the queen has there are answers. attended church near her sandringham we will not rest until there estate ahead of talks there on monday on the future roles of prince harry and his wife meghan, as they plan to step back is justice and accountability. as senior members of the royal family. that's all. stay with bbc world news. thousands are told to leave their homes in the philippines, as a volcano spews out a massive cloud of ash near manila.
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i'm lewis vaughanjones in london. also in the programme: chanting. what really happened when students at one of delhi's top universities were attacked. we have a special report. queen elizabeth prepares to hold talks with prince harry and meghan over the royal couple's future. good morning. it's 9am in singapore, 1:00 in london and 4.30am in tehran where there's a strong police presence on the streets of the iranian capital. it follows a second day of protests after the government admitted shooting down a ukrainian airliner, killing more than 170 people on board. many of the dead were
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from canada and there, prime ministerjustin trudeau has promised that justice will be served. rich preston has this report. in the capital tehran, people filled the streets, chanting against the supreme the streets, chanting against the supreme leader, ayatollahs, namely. —— ayatollah khamenei. dozens turned out to a memorial event and wings we re out to a memorial event and wings were torn down. in an apparent show of defiance against the government, stu d e nts of defiance against the government, students refused to walk over american and israeli flags. demonstrators say they are angry with their leaders for the shooting down of the ukrainian plane last week, killing all 176 people on board. ina week, killing all 176 people on board. in a rare move, even iran's press was critical of the country's leaders. unforgivable. national
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morning. and the demand, apologise, resign. president trump tweeted his support of the protesters and strong words to iran's leaders. and then even posted the same message in basi. 0n and then even posted the same message in basi. on saturday, a message in basi. on saturday, a message to what he called the brave long—suffering people of iran. —— farsi. he said he had been standing with them since the beginning of his presidency and his administration will continue to stand with them. in canada, vigils across the country for those who lost their lives on a flight 752. for those who lost their lives on a flight 752. i would like to take this opportunity to honour the memory of all the victims of this
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tragic event. our deepest condolences go out to the families and friends of all these people who have lost their lives. and a strong message from prime ministerjustin trudeau. i want to assure all families and all canadians, we will not rest until there are answers. we will not rest until there is justice and accountability. iran has signalled it wants to de—escalate tension with the west but it is unclear tension with the west but it is u nclear exactly tension with the west but it is unclear exactly how it will do that. let's take a look at some of the day's other news. military sources say mortar rounds have hit an airbase in iraq that houses us forces. the sources say four iraqi soldiers were wounded at balad base to the north of baghdad. similar attacks on the base in recent months have been blamed on iranian—backed militias in iraq. it's not clear who was behind this attack
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also making news today: the head of human rights watch says he's been denied entry into hong kong. kenneth roth was due to present a report on what he called ‘china's assault on the international human rights system'. he says the authorities claimed he was stopped on immigration grounds. police in gibraltar have arrested dozens of people, accused of smuggling migrants into europe, by fraudulently obtaining uk tourist visas. officers say the gang trafficked more than 130 people from morocco into spain — and other eu countries and charged them around $8,000 each. iran's only female 0lympic medallist kimia alizadeh has announced she's defecting. on her social media account she said she's left her homeland saying ‘dear iranian people, i did not want to climb the stairs of corruption and lies.‘ the taekwondo champion won bronze at the 2016 rio 0lympics. she claims the iranian government exploited her medals politically
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but then humiliated her. she hasn't confrimed which country she's gone to. serena williams has won her first tennis title in three years at the auckland classic in new zealand. she's donating her prize money to help the relief efforts for the australian bushfires. williams won her final in straight sets. it's her first title since becoming a mum in 2017. a dramatic release of ash and steam from a volcano in the philippines has led the authorities there to order 8,000 people to leave the area. sped—up footage of the taal volcano, south of the philippine capital he manila shows the plume of white smoke that's several kilometres high. as tremors shook the area — sped up footage shows a volcanic
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lightning storm in the column of steam and ash. let's cross live to manila — and speak to the bbc‘s howard johnson. you are several kilometres away from the volcano. is volcanic activity in taal intensifying? yes, it intensified overnight. last night, we saw steam — billowing out from this volcano. if i get my colleague to pan around, you will be able to see the volcano to the left of me. what is happening now is a magnetic phase. a light lava flow. it is not serious but serious enough for the authorities to raise the alert level from three to four. that means there isa from three to four. that means there is a risk this could be a hazardous eruption in the next few days. we are safely away from the eruption
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zone, around six miles away. but at the moment, we can see lots of people leaving this area, getting into areas where they are safer. but we have also seen lots of volcanic ash, all over the surface, pineapple groves covered in the stuff. lots of people's livelihoods will be ruined by this volcano. the asphalt has been quite severe that it leads authorities to shut down that manila international airport. yes, authorities to shut down that manila internationalairport. yes, at authorities to shut down that manila international airport. yes, at the moment, all the flights from manila international airport are suspended. they are reviewing the situation at the moment. also the cityjust north of manila also suspended flights. what we are seeing is this ash in the sky that makes it unsafe for planes to take off and to land. it gets into the engines and what have you. also last night we saw lots of this ash raining down on manila. lots of great landing on my balcony. it this morning and the sky was a milky yellow colour. you can smell the sulphurous smell in the sky and lots of people wearing face masks. we have them when we are not on air and that is important because these
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volcanoes and eruptions can cause serious lung damage. and communities around the 14—20 kilometre range where you are right now, howard, are being evacuated for supper where are they going, these thousands of families? as you know, in the philippines, the family connections are strong so lots of people live close by in manila. lots of people are moving up to manila. people have been moving their valued possessions and bringing their pets with them. we see them on the back of pickup trucks evacuating the area. just to the left of me, people are sweeping up the left of me, people are sweeping up the road, trying to clear the ash to help the car is moving out from this area. howard johnson near taal volcano. please take care and stay safe. queen elizabeth is due to meet senior members of the british royalfamily on monday about the future role of prince harry. the prince and his wife meghan want to step back from royal duties
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— but it's unclear how that will work. finance and security are among the issues to be resolved. 0ur royal correspondent sarah campbell reports. the queen is a familiar face here on sundays and, this morning, she attended church as normal. but these feel like very unfamiliar times, with senior members of the royal family all making their way here for a summit unprecedented in its nature. her majesty will have her first face—to—face meeting with prince harry, her grandson, since he and his wife announced they intended to step back as senior royals. attending the meeting, prince charles, on his return from 0man, where he travelled to pay his respects following the death of the sultan. prince william will also be at the meeting. meghan, the duchess of sussex, is expected to join the talks via phone from canada, where she returned last week. and there are plenty of questions requiring answers. how will harry and meghan fund their new lives and what does
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financially independent mean for them? will the couple keep their royal titles? at the moment there is no suggestion they wish to renounce those titles. and the cost of harry and meghan‘s security if they live between the uk and north america is also unclear. i think the british taxpayer should pay for the security of harry and meghan and theirfamily. as they do with former ministers. he has done great service, just on the basis of that. and i also understand that a young couple really ought to be allowed to make their own decisions about what their future should be and, if they decide they want to go to canada, of course, they must always be protected. 0pinion polls and this straw poll from sandringham this morning suggests finding a solution will not be straightforward. i certainly don't think we should pay for security if he wants to try and remove himself from all of this. but ijust don't see how he can. he's a royal. i think they bring a lot of business to this country, especially with the americans. after the shock of wednesday's announcement, this is a family trying to pull together.
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0n the front page of one national newspaper today, a quote, reportedly from prince william, "i've put my arm around my brother all our lives. "i can't do it any more". there is no precedent for what is being proposed, a part royal, part private role. the priority now, for the sake of the royal family, is that a way forward must be found. sarah campbell, bbc news, sandringham. bushfire conditions eased in australia over the weekend, giving firefighters some temporary respite. but with more than 100 fires still ablaze in new south wales alone and more hot weather is on its way, the crisis is far from over. prime minister scott morrison has been heavily criticised for his government's slow response to the crisis. clive myrie has been surveying the damage in southeastern new south wales. is this australia's future? the new normal? bushfires have come and gone
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here for centuries. but nothing as intense as this. walls of heat and fire, 10, 20, 30, a0 kilometres wide. inconceivable. so you could be out here at night and little feathertailed gliders would come down the trees and look at you. used to wake up every morning to hundreds of birds, big birds, little birds, birds on the ground, birds up the trees and there's nothing any more. samantha calls this state forest home, living among the wallabies and kangaroos. and unfortunately it almost seems like an extinction event, because there haven't been any dead bodies, any injured animals. anything living was incinerated. some now believe these fires may be a turning point for australia. its people forced to confront mortality on several fronts.
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this is a game changer. people are seeing the tangible effects of a drier climate. a majority of australians now rank climate change as the top threat to australia's vital interests, above other more conventional threats to national interests, including cyber security an attack from china, or even a strike from north korea. look, you can see where it's come down through here. it's completely scorched up there. kevin mccash farms oysters and for him climate change is a present danger, as warmer waters kill the plankton they feed on. bushfires started here perhaps now and into february, march, april. they're starting so much earlier. i believe it is climate change. the government is asleep at the wheel. and that government is led by scott morrison, who as a minister four years ago nailed his colours to the mast in the climate change debate. this is coal, don't be afraid, don't be scared. speaker: the treasurer
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knows the rule on props. it's coal, there's no word for coalaphobia officially, mr speaker, but that's the malady that afflicts those opposite. chanting: scomo has got to go! but australians are angry and the prime minister today did acknowledge climate change is a factor in the bushfires. but the powerful coal lobby and the right—wing of his party will fight meaningful change. as firefighters head to another blaze, australia's governor general, the queen's representative, arrives in new south wales. he's greeted by the state's transport minister, who says government policy must change. we've got to talk about climate engineering, not climate science any more. we've got to actually talk about how we're going to make sure our communities are more resilient, how we use water and how we build the right infrastructure.
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back in the burnt out forest, signs of hope. a magpie, yeah, yeah, happy. we just weren't sure if they'd come back after the fire, and one parent and two babies have, so it's really good to see. the bushfires have exposed the fragility of life in all its forms. while many are angry now, as the earth gets hotter what happens when the fury fades? clive myrie, bbc news, in new south wales. you're watching newsday on the bbc. still to come on the programme: china urges the international community to oppose taiwanese independence, after president tsai ing—wen‘s landslide re—election victory. day one of operation desert storm to force the iraqis out of kuwait has seen the most intense air attack
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since the second world war. tobacco is america's oldest industry and one of its biggest, but the industry is nervous of this report. this may tend to make people want to stop smoking cigarettes. there is not a street that is unaffected. huge parts of kobe were simply demolished, as buildings crashed into one another. this woman said she had been given no help and no advice by the authorities. she stood outside the ruins of her business. tens of thousands of black children in south africa have taken advantage of laws passed by the country's new multiracial government and enrolled at formerly white schools. tonight sees the 9610th performance of the long—running play, the mousetrap. when they heard about her death today, the management considered whether to cancel tonight's performance, but agatha christie would have been the last person to want such a thing. this is newsday on the bbc.
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i'm rico hizon in singapore. i'm lewis vaughan—jones in london. our top stories. there's been another day of protests in iran over the authorities' delay in accepting responsibility for the shooting down of a passenger plane. thousands have been ordered to evacuate their homes in the philippines, after a volcano spews out a massive cloud of ash near manila. let's take a look at some front pages from around the world. the philippines star is leading on the volcano eruption there. it's looking at the disruption caused to flights and public transport by the ash spewed out by the taal volcano. the japan times is covering tsai ing—wen‘s re—election as taiwain‘s president. it looks at the story through a japanese lens, noting that taipei is worried about tokyo's growing support for beijing's policy on taiwan. and the australian has the latest polling amid the country's bushfire emergency. australia's leading pollster, newspoll, has
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recorded an 8—point drop in prime minister scott morrison's approval rating. it's fallen to 37%. there has been widespread condemnation across india after a violent attack on one of india's top universities last week. more than 30 students were badly beaten up inside a hostel and suffered injuries. this comes at a time when students have led demonstrations against the current government over some of its policies, including a controversial law that is seen as anti—muslim. pratiksha ghildial reports from delhi. this is the moment when a group of around 100 masked men entered the campus of delhi's prestigious jawa ha rlal nehru university. they can be seen welding sticks and of rods, and brutally beat up
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students as well as staff. i have been brutally attacked by a group who wear masks... one of the badly injured was the president of the university's student union. i have been brutally beaten up, i was there... aishe ghosh and her supporters blamed the attack on a right—wing students group, seen as ideologically close to the ruling hindu nationalist government. but the police have instead accused her of being involved in the violence. did the police ask the students who were brutally beaten up what is your side of the story? where did they make up their mind that these are the suspects? i need justice for my case, what has happened. they were masked men who were beating me up, with rods. i wantjustice for it. left wing student groups allege that
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right—wing groups are acting with total brazenness and impunity under the current government and that the police is protecting them. the rival right—wing students have a different story. translation: on campuses where left wing groups are strong. they do not want peace in the country. they are just playing the victim card for their own propaganda. however there have been three such assaults on campuses in about a month, and come at a time when students and civil society groups have held massive protests over a new, controversial citizenship law which allows migrants from neighbouring countries to seek indian citizenship, except if they are muslims. students have been rallying across the country on issues like secularism and tolerance. it has been weeks now but the unrest across universities and campuses shows no signs of dying down. the students here say they will not be intimidated into silence and that they will continue their resistance. it is real challenge for the modi government that is struggling to contain these protests. this movement is a coming together of several strands. more and more young people use the political position as part of an identification tool.
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thsi government is seen to be both restrictive in terms of everyday freedoms as well as some driving divisions and polarising communities deliberately. critics say that the divide among religious communities has sharply grown after the hindu nationalist pjp government led by narendra modi more and more young people use the political position as part of an identification tool. thsi government is seen to be both restrictive in terms of everyday freedoms as well as some driving divisions and polarising communities deliberately. critics say that the divide among religious communities has sharply grown after the hindu nationalist pjp government led by narendra modi came to power about six years ago. mr modi still remains popular across the country but this student movement seems to be the biggest challenge to his authority so far. pratiksha ghildial, bbc news, delhi.
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china has urged the international community to oppose taiwanese independence, after president tsai ing—wen‘s landslide re—election victory. she advocates continued autonomy for the island and rejects beijing's demand that it should be reunited with the mainland. for more on this, i've been speaking to kelsey broderick, asia analyst at political risk consultancy eurasia group. i began by asking her what she thinks china's next move will be. tsai won very big. she got a huge mandate from the taiwan people, primarily because of opinions on national sovereignty. beijing does not really like tsai. they've had four years of her, they've put a lot of pressure on her administration, but they know tsai and they were probably prepared for her to win. so beijing's reaction so far has been very rhetorical, slightly muted. we do not expect any strong aggressive reaction from them,
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as they are looking also at the legislative un race where the kmt party, the more pro—china party did actually fairly well. so on balalnce beijing will be looking ahead to the next four years, not really liking tsai but not really quite ready to take stepd towards anything that's very destabilising. ok, so if it is basicallyjust goingt osit and wait it out, which you seem to be suggesting china will do, how long will that last, what is their timeline? it is always very hard to say. china's sort of unofficial timeline, as stated by xi jinping, is may be before 2049, before the chinese dream is fully realised, but there is really no way to know what the exact timeline is. for china the big question is, is there a possibility of peaceful reunification? and as long as the kmt, which is their preferred party, continues to do well, has some seats in the legislator, there is a possibility of them returning and getting the presidency then maybe they can hold out and just continue to put a lot of pressure on the dpp and tsai not to do anything that's more formally moving towards independence. that would be china's preferred method but if that does not look like it is happening and that deadline is approaching, 2049, do you think it is actually
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realistic that they would use force? taiwan is one of the more sensitive, probably the most sensitive topic in chinese foreign policy. so we certainly cannot rule it out. it is one of the biggest tail risks, whe nyou look at the china—taiwan relationship. that being said, the taiwan economy is also very important to china, and in particular the electronic sector, semiconductors. a lot of these companies have strong ties to china and china is really looking at how t obeef up its own tech sector, with help from taiwan so it going to be very tricky for china to figure out how they're going to deal with this before 2049 when they do not want to hurt taiwan but it is also one of their main ideological priorities. you have been watching newsday. i'm lewis vaughan—jones in london. thanks forjoining us. i'm rico he's on in singapore. —— hizon. and before we go, we'd
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like to leave you with these pictures from australia. thousands of kilograms of carrots and sweet potatoes have been dropped out out of helicopters in new south wales. it's to try to help endangered animals like the brush—tailed rock—wallabies, struggling to find food in fire—affected areas. hello. sunday was a pleasant day across many parts of the british isles. a number of rainbows, this one across dartmoor for a time, through the afternoon. but things are going to change really radically. start of the week, very windy, really very wet indeed for a time. the weather coming in from the west to south—west for the greater part of the week so it will be mild though it won't seem like that to start the new day on monday. not many of you scraping the windscreens. temperatures in the range of one to about six, but the reason for the change, a very deep area of low pressure. central pressure around about 940 millibars — that is very deep indeed and that means a lot of wind and that is the first thing you will notice about monday and increasingly through the day out west, through northern ireland, and then increasingly
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towards the estern side of scotland, through wales, down into the south—west of england. very wet weather indeed. it takes time before we see that rain over towards the east. a bit of brightness here. you will lose it slowly. 10 degrees or so but it is the strength of the wind that we have to concentrate on. as much as 65 mph out through the irish sea. maybe 70mph up the estern side of the british isles. 45mph increasing to 70mph. and look at this, before the day is done, we could record a gust of wind to 85mph, so that's going to be hugely disruptive to travel plans and it is the sort of day where you might lose the power if a tree comes down in the wrong place. that rain pours away, the low pressure is still there or thereabouts. the wind incessant across the northern part of the british isles through the night. and then here we are on tuesday, a dry enough start for many. showers across the west of scotland. and then another pulse of mild air, bringing rain up and across a good part of england and wales and northern ireland. as it runs into the cooler air, some hill snow for scotland but notice, 13—14 degrees
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but again a gusty wind — 50—60mph. we could do with a break by this stage and it comes in the form of wednesday. yes, the wind is still a feature. really squally showers across northern and north—western parts of scotland but, once the rain is away from the south—east, it is a quieter day and a drier day as well, with some sunshine and feeling just that tad fresher. but the thing you will be really pleased about is that the wind will have eased at least for a time, because here we go again on thursday. new set of weather fronts. isobars squeezing up. the wind coming in from the south this time. still plenty of it and some really quite heavy rain, flirting with the western side of the british isles. and then through the day, gradually pulses of rain spreading just that little bit further towards the east. and it is as far ahead as friday before we see the first signs of a little ridge of high pressure moving in from the atlantic to quieten things down. 00:29:35,601 --> 2147483051:51:32,515 clive myrie, bbc news, 2147483051:51:32,515 --> 4294966103:13:29,430 in new south wales.
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