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welcome to newsday reporting live from singapore. i'm karishma vaswani. the headlines: north korea is accused of firing ballistic missiles into the sea of japan just a day after a similar launch. police looking for nicola bulley, the woman who disappeared in the north—west of england, say they've found a body. nearly two weeks on from turkey and syria's devastating earthquakes, the search for survivors is to come to an end. will russia soon be buying chinese weapons for its war in ukraine? that's what the us says, and they're warning beijing not to do it. and going with a bang — the film about the first world war that's proved to be a big winner at the baftas.
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live from our studio in singapore, this is bbc news. it's newsday. north korea has been accused of firing ballistic missiles into the sea of japan just a day after the us and south korea held a drill in response to a similar launch. north korea said that test was designed to show it was able to fire nuclear—capable missiles at short notice in response to threats. chad o'carroll works for the korea risk group and told me more. north korea has shown the capability to launch macro in short range tactical missiles
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over several years successfully. i think the key new thing here is the fact that the north koreans were making clear they could launch this icbm on saturday with a 9— hour window and they responded very quickly today to the us and south korean our drills last night with these tactical tests and i think the message basically is that for all the forthcoming us— south korean exercises, there is going to be a very significant north korean military demonstration in response. 50 military demonstration in resnonse-_ military demonstration in resonse. ., . response. so you anticipate that this sort _ response. so you anticipate that this sort of _ response. so you anticipate that this sort of action - response. so you anticipate that this sort of action from j that this sort of action from john young will continue then and that this isn'tjust john young will continue then and that this isn't just simply sabre rattling? as you point out, we've seen that before. yeah, the key difference in 2023 is that north korea is no longerjust 2023 is that north korea is no longer just testing you missiles, it's actually designing missiles that clearly work and it's doing exercises
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to demonstrate their actual military, sorry, military drills basically, with missile capabilities so i think what we are going to see when the us— south korea exercises come up is a lot of tit—for—tat missile tests or north korean side and south korean military responses and there is a danger with this thatis and there is a danger with this that is the tempo increases, there is a risk something goes wrong, a miscalculation, an accident and that, i think, is accident and that, i think, is a big danger we should be anxious about moving ahead. that was chad 0'carroll working for the korea risk group speaking to us a bit earlier. now to the uk where a body has been found near the spot where a mother of two went missing three weeks ago. nicola bulley�*s disappearance last month has caused headlines around the world as the police revealed details of her private life more than two weeks into the search for her. judith moritz reports. the search for nicola bulley has been on land, in water, and by air.
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now, finally, there is news that could be significant. the police were called just after 11:30 this morning to reports of a body in the river wyre. the nearest road was quickly closed off and the footpath along the water's edge, also sealed. after a mammoth search, which extended all the way to the sea, this discovery was made within a short distance of where nicola went missing, near to the village of st michael's on wyre. she was last seen more than three weeks ago in a field where she was walking her dog. her phone was then discovered on a bench next to the water. today, the body was found downriver, about a mile away. an underwater search team and specialist officers went into the water and recovered the body, before it was taken for the identification process to begin. a forensics tent was erected to preserve the scene. there will be a postmortem and then thereafter there will of course be a coroner's inquest, so all the evidence has to be gathered, as best and as professionally
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and as painstakingly as is required, in order that the truth hopefully at some point in the future can be laid in front of the coroner's court and an inquest and a verdict can be delivered. it's too early to know whether it is nicola who's been found. lancashire police say her family is being kept informed as work is carried out to identify the remains. these pictures show the stretch of riverjust after the bend where the discovery was made. it's an area which has been searched before, though search teams have previously said that some parts of the water were hard to see because of debris. the investigation into nicola bulley�*s disappearance has attracted widespread speculation, and after the police released personal details about her, there has also been a public and political backlash. and at the centre of it all, there's a distressed family
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who are waiting for news. this case appears to have attracted a lot more attention than a usual missing persons case and it's mainly due to the police responses to questions over the case. nicola originally went missing onjanuary 27th. six days after she went missing, the police said nicola had simply fallen into the river and that had caused her death. a week later, herfamily cast doubt on that being the case. a few days later, the police revealed the missing mother of two had vulnerabilities — later revealed to be a personal struggle with alcohol and the menopause. it's a revelation that has brought much criticism onto the police as yunus mulla explains from the scene. for more than three weeks now, this police search for nicola bulley has attracted a lot of interest and every move the forces made in every decision that lancashire police is made has been scrutinised and questions are being asked over
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its handling of the investigation. in recent days, the focus of that investigation, missing person investigation, missing person investigation, has been many miles away from here further up, closer to the estuary and morecambe bay, the only activity here in the village has been to deter people from arriving here to film their own theories about what may have happened to nicola bulley. so the discovery of the body so close to saint michael's on wyre here in lancashire, just miles away from where nicola's phone was found, will lead to a lot of questions, especially because police divers have surged that area a number of times along with private divers. questions will be asked as to how it was left to a man and a woman walking the dog, we understand, to find a body in the river and so close to the village. there was that intense activity, police helicopters,
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police divers, and a forensic tent which could be seen when that body was discovered. lancashire police have already seen a lot of criticism because of the way they released the details of nicola bulley�*s private knife, her struggles with alcohol and problems with the menopause, many questioning whether that kind of detail was necessary at this stage of the investigation. there have been calls for explanations from the prime minister and the home secretary and an internal review of the force's handling is also taking place. there is no formal identification that has been made of this discovery of the body so lancashire police say, at this stage, they can't say whether it is nicola that they have found. they have informed herfamily. merely for informed her family. merely for them, informed herfamily. merely for them, this is a very difficult and distressing time. to turkey now where officials have said most rescue efforts to find survivors have come to an end
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two weeks on from the earthquake that devastated the south of turkey and north—west of syria. search operations have been winding down for days as the hope of finding people fades. more than 10,000 people are known to have been killed by the quake and the aftershocks across both countries. meanwhile, the us secretary of state, antony blinken, surveyed the damage in hard—hit hatay province — as he toured the region by helicopter. he's expected to hold talks with his turkish counterpart, before meeting some of the people affected by the quake, including white helmet rescue workers from rebel—held parts of syria. clean—up efforts are underway in turkey — and anger is building in some of the worst—affected areas. as bulldozers clear debris in the devastated southeastern city of antakya, many people are still waiting for their loved ones to be found under the rubble. translation: myj cousin has still not been found under the rubble. the search has to continue so that at least his body is found.
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we have been waiting for 15 days. we have been here since the day of the earthquake. translation: while we are suffering here, they tell us | to go and empty our homes because they will destroy the building, but my house is elsewhere, so wait until the people are out of the rubble first. we go there, they forbid us to enter the houses. what are we going to do? 0urthings, our lives are there and our loved ones are there. salah aboulgasem is an aid worker with the charity islamic relief. he hasjust returned home to birmingham in the uk having helped in the earthquake zone — and explained the challenges on the ground. the scenes are still heartbreaking. i mean, you know, it's very important that we all as international community take a bit of a step back and didn't understand that this is a major crisis that's going to be going on for a long time. understandably, people
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are, on the ground, very upset and concerned. everyone is heartbroken, people are physically, mentally and emotionally tired. we are going on to the 14th day now, it's extremely difficult, it's starting now to sort of become less surreal and more hit home for people individually, the human impact, the amount of family members that people have lost, the amount of despair, the challenge, the difficulty they've gone through so on the ground, it still, the search and rescue operations are, unfortunately, i say unfortunately, i say unfortunately, it's understandable but unfortunately due to the fact that there are still people who have not recovered from many of the sort of disaster, parts of the sort of disaster, parts of the disaster zone so it is very understandable that people are concerned in this regard but at the same time, it's challenging because the priorities, there is so much to be done, many of the cities look very different to how they looked initially in the sense that now there is
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total destruction everywhere, now it's moved away from very much such an rescue. there are still elements of that going on, you see, but now it's more moving towards a evacuating people and they need to be safe and we need to understand the situation with the context on the ground, delivering aid and supporting people. we are delivering first—hand a lot of the buildings, still parts of them are unstable, a bit of movement here, a bit of movement here, a bit of movement there.- movement here, a bit of movement there. the picture that ou movement there. the picture that you have _ movement there. the picture that you have described, - that you have described, really, the scale of the devastation and what indeed needs to be done in this next phase as you point out, when you look at what the rebuilding effort must be now, what are some of the most urgent priorities for people? safety and security _ priorities for people? safety and security of— priorities for people? safety and security of the - priorities for people? safety and security of the utmost l and security of the utmost importance. when i tried to give some sort of breakdown as to what us as an organisation, islamic relief, there are two separate things going on, both
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in their own right and respect, massive huge operations, one is turkey and one in syria, the context in both his extremely different. the devastation, size and scale, the numbers, the population in turkey may be higher but in syria, the numbers are less but let me please stress to people, they are two completely different contexts. turkey, there is a co—ordinated operation, an authority in place. we have seen progress. my colleagues on the ground in syria talking about the fact that yes, maybe at the scale and the size and the numbers are not the same, but they are maybe at day three wearers in terms of the search and rescue, in terms of the next phases, in terms of the recovery and reconstruction, turkey is far much more ahead. you're watching newsday on the bbc. still to come on the programme, silencing its critics: what the russian state is doing to curb domestic opponents
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of the war in ukraine. prince charles has chosen his bride. the prince proposed to lady diana spencer three weeks ago. she accepted, she says, without hesitation. as revolutions go, this had its fair share of bullets. a climax in the night outside the gates of mr marcos's sanctuary, malacanang, the name itself symbolising one of the cruellest regimes of modern asia. the world's first clone has been produced of| an adult mammal. scientists in scotland have i produced a sheep called dolly using a cell- from another sheep. warren beatty and faye dunaway announced to the world that the winner of best film was la la land. the only trouble was, it wasn't. the mistake was only put right in the middle of gushing speeches by the team behind the modern musical. not for 20 years have locust been seen in such numbers in this part of africa. some of the swarms have been ten miles long. this is the last time - the public will see this pope. very soon, ifor the sake of the credibility.
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and authority of the next pope, benedict xvi will, in his own words, j be hidden from the world for the rest of his life. i this is newsday on the bbc. i'm karishma vaswani in singapore. 0ur headlines: north korea is accused of firing ballistic missiles into the sea of japan just a day after a similar launch. police looking for nicola bulley, the british woman who's been missing for more than three weeks, say they've found a body. this week marks a grim milestone — one year since vladimir putin's order that his military attack ukraine by land, sea and air. throughout this weekend, world leaders have been meeting to discuss their continuing response to the conflict. and on sunday, there was a warning from america that the next phase of the war could see china supply weapons to russia. the warning came from the us secretary of state, antony blinken, who says there'll be "serious
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consequences" for china, if that happens. he was speaking when he was in munich, from where our diplomatic correspondent, james landale, reports. this war is almost one—year—old. and it shows no sign of letting up. whether on patrol in the snow or dug in deep in the low ground, ukrainian troops are largely holding firm, backed by arms from the west. but... there is still a lot to be done. we have to increase and accelerate our military support to ukraine, quickly. now, potentially, a new development. the united states says russian forces are already getting surveillance and technology from chinese firms, but america's top diplomat believes china is considering going further, providing russia with weapons and ammunition. we have seen them provide non—lethal support to russia for use in ukraine. the concern that we have now is based on information we have
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that they're considering providing lethal support, and we've made very clear to them that that would cause a serious problem for us and in our relationship. that message was delivered at a security conference in munich, where mr blinken met his chinese counterparts behind closed doors. he was here to brief european counterparts on china's so—called peace plan, which is expected shortly. he also met ukraine's foreign minister, who certainly doesn't want chinese arms in russian hands. china's foreign ministry accused the us of finger—pointing. translation: china is not a party to this crisis in ukraine, but we are not standing idly by, nor have we thrown fuel on the fire. what china is doing is to urge peace and promote talks. until now, china has stayed largely at one remove from the war in ukraine but the fear among western policymakers here is that that may be about to change. and there's uncertainty about what it might mean.
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before the war, vladimir putin and president xijinping agreed what they called a partnership with no limits. it may be the west is about to find out if that's true. james landale, bbc news, munich. meanwhile, the picture in russia, a year after the invasion of ukraine, has seen more than a hundred laws being introduced to prevent people opposing the conflict, or even calling it a war. anyone who does speak out potentially puts themselves or their families in danger. a bbc investigation tells the stories of those who've been taking extraordinary risks over the past 12 months to oppose the war. nawal al—maghafi has that story. nina spent four years as a district councillor in a small city in western russia. she'd been speaking out online against russia's invasion of ukraine. but last march, she took the stage at a council meeting after colleagues challenged her on the statements she'd made.
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determined to document the moment, she dismisses their angry calls to stop filming. translation: i am against the decision taken by the president of the russian federation and against the actions that are being carried out today on the territory of the sovereign state of ukraine. i consider what's going on to be a war crime. "shut your mouth," shouts one councillor. but she stands her ground at the podium. nina took a big risk to speak out. under laws introduced since the ukraine invasion, it's a crime to call it a war or demonstrate against it. and she's not the only one. translation: we got together and we realised that we cannot and we will not remain silent. in the city of yekaterinburg, this man is part of a collective of street artists waging their own
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campaign against the state's pro—war propaganda. they've put stickers up around their town highlighting the deaths of russian soldiers in the war — a crime in itself. and he is picked up by the police for it. translation: they took me to the police station. i said, i want my lawyer. i get a good smack in the face for that. i'm, like, i don't understand. i need a lawyer. i get the same again. the court dealing with his case sends him to a psychiatric hospitalfor a month to be assessed. but while he's inside, his friends carry on the work. the risks are more real than ever. for dima, another member of the collective, it's hard to believe how much has changed since the invasion. translation: i used tojoke that we'd all become criminals or extremists. we'd be jailed for a drawing or a text. but when it happened, i was terrified. with so many
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freedoms being taken away, hundreds of thousands are estimated to have fled russia, including nina. for this man, being free is being able to choose where to live. so despite the risks, he's staying put. nawal al—maghafi, bbc news. let's take a look at some other stories in the headlines. thousands of anti—government demonstrators have taken part in a rally in the capital of moldova, to protest about the pro—western government and high fuel prices triggered by the war in ukraine. russia cut gas supplies to moldova last year, but the protestors blame the moldovan government, saying it alienated moscow with its pro—western policies. storms have left at least 19 people dead in brazil's sao paolo state. torrential rains triggered flooding and landslides in the coastal region north of the city of sao paolo. hundreds of people were left homeless and many more were evacuated as rescue crews raced to help people hit by the storm.
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burkina faso has announced the official ending of the french military operation there. last month, 0uagadougou ended a military accord with paris, under which about 400 french special forces were deployed to fight islamist groups. there is speculation the country could turn to moscow for support in its fight against islamist insurgents. meta, the company behind instagram and facebook, has followed twitter in launching a verified subscription service for paying users. after providing a government id, a blue badge will be added to their profile. the company's founder mark zuckerberg said the service would increase security and authenticity. the roll—out will begin in australia and new zealand this week. and finally, the bafta film awards have taken place in london, and it was a sweeping success for a german film by netflix called all quiet on the western front, which claimed seven
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prizes, including best film, breaking the bafta record for the number of awards won by a film not in english. 0ur arts editor katie razzle reports. the glitziest night of the british film calendar, where silver and shimmer rule the red carpet and the talent came to london to celebrate and be celebrated, sometimes with tears. the excitement is really building now as the stars stream along this red carpet, all heading into the royal festival hall to find out whether tonight they will win the best award british film can offer. cate blanchett has been the bookies' favourite for best actress from the off. and what of the irish contingent, will the banshees of inisherin and their film about a friendship gone wrong win the hearts of bafta voters? now, if i've done something here, just tell me what i've done to you. you didn't do anything to me. their rift takes the film to very dark places.
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the banshees of inisherin. tonight, it was named outstanding british film, to the joy and amusement of its director. i know every irish person in the cast and crew are going best what award? but... laughter . kerry condon. the film's supporting actors cleaned up too, in an awkward moment kerry condon picked up her award after the wrong person was initially announced. best supporting actor went to her co—star, an actor who spent time in care as a child. also for the kids that are dreaming to be something from the area i came from, this is for yous. austin butler won best actor for his hip swinging beat perfect turn as elvis. cate blanchett. and cate blanchettjoined the all—white acting category winners, her third best actress bafta, this for the film tar. every year these idiosyncratic remarkable performances just break down the myth
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that women's experience is monolithic. but the night belonged to one film, all quiet on the western front, an epic that lays bare the horrors of war. all quiet on the western front. seven baftas, including the top awards for best director and best film. all quiet on the western front tells the story of young men, who, poisoned by right wing political nationalist propaganda, go to war thinking it's an adventure. and war is anything but an adventure. a sobering thought that reflects the times we live in. katie razzall, bbc news. some live photos, the first full—sized carnival in rio de janeiro since the start of the pandemic, and getting under way
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there started with drumbeats and block parties across the city, every year thousands of street lenders and locals are looking for a good time. that's it from us, thanks so much for watching. hello. it was a very mild weekend and it looks as though monday is going to be every bit as mild. but how about the week overall? here's the summary. that mild start monday and tuesday. we're expecting a cold front to reach us on wednesday. so there will be some rain midweek. and then after that, it's going to turn a little bit colder. so here's the forecast. and starting with the satellite picture, you can see the clouds are still streaming in out of the southwest. so a mild direction, hence those higher temperatures. and the weather map also shows ice bars and plenty of them across northern scotland. and that means those strong winds
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will continue through early monday. so the forecast then shows lots of cloud through the early hours, but a few clear spells as well. wet in western scotland and the early morning temperatures will be typically around double figures across the board, maybe a little fresher in the south where we will have had a few clear spells. so lots of cloud first thing, but clouds will break to give way to sunny spells, maybe to the east of the high ground around the midlands to the south. temperatures could actually reach 16 degrees celsius in eastern parts of the country. but where the clouds persist, more typically around 11 to 13 degrees. so that's monday. how about tuesday? a weather front is approaching which will introduce eventually colder air, but it's still to the west of us. we're ahead of it and ahead of it. we've got that southwesterly airstream and a lot of cloud around on tuesday and the cloud will be thick. i don't think there'll be many sunny spells developing on tuesday. temperatures still managing to reach around 11 to 13 degrees celsius. and then a change happens on wednesday. a cold front sweeps across the country and pushes the milder air towards the east.
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but it's not desperately cold air. in fact, we're expecting the temperatures to return to the seasonal norm. so, yes, it's a northerly from a cold direction, but it's not all that cold. i think it's going to feel colder because of the cloud and the rain and the stronger wind on the north sea. so the temperatures even as high as ten degrees in one or two spots. and yes, there is a chance of a few wintry showers, but that's mostly across the scottish mountains. so midweek, yes, a mixed bag with outbreaks of rain. here's the summary with the outlook. a mild start to the week rain midweek with that slightly colder air arriving and then end of the week, it could actually improve once again. bye— bye.
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