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"This is Daniel. Yeah, Let's go with the BBC news. Fighting is raging around three strategic Afghan cities which the security forces are trying to defend from Taliban militants. The insurgents had intensified their attacks on Herat in western Afghanistan, where reports said they had broken through the front lines. Clashes are also continuing in Lashkar Gar and Kandahar in the south of the country. From Kabul. Second, a Kamani reports footage shared on social media showed extensive damage to a private hospital in Lashkar Gar is believed Taliban fighters had been in the vicinity and were targeted by government airstrike in her art. Clashes are continuing for a third day after Afghan soldiers managed to retake a key area close to the city's airport. They've been supported by militia forces and by U. S airstrikes overnight. Fighting has also been taking place in Kandahar with thousands of people have been displaced. The Taliban, having captured large amounts of rural territory now focused on Afghanistan cities. The former head of the British armed Forces has warned that the Western pullout from Afghanistan could lead to a renewed terrorist threat. David Richards said the withdrawal could lead to the collapse of the Afghan army's morale, allowing the Taliban to regain control and let in even more militant groups. Getting into the cities is going to be much harder, and that's why, of course, they haven't just swept through them and why there appears to be a big struggle for Kandahar. But it is harder and and gaining. Kabul itself would also be militarily a much tougher thing. But this depends on the Afghan armed forces retaining high morale. Health authorities in the Chinese city of Nanjing are urging residents not to leave the area as they rushed to contain China's worst coronavirus outbreak in months. More from our Asia Pacific editor Celia Hatton. More than nine million people in Nanjing are being tested for Covid health workers There are trying to gauge how far the delta variant of the virus has spread from the original cluster of airline workers. Who apparently became infected after cleaning a plane from Russia. 200 cases linked to that Nanjing outbreak have been found so far across China on Saturday, 30 New Locally transmitted Infections were added to the total after cases traced back to Nanjing were discovered in Fujian Province and the mega city of Chongqing in China's southwest. Australia's third largest city. Brisbane, has gone into lockdown in an attempt to contain the spread of the Delta strain of coronavirus. People in several other parts of southeast Queensland have also been told to stay at home for three days. Just a handful of cases have been detected so far. But the deputy premier of Queensland, Steven, Miles, said the only way to beat the Delta variant was to move quickly and be strong. Brisbane is the latest Australian cities to be put under severe restrictions. BBC news. The United Nations Food Agency says more than a dozen trucks carrying emergency aid to Tigre in northern Ethiopia have reached the regional capital, Miccoli. They were part of a 170 vehicle convoy stuck for weeks in the neighboring Afar region because of insecurity. About five million people integrate rely on emergency assistance with 400,000 living in famine conditions. There are fears the humanitarian crisis could worsen as fighting spreads. Reports from Tunisia say that a judge has been placed under house arrest for 40 days. Bashir, a creamy, has served as a public prosecutor. Human rights groups have accused him of covering up files related to Islamist terrorism. His critics claim He's too close to the Tunisian Islamist party and Nada four members of which are being investigated over protests this week against President Caicedo suspension of parliament. In the latest upset at the Olympic Games in Tokyo. The world number one tennis player Novak Djokovic has lost his bronze medal match to the Spaniard public a radio New Zealand have beaten France to win gold in the rugby sevens Women's competition. On the second day of athletics. Kenyan sprinter has tested positive for a banned substance and has been provisionally suspended. The highlight of the day on the track will be the women's 100 M final. Our sports correspondent Sarah Milk cans is in Tokyo. The women's 100 M has been billed as going to be the event I think of these games is going to be a blockbuster night because we have so many brilliant stories and talented you look at the likes of Shelly Ann Fraser Pryce there from Jamaica. She's running super fast. She looked really comfortable in the heat. She's a two time Olympic champion. The defending champion is from Jamaica, Elaine Thompson. She looked really well. Ivory Coast marries Jose So I don't think anybody is really able to call how this might go. Sarah Milk cans. BBC news. Welcome to the inquiry on Charmaine Cozier each week. One question four experts and an answer..
Why Simone Biles Withdrew From the Team Final
"Superstar US gymnast Simone Biles will not defend her Olympic all around title. Bios is withdrawn from the competition at the Olympic Games to focus on her mental health. The move comes a day after she removed herself from the team final. In a statement on Twitter, USA Gymnastics applauded vials for having the courage to prioritize her well
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"Hold the actor Jude Law remembers a classic scene from his movie past and we hear from my Ivorian director Philippe Black Coat about his latest film night of the Kings. The main thing was to observe the society of Quiz Others, for me is on is a complete society with escort. Also musical memories from Canadian folk style Martha Wainwright and Egyptian director a tenement on her coming of age drama, Seward. All that and more coming up on the arts. Our Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Amy held senators are returning to the capital for a Saturday session as they forge ahead on a $1 trillion infrastructure plan. It contains billions for roads, rail and bridges as well as broadband access and clean energy. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer is optimistic the bill will be completed in a matter of days, The Senate remains on track to reach our goal of passing. Both are bipartisan infrastructure Bill and a buzz it resolution. With reconciliation instructions before the start of the August recess. Schumer says senators will vote on several amendments this weekend. A national eviction moratorium is set to expire tonight, putting millions of Americans at risk of eviction. Yesterday, the House tried and failed to extend to October the freeze the CDC imposed to slow the spread of Covid 19. The Justice Department is suing Texas over Governor Greg Abbott's order that state troopers impound vehicles suspected of transporting migrants as a way to curb covid. NPR's John Burnett Reports. The Justice Department is asking a federal judge to block the Texas governor's sweeping executive order that would allow state police to pull over buses and vans lawfully transporting migrants who've been processed and released by the Department of Homeland Security. DHS relies on humanitarian, non governmental organizations. To help transport migrants from Border patrol processing centers to bus stations. Attorney General Merrick Garland called Abbot's order dangerous and unlawful. Abbott, a Republican who is using immigration as a hot button issue in his reelection campaign, said On the contrary, he is trying to protect Texans for migrants who could be infected with coronavirus. John Burnett NPR news At the Tokyo Olympics today. A male Kenyan sprinter tested positive for a banned substance, according to team Kenya has been suspended from today's qualifiers. American BMX racer and defending gold medalist Connor Fields is hospitalized in Tokyo after crashing at the Olympics. NPR's Leila Fadel reports he sustained a brain hemorrhage and a broken rib at his semi finals Heat. Fields is out of the critical care unit but is still being treated in the hospital after slamming headfirst into the ground following a jump that was leading into his first turn during the semifinal runs. Medics rushed him off the course on a stretcher. The chief medical officer of the U. S Olympic team, along with the USA cycling medical team, and coaches have been evaluating him in a statement, The team says they found no additional bleeding or injuries. And no family. Members of athletes were allowed to travel to Tokyo because of the pandemic, so family members of fields have been getting UPDATES from team officials. Leila Fadel NPR NEWS Tokyo swimmers Caleb Dressel and Katie Ledecky got gold for the US Today, Dressel set a world record for the 100 M butterfly With a time of 49.45 seconds, Ledecky became the first female swimmer to win. Six individual golds with her 800 freestyle victory. You're listening to NPR news. Flash flood watches are in effect across the West this weekend. Rain is providing some relief to the drought stricken region, but the National Weather Service says it could reach monsoon levels. Wildfire burn scars increased flood risk in parts of Arizona, California and Nevada. Third round of mass demonstrations is taking place across France today against New Health passed restrictions. Rebecca Rosman reports from Paris. France is one of the first countries to mandate proof of Covid 19 vaccination for certain activities. At least four demonstrations are expected in Paris alone with.
Gymnast Simone Biles Will Not Compete in All-Around Competition at Olympics
"Has withdrawn from the final individual all around competition on Thursday in a statement, USA Gymnastics say balls who's defending champion who is the defending champion, is withdrawing to focus on her mental health, the organization says. Wholeheartedly support Somalia's decision and applaud her bravery and in prioritizing her well being earlier on in the week, balls pulled out of the team final, and this is what she said had to say after that, no injury, Thankfully, and that's why I took a Step back because I didn't want to do something silly out there and get injured, So I thought it was best if these girls took over and get the rest of the job, which they absolutely did their Olympic silver medalist now and they should be really proud of themselves for how well they did last minute having to go in, Um and it's been really stressful this Olympic games. I think just as a whole not having an audience. There are a lot of different variables going into it. It's been a long week. It's been a long Olympic process. It's been a long year. Um So just a lot of different variables, and I think we're just a little bit, too stressed out. But we should be out here having fun. And sometimes that's not the case. No, I'm
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"The world today. This year, Whilst the world has agonisingly lost over two million souls to covid, there have been no people who have caught covid in Australia and Passed away. But with the advent of the delta variant, things have taken a turn for the worse infection rates have gone up. Restrictions have been imposed and people have taken to the streets, a four day lockdown lockdown. That means we need to lock down in Australia. It's been announced that the strictest covid measures will remain in place in Sydney and the surrounding area for another four weeks. They were first imposed a month ago. Thankfully, I'm still working. But there's a lot of people out there that have lost their jobs in cases are always going to be going up and down. But there's there's gotta be other ways. I'm not overly worried. If anything, I think they've been Overly protective. It's getting really difficult as if we're like a survival of the fittest. Buying and rolling out vaccines is the job of Australia's national or federal government. It's been slow. Most of the response to coronavirus has been managed by state governments and for Sydney in New South Wales. That's meant it's mostly controlled outbreaks without tough lockdowns, an approach that has been praised by the federal government. But this time, the state's premier says it's different in previous outbreaks that we've had We've managed not to go into lockdown because we've had the resources, the capacity and the transmissibility rights to deal with it. But this new variant is a game changer, and there isn't anywhere on the planet. That's managed to live with this variant of the Delta virus without having a proportion of the population vaccinated. Political opponents say that's defeatist across the New South Wales southern border, and you get to Victoria and its capital city bell, Bert The state premier is from the opposite side of the political divide, and he says Delta can and must be brought to heel. We have seen off to Delta outbreaks. I don't think there's a jurisdiction in the world that has been able to achieve that. We locked Melbourne Ian's into Melbourne that protected country Victoria and it protected the whole country. A ring of steel or work, it will and that's why I've called for it. The Japanese government have a different view. Um I would respectfully side of the New South Wales government. You're not just making decisions for New South Wales. You're making decisions for the whole country. Lockdown versus Freedom. State versus State A clash of political ideologies. Australia's a microcosm of the challenges and tough choices facing governments. The world over. After a long run of pandemic success as Australia tripped up Is it possible to slow the advance of the Delta varied and what price will Australia pay if it can't adapt to the new covid scenario? When it comes to the pandemic. Most countries have made missteps. What's interesting about Australia is that at the outset, it was a success story. So what's changed and are there lessons for the rest of the world will helping us to make a diagnosis? Our panel, let's meet them. Professor Mary Louise MMA clause is an epidemiologist.
Sydney Adds Four Weeks to Lockdown as Australia COVID-19 Cases Grow
"Where a lockdown has been extended by four weeks as vaccination rates remain low in Australia and will be
Fresh update on "world service" discussed on BBC World Service
"Isolated from the world and yet unable to protect itself did success breed complacency? There have been tensions between regional and national government. Did this prevent good decision making to Australians blame politicians and how quickly can the situation be turned around? Is Australia's covid strategy failing and what can the rest of the world learned from their experience? That's the real story for the BBC after the news Hello. This is Daniel Yeah. Lafayette scale with the BBC news. Fighting is raging around three strategic Afghan cities which the security forces are trying to defend from Taliban militants. The insurgents had intensified their attacks on Herat in western Afghanistan, where reports said they had broken through the front lines. Clashes are also continuing in Lashkar Gar and Kandahar in the south of the country. An Afghan MP Ghulam Ahmad Common said the situation in Kandahar was getting worse by the day. Up to now. 30,000 families are displaced. They are living in schools. Camps on the roads where they don't have food, water and health care facilities. In Kandahar because of who are telephone connections are shut down. There is no electricity, no water supply and no other services for people. The former head of the British armed Forces has warned that the Western pullout from Afghanistan could lead to a renewed terrorist threat. David Richards said the withdrawal could lead to the collapse of the Afghan army's morale allowing the Taliban to regain control and let in even more militant groups. Lord Richard said such an outcome would represent a failure of Western Geo strategy. Health authorities in the Chinese city of Nanjing are urging residents not to leave the area as they rushed to contain China's worst coronavirus outbreak in months. More from our Asia Pacific editor Celia Hatton. More than nine million people in Nanjing are being tested for Covid health workers There are trying to gauge how far the delta variant of the virus has spread from the original cluster of airline workers. Who apparently became infected after cleaning a plane from Russia. 200 cases linked to that Nanjing outbreak have been found so far across China on Saturday, 30 New Locally transmitted Infections were added to the total after cases traced back to Nanjing were discovered in Fujian Province and the mega city of Chongqing in China's southwest. Australia's third largest city, Brisbane, has gone into lockdown in an attempt to contain the spread of the delta strain of coronavirus. Millions of residents in Brisbane and several other areas were ordered to stay at home for three days. Cyma Hillel has this update. Six locally acquired cases of the Covid 19 old Delta variants and all linked to a 17 year old students. And that's why the Queensland state government has said that 11 areas in Brisbane are going to go under strict lockdown until Tuesday, so nobody is allowed to leave the house except for the four essential reasons am to go for a covid test or covid vaccination. People are not allowed to travel further than thank kilometers from their homes, and students and teachers in high school will have to wear face masks. You're listening to the world News from the BBC. A number of people have been killed or wounded in Iraq in a bomb attack on a funeral in a town to the north of Baghdad. A security source said 13 People were killed and many more wounded in the attack in ya trip, which has been blamed on the Islamic state group. Military commanders from India and China are holding talks to find ways to end a standoff along their disputed mountainous border in the Ladakh region. The negotiation will focus on Delhi's insistence that Beijing must withdraw troops from areas which it claims as territory. The last round of talks was held in April. The U. S. Treasury has said in a court filing is prepared to pass Donald Trump's tax returns to a congressional committee in line with new instructions from the Justice Department. The Treasury said it would give the former president 72 hours notice before handing the documents over. Democrats have hailed the decision. But Republicans have denounced what they say is a politically motivated ruling. There's been no comment yet from Mr Trump. The U. S champion gymnast Simone Biles has withdrawn from two more competitions at the Tokyo Olympics. Her team said she had ruled herself out of the finals of the vault and uneven bars. Miles has been sidelined by a mental block that affects her judgment when spinning in midair Alex Cap stick. Reports from Tokyo A U. S gymnastics statement said that Simone Biles would continue to be evaluated daily as she focuses on her mental health. After withdrawing from the vault and the uneven bars. She can still take part in the floor exercise and the beam later this week, although her participation must be in doubt. On Friday, she explained on social media that her mind and body were not in sync, which made it dangerous for her to compete. Elsewhere, the American swimmer Caleb Dressel added to his growing medal haul with a third gold of the games, setting a world record in the 100 M butterfly. BBC news..
Thousands Protest Lockdown in Sydney, Several Arrested
Fresh update on "world service" discussed on BBC World Service
"Day. As the Delta variant of the Corona virus spreads largely unchecked, only 46% of the state's population is fully immunized, though more people are getting vaccinated. Over the past week, Florida accounted for 22%. Of all the new coronavirus cases in America. Covid 19 Hospital admissions are rising sharply in most counties and have doubled in some places. And the state reports 409 additional death this week. On Friday, Governor Rhonda Santis insisted there can be no local covid restrictions or mask mandates and new masking requirements in schools. For NPR News. I'm Joe Burns in Ocala, American BMX race or end defending gold medalist Connor Fields is still in a Tokyo hospital after a crash at the Olympics. NPR's Leila Fadel reports. He sustained a brain hemorrhage and broke a rib fields is out of the critical care unit but is still being treated in the hospital after slamming headfirst into the ground following a jump that was leading into his first turn during the semifinal runs. Medics rushed him off the course on a stretcher. The chief medical officer of the U. S Olympic team, along with the USA cycling medical team, and coaches have been evaluating him in a statement, the team says they found no additional bleeding or injuries. And no family. Members of athletes were allowed to travel to Tokyo because of the pandemic, so family members of fields have been getting UPDATES from team officials. Leila Fadel NPR NEWS Tokyo U S swimmer Katie Ledecky won another gold medal at the Olympics for the Women's 800 M freestyle. In the men's competition, Caleb Dressel won the 100 M butterfly to pick up his third gold medal of the Tokyo Games. You're listening to NPR news. The United Nations Children's Agency says more than 100,000 Children may be at risk of malnutrition in Ethiopia's to grow I region in the next year. Fighting began in November between federal troops and rebellious regional forces. Poland's government has suspended the license of one of the country's last remaining independent television news channels. NPR's rob Schmitz reports Poland's National Broadcasting Council has suspended the extension of a broadcasting licence for TVN 24, an independent news organization that employs nearly 1000 people. Is watched by more than four million per day in a country of 38 million. The channel is owned by the Discovery Channel based in the U. S. And it's been the target of new legislation that aims to limit the ability of foreign owned media to operate in Poland. Press Club Pulse Gun Independent Association of Polish journalist says the decision is an attempt to strangle the country's media. A statement. TVN says it will not yield to any pressure by the Polish government, which was run by a nationalist right wing party that has cracked down on both judicial and press freedoms within the country. Rob Schmitz. NPR NEWS Berlin The Justice Department says the Treasury Department must give Congress former President Trump's tax returns. The records have been sought by the House Ways and Means Committee. As part of an investigation into whether Trump violated tax law. The former Treasury secretary, Steven Mnuchin, had refused, saying the panel was acting for partisan reasons. The Justice Department said there was sufficient reason to request the information. I'm Nora Rahm. NPR news..
New Zealand Suspends Quarantine-Free Travel From Australia
"Zealanders in Australia have seven days to return home without quarantining after their government suspended its quarantine free travel bubble with Australia for at least eight weeks. New Zealand took action because of outbreaks of the delta variant of Covid around Sydney and Melbourne.
Olympic Opening Ceremony Creative Director Fired Over Holocaust Joke
"The opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics. It's fair to say that the run up to these games couldn't have been more troubled has already been political scandal, most recently the sacking of the opening ceremonies artistic director over a joke about the Holocaust just one day before the big event. Tokyo has just recorded its highest number of new daily covid infections for six months, so with empty stadiums and residents told to not even gather for public screenings of events. This will certainly be Olympics like no other that the program
NASA's Rover Will Collect Samples on Mars
"NASA says it's Perseverance Rover is getting ready to take its first sample of rock from Mars. The robot landed on the Red Planet in February. The hope is that it will unearth evidence of potential primitive life. Marc Labelle explains. NASA suspects an empty lake in the crater where the rover rests may have been replenished and drained with water several times. They still don't know if the soil they hope to dig up there is sedimentary or volcanic as they search for microbial life. Their perseverance. Rover has been busy practicing probing Martian soil samples with its robotic arm to repeat a moment space scientists compare to Neil Armstrong's bagging of Moon dust 52 years ago. Mark Lobel
Ohio ‘Incel’ Arrested For Allegedly Plotting Sorority Mass Shooting
"21 year old man from the U. S. State of Ohio has been arrested for plotting to kill women in a mass shooting. Yes. Genco, A self identified member of the misogynistic in cell movement, has been charged with attempting to commit a hate crime and illegally possessing a machine gun.
US, Germany Seal Deal on Contentious Russian Gas Pipeline
"States says it has struck an agreement with Germany whereby Berlin will respond to any attempt by Russia to use energy as a weapon in eastern Europe. The deal is focused on the Nord Stream, two undersea gas pipeline, which will see Russia double its gas exports to Germany.
Western Wildfires Send Smoke as Far as New York and Canada
"Layer of smoke from wildfires in the western United States and Canada has reached the east coast of the continent. Poor air quality has been recorded in Boston, Philadelphia and New York.
Smoke From Western Wildfires Has East Coast Gasping
"Prime ministers and even the king of Morocco. A dense layer of smoke from wildfires in the western United States and Canada has reached the east coast of the continent. In New York, health agencies warned the air quality have become unhealthy for sensitive groups such as people with breathing problems. In Western US
Firefighters Struggle to Control Wildfire in Oregon
"By appeals from this Fujimori. More than 2000. Firefighters are battling to control of raging wildfire in the U. S State of Oregon. The bootleg fire has forced thousands of residents for mostly rural errors to abandon their homes and burned
Israeli Firm's Spyware Used to Target Journalists' Cell Phones
"By a group of media organizations indicates that military grade spyware from an Israeli based group is being used to spy on journalists, human rights activists and political dissidents. The consortium of 17 News organizations says it has identified more than 1000 people in 50 countries that they say were targeted for potential surveillance. The group includes almost 200 journalists. The information came from documents leaked to the human rights group Amnesty International.
Washington Post's Dana Priest on How Pegasus Spyware Targeted Journalists, Activists
"Software made by a private Israeli Company. That's according to an investigation by consortium of media organizations. Now it's called Pegasus. It tries to infect your phone. It will send you a message or an email. It will deceive you into clicking on that message or email and then send instructions to your phone and take over your phone and from then it can steal all of your phone's content. It can turn on your microphone as well as seeing all of your browsing history and contacts and videos I've been talking to don. At pre, She's a reporter at The Washington Post. That's just one of the publications. Has been covering the story she started off by telling me more about who is being targeted. We Discovered that it's being used against human rights activists. Against journalists and against politicians and government officials may be in the opposition in these countries, but also diplomats, military people, that sort of thing. Business executives. We found a couple cases of Arab royal family members who were targets of this And so it's really the people who make up civil society. In many of these, uh less than democratic countries or very wobbly democratic countries like India. Mexico and Hungary. But in addition, a lot of the monarchies in the Gulf region Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, those types of places as well as Mexico, which was we believe the first client and has we found 15,000 Mexican phone numbers and we identified some of those as you know who they belong to. Large number of them were opposition politicians again in a democratic system. And that's that's a huge number
Israeli Spyware Used to Target Phones of Journalists and Activists, Investigation Finds
"Golden fugitive car executive and, of course, Al Ross, with the support That's news Day. But let's start with this at international concern that governments have been using hacking software made by a private Israeli Company. That's according to an investigation by consortium of media organizations. Now it's called Pegasus. It tries to infect your phone. It will send you a message or an email. It will deceive you into clicking on that message or email and then send instructions to your phone and take over your phone and from then it can steal all of your phone's content. It can turn on your microphone as well as seeing all of your browsing history and context and videos. I've been talking to dine at priests is a reporter at The Washington Post. That's just one of the publications has been covering the story. She started off by telling me more about who is being targeted. We Discovered that it's being used against human rights activists. Against journalists and against politicians and government officials may be in the opposition in these countries, but also diplomats, military people, that sort of thing. Business executives, a couple we found a couple cases of Arab royal family members who were targets of this And so it's really the people who make up civil society in many of these, uh less than democratic countries or very wobbly democratic countries like India, Mexico and Hungary. But in addition, a lot of the Monarchies in the Gulf region. Saudi Arabia, you Bahrain, those types of places as well as Mexico, which was we believe the first client and have We found 15,000 Mexican
FT Editor Among 180 Journalists Identified by Clients of Spyware Firm
"He entered it as well, quite an achievement all on the way here on Tuesday. I'm Neil Nunes with the BBC News, A consortium of 16 media organizations has published what it says is evidence that software produced by an Israeli surveillance company, NSO. Is being used to spy on human rights activists, journalists and lawyers around the World. Gordon career has more details. An international investigative consortium, which includes the Guardian and the Washington Post, say they have a leaked list of 50,000 phone numbers. That they say were selected for possible surveillance. They alleged that among those affected are 180 journalists, including the current editor of the Financial
Israeli Spyware Used to Target Journalists, Activists, Lawyers Around the World
"Of 16 media organizations has published what it says is evidence that software produced by an Israeli surveillance company, so is being used to spy on human rights activists, journalists and lawyers around the world. And so has acknowledged that it produced provides to legitimate intelligence agencies spyware able to secretly hacked into phones of criminal and terrorist suspects. But it says the allegations the technology is being misused is untrue. Bill Maher Track is a researcher who discovered how the software hacks phones and he explains how it works. Originally it required the target to click on a link to facilitate the hacking of the phone. But nowadays the spyware system uses what is called zero click technique, meaning that the government can hack the phone without the target. Having to take any action. Your phone can be sitting on the table. One minute it's fine the next minute it's compromised.
Europe Floods: Death Toll Rises as Devastation Is Revealed
"Death toll from flooding in northwestern Europe has climbed to at least 180 Teri Schultz reports that many more people are still missing as waters in Belgium and parts of Germany slowly start to recede. More bodies are being discovered. Entire villages have been devastated by last week's torrents and continuing rain means the threat of more overflowing rivers and burst dams has not yet passed. In Belgium. The army has been brought in to help with rescue and evacuation in four of the country's 10 provinces. Tuesday will be a day of mourning in Belgium for the more than two dozen people known to have died so far. German officials say they will urgently begin work on a package of emergency financial aid, with the immediate need estimated at more than $350 million and longer term rebuilding expected to cost billions. For NPR News. I'm Teri Schultz,
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"Are demanding equal pay you see in the video, it's a it's a startling with I say, look that we knows who we are. This is adamant to show who they at we heard it loud and clear for fee. Women's game is equally important when you've got one of the world's best players Hagberg who's decided not to play international football because he says of federation doesn't say women's football serious enough. That's a big statement from similar or the world's best player that don't wants to talk about her individually, but in terms of the statements, he's made that, that is powerful, yes. But I have my own take in life, if I want to make change I want to be sitting around the table where the decision taken, and I want to be where the decision is being taken boycotting for me has never been a good way to make a course being indoors. If you wanna find something, you better be where the fight is taking place, but you accept the change does have to take place that we're not at every roadway to go. If you look at the pay pay movement, it is something that is growing and. That fee is not pretending that it doesn't exist. Yes. When talking about the price money is legitimate, for the players to ask for more. But gerrad really be getting their a four winning nothing. The winner gets the women's will cut compared to was it thirty eight million. Yes. For the men's too, so you can understand why there was still critics out that safety for isn't serious about serious about it. Or not has been done in a matter of two years to right where we are. Yes. People think that there is more to be done. You don't disagree, but he also realized that the women football today have more matter than professional, and that also has an impact on revenue, generated from the protesters, and from commission partners. That is cut Matsumura. She's the first female secretary, general of fever. Speaking to the BBC, sports news, correspondent, Alex capstick, plenty of coverage of the FIFA women's World Cup right here on the World Service..
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"This is the BBC World Service. I am Elliott Holly mother over foia old with down syndrome. In my country Tanzania, I have found other mothers with children with down syndrome who have been accused of some terrible things you have you son for money so that you can become rich after the news. I'll be asking, why we don't see children with down syndrome, interns Aena, and whether that being hidden. BBC news with Joe McIntosh. Doctors linked to the opposition, Saddam, say, sixty people, and now known to have been killed in the last few days, the violence started when the forces of the transitional military government opened fire on unarmed demonstrators world carrying protest camp. Strata and cardinal George Pell has appeared in court to appeal against his conviction for sexually abusing two young boys in the nineteen ninety s cardinal Pell, who was sentenced to six years in prison has always maintained his innocence. The United States has hardened its policy on American citizens traveling to Cuba. The US Justice department announced a ban on an exchange scheme, which has boosted tourism to Cuba's into the two countries restored relations for years ago. China's market regulators says it's find Ford Motor Company joint venture in the country Chang unfold about twenty four million dollars for violating anti monopoly laws. The fine comes amid an escalating trade war between China and the United States. India has sent out a helicopter to retrieve the bodies of five climates, who are believed to have been killed during avalanches in the Himalayas, eight people reported missing on Friday, when they didn't return to their base camp in under Davy, the fate of the other three climbers is not known. Armed security officer at a Florida's school has been arrested and charged with failing to confront a gunman who killed seventeen people out here. Surveillance video showed that Scott Peterson stood outside the school in parkland as the shooting took place, but never went in sixteen countries including Britain, the US and Germany agreed. A joint statement to Mark the anniversary of the leaders, commit themselves to together to hold the values tomography tolerance and the rule of law. And that is the BBC news. Being the mother of with child with down syndrome, interns. Aena is not easy. I was not comfortable to go to the street or public areas with my son. Because some people, they are looking me, as if all my sinful person this mother was seen a sinful because she has a son with down syndrome. It something I never knew much about until four years ago. When I give birth to my son Chandran and those told he too had Down's I'm Elliot tally. And for the BBC World Service, I am in my country tons Aena asking mothers, what it's like to bring up a child with the condition..
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"World Service, Lawrence pelota and Claire McDonnell with you. We're going to take you to Saudi Arabia now thirty seven people have an executed in just one single day. Most of the convicts were beheaded was crucified under seven head exposed on a pole kill sung-man, king Salman ratified executions for terrorism related crimes by Royal decree. The kingdom has one of the highest rates of capital punishment in the world, many human rights organizations. Have condemned. The executions on the grounds that some conventions were tainted through torture, and as you're about to hear some it's ledge were executed simply for protesting simply for exercising democratic right to speak out. Most of those executed were also from the minority. Shia population earlier, I spoke to armored director of the Gulf institute any United States most of the acute individuals. Our share at fifty seven off from the minorities debut, and many of them are among the protest activists that place from two thousand eleven and two sixteen against the pressure in favor of democracy, human rights, you can see many photos of them protesting or giving speeches during protests. According for elected, parliament and freedom of all prisoners and the equality, and so on specially those from the city were me, which is extremely deprived. Many of these young men were college students college bound and some of them were in employed. Some them were professionals as well. When of for example, is Muste Swick who was a young college bound student to go to the United States. He was a student who was an actor. He was a handball player. So these people were really trying to get a better future. But the Saudi monarchy does not want any dissent. So this is a message for anybody who is peaceful. The the most dangerous activists to go to the peaceful activists who are demanding better future. And this mentioned the young man Migita sewing kits. He he had just demonstrated nothing more than that. And this is exactly what they said to. So some of the government just forgot to stick any other charge. And that he said he participated in protests, and I think because they feel confident that they have support from certain countries who will cover this act. They did throw charges of terrorism against the people the charge of Thursday Saudi Arabia is so broad. It includes just opposing the ruling family or the king. You have chef Muhammed Lata a prominent figure. Who lived in Jeddah, a teacher of English and also disclosed and he wanted to start the community for the sheer jet, which is they had hundreds of thousands of Shia, but they have no mosques any community centers that is the charge that he was charged with that that he was starting to have what they call a sectarian gathering because they are Shiites. I you cannot have these things if you are not in a sham agenda, any alternative thinking, he'll tentative voice being clamp down on the most extremely that were charges. And then when you know anything more about this of of killing police officers are amongst this number. I guess the ruling monarchy would say well there where people were protesters, but that play did actually carry out terrorist defenses. Well that some policemen's who were killed. But none of these people were actually linked to any of the policemen's who were there was like three or four over. Period of five six years. They said they fired at the police, but there is no exact information. And let us be clear the Saudi court system isn't apartheid courses to meeting that you have to be a hobby to judge or a prosecutor, no other Saudi citizen Shiite or average to near secular or blacks are allowed to be part of that system that is early L helmet director of the Gulf institute in the United States. Speaking to me, initially, sixteen minutes past the hour. Quick reminder of the headlines Lincoln thirties say that the suicide bombers who killed three hundred and fifty people on Easter Sunday had well educated middle class backgrounds. North Korea's leader Kim Jones crossed the border into Russia is always have led Vostok on his train for a meeting with President Putin and Hong Kong court has given jail sentences to leading pro-democracy activists for that part in the so-called umbrella protests. Twenty fourteen sport hours. Thank you. Manchester City boss pet Guardiola says he doesn't like all they're going to celsius suggestion that his plans will result in niggly fouls in tonight's I mean, vital title, deciding maybe even Dhabi against Manchester. United the United boss said he expected cities plans to snap at the heels and kick them city, of course, need to win that one to keep that primarily title hypes in their own hands. Plotting. I believe Christian Erickson is open to the idea of contract extension at white hotline. Ericsson's light strike helps best Negra third place with one they'll win over Brighton. Elsewhere Shane lung broke the record for the fastest goal in Premier League history. Scored after just seven seconds in Southampton's one all draw with what foot boss could be crowned champions of Spain later alleged tuna lost. They'll be champions if second-place athletic Madrid dropped points against Valencia, and they Trump to wrap this the Philadelphia seventy six. Is and the Portland trailblazers have all qualified full the NBA conference semifinals all of them wanting game five of their first round playoff series and have advanced full one out many, thanks also this now the US Centric condom tesla Israeli out of the headlines. However, it says often because of an inflammatory tweet from the TV executive Elon Musk as the pioneering green technology, one of a threat of US type fans with financial results out today, which will tell us about the health of that business, and when his head to tell us what to expect hammer bluntly probably loss, again, maybe a bit less than last time been pretty lack luster year, though, it underwhelming delivery numbers. Multiple jump cuts and lower prices for their vehicles semi doesn't disillusion all of shows Rosca bridge chief executive Kawasaki investments in California significant Tessler investor and he says despite the often self created storms. He's confident in his investment. I think there's there's sort of a tale of two cities here with Tessa so a year ago. Tasos sort of this major crisis motive relying so much on tawny and robotics, and sort of a philosophy that that really ultimately failed in. So when Jeremy Leon took over management, basically throughout a lot of that stuff and put in the human beings in the more traditional automotive lines. So what they're really focused on. Now. Can we make five thousand cars week of quality? And that's what they did this corner. That's basically what their numbers were. And as we move forward, we expect numbers to increase and also cars in more mass markets perhaps than they produced before as well. Yeah. Tesla was just up. There has a wonderful line of Yukos yet to calm the model y which is beautiful car was sitting in a yesterday. I love it. And then you've got a semi truck, which is really a game changer for the transportation industry. And then of course, the roads drama high in which will sell like pretty crazily well because it will be the fastest. And you want the fastest car? Some of the peon blowups that come out in the tesla boardroom and thinking in particular veasley this argument between the TV -secutive, Elon Musk and the financial regulator in the United States, the SEC, but also flip-flopping on they talked about closing some stores selling some models line. They went back on that. It does feel sometimes from the outside that this is slightly out of control. Is that worry us investor? Well, I think there you would be sort of negligent not not to be worried by some of the things you. But I think it's more the way that things are happening from the media perspective versus what's really happening at the company. And and that's probably one of the most frustrating things in and I've actually spoke with them in in even yesterday extensive even with about this. And honestly like they do a lot better in. They're very receptive Elise to my idea. So, you know, I'm working with them to have a different. Approach. So, you know, remember this a company full of engineers and highly intelligent people, and they're just they don't get the marketing side as well as they need to Rosca that results out pretty late tonight. So I'm sure you comes on shore as we'll be talking about tomorrow morning on the business news. Well, thank you..
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"World Service, and now sporting witness with me Simon watts today, I'm bringing you the story of Bruce Ford ice who's one one of Africa's most famous races the comrades marathon an incredible nine times. Everybody in South Africa has either run it. No someone who's run. It always a part of it in some way. And so I just decided I'm going to make my job this race comments a selfish, another if you devote everything to the comets, you're training, your approach your wristing. You get rewarded, but if you have little deli onces with other races and other distances and things like that comrades teaches your brutal out there. Vo it's cool to marathon comrade is actually more than twice the regular distance that around ninety kilometers fifty five miles, and it has a strict time limit of twelve hours the route passes through the Houghton hilly KwaZulu Natal province of South Africa between nineteen eighty one and nineteen ninety Bruce Ford ice and to the stadium with the winners button on a record nine occasions. It's a very emotional moment because it's a little boy. Who stands in the middle of the road, one of the officials, and they waving the spectrum, and you go to take it, and you carry it around for the last lip feels like a magic wonder lightsaber or something like that all the pain just to anything icon believe in win comrades one of the oldest long distance races in the world comb raids dates back to pre apartheid, South Africa. It was started in nineteen twenty one by a veteran of world will one in memory of his full of comrades the long marches. They endured it could be became part of national life with its own unique traditions one of the traditions is that the race changes direction every year. So this year will be up run.
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"This is BBC World Service. I'm professor Elizabeth door and in Cuban voices. After the news, I will be exploring the real life stories of ordinary people sixty years after the communist revolution. What you'll hear is not the official line. But a remarkably Frank account, a what is has really been like to leave the socialist experiment. That's Cuban voices. After the news. BBC news with Neil newness. President Trump has called and Democrats to give him the funds for the construction of a wall along the border with Mexico in his first Oval Office address. He said illegal immigration was responsible. For more drugs entering the country and higher crime rates. The dispute over Mr. Trump's demand for more than five billion dollars for the wall has shut down several government departments in response to congressional democratic leaders called on Mr. Trump to reopen the government and then work to resolve differences over border security. The accused the president of holding the American people hostage and fanning division. The latest casualty of the partial shutdown is the Joshua tree national park in California. It had remained open despite a lack of funds. But officials say it must now shot because of vandalism members of a US trade delegation in Beijing say three days of talks with their Chinese counterpart. Have gone. Well, the under secretary for agriculture said the talks had been good for the United States. Both countries are reported to have to be hopeful that around of cabinet level. Talks will be held soon in Australia. Police and fire crews are dealing with several suspicious packages sense to foreign embassies and consulates emergency. Hazardous material alerts have been issued in at least eleven locations. It's believed some of the packages may have contained asbestos. A former North Korean diplomat who defected to the south has called on the government in Seoul to do more to help the missing northern envoy to Italy chosen. She'll who disappeared in November. The British government is backing new e u legislation that will force manufacturers to make products that last longer and are easier to mand the proposed regulations aim to reduce greenhouse gases. But consumer campaign is say, they don't go far enough BBC news. For me. This is a.
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"The BBC World Service. I'm David Baker. And I've come to Brazil the nation. That's one the football World Cup more times than any other. Where the game is elevated to such a status, it's pretty much a religion. But I've come to explore an ugly prejudice that's infecting the beautiful game here and the fightback taking place against it. It's me. What what do you do here? Robotic cobija before I worked here in the finance department. I just graduated with a degree in psychology. So I'm still working here as I'm transitioning to working in psychology. Douglas, Braga is a well-built fit looking man in his mid thirties with glasses and a big thick black beard. He's wearing jeans and a t shirt and trainers. We're hearing DeVos's office at the university a few computer terminals in fear of his colleagues to three of his colleagues working tapping away typing away at that computers, when you were eleven twelve thirteen did you imagine this is what you would be doing in your adult life. No national. Save me. No, no, really, I really always planned on being a football player. This was sort of improvised. What happens in my life? Brought me here to psychology being a footballer was my plenty. But this became my plan b. Douglas.
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"Is the BBC World Service. I'm Manuela, Santiago San and in business daily shortly. We ask three leading thinkers from the world of economics and finance to give us their predictions for the year ahead. Twenty nine thousand nine kicked off with volatile financial markets and a weakening global economy belt up for a bumpy ride ahead. That's after the news. BBC news. China has taken a major step forward in its efforts to become a leading power in space exploration by announcing. It has successfully landed a robotic probe on the far side of the moon. State media says the chunky four spacecraft touchdown early this morning in the unexplored south pole Aitken basin. South Korea says North Korea's ambassador to Italy has gone into hiding with his wife Jo song Gill and his wife are thought to have left the embassy in Rome in November. They are reported to be seeking asylum. The technology giant apple is rattled investors with news that sales have been slowing blaming economic weakness in China, apple said, the trade war between the US and China had also had an effect at least one hundred people including dozens of police officers have been injured in clashes in the southern Indian state of Carolina, conservative Hindu. Groups are angry because in Wednesday to women and to the well known temple sump ending a longstanding ban and women of menstruating age. Thousands of tourists and residents have fled holiday island off Thailand's eastern coast to escape an approaching tropical storm storm named payback is expected to bring strong winds and seven meter high waves. A French truck driver who's emerged as a leader of the yellow vest. Protest movement is being held in police custody. Eric drew was arrested in Wednesday night on suspicion of organizing an unauthorized protests on the showings LIZA the scene of rioting last month. I yacht abandoned nine years ago in a storm by teenage American round the world sailor as we appearance off southern Australia. Abby Sunderland said seeing the vessel again brought back many memories. Good and not so good. She left the boat after its mast snapped BBC news. Hello and welcome to business daily from the BBC. I'm Manuela also in this prediction is very difficult, especially if it's about the future so said, the Nobel prize winner physics Neal's board, but that isn't gonna stop us from trying. We ended twenty eighteen with volatile financial markets and signs of a troubled global economy. So if last year was a bit of a wild ride should we hold on even tighter for twenty nine thousand nine we've brought together three leading thinkers from the world of finance economics and politics to discuss what could be installed and goes your contrary. Well are served twice as Nigeria's finance minister, and is a former managing director of the World Bank. Jeffrey Sachs's economics professor at Columbia University where he's also the director for the center for sustainable development. And we'll Hamill Aryan is chief economic adviser at the insurance giant Allianz and a former CEO of pimco, the world's largest investor in bonds, which. Liens now owns Muhammad, Larry. And I I do not expect a global recession because the US can avoid one as long as it doesn't make a major policy mistake. I do think however that parts of Europe will feel like they are again in recession and China will struggle to soft land is so no global recession, but there will be spots of significant economic hurt. Jeffrey Sachs, what do you make of that? I think it's important for us to speak. Not only about the short run business cycle, which is inevitably on people's minds. But on the fact that major challenges that continue to worsen environmental crises water, crises climate, change, crises migration. Forced by people facing violence or extreme poverty will not be addressed in one thousand nine hundred. It's very important that we not focus only on the ups and downs of the next quarter. But on the fact that we face major problems that need longer term thinking and longer term problem solving and we're utterly distracted right now. That's a very serious issue. And so whether or not there's a recession twenty nine thousand nine I would emphasize we will not be solving or even making much progress on major problems the way that we're going and goes you contrary without where does Africa fit into this picture. I think before we addressed the issue of Africa. I want to strongly support both Jeff and Mohammed have said on this and to add that really we ought to look at some medium term trends, which are continuing to one thousand nine hundred eighteen and beyond Jeff mentioned climate change. Also want to mention demographics. They demographic situation and the world will continue to. Underpin some of the performance slowing of growth in the developed world. Thirty percent of the population in Europe by twenty thirty. We'll be sixty and above twenty six percent of the population in North America will be sixty and above and six percent of the population in Africa will be sixty and above so for the developed countries. This means slow productivity slower growth, and there's a potential for people in Africa for Africa itself with this young population to be able to contribute in a dynamic way. But in terms of that change that you're talking about the demographic change at the same time Europe is facing a migration crisis, particularly with a lot of Africans coming there. Do you expect to see a repeat of that in two thousand nine hundred nineteen I think with the arrangements that Europe is making with various countries not only Turkey as many people talk about. But also, they're specifically made arrangements with several African countries to be able to return migrants. With aid to development, so as to try and create jobs. I think the rush of migrants will not be as difficult as the phenomenon we've seen in this past year, but it will continue maybe not at the same rate. And I think we really need to work together between Europe and Africa to see how we can continue to create jobs in Africa. But also there will be a need for labor in some of the European countries outcome, we have a winning situation whereby you have agreements to bring in people who come work and earn income switch. They can send back and have managed migration process instead of the very disruptive way that migration is happening now, but a lot of politicians and people in Europe don't see it in that kind of mutually beneficial way. That is true. I'm hoping that they'll be some courageous politicians. But if not Africans don't migrate because they want to live in other. Countries. I think we should think about what do we need to do primarily with Africans themselves taken first responsibility. But then having other governments work in a collaborative fashion to create jobs in manufacturing in agriculture in other sectors within the continent. And then we can keep a young people working. Aaron this economic slowdown that you foresee for two thousand nine hundred nineteen all these problems that goes, easy, and Geoffrey of outlined that imagine they will just be exacerbated by an economic slowdown. There will I mean, what you're hearing from my colleagues is the cost of too many years of insufficiently inclusive and insufficiently sustainable growth around the world and that fuels all sorts of problems that were apple by the global financial crisis that were amplified by a sense of economic, insecurity and that are being amplify. Fide by politics that exploiting concerns about identity, and that's why you have to start somewhere to break this vicious cycle. We have the lowest level of multilateral cooperation that I've seen in Sweden decades of working on these issues. So it's going to be a real test for political leaderships and without the political leaderships. You will not fix the economic financial institutional and social challenges that faces and goes, did you see that willingness? I think you have to look at several levels. I know that at the level of top leadership in developed countries that disagreements about which direction to go. But when you look at issues like climate change, you'll find that there is a strong movement, even knew certain countries are not willing leaders are not willing. You've got a situation in which civil society business. The private sector cities states are willing to go forward to cooperate on some of these issues. Are you thinking about? American particularly here the United States. Yes. In the United States. We've got cities we've got states we've got business globally that is pushing in a certain direction, and so whether or not we like it for certain of these global issues, it's happening. I think no way for instance, has announced that from twenty twenty five it's not going to have any fossil fuel driven cars, but only electric cars China that has launched a carbon market and aiming for low emissions and carbon trading. You've got other types of jurisdictions that are acting. So even though it looks like multi-laterally, there's not the kind of cooperation in certain areas in others. There is you're speaking there about people working together. But at the moment, the big issue in the next month or two even for the next year is whether China, and the US will sort out that trade differences, and this is where things get really complicated. Don't they? Jeffrey sachs. The US is absolutely neurotic about China. Or at least the US security establishment is I mean, how dare China become an economy at the scale of the United States in America's exceptionalism way of thinking America's supposed to be running the world. This is supposed to still be the American century were basically seventy years into that statement that was made in nineteen forty one. So from US point of view, not my point of view, but from the point of view of a zero sum world where somebody's on top. And somebody else has to be subordinate. The US thinking is China's just gotten out of hand too dangerous. And now we have to stop China from being able to continue to expand. It's a threat any gain of Chinese technology is a military and security threat to the western world. And so on and this is leading to way campaign against. China's major technology companies like, wow, we probably most in the news. But by you've criticized the arrest of this top executive of. Wow. In had a lot of backlash for that. As well. Have you? Absolutely. I pointed out that if you wanna talk about major companies that have violated US extraterritorial sanctions, you could start with almost every major Bank in the world. But I don't recall a single major US or European banker being hauled off from an airport into custody. The way that the CFO of was so I regard it as utterly extraordinary and provocative that says a lot about the toe of these trade talks, doesn't it? The interesting thing in the reaction for me was boy, how many people are ready to jump to a Cold War or more in the west with China. It's almost a kneejerk reaction that of course, they're guilty. Of course there. Stealing. Of course. They cheat were perfect. They cheat. Because if we are divided this way, and if were in a rasping each other's. Citizens, and if were trying to block offered the world technologically in and so on there's no hope that we're going to solve any of these problems, and it will not just be a zero sum game a so-called. It will be a negative some outcome. Everybody is going to lose from this. And that's unfortunately, the path that we're on with in temperate American president a hothead and this kind of geopolitical anxiety applied to qualify little bit..
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"The BBC World Service instant noodles were invented sixty years ago in postwar Japan. Now, their popularity is global in a moment, we'll be returning to China country. That's consumed more noodles than anywhere else. And we'll go to the place where instant noodles have become more than just food their currency. That's after the news. BBC news with Nick Kelly. The US congress has called on President Trump to reconsider his decision to maintain close ties with Saudi Arabia, both Republican and democratic leaders at the Senate Foreign Relations committee have requested tariffication on whether the administration does the Saudi Crown prince Mohammad bin Salman to be responsible for the murder of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Mr. Trump has insisted the US will remain steadfast partner of Saudi Arabia. Mr. Trump's lawyers says it's now time to bring to a close the investigation into Russian interference in the US presidential election Rudy Giuliani has confirmed that the president has submitted written answers to special counsel's inquiry. The new president of INTERPOL will be the South Korean Kim Jong Yang the United States and several European countries. Have expressed concern about the other candidate the Russian police. General Alexander Prokop shook. The Pentagon has said it's cost seventy two million dollars. To deploy US forces to the border with Mexico in recent weeks, the US secretary for homeland security Kirsten Nielsen warned the migrants that they would not get into the United States illegally police in Kenya. Say gunmen have kidnapped Twenty-three-year-old Italian aid worker in the southeastern leafy district five people including two children wounded in the attack which happened late on Tuesday in a shopping center in the town of Tacoma. According Tokyo has extended the detention of the Nissan chairman Carlos Goan for a further ten days. Mr. goon is also on the boards of Renault and Mitsubishi was arrested in Japan on Monday over allegations of financial misconduct. Renos keeping him is as its chief executive mostly it is an Australia say they will boycott a meeting with prime minister Scott Morrison after you told them they have to do more to prevent terror attacks in the country. Mr. Morrison accused them of continuing down a path of denial. BBC news. Welcome back to the eternal life of the instant noodle on the BBC World Service. I'm Celia Hatton in the first part of this program. We heard how instant noodles were invented sixty years ago in a wooden shed in Osaka. Japan.
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"And the largest network of reporters and correspondents the World Service right here on WNYC, AM, Anaheim and New York. Coming up next on the BBC World Service the feed chain. Meat. Should he be willing to watch as pigs become poor cows become beef would anything change? If you did. I'm Emily Thomas, and I'm at a slaughterhouse getting uncomfortably close to some animals as they become meet. It might be something. More of us are witnessing same find out. Why and brace yourself for what might be a challenging listen after the news. PPC news and internationally backed tribunal in Cambodia house for the first time that the former comme Rouge regime was guilty of genocide for decades ago. It made the judgment against the two surviving leaders new on Chia who's ninety two and eighty seven year old q- some pond nearly two million people were killed for the Kamerhe Rouge, the British Prime Minister Theresa May's made it clear she intends to stick to her Brexit strategy despite strong opposition from an Ps and two series of ministerial resignations, a number of Member States have raised concerns about e you access to British fishing waters under the draft Brexit deal. There's been a sharp increase in the number of people reported missing in northern California after the deadliest wildfire in the state's history. Police now say more than six hundred is still unaccounted for at least sixty three people. Are confirmed to died. The authorities in Myanmar of detained more than one hundred ranger Muslims. Onboard aboots off the city beyond gone is not the men women and children came from the state of hurricane where most of the rue Hingis to live North Korea says its leader Kim Jong UN has supervised the testing of what it called a new tactical weapon. The US Senate remain confident that North Korea would fulfil promises to denuclearize made to President Trump during the summit in Singapore in June. Scientists from around the world will meet powerlessly turn to decide whether to change the way, the kilogram is measured since the nineteenth century. It's been defined by the weight of a platinum-based cylinder. Picture by the British painter David Hockney, set a new record for work by living artists sold deduction portrait of an artist PU with two figures thatched ninety million dollars, and that's the summary from BBC news. So the bullet. Be rolled out onto the floor hair. Just above the great. And that's where it will be. Okay. So I just wanted to prepare because this is what's going to happen. I just have to go and get home waterproofs on. I'm Emily Thomas. And this wasn't an easy episode of the food chain to make it might be a challenging listen.
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"This is the BBC World Service. With me, Manuela Rosa and in business daily shortly bossy women and women bosses, a former Google employee turned comedian gives us her tongue in cheek advice on how to tell male colleagues what to do without hurting feelings and women on corporate boards. What difference do they really make? That's after the news. BBC news with David Austin representatives from the Taliban, pretending an international peace conference on Afghanistan in Moscow. The first time the militants have joined initiative of this sort the Afghan government has sent members of the country's high. Peace council. US federal judge has blocked the construction of the keystone excel oil pipeline from Canada to Texas in a major victory for environmentalists and indigenous rights groups, the judge ruled that President Trump's administration had failed to justify his approval of the project two days after taking off his dozens of aid agency supporting row Hindu, refugees. In bangladesh. Say families are terrified by plans as talk through turning them to Myanmar next week charities warned they could in effect become prisoners in Myanmar. The former first lady of the Philippines, Imelda Marcos has been found guilty of corruption during two decades. Ruled by her late husband, president Ferdinand Marcos. She could face years in jail, but MRs Malkhaz can appeal against the ruling making further delays likely case, it was first filed in one thousand nine hundred one Germany is commemorating the eightieth anniversary of Kristallnacht pogrom that began the Nazi persecution of Jews before the second World War, the German president Frank voter Steinmeyer said the country fell into barbarity where mob smashed up synagogues looted Jewish businesses and attacked Jews in the streets. Police in Australia say one person has been killed in to hurt during a Russia's stabbing in Melbourne a man with a knife was shot after police failed in their efforts to restrain him. A Japanese TV station has cancelled an appearance by the popular South Korean band. Yes. After controversy every t shirt worn by band member. It depicted an atomic bomb mushroom cloud and phrases celebrating Korea's liberation from Japan after World War Two. BBC news. Hello. I'm annoyed and this is business daily from the BBC picture. This woman at a meeting, and we've just started that you'll male colleagues made a mistake. What do you do you kind of want us? You know? Put yourself down a little bit and say, you know,.
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"To Newsday from the BBC World Service with Alex Switzerland. And while I'm also our top stories today. The human rights lawyer becoming Ethiopia's top judge black votes are crucial for the success of J Bolsonaro in Brazil's presidential election, but many black people and our fake the Muslims raising cash to support the Jews of Pittsburgh after the terrorist attack. And South Africa's president ramp was says, he's ready to talk about corruption of former presidents. Now, the BBC news with Stuart McIntosh. The Javanese cabinet approved draft legislation that would radically change the country's conservative immigration policy. The Bill would allow hundreds of thousands of foreigners to apply for work in Japan for an initial period of five years. More highly skilled workers would be allowed to stay indefinitely. President Trump says he's planning to deny asylum to people who enter the United States outside legal ports of entry. He's made immigration one of the main issues in campaigning for the midterm elections. His opponents of accused him of stirring, up hate to win votes. Brazil's far-right president-elect. Both scenario said he'll move the Brazilian embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem when he takes office the US moved its embassy to Jerusalem earlier this year, prompting anger from Palestinians Mezin some from. Here says it staff in the Democratic Republic of Congo treated two thousand six hundred victims of sexual violence in sixteen months in just one city. The charity said most of those treaty didn't Kananga in central Kasai province had been raped by armed men. A convicted double murderer in the US state of Tennessee has been put to death by the electric chair. Ed Wood Zagorski who was sixty three is the first US inmate to be executed that way since two thousand thirteen he'd requested it instead of a lethal injection because he thought it would be less painful. Ethiopian Airlines is today launching its first commercial service to the Somali capital Mogadishu in more than forty years flights between the neighbors were suspended in the late nineteen seventies. Following outbreak of hostilities and the former Olympic sprinter you same bolts. First attempt to become a professional football has come to an end. His Australian club central coast. Mariners terminated his trial saying have been unable to agree. Terms with the star BBC news. Thank you very much Stewart MacIntosh. Hello. And welcome to Newsday on the BBC World Service and Alex Richardson coming up, we'll have the extraordinary story of the.
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"World Service at eight twelve eight in the morning in London now senior American officials have called for seats fire in the war in Yemen. The Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said the US wanted to see all sides around the negotiating table and an end to the violence within thirty days calling on all the parties, specifically the Hutus and the Arab coalition to in Sweden in November. And come to a solution. Not talk about subordinate issues about what town are going to meet in the table. Is they meet around talked about demilitarizing the border. So that the Saudis the Emirates do not have to worry about missiles coming into their their their homes and cities near porch. It's been going on for four years this conflicts, and there's a growing humanitarian disaster unfolding as a result of that. I've been speaking to Kelly Ryan from the International Rescue Committee. One of the organization's working great deal on the ground to try to Vert not humanitarian disaster, she was pleased that something was finally being done about a situation that from our perspective, there's a lot that could have been done. But for a call for this ceasefire, but the ceasefire is a significant breakthrough in this war and a welcome recognition that the current policy is failing. It's a recognition that there is no military solution to the end of the board. And then there's only a diplomatic solution. Urging people to get around the table and negotiate for peace is what absolutely needs to happen and a ceasefire absolutely needs to happen. So that humanitarian aid can be delivered to the people in Yemen who are suffering now boasts the innocent civilians, twenty two million people in need of humanitarian aid with more than fifty percent of healthcare facilities destroyed. I think at the same time the US and the UK are supporters to the Saudi led coalition and the Warren Yemen. And so I think that there's more that can be done to end into this war. This this leverage from from. Jim Mattis will actually lead to something g think what he said it gives hope for an end to that fighting. I think it gives hope I think that as a major supporter to the Saudi led coalition into the war in Yemen that the US calling out for a ceasefire is a significant breakthrough. And I think it's it's the first time we've seen this or something like this in a number of years, and it does give us hope that this could bring about an end to the war. But at the same time, there is more that the US and the UK should be doing like what you know as military suppliers to the Saudi led coalition. They have significant leverage over Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates who are involved in the war and supporting the Marin griffis and his. Play for to bring the sides together. And have peace talks is is definitely something that the US and UK should be doing. I guess we've heard President Trump talk about how important selling weapons to Saudi Arabia is when we had the conversation recently about the murder of Jamal has show. Jay and tell us about eight hundred people you've got working on the ground in Yemen on that offer humanitarian situation there. How difficult is their work when this fighting going on all around them? I can't even begin to tell you how difficult it is. And the staff the IRC stuff that I have met on the ground are amazing and incredible people who are working around the clock to save lives in Yemen are going into places that are almost unreachable by other people where Yemenis have no access to healthcare otherwise in providing nutrition bringing children under five from the brink of death back life. But this nutrition support is only a temporary solution. Because what they need is the ability to buy food and the ability to have stable access to food because otherwise children who are treating after six weeks, they might get better. But two weeks later, they're back. That was the international rescue committees Kelly. Ryan speaking to us about the situation in Yemen. You're listening to Newsday on the BBC World Service. Ben and shaima with you this morning. Our top headline is from Pakistan on the country's highest court has overturned a death sentence passed on a Christian woman accused of blasphemy against Islam in a very high profile case the case, of course, of let's get sports headlines now with Matthew Kenyon, coach late penalty. After a review prompted some scenes of chaos at the second leg of the semi-final of South America's Cup. Libertadores Argentine side River Plate with visitors to Brazil's Gremio. They were the ultimate beneficiaries of that controversial spot-kick which they scored to go through to the final on away goals. Not before the referee had to be protected by riot. Police and fourteen minutes of stoppage time, we're played and river from China's of course, have a very strong chance of playing their city rivals Booker juniors in the final because book. A two nil lead over Palmeiras. And after the first leg of their semifinal the second leg of that one is played later on today. Elsewhere for has revealed that it has suffered a data breach. We're talking about communications rather than anything else. Nothing has been revealed as yet by whoever carried out the breach pet fee for say they are aware of what's happened, gentlemen. Infantino the fever president has been speaking at the Asian confederation. Mating today and suggested the World Cup in two thousand twenty two in Qatar might be expanded to match the newly expanded twenty six tournament. He's floated this before, but he's talking to the converted because Asia would get more teams. But it might also mean they have to take the tournament beyond catcher. And koetter as we know doesn't have great relations with some of its neighbors at the moment. Yes, I'm trusting toward. Thank you very much. Indeed. Matthew Kenyon, fascinating story developing. Now, let's get some business news as well. After the pumps. She sat down at the other end of the studio. We're going to talk about Facebook Philip because those some results out about how much Facebook's growing, which is perhaps not growing as much as they hoped. It would not stratospheric as it. Once was no their disappointment on the projections that are coming through from the basically the number of monthly users isn't growing as fast as shareholders with like Facebook's revenue is also not growing as fast as expected. It does. Of course, still have a user base of almost three billion people, but the bad publicity of data and privacy and political manipulation does seem to be having an effect his googly Elmo who is the editor in chief of seen that news that challenges that Facebook is have has to do with credibility and trust in the platform. They've had challenges over the past several months when it comes to user data Cambridge Analytica Chapin in March was a misstep in terms of their business practices that allowed data about eighty seven million users to get out there in the wild ride. That was not a half. That was the way that Facebook managed to its business. It's been coping with fake news and misinformation being spread on its platform. It's been looking at that actors in the case of Russia and Iran taking advantage and coopting its platform to spread and so discontent. So the question is about is Facebook a platform that we can trust with our most private information and continuing to engage on. And so those are things that are overshadowing whether or not you think it's a great platform just yesterday, the New York Times or the piece about how many hate messages are on Instagram, which is one of the biggest brightest areas of growth for Facebook. And that's troubling. So people are looking at the platform and wondering how long is it going to take them to fix it and clean it up? And do I need to engage as actively as I have in the past while that cleanup is underway. Connie Googlemail MU of seen it there. Talking about user, data issues at Facebook and the issues of Russia, and Iran, but bear in mind, those issues that might be moved for people on the political left over in the United States and at the same time as they've been getting irate. We've had accusations coming through from the political right people have been censored to the point where Facebook was actually invited congress to talk about the matter. So in a highly politically polarized time where consumer choices and their politics are becoming somewhat in meshed. This is meaning that Facebook is facing flack from both sides. Phil many thanks now with many with as many warnings about the caravan of migrants slowly making their way up to the US Mexico border. President Trump is again talking tough about immigration ahead of the midterms midterm elections. Coming up early November. He's also suggested children shouldn't have had it shouldn't have an automatic right to become American citizens just because they were born in the United States. He says he wants to change the constitution. So their parents. Have to be US citizens. I those are messages aimed at his core base. Of course, Chris Buckler is traveling across America ahead of the midterms. And he's been getting the views of Republicans in Arkansas one of the party's strongholds..
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"Of around on the happens. It's a lot of people channel that anger. They they got together and put all their efforts into trying to address what's happened and try and get out on the other end with trying to solve and actually go after those factually done it. And we know that we will not stop every attack from happening. We knew that's the case miss much chiming. The reality is we cannot stop anything from happening. But there are still reasons to be positive you see the very best in people, and you also see the very worst and and everything in between. But I think what I have been surprised by working in the intelligence community is the share amount of really good people. Good people within our work with us in the organizations who we deal with outside the organizations, and the people that actually get those that intelligence voice our agents and the amount the power of human relationship and the trust that you can build up someone. Trust you enough to give you a piece of information that. Oh. Put them in danger. But they're willing to take that risk to you for the good of more more people than them. And I think that is such a powerful feeling, but does he ever make you feel sorry paranoid? So you end up with a little bit of sort of heightened awareness about stuff. Right. So you have a slightly different view of your personal security. And how you go about behave. What stuff you might put online all that kind of stuff? So just have a little bit of impact on your life. But I come back to something around. The fact that actually is a tiny number of people out there who wishes really hostile intent all the work. We do is lawful is proportionate is necessary is a really small sector of the population. Actually, actively out causes home. Listen to the BBC World Service. I'm Lou Jones. It's been a long and bruising campaign in the Brazilian presidential election voters, go to the polls for the second round. This Sunday the far right candidate j Bolsonaro is a head of his rival Fernando her dad in the opinion polls. But there's been accusations that misinformation and fake news about the election has been circulating on social media, undermining the legitimacy of the vote, our correspondent, Katie Watson to poets from Brazil. Mail. Normal says a his show. It's the perfect recipe for scan ongoing a video with menacing music and the sinister looking man warning that Brazil's electric voting system is prone to fraud swim cell. Massage at the end, the man states. You'll mission is to share this message and people have despite it being reported as fake news every day, new videos and photos circulate on social media here in Brazil, and many of them a phonies from back in the newsroom Avesta down one of Brazil's. Biggest papers a small team is working hard and positive project. Could prove it a group of twenty four publications that have joined forces to become fact checkers for fake news. Most of which they say comes from j bulletin hours supporters. Danube righty is the head of data journalism and says the widespread use of what's app during these elections has worrying consequences. It is so dangerous that we cannot even know how dangerous it is. Because really we don't know what we are dealing with. You can't fight this bubble. Just.
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"From the BBC World Service. We look at China's organ transplant system has the country really given up its reliance on the organs of executed prisoners. And why does this seem to be a booming trade in Trump's plant tourism with foreigners coming to China for organs at short notice to the official numbers of operations stack up? That's in the next edition of discovery with me, Matthew hill. BBC news with David Austin, the Russian deputy foreign minister has said it would be very dangerous for the United States to withdraw from a major nuclear arms agreement. He was responding to President Trump's announcement that he intends to leave the thirty year old treaty on medium range nuclear missiles. Afghans who couldn't vote in Saturday's parliamentary elections, and are casting their ballots is the votes spilled over into a second day on the first day violence threats and technical problems foiled electoral process at hundreds of polling stations. There's been a big demonstration in Punjab state in northern India at the site where a speeding train killed more than sixty people on Friday police used batons to disperse protesters blocking the railway like the railway tracks officials say many of Friday's victims have been dismembered beyond recognition. The Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is insisting that the bedouin village of Haenel Amer in the occupied. West Bank will be evacuated. This is despite earlier reports that the move would be indefinitely postponed. Earlier local Palestinian spokesman said demonstrations to save the village would continue Beijing's top official in the Chinese territory of Macau has died after falling. From a tool building the Chinese. Authorities said junk shell song had been suffering from depression also in China. They're removes afoot to rescue twenty two mine workers trapped underground at the coal mine. State media say the exit from the mine in Shandong province was blocked by a rock burst caused by the buildup of pressure triggered by mine. Excavations, the Pakistani prime minister Imran Khan is said his country will face bankruptcy. If it does not borrow money in the next two months. He was speaking after Pakistan approached the International Monetary Fund for a bailout when an opposition Mr. Khan was a strong critic of IMF loans. BBC news. Please. Hello. Yes, matthew. Hello sorry. I didn't know if you were able to talk now. Yeah. The trying to get a better idea of how this works. How much it's gonna cost for the liver. Problem liver. Psoriasis. Yes. Yes. Right here. Come here. Your what I? I bet you on the line. Right. Next thirty. It's possible to look online and find Chinese hospitals offering transplant operations to follow this. This is one of the first ones, I rang up. This official was rather cagey about how long it might take. But finding the cost was more straightforward..
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"Is the BBC World Service. I'm. And in business daily shortly in normal times when a respected newspaper prince allegations of tax against a sitting US president you'd expect a big political pull out but not with President Trump. His lawyer says a report making that exact claim in the New York Times is false. Trump says it's boring and just maybe he's right? We'll ask why after the news. BBC news with Justin green, the president of South Korea is told the BBC that it's only a matter of time before Washington NPR young declare an end to their decades of hostility on the Korean peninsula. President moon Jae-in admitted that there could be more diplomatic bumps and bruises along the way as he tries to persuade Kim Jong UN to give up his nuclear weapons, according Turkey has resumed sharing the case of the American pasta, Andrew Bramsen. He's been detained in the country for two years on charges of supporting terrorism. His continued detention prompted Washington imposed sanctions on Turkish ministers and raise tariffs causing the Turkish currency to fall techy imposed retaliatory tariffs. US media reports say the Turkish government has audio and video recordings that they say proved that the missing Saudi journalist Jamal was killed inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul ten days ago, they say the recordings provide graphic evidence. Saudi Arabia has denied all involvement. The former South African foreign minister pick Berta has died in Pretoria. The age of eighty six he was one of the most recognizable faces of the South African government during his years of international isolation over its apartheid policy. The Pakistani President has sacked to high court judge who publicly accused the country's powerful intelligence service of manipulating judicial decisions to influence the last general election in a public speech days before the July elections Shaukat Aziz Siddiqi had accused the interservices intelligence being fully involved in influencing judicial process and conspiring to keep the former prime minister now I Sharif behind bars during the poll. At least forty people have been killed by landslides and flooding caused by torrential rain in eastern Uganda on Thursday several hundred people are still unaccounted for the government says rescue teams have been dispatched to the area near the Kenyan border. BBC news. Hello. And welcome to business daily from the BBC. I'm Manueta sat across coming up. President Trump is probably a tax cheat. So says the New York Times after an exhaustive investigation. We're not talking tens of millions. We're talking hundreds of millions if not more than. Yeah. I mean, what's owed his massive President Trump's Lewis says the claimed a false, but is the real story that no one seems to camp. There is a sense that everything to do with the financial world is corrupt anyway, and you don't need to trust traditional media to tell you things that's all here in business daily from the BBC. Earlier this month..
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"World Service on WNYC AM, FM, New York. Still to come the forum. We've come at the origins of the jet engine, and the first jet aircraft to make it into the air and into combat next will follow the vapor trail from often highly dangerous fighters at the end of World War Two through career, Vietnam and the Cold War to today's ultra reliable incarnations that have shrunk the modern world. It's a story of cooperation and sometimes confusion of huge efforts exerted and sometimes huge resources wasted. And I hope you'll join me for it. After the news. BBC news with Debbie rests, the main party still in the two thousand fifteen Iran. Nuclear deal ought to set up a legal entity to maintain business with Iran after renewed US oil sanctions take effect in November the European Union foreign policy chief Federico Carini said they were determined to develop payment mechanisms to continue trading. The founders of the photo sharing app Instagram have resigned from the company's executive board. There have been reports of tension between Kevin system and Mike Krieger and Facebook which bought Instagram in twenty twelve Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg said he was looking forward to whatever the pair created next. Taiwan has welcomed a US decision to approve the possible sale of millions of dollars worth of extra military equipment is that that in the face of gradually heightened threats the sales would boost Taiwan's confidence in strengthening self defense to help maintain regional peace and stability. The US government investigation has found evidence of systematic coordinated violence by the military in Myanmar against the mostly Muslim, Mahindra minority. The State Department said the campaign was seemingly geared to both terrorizing the population and driving out Rohinton residents. A judge in Nicaragua has issued an arrest warrant for the opposition leader Felix Maria ga accusing him of having financed the protests which have rocked the country since April miss guy said he believed it was his duty to continue in what he called the civic struggle the United Nations refugee agency has named a south Sudanese surgeon as the winner of the Nansen refugee award. Don't ever Natasha runs. The only functioning hospital in the region of Bunge in northeastern south Sudan, judge in Montana has ordered legal protection to be restored. To Christly bears in Yellowstone National Park, the US fish and Wildlife Service had previously decided to strip the grizzlies status as a threatened species. She's BBC news. Welcome back to the four from BBC World Service. I'm Quentin Cooper. And tonight. I'm talking about the turbocharged development of the jet engine with historians. Philip Scranton, hominy Gifford and Volta Rachid. There are new weapons to face and new weapons to make the double jet pioneered by Frank whittle is coming into service, while the Germans PA the pilotless machines, we've.
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"Listening to the BBC World Service. With me at Butler whereas another European football season prepares to launch we're looking at the seemingly inexhaustible marketing growth of the world's favourite game Ronaldo. Is, this year's hundred million dollar player he's thirty three years old with deals like this does the elite soccer spending spree make, any financial sense business daily in a couple of minutes BBC. News with Jerry Smith the tinian Senate. Has voted down a proposal to liberalize the country's strict devotion laws the. Result was close thirty eight to thirty one and came at. The end of a long debate divided the, country in opposing camps Taiwan has dismissed Chinese plan to link the two. With an undersea tunnel it said it was. Well aware of China's intentions under there'd be no talks over the proposal the plan was to link Nova any city to Fujian province in China The Russian embassy in Washington has criticized the sanctions. The US is imposed over the poisoning of a former Russian spy in Britain called the measures. To Conan and again denied it was involved in the nerve agent attack A quote. In Thailand has sentenced among to more than one hundred years in jail for fraud and money laundering the case was opened five years ago when. Footage of whereupon super pon on a private jet holding wads of. Cash it's expected that the Zimababwean opposition leader Tendai. Biti will be sent back to his home country today of design be rejected his claim for asylum his lawyer said Mr. BT have been kept in police custody overnight Reports from Gaza. Say three people have. Been killed in Israeli airstrikes on the territory Earlier rockets have been fired from, Gaza into Israel the authorities said some people who needed medical attention There's been a rise in. The number of people opting out of organ donation in the Netherlands where low. About seeming automatic consent and this has been a registered objection is due to come. Into a fate religion appears to have played a. Role in the rise with many Muslims opting out The Swedish furniture giant eyecare has opened his first I don't in India As part of a. Long term investment plan is hoping to appeal to the growing middle, class there, is employing staff. To help customers assemble it's flat. Pack furniture BBC news.