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i'm babita sharma in singapore. the headlines: as he prepares to visit the us, president macron issues a plea to donald trump — don't pull out of the iran nuclear deal. let's preserve the framework because it's better than the sort of north korean type of situation. grief and rage in the afghan capital, kabul, as a suicide bombing kills at least 57 people. i'm kasia madera in london. also in the programme: we talk trade, equal rights and motherhood with new zealand's prime minister, jacinda ardern. and lucky to be alive. we meet the man who has survived snake, bear, and now shark attacks. good morning. it is 8:00am in singapore, 1:00am in london and 2:00am in paris, where president macron is preparing to travel to washington. before heading stateside, he urged president trump not to withdraw from the iran nuclear deal. mr macron acknowledged that the agreement wasn't perfect, but he said he couldn't see a better option.
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what is the "what if" scenario, or your plan b? i don't have a plan b. that is the question we will discuss. but that's why i just want to say, on nuclear, let's preserve the framework, because it is better than the sort of north korean type of situation. second, i am not satisfied with the situation with iran. i want to fight against ballistic missiles. i want to contain the issues in the region. 0ur correspondent in washington, chris buckler, has more details. the two men have very good relationship, a very good personal relationship, and that is recognised internationally. in fact, in that interview that was broadcast on fox news, the presenter was saying to him you are known as the trump whisperer, because he can seem to influence
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donald trump on occasions. emmanuel macron indicated that he had managed to persuade him to actually stay in syria for the longer term. now, that is something they'll discuss. but iran, i think, is at the top of the agenda, because it's only a couple of weeks before decisions have to be made. and president trump has said time and time again that he does not like the iran deal of 2015. now, it was a highpoint of barack 0bama's own foreign policy achievements, as far as barack 0bama was concerned. what the deal actually does is it curbs iran's nuclear programme, in return for an easing of sanctions. but already, with president trump starting to say that there is the potential of him ripping the deal up and walking away, that iran itself might respond by pushing that nuclear programme and really being more aggressive with what it's doing with it.
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and also the issue with syria, and donald trump pulling troops out of the country, which he has said he will do. macron has said he does not wa nt will do. macron has said he does not want that to happen. yeah, i think to some extent donald trump has changed his view on syria. he still feels like he wants to get out of there, he does not want the troops to be there, but there is still this question of what would happen if the us left. and, at the moment, president macron seems to have persuaded him that leaving a vacuum would be very bad, because it could be filled by president assad's regime, it could be filled by is, it could be filled by russia, but the point is it would not be favourable to the likes of france and the us, involved in strikes in syria only recently.
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it is also important to france and to europe as well. clearly we have got donald trump involved in very aggressive tariffs, pushing those on steel and aluminium. it is really felt by president macron that potentially those tariffs could be bad, and there is the potential for working out some kind of deal donald trump. after all, he likes to see himself as someone who is a bit of a negotiator. let's take a look at some of the day's other news: at least 57 people have been killed in a suicide bomb attack outside a voter registration centre in afghanistan. more than 100 people were wounded in the explosion, which happened in western kabul. the so—called islamic state says it was behind the bombing. zia shahreyar reports from kabul. the people who were killed and injured here had been waiting in line at this voter registration centre for identity cards that would have allowed them to vote in elections, due to take place in october. the suicide bomber walked up
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to the building's entrance, and detonated his bomb. translation: this kid was innocent. what was she guilty of? she was killed today in this attack. these people call themselves muslims? curse on such muslims. translation: look at this. this is a voting card, which is drowned in blood. who will come to vote when the government asks us to? the government hopes to register up to a0 million people in the coming months, at thousands of centres across the country. but afg hanistan‘s independent election commission is concerned about security. election registration has been under way for a week, but there have already been four attacks. islamic state claimed they have carried out this one. every attack undermines the credibility of president ashraf ghani's western—backed government. it has pledged to hold parliamentary elections this year. zia shahreyar, bbc news, kabul.
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also making news today: the president of nicaragua, daniel 0rtega, has scrapped the changes to social security that have prompted violent protests across the country. human rights groups say at least 25 people have been killed since wednesday, when pensioners and students first took to the streets to protest against the measure. tens of thousands of armenians have been demonstrating in the main square of the capital, yerevan, in defiance of calls from the authorities to end illegal rallies. they are calling for the resignation of the country's long—standing leader, serzh sargsyan, and for the release of the main protest organiser, nikol pashinyan. the billionaire former mayor of new york city michael bloomberg has said he will fund next year's us contribution to the paris climate agreement. president trump announced the us withdrawal from the accord last year, but mr bloomberg says that he still hopes the president will change his mind. social media companies in the uk are being threatened with new legislation unless they voluntarily come forward with safeguards to protect children's mental health.
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the british health secretary, jeremy hunt, has written to platforms such as facebook and google accusing them of turning a blind eye to the problems arising from social media use. this is the chinese city of bijie, which was deluged after a heavy hailstorm — 47 millimetres of water in just 30 minutes. some parts of the city were left flooded, cars left stranded and roads impassable. there was traffic disruption and a fair bit of damage to property. the london marathon was officially the hottest on record. some runners struggled to cope with temperatures of more than 2a celsius. more than 40,000 people took part, cheered on by hundreds of thousands of spectators. the organisers have admitted that three water stations along the route ran out of supplies.
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police in the american state of tennessee say a naked gunman who shot dead four people at a restaurant outside nashville early on sunday is still at large. the man was almost completely naked when the incident took place. authorities are warning they believe the suspect may still have access to guns. lebo diseko has more. afamily a family restaurant now the scene of a crime, after a naked gunman opened fire with a semiautomatic rifle. the suspect arrived in a pick—up truck and shot to make people outside. he then went inside, opened fire and killed at least two more. he got out with an assault rifle, wearing only a jacket, nothing from the waist down, really just a jacket, nothing from the waist down, reallyjust craziness, and he shot a customer who was about to go
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in the door, and then he shot my friend who was trying to get away on the sidewalk. this is the gun the attacker used to kill at least four people, only stopping when it was wrestled from him by a customer. people, only stopping when it was wrestled from him by a customerlj don't wrestled from him by a customer.” don't want people to think that i was the terminator or superman, or anybody like that, it was just... was the terminator or superman, or anybody like that, it wasjust... i figured if i was going to die, he was going to have to work for it. man—hunt is now under way after the shooter managed to escape. he took off his jacket as he left the scene, and may now be completely inert. authorities are looking for travis reinking. it is thought he may also be armed with two more guns —— com pletely be armed with two more guns —— completely nude. the advice from police, as their search continues — keep your doors locked and your eyes open. if you see reinking or a nude quy open. if you see reinking or a nude
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guy walking around, contact police immediately. less than a year ago, jacinda ardern was deputy leader of new zealand's opposition labour party, facing an election they were certain to lose. today, she is the country's youngest leader. time magazine included her in the top 100 most influential people on the planet. she is also about to have her first baby. in an exclusive interview with lucy hockings, the prime minister talked about the decriminalisation of homosexuality — an issue that was discussed at the recent commonwealth summit. it was important to raise the issue of discrimination. and you were able to raise it? yes, happily, and as i would in any environment, regardless of the position of others. i acknowledge that we are a country that is in a different position than others, but i still see it as our responsibility to promote genuine inclusion and the removal of discrimination. do you support charles as being head of the commonwealth?
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my view is that it should follow the crown. and was there agreement amongst the 53 members? yeah, we absolutely agreed with the resolution that was put around, charles taking over as the head of the commonwealth if and when it is required. if it is possible to prioritise both, we do, obviously, it represents roughly $53 billion of trade, closer to $5 billion for the uk. but there is something extra about our relationship with the uk that's critical to us, and so it goes beyond trade. i think that relationship, it goes beyond economics, but it is fair to say that for our exporters, both are critically important. but the uk is top of the agenda? well, uk is less likely to be first cab off the rank, in the sense that they are negotiating brexit, obviously, whereas our
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mandate for the eu fta is coming up in may. it may be that one precedes the other, but we see both as critical. so there you were watching television, and you found out i'm going to lad this country. yes, that's right. how was that? what happened inside? it was — yeah, it was quite an overwhelming moment. because unlike on election night, where you've quite a big buildup, you can see where the numbers are going, it wasjust bam. i was standing in my office, surrounded by my team. my partner was there trying to capture the moment. i had my hands on my face for most of it, i think, probably in nervous anticipation. but it was extraordinary. and we went straight from there into media stand—up, planning for finalising negotiations. we literally took four days between then and swearing in the government, and it was very fast. and so by the time i got home
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at 11:00pm that night, i celebrated with a pot of needles in my flat. yeah, there has been no time to pause. do you find all these questions about the baby intrusive? they're very personal. no, not at all. you know, when you are only the second person in the world to have a baby in office, of course it's going to be of interest. i don't mind that at all. what i hope is that someday, in the future, it won't be interesting anymore. you are watching newsday on the bbc. still to come on the programme: he fought off a shark, a snake, and a bear. we meet a man who is lucky to be alive. also on the programme: an offbeat but tasty treat from pixar. meet bao, the baby dumpling. this is
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—— the stars and stripes at half—mast outside columbine high, the school sealed off and the bodies of the dead still inside. i never thought that they would actually go through with it. some places have already had nearly as much rain as they'd normally expect in an entire year. for millions of americans, the death of richard nixon in a new york hospital has meant conflicting emotions. a national day of mourning next wednesday sitting somehow uneasily with the abiding memories of the shame of watergate. and lift—off of the space shuttle discovery with the hubble space telescope, our window on the universe. you're watching newsday.
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good of you to join us on the bbc. i'm babita sharma in singapore. i'm kasia madera in london. our top stories: as he prepares to head to the us, president macron of france calls on donald trump not to scrap the iran nuclear deal. a suicide attack at an election centre in the afghan capital, kabul. 57 people are killed and more than 100 wounded. let's take a look at the front pages from around the world. the japan times is leading on the metoo movement, with journalists challenging the male—dominated japanese media industry. it also has this great main picture story featuring the japanese figure skater yazuru hanyu, who won gold
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at the winter olympics in south korea. the article's reporting 100,000 people gathered to welcome hanyu hanyu back. the south china morning post looks at hong kong's graduate scheme and how students from the chinese mainland — who make up 90% of those in the scheme — say living costs, limited job prospects and border tensions deter them from staying in hong kong. the gulf news has more on sunday's bomb attack in kabul. it has a lead picture showing a woman grieving outside a hospital in the afghan capital. the front page also looks at tensions in the gulf region, and talks about how qatari warplanes are reported to have come within 700 feet of a passenger plane while it flew over bahrain. to the warning. —— that is the
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papers this morning. they say bad luck comes in threes, and for a 20—year—old guy from the us, that has proved to be true. dylan mcwilliams recently survived a shark attack off the coast of hawaii, but he's also been attacked by a bear while camping in colorado, and he was bitten by a rattlesnake while hiking in utah. dylan is still in hawaii. i spoke to him a short time ago. it happened on thursday, and i wasjust paddling out to the line up here to surf and i caught one wave and broke it in and i was going out for more, i felt something hit my leg and started looking around and saw some blood
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and then i saw the shark underneath me and starting kicking at it, and then i started swimming back to shore. so the shark pierced your skin and everybody knows that once the shark smells blood or recognises there is blood in the water, the shark will then potentially attack you. is that what happened? how did you escape from it? yeah, that's what i was afraid of. that was the scariest part, was swimming back. i was about 30 or a0 metres out from the beach and i didn't know where the shark was, i was just surfing as fast as i could on my board. once you got out of the water, did people come and help you? people must have seen what was going on because it was a big shark? yeah, people did, there were people who came and called the medic. if that's not enough, you've also survived a bear attack and a rattlesnake attack.
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what's going on with you? yeah, i don't know. the bear attack and the shark attack, it's just kind of crazy that those two things happened to one person. i know you like going outdoors a lot, you do a lot of travelling so i guess you put yourself in these kind of positions where it is possibly quite dangerous? yeah, a lot of people say i'm like steve irwin, i take risks like steve irwin and being out in the wildlife and stuff, but i don't blame the animals for the attacks. i was in the wrong spot at the wrong time. the tribal regions in pakistan — on the border with afghanistan — have long been the focus of militant activity. the pakistani army is seen as having successfully pushed out many of the extremist groups that had been embedded there. but protesters from the pashtun community — who make up the local population and around a fifth of the country — say they're being unfairly tarnished
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by the security forces as terror suspects. secunder kermani reports from lahore. what kind of freedom is this? the lyrics of the anthem of this protest movement. it began after the extra—judicial killing of a young pashtun man in january, wrongly accused of being a terrorist. it's grown into an expression of rage with the policies of the pakistani military and intelligence services. many, like this man, say they feel caught between them and the militants. he tells me, "in his area, if you are clean—shaven, the taliban will target you." "if you had a beard, the army would." the pashtun protection movement is non—violent but controversial. amongst its broadest claims — that the pakistani army is supporting extremist groups. they're chanting "the ones responsible for terrorism are the ones in uniform!" this kind of open criticism of the military, on this scale,
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is really completely unprecedented in pakistan. the movement's leader says the military deliberately fuelled extremism for years, and now views all pashtuns as potential terror suspects. translation: we want anyone who supports terrorists to be put on trial in court, but do not punish ordinary people. one of the group's key demands is the return of men believed to have been forcibly disappeared by the intelligence services. one of the most sensitive issues. they had been collecting the remains of the victims and encouraging their families to speak out. this man's brother disappeared two years ago. he says he doesn't know if he is alive or dead, what kind ofjustice is that?, he
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asks. the pakistan military denies human rights abuses but despite increasing pressure from the authorities and a lack of local media coverage, this movement seems to be growing. the tribeca film festival is underway in new york and at the weekend, viewers were treated to something a little different — the premiere of a short film from pixar called bao, about a homemade dumpling that comes to life. it's also the first pixar film to be directed by a female. the story is about an aging and lonely chinese mother suffering from empty nest syndrome, who receives an unexpected second chance at motherhood when her dumpling comes to life. take a look. baby crying it isa
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it is a wonderful film. the film's chinese—canadian director, domee shi, spoke to me about how she developed the idea for the movie. i cannot believe that i am here, it is amazing. thank you so much for watching and liking the short, it is awesome. tell us how this came about for you and the making of bao because i know that you were an intern initially for pixar. yes, as i had come up with the idea for bao overfour i had come up with the idea for bao over four years ago, i had come up with the idea for bao overfour years ago, i was i had come up with the idea for bao over four years ago, i was working asa over four years ago, i was working as a story artist on the film inside 0ut, as a story artist on the film inside out, and i had come up with this idea to dojust out, and i had come up with this idea to do just on the side, as a side project, so bao started off as
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an idea to make a film on my home. i pitched at around two co—workers just to get their feedback on it, i pitched at two petjust just to get their feedback on it, i pitched at two pet just to just to get their feedback on it, i pitched at two petjust to get his feedback on it, and he ended up liking it so much that it encouraged me to pitch it to the studio when they ask me to pitch a couple of ideas for pixar‘s next official short film. and then bao got chosen, it was relit in 2015 and that is when it became official and i really started to just develop it even more and the rest is a blur. -- greenlight. you have been watching newsday. stay with us. the indian company that has announced they will cover egg freezing for their female employees who are delaying motherhood. iam i am cassie madeira in london and just before we go, we have some
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breaking news coming in from owl seoul correspondence. south korea has said that it is going to stop its propaganda broadcast at the border with north korea. that sony is usually filled with the sound of south korean news broadcasts, which echo across the border. south korea is to stop that and north korea also will do the same. good morning. yesterday was the last time we will see anywhere in the uk get above 20 degrees in the week ahead. the kink in the jetstream to the north helped to drag in that unusual warmth through last week is now out of the way, and through the week ahead we will see it piling up on the atlantic and move to the south of the uk, putting us on the colder side. what does that mean? back to more typical weather for the time being, nothing untoward, nice
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enough when the sun's out, it has a bit of strength but it does mean we will see cooler conditions especially when the rains are around. cooler conditions to start your monday morning commute, temperatures into single figures uk—wide, compensated with a bit of sunshine in the south and east of the uk. a bit more cloud and overnight showers continuing. some of those will fade for a while, but cloud amounts increasing from the west, sunny spells to the east, turning grey. northern ireland, occasional rain through the afternoon, spreading into western scotland, the isle of man and western parts of wales too. like sunday, temperatures around 10—14 degrees. further east than what we are seeing, but 15—18 celsius still pleasant enough with sunny spells overhead, and that for late april. sunshine quickly dissipates during the evening as cloud increases from the west, occasional rain spreading across most parts of the uk, linked into this weather system, the bulk of which would have gotten out of the way on tuesday, but leaving a trailing front of the north of scotland and across southern
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counties of england. these are the two zones, start the day on tuesday cloudy, brighter for northern ireland and england, showers developing through the day but whilst we will see a few breaks in the cloud in the south later on, it rethickens and turns grey, misty and damp. wales and southwest england in particular. your temperatures for tuesday, roughly around the teens. could see 17 degrees, cloud breaks towards the south—east corner but even that milder air will be pushed out on tuesday night, the weather front bringing rain for some, that edges out the rain into wednesday and puts us into north—westerly winds. wednesday, a typical april showers day, most places starting some sunshine, showers in the west, but developing more widely with hail and thunder, gusty wind as well and as the showers come through, getting rather cool. temperatures much lower, especially in the east, 11—15 degrees your high. wednesday into the north—westerly, they will dominate. low pressure to the north of us, a showery airflow. cool by day and a mixture of sunshine and showers, showers and to the north, turning rather chilly by night too.
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take care. our top story: as the french president, emmanuel macron, prepares for a state visit to the us, he has called on donald trump not to to pull out of the iran nuclear deal. speaking to fox news, mr macron accepted the agreement wasn't perfect, but that he couldn't see a better option. president trump has consistently threatened to scrap the 2015 deal. at least 57 people are known to have been killed in a suicide bomb attack outside a voter registration centre in the afghan capital, kabul. so—called islamic state says it was behind the bombing. and this story is trending on a menu from the first meal ever served aboard the titanic has sold for $1a0,000 at an auction in the uk. the lunch was served to officers on the first day of sea trials in april 1912. that's all from me for now. stay with bbc news. and the top story here in the uk:
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