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welcome to newsday, on the bbc. i'm sharanjit leyl, in singapore. the headlines: how many of you? 13. 13? brilliant. the moment 12 young boys and their football coach are found alive, after being trapped in a vast cave system in thailand for nine days. their families are overjoyed but the boys‘ ordeal is not over yet. they're tired and hungry and rescuers still need to work out how to get them out. it will be a prolonged operation but right now, this entire country is relishing a happy ending that had become harder and harder to believe the most senior catholic priest ever to be convicted of covering up a child abuse scandal is due to be sentenced shortly by an australian court. i'm babita sharma, in london. also in the programme: a left—wing anti—establishment candidate is to become mexico's next president.
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lopez obrador has vowed to crack down on corruption. and more drama in russia, after a nail—biting match against belgium, japan are knocked out of the world cup. live from our studios in singapore and london, this is bbc world news — it's newsday. good morning. it's 7 am in singapore, midnight in london, and 6:00am in chiang rai where late at night came the extraordinary news that 12 boys and their football coach, missing for nine days in a cave, had been found alive. divers have been trying to reach them for days after water levels rose suddenly, trapping the boys. the discovery came after a marathon search opperation in the tham luang caves.
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helped by reducing the water level, rescuers first managed to get from the cave entrance to set up an operation base in an area called ‘chamber 3'. eventually divers reached a cavern known as pattaya beach where it was thought the missing had sheltered. but the area was found to be flooded. divers then went 400 metres further into the cave. it was here the boys were found. now rescue teams must decide whether to move them back through the flooded cave using scuba gear or attempt to pump the water out. as jonathan head reports from the tham luang caves. this was the moment they were found. the british cave diver john volanthen calling out to the missing group in a cave deep under the mountains. as the divers turned to leave,
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promising to return with back—up, one of the boys says to them, "please, tell them we're hungry". for the families of the boys, a joyous end to nine agonising days of waiting, hoping and, at times, despairing. translation: today is the best day. i've been waiting for my son for so many days. i'm so excited! the first thing i will do is hug him. and for the thousands of volunteers, officials, climbers and others who've taken part in this extraordinary multinational search operation — a very special moment. most of all for the local governor,
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who's been the public face of this rescue and ordered officials working on it to think of the boys as their own sons. narongsak osottanakorn described how the boys were discovered and then said simply, "we found our younger brothers, and they were safe". cheering after thejubilation at after the jubilation at the serious challenge of extract thing the boys and their coach, weakened by hunger, from gays it had taken experience divers many days to get to. but right now entire country is relishing a happy ending which had become harder and harder to believe they were all members of a football squad who'd entered the caves after saturday practice with their coach. their bicycles were found chained
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to the railings at the entrance. it was presumed they'd been cut off by fast rising water. the thai government has thrown everything at these efforts to save their lives. now pumping thousands of gallons an hour from the caves to help to get them out. more rain later this week will complicate things. but this astonishing news of the boys‘ survival will surely spur everyone on. let's now speak to ricky greenwald, the founder and director of the child trauma institute. he's got nearly three decades of experience in helping children through trauma and he joins us live via webcam from massachusetts in the us. welcome to the programme. firstly, it is an incredible ordeal these
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kids have gone through. it is incredible happy news that they have been found but the ordeal is not over, they are still trapped and the mechanics of getting them out to be worked out. how traumatising is this experience for them as children? the bad things children expect our getting bumped in a game of football, what to expect for the day, week, year. the most upsetting things to happen, you choose a month, digestive, grow strongerfor them but some things are so big and upsetting and overwhelming that the
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only way to tolerate them is to kind of push them aside say you can get through the day and that is what makes something traumatic, where it is too much to stand and most of the trauma people have is from child abuse, exposure to violence, this is abuse, exposure to violence, this is a pretty extreme experience they are having, stranded in space to so many days, not knowing what is going to happen, not having food. they will come back from this, it is not so different from people coming back from an intent combat experience. the comeback and it looks like the normal life you left but you do not feel normal any more. it is a big culture shock and even with good family and community support and medical care, it will be quite a
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challenge for these children to adjust. you describe it as almost like coming back from combat. they are not through it yet. as a cultural layer, this is happening in thailand. what should families, communities be doing to help them through this process once they are rescued and presumably there will be lots of media scrutiny adding to the situation? there is only so much you can control the situation like this, given the publicity it has had. family and community have to struck a balance of tried to get back to normal life as much as possible which is comforting and on the other hand acknowledging that something pretty big just happened and we have to make accommodations of people that do not feel right, that may
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have special needs, anxiety, emotional reactions that are not expected. families and community have to somehow balanced normalcy with accommodation of special needs. the other thing i hope we are going to see is appropriate treatment. there are several research supported therapies. emd are is a good one. there are quite a number of therapists trained in it in thailand. what about the parents and families who have watched this so closely, they will need help as well? that is a good question because everybody is focused on the children but it has impacted much
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more than the children. these pa rents more than the children. these parents presumably did not know if there were ever going to see their child again. they have been through two in their own way. thank you for joining us today. much ball coming up as soon as we get it. —— much more. let's take a look at some of the day's other news: the most senior catholic figure to be convicted of covering—up sexual assualt will be sentenced today in australia. philip wilson, the archbishop of adelaide, was found guilty of concealing child abuse by a priest in the 1970s and faces up to two years injail. hywel griffith has more from sydney. philip wilson faces the real prospect of being sent to jail today after having been convicted a few weeks ago. we heard he has shown no remorse or contrition of concealing
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the abuse of children. it happened backin the abuse of children. it happened back in the 1970s in these areas. he was a parish priest at the time and victims had come forward telling him about being abused by another member of the clergy and he did not tell police about the abuse when they started investigating the priest. when he was convicted, we learnt he was the most senior catholic figure in the world who have been convicted of concealing this. it is something rome will have to tackle. the prosecution said he acted in order to save the reputation of the church but that reputation is now in danger. also this hour, new criminal charges have been brought against the disgraced hollywood producer
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harvey weinstein. the charges of predatory sexual assault relate to allegations by a third woman and carry a maximum sentence of life in prison. last month, the former movie mogul pleaded not guilty to rape and sexual offences involving two other women. fbi agents have arrested a man accused of plotting a terror attack. law enforcement cannot sit back and wait for law enforcement cannot sit back and waitfoer law enforcement cannot sit back and wait for mr pitts to commit a violent act. we do not have the luxury of hoping an individual decides not to harm someone or get others to act, especially when his repeated intentions were to do just that. day one of wimbeldon has wrapped up
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with two of tennis' superstars sailing through the first round. swiss top seed federer began his bid for a record—extending ninth men's title with a win over serbia's dusan lajovic. and serena williams made herfirst wimbeldon appearance since having a baby, reaching the second round. more coming up this hour in sport today. declaring he'll ‘extend his hand' to the us president, mexico's incoming leader vowed to work with donald trump on economic issues and fighting illegal immigration. but andres manuel lopes obrador, or amlo as he's known, made clear that tackling corruption will be his number one priority. he won sunday's election with 53% of the vote, easily defeating his nearest rivals. however, it's unclear whether his party, the national regeneration movement, will secure a majority in parliament. the bbc‘s katty kay has been
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covering the election for us from mexio city. mexico now has a new president who has promised enormous things— to clamp down on corruption, get rid of the violence. the public now needs to see whether he can deliver. like populist leaders around the world there is a gap perhaps between the promises and the reality and expectations. he has said he will get rid of waste, the president plan, he will not live in the presidential palace, he will review whether to rebuild a new airport in mexico city. getting rid of violence is also going to be very difficult. previous presidents have tried to do that and have failed. it has arisen again in recent years. the world, not just people in again in recent years. the world, notjust people in this country, people in north america and the
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region, will be watching to see if he can deliver. you're watching newsday on the bbc. still to come on the programme: the latest from the world cup as the sun sets onjapan‘s dreams of a quarter—final draw with resource. —— brazil's. china marked its first day of rule in hong kong with a series of spectacular celebrations. a huge firework display was held in the former colony. the chinese president, jiang zemin, said unification was the start of a new era for hong kong. the world's first clone has been produced of an adult mammal. scientists in scotland have produced a sheep called dolly, that was cloned in a laboratory using a cell from another sheep. for the first time in 20 years, russian and american spacecraft have docked in orbit, at the start of
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a new era of cooperation in space. challenger powered past the bishop rock lighthouse at almost 50 knots, shattering a record that had stood for 34 years. and there was no hiding the sheer elation of richard branson and his crew. this is newsday on the bbc. i'm sharanjit leyl in singapore. i'm babita sharma in london. our top stories: 12 boys and their football coach missing for nine days in a cave in thailand — have been found alive. the most senior catholic priest ever to be convicted of covering up a child abuse scandal is due to be sentenced by an australian court. let's take a look at some front pages from around the world.
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the front page of the irish times reports on the goverment‘s bid to bag themselves a seat on the un security council. they're hoping to capture the non—permanent position from 2021. but are facing some stiff competion from canada and norway. the south china morning post says hollywood blockbusters are taking a backseat, as local films grab the spotlight. domestic movies generated sixty percent of box office tickets this year, with 0peration red sea and detective chinatown stealing the show. the japan times reports on the royal romance between princess ayako and her fiance, which sounds a lot like love at first sight. apparently the couple hit it off immediately. and it's not hard to see why.
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she described kei moriya as smart, kind and decisive. quite the catch then! allen is from the new south wales cave rescue squad and joins us from the blue mountains outside of sydney. welcome to the programme. what is your assessment of how difficult it is going to be now of trying to get the boys and their coach out of the cave system?m could still be quite difficult, it depends on how much rainfall —— rain falls and how money it is, whether they can say —— see their way or not. i imagine not. it is up to the weather quite a bit, i think.
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not. i imagine not. it is up to the weather quite a bit, ithink. from my view, i cannot see what is happening but it sounds like a lot of fla k happening but it sounds like a lot of flak cave. in terms of the experience you have of caves and the system that you know of in thailand, how have the boys being able to, and their coach, being able to survive? many people thinking that they would have heard some awful news coming out of thailand after almost ten days now. the thing is with thailand, it is fairly warm. they do not have too much trouble with getting cold and exposure and things like that and they obviously had plenty of water to not have first problem is. he will can live a long time without food if you have two. that might be a week, but they are young, fit, and they are not in really severe conditions for survival, so that is a good class of
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them. what will be the most challenging obstacle now as we move forward in the rescue mission?” expect they are hoping to be able to just bring them out diving. they will fit each kid out with scuba gearand will fit each kid out with scuba gear and they will die them out between two experienced divers, i think that is what they would want to do. that depends on how difficult the passage is, how many spikes of rock there are in the way and how bandy it is and how wide it is. they will not be able to see anything, they will be in very muddy water and visibility will be next to nothing. even the torch lights underwater in that sort of condition, you just see a brown glow. for the kids, probably none of them have ever dived before
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and they will have quite an experience, that will be the difficult thing for them. and we are presuming they can all slim, but we don't know that. —— all slim. i am wondering what equipment divers or the rescue team will have when they carry out its mission. —— swim. they will have to bring in diving masks and a scuba set for each kids would be the minimum. but they will more than likely have good ropes to follow. the divers themselves will be able to pull on the rope and they will have two divers per kid to just ring them out between the two. there will be hanging on to them pretty tight, they won't have to swim, all they will have to do is be brave enough to go underwater in bad conditions. but i think they have a
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lot of incentive to get out, somehow. thank you so much for that. full analysis of exactly that moment when contact was made with the children and their coach on the bbc news website with full details of our correspondence that are on the scene. japan have been knocked out of the world cup after a remarkable comeback from belgium. japan were leading 2—0 well into the second half, but belgium rallied, scoring three goals in less than thirty minutes, the third goal coming in the last seconds of the match. brazil won their match against mexico 2—0 and will play belgium in the quarter finals on friday. the bbc‘s 0lly foster is following events from moscow. there were tears from the blue samurai. they have never made it into a world cup quarter—final and they were so close to. no one saw this performance coming at all, the way that they limped out of their group. those two goals set them into
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dreamland. but the belgian bench came to their rescue, their two substitute among the goalscorers, chadli, the matchwinner in the end at the 94th minute. the last kick of the game, practically. that is the first time since 1966 that a team has come back from 2—0 down in a knockout match to win a match inside 90 minutes. belgium perilously close to going out. the japanese knew how close they came. they were absolutely to reflect, but they go home. belgian march on and we have a quarter—final to relish coming up on friday because they have brazil in that tough side of the world cup draw. and brazil are looking pretty good, aren't they? as you said, playing again on friday, what are the matches we need to watch over
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the matches we need to watch over the coming days? i will bring you up to date, they beat mexico fairly easily. it was 0—0 at half time, then neymar came in and scored one and assisted with a second. it was just his performance with the ball, his performances over the game, some rough performances, he went down and some was justified, but it is the theatrics, it earning a reputation. 0ne theatrics, it earning a reputation. one of the mexican players was lucky not to be sent off, who went to pick up not to be sent off, who went to pick up the ball near him and trod on his troublesome foot, the one he broke a couple of months ago. neymar did play on but he was riding around. a lot of headlines around him and theatrics but he was also the matchwinner as well. with all of the excitement of the
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world cup, a lot of disappointed fa ns world cup, a lot of disappointed fans in asia with japan missing out. you have been watching newsday. stay with us. we will be looking at president trump's attempts to repeal regulations, and looking at one of the rollback that he says hurt american businesses. and before we go, let's take a look at these pictures. these pictures from thailand, where 12 boys and their coach have been found alive and are doing pretty well under the circumstances. they are crowded onto a wedge of dry ground surrounded by water where they went missing just over nine days ago. the diver who found them told them to stay calm and many people are coming. now the focus turns to the rescue mission. we will bring you all the developments on bbc world news. stay with us. good morning. the summer of 2018 is
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shaping up to be memorable. june may bea shaping up to be memorable. june may be a distant memory, but it looks as though the statistics will make it go down in history. this was glasgow last week on thejune 28 in motherwell, where we saw a high of 33 degrees. we thought that was the hottestjune 33 degrees. we thought that was the hottest june day on 33 degrees. we thought that was the hottestjune day on record, but it was the hottest day ever recorded in scotland. quite incredible. it looks as though there is little in the way of significant rain in the forecast not only throughout this week but perhaps into next as well. high pressure stays with us, subtle differences. and easterly breeze will bring changes and it does mean that first thing in the morning there will be a bit more cloud along there will be a bit more cloud along the north sea coast and it will be a little bit more fresh as we go through the day. further west, with a little more shelter we got that in those temperatures yet again are set to respond to. highest values of around 27 degrees, a little bit
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cooler along the east coast. perhaps a little more pleasant for many. has removed out of tuesday into wednesday, the high—pressure releases grip. it there is still unlikely to be any significant rain in the forecast. perhaps a little more in the way of cloud around and a few sharp showers across southern england. very hit and miss but i am sure there will be welcome news for gardeners and growers out there. temperatures are degree at or so down the. looking at a high of 26, 27 degrees. dry story into thursday for most of us, but a weather front, something we haven't seen for some time, introducing the way of cloud across northern isles into the west and the northern highlands but no significant rain in the forecast. may be a few isolated showers and the risk of a few showers threatening across the far south. the highest values of17— threatening across the far south. the highest values of 17— 28 degrees. the wind direction looking
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likely to change again as we move towards the weekend and that will allow those temperatures to climb with a southerly 29 or 30 degrees not out of the question somewhere in the south. the high—pressure establishes itself as we move out of the working week into next weekend. and that means that they dry, settled and relatively sunny. if you haven't already got the message, it looks likely that the rest of the week will stay quite sunny, warm for many with little in the way of significant rain. take care. i'm babita sharma, with bbc world news. our top story: rescuers have made contact with twelve boys and one adult, who've been trapped in a flooded cave system in thailand for nine days. the youngest of the group is just eleven years old. rescuers are now trying to work out how best to bring them to safety. they'll need to dive through flood—water to get out of the caves. the most senior catholic priest ever to be convicted of covering up a child abuse scandal
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is due to be sentenced shortly by an australian court. and a rare glimpse of a new planet has emerged. it's the clearest image so far of a planet being born and it comes from the european southern 0bservatory. it shows a new planet, forming around a dwarf star. no romantic names, though, the star is called pds 70. stay with bbc world news. now on bbc news, hardtalk‘s stephen sackur speaks to computer scientist and author, jarron lanier.
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