welcome to newsday on the bbc. i'm sharanjit leyl in london. the headlines: pomp and circumstance for the us president's visit to britain. protests lie ahead, but mr trump says he's not too bothered. protests, there might be proteas. i believe the people in the uk, scotland, ireland, ithink believe the people in the uk, scotland, ireland, i think there's people like me —— protests. injapan, fears of disease and more than 200 killed in the worst flooding in nearly a0 years. i'm rico hizon in singapore. the new research that says bad sleep could be linked to brain disease. and serena williams makes it through to the wimbledon final — she'll play angelique kerber on saturday for the title. it's midnight here in london where president trump is ending
the first day of his long awaited — and controversial — visit to britain. he's just attended a gala dinner at the birthplace of sir winston churchill along with prime minister theresa may — and a lot of soldiers in uniform. on friday, mr trump will have tea with the queen — even though it's not a full—blown state visit. that may — or may not— be related to the protests that are expected in london. the bbc‘sjon sopel reports. all dressed up, and donald trump does have somewhere to go. not a state visit, this is meant to be just a routine work trip for the president, accompanied by first lady melania. well, you could have fooled me. the british are pulling out all the stops.
this may be a country in turmoil, as the president remarked, but it still knows how to put on a show. the bands of the welsh, irish and scots guards beat a retreat, and the setting for tonight's banquet was the magnificent blenheim palace, winston churchill's birthplace, and a hero of donald trump's. theresa may and husband philip waited patiently to greet them. when the turmoil of brexit is finally over, this is the man who she might be concluding a trade deal with, and the prime minister wants to make him feel welcome — a feeling not universally shared. at the gates of blenheim, protesters gathered to voice their displeasure at donald trump's visit, although this was middle england, and it was all a bit sedate. but tomorrow will be bigger, when the trump baby blimp will float 30 metres above the thames.
and protesters have promised to make their voices heard, not that donald trump, before he left the nato summit in brussels, seemed overly worried. protests, there might be protests. but i believe that the people in the uk, scotland, ireland — as you know, i have property in ireland, i have property all over. i think that those people, they like me a lot, and they agree with me on immigration. i'm going to a few hot spots. we have nato, then we have the uk, and then we have britain, and i said putin may be the easiest of them all, you never know. i'm going to a pretty hot spot right now, right, with a lot of resignations. any us presidential visit is an exercise in the projection of power, and though protesters won't get anywhere near him, there are plenty who support donald trump being given the red carpet treatment as britain's most important ally. i think donald trump will have wonderful and fruitful conversations with the prime minister, because at the end of the day,
it doesn't matter who is president or who is prime minister. our long—standing relationship between our two countries will endure. when president trump arrived into britain today, he was greeted on behalf of the government by dr liam fox, the international trade secretary, underlining again the importance of trade, the pre—eminent issue on theresa may's agenda. but there are signs tonight that donald trump, farfrom coming to her aid, is doing his best to undermine the fragile truce she reached with her divided cabinet last friday. let's take a look at some of the day's other news. the british government has published its blueprint for relations with the eu after brexit, amid chaotic scenes involving mps in parliament. it promises to build a "broad and deep economic relationship" — whilst minimising disruption to trade, boosting jobs and ending the free movement of people to the uk.
this white paper sets out the right brexit deal, taking back control over our money brexit deal, taking back control over oui’ money laws brexit deal, taking back control over our money laws and what is, supporting the economy by maintaining a strong trading relationship after we have left, ending free movement, while avoiding a high border between northern ireland and ireland, and indeed between northern ireland and great britain. also making news today: north korean officials failed to turn up for talks with a us team on the repatriation of the remains of american soldiers killed during the korean war. it had been a commitment from the summit between the north korean leader, kim jong—un, and president trump in singapore. it's reported north korea has asked for talks to take place on sunday. the syrian government has re—taken control of rebel—held parts of the southern city of deraa, where the revolt against president bashar al—assad began seven years ago. government vehicles accompanied by allied russian military police entered the area —
hoisting the national flag in the main square. the thai navy seals involved in the complicated rescue of 12 boys and their football coach trapped in the tham luang cave have returned to their airbase just outside bangkok to a heroes‘ welcome. their dangerous, yet successful mission took three days and ended on tuesday. they were helped by a team of international divers. this man holds the world record for the longest fingernails on a single hand. but not any more. shridhar chillal, who's from india, has finally had them cut off — or rather sawn off. he'd been growing his nails for 66 years after he was told off at school for accidentally breaking off a teacher's fingernail. the fingernails will go on display in new york. as we've reported us
president donald trump has been hosted at a dinner at blenheim palace this evening, before meeting with theresa may and the queen tomorrow. earlier i spoke with our correspondent chris mason who told me trump has senior members of the british parliament nervous over what he might say next. he talked about the turmoil, as he described, in british politics at the moment. he talked about the uk being a hotspot. those two words might be undiplomatic prior to visiting a country, but they are also broadly true. where it has got particularly sticky is that president trump has given an interview in the sun newspaper, the biggest selling paper due to come out tomorrow morning in uk, friday morning uk time, in which he has a
very strong view about the nature of the white paper that you have just been talking about, the proposals from the british government for its approach to brexit. in his view it advocates a situation where the uk will be far too close to the european union after brexit and, crucially, he says, that could jeopardise the idea of a us— uk trade deal after brexit. something that britain cherishes the opportunity to pursue what it is no longer in the european union. an extraordinary thing for interstate so extraordinary thing for interstate so candidly and so bluntly in the hours immediately after arriving in the uk and ahead of those talks coming up in a couple of hours time with the british prime minister, theresa may. indeed. as you say, you are talking about the sun newspaper interview. we have lines and revelations coming out from deniau. it has been embargo to literally the top of the hour. in it he says boris johnson would make a great prime minister. he says the brexit negotiations are taking,
u nfortu nately, negotiations are taking, unfortunately, too long, among other things. it is not making him a popular figure things. it is not making him a popularfigure in the uk. huge protest planned in london, not far away from the bbc, at portland place. what is expected on the agenda tomorrow? what we have got is britain very delicately approaching this by donald trump. it isn't a state visit, yet, as we saw in the report a few minutes ago, there is a loss of the pomp and ceremony that would normally be associated with a state visit. there was also a keen awareness that while the british prime minister was very keen to have a close relationship with president trump, as any british prime minister would want to, but particularly in the context of brexit at seeking strong allies abroad, she was keen on this visit, but also conscious of all of these protests. they are trying to ensure the itinerary caty donald trump as far away from the protesters as is possible. -- can keep. chris mason speaking earlier.
at least 200 people are now reported to have been killed in the worst flooding to hit japan in nearly four decades. rescuers are still searching for dozens of missing people and fears are growing about the spread of disease. our tokyo correspondent, rupert wingfield—hayes, has been to one of the worst hit towns, mabi in okayama prefecture. the floodwaters have now gone from the little town of mabi, but they have left behind a fetid ruin. when the dykes burst here, the whole town was submerged under five metres of stinking, toxic floodwater. teruhiko watanabe and his wife yuki are still in shock, and lucky to be alive. inside, teruhiko shows me what the floodwaters have done to their home. nothing can be salvaged. the watanabes failed to heed the warnings to leave,
and when the floodwaters came they took refuge in their bedroom. but that was not high enough. so, there you go, you can see — there's the tide mark. that's how high the water came on the second floor... translation: it was horrifying to watch the water getting higher and higher. we didn't know where it would stop, and it didn't stop. we thought we were going to die there. at dawn, teruhiko and yuki were found by rescuers, on their roof. a few metres away in this house, three of their neighbours were not so lucky. at the end of the street, this family are trying to salvage the family photo albums. fumikazu's house has been gutted. it will have to be completely rebuilt. in 50 years, he has never seen anything remotely like this. "okayama has a mild climate," he says. "we never get rain like this, so i never thought we would be hit by such a disaster. i should've told my neighbours to evacuate. they didn't need to die.
we've lost so many people here." the volume of rain was unprecedented. in one place, half a metre fell in 2a hours. across western japan, four times the averagejuly rainfall came in one week. the link between global climate change and extreme weather events is very complicated, but for many years now climate scientists have been predicting that across the northern hemisphere there will be more and more extreme rain events, where up to a month or even two months' rainfall can fall in just two or three days. that is exactly what happened here last week, and this is the result. japan is one of the wealthiest countries in the world, with some of the best flood defences, but they were not strong enough to withstand this onslaught that has left 200 dead and still counting. rupert wingfield—hayes, bbc news, in okayama, western japan. later in the bulletin we will be
speaking to a mother and a son. you have them on your screens. they have been affected by this. stay with us for that interview. you're watching newsday on the bbc. still to come on the programme: new research that poor sleep could be a factor in developing dementia in older age. also on the programme: we are at wimbledon, where serena williams will play germany's angelique kerber to decide the singles title, after both won their semi—finals in straight sets. central london has been rocked by a series of terrorist attacks. police say there have been many
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i'm rico hizon in singapore. i'm sharanjit leyl in london. our top stories. donald trump has been pressed to reach a new us trade deal with britain after brexit, during his first visit to the country as president. injapan, at least 200 people are now reported to have been killed in the worst flooding to hit the country in nearly a0 years. workers at an italian fiat chrysler plant will strike over the signing of cristiano ronaldo to juventus. the football club and the carmaker are both controlled by the agnelli family, who agreed to sign the portuguese star for over £99 million. the workers' union called the fee unacceptable, as fiat employees have made "huge economic sacrifices". let's take a look at some front pages from around the world. there is continued coverage
in the japan times of devastating floods in the west of the country. the paper says that over 200 people have died and rail networks remain crippled. in a separate front page piece, the paper says officials are working to put in place mass evacuation plans in case of flooding in tokyo, where 1.76 million people live below sea level. in london, the financial times has a photo of a group of protestors against president donald trump's visit to britain. but its main story is about the chancellor of the exechequer philip hammond defending government policy towards brexit. the paper says that city experts are calling the plans a "real blow" to london's financial service industry. in france, le figaro picks out extreme heat around the globe for its front page. it says that due to global warming, there has been a month of record temperatures in the northern hemisphere.
it cites higher air temperatures during winter and summer and at night and in the daytime. let's return to one of our main stories. the flooding in western japan, where nearly two hundred people have been killed. joining me from okayama injapan are mother and son junko and ichiro kaneto, who have both been affected by the flooding. tell us what it was like earlier in the week when there was heavy rain and when the flooding started. we flew back from okayama to tokyo last thursday. it wasn't heavy rain at all that day. the river
collapsed. i decided to evacuate to a designated area around lipm. the emergency alarm requesting us to evacuate went on my cellphone. if i hadn't known the emergency call was an orderfrom hadn't known the emergency call was an order from the city, i wouldn't have got out of my house. miss kaneto, we are currently seeing video pictures which you took during the height of the flooding, which basically damaged your home where you've lived for over a0 years. did you've lived for over a0 years. did you expect the flooding to really get this bad? no, ididn't get this bad? no, i didn't expect that. i watched out for the truckie hashim river,
but i didn't expect the river to colla pse but i didn't expect the river to collapse because i have never heard of or experienced the flood of the river —— tokuhashi river. ichiro, you study at a tokyo university, you returned with your mother on thursday, tell us about the state of your health and what use always knew arrived at okayama? both of my parents, my parents and grandparents' both of my parents, my parents and grandpa re nts' house both of my parents, my parents and grandparents' house was heavily damaged. we can no longer live there. the water level reached up to there. the water level reached up to the ceiling of my grandparents' house. it flew over to the second floor of my mother's flat. all the
stuff in the house was soaked, it was all wet. we cannot use it so it was all wet. we cannot use it so it was devastating. it must be tough, ichiro, having lived in that home in okayama of your parents for many, many years and now you can't even return to it because of the devastation in the area. yeah. yes. it is... it is a bit... pretty sad that i cannot... i'm not going back to my grandparents'. ichiro, what are the family plans now if you don't plan to go back to your old home briefly?
we will rent. we are going to rent a flat for my grandparents and my mother. everyone else is thinking about the same thing, moving to another new place. we need that to make our lives secure or in the new house. i'm really sorry, ichiro and junko for your loss, thanks for joining i'm really sorry, ichiro and junko for your loss, thanks forjoining us on newsday. ichiro and junko kaneto in okayama. serena williams will face germany's angelique kerber for an eighth wimbledon singles title this weekend after both won their semi's in straight sets. after both won their semis in straight sets. the american, former world number one overpowered germany's julia julia gorges 6—2 6—a. williams was in control from the outset against the 13th seed, who was making her grand slam semi—final debut. meanwhile, two—time grand slam champion angelique kerber
reached her second wimbledon final, with a commanding performance against an error—prone jelena ostapenko. kerber beat the latvian 6—3 6—3. did you have a good sleep last night or were you kept awake perhaps by someone snoring? well, researchers at the university of sydney have been investigating whether loud snoring might not only be linked to tiredness, but also dementia. they say screening and treating older people for sleep problems, could help slow the onset of the brain condition. professor sharon naismith is a clinical neuropsychologist at the university's brain and mind centre. she led this research. i asked her, given that i only sleep four to six hours a night, and also snore, whether i should worry. the data shows there is actually a
risk, rico. data has shown that if people have sleep problems even in midlife, there's a 26% increased risk of dementia. i'm currently 52 years old, when you say older age, when will people basically start feeling if they have this problem? well, that's a good question, because many people may not feel that they have memory problems but what we know about the mention now is you actually have to start thinking about dementia ten to 20 yea rs before you thinking about dementia ten to 20 years before you actually even notice symptoms. everyone needs to start thinking about dementia in midlife, this is when the changes in the brain occur that do lead to dementia. and how is this preve nta ble, dementia. and how is this preventable, professor? will sleep aid supplements help? so, no, not necessarily. around 50% of the risk for dementia is due to things that are modifiable, and sleep is considered to be the new
risk factorfor sleep is considered to be the new risk factor for dementia. sleep is considered to be the new risk factorfor dementia. sleep appears to clear our brains of popkin is when we are asleep, some of these toxins are beta—amyloid, the key protein involved in alzheimer's do disease. in our study we've shown is labelled breathing due to sleep apnoea was crucial to be associated with these changes in the temporal lobes of our brain and these are key part involved in outside as disease. the key part about that, rico, is you can treat sleep apnoea, there are gold standard treatments but it's not as simple as taking a pill u nfortu nately. professor sharon naismith. you have been watching newsday. stay with us. and before we go, let's have another look at these pictures. president trump's trip to the uk. this is him arriving earlier to blenheim palace, the stately home that was home to sir with the will. this is shots of him obviously being greeted by prime minister theresa
may. he is their dining with 150 invited guests —— there dining. in london, we are expecting huge protests tomorrow as a result of his visit. 60,000 people have signed up for protests in central london. of course, on the agenda between president trump and theresa may will be brexit. he's already been revealed in an interview published by the sun newspaper what he things of brexit, he doesn't believe it's a good dealfor the of brexit, he doesn't believe it's a good deal for the uk. of brexit, he doesn't believe it's a good dealfor the uk. we will leave you with some of the pictures of the p°mp you with some of the pictures of the pomp and circumstance is that greeted donald trump and melania as well —— the sun newspaper. hello there. it's hotting up as we head on into the weekend,
particularly across central and southern parts of the country but there will be a few heavy showers and maybe thunderstorms the next couple of days. thursday was a fine day for many, lovely sunsets around, but not dry everywhere with a view heavy showers across western england and parts of wales, even some local flooding in one or two places. these showers likely to linger on to the first part of friday in western areas, bit of cloud tending to roll backin areas, bit of cloud tending to roll back in across eastern areas but for most it's going to be a dry, will quite a warm start to friday with towns and city values not falling any towns and city values not falling a ny lower towns and city values not falling any lower than ten to 15 degrees. friday we start on a largely dry no, variable amounts of morning cloud, that should burn away and we should see quite a bit of sunshine around. showers will develop once again and we're thinking there could be a bit heavy and potent on friday afternoon. in a line again across western parts of scotland, western parts of england, central, east and wales and also this time the
midlands in towards southern parts of england. if you catch one, could be really torrential with the risk of localised flooding but again hit and miss, some areas staying dry altogether and quite warm, temperatures 26 or maybe 27. this is saturday then. more cloud and all of a breeze pushing into northern ireland, northern and western parts of scotla nd ireland, northern and western parts of scotland could have outbreaks of rain here too and the further south and east you are, generally drier with more sunshine, just the isolated shower but warmer, 28 or 29 eventually in the south—east. the reason for the divide is this area of low pressure anchored to the north—west will bring more of a breeze and outbreaks of rain to the north—west, but further south and east, closer to an area of high pressure over the near continent, we will be swooping up that warmth particularly in england and wales. could see warmth in eastern scotland as well but generally cloudier for the west of scotland and northern ireland with the odd spot of rain. england and wales, a hot and sunny days. you can see those big orange
colours pushing away even further northwards, so a hot afternoon. mid—to—high teens ease for many with some areas in the south—east seeing 30 or3i. so, some areas in the south—east seeing 30 or 31. so, for the weekend, looking hot, certainly across england and wales, certainly england and scotland. a few showers around on saturday, cooler damp and breezy in the north—west with the odd spot of rain. into next week, we start on a hot night but temperatures as the week goes on we fall to a more seasonal average. week goes on we fall to a more seasonal average. “— week goes on we fall to a more seasonal average. —— note. i'm sharanjit leyl with bbc world news. our top story. britain's prime minister, theresa may, has welcomed donald trump with a lavish dinner on his first visit to the uk as american president. at the event at blenheim palace in oxfordshire, mr may made a case for a new trade deal with the united states after britain leaves the european union. injapan, at least 200 people are now reported to have been killed in the worst flooding to hit the country in nearly a0 years. rescuers are still searching for dozens of people missing in the prefectures of hiroshima and okayama. and this story is