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hello, i'm ros atkins, this is outside source. ten candidates are in the running to replace theresa may and become the country's next prime minister some have been setting out their policies on brexit, tax cuts and spending. we'll hearfrom our uk politics correspondent. three men have beenjailed for the rape, torture and murder of an eight—year—old girl in indian—administered kashmir. we'll report on a story that's shocked the country. three of russia's leading newspapers have come out in support of a reporter who's been charged with drug offences. despite massive protests over the weekend, hong kong's government is standing firm over a controversial
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extradition law. the number of contenders to be uk prime minister is coming down. there were 11 but to stay in the race they needed the backing of at least eight mps. that's taken out sam gyimah — so we're down to ten. and some of them have been laying out their stall. the first issue they all have to address is brexit. iam the i am the conviction brexiteer with the plan, discipline and focus to lead as out by the end of october. i am the brexiteer that you can't rely on. some people say that we need a
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brexiteer. that with the need to deliver brexit we have got to have a brexiteer. i think that is getting it's completely wrong way round. we need to get real. we are facing a constitutional crisis. our new prime minister will preside over a hung parliament. a serious moment calls for a serious leader. it is notjust enough to believe in brexit, you have also got to be able to deliver it. one of my concerns, when i was out of government and on the backbenches, was that we triggered article 50 without a proper plan for brexit. i cannot understand the pessimism of people who feel that we asa pessimism of people who feel that we as a country cannot go forward and make such a positive case, not only for ourselves as we go out with our free trade agreements, but actually ta ke free trade agreements, but actually take our place in the world as a global leader. i have been getting
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some help assessing all of the candidates. it is all about brexit. that we can conclude. what really struck me from watching them all today was that all of them are saying that they can somehow succeed where he's at bay has failed, but we do not have much more of a clue about how that would be. they are seeing if we have two we will leave without a deal despite the government's forecast that would have dire economic forecast, old with you to some candidates saying, they will be negotiated much better deal with the eu, giving no idea where they would succeed where theresa may has failed. we talked about the backstop, . ..
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theresa may has failed. we talked about the backstop,... some of the candidates have talked about it but not ina candidates have talked about it but not in a way that has convinced people who are sceptical about that in brussels. in terms of the process that any of these candidates expect to happen is the idea that the moment they get the job they are straight back to brussels and the talks begin afresh. yes. but you have nuances of differences. some of the candidates are excited brexiteers, dc, we will ask brussels but if they are not interested we are off, no deal, that is all fine, although with you to candidates who see we need to renegotiate a deal, it would be immensely costly to do without one. the favourite to win their leadership at the moment as borisjohnson. he was not in the mood to speak to as for any length of time that he announced f heat wins he will cut income tax for
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people earning more than £50,000 per year. this macro if he wins. mr johnson announced that he will fund the tax cut through money set aside for a no—deal brexit. he also said he isa for a no—deal brexit. he also said he is a no—deal brexit, he may need that money after all. pauljohnson, think tank, institute of fiscal studies.
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he describes this leadership contrast as a bidding war for specific tax cuts. this remember is the party that brought the uk austerity. all the candidates proposing these goodies, as if they knew the economy is going to grow, interestingly, the government's forecast is that any form of brexit will harm the economy. even staying close to the eu, all the way through to no deal. the other thing about the candidates which is striking as they all say, we will be more pro—business than theresa may's government. most businesses say they would prefer to stay in the eu. and borisjohnson said something about business which i will not read out on television. more importantly, the reason the conservatives are focusing their campaign in this way as they have to get 100,000 members of the conservative party or more.
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that is an important point. the electorate here is not the 45 million of us who are normally eligible to vote in british elections. it is 120,000 or so conservative party activists. they are of course more right—wing than the population in general. they are certainly more pro brexit than the population in general. and in favour of the idea of sticking two fingers up of the idea of sticking two fingers up to the eu if it is necessary. you are right, the pits from all the candidates, not all of them, most of them, is to take the conservative party further to the right. the interesting thing would be, what would they do when they win the contest. would someone like boris johnson be prepared to leave that european union without a deal as he says knowing what the government has forecast might happen? more time to talk about boris johnson? 30 seconds. conservative party activists love him because he has charm and charisma that theresa may does not.
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the 48% who voted to remain think he isa the 48% who voted to remain think he is a chance, most of them. he made a remark on business. thirdly, a lot of uk's international allies apart from donald trump think he is not suited to high office based on his time as foreign secretary. more information on all the candidates who would like to replace theresa may, you can find that on the bbc news website. six men have been found guilty of raping and murdering an eight—year old girl in a hindu temple in indian—administered kashmir. the victim's body was found near kathua city in january last year. she'd been drugged, tortured and repeatedly gang raped. today her attackers faced justice. the accused arrived at this court in punjab in northern india. among the guilty is a retired government official and a policeman. three other police
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officers were convicted of tampering with evidence. investigators say this man was the mastermind. this 60—year—old retired government officer was given a life sentence. he planned the crime with the help of other police officers. for several days they held the child in this room in a hindu temple and gave her sedatives to keep her unconscious. eventually they killed her. her body was found three weeks later. the lawyer representing the girl spoke earlier. translation: we fought this for all of india. lawyers from all religions worked on this. finally truth has prevailed. the girl belonged to a nomadic muslim community. investigators claim her attackers planned the crime to drive the tribe away from their area. her mother has demanded the death penalty for two of the accused. and today has spoken to the bbc. i always believed
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i would getjustice. my faith gave me strength. even if it meant that i would have to sell my livestock or go hungry i wouldn't hesitate. my daughter deserved justice at all costs. the victim's older sister has also been speaking. we are very scared of hindu men. if they can attack a small girl we could be next. now i only venture out when accompanied with family. i have lost all my hindu girlfriends also. i miss them a lot. these were protests following her murder — in support of the accused. among them were two state level ministers from the ruling nationalist bjp party. they've since been forced to resign. as details of this horrific crime became public vigils were held. it also added to pressure on the the government to pass a new law introducing the death penalty for anyone convicted of raping a child under 12.
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it is though still at the discretion of the judge whether to hand down that punishment. according to india's national crime records, a child is sexually abused every 15 minutes in india. but because of social stigma, there is a reluctance to talk about it. here's an indian supreme court lawyer. this was a case in which a number of people from the ruling party came out in support of the rapists and the barassociation, bizarrely, had shown up and was refusing to allow police to file the charge sheet. so this is really a victory of the legal system in the face of political uncertainty. and the case had to be transferred from one district court to another because there was so much pressure and the bar association was supporting the rapists. and that was done by the supreme court and there were a large number of witnesses, and the prosecution did itsjob,
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and today we have a verdict, and i think that this is important, and to be celebrated. it was fast enough and wonderful to see, even with such examples where there is a lot of pressure from the national media, not so much from the international media, it is wonderful to see that at least in such cases justice is swift enough. this is russian journalist ivan golunov — he's known for his investigations of high level corruption. last week he was arrested — and accused of seeking to sell a synthetic drug which he was carrying. his lawyer says the drugs were planted — and that this is in an attempt to silence him. he was arrested in moscow. and now there's a video that appear to back up claims that he'd been beaten.
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this was posted on the russian news site breaking mash on saturday. we see ivan golunov lift up his shirts to show marks on his back. he says he was kept in custody for 12 hours without a lawyer and denied food and sleep for a whole day. mr golunov writes for the news site meduza which is based in latvia. this website is claiming that he'd been receiving threats over his investigations into fraudulent financial schemes in moscow. elsewhere in the russian media, these picures to pro—kremlin news outlets. initially the reports said this showed mr golunov‘s apartment. the police then changed tack — saying they weren't from his apartment at all. also, on saturday, we had a suprise development. here is mr golunov in court on saturday. you can see he's upset, he's crying.
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and in a rare move, thejudge rejected the prosecution's demands for him to be remanded in custody — which is standard in drug—related cases. instead, he was transferred to house arrest. his supporters believe this is proof that public pressure is working. one activist linked to the activists and musicians pussy riot said: this is the first ever precedent for a huge outcry to force a change from detention. journalists and some of russia's best—known musicians arejoining in. veteran rock star boris grebenshikov doesn't usually comment on politics. he has this time. translation macro i want to be proud of russia. what is happening now is a shame and a disgrace and until he is released it is a shame and a disgrace for all of russia. much of russia's media is controlled by the state —
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according to the us ngo freedom house, russia is ranked 83rd out of 100 countries it's looked at for press freedom. here are the front pages of three of russia's leading newspapers today. they've published almost identical headline which reads: ‘i am/we are ivan golunov‘. they're demanding an investigation into the police. and add: then there was this cartoon in a daily newspaper — then there was this cartoon in a daily newspaper — the caption reads: let's bury him with evidence. another paper said: the police have declared war on journalists.
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he is suspected of trying to sell drugs, that is why he was arrested on thursday. his friends and relatives and supporters say he is not the type of person to sell drugs. he is a journalist. not the type of person to sell drugs. he is ajournalist. in terms of the press reaction his supporters are seeing the volume of support for this man is evidence this is a turning point, people will not tolerate this level of pressure. would you assess it that way? the word i keep hearing for the past three days is solidarity. journalistic solidarity. for the first time ever three major newspapers in russia came out with the same front seeing, we are him stop this is unprecedented. to start with, protests do not happen in russia that often. whatever few protests we have seen in the past year or protests we have seen in the past year 01’ so, protests we have seen in the past year or so, they have been about practical issues like taxes or
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pensions or a church that is supposed to be built. now we are talking aboutjournalism. supposed to be built. now we are talking about journalism. the reality of russia's media landscape is such that most russians see journalists as something that does not have much influence upon their daily routines. what we are seeing 110w daily routines. what we are seeing now is very interesting and could potentially be a turning point. soon we will have the latest on sudan. millions of people are taking pa rt sudan. millions of people are taking part ina sudan. millions of people are taking part in a general strike demanding that the military takeover power. —— relinquish power. a nurse has been rearrested by police investigating the deaths of babies at the countess of chester hospital.
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lucy letby, originally from hereford, was first arrested last summer on suspicion of the murder of eight babies and the attempted murder of another six. danny savage reports. she has been rearrested. we understand she is in police custody and is being questioned by detectives. the hospital say they are cooperating with the ongoing investigation. it brings back this incident again to people that were caught up in it. there has been an inquiry into the number of baby deaths a year between 2015 and 2016, where 17 babies died at this hospital. it has been an ongoing investigation to uncover the details of what happens. that remains ongoing. the hospital says they are cooperating and police say they will be giving more details. this is outside source live
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from the bbc newsroom. our lead story is: in britain, the final candidates to succeed theresa may as conservative party leader and prime minister have been confirmed. there are ten of them as you can see. officials in mali say about one—hundred people have been massacred in a village. an entire village is said to have been burned down. the pilot of a helicopter has died after a crash—landing on top of a skyscraper in manhattan. new york's governor says the 54—storey office building on seventh avenue shook from the impact. millions of people in sudan
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are taking part in a general strike. they want the military to hand over to civilian rule. as with previous protests, this strike has had impact across the country — but the focus has been the capital khartoum. these are pictures from there. most shops, markets and banks are shut for a second day. and that's the case in several other big cities. here's one man who's taking part. translation: i am striking because of the government and the massacre that took place at the sit in. that massacre he is referring to as the events of last week, paramilitary forces killed unarmed protesters outside military headquarters in khartoum. it is said 100 people died. last week destroyed relations between the army and the opposition but this story reaches far further back, to december. this is one image from then. a bakery and lots of queues outside of it. initially the protesters were objecting to that tripling in the price of bread. the demonstrations transformed into
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being about this man, omar al—bashir, in april, he went. the military took over power. that was not the end of the matter. these people were out on the street again because they did not believe the military would hand over this newly acquired power. our reporter is in khartoum. the city is lifeless but the revolution still breathes. we went to the neighbourhood where silence and absence have replaced the joyous crowds. but they make no less powerful a point. this street should have been full of work the crowds. now only groups of youths trying to defend the area from that regime's militia. it feels like a state of siege, people protecting themselves from their own government. that military regime has tried to break the backs of these protests with
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killings, torture and mass arrests, but still here on the ground in khartoum, people are defying them. the organisers of the strike have released a statement. they see... sudan's military has some powerful backers in saudi arabia, egypt, and the united arab emirates — all are all providing significant financial support. none are fans of democracy. the african union is also exerting its influence. it suspended sudan. here's one africa analyst on the bbc earlier. the african union is the only constructive negotiator at the moment. there are a lot of actors around the world. the african union
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is the honest broker at this stage. whether the african union has influence on countries like saudi arabia and the united arab emirates is very difficult to tell, but in the past it has set the tone at the united nations, as well as any number of western countries that have a stake in sudan. in the build—up to negotiations, to make sure that the african union takes that lead in bringing the various actors together, and make sure that things are settled in the manner that sedan wishes it to be. —— sudan wishes it to be. two of the world's largest defence companies — united technologies and raytheon — have agreed to a $121bn merger. the new company will become the world's second—largest
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business in the field — behind lockheed martin but nudging boeing into third place. however not everyone's happy with the deal. the objection comes from president donald trump who has suggested concern. remember that defence contractors, defence companies, some of their biggest clients are in fact that united states government. president trump expressed some concern that they would not have as much power to negotiate contracts if this merged with a merged company. but analysts have said in terms of overla p but analysts have said in terms of overlap and customers and what these two companies do, there is not a lot of overla p, two companies do, there is not a lot of overlap, and they are not really worried about any reduced competition. before this merger goes through its will still take several months because it has to go through competition regulators. if those are the concerns, why are
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these two companies are so keen to work together? they are because if you look at the environment in terms of the kinds of technologies that they need to develop going forward, they are expensive. trying to develop planes that can go faster than the speed of sound. using more artificial intelligence. these are expensive. also, we are seeing that defence spending is likely to go down in the next several quarters. and a combined company would allow them to weather that storm. just quickly, how many hoops to they have to jump through before this happens? they just have to through before this happens? theyjust have to convince regulators that they are not going to be eliminating too much competition, and people within the industry are not all that worried. thank you. our lead story is that we are now down to ten contenders in the conservative party to replace theresa may.
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i will be back in a couple of minutes' time. your next uk forecast is coming up in 30 minutes but at this time of the evening we look at some of the main weather stories happening around the world. start with scenes from the usa, north carolina, a lot of flooding across parts of the uac recently, this is north carolina where a weather system has been dragging in moisture since the end of last week and rain has kept on coming and we have had flooding as a result. during monday we sought more rain across this part of the usa. this weather system is 110w of the usa. this weather system is now slowly pushing wet weather into the atlantic. there will be further heavy downpours. through parts of canada as well. it is dry here in
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the west of the usa and heat is building, temperatures are heading up. big contrast across the usa and canada for that matter. for now the downpours continue towards the south—east. look at if few cities in the west. we talked about the heat building. there will be a cooling trend once again later in the week. equatorial showers and storms to the west, back to saturday, focus on namibia, there was a temperature of 39.8 here, helped by warming winds, that represents the highest temperature recorded in june that represents the highest temperature recorded injune in the summer “— temperature recorded injune in the summer —— in the southern hemisphere. back to wet weather, the satellite picture, monsoon rain has been reaching southern india. look at the rainfall in the arabian sea. this is
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a developing cyclone. it will turn things wet and windy for sam on the west coast. —— windy for some on the west coast. —— windy for some on the west coast. —— windy for some on the west coast. australia, after a spell of fine weather we will see things turning wetter. another area of wet weather is moving across new zealand. the chance of showers in perth. but there are sunnier days to come once again. that picture closer to home in europe, low pressure through western parts, certainly into the british isles, to the east of that area of low pressure we find sunshine and heat. heat warnings in force in poland, as temperatures headed towards mid—30s in some
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spots, our weather is distinctly wet. more on that in half —— half an hour.
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hello, i'm ros atkins, this is outside source. ten candidates are in the running to replace theresa may and become the country's next prime minister they've been setting out their policies on brexit, tax cuts and spending. the us and mexico have agreed a deal to control migration — meaning president trump's threat of tariffs won't go ahead. but washington is saying that could change. we'll have the latest from our state department correspondent. despite massive protests over the weekend, hong kong's government is standing firm over a controversial extradition law. and why turkey is up in arms about the treatment of its national football team at iceland's airport.
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we've got the details of a deal between the us and mexico on immigration. mexico is promising this is in exchange for the us dropping its threat to impose tariffs on mexican goods coming across the border. but in the last hour or so the us secretary of state has been saying those tariffs could still come into force. this isn't the end of the road, we've got a lot of work to do to implement what we have agreed to, notjust in the joint declaration
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but in the approach to the region, for central america that we agreed to last december and we have full confidence as the president tweeted yesterday that mexico will fulfil its shared commitments. we will continue to work with mexico to discuss migration asylum issues and if necessary, we will take an additional measures that the mexican government agreed to during these conversations as well. needless to say, the trump adminstration is claiming a victory here. and the president is on the attack to make sure that story holds. here's the story,
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isa is a truth that the mexicans were planning additional measures anyway? certainly, they had made promises to do so in discussions with officials but this idea of the newly formed national guard to stop migrants and people smugglers and expanding an agreement where migrants who applied for asylum in the united states are returned to mexico and other applications are processed. but they have heard very strongly about the new york times article in the secretary of state, said that what had been agreed in these recent talks was of a much larger scale,
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the commitments were significant and attached to a timeframe that had not been seen before, this is quite different to measure saying, it is temporary that those tariffs have been suspended and will be, the threat is still there if the action does not produce results. stay with us, before we talk more. mexican foreign minister who's been speaking about the deal. in the meeting, they were insistent on the safe third country issue and we told them, and i think this is the most important achievement, let's set a time period if what mexico is proposing will work. and if not we will sit down and see what additional measures we can put in place. what does third country mean in that context? it is interesting that the foreign minister was open about the fact that mexico really
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bought time with the negotiations because the us does want this proposal, the safe third country arrangements that they are very much against. it means that mexico would bea against. it means that mexico would be a country that is safer migrants and migrants atlanta and its territory would have to claim asylum there, rather than the us. the mexicans do not want to have to deal with that and they said to the us, let's try these are the steps first to see if we can reduce the migrants enough to appease you and as they we re enough to appease you and as they were saying, we'll go back to this discussion. but what mexico wants is a regional arrangement for asylum—seekers, one that brings in the un and the organisation of american states and does notjust leave everything up to mexico to deal with. i don't i wish to be pessimistic but it may flare up again? not least because combating illegal immigration is a very big thing for donald trump, it is going to be the
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centrepiece of his 2020 reelection campaign again, something that the mexican foreign minister mention. immigration is everything for donald trump, it sets the tone for the entire mexico relationship, including trade. so with awareness on the mexican side that mexican bashing is a part of his immigration rhetoric during the campaign and i do not think they are expecting this to go away. i will bring you are the biggest stories around this evening until the end of the programme, we will look forward to the story of iceland, moldova, hong kong and first of all kazakhstan. in kazakhstan international observers gave this verdict on sunday's presidential election. difficult irregularities were observed on election day, including cases of ballot stuffing and disregard of accounting procedures meant that an honest account would not be guaranteed as required.
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the election was called after long—time authoritarian leader noorsultan na—zar—bayev stepped down in march. he's been the country's only leader since it emerged from the collapse of the soviet union in the early 1990s. his hand—picked successor, kassim—yomart to—ka—yev won easily with at least 70% of the vote. he'd been appointed interim president ahead of the snap election and during that brief time, he renamed the capital astana as nur—sultan in homage to the outgoing president — it's his name — a sign of how close these two men are. take a look these pictures from sunday. the leader of a banned opposition group said the election was a sham and urged people to take to the streets. this was the result. big demonstrations in the country's largest city almaty. you can see some protesters being dragged away, and around 500 were arrested.
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the protests also took place in the newly re—named nur—sultan. the bbc‘s rayhan demytrie is in the capital. the observers, they said that there was widespread irregularities during the voting day, you're talking about staffing and similar signatures being used. the also talk about tabulations, problems recounting the ballots, problems with counting the ballots, independently we have been hearing from some young kazakhs who volunteered to work election day, because there were widespread irregularities. so as observers, they couldn't get anywhere close to ballot boxes. earlier today, we spoke to one girl who almost cried saying that all of her friends were taken by the police who are simply kind of playing the roles of observers and they were taken away from the polling stations by the police.
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and all of this kind of paints the picture that the voting didn't go smoothly and we know it ourselves. because of all the protests that were happening, those also mentioned that this press conference that people can exercise their right to assemble freely, talking about media restrictions and we have been experiencing problems because in order to go live to you, we use mobile networks and there are many streets here where mobile networks just get blocked it doesn't work. these are extraordinary moments in hong kong. everyone is looking ahead to the next oppositon demonstration on wednesday. that's because this happened on sunday. organisers say more than a million people turned out to oppose a new bill that will allow extradition to mainland china. that's one in seven
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of hong kong's population. the next rally coincides with a planned second reading of the bill. here's singer and activist denise ho. we see the tightening grip of the communist government and the hong kong government on the freedom and all human rights aspects in hong kong. so basically, we think this extradition bill is the last line that, if we pass, then hong kong would essentiallyjust be another china city, which we cannot accept as hong kongers who have this one country two system and autonomous model which came from the british colony since before 1997. hong kong's leader is not budging. and is denying she's being influenced by the chinese government. this bill is not about that alone. this bill is a not initiated by the central people's government. i have not received any instructions
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on amending from beijing to do this. to understand this story, we need to look at the broader relationship between hong kong and china. in 1997, the british handed hong kong to china. and an agreement was put in place called "one country, two systems" — this was designed to protect many things about hong kong that differered from the rest of china. bear in mind, the city has its own laws, its own courts, and a degree of freedom of expression far beyond mainland china. this is new york times reporter austin ramzy: he quotes a university lecturer — and the law could impact anyone passing through the city. chris patten was the last british governor of hong kong. this is his assessment.
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i think it is a very serious challenge to the autonomy of hong kong and the rule of law in hong kong and the rule of law in hong kong since we left in 1997. and it flatly goes against all of the promises that were made about guaranteeing hong konglocal autonomy. it gets rid of the firewall between the rule of law in hong kong which is so crucial to hong kong which is so crucial to hong kong's success and stability in the idea of law of the communist party in china. here's more from bbcjournalist laura westbrook who has lived and reported in hong kong. organised by their opposition group, the pan— democrats, but what is interesting about this process is that people from all walks of hong kong society are joining. schools, housewives, parts of hong kong society that don't protest like judges and lawyers. they are joining
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in these protests and that is what is been quite interesting, all parts of hong kong society are joining is been quite interesting, all parts of hong kong society arejoining in these protests. in these protests, this impact is covered around the world but in terms of changing policy in hong kong. is there a track record of the opposition being able to change the government? to put this in the context, there is precedent for this. back in 2003, about half a million people took to the streets in hong kong against a law which was called article 23. it was a national security bill that would seek to prohibit trees and all sedition against the chinese government and back then, the hong kong government did bowed to public protest a nd kong government did bowed to public protest and public protests they shelved this bill and withdrew it. so there is precedent for a protest to change for the government doesn't hong kong. at 2003 was a very different time and whether this amount of
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different time and whether this a mou nt of protests different time and whether this amount of protests will change their mind now, that remains to be seen. the second reading of the bill on wednesday, and project plan. are they hoping to recreate what they do on sunday or will he be different? the people that i spoke to in hong kong and the organisers have said they want to organise another protest outside the legislative council. they are expecting it to be very big and i have been looking on social media and small businesses has said that they will shut down to join these protests. the underestimate just how angry and frustrated people are in hong kong. that may be the case, but i wonder how much leeway the hong kong government has to do something that beijing doesn't like. we have to look at this in the context of what is happening now and in the last four years, they have seen erosions of freedom that hong kong has enjoyed and political parties that have been banned, lawmakers have been barred from running for office
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01’ been barred from running for office or going into office are being ousted from office and also activists have been jailed ousted from office and also activists have beenjailed because what has happened in the last four yea rs, what has happened in the last four years, many people are saying that there have been erosions of freedoms that hong kong enjoys and this is the biggest erosion of the freedom that hong kong enjoys under the one country to systems policy that sees hong kong has a separatejudiciary, freedoms and civil libertarians, thatis freedoms and civil libertarians, that is not allowed in the mainland and this is the biggest erosion of their freedom and this is the biggest erosion of theirfreedom and and this is the biggest erosion of their freedom and that is of the people in hong kong are very concerned about. outside source, explaining brexit can be a bit of a challenge but i think i found another one. and i'll be explaining moldova politics. two rival administrations are now vying for power in moldova in eastern europe — we'll explain.
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campaigners in the uk are preparing to take the crown prosecution service to court over claims sexual offence cases are being dropped without good reason. a group of women's organisations have accused it of secretly deciding to bring fewer rape prosecutions in england and wales. the cps denies the claims, and says decisions to prosecute are based on clear legal tests being met. our home affairs correspondent, june kelly reports. phone messages and social media are now playing an increasingly important part in rape investigations. rebecca says that she had some nonhostile exchanges with the man she accused of raping her because she was terrified and he'd threatened her with a knife. but she was toward her messages could be misinterpreted by a jury and on the eve of the trail, a prosecutor announced that they were dropping the case. she said that the website messages were of a concern she said that the what's app messages were of a concern and that they didn't think
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that the jury were to believe that he had raped me. i was re—traumatized all over again and they actually felt suicidal. women's organisation say that there is been a 173% increase in rape complaints over the past four years. there is also been a 44% drop in cases actually getting the court. and this means that only around one and 25 rape complaints result in a prosecution. prosecutors are being encouraged to anticipate what quite a prejudice jury might think, and therefore that are thought to be weak at an early stage, this is not acceptable and it is not lawful and we want to change and we will see them in court to get that change if we have to. rebecca says she would not deter other women for making a complaint, the cps insists prosecutions are decided solely on evidence and denies that
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there's been any change in approach. this is outside source live from the bbc newsroom. our lead story is: in britain, the final candidates to succeed theresa may as conservative party leader and prime minister have been confirmed. you can find out all about all of them on the bbc website. not often we report on moldova. but there's a dispute over who's in power. it stems from a general election in february which resulted in a stalemate. moldova is one of europe's poorest nations. corruption and low living standards have pushed many citizens to leave for russia or other countries in europe. and now the political crisis is threatening its stability. the standoff is between the democratic party, led by moldova's richest man,
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vladimir pla—hot—nyuk, and the pro—russian socialists, led by right ee—gor doddon — and the pro—russian socialists, led by ee—gor doddon — who has been president for the past two and a half years. on saturday mr doddon appeared to have formed a government — after he agreed a coalition. this is who he's made prime minister. translation: the republic of moldova was becoming an isolated state on the international scene, ruled by corruption, poverty and terror. because of a party with authoritarian tendencies and especially because of the dictator who has lost his mind, vladimir plahotnyuk. but the opposition party challenged that agreement. here's the democratic party — its leader is saying "doddon must resign, doddon is a traitor." and moldova's constitutional court has agreed. the court stripped mr doddon of his duties and appointed this man — a former prime minister from the democratic party — as interim president.
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he then announced the dissolution of parliament and new elections in september. all of which looks like a country that cannot decide who is in power. so basically not there are three possible scenarios, the first one, this new united coalition will push their agenda through and the new government will start work. second scenario is that this oligarch will keep his power, he will manage to suppress this internal uprising and things will remain as they were before the election of february. the third one, the most negative one, will be a direct confrontation which might end up in bloodshed. so why is it important? moldova has strong ties with russia and ukraine and this is a pivotal moment in the history of the country because it might turn, it might sort of become more pro—russian or turn to europe.
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it might remain in the stance it is now, which is slightly mediaeval because there is one very powerful oligarch who controls it all now. secondly, it is very important because moldova, while partially mirroring things going on in the ukraine and russia, because both ukraine and russia there are very influential oligarchs who are controlling significant parts of economy and also influence politics and their various parties both in russia ukraine and especially in the ukraine, some of the more pro—russia and one of them is pro—russian pro—european and both are looking at moldova to see how this pivotal moment is going to work and what can happen if either side wins. a small country caught up in a far
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larger geopolitical struggle. more on the bbc‘s news website. turkey is furious at the way its national footballers were treated at iceland's reykjavik airport. turkish football describes what happened. it tweeted this picture of the offending item. all this happened on sunday when the turkish team arrived for a match against iceland on tuesday. president erodogan's is a massive football fan. here's ben sutherland from bbc world service. there's been a real outrage across turkey about this. the team was delayed for something like three hours at reykjavik airport, while officials went through all of their luggage and there was a sense that this
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was really outrageous and there was nothing going to be in that luggage does going to be anything like that amount of time that had to be looked into. then, as the team were coming out of the airport, there is a completely separate but related incident in terms of turkish eyes, which there is a big media scrum, one of those things that you see all of the time in films where there are loads of microphones thrust to people and turkish captain has the microphone underneath them, the microphone underneath him, he has all of them and there is one that is a toilet pressure and they say there is a truly pressure under his face. what is going on there? it is not a toilet brush it as a washing up brush. but what is he doing there and who is doing it, whether it is a prankster or someone from tv, we are not quite sure. but it is there and the turkish are really upset about this because firstly, they have been massively delayed and there is some idiot who is waving a washing up brush under his nose. what is going on?
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some massive response in turkey, lots of anger towards it, this is a crucial game because we are in a group where turkey are at the top of the moment, but there is france right below them and iceland just underneath them. so it is going to be tight at the top of the qualifying group. nevertheless, the icelandics that they have not really responded to this. they have not put out a statement so far, the bbc has contacted them but in turkey, my gosh, so much disgrace that they calling, saying this is humanitarian the wrong is humanitarianly wrong and that is coming from the foreign minister so really high levels, very much anger and outrage towards the icelandics over what's happened here. went up from the foreign minister. a huge football fan, best man at the wedding of the german footballer and he's been speaking that this is a disrespect to our national team and it is completely unacceptable. we
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await an explanation from reykjavik airport and we also say goodbye and i will see you tomorrow. hello there. monday was a day of contrast, sunny spells and a few isolated showers for scotland and northern ireland, ran for england and wales, but it probably came as welcome news for many because of the ta ke welcome news for many because of the take a look at this chart issued by the office for spring, which illustrates average rainfall anomalies can across eastern england, down to the south, it has been particularly dry for the few months. the rain has welcomed news but it may not be as he move through the week and i'll explain more in just a moment. it doesn't look it it will stay unsettled, but there will be blustery winds and call for the middle parts ofjune. the low
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pressure into the near continent and wrapping around that series of other fronts, bringing in some heavy and at times, some persistent rain. on tuesday, looks likely that we will see the rain across the north of england and into the midlands, wells and south west england for a time, we could have a few scattered showers but here, a drier sunny afternoon, for the north, a little bit more cloud around on monday, but largely dry. you have to factor in the strength and direction of the wind, coming from the northeast i'll make you feel really quite dismal with a cloud in the rain with just highs of 12 degrees. a little shelter from the wind, 19 highs of 12 degrees. a little shelterfrom the wind, 19 is not highs of 12 degrees. a little shelter from the wind, 19 is not out of the question. is he moving to wednesday, it will be a case of spot the difference and we are going to see this relentless conveyor belt moving across the northwest see, sitting through northern england and parts of wales and as we could for some areas see over 100 mm of rain starting to gather up over the next few days and lead to some localised
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flooding and again, we could see some sharp boundary downpours to the far southeast. but after a drier story, that area of low pressure d rifts into story, that area of low pressure drifts into scotland and northern ireland, so on thursday, there will be some heavy rain here, later winds that will have seen earlier on in the week, sunny spells and some frequent and possibly sundry downpours, some of these producing some large totals. drying up, we should see more the way of sunshine and a little more the way of warmth, but is a to thursday, the wind is going to start to change direction and really pick up in the south—westerly and that it's going to help it feel it is going to start to help it feel it is going to start to change direction and really pick up to change direction and really pick up in the south—westerly and that it's going to help it feeljust a bit better and that is because the low well. so, a little bit drier and warmer across much of central and southern parts of england and wales up southern parts of england and wales up to the far northwest where we still keep some winter weather ——
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wet her. as we get into the stream, it will be across the uk and we will see pretty unsettled weather, really from the ten day period and the jet moves to the north and from the north side of the jet, where the north side of the jet, where the north side. fingers crossed that things start to improve just a little as high pressure builds from the southwest and there's always the potential of keeping blood pressure and having it anchored to the northwest and can get crazier and high pressure may return. further ahead to them further north you are, they could stay wet and windy at times, but for the south, a greater chance of seeing more sunshine and hopefully a little more warmth. so all in all, sunshine for some, rain for others.
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tonight at 10: the race to become the next prime minister is offically under way. ten candidates have been confirmed tonight after gaining enough support from fellow tory mps. they face the first ballot on thursday. vying for the topjob, vying for the top job, some launch their campaigns today. the winner should be in place by the end of july. who will be getting us out of the brexit maze and moving into another ten? —— into the brexit maze and moving into anotherten? —— into number10. also on the programme tonight: the end of free tv licences for most over 755 but the bbc says the poorest pensioners still won't have to pay. the military represssion deepens in sudan, three oppostion leaders are forcibly deported and the internet‘s almost
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