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welcome to bbc news, broadcasting to viewers in north america and around the globe. my name is mike embley. our top stories: "i got us into this mess and i'm going to get us out." britian‘s prime minister apologises for losing her party's majority in a disastrous general election. in russia, hundreds of anti—putin protesters and the country's main opposition leader are arrested as tensions run high. heading for a new era in french politics. we take a closer look at president macron‘s centrist party as it looks set to claim a landslide in the parliamentary elections. finding the voice to help heal a community. the orlando gay chorus povides comfort one year since the pulse nightclub attack. and the perfect marriage of bride and bollywood. how a viral video means indian weddings may never be the same again.
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britain's prime minister has spent the day trying to make amends with her own party for the disastrous conservative result in last week's election. she lost her majority in parliament, trieigering vast political uncertainty just as the brexit talks to leave the european union are about to begin. theresa may seems to steadied the ship, largely because her party is unwilling to risk another leadership contest or general election right now. she told her members of parliament, "i got us into this mess and i'm going to get us out". laura kuennsberg reports. band plays the band plays on in theresa may's backyard. strangely, business as usual at the back gates. at the front tonight,
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even after her personal disaster of the election, the prime minister seemed relieved enough to chat to the cat. after she had fessed up her mistakes to mps. theresa may said that she got us into this situation and she's the lady who's going to get us out of it. humble in recognising the difficulties but forthright in tackling the problems the country faces. hello, chief whip, how are things going? can the prime minister stay on, do you think? does she have the confidence of her party? of course she has. but theresa may knows power has shifted from her to the cabinet and her party. do you have confidence in theresa may's leadership, secretary of state? excuse me, laura, thank you. do you have confidence in the prime minister? do you think she can survive this? do you have confidence in the prime minister after the election? arriving for the first meeting, they weren't all quite ready to give full—throated support. do you have confidence in the prime minister, though? absolutely. having lost the tories‘ majority, theresa may needs to convince her cabinet colleagues she is still right for the job. they look like they need
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to convince themselves. we've had some very productive discussions with the dup... the tories‘ hopes of getting anything done lie in a deal with northern irish mps. it's not even clear yet if the queen's speech, the official start of the government and its business, will go ahead as planned next week. i think that the details of the queen's speech, the substance of the queen's speech is what matters. it's been known for some days that we are seeking an agreement with the democratic unionist party. that will provide the stability and parliamentary votes that will allow us to do the many important things we need to do. some loyal supporters were trying to cheer theresa may up. but the fact that scores of newly elected labour mps are arriving here and old tory mps departing means theresa may is going to have to change, whether she likes it or not. she is a weakened prime minister, with no majority in this place and that means any of the more controversial ideas in her manifesto will bite the dust. it's probably goodbye to more grammar schools,
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probably an end to the idea of tightening up pensioner benefits. the simple truth — theresa may can't guarantee she'll get her way. i think it would be great if she now gets the government in place, which she's started to do yesterday, and starts these negotiations and then she can then herself make any decisions about the future. there are demands too to shift on her approach to the biggest policy of all, how we leave the eu? cabinet ministers have told me there has to be a change of tone and there are open calls for a change of priority. there's a lot to discuss, a lot to dissect but we do have to make sure that we invite other people in now. this isn'tjust going to be a tory brexit, this is going to have to involve the whole country. she was putting forward one vision. you and others are now telling her it has to change? a majority conservative government was putting forward a vision.
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we are no longer a majority conservative government. we are going to have to work with others, that means we are going to have to invite people in and try and take more people with us. i think that can be a positive step. the immediate sense of danger to theresa may seems to be slowing but she's vulnerable, having to answer to colleagues in parliament, having failed to persuade the country. gentle turmoil, while the routines and rhythms of this place stay the same. laura kuennsberg, bbc news, westminster. let's round up more of the news for you. the taiwanese government is angry panama leaders have ended diplomatic changes to change them to the chinese mainland. the chinese government regards taiwan as a renegade province that isolates it internationally. the pressure on taiwan has intensified since the president was elected. the party favours independence from china. the us air force has grounded a fleet of f—35 fighterjets indefinitely because of problems
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with cockpit oxygen supplies. last month pilots reported symptoms resembling hypoxia or oxygen deprivation at an arizona air base. f—35s are still in use at other bases. it's reported the retired nba star dennis rodman is going back to north korea. he last visited in 2014 with a group of former nba players for an exhibition basketball game intended as a birthday gift for kim jong—un. rodman describes the north korean leader as a friend. with anti—corru ption demonstrations breaking out across the country, the russian opposition politician alexei navalny has beenjailed for 30 days. hundreds of protesters were arrested. the demonstrations were called by mr navalny, a strong critic of russia's president, vladimir putin. our moscow correspondent steve rosenberg witnessed what happened in the capital. one mile from the kremlin, a public holiday turned into a public battle.
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russia day is supposed to be a national celebration. but riot police were sent in to clear anti—government protesters from moscow's main street. thousands had come to accuse is the russian leadership of corruption. "putin is a thief", they shouted. and "one, two, three, putin, it's time to leave." families accidentally caught up in the violence fled. police detained hundreds of protesters. the police have been telling the crowd that people don't have the right to protest here. that they don't have permission. the protesters have been saying they don't need permission, that it's russia day, it's their day too. there were anti—corru ption demonstrations in more than 100 russian towns. as for the man who had organised this nationwide protest, the opposition leader alexei navalny, he was detained as he left home.
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vladimir putin said nothing today about the protests. instead, he played tour guide at the kremlin to a group of children. this is how president putin would rather be seen. not as a corrupt leader but as father of the nation. and certainly not everyone today was in the mood to criticise the government. in moscow, this patriotic festival on the same street as the protest was celebrating russian military might. protests don't make life better, he says, not one revolution has ever brought anything good. up the road, this was no russian revolution but it was a display of defiance from those people, many of them young russians, who believe their country needs change. steve rosenberg, bbc news, moscow. the pressure on president trump over alleged links between his campaign
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and russia just isn't going away. on tuesday, it's the turn of his attorney general jeff sessions to face lawmakers live on television. he's denied acting improperly. the white house press secretary, sean spicer, says the presidentjust wants to get the issue done with. the president's been clear, last week in the rose garden, that he believes the sooner we can get this addressed and done with, that there's been no collusion, he wants this to get investigated as soon as possible and to be done with so he can be getting on with the business of the american people. in france, president macron‘s new centrist party looks to be heading for a landslide in the upcoming, final parliamentary elections. after this weekend's first round of voting, en marche is on course to win more than two thirds of the seats in the national assembly. our paris correspondent lucy williamson has been looking at who the new candidates are politics, says cedric villani, is a matter of probability with a bit of game theory thrown in,
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which goes some way to explaining why a mathematician, specialising in non—linear landau damping, is topping a race for parliament. it's still his boss‘ poster that gets the kisses. unlike many of the new faces running for the president's party, cedric is already well known as a maths genius with a string of awards and a passion for spiders. i've always been an idealistic in my professional lives, as a researcher, as a teacher, as a director. i will continue as a member of parliament, trying not to be naive, but always ideal. among the hundreds of new party candidates, there's a former bull fighter, a survivor of the rwandan genocide, a fighter pilot, entrepreneurs and a judge. mr macron‘s bid to bridge the old political left and right has been popular enough to win him the presidency and probably the parliament too. but such a broad church could be vulnerable.
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there will be quite a few older political figures and they are like wolves in the forest encircling the village and waiting to hear if they can enter, and see if they can already pick up a few lambs, which are getting away from the herd. if predictions for next sunday are correct, emmanuel macron will have remade french politics in the space of six weeks. but behind all the talk of a new era is the fact that for three quarters of voters here, he was not the first choice for president, and in the first round of the parliamentary polls, half the electorate stayed away. emmanuel macron has built his movement on a renewal of democracy, grass—roots, representative, open to all. but a sweeping majority in parliament could leave little room for opposition, and without a real debate among politicians, he could end up facing
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grass—roots democracy in a more familiar, more obstructive role. lucy williamson, bbc news, paris. stay with us on bbc news, still to come: a ritual for global peace. how the shamans of peru are trying to ease tensions between the us and north korea. the day the british liberated the falklands and by tonight british troops had begun the task of disarming the enemy. in the heart of the west german capital, this was gorbymania at its height. the crowd packed to see the man who, for them, had raised great hopes for the end of the division of europe. michaeljackson was not guilty on all charges.
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the screams of the crowd testament to his popularity and their faith in his innocence. as long as they'll pay to go see me, i'll get out there and kick 'em down the hill. what does it feel like to be the first man to go across the channel by your own power? it's pretty neat. feels marvellous, really. this is bbc news. the latest headlines: the british prime minister, theresa may, has apologised to her mps for losing her government's majority in last week's election. perhaps the biggest challenge facing theresa may is negotiating britain's departure from the european union. the country's brexit secretary has insisted that talks on leaving the european union will begin next week, despite the uncertainty surrounding the government. our deputy political editorjon pienaar looks at the future of brexit. brexit means brexit,
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says theresa may — but what does it mean? the two—year countdown continues next week. then, uk and eu negotiators must thrash out a deal if they can. they've got until the end of march 2019. then, britain's out. so what are the challenges of brexit and can ministers find an answer? european imports cross british borders freely now. eu leaders say people must too, if free trade's to go on. so how to keep free movement of goods into britain but not people? the government says it's sticking to that mission but open to ideas. what we will be doing, of course, as i have actually the last ten months, is listening to all the contributors and say if you've got better ideas, tell me and we'll consider them. the cabinet has no detailed plan. the chancellor wants to keep business supplied with vital european workers. david davis, the brexit secretary, does too. but wants migration down in the end.
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trade secretary liam fox is tougher still, wants out of the eu, even if that means no deal. but the parliamentary pressures after the election are huge. this debate's been going round in circles. since the election it's picked up pace. brexiteers want to break free of all eu control. others say compromise on migration, on eu payments for the sake of a deal. whether it's on movement of people, how the rules can be adjusted, budget payments, things like that, i think there needs to be a bit of flexibility because the politician's job is to make this work for the nation as a whole, not to dispute amongst themselves. 17.4 million people voted for the simple principle that decisions should be made by democratically elected politicians here in westminster that decide our laws, our money and our borders. that's what should be negotiated, starting next monday. labour wants all options kept open. trade and co—operation count for more than keeping migrants out, they say. we need a collaborative approach.
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we need to get rid of the idea of tick—boxing hard brexit and obsessions with things like the european court and bringing down migration numbers. we need an outcome that works for businesses and for people across the country. nicola sturgeon showed off her scottish nationalist contingent, shrunk to 35 mps but still she says owed a greater hearing on brexit. the approach that the government was taking to hard brexit i think is dead in the water and cannot stand. i am calling today for a process that is opened up to include more voices, all parties and all four nations of the uk and an approach that has continued membership of the single market at its heart. most of the mps who will be sworn in here this week were elected on a promise to deliver brexit. there are many ideas of how and what's best for britain. if there is a plan it will only emerge slowly through long, hard negotiation and no one can say now what it will look like. opinions may shift here and across the country and some even
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believe no plan could be agreed before another election. so a deal to exit the european union is not yet within reach, that's assuming it ever is. it will take endless wrangling between now and the two—year deadline for brexit before we find out what it truly means. jon pienaar, bbc news, westminster. the us defence secretary told a congressional committee he is shocked by the poor state of the military, a result, he says, funding caps. james mattis is try to garner support from a cash injection in next you's aja. the pentagon chief said the $639 billion request is to ensure the safety of troops and allow them to respond to foreign requests. he says there is no indication russia wants a positively let —— was that of relationship with the us and chided congress for not doing more to ensure the military
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was working to its full potential. despite the tremendous work of this committee, congress as a whole has met the present challenge poorly. we must look reality in the eye. russia and china are seeking veto power over the economic, diplomatic and security decisions on the periphery. north korea's reckless rhetoric and provocative actions continue despite united nations censure and sanctions, while iran remains the biggest long—term challenge to middle east and stability. all the while, terrorists murdered the innocent and threaten peace in many regions, and target us. it is one year since the pulse nightclub attack in orlando, florida. 49 people were killed when the gunman opened fire on the nightclub and dozens more were wounded. our correspondent went to see how the committee is moving on.
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they were named ambassadors of hope, love and healing in orlando. this is what we are here for. the same songs of hope and love sued the world. —— sues. ‘— of hope and love sued the world. —— sues. —— soothe. of hope and love sued the world. —— sues. -- soothe. josh lost his friend shane in the attack at the pulse nightclub. as he was dealing with his loss he was called upon to sing in the choir at the memorial for the is. —— the victims. sing in the choir at the memorial for the is. -- the victims. i didn't know it was going to turn out to be the biggest event that i had ever sung out. and at that moment, for me, that was when i started to heal. john struck, one of the founding members of the chorus, was also
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singing that night. in my head i was thinking i would give up my own life to bring back any one of those kids. iam57 to bring back any one of those kids. i am 57 years old. i have lived a rich, vibrant life. i've done things in this world that these kids are never going to have the opportunity to do. it was after that concept that the group took on an unlikely role as a rapid response team sent to the jules and role as a rapid response team sent to thejules and gatherings to sing as people mourned. —— sent to vigils. i think the chorus recognised we had an important role to play in the community, both of resenting the gay community as well as using our music to heal and bring hope. —— both repp resenting. —— representing. the timing had us reeling. it was right around the one year anniversary of gay marriage being legalised nationwide. it was a slap in the face, and it was a huge
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wake—up call that we have a lot of work to do. sheikh callinan left home after her family refused to accept her sexual identity. —— shay callinan. one place she did feel at home was the pulse nightclub. a gay clu b home was the pulse nightclub. a gay club is not just home was the pulse nightclub. a gay club is notjust a club. it was a haven. i am club is notjust a club. it was a haven. iam really club is notjust a club. it was a haven. i am really glad club is notjust a club. it was a haven. iam really glad ijoined club is notjust a club. it was a haven. i am really glad ijoined the chorus when i did and i'm really glad that when pulse happened, i had this group of people who felt exactly how i did. this group of people who felt exactly howl did. they this group of people who felt exactly how i did. they are this group of people who felt exactly howl did. they are my brothers and sisters in song. they fill my heart with love so that i can go out and filled the world with love. a group of shamans have performed a ritual for global peace in peru. they sang and danced on a beach in lima, aiming to bring about a rapprochement between
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the united states and north korea. tim allman reports. there seems little doubt we live in tumultuous times. but these four men are doing what they can to address that. shamans, or medicine men, who have rather an ambitious agenda. translation: we have come to carry out a special ritual for peace between the united states and north korea. we are asking for peace so that there is no conflict, war, destruction, or massacres. stop, we ask. we implore that their conscience is in understanding in peace. that the whole world intervenes and says no to war, but yes to peace. but how do you bring peace about? it seems to involve a bonfire, a spot of percussion, and the sprinkling of coca leaves on pictures of donald trump and kim jong—un. there is no doubt the geopolitical situation is fairly serious.
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president trump has made no secret of his desire to end the north korean leader's nuclear ambitions. pyongyang's ongoing tests of new ballistic missile is also raising the stakes. so a noble intent from these peruvian shamans. well, there might be some doubt it will make much difference. tim allman, bbc news. got to be worth a try. making wedding videos in india can be a time—consuming business. the ceremonies go on for hours, if not days. and a new trend inspired by bollywood is fast becoming popular. so how difficult is it to make a mega videos? vikas pandey has been finding out. yes, it is tough to practise. there is a lot of pressure. you have a lot of wedding pressures, new family, life life, new partner, a lot of
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people, unknown faces... so in the middle of all of that practising something and dancing, there is a lot of pressure. it is really tough. indian brides are no more just stereotype brides. they want to break away, not from traditions, but from the old school of thought of how brides are supposed to be. they really want to enjoy themselves and be themselves on their wedding day. our recent video has gone viral and passed all of our expectations we ever thought while we were filming it.
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it is only because i will say that change has come for the indian bride in this time. so much fun. finally, you need to go somewhere else for about 30 seconds if you are scared of heights. spiderman, otherwise known as frenchman alan robert, has been climbing a barcelona skyscraper without a harness. local police are unhappy. personally i would stick to the elevator. that's also now. thank you for watching. —— that is all for now. yesterday was a bit of a breezy day for most parts of the uk,
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with a fair bit of cloud and a little bit of sunshine. in the north—west of the uk, we got temperatures up to 12 degrees. but we got to 20 celsius in the south—eastern corner. we're going to go a little bit warmer than that in the next few days, particularly so for england and wales. a lot of dry weather and the forecast and the winds are quite, light as well. some decent conditions getting out and about. 12 or 13 degrees today and yes, some rain to be had, mainly in the north and west. a wet start in western scotland. the eastern side will be that the drier, perhaps brighter as well. a fair bit of cloud in northern ireland through the morning. some outbreaks of rain as you will find in northern england. about here, not so large, but rain nonetheless. then the cloud breaks up there. sunshine possible during the morning across much of our southern counties. light winds as well, so a reasonable start to a pretty pleasant day. we will see some good spells of sunshine across the southernmost counties.
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patchy cloud developing. but with light winds, sunshine, it will become pleasant out there. temperatures will get into the low 20s. to the west of rain time in scotland, that it becomes lighter and more patchy with time. showers in northern ireland. one or two in northern england, but few and far between by this stage. 19 degrees for aberdeen and belfast, 23 in the south—eastern corner. and then as we go onto tuesday night, heading into wednesday, this low pressure system is trying to push in from the west. it is running into this high, and that results in the south—westerly wind being pushed north. that will bring warm air our way. wednesday will be the peak of our temperatures this week across england and wales in particular. we start on a fairly warm note, and there will be a good deal of sunshine, light winds, too, with temperatures rising quickly through the morning. through the north, more of a breeze. more cloud and some rain at times. but not so across england and wales. lots of sunshine, light winds, and those temperatures get up to 25, 27 degrees in the south—eastern corner.
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quite humid as well. the low 20s quite widely elsewhere. maybe the upper teens if you head further north. going into wednesday night, to the west and a weather front is coming. potential thunderstorms. this weather front is going to be bringing some fresher air in from the atlantic. the rain on this weather front fizzles out as it works its way from west to east. still quite warm, though, actually, in the london area, on thursday — 23 or 24. further north and west, some showers around, and temperatures coming down by a notch or two. the latest headlines for you on bbc news: theresa may, britain's prime minister, has apologised to her party's mps, for the conservatives' performance in the general election. the political uncertainty looks likely to delay the queen's speech, when the government's policies are formally presented, from its scheduled date on monday. the russian opposition politician alexei navalny has beenjailed for 30 days following demonstrations
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across the country. hundreds of people were detained during a day of anti—corru ption protests. the rallies were called by mr navalny, a strong critic of president vladimir putin. in france, president macron‘s new centrist party seems likely to win by a landslide in the upcoming, final parliamentary elections. after this weekend's first round of voting, en marche is on course to win more than two thirds of the seats in the national assembly. it's time, now, for hardtalk.
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