welcome to newsday. i am babita sharma in london. the headlines: britain's prime minister theresa may appoints her new cabinet and insists its business as usual. what i am feeling is that, actually, there is a job to be done — and i think what the public want is to ensure that the government is getting on with the job. exit polls after the first round of parliamentary elections in france suggest president macron‘s new party is on course for a landslide majority. iam rico i am rico hizon in singapore. also in the programme: rodrigo duterte denies asking the us to help fight islamist militants, as troops struggle to recapture the city of marawi. songs to reflect conflict and hope. we'll look at the inspiration for the music of kashmir. welcome. thank you forjoining us.
it's 7am in singapore, and midnight in london where the british prime minister theresa may says she intends to serve a full term as britain's prime minister, and is "getting on with the job." but her comments come just hours after one of her former colleagues, the uk's ex—finance minister, described her as a "dead woman walking". well, she's been been reshuffling her cabinet and insists it's business as usual. our political correspondent, vicki young, reports. she's putting on a brave face, but theresa may knows she has thrown her party into turmoil. the shock of election night is still sinking in. after church this morning,
the prime minister rang round colleagues who'd been defeated on thursday. she's in office for now, but for how much longer? i said during the election campaign that, if re—elected, i would intend to serve a full term. but what i am doing now is actually getting on with the immediate job and i think that's what's important, i think that's what the public would expect. they want to see governments providing that certainty and stability. but senior conservatives have demanded changes. it is going to require a different approach. we are going to see, i hope, more collective decision—making in the cabinet. i and other senior colleagues have made that clear to her and i think you will also see that she will want to work much more closely with the parliamentary party. and this was the first sign that mrs may has been forced to reach out. her old enemy, michael gove, who she sacked, returns to the cabinet as environment secretary. and he'll be sitting alongside borisjohnson. the two men spectacularly fell out over the tory leadership contest last year. today, the foreign secretary denied he was plotting another challenge for the top job. just a little wave for michael gove, best friends? jeremy corbyn did not
win this election. it is absolutely right that she should go ahead, form a government and deliver on the priorities of the people. i am going to be backing her, absolutely everybody i'm talking to is going to be backing her, as well. he has obviously not spoken to this former colleague. theresa may is a dead woman walking. it isjust how long she will remain on death row. what's your guess? and i think we will know very shortly. in other words, we could easily get to the middle of next week and it all collapses for her. the labour leader says theresa may's position is vulnerable and he is ready for another general election. we cannot go on with a period of great instability. we have a programme, we have the support and we are ready to fight another election campaign as soon as may be, because we want to be able to serve the people of this country. life without a majority in the house of commons will be very different. controversial policies like grammar schools, social care and pension changes may bite the dust.
senior tory backbenchers say compromises will be needed. there is no point in sailing ahead with items that were in the manifesto, which we will not get through parliament. to get anything done, the conservatives need votes from another party. they are trying to do a deal with northern ireland's ten democratic unionists. today, both sides suggested that the principles of an agreement were in place. we had very good discussions yesterday with the conservative party in relation to how we could support them in forming a national government, one that would bring stability to the nation, and those discussions continue. we have made good progress, but the discussions continue. after such a bad political miscalculation, most leaders would be forced out, but many tory mps do not have the appetite for a distracting leadership contestjust as brexit talks are about to start. and they certainly don't want to risk a second general election. for now, theresa may's colleagues
are rallying behind her, but she is certainly not in charge of her own political destiny. vicki young, bbc news, downing street. let's now take a look at some of the other news today. exit polls released after the first round of parliamentary elections in france suggest that president macron‘s new party is on course to secure a landslide majority. projections suggest it could get as many as three—quarters of the seats in the assembly. hugh schofield in paris has the details. let us first remind ourselves that this is a two round election. this is just the first round of voting. in the 577 constituencies, it normally just too, will in the 577 constituencies, it normallyjust too, will qualify in the 577 constituencies, it normally just too, will qualify for the second round. sometimes there will be three that go through. next sunday, we will have the definitive result. normally, you get a clear
picture, or at least the pollsters can, in the first round, of how the end result is that look. and normally, what we see today is a clear indication of the end result. and the end result looks like it is going to be huge majority for the march party. —— en marche. the result is above anything they could have dreamt of. it bears out the predictions of emmanuel macron himself, which, as he was making his bed, he said without the savage party, it would not matter, because he would have with these people behind him, they would have the logic of institutions and he would bring them into parliament. and it appears that is what has happened. that was hugh schofield in paris. also making use this hour,: —— also
making use this hour: iran has sent planes loaded with food to qatar — which has had all its transport links with neighbouring arab states severed. saudi arabia, the uae and others are accusing qatar of supporting jihadi groups. the qataris deny this. three men have been arrested after an easyjet flight from slovenia to southern england was diverted to germany. the pilot was alerted to a suspicious conversation on board, including what police called "terrorist content". passengers were evacuated down emergency slides. a backpack belonging to one of the men was blown up by police. the us territory of puerto rico has just been voting in a referendum on whether to become america's 51st state. such a move would also require approval by the us congress. many puerto ricans who turned out were retirees hoping eventual statehood would give them access
to more federal funds and the right to vote for the us president. today is world against child labour day. asia—pacific enjoys a reputation as a vibrant economic zone, but it is also home to more working children than any other region in the world. an estimated 122 million children aged 5—14 are compelled to work for their survival. millions are not enrolled in school at all. joining us live from sydney is tina davis, a human rights specialist who has studied, and made an award winning documentary on modern day slavery and child labour. welcome to the programme. thank you for joining welcome to the programme. thank you forjoining us. firstly, why is it that you think that asia, more than any other region in the world, has this problem with child labour?
well, one of the key factors is poverty. and it is a development issue. there are numerous sectors, low—paid sectors, that have not really grown much, and this is one of the labour problems that often end up in the informal sectors. lack of education, as you mentioned, there is conflict and natural disaster, so for instance, when you see the natural disaster in nepal, you also know that this will then escalate the number of children who end up in labour. also the more severe forms, like human trafficking, forced labour... you have been studying and documenting this for a number of years. i am keen to hear what your observations of years of work have been, and what
you have concluded. it is a complex area. besides it being directly related to poverty, it is also a cultural issue. in countries where there are no social welfare systems, families have to contribute to the economy. so, you know, when families go to work, children might not have a place to go. that might mean no childcare. —— there might not be childcare. —— there might not be childcare or schooling. so they hang out in places where children were, such as brick kilns, and india, where i went. gradually, they would doa where i went. gradually, they would do a little bit of helping out here and there, and then it transitions into labour. and it becomes a cycle which is very hard to break, unless you have educational opportunities.
so the cycle of poverty will then continue through generations. and then these children will not have any other means but to end up working. other cultural aspects... sorry to interrupt you, but the un have this goal of eradicating child labour by 2030. in your opinion, whether or not you believe that target is achievable. —— —— i would like to hear, in your opinion. target is achievable. —— —— i would like to hear, in your opinionm requires a conference of response on many levels. there are laws in many countries against child labour. the governments need to privatise this. they need to put aside resources for these laws to have any effect. business companies who are producing in developing countries have two work closely with their suppliers, they have to work to ensure that they have to work to ensure that they can have their codes of
conduct, but they might try to squeeze down prices. well, then supplies will not be able to meet standards, or that they had to meet short deadlines, and in that case, child labour, or other forms short deadlines, and in that case, child labour, or otherforms of forced labour, et cetera, will end up forced labour, et cetera, will end up in the circumstances, the then feed into the projects that we use, —— products that we use, such as our clothes, mobiles, and so on. it will ta ke clothes, mobiles, and so on. it will take some time. but thank you so much for your observations. tina davis, thank you. philippine president rodrigo duterte has denied asking for us military support to help end the siege of a southern city held by islamist militants. it comes a day after the us said it was providing technical assistance at the request of the government in manila. philippine troops have struggled to dislodge the rebels who took control of marawi three weeks ago. when questioned by reporters, mr duterte said he'd "never approached america" for help. what are your thoughts on the
dissipation of us troops in deliberation of marawi? i'm not aware of that. i think the power should be the defence department. —— defence department. earlier, i wasjoined from our london newsroom by james putzel, professor of development studies at the london school of economics and an expert on the philippines. i asked him did the philippines need the assistance of the americans? they do, because the military really does not have the capacity to be able to really block off and shut down the networks of those who have pledged allegiance to is, who are operating in minder now. so this has been known for a long time to and the us and the philippines have long—standing agreements. —— mindanao. so when president thaiday called president obama a son of a hall, last year, and he is trained
to diversify his own relationships last year, those agreements stand. —— duterte. —— son of a whore. when the ruckus broke out, it was known that the us had technical assistance for the fight and it was going to continue. despite this assistance, we are ready have 58 soldiers and 20 civilians being killed, and this it is in chaos. is the philippine government losing the siege? there isa government losing the siege? there is a big problem here, because they are could be to undermine the insurgency without speeding up the priest process. —— peace process. president duterte said he wanted to revive the peace process. but a law
that recognises rights and autonomy for the people of mandinao, if you really wa nts for the people of mandinao, if you really wants to go after and undermined thejihadi really wants to go after and undermined the jihadi movement, there has to be movement much faster on the peace agreement. but the group that have laid the siege are being called bandits, but they are not really parts of the whole peace process ? not really parts of the whole peace process? that is true. but more young people from mandinao become attracted to groups like this if there is no alternative. these groups need to strike agreements with the government in order to do away with the disgruntlement and alienation. the people in the area
have become a minority in their own territory, and they are demanding justice. whether leaders don't deliver it, these groups become attractive to young people. and briefly, where do you think this whole process will go? the philippine troops and their friends from abroad, they will be able to defeat this incidence of violence, but the problem is that even the discourse of the president, when he sent his trip off —— his troops off to mandinao, and that they could rate after three women, that plays very bad in the muslim communities, evenif very bad in the muslim communities, even if he was joking. very bad in the muslim communities, even if he wasjoking. as very bad in the muslim communities, even if he was joking. as a very bad in the muslim communities, even if he wasjoking. as a dozen us. so these messages, if anything, are recruiting messages for the islamic state allied jihadi. your
watching newsday. still to come: —— you are watching newsday. still to come: 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. 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 newsday on the bbc. i'm rico hizon in singapore. i'm babita sharma in london. our top stories: britain's prime minister insists she will preside over britain's successful exit from the eu, despite her party now having lost its majority in parliament. exit polls suggest france's president macron is set for a landslide victory in the general election — with some projections giving his party up to three quarters of the seats. and a shanghai—bound china eastern airlines jet had to make an emergency landing when one of its engines was severely damaged.
china eastern said crew members on flight mu736 spotted the damage after take—off and decided to return to sydney airport. everybody on board the flight was unharmed and the incident is being investigated. let's take a look at some front pages from around the world. we start with the south china morning post, which highlights the weather warning that's been issued by the hong kong observatory. despite the sunshine in its main picture, tropical cyclone merbok is closing in. further down its front page the suggestion that hong kong should consider raising taxes to counter a growing wealth gap that is now at a historic high. the china daily reports on the concerns of the chinese president who highlights "three evil forces" — terrorism, separatism and extremism. its stunning main picture shows students performing traditional stilt—walking to celebrate china's first "cultural and natural heritage day." the international new york times has another striking picture to highlight china's bridge building programme.
but the article goes on to call them temperatures to nowhere, describing them as structures mired in debt and corruption carrying very little traffic. the sydney film festival is under way and every year they choose a topic to focus on. this year for the first time, they are shining a spotlight on feminism and film. with women around the world holding marches after donald trump's election, are we on the cusp of a new wave of feminism? earlier i spoke to susan charlton is the curator of the feminism & film programme at sydney film festival and asked her what promoted the festival to focus on women in the film industry. i think was because there are a number of programmes happening in australia at the moment that address the fact that after a0 years very little has changed, actually, in
filmmaking and the numbers of women, for example, who are directing or writing or producing have not really changed all that much full since the 19705. changed all that much full since the 1970s. for example, in 1971, quarter% of feature films were made by women and today 16%. that is not a great change in such a long period of time. if that rate of change continues, it may take 100 years to get equity. so a number of programmes have been put in place to try and change that situation and i think it's time to look at the films are were being made back in the 19705, are were being made back in the 1970s, the heyday of feminist filmmaking here in australia. why do you think nothing has changed? well... one filmmaker told me that she thought, is filmmaking addressed theissue she thought, is filmmaking addressed the issue of child care, things may never change, really. she felt that despite all kinds of funding
programmes and apprenticeships and so on, unless that fundamental issue changed, we will still be extremely ha rd changed, we will still be extremely hard for women to be involved in filmmaking. i think the heyday of filmmaking. i think the heyday of filmmaking in the 1970s and 1980s, that was a radical period and i guess feminism became quite mainstream. it is only now that we are looking back and seeing that those changes aren't really dramatic enough and there is also the threat of many of the changes that have been made being eroded. this has a flow on effect in film making as well. decades of conflict in kashmir has affected every element of life. the scene has been taken over by a younger generation of resistance musicians. there are more restrictions in
kashmir. i saw a young guy being shot, i write a song about that. icy young children being blinded by pellets. an inhuman force being used about that and i write songs about that. music plays translation: music is all about spirituality and praising god. i think there is more to it, you know? they reflect current times
life stop we deserve a chance to live a normal peaceful life —— as human beings. now rico, i think it's time for me to wish you a happy anniversary. yes — it's six years since the first edition of newsday. here's what we looked like back then... thousands of air passages are stranded as a volcanic ash cloud spreads across the pacific. armed police patrolled the streets of the bangladeshi capital as a general strike continues. it is eight a.m. here in singapore... showers overnight continue into the
morning across parts of scotland and northern ireland in particular. linked into an air of low pressure pushing across northern scotland. as it clears away however into the morning there is a slight tightening of isobars and that means it wind strength and will be during the morning rush hour. northern england, ireland, the central scotland in particular. there could be a few restrictions on the temperatures and maybe on some of the ferry services but further north you are across scotland, the lighter winds to start the day. but many of us will stay dry and the showers are lighter than they were today. very few showers as we have further south. a bit of cloud in places and there will be sunshine breaking through. a blustery wind but we will see more in the way of sunshine break through the we head into the afternoon, particularly through southern and eastern areas. by the afternoon,
very few showers around, mainly in the western parts of scotland in north—western england will be much drier brighter day then we saw through sunday. with the wind coming in from the west, 1a50 degrees and some posts but the eastern coast could hit 19 to 21 degrees. it will finish the day are dry note. it could lead to a few mist and fog patches, look cool in places compared to the last few nights. into tuesday morning we see cloud returned parts of northern ireland and western scotland, western parts of england and wales. all linked into these weather fronts. but they are running to an area of high pressure which is trained to expand across the country. one that tends to do with with our weather fronts a look at. not a huge amount of wet weather around, maybe the odd shower in scotland, light rain or drizzle and parts of northern ireland. most will be dry. we will see hazy sunshine in places, could hit 18 or 19 degrees again. the temperatures
rise in the south—east. into wednesday, there are southerly winds touching gale force in the southern highlands. a dry day for most of us on wednesday and by this stage the warmest day of the week. it could see 20— 22 across eastern scotland, possibly 26 or 27 in the south—east corner. that is the warmest day of the week. will turn cooler through the week. will turn cooler through the rest of the week. the breeze returns as well and patchy rain may be limited to the north and west. a small risk on thursday morning of thunderstorms. world news. iam babita sharma. our top story: britain's prime minister theresa may says she will get on with the job of making brexit a success. she's due to meet her new cabinet on monday morning. one of the people tipped to replace her after her disappointing election, borisjohnson, has publicly said he backs her leadership. exit polls suggest the party of the new french president emmanuel macron is on course to win around three quarters of seats
in the national assembly. and this video is trending on bbc.com. it's a china eastern airlines jet, which had to make an emergency landing when one of its engines was damaged. the crew spotted the damage after take—off, and the plane returned safely to sydney airport. fortu nately, fortunately, nobody was hurt. the incident is being investigated. stay tuned. more to come. now on bbc news, it's time for hardtalk.