tv Outside Source BBC News June 6, 2018 9:00pm-10:01pm BST
hello, i'm karin giannone, this is outside source. whole villages covered in ash. rescuers have now reached the worst—hit areas after guatemala's volcanic eruption, with seventy five people now confirmed dead. the ukrainian secret service is investigating what it says is a russian ‘hitlist‘, supposedly targets for assassination. argentina responds to protests and cancels a world cup warmup game with israel — jerusalem says they're bowing to "supporters of terror". (pres) and we'll be looking at the whodunnit in spain that's got more than two million people hooked — and it's all playing out on twitter. the number of people killed by the volcanic eruption in guatemala keeps rising. 75 people are now confirmed dead. 192 are still missing.
the volcano is just a0 km from the capital, and it first erupted on sunday afternoon local time, with a violent explosion of boiling mud, rock and ash. but take a look at these latest pictures. they show rescue workers rushing from the scene after a new eruption sent hot gas and molten rock streaming down the volcano‘s south side. this happened on tuesday and took many by surprise as vulcanologists said the eruptions were over for now. it shows the unpredictable and dangerous conditions the emergency services are working in. these pictures show the aftermath of these eruptions, with entire villages covered in a thick layer of ash. more than 1.7 million people have been affected, with more than 3,000 forced to evacuate. will grant is in el rodeo, a village engulfed by the debris from the fuego volcano. the search for survivors continues but with each passing hour, the likelihood of success is growing
slimmer and for those families still waiting for news further down the mountainside, the prospects are looking grim. here's our colleague from cbs news manuel bo—hor—kez. we're going along with the guatemalan military now in this helicopter so we can survey the scope of the destruction from above. from up here you could see the flow of lava went for miles and what we're told is that it did not travel its usual route, it went another way, that's why it caught so many people down there off—guard. we are in the community of el rodeo which is near the volcano and you can see right here where police are blocking off access toa road only letting other police officials and rescuers continue up towards the volcano.
as they continue to search for bodies and survivors here. i want you to look over here because not only do we have a point where you have ambulances standing by for any potential patients, but we also have seen here that there are family members that have been showing up still looking for answers as to the whereabouts of their loved ones even as officials tell us that the window of finding survivors is starting to close. there were torrential downpour overnight here and that's adding to the problems of course because you have the ash now seeping into the street and mixing into a toxic almost concrete like substance and that will make things even harder for officials who are going into the hardest hit communities and trying to find again bodies and possibly if they can survivors. yesterday, we were on this road when all of a sudden we noticed people starting run, and that's because there was a new plume of smoke and ash in the air. it was a new lava flow that had just opened up on the ridge that was next to us and we were part of the
evacuation at that point. what is difficult about a situation like that is you do have people who are running and trying to drive away and then there becomes a traffic clog. so you have these roads like this or you can see already heavily commuted, when you have everybody trying to get out it creates a problem, luckily that lava flow did not reach any populated areas but it gives you a sense of just how tense the situation is here as people continue to try and figure outjust how bad the damage is, the scope of all the devastation here and the death toll continuing to climb. ukraine's security services have launched a criminal investigation after an alleged russian hit—list of 47 journalists and writers was leaked and published. the list was published by the strana website, which said it had been obtained from a source in the security service of ukraine. the service denied passing the list to anyone. it's thought that the list was obtained from this man,
the man the ukrainian authorities say tried to assassinate journalist arkady babchenko last week. as i'm sure you'll remember from these pictures, the ukrainian security forces staged the assassination, and then revealed the next day at a press conference that mr babchenko was still alive. they say that operation led to the arrest of the man the list supposedly comes from. this list has been confirmed to my collea g u es this list has been confirmed to my colleagues in kiev to bbc ukrainian as authentic, apparently this is the list that security services ukraine have in their possession obtained from the military show boris who is the organiser he claims of the assassination attempt but he claims he has been cooperating with the security services from a different
apartment all along and the list of 47 or he doesn't specify how many we re 47 or he doesn't specify how many were on his list, was apparently given to the security services as a warning prior to the assassination attempt and he claims that he cooperated fully. 0ne attempt and he claims that he cooperated fully. one interesting detail in that list you don't see the name of the russian journalist whose staged assassination caused so much uproar last week. so there is a lot of murky business still surrounding this list. we spoke of this list and there are many bloggers and publicists, some of them even writers, some of them, there is a guy who is one of the most popular ukrainian writers. he lives currently in germany. just imagine these people were targets for perspective as fascination from russian security services, it's
quite mind—boggling. it's quite huge. are they being offered any kind of protection given what has been highlighted on this list so publicly now? a number of bloggers who are active on social media already said they had been invited by security services to talk and they had been offered protection. some of them accepted a prominent russian journalist who now lives in kiev. some declined saying if you have this security around—the—clock protection, the authorities can keep track of your movement. and that's what bloggers and critics of the russian authorities and ukrainian authorities in kiev want because how are you supposed to practise your profession if you are being followed by security. and some of them of course are sceptical about the very
providence of the list because it looks not very well compiled the. are we any clearer to seeing him walk ukrainian authorities achieved by doing what they did last week. was this part of the evidence that was the whole point of stage and is assassination? the information about the list itself appeared with the emergence and everybody was relieved. his friends are happy he's alive and everyone says he would co—operate with client —— security services as well if we were given a revoca ble services as well if we were given a revocable evidence that indeed an assassination was being planned. so there was some aid the nation in certain quarters that we were all deceived and they expressed as to whether or not we can trust security services if another journalist whether or not we can trust security services if anotherjournalist is murdered and it's still a controversial issue than the
attem pts controversial issue than the attempts that we witnessed last week. argentina has cancelled a world cup warm—up match with israel, after international pressure over israel's treatment of palestinians in gaza. here's the head of argentina's football association. it has led us to decide not to travel, my responsible is to look after the health and safety of the entire delegation and we made this decision. they want to apologise to the israeli community, if not against the jewish community. the israeli community, if not against thejewish community. on the contrary, i simply think that from now on i would like everyone to see this decision as a contribution to world peace. argentinian striker gonzalo ee—gwai—yeen said the decision was the right thing to do. but israel's defence minister disagrees. he said, "it is a shame that the soccer players from argentina did not withstand the pressure of those who hate israel, whose only goal is to destroy israel." adding, "we will not
yield before a pack of anti—semitic terrorist supporters.‘ well as you might expect, the head of the palestinian football association also weighed in on the issue. i think what happened yesterday is a red card from everybody to the israelis to understand that they have the right to organise and play football within their internationally recognised borders. this is a message to the israeli government and is not the time to recognise the rights of the palestinian football family to enjoy the statutes of fifa as i think the argentinians and americans and eve ryo ne argentinians and americans and everyone has the right to enjoy. the bbc‘s yolande knell is injerusalem, where the match was going to be held. this is the stadium where israel was supposed to be playing against argentina this saturday. it was meant to be
a warm—up match for argentina as it gets ready for the world cup. a friendly but instead it stirred up all kinds of controversy and lots of tensions and now it's being cancelled. israel is claiming what it says what palestinian threats and publications particularly against the star argentinian player, lionel messi. but the palestinian argument was really that by argentina coming here tojerusalem, it would be ignoring palestinian claims to the eastern part of the city which they want as the capital of their future state, that part is under israeli occupation. and they said also it would be ignoring those deadly protests that have been taking place all along the israel gaza border. 0n the israeli side, there have been some who saw all the excitement around this expected game as being part of the celebrations taking place this year for
the 70th anniversary of the creation of the state of israel. now, palestinians will see what's happened really as a win for them. and israelis are looking at it as a very worrying sign, perhaps for future football matches and sporting events that could take place here. stay with us on 0utside source, still to come: the president of the philippines goads a woman into kissing him onstage, he tells women to sign a petition, if they want him to resign. tsb bosses have been facing questions from mps today after a systems problem in april caused disruption for almost 2 million people using the bank's digital and mobile banking services, and left many customers unable to access their accounts. it comes as the financial watchdog, the fca, has begun a full investigation into the failure of online banking at tsb. the boss of the bank, paul pester, has been facing questions from mps, and said he wanted to apologise to all those those who were targeted by fraudsters when the bank had its computer meltdown. i'm deeply sorry to say that i think
theissues i'm deeply sorry to say that i think the issues we've created is a co nsta nt the issues we've created is a constant sort of migration with an opportunity that was exported by criminals to target tsb customers. it's a very sad fact that whenever banks go through changes tend to target customers but in particular we saw it as very aggressive and soon after, about a week after migration. this is 0utside source live from the bbc newsroom. 0ur lead story is rescuers have now reached the worst—hit areas after guatemala's volcanic eruption, where whole villages are covered in ash. 75 people are now confirmed dead. other stories from around the bbc newsroom. a prominent british—pakistani political commentator was briefly abducted by a group of men last night in lahore. gul bukhari's family said
she was released a few hours after being detained. she is known for her criticisms of the pakistani military, and journalists and politicians have raised concerns over a clampdown on freedom of expression ahead of elections scheduled for next month. bbc urdu. spain's new socialist prime minister pedro sanchez has unveiled a new pro—eu government with the most women in modern history. eleven ministers are female and just six are male. mr sanchez took office after defeating the conservative government led by mariano rajoy in a confidence vote last week. bbc mundo. our most watched story online: a soldier in the us has been arrested after stealing an armoured vehicle, and leading police on a two—hour chase through a busy city. the vehicle was taken from the base in virginia on tuesday, and was driven at speed through the state capital, richmond. footage posted on social media showed more than a dozen police cars, in pursuit of the personnel carrier.
this isjudge aaron persky. he was the judge in the much—reported on stanford university rape case back in 2016, and was widely criticised at the time for leniency towards the defendant. now he's been removed from office by voters after this petition to remove him got 1.3 million supporters. just to remind you, in 2016 swipe brock turner was found guilty of sexually assaulting a woman behind a rubbish bin after a party on campus. he was found guilty of three felony charges and faced up to 1a years in prison. butjudge persky expressed concern about the impact prison would have on him and gave him a six—month sentence. the victim, who remains anonymous, provided a moving impact statement addressing turner directly. in one part she said, "the fact that brock was an athlete at a private university should not be seen as an entitlement to leniency." peter bowes is in los angeles. thejudge had
the judge had another four years to serve in his current term in office. but because of the system in california we are as you say county judges are elected, there is a mechanism to remove judges from office before they complete their term. so they managed to gather the number of signatures required to get this on the ballot paper, the election was on tuesday of this week and it passed by quite a significant majority. so it means essentially that he has lost his job. peter, let me pull up this tweet from @ap—politics "voters oust judge aaron persky in what is seen as one of the first electoral tests of the #metoo movement's political clout." peter, how is being viewed in that context? of course, the me two and times of movement has had a tremendous amount of publicity over the last year or so of publicity over the last year or so and of course all of that started after the arrest of harvey weinstein
but it has changed the mood in terms of woman feeling empowered in cases like this, perhaps where they feel that justice has not like this, perhaps where they feel thatjustice has not been done and certainly that was the mood, that was the feeling after this case a couple of years ago. so it could well be seen as the first expression of that new—found empowerment at the ballot box, essentially changing are wrong with that many people viewed at the time and taking someone out of office who express an opinion that many, many people disagree with. there's another way to look at this though, some people are concerned that it amounts to the politicizing of judges concerned that it amounts to the politicizing ofjudges and that this system which is rarely used, this is only the fifth time in california history that a judge has been removed from office under this system. removed from office under this syste m. n ot removed from office under this system. not because of any criminal wrongdoing on his part or any unethical activity on his part but because of his interpretation of the law and the sentencing guidelines.
and some people say that is dangerous that perhaps in the future judges may be encouraged to hand out stiffer sentences because they are concerned about their jobs. in the last hours top us economic adviser larry kudlow said there is no deal yet in the ongoing dispute between chinese telecomms titan zte and the us government, that would lift the crippling sanctions against the company. but reports have been coming in that a deal is close. paul blake is in new york. this goes back to april when they stepped into trouble with the us and authorities here accused it of saving devices to iran in north korea falling foul of a us embargo on those countries. since then operations have all but ceased putting one of china's biggest companies on its knees and putting thousands of employees out of work. now the reuters news agency is reporting that a deal has been struck, at least in principle to get
the company back up and running. in the company back up and running. in the terms of that deal according to reuters are that they will pay a $1 billion fine set across a $400 million into our rainy day fund for if they were to break any laws going forward , if they were to break any laws going forward, and it will also have to replace its executive team within 30 days and allow inspectors to come in and make sure us components are being used properly. now, it's important to say that none of this has been officially confirmed but i've been speaking to an official with the us department of commerce who said that no definitive agreement had been signed by both parties but we will be watching the story over the next couple of days to see if there is any movement. bbc news, new york. facebook has confirmed that it has data sharing relationships with at least four chinese electronics companies, including the mobile phone maker huawei — considered a national security threat by us intelligence agencies 0ne security expert says there are questions that must be answered... facebook is a company that is banned
in china and of course there are questions that the us needs and us legislators they need to ask zuckerberg and facebook. and he needs to respond to this with clarity. of course, what we need as facebook users because we are not privacy, i'm a privacy person but we are not against facebook, it's a fantastic to that know of people use. what we want is transparency and clarity. i will tell you, use. what we want is transparency and clarity. iwill tell you, in use. what we want is transparency and clarity. i will tell you, in the european parliament sectors, is how he will want to be remembered, someone he will want to be remembered, someone who created incredible things or somebody who disrupted the way that we live because as we know, there has been allegations around... the real question is, we need clarity and we need transparency. now, the european union is far advanced in terms of privacy and in the new legislation that came in a couple of weeks ago, of course there isa couple of weeks ago, of course there is a culture in europe which is very
well advanced. what is really important because not only because there are so many european citizens using europeans using facebook, but that clarity has to, and i don't think facebook can hide for much longer about this. you may remember how we yesterday reported that the boss of qatar airways said that a woman could not do hisjob. "because it is a very challenging position", akbar al—baker said then. well today he changed his position and offered "heartfelt apologies for any offence caused". he added that "qatar airways is made stronger by its female employees". india's central bank has raised interest rates for the first time in four years. sameer hashmi in mumbai explains why. the bank of india has a high interest rates for the first time since january 2014. the reason for this hike is global oil prices. they remain volatile over the last few
weeks and that is why india central bank believes that it's important to raise rates at this point of time given the uncertainty around inflation. india imports nearly 80% of its oil needs and that's why any rise in global crude oil rises impacts the finances and impacts inflation on the ground. things like food prices and petrol and diesel prices. the governor of the bank of india address the press after announcing the rate hike decision and this is what he had to say. the price of indian basket of crude has surged from $66 a barrel of the $74 a barrel. this along with an increase in other commodity prices and recent global financial market developments has resulted in the forming of input costs and persistence in the higher cpi projections for 2018, 2019. the
price of the indian crude basket in parts considerable uncertainty to the inflation outlook book on the upside and downside. most economists will expect a rate hike in 2018 but not to assume, in that sense the timing of this decision has come as a bit ofa timing of this decision has come as a bit of a surprise. the next big question is, will be bank of india raise interest rates again this year? and it's quite possible because the bank has said that it will keep a close watch on inflation and global crude oil prices. if prices go up again in the next few months, then it don't hesitate in raising hints —— interest rates once more. the philippines president rodrigo duterte has said he will resign if enough women sign a petition calling for him to step down. he's been accused of inappropriate behaviour over this incident on a stage in south korea, where you can see him goading a woman into kissing him. mr duterte said the kiss was ‘pure showbiz‘ intended to entertain the crowd of filipino expats
who were attending the event. the woman is a married filippino working overseas. when questioned about the incident at a press conference mr duterte also said this "we enjoyed it. asking for malice, i do not do it in public if there is malice. i would pull the woman down somewhere along the empty hall there. " as you can imagine a lot of people aren't impressed. women rights groups have launched an online campaign with the hashtag babaeako — i am a woman — and are organising a protest march. here's the reaction of one of the campaigners. you don't have too kissed the woman
if you want to entertain people, the fa ct if you want to entertain people, the fact that you thought that kissing the woman would entertain people still says something about how you view woman. woman are for entertainment, that you can express or exercise your authority over another person especially a woman as entertainment, that's something really sick. let us know what you think about that story or any of the others on our programme, lets just tell you what's coming up in the next half hour. the next edition of outside source we will talk about a very modern who done it. it's all been unfolding on social media involving around 2 million spanish people —— spanish—speaking people online. stay with us. it is
itisi it is i run this time of year where we see some huge contrasts in the weather conditions across south asia, he wait —— heatwave conditions further north but the monsoon rains will sleep their way northward during this month and intojuly. but thursday looks very wet across the south and joe latta and across myanmar as well where further north of you violent thunderstorms. it's all about the heat. hazy sunshine and high temperatures in this area you can see red touching 50 celsius in key locations. also there is exa m ples in key locations. also there is examples in islam a bad for the next few days, whereas it stays very wet the next four or five days with torrential thundery rain. now into the asia—pacific region, want to show you a few things. it's dry againi show you a few things. it's dry again i got bashed across the northeast of china and forjapan at least for the next few days before things turn what they're forjapan which i will tell you why in a moment. we have a tropical depression in the south china sea
which will impact of china through thursday and friday would have —— very heavy rain and developing potential cyclone across the eastern side of the philippines which could push northwards and bring parts of japan and some very heavy rain as we had on into next week. this is something we will keep an eye on. into australia we had very active weather which is spreading across western australia. it's weakening as it's pushing into the saudis but it has brought some violent thunderstorms i'm a gusty winds, up to 100 km an hour in places and it's been blackouts and also trees down in these storms. more storms to push into western side of australia. as we head on into the weekend so purse may have a brief respite on thursday before the rains were turned saturday and sunday. closer to home in europe, we had some very intense flooding again across parts of france, switzerland, germany and northwestern entity from the violent thunderstorms. it occurred in the
normandy region and had some flooding in brittany as well. this deep area of low pressure, this thundery though i should say has been spiralling across the western side of your pretty last couple of weeks and it's generating these intensive thunderstorms. conditions remained quite cool and showery across spain and portugal, meanwhile the area of high pressure affecting northern europe here it's been sunny and dry. they could really do with the rain in places. oslo remains dry for the next four or five days. bernie and we'll see more heat but also the risk thunderstorms as will paris. that closer to home, many central northern areas will be under the influence of high pressure, more sunshine in the forecast. a few thunderstorms could affect seven areas but one thing is for certain for most of us it will stay warm for the next few days. hello, i'm karin giannone. this is outside source. these are the main stories
here in the bbc newsroom. whole villages covered in ash. rescuers have now reached the worst—hit areas after guatemala's volcanic eruption, with 75 people now confirmed dead. the ukrainian secret service is investigating what it says is a russian "hitlist", supposedly targets for assassination. argentina responds to protests and cancels a world cup warmup game with israel, jerusalem says they're bowing to "supporters of terror". every day, outside source features bbc journalists working in over 30 languages. your questions are always welcome. #bbcos is the hashtag. in brazil, four women die every day while trying to end a pregnancy. that's according to government statistics. the country has some of the harshest abortion laws in the world.
it is considered a crime and is only allowed in extreme cases, like rape. one woman set up a whatsapp messaging group to offer women a way to end a pregnancy. a bbc investigation revealed the group helps women access pills to induce abortion. the women who run the group give advice on how to take them. none of them is a trained professional. their advice is based on their own experience. here is the founder of the group. her identity has been kept secret and her name changed. translation: in october 2013, i was kidnapped and raped. i got pregnant, and unfortunately, i could not end it legally because this person was very influential, a former police officer. i felt that i had a whole life ahead of me and it was stolen for me. that's why i started the whatsapp group. i don't think it's fair that we are forced to do this. nathalia passarinho is the reporter who worked on the investigation. i asked her how she came upon the story.
i got igota i got a piece of information from someone i got a piece of information from someone inside the group, and i managed to get inside myself, saying that i was a pregnant woman interested in getting an abortion. what i discovered is this whatsapp group operates by selling abortion foes but not only that, it is administrated by four really young women, 23, 24—year—old young women who also instructs on every step of the procedure by text, video and audio. they do not have any medical training. their advice is purely based on personal experiences and also on tips they get from doctors they know and nurses they know. but this group has also become more than just a place for the selling of medication commits also a sort of support group, a place where women share experiences in brazil.
abortion is illegal in most cases. the womenjoining this abortion is illegal in most cases. the women joining this group for help know that the people advising them do not have this sort of medical qualification? they do know what they are left with little option in brazil. abortion is only allowed in cases of rape, risk for the life of the mother and in the case of a foetus without brain, not permission of the brain. women cannot resort to abortions if they simply want to terminate a pregnancy. they know there are risks involved. many of them take the pills at home by themselves and they are in touch with the girls but they are in touch with the girls but they are completely by themselves, so if something goes wrong, there's nothing anyone can do. and they're also in fear of going to the hospital in case of publication because they might be reported to the police. and the data they have is in 70% of the cases of women being reported to the police, these
reports are made by health professionals. the doctor that attends these women in the public hospitals. nathalia passarinho, we've seen a referendum in ireland. how important is public opinion? this is a big issue in brazil. there's a big discussion going on right now. the supreme court is deciding whether or not to decriminalise abortion, and at the same time the national congress is trying to criminalise all sorts of abortion. the public opinion is mainly against abortion. the last opinion poll from 2017 showed 68% of the population is still against legalizing abortion, and it is related to this strong catholic tradition in brazil, and also an morne partly to the growing influence of pentecostal churches. nathalia passarinho from bbc brazil.
spain's been gripped in the past few days by a very modern whodunnit, one which tells us something about fake news and the power of the internet. it began when a twitter user calling himself mr brightside posted this tweet... " i sawa " i saw a murder through twitter. i solved it. the victim is in the photo." the victim jorge is here in the middle, with some friends, this picture supposedly taken in a nightclub in barcelona hours beforejorge's death. more and more tweets followed, unpacking an elaborate murder—romance plot. the thread went viral, reaching — quite incredibly — more than two million people right across the spanish speaking world. it has been read a lot on the bbc website too. it was written up by vicky baker. i've been finding out more about it from her. it all centred around this photo. there were lots, mr brightside said there were lots of clues in it that something was
amiss, including when you look closely and he zoomed in, he showed a tattoo ofjorge, the guy who had been murdered, he said. that tattoo was, although the photo was taken in a mirror in a nightclub at the tattoo was the wrong way around. he started to believe that perhaps jorge wasn't in that photo. he'd been superimposed. so that's when he started to dig around a bit deeper. he brings in all these other people from the background that he's found through social media, like coming through social media, like coming throuthorge through social media, like coming through jorge and the through social media, like coming throuthorge and the other two guys social media accounts. gradually leads into this rich guy called will who lives in barcelona —— this british guy caldwell. he start to suspect something going on but ——
behind—the—scenes between everybody and the main suspect. so, that's how the story goes. at one point spanish police got involved, tweeting... if you can see it there... will and his accomplices will spend time in prison. mr brightside had by now written more than 100 tweets, re—tweeting messages from the social media accounts of various individuals in that photo. the whole thing came to a climax in a moment of high drama on — of all places — instant messaging. mr brightside confronted will with his evidence. having done that, he sat and waited for his reply. we all know what those three dots flashing means. the other person thinking very hard about what to say in reply. agatha christie never had that to contend with. now by this point, all of spain was gripped. but all wasn't quite as it seemed with the story, however. here's vicky baker again. after reading through 100 tweets
into you get to this hash tag that gives away that it was actually part ofa gives away that it was actually part of a literary petition. it had been created by a graphic designer who's based in madrid. and he had treated this incredibly elaborate story where, as i said, there are all these social media accounts but he created them from scratch, including populating them with tweets so they looked authentic in the run—up to when he utilise them. and the picture itself, the people you see, there was nojorge or any of the other people. he created a picture through his own facial features and his friends. none them existed in the real world. i've spoken to him. he was not expecting this at all. he was expecting to be 200 at the most
likes? he got 100,000 was expecting to be 200 at the most likes? he got100,000 in was expecting to be 200 at the most likes? he got 100,000 in this been read by millions. there were people suggesting he could have a netflix is verizon the back of this or write novels. he's been gone away. —— a elixir is on the back of this or write some novels. perhaps that is the moral, do not believe everything you see on the internet. vicki baker. it's really worth reading her account of this and how it all brewed up from that in the first place. don't forget you can get much more detail on our top stories on our website. there is full coverage on guatemala volcano disaster. you'll find all the latest updates on bbc. com/news, or download the bbc news app. it has been 434 days since the british government began deliberating brexit. there's still no proper plan from the british government over how to proceed and things didn't get any clearer today. these were the scenes
in the house of commons earlier during prime minister's questions. when it comes to brexit, this government has delivered more delays and cancellations than northern rail! the british people voted to leave the european union, and it is this government that is delivering on the vote of the british people! well, with important votes coming up in parliament, the opposition labour party is adamant the prime minister won't get things all her own way. here's the shadow brexit secretary, keir starmer. we are absolutely clear that the next big issue is the article 50 vote that will arrive in parliament in october or november. we've said that if that does not meet our test, we'll vote against it. and one of the key amendments next week says that in the event that parliament votes against the prime minister's article 50 deal, parliament decides what happens next. so there's less than 300 days
and just four european union summits to go before the uk leaves on march 29th next year. david davis had a plain message for european leaders ahead of a crucial brussels meeting at the end of this month. the commission's position seems to be shooting itself in the foot just to prove that the gun works. so those who say or think that the uk must be seen to be damaged by brexit should think again. because the truth is, if you harm britain, you harm all of europe. let's go over to alex forsyth, who is in westminster tonight. what about the blueprint for the future relationship? why the delay we are seeing? there are so many elements to this brexit story at the moment. the blueprint is one of them. this allowed the government said it would publish, a division for what life should look like outside the eu. that's not going to happen anytime soon and the reason for that is because the government says they want to make sure it's absolutely right. behind—the—scenes, you know there is real disagreement
on key issues about life outside the eu, not least of course, trading relations act. into thinking at some of those disagreements sorted out and the details nailed down, the government cannot really publish it in black and white because it would just cause or divisions. going on behind. how undermining is it to the whole process that process that we have these disagreements, particularly when we are seeing between david davis and may? we know the conservative party is divided over what brexit should look like. so is the labour party. but i think the real danger of this is when there is no agreement in the uk government specifically about talking about backbench mps, talking about david davis and theresa may, the prime minister. that's really problematic because not only does it slow everything down, it means the uk government takes longer to try and reach an agreement on its position, for it even starts talking to brussels, but it also trace the
impression to brussels that there's no unity here. and of course that wea ke ns no unity here. and of course that weakens the government's stenciled on the consumerist negotiations. slipped in the government. house but is the opposition over this though? there are splits across the board. that is a result of the referendum result. everybody said all that highlight was a good pilot —— all that highlighted was a divided country. deep divisions on the conservative side, also on the labour site. something we should cut off ties with the eu. there are others who really want to remain closely aligned, especially when it comes to economic arrangements. and the labour party leadership, like the labour party leadership, like the conservative leadership, is going to try and pick its way through this disagreements and come up through this disagreements and come up with an idea most of its mps can come. neither side is finding a particularly easy at the moment. all of that is happening and mr before
the —— all of that is happening and in westminster before... alex forsyth in westminster. thank you. protests injordan are now in their seventh day, and jordanians have vowed to continue protesting. that's despite the resignation of this man, prime minister hani al—mulki. let me show you these pictures. this was the capital amman today. some unions staged a nationwide strike then hundreds gathered outside a union office. people are angry at a plan to increase tax, which they say unfairly targets the poor and middle class. it comes after the price of fuel has risen five times since the beginning of the year. electricity bills have shot up 55%. here's a couple of protesters. translation: we will give the government a chance once it is part and then after that, we'll find out what her next employee. if they ——
what her next employee. if they —— what our next claim will be. translation: art demands are plane in oz. there are many poor people and many in the middle—class who are affected by this —— are demands are playing an earnest. issam ikirmawi from bbc arabic is in amman. this is the road leading to the prime minister's office further up that hill. as you can see, security forces have started arriving in this place. protesters will be arriving here later on after they break the fast. this is one of the assembly points here in amman for the protesters to come and air their views. thousands of people come here every night and have been doing so since last week. the turnout is expected to be as high as last night and the night before. today, there was a general strike injordan, where the main trade unions have called upon people to come. the message was people should give the new cabinet,
the new government a chance to reflect on the austerity measures. however, there was almost a unanimous call for that not to happen. people are highly sceptical of the political institutions and they said that they will not abandon the street until the government abandons its plans. now to a large fire at one of london's top hotels. the five—star mandarin oriental hotel in knightsbridge in central london, just by hyde park. it had just completed what it said was the "most extensive restoration in its 115—year history" last week. charlotte gallagher is at the scene with the latest. if you can see just behind me, the hotel, there is an extension ladder right up to the roof at this point. when we first arrived here, there was still smoke coming out of the roof and there were firemen
on top of those ladders pouring water down onto the hotel. and it's believed at this point that the fire may have started on the roof. there were builders there working at the time. as you said, the hotel has just undergone this massive renovation and it's believed the builders could have been part of that. we heard from one person who was an engineer working at the hotel at the time, and he said they saw fire and just shouted "quick, everybody out!" and the hotel was quickly evacuated after that. and i'm pleased to say that the ambulance service have said they haven't treated anyone for any injuries, so the hotel was quickly evacuated and it looks like nobody was injured at the hotel. we don't have the figure so far of how many people were in the hotel. of course, it was daytime, so it would have been much less than if the fire had happened at night, but when we arrived we saw people coming down the roads, people from nearby shops. if you don't know this area, this is a very busy shopping district in central london. it's the harrods department store, harvey nichols, lots of designer stores, and shops were being evacuated and staff are moving away
from the hotel and going past the cordon. now, as well, it's been absolute chaos around here on the roads. this is such a busy area. it's rush hour in london. if you know london, you will know rush hour is incredibly busy, and all those roads around here were closed all to traffic because they were being moved away from the cordon. and also because the sheer number of fire engines that were being sent here to deal with this fire. at one point, there were 15 fire engines and around 100 firefighters at the scene trying to dampen the scene down. charlotte gallagher. this is the latest on the summit between kim jong—un and donald trump, just four days to go until the day begins on singapore time. today though, rudy giuliani, one of mr trump's lawyers, apparently said this: "kim jong—un got back on his hands and knees and begged for it, which is exactly the position you want to put him in."
there has been no response from the north koreans yet, though you might imagine they would not be thrilled. but the summit does look like it's going ahead, as we told you last night. it's at the capella hotel in sentosa, a luxury island off singapore. there's a bbc article with more on what we know about the venue and the preparations. here's carmen roberts from the bbc‘s travel show. it's an island in the south. it's easily accessible by car but there is only one causeway, one main way, to get onto the island. there's a guard booth, so most vehicles coming in are checked. so, from that perspective, i guess it would be easier to secure. there's a cable car and a monorail, of course, as well but it is a small island that's a short drive from the main island of singapore. and it's full of swanky hotels, theme parks, lovely beaches and palm trees and it's home to some of the most expensive homes in singapore.
it sounds amazing. let's turn to china. they were at one point considered the key to bringing north korea to the negotiating table. this isa korea to the negotiating table. this is a tweet from donald trump last year.. but china has been strangely absent from the diplomatic preparation for this summit. here's an article from the global times a few weeks ago sounding quite aggrieved. asjohn said with with more. four times a week, passengers at this beijing station crowd onto an overnight service bound for pyongyang. the train is an embodiment
of china's ties to north korea, geographically, politically and economically. "i'm going on holiday," this chinese woman tells me. do you worry that it has nuclear weapons? "i don't think it will be a problem. the situation is good," she tells me. "anyway, isn't that a sensitive question?", she adds. it's a friendship sealed in blood. china's intervention on the north side in the korean war cost the lives of at least 180,000 chinese soldiers. more than six decades on, there is still a shared worldview. chinese people may, on occasion, feel unnerved by the nuclear brinksmanship on their border, but there is sympathy, too. north korea's logic is, after all, china's logic. atomic weapons as a security guarantee against a us rival. as this man prepares
for his summit with the us leader in a matter ofjust weeks, he has held two with the chinese president. both men, analysts suggest, sense an opportunity to get away from sanctions and back to business. regardless of how much nuclear process is made during the summit, china has a more important long—term strategic goal, which is to help north korea grow its economy and transform itself from an isolated pariah state into a more normal and more open country in the long run. in another sign of the deep cultural ties, china has its own sizeable ethnic korean population. they speak — and sing — in korean and have little time for donald trump. "trump's methods are wrong," this man says. "if you want to help north korea, you should help it, not suppress it."
china is watching its close neighbour's moment in the sun with interest, and perhaps some hope. but it knows well that on the korean peninsula, glimmers of hope can quickly disappear. john sudworth, bbc news, beijing. we started the programme with the volcanic eruption in guatemala. but there's more volcanic activity causing concern in another part of the world. let's take you to hawaii's big island to end the programme, with this volcanic eruption. you'll remember we first began reporting on it on 26 may when kilauea started erupting. you can see, it's still going strong. these images show a helicopter view of the latest eruption there. lots of molten lava. hundreds of homes have been destroyed. it's some of the worst destruction so far since kilauea began
to erupt last month. there have been no reported deaths in hawaii, although one man was seriously injured when a molten rock projectile shattered his leg. let's show you this facebook post from the meteorologist brad sowder. he put up this picture of kapoho in hawaii. it's the view before the lava reached the community on sunday night. next to it, this picture of kapoho yesterday, after it was devastated by the lava flow. you can see the destructive force of the volcanic eruption. meanwhile, the latest figure of dead in guatemala is 75 people confirmed dead. 192 people missing in the volcanic eruption there. thanks for watching. hello, thanks for joining hello, thanks forjoining me. i'm sure you know how it works by now.
we try and give you a detail in the coming days. in the shorter term, the reason for a quiet spell of weather of late is that the jet strea m weather of late is that the jet stream is a long way from the british isles. it's really rather split. these we portions down towards the south, they have something of a concave shape about them such as they are into this, we fit areas of low pressure and it has been very disturbed across france and iberia. looking for the north, a wee bit of convection about that arm of the jet stream and into that convex shape, we fit in area high pressure. if that feature that's brought so much in the way of quiet, settled weather across the british isles as of late. that's dominating the top three corners of the british isles. looking further south to make here, the high pressurejust running out of influence. as a consequence, you may find some showers overnight creeping in from france. through
thursday, they may make a little more for the progress into the southern counties of england. the saboteurs are still fairly close to where we have been of late. —— the temperatures are still fairly close. here we are in friday. not a great deal of difference, just showing you the potential thereof a little bit more instability. maybe a greater chance of some showers pushing across the bristol channel and into parts of wales. other places... a lot of strength in that sign at the moment. just take the precautions on that particular front. as we get on into the weekend, not a great deal of change. looking at variations on a theme, if you like. still the odd shower across the western side of scotland. maybe a little filament of instability just bring showers scotland. maybe a little filament of instabilityjust bring showers up towards the eastern shores of east anglia. this temperatures may be down a degree or so but no radical
changes. as we get towards the last pa rt changes. as we get towards the last part of the weekend on towards sunday, there could be a little bit more meaning about that weather front we're sure you there. simply because we're getting a sense from some of the models we mayjust bring up some of the models we mayjust bring upa some of the models we mayjust bring up a greater chance of more widespread rainfall with some pretty sharp showers embedded in it more widely across the southern counties. and at the same time, don't discount that area of blue. it may be a lot closer to the eastern shores of northeastern england to eastern side of scotland. other models have an much further towards the west. having had that little bit of excitement, we fall back are and we have been in recent days. a lot of dry weather again. temperature around about the 22 remark or so, upper teens perhaps for some. —— 20 degrees mark. what changes? next week, a shift in the power in north america. the cold air across the northeastern part and it will eventually come at last, at last, at last, fire up a more meaningfuljet
stream. look where it is pointing. straight the british isles. you'll probably remember we talked about in the past that being the highway for low pressure. looking at spells of winter weather as the atlantic becomes a lot more dominant in our weather. it will feel pressure because we're losing that influence from the near continent, that rather muqqy from the near continent, that rather muggy feel. and it may well for some degree zero times. good night. —— bb easier at times. tonight at ten... the grenfell tower inquiry hears from the man who lived in the flat where the fire started. behailu kebede said he was too frightened to give evidence in person and had lived in fear of reprisals. but his lawyer told the inquiry that when the blaze broke out in the kitchen he'd done nothing wrong — he called 999 and alerted his neighbours. it was accidental, and mr kebede bears no responsibility — directly or indirectly — for the fire, its spread, or the dreadful consequences that followed.