tv Outside Source BBC News June 25, 2018 9:00pm-10:01pm BST
hello, i'm ros atkins — this is outside source. president erdogan is about to become a lot more powerful after declaring victory in the turkish presidential election. independent observers say they were unequal. italy refuses another rescue ship stranded in the mediterranean as tensions mount between eu countries over who should accept migrants. immigration is also dividing the us — people have been confronting trump administration officials about it in public — now one democrat is calling on others to do the same. if you see anybody from the cabinet in that restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd. and we have all the latest action from the world cup where the host nation gets a thrashing from uruguay. iran missed a huge chance to win the
game but in the end spain and portugal progress. it's not hard to make a case that recep tayyip erdogan is now more powerful than any turkish leader since the country's founding father ataturk. he's beginning a new five year term as president. and it's no surprise he won. this is the verdict of independent election observers. the incumbent president and his party enjoyed a notable advantage also reflected in the reflect the word coverage by government and private media. the restrictive legal framework and powers granted and the state of emergency limited fundamental freedoms of expression including on the media. this is a map of turkey — the yellow represents provinces won by mr erdogan.
recep tayyip erdogan took more than 52% of votes counted, his closest rival was moo—harem in—ja muharrem on 31%. he's accepted the count — though not the nature of the election. in the parliamentary elections, mr erodgan‘s ak alliance party took 42%. the opposition chp got 23% good news all round for the president's supporters. here they are at a rally in ankara. the president spoke of uniting the country — which seems some way off. here's more of the address. ff sot translation: starting from tomorrow we will begin working to fulfil the
pledges we made to our people. to a large exte nt pledges we made to our people. to a large extent we have completed our preparations regarding the new presidential system. turkey made its decision in favour of fighting decisively against all terrorist organisations including the pkk and the f eto. at the same time these results show we will continue to liberate syrian lands and open the way for our guests and our country to return home safely. recep tayyip erdogan faces many challenges. the economy being one. the turkish lira has tanked in recent years and inflation stands at around ii%. and there is extreme pressure on the economy. then there's the 50,000 people in prison awaiting trial under the president's emergency decree. under his new executive powers he can keep that state of emergency in place, appoint top officials and intervene in the legal system. here's bbc turkish‘s aylin
yazan on whether this is the start of a new era. first of all turkey is not a parliamentary republic any more it isa parliamentary republic any more it is a presidential republic from that one. erdogan is taking on an extensive new executive powers. let me say, the parliament's power has been weakened and the office of prime minister is abolished now, and most of the top officials will be appointed by the president himself. for example, constitutional court there will be 15 for example, constitutional court there will be isjudges and three of them will be appointed by the parliament, the other 12 will be appointed by the president. he can state, declare a state of emergency and he will draft the annual state budget as well. for all of his new
powers there are still present parties and they still have representations will stop was the best routes for them to try to check mr macro one's power? the president can still be put on trial with a two thirds majority of the parliament. there will be 600 seats in parliament but the opposition won't have the two thirds majority of the parliament. it is kind of a closed way for them. i have already mentioned some of the independent monitors have some concerns about how the election went. could you give is more detail. organisation for security and corporation in europe said opposition parties were denied equal conditions for campaigning. turkey has been under a state of emergency for almost two yea rs. state of emergency for almost two years. so almost 90% of turkish media is pro—government and also in the streets i was in turkey for election coverage and in the streets you see a excessive banners and posters of erdogan everywhere. even
in the streets you can feel that and also the presidential candidate of the people's democratic party which is focused on kurdish issues is in jailfor more is focused on kurdish issues is in jail for more than a year, so is focused on kurdish issues is in jailfor more than a year, so he did his campaign from the prison. jailfor more than a year, so he did his campaign from the prisonlj jailfor more than a year, so he did his campaign from the prison. i want to talk about the italian government. italy wants north african countries to set up processing centres for migrants wanting to reach europe. italy's new interior minister matteo salvini is in libya to drum up support for the idea. here he is in tripoli. translation: on thursday in brussels we willjointly translation: on thursday in brussels we will jointly support the translation: on thursday in brussels we willjointly support the libyan authorities in setting up reception and identification centres in the south of libya to help libya as well as italy to block migration. here's why this is big issue in italy. this shows the number of migrants arriving in europe's mediterranean nations. italy takes the most in —
and its new populist government wants that to change. and certainly its making itself felt. this is german ngo ship lifeline. it has more than 230 migrants on board. it has been blocked by italy and malta from docking. it's now moored about 25km off malta. this is danish container ship alexander maersk. it's near the sicilian port of pozzallo with 108 migrants. they were rescued on friday. it's not clear where the boat will now go. and last week we talked a lot about the search and rescue ship aquarius — it was carrying more than 600 migrants — and after malta and italy said no, spain agreed to allow it to dock. well, the aquarius is now back at sea awaiting its next rescue. gavin lee is on board. this is a snapshot of life on board
the charity run aquarius ship. we are 30 miles off the coast of libya, just north of tripoli just now. and the workers here at doctors without borders are taking some time off, preparing the rescue platforms, carrying out drills, exercises in the sea and searching for migrants. it has been a few days where they have seen migrants boats in distress and have been wanting to try to help, there were seven votes in distress yesterday. 1000 people. but the italian maritime authority said that will be down to the job of the libyan coast guard. so they are still wondering what happens next. the italian deputy row minister has been in libya today saying that the jobs in future should be entire of the libyan coast guard. he said there is no place and they should block ngo charity boats. but they have been an odyssey because in the
last few days they had to go to valencia in spain because malta and italy said the 630 migrants they picked up were not welcome because they are an effective taxi service they are an effective taxi service they claim for illegal migration across the sea. charity workers claim they are humanely saving lives of those who would risk it anyway. there is question of what happens to the future of the charity run boats. the leaders are not decided yet and they are meeting on thursday as an eu summit work out what happens next. on thursday, we've got the latest gathering of eu leaders. this subject is certain to come up. i spoke to the bbc‘s eruope editor katya adler from rome a short time ago, and asked her her assessment on matteo salvini's ability to shift the migration debate within the european union. he has already shifted it. not only has he had a big impact here on domestic politics, look at the headlines, not just domestic politics, look at the headlines, notjust in the rest of europe to across the world. he is known across the world just now.
this is the moment he has been waiting for all of his political life. it is because of him that we are talking about europe's migrant crisis is now in the summer of 2018. this is nothing like 2015. at the height of your‘s migrant crisis when we had hundreds of thousands of irregular migrants crossing the continent. the numbers are absolutely down now what we have now isa absolutely down now what we have now is a change in politics in europe. voters are less tolerant of migrant arrivals and across europe, particularly here in italy recently, we have seen the rise of tough on migration politicians. he is the deputy prime minister and the interior minister but you would think he was running the whole government because he is the one that everyone knows inside the country and outside as well. so now you have a scheduled summit of eu leaders this coming thursday and friday in brussels, and migration will dominate, largely because of him. because tens of thousands of migrants have continued to arrive here in europe over the last few
yea rs here in europe over the last few years and it is italy on the one side that has been dealing with them because that is where most boats arrive and germany on the other because that is where most migrants wa nt to because that is where most migrants want to end up because it is a rich country. both of these countries have had a change of political sentiment and both are now saying we cannot continue as we have done. they are turning to the eu partners and saying it is now up to you, it is all of our problem. he is at the forefront of that. he has already changed politics across the eu on this migration issue. as we look ahead to the gathering on thursday and friday, iwonder whether immigration highlights a fundamental wea kness immigration highlights a fundamental weakness in the institutions in brussels that they are not able to insist that member states follow through on a policy that the eu signed off on a while back. you mean on migrant quotas, the idea of sharing more equally the number of refugees and site asylum seekers europe. if we think back to the migrant crisis, the height of it in
2015, it was a perfect example of european disunity because you saw countries that couldn't close their national borders on their european neighbours fast enough in order to stop the migrants arriving on their territory. this has been a real problem for the eu to show some kind of unity and they have absolutely failed over the years. and frankly they are not much closer to solving it now. if you ask italy what they wa nt to it now. if you ask italy what they want to do is to fortify europe, they want to make it much harderfor migrants to come in. this is something that is shared really by many leaders, they agree on that but they are not agreed as to how. they say yes, let's beef up border guards but we are talking here about thousands and thousands of kilometres of open beachfront. across europe in italy and greece, how you propose that all the time? we heard that from rome and turkey.
inafew we heard that from rome and turkey. in a few moments we will turn to cameroon to get a new bbc investigation into violence there between english speaking minority and french speaking government forces. the government has refused to back a £1.3 billion tidal lagoon project in swansea bay on cost grounds. the company behind the scheme wanted subsidies similar to those for new nuclear power to build the lagoon, but the government said it didn't provide value for money. our correspondent sian lloyd sent us this from swansea earlier today. it did come down to the money. the government said that the sums did not add up. it would have seen a sea wall stretching out across swansea bay behind me for six miles in the shape of a horseshoe, and under the water, huge tyburn is would've harnessed energy from the ebb and flow of the tide. the company behind it said it intended as a new pilot for that technology with five
projects to follow. 80 months ago report gave them the thumbs up saying it could be cost—effective. the welsh government had pledged £200 million towards building the swa nsea £200 million towards building the swansea lagoon but the decision rested with westminster and the government there, this afternoon said it did not provide value for money. this is outside source live from the bbc newsroom. our lead story is? president erdogan is about to become a lot more powerful after declaring victory in the turkish presidential election. independent observers say they were unequal. now to one of the world's least reported conflicts — in cameroon. on one side there are french—speaking government forces — on the other fighters from the country's english—speaking minority. the bbc‘s africa eye has found new evidence of torture and abuse by both sides. you can find the story online.
we also have this report from mayenijones — i should warn you it contains images that you may find upsetting. behind this idyllic setting, hundreds of lives hang in suspense. since october refugees have been crossing from cameroon to nigeria by boat. many end up here in the southern state of cross river. they started arriving after peaceful protests calling for english to be used in courts and classrooms turned violent. we have these military trucks they entered the village, some tried to run, but then the military commanders shouted and they started shooting. they shot for over 45 minutes, but the majority others escaped. about two hours later we
came and met him on the ground he was shot to death. translation: agnes arrived after government troops destroyed her village. in the last six months dozens village. in the last six months d oze ns of village. in the last six months dozens of visages show a country sliding into civil war. bbc in africa's investigations unit has analysed some of the videos. located them using satellite imagery and ci’oss them using satellite imagery and cross checked them against eyewitness testimony from the ground. the videos show abuses and in some cases torture apparently being committed by both government troops and rebel militias. this for example is in south—west cameroon. satellite imagery taken after the fire shows the extent of the destruction. three local residents told the bbc that these houses were burned by government troops.
translation: why would our ancestors bombed villages on them and protect them? it is incredibly difficult here to get reliable information from the region. refugees who across the border described scenes of indiscriminate violence by government forces. but abuses have also been committed by the separatists. this video shared on social media in june separatists. this video shared on social media injune 2018 shows a man being held by a militia who are threatening to kill him if the government does not respond within 24 hours. separatists say any violence committed by the militias are self defence and that their weapons are rudimentary compared to those of the government forces. as each side of the spiralling conflict refuses to back down, civilians are the main victims of the violence. it is hard to see when these children will be able to go home. and you can find all the africa i
investigations on the bbc news website. harley—davidson is shifting production of motorbikes for sale in europe to factories outside the us — because of tariffs. donald trump targeted the eu with steel and aluminium tariffs — the eu returned fire with its own — and motorcycles were on the list. harley—davidson is based in wisconsin but it has assembly plants in australia, india, thailand and brazil. and in a filing to the us market regulator it says "to address the substantial cost of this tariff burden long—term, harley—davidson will be implementing a plan to shift production of motorcycles for eu destinations from the us to its international facilities." here are some of the stats behind this story. last year harley davidson sold almost 40,000 motorcycles in europe. it says tariffs will add on average $2,200 to each bike exported
from the us to the eu. paul blake is outside a harley davidson showroom in new york. what is interesting to me is how quickly the companies move. this has only happened in the last of weeks. that's right. and tariffsjust only happened in the last of weeks. that's right. and tariffs just came into effect. the terrorist from the eu. onjune 22 which was friday, the company are moving very quickly over the weekend to say that if it comes about it will raise the cost of bikes like these intended for the eu market by about $2200. the company says it does not want to pass that cost onto the consumer so it will have to find somewhere cheaper to build bikes. it has facilities around the world where presumably my factoring costs are cheaper than here in the us. it will move some of the production to eu bound bikes to those facilities. that is likely to
upset donald trump as he justifies most of these terrorists as a measure to protect the american worker. it is looking like there is blowback there that could hurt the american worker. mr trump's trade adviser was quoted in the last hour as saying you will see stories p°p‘up as saying you will see stories pop—up to sway public opinion but actually more harley—davidson's will be made in the us under trump's trade policy. can you help us understand the line of thinking to back up that argument? a lot of terrorists have a strategy behind them. there is this shambolic strategy, these bikes are synonymous with the american open ride alongside key american cars. there is also the political strategy behind them, donald trump sees it as a core support base for his election in 2016, upcoming midterms, perhaps the next presidential election, as blue—collar manufacturing workers. these are made by those types of workers. the people in brussels who
are implementing this have that in mind, they know what they are hitting, they know they're hitting people who will potentially be affected by terrorists who will take their concerns to the ballot box in their concerns to the ballot box in the midterms at the next presidential election, expressed their frustration perhaps against trump, that is part of the strategy alongside the symbolic value. thank you very much. uber is making the case for continuing to have a license in london. it's told a court that's considering the matters that it's made big changes in the way it operates. it has every incentive to do so — london is one of its biggest markets. rory cellan—jones has been in court. it all started with the uber outlining its case, outlining why you should get a new licence. last september it was refused a new licence by the regulator on the
grounds that it was not a fit and proper company. real concerns about passenger safety, about the vetting of drivers and so on. interestingly, their lawyer began by saying the company now accepted that ruling, accepted it had been to a large extent justified. the accepted it had been to a large extentjustified. the tone was very humble, we are changing, we have changed procedures radically, we have changed personnel. the people who were in charge when things were going badly, when various actions took place which we now recognise where wrong, i no longer in charge, we have new people in charge. one of those new people was brought to the witness stand, he is now manager of the uber in london, and he outlined a new procedure which sees passengers who complain about assaults from drivers now passed directly to the police. that was a real concern from the regulator that they were not being automatically pass to the police. now there is a
new procedure where they are dealt with directly by london's police force. the chief magistrate will make the ruling. she said at the beginning her key focus was on public safety. on those questions about whether people are safe to get in an uber, whether their drivers are being properly vetted. thank you. plastic has become huge issue in the last 12 months or so, plastic waste is the focus of lots of campaign groups and businesses. the indian state of maharashtra is enforcing a wide ban on the use of plastic. devina gupta explains from delhi. this dump is in the heart of india's capital which involves the plastic band last year. the ban has done little to check the rampant use of plastics and as you can see most of it still comes here to be dumped. the ban in this state is more extensive. it includes plastic cups
and cutlery, plastic bags and even polisario products. with a population the size ofjapan, it is home to india's financial capital mumbai. its people and jazz businesses generate thousands of tonnes of plastic waste every day. the ban was announced in march but state government gave businesses and residences are three months grace period to dispose of plastic and find alternatives. those three months are up and now that the ban is being enforced people face hefty fines and even jail time for repeat offenders. businesses like restau ra nts offenders. businesses like restaurants are struggling to cope with the few alternatives available to plastic packaging. the state government is adamant to enforce its policy and reduced the region's reliance on plastic. we're getting to the sharp end of things at the world cup. the last games of each group are played concurrently. and we started with russia against uruguay. both sides were already through — which was just as well for the russians.
luis su rez gave uruguay the lead after ten minutes. the there was an own goal before cavani wrapped things up. 3—0 to uruguay. they win the group, with russia second. the other game in group a was a dead rubber. both saudi arabia and egypt knew they were going home. box two the saudis took this 2—1 — with the winner coming five minutes into added time. over in group b, there was shock result as spain drew 2—2 against morocco. khalid bouta b scored the country's first world cup goal in 20 years. and there was another upset in group b with portugal settling for a draw with iran. a strike from ricardo quaresma took the portugese into the lead in the first half but iran's karim ansarifard equalised with a penalty in injury time.
but with spain and portugal still at the top of the group, iran go out. will look at whether the uk just before ten. more on that later of course but we have some extreme weather elsewhere around the world. here in north america we have had some storms, 12 tornadoes over the weekend, that thick cloud is pushing eastwards towards the great lakes, mississippi and ojai valley is threatening some thunderstorms. ahead of that in eastern canada it is very pleasant when, sunshine. behind the reign of widespread son, some heat, no sign of rain in the south—west to the next ten days. the threat of wildfires continues. extreme weather is in india, in mumbai we have had 240 millimetres in 24 hours. that is about half of‘s rain ina in 24 hours. that is about half of‘s rain in a day. it has led to extensive flooding. it is still raining. there are more warnings of heavy rain. along the west coast more heavy rodent across myanmar and the north eastern states and
bangladesh. also starting to see rain moving northwards across northern areas of india. in advance of the monsoon rains. in the north—west and across pakistan where the numbers have been hitting 48 in one 01’ the numbers have been hitting 48 in one or two places. some changes on the way in delhi as the rain arrives. it will bring welcome relief from the heat but the heavy rain continues in mumbai as well as dakar. sunny spells in islamabad. elsewhere around a shirt, probably dry but to the north heavy rain sliding towards japan. we still have the threat of heavy rhyme across the south—west of china into indochina weather has been flooding. south away from the tropical downpours for australia dominated by high—pressure, not try everywhere, the weather front will take rain into western australia and perth and across the interior further east we may see rain developing in the next few days. it has been really cold
across new zealand. winter of course, bringing snow and travel disruption. things should settle as we head towards the middle and later pa rt we head towards the middle and later part of next week. finally, in europe, the weather is changing here, rain is moving eastwards. this brings chillier rain at the moment towards poland and the cloud will ta ke towards poland and the cloud will take heavier rain across greece through tuesday and wednesday. heavy, thundery rain, it may feel like autumn. strong to gale force winds through the aegean. it will head north, turn wetter, through romania and the balkans, into the ukraine eventually pushing all the way to moscow. it doesn't take too long before we see the back of it in athens and in western europe it reminds dry, hot and sunny. footprints there, hello, i'm ros atkins, this is outside source, and these are the main stories here in the bbc newsroom president erdogan is about to become a lot more powerful after declaring victory in the turkish presidential election. independent observers say they weren't fair.
italy refuses another rescue ship stranded in the mediterranean as tensions mount between eu countries over who should accept migrants. immigration is also dividing the us, members of the public have been confronting trump administration officials about it in public, now one democrat is calling on others to do the same. if you see anybody from that cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd! every day outside source features bbc journalists working over the past few days several people connected with the trump administration have been heckled or criticised in public,
sarah sanders the press secretary was asked to leave by the owner of a restaurant she was eating in on friday called the red hen. the owner told her "the restaurant has certain standards it has to uphold, such as honesty, and compassion, and cooperation". things are getting busy on the red hen's yelp page — it now has thousands of comments — and they‘ re not just reviewing the food. now, one democratic congresswoman has called for more of these tactics. if you see anybody from that cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd! and you push back on them and you tell them know that they are not welcome! anymore or anywhere! in the past hour, sarah
sanders has been speaking from her podium at the white house about this. many have heard that i was asked to leave a restaurant where i attempted to have dinner with my family. he politely left and went home. i was asked to leave because i work for president trump. we are allowed to disagree, but we should be able to do freely without fear of harm. some of chosen to, actor publicly encouraged people to kid that my children. a member of congress told them to push back, and that we are not welcome anywhere at anytime for anything. healthy debate on ideas and political philosophy is important. but the calls for harassment and push for any child support to avoid the public is unacceptable. america
isa the public is unacceptable. america is a great country and our ability to find solutions despite those disagreements is makes us unique. anthony zurcher‘s in washington. ican i can that's when the spread that that it was a curiosity, something that it was a curiosity, something that you would pay attention to for a while and then move on, but it gets like it is revealing something ofa gets like it is revealing something of a more fundamental. gets like it is revealing something of a more fundamentallj gets like it is revealing something of a more fundamental. i had a conversation with a presidential historian earlier, whether this marks a change in the american political dialogue, politics have become overwhelmingly pervasive in oui’ become overwhelmingly pervasive in our society, seeping into every aspect of our lives. and she said that we have to remember that the united states was formed in a revolution where people were standing up and making their views known very forceful way, we fought a civil war, things are not particularly hospitable going into that conflict. it even in the 1960s, people assassinate political leaders. what is different now makes it so immediate is that the prevalence of social media, so you
have all this coming out and being very personal, putting on your phones and computers, burst and testimonials, yet the press secretary who was tweaking the softwa re secretary who was tweaking the software 3 million followers, was donald trump tweeted about it this morning to his hundreds of millions of followers, and social media is a very intimate personal way of getting information and so it makes it feel more real to us and also gets it in front of us quickly. there's a lot going on and reflects how americans are communicating and how americans are communicating and how it is just impossible to avoid politics these days. a couple of things to discuss, donald trump as been treating over the weekend. he often does. he says, when somebody comes in, and he's talking about people coming in illegally to america, it says remus to with them immediately with no court cases and was bring them back from where they came. so this is the president of america ditching my the basic tenets
of justice and america ditching my the basic tenets ofjustice and the country, one republican congressman replied saying, look at the constitution, it says no person should be to pry it without due process of law. don't come speaking earlier tried to expand its position. we want a system where when people come in illegally, they have to go out. and a nice simple system that works. mexico holds people forfour orfive hours to two hours and they are gone. we have people forfour years, and they never leave. does that clear up the position he was laying out of twitter? it's unclear what he was talking about, what is a game deporting people, who are not seeking asylum, which is there are already legal means to do that. but
the backlog, primarily are these asylu m the backlog, primarily are these asylum seekers, that are only 275 judges reviewing their cases and their year—long backlog, you can't send people were claiming political persecution back to their own countries to await some sort of an adjudication, because you're sending them back to the place where they we re them back to the place where they were being persecuted. so there are questions about this to the administration, trying to clear this up administration, trying to clear this up and they haven't really cleared up up and they haven't really cleared up what exactly donald trump means by this, but when he says and does not twitter like that, but he doesn't want all these new judges to review these cases, it opens it up to interpretation and in one way, you can see some members of congress saying that this would essentially be abandoning the rule of law and undermining current laws on how to deal with people sickness asylum. the tromp story moves at such a pace, that you move on from adventure a few days ago. the families that were separated on the border, the centre of last weeks
debate, do we know they've been reunited? we know that some of them at denver united, but there are still thousands, 2000 that have not been. press secretary said that what is going to happen to these families that have not been separated that have come over since donald trump issued his order last week, ending family separations. what happens in the 20 day marked his head when the children have to be let out of detention was like are they going to be separated at that point? and she did not answer the question, she is hoping congress will do something before then. so not only have 2000 them is not been reunited, when acho 20 day state line, whether the separation policy will even be reimplemented in children will stop being taken away from the parents again at the border. as always, thank you. that is anthony in washington. the ruling conservative party has ordered its mps to back a vote to build a third runway at map heathrow airport in london. it's europe's busiest airport.
this is where the new runway would be built. and it would mean hundreds of homes being demolished in nearby villages. i think we'lljust did that for the moment. this new runway will be billed to the northwest, and it would mean hundreds of homes being demolished in nearby villages. the government says it won't cost the taxpayer anything as it'll create jobs and increase capacity. here's transport correspondent victoria fritz. they say that's going to be about £14 million, but that excludes things like the amount of money that's going to be needed to get people in an add a few in the first place. were talking about a 50% increase in capacity at heathrow. how are people going to travel in and out? incapacity is very much at the heart of this these runways here, they are at the maximum capactiy. and they have been for about ten years already, about a quarter of a million people go through at this airport in the next 24 hours. the issue has been hotly
debated for decades. here's the mayor of london sadiq khan tweet @mayoroflondon "we need more airport capacity, but a third runway at heathrow is the wrong choice. if mps vote for it today, i'lljoin the legal challenge against it." here's the shadow chancellor on why he's against the runway box 2 this is a threat, notjust to the community but to the country. if we do not stop this, we cannot be taken seriously on climate change. this is what foreign secretary borisjohnson said he'd do to stop the vote two years ago. i will lie down with you in front of those bulldozers. and stop the building, stop the construction of that. he's actually going to miss the vote. he's in afghanistan where he's met the country's deputy foreign minister. in the london newspaper
the evening standard he says his resignation on the issue would ‘have achieved absolutely nothing.‘ ben wright, westminster. update as to where we have gotten in to this issue and said parliament. where about 20 minutes away from the vote on this, as you said, it's taken us 20 years to get to this point. at 15 or 20 minutes, there's been some process to parliament, by anti—heathrow protesters. labour mps have been shouting to wear is porous and the debate. when conservative mp who was a minister until last week, greg, he quit because he is a local mpfor greg, he quit because he is a local mp for the area and promised his constituents that he would never support a third runway, so he
resigned to vote against what he believes a fatally flawed project. but conservative mps are being ordered by the government to vote on this tonight. we perhaps many will ignore that, but as you said, never talk of the westminster as boris johnson's absence, he's managed to exempt himself from this way that shows that he can't be sacked in one have to resign. out of the process here, will we get to point where boots are on the ground, the bulldozers come in for borisjohnson to lie in front of. when does that actually happened ?|j to lie in front of. when does that actually happened? i gave the government is saying that if this goes through tonight, then it begins a process that would conceivably mean the digging begins about 2021, and that's the time frame, potentially. and this isjust and that's the time frame, potentially. and this is just a parliamentary rubber stamp to the process to really get off the ground, and there will be all sorts
of long lengthy legal challenges to this, because it is clear that there is still big opponents, political opponents that want to stop this from happening, so instead of this going to be the end of it tonight by any means. this isjust the going to be the end of it tonight by any means. this is just the latest, but an important step in a long—running, and crucial for the british economy to increase airport capacity for years to come. thank for coming, ina capacity for years to come. thank for coming, in a few minutes, we will turn to a story in thailand. a teenage football team when exploring a cave and they're still missing, they went in on saturday will update you on that. it's officially been the hottest day of the year so far with temperatures hitting 29.4 celsius in central london earlier, and 27.8 degrees in ross and cromarty, scotland. and the heatwave is set to continue with temperatures in some places
higher than in athens or miami. this — along with high levels of pollen and uv means that hay fever sufferers could be in for a difficult time. difficult time. our reporter sima kotecha reports from birmingham. digging is hard work but even harder in this heat, and the ice is very welcome to cool off. it's good for us, because we sell lots of ice cream! and the faces light up on the children, when they get the ice cream. after a week of sunshine, the momentum is set to continue, some places in the south are expected to reach nearly 30 celsius, making it hotter than athens and los angeles. it's nice to be able to come out instead of being stuck in the house, and the options of what you can do, there's a lot more that you can do when the weather is nice. in other parts of england and wales, it should be between 24 and 27 celsius, if you suffer from hay fever, you may be in for a difficult week.
as we approach the end of the school year, more children are out and about in parks like this one, and that's why the advice issued by public health england is even more crucial. three key things we can all do to stay well are keeping cool, keeping your house cool, and keeping hydrated. on top of that, look out for people who may be vulnerable to hot weather, the elderly, people with long—term health conditions such as heart and lung problems, and young children who are less able to look after their own temperatures. hot weather will be with us all week, we have an area of high pressure right over the country, like winds, strong sun, long days, the heat can build up near the surface of the earth looking at similar conditions continuing into the start of next month. this is outside source live from the bbc newsroom. our lead story is? president erdogan is about
to become a lot more powerful after declaring victory in the turkish presidential election. independent observers say they were unequal. a committee of the european parliament has voted in favour of imposing sanctions against hungary over alleged breaches of eu values. technically this is a first step towards the the suspension of eu voting rights — though that remains a way off. this is a response to eu concerns about breaches of democratic freedoms in hungary. bbc world service. this is catholic priest father paul ogallo — also known as "sweet paul" the rapper. he's been suspended from leading public mass for a year in kenya, because of his rapping during sermons. his superior told the bbc that he had to "choose between being a rapper and a priest". the fire—fighter who first led
the response to the fire at london's grenfell tower has said he wasn't trained how to evacuate people from a burning tower block and accepted he hadn't done all the required safety checks on the building before the disaster. the evidence was heard at the public inquiry into the fire. lucy manning has more. 720 firefighters, 140 fire engines, and many stories of bravery that night. but the fire brigade is having to answer for its failure in telling people to leave their flats. michael dowden was one of the first firefighters at grenfell tower and in charge for the first hour. it was soon clear he did not have the right training. did you ever receive any specific training on how to evacuate people
from high floors in high—rise blocks, who has mobility difficulties? not that i can recall. government and fire brigade guidelines suggested that commanders can change the state of policy and consider evacuations. but michael dowden appeared unaware. what training did you ever receive. . . he paused for 17 seconds. as a commander i can't remember a time i've been on a training course that would facilitate that. did anybody give you any help or advice in understanding when it might be necessary to have a full evacuation? i don't think i've had any input from any individual. he accepted he had not done all of the fire safety checks when he had visited grenfell tower the previous year, that they had
never practised on high—rise buildings, and he had not known about his boss's fears about combustible cladding. do you think you would be able to identify a cladding fire if you saw one? no. i would not be able to identify a cladding fire because i did not know at that point that that was being used as a building material. in his written statement he said when he arrived at the fire he was quickly out of his comfort zone and was having to make decisions he had never made before. but he said, we did all we could. we were all exhausted and did our best. michael dowden did not feel well enough to continue his evidence today. he has left serious questions for the fire brigade and the way it trained its firefighters. we want to turn to nigeria. map authorities have sent a special
intervention force to plateau state in the centre of the country. that's because 86 people were killed in a suspected attack by nomadic herders against farming communities on saturday. we think that was in retaliation forfive herders being killed by farmers a few days earlier. and the tit—for—tat fighting has continued. these are the latest pictures. a truck burnt betweenjos and abuja. a dawn—to—dusk curfew has now been brought in to try stop scenes like these. we also have these pictures. locals have begun burying the victims in mass graves. there's an ethnic dimension to all of this — for decades there has been conflict over land ownership. those who survived saturday's attack were taken here. to jos university. many of them suffering bullet wounds. here's what some had to say.
good to be we could see were the children, from the hills. b chamel was three times, while close the door, they hit the door, so someone to shout me at the back. nigeria's president muhammadu buhari has called for calm. the bbc‘s ishaq khalid is injos, he sent this update. the gunman, suspected to be cattle herders, stomped seven villages in the area, killing dozens and dozens of people. they also burned down so many houses. there are posts of these attacks followed an earlier attack on cattle herders in that area. so people believe this is some kind of retaliation. and the killings have sparked ethnic and religious tensions in the area,
because most of the cattle herders are from the fulani ethnic group, they are predominantly muslims. and the attacks happened in a farming community with the residents are predominantly christian. so the violence has started taking a kind of religious dimension. but the government has imposed a dusk to dawn curfew to forestall any further breaking down of law and order. normality is beginning to return, the president has condemned the violence saying, the government will not and murderers are incapacitated and brought to justice. although there has been an upsurge with clashes between farmers and herders in central nigeria since the beginning of this year. this is the worst violence in the state in more than three years. so people look at it as a big blow to the state and many people are saying this is a shocking incident. rescuers are searching for 12
members of a youth football team who are trapped in a cave in thailand. the cave system is in the northern province of chiang rai. it runs for several kilometres underground. in the north of this northern area. this is the football team — the boys are aged 11—16. this picture was taken hours before they entered the cave on saturday. when the alarm was eventually raised, people looking for them found this. bicycles and sports equipment outside the cave. it's believed they could have been trapped when heavy rain flooded a stream at the cave entrance. let's get the latest from chai—rat tom—ya who's a news anchor with spring news based in bangkok. the rescue operation has been
suspended, just before 6pm at local time. we know that the rescue team managed to dive past five metres, to reach one of the chambers. and they've found finger hand and footprints, trapped in the cave, they still may be alive and they decided to suspended because it was too dark, the time that they reached that chamber, and the flood in the area further down, is quite long and is quite difficult and dangerous because the water there is quite muddy, so they decided to suspend, and now they are trying to pump out the water out of the cave, because
the water out of the cave, because the water, is keeping rising in the cave, and it is still pouring down in the area, so the main challenge tonight is to try to pump out the water out of the cave, to make sure that the level inside the cave is low, low enough to the rescue team to operate early in the morning tomorrow. six migrant parents released by us. border patrol speak at a news conference organized by annunication house, an organization helping migrant families what the holidays only a few days away, you're probably wondering has the heat wave come too soon. a scorcher on monday, and northern
ireland, but in 1827 degrees, —— 18 and 27. the reason things are just barely starting, nothing much is going on and won't be the same, because the jet stream is looking to the north, bends down there and towards eastern europe word storms are based, we are on this rich area of the jet stream is where high pressure is and will set all week long, to shifting around. the air going around it wasn't particularly humid, so that's resting in an early morning, but i being too hot or too cold, but you will see fog into tuesday, that maybe because the times, maybe temperatures further west, temperatures continued to rise and it to be somewhere in between west england and wales where you can see the highs on tuesday afternoon aren't getting close to 30 degrees. and beware the centre of a high
pressure, which will be crucial, the high moves towards the east on wednesday, that allows more breeze across the southern counties, so the temperatures will be a bit cooler on the eastern coast, it's really the blue skies further northward and westward or we will see those temperatures continue to climb, so northwest england scotland and northern ireland will be in the high 20s, getting close to the 30 degrees mark. heading deeper. and we still got a easterly flow for eastern england in particular, but as bad pressure it elongates, we start to bring some atlantic airports north of scotland, so it's here that later that day in a cloud over again, and the heavier days, mostly blue sky days, fungi and risk of some high pollen levels, but by this stage, with the wind the slightest, most of northern ireland and england in
northwest wales, once more. by friday, the high—pressure system thatis friday, the high—pressure system that is a bit northwards, who start to bring in a slightly cooler air down there from the north, it will bea down there from the north, it will be a gradual process, still a gradual day for many. blue skies for many and temperatures getting into the high 20s, maybe in the low 30s across england and wales, scotland and northern ireland theyjust dropped away from the peak on thursday. by the time he hit the weekend, signed the change, but the country, you'll does notice this area of low pressure from, initial low signs, but southeasterly winds will be a bit more humid across the south and with it, an outside chance for some isolated thunderstorms. still dry, still pretty hot, away from some of those eastern coasts. but it is a sign that things may change and they show greater sign of things sting a bit humid through the weekend, bringing back a gradual
breakdown before it conditions the next week, the exact details will change, but as low—pressure systems become more dominant, there'll be a scattering of thunderstorms, difficult to pinpoint where the art to start next week before the air eventually winds out. this is bbc news. i'm shaun ley. the headlines at 10pm: mps are about to vote on whether to approve a third runway at heathrow airport. they have begun voting within the last few minutes. we should know the result in ten minutes or so. our other headlines at 10pm: the lead firefighter in the initial response to the grenfell fire says he wasn't trained how to evacuate people from a burning tower block. and the government decides to reject a scheme to build a tidal power lagoon in swansea bay.