yes, that's true. so in the united states, this is bbc news. the headlines: there was a case where black parents just used a different british mps have, for a second time, address to send elementary school overwhelmingly rejected the brexit children or high school children deal negotiated with the eu. to a better elementary school middle it's despite theresa may securing a very warm welcome to bbc news, school or high school, last—minute changes on the issue and these parents were indicted of the irish border. broadcasting to our viewers and put injail. in north america meanwhile, these parents and around the globe. are actually bribing people, my name is mike embley. actually doing things our top stories: that are lying, that are immoral and unethical, cheating on, i guess, donations. all kinds of things to get mps will now vote on whether or not their children into these colleges, by a huge margin, for a second time, and people feel that they are unfair. the british parliament rejects moreover, there was uk should leave the eu without any the prime minister's brexit deal. a case in the united the australian cleric, states with a school down south, agreement. if it is a no on that cardinal george pell, and in that particular school, has been sentenced to 6 years it was mostly black they will ask the eu for more in jail for child sex offences — children and these negotiating time. black children got into elite in australia, cardinal pell has been the most senior clergyman ever to be colleges, but it was mostly done sentenced to six years in prison convicted of such a crime. by fake transcripts, fake essays, for sexually abusing two choir boys fake stories that the school put in melbourne in the 1990s. it was a clear relationship of trust together to make their stories more in his summing up chiefjudge peter with the victims and you breached compelling for them to get kidd told the 77—year—old he "may that trust and abused your position into the elite colleges. not live to be released from prison" because of his age and health issues. to facilitate this offending. the boeing 737 max is temporarily banned from european airspace, the boeing 737 max is temporarily banned from european airspace, and many other countries, and many other countries, after two fatal accidents and when it was found after two fatal accidents in five months. out, all of these in five months. students's pictures were plastered the us federal aviation authority actress felicity huffman is among a0 over the newspapers, has said it will not people were not protective suspend the aircraft. people charged in a scam to help wealthy americans cheat their way of them at all. in fact, their pictures
were shown as common because they were black, you are up—to—date with the into ivy league universities. i think they were shown to show that these people are not the uk government has suffered capable and they are another massive defeat in the house of commons, over the terms unworthy of going to these schools. on which the uk should leave the european union. parliament again voted to reject the agreement the prime minister has meanwhile, today, as we can see, spent more than two everyone is very protective of these years negotiating — this time by a majority of 149. children, and in both cases, they are children. in this particular case that we are talking about today, they all, almost all i believe, did not read the whole with just over two weeks before the date officially scheduled complaint i have to admit, for brexit, mps will now vote almost all white children. on whether the uk should leave some of the cases there including cases and others will have the eu without any agreement. allegations be proven. there is much if it's a no to that, as expected, they'll vote on whether to ask more in all the news any time of the the eu for more negotiating time — bbc website. in effect, to delay brexit. and you can get in touch with me this from our political and most of the team on twitter — i'm @bbcmikeembley. editor laura kuenssberg. division, clear the lobby! this is what a political disaster looks and sounds like — mps hurrying here and there, piling through westminster‘s corridors, walking
hello there. very windy overnight. it's still going to be very windy through a lobby to say no. during the day on wednesday. sunshine and blustery showers. we're still feeling for a second time, the effects of storm gareth. the prime minister has this was earlier on, lost her deal, another chunk that belt of cloud brought the rain. of authority, and maybe her way. behind that, we're seeing frequent showers around the centre the ayes to the right — 242. of the storm, and just on the southern flank of that curl the noes to the left — 391. of cloud, this is where the prime minister onlyjust hanging onto her voice, the strongest swathe of winds has hanging on in office right now. i profoundly regret the decision been, affecting western scotland, that this house has taken tonight. northern ireland, increasingly now running over the irish sea. i continue to believe that by far the best outcome by the time we get to the early is that the united kingdom leaves morning, into the rush—hour time, the european union in an orderly the winds still very strong fashion, with a deal, and that the deal we've negotiated in western scotland and northern is the best, and indeed ireland. the only, deal available. not as strong, though — 50—60mph. strongest winds over the irish sea into north—west england, into pennine areas, leeds exasperated, the prime minister and sheffield, 65 mph. there'll be some will allow mps to vote tomorrow continued disruption. it will be windy everywhere as they wish to rule out leaving the eu without a formal arrangement. early in the morning, if they do, then on thursday, and gales widely. they could vote to delay departure. we'll also have streams of showers, one in north—eastern scotland,
but tonight it is the prime minister one into western scotland, over the irish sea asking, "then what?" into the midlands. for much of the day, southern parts of england and wales and this house will have and eastern england will be to answer that question — dry with some sunshine. does it wish to revoke article 50? the winds gradually easing down does it want to hold through the afternoon. eventually, some cloud and some rain a second referendum? arrives in northern ireland. shouldn't be quite as chilly — jeering. temperatures 11 or 12 degrees on wednesday afternoon. the winds continue to ease through the evening, but we introduce more cloud, we introduce rain to many parts or does it want to leave with a deal, but not this deal? of the country overnight, and the main concern these are unenviable choices, is the amount of rain. but thanks to the decision the continued rain in upland areas that the house has made this of north—west england, over the pennines and the cumbrian evening, they are choices that must now be faced. fells, could lead to some flooding issues over the next few days. mild enough, temperatures 5—7 degrees, ‘cause it's windy and it's wet. now, the worst of the rain labour voted against, and now, will probably be overnight and first if it was down to them, thing in the morning. they would fight for that weather front will take a general election. the heaviest of the rain away, the prime minister has run down and then we've got this secondary the clock, and the clock has been run out on her. maybe it's time instead we had a general election, and people can choose cold front that's moving its way who their government should be. the prime minister still does not southwards and taking patchy rain want to junk her deal, across wales and into southern but the biggest problem england. then still a strong to gale—force was the cabinet's top lawyer didn't believe the new legal promises from the eu on the deal made an enormous difference. north—westerly wind will bring down
will the deal get over the line? sunshine and showers, most of the showers in the north—west we'll wait and see, laura. of scotland, where it's the tweaks to its most a little bit chillier, controversial part, the backstop. temperatures 8 or 9 degrees. his raised eyebrow about whether it further south, could get up will get over the line. as high as 11 or 12. is it enough for your colleagues? now, as one band of rain moves through, as we look to the atlantic again. this is where everything is coming from. because his verdict emerged just very mobile situation, as ministers were leaving. another set of weather fronts while the attorney—general said arriving overnight, the winds the new arrangements would reduce picking up in time for friday. the risk of getting stuck so some more strong—to—gale—force mainly westerly winds. in the backstop, he concluded most of the rain will be that the risk remains unchanged, across scotland and northern that ultimately there could be circumstances where there would be ireland. as that rain pushes down no internationally lawful means into england and wales, for the uk to leave it tends to peter out. south—east may well be dry, and quite warm, actually — temperatures of 14 or 15 degrees. chillierfurther north, increasingly the backstop on its own. wintry showers in scotland. in my view... jeering. and the opposition even laughing at some points at how he tried to present the deal as new. ..the question for the house is whether, in the light of these improvements, as a political judgement, the house should now enter into those arrangements.
perhaps it would never have been enough for tory eurosceptics, who all along have had the power to block theresa may. could this deal ever work for them? 52% of the voters voted to leave, but in the house of commons, probably 500 out of 650 mps supported remain. and this disconnect is actually quite troubling for our politics, because the house of commons is ignoring the majority of the british people. she's not been able to hold back the forces that resist her deal. but ministers tonight say, despite the defeat, the political toll, you guessed it — theresa may will try again. laura kuenssberg, bbc news, westminster. in australia, cardinal george pell has been sentenced to six years in prison after his conviction for sexually abusing two choir boys in melbourne in the 1990s. in his summing up, chiefjudge peter kidd told
the 77—year—old he "may not live to be released from prison" because of his age and health issues. the case has rocked the catholic church where, as vatican treasurer, george pell was one of its highest—ranked officials. 0ur correspondent hywel griffith is at the court in melbourne. it is hard to overstate the reverence in which george pell used to be held here in australia. he was the highest ranking catholic in the country and became one of the highest ranking catholics in the world but now his fall from grace is complete and he is due to be taken to prison to commence a six—year prison term. the offences relate to his time here as archbishop of melbourne when after one of his first masses in charge he came across two choirboys in the back of the cathedral, inflicting sexual abuse upon them, described in some detail in the court. the cardinal did not flinch as descriptions were given and nor did he respond as the six—year sentence was handed down. the chiefjustice said he was not judging the catholic church but he was reflecting the gravity of the offence and the impact it had on young lives.
the argument of your counsel that this offending was committed by you george pell the man and not by you, george pell the archbishop, must be roundly rejected. i do so without hesitation. your obvious status as archbishop cast a powerful shadow over this offending. not only do i consider that you offended in breach of your relationship of trust and in abuse of your power and authority, i would characterise these breaches and abuses as grave. despite there being no grooming, i have still found that you made a reasoned and deliberate decision to engage in this inexcusable conduct of the first episode. you had time to reflect on your behaviour as you offended yet you failed to desist. that was the chiefjudge there. now the moral standing of the catholic church world wide has been shredded by this series
of sex abuse scandals. in australia it is fair to say that there is a lot of support for cardinal pell, isn't there? absolutely. a minority but a vocal minority who refused to accept the verdict of the jury which was reached back in december and since details of the case were made public a fortnight ago have been forthright in their defence of cardinal pell. figures as eminent as former prime ministerjohn howard who wrote a character reference in support of cardinal pell. we also saw people in court there to support him today. there were glances from cardinal pell towards them although he was not obviously able to speak to them directly. cardinal pell has maintained his innocence. he may now have an opportunity to take his case forward because there is an appeal here to take place injune. there are several grounds of appeal. one is that the verdict of the jury was unreasonable depending entirely on the word of one complainant. speaking to some people who understand the local law system here in the state of victoria they say that that appeal has potentially grounds for success.
hywel griffith for us in melbourne. let's get some of the day's other news. thousands of protestors in algeria have again taken to the streets, despite the decision by the ailing president, abdelaziz bouteflika, to withdraw his candidacy for a fifth term in office. protesters are accusing the president of a ploy to prolong his 20—year rule. the 82—year—old postponed presidential elections that were originally scheduled for next month, though no new date for the election was set. a spokesman for the taliban has told the bbc that there's been progress on two major issues at the latest round of afghan peace talks between the united states and the taliban. suhail shaheen said the two sides have agreed to discuss the withdrawal of foreign troops from afghanistan. further negotiations will also take place on how to prevent terror
attacks against other countries being launched from afghan territory. lawyers for michael flynn, president donald trump's former national security advisor, have asked a judge to delay his sentencing for 90 days. michael flynn was found guilty for lying to the fbi during the investigation into possible collusion between trump's campaign and russia during the 2016 presidential election campaign. the us—backed syrian democratic forces say 3,000 islamic state fighters and their families surrendered on tuesday in their last small syrian enclave of baghouz. they've been subjected to three days of air strikes and artillery fire, with interludes to allow them to surrender. the sdf says that once everyone who wants to capitulate has done so a final assault will be launched against the few hundred fighters still thought to be in baghouz. ramzan karmali has more. the syrian defence forces bombing baghouz — is‘s last enclave in syria. for three days in a row now,
the town has been subjected to air strikes and artillery fire, in an attempt to get the last remaining is fighters to surrender. it's a far cry for is, who once ruled an area of 88,000 square kilometres. that was roughly a third of iraq and syria. five years later and all that is left is baghouz, just half a square kilometre. is‘s black flag still flutters in town, but onlyjust. earlier this week, the bbc gained access to baghouz and saw first hand the squalid conditions the caliphate have been forced to live in. with the intense bombing of the area, for the syrian defence forces, it comes as no surprise that so many is fighters are giving up. translation: they are surrendering during the day. during the night, there is no movement because coalition planes are there and are hitting any movement. surrendering during the day means that we can see if there is movement for is or civilians
to surrender themselves. but within baghouz, is fighters remain defiant. translation: what is our guilt? what is our crime? why are we bombed by planes? why do all the nations of the unbelieving world come together to fight us? or willing tomorrow we will be in paradise and they will be in hell. thousands of families of fighters have also fled. many of them have ended up in a camp in north—eastern syria, al—hol. it was designed to hold 20,000, but now is sheltering 66,000. conditions there have been described as dire by the united nations. the six—hourjourney to the camp has also claimed lives. according to the world health organization, 106 mainly infants have died en route to al—hol since december. ramzan karmali, bbc news. stay with us on bbc news,
still to come: water shortages and power cuts deepen the crisis in venezuela as the us considers more sanctions. the numbers of dead and wounded defied belief, this the worst terrorist atrocity on european soil in modern times. in less than 2a hours, then, the soviet union lost an elderly, sick leader and replaced him with a dynamic figure 20 years hisjunior. we heard these gunshots in the gym. then he came out through a fire exit and started firing at our huts, and, god, we were all petrified. james earl ray, aged 41, sentenced to 99 years and due for parole when he's 90, travelled from memphis jail to nashville state prison in an 8—car convoy.
paul, what's it feel like to be married at last? it feels fine, thank you. what are you going to do now? is it going to change your life much, do you think? i don't know, really. i've never been married before. this is bbc world news. the latest headlines: the british parliament overwhelmingly rejects the prime minister's brexit dealfor a second time. cardinal george pell has been sentenced to a total of six years in prison for child sex offences in australia. he's a former vatican tresurer. it's been widely reported in american media that the of california is set to impose an indefinite moratorium on the death penalty. it is the state with the
largest number of prisoners on death row, and hasn't executed anyone since 2006. the governor argues that the racial imbalance among death—row inmates makes the punishment immoral and public policy failure, meaning all 737 death row inmates in california, about quarter of those awaiting capital punishment in the whole country, will get a reprieve. none will be released. the execution chamber at san quentin is set to be closed. this is a trend among many american states especially with democrat governors. more to come, i am sure. american officials insist the boeing 737 max 8 aircraft is still safe to fly even though india and the european union have become the latest to ban the aircraft from flying over their airspace. it comes after an ethiopian airlines plane crashed on sunday , claiming the lives of 157 people , the second fatal accident involving the 737 max 8 in less than five months. our transport correspondent
tom burridge has the story. this plane was just allowed back into manchester this afternoon. but this ultramodern boeing 737 max 8, arriving from marrakesh, has now been grounded. uk aviation regulators say none of this model can arrive or leave uk airports until they're convinced it's safe. mid—flight, there was an unusual announcement. we were told while we were in the air that they'd actually grounded it. i was apprehensive. really? you're bound to be, aren't you? i was aware that it was involved in two fatal crashes, but that didn't sway my mind. but this flight made it most of the way to birmingham, before being turned back, just like another flight into gatwick. sunday's crash was the second involving a boeing 737 max 8 injust five months. today, oliver vick, a un worker, described by his family as an inspirational man with a zest for life, now confirmed as one of at least nine british people on board. the uk's civil aviation regulator
has now suspended all flights in and out of uk airports on the 737 max. boeing's latest short—haul model has a modified, automatic flight control system. it is supposed to dip the plane's nose if it's at risk of stalling. but in the case of the crash in october off indonesia, incorrect data, collected by a sensor on the aircraft, caused it to nosedive shortly after take—off. america's aviation regulator says the plane is being modified to make the anti—stall system safer. the training and manuals for pilots will also be improved. but this british pilot who has trained on the 737 max says he wouldn't be confident flying one today.
we've changed his voice because he's not authorised by his airline to talk to us. i'm somewhat apprehensive about the similarities between the lion air crash and the current ethiopian crash. i'd have my reservations and doubt in getting into and operating the 737 max today. boeing said it has full confidence in the safety of this plane, but now after european regulators followed the british decision, the aircraft has been grounded the world over. and aviation chiefs in america, the home of boeing, are under pressure to follow suit. tom burridge, bbc news. the united states has announced that it is pulling its remaining diplomatic staff out of venezuela and is preparing to impose further sanctions in the next few days. the decision comes after the venezuelan government asked schools and businesses to remain closed for a second day since widespread blackouts began on thursday. will grant has the latest from caracas. first, no electricity, now no water — all in one of the most resource—rich countries in the world. after several days without power,
many venezuelans are still coping with no water supply, forcing some of the poorest to drink from the foul, polluted river that runs through caracas. tensions are understandably rising. translation: we need water. it's vital, we're human beings. they're offering us a tanker, but that'll only quench our thirst for a moment. when the tanker finally arrives, the government official onsite insists everything is fine. translation: this revolution keeps its word to the people. the issue with the water supply is related to the blackout, which was carried out by the opposition. this is another sporadic protest, cutting off the main avenues of caracas, this time not over the lack of electricity, but the lack of water. it's just another sign of a city and a country in terminal decline.
margarita and osmel know all about venuzuela in decline. both are engineers who teach at the university, reduced to gathering rain water and run—off from the national park. in their cramped apartment, every available space is taken up with utensils for water. each drop is precious and conserved. the family of four hasn't been able to wash their clothes for days, so in the brief moments that water does return, it's all hands to the pump. translation: i'm frustrated, exhausted, angry, sad. i feel impotent in the face of what is happening. when the electricity cut out on thursday, i felt total panic. these are the families behind venuzuela's angry politics. so much of the country's vast oil wealth has gone down the drain in corruption and theft, with most venezualans left watching as their basic services crumble around them. will grant, bbc news, caracas.
the authorities in the united states have arrested dozens of people allegedly involved in a scam to help wealthy americans cheat their way into top us universities. the american actress felicity huffman is among more than 40 people charged. she starred in the hit tv series desperate housewives, and is married to actor william h macy. prosecutors claim the scheme targeted top—flight institutions including yale, stanford, and georgetown. felicity huffman has yet to enter a plea. earlier i spoke with associate professor of sociology at hunter college in new york. i asked if she was surprised by the scale of cheating in this case? yes, i am surprised at the scale. there had been cheating scandals before but they were minor, so much about foreign students being able to access sat tests, but this is more than just cheating on the exam, it is bribery to a different scale, photo shopped pictures, things that i have never heard of. things i think most people had never heard of. we should say that these
allegations at the moment. what you understand may have been going on here? i think it is parents who desperately wanted their children to get into college, a kind of scaling up what they wanted to do or how they were going to get their kids into college and being able to access resources are legally to get their kids into college is what's going on. and it has to be says there are many ways to skin this test, and there? specifically what i think
is going on in what people should point out, and what i think is really important to point out is that the sat and the actu test is that we pointed out in this particular story, they are tests that every single college minded students will need to take and have to take to apply to college. in the united states. and since our control basically by these two companies, it a monopoly and moreover, there seems to be many ways where parents, college consultants and students can scan this test. —— is a monopoly. which i believe are, they do not look, these test do not look quite as secure as they are supposed to be since everyone is supposed to take them. it is being pointed out that there are black parents sitting injail convicted of rather less than these allegations involved, there is a sense that because the kids who may have been involved in this white, 00:23:38,554 --> 2147483051:48:33,991 they are being treated rather 2147483051:48:33,991 --> 4294966103:13:29,430 differently by the media.