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i'm sharanjit leyl with bbc news. i'm kasia madera in london. i'm kasia madera with bbc news. the headlines. our top story. british mps have voted to ask the eu for an extension the eyes to the right, 412. to the brexit process. it would be until the end ofjune if mps approve theresa may's the noes to the left, 202. deal on the third attempt next week, but a longer delay if not. all other eu countries would need to approve the extension. british mps back a brexit delay, amid deadlock rebel members of president trump's as the deadline approaches. party have helped pass a vote to reject his declaration republicans revolt — of an emergency on the us—mexico members of president trump's own party join democratic lawmakers border. but it's unlikely to become law as mr trump says he'll veto it. and this story is in rejecting his border emergency. trending on bbc.com: the art of catching criminals — i'm sharanjit leyl in singapore. thieves in northern italy thought also on the programme: they were escaping with a brueghel masterpiece worth millions of dollars — but instead at least five people they were foiled by a fake. are killed and dozens injured after a footbridge collapses police swapped the paintings after a tip—off and installed near mumbai's main train station. class action. students in seventy countries cameras to identify the thieves. to miss school, calling for the world to work harder to that's all. stay with bbc world news. tackle global warming.
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and also making the headlines here in the uk — live from our studios in singapore new figures show the number and london, this is bbc world news. of criminals caught with knives it's newsday. it's 9 o'clock in the morning in singapore, and 1 o'clock here in london, where british mps have voted overwhelmingly to ask the european union for brexit to be delayed. britain is currently scheduled to leave the bloc on march 29. the government is seeking to extend the process untiljune 30, but only if mps approve prime minister may's twice—rejected deal by next week. the government could also request a longer delay if they do not. our political editor laura kuenssberg reports, speeding back to number 10 with brexit going slow.
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the prime minister's voice that we can leave this month — isolated for weeks, now drowned out. the ayes to the right, 413, the noes to the left, 202. mps voting clearly to say that brexit should be delayed. the ayes to the right, 413, the noes to the left, 202. so the ayes have it, the ayes have it. theresa may was not there to hear it read out loud, to face reality, perhaps, the government accepting we might not leave the eu before the end ofjune. after the last few days of government chaos and some defeats, all of us now have the opportunity and the responsibility to work together to find a solution to the crisis facing this country. labour has its own noisy struggles. the party says it wants another referendum, but wouldn't vote
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for one today. the whole purpose ought to be, ought to be, to protect communities that are stressed and worried. those people are worried about their future, their jobs and their industries. ourjob is to try to meet the concerns of the people who sent us here in the first place. nor is the government ready to give up on the hope brexit might happen before june. redouble our resolve to get this through and to deliver in what i very strongly believe is the national interest. and people do have strong views, of course they do, and in fact you want your politicians to have strong views. i've got a very strong view, and my very strong view is that the prime minister's deal is the best way to deliver on the referendum result. an extension is the step in the right direction because the government haven't brought this together after all this time. we still need to find a way through this. there was a rare, if perhaps short—lived, sigh of relief for downing street. the ayes to the right, 312,
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the noes to the left, 314. seeing off by only two votes an attempt by mps to take charge of brexit altogether. i'm disappointed my amendment lost by two votes, but we've gained something this evening. the prime minister's deal has been defeated again by a large margin. no—deal, under any circumstances, has been defeated by parliament, and the prime minister is going to have to apply for an extension. and without labour support, the independent group's push for another referendum was smashed. while brexit is now unlikely to happen on time... we demand a people's vote! ..and although the prime minister's deal has been chucked out twice, that doesn't mean she's given up on getting it through parliament. and might that be the sound of one of her allies who says no right now, tiptoeing to yes? when you come to the end of a negotiation, that is when you really start to see the whites of people's eyes, if you like, and you get down to the point where you make a deal.
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and we want to see a deal, we want a deal that is good for the whole of the united kingdom and that is what we're focusing on. just in case the prime minister didn't have enough worries at home, that supposed "special friend" couldn't help but pitch in too. i'm surprised at how badly it's all gone, from the standpoint of a negotiation. but i gave the prime minister my ideas on how to negotiate it, and i think that would have been successful. she didn't listen to that, and that's fine, she's got to do what she's got to do. to do what she has to do. if only it were so simple. number 10 must try to govern this mess and survive. we will have more analysis and forward as to what we can expect next week on brexit right here on newssta nd. next week on brexit right here on newsstand. —— newsday. let's take a look at some
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of the day's other news. five people were killed and 36 injured when part of a pedestrian bridge collapsed during evening rush hour on thursday in india's financial capital mumbai. here's mayuresh konnur. this particular railway footbridge, which you can see behind me, is directly next to the chhatrapati shivaji terminus, the iconic building, the world heritage site which was called the victorian terminus of india. 0ver1 million commuters everyday use this station and many of them use this particular bridge to go across the road, and there you have many government offices. corporate offices, the business district of mumbai. so every time of day, you have a crowd here, waiters, workers, pedestrians. the blame game has already started. this isn't the only accident which has involved a railway footbridge in recent times. one and a half years ago there was a stampede on a railway footbridge in varanasi which claimed 22 lives.
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another happened in an area of mumbai, where part of a bridge collapsed and one person died on the spot. two government agencies which are involved in this kind of responsibility is the mumbai municipal corporation and the railway department, they pass blame to each other and again the same questions are being asked. china has said that a report from the united states detailing its concerns about china's human rights record is filled with ideological bias. the us state department said china had intensified its campaign of the mass detention of muslim minority groups, including the uighurs. it estimated that possibly more than two million muslims were living in internment camps. emergency services in nigeria have called off their search for survivors after a four—storey building collapsed on wednesday in the city of lagos. an estimated 11 people died in the collapse. the building, which housed a primary school, was slated for demolition
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two years ago. fifty people were rescued from the rubble. a former british soldier will be charged with the murder of two men on bloody sunday in northern ireland in 1972. the men were among 13 people shot dead at a civil rights march in what was one of the darkest days of the northern ireland troubles. families of the victims say they're heartbroken that more troops have not been brought to justice. let's return to our top story, where british mps have voted overwhelmingly to ask the european union for brexit to be delayed. i spoke to anand menon who is the director of uk in a changing eu, an independent think tank focussing on brexit. as of now, nothing has changed. in eu law and uk law we are leaving on march 29. what theresa may has done,
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finally, because it has been clear for a while she would have to do this, is admit she needs to ask brussels to give us an extension because we are not going to be finished with brexit before march 29. it is interesting, we have to ask permission to extend article 50. if we decide to change our minds and cancel — that we can do it ourselves. but to extend it means unanimous agreement of all 27 member states. is that's likely to happen? revocation? no. there is no appetite to do it in parliament and most parliamentarians still think we should do brexit. but secondly, even if that were to change, most parliamentarians recognise that the way to overturn a referendum is with another referendum, not simply through parliamentary fiat. do you think the eu would agree, given that 27 countries need to agree on the extension, will they agree? it depends on the extension we ask for. if we want a short one that takes us up to the eu elections orjust beyond, i think they will say yes, and they will say yes for the simple reason
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that it is not in their interests for us to crash out with no deal before those elections, because bear in mind, parts of northern france, the netherlands, belgium, that will economically be very badly affected by no deal. that might actually help populist parties in those countries, and eu governments don't want that happening before the elections. but if theresa may says, can i have two years, they will start to ask questions. they'll ask what for? you can have two years if you have a plan, if you have a referendum or an election. but two years to watch your parliament bicker, that may not be something the eu is interested in. i don't think anybody is interested in that, frankly. so she needs to show something, she needs to get her deal through. she has tried twice before and she will potentially try for a third time on tuesday. will that happen? it is worth emphasising how we had this situation is in our politics at the moment. when the deal came back a second time it lost by 149 votes.
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the third biggest defeat ever suffered by a british prime minister. yet this was not seen as a complete failure by number 10. it was seen as progress. the first time around it lost by 230, and the logic is that if there is now a real threat that there is going to be a long delay, which will scare brexiteers, because they see this as the path to overturning brexit, it might well be that the third time, enough of those people think that if the choice is between a deal i don't like and the danger of losing brexit, i will go for the deal. the us senate has voted to overturn president donald trump's national emergency order, aimed at earmarking funds for his border wall with mexico. twelve republican senators went against their party, passing the motion by 59 votes to 41. the resolution had already been passed overwhelmingly by the house of representatives. gary 0'donoghue reports from washington. building a border wall between the us and mexico is president trump's top priority, promising during the election campaign that mexico
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would pay for it, too. but mexico is not paying for the wall, and congress has been reluctant to grant the president the billions of dollars he wants to complete the project. it was this impasse over money that led to the longest—ever shutdown in us government history, as 800,000 federal government workers went without pay for five weeks. eventually the president backed down, and said he would use national emergency powers to take money from other areas. speaking before today's vote, he remained defiant. we have very, very bad laws that are archaic, that were put in by democrats, and the republicans didn't fight hard enough at the time — that was a long time before me — but we have catch and release and we have chain migration and we have all sorts of things that are horrible. the world is laughing at the laws that were passed with respect to us. we are going to have a very strong border very soon. we are building a lot of wall, there's a lot of wall going up.
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but democrats and a number of republicans have argued the national emergency powers were not designed to get around congress‘ constitutional rights to raise and spend money. after the democratic—controlled house voted to overturn the emergency order, the senate has now followed suit, with 12 republicans going against the president. today's votes cap a week of something the american people have not seen enough of in the past two years: both parties in the united states congress standing up to donald trump. in two days, congress has delivered three major rebukes to the president and stood up for transparency, accountability, and the constitutional powers of our branch of government. the vote brought a blunt tweet from the president, just one word: "veto." as things stand, there are not enough votes in congress to prevent that veto.
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nevertheless, this is a significant blow to the president's authority, though he will see advantages in picking a fight over his signature policy. you're watching newsday on the bbc. still to come on the programme: students from australia and dozens of other countries are to mount a fresh wave of protests against the lack of action over climate change. also on the programme, i meet the formula one racing driver who never thought he'd be back behind the wheel after a devastating crash. today we have closed the book on apartheid and that chapter. more than 3,000 subway passengers were affected. nausea, bleeding, headaches and a dimming of vision. all of this caused by
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an apparently organised attack. the trophy itself was on the pedestal in the middle of the cabinet here. this was an international trophy and we understand now that the search for it has become an international search. above all this was a triumph for the christian democrats of the west, offering reunification as quickly as possible and that's what the voters wanted. welcome back. this is newsday on the bbc. i'm sharanjit leyl in singapore. and i'm kasia madera in london.
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our top stories: mps in britain have voted to request a delay to brexit, as the prime minister prepares for a third attempt next week to pass her deal. at least five people have been killed and dozens injured, after a footbridge collapsed near mumbai's main train station. let's take a look now at some of the front pages from around the world. the japan times is focussing on what else, what are we all focused on? the current drama over brexit in the uk. and it points to the contingency british trade policy, which it says favours global giants such as china over eu countries. the straits times reports that authorities had not detected any problems in the republic's air and water quality following the dumping of toxic chemicals in a river in pasir gudang, in malaysia. the paper reports that nearly 3,000 people have fallen sick after inhaling noxious fumes from the spill in south—eastjohor. and the south china morning post reports on the finishing
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touches to the hong kong flower show. let's look at this. some 420,000 flowers will be on display in the event, it's called when dreams blossom. now, what are some stories sparking discussions online? i cannot believe i'm about to say this. people are getting excited about ‘pigcasso', who's one talented sow. pigcasso, get it? with a paintbrush in her snout, she paints bold images like these. pigcasso was rescued from an abattoir and brought to an animal sanctuary in south africa, where her hidden talent was unveiled. her paintings have been shown as far afield as france,
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germany and the netherlands, and they sell for almost $4000 each, with the proceeds going towards animal welfare. that is doing very well online. what a talented pig. now, in other news, students from around 70 countries are expected to miss class on friday and protest against the lack of action over climate change. in australia, demonstrations are expected in about 55 locations. last november, more than 15,000 school students went on strike, defying orders from the prime minister, scott morrison. the bbc‘s hywel griffith is in sydney, where protests have just begun. yes, somewhat noisy and busier than when you joined us earlier on. if you take a look across sydney town
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hall square, there are probably a few thousand students, school students, university students and some parents, i have to say, who have come tojoin some parents, i have to say, who have come to join today's protest. they have trouble to motocross sydney, we were seeing similar scenes across melbourne and auckland, the new zealand city, as well. daisy and amanda, daisy first of all, why is it so important to you to be here today rather than in school? well, we don't have a vote. this is our future, we are fighting for it and this is why we're here today, to make our voice heard and make sure that the government and the rest of the politicians and parliaments are taking actions in oui’ parliaments are taking actions in our best interests. some of those politicians, you are just been bombed by an enormous glow there, some of those politicians are saying we hear what you say that sated the
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weekend, you can have a protest at the weekend, but today you should be in school. what you say to that?|j say in school. what you say to that?” say that the whole point of today that you are giving something up, and all the students here today are sacrificing their education because we're so worried, we need the government to stand up and we are giving the ultimate sacrifice to say that. there was a huge protest, only only a couple of days ago we saw similar scenes in sydney, why are you convinced they are going to listen to you? we have seen the conversation be reignited in australia, the next election has become a climate election, this is what the politicians are worried about, this is what the people care about, this is what the people care about and in the coming months, i believe that this election we are going to see massive amounts of policy change. we are seeing similar protests around the world, some people are suspicious as to how this is all organised. you are young people, now quite a lot of adults behind us, some in the same data sets, he was this protest?” behind us, some in the same data sets, he was this protest? i can assure you that it is the students. lam assure you that it is the students. i am helping run these protests with a team of amazing students. certainly, adults are logistically involved when it comes to getting a permit for the protests, which you cannot unless do you are over 18. but otherwise, this is our decision to protest and we feel that we need
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to protest and we feel that we need to be part of this, and to be honest, the fact that people think that we are unable to form these ideas ourselves is insulting. so yeah, we're running this ourselves. it is an incredible experience, it is an incredible thing to run and to be able to see the amount of people who have shown up today. be able to see the amount of people who have shown up todaym be able to see the amount of people who have shown up today. it is a huge strike today but is it 1—off? 0r huge strike today but is it 1—off? or will you keep going? no, it is not, this is our second strike, it isa not, this is our second strike, it is a movement and what people need to remember is that there are hundreds of students around australia in the globe meeting around the world with their members to make a difference, to make a political change. this does not stop with the strike, we will not stop until we get political change. thank you, daisy and amanda. certainly young people getting their voices heard here in sydney today. there is a federal election in australia this year, even those who do not have to vote this time will be voters of the
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future. all right, thank you. the formula 1 season starts this weekend in australia, with the sport coming to terms with the death of charlie whiting. one of the most influential people in the sport, he suffered a pulmonary embolism. it is, however, also a time of hope and great expectation. the polish driver robert kubica will be lining up on the grid once again, after rebuilding his career following a life changing crash eight years ago. before leaving for melbourne, i caught up with him at his new team's headquarters, the williams team in 0xfordshire. it is my kind of second debut, so i can say i arrived in formula 1 twice because in the end, when i was a young driver, kid, nobody would bet any euros for a polish driver to achieve formula 1. this happened in 2006 and honestly, i think the same story will be three or four years ago, even two years ago, no—one will bet one that i will be back in formula 1. so how do you technically drive because everything now is done to your left hand ?
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drive because everything now is done to your left hand? most of the people think that i have one hand, it is not true. the fact is of course there are situations where the left hand is doing much more than the right one, but there are situations where the right—hand, arm actually is doing more than the left one. you are one of these people he was a natural born driver? yeah, i mean the moment i actually put myself behind the wheel after the accident, i discovered that the speed was there, and this creates, that moment created a kind of negative feeling because, for one side, it was very positive but from the other side, i say well, yeah, the other side, i say well, yeah, the speed is there but i had trepidation. it was a kind of strange feeling, but actually i am happy that i never gave up. there we re happy that i never gave up. there were moments where wobbly actually, the mental aspect was probably more difficult than the physical one of
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pain. and of course, you have your teammate, george russell, you have the years of experience, he is relatively new in this. what is your relationship like? do you mental him, how does it work? hello no, i mean george is a very talented driver and one of, if not the most talented driver from the new generation. he won practically everywhere where he was racing from last year to the year before, so i think honestly speaking, he is very fast and also from a technical point of view, he is very well—prepared. the start for the williams team has not been the best, how are you feeling given the delays? how are you feeling nowif you ask me, if i'm honest, we're not in the position where we were hoping to be. from my point of view, i did some good driving. so being more papaya demo prepared to give me some more confidence, will give me a state
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where i know what might happen, but still in formula 1 you never know. you certainly don't, but i do know that robert's recovery and comeback has been absolutely extraordinary. wishing him the best of luck as the formula 1 season starts in melbourne, and all the drivers of course in this incredible sport. you have been watching newsday. i'm kasia madera in london. and i'm sharanjit leyl in singapore. stay with us. coming up... downtime, downtown. the latest in our leading cities series looks at new ways of taking time out in tokyo. timeout, that sounds good. we had a painting pig, pigcasso. ido i do not think i will everforget that name. now let's end the programme with some real art, some stolen art. art thieves who stole a flemish master's paining from a church in northern italy are in for a disappointment, police say they'd secretly swapped the original for a fake. the painting of the crucifixion by pieter brueghel the younger, which is worth millions of dollars, was taken from a church in liguria
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on wednesday, when thieves used a hammer to break into the display case. but they are going to get the bit of a shock and lots of disappointment. thanks for watching. hello again. a quick look at what's happening in east africa's mozambique first of all. because here cyclone idai is making landfall near mozambique's fourth biggest city. prior to landfall, the winds were gusting up to 140 mph, damaging gusts of wind working into this part of mozambique. we're highly likely to see some severe flooding. so the weather just looks really nasty over the next few days in mozambique. we may hear stories about that over the coming days. here in the uk, our windy blustery spell of weather is set to continue, but obviously nothing on that kind of scale. if you're heading outside in the next few hours, there is a chance of rain around. low pressure is in
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charge of the weather. we have reasonably tightly packed isoba rs over the uk today. so it is going to be another blustery kind of day. outbreaks of rain across england and wales tending to trickle southwards. never really getting away from south—east england, where it could end up being quite a damp day, similar picture too for southern parts of wales. further northwards, you get some sunshine, but here again blustery showers, northern ireland, northern england, and scotland. it will feel quite cool in the wind, with those temperatures 5—7d across northern areas. the showers feed in overnight. at the same time, friday nights sees a pulse of heavy rain working northwards into northern ireland, and then across england and wales. we will see snow for a time over the high ground. and there is potential for multiple hazards around really as we start off the weekend, thanks to this developing quite nasty area of low pressure. what may catch your eye is the snow. we will see some of that over the high ground of northern ireland, northern england, and scotland. 10—20 centimetres above 350 metres elevation. some snow could get down to lower levels for a time.
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it will be very wet across the hills of northern england and wales. over the higher ground of wales, we could see 100 millimetres of rain, which could bring a risk of localised flooding. the winds could gust up to 50—60 mph for southern wales, southern england, perhaps 70 mph in the most exposed locations. so all of these weather elements add up to the risk of some disruptive weather, as we go on through the first part of the weekend. now, that system actually strengthens as it leaves the uk, so across eastern scotland could have some very strong winds for a time here. and on sunday, north—westerly winds flowing in across the uk, bringing plenty of showers across northern and western areas. a few of those blowing in across more inland parts, through central and eastern england, central and eastern parts of scotland as well. the showers quite intense. could still have a wintry flavour to them over the high ground. and it will feel cool in the wind. temperatures reaching a high, at best, around ten. 00:28:51,796 --> 4294966103:13:29,430 that is your weather.
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