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this is bbc news. the latest headlines: theresa may has suffered another brexit defeat in the british parliament. mps voted to take control of the parliamentary agenda on leaving the european union. welcome to bbc news — broadcasting to viewers in north america they're now expected to hold and around the globe. a series of indicative vote my name is duncan golestani. to help decide what to do next. our top stories: israel has carried out air strikes in gaza after a rocket hit a house near tel aviv. gaza's health ministry said seven people were injured in the attacks. british mps vote to take several more missiles control over brexit. were fired into israel the ayes to the right — 329. from the palestinian territory the noes to the left — 302. on monday evening. they'll now consider a series of alternative plans — with critics condemning the exiled former the prime minister's approach prime minister of thailand, as a "national embarrassment". thaksin shinawatra, has said his country's general election was rigged. he claimed the military government had manipulated the result explosion. after israeli airstrikes to stay in power. across gaza, palestinian militants retaliate, firing a barrage of the electoral commission has said it will investigate any rockets into israel. allegations of irregularities. yemen's humanitarian catastrophe worsens, as the civil war enters its fifth year. 80,000 children are thought to have
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died from malnutrition. and, three months after the plane crash that killed footballer emiliano sala — his multi—million dollar transfer sparks a bitter row. the authority of the british prime minister has been undermined as parliament voted to take control of the brexit process. theresa may lost three ministers after a series of votes on monday. now for the first time parliament, not the government, will take control of business in the house of commons on wednesday. here's the moment the result was announced. the ayes to the right — 329.
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the noes to the left — 302. so the ayes have it, the ayes have it. unlock. the ayes to the right — 329. the noes to the left — 302. so the ayes have it, the ayes have it. unlock. mrs may had intended to hold a third meaningful vote on her brexit deal but was forced to abandon those plans until she has confidence that it will pass. here she is speaking earlier. mr speaker, i continue to believe that the right path forward is for the united kingdom to leave the eu as soon as possible with a deal, now on the 22nd of may. but it is with great regret that i have had to conclude that as things stand, there is still not sufficient support in the house to bring back the deal for a third meaningful vote. i continue to have discussions with colleagues across the house to build support so that we can bring the vote forward this week
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and guarantee brexit. so the government has lost three more ministers and control of the brexit process. the leader of the opposition jeremy corbyn says the government's approach to brexit is "a national embarrassment" and urged the prime minister to allow parliament to take control of brexit alternatives through indicative votes. here's a reminder of what that means. indicative votes are where mps vote on a range of options designed to test the sentiment of mps — to see what, if anything, might comand a majority. mps are able to express their support or disapproval for each individual motion — meaning that they could choose to support more than one of them. here's mr corbyn in the house of commons. she cannot both accept her deal does not have the numbers and stand in the way of finding an alternative that may have the numbers.
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it is ridiculous to suggest that parliament taking control is overturning democratic institutions. it's not, mr speaker, it's parliament doing its democratic job of holding government to account. while monday night's vote has seen theresa may lose more control over brexit, there are also those who still believe her deal could make it through. bbc newsnight‘s political editor, nicholas watt, has been at westminster for all of the action and has been speaking to one such cabinet minister who wants to see a resolution as soon as possible. this minister has not given up on the prime minister's going through oi’ the prime minister's going through or no deal going through because the key date is the 12th of april. that's when the uk goes out, if the deal hasn't gone through, and at that point, the uk will have to have
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a conversation with the eu about extending for a longer time if it doesn't want to go out. this minister said to me taking part in the european parliamentary elections would be suicide for both labour and mr —— and the conservatives so then we're back to deal no deal. militant groups in gaza have fired a barrage of rockets at israel in response to israeli air strikes. the israeli military said thirty rockets had been launched from gaza; some were intercepted by air defence missiles while others fell in open areas. the conflict escalated following a rocket attack early on monday which injured seven people deep inside israeli territory. from jerusalem, our correspondent yolande knell reports. another nerve—racking night in gaza. israel's military says it's targeting the sites of hamas, the militant group which runs the strip. here, its leader's office was hit as missiles were fired at israel.
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i just want to say bibi it's an honour to have you at the oval office, thank you. thank you. meanwhile in washington, israel's prime minister, fighting a tough election campaign, had wanted to show he's an unrivalled statesman. in a day of history, we have never had a greater friend than president trump. mr netanyahu has now had to cut his trip short and hurry home. this is why. a house in central israel destroyed by a rocket fired from gaza early this morning. little children were among those injured. robert wolf, their grandfather, is originally from the uk. this is the real price and ijust paid it and i nearly lost my family. and if we hadn't have got to the bomb shelter in time, i would now be burying all my family. there was already fear of rising tension this week, coming up to the anniversary of protests here along gaza's boundary fence. tonight, egypt, often a go—between for israel and hamas, has been frantically trying
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to broker a ceasefire and avert a wider conflict. yolande knell, bbc news, jerusalem. earlier on monday — president trump formally recognized the golan heights as israeli territory. israel captured the disputed land from syria in the 1967 war, a move rejected by the un security council. syria described mr trump's action as a blatant attack on its sovereignty and territorial integrity. a spokesperson for the un secretary general said the status of golan had not changed. to yemen, where in the past 2a hours there's been some of the heaviest fighting in the port of hodeidah since a ceasefire deal was brokered in december. the country has been devastated by a war between pro—government forces, backed by a saudi coalition supported by the us and the uk, against houthi rebels — backed by iran.
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0n the fourth anniversary of the start of the current conflict, new figures reveal more than 8 thousand people have died as a result of fighting since 2015 — a quarter of them women and children. bbc arabic‘s nawal al—maghafi looks at the impact the conflict has had on civilians. her report contains images viewers may find distressing. the corridors of hodeidah's main hospital and packed with desperate people. four years of conflict have caused a humanitarian catastrophe. this two—year—old weighs just three kilograms, as much as a newborn baby. translation: because of the war and the blockade, food is so expensive. the mothers themselves are hungry,
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so how are they meant to breast—feed or provide for their children? dozens of starving children are brought to this ward every day. many with acute health needs. this is what malnutrition does to a baby's skin. in the last four years, more than 80,000 children are estimated to have died as a result of poor nutrition. this ten—year—old was close to death when her mother brought her here. translation: thank god she is now doing so much better. but when we go home, i don't know how i'm going to feed her. i work from sunrise until sundown and still i don't make enough to feed us. with more than half of the hospitals closed in yemen, many have no access to health care. this kidney dialysis clinic is overwhelmed. patients are meant to have dialysis at least three times a week. but every day more people come
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so they'll take whatever they can to survive. translation: i'm lucky ifi get it done once a week. i'm 0k financially but most of the sick here are so desperate. it's all because of the blockade. everything is so expensive and the clinic is barely coping. here, cholera has reappeared in this town. medics thought it had been contained after engulfing the country last year. war and poverty combined allowed the epidemic to spread faster than any on record. just this year, it's already killed more than 190 people. translation: we fill our bottles from the well and we get sick, then we come here and they say we have something called cholera. we know the water is not clean,
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but what else can we drink? we have no other choice. 80% of the population are now reliant on some form of support to survive. but with aid struggling to make it into the country, the situation is only getting worse. and every day war goes on, the people of grow hungrier, more sick and more desperate for peace. former thai premier tha ksin shinawatra claims the country's first election since the military coup in 2014 was rigged to ensure the military retain their political grip on the kingdom. the electoral commission has said it would investigate any allegations of irregularities but the election result is still not clear. two rival camps — the opposition backed by mr thaksin and a pro—military party — are both trying to form a government. 0ur south—east asia correspondentjonathan head says there'll be a lot more political
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haggling before the final election result is announced in may. what you've got at the moment is a bargaining between parties. there have been problems, more problems than usual, with the results this time. they, should, at least the preliminary results, should have been clear on election night. there have obviously been technical problems at the election commission. there are allegations of irregularities, that is not unusual, but we just do not know how serious these are. there has certainly been a very big loss of trust in the rather chaotic way the election commission has explained itself. but we do now have some pretty clear results. they are now finally confirming the number of seats that have been won, and they are now calculating the proportional seats that parties will get on top of that. what we're seeing is a pretty clear trend and i do notthink that will change whatever the investigations into irregularities are and that is that the pro—thaksin party, the anti—military partry, pheu thai, is still the largest party
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but smaller than it used to be, significantly smaller. the the new military party has done better than expected. these are the two groups that are now negotiating frantically with the other parties to see if they can form a coalition. and we've got this new exciting young party, future forward, which has done much, much better than anyone exptected, most likely on the anti—military side, so it looks like the anti—military side could probably get to a majority in the lower house first. but of course, remember, the military have in their pocket and entirely appointed senate. if they deploy it, i think they'll be a lot of protests. i'm sure they'd prefer not to. but they of course could do that and that means and it is likely that general prayuth will prevail and remain as prime minister. stay with us on bbc news, still to come: taking on netflix. apple enters the tv streaming market — with an all—star cast. let there be no more war
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or bloodshed between arabs and israelis. very good. applause so proud of both of you. applause with great regret, the committee have decided that south africa should be excluded from the 1970 competition. chants streaking across the sky, the white—hot wreckage from mir drew gasps from onlookers on fiji. chants streaking across the sky, the white—hot wreckage from mir drew gasps from onlookers on fiji. onlooker: wow!
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this is bbc news, the latest headlines: british mps have voted to take control of the parliamentary agenda on brexit — they're now expected to hold a series of indicative votes on what to do next. after israeli airstrikes across gaza — palestinian militants have retaliated — firing a barrage of rockets into israel. let's get more our top story —— the british mps attempt tp take control of the brexit process by holding a series of indicative votes. james clayton reports on how this might work. so the government has lost three more ministers and even more control of the brexit process. the leader of the opposition jeremy corbyn says the government's approach to brexit is "a national
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embarrassment" and urged the prime minister to allow parliament to take control of brexit alternatives through indicative votes. here's a reminder of what that means. indicative votes are where mps vote on a range of options designed to test the sentiment of mps — to see what, if anything, might command a majority. it's been suggested seven options will be given to parliament. the order of these boats will be crucial. the sequencing of how motions might be voted on during an indicative votes of the order in which you might vote on for example, the option of revoking article 50, no deal breaks it, membership of the single market and it matters because some mps, if depot third option has been rejected, they are more willing to support an alternative. if there is one option for leaving the eu. you have other mps to support it at the end of a series of votes. so who will decide the order? can clark
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suggests mps ranking their preferences. the order can also be chosen by the speaker although many of the conservative party worry that he is not a neutral arbiter. so far many of these options have already been voted on. it's not at all clear that any have a parliamentary majority. may's deal, no deal and a second referendum have already been defeated. even if there is a majority for a customs union, the votes are non—binding on the government and considering many of these proposals will be contrary to these proposals will be contrary to the conservative party's own ma nifesto, the conservative party's own manifesto, would it really be credible for the government to pursue such policies. and then there is europe. there is also the question of what the eu will be willing to negotiate so if the parliament approves something that the eu have already ruled out, it is very tricky for theresa may to go away and do anything with that because we can sort of negotiate amongst ourselves in westminster but the key negotiating partner is in
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brussels. there are other variables. will labour and the conservatives with their mps to vote on a certain way and how would the wording of each option be decided? indicative votes may simply tell us what we already know, that parliament is hopelessly divided. if you'd like to know more about monday night's brexit developments and the situation in general — there's plenty of information on our website. simply head to there you'll find in—depth analysis from our correspondents and other experts. you can also download the news app. cardiff city football club is arguing that the deal they signed for the striker, emiliano sala, wasn't legally binding. the footballer died in a plane crash in the english channel injanuary. cardiff is refusing to make payments towards the £15 million transfer fee agreed with the french club, nantes, saying that the conditions for the completion of the deal
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were not fulfilled. i asked holly hamilton, bbc sports reporter, what is actually behind the dispute. duncan, as you rightly say, the circumstances around emiliano sala's death, you might be forgiven for thinking these two clubs, cardiff and nantes, at the centre would be unified in their grief but this all emerged at the beginning of february. nantes had written to cardiff demanding the first £15 million transfer fee alongside what seemed to be a threat of legal action if that money continued to be withheld by the club, saying they had waited long enough so fast forward to today, cardiff city saying emiliano sala's cardiff contract had been rejected by the premier league because of this signing on fees stipulation. emiliano sala died before a revised version could be signed. it all sounds complicated but cardiff are saying is contract wasn't legally binding because of those clauses in the transfer agreement. they were not fulfilled and without that, he was not eligible to play in the premier league and sala could have joined another club if he wanted to.
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nantes in a statement say they have no information at all about sala's registration in the premier league and it could be a problem ——if it's a problem for cardiff, it could be a problem for them too. they are awaiting a response by the third of april and they are processing that accordingly. cardiff have been warned they face a possible transfer ban from fifa if they don't cough up this money. the technology giant apple has unveiled its own tv and film subscription service as it tries to boost profits after flagging sales of its iphone. it's signed up some top talent — steven spielberg, oprah winfrey and jennifer aniston
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will be making programmes. but apple faces tough competition from the likes of netflix which already has more than 130 million subscribers globally. 0ur media editor amol rajan reports. apologies, we can't quite new that report on apple tv at the moment. we will move on to our next story. tributes have been paid to scott walker, the singer and songwriter, who's died at the age of 76. he shot to fame in the sixties as one of the walker brothers, singing on hits including "the sun ain't gonna shine anymore" and "make it easy 0n yourself". he left the group at the height of their fame, and released a series of experimental and acclaimed albums. david sillito looks back on his life. # emptiness is the place you're in...#. the life of scott walker is one of music's strangerjourneys, a long retreat from 60s pop stardom.
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at first it was fantastic for the first couple of albums or so. but then it really wears you down. # the sun ain't gonna shine any more. # the moon ain't gonna rise in the sky...#. this was a man who at the peak of his success in the walker brothers disappeared into a monastery to study gregorian chants, and even a0 years on, those working with him saw a man wanting to move on from his past. the thing you have to remember about scott is that he was spectacularly famous. i mean in the mid—60s he was inspiring devotion second only to the beatles, you know, he was chased around. there were people trying to rip his clothes off, he was photographed wherever he went. he experienced full throttle celebrity and i think anybody who has been through that experience is marked by it. it is a very peculiar experience. # go ask the maid if she heard what i said # tell her to change the sheets on the bed # mathilde's come back to me...# in the late ‘60s, he went solo
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and embraced the work of belgium jacques brel but as the years went by, his sales dipped. i became kind of a leper. people really didn't want to touch me after, you know, commercially, after the albums i started to make. after that i don't know what happened. a whole lot of drinking! musically he went from this... to something rather darker, dissonant and experimental. that 60s pop star with the screaming fans had long since become just a memory. scott walker, whose died at the age of 76. the pentagon has authorised
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the transfer of $1 billion to army engineers to start building new sections of barrier along the us— mexican border, the funds the first being made available under a national emergency declared by president trump to bypass congress in order to build his promised wall. democrats have registered their process — protest. let's return to our top story, brags a deadlock in the british parliament. 0n our top story, brags a deadlock in the british parliament. on monday night, mps voted to take control of the process. on the continent, the european commission has warned that it looks even more likely britain will leave the eu without a deal. they've been preparing for no deal brea ks they've been preparing for no deal breaks it. 0n the back of what we're now seeing with parliament getting a sense of control on wednesday, we might get a sense of which way the parliament may go on indicative votes. i've had a senior eu official
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text me in the past few minutes to say, look, this in some ways could be good if we get a sense of convergence from mps that we haven't had before. maybe it breaks the deadlock. carl bildt, the former swedish prime minister, the only one to be fairly rapid fire on his twitter tonight, saying: "downhill, downhill tonight, where does this end?" monday's developments have made the path towards brags it even more uncertain. the prime minister is also facing mounting pressure to resign. iain watson has more. one idea that's being floated is that she resigns as party leader but stays on as prime minister through the remaining brexit process so that a leadership contest can be announced. but again, another senior mp said to me tonight that this will not be enough to get this unpopular deal through anyway so she may as well just dig in. but she is on the verge of losing further control of the brexit process in parliament this week. a cross—party group of backbench mps are pushing for alternatives to her deal to be debated.
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that's likely to happen wednesday. government sources think those backbench mps will win. so we could have the prospect this week of seeing the prime minister still in office but not really in power. hello there. if you like your spring weather dry, well, i think you will find plenty to like about this weather forecast. very little rain in the forecast for most of us. we will see dry weather. sunshine amounts will vary. often i think there'll be quite large amounts of cloud but the temperatures as we head towards the end of the week will start to creep upwards. high pressure then in charge of the scene, that's what's keeping things settled and, as i run the sequence through the next few days, this high—pressure barely moves. so for most of us, things stay pretty dry and quiet. up to the north, notice frontal systems scraping into northern scotland so here we will see patchy rains at times and it will be breezy. for many of us, we're starting tuesday morning on a chilly note, particularly down towards the south,
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where we've seen the lion's share of the clear skies, but that's where we'll have the best of the sunshine through tuesday morning. the further north and west you are, the more cloud there is likely to be and actually, across the north—west of scotland, there will be some outbreaks of patchy rain. quite breezy in northern scotland as well. elsewhere cloud may be thick enough to squeeze out the odd light shower but the vast majority dry. the afternoon brings a mixture of patchy cloud and sunny spells and thoses temperatures generally between 11 and 1a. get into some sunshine, that will feel quite pleasant. during tuesday night, it looks like we'll see fairly large amounts of cloud, and where the cloud breaks up for any length of time, we are likely to see mist and fog patches developing. as a consequence of all the cloud, it's probably not going to get particularly cold. but if you do keep clear starry skies overhead for any length of time, don't be surprised if you do get a touch of frost. wednesday, a very similar day. a mixture of cloudy areas and sunny areas. probably brightening up for many places into the afternoon. away from the far north—west
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of scotland where, again, we will see some outbreaks of rain. but those temperatures may be up by a degree or so. 12—15 degrees, that's a sign of what is to come. high pressure still with us as we move out of wednesday into thursday. not many white lines on the chart at all, not many isobars so the winds will be light, but wind there is will be moving in a clockwise direction. that will introduce a south or south—westerly flow across much of the uk, bringing some slightly milder air in our direction. a mixture of patchy cloud and sunny spells once any early morning fog has cleared. we may see sea breezes developing around the coast of eastern and southern england. and those temperatures, by this stage, up to 16, possibly 17 degrees. as we look further ahead, friday is going to be another mild if not warm day. again, we should see long spells of sunshine. as we get on into the weekend, it does look like thing will turn a little bit cooler. but most of us, it will be predominantly dry. that's all from me for now.
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