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this is bbc news. the headlines: theresa may has suffered another brexit defeat in the british parliament. mps voted to take control of the parliamentary agenda welcome to bbc news, on leaving the european union. broadcasting to viewers in north america they're now expected to hold and around the globe. a series of indicative votes my name is duncan golestani. to help decide what to do next. our top stories: israel has carried out british mps vote air strikes in gaza after a rocket to take control over brexit. hit a house near tel aviv. the ayes to the right, 329. gaza's health ministry said seven people were injured in the attacks. the noes to the left, 302. several more missiles were fired into israel from the palestinian territory on monday evening. they'll now consider a series the exiled former prime minister of thailand, of alternative plans with critics thaksin shinawatra, condemning the has said his country's prime minister's approach general election was rigged. as a "national embarrassment." he claimed the military government had manipulated the result to stay in power. the electoral commission has said after israeli air strikes it will investigate across gaza, any allegations of irregularities. palestinian militants retaliate, firing a barrage of rockets into israel. yemen's humanitarian catastrophe worsens as the civil war enters its fifth year. 80,000 children are thought
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to have died from malnutrition. in thailand, two rival groups try to form a government, though the final results still haven't been announced. and three months after the plane crash that killed footballer emiliano sala, his multimillion—dollar transfer sparks a bitter row. hello. welcome to the programme. 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
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the result was announced. 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.
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i continue to have discussions with colleagues across the house to build support so that we can bring the vote forward this week and guarantee brexit. the government has lost three more ministers. the leader of the 0ppositionjeremy ministers. the leader of the 0pposition jeremy corbyn ministers. the leader of the 0ppositionjeremy corbyn says the approach to brexit is a national embarrassment. he urged the prime minister to allow parliament to take control of brexit alternatives indicative votes. —— through indicative votes. 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. 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
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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 deal 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 would have to have 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 the conservatives, so at that point, we're back to deal no deal. 0n 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
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a no—deal brexit for over a year. shortly after the vote, our europe correspondent gavin lee gave the view from brussels. 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 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?" we have more coverage of the latest brexit elements a little later in the programme. moving on now. militant groups in gaza have fired a barrage of rockets at israel in response to israeli air strikes. the israeli military said 30 rockets had been launched from gaza. some were intercepted by air defence missiles while others fell in open areas.
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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. 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.
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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 to broker a ceasefire and avert a wider conflict. yolande knell, bbc news, jerusalem. to yemen and in the past 2a hours there have been some of the heaviest fighting since a ceasefire deal was
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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. 0n the fourth anniversary of the start of the current conflict, new figures reveal more than 8,000 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 are packed with desperate people. four years of conflict have caused a humanitarian catastrophe. this 2—year—old weighs just 3 kilograms, as much as a newborn baby. translation: because of the war
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and the blockade, food is so expensive. the mothers themselves are hungry, 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 10—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.
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this kidney dialysis clinic is overwhelmed. patients are meant to have dialysis at least three times a week. but every day, more people come so they'll take whatever they can to survive. translation: i'm lucky if i 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,
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then we come here and they say we have something called cholera. we know the water is not clean, 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
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to form a government. 0ur south—east asia correspondent jonathan head says there'll be a lot more political haggling before the final election result is announced in may. what you've got at the moment is bargaining between parties. now, 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 with 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 not think that will change whatever the investigations into irregularities are, and that is that the pro—thaksin party,
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the anti—military party, pheu thai, is still the largest party, but smaller than it used to be, significantly smaller. 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 expected, most likely on the anti—military side, so it looks like the anti—military side can probably get to a majority in the lower house first. but, of course, remember, the military have in their pocket an entirely appointed senate. if they deploy it, i think there'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 prayut in the end will prevail and remain as prime minister. the 500—year—old wounds of the spanish conquest have been reopened by mexico's president. andres manuel lopez 0brador urged spain and the vatican to apologize for the abuses carried out in the 16th century.
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spain has rejected the claims, but the president lopez 0brador also urged both to pay reparations. translation: i have sent a letter to the king of spain and another to the pope calling for a full account of the abuses urging them to apologise to the indigenous peoples of mexico for violations of what we now call their human rights. there were massacres and oppression, the so—called conquest was waged with a sword and the cross. the time has come to reconcile. the pentagon has authorised the transfer of $1 billion to army engineers to start building new sections of barrier along the us—mexican border. the funds are the first being made available under the national emergency declared by president trump to bypass congress in order to build his promised wall. democrats have registered their protest. stay with us here on bbc news.
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still to come, taking on netflix — apple enters the tv streaming market with an all—star cast. this is bbc world 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. let's get more on that now. you can get plenty more news and analysis on our website. you will get expert insight from our team in
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westminster and brussels and also quite handy because it is getting ever more complicated and some useful explained as including on those indicative votes which we are 110w those indicative votes which we are now expecting on wednesday. you can also download the bbc app. this is bbc world 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. let's get more on that now. james clayton reports how the indicative votes might work. parliament will now get a chance to vote on what type of brexit it wants through a number of indicative votes. a series of options on how to proceed will be given to mps to vote for. the idea is to find out which option has the greatest support in parliament.
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simple? well, not really. in the end, nobody won. in 2003, mps voted on a series of options on house of lords reform, none of them on a majority. i think the view expressed by members of the house was wise, that we should go home and sleep on this. it's been suggested that seven options will be given to parliament. the order of these votes will be crucial. the sequencing of how motions might be voted on during an indicative vote, so the order in which you might vote on for example, the option of revoking article 50, of a no deal brexit, membership of the single market, it matters because some mps, if their third option has been rejected, they are more willing to support an alternative. so if you are a group of mps who support one option for leaving the eu, then you want your option to come last because you're more likely to persuade other mps to support it
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at the end of a series of votes. so who will decide the order? well, ken clarke suggests mps ranking their preferences. the order can also be chosen by the speaker, although many in 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. for example, may's deal, no deal and a second referendum have already been defeated. even if there is a majority for, say, a customs union, the votes are non—binding on the government and considering many of these proposals would be contrary to the conservative party's own manifesto, would it really be credible for the government to pursue such policies? and then of course there's europe. there is also the question of what the eu will be willing to negotiate so if the parliament approves something that actually the eu have already ruled out, it's very tricky for theresa may to really go away and do anything with that
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because we can sort of negotiate amongst ourselves in westminster, but the key negotiating partner is in brussels. and there are other variables. will labour and the conservatives whip their mps to vote in a certain way and how will the wording of each option be decided? indicative votes may well simply tell us what we already know, that parliament is hopelessly divided. ma rley's marley's president has visited the site of an attack in central mali which is fed has left 160 people dead. the assault has been blamed on hunters. violence is due to competition over land and water.
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central mali has become increasingly insecure when she hardest fighters became more powerful. 0ver over the coming weeks the physical wounds will start to heal but the mental scars of saturday's attack will likely last far longer. 140 people died at the hands of men dressed as traditional hunters, accusing them of having links to jihadists. children women and men we re jihadists. children women and men were killed with guns and machetes. their homes and possessions satellite. translation: we are all the same ethnic groups. they are not know the reason for their anger. all we know is they come to kill us and drive us away. but this isjust the
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latest incident in with increasingly violent and complex conflict where ethnic violence have been exacerbated by the presence of jihadist fighters. 0n exacerbated by the presence of jihadist fighters. on monday the president visited the site of the attack, having already replaced the army chief of staff. the government says it is also banning the militia group it believes was responsible but it is unlikely these moves will comfort a population already frustrated by the failure of authorities to protect them from ethnic reprisals and she hardest onslaughts. 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 were not fulfilled.
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i asked holly hamilton, bbc sports reporter, what is actually behind the dispute. the circumstances emiliano sala around's death you might be forgiven for thinking they are not at the centre and unified in their grief but there was a demand of cardiff to release the fee. i threat of legal action if that money continues to be withheld by the club. fast forward to today, cut of city said emiliano sala that's contract had been rejected because of the signing on fee situation. emiliano died before a reverse revised version could be signed. basically cardiff say his
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conference was not actually legally binding because of the clauses in the transfer agreement. they were not for field and that means he was not for field and that means he was not actually eligible to play in the premier league and emiliano sala could have joined another club premier league and emiliano sala could havejoined another club if premier league and emiliano sala could have joined another club if he wa nted could have joined another club if he wanted to. not in a statement say they have not any information about they have not any information about the registration emiliano sala of into the premier league. it is a problem for cardiff it is not one for nante. a response by the third of april and have no further comment. cardiff face a possible tra nsfer comment. cardiff face a possible transfer banned from fifa if they do not cough up this money. it is grim to say the least this being paid out in public as well. the technology giant apple has unveiled its own tv and film subscription service as it tries to boost profits. amol rajan reports. want me to help you find your opening? like the big bang, it explodes. some of hollywood's biggest names
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came out for apple today. thank you guys, this is so exciting... this evening, the $900 billion company announced a raft of new services in news, credit cards and games. but the biggest draw was a beefed—up tv product called apple tv+. it will launch in over 100 countries, later this year. unlike anything that's been done before. apple is making a bold play in a new attention economy. awarforourears, eyes and minds is raging. and it's dominated by companies based on the west coast of america. if you're watching this, then i'm not around anymore but don't spiral, don't obsess, keep going... netflix has said it won't put any of its shows on the apple service. by the same token, us giant, disney, which last week completed its purchase of rupert murdoch's entertainment assets, has pulled out of netflix and is launching another streaming service next month. and i want to give you an opportunity to be able to express your feelings... the brains behind one of netflix's biggest shows this year says there has never been a better
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time to be a producer. i think the thing that has really changed with the advent of the streaming services and the algorithms that sit behind them is that, whereas the linear broadcasters tend to have to operate and make programs for a very niche demographic, the streamed services can work out exactly what audience the programme will fit for, once the program has been delivered. a great wave of consolidation is sweeping across the media landscape as the creators of content are getting together with the distributors — those who own the pipes. rather than buy a content company outright, apple are big enough and brave enough to have a go at content themselves. for punters that is great but for traditional broadcasters, the fact that even rupert murdoch thinks he is too small to compete with silicon valley, is notjust ominous, it's terrifying.
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you are watching bbc news. 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, where we've seen the lion's share of the clear skies, but that's where we'll have the best of the sunshine
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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 14. 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 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.
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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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