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in this house support the deal. this is bbc news, the headlines. the british parliament has rejected a series of plans put forward by mps as alternatives the prime minister is failing to deliver brexit because she can't to the prime minister's brexit deal. earlier theresa may promised to step build a consensus, is unable to compromise, and unable down if her deal is approved — to reunite the country. she hopes it will be given a third she is unable to resolve the central welcome to bbc news — issues facing britain today broadcasting to viewers in north america and she is frankly unable to govern. and around the globe. vote before the end of the week. my name is duncan golestani — our top stories: forget prime minister's so the noes have it. questions though. the question tonight is how many no brexit breakthrough. the plane manufacturer, boeing, british mps reject a range tory opponents of the deal can has unveiled changes theresa may's promise shift? to software on the 737 max model which has crashed twice in the past six months. of options to end the deadlock. do you wish you'd changed your mind sooner, mr rees—mogg? no. some big name brexiteers to remind ourselves what we've were already on the move. decided to do. nothing! i preferred leaving without a deal. but once that had gone, as i say, i was willing to back mrs may's deal the upgrade is designed to make it as she has said that once easier for pilots to override the deal has gone through, the anti—stall system, theresa may hopes to which is believed to have push her deal through if it does go through, malfunctioned on the lion air flight with a promise to step then she will stand down, which crashed last october. down as prime minister. which i think shows a show of force from but key allies refuse to back her. her inner nobility. the military in myanmar. boeing says it's modifying i am very worried that the army held its annual parade the software in its 737 max planes — in the face of widespread following two deadly crashes — international condemnation we might lose brexit. of its campaign against the royhingya people in rakhine state. but insists the aircraft is safe. the united nations says crimes i have campaigned for brexit. committed there amount to genocide and a show of strength from myanmar‘s military, accused of genocide and i think the alternatives are looking increasingly unattractive.
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i am encouraged that she has against rohinhya muslims. accepted that we should have a new leader for that second stage, when it comes. so, yes, i think i will now vote for the agreement. but there's a hard—core, enough perhaps to block her still. she is not, i think we universally agree, the best prime minister we've had and not the best person for stage two. the reason i'm not happy is that the deal, even part one, which she is absolutely adamant that gets signed before she goes takes us back into europe and not out of europe. so it's been another day of high what price for dup support? drama in westminster and it's almost impossible where the british prime minister theresa may has told her mps to imagine this deal getting over that she will step down before the next phase of brexit negotiations with the european union the line without the prime if they back her deal to leave. minister's allies she invited into number ten back meanwhile, mps have voted in the summer of 2017, against all eight possible the northern irish unionists alternatives to her brexit plan. are meant to keep the government afloat, not budging, not this time. so what does this all mean? we begin our coverage in westminster with this report from our political editor laura kuennsberg. the backstop in that withdrawal agreement makes it impossible for us five o'clock, hardly a tory mp to be to sign up to that withdrawal agreement. seen on the green benches. and you know what, i regret that. waiting for their leader, because we wanted to get a deal. a deal that worked for the whole of the united kingdom, a deal that worked
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not knowing if she was ready to say for northern ireland. but now we're in a situation where we cannot sign up to the withdrawal agreement and it's she'd leave the black all because the prime minister doorfor a final time. decided to go for the backstop. hundreds of her mps crammed into a room upstairs. the prime minister told her mps it was hot and steamy in there. tonight, just up there, she's ready to pay the highest there was quite a lot of emotion. price, to give up office early in a grand bargain for support to pass her brexit deal. there was no whooping and hollering. but without support from her no—one takes any great northern irish allies it may prove pleasure in what's happened. to be another failure. she made a really sad but highly the dilemma may be answered charged emotional speech. not by theresa may, so packed cabinet ministers but by parliament itself. couldn't even get inside. parliament's warming up ijust managed to squeeze to make the decisions, tonight voting itself on an alphabet into a very crowded committee room of different versions of brexit, whether for a closer relationship and get in and saw her with the eu than the prime minister make an announcement. plans, or even to it was actually a very moving statement. and she was very clearly making the case that, look, if this is what it takes to get the deal over the line, leave without a deal. which she believes rightly, in my view, that is in the national interest, then i will go but even having said she'd quit, once brexit is done. the prime minister walked in to hear no to option after option. it's a sacrifice number ten so the noes have it. hopes has a purpose, no majority for anything at all. to reverse the fierce brexiteer whether it is, in the end, the prime minister's deal opposition to the compromise or a variation cooked up by mps, brexit has steeped bitterness in yet theresa may worked out another generation with the european union, so they can have another vote, another try to get it
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through in the next 48 hours. 00:03:03,986 --> 2147483051:38:16,708 we can guarantee delivering 2147483051:38:16,708 --> 4294966103:13:29,430 on brexit if this week he and others of conservative mps. the prime minister may hope her bargain will bring new order. but we can't know that yet. what's certain is theresa may has become another tory leader whose time in office was pulled apart by anguish over europe. events are being watched closely in brussels — where it seems no—one is any the wiser as to what the final outcome will look like. here's our europe editor, katya adler. like in the uk, the eu finds itself in a kind of agonising holding pattern now, waiting for something definitive to happen in westminster. all of this waiting, this uncertainty, affecting european businesses and european citizens. the eu finds all this very frustrating. i found there was a real
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contrast in moods tonight between the uk and the eu. in westminster there was a certain buzz, a dynamism, mps trying to do their bit to affect the direction of brexit. whereas here in brussels, throughout the evening the mood has been dark. eu leaders look at the divisions that are still in parliament and government and they fear the creeping inevitability of a no—deal brexit. the eu has got used to the idea of brexit. eu leaders are convinced and brexit. eu leaders are convinced and brexit it's going to be very damaging to the uk, at least in the short to medium term. their focus
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now is not on the uk, on stopping a presumed damage from spreading, the word often used here is impacting, the rest of the european union. the us aircraft manufacturer boeing has insisted its 737 max aeroplane is safe despite two crashes involving that model in the past six months. the planes have been grounded by regulators worldwide. the company said it was working on modifications to an automated anti—stall system which is believed to have malfunctioned before the first crash, causing a lion air flight to fall into the sea off indonesia. our transport correspondent tom burridge reports. boeing's 737 max is still missing from the world's skies. the company today insists that the plane was and is safe.
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the 737 family is a safe aeroplane family and the 737 max builds on the tremendous history of safety that we have seen for almost the last 50 years. but tonight, senators with uncomfortable questions for those who make the rules on safety at america's faa. not only have the recent crashes shaken the confidence of the public but the questions that have been raised in the aftermath about faa's oversight of aircraft manufacturers, the certification processes for planes and the close relationship between industry and regulatory bodies threaten to erode trust in the entire system. at the centre of multiple enquiries is the plane's automatic anti—stall system known as ncas. in the crash off indonesia it is believed to have pushed the plane's nose down repeatedly into the sea. but did boeing adequately publicise that new system to airline pilots before the first crash? we obtained a copy of the manual for pilots flying the 737 max. dated february last year, eight months before the crash in indonesia. in two and a half thousand pages, the ncas system appears just once
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in a glossary of technical terms. it would be totally unheard of to not have a description of that system in the manual. because you need to know what it does. and it is the approved manual that tells you this is the approved piece of kit and this is how it works. boeing said it discussed the new anti—stall mechanisms with dozens of airlines since the plane was launched three years ago. but it has now been modified. boeing's credibility is at stake. the former director of the fbi, james comey, has said in an interview he still has a lot of questions about the mueller report. special counsel robert mueller last week concluded his investigation into alleged collusion between russia and president donald trump's 2016 campaign. the investigation found no proof trump criminally colluded with russia and did not reach a conclusion as to whether he obstructed justice. mr comey, who was fired as fbi director in 2017, said "parts of the report are confusing"and said it was surprising mueller reached no conclusion about a possible
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obstruction of justice. the purpose of the special counsel is to make sure that the politicals, in this case the attorney general, doesn't make the ultimate call on whether the subject of the investigation, the president of the united states, should be held criminally liable for activities that were under investigation. the eu says it's ending navy patrols for migrant ships in the mediterranean after a request by the italian government. tens of thousands of people have been rescued by the patrols, with many of them having been sent to italy. air patrols are expected to continue until september.
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venezuelans are enduring a third day of nationwide power cuts — the second outage this month. the cuts have severely affecting water supplies, transport and communication services. schools and work places remain closed. a government minister says terrorist activity is to blame, while the opposition claims the problem is due to government negligence. facebook has announced it will block "praise, support and representation of white nationalism and separatism" from it's platform from next week. it's come under increasing pressure to act on far right activity after a gunman livestreamed the attack on two new zealand mosques in which 50 people were killed. the ban will also apply to instagram which it also owns. in myanmar the army still has a grip on power, despite widespread international condemnation of its campaign against the rohingya people in rakhine state. the united nations says crimes committed there amount to genocide. myanmar‘s civilian leader,
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aung san suu kyi, has been severely criticized for failing to challenge her generals, who have been presiding over an anniversary celebration to honour the armed forces. 0ur myanmar correspondent, nick beake, reports. in the eerie darkness of the burmese night, we are signing up for a rare opportunity. an invitation to meet an army accused of genocide. it is 3:30am and about 50 journalists have gathered here just outside the ministry of information. 0ur minders have come out, we are about to be put on buses and will be taken towards the military parade ground. myanmar‘s armed forces will be putting on a show to celebrate themselves. 0n the way we glimpse soldiers who normally operate in the shadows, far from prying eyes. it's clear that today we will only see what they want us to see.
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officer: you are not allowed in this area. please, please. beake: 0k. this is the army that murdered at least 10,000 rohingya muslims, according to un investigators. the generals claimed they were protecting the nation from terrorists. but vice—senior general soe win tells the troops they will crush any insurgents in troubled rakhine state, but do so in a lawful way. that doesn't seem to have been a concern before. many across the world believe myanmar‘s top generals should not be standing here putting on a show, but standing in the dock of the international criminal court, answering the charge of genocide. but so far, powerful allies china and russia have provided important diplomatic protection. so for now, bringing to justice those responsible for the brutal crimes against the rohingya people seems a long way off.
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the generals now say they will carry out an investigation into the allegations made against them by the international community. few believe it will be fair. this spectacle is now ending — a show of force for our cameras from an army that is unrepentant, undeterred and seemingly untouchable. 0n tracking this week stay with us on bbc news, still to come: when brexit‘s your bread and butter. we meet a political cartoonist working to a demanding daily deadline. let there be no more war or bloodshed between arabs and israelis. very good. applause so proud of both of you.
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applause with great regret, the committee have decided that south africa should be excluded from the 1970 competition. 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. onlooker: wow! this is bbc news, the latest headlines:
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british mps have rejected a range of options aiming to end the brexit deadlock. theresa may, who's hoping to push her deal through, has offered to step down as prime minister. boeing says it's modifying the software in its 737 max planes following two deadly crashes, but insists the aircraft is safe. the world has a new entrant to the space race, with india now claiming it can rival the established powers when it comes to out—of—this—world activities. the growing industry offers high—techjobs. but can it achieve everything the politicians are promising? 0ur reality check team has been finding out. india has an ambitious space programme, with a plan to send an astronaut into space in 2022. it would only be the fourth country
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to do so. but why is india investing in space? it is an eye—catching policy and there is certainly an element of national pride. india's space agency says it wants to harness space technology for national development and research space science, and to explore planets. but sending an astronaut into space has its critics for a country with such high levels of poverty. however, sending people out of the earth's atmosphere isn't the only reason india is sending rockets into the sky. in fact, it is very big as this. the main focus of which is the launching of satellites into earth's orbit. and the programme's funding is right up there in the league table of countries with commercial space programmes. it is a multimillion dollar industry generating many thousands of high—paying technical jobs, and stimulating growth through big contracts and commercial industries. the indian government currently
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invests over $1 billion in its space programme. that is around 0.4% of its annual budget. with that funding, india has become what is known as a low—cost space power, and one of the main destinations for companies and other countries to launch satellites. 0ver companies and other countries to launch satellites. over 260 so far. these satellites support global telecommunications and have uses in monitoring crops and weather systems. manned missions under space exploration to the moon and other planets is another matter entirely. as the indian government often sees its mission to send an astronaut into space as a measure of its position as a global power. but is that enough to silence critics? we do need to have a space programme to launch satellites, for instance, it does lots of good for people in india and people on earth, but i just don't see any real benefit of a manned mission when many other countries have done this already.
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exploration has its critics but we humans are born explorers. for some it is about finding new places, after stretching the human imagination. for others it is about resources under the survival of our species. -- and the. french traditional cheese—makers have called on governments around the world to protect traditional techiques and recipes that use raw milk. 0n france's national day of fromage, purists hit out at the growth of mass—produced cheese, which they say is flooding global markets. caroline rigby has more. it isa it is a row as franchise brackets and barrows, but this one has kicked up and barrows, but this one has kicked up quitea and barrows, but this one has kicked up quite a stink —— baguettes and berets. 0n national day of fromage, trench artisan cheesemakers have urged lawmakers to protect products made in the traditional way, with the royal mail —— raw milk, a way they say improves taste and has health benefits. they are concerned
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about the growth of modern cheesemaking techniques which often use pasteurised milk, deemed by mass—market producers to be safer and more suitable for global export. translation: we need to take up the fight to save these french products, this traditional cheesemaking, using raw milk. it makes sense to me. raw milk isa raw milk. it makes sense to me. raw milk is a living product, and we are alive. beyond france, purists are also worried to be moved to mass production threatens the future of traditional methods, and the ancestral know—how which, along with their cheese, has matured over time. good cheese made in the traditional ways has to be saved by consumers outside of europe. the reason being that we don't take it for granted. this latest call comes just a week after a row over the labelling of camembert reached the french parliament. the product, which many consider to be authentic, is made
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with raw milk from nomadic hours, and is given the coveted protected designation of origin label. but from 2021, the same label could also be used for some factory produced rivals, use pasteurised milk from different cow breeds raised elsewhere. another move by big cheeses that leaves a bitter taste in the mouth of purists, who believe the two techniques are as different as, well, chalk and cheese. as most of us just try to keep up with the latest twists and turns in this brexit process, for others it actually provides inspiration for their work — endless material for cartoonists who illustrate the news with a satirical eye. so does knowing what to draw ever pose a challenge? marc ashdown has been speaking to cartoonist dave brown in his london studio. well, i think when you start off character during someone, it is not
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much more than a slightly exaggerated portrait. —— caricaturing stop at as you go on you stretched a caricature more and you stretched a caricature more and you get more exaggerated and eventually it takes on a life of its own, and it becomes more fun, because you can do what you want with it once people know who it is. a cartoon can have more of an impact than writing a column. it is a visual medium. it is very visceral. point can be appreciated much insta ntly. point can be appreciated much instantly. so it has a lot more power. how has theresa may developed, dare i ask? she was a lwa ys developed, dare i ask? she was always pretty good. she's got the bags under the eyes, the big feature, obviously. she has a great aquiline nose. but one of the things i have most fun with is the mouth. it is sort of very rubbery and flexible. she pulls a lot of expressions, horrified, shocked, i don't know what they are. showers a lwa ys
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don't know what they are. showers always pulling the corners of her mouth down. this is one of my favourites, i guess. theresa may as wile be coyote, always having these harebrained schemes, wile be coyote, always having these ha rebrained schemes, complicated plans which we know will end in disaster. do you ever suffer cartoonists' block? yeah. there are days when you sit here with a blank piece of paper in front of you and you are almost banging your head on the drawing board because you just haven't got anything. but the daily deadline concentrates the mind and something comes eventually. how does a story like brexit, how do you keep coming up with a —— with inspiration? day after day after day? i mean, we struggle. yes, there are days when you are looking at the news and when you think, in teresa's words, nothing has changed. there are all the tribes, all the cliches, the cliff edges and unicorns. you cannot avoid them. it is part of the conversation. but you can find new things to do with them, and in a way, that is the skill. finding new
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twists on them every day, trying to find something, a new angle, something new and amusing to say about brexit. do you ever feel sorry for someone like her who is in the spotlight getting caricatured every day? no, frankly not. you know, politicians chose to be there. this is part of what goes with the territory, really. and it is a matter of, you know, sticking up for the little—known and poking fun at the little—known and poking fun at the powerful. we are the ones with the powerful. we are the ones with the sharp ends and we get to do the poking for everybody else. -- sharp pens. cartoonist dave brown speaking to marc ashdown. a painting believed to be a copy of the renaissance painter botticelli has been revealed as an original after its first restoration in more than a century. the work was thought to be an imitation of sandro botticelli's famous madonna of the pomegranate which is exhibited in florence. but x—ray testing and pigment analysis of the work have revealed it to be a rare example from the artist's own studio. the painting has been in britain since 1897. you can reach me on twitter. i'm @duncangolestani.
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quiet on the weather front. the weather remains settled for the rest of the week but that doesn't necessarily mean the skies are clear. this is a picture from yesterday. it was pretty cloudy in the south—east. it felt quite chilly as well. 0n the other side of the country in st ives, it was beautiful. this sky could almost be in the caribbean. stunning weather there in cornwall. this is the satellite picture. the weather front is heading our way towards the north—west. high pressure not just across the uk but across france and into parts of spain and portugal as well, many parts of western europe at the moment are in a spell of settled and dry weather. that is certainly the case across the uk through the course of the night and into early thursday.
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in the south, under the clear skies, temperatures will dip down close to freezing, for example cardiff will barely be above freezing. that means that under the clear skies we could see mist and fog with those dipping temperatures, particularly across the south—west of the country. 0nly patchy fog here and there, but that can still be dangerous, so take it steady if you're travelling early in the morning. elsewhere across the uk it will start off sunny and crisp, but clouds are expected to build. maybe turning quite cloudy in some areas across the south—east. temperatures will still get up to about 16 in london, 1a in newcastle, 15 in aberdeen. in stornoway, where we have winds off the atlantic, more cloud and maybe some spots of rain, only 10 or 11. friday's weather forecast, again, weather fronts just brushing the north—west of scotland,
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bringing outbreaks of rain, some for the northern isles too. the vast majority of the country should at the very least have a bright day. most temperatures a degree higher — 17 in london, possibly as far north as hull. pleasantly warm for many of us come friday. friday into saturday, there is a change on the way. this weather front will be moving across the uk, and remember, fronts separate milder warm air from cold air that comes in from the north.
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