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this is bbc news. the headlines: welcome to bbc news — broadcasting to viewers prosecutors in tokyo have entered in north america the house of the former nissan chief and around the globe. my name is duncan golestani. our top stories: carlos ghosn where he has been rea rrested carlos ghosn where he has been rearrested amid fresh allegations. prosecutors raid the tokyo home of ghosn was released on $9 million bail last month following three earlier indictments for financial wrongdoing. in the uk, mps have former nissan chairman carlos ghosn, voted to force the mp to ask for an arresting him for an fourth time. extension to the brexit process in a to the right, 313. to the left, 312. bid to avoid leaving the eu without a deal. earlier, theresa may met with the opposition labour party in a close call as british mps vote to order to break the deadlock. in the force the prime minister to ask for us has warned turkey to not by an an extension to the brexit process ina bid advanced russian missile system which it sees as a threat to some of its fighterjets. leaving the eu without a deal. which it sees as a threat to some of its fighter jets. vice which it sees as a threat to some of its fighterjets. vice president mike pentz said undermine turkey's place in nato. turkey says the tokyo's attempts to purchase a purchase is a done deal. russian air defence system because a diplomatic row with the us. and a
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hunt for salvage from a stricken container ship leads to the discovery of an historic wreck com plete discovery of an historic wreck complete with cargo. first to tokyo where it's being reported that prosecutors have entered the house of the former nissan chief, carlos ghosn where he has been re—arrested amid fresh allegations. ghosn was released on $9 million bail last month following three earlier indictments for financial wrongdoing. he could now face more criminal charges. a short while ago, mr ghosn issued a statement and in it he said: and he declared that he was:
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let's speak to our correspondent in tokyo, rupert wingfield hayes. what more do we know about this? this has, something of a surprise because the allegations that mr ghosn has apparently been detained to investigate this morning is part ofan to investigate this morning is part of an investigation being carried out by renault in france, not by nissan here in japan. out by renault in france, not by nissan here injapan. it is not clear exactly why prosecutors here in tokyo feel it is their place to rea rrest in tokyo feel it is their place to rearrest mr ghosn and questioned him about an investigation that is taking place far away in another country in another jurisdiction. nonetheless they have gone ahead and done so today. we believe the questioning is about an investigation that renault was
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carrying out into payments made by mrghosn toa carrying out into payments made by mr ghosn to a businessman in the middle east, the head of a big nissan distributor in oman. the amount quoted by the media is 31 million dollars us and the allegation is that it came directly from mr ghosn‘s discretionary ceo fun. again, allegations that somehow these payments were dubious or dodgy because some of that money may have made its way back to the hands of ghosn or his family. his defence tea m ghosn or his family. his defence team say that these are unsubstantiated allegations and they do not know anything about them. nonetheless, ghosn is now back in custody facing more questioning. he could be held for three weeks again under the japanese system and can be questioned every day. at the end of the process he could face fresh charges from the japanese prosecutors office. other people
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here today have made the connection between the fact that yesterday mr ghosn went on twitter to say he would hold a press conference next week to tell the truth and now 2a hours later he is back in custody. uk members of parliament have voted by a majority ofjust one in favour of obliging the prime minister, theresa may, to ask the european union for a time extension to the brexit process, rather than allow britain to leave the eu without a deal. the bill was passed by the commons in just one day. however, it would still be up to the eu to decide whether to grant any extension. earlier, mrs may met the opposition leaderjeremy corbyn for talks on brexit. caroline rigby has more. the house should find no virtue in its actions this evening. passions often its actions this evening. passions ofte n ru n its actions this evening. passions often run high in the house of commons but rarely this high. surely
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it is within your gift to make this fast. and say there can be no further reading, no more vote stop a last—ditch plea to the speaker to hold what some felt was a runaway train and a constitutional outrage. division! clear the lobby! mps were voting on whether to rush through legislation brought by backbenchers to arrest control from the prime minister. to force theresa may to seek an extension to the brexit process in order to prevent the uk from leaving without a deal on april 12. the ayes to the left, 313. the noes to the right, 312. unlock! they say the first rule of politics is to learn to count. never more pertinent than on wednesday in parliament. mps voted the bill through by the narrowest of margins. a majority of
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just one. given the strong feelings that there are on this issue and the tightness of the vote i think it is important to say how welcome it was that this has been a considered and forceful debate throughout. the bill will now become law if it passes through the house of lords and is given royal assent, a process likely to start imminently, a prospect that fills some with anger. it is difficult to argue that you have had an extremely considered debate when you have rammed a bill through the house of commons in early four hours. that is not a considered debate, it is a constitutional outrage. a government spokesman said that we are disappointed mps have chosen to back this bill. the prime minister has already set out a clear process through which we can leave the eu with a deal and we have already committed to seeking a further extension. theresa may has 110w further extension. theresa may has now locked less than the —— lost let
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another vote. she has already had to turn to the leader of the opposition to try to find a brexit compromise thursday is a new day and the conservatives will resume talks to see if they can come up with a fresh plan to put to the house before an emergency eu summit on a ten. —— april ten. let's get some of the day's other news. the us. congress is attempting to obtain the entire mall the report. it comes after intensifying pressure from the documents that make democrats to release the document without reduction. last month the mueller report said there was no collusion between the trump campaign but no ruling on whether or not the president obstructed justice. two us at is our amongst parents appearing in court regarding the college admission scams. felicity huffman
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and laurie loughlin are both —— accused of paying bribes stop the prosecutor says this scandal is the largest of its kind in us history. the former prime minister of malaysia has gone on trial over his involvement in the multibillion scandal of the state fund. he faces seven charges in the first of several criminal cases accusing him of pocketing hundreds of millions from the fund and spending it on luxury goods and home renovations. he pleaded not lt to all charges on wednesday. —— not guilty. authorities in ethiopia are preparing to deliver their first report into the crash of ethiopian airlines flight 302 last month. all 157 people on board were killed — and boeing 737 max planes around the world have been grounded.
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attention has focused on the jets anti—stall system. the bbc‘s africa business editor, larry madowo, has more on what the upcoming report is likely to say. this investigation into the crash has been leaking like a seve and a series of reports in the new york times and the guardian talking about some of the results expect and what they are likely to say. many people know expect it will paint a picture ofa know expect it will paint a picture of a failure of the anti— stall system, the system that is supposed to avoid a stall by pushing the nose down if it loses left and to avoid, basically, the plane crashing yet it does the opposite. all the leaks have suggested that in this analysis of the crash three weeks ago that the system was activated. one
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report, the most recent one says that the pilots tried to turn it off but it came back on again and the guardian reported a short while ago that it may have been reactivated several times. we expect to see authorities say that the pilots were well trained and this system, somehow, was to blame for the crash. this is all speculation. the commonwealth nation of brunei in south—east asia has introduced strict islamic rules making adultery and sex between men punishable by stoning to death. the new measures have provoked international condemnation. a number of celebrities, including george clooney and sir eltonjohn, have called for a boycott of hotels connected to the sultan of brunei — the country's leader. caroline hawley reports. he is one of the richest people on the planet, the longest serving monarch after the queen. now, the sultan of brunei
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is in the spotlight with an international outcry over harsh new sharia laws. they came into effect today, despite appeals from the un, human rights groups and governments, including the uk. this is shocking news. these are extremely cruel and inhumane punishments that have been brought in. bringing in something like death by stoning for things that shouldn't even be crimes, such as gay sex, such as adultery, amputation for robbery. these are really horrendous. and it's going completely in the wrong direction. it's on the wrong side of history. brunei ‘s oil wealth has resulted in investment around the world including ina investment around the world including in a string of luxury hotels. like here in london, the dorchester. some celebrities are now calling for a boycott. among them are ellen degeneres, eltonjohn and george clooney. soon as i reach the country, as soon as i step foot in the country, i am liable be killed by stoning. shahiran shahrani, currently seeking asylum in canada, is worried about friends back home. i hope they are making plans to get out. because i don't think
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it's a safe country, and i hope they can do what i did and escape. it seems the sultan is trying to boost his popularity with religious conservatives as the economy of his tiny kingdom weakens. whether or not the brutal penalties are actually enforced, the new legislation, for those that could fall foul of it, has created an atmosphere of terror. caroline hawley, bbc news. stay with us here on bbc news. still to come, the magic bullet to combat climate change or an excuse to burn more fossilfuel? new climate change or an excuse to burn more fossil fuel? new carbon capture technology sparks controversy. the accident that happened here was of the sort that can at worst produce a meltdown. in this case the precautions worked, but they didn't work quite well enough to prevent some old fears about the safety features of these
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stations from resurfacing. the republic of ireland has become the first country in the world to ban smoking in the workplace. from today, anyone lighting up in offices, businesses, pubs and restaurants will face a heavy fine. the president was on his way out of the washington hilton hotel, where he had been addressing a trade union conference. the small crowd outside included his assailant. it has become a symbol of paris. 100 years ago, many parisians wished it had never been built. the eiffel tower's birthday is being marked by a re—enactment of the first ascent by gustave eiffel. this is bbc news, the latest headlines.
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prosecutors raid the tokyo home of former nissan chairman carlos ghosn, arresting him for an fourth time. british mps have voted to force the prime minister to ask for an extension to the brexit process in a bid to avoid leaving the eu without a deal. let's stay with that story — our political correspondent iain watson has more on the significance of this vote and how it could break the brexit deadlock. this is history in the making. that may sound dramatic and overstated but it is true because what has just happened is that mps have voted by the narrowest of margins, by one vote, to take power away from the government, away from the prime minister, over a vital stage in the brexit process. britain should have left the eu on march 29. they have a short extension agreed in order to
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avoid a no deal scenario a cross— party avoid a no deal scenario a cross—party group of mps decided to try and wrest control from theresa may, the prime minister and to effectively mandate her, to tell her what to do next. this was needs to be agreed to by the house of lords, probably tomorrow stop i think it is likely it will do is low. what happened in parliament tonight is a lively debate of the constitutional implications and practical implications and practical implications of this. in practice, what will happen next is that theresa may will be told to return to brussels and ask for an extension to brussels and ask for an extension to article 50, in other words a further delay to brexit. she will come back and suggest a date but mps will have the power to change that date themselves, to ask for their own length of extension rather than leaving it up to the government. it will still be in the hands of the eu as to whether to agree to that but certainly from the british side of things, from westminster, there is now a feeling amongst mps that was
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defeated by the narrowest of margins to ask for that extension and they may want to ask for a longer extension to give enough time to put an alternative to theresa may's deal in place. the united states has warned turkey not to buy a russian anti—missile system which it sees as a threat to some of its fighter jets. the us vice president mike pence said it could undermine turkey's place in nato. turkey must use. —— choose was dubbed as that want to remain a partner in the alliance in the history of the world? or does it wa nt to history of the world? or does it want to risk the security of the partnership? by making reckless decisions that undermine our alliance. this is turning into quite a stand—off between the two countries. this anti—missile system is very
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important to turkey. it says it needsit important to turkey. it says it needs it because of the groups that are involved in conflict. in countries around it, for example iraq and syria. it needs a kind of system that can destroy missiles. however, america is concerned because they believe it can also target f 35 fighter jets. that's because they believe it can also target f 35 fighterjets. that's a stealth fighter jet and did something america has become increasingly concerned about. as a result, it is saying to turkey, reconsider this. there are other anti—missile systems that are available but it's notjust persuasion, it is a great deal of pressure, they are really having this old—fashioned pressure, they are really having this old —fashioned tactic pressure, they are really having this old—fashioned tactic of trying to put the arm behind the back of this and saying if you go ahead with this, we will not give you access to the fighter jet. it this, we will not give you access to the fighterjet. it is already stopping some equipment from going to turkey this week to try and show that it means business. where does this put turkey and us relations?
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it's been a tricky year hasn't it?|j don't think that is going to change in the short—term. it's worth mentioning that it is the 70th anniversary celebration of nato that is taking place in washington. away from the main stage and away from the main agenda where these countries are together, they are talking about wasn't a success the alliance has been. these two partners who are really talking very tough with each other, you heard the vice president of the us making very clear that as far as he is concerned, it is a case of making your choices here. you choose to have the missile system or you choose to be a friend of america. turkey is talking similarly and saying it's up to america to make that choice, it simply wants to do what it can to defend its own country. however, at the same time we are getting an indication that
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the is a desire to sit down and talk about this. they recognise that the system is not going to be connected to other nato systems. they want to sit down and have a conversation about how they can make this work but at the same time it doesn't seem at this stage that america was to compromise, though the nato ‘s chiefs have been suggesting there has been the river compromise if they can get around a table. as experts try to figure out how to slow down climate change, theirfocus is on reducing the amount of carbon dioxide in the air. co2 is a greenhouse gas which contributes to our rising temperatures, and it's produced by human activity, like burning fossil fuels. now a canadian company is capturing carbon from the air and making it into fuel. our environment correspondent matt mcgrath reports from vancouver. oil tankers slipping in and out of a
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busy harbour taking fuel to an energy hungry world. the oil is powering a growing number of cars and suvs on roads from canada to china. this boom has helped drive carbon emissions to record levels. there are so much co2 in the atmosphere that researchers say we need ways of removing it from the sky. this company in british columbia are developing a technology that can do this in a cost—effective way. each of our plants does the work of 111,000 trees and resulting in getting co2 from the atmosphere. you can imagine building our plants in multiple countries will make a major difference in reducing co2. this is the sound of carbon dioxide being captured at the site. carbon engineering is another method not only removes the gas but it also generates a very valuable product. how does this potentially well changing process actually work? large amounts of air are sucked in and the carbon dioxide molecules are
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extracted. the gas is then subject toa extracted. the gas is then subject to a complex chemical operation. green lectures d is used to separate hydrogen from water and rents mixed with c02 it produces a synthetic crude oil. this is that the good feel. the scientist say it can be used in cars, trucks or aeroplanes without modification. major oil and coal companies are putting within $60 million into carbon generic. modern day climate campaigners are very sceptical about the involvement in oil companies and technology to remove co2 from the atmosphere. in oil companies and technology to remove c02 from the atmosphere. they argue it is the wrong approach at the wrong time. there is no question that this is a false hope. we can't afford it. we cannot allow the oil and gas industry to expand at this moment in history because we already have enough oil and gas underproduction on the planet to ta ke underproduction on the planet to take us past a safe climate. scientist said the time is too short
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for emission cuts to take a difference as london climate change. machines that suck out co2 are urgently needed, they say. the only ones willing to pay for this other fossil fuel ones willing to pay for this other fossilfuel companies ones willing to pay for this other fossil fuel companies who have done the most to create the problem. the world may have no choice but to take that cash. britain's ministry of defence has launched an investigation into a video showing soldiers from the parachute regiment using a poster ofjeremy corbyn for target practice. mr corbyn said he was shocked at the footage. our defence correspondent jonathan beale reports. this is the video that has caused offence right across the political divide, and huge embarrassment to the british army. four soldiers firing their pistols at an indoor range in kabul. they are using training ammunition. normal drills, at least until the camera pans around.
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they are using a giant photo ofjeremy corbyn as the target. the labour leader's face now splattered with paint. the video shows totally unacceptable behaviour and a serious error of judgment that falls far below the behaviour we expect of our soldiers in the brigade. those involved are soldiers of the 3rd battalion, the parachute regiment, based here in colchester. over the past few months, they've been providing security in kabul. known as guardian angels, theirjob is to protect international advisers. but this video will only damage the reputation of an army that is meant to stay out of politics. jonathan beale, bbc news. a clean—up operation to recover containers blown from a ship off the coast
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of the netherlands has revealed the remains of a 500 year old trading vessel. it's believed to be the oldest of its kind in dutch history and experts are calling it the missing link in 16th century ship construction. kathryn armstrong reports. setting the depth of the north sea, salvage experts find unexpected mission of the 16th century trading ship. the discovery was made by accident during a search from containers that are blown from a cargo ship in january. the solar images looked exactly like this one, so we thought we had found containers again. however, closer inspection revealed what it actually found was a processed piece of maritime history. the boards on the outside of the ship were put side to side, not like roof tiles overlapping, they formed a smooth skin and this is the oldest example
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be noble. the ship was owned by one of europe's richest families and was thought to have been travelling to antwerp when it sunk. on board was an estimated five tons of copper. copper was the aluminium & the steel of those days. the 16th century and later. , it has produced for a lot of things but it is very likely that these were used to build kettles. while most of the racket remains on the seabed for now, divers hope to visit the site over summer. a reminder of our top story, prosecutors have raided the tokyo home of the former nissan chairman. arresting him for a fourth time. the last few hours he said the arrest this morning is outrageous and arbitrary. you're watching bbc news. we are back very soon.
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it's been quite a tablet and start to the month of april, let's look back at wednesdays weather. under an area of low pressure we have clouds spiralling across the british isles, gale force gusts of wind is in the final. for some, it gale force gusts of wind is in the final. forsome, it brought gale force gusts of wind is in the final. for some, it brought a classic april day. sunny spells and scattered showers, not feeling too bad in the sunshine. some of the show was quite happy with some hail but for others, this is what we were greeted with first thing in the morning. some laying snow, several centimetres in places across parts of scotland. it does look as though there is a potentialforfurther snow over the past few —— next few hours but in a different area. it's
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worth bearing in mind that they could be disruption on minor roads. that area of low pressure is slipping its way south—west and that is where were likely to see the most u nsettled is where were likely to see the most unsettled weather over the next few hours. any snow is likely to be to higher ground across wales but it's worth bearing in mind because could see some slushy deposits at lower levels and maybe into the west midlands as well. circulating around the below is a band of showers, a pretty miserable early morning rush hour. elsewhere, some clear skies and sunshine coming through. the rain in scotland so edging its way westwards as we go through the day. into the afternoon, the best of the sunshine looks likely to be the further east you are, underneath that they are of lower pressure. we still see the bands of show we ran circling around. by friday, the low start to lose its grip. further south and west, we can slightly. the wind starts to come in from south—westerly, slap the milder source and that will be a noticeable change. it means the shavers are
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likely to be fewer and far between in comparison to what we have seen. there is a potential on friday starting office showers but they will fade away, perhaps northern ireland seeing the heaviest into the afternoon. sunny spells coming through and it will feel a degree or so milder. back into double digits. that looks likely to be the scene as we move into the weekend. that south—east of the flow will continue to drag in milder airfrom the neo— continent. the of issue with that is it could bring a little bit more in the way of cloud and moisture. it could be quite a murky weekend. that's worth bearing in mind but in comparison to what we have seen this week, is not going to be anywhere near as cold. take care.
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