famous for his dazzling glass this is bbc sculptures, artist dale chihuly has returned to kew gardens in london for his latest installation. with over 30 sculptures on display, news, the headlines: some never been seen before in the uk, our correspondent welcome to bbc news, representatives of protesters in broadcasting to viewers sudan have met military leaders in in north america the capital, khartoum. the meeting and around the globe. my name is lewis vaughanjones. wendy hurrell has been to meet him. came in response to a call for our top stories: hopes that tensions in sudan dialogue made by the country's third appear to be easing, leader in as many days. a spokesman with the new military leadership meeting protesters. well, i love greenhouses, you know, for the protesters told the bbc they how can you not love 0? it is just insisted on the formation of a civilian government. the most extraordinary, some 300 the maltese navy has transferred more than 60 migrants from a german translation: this is a renewed call acres with all these greenhouses —— charity vessel to a multisport, for all those bearing arms to sit kew. it is notjust on the class after a number of other eu countries offered to take them in. —— maltese down for discussions to arrive at a peaceful outcome and peacefully that you see this reflections of coexist under the basis of new nature. the cherry blossoms are out measures. four eu countries agree to take port. in dozens of migrants rescued after being stranded at sea india has observes the centenary of for nearly two weeks. india marks a hundred years at kew gardens. not only tulips, but these amazing glass sculptures. this since troops in the british indian army carried out the massacre by british troops which is just these amazing glass sculptures. this isjust one of are seen the massacre by british troops which a massacre at amritsar. these amazing glass sculptures. this is just one of 32 installations across the gardens that are going to are seen as the massacre by british troops which are seen as one of the darkest incidents of the colonial era. on and, revolution in the ring — april 13, incidents of the colonial era. on april13, 1919, incidents of the colonial era. on april 13, 1919, soldiers commanded be here until the end of october. it bya iran's first ever female boxer april 13, 1919, soldiers commanded by a british general massacred wins her debut bout. hundreds of unarmed men, women and is the work of artist dale chihuly, based in seattle. thousands of these children.
pieces of glass have been carefully a 10—year—old boy has died shipped over here and displayed for after being attacked by a dog at a holiday park in cornwall. us shipped over here and displayed for us all to see. sapphire style glints a 28—year—old woman has been in the spring late. summer sun is arrested on suspicion framed by the lake and palm house. icicle tower is made of nearly 2000 individual pieces of hand blown there are signs that tensions between sudan's new leadership glass. because of the way they are and protesters may now be softening. representatives of both packed and put into containers, sides have held meetings. and though demonstrators want a civilian government, they say competent military figures containers very rarely getjiggled might be acceptable. it follows the ousting of long—time around very much, so there's very leader omar al—bashir. simonjones has the latest. little breakage. yet that doesn't a lwa ys little breakage. yet that doesn't always apply in the studio that dale chihuly‘s wife managers. when the artist is putting to the very limit still on the streets, having forced out two leaders in just two days. what class can do, other designs that just don't work? protesters have helped bring what class can do, other designs thatjust don't work? absolutely. about the downfall of the country's i've worked on things for months and then decided at the very end that it long—term president, and then the man who led the coup was a bad idea and had to break to topple him — seen as too close to the old regime. they want an immediate transfer everything. that's a sad day. that's to civilian rule and have momentum. but in an attempt to pacify them, general abdel fattah burhan a sad day. it's a sad day when you abdelrahman, sudan's third
leader in as many days, has announced the end have to break things you've made. of the nightly curfew, the release of political prisoners, but these seemingly fragile shards and a war on corruption. are now nestled amongst the budding but he won further changes plants. they are just even more won't come quickly. beautiful and stunning in the translation: a military council landscape that we could have ever will be formed to represent hopeful. probably have a number of the sovereignty of the country and a civil government should be favourites. but the one in the formed with the general japanese garden, with the cherry agreement of the people. the military council will also be blossom out in the colours and the committed to paving the road pagoda in the background. kew for civil rule, based on a maximum gardens is hoping that the success of a two year transitional period. at the end of these two years, power will be handed over of the exhibitions across the world to a civilian government will be replicated here. wendy hurrell, bbc news. a 100—year—old german woman has chosen by the people. started a new chapter in her life by running for election to the local council. lisel heise, a former sports sudan's unstable political situation teacher, is focusing her campaign follows months of unrest on reopening the outdoor swimming over rising prices. pool in her home town. the organisation that aims to bring she is running as a candidate peace and prosperity to the continent says all sides need in the may election for a grassroots group which campaigns for sustainable development. her recipe for reaching the age to talk to each other. of 100 is to live healthily, do lots of sport, eat well, more now than ever it's time to engage in inclusive dialogue, to create the conditions that would make it possible to meet the aspirations of the sudanese and train the mind. people, to uphold democracy and good governance and restore
constitutional order as soon as possible. sounds exhausting. good luck to her. you can reach me on twitter — i'm @lvaughanjones. the new man in charge has been seen on the streets of khartoum talking and this is bbc news. bye—bye. to the protesters. and an initial meeting has taken place, but whoever ends up the long—term leader will face huge challenges — not least an economy in serious trouble. simon jones, bbc news. hello, after a chilly start to the weekend, if anything during sunday it will feel a bit colder. of course it always helps if you get to see some sunshine, and most of us did at some stage on saturday. but for sunday there is expected to be more cloud building up more than 60 migrants have been allowed to disembark and the east—south—easterly wind in the maltese capital valetta will be a bit stronger too. after four eu countries agreed all that comes after a frosty start, to take them in. the ship had earlier been and a good few degrees below refused entry by malta, freezing where we've had and also italy, saying clear skies overnight, it was libya's responsibility and away from any breezy conditions to take in the boat. along north sea coasts and this the italian foreign minister has weather front in warned of a new wave of migrants north—western parts. this is a different flavour if european nations get involved to the weather on sunday. in the libyan conflict. catherine karelli reports. more cloud around and some of us seeing a bit of rain. it is a frosty start for some, particularly where you are in the blue. we can see the effect of the cloud on the west, keeping temperatures up a little and breezes coming along
north sea coasts. lots of early sunshine to come, these migrants have been at sea but the cloud is expected to build. off the coast of malta in terms of catching a shower, for nearly two weeks. but no longer. early showers should fade and we may the passengers on board the alan kurdi rescue ship will now catch some in north—east england, be redistributed between germany, a few more towards eastern scotland, france, portugal, and luxembourg. wintry on the high hills. the maltese government isn't happy. remember that weather front? here is the cloud and it's standing firm in its refusal patchy rain from that. to take in any migrants, the isles of scilly, calling on other eu parts of cornwall and pembrokeshire, the further west you are, member states to step up. in northern ireland. the breeze is stronger. it says that the case average speeds across western parts, was neither its responsibility you could get some gusts in excess nor its remit. of a0 miles an hour. more cloud, more wind, italy's government also refused that will make you feel colder. really, these temperatures are already struggling for the time of year. entry to the vessel. now, as we go on through sunday its ports have been closed night and into monday morning this to humanitarian ships since lastjune. weather system to the west really thousands of migrants and refugees doesn't want to move. are trapped in the libyan capital, the closest you are to it, tripoli, as the battle the more cloud there is around, for the city rages on. still the chance of seeing outbreaks italy, with eu support, of rain, maybe still the odd shower has been training the libyan clipping parts of eastern scotland, coastguard to intercept boats but most places stay dry. as part of a controversial deal that away from the west, not has seen a sharp drop as much blue, not so much in the way of frost. in migrant arrivals. still a chilly start the italian prime minister, for many of us on monday morning. speaking earlier, called early sunny spells, again, for a solution to the some cloud expected to build. most places will stay dry. unrest in the country. still getting some outbreaks of rain into parts of south—west england, translation: there is a real risk wales and northern ireland. of a humanitarian crisis, a few showers running which we want to avoid. into eastern scotland. when we think of libya it's obviously not only related
to migration, we think of bringing still decidedly breezy on monday. peace to a country that's fundamental for the balance of northern africa, the middle east, the whole mediterranean, and therefore also for the european union. the alan kurdi ship is operated by the german charity sea—eye. the vessel takes its name temperatures may be from the three—year—old boy whose body washed up on a turkish beach a degree also higher. at the height of the european migrant crisis in 2015. the ship is the latest to have been it is beyond monday left adrift off the coast of europe when we are expecting more as governments try to push migrants significant changes in our weather. still patchy rain in back towards africa. western parts on tuesday. low pressure to the west and high pressure to the east. the position of the weather system let's get some of is changing slightly. the day's other news: we start to draw in warmer at least three people have been shot air from the south. this is all about the dead during protests in mogadishu feel of the weather. that erupted when a police officer killed a rickshaw driver but also, to some degree, the look as well. and his passenger. hundreds of other drivers once we get rid of any patchy rain took to the streets, across western parts as the week burning tyres and throwing stones, but witnesses say goes on, increasing warmth they were met with gunfire. the city's mayor has condemned the rickshaw shooting and called and sunshine in time for easter. for protesters to remain calm.
the spanish high court has jailed a former venezuelan military intelligence chief, hugo carvajal pending a decision on whether to extradite him to the united states. a close ally of venezuela's former president, hugo chavez, general carvajal was head of military intelligence for seven years. the us government has accused him of drug trafficking offences. the so—called islamic state group says it carried out a suicide attack at a market in the pakistani city of quetta on friday. 20 people were killed and many others injured in the blast. it targeted members of the hazara minority community. this is a mostly shia muslim group, whereas most pakistanis are sunni muslims. a man in his 40s has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a car was driven at police officers outside the ukrainian embassy in london. police fired shots after the ukrainian ambassador‘s car was rammed twice
on saturday morning. democrats in the us congress have given officials a new deadline of april the 23rd, to hand over president trump's tax returns for the last six years. an initial deadline of wednesday was missed. the white house says it will never hand them over. here's dan johnson. the agency that deals with tax affairs here, the internal revenue service, failed to meet the original deadline that was set by richard neal, he is chairman of the ways and means committee. the only man in congress who has the right to request tax records. now he wrote a letter, originally, setting on deadline, that was missed. he has now given the internal revenue service until the 23rd of april to provide the president's tax returns. and he says in his letter "please know that if you fail to comply your failure will be
interpreted as a denial of my request". so certainly the rhetoric is wrapping up on this. so certainly the rhetoric is ramping up on this. it has been a long—running battle that goes right back to even before the election, when donald trump stepped out of line, really, with normal practice for presidential candidates by not releasing his tax returns. and democrats have been fighting ever since, really, to see it. it is only since taking control of congress at the start of this year that they have actually had the power to request. but the revenue service and the treasury says it needs time to actually consider exactly what the law is here and whether congress is entitled to those documents or not. the president has said he can't release his tax returns because they are under audit. others have argued that that is nonsense stop there is nothing stopping him releasing those returns. the democrats say they are determined to see them because they want to establish exactly what the president's sources of income were in the years before he became president and whether,
crucially, there were any conflicts of interest there. more than 70 lawmakers in the uk have signed a letter, urging the government to allow the extradition ofjulian assange to sweden if officials there make a formal request. two swedish women have accused the wikileaks founder of rape and sexual assault, claims he denies. mr assange, who was arrested at the ecuadorian embassy in london on thursday, is also wanted for questioning in the us over computer hacking allegations. here's our political correspondent, chris mason. dragged out of ecuador‘s embassy in london on thursday, julian assange faces one big question. where will he be sent now? more than 70 politicians have put their names to a letter to the home secretary, sajid javid, to request that he do everything he can to champion action that will ensure thatjulian assange can be extradited to sweden.
they also urge him to stand with the victims of sexual violence and seek to ensure the case against mr assange can now be properly investigated. i've signed this letter because i think the top priority is the accusations against mr assange for rape and sexual violence in sweden, and i was very concerned that that vitally important issue seemed to be getting airbrushed out of the conversation. the swedish authorities have been pursuing julian assange for years over allegations of rape and sexual assault, which he denies. at the same time, the united states wants mr assange extradited over hacking charges after his organisation wikilea ks released secret material, including this video from a us military helicopter... gunfire. ..appearing to show firing at iraqi civilians in 2007. the home office isn't commenting on this letter, and as things stand,
sweden hasn't requested that julian assange is sent there. but if it were to do so, british law sets out what would happen next, and it could mean the home secretary deciding where he goes. and one of the criteria in coming to that decision is the severity of the alleged offences. after seven years of voluntary imprisonment, this weekend julian assange is actually behind bars, provoking a political row and a potential international dispute over his future. chris mason, bbc news. india has been observing the centenary of a notorious massacre by troops during british rule. amritsar is seen as one of the darkest episodes of the colonial era. the indian opposition leader, rahul gandhi, and the british high commissioner to india, have laid wreaths at the site. sangita myska reports. at the site of the amritsar massacre, 100 years on...
..a ceremony to remember the dead. among those gathered, politicians in the throes of india's general election campaign laying wreaths to mark one of the nation's darkest chapters. elsewhere, india's prime minister added his thoughts. completion of 100 years since the jallianwala bag massacre. i pay my respect to the martyrs of this incident. it was here, at the jallianwala bag public gardens, that on the 13th of april 1919 thousands had gathered to celebrate a holy festival. tensions in the city had been running high. colonial authorities had introduced martial laws and when some if the crowd began to chant anti—british slogans, the man in charge of maintaining public order, general reginald dyer, ordered his troops to open fire.
officially, 379 indians were killed, 1200 were injured, but it's now thought those figures may have been far higher. for those paying their respects at the site, a poignant reminder — the bullet holes can still be seen. over the years, britain has offered its regret, but never an outright apology. on a state visit in 1997, the queen called the events "distressing". and more recently, david cameron described it as "deeply shameful". at today's ceremony, britain's high commissioner chose his words carefully. the revulsion that we felt at the time is still strong today. it tarnished the reputation, and we regret, as i say, the suffering, and will continue to do so, the suffering caused.
the amritsar massacre marked the beginning of the end of colonial rule, but it's not until britain offers a full apology that some say this chapter in the story of the empire can finally be closed. sangita myska, bbc news. stay with us on bbc news. still to come: doctors celebrate a new treatment called gene silencing to reverse a disease that causes crippling pain. pol pot, one of the century's greatest mass murderers, is reported to have died of natural causes. he and the khmer rouge movement he led were responsible for the deaths of an estimated 1.7 million cambodians. there have been violent protests in indonesia, where playboy has gone on sale for the first time. traditionalist muslim leaders have expressed disgust. the magazine's offices have been
attacked and its editorial staff have gone into hiding. it was clear that paula's only contest was with the clock, and as for her sporting legacy, paula radcliffe's competitors will be chasing her new world best time for years to come. quite quietly, but quicker and quicker, she seemed just to slide away under the surface and disappear. this is bbc news. the latest headlines: hopes that tensions in sudan appear to be easing, with the new military leadership meeting protesters. four eu countries agree to take in dozens of migrants rescued after being stranded at sea
for nearly two weeks. doctors have used a new type of treatment, called "gene silencing", to reverse a disease which leaves people with crippling pain. the condition can also cause paralysis and is fatal in some cases. the treatment works by fine—tuning the genetic instructions locked into our dna. experts say the same approach could be used in other previously untreatable diseases. james gallagher reports. and the cows, look, moo! sue has endured pain few can imagine. she used to take strong painkillers every day due to a disease called porphyria. sue needed hospital treatment if she had a severe attack, but even morphine didn't stop the pain then. the pain, it's like nothing i've ever had before. i've had a child, i've done child labour but itjust feels like it's never going to end. it is so, so intense, so strong that it's in your legs, in your back and itjust
resonates everywhere. it's really, really unbearable. but sue's life has been transformed by a monthly injection of a new type of medicine called gene silencing. this is how it works. inside our cells are genes. they send out messengers containing the instructions for running our body but in porphyria, an error leads to a build—up of toxic proteins. gene silencing intercepts the messenger, disabling it and restoring the correct balance of proteins. the study showed gene silencing cut attacks by 7a%, and half of patients were completely freed from the attacks needing hospital treatment. british doctors who took part in the clinical trial said the impact was amazing. these are very difficult patients to treat and they've had a very difficult time and i'm surprised, genuinely surprised, at how well it works in this condition, and i think it offers a lot of hope for the future.
sue is now enjoying life without pain. i've had pain for kind of ten years. i did not expect that could go away. and to be able for that to have happened, i'm seeing friends and they are like, "you're not taking any painkillers? and i was like, "no!" but the implications of this study go much further than sue and porphyria. experts say gene silencing is an exciting new area of medicine, with the potential to work in diseases that are currently untreatable. james gallagher, bbc news. let's get some of the day's other news. in switzerland, the official start of the easter holidays has seen 314 kilometre traffic jam on one of the country's most popular routes. tailbacks in front of the gotthard tunnel saw many travellers stuck for up to two hours. the situation was further complicated as a number of alternative routes were shut due to bad weather. the pope has urged young people to free themselves from their mobile phones. speaking in front of an audience of secondary school students in rome, pope francis called
the smart phone a "great help" but warned the students against becoming what he labelled as "slaves" to their phones. he also used his speech to call for the school to promote inclusion and diversity and fight against bullying. sadaf khadem has won the first official boxing match ever contested by an iranian woman. fighting in her national colours she beat a french woman, anne chauvin, in the french town of royan. khadem had to fight abroad despite having the blessing of the iranian sporting authorities. khadem said she's expecting a hero's welcome when she returns to iran next week. ramzan karmali has more. two women giving their all in a boxing ring. one of these fighters is making history. sadaf khadem's boxing journey began years ago,
training and private. now she has won her first competitive match in western france. khadem had to fight abroad, as despite having the blessing of the iranian sporting authorities, it proved too complicated to fulfil the requirement that the bout be refereed as judged by women. but this wasn't the only barrier to her reaching her goal. translation: my parents were against boxing but then they accepted the idea and gave me support, and what i have now is because of them. khadem's boxing dream really took off when she attended a hush—hush training session in the hills of tehran two years ago. she met an iranian french born fighter, himself a former world champion. for this fight she trained at the national institute of sport and was handed a french licensed to practise and fight. it's also the first time she trained among men.
translation: i hope this first fight will pave the way former matches. i will go as far as i can with the plans that i have in mind and to reach the highest levels in boxing and make a name for myself as a boxer. with her first win under her belt, khadem will be flying back to tehran next week where she hopes her victory will inspire other women to follow her need. a plane with the world's largest ever wingspan has made its first successful flight. funded by the late microsoft founder paul allen, the stratolaunch aircraft is designed to act as a flying launch pad for satellites. started in 2011, the project aims to make the process of launching satelites into space less expensive than conventional rockets. let's take a look at its maiden flight.