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tonight at 10: the aircraft manufacturer boeing under relentless attack from shareholders, following two recent fatal crashes. boeing says the safety systems on its 737 max jets were properly designed, but alleges that pilots did not "completely" follow procedures. a total of 346 people were killed in the two crashes. the company says it is working to rebuild the trust of passengers. we know every person who steps aboard one of our aeroplanes places their trust in us. we'll do everything possible to earn and to re—earn that trust and confidence. but it's now known that four current and former employees expressed concerns about the safety of the plane. we'll have the latest. also tonight... the leader of the islamic state group makes a rare
appearance on camera, vowing to seek revenge for the loss of its territory. strong criticism of a policy to get rape complainants to hand over their phones to police, or risk a prosecution not going ahead. and — how children in blackpool are being taught the skills that develop resilience and better mental health. and coming up on sportsday on bbc news: more on alex hales‘ removal from england's provisional world cup squad, following an off—field incident. it's said to be in the best interests of the team. good evening. the aircraft manufacturer boeing has been under relentless attack from shareholders at its annual
general meeting in chicago, followng the crashes of two of its 737 max models, which claimed the lives of more than 300 passengers. in march, an ethiopian airlines flight crashed six minutes after take—off, killing all 157 people onboard. last october, a lion air plane came down in similar circumstances, all 189 people on board lost their lives. the 737 max model is currently grounded worldwide, while boeing tries to find a software solution. it's now known that four current and former employees made calls to the federal aviation administration about the safety of the plane. let's join our correspondent samira hussain at boeing headquarters in chicago. it is clear that this was a charm offensive by boeing, a company that is in the midst of a reputational crisis. although the company said
many times that safety was foremost, it refused to say there was anything wrong with the design of the 737 max jets. in the heavy rain, family and friends stood silently, clutching photos of victims from the ethiopian airlines crash last month, which killed all 157 people on board. they wanted shareholders and boeing's ceo, dennis muilenburg, to see their faces before heading into the annual meeting. i'm hoping justice for the victims and the victims‘ families, and that means a full federal and state criminal investigation. boeing hasjust made decisions to put their profits in front i want boeing to come clean about the chain of events inside boeing that led to these crashes. but if they were looking to hear some accountability, they were disappointed. despite being pressed by the media, boeing's ceo was reluctant to accept full responsibility. there's a chain of events, there are multiple contributing factors.
there are factors that we can control in the design, and, in this case, that common link related to the mcas system and its activation. we're going to break that link and this will prevent accidents like this from happening again. the boeing 737 max's anti—stall system, or mcas, was the common factor in both the ethiopian and lion air crashes, and it is what led regulators across the globe to ground the entire boeing max fleet. as it scrambles to get their planes fixed, the crisis continues to grow for boeing. four whistle—blowers have approached us lawmakers, raising safety concerns with the max jet. the company is facing a mounting number of lawsuits and criminal investigations from the us justice department. that should have gone through some sort of internal review or something... facing shareholders for the first time, mr muilenburg took pointed questions about putting profits over safety.
you seem to have rushed the 737 into production and lost sight of some basic fail—safe things. i want to assure you, first of all that safety is our top priority. the message of safety being the top priority was repeated several times. whether it was enough to convince global regulators and the flying public is not yet clear. the 737 jet is absolutely boeing's most lucrative plane, so every day it is grounded, comes at a cost. the company has not given any clear timeline of when those planes will be back up in the air and one crucial question that boeing cannot a nswer crucial question that boeing cannot answer is whether passengers will ever feel safe in those planes. thank you, samira hussain, our correspondent in chicago. the leader of the islamic state group, abu bakr al—baghdadi, has appeared in a propaganda video posted online by the group. it's the first sighting of the is group leader leader
since he appeared in the iraqi city of mosul in 2014, to announce the self—declared caliphate. recent reports had suggested he'd been badly injured or even killed. our security correspondent frank gardner is here. let's talk about what he says and what this appearance means. let's talk about what he says and what this appearance meansm let's talk about what he says and what this appearance means. it is significant. you can see him here, he appears in an 18 minute video, very much in the style of a summer bin laden. if you look at him, he has the short personalised version ofa has the short personalised version of a kalashnikov. he is wearing the kind of fishing jacket, a long grey beard to denote wisdom but most importantly, he is talking about a war of attrition. he has had to admit they lost the caliphate in baghuz, that the battle is over, but says there will be more. he talks about 92 operations they have undertaken, pledges of allegiance from jihadists around africa and elsewhere. essentially saying, i'm still here, we have survived and the
battle goes what more can we say at this point in light of this video about the state of is? let's look at the map. this was shortly after he gave his first and only other appearance in 2014. at that stage, the red area across the area of syria and iraq denoted all the areas under their control, 18,000 square kilometres, nearly 10 million people. oil wells, farms, kilometres, nearly 10 million people. oilwells, farms, income from all over the place. now all of thatis from all over the place. now all of that is gone. they have lost the caliphate. that is the last bit of territory which disappeared in march. militarily, they are defeated. the caliphate is extinguished but they have now gone back to being what they always were, an underground terrorist organisation that will offer the world bombs, bullets, death and destruction. frank, thanks. frank gardner with his analysis, our security correspondent. there has been strong criticism of a new policy to get rape
complainants to hand over their phones to police or risk any prosecution not going ahead. consent forms asking for permission to access information, including emails, messages and images, are being rolled out across england and wales. but critics say there are insufficient safeguards, as our legal affairs correspondent clive coleman reports. the search for evidence in criminal cases has changed beyond all recognition. it now lives in the digital, online space — in often highly personal texts, photos, e—mails and social media posts. and the sheer scale of what's held on our personal devices is staggering. courtney — not her real name — reported a sexual assault to police. she's one of a number of victims who have been asked to hand over her phone as part of the investigation. they wouldn't guarantee that the information that they took wouldn't be deeply personal things. in fact, they said straight out that they were going to download everything and have to look through everything.
they only said that if i didn't give it, that they wouldn't pursue my case any more. and so, i had to make the choice between privacy and justice, and for self—preservation, i had to choose privacy. following several collapsed trials, a series of reviews revealed a systemwide problem of disclosure. that's the process by which the prosecution must pass relevant evidence to the defence. at its core was the ability of police and prosecutors to get on top of unprecedented amounts of digital evidence. but the country's top prosecutor thinks people will be prepared to give their consent to their devices being examined. where there is reasonable line of inquiry, that is relevant to the issues that are being investigated or prosecuted, then properly explained, i'm confident that people will understand the need to complete those lines of enquiries.
liam allan understands what can happen when evidence from a phone isn't passed to the defence. he was falsely accused of rape, the case against him only collapsed when text messages from his accuser, which proved his innocence, were given to his lawyers days into his trial. he welcomes the new policy. i can't consider it an invasion of privacy because it assists... there is something in there that will either assist the case or assist the defence and that needs to be... the police need to have access to that otherwise and they're never going to... there is no right to a fair trial then. but campaigners are worried. victims will feel like they are submitting to a digital strip search. the danger of that is it's massively intrusive. it really has an impact on victims of rape, who may be severely traumatised already by what's happened. it's another violation, in effect, of traumatised victims. and what's more, the danger is that it will deter victims from coming forward.
all police forces in england and wales are using the new consent forms, but they're not being used in scotland. striking the balance, in the digital age, between protecting victims and the accused's right to a fair trial is complex, but if the correct balance isn't found, the future of our fair trial system is in jeopardy. clive coleman, bbc news. an inquiry has found that staffordshire police consistently failed to link complaints of stalking involving the ex—partner of a woman who went on to kill herself. nicholas allen was jailed for ten years in 2017, after admitting that his abusive voicemails and messages had led directly to the death ofjustene reece. the force says it's improved its approach to stalking. a man and a woman have been arrested by detectives investigating how an image said to be the body of the argentinian footballer emiliano sala was posted on social media. the picture is thought to have been
taken at a mortuary in bournemouth, after sala's body was recovered from a light aircraft which had crashed in the english channel injanuary. wiltshire police said there was no evidence to suggest any staff from the mortuary were involved. tomorrow, the public inquiry into how thousands of nhs patients were given infected blood products in the 1970s and 1980s starts hearing witness evidence. so far, around 3,000 people have died and the scandal has been called one of the worst ever disasters in nhs history. as the inquiry starts again, the government is set to announce more financial support for those affected — something campaigners have long been calling for. our health editor hugh pym reports. he died 22 years ago. that's an awful lot of living not to have had. seeing my children growing up, the children he might have had... it's all that life that might‘ve been. we always got together at christmas... amanda remembering her brother, simon cummings, a successful radio presenter.
as a teenager, he was given a blood product by the nhs for his haemophilia. it seemed to help at the time but, unknown to the family and other patients, it was infected and he later contracted hiv. the awful thing is that it was self—administered. so, some time — probably sitting at my mum's kitchen table — one of those doses, or many of those doses, will have infected him, without knowing which one, or when. it's almost worse that he administered it himself. so, why did the nhs give patients imported products, using blood from infected donors? who was to blame? was there a high—level cover—up? that's what the inquiry — starting tomorrow, in this hall — will try to answer. the victims and their families are pleased it's happening, but they say day—to—day financial support for them is far too low. people feel the money that's being paid by government, the subsistence payments, is hugely inadequate at the moment. people are not able to survive on it. many people have lost theirjobs, many partners have had
to put their careers and lives on hold to care for them, and they've simply not been properly supported financially in relation to that. payments in scotland are higher than elsewhere in the uk. tomorrow, the government at westminster will announce new funding. campaigners are cautious till they see the detail. we, erm, we were always very close as children... amanda has never spoken out before about her brother. she hopes the inquiry will provide her family with some answers. she says the grief is just as raw now as when simon died. imiss him. i miss him more than ever at this time. and i think because... ..because of this realisation that it maybe didn't need to happen, it makes it even harder to deal with. amanda patton ending that report there by our health editor, hugh pym. let's take a look at some of today's other news... 38 people are now known to have died in mozambique
as a result of cyclone kenneth, which ravaged the north of the country on thursday. weather experts say it may drop twice as much rain as cyclone idai, which last month killed around a thousand people in mozambique, malawi and zimbabwe. six teenagers have admitted their part in a street attack in nottingham, on an egyptian engineering student mariam moustafa, which left her in a coma on in february last year. the 18—year—old suffered a stroke ten hours after the incident, and died almost a month later. the office for national statistics says nearly a third of graduates are overeducated for the job they are doing. london had the highest proportion of overeducated workers in the uk, with about a quarter overqualified for their job. graduates in arts and humanities were more likely to be under—using their education. the united states has delivered a new warning that allowing the chinese technology company huawei to help build the uk's new 5g data network
would pose an unacceptable risk. a decision by theresa may and cabinet ministers to back the proposal was leaked last week. today, a senior american diplomat warned that the us would reconsider how it shared intelligence with any western ally which let huawei play a part in building the new high—speed networks. our security correspondent gordon corera reports. it is the promise of a new high—tech future. 5g data networks will connect almost every device and aspect of our lives. from our cars to our homes. but should this future be made in china? and by this company, huawei? washington has been arguing that the risk of china spying on or switching off 5g through the company is too great. and today a top us diplomat told me there would be consequences to using huawei. if countries put unsecured,
un—trusted vendor is into their 5g networks in any place, we are letting countries know that we would have to consider the risk that causes to our information sharing agreements with them. it was here last week that the uk's national security council met to decide what to do about 5g. details of those discussions promptly leaked, leading to an ongoing inquiry. but it reportedly decided that the risks of using huawei could be managed. that's a view washington won't be happy about. the chancellor has been in china in the last few days to encourage trade, and deciding whether to give huawei a role involves balancing the economic benefits with the national security risks, as well as the potential of falling out with washington or beijing. potential of falling out with washington or beijinglj potential of falling out with washington or beijing. i think the british government is extremely worried. on the one hand, they are looking forward to forging ever closer economic ties with china in the post—brexit scenario, and on the
other hand, under america's pressure, they have to work out what are the security risks involved in using a 5g system from huawei. are the security risks involved in using a 56 system from huawei. uk security officials believe they can keep huawei's technology out of the most sensitive core parts of the 5g network, managing the risk. that was a view rejected today by washington. we don't believe that any part of a 56 we don't believe that any part of a 5g network should have un—trusted vendors. what people call the non—core sections will over time be a critical part of the network. the us says it would be like handing huawei a loaded gun, and major telecoms companies have been asked to attend a meeting of the us embassy in london tomorrow, as washington's pressure continues. more than a week after the easter sunday bombings in sri lanka, which killed 250 people, the search for suspects continues. the attacks were carried out
in three areas of the country. the eastern city of batticaloa, the city of negombo and the capital colombo. one of the nine bombers — zahran hashim — is thought to be the ring leader. last friday, his father and two brothers were killed during a security forces operation in eastern sri lanka, as our correspondent anbarasan ethirajan reports. this is where the family of the man believed to be the mastermind of the explosions, zahran hashim, were hiding. they moved into this coastal town four days before the bombings. it's thought they planned terror attacks within these four walls. but since the attacks, neighbours tell us they became suspicious and informed the authorities. rather than facing justice, they blew themselves up. among those dead were six children. it appears that almost the entire family was involved in planning the devastating bombings.
officials here are saying that they found more explosive materials inside this house, suggesting that they could be planning forfurther attacks and that's a worry for the authorities here, whether this is the end of it or sympathisers of this radical islamic preacher, zahran hashim, are living somewhere else in the region. investigators say that among the wreckage were found white dresses, usually worn by buddhist women during players. they told us they suspect that the militants were intending to use the clothes to gain access to temples to carry out further attacks. to learn more about hashim's family, i went to a town further north. there, i met a close relative. he didn't want to show his face. we watched a video uploaded to social media which calls for a war against non—believers. hashim's brothers and father appear in the video.
translation: when i saw one of the brothers and the father two weeks ago, they behaved normally. it's a riddle how they got radicalised. they were very religious, but showed no signs of committing such acts. i'm shocked. the government is under pressure to bring the situation under control. its survival depends on preventing any further attacks. anbarasan ethirajan, bbc news. the film directorjohn singleton has died at the age of 51. he had been on life support after suffering a stroke earlier this month. he was the youngest person and the first african american ever to be nominated for an oscar for best director for his debut film, boyz in the hood. schools and nhs services in england say they are struggling to deal with children's mental health problems. it's estimated that every year one in ten young people experience
some kind of mental health problem, such as anxiety or depression. children from low—income families are four times more likely face these challenges. but there's a different approach being pioneered in blackpool, as our education editor bra nwen jeffreys has been finding out. i'm corey, i'm 15 years of age, and i am helping blackpool become a more resilient town. as a young person growing up in blackpool, it's hard. there are, like, the dark sides of blackpool. however, once you realise it's not all bad and we all help each other, you are not afraid to call blackpool your home. corey is part of a push to build an emotionally stronger community. they're calling it a resilience revolution. it's backed by research and lottery cash. resilience is the capability to bounce forward through tough times and persevere.
this is why perseverance might be needed. there are up to 2,500 children whose parents use drugs. in under—24s, self—harm rates are three times the national figure. for drugs and alcohol, it has the highest hospital admissions in england. but instead of focusing on problems, blackpool is working with its biggest asset, people. so, you need to go and see if the tinned is cheaper... armed with a list, they start simple. how to shop for a meal — a stepping stone to learning to cook for their family. can you think of an example where you've been able to be resilient yourselves? yes. my dad was starting to get really ill, so i cooked pasta for them all — my sister, my dad, my littler sister and my stepmum. i felt proud of myself. all my siblings were hungry and they wanted dinner and my mum couldn't make it, so i made it.
i made them pasta. every school is doing something different. teenagers are helping design and deliver changes. so, what makes this different? this is about equipping a whole community — one parent, one child at a time — with the skills they need to cope with life. so, instead of treating people as though they're helpless, you get them to see that they can push through life's setbacks. i was going through grief. my child had moved to her dad's house and i was involved with the social services that i'd never been involved with before. lisa was at a low point after her dad died. a single mum, her mental health under pressure. we've got family time from 5:30 to 6:30. now, we also have a bit of family time in the morning now, before they go to school, because they're getting up early. now, after a course for parents, she has a plan, agreed with her teenage daughters.
all the telephones go there, plugged in, so they can get them back again in the morning. how has this made things different for you, as a family? we can sit down and talk a bit more now. giving the phones up between 5:30 and 6:00 at tea—time, that's a block if they've got anything on in their head, they can tell us about. i was one of these that was doing everything for them all, and i thought, "no, we need to share it here." simple suggestions for living, one big idea to encourage yourself and each other. and i've been trained to speak to you about things in school... in this school, older pupils are paired with new arrivals. they call them heroes — mental health first aid, to intercept worries before they grow. are you happy now? is there anything bothering you? no. we experience a significant number of students who feel the need to self—harm — cry for help, sometimes, attempts at suicide, etc. that's not a daily thing, but those things are very real
and apparent across the town. so, what happens when this project ends? the challenges here won't disappear. the hope is, some resilience lingers on. branwen jeffreys, bbc news, blackpool. newsnight is getting under way with emily maitlis on bbc two, here on bbc one it's time for the news where you are.
hello and welcome to sportsday — i'm jane dougall. alex hales is out of a home world cup. the batsman is removed from the england squad for the tournament after an off field incident mauricio pochettino is feeling the buzz ahead of spurs' big champions league night. you need to settle your dreams. to infinity and beyond, no? and after wrestling the lead back and forth, judd trump finally defeats ding jun—hui at the crucible.
we start with england's alex hales who has been removed from the country's provisional world cup squad, following reports of an ‘off field' incident. hales has reportedly been banned for three weeks, which has all but ended his chances of playing in the world cup this year. the england and wales cricket board has refused to say what hales has done to warrant his withdrawal, citing confidentiality concerns. hales missed his county's one—day cup games last week for what nottinghamshire described as "personal reasons". it follows hale's involvement in an incident outside a nightclub which saw ben stokes de—selected from england's ashes squad more than a year ago. cricket analyst simon hughes says he's not surprised at the ban.
it isa it is a serious matter, but i think in the end, partly because of his back story, which was obviously the involvement in bristol and that situation with ben stokes where he was acquitted of any illegal matter. but he was fined and suspended by the board by the english cricket board, he is still under a suspended sentence from the english cricket board from the review body that looked into that case, so he was already on borrowed time if you like, it was a second offence and i don't really think they have much of an option, i suspect that he may have wa nted an option, i suspect that he may have wanted to try out of the public domain but in the public domain, i don't think that a option. the reason for hales' suspension has not yet been publically confirmed. as part of a statement in response to hales being dropped, his management company claim assurances they were given that any suspension for the off
field incident could not affect his selection for the world cup have been rendered meaningless. hales is a top order batsmen in the white ball game, so will this be a blow for england? the road cup now, less than a month away, prolific batter, he gave up red ball cricket to focus on my ball cricket. it is a leap forward and —— white ball cricket. in bangladesh and other smaller nations seemed very, very long time ago and if you look at the address that are waiting in the wings, he seems to be talked about a lot, blistering 194 the other day, san hain, joe clark also plays that are around, one day, there are a lot of players ride and