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hello, this is the briefing with me, sally bundock. our top stories. two reuters journalist in myanmar after reporting on the ranger crisis i've read as part of a presidential amnesty. —— rohingya. what is in a name? the royal couple and the latest ab news from buckingham palace. from one of the world's test cricketers, to conversation campaigner, kevin peterson turns his attention to saving the south african rhino from being poached into extinction. in business briefing, china's accused of backtracking on commitments in trade talks and washington threatens to raise tariffs on chinese goods on
friday. a very warm welcome to the programme. we are going to be all you need to know in global news, business and sport. also, we would love to hear from you. of course, many are hearing now what should harry and meghan should call the new baby boy? we have had lots of suggestions, use the hashtag and any top tips on picking the right name as well, send them in. a short time ago, two reutersjournalists jailed by myanmarfor ago, two reutersjournalists jailed by myanmar for breaking the official secrets act have been unexpectedly freed from prison. their release was
pa rt freed from prison. their release was part of a presidential amnesty that also included thousands of other prisoners. as they walked out of the jail, one of them spoke to our correspondence nick. inside in the prison and also around the wall, we had people wishing to release us. thank you very much everyone for everything. i'm very excited to see my family everything. i'm very excited to see myfamily and everything. i'm very excited to see my family and my colleagues. i can't wait to go back to my newsroom now. let's talk to nick who was right there. tell us more about this unexpected news. sally, incredible scenes here at the prison in the north of young gong today where the journalists have been homebuyers for 18 months, they began their long walk to freedom, there is a really long path and we spotted them from a great distance coming up towards the gates which were then open the mac
open, they were greeted by the reuters colleagues, put into a car and taken reuters colleagues, put into a car and ta ken away. reuters colleagues, put into a car and taken away. this is something people had been hoping for but by no means had expected it. it's come finally as part of a pardon here from the government. for the past 18 months the government has refused anything to do about it or support these journalists or free them in any way. that'll change this morning and they have been reunited with theirfamilies behind and they have been reunited with their families behind closed and they have been reunited with theirfamilies behind closed doors. remained us, nick, about what they we re remained us, nick, about what they were found guilty of? they were given seven yea rs were found guilty of? they were given seven years in jail for breaking the official secrets act, but they were reporting, won't they do mark on the ranger crisis? —— they were reporting, wednesday? reuters went ahead with the publication on the rohingya prices down market prices, they won a pulitzer prize. they exposed the
killing of rohingya men in the arcane state. —— rakine state. extraordinary reporting, but they we re extraordinary reporting, but they were jailed for seven years as traitors for breaking the official secrets act. many people in the am i didn't support them, because the welders gained huge attention, it was seen as welders gained huge attention, it was seen as the personification of abuse against press freedom, going for journalist abuse against press freedom, going forjournalist simply abuse against press freedom, going for journalist simply doing abuse against press freedom, going forjournalist simply doing their jobs —— across the world it gained huge attention. more democracy and war journalist have been huge attention. more democracy and warjournalist have been detained, so warjournalist have been detained, so there are warjournalist have been detained, so there are concerns warjournalist have been detained, so there are concerns about on song suit she's country. -- now,
congratulations have been pouring in from all over the world, following the birth of baby sussex, the son of the birth of baby sussex, the son of the duke and duchess of sussex. as harry and his wife meghan plan to celebrate the arrival privately before revealing the new son to the public ina before revealing the new son to the public in a few days' time. you can imagine the excitement, let's talk to my colleague who is at buckingham palace. good morning, gita. this time yesterday we didn't know he'd actually been born, tell us more about this — the celebrations following his arrival. morning. absolutely. the light is just coming up absolutely. the light is just coming up here at buckingham palace, it's all quiet, there are some police
just over there standing by that easel with the royal announcement. as you say, the baby is almost one—day—old, born at 5:26 am yesterday morning, i imagine the royal household, possibly the pa rents a re royal household, possibly the parents are awake with the new baby at the moment in the early hours, often crucial in these first few days of course. lots of excitement around the country and across the world. twitter has seen so many m essa g es of world. twitter has seen so many messages of celebration and congratulations to the new couple. there is a real sense of wondering what does this baby look like? what is going to be cold? what kind of life isn't going to lead? how much of the royal life is going to lead us of the royal life is going to lead us to mark that is going to be indicated when we get the official title of the royal baby, will it be in hrh? a lot of speculation, as you can imagine about the godparents, let's get some of the latest now. news of ba by
let's get some of the latest now. news of baby sussex's birth has been disseminated far and wide from the busy tower in central london to the broadcast media of many countries. it is official, it is a boy! the royal family has welcomed a new member with meghan markle giving birth to a baby boy. breaking news, prince harry hasjust made the announcement, it is a boy. but of baby sussex, there has been no sign. it is reported meghan markle went to hospital to have the birth induced, dashing hopes of a home birth. but a does make an announcement from prince harry announced that seeing the baby would happen soon. now the pa rents the baby would happen soon. now the parents have to decide on a name and whether they want their son to have a royal title. as a great—grandson ofa a royal title. as a great—grandson of a monarch, a royal title. as a great—grandson ofa monarch, he a royal title. as a great—grandson of a monarch, he doesn't get one automatically, but these modern
roles feel that the life of this anglo—american member of the british royalfamily anglo—american member of the british royal family would be easier without one. they have time to think about that. well, some of the betting at the moment is on names like arthur, alexander, james, charles, philip, have the knowledge to others in the royal family. what about spencer? on diana's side, could that be a middle name or a penultimate name for the ba by‘s surname. name or a penultimate name for the baby's surname. one of my favourite yesterday was perhaps we should call the baby brexit so we can say we have safely delivered exit and move forward as a country. but, perhaps without political theme continuing, jesse jackson said yesterday that he thought very much that this was a significant barrier, the first baby within the african—american tradition that is part of this ba by‘s tradition that is part of this baby's heritage, tradition that is part of this ba by‘s heritage, of tradition that is part of this baby's heritage, of course, with mixed—race parentage in its many
hats now, a realfirst for modern royal family hats now, a realfirst for modern royalfamily here, hats now, a realfirst for modern royal family here, and hats now, a realfirst for modern royalfamily here, and i imagine pa rt royalfamily here, and i imagine part of the global appeal of this new family and baby sussex as we see those pictures emerging in the coming hours and days. thank you gita foran coming hours and days. thank you gita for an hour. many of you have beenin gita for an hour. many of you have been in touch to hashtag bbc the briefing for your suggestions for names. quite a few are agreeing with what gita mentioned, spencer, with prince harry's late mother. we have one viewer here who says "alfred, i think it's time for another alfred the great. " we have too many line hats in —— gita in parliament. let's see what else is in the news. tu rkey‘s see what else is in the news. turkey's electric commission has offered a rerun for the election of
the mary in istanbul. president richard tyer berta one —— one mark protests have broken out in some turkish district, commented saying that does make commentators —— commentators saying that the democratic process in turkey has ended. and, in america, william barr may face contempt proceedings regarding the mueller report. juan guaido is asking the us to launch a military dimension following his failed attempt to spark a rebellion last week does make intervention. he says he will evaluate all options as he plans to oust president majuro
from power. tiger woods has been presented with the presidential medal of freedom. the accolade is the highest american civilian honour for contributions to national security, world peace or cultural achievement. tiger woods is the fourth golfer to receive it. he won the masters in april, is first title in11 the masters in april, is first title in 11 years does make his first. let's stay with the us. our top story today is the trade negotiator for president trump, that's robert lighthizer, he is accused china of backtracking on committees, commitments. he also confirmed president trump is my threat to double tariffs. we haven't seen a dramatic reaction, though, which some would argue is good. we have lawrence gosling with us. good
morning. good morning. give us your ta ke morning. good morning. give us your take on the latest move on the part of the white house, what are they up to as trade negotiators get together for the end of the week? it looks like president trump's brinkmanship again. he put out yesterday claims that the us success of the economy in the last few months was as a result of the tariffs. i think that's arguable, really, i don't think many economists would agree with that. it was getting to the crunch point and it feels like with president trump we always have to have a bit of a big face—off before we get a clear decision on anything. exerting pressure on the trade negotiators because we had steve menu can and robert lighthizer in beijing last week does make steve menu can, then meeting the same sort of people, is it the sort of upping the yancey to make sure they get a
deal signed? —— mnuchin. the yancey to make sure they get a deal signed? -- mnuchin. we never really hear the full story, we are only getting the us side of the story. but the way it was going, the markets we are assuming that the deal would be kind of rough rebalanced in favour of both countries —— roughly balanced. clearly the americans wanted to come down in theirfavour so it looks like they have won this round of negotiations. the increase in the ta riffs negotiations. the increase in the tariffs could have a big impact, couldn't it? it could have a big impact on key industries, we saw strong employment figures last week, so strong employment figures last week, so it might not back there economic growth that president trump has been raising so strongly. i like your suggestion for baby names, lawrence just a bit later. so much more to come, including the brightest stars
reveal their campest looks at the annual met gala in new york. we'll have all of the latest from that too. i, nelson rolihlahla mandela, do hereby swear to be faithful to the republic of south africa. after six years of construction and numerous delays, the channel tunnel has been formally opened by the queen and president mitterand. but the tunnel is still not yet ready for passengers and freight services to begin. for centuries, christianity and islam struggled for supremacy. now, the pope's visit symbolises their willingness to coexist. roger bannister became the first man in the world to run a mile in under four minutes. memories of victory as the ve celebrations reach their climax. this night is dedicated to everyone who believes in the future of peace and freedom.
you are with the briefing here on bbc news. the headlines. to reuters journalists jailed in myanmar after reporting on the rohingya crisis are freed as part of a presidential amnesty. the royal couple celebrate the arrival of a baby boy but prince harry and meghan are still considering the names. the uk is not the only place celebrating the new royal birth. the duchess of sussex isa royal birth. the duchess of sussex is a californian native so our correspondence sophie long has been speaking to people in la to find out how they are celebrating. its a boy. rinse harry and his wife meghan a
new pa rents rinse harry and his wife meghan a new parents today... the prince is visibly excited! —— prince harry. new parents today... the prince is visibly excited! —— prince harrym is exciting news... as us networks delivered the news they had been waiting for n windsor, la woke up to hear the first anglo—american royal baby had been arriving. —— had arrived. its amazing and being a black woman, i'm really proud that we can have a royal black woman in leadership so that's awesome. oh we are very happy about the news. and we wish them all the best. and many more. made a royalfamily continue to thrive. a baby is a baby is a baby, right? but its probably adorable. its a busy time at this la charity that helps children in need. that's in part thanks to baby sussex. it has enjoyed a major boost since it became the only organisation in the us the royal couple to accept gifts in celebration of their child's birth.
it was an amazing surprise and when we saw it and everyone saw it because we got 1 we saw it and everyone saw it because we got1 million phone calls and then all of a sudden the uptick in donations was incredible. there is something different about the royal attention than there is about an actress‘ attention. royal attention than there is about an actress' attention. now they wait with the rest of the world to see the face of the new royal baby and speculation continues on what his name will be. they should name the sunlight ocean or something. like river. herbert. i think it is fitting. if a boy, name him n'kembe. whatever they decide upon, people here are keen to welcome baby sussex on any future if not his first royal tour. and there is so much news on the
royal baby on our website. you will find articles, videos, reaction to the birth as well as information on the birth as well as information on the royal family tree and line of succession. it is all there. as a cricketer, he was known for targeting the world's best bowlers but now kevin pietersen is turning his attention to rhino poachers. he is seeking to help law enforcement officers to save the endangered mammals from extinction. our reporter went to meet him at his home in south africa. his talent and temperament was the source of co nsta nt temperament was the source of constant controversy. he is retired now after all that drama, relaxing at home in south africa. what happened in my england cricket career is so far gone from anything that i'm doing now and any walk of life i'm in at the moment. i
actually feel sorry for people that now harbour things that happened such a long time ago. it is what it is, it happened and it such a long time ago in my mind that i forgotten. now, he says, he has a new fight, trying to save the rhino in south africa from the scourge of illegal poaching. rhinos are killed for their horn which reaches thousands of dollars on the black market and an irresistible target in areas of poverty. the poachers are persistent and scramble to the vastness of the african bush to hunt their prey, often walking for days. it often leads to scenes like this will stop rhino, a mother, killed just ago, shot by poachers. its calf also killed. we have come here to see it for ourselves. front line in the blood war against poaching. what we've found is that increasingly, it
is an inside job. we've found is that increasingly, it is an insidejob. because even we've found is that increasingly, it is an inside job. because even those supposed to be protecting the rhinos can be helping the gangs that kill them. the critically endangered species needs all the help it can get. it pains me, it hurts me and emotionally it really affects me. we're not the ones being killed, those animals are being killed. they do not deserve it. they are in iconic species in africa and represent and symbolise what is so good about this continent and i want to save them. that is kevin pietersen there, ending the report by sarah brett in south africa. briefing you about some of the other events around the world. we start in russia with a full dress rehearsal for the upcoming victory parade to commemorate the 74th year parade of the capitulation of nazi germany in 1945. after that, it is over to north macedonia web pope francis
will pay a one—day visit. catholics are expected to flock to the city's square for mass. and then in new york, the opening statements in the alleged trial of the alleged cult leader keith rainier on sex slavery charges. now its over to the bbc sport centre. i'm mark edwards and here is your tuesday sports briefing. a remarkable moment of magic for manchester city captain held the defending —— helped the defending champion speak leicester city 1—0. back to the english premier league with one match to go. it was his first shot on target from outside the box since 2013 which is why his teammates told him not to shoot. in fa ct, teammates told him not to shoot. in fact, it was back in 2007 from his
last tea m fact, it was back in 2007 from his last team hamburg but according to, it was all part of the programme, with a touch of sarcasm, perhaps. it was all part of the programme, with a touch of sarcasm, perhapsm a game that everyone starts to study, do you believe in something like destiny or irrational stuff? know, at halftime i said, go and shoot and put it in the net. that was the strategy in the second half. judd trump has won his maiden world ship championship title after dismantling john higgins in one of the most press taking crucible finals ever witnessed. in a really classic contest, they shared a record 11 centuries but it was trump who took control of the final by winning eight straight frames. the victory gives the englishman some revenge as against has won the 2011 final. it is the third successive final. it is the third successive final defeat for higgins. liverpool forwards mohammed siler and roberto firmino will both admit the
champions league final with injury. ——mo salah. mo salah left on a stretcher doing saturday's 3—2 win. roberto firmino will need a miracle. the reds are welcoming lionel massey to —— messi. the reds are welcoming lionel massey to -- messi. we need to scroll for goals against —— score for goals against barcelona. it doesn't make life easier but as long as we have players in the pitch. —— four. that's what we need to show, nothing else. and the champions league campaign. either a proper finish else. and the champions league campaign. eithera properfinish or another go. the denver nuggets will
be hoping home advantage can help them take the lead in their nba western conference semi—final series against the trailblazers when they play on tuesday night. they had their first postseason loss this season when they 111 —— 116 — 112. the final will be played in denver. finally, to be or not to be orjust talk about having a bee in your bonnet. how about some major—league bees in the baseball? they descended on the ballpark in cincinnati. delayed the game by roughly 20 minutes. all the latest sports news is on our website but from me and the rest of the sport team, that is your tuesday sport briefing. our thanks to mark for that. now, who's
who of the celebrity world attended the annual met gala in new york and its builders fashion's most important party, organised by vogue editor—in—chief anna wintour. all in the aid of the metropolitan museum of art ‘s. the costume institute. this theme was camp and was championed by harry stiles, serena williams and lady gaga. lady gaga changed her outfit four times while making her way up the red carpet, showing off the many interpretations of campus such as theatricality and irony and the theme coincides with the upcoming exhibition at the met. —— the many interpretations of camp, such as. the business briefing is coming up next. more detail coming up. trump administration has really up up. trump administration has really up to anti—as negotiators prepare for more talks at the end of the
week. —— upped the ante. hello there. monday was the coldest early bank holiday on record. temperatures only 14 degrees. there may be some rise in temperature across southern parts of the uk in the next few days but this area of cloud is racing in from the atlantic and that will more persistent rain. —— in from the atlantic and that will bring more persistent rain. mind you, the cloud we have had already has bringing showers but the cloud is more broken in scotland and so here, in the colder air, a touch of frost is likely. there will still be a zone of more cloud across northern most parts of england and across northern ireland, producing showery bursts of rain. we could see some showers developing further south as well. some sunshine across southern parts of england and wales and some sunshine in scotland, but in the colder air, showers could be falling as sleet and snow over the tops
of the mountains. a chilly day. quite a few showers for southern scotland and some showery bursts of rain for northern ireland, northern england, perhaps into north wales. as you can see, some showers working their way further down into the midlands and east anglia too. south wales, southern england, probably dry. temperatures a shade up on what we had on monday. rain is waiting in the wings and this area of low pressure throwing ahead these weather fronts well ahead of it will bring some wetter, windier weather overnight and into wednesday as well. for many parts of england and wales, a wet start on wednesday morning. this rain band pivoting northwards, getting stuck across central southern scotland. rain for northern ireland and northern england for most of the day. further south, we may well find some sunshine. showers will be arriving especially towards the south west. these could be heavy and thundery. a breezy sort of day, easterly winds for eastern scotland, north—east england. together with the rain, it will really feel quite cold i suspect. some warmth into the sunshine further south but those showers
could be heavy and thundery. probably more of the same to come as we head into thursday as well. low pressure drifting very slowly across the uk but those weather fronts are getting stuck across northern areas. scotland, northern ireland, northern england, still seeing probably patchy, lighter rain at this stage, whereas further south across the uk, more heavy, thundery showers developing. this time more likely across the south east of england and east anglia. those temperatures aren't really rising a great deal, looks like we'll have to wait a bit longerfor temperatures to rise significantly.
hello, this is your business briefing with me sally bundock. china does ‘s accused of backtracking on commitments in trade talks in washington does make in washington threatens to raise ta riffs washington threatens to raise tariffs on chinese goods on friday. console wars, microsoft ditches the discs as it launches a cheaper digital version of its xbox one as. it tries to take on sony —— one s as it tries to take on sony. the trump administration threatens those new tariffs, forjapan, it's the first trading day back following a six day holiday.