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you're watching bbc news at 9:003m. the headlines: google blocks huawei from using some of its mobile services, in a major blow to the chinese telecoms firm. too many children are being admitted to mental health hospitals unnecessarily, according to the children's commissioner. president trump warns iran it will be destroyed if a conflict breaks out between the two countries. all this week bbc news is in middlesbrough — once called the worst place for a teenage girl to grow up. we meet the young women turning things around. i never thought that i'd be able to become a doctor but ruby's has helped me to believe that i can do it if i put my mind to it and keep it going in school. royal child's play — exploring the chelsea garden designed by their mother, the duchess of cambridge. and doing it in champagne style —
england's cricketers beat pakistan in the fifth and final one—day international to take the series 4—0. good morning and welcome to the bbc news at 9:00am. technology giant google says it's stopped the chinese tech firm, huawei, from using some of its services. it means new huawei smartphones, which use google‘s android operating system, may not have access to popular apps like gmail and playstore, or receive security or technical support. it comes after the us blacklisted the company, over fears that beijing could use the firm's equipment to spy on american networks. huawei insists it poses no security threat. dave lee has more.
like most of the smartphones in the world, huawei's devices are powered by google‘s android operating system. it means integrated access to hugely popular services like youtube, gmail and maps, as well as google‘s voice assistant and security updates. but last week, the us government added huawei to a list of foreign entities that us companies cannot work with unless they obtain government approval. approval google doesn't yet seem to have. and may not get. "we are complying with the order and reviewing the implications," a google spokesman told the bbc. for consumers it means this — huawei smartphones that are already on the market will still have access to everything they do today, including security updates. but when google launches the next version of android later this year, it may not be available on huawei devices. future huawei devices may not have any google services at all. services consumers
have come to expect. the us insists its moves against huawei are about security. they say the chinese tech giant could be used to spy on americans. but huawei, and china, say this is about undermining a company that threatens apple's dominance in the tech industry. and as the us—china trade dispute remains unresolved, this will likely be seen as an aggressive step by the us to force china's hand. dave lee, bbc news, in san francisco. our china correspondent robin brant is in shanghai with the latest. what are the chinese saying? we haven't heard from huawei yet. i'm a little surprised by that. it's just don 4pm in the afternoon here and we would have expected to hear a reaction but so far nothing to stop we heard from the ministry of foreign affairs but from what i have
seen that have been comments criticising the united states for military manoeuvres in the south china sea. as yet we haven't heard anything official from essentially the two main players in this. we have seen some online reaction in terms of social media. frankly, perhaps not surprising, some chinese people talking about a push back. they want their government to target iconic tech firms in america. apple is one of those. that happen further down the line in the context of a trade war. we have had tariffs from the chinese government in reaction to what the us has done and it might not be surprising to see some nontariff reaction from the chinese as well. as the us government moves to essentially try to strangle the huawei operations when it comes to the smartphone business, the crimes it thinks may be committed in its network business, it's likely we could see the chinese government whip up further here, and
particularly on the consumer side, and maybe target some american companies operating here in china. —— mike whip up fervour. that's something we have seen before in trade disputes with the philippines and south korea. something coming m, and south korea. something coming in, lu kang, the foreign ministry spokesperson in beijing says they have taken note of the report saying google have suspended some huawei services and we need to make sure china defends the relevant company to defend its legitimate rights according to the law. he also talked about the trade war. on the huawei point specifically, it's a difficult moment for the chinese government because the whole point from some of the critics of huawei is there is not sufficient separation, or clear enough separation between the chinese government and national security services and huawei. and yet it has, up to this point, flown the flag for huawei. those are
pretty anodyne words from the ministry of foreign affairs. on the one hand, huawei which it insists is a privately owned company here in china, which does have associations with the chinese government, but insists it is not controlled by the government. it has been a champion working abroad for china, but much of that success is down to it not having close links with the chinese government and it is not a state owned entity. and yet it finds itself at the heart of this trade conflict. its chief financial officer sits in china —— sits in canada at the moment may be waiting extradition to the united states. the chinese government wants to protect huawei, go out to bat on its behalf, but it knows the big criticism is that it is too close to the government here. going forward, as huawei is targeted further by the trump administration, the chinese government will do its utmost to seek to protect the company and try to encourage support, whether it's
support on the consumer side for huawei here in the chinese market or support in terms of targeting big american consumer products operating in china as a way of retaliation. robin brant in shanghai, thank you. an increasing number of vulnerable children with learning disabilities and autism, are being held in hospitals when they don't need to be there, according to a new report. the children's commissioner for england, anne longfield, says children are being restrained, sedated and kept long distances from home. she wants a national strategy to tackle what she calls an "unacceptable situation". here's our social affairs correspondent, alison holt. scandals such as the exposure by the bbc‘s panorama programme of abuse at the now closed winterbourne view private hospital near bristol have highlighted the vulnerability of learning disabilities and autism. that was eight years ago. but despite promises the system is changing, today's report shows vulnerable children being taken to
institutions miles from home and spending months there. the children's commissioner says the number of children held in mental health hospitals has risen from 110 in february of 2015 to 250 this february. concerns are also raised about the overuse of restraint, medication and of seclusion, where some children are kept isolated from other patients. i have heard of children who are in a single room with immovable furniture for months on end. they have been shocking stories of children being fed through hatches. none of that can be right for anyone but for the most vulnerable children it really is something that is absolutely unthinkable. the government says it is determined to reduce the numbers of people with learning difficulties and autism in hospitals and significant investment is being put into providing more high quality support in the community. alison holt, bbc news. the swedish prosecutor
investigating a rape allegation against the wikileaks founder, julian assange, has filed a request for his arrest. the warrant, if granted, would be the first step towards assange being extradited from britain. he denies the allegation. cabinet ministers will begin discussions tomorrow on what should be included in theresa may's amended brexit bill. the prime minister has promised a "bold" package of measures, which she hopes will attract cross—party support when the bill goes to a commons vote in two weeks' time. it will be her fourth attempt of trying to get her brexit deal through and already the labour leaderjeremy corbyn has said he won't be backing it. let's have a look at the next steps in the brexit process. because the uk remains a member of the european union, this thursday, the 23rd of may, british voters will take part in elections for the european parliament. the government has promised mps another chance to vote on brexit — by bringing forward the withdrawal agreement bill to the house of commons in the week beginning the 3rd ofjune. if the bill is not passed, the default position is that the uk will leave the eu on 31st
october without a deal. our political correspondent iain watsonjoins us now from westminster... the 31st october might sound like quite a long time away but given summer recess quite a long time away but given summer recess and the conferences and the rest of it, that i'm sure to get a deal done. that's right, and almost certainly a conservative leadership contest as well between now and then. but time is pressing for the prime minister so she will discuss with cabinet what she wants to badge as a new brexit deal, not to badge as a new brexit deal, not to be confused with that old brexit deal that has gone down to defeat in the house of commons three times already. but there might be some very familiar aspects to this new deal. there will be some differences, i think, deal. there will be some differences, ithink, especially where she tries to win over, if not the labour front bench, where she tries to win over, if not the labourfront bench, certainly individual labour mps. so there will be more on workers' rights and environmental protection. i think
the main pitch to mps across the house of commons was made in essence by the health secretary and possible future leadership contender matt hancock this morning. essentially, his message was, vote for this deal if you want to leave the eu with a deal. it ultimately will come down to this when mps are voting. do you want to deliver on the referendum result. not, is this your perfect resolution to brexit and exactly what you want, but this is the piece of legislation that will deliver on the result of the referendum. and i think therefore that we have a duty, because i believe in democracy, we have a duty to deliver it. matt hancock saying that mps have a duty to essentially back what theresa may comes up with because that would mean leaving the european union with a deal. but i think she will be even more blunt. she is planning a speech for later this week and i think she will say to those who are perhaps wavering on whether they should support this or
not that if they want to avoid no deal, this might be the last opportunity to do it and if this legislation goes down there is no other ready—made vehicle they can jump other ready—made vehicle they can jump on top of to stop a no deal scenario by october. she will also try to appeal to some conservative mps in her own ranks who have been pretty sceptical about signing up to anything to stop i think her main difficulty and obstacle here is that, as i understand it the new deal will still include the northern irish backstop, those controversial measures to avoiding a hard border in ireland. they will be some reassu ra nces in ireland. they will be some reassurances again, and an attempt to say there will be more done to develop alternative arrangements to try to stop this happening at all, but i think fundamentally some conservative mps and brexiteers in particular will be sceptical of any deal that does not fundamentally change that particular problem or obstacle change that particular problem or o bsta cle in change that particular problem or obstacle in getting their support. today we are continuing our series of interviews with meps
and leaders from the main parties standing in the european elections in a special ask this. at 11:30 it's the turn of the conservatives and we'll be putting your questions to ashely fox, mep for south west & gibraltar. if you have a question, send it in via text on 611211, tweet using the hashtag bbc ask this, or email ask this at bbc.co.uk. travellers have been urged to check train departure times after major timetable changes came into effect. train operators say they're adding more than 1000 extra services per week. network rail say they've learned the lessons from last summer when changes led to weeks of delays and cancellations. consumer group which? said last year saw the highest rate of cancellations since comparable records began in 2011. as tensions between iran and the united states run high, president trump has issued a blunt threat against tehran on twitter. he said that if iran wanted to fight, that would be
the end of the country. the us has deployed ships to the gulf in recent days, as caroline rigby reports. the us has made a point of increasing its military presence in the persian gulf and has used economic sanctions to put pressure on iran after accusing it of threats to us troops and interests. and although both countries have in recent days said they have no appetite for war, on twitter president trump has now offered this blunt warning to tehran. "if iran wants to fight, that'll be the official end of iran. never threaten the united states again." president trump is known to tweet his views which don't necessarily reflect official policy. so it's unclear quite how seriously to take his latest comments and what motivated them. it might have been some of the other actions that have been taken in recent days in the region that are blamed on iranian proxies.
it could have been some intelligence that the president was privy to this afternoon and reacted to it out of concern to get tehran to back off. or it could be recent news reports that sort of portrayjohn bolton, the national security adviser, as the real hawk in the administration, and trump as more of a dove. tehran has described us moves in recent days as psychological warfare and a political game. though just this weekend the country's foreign minister once again dismissed the possibility of war erupting in the middle east. translation: there will be no war, because we do not want a war, nor has anyone the idea or illusion it can confront iran in the region. yet tensions between the us and iran are certainly not cooling, and the concern is that a war of words could tip over into full—scale conflict. caroline rigby, bbc news.
there's a warning that as many as 2,500 post offices could be forced to close within the next 12 months. the national federation of sub—postmasters is calling on the government to save the network from collapse. the department for business says it's invested £2 billion in improving branches since 2010. the leader of the royal college of nursing is preparing to call for safe staffing levels to be enshrined in law in england — as they are in scotland and wales. there are currently around 40,000 vacant nhs nursing posts in england. the government says it is committed to increasing the number of nurses in training by 25%. the government must invest in nurse education. at the moment we have 40,000 vacancies and actually it's not sustainable. therefore we need them to invest in the education so we can have more people train as nurses. a 41—year—old comedian has been
sworn in as ukraine's new president. volodymyr zelensky, a political novice famous for playing the role of a president in a satirical tv series, won a landslide victory a month ago. in his inauguration speech mr zelensky said that he wanted the government to resign and parliamentary elections to be held. jonah fisher is outside the parliament building in kiev. this is life imitating comedy. he already played the inauguration in his comedy series and now he is doing it for real. that's right, in the tv series, mr zelenskiy arrived for his inauguration riding a b i cycle. for his inauguration riding a bicycle. today he walked into parliament, and as he came through behind me, he was giving people high fives and having selfies. the message was pretty clear visually that he considers himself to be a man of the people and it's not going to change him, being president.
inside the hall he was surrounded, to be quite frank, by people who he had spent his comedic career mocking and making jokes about. it was a pretty strong speech. the first time we have heard him making a political speech of any sort having largely avoided rallies and political events in his relatively short political career. in that speech we have various commitments towards trying to achieve peace in eastern ukraine, trying to get ukrainians who work abroad to come back to the ukraine to help develop the country. there we re to help develop the country. there were a few nice touches that went down well with the crowd outside here saying he does not want his portrait or picture on the walls of any government building or in peoples houses. he said, put pictures up of your kids and look into their eyes every morning will stop you don't need to see me there. he said he's an ordinary guy who has
come to break the system, but presidents need to do more than that eventually. yeah, and the problem here in ukraine is that the president, while a powerful position, it's not a position that is so strong you can do anything you like. you do have to work with parliament, and if parliament is against you, which is effectively the situation we have at the moment, it's very difficult for the president to get his agenda through and get anything through. that's why we had mr zelensky announcing he was dismissing the government and dissolving parliament. whether he can actually do that remains to be seen. can actually do that remains to be seen. there are various procedures in the ukraine that could stop that dissolution of parliament taking place. basically, mrzelensky wants are election as quickly as possible to confer his popularity, where he won a presidential election by a landslide, he could convert that
popularity into mps and seats in parliament to get what is a pretty ambitious transformational agenda through. jonah fisher, thank you. votes are still being counted in australia's general election, with the ruling coalition government now predicted to win an overall majority. prime minister scott morrison is expected to start appointing his cabinet, following what he hailed as a "miracle" victory. exit polls had predicted a labor party win for the first time in six years. the headlines on bbc news... google blocks huawei from using some of its mobile services, in a major blow to the chinese telecoms firm. too many children are being admitted to mental health hospitals unnecessarily — that's according to the children's commissioner. president trump has warned iran it will be destroyed if a conflict breaks out between the two countries. and in sport... england live up to their world cup favourites tag, completing a 4—0 series win over pakistan with victory at headingley. brooks koepka won the us pga championship again —
that's his fourth major title. he led the tournament from start to finish to win by two shots. and the british number one johanna konta will have to wait for her first clay court title after losing to karolina pliskova in the final of the italian open. i'll be back with more on those stories. on thursday, people in the uk will be voting in the european elections — and the latest opinion polls shows that nigel farage's brexit party is likely to gain the most votes, as establishment parties are forecast to lose their majority across the european union. here to talk us through a rather different political landscape is the bbc‘s head of statistics, robert cuffe. why do we even bother with polls anymore? the only thing worse than asking people what they think and treating it like it's gospel is not asking them at all. i think you do have to
conduct the polling, but you just need to be careful about how you read and interpret them. looking at the labour recent polling in the run—up to the european election forced up the first lesson is not to follow the daily up and down. you can see from the line here that it has been a roller—coasterfor them, sometimes up as high as a0 and down as low as 15. particularly as you get more polling in the run—up to the election, it can be overwhelming, so it's best not to pay too much attention to that. do we have to look at the averages then, a trend? that's right. at the bbc, what we would do is look at an average of the most recent polling, weighing the bigger poll is higher, and that smooths out a lot of the bounces. when you do that you can see trends more clearly, and you can see trends more clearly, and you can see basically the pattern for labour has been going down in the last
couple of weeks. you also have to be aware that there is a margin for error. different pollsters are asking different people different questions and then do different a nalyses to questions and then do different analyses to try to understand what will happen with some of the fine detail, so you will get a room for error, so detail, so you will get a room for error, so it's best not to go too much into labour are running at 33.3a%, or 3a.28, don't much into labour are running at 33.3a%, or3a.28, don't worry much into labour are running at 33.3a%, or 3a.28, don't worry about that. just look at the broader trends like going up or going down a bit. given those caveats, what's the big picture of who is up and down? the runners and riders. bringing the other parties in and adding it to the picture with labour, the brexit party have been really doing very well over the last few weeks and they look on course to take the most votes. they have been taking votes principally away from the tories and ukip. ukip are barely below 5% now. they have taken a little bit away
from labour as well, but labour have also lost votes to the more remain parties, the greens and change uk a little bit, but mainly the lib dems, who seem to be punching through the most of the remaining parties. that's the broader picture in the uk. it doesn't make sense to show the snp in that because they are running at about 30% in scotland but it gets day looted. similarly with plaid cymru in wales in the mid teens. in northern ireland it looks like sinn fein and the dup are riding a little ahead of the other parties, so you get a slight difference in the picture with those, but the big trend is looking good for the brexit party but not so much for the traditional parties. all this week the bbc‘s "we are middlesbrough" series is focusing on untold stories from the northern town. in 2016, middlesbrough was named as the ‘worst place for a girl to grow up in england and wales'. the bbc‘s steph mcgovern —
who grew up in middlesbrough — has been back to the town to find out what is being done to empower young women. this is my home town, middlesbrough, and i know lots you know this because i bang on about it all the time on the telly — i am really proud to be from here. it has given me my accent, a great education and some of my happiest memories. i am independent and resilient because i grew up here. so, a couple of years ago when a report came out saying this was the worst place to grow up as a girl in england and wales, i was absolutely raging. and i wasn't the only one. so were liz and krista. to teach girls to believe in themselves and when they work together that they can accomplish their dreams. brilliant answer. in response, they set up a charity called ruby's to help empower girls. i was really upset and disappointed having grown up in middlesbrough my whole life, ijust thought it was not a league table i wanted to be associated with really or our girls. so we decided we needed to put a different message out there. before you were doing this,
did any of you feel like you weren't good enough. did any of you feel did you! did any of you feel oh, my god, that makes me really sad. before i started rubies i used to hate everything about me. i don't know why. i always thought i was ugly... ohh, i want to hug you cause you are not. you are gorgeous and you're brilliant. how do you feel now? i feel like i'm beautiful. you are beautiful and do you know what, you said that really quietly but i am so pleased you feel like that. it's teaching us to not bottle up all the feelings and think that we are good enough. i never thought i would be able to become a doctor but rubies has helped me to believe i can do it if i put my mind to it and keep it going to school. just because this is my home town i am not going to pretend things are perfect. of course, they're not. it has problems just like anywhere but things are improving. would you all say you are confident women? yes. meeting some of the girls studying at middlesbrough college, there is no shortage of ambition. i am going to uni in september, doing primary education with mathematics.
brilliant. what do you want to do? work in a day nursery. i actually already work as an electrical technician. you're doing an apprenticeship? yeah. do you think it's harder being a girl here compared to anywhere else in the country? not at all. i think they're focusing on the negative and not looking at the positives of middlesborough. do you think anything more could be done? more work experience. more focus on mental health. because with having confidence issues, things to help deal with it and conquer it is a big issue, anywhere, not just middlesborough. what these girls also need are role models. as female business owners we are giving back now and we are trying to encourage people. these businesswomen think they are making progress. in the last few years, i think there has been much more collaboration. there's been initiatives like business women awards but much more working in partnership. there have been some real challenges in the area but there's also amazing regeneration and innovation happening locally. i thinkjust that pride that you cannot measure and it counts for so much.
we have this momentum and we must keep it going, we must encourage our young people to challenge themselves, to try something new, to show them what opportunities are out there. are you proud to be from middlesborough? all: yes. do you think you can do just as well as anybody else in the country? yes. good, because you can. yeahhh! steph mcgovern, bbc news, middlesbrough. there'll be lots more from "we are middlesbrough" across bbc news all this week. and if you're in middlesbrough and have a story you want the bbc to cover, there's a pop—up newsroom in the cleveland shopping centre. if you go there this afternoon you might have the pleasure of meeting our very own simon mccoy. don't be afraid, he doesn't actually bite. we are getting a statement from huawei on google, relating to the top
story, the decision by google to block some services on its android operating system, to block huawei from some of those services in the future which would make it difficult for apps and security updates. huawei saying, we have made substantial contribution to the growth of android around the world and is one of their key partners we work closely with their open source platform to develop an ecosystem that has benefited both users and the industry. huawei will continue to provide security updates and after sales services to all existing huawei smartphone and tablet products, covering those that have been so that in stock globally, in order to provide the best experience for all users globally. interesting little warning in the tail, we will continue to build a safe and sustainable software ecosystem, and of course many analysts are
speculating this will be the moment when huawei moves more robustly and determinedly to its own operating system. we heard from the boss of huawei at the weekend talking about donald trump's decision to put huawei on that list of companies, where american companies will have to get a specific license in order to get a specific license in order to work with them. the huawei representative said they had prepared for this and clearly an indication huawei will notjust sit down and put up with it. hello. another day of the some one spells of sunshine but also heavy, thundery downpours and showers getting going across northern ireland, east wales, the part south of england and stretching into north—east scotland as well. the winds are light, the showers slow moving, we could see torrential
downpours, the risk of hail and thunder as well but a lot of fine and dry weather around. lengthy spells of sunshine and feeling warm, temperatures ranging between 11 celsius in the far north and 20 celsius in the far north and 20 celsius in the fat south—east. heading into this evening most of the showers by the way, clout, outbreaks of patchy rain for northern scotland, clear skies, possibly some mist and fog, not cold, temperatures between six and 11 degrees. throughout tuesday, some showers around, high pressure in charge, they won't be as frequent but still could be on the heavy side, many places remaining dry, with one spells of sunshine once again.
hello. this is bbc news with carrie gracie. the headlines... google blocks huawei from using some of its mobile services, in a major blow to the chinese telecoms firm. too many children are being admitted to mental health hospitals unnecessarily — that's according to the children's commissioner. president trump has warned iran it will be destroyed if a conflict breaks out between the two countries. a a1 year old comedian has been sworn in as ukraine's new president, after he won a landslide victory a month ago. prince george, princess charlotte and prince louis give their royal approval as they enjoy their mother's creation at the chelsea flower show.
time now for the morning briefing, where we bring you up to speed on the stories people are watching, reading and sharing. an increasing number of vulnerable children with learning disabilities and autism, are being held in hospitals when they don't need to be there, according to a new report. the children's commissioner for england, anne longfield, says children are being restrained, sedated and kept long distances from home. she wants a national strategy to tackle what she calls an ‘unacceptable situation'. the government says it is putting significant investment into providing more high—quality community support. isabelle garnett‘s son experienced life in psychiatric intensive care after he was sectioned, she shared their experiences with radio a's today programme... when matthew was in hospital he was routinely restrained by up to six adults. he was forcibly medicated with high doses of anti—psychotic medication, he was restrained and
secluded and he rarely went outside, in fact he left the atu with a vitamin d deficiency. people listening to this will say that sounds awful but if he had to be restrained, he clearly had behavioural problems. he was sectioned. they will think, wasn't that what had to happen? matthew's behaviour had reached crisis point and he had autism and learning disability and we asked for help and we we re disability and we asked for help and we were told to be referred to camhs and that is when things deteriorated significantly. he is now out. he is, he is in the community and doing extremely well. he was no longer —— no longer forcibly medicated, restrained, he no longer takes anti—psychotic medication. after eight seasons,
one of the world's most successful ever tv series game of thrones has come to an end. the epic fantasy drama attracted an international audience of millions. but many viewers have been disappointed with recent instalments. fans of the hbo show took to social media with one saying: ‘congratulations! you made one of the worst endings of all time'. many agreed however lots of people praised the shows visuals. another fan wrote ‘the writers and creators deserve all the criticism they are getting, but the cinematographers and vfx teams deserve al the emmys' a billionaire technology investor has shocked graduating students in atlanta, by telling them he will pay off all of their student loans. robert f smith was giving an address at morehouse college, a historically all—male black college, when he made the announcement. nearly a00 students will benefit at a cost of tens of millions of dollars. here's the moment he told the stunned class...
cheering cheering and speaking to all you beautiful brothers. let's make sure every class has the same opportunity. that is one generous person! a teenage artist who shot to fame as a young boy when galleries of his work sold out in minutes, has made his first trip abroad to follow in the footsteps of his idols. kieron williamson, from norfolk, was dubbed ‘mini monet‘ aged six. take a look at his trip to venice. it's it‘s my first trip abroad.
one talented young man! it‘s a case that‘s symbolised in france a passionate debate about the right—to—die for over a decade. vincent lambert has been in a vegetative state since a motorcycle accident in 2008. his family have been fiercely divided over his care: his parents insisted his life should continue — but his wife argued that his feeding
tubes should be withdrawn and courts agreed with her that he should not be kept alive. andy beatt reports. a life or death battle that split a family and the whole of france. outside the hospital at the centre of the storm, a final stand for protesters. inside, a2—year—old vincent lambert — paralysed, brain—damaged and in a state of minimal consciousness after a traffic accident more than a decade ago. now, doctors are set to stop the intravenous food and water that has kept him alive. a move condemned as "an execution" by his devoutly catholic parents. translation: vincent isn‘t at the end of his life, he turns his head and has reactions. i have lots of videos but no—one wants to see them. no—one. france is taking a step back. it‘s going backwards
but vincent is resisting. they want him transferred to a specialist unit and plan to launch a fresh legal challenge in a bid to keep him alive. translation: vincent must live. he is disabled, that is all. are we going to destroy all the disabled ? it‘s not possible. there are hundreds like him and their families are worried. we are fighting for vincent, but also all the others. it‘s a fight that has put her at odds with vincent lambert‘s wife and some of his brothers and sisters. they say his life should be ended as there is no hope of recovery. legal options are running out. both france‘s highest court in the european court of human rights have backed the decision to and life support. his parents are now calling for france‘s president emmanuel macron to intervene.
singing. calls too, to another higher power. this case igniting a fierce debate about the role of religion and the right to die. but barring a dramatic 11th hour intervention, without treatment, food or water, death could be just days away. andy beatts, bbc news. a sad story. now let‘s look at the most watched and most read on the website and another sad story on there, the most watched, the number two story, about emiliano sala, a cutdown of a documentary going out tonight. the piece shows the views of his parents, this is his father, horatio, who himself died in april but you will remember emiliano sala died in his plane was lost at sea while he was travelling to his new
club, cardiff city, having left a french club and he was a record signing at cardiff, huge hero, record signing, terrible blow on the plane came down and this is the small town in argentina where he grew up and a lot more from his pa rents grew up and a lot more from his parents and in fact, that documentary on air tonight on bbc one in wales and it will be on the iplayer so you can catch up with the full length version as well. on the most read, most of the stories we have covered the server so far but let‘s look at one we haven‘t yet. this one about britons being banned from syria, potentially under counter law. the home secretary sajid javid is about to make a speech within the next hour, i think, warning he could use new powers to banned british nationals from syria and this is a new counter terrorism act, allowing him to ban people from travelling to or remaining in certain areas or potentially face ten years in prison
and this will come and comes after some of those who joined the islamic state group from this country sought to return to the uk, i think sajid javid intends to say this is a move to protect the public so just a couple they are from the most watched and most read. now, that‘s the end of the morning briefing. sport now and for a full round up, we cross to the bbc sport centre. good morning.. it‘s just ten days until the start of the cricket world cup where england will start as favourites — and they‘ve certainly been living up to that tag. they completed a a—0 one—day series win over pakistan at headingley, with eoin morgan removing a roof tile on the way to his half century. england posted 351, and went on to win by 5a runs. brooks koepka survived a huge scare to win the us pga championship for the second year in a row. he had led by seven shots going into the final
round at bethpage black in new york, before his fellow—american dustin johnson closed to within a single shot. but koepka hung on to win his fourth major title in his last eight starts. the nominal. i think that‘s a good word. it‘s been one hell of a run. i‘m trying not to let it stop. it‘s super enjoyable and just try to ride the momentum. kilmarnock have finish third in the scottish premiersh for the first time since 1966. eamon brophy scored an 89th minute penalty to give them a 2—1win over rangers — and a place in the europa league. their manager steve clarke appeared to bid farewell to the fans afterwards. he‘s been linked to the vacant scotland job. this morning‘s back pages all feature manchester city
captain vincent kompany, who‘s leaving the club after their domestic treble. the sun reports that fans have launched a petition for a statue outside the etihad — with a mock—up of how it might look. the mirror pick up on his comments that he‘ll try to emulate pep guardiola, when he takes over as player/manager at anderlecht. and the express have a similar lead as well as a story on gareth bale, who‘s been told by real madrid manager zinedine zidane that he has no future at the club. tom daley has won gold at diving‘s world series event in london, alongside grace reid, in the mixed 3—metre synchro springboard — the pair clinched the title with this superb final dive. it‘s proving to be a successful partnership — reid and daley had already won a silver and three bronze medals in the series — but this was their first gold. billy monger said he was "over the moon" after winning a race for the first time since losing both his legs in a crash two years ago. he‘s competing in the euroformula open series — and posted this picture on social media after winning the pau grand prix. he says "can‘t believe it, i didn‘t think 2 years
on i‘d be winning races! great britain finished with four medals at the world taekwondo championships in manchester. jade jones, bianca walkden and bradly sinden won gold in their respective divisions with 16—year—old aaliyah powell securing a bronze medal to become britain‘s youngest ever ta kewondo medallist. i‘m delighted to say that bradly sindenjoins me now. you have become written ‘s first—ever melt tae kwon do champion, it was a close fight in the final, talk us through it. absolutely, it was always going to bea absolutely, it was always going to be a close fight, i‘ve fought him three times and every time i‘ve pulled away at the end. i thought i could do it again and hopefully i would come out on top. here are the pictures. the medals isjust one of great britain ‘s tae kwon do medal haul. does it feel like it‘s on the
way up and successful? to me, i said to my coach, doesn't feel like the world championships. the first time, i felt everything but now, i take it fight by fight, you go out, you try and do your best. this result will goa and do your best. this result will go a long way to helping you secure a place at the olympics next year. how much have you got your eyes set on tokyo 2020? that's been the goal since ijoined the academy, back in 2016 when ijoined, it was more of a dream to go and hope i would get to 2020 but now it's more of a realisation and i should go and do it and! realisation and i should go and do it and i keep pushing and hopefully i will be there. what's next for you in the short term? three weeks time it's a first grand prix of the year in rome, then a bit of a it's a first grand prix of the year in rome, then a bit ofa break afterwards and the rest of the grand prix series. 0k, bradley, thanks for joining us and good luck. you can
see highlights of the world championships on bbc two later. that‘s at 2.a5, after action from the third leg of the triathlon world series from yokohama at one o‘clock. and there‘s also commentary from great britain against france at the ice hockey world championships at three o‘clock on radio 5 live sports extra — that‘s all the sport for now. thank you. a power failure that affected fuel supply at manchester airport has caused dozens of flights to be cancelled. problems began on sunday afternoon and were not resolved until 3am this morning. 87 flights were cancelled while others faced long delays. a spokesperson said "most scheduled flights" would operate as planned today. a number of exit polls from india‘s general election suggest the current prime minister, narendra modi, is set to win a second term in office. it suggests the coalition led by mr modi‘s hindu nationalist party, the bjp, may finish ahead of the main opposition congress party and regional rivals, in a bruising campaign over seven
phases of polling. but analysts have warned exit polls have been proved wrong in the past. the votes from the vast electorate of 900 million people won‘t be counted until thursday. the european union is threatening legal action against romania, unless the country reverses new measures that the eu considers undermine the independence of the courts. romania‘s president — who opposes the changes — has called a referendum on the new laws on the same day as the european parliament elections, which in romania will be held next sunday. nick thorpe sent this report from bucharest. this european election has given supporters of the governing socialist party the chance to flex their muscles. banners at this rally in eastern romania read romania deserves more respect. they are fed up deserves more respect. they are fed up with criticism from brussels over corruption issues and the rule of law. romania has successfully prosecuted more high—level officials including parliamentary deputies, than almost any other country. but
that strong record of fighting corruption has got the president, the prosecutors and the security services into trouble. rather than upholding the rule of law, they stand accused by the current government of undermining it. the latest letter from the european commission to the government has just arrived, threatening infringement proceedings. a misunderstanding, according to top government officials. misunderstanding, according to top government officialslj misunderstanding, according to top government officials. i believe that a genuine concern about the rule of law should be normalfor every member state but then, i have also a rhetorical question. fight the commission was totally blind and deaf during so many years, more than ten yea rs deaf during so many years, more than ten years when in romania there were so ten years when in romania there were so many abuses in the judiciary? the latest controversy centres around a former anti—corruption boss, who is
now under investigation herself. she isa now under investigation herself. she is a popularfigure now under investigation herself. she is a popular figure for anti—government protesters and now she‘s in the running for the new post of european prosecutor. romania may look messy, this government critic told me, but it shows democracy is and kicking. what do you expect when you are fighting the establishment? i think it would be fairto establishment? i think it would be fair to expect that the establishment is going to fight back and the establishment is not only a political establishment, they are the ones that have the money, the ones that control the media, they are the ones that make the laws in parliament, they have the government, of course they are going to try to use the tools that they have at their disposal to try to avoid going to jail and losing their money. sometimes romanians feel they are going round and round in circles but 12 years afterjoining the european union, there is also a sense of progress. politicians know they will be held to account. citizens believe their voices will be herd. in the elections in the
coming months they will deliver their verdict. the headlines on bbc news... google blocks huawei from using some of its mobile services, in a major blow to the chinese telecoms firm. too many children are being admitted to mental health hospitals unnecessarily — that‘s according to the children‘s commissioner. president trump has warned iran it will be destroyed if a conflict breaks out between the two countries. the duchess of cambridge received the royal seal of approval from her children, when they tested out a garden she helped design for the chelsea flower show. princess charlotte, and princes george and louis, were filmed together, with their parents, for the first time, as they explored the exhibition. our royal correspondent, daniela relph, has more. who better to test out mum‘s handiwork than her own children? george, charlotte and louis were soon in the swing of things, even if louis seemed
a little distracted. over recent months, the duchess‘s children have gathered moss, leaves and twigs now being used in this back to nature garden. this has been an intensely personal project for the duchess of cambridge. one she has been able to share with her own family, as well as use to promote the issues that really matter to her. last week, the duchess helped install the garden at chelsea. its focus is family. she is rarely interviewed, but on this project she wanted to speak out. there‘s so much kiddies particularly can learn from environments like this. they can learn life skills, anything from learning empathy from watching plants grow, to physical activities and climbing onto trees or onto boulders and things. it helps their balance and coordination. it‘s really an open playground for them. it‘s a natural space,
a really exciting space for kiddies and adults alike to share and explore, and hopefully that‘s what this garden does. the young royaljudges on this chelsea garden were pretty impressed with what they found. a piece of old—fashioned, outdoor family adventure. oh—la—la! daniela relph, bbc news, chelsea flower show. spoiler alert for all game of thrones fans! after eight seasons, one of the most talked about tv shows, has come to an end. fans have complained about plot lines in the last series — but that‘s unlikely to stop it from being a ratingsjuggernaut. our los angeles correspondent, sophie long, has been at a watch party where the 80 minute finale aired a few hours ago. this goes beyond loyalty. there‘s no question that the cultural phenomenon that is game of thrones has been a ratings hit. and resulted in big
business for some. as fans prepared for viewing parties, this bakery sold around 30,000 limited edition cupcakes, breaking its previous record set by last year‘s royal wedding. this has been our all—time best selling limited edition cupcake in the history of sprinkles. it‘s our biggest innovation yet. at a viewing party near venice beach, heated debate about how it was all going to end. what about a babyjon snow? that's a possibility. yeah, if she‘s pregnant, he‘s not going to kill her. there was an atmosphere of great anticipation. some hoping for relief. others, an end to a disappointing season. i felt the writing was kind of sloppy. it didn‘t make any sense with the character arcs and all that. just a big release, i guess, from the anxiety that we have today. intense. like, so many emotions, like, anticipation that's fulfilled and never seeing it again.
and then it was time. cheering. a whole pub completely absorbed. the debate over the quality of series eight will continue, but in the united states the credits have rolled. winter is no longer coming. wow! sophie long, bbc news, los angeles. no spoilers. that‘s all the news from us at nine, victoria is here at ten, but first, a look at the weather. good morning. no big changes in the weather especially for the first half of the week. a murky start for some, quite a bit of cloud around but that is breaking up quite nicely to reveal warm spells of sunshine but as well as the sunshine, rather like yesterday, we have lively showers in the forecast. we‘ve also had a break is a patchy rainfor we‘ve also had a break is a patchy rain for east anglia, that‘s
starting to ease and clear. we hang on to the cloud with showery outbreaks across northern scotland for much of the day. lots of sunshine emerging elsewhere but the showers get going across northern ireland, eastern wales, down towards south—west england and a line of showers stretching from hampshire towards north—east scotland. because the winds are light they will be slow—moving so we could see torrential downpours with the risk of hailand torrential downpours with the risk of hail and thunder but feeling warm in the sunshine, many places avoiding the showers altogether, top temperature of 21 celsius. this evening, the sham tend to fade away, we hang on to the cloud, outbreaks of rainfor we hang on to the cloud, outbreaks of rain for east anglia, that‘s starting to ease and clear. we hang on to the cloudless showery outbreaks across northern scotland for much of the day. lots of sunshine emerging elsewhere but the showers get going across northern ireland, eastern wales, down towards south—west england and a line of showers stretching from hampshire towards north—east scotland. because the winds are light they will be slow—moving so we could see torrential downpours with the risk of hailand torrential downpours with the risk of hail and thunder but feeling warm in the sunshine, many places avoiding the showers altogether, top temperature of 21 celsius. this evening, the showers tend to fade away, we hang on to the cloud, outbreaks cool, temperatures between six and 10 degrees the minimum
temperature. for tuesday, we see high pressure building from the west, that will help settle things down. there will still be showers around but they won‘t be as frequent as today. we also hang on to the cloud with outbreaks of rain for parts of northern today‘s values. as we head into wednesday, this area of high pressure drifting a little bit further southwards, we are in between two low pressure systems but wednesday looks like another decent day. lengthy spells of sunshine around once again, we will see rain edging through scotland, working its way southwards. elsewhere, we see a bit more in the way of cloud, still the chance of a shower but many places remaining dry and still feeling warm in the sunshine, temperatures in the mid teens to low 20s at best down towards the fire south and east once again. low pressure is starting to have a greater influence on the weather as we head through the second half of
hello. it‘s monday, it‘s 10 o‘clock, i‘m victoria derbyshire. game of phones — a big blow for huawei mobile phone users, as google cuts the chinese tech company off from some of its services. if you own a huawei smartphone, we‘ll tell you what today‘s news means for you. i would be hesitant to buy a huawei phone in the future because i wouldn‘t be able to access the most updated version of google, and i use google every day. too many children with learning difficulties and autism are being admitted to mental health hospitals, even though neither is a mental health condition — according to a new report by the children‘s commissioner for england. after politicians start looking into reality tv, more stories emerge from those who‘ve taken part.