welcome to bbc news. my name is mike embley. our top stories: cheering. president trump launches his re—election campaign for 2020 in florida. he says his supporters are part of a new political movement. it's a movement made of hard—working patrons who love their country does make patriots, love theirfly, love their children and who believe that a nation must care for its own citizens first. here in the uk, the remaining five candidates vying to become the next prime minister clash over brexit in a noisy tv debate. wiped off the map — satellite images show mosques in western china destroyed — the second of our special reports from xinjiang.
a warning that the world is taking an unacceptable step backwards in the fight against measles. a special report from the philippines. hello to you. president trump has taken to the stage in orlando in florida to officially launch his bid for re—election in 2020. with the new slogan "keep america great" he claimed the us economy was the envy of the world and he prompted his 20,000 supporters to boo what he said once again was the "fake news media". he's been on his feet for 45 minutes. he's just he'sjust finished. gary he's just finished. gary 0'donoghue listened to all of it. 500 days till the next presidential election, but he's never stop campaigning, what is the latest from there?
he's just he'sjust had a he's just had a little hiatus because he broke sarah huckabee sanders onstage, his press secretary who is leaving herjob as you know ina who is leaving herjob as you know in a couple of months time. and he's back on stage and he's really been running the old tunes, he's talked about the economy a little bit, not very much, he's been talking an awful lot about hillary clinton. sort of a deja vu from the previous election campaign, lots of those old themes. he's been talking about judges and he's also come up with this new — this new theme of course, changing make america great again, to keep america great again. and, gary, i heard that generally when an economy is strong, a sitting president is re—elected. but positive suggesting he may have some troubles in key battleground states? there have been some troubling
poles. some of them have been internal poles from a few months ago. some public polls showing there isa ago. some public polls showing there is a bit ofa ago. some public polls showing there is a bit of a deficit between him and some of the democratic running for nomination. particularly the former vice presidentjoe biden. these polls are a long, long way away. more than 500 days away from the next presidential election. but there has been a sufficient wobble enough to virus some of those pollsters. what we haven't heard tonight, my, is anything new. any new messages being tested in what we will do for the second term. these are the greatest hits we've got so far. nothing of substance as to what will happen in the second term. gary, i know it's difficult for you to hear me, but he is seen in some way as a florida man, now, given he has a home there, the mara lager resort. it is a crucial stage. --
state. he cold florida his second home. he has his resort home over on the coast of west palm beach. florida was that state, that swing state that went his way early on election night back in 2016. and really all that that night gave him the glimmer of hope that he might win. so, yeah, he thinks florida is a good place. bear in mind, florida politically is a swing state. but in the democrat wave of the mid—term elections back in last year, florida really but the trend. it kept its republican governor and it flipped a seatin republican governor and it flipped a seat in the us senate as well. he feels very comfortable here and a lot of his most the hammett supporters i hear in this state —— the humans —— vehement supporters.
let's ta ke the humans —— vehement supporters. let's take you to another political race. the five men in the race to become the next prime minister have classed on brexit and whether the uk can realistically leave the deadline of the end of october. dominic raabe was eliminated earlier in the latest round of voting. 0ur political editor laura kuenssberg reports. —— raab. he can't hide in the wings any more. microphone on... here we go, there we go. time to talk. nervous? they all should be. this is nothing less than a public job interview for the biggest role in the land. job number one for all of them, how to clean up the brexit mess. can you guarantee that you will be able to get your brexit plan through the parliament by october 31? we must come out on the 315t of october because otherwise i'm afraid we face a catastrophic loss of confidence in politics. you sometimes have extra time in football matches in order to slot
home the winner. my view is the most important thing is to win for britain and that means getting out, honouring the vote you gave. if there was a prospect, if we were nearly there, then i would take a bit longer because the conservative party is the party of business, the party of the union, we're the party of hope, and i would want to avoid the disruption of no deal. i do respectfully disagree with jeremy and michael on this because we've got to learn from our mistakes. one of the mistakes we've made so far is by having this sort of flexible deadline. if you don't have a deadline you do not concentrate minds. there's only one door out of this, which is through parliament. i would say to all these people on the platform who voted for the deal, take the shock of the european elections, let's get on with it, let's vote it through, let's get it done. but we've run into that door three times already, rory. we've to have a different route out. we can't simply represent the same cold porridge for a fourth time. this is about all of our future but the past is never far away.
but the worry i have about boris's position, we fought together on the leave campaign, boris joined me on that campaign so we both believe it in our heart, but my worry is that, boris, if we got to october 31 and we were so close to getting that deal over the line, would you at that point say, michael, we're almost there... crosstalk. i share, i share, i share, i share michael's... questioner: i haven't heard a guarantee, can you just give me a guarantee it was october 315t? i think that october 31 is eminently feasible. no, that's not a guarantee. is that your date? can anyone on the stage guarantee yet? crosstalk. can you just raise your hand if there is a guarantee... a cacophony of promises, no guarantees and not much impressed the questioner, worried about leaving without a deal. carmela, are you reassured with what you've heard this evening? i'm not reassured at all. i'm really concerned about the future for my children. no—one can give a real answer. there are, though, other
huge decisions and other huge disagreements too. would they all, as the frontrunner promised, cut taxes for higher earners? i think it's very sensible to have an ambition to raise... an ambition? ..the higher rate of tax for middle income earners. ididn't understand... i think that is wrong. i went into politics to help the very poorest in our society. i would focus on tax cuts for working people through the basic rate of tax. i would like to see everyone in this country be able to earn the first £1,000 every month without any income tax or national insurance because that would lighten the load. i'm going to be very straight with people. i don't think this is the time to be cutting taxes. because i'm not thinking of promises for the next 15 days, i'm thinking of the next 15 years. rory, you're completely out of touch. you just did not answer my question. it's nothing to do with brexit, it's about tax cuts. the favourites wanted to appear to agree for once, rather than stir trouble.
i agree strongly with both with saj and withjeremy. did the others deliberately go after rory stewart who was the outsider? and borisjohnson, of course, faced questions on his loose talk about nazanin zaghari—ratcliffe, the british woman held in prison in iran. i have deep sympathy, clearly, for nazanin and herfamily. in that case it didn't, i think, make any difference. but what of accusations laid at the tory party's door that they are prejudiced against muslims, and borisjohnson casually offensive with his language? do the candidates agree that words have consequences? insofar as my words have given offence over the last 20 or 30 years when i've been a journalist, people have taken those words out of my articles and escalated them, of course i am sorry for the offence that they have caused. they did, in 60 minutes, all manage to agree on something. sajid javid, you've said you'd be happy to open up the conservative party to an independent investigation of allegations of islamophobia. would you like to commit to that?
yes, i would. do you all agree, guys? shall we have an external investigation of the conservative party into islamophobia? absolutely, go for it. stamp it out. they all agree. rory, do you agree? excellent, they agree. none of the five walks away having imploded their campaigns tonight. they are in theory, of course, all on the same side. despite the hugs, not for now. laura kuenssberg, bbc news, westminster. let's get some of the day's other news. the german chancellor angela merkel has insisted she is doing "very well" despite visibly shaking during an appearance with the ukranian president in berlin. she seemed to be struggling to stand as she listened to national anthems during the military honours on his arrival. afterwards she said she was dehydrated and felt much better after a drink of water. an earthquake magnitude 6.4 has struck off japan's western coast, triggering an evacuation from some coastal areas. there are no reports of serious damage of injuries,
although the tremor was felt more than 300km kilometres away in tokyo. patrick sha na han, who's been acting us defence secretary since december, has withdrawn. there've been accusations and counter—accusations of family violence. mr shanahan said a painful episode had been dredged up during the confirmation process, and he wanted to protect his children from reliving it. it's the longest time the us has been without a confirmed secretary of defence. some heart—wrenching pictures of a starving and exhausted polar bear in siberia — she's wandered miles from her normal home and habitat, and has given local residents quite a surprise. the bear has been seen walking through the siberian industrial town of norilsk. she's belived to be very ill and weak. experts will arrive on wednesday to access the condition of the bear and decide its fate. a wave of online misinformation is taking the world backwards in its fight against measles, according to the world health around the globe, there were more than a 100,000 cases in the first three months of this year, that's three times the number
in the same period last year. the philippines is currently fighting a major outbreak, almost 500 people have died, most them children. the bbc‘s global health correspondent tulip mazumdar sent this report from manila. this is what can happen when measles ta kes this is what can happen when measles takes hold. james hasn't is on for days, and he is now develop ammonia. —— developed pneumonia. some of these babies are less than six months old, too young to have the measles vaccine, they rely on others around them being immunised so they don't even come into contact with the disease. in the next ward, two—year—old princess lies limp and exhausted. first she had a cough, her grandmother tells me, then, suddenly a severe fever. princess was not immunised. herfamily were worried vaccines might harm her. we we re worried vaccines might harm her. we were admitting 30 to a0 and even as high as 80 patients are admitted
every night. we were so frustrated, disappointed because the vaccine for measles is free at different health centres. much of these recent misconceptions around vaccines centre on the controversial rollout ofa centre on the controversial rollout of a new dangin vaccine in 2016. the manufacturer of dengbaxia admitted its product posed a risk to some children. some parents blamed the vaccine for their children's doubts. health officials say inaccurate and sensational information spread online, resulting in the confidence of all band scenes plummeting. does make vaccines. misinformation has resulted in many parents debating whether to vaccinate their children. health and medicine can also be difficult to access in these poor, slum areas where there are trust issues too. when accurate information wasn't trusted or believed, many parents listened to
rumourand believed, many parents listened to rumour and scaremongering online. misinformation can spread as far and fast as a computer virus, according to unicef. alin bitterly regrets her decision not to vaccinate her children. her two children died within a week of each other.|j children. her two children died within a week of each other. i feel so angry. i shouldn't have listen to deviant social media. i was a raid that i should have protected my children —— afraid. that i should have protected my children -- afraid. these volunteers are on a mission to restore faith in vaccines among concerned are on a mission to restore faith in vaccines among concerned parents are on a mission to restore faith in vaccines among concerned parents who just want the best for their children. the trust in the immunisation programme is slowly getting back. now mothers adjusting health centres demanding the vaccines —— are trusting, because they are afraid for their children. the measles outbreak has slowed
dramatically from its peak earlier this year, families and the philippines have paid a high price for the philippines have paid a high price forthe dip in philippines have paid a high price for the dip in vaccination rates here. but confidence in these life—saving vaccines is returning. tulip mazumdar, bbc news, manila. stay with us on bbc news, still to come: a deadly heatwave sweeps across many parts of india — families are struggling amid record tempartures and water shortages. there was a bomb in the city centre. a code word known to be one used by the ira was given. army bomb experts were examining a suspect van when there was a huge explosion. the south african parliament has destroyed the foundation of apartheid by abolishing the population registration act, which for a0 years forcibly classified each citizen according to race. germany's parliament, the bundestag, has voted by a narrow majority to move the seat government from bonn to berlin. berliners celebrated into the night but the decision was greeted with shock in bonn.
just a day old and the royal baby is tonight sleeping in his cot at home. early this evening the new prince was taken by his mother and father to their apartments in kensington palace. the real focus today was valentina tereshkova, the world's first woman cosmonaut. what do you think of the russian woman in space? i think it's a wonderful achievement and i think we might be able to persuade the wife it would be a good idea to get her to go up there for a little while. this is bbc news, the latest headlines: president trump launches his 2020 re—election campaign at a massive rally in orlando in florida. here in the uk — the remaining five candidates to lead the governing conservative party and the country have clashed over brexit in a tv debate. now a second special report from china's remote western
xinjiang province. the bbc has been granted a rare visit to some of the secure facilities thought to be holding more than a million muslims in the region. the team was also given access to religious sites and senior islamic officials as the authorities try to refute allegations that in the name of combatting extremism they're wiping out religious belief. at the id kah mosque, xinjiang's largest, china's supremacy over faith is being made clear — from the flag fluttering on the roof, to the clean—shaven faces below. inside, though, the government approved imam denies that long beards are now banned in xinjiang. translation: chinese citizens have religious freedom. it's a part of that freedom to choose whether to have beards or not. the lockded and deserted homes
tell a different story. hundreds of thousands of uighurs, kazakhs and other muslim minorities have disappeared and even mild expressions of belief are now forbidden. so here it is in black and white, a notice telling people living in this village that certain religious practices are banned. this point here at number ten says that the wearing of long beards for young men is not to be allowed. and there's this... right across the region, mosques are being destroyed. over the past two years in cities, towns and villages, dozens of religious sites, once clearly visible on satellite images, have been turned into patches of bare earth. china's case is laid out in gruesome detail in this exhibition, designed to show that xinjiang has suffered years of separatist violence. and it hopes that by giving us access, including to some
of the secure facilities for muslims that it calls schools, such policies will be seen as restrained and reasonable. but this is the gatehouse to the id kah mosque. its distinctive shadow shows it was still standing in late 2017. now, it's gone — overwhelmed by the surrounding commercial development. work is still under way when we visit, with construction machinery on the spot where the gatehouse once stood. nearby, traditional uighur neighbourhoods are being demolished too. the old homes are visible in this image from two years ago. just a few months later, whole swathes have disappeared. this patch of land encapsulates perfectly the two driving
forces of modern china. political stability and economic development. there's no doubting that these neighbourhoods were poor but by demolishing them, by repressing the faith of those who lived in them and by forcing hundreds of thousands of them into re—education, the concern is that a whole history and culture are being wiped out. in 2015, we filmed the crowds, young and old, turning up to pray at the id kah mosque. four years on, this is the scene just before prayer time. inside, a few elderly men gather in silence. isn't the truth that what we've just seen is proof that china has suffocated islam in this region? translation: it's true that a few years ago there were many more people, but nowadays, the government is creating jobs.
people are busy making money. so, naturally, fewer come to pray. until recently, this place was the vibrant heart of a deeply devout society. now, there's almost no—one left. john sudworth, bbc news, xinjiang. at least 83 people have died since saturday in india as a blistering heatwave has swept across the state of bihar. the north—eastern state is experiencing the second longest heatwave on record and in total over 180 lives have been lost. temperatures of over a0 degrees celcius were recorded in many places across bihar on tuesday. water shortages are being experienced across many parts of india including the capital delhi as ramzan karmali reports. delhi, and yet another day of extreme heat. people here are doing their best to keep cool but that's proving harder each day. this is
india's second longest heatwave on record. 32 days long. lives are being lost due to lack of drinking water in many places. translation: i say we have to be in line early in morning otherwise we will not get anything anymore. often enough, many are empty—handed. anything anymore. often enough, many are empty-handed. translation: i have never experienced anything like it, it makes all records. only rain can save us it, it makes all records. only rain can save us but it does not come. it, it makes all records. only rain can save us but it does not comem that rain is late, 11 days late. monsoon has been delayed because of huge climate change affect and with summers, the water bodies, the source of water is being depleted. the worst effective —— affected region is to the east of delhi in the state of bihar. hundreds of been taken to hospitals and treated the heatstro ke taken to hospitals and treated the heatstroke caused by prolonged exposure to sun or physical exertion and high temperatures. the death
toll in the state is rising with the temperatures in some places over seven the three ——7d above average. there is little relief. schools and colleges closed until the end of the week and many markets across bihar closed during the daytime but it may not be until the end of next week that any parts of india will see any relief from the deadly heat. ramzan karmali, bbc news. now to football — and at the women's world cup in france — sam kerr scored all four goals as australia progressed to the last sixteen. they finished second in group c — after beating jamaica four—one. brazil beat italy by one goal to nil. watching was paul frostick. australia and jamaica lined up against each other in their final group stage match with the aussies needing so australia and jamaica lined up against each other with the aussies needing so ach other with the aussies needing a draw to cement their place in the next round. the matildas staged an impressive comeback but this time it was them who got the lead first thanks to sam kerr. they were playing in confident fashion
and trying their luck from all over the pitch. their perseverance paid off when before halftime, kerr scored another header, a 2—0 lead taken to the break. they dominated early second—half possession too but a lapse in concentration at the back saw them caught out. havana sulon putting a goal back the jamaicans. australia was rattled but when sam found herself with the ball at her feet, the stage was set for a hat—trick, that made it four out of her side's seven goals of the tournament. and it would become five out of eight with the help of a goalkeeping howler. nicole mcclure with the mistake and kerr gratefulfor an easy finish, with a a—1scoreline, helping them through to the knockout stages. in the groups other match,
marta scored a 17th world cup goal to help clinch brazil's place in the last 16, becoming the all—time leading scorer at any of brazil's men's or women's world cups. let us cross back to florida before we show pictures of donald trump launching his re—election campaign. it is done generally when the economy is strong and a president is re—elected and voters don't like to dumpa re—elected and voters don't like to dump a president after a single term but there are poles suggesting he is in trouble and his approval ratings are in trouble and his approval ratings a re low in trouble and his approval ratings are low but we have learned from 2016 not to predict anything about mrtrump. his new 2016 not to predict anything about mr trump. his new slogan is keep america great. and you can get in touch with me and most of the team on twitter — i'm @bbcmikeembley.
hello there, good morning. by thursday, the weather should be much more straightforward, but we've still got cloud around at the moment, bringing some outbreaks of rain, and there are some storms around, too, as this warm and humid air pushes its way northwards. that cloud bringing the rain, this cloud bringing the storms as well, and they're tending to track their way across the south—east of england and east anglia, and this is the main area at risk of further thunderstorms as we head well into wednesday. there could be some really gusty winds, some hail and some thunder too. this is the story as we head towards the end of the night. we've got a lot of cloud for england and wales. outbreaks of rain, the storms moving away from the south—east of england, pushing across east anglia and into the north sea. things are more straightforward for scotland and northern ireland, where we've got sunshine and showers arriving from the north—west. but, by late morning and into the afternoon,
we could see a fresh crop of thundery downpours arriving in the south—east and east anglia, even a few patchy bursts of rain across the midlands and lincolnshire. much brighter further west, across england and wales, and those temperatures very similar to what we had on tuesday. so some rain, unfortunately, again for the tennis at queen's, and some rain for race—goers at royal ascot. thursday probably dry for ladies day. certainly drier, i think, on friday by then. but it will be feeling a little bit fresher. the humid air ahead of that weather front is going to push into the near continent, the storms heading away, as well, and this fresher air will pull in from the atlantic around that area of low pressure. closer to that area of low pressure in the north—west of the uk, this is where we keep showers going overnight into thursday.
clearer skies, a cooler, fresher feel for england and wales, but the promise of some early sunshine. now, some places may stay dry, but there are some showers heading eastwards from wales and the south—west of england. probably the driest weather and sunniest weather across northern england. but a scattering of showers for northern ireland, and some frequent, heavy showers across scotland, and again those temperatures 16—20 degrees. as we head towards the end of the week, we're starting to see high pressure building up from the south. but across the northern half of the uk, particularly northern scotland, we're closer to that low pressure. by that means some showers will keep going in northern scotland, and it will be quite blustery as well. after a sunny start for many other areas, we're going to find cloud building up, but there's a good chance you'll stay dry, with some spells of sunshine into the afternoon. and those temperatures really aren't changing very much at all over the next few days —16—20 degrees. saturday mostly dry, with some sunshine. things change on sunday, rain beginning
the headlines: president trump has formally relaunched his campaign for four more years in the white house with a rally in orlando, florida. he said he believes a nation must ca re he said he believes a nation must care for its own citizens first. his reelection slogan has changed to "keep america great." here in the uk, the remaining five candidates vying to become britain's next prime minister clashed over brexit in a noisy tv debate. another round of voting by conservative mps will take place on wednesday to reduce the number of candidates futher. the world health organization has issued a stark warning about the global spread of measles. it says the huge amount of misinformation about vaccines shared online and on social media is damaging the fight against the disease.