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i am. the news coming to you live from berlin. and the brink the deadly collapse of the u.k. the opposition leader party pulls the plug after 6 weeks of negotiations the prime minister to resign may we go live to london to find out what this means for the u.k.'s departure from the e.u. also on the program taiwan becomes the 1st place in asia to approve same sex
marriage law because also landmark legislation despite a last minute attempt by conservatives to defeat the bill. just about a week now until european elections polls show climate change is a major issue for many voters so what's the action plan. for 3 years. in your circle false or stuck you're stuck with your baby. falls for a legal challenge off the state of alabama passes america's most restrictive abortion all our correspondent visits the states to talk with people on both sides of the divide.
brigs of compromise talks between the u.k. government and the opposition labor party have collapsed after 6 weeks of negotiations labor leader jeremy corbin pulled the plug on the talks saying they had gone as far as they could enter letters of british prime minister to resign may he cited the government's increasing instability and difficulties bridging policy gaps as reasons spokesperson has said the government will try to win backing from dissenting lawmakers and pushed through her deal on the u.k.'s big draws from the european union british lawmakers and you see a vote on the agreement for a 4th time in june. let's go straight to london i'm joined by did obvious bigot last who standing by bigot the labor leader germany corben said the talks with the government have gone as far as they can what do you mean by that. well he means that there simply wasn't enough common ground between the 2 parties
labor was trying to push through a customs union so for the a u.k. to stay within the e.u. customs union which of course wouldn't mean that they are restricted wednesday when it comes to forging their own trade deals is that something that many entries amaze parties the brics it is could not really swallow the other also obstacle is that reason may has announced that she is going to go and of course from labor's point of view they see a government gerry mcallen as mentioned in stable and anything that treason may says not who knows where there has success so we'll actually stick to that and boris johnson the former foreign secretary is somebody that's being mentioned as favored by the conservative party base by the activists so he is likely contender for the next prime minister and i think many in the labor party are very worried as to who they would get as the next prime minister and whether he would
stick to anything that they agree now as to reason may so a bit of a setback for terrorism is what's going to happen next i'm being it. well you have mentioned that they are going to vote once more on the original bill a slightly different version slightly ahead of the original bill that was already voted down 3 times in the u.k. parliament so not very likely that it's going to go on the 4th attempt also what's very likely option now is that there is another round of the so-called indicative aides so giving it back to the parliamentarians trying for them to work out a brick said that they could live with and then of course that also needs to agree to again with the european union we see that it's a very complex and complicated process and it really looks at this point that none of these options seem to be very likely to have
a satisfactory result so what remain compay innes are hoping for the main complaint is here in the u.k. is that at some point this is going to go back to the british people and there might be a 2nd referendum that is trying to find a solution out of this whole brakes of mess and make it is got to be asked i guess how likely is a 2nd referendum. well really nobody knows how this breaks it does look can be broken and this is the most likely moment for a 2nd referendum it's hard to put a number on it but the chances over happening has been steadily rising and there was particularly within the labor party a lot of pressure on them we see that now in the campaigning for the european elections the braggs of party and i just roger's brags that party has been extremely successful and he's been campaigning to it and rallying and people are
really celebrating him like a rock star people also flak flocking to be members of this party and those on the remains site hoping that this is going to galvanize also people to say well this is not what we want we don't want to just crash out of the european union without any deal which would be the default option if no compromise can be fined and that there is more pressure on parliamentarians particularly in the labor party to come right into the 2nd referendum to people's votes they get in london thank you very much for bringing us up to date from their. time on sponsors legalized same sex marriage is the 1st place in asia to approve this landmark legislation lawmakers approved a government bill which allows same sex couples to form exclusive coming into unions and apply for marriage registration the bill overcame several hurdles
including attempts by conservatives to remove any reference to marriage despite the outcome of today's vote the issue of same sex marriage still divides the country in a referendum last year the majority of voters rejected defining marriage as anything other than a union between a man and a woman but it is legislation has been hailed by those who have been waiting for it for years. shane lynn and mark yuan have spent the last 2 years planning their wedding in fine detail. the cake shop owners from taipei have been dreaming of their special day since 2017 when taiwan's top court ruled same sex couples should be allowed to marry. her have brazil taiwan may often be overlooked internationally over congo but the things we have done are visionary to create you know we can be proud of their heads the heart and so that's . but on top of the usual wedding stress is shane mark and other taiwanese same sex
couples have a bigger problem support for the issue is divided. by 3 different bills were table for friday's vote but only one use the word marriage put forward by the government it allows same sex couples similar rights as married heterosexual couples a bill satisfactory for the l.g.b. to rights campaigners the other versions backed by conservative lawmakers were void of the term marriage. not everyone on this relatively liberal island shares these people's desire for equality in a series of referendums last year more than 2 thirds of voters decided marriage should only be defined as being between a man and a woman numbers that opponents of same sex marriage say cannot be ignored. taiwan just become the 1st country to legalize in fact marriage has actually already peaked your rights in taiwan after arriving. alfie the place that has been
dubbed a big capital in asia today a legislative battle actually cement taiwan's place in the hearings to break new ground in terms of human rights and eligibility rights but also it is likely going to inspire revenue that will fall out and for you quality and rights for l.g.b. secure individuals in taiwan. also a coffee shop in. tomorrow day it will be 10 years since the end of the country's long running civil war but for some of the country the scars of the conflict. the conflict broke out in 1983 putting the largely single east military against the tamil liberation tigers the families who are fighting for a separate homeland in sri lanka in may of 2009 the true lankan military defeat of the tamil separatists bought it as a huge human cost it's estimated some 50000 fighters and 100000 civilians were
killed many of them tamils today at least 20000 people are still missing their feets unknown did. went to northern sri lanka where survivors have taken the search into their own hands. 10 years of demanding an answer still doesn't know what happened to her missing daughter the war was winding down she says when masked men tore 16 year old jeromey from her arms. fled. not going to where did i let go of her hand i was lying on the ground and a man stomped on my back with his boot i screamed and when i looked up the launch vehicle carrying my daughter was already a column of dust in the distance that's how fast i took off what. many people haven't heard from their loved ones for even longer in some cases several decades their stories might be different other families share the same sense of suffering
without proof their children are dead they hold on to hope. when i hear other children calling for their mothers i have my daughter calling for me i hear her voice and i immediately look thinking she's come back to me. the task of finding out what happened to people like jeromey will land here at the office on missing persons or on pete it's a new commission being set up by the current administration to independently investigate the disappeared the chairman understands some people are skeptical it is extremely challenging because there have been many institutions in the commissions established in the past to address the issue of the missing and for the families feel that they have had no oncet as we do not want to give people false promises or false hopes and. that we strive to establish this office we will try to find them to find ounces but that is going to take place building
trust between state institutions and the people especially in the northeast has been no easy task human rights lawyers the bhajan official and in says the o.m. p could gain the public's confidence once they set up local offices but she also says some families are afraid. that you people may give testimony today but they have a fear that it will fall into the wrong hands so some families have said they may have more faith in the process if a foreign government or international body what. but. some others like j. america say they will only accept an independent and foreign led investigation. they demanded as a b o m people come and start from the very beginning it's been 10 years and more time will go by and that'll be that. the civil war may have ended at decade ago but the families searching for their loved ones are still waiting for closure. now for a look at some other stories making news around the world iran's foreign minister
has called on the 5 remaining signatories of the 2015 nuclear deal to take concrete action to save it iran previously warned that it would scale back some of the commitments under the deal a year after the u.s. left the pact and reimposed sanctions. bridezillas self declared president one why though has confirmed to send delegates to norway as a scandinavian country tries to mediate in the venezuelan crisis but why the deny direct talks fun to be with president nicolas government it's the 1st official confirmation of an attempt a dialogue in venezuela's months long palace struggle. the china born architect who shaped urban landscapes i.m.p. has died at the age of $102.00 his rocks were killed by many but also met with some controversy the range from hong kong's bank of china skyscraper to the glass pyramid in the courtyard of the louvre in paris. there is now less than
a week to go until parliamentary elections and environmental protection is very much on the minds of voters millions of joint move once like 5 years for a future and extinction rebellion to demand more action on climate change and a recent survey shows 77 percent of potential voters place global warming as their top concern when deciding on who to vote for the e.u. and policymakers us to. hearting to listen but activists say the still a long way to go i want you to panic a blunt message to the european parliament from swedish activist gretta to embark the teenager has given the world a wake up call with her urgent appeal for climate action the global youth movement she inspired has shifted the climate change debate forcing it both to the top of that use agenda and party campaigning ahead of the blocks parliamentary elections next week so what is the e.u. done so far to tackle the climate crisis. in march the european parliament
voted to ban single use plastics starting in 2021 as part of sweeping legislation against plastic waste that pollutes beaches and oceans. it's agreed a near total ban on insecticides that have been linked to a dramatic drop in the numbers of wild bees honeybees and other cullen eaters. the e.u. parliament is pushing to put cleaner cars on europe's roads by 2030. and it wants to slash its greenhouse gases by 40 percent in the next 11 years some experts say that's not enough but right now it doesn't look like any single member state will be able to meet that target. reason enough for protesters across europe to keep pushing for a faster climate action in brussels. other talk about how these
issues are shaping the election let's cross over to your to go to lan she's a member of the european parliament actually also on the committee on in violent public health and food safety welcome to you mr dylan as we heard the environment has become a top priority for voters ahead of these european elections do you expect this debate or flecked in the post next week. i certainly do i think the pressure is good i think that will help the parliament to be more progressive and i think that this legislation period that we are there is coming it will be very important to reflect to necessary to change climate policy to be more ambitious and this is a new wave of activism of grass roots movements which have brought in law mental issues very much into the mainstream but to what extent do these movements actually influence your policies. i believe it in france. the
e.u. a lot i actually felt the pressure of the last year during this legislation period and i was negotiating the climate strategy for 2050 and then the pressure from the public was very important to make it more ambitious. and yet there's often a tradeoff between environmental policies and business interests how difficult is this to resolve this challenge when it comes to implementing new regulations in the e.u. of course we still have conservative forces and the lobbyists don't want the parliament to be us ambitious as it should. i feel with the youth now with. we try to for future and all the climate strikes that we have seen among the youth around not only in europe but also around the world that is actually putting a lot of pressure on the political parties during this election and i believe it
will help the progressive parties to be stronger in and have a better election so that will certainly help the both a spot is also expected to make gains in this election some estimates say as many and as much as 35 percent how might that affect the efforts against climate change . that is extremely negative we see. that they are connected to movements like trump and the tea party movement and climate it's not on there again the contrary but i believe that with. the candor for the president of the commission trounced in the months he said that he wants to have this alliance among progressive groups and i think if we do that and if we also use this last they see in front of the election to really create
a good and good election for the progressive parties then i think we can have a chance to to to do what's necessary. a good one a member of the european parliament and on the committee of environment at the e.u. a real pleasure to have you with us on the view thank you and staying with environmental issues and here in germany lawmakers have paved the way for the use of the scooters on streets because dr debate in the country has been fierce over the issue but this trans want protection and many motorists see them as a hazard. these 2 women are test drivers sophia and selena both from bombay are going varia neither of them have written you scooter before now a representative from the public utilities company gives them a crash course in how it works and they're both excited to hit the street on the new form of transport. traffic here in terms of traffic cause it's like being on
a bike you go we'll have to see how it goes with cars and buses in the mix. helmets are required here and there are once those are on sophia and selena are off. after practicing in a parking lot they head into city traffic the scooters go up to 20 kilometers an hour east routers aren't allowed on sidewalks and back during the official test phase writers have to use the bike lane if there isn't one they have to go on the road as traffic builds up sophia and selena have to stay focused as if in this big this seemingly turning is tough you have to do say many things of once you have to concentrate on going forward to keep an eye out for the traffic check behind you and put on the brakes. but i'm. so far there haven't been any accidents here in town bad but if the new form of mobility grows in popularity it's just a matter of time before they begin to occur. well to the u.s.
now where 2 days off the state of alabama passed the country's most restrictive anti abortion nor the opposition to it is organizing pro-choice supporters say the law violates. wade and that's a landmark supreme court decision in 1903 that legalized abortion. our u.s. correspondent had the humphrey travel to alabama to talk with people on both sides of the divide the alabama state capitol has become the latest front line in a fight for reproductive rights that most pro-choice activists thought. that one in the 1970 s. inside this building republican governor k. i.v. signed the bill into law and now she has a battle on her hands she has the support of proponents lightly lori mullins who runs the co pregnancy center in montgomery alabama offering baby items and parenting classes in an effort to dissuade women from seeking abortions like the
bill itself she sees no exceptions even in the case of rape or incest if you believe that at conception it is a person then you have to believe that all life is sacred how i was conceived has no should have no impact on the value of my life why would you protect lives. except yours yours is not the case of incest that is a really really difficult discussion to have it's never right there is no good answer but at the same time the way the law is now we see it all the time if a child is being molested and she becomes pregnant at 13 or 14 or 15 the family takes her to have an abortion the only person who wins in that scenario is the person who was abusing her while proponents of the text want it to include few exceptions to see it potentially go all the way up to the supreme court and
maybe even overturn roe v wade itself opponents of the bill accuse state lawmaker has of playing politics with women's bodies one of them is margo hotline dressed as a handmade the pro-choice activists protested on the steps of the state government as the bill was passed and my. personal. stake in this is that i was for 3 years a victim of continuous sexual assaults and i didn't think that i was pregnant when i think about someone who might be in the situation that i was i'm in isn't able to . escape from that you're stuck you're stuck with your rapist's baby and currently with only 3 abortion clinics in the entire state choices already seem limited alongside her work as an activist mia raven also works in an abortion clinic her patients often find themselves in dangerous circumstances as an already difficult time tell me about harassment paint a picture for me about what
a woman might face coming into the clinic where you work the minute she pulls into a driveway she's going to be greeted by some protestors the minute she walks out of a corridor and i start screaming at her telling her that she doesn't need to be here and that she's still going to be a mother but she's going to be the mother of a dead murdered baby the doctor are used to southern states trying to bill for what they do. this is not an uncommon tactic they go after the providers especially the doctors is another way to cut down access because abortion can really go all day long but if you can't access. you minors will not have that right. those rights are being challenged not just in alabama but across republican held states in the south the midwest which are looking at a nearly conservative supreme court and hoping that now might be the time to roll back reproductive rights for good. and item's forces and with
a little over 3 years to go on to our host the 2022 world cup the nation your greeted its 1st spoke to spill stadium on thursday the stadium which has a capacity of around $40000.00 and costs more than $500000000.00 euros to build a fireworks display ahead of a domestic cup final has come under criticism from human rights groups ahead of the tournament but concerns of the exportation and working conditions conditions of my own for because. it was in the news here's a recap of the top stories that we're following for you in the united kingdom the opposition labor party leader jeremy corwin has ended bedsit talks with prime minister to do something the 2 sides had been negotiating for 6 weeks in an effort to reach a compromise on the u.k.'s departure from the deal. and taiwan's volunteers legalized same sex marriage the 1st in asia ground same sex couples the
right to officially register their marriages conservative opponents have tried to defeat the bill with a more limited version of same sex unions. coming up next the science magazine tomorrow today but i'm going to leave you now with pictures of the school of rays cruising through the crystal waters off australia famous bandai beach in sydney enjoy.
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