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[applause] >> and now, "bbc world news." jane: this is "bbc world news america." reporting fromashington, i am ne o'brien.pi anothetal moment in the brexit drama. parliament votes that leaving the eu without a deal is off thd table for go, but what comes next? prime min. may: we uld seek to negotiate different deal, but the eu has been clear that the deal on the table is ty deal available. laura: president trump says all planes 737 max 8 will be grounded, joining nations who have been flights following deadly crashes. donald trump's formerampaign manager gets three and a half more years behind bars, but hies
legal troublon't stop there. and this highflying 10-year-old has her sights set on e olympics. tonight we meet sky brown, who s hopeto land on the podium in tokyo. jane:on welcome to our viewer public television in america and around the globe. ndch day brings another twist in the brexit dramaoday's no exception. parliament has expressed its not leavebritain will the european union without a deal at any time. it exposed divisions in the conservative party and again opened questions about the prime minister's leadership. here was theresa may after the vote. prime min. m: the options before us are the same as they always have been.
we could leave with a deal the government negotiated the past two years. we could leave with the deal we have negotiated subject to a second referendum. but that would risk no brexit at , damaging the fragile trust --ween the british public damaging the fragile trust between the british public and the members of this we could seeks to negotiate a different deal. however, the eu has been clear that the deal on the table is the onlyeal available. jane: for more on today's vote i spoke a brief time ago with bbc parliament correspondent alicia fromthy, who joined us west mr. fulstop how big a defeat was this for theresa may? oicia: parliament has rul no deal forever.oe
thata lot further than what the government was proposing. let's relet no deal if we are going to leave on the 29th of march. ince again, parliament has taken control of this, tcontrol wheel, andring shoved the government in a certain direction it did not want to go in. there are other significant points about this evening, too. theresa may's party has been told tha in a certain way. vote some of her own cabinet ministers, senior ministers, decided to absin instead. they sat it out and didn't take part in the vote. onof her junior ministers resigned. that is another blow to theresa may's authority. the one thing i should add to all of this is that the vote this evening was to rule out no deal, but that is not binding. that is not legally binding. as the law stands at the moment, the could still leave without a deal on the 29th of march. there is more to co tomorrow.
what are weiaxpecting? altomorrow will be yet another very, very busy day. mps will have a chance to vote on extending the timetable of the u.k. leaving the we have seen a motion tonight suggesting that the government itself is going to propose an extension until the end of june. sce again i would expect lots of mps saying they want more than that. they want to have more say in ine whole process, trying to push the governmen different direction, maybe have a longer extension, something like that. there is another series of votes tomorrow. the other crucial thing to remember here is that any on theion at all lie unanimous vote by the european union saying that you can have an extension. the eu has made it abundany clear that it will offer an y kind of extension if it knows what the u.k. wants to do with it. the u.k. goes backe ith a vague uld like a bit more time," there is no incentive for the eu to say yes. jane: alicia mccarthy, thank you very much indeed for joining me. for more on the political drama
the u.k., i spoke a brief time ago with amanda sloat from the brookings institution. she joineds tonight from kansas city. we know what mps don't want. they rejected theresa may's deal and they say that getting out of the eu without a deal is off the table. has anything changed? amanda: no, nothing has changed at all. this afternoon has been a complete shambles. as the reporter said, the vote today was not legally binding, and the only way to take no deal off the table is to agree on a deal. jane: but they can't, so what happens next? amanda: there has been some talk in the last little while --ev ything is still unfolding in london and is incrediblyin conf-- but it sounds like theresa may may end up having a third meaningful vote on her deal. you are already seeing some inpressions of regret from people who voted a her deal yesterday. you could argue that yesterday
in a sense was a free vote because members knew they could bivote tomorrow on the posty of an extension. my sense that this stage of how th is likely to play out i that we will see members vote tomorrow on an extension. that is likely to pass. then there's the question of whether there will be a third meaningful vote on theresa may's deal. in the -- eitherarly next week before theresa may goes to the eu summit or immediately after that. s if the question beco they are able to vote on her deal, which is not likely to substantially change, but votes could be motivated by the fe of seeing this kicked down thero , if they are able to pass a deal, it is likely you would see a short technical extension, which would be needed for the british parliament to pass aimplementing legislati for the european parliament to ratify the deal. t if it fails onrd attempt, you will have to see a longer tatension. there is increasining -- talk in brusselsbout going to see a much longer term extension, possibly up to a year or 20 months.
jane: what incentive does other european membe have in granting an extension at this point? amanda: if a third meaningful vote was successful, iwould be a technical extension of a couple of weeks. the question i think you are getting at is if the third vote fails, what the impetus would. at this stage there was a lot of blame that is beginning and eu leaders would not want to be seen as the ones that would be standing in the way te there was a ial way forward. however, they will expect theresa may to come to them with a very clear plan about a timetable and about what would o change, in tereither looking at a different direction, holding a second referendum, or holding a second election. the eu does not want to see a series of short-term extensions, and if there was to be a request for an extension, short of a deal, i think they would push to have sometng much longer term. jane: they have their own elections coming up fast.
how might all this delay impact those? amanda: you are absolutely right. the european parliament is scheduled to hold elections at e end of may, and that is on the minds of eu leaders as they are considering any sort of extension request from theresa may. if it was a short-term request, it is unlikely they will want to see that extended past the end d of may and te at which there will be european parliament elections. if there is a longer-term extension, something in the realm of 20 months, the u.k. would be required to hold the european parliament elections in may. if they don't, it opens up all sorts of questions about the potentl legality of decisions the eu would make, and very important decisions the european parliament has to take in july concerning the appointment of a coission president and oth commissioners. jane: a lot of i there. thanks, amanda, very much indeed for joining me. amanda: thank you. jane: tomorrow there will be
another key vote in parliament asaboung for an extension. news" for"bbc world the latest developments. today the u.s. joined a growing rolist of nations inding the boeing 737 max 8. the announcement was made byt presidump, who said it was necessary to answer questions after a second such plane crashed this weekend.n the ethioprlines plane onnt down minutes after taking off, killing eveon board. the bbs's nick bryant report nick: today the crash site in hiopia became a place of multinational mourning. passgers and crew from 35 countries were killed when the plane plunged into this field on sunday, ju six minutes after takeoff. north america had been one of the few places that the boeing 737 max aircraft was still allowed to fly. the aviation authori here resisted demands to follow safety regulators in more than 40 countries in grounding the plane. but tonight at the white house,
donald trump announced a change of mind. pres. trump: we are going to be issuing an emergency order of prohibition to ground all flights of the 737 max 8 and the 737 max 9.ty the saf the american people and all people is ourer paramount con. nick: another boeing 73 max crashed similar circutances in october in indonesia, killing 159 people. canada said there was evidence suggesting a possible link between the two crashes, as it announced its own grounding. >> this is new information that hiwe received and analyzed morning, comes from validated sallite tracking data suggesting a possible, although unproven, milarity in the ight profile of the lion air aircraft. nick: it was after analyzing new evidence collected at the crash site today that e u.s. federal aviation administration made its decision.
it found very close similarities between the two crashes. the groundings have affected david and his daughter who were supposed to fly from new york td burgh tonight. >> i think it is definitely a smart decision to ground the plane. it is better safe than sorry when it comes to dangers in the air. but i think they shoulnotify their customers when the flights are being canceled and helping them rotchedule for r time. nick: as this 737 max landed in the american capital tonight, boeing sainfit has full ence in the safety of the plane, but out of an abundance of caution, is recommending the temporary grounding of the entire global fleet. nick bryant, bbc news, washington. jane: a look at some of the days other news. in nigeria, at least 10 people have died and more are feared apped after a building collapsed in the city of lagos. the building contained a school
opon the tloor, and rescue workers have been scrambling to find survivors. about 40 people have been d,resc and it emerged that in order to demolish the building two years ago was ignored. 8 people have been killed in a school shooting near sao paulo in brazil. according to local police, two armed and hooded teenagers entered the school and started firing at the students.ay police s five children were among the dead. g facebook says it is work resolve a partial outage of a number of social-media services affecting users worldwide. the company's main product, facebook itself, plus the agssenger service and instm an messaging app whatsapp have open disrupted. issues included not being able to post materials or refreshed social-media feeds. 11 leading women's inghts activistaudi arabia have appeared in court, reportedly charged with communicating with foreigners to harm state security. they include a prominent figure in the campaign to win saudi women the right torive.
you are watching "bbc world newm ica." still to come on tonight's program, the fallout continues from the cheating scandal which has rocked some of america's most prestigious universities. pel tcardinal george former advisthe pope, has been sentenced to six years in prison in austlia for abusing two boys. hywel griffith reports. hywel: this was georgeell giving short shrift to the allegations put m for the first time. cardinal pell: absolutely disgraceful rubbh. hywel: he had sexually abused twoys five nd the cathedral. his actions were brazen and
brutal. the judge said pell had been breathtakingly arrogant, damaging young lives. >> you continued to offend with callous indifference to the victims' distress and objections. at some point duri the episode you told your victims to beus quiet bethey were crying. hywel: in a packed courtroom, pell appeared for the first time without his clerical collar. he sat surrounded by five securityuards, didn't flinch as details of his abuse were read out. after learning his sentence, he was led away. using his walking stick, he was taken down from the dock. for survivors and campaigners, the sentence carries huge ight. >> people feel justice is being done. there is never enough time for a pedophile to be sentenced to prison, but ner underestimate that you are stripped of all your dignity. hywel: but pelhas his supporters who refuse to accept the jury verdict. old alliesrm like er prime minister john howard have
written describing him as a man of courage, values, and belief. he has maintained his innocence and launch an appeal against his conviction, which some believe has a realistic chance of succeeding. but for now, george pell remains in prison. he may carry the title of cardinal, but his fall from grace is comple. hywel griffith, bbc news, melbourne. jane: president trump's former campaign manager paul manafort has been givenn additional 43 nths in prison by a judge in washington, d.c., today, bringing his total jail time to seven and a half years. this sentence was for conspiracy ges related to foreign lobbying work and witness tampering. but that was just part of the day's legal drama. minutes after the federalnt cing this morning, new york state prosecutors announced 16 additional charges against manafort on mortgage fraud and
othe felonies. for more on what all of this means, i was joined a short time by legal analyst jonathan turley, law professor at the george washington university. there was criticism that the first sentence wasn't tough enough. what do you make of this one? jonathan: it is tougher. it is important to know that he was lo years in these cases and he ended up with a little over seven. he will get a nine-month reduction for time served. in the federal system you don't have parole, but you can reduce your sentence by 15% if you are a good guy in prison, and he probably will be a good y and get out earlier. he is looking at less than that in the long run. it is still a long sentence for someone who is in ill health and in his 70's. but the biggest problem for him is that within minutes of getting that sentence, he wasby hiew charges. jane: and those came from state prosecutors.
what is the purpose of that? jonathan: well, the state investigations have been e mewhat controversial because some of these stosecutors have been running on essentially getting paul manafort, to guarantee that president trump could not pardon him and have him walk out of jail and so for some civil libertarians, it is a little uncomfortable to have people running on the premise that they are going to get this one guy. also, these arges are things like mortgage fraud, saying, for example, that one condo is really a place where his k s stayed and not a rental space. if people are going to be charged for that in new york, half the city would be in jail. there is a real question about whether these charges are a little too tailored to paul manafort.ct but the is that the mortgage fraud charges are pretty solid. the evidence is pretty strong that he misrepresented that mortgage. jane: getting back to the pederal cases, these are brought
as a result of theal counsel investigation into russian meddling. but they have nothing to do with russian meddling. so what did robert aueller actualieve with this case? jonathan: that's a good question. this is thlongest sentence that mueller has been able to secure. it is not that long, let's be honest. he is looking at 35 years and got a little over seven and will serve less than that. this was his matinee defe'nt. it doesnt necessarily represent a huge victory for mueller if he is looking for trophies. what is clear is that we have yet to have anyone convicted on llusion-based crime.th anexpectation is that mueller's report is likely not to find that evidence directly linking trump or his campaign. this is the end of probably the most visible and important defendant that muell. it didn't end as well as he hoped.
jane: and we're still waiting for that report to come out. jonathan, while we have got you, there is another story i want to turn to. today the actress lori loughlin turned herself in to authorities. she and her husband st accused of paying half $1 million in bribes to get their two daughters into the university of southe california. yesterday, of course, we had the oscar nominee felicity huffman appearing in court on charges she tried to collect mail fraud by taking part in an-c exating scam on her daughter's behalf.et this is extraordinary stuff. what do you make of this case? -- what strikes you most about this case?as jonathan: itocked higher education in the united states. this is all professors are talking about today, as you might imagine. there is always some gaming on admissions. you have wealthy person -- is also involves the trumd also the kushners. jared kushner supposedly got into pennsylvania allegedly because his father gave $2.5
million. jane: but were not claiming ything illegal there. jonathan: that's right. inact, that is rather old school. you give a school and international airportndhey put your son into their program. this is different. these are straight bribes, going to coaches to get the coaches to say that this is someone i've recruited for the soccer team. they even had fake photos where ey photoshopped them or staged photos to make it look like they were athletes. it is incredibly sordid, it was incredibly successful. it is a who's who of the top 1% of the united states and it lists all the top schools in the united states. the biggest problem the universities are going to face is what to do wi a candor. r. kinde. some of these kids might have known. some of them didn't, but if someone is taking your standardized test for you, you ly know. jane: should they in any way be
taken out of the system? jonathan: well, that is the question. that is a form of academic dishonesty, in my view. if those kids let someone else take their test for them or pose for fake photos, that is academic dis expelled. you got with some of these kids, i don't think they did know.er is a couple emails from , "i don'ty nt my kid to know this." but it waso gross that in some of these exchanges the guy who arranged all this said, "what do you want their score to be?"f he was paying aminers. he was bringing in fake people to take the exam. he was offering to have them pick their score. jane: so how do colleges tackle this? this is a massive reonal problem, a pr disaster. jonaan: it is a disaster. college admissions have become lethal. i have four kids. two are in college. parents are sane. i promise you, there is parents trying to get this guy's email -- "i know you are going to jail, but are you still doing this?" this is an insane period.
the one thing that held this together was the belief that the universities had this down, that this was a closed-circui system, that it really was being tsused by the me there was always the big donors who would come in.ke that is omplaining about the weather. this is something very different. you have so many coaches, so many pple that would accept so much money to help the students get in. jane: jonathan turley, as always, thank you for joining me. jonathan: thank you. jane: skateboardingtsill be makingebut as an olympic sport at the tokyo games next year, and one 10-year-old british girl has her sights on gold. if the group qualifies, sky brown will be the u.k.'s youngest summer olympian of all time. she has been speaking to the bbc sports correspondent. sky: i like it because it makes me feel happy and free, and i can do anything. reporter: remember being 10, when the world was yoyster?
sky: daddy, look at this! reporter: that carefree attitude is key to sky brown's success. in cin japan, she has been aging it since sld walk, ips from her english father. she regularly trains in la with her little brother in tow. tt it is britain that hol key to her olympic dreams. sky: ty tell me that no pressure, just have fun, get out atere. that is the way i the most important thing is to just have fun and enjoy it. that is why i ose england. reporter: at the age of 10, sky is already a precocious talent. by next summer's opening nyceren tokyo, she will turn 12, which would make her britain's youngest olympian in history. she will have to qualify against the world's best women. fortunately, she has big hitters in her corner.
e you on your way to the olympics? sky: yes. tony: cool. reporter: tony hawk ia legend in the sport. he watched sky beat the top europeans in estonia and thinks she is qualified for tokyo. how good i she? tony: she is extraordinary, doing tricks thaonly veteran pro skaters have even done before. reporter: but the olympics is only part of her plan. empowering girls to follow their dreams is not just a soundbite. sky: i feel like sometimes girls should do what they want i want to tell them that it doesn't matter. just get out there. don't care what people tell you. do it for you. reporter: she has all the talk and all the talent. bbc news, los angeles. lookw, she makes it absolutely effortless. no preure, just have fun --
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captioning sponsored by newshour productions, llc >> woodruff: good evening. i'm judy woodruff. on the newshour tonight: grounded. the boeing 737-max is banned from u.s. skies, following similar moves by more than 40ot r countries. then, more prison time for paul manafort. president trump's former campaign chairman gets an additional 3.5 years for conspiring to hide millions of dollars from work in ukraine. plus, a luring danger. more than 50 years after asbestos is found to be uengerous, the push contins to ban the substance in the u.s. >> progress is glacially slow. i' buried so many people i have known and loved, including my husband