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[applause] >> and now, "bbc world news." jane: this is "bbc world new" americ reporting from washington, i am jane o'brien. another pivotal moment in the briait drama. pant votes that leaving the eu without a deal is off the table for good, but what comes next? prime min. may: we could seek to negotiate a different deal, but the eu has been clear that the deal on the table is the only deal available. laura: president trump says all planes 737 max 8 will be grounded, joining nations who haveeen flights following deadly crashes. donald trump's former campaign manager gets three andmo half years behind bars, but his legal troubles don't stop there. and this highflying 10-year-old
has her sights set on the olympics. tonight we meet sky brown, who hopes to land on the podium in tokyo. jane: welcome to our viewers on public television in america and around the globe. iseach day brings another in the brexit drama and today's no exception. parliament h expressed its not leavebritaiwill 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. may: 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. ldwe ceave with the deal we have negotiated subject to a second referendum. ldbut that wisk no brexit at ,tr damaging the fragiltit --ween the h public damaging the fragile trust ndtween the british public the members of this house. we could seeks to negotiate a diffent deal. however, the eu has been clear that the dl on the table is the only deal available. jane: for more on today's vote i spoke a brief time ago with bbc parliament correspondent alicia fromawho joined us west mr. full stop how big a defeat was this for theresa may? alicia: parliament has ruled out no deal forever.
that goes a lot further than whathe government was proposing. let''s relet no deal if we going to leave on the 29th of march. once again, parliament has taken control of this, taking control wheel, deering shoved the government in a certain direction it did not want to go in. there are other significant points aut this evening, too. theresa may'party has been told that all the mps would vote in a certain way. so of her own cabinet ministers, senior ministers, decided to abstain instead. they sat it out and didn't take part in the vote. one of her junior ministers 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 outo al, but that is not binding. that is not legally binding. as the law stands at the moment, the could still leave without ah deal o29th of march. jane: there is more to come tomorrow. what are we expecting? alicia: tomorrow will be yet
another very, very busy day. mps will have a chance to vote on extending the timetf the u.k. leaving the eu. we have seen a motion tonight suggesting that the government itself is going to propose an extensn until the end of june. once again i would expect to see lots of mps saying they want more than at. they want to have more say in the whole process, trying to push the government in a 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 extension at all lies on the unanimous vote by the europe union saying that you can have an extension. the eu has made it abundantly 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 back with a vague "we would 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 joined us tonight from kans city. we know what mps don't want. they rejected theresa y's deal and they say that getting out of the eu without a deal is off the table. has anything cnged? 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 talt last little while -- everything is still unfolding in london and is incredibly confusing -- but it sounds like theresa may may end up having al third meaninote on her deal. you are already seeie expressions of regret from people who voted against her deal yesterday. ayu could argue that yeste in a sense was a free erte because meknew they could
vote tomorrow on the possibility of an extension. my sen that this stage of how this is likely to play out is that we will see members vote tomorrow oan extension. that is likely to pass. then there's the question of whethethere will be a third meaningful vote on theresa may's deal. in the -- either early next week before theresa may goes to the eu summit or immediately after that. then the question becomes if they are able to vote on her deal, which is not likely to substantially change, but vote uld be motivated by the fear of seeing this kicked down the road, if they are able to pass a deal, it is likely you would see a short technical extension, which would be needed for theme british parl to pass amplementing legislation and for the european part to ratify the deal. if it fails on a third attempt, you will have to see a longer extension. there is increasing talking -- talk in brussels about going to see much longer term extension, possibly up to a year or 20 mont. jane: what ientive does other
european members have in granting an extensn at this point? amanda: if a third meaningful vote was successful, it would be a technical extension of a couple of weeks.th question i think you are getting at is if the third vote fails, what the impetus would be. at this stage there watha lot of blam is beginning and eu leaders would not want to be seen as the ones that would be standing in the way if there was a potential way forward.wi however, the expect theresa may to come to them with a very clear plan about a timetable and about what would ntange, in terms of either looking at a diffe direction, holding a second referendum, or helding a second tion. the eu does not want to see a ses,es of short-term extensi and if there was to be a request for an extension, short of a deal, i think they would push to have something 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 the 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 nde that extended past the of may and the date 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. euld be required to hold european parliament elections in may. if they don't, it opens up all sorts ofuestions about the potential legality of decisions the eu would make, and very important decisions the european parliament has to take in julypp concerning thentment of a commission president and other commissioners. jane: a lotf ifs there. amthanksda, very much indeed for joining me. amanda: thank you. jane: tomorrow there will be another key vote in parliament
about asking for an extension. news" forh "bbc w the latest developments. d today the u.s. joigrowing list of nations in grounding the boeing 737 max 8. the announcement was made by president trump, who said it was necessary to answer questions after a second such plane crashed this weekend. the ethiopian airlines plane went down minutes after taking off, killing everyone on board. the bbc's nick bryant reports. nick: today the crh site in ethiopia became a place of multinational mourning. passengers and crew from 35 countries were killed when the plane plunged in this field on sunday, just six minutes after takeoff. north america had been one of the few places that thmaboeing x aircraft was still allowed to fly. the aviation authority here resisted t demandsfollow 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 ben
isan emergency order of prohibition to ground all flights of the 737 max 8 and th. 737 ma the safety of the american p people and aple is our paramount concern. ck: another boeing 737 max crashed silar circumstances in october in indonesia, killing 159 people. canada said there was new evidence suggesting a possible link between the two crashes, as it announced its own grounding. >> this is new information that we received and analyzed this morning, comes from validated satellite tracking data suggesting a possible, although unproven, similarity in the flight profile of the lion air aircraft. nick: it was after analyzing new the crashcollected a site today that the 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 werep sued to fly from new york to edinburgh tonight. >> i think it is definitely aci smart on to ground the plane. it is better safe than sorry when it comes to dangers in the but i think they should notify their customers when the flightl are being ca and helping them reschedule for another time. nick: as this 737 max landed in the american capital tonight, boeing said it has full confidence in the safety of the plane, but out of an abundance th caution, is recommendin temporary grounding of the entirelobal 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 trapped after a building collapsed in the city ofos lag the building contained a school on the top floor, and rescue have been scrambling find survivors.
about 40 people have been rescued, and it emerged that in order to demolish the building two years ago was ignored. 8 people have been killed in a shooting near sao paulo in brazil. according to local police, two armed and hooded teenagers entered the school and started firing at the students. police say five children were among the dead. facebook says it is working to resolve a partial outage of a number of social-media services affecting users worl the company's main product, faceok itself, plus the messenger service and instagram and messaging app whatsapp have open disrupted. issues includenot being able to post materials or refreshed social-media feeds. 11 leading women's rights activists in saudi arabia have appeared in court, reportedly charged with communicating with foreigners to harm sta security. they include a prominent figure in the campaign to win saudi women the right to drive. you are watching "bbc world news
america." still to come tonight's program, the fallout continues from the cheating scandal which has rocked s e of america's most prestigiousniversities. pell,cardinal george former adviser to the pope, has been sentenced to six years in prison in australia for abusing two ys. hywel griffith repts. hywel: this was george pell giving short shrift the allegations put him for the first time. cardinal pell: absolutely disgraceful rubbish. hywel: he had sexually abused two five boys and the cathedral. s his actionre brazen and brutal.
the judge said pell had been breathtakingly arrogant, damaging young lives. y continued to offend with callous indifference to the victims' distress and objections. at some point during the episodi you told youims to be quiet because they were crying. hywel: in a packed courtroom, pell appeared for the first time without his clerical colla he sat surrounded by five abcurity guards, didn't flinch as details of hie were read out. after learning his sentence, he was led away. using his taken down from the dock. for survivors and campaigners, the ntence carries huge weight. >> people feel justice is being done. there is never enough time f a pedophile to be sentenced to prison, but never underestimate that you are stripped of all your dignity. hywel: but pell has his supporters who refuse toccept the jury verdict. old allies like former prime n minister jward have written describing him as a mane
of cou values, and belief. nohe has maintained his cence and launched an appeal against s conviction, which some believe has a realistic chance of succeeding. but for now, george remains in prison. he may carry the title of cardinal, but his fall from grace is complete. hywel griffith, bbc news, melbourne. jane: president trump's former campaign manager paul nafort has been given an additional 43 months 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 charges related to foreign lobbying work and witness tampering. but that was just part of the day's legal drama. minutes after the federal sentencing this morning, newta york prosecutors announced 16 additional charges against manafort on mortgage fraud and other felonies.
isfor more on what all of means, i was joined a short time by legal analyst jonathan turley, law professor at the george washington univ. there was criticism that the first sentence wasn't tough enough. what do you make of this one? jonathan: it is tougher. it is imrtant to know that he was looking in the range of 35 years in these cases and he ended up with a little over seven. he will get a nine-month reduction r time served. in the federal system you don't havearole, but you can reduce your sentence by 15% if you are a good guy in prison, and he probably will be a good guy and get out earlier. he is looking at less than that in the long run. it is still a long sentence fo meone who is in ill health and in his 70's.th bubiggest problem for him is that within minutes of getting that sentence, he was hit by new charges. jane: and those came from state prosecutors. what is the purpose of that? jonathan: well, the state alvestigations have been
somewhat controverecause some of these state prosecutors have been running on essentially getting paul manafort, to guarantee that president trump avcould not pardon him and him walk out of jail. and 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 charges are things like mortgage fraud, saying, for really a place where his kids 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. but the factrt is that the ge fraud charges are pretty solid. the evidence is pretty strong that he misrepresented that o rtgage. jane: getting backe federal cases, these are brought as a result of the special counsel investigation into
russian meddling. but ey have nothing to do wi russian meddling. so what did robert mueller actually achieve with this case? jonathan: that's a good question. this is the longest sentence that mueller has bn able to secure. it is not that long, let's be honest. he is looking at 35 years and n and willle over se serve less than that. this was his matinee defendant. it doesn't necessarily represen ge victory for mueller if he is looking for trophies.at s clear is that we have yet to have anyone convicted on a collusion-based crime. and the expectation is tha' mueller'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 mueller had. it didn't end as well as he hoped. jane: and we 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 stand accused of paying half $ million in bribes to get their two daughters into the university of southern california. yesterday, of course, we had ths car nominee felicity huffman rtappearing in coun charges she tried to collect mail fraud by taking part in exam-cheating scam on her daughter's behalf. this is pretty extraordinary stuff. what do you make of this case? -- what strikes you most about this case? jonathan: it has rocked higher ion 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 trumps, and also the kushners. jared kushner supposedly got into pennsylvania allegedly because his father gave $2.5 million. jane: but we are not claiming anything illegal there. t.jonathan: that's ri
in fact, that is rather old school. you give a school and international rport and they put your son into their program. this is different. these are straight bribes, going o to coachest the coaches to say that this is someone i've recruited for the soccer team. they even had fake photos where they photoshopped them or staged photos to make it look like thee were as. it is incredibly sordid, it was incredibly successful. it is a who's who of the top 1% of the lists all the top schools in the uned states. the biggest problem the universities are going to face is what to do with 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 probably know. jane: should they in any way be taken out of the system? jonathan: well, that is the question.f that is a formademic dishonesty, in my view. if those kids let someone else
take their test for them or pose for fake photos, that is academic dishonesty and you got expelled. these kids, i don' think they did know. there is a couple emails from -- saying, "i don't want 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?" he was paying off examiners. he was bringing in fople to take the exam. he was offering to have them pick their score. jane: so how do collackle this? this is a massive reputational oblem, a pr disaster. jonathan: it is a disaster. college admissions have become lethal. i have four kids. two are in college. parents are insane. i promise you, there is parents trying to get this guy's email -- "i know you are going to jail, but ar this?"ill doing this is an insane period. the one thing that held this together was the belief that hhe
universiti this down, that this was a closed-circuit system, that it really was being used by the merits. there was always the bigd onors who wome in. that is like complaining about the weather. this is something very different. c you have so maches, so many people that would accept so much money to help the students get in. jane: jonathan turley, as always, thank you foing me. jothan: thank you. jane: skateboarding will be making its debut as an olympic sport at the tokyo games next year, and one 10-year-old onitish girl has her sight gold. if the group qualies, sky brown will be the u.k.'s youngest summer olympian of all time. the bbcbeen speaking 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 your oyster? sky: daddy, look at this! repodeer: that carefree attitu
is key to sky brown's success. inn in japan, she has bn aging it since she could walk, ips frth her english . she regularly trains in la with her little brother in tow. but it is britain that holds the key to her olympicreams. sky: they tell me that no pressure, just have fun, get out there. that is the way i skate. the most important thing is to just have fun and enjoy it. that is why i chose england. reporter: at the agef 10, sky is already a precocious talent. in next summer's openg ceremony in tokyo, she will turn 12, which would make her britain's youngest olympian in history. she will have to qualify 'inst the worls best women. fortunately, she has big hitters in her corner. tony: are you on your way to the olympics? sky: yes.
tony: cool. reporter: tony hawk is a legend in the sport. he watch sky beat the top europeans instonia and thinks she is qualified for tokyo. how good is she? tony: she is extraordinary, doing tricks that only 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 soundte. sky: i feel like sometimes girls should do what they want to do. i want to tell them that it esn'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. look wow, she makes it absolutely effortls. no pressure, just have fun -- she is following that advice.
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