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[applause] >> andow, "bbc world news." laura:his is "bbc world news america." reporting fromhi wton, i am laura trevelyan. >> the ayes27 wer the nos were the nos have it. laura: what's next for brexit? lawmakers in britain tried to vote out of the impasse but they couldn't find a way forward. the white house says the president's threat to shut the border with mexico israel, but what would it mean in practic- is real, but what would it mean in practice? s best friend is helping witnesses testified in the u.k.
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laura: welcome to our viewers on public television in the u.s. and also around the globe. ern britain, yet another act in the brexit drama played out tonight. lawmakers try ttwo end the deadlock in parliament, but they couldn't agree on any steps. t as of riw the uk's due to leave the eu unable 12 unless the government can present brussels with a credible alternative. fspeaker of the house commons marks the moment when all four proposals were rejected. >> with respect to mr. clarke's motion c, customs union, the ayes were 273, the nos were 276. the nos have it. in respect to mr. nicholas
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ayes weretion, the 200 621, t nos were 282. ie nos have in respect to motion e, confirmatory public vote, the es were 280, the nos were 292. nos have it. g,respect of motion parliamentary sremacy, the ayes were 191, thnos were 292. the nos have it. laura: immediately after the vote, mp nick boles, who sponsored one of the proposals, took credit for the loss and resign from his party. he was the dramatic moment. : i have given everything in an attempt to find a compromise that i can take this country out of the european union while maintaining our
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economic strength and our political courage. ei accept i h failed. i have failed chiefly because my party refuses to compromise. regret, therefore, to announce that i can no longer fit with this party. >> oh, nick. nick, don't go come on. laura: lawmaker nick boles resignintonight. for more we can cross live to political correspondent chris mason. yet again parliament cannot agree on a way forward. does this mean that britain will cash out of the eu on april 12? chris: the remains the default legal option, laura. ilit is a possy in a week and a half's time. with all the numbers you heard, and the personal jeopardy of
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nick boles, but we had tonight was another wall of nos. last week we had half a dozen nos. the idea today was that by crystallizing, distilling some of the options that mps might be willing to support dowdn to just 4, there was a far gref er likelihoode majority. but as the evening went on, i was chatting to mps in the house of commons and more were saying they didn't think the numbers wereatuite there. as been borne out once again which means in all likelihood they will be a third attempt on wedndsday to try secure a majority. but the really tricky thing here is that even if one of the propositions or a variation on it does mage to grab a majority, the likelihood isbe it would no particularly significant one, and therefore it would be a question of how durae it was full of second, on top of that, there would be huge question as to whether any
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proposition, particularly after getting a closer relationship with the eu than the will the government is articulating, is one that the government would be willing to accept and taken board, likely to cross some of the red lines that british prime minister theresa m has spent the last two years painting in in the most indelible. i laura: what is the position of theresa may tonight? will she tried a fourth time to ge h mps to back deal? that does look like we. we don't have any timing on it yet. be tomorrow or tuesda but he could be later in the week. the expectation is she will have another go. a timeline at the moment is that as things stand in the u.k leaving the eu a week from friday. by that stage, u.k. needs to be able to go to brussels and ask for what it wants, either the prime minister deal has cleared and they can arrange a process by which the u.k. leaves the
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european union with an max couple of months or the u.k. has to go out there and say that it is willing to leave with no deae friday. the commons has rejected that, and it does not look like the primete minis keen on it either. question of extension. any for the extension is in the hands of theof other 27 member the european union, something the u.k. requests rather than commands. it may jt be that the process offers the prime minister the ceeatest last remaining ch to get her deal through. if either the eu is to say no, we're not extending, and no deal begin likely, or we get an extension that is very long, both of these options are unpalatable to a big enough group of mps that at ty last moment they are going to back the prime minister's deal. but that is far from certain. we're getting several stages ahead of ourselves here. this place at the moment is livi hour-by-hour, not even day by day.
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laura:ke it seems a very febrile, emotional nig there. what is the mood? chris: it is exactly that. one wonders how long discussed there was a real sense amongst mps that yet again they fve collectiveled to rally round this. it is not the full of any one individual. they will go back to the parts of the uk's he represent them lots of people are reasonably saying that, for goodness sake, agree on something as opposed to paralysis. yocan have a fixed set of views or you can be willing to compromise on your views. it does not mean a collection o people will be able to collectively rally behind one particularptn to use all with the resignation statement from the now former -- you saw that with the resignation statement from the now former mp nick boles. people are willing to shed relations more long-standing
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than that with their partner or spouse because the brexit arrangement is not coming to pass those of the british parliament has not seen anything like this before, and more days of high drama and jeopardy wiat a huge amoun stake to come later this week, early next week, and beyond. laura: chris mason in westminster, thank y for unraveling that. the trump administration is a speeding up plans to send more than 700 customs officers to the border with mexico. the department of homeland security says more people could follow. the move comes after the presnent threatened to shutd the entire border lest steps up its efforts to find migration. here is the bbc's dan the border crossing at el paso. dan: donald trump said repeatedly over the weekend that if the mexican authorities did not do more to c illegal immigration, he would close the southern border entirely this week. that would be hugely disruive, especial at crossis points
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likeere there are thousands of people and cars and trucks going back and forth illegally every day. the mayor here said it would be disastrous for trade s towns like tong the border. but the president said he is prepared to make that sort of the because the situation is so serious. u.s. customs and border protection said i facilities are absolutely overwhelmed, that things are beyond breaking point. s thaty around the corner there were asylum-seekers in the carpark of a cust station, in the open, behind barbed wire, having to sleep on opening round with just the foil sheet to keep them warm and i'd. men, women, children, and babies being kept their, some of them for up to five days for ty that temporcility has been closed down and those people have been moved. but there are more than 3000 arriving every day illegally, many of them asylum-seekers who have come from central america. some people feel that that sort of rhetoric and perhaps those kinds of images are designed to bolster the president's case for
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building a wall. that is his solution to this crisis. but it also highlights how vive and difficult this issue is, because america cannot agree on how to protect this border or d what with the people who are crossing it. laura: dan johnson for more on the situation at the rder, my colleagues katty kay and christian fraser spoke with nde former acting director of u.s. immigrationustoms enforcement. that was for the bbc's "beyond 100 days" ogram. give us some sense of the sort of disruption that would oullow apart from the fact that america would ruof avocados and it would be a national crisis if the by der were reautdown. >> it would be dramatic consequences. we have hundreds of thousands of people who live in mexico and work in the united states. truck after talk of not just ode an avocados, but
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manufactured goods. plus in tradeion- largely benefitseshe united stntiques the prices of a lot of goods down. more importantly, it would have little to no impact with what is going on with the central american crisis. shutting down the border could send a message to mexico to push em to do a little but more to stop the migration across the southern b trying to stop the actual flow of central americans into the untry, it is going to do absolutely nothing. katty: there does seemtho have been ilast two weeks a big pickup in the number of people coming to the border ty for asylum, which is why the white house says there is a crisis. ondoes this have any impac that, as we heard mr. mulvaney say customs agents from the border posts to the areas of the border that don't have a legal crossing point? nojohni don't think that holds much water, to be quite honest with you. right now we are in the spring season.
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historically this is the time of umbershere you see the elevat we are seeing unprecedented numbers of asylum-seekers. huge numbers from 100,000 potentially this month. over 60% of them are parents with their children as d e u.s. has fambers like this in the past, however. in the early 2000 we would ever and 1.5 million people -- apprehend 1.5 million people annually. we have 5000 ants compared with a 20,000 we have today. the difference with this crisis compared to the past is they are the frustrating thing for someone like me who was spent a lot of tim working border issues is that we're are not seeing the influx of immigration judges thece p the asylum claims. i have no doubt that dhs is heavily strained in terms of indoing thial processing and registering these individuals across them b the real crisis is that we are not moving -- we need to kladjudicate claims quand we are not moving to hire the
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immigration judges to adjudicate claims. people are staying in the united states for years and it is incentivizing even more of them to come. sandweg on the situation at the border. wi the war in yemen in its fifth year, medical services aro on the verge oapse and children are among the most vulnerable. after we brought you the story of a little girl desperately in need of medical help. r correspondent orla guerin has beenolwing her recovery. orla: playtime in the park. swings.s the a welcome respite from the war back home in yemen and from her own battle with cancer. this is how we first saw her last october, trapped with her family in the endi o -- in the yemeni capal of sanaa because
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of a saudi been on flights. a tumor in her i was threatening her life. after we highlighted her case, sevedl organizations struggle for months to get the six-year-old to jordan. she is now beingreated at the king hussein cancer center, her care funded through donations. r d mother by her side, it is time for a checkup two weeks after major surgery. it is not easy. ha surgeon is pleased wit. her progress d e says she is brave beyond her years and has endue of the most difficult operations he has ever carried out. >> the abnormal height. orla: the rebate. -- very big. so big, he had to remove her
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eye. if she had been able to leave man a few months earlier, she could have been spared this. unfortunately, because of the war, they couldn't come at that time. we lost that chance to save her eye. i wish if i could treat her earlier to save her eye as well. orla: when she puts pen to paper , there is a glimpse o her trauma. look how she has scrawled over a dr but doctors say her cancer has not spread and the prognosis s for a child of yemen, a second chance. now she has had her treatment, she is doing well. i'm really pleased and relieved. i feel that she has been born again. octors a few month d
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hope to give her an artificial eye. return to here to troubled hufeland. havingred war and cancer, she is the picture of anresilienceshe is asking her mother for a backpack so she can start school. orla guerin, bbc news. laura: you are watching "bbc world news america." still to come on tonight's program, leaving school and joining islamic state. why so many btish fighters can trace their roots to one university in central london. fans and hip-hop royalty alike have been paying tributeo rapper and songwriter nipsey hussle. grammyat nom star was killed outside a clothing store in los angeles over the weekend. police are still looking for a suspect. ♪
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reporter: nipsey hussle was a rising star on the music scene. wasalbum "victory lap" recently nominated for grammy. but here in south los angeles where he grew up, he was as well known for his community work as he was for his music. e no secret of his early life in a street gang. nipsey: i grew up in l.a. in the 1990's. .ang culture was where we grew up outside my fami reporter: on sunday afternoon nipsey hussle tweeted, "it is a blessing to have strong enemies." within an hour he had an shot to death outside his clothing store. people have come to show respect and re the loss of aan they call a legend. >> hwas a strong, talented, sicompate, amazing human being who was on his way to doing a lot for a lot of people, and i'm just sad to see that light no longer shining. >>ti he was a bel young man
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and a different type of rapper in entertainment. he was trying to change the community, bring jobs, stimulate business, stuff like that. nipsey andit was every other day it is someone else. report: online, tributes fromus college in the industry. rihanna said her spirit had been shaken. john legend said he was shocked. ice cube, of love and respect. nipsey hussle was due to talkf gang violence. instead they are investigating why he was sho dead in the community he was trying to say. -- save. laura: islamic state fighters detained inbbyria told
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thhe was one of studee s from the s's university to join the militant group. he abandoned a degree in business management to go to syria. another student had been studying while on a temer. protection ord -- terror protection order. this is not the first time that the university based in central london has been linked to violent jihadist him. the man known as jihadi john studied therent 2009. daniel sandford reports. daniel seriously injured and detained by kurdish forces , the fighter found by the bbc in a jail in northern syria. just five years agoushe was an eniastic student at the university of wesinster, but he abandoned his degree and became one of at least seven young men from the university
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who went to join i.s. can'intendinge to fight-- came in intending to fight. there's a part that wants to isnge, and there another pa in this supposed utopia. daniel:bc t has found that he was one of the stream of student and former from westminster university who want to fight for i.s. in syria. o one of the first was the i.s. killer known as jihadi john. eranother early travas killed in syria in 2013. issackur via followed with friend in 2014. heas also bay injured a few months ago. he has been stripped of his british nationality. the said three men he knew from the university were killed in ria.
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one of them was an older student, and his is rhaps the most extraordinary story of all. he began his studies here in westminster in 2012, and at the time he wamobeing closely because you been to somalia -- he had been to somalia to five. , despite all th played a in recruiting and s radicalizing student campus. court papers show that a judge reduced the restrictions to low him greater contact wit fellow students. as soon as the restrd,tions expiree left for syria. write an independent report commissioned by the iversity when it relies had a problem. he thinks the university failed in its duty. >> there was no challenge to iews that were clearly
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extreme in nature. when you have no challenge to those views, they become part of e norm. dani today in westminster university pointed out that these eventsal took placst five years ago and in a statement, it said it takes its responsibility regarding safeguarding very seriousl daniel sandford, bbc news. laura: giving evidence to the police can be a traumatic experience for victims of crime and those who witnessed them. renow police in the u.k. hoping a strategy used in the states could help people through the process, with some help from man's best friend. our correspondent john maguire reports. labrador of her the personifies man's best friend -- oil, unconditional, and calming. he has been trained as a facility dog. the idea, he sticks with a vulnerable witness being interviewed by police and offers silent support. even with this demonstration
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today, oliver knows exactly what to do. >>yi oliver is on rachel, and when she struck similar, it releases oxytocin and all and it a bonding hormone sracial. andecome relaxed and calm it allows us to communicate more openly. there are 200 of these dogs across north america. but there is no research. what we are doing at the moment is working with the kent police and evaluating the benefits and effectiveness of oliver and dogs like all of her-- like oliver in providing companionship during the police interview process. this is used to study the psychology of the proces kent police are working with the to determine the program's effectiveness. >> anything to support our
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witnesses and victims and help give evidence to make itly bettr can e a good thing. at the moment we are in the research-gathering stage. we wil to see on an evidence-based whether oliver is a support witnesses to give evidence to police. >> good boy! john: oliver has been in place is in september and is helped 4 people. he is the firseuof his kind in pe. it is a new role for working dog. johnbb mcguire news, canterbury. laura: canine support. a reminder of our top story -- lawmakers and you can have rejected four -- in the uk have rejected four proposals on brexit. the u.k. is due to leave the eu on april 12 unless lawmakers can come up with a credible alternative.
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conservative mp nick boles resignedrom his party and walked off the floor of the house of commons. in motion in westminster tonight. i am laura trevelyan. thank yo for watching "bbc world news america." >> with the bbc news app, our vertical videos are designed to work around your lifestyle, so you can swipe your way tough the news of the day and stay up-to-date with the latest headlines you can trust. download now from selected app stores. >> funding of this presentationm e possible by the freeman foundation, and judy and peter blum-kovler neundation, pursuing solutions for america'ected needs. >> what are you doing? >> possibilities. youray is filled with them. >> tv, play "downton abbey." >> and pbs hps everyone
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captioning sponsored by newshour productions, llc g: >> yood evening. i'm john yang. judy woodruff is away. on the newshour tonight: as president trump announces his intention to cut aid to three latin american countrie , we continur series of on-the-ground reasrts from hond >> ( translated ): i would never want to get into a gang. because here, to be in a gang means you have to do whatever they say. rob, kill, kidnap, whatever they order you to do. >> yang: then, our "politi monday" roundtable discusses the race for the 2020 democratic presidential nomination. and, we remember nipsey hussle. the los angeles-based rapper and community leader was killed this weekend at the age of 33. all that and more, on tonight's pbs newshour.


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