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this is bbc news, i'm lukwesa burak. the headlines at 2pm... five ministers in theresa may's cabinetjoin forces to try and persuade her to make changes to the draft brexit agreement. the number of people missing in california's wildfires has now risen to more than 1,000. 71 people are known to have died. the cia believes the saudi crown prince ordered the murder of the journalist jamal khashoggi, according to reports the broadcaster, writer and former newsreader, richard baker, has died at the age of 93 in rugby — wales host tonga in cardiff, and england take on japan at twickenham. we'll bring you the scores, live, across the afternoon. and coming up at 2.30 — in tech giants, an expert panel discusses fake news within the media. supporters of the prime minister
have dismissed the proposal from five of her cabinet colleagues that she should try to re—negotiate key parts of the brexit deal with the european union. 0ne minister described the idea of further changes as a "fantasy". the five, who include the environment secretary michael gove, are thought to want to change what's known as the backstop agreement affecting the border between northern ireland and the irish republic. meanwhile conservative brexiteers of the european reaseach group are planning to publish their own document tomorrow against the government's plans. 0ur political correspondent susanna mendonca reports. he is sticking with the prime minister, but is he going
in the same direction? michael gove is among a group of cabinet brexiteers thought to be trying to change the brexit deal. today he was tight—lipped about that. i am totally supportive of the prime minister, i think she is doing a fantasticjob. theresa may has been trying to get the party behind her and her plan, calling constituency parties and doing media interviews to sell the idea. her supporters are calling for unity. these five leading leave campaigners who have stayed in the cabinet are expected to meet in the next few days to discuss how to push for changes to the brexit plan which the government has already agreed with the eu. to think thatjust because some cabinet ministers make demands of the prime minister that the details are going to change is, i think, fantasy. the reality of life is we have a choice, which is to back this, which i think everybody should. it is understood this group of cabinet ministers are seeking
to justify its continuing attempts to challenge the detail of the prime minister's deal by arguing that it may not be winnable when mps vote on it in parliament. meanwhile the mp of this constituency, altringham, is the only one who knows how many letters calling for the prime minister to stand down have been received by a backbench committee of conservative mps. if graham brady, who chairs the committee, gets 48 letters, it would trigger a vote of no—confidence in mrs may. but how does that play outside the westminster village? i think she has done very well to get this far. no one else would have done better. everyone is trying to stab her in the back to get further on in their careers and i do not think they will do it. those brexiteers who have been putting forward letters calling for a no—confidence vote say the plan needs to be stopped. chequers is a betrayal of the decision of the british people. they voted for us to leave. we're doing what we are doing
in order to try and on the order in order to try and honour the order they basically gave us as members of parliament. labour have said that they could renegotiate the deal. for two years now, she has been negotiating, not with eu partners but within the conservative party itself, so the divisions within the conservative party have overridden, i think, the interests of the country. the european union has already indicated it is not in the market for reopening discussions around the withdrawal deal, so the reality is that despite all the political positioning going on in the conservative party, any adjustments could only happen if that changes. i'm joined by anne mcelvoy — senior editor at the economist what an incredible week and has been. let's draw a line from friday, where we now in terms of the brexit
schedule? what needs to happen now is theresa may needs to solidify that cabinet and there are noises and a cabinet that want to renegotiate, one assumes she will say no, i don't want to go this route and if you want to stay in the cabinet, you have to take on my negotiating strategy. it's possible she might go back on one or two twea ks o n she might go back on one or two tweaks on that complicated backstop agreement intended to fend off a reintroduction of hard border or anything like it in northern ireland. it's possible but i think at this point there will be rather technical than wholesale. then she needs to get a kick in the box and the eu 27 with would happen soon at the eu 27 with would happen soon at the end of the week, let's assume that will be happening, i think they need to be rid of it. then she needs to get towards the eu summit and then, about the 27—28 weekend, there needs to get back for the big
commons vote. that's assuming this timetable isn't disrupted by anything dramatic. we could have a leadership challenge in that time. a bit like that, a to do list! so something dramatic. could this be brought on by the five brexiteers in the cabinet? could they disrupted? they could. the fact that they have stayed, particularly looking for michael gove to leadership, he rejected the brexit secretaryjob, he's come back to cabinet to be constructive. i think the future of theresa may lies in the middle of the cabinet, centrists in some ways but brexit or centrists but remained likejeremy but brexit or centrists but remained like jeremy hunt the but brexit or centrists but remained likejeremy hunt the foreign secretary, sajid javid and michael gove. michael gove is saying he's not happy with this. if he were to move out, that would add fuel to the fire trying for the no confidence vote, trying to get the number of letters you need to put in and this arcane system the conservative party
has to have a no—confidence vote. but the fact his comeback in good faith suggests he intends to give it a go. this vote of confidence or no confidence, how likely is it the european research group will get it and in terms of timing, have they shot themselves in the foot? they could have moved too early. they clearly don't have those 48 names that they need to call for a vote of no—confidence. as far as the information that i have and probably the lobby colleagues, they seem to be well short of it. but it could be that when people go away for the weekend, look in detail at this deal, i don't think many on the brexit side think it's better than i thought, that they are more likely to look and think, if i'm going to do anything about this, this is the moment. so we might assume that they could see that talent if it is to be triggered, pretty soon. —— that challenge. it came so hard
the —— kenneth zohore on the heels of the statement, people feel sorry for her of what she said on brexit. it could be from that perspective that the more moderate brexiteers might be thinking that this is not good and it would be better to let this play out. we simply don't know until the cabinet meets and a vote could win it. she could win it! thank you for that summary. 0n the week in the world of brexit. thank you. the number of people reported missing in california's worst wildfire on record, has risen to more than 1,000. the blaze has destroyed thousands of homes and killed more than 70 people. president trump is on his way to visit the affected areas. 0ur correspondent, dave lee reports. this is the first step in a very long process. a crew of firefighters lifts away large debris and makes sure the area is safe. soon, a second team of dogs
will sweep the area. if they find remains, the coroner's office will arrive. it takes time, even with the more than 400 specialists now on the ground in paradise, the town worst hit by this fire. everybody has been doing their best, but it is crazy, and i know a lot of my people did not get out. a couple of them, i heard, in their homes, that died right in front of me. you know, you feel helpless when you're a man and you cannot tell. there are a growing number still unaccounted for. as of tonight, the list that we will be releasing, the current list of unaccounted for individual, stands at 1,011, which is an increase from yesterday of 380. this mobile home park used to be known as the enchanted forests, but now it is one focus of the enormous search operation. the impact from these fires is being felt across the state of california. more than 100 miles away in san francisco, schools and businesses were closed down due
to terrible air quality, currently measured as being the worst anywhere in the world. it is expected that president trump will pay a visit to teams fighting these fires and maybe meet some of those who have been evacuated. hundreds remain in emergency shelters. the president will meet a community determined to get back on its feet. dave lee, bbc news, in paradise. president trump spoke to reporters before leaving washington for california, he said he'll meet local officials there and discuss forest management. we want to spend a lot of time, we want to discuss many things. i'm meeting with the governor and the new governor and governor—elect. so we have a lot of things to talk about. i've been saying
that for a long time, this could have been a lot different situations that the one thing is that everybody now knows that this is what we have to be doing and there's no question about it. it should have been done many years ago but i think everybody‘s on the right side. it's a big issue, it's a big issue, a very expensive issue but very, very inexpensive when you compare it to even one of these horrible fires. and we will save a lot of lives in addition to a lot of money. so we'll be out there talking to the governors, talking to the first responders, they have been incredible. the firefighters have been unbelievably brave, some of the stories i read last night, unbelievably brave. america's intelligence service, the cia, has concluded that saudi arabia's, crown prince mohammed bin salman was involved in the killing of the journalist, jamal khashoggi, according to reports in the united states. the journalist was killed last month while visiting the saudi consulate in istanbul. 0ur turkey correspondent mark lowen is in istanbul and a little earlier gave us this update on the story.
there are reports of a phone call at the request of mohammad bin salman by his brother who is currently the saudi ambassador to washington, to jamal khashoggi encouraging him to go to the saudi conflict in istanbul to get papers for his upcoming marriage and assuring him he would be safe. the saudi embassy in washington has strenuously denied the existence of this phone call and said they are trying to get, trying to urge the american authorities to hand over any transcript of a phone call they are thought to have. but the cia's conclusions are backing up turkey's idea, their allegations that when jamal khashoggi entered the consulate here in a sample of almost seven weeks ago, he was killed, he
was dismembered and his body dissolved in acid. probably. 0n the orders of the top levels of the saudi government caught in a premeditated murder. the saudi boss goes though, is said that was not the case, the whole operation was done by saudi officials, in an all authorised operations —— unauthorised operation to deliver jamal khashoggi back to saudi arabia without the knowledge of the saudi crown prince and when that rendition failed, he was killed on the spot. the saudi prosecutor said that he wa nts the saudi prosecutor said that he wants the death sentence now for five individuals out of the total of 11 people indicted, turkey believes thatis 11 people indicted, turkey believes that is as elaborate attempt at a cover—up, an attempt to bury the truth and that these five individuals would effectively take the bullet for their boss. they believe it is an attempt for shielding the saudi crown prince and the death sentence is given to these five individuals, they would take
the truth with them to the grave. the broadcaster , writer and former newsreader — richard baker — has died at the age of 93. he introduced the bbc‘s first television news bulletin in 1954 , and was also associated with classical music on radio and television, hosting the annual live broadcast of last night of the proms for many years. 0ur arts correspondent, david sillito looks back at his life. 1954, and the first bbc television news bulletin began with the voice of richard baker. here is an illustrated summary of the news. it will be followed by the latest film of events and happenings at home and abroad. in those early days, newsreaders were never seen because it was feared that our facial expressions might not always look impartial, and worse still, that we might turn the news into a personality performance. richard baker — for more than a quarter of a century, he helped to define the calm, clear voice of bbc tv news.
police reinforcements have been drafted into downing street tonight as the crowd outside number 10 built up to about 300. good evening... he was a presenter rather than a journalist, but this veteran of the wartime arctic convoys was also a writer. his great love, music. a panellist on face the music, he presented radio programmes, and for many years he was the tv face of the proms. good evening and a very warm welcome from the royal albert hall. in his spare time, he had a go at acting, here with prince edward. and there was also a memorable moment on morecambe and wise. he was still broadcasting into his 80s, but he'll always be remembered as the voice and then
as one of the best—known faces of bbc news. for the moment, that's all the news, except for a word about the weather. richard baker, who's died at the age of 93. one of britain's biggest newspaper groups, johnston press, is going into administration. the company prints more than 200 local and regional titles, including the scotsman and the yorkshire post, as well as the i. it's blamed changes to the way facebook and google display stories, which has led to a fall in advertising. the move into administration is part of a rescue plan to keep the papers in circulation. the company had put itself up for sale last month and the group said in a statement... the headlines on bbc news...
five ministers in theresa may's cabinetjoin forces to try and persuade her to make changes to the draft brexit agreement. the number of people missing in california's wildfires has now risen to more than 1,000. 71 people are known to have died. according to reports in the us media, the cia believes the saudi crown prince ordered the murder of the journalist jamal khashoggi. a protester has died and there are reports of a number of others injured as demonstrators angry at rising fuel prices disrupt traffic across france. it's thought more than 100,000 people are taking part
in the protests in 1,200 locations across the country. officials have warned that, while they will not stop the protests, they will not allow them to bring the french road network to a standstill. the argentine navy says it has located the wreckage of a submarine that disappeared a year ago with 44 crewmen on board. the sanjuan was found on the sea bed by a us company, at a depth of 800 metres. the families of those who died — say it will help their search for truth. there are reports that the submarine could have imploded. as sophia tran thomsen reports. 366 days since the ai 366 days since the a! a sanjuan
went missing with 44 crew on board. finally, an announcement from the argentina authorities. translation: we were sitting at the dining table when my mum got the message from the submarine command for saying that an object that was detected yesterday was the ara sanjuan. we couldn't believe it until we turned on the television and saw it on the news. little comfort was offered to the family of the dead. the sanjuan was returning from a routine mission to ushuaia, about 400 kilometres off the patagonian coast when it reported an electoral breakdown on november 15, 2017. a massive international search and rescue operation found no trace of the missing sub and hope of finding survivors was abandoned after two weeks. for a year, nothing. the failed search raised questions over the state of the argentina armada which has one of latin america's smallest defence budgets relative to the size of its economy. at the one—year commemoration had
on thursday, relatives were still asking questions. translation: i do not wish the loss of a child on anyone, not my worst enemy. we want to have news, we wantjustice to be done, for the truth to be known, and for the guilty to pay. a day later, an announcement the submarine had been located by a private company hired by the government, offered some relief that little offered some relief but little rejhoice for these families. with many questions still to be answered, a report into the tragedy will be made public in the coming days. 0ften cheaper than a bottle of water, energy drinks can be very popular with children, but doctors say there should be a ban on selling them to anyone under the age of 16. a consultation on that proposal runs until tuesday of next week, as hayley hassall reports. so who here has had a sip or drunk an energy drink? i have energy drinks about once
every couple of weeks. i had an energy drink when my sister had one, i only had a sip and it still made me hyper. i have an energy drink on a saturday, when i go dancing, because wakes me up really early. i like the taste of it, but later on i did not like how i felt. well done. 0k. according to department of health, two thirds of ten to 17—year—olds are regular consumers of energy drinks. the average energy drink contains 15 cubes of sugar and 150 mg of caffeine. that's the equivalent of two strong cups of coffee. the world health organization warns that drinking these often could lead to high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, poor dental health, and obesity. children are particularly susceptible to the advertising. their bodies are not equipped to consume that amount of caffeine, the sugar content can increase the risk of childhood obesity, the oral health implications, we have children having dental
extractions of their adult teeth which impact upon their speech and their self—esteem. from a public health perspective, we would be keen to see the energy drinks been banned for under the age of 18 and we would like to see that happen as soon as possible. i was drinking three or four energy drinks a day. from being 12 years old, james drank more than three cans of energy drinks a day. then last year he collapsed and had to have his gall bladder removed. i drank them because i was tired and they would give a quick energy boost. then i would feel tired again and i would think another one. i thought i had a problem with my stomach. i used to pass out. i passed out a few times. i passed out at school. then i went to the doctors and eventually got an ultrasound and they said it was gall stones. that must have felt awful for you. had you any idea what was causing the problem? i ended up in hospital and had my gall bladder removed and they said it could have been because i was drinking energy drinks.
at the time, did you know that energy drinks were not suitable for kids? i didn't know that they weren't suitable for children. i know they have a label on the back, but who reads that? now it is a year since his operation and he is a different character. but back in year nine he was a handful. and now in year 11 he is a different person. thousands of people have got behind a campaign to stop energy drinks been sold to children and some supermarkets have already voluntarily stop selling them. when the government launched the consultation, the drinks industry said that a sales ban on energy drinks is not effective as there are much greater contributors to sugar and caffeine in ourdiets. as you can see, the energy drinks on the same shelves as the fizzy pop and the juice. they have bright coloured cans. they usually cost less than the others as well. they are on average 99p and over a pound for the other drink.
there are warning signs on the bank that say they have a high level of caffeine and are not suitable for children. but campaigners want the government to go one step further and they want to ban children from being able to buy them completely. hayley hassall, bbc news. the bbc‘s annual children in need appeal has raised a record amount of more than £50 million pounds, taking it past the £1 billion pound mark since it first started, almost 40—years ago. 0ur entertainment correspondent, lizo mzimba looks back on last night. go on, rob. cue the totaliser! cheering. the night's record—breaking total. # i stay up too late... the evening kicked off with a performance from west end musical, school of rock. # every morning's just the same...
the cast of eastenders took part in a walford walt disney song and dance extravaganza. while boy band boyzone competed for the children in need stricly glitter ball trophy. welcome to the tardis! this is amazing. a doctor who superfan ogot to visit the tardis. and workers from children in need projects who thought they were making a music video, got to duet with some of their favourite stars. just the touch of your love is is enough... celebrities also went to visit some of the places where the money raised by everyone watching ends up being spent. it was a night of historic fundraising to help disadvantaged children across the uk. lizo mzimba, bbc news. without giving away your age...
how old do you think mickey mouse is? he turns 90 tomorrow. the disney mascot has become one of the most successful cartoon characters of all time and he's still going strong, as peter bowes found out in los angeles. the world's most famous mouse. whistling through his debut film, steamboat willie, in 1928. i only hope that we don't lose sight of one thing. that it was all started by a mouse. mickey mouse was created and first drawn by walt disney himself. i'll save you! mickey went on to appear over 130 films. his distinctive appearance often changing with the times. they were cartoons that forever changed the entertainment landscape. some silent film comedians, when animation started to be popular, said things like, like charlie chaplin said how
can we even compete? they don't even have to stop to take a breath. and they don't! you know, an animation character can literally do anything that you can make physically believable. and i think mickey is the embodiment of that. the first mickey mouse comic strips were published in the early 1930s and they were drawn at this desk by the legendary animator floyd gottfredson. this is one of his original pens and there is certainly a lot of history here. mickey mouse is far from history, at 90 he is still alive and well on the screen and at disney theme parks around the world. mickey is real. there is only one mickey. mickey is the easiest guy to work with, i am glad he is my boss. it takes you back to watching cartoons on saturday mornings and mickey mouse was always the cartoon. mickey mouse has evolved over
the years, he is still that classic character that brings happy memories. for a company built on the image and fortunes of a mouse, the cartoon character is an invaluable asset. mickey is a mouse of many talents, he is the company mascot and here at disneyland he has taken part in countless parades and ceremonies over the past 60 plus years, but one of his main jobs is to pose for photographs, isn't it? let's do it. good job. you are not looking your age. you are looking pretty good. the timeless allure of mickey mouse. peter bowes, bbc news, los angeles. surfers from around the world have been taking on huge waves at nazare in portugal. south african surfer grant ‘twiggy‘ baker took the title in the world surf league's big wave tour. he played it safe during the opening rounds and peaked atjust the right time to catch this massive 40—foot wave, riding it to victory. look at that, that's frightening.
huge. it would have been a windy day. now it's time for a look at the weather. has it all looking? we have a south—easterly breeze today, a little stronger here than it has been for the past few days but it's been for the past few days but it's been bringing in dry and brightair, starting with cloud today which disappeared at the sun came out. the class has hung on to northern ireland today, parts of south west england, north—east england. forthe vast majority out there, blue skies and temperatures around 9—12d. the cloud in northern ireland disappears overnight. we hold onto some in eastern scotland but for the most part, dry, clear, enough ofa breeze to stop the temperature down as fired it would otherwise but still close to freezing with the coldest spots could wake up to a touch of frost in the morning but plenty of
sunshine, even more than we saw today. still some cloud flirting with parts of eastern scotland, the far north of england, but it's looking like a gorgeous undergone a similar temperatures and strength of breeze but it will be ordained into next week. the wind turns round easterly, bringing in more cloud, and temperatures go down. it will still feel colder and a stronger easterly wind. more about that just before the top of the hour.
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