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day. she beat the five—time champion venus williams, one of her idols, in straight sets, 6—4, 6—4 — this after already becoming the youngest player to qualify for the main wimbledon draw in over 50 years. you're watching bbc news at nine with me, annita mcveigh. the headlines: an investigation is launched after a man — suspected to be a stowaway — falls to his death from a kenya airways flight bound for heathrow into a garden in south that story dominates a lot of the london. back pages this morning. that is the china condemns pro—democracy back pages this morning. that is the back of the telegraph, is that? demonstrators who stormed and vandalised hong kong's sweet 15. a lovely picture of cori parliament building yesterday. boris johnson and jeremy hunt will make their pitch to be the next gauff. the time says the sky is the prime minister to conservative party members in northern ireland. limit. there she is shaking hands the bbc‘s annual report — which reveals the salaries of highly paid on—air staff — with williams at the net. and the is published later this morning. guardian, goes by the nickname of specialists warn that millions of people are putting their sight coco gauff. and look ahead to the at risk by continuing to smoke. and it's semifinal day women's semifinal as well. you can
follow wimbledon across the bbc, including johanna konta, who is for england's lionesses in lyon. second upper one court. bbc one, bbc two, the red button. 18 courts you they play the world champions the can choose from on the iplayer and usa tonight in france, aiming to get the bbc sport website. bbc two from toa usa tonight in france, aiming to get to a women's world cup final for the very first time. 10:30am. tonight, the big one, can england make history and reach their first world cup final against the usa? it kicks off at a table coverage starts from 7:30pm on bbc one. it is a very busy day, good morning and welcome wimbledon and the women's world cup to the bbc news at nine. and we will have updates on bbc news an investigation is under way throughout the day. after a stowaway who's believed to have fallen from a passenger plane bound for heathrow was found dead in a garden well — as we've just been hearing, in south london. tonight the lionesses take police say on the usa for a place the body, believed to be that in the women's world cup final. of a man, fell from a flight no fewer than seven of the squad originating from nairobi. come from the north east of england a bag, water and some food were found in the plane's landing where the first elite football academies for school girls gear compartment when it arrived are set to be launched. john maguire has more.
at the airport. our correspondent keith doyle we are in the north—east. girls have been training this morning, a lot of is in clapham in south london. skill involved a lot of dedication and enthusiasm as well. they are this is an absolutely horrific story enjoying playing. we said to them, you don't need to come out until ten minutes before we are on air, but in every respect, keith? absolutely. they have been out here an hour this part of london is on the kicking the ball around. good heathrow flight path. hundreds of planes fly directly overhead every morning, you recognise stephen day and it was from one of those elliott, former sunderland and republic of ireland player. what will it mean for the school and the planes, kenya airways flight, that girls and their future? it is a it is believed this man fell. police believe when the landing gear was fantastic and unique opportunity for the goal is to be able to join the deployed, as the centre into league football academy based at the heathrow airport, that is when the school and hopefully the national man fell to his death into the profile and the international garden of one of the houses behind profile and the international profile of women's football as it is me. the kenya airways flight, flight now, gives them a footpath, five yea rs now, gives them a footpath, five years working towards hopefully professional football for some of number kqioo, took off on sunday the girls. it is an exciting morning at around 7:20am uk time opportunity. incredible ambition. is from the keegan capital, nairobi. it there a lot of pressure on schools,
landed at 3:50pm in london at especially on time and resources on heathrow airport and spent about things like that, will it be difficult to balance it, how will nine hours in the air. police were you make sure you keep all the called shortly before 3:30pm, around plates spinning? in terms of the school, we aim to give the children 20 minutes before the plane landed, the best possible educational outcomes as well. that is why the after a body was found in a garden programme is built around excellence here in clapham. we understand that for academic potential for children this body fell, according to one but also excellence for their neighbour, just three feet away from sporting potential as well. we see somebody who was sunbathing on the it as sporting potential as well. we see itasa sporting potential as well. we see it as a blend of both things and yes back garden of one of these houses, it as a blend of both things and yes it does pose some logistical challenges for us, but we think in so back garden of one of these houses, so clearly an horrendous death and terms of what it offers for up and very traumatic for those witnesses. coming talented young professional, police believe this was a stowaway, potential professional footballers, as you said in your introduction, thatis potential professional footballers, that is what we want to see. we were food, water and a bag was found talking before we went on air that within the fuselage, that particular the women's game has changed hugely, area of the landing gear of the almost day by day with this world plane when it landed at heathrow. to cup now. we have this amazing team that are inspiring the girls and i guess yourjob is to make sure that actually survive and get aboard a you put the foundations into give them a pathway? yes, as i spoke to plane and get it into the landing gear is incredibly difficult. we beforehand, them a pathway? yes, as i spoke to before hand, it them a pathway? yes, as i spoke to beforehand, it is a great opportunity for young girls, we have understand once you are in there,
spoken about every radio station you these aeroplanes on these long haul flights fly at around 33,000 feet. put are now talking about the up flights fly at around 33,000 feet. women's game and for these young up there there is really no oxygen, anybody in there would be deprived girls, they are there inspiration. the girls who are playing in the of oxygen, they would have to world cup, they probably never had experience temperatures of around an opportunity like this when they we re young -60 experience temperatures of around —60 celsius as well. we understand an opportunity like this when they were young girls. they may go on and surpass them and be better. that is the aim of these academies, five the man was clearly not going to years of really good coaching survive that. in recent years there alongside our education and it can only mean good things for the future have been a number of bodies found of the women's game. if they can get around west london where people who toa of the women's game. if they can get to a world cup final without this infrastructure behind them, have been stowaways have fallen to especially when they were starting their deaths under similar out, the sky is the limit? the game circumstances. 0ne is only going to get bigger and better. ten years ago you wouldn't their deaths under similar have heard so much about the women's circumstances. one in 2002 was a 26—year—old from mozambique who fell from a heathrow bound flight from world cup. but nowadays it is on angola. at the time, my bbc prime tv and every radio station. colleague rob walker explains how a these girls, the more they see that stowaway could have climbed aboard. the more they will want to come out and play and you have a go's we don't know how the man got into academy, it may attract the girls the airport, but we know this is how that may not have been too into it because they thought they would be he travelled to london. he would training alongside boys. but with a
have had to climb as quickly as girl's own academy, players may come along that we might not have seen in possible along this bit of metal and into the wheel arch. he will have the past. folks, thank you very much done this at night so it would have indeed, all the best for september. been pretty dark. i can't help let's talk to some stars of the wondering whether by this point he future or stars of the present. look would have had second thoughts and realised he had made a terrible at this, this is the afl girl's com. mistake. the first major risk to tell us about that because you have stowaways comes after ta ke—off, won this? yes, you played at wembley mistake. the first major risk to and it was an amazing experience. stowaways comes after take—off, at that point the wheel to attract up and fill most of this space. as the who did you beat? bristol rovers, plane climbed, the temperature would have fallen to —60, the oxygen would 3-1. wembley is absolutely huge have fallen to —60, the oxygen would have thinned and at some point over isn't it? incredible place. where the next eight hours also, jose you very nervous before the game? would have lost consciousness. and yes, one of our team—mates was being then as the plane started coming sick the night before, so nervous. into land rover london, these doors but when we got out, it was like would have opened, the wheels would playing on the school field, it was have come back down. jose, still amazing. who is watching the game unconscious, which have been unable tonight? me. i think to hang on. this morning the amazing. who is watching the game tonight? me. ithink england amazing. who is watching the game tonight? me. i think england will win and we will get into the finals. metropolitan police say they are wouldn't that be absolutely amazing? liaising with the kenyan authorities and doing everything they can to try we have been watching you this to identify this man who fell to his morning, would you like to be
professional players are follow in death and died in such horrendous the footsteps of these incredible women from the north—east? circumstances. back to you. thank you, keith doyle in clapham. the footsteps of these incredible women from the north-east? he would? yes. who is your local player? jill china has condemned pro—democracy demonstrators who stormed hong kong's parliament building yesterday, smashing computers and daubing slogans on the walls. scott. who else is local? steph it said violent offenders were trampling on the rule of law and undermining houghton. great to see this morning, hong kong's social order. riot police used tear gas to regain control of the building, which remains closed thanks to see you all. the while they assess the damage. north—east is a hotbed for football karishma vaswani has talent as we have seen so far in both the women and the men's game. the latest from hong kong. look at some of these youngsters, could they be the ones in the they came in their hundreds, smashing windows and ramming doors, future, could they be future english using whatever they could find, iron fences, shopping carts, even umbrellas. lionesses? fantastic, joe maguire reporting. now it's often said that dogs provide a calming influence upon people, but now scientists in amerca believe they have proved that man's best friend can reduce —— protesters came in their stress and anxiety. psychologists at washington state university found hundreds, smashing windows and that 300 students said that they had better concentration drumming doors. using whatever they and could retain more information could find. iron fences, shopping after weekly hour—long sessions with therapy dogs. cambridge, swansea and nottingham trent university are among some
ca rts , could find. iron fences, shopping carts, umbrellas, wearing what has of the universities in the uk that become the unofficial uniform of already use this practice. now it's time for a look sorts, a black t—shirt, gas masks at the weather with simon king. and helmets, they made their way into the main chamber of the good morning, it has been a chilly parliament, destroying government policy no property and defacing day and temperatures got into single photos of officials. figures for some others. today is a once inside, they spray—painted day of varying amounts of cloud with the hong kong emblem black, covering the words sunny spells. a few showers this "the people's republic of china", trying to erase any sign of beijing's influence here. morning, many across scotland and but even as they left a trail northern ireland but those becoming fewer and further between as we go of distruction in their wake, some signs that this wasn't simply about ramsacking the place. photos widely shared on social media through to the afternoon. elsewhere, appear to show signs written it is dry, varying cloud so some by the protesters, posted on some of the historical items lengthy spells of sunshine and in the building, saying "leave these temperatures getting up to about 19 alone, these are relics". to 21 celsius across england and money left in the canteen fridge wales. a bit chillierfurther north, for drinks, with post—its saying particularly on the coasts of the "we are not thieves". northwest. tonight, little change, but clear spells and that will allow temperatures to fall down into still, for the government, the single figures. particularly in the protesters had gone too far. in a press conference, countryside. temperatures no lower than 14 degrees in the capital. in the early hours of the morning, chief executive carrie lam condemned their actions. throughout wednesday, more of the nothing is more important than the rule of law in hong kong. same really, more sunny spells so i hope the community at large across the uk with highs of about 18
will agree with us that, with these violent acts that we have seen, it is right for us to condemn it to 22 degrees. goodbye. and hope society will return to normal as soon as possible. ms lam's defence for not sending in the police to break up the protesters earlier inside legco is that she did not want anyone to get hurt, but questions are asked about whether this was a tactic to change the narrative in her favour. meanwhile, for the protesters, they may believe that their actions last night will get them closer to their goal, but for many here in hong kong, they are now wondering whether those actions hurt more than helped their objectives. karishma vaswani, bbc news, hong kong. let's talk now to karishma vaswani. that question at the end of your report is the big question for many people today. and the day after those extraordinary scenes, what is the mood light? i am standing in
front of the legislative council building the morning after the hello, it's tuesday, it's ten o'clock, i'm joanna gosling. a majority of people scenes that you saw in my report in great britain now want the legal limit on abortion to remain at 24 when hundreds of protesters stormed weeks or even be higher, the building, shattering the according to exclusive polling for this programme. windows, getting inside and really it's still illegal in northern ireland unless there's a serious risk to a mother's health, seeing some of the worst destruction but abortion rates in england we have ever seen in hong kong. the and wales are at a record high. mood this morning, there has been a clean—up operation outside the this woman has had two building and it is people getting abortions in nine months. back to business. at the same time, i felt really stupid. lots of questions asked about i felt really stupid and really whether these young protesters have ashamed because i'd had one so recently, i didn't feel in essence jeopardised what it was like i could be as open and honest that they were trying to achieve to about it because... ..i felt like i would bejudged. get more legitimacy for their cause. iamjoined by get more legitimacy for their cause. i am joined by a youth advocate, she we've brought together people was not inside the legislative who want abortion to be banned, council building that she were among the protesters on the streets on monday. when you see this kind of
destruction and devastation broadcast all over the world, is this something you think will help you achieve your goals?|j this something you think will help you achieve your goals? i think that la st you achieve your goals? i think that last night's incident cannot be isolated and cannot be seen as the only thing happening in a recent hong kong society. we have to understand the wider context. we are facing lots of daily oppression in out facing lots of daily oppression in our daily life, like facing lots of daily oppression in ourdaily life, like an facing lots of daily oppression in our daily life, like an housing, like the high rents, high working hours and low income. and then on a policy level we have seen so many lies repeatedly said in the legislative council. we have seen so much overbudget infrastructure. 0ur young and other people have witnessed so many incidents. while i have a great deal of sympathy for the problems you are talking about,
these are issues young people all over the world face, and when you think about how to go about achieving some of those objectives, ina way, achieving some of those objectives, in a way, don't you think these violent images willjeopardise some of the goals of the protesters had? first of all, i think we have to emphasise that we are not rioters, the protests are not riots. the whole place around admiralty and central would not be this clean right now. why the protesters have to do this thing is because over these months, lots of matches have happened, over a million people had spoken out. the government have not responded well. i think the protesters are afraid that the history will be similar with the umbrella movement. the government
did not respond well. the youth and the protesters had chosen to scale up the protesters had chosen to scale up their actions. what do you hope will happen next, where do you go from here? the first step is for carrie lam and the executive to respond to other demands, the next step is about social reform, people's welfare and political reform, and the general election etc. do you understand how this destruction makes you look in the outside world, internationally and is among hong kong people?” outside world, internationally and is among hong kong people? i think more people have to understand that what has been turned has been done, and from now on we had to present to the whole world that it is not an isolated problem and we hope the world will understand us. thank you for joining world will understand us. thank you forjoining us on bbc news, i have heard those sentiments over the last
couple of days. this is not about an extradition bill, it is about their future in this city. briefly, how much coverage did what went on yesterday get in the chinese mainland media, social media etc? yesterday get in the chinese mainland media, social media etc7m chinese state media we heard some very harsh words. the media that said there should be a zero—tolerance policy for this kind of action in hong kong. a real sense that beijing is very disapproving of these kinds of scenes, of course. they would never happen in china, certainly the government there would never allow it to happen, and they say these kinds of protests threatened hong kong's commercial future and the government needs to pay attention as to why this is happening. about karishma vaswani in hong kong, thank you.
the two men competing to become the next prime minister are expected to face tough questions on their brexit plans, when they appear at a hustings event in northern ireland. both borisjohnson and jeremy hunt have said they're opposed to what's known as the backstop, which is designed to guarantee there'll be no physical checks along the irish border after brexit. let's speak to our ireland correspondent, chris page he is near the border in newry. it will be fascinating to find out what questions are asked and how much detail the candidates were given response? the gap that's right, you can expect the issue of the irish border to be bouncing back to the top of the political agenda today. if you imagine what an international frontier often looks like, you may be don't imagine something like this, but this is the boundary between northern ireland and the irish republic, i am on the uk side at the moment but where you see those signs behind me, the irish
republic gains. for 20 years also this is what the border has been light, traffic is free—flowing, no checks, passport controls, controls of any checks, passport controls, controls ofany kind. checks, passport controls, controls of any kind. what everybody agrees within the brexit negotiations is they want the border to continue in this state, they don't want any new physical checks or border infrastructure, where there are big differences is how you achieve that when you have the uk outside the european union with its own customs arrangements and rules and goods standards and immigration, and the irish republic continues inside the eu. those are the sorts of questions that will be posed, we expect, by concerted party members at the hustings in belfast later. there are about 500 tory party members in northern ireland and a number of them will be going along to meet borisjohnson them will be going along to meet boris johnson and jeremy hunt, them will be going along to meet borisjohnson and jeremy hunt, we can certainly expect the border issue to feature prominently. the border is almost invisible, but it's looming large
in the contest for number ten. both candidates claim they will be able to overcome the biggest obstacle on the road to brexit. the process has stalled over the backstop, which would keep the border open if there is no big free trade deal between the uk and the european union. it would mean the whole of the uk would share customs arrengements with the eu, and northern ireland would follow a number of european rules on trading goods. borisjohnson thinks the issue should be dealt with in trade talks after the uk leaves. he visited northern ireland last year to speak at the democratic unionist party conference. its mps keep the government in power and are strongly opposed to the backstop. good to see you guys, thanks for coming out. jeremy hunt says he wants to bring the dup onto his negotiating team. both he and mrjohnson have suggested technology could help to avoid checks on the frontier. but the eu insists it isn't going to reopen negotiations, and the backstop must stay. this expert warns that the challenge
isn't getting any easier. the change of prime minister doesn't change the reality of brexit. so, the choices that are difficult, that the prime minister, theresa may, has had to face remain the same. and the changing politics and the political situation in westminster doesn't affect those difficult decisions at all. the border brainteaser remains unsolved. finding a solution will be one of the toughest tasks for the new man in downing street. 56% -- 56% of 56% —— 56% of people in northern ireland voted to remain in the eu, and perhaps a reason for that was the presence of this border, the only land frontier between the uk and another european union member state. you feel in many ways this frontier is the brexit front line, all the issues around brexit feel all the issues around brexit feel all the issues around brexit feel all the more complex and contentious
to people here. studio: chris, in newry, what are the main concerns you have heard from people about brexit and what these two candidates are saying about the backstop? many business people trade across this border on a daily basis and what i have heard is they do not want to know deal brexit, it would potentially cause huge disruption to supply chains, generate extra costs and cause an actual lot of hassle. the message from the business community here is that the uk must leave with a deal, that is very important for northern ireland and should be a priority for whichever one ofjeremy hunt and borisjohnson and is up in downing street. there is another aspect to this, the implications for business, this part of northern ireland in many communities along the border so plenty of violence during the 30 yea rs of plenty of violence during the 30 years of the troubles and a return to any kind of border infrastructure would be seen as a reminder of those
bad days. nobody expects a return to the military installations we saw here during the years of violence but even customs checks, people say, would be a throwback to the past. the open border has become a powerful symbol of the peace and that is a big reason why people want to keep the border the weighted. thank you, chris page in newry. (inaudible). other corresponding to adam fleming has showed mps from the brexit party in the uk turning their back as the european anthem is played in the parliament building. the president of the european parliament chided then, saying you stand for the anthem of another country. they are not part of an international political group, so nigel farage no longer gets a seat in the front row
with achy speaking slot. these are the live pictures from the european parliament. —— with aki speaking slot. there have been words of protest about catalonian meps not being allowed to take their seats. labour leaderjeremy corbyn says the cabinet secretary sir mark sedwill has offered to meet him to discuss a newspaper report which claimed that two civil servants described him as "too frail" to be prime minister. mr corbyn has dismissed the suggestion and, in a letter to sir mark, has repeated his call for an independent investigation into how the story emerged. the headlines on bbc news: an investigation is launched after a man — suspected to be a stowaway — falls to his death from a kenya airways flight bound for heathrow into a garden in south london. china condemns pro—democracy demonstrators who stormed and vandalised hong kong's parliament building yesterday.
boris johnson and jeremy hunt will make their pitch to be the next prime minister to conservative party members in northern ireland. in sport, england lionesses play their semifinal against the reigning champions the usa in the women's world cup this evening. head coach phil neville says his players have to deliver. 15—year—old cori gauff still the headlines on the opening day of wimbledon, beating five—time champion venus williams in straight sets. british number one you johanna konta started her campaign against romanian qualifier ana bogdan, she is one of eight british players in action after wins for kyle edmund and heather watson yesterday. i will have the full updated about 20 minutes, we will head live to lyon and catch up with the lionesses. the bbc‘s annual report which shows the salaries of high paid on—air staff is published later this morning. the top ten earners now
includes three women — zoe ball, claudia winkleman and vanessa feltz. the report will list all on—air staff who earn over £150,000 a year. here's our media editor, amol rajan. when salaries were first revealed two years ago, only a quarter of highly paid on—air staff were women. that figure now stands at 45%. three women are now in the top ten highest paid earners, as opposed to none in 2017. the very top names are all men, however, with gary lineker receiving the biggest pay packet. the fallout from the increase in transparency has led to the departure of some big names, such as chris evans, simon mayo and eddie mair. it has also led to many outstanding grievance claims. particularly among female staff who say they are paid less than men for doing the same jobs. the most high—profile of these, the former china editor, carrie gracie, came to a settlement with the bbc last year. the bbc is facing criticism over its decision to means test licenses for the over 75s but a record haul of major awrds and critical successes,
from bodyguard to blue planet, are helping the corporation navigate a new media landscape, in which streaming giants such as netflix and amazon are causing hyperinflation in the cost of drama in particular. the regulator ofcom has provisionally approved plans to keep programmes on the iplayer for a year — the bbc hopes this will help it retain young audiences who are flocking to rival services. amol rajan, bbc news. millions of smokers in the uk are putting their sight at risk by continuing to smoke, say specialists. despite a clear connection, only one in five people recognise that smoking can lead to blindness, according to a poll for the association of optometrists. the royal national institute of blind people say that smokers are twice as likely to lose their sight compared with nonsmokers. that is because tobacco smoke can cause and worsen a number of eye conditions. joining me now to explain
further is roshni kanabar — an optometrist and clinical and regulatory advisor at the association of optomietrists. very good to have you with us. to reinforce the big finding from this piece of research, the vast majority of people simply do not know that smoking can affect the ice age? at the association of optometrists, most optometrists see a patient at least once a month, may be up to twice a week, other studies show, patients who smoke and have conditions like age—related macular degeneration. the macula is part of the retina, the light—sensitive layer at the back of the floods. age—related macular degeneration affects the part of your eye that gives you your central vision and allows you to see people's faces and read. smokers are four times more likely to get age—related macular degeneration, as well as two times more likely to get conditions like,
and cataracts. our studies and research show that there is not much awareness of the link between smoking and age—related macular degeneration and blindness. there is a virtual consensus between optometrists that we want to raise awareness, which is what this is all about. i think you can season images comparing healthy eyes with eyes by smokers affected by smoking. if somebody comes into you for an eye test, without asking them you can presumably tell if they smoke? sort of, smoking does not necessarily mean you will get age—related macular degeneration, but it increases the risk. this is what we see inside somebody‘s eye, the one on the left is a healthy retina, the macula in the middle, underside, the bit in the middle there is haemorrhaging. that is the dark red,
purplish... that is wet, age-related macular degeneration, there are two types, dry and wet. there is scarring, this patient has probably had it for a long time. scarring, this patient has probably had it for a long timelj scarring, this patient has probably had it for a long time. i can see some other images. this looks lecture i age—related macular degeneration in the central area. when smoking, cigarette smoke contains chemicals which accelerates the ageing process and increases the amount of oxidants and decreases the amount of oxidants and decreases the amount of oxidants and decreases the amount of antioxidants, therefore the body is unable to protect itself. it is speeding up the rate of deterioration of eyesight? and in the worst cases, causing blindness. tell us what we are looking at? this isa tell us what we are looking at? this is a cataract, when the lens on your i starts to go hazy, it is normal as we age. you are two times more
likely to get cataracts if you are a smoker. perhaps you can talk us through these images and explain what we are seeing. this is the last image. is a retina and you can see the yellow bits in the middle, this is typical of dry age—related macular degeneration, it is easily picture when you visit your optometrist. this is one of the signs of dry age—related macular degeneration, which affects your central vision. you are saying that the single biggest thing that smokers can do to protect eyesight is quite simply to quit. it is not that simple but you are hoping this campaign will make them aware of another race, there are other risks that people clearly identify with, losing their sight or damaging their site is not one. why is that the
case? there is not a lot of awareness with how smoking affects your eyes. people commonly associate smoking with getting cancer, 76% of people associate that, but only about one in five people associate it with losing your site. are opticians routinely telling people this when they come for a test?|j generally ask patients if they smoke and we discuss the benefits of stopping smoking and what they can do. many people think it is too late, it is never too late to stop smoking, even if you reduce the amount you smoke you are increasing your eye health. it is never too late. the research shows after five yea rs, if late. the research shows after five years, if you stop smoking you go back to the same risk as you would have had otherwise. thank you for
explaining all of that, roshni kanabarfrom explaining all of that, roshni ka na bar from the association explaining all of that, roshni kanabar from the association of optometrists. let's get more on the violent protests which took place in hong kong. foreign secretaryjeremy hunt has been giving his wee action in the last hour. google of course we in the uk condemn violence on all sides, many people who strongly support the pro—democracy demonstrators in hong kong will have been deeply dismayed by the scenes they saw on tv last night. but we urge the authorities not to use what happened as a pretext for oppression, rather to understand the root causes of what happens, which isa root causes of what happens, which is a deep—seated concern from people in hong kong that basic freedoms are under attack. the way to deal with this is to address those concerns not with any repression that will only exacerbate them. reporter: should carrie lam resign? it is up
to the people of hong kong to decide what should happen in terms of their own government. hong kong is not pa rt own government. hong kong is not part of the united kingdom, but the uk signed an internationally binding legal agreement in 1984 that enshrines the one country two systems will, enshrines the basic freedoms of the people of hong kong, and we stand foursquare behind that agreement, full square behind the people of hong kong, and there will be serious consequences if that internationally binding legal agreement was not upheld. is this the biggest challenge for hong kong since the end of british will, and you have any responsibility? since the end of british will, and you have any responsibility7m since the end of british will, and you have any responsibility? it is a big challenge for hong kong between urge everyone to remember what is special about hong kong, one of those remarkable, enterprising, pro—business, exciting, dynamic cities in the world. that success is based upon the hard work of the people of hong kong, tremendous
business acumen, but also the basic freedoms that have allowed businesses to flourish under the rule of law. it would be a terrible tragedy for hong kong and the world if that was to be undermined. what did you think of the extradition laws being proposed ? did you think of the extradition laws being proposed?” did you think of the extradition laws being proposed? i understand the concerns people in hong kong had about them. the success of hong kong is based on a strong business culture, underpinned by basic freedoms. whilst we condemned the violence we saw last week, that is never acceptable. i understand the deep—seated concerns that people have about their freedoms and why they would want to match and addressing those concerns is the way to deal with this issue. do you support the protesters?” to deal with this issue. do you support the protesters? i am very understanding of the concerns expressed by the protesters but i think, like many, very dismayed by the violence we saw on tv.
lets get a look at the weather from simon king. it has been a chilly start to the day and temperatures got down into single figures for most of us. today isa single figures for most of us. today is a day of varying amounts of cloud with sunny spells. there are a few showers this morning, many across scotla nd showers this morning, many across scotland and northern ireland but those becoming fewer and further between as we go into the afternoon. elsewhere, it is dry, varying cloud and lengthy spells of sunshine. temperatures getting up to about 19 to 21 celsius across england and wales. a bit chillierfurther north, particularly on the coasts of the north west. tonight, little change but they will be clear spells and that will allow temperatures to fall down into single figures, particularly in the countryside. temperatures no lower than 14 degrees in the capital. throughout wednesday, we are looking at more of
hello this is bbc news, with me, annita mcveigh. the headlines: an investigation is launched after a man, suspected to be a stowaway, falls to his death from a kenya airways flight bound for heathrow into a garden in south london. china condemns pro—democracy demonstrators who stormed and vandalised hong kong's parliament building yesterday. boris johnson and jeremy hunt will make their pitch to be the next prime minister to conservative party members in northern ireland. the bbc will reveal the salaries of on—air staff paid more
than £150,000 when it publishes its annual report later this morning. specialists warn that millions of people are putting their sight at risk by continuing to smoke. time now for the morning briefing, where we bring you up to speed on the stories people are watching, reading and sharing. let's start with a story that remains high on our most read list — the ongoing protests in hong kong. china has accused protesters who vandalised hong kong's parliament on monday of "serious illegal actions" that "trample on the rule of law". a group of activists occupied the legislative council building for several hours after breaking away from a peaceful protest. monday's disorder followed weeks of protests over a controversial extradition law, which critics have said could be used to send political dissidents from hong kong to mainland china. speaking on the today programme, nixie lam, a district councillor with the pro beijing democratic alliance party, called for swift action to be taken against the protesters
what happened yesterday is pure violence. we do have a bunch of very peaceful protesters, which is marching on the other side of hong kong. but what happens at the legislator building was pure violence and there is no purpose under that. what i'm very sad about is the legislator deliberately articulated the lies and embracing that behaviour. i'm very sad, if you call that loving hong kong i have nothing to say. a beijing newspaper has called for zero tolerance. do you echo that call? of course. it's pure violence behaviour. but what does it mean though, zero tolerance? look, if you are saying that you want freedom, freedom to express, you have that, you have freedom to protest. but if you are saying that freedom to have violence against policemen, violence against anyone that disagrees with you, we could see people that were taken down
because they were wearing white wearing white t—shirts, which is against their view, they are wearing all black. you are telling me that is freedom? and the politicians have rationalised everything. isn't it rather useful for supporters and apologists for beijing to focus on the violence of a very small group of people, when what you refer to as a bunch of very peaceful demonstrators had reached in previous demonstrations, more than 1 million people and was hundreds and thousands yesterday. is that not where the focus really should lie? it's not useful. we are very sad. if you are packaging that under the word "useful" i have really nothing to say. that is how the politicians are using it to embrace their behaviours. what is the answer to the peaceful demonstrators? over the last two weeks we have seen police officers address being exposed and their family members and even their kids' schools exposed online and asked people to go and have violence
behaviour towards them. if you are calling that a reasonable behaviour because the government is not doing well, i have nothing to say. now, this tragic story is the second on bbc online's most read list this morning. a stowaway who's believed to have fallen from a passenger plane bound for heathrow has been found dead in a garden in south london. police say the body, believed to be that of a man, fell from a kenya airways flight originating from nairobi. speaking on radio 4's today programme, alastair rosenchein, an aviation consultant and former airline pilot, explained just how often tragic cases like this happen. interestingly enough, studies have shown it's happened almost 100 times since 1947 and it has in fact happened several times
in west london in a lake, there have been a number of bodies that have fallen, one in homebase car park. this one yesterday, there was another one that's fallen in clapham. the problem occurs because of a lack of security at a number of airports around the world. and also the draw, the immigration drawer. the immigration draw. it is believed these are primarily illegal immigrants who are trying to get into this country by climbing into the undercarriage bay of an aircraft. of course, the reality is almost all of them will die? yes. well in fact, on long haul flights then the vast majority will die. on short—haul flights, it's possible, studies have shown approximately one in four might survive. but there is a dual problem of hypoxia, which is lack of oxygen at high altitude and also the freezing temperatures, which can go down as low as —60 degrees. and very often the stowaways are wearing nothing more than a t—shirt and a pair of shorts.
there is the other issue and that is if they are in the undercarriage bay, when the undercarriage comes up on take—off, the poor stowaway is crushed by the wheels. so you know, it is highly risky thing to do. absolutely and you talk about security, what should airports and airline operators be doing about it? well, the pilots do a walk round before every flight and that's typically about an hour before the aircraft departs. during that walk around they will in fact look into the undercarriage bay for damage to the aircraft. of course, they would notice if someone was stowing away there. but in that hour between the walk round and when the aircraft actually departs, there are very unlikely to be any checks on the undercarriage. so therein lies a problem. you know, at nairobi airport on one occasion, the security services saw a person
climbing over the airport fence and they gave chase. but they lost sight of him and he later turned up in a 747 undercarriage bay dead unfortunately at heathrow airport. so in other words, more security and later checks, that's the key to it in other words? i would say that is the only way this sort of thing will be stopped. you can see that story is at number two on the most read. just take a look at number four. police were investigating the rest of a black patient in chicago in illinois. he was detained near the hospital while attached to an intravenous machine. he says he went for a walk on his doctor's orders but was held after a security guard accused him of trying to steal the machine and he has
filed a complaint alleging racial profiling. i recommend you look at numberfive. profiling. i recommend you look at number five. this is profiling. i recommend you look at numberfive. this is from our science editor, david shukman who has been reporting from brazil. an area roughly the size of a football pitch is being cleared every single minute from the amazon rainforest, according to satellite data. hong kong also featuring at number seven and eight. the number one most watched. that is about glastonbury and we will tell you about that in a moment. and number three is what exactly is the role of ivanka trump. she has been appearing alongside world leaders up the g20 summit. it asks, what exactly is her white housejob and asks, what exactly is her white house job and how effective has she been? this is another one being watched by a lot of you online. you've probably heard that singing to your plants could make them grow bigger, but what about serenading cattle? take a look at this clip of a vet
who sings opera to cows. he sings opera. known as the singing vet, alfonso camassa has brought a taste of italy to the hampshire countryside. he believes his music has a calming effect on the animals. and he takes his unique approach to veterinary treatment seriously, training with a professional opera coach every week. local farmers say they are both impressed and amused, but the verdict is still out on what the patients think. now this is one that has got a lot of people talking over the weekend — it's the story of 15 year—old alex mann, who became an internet sensation after performing on stage with the rapper dave at glastonbury. the rapper was performing on the other stage on sunday afternoon when he picked the teenager from the crowd and asked him tojoin him on stage to perform a track called ‘thiago silva' — named in honour
of the brazil and paris saint—germain football player. here's what happened. he looks like he knows the lyrics. yeah, let's take a toss at him, he's wearing a thiago silva shirt, let's get him up here. i was so nervous, my legs were shaking, everything was shaking. it was crazy, i didn't know what to do, i didn't know where to start. i had no clue. i wasjust praying in my head that i did not mess it up. i didn't intend to make the crowd happy, ijust wanted to make it good and then i saw the crowd getting excited so ijust went with it, got the crowd excited. i get a dm from him on twitter, thanks so much for all this. then he asked for my phone number. he hasn't got back to me since then. but you might get a phone call from thiago silva at some stage? that would be crazy.
people were loving it. someone come up to me and said they'd been to glastonbury seven years now and that was their best time ever. which is so shocking to think that. he's quite good at singing in his bedroom, so i knew he knew the lyrics, we've heard that quite a few times before. yeah, never quite seen him in that way before. i understand why people think it would be staged, because this isjust too good to be true really, but definitely wasn't. he was born to perform that wasn't he. he probably still can't believe it happened. that's it for today's morning briefing. in a moment the weather but first let's here's
victoria derbyshire with what she's got coming up in her an exclusive poll for this programme are suggesting the british public are suggesting the british public are becoming more supportive of abortion rights with more than 50% of people in great britain wanting the legal time on abortion to be 24 weeks or higher. some women say the cost of living influence their decision to terminate.” cost of living influence their decision to terminate. i was financially stretched and using all my savings. i had no money month to month spare. i knew there was no way i could have a child and there was no way i could afford it. we have brought together a few people who are pro—choice and anti—abortion to debate whether any government would or should seek to change abortion laws. join us at 10am on bbc two, the bbc news channel and online. time for the sport now had a lot going on today. let'sjoin olly foster. the football, i am so excited about this game tonight.
yes, a lot of people are nervous as well and it is a busy day. massively important week for the england lionesses. it is the first of the world cup semifinals. phil neville says his england lionesses have to deliver against the reigning champions the usa. the netherlands face sweden. let's cross live to lyon and sally nugent is there. phil neville says that when against norway in the quarter said it was the best they have played since he has been in charge but they will have to step it up charge but they will have to step it up again today? yes, i think he is right, it was the best they have played up to a point, but they needed to. we say it a lot, if it gets to the end of this competition you need to be the best teams along the way. tonight we will know how
good england are because they are playing in a semifinal against a fantastic usa side. phil neville has brought an interesting tone to his press co nfe re nces brought an interesting tone to his press conferences and england training, which has gone through the camp. he is incredibly relaxed. you listen to him talk and wonder whether he is putting on a front. he genuinely seems to be relishing his role, loving thisjob, enjoying the matches and he has made a couple of really good tactical decisions during games. that was the area but haven't been tested so far. he has played his own role brilliantly up until that point and i think that is starting to show on his face, how much he is enjoying this and that is reflected on how much that women are performing better and better as they go along. we talk about tournament teams, england have never before, up until a couple of years ago, been a strong tournament team. this is how you win tournaments. you don't necessarily have to play your best football every single game, you just
have to keep winning. he has brought this hardness and says it will be a failure if they lose against the usa. but the usa, champions, won it three times and been to the final of the last two world cups. they have been there and done that and england have to find a way to stop them, shut them down. they have their own superstars, alex morgan, megan rapinoe, world stars? that's right, the way the usa team is set up is interesting, because of course, women's soccer in the state is huge. because of the college system, the players will train from 18 to 21, a bit like professional footballers, so they are fitter than anybody, they can run longer, they train in miami, they are used to the heat and humidity and these conditions will play into their hands. that is why they are so dangerous. we talk about megan rapinoe. she is an incredible player and a real star in this team.
she is a figurehead and you will recognise her when you see her tonight. but she is up against lucy bronze, who phil neville has called, quite simply one of the best defenders in the world at the moment. that much is going to be interesting tonight. lucy bronze plays for lyon and has never lost in her home stadium, what does that tell you? it tells you this is an important and crucial match and both of them are going to want itjust as badly. you have set us up nicely. you can watch it on the bbc and listen to it as well. sally nugent, thanks very much indeed. some breaking news from the last half an hour... and rafael benitez has been appointed manager of chinese side dalian yifang. benitez left his post as newcastle manager after his contract came to an end on sunday. he released a statement yesterday saying that the club, "did not share his vision". the second day of wimbledon gets under way in a little over