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china reacts with fury to the protests in hong kong when demonstrators stormed the parliament. beijing denounces it as a blatant challenge to chinese rule, and warns britain and the united states not to interfere. translation: the violent storming of the parliament building in hong kong and the indiscriminate damage to parliament's facilities is a serious illegal act that trampled on the rule of law and damaged public order. we'll have the latest from our correspondent in hong kong. also this lunchtime: the stowaway who fell from this plane into a london garden — an investigation is underway. three women make it into the top ten of the bbc‘s highest paid on air talent. turning their backs on the eu —
meps from the brexit party stage a protest at the european parliament. and ready to roar — england's lionesses prepare to take on the usa for a place in the women's world cup final. and coming up on bbc news, it's a busy day for the british players with eight in action hoping tojoin kyle edmund and heather watson in the second round. good afternoon and welcome to the bbc news at one. the chinese government has condemned the protests in hong kong as an "undisguised challenge" to its rule by "violent offenders". yesterday, pro—democracy demonstrators stormed the parliament, occupying its chamber and scrawling graffiti on the walls.
china's state media have denounced the protests as mob violence, and warned western powers including britain against interference in chinese internal affairs. but here, the foreign secretary jeremy hunt has told the authorities in hong kong not to respond with repression. nick beake is in hong kong for us this afternoon. it feels like hong kong has been catching its breath today. there has been no repeat of the extraordinary drama of yesterday. that means the clear up operation has got under way. it is notjust this particular pa rt way. it is notjust this particular part of the city where they are feeling the impact of what we saw yesterday. across hong kong people have been asking themselves searching questions, like how do we get to this point and what happens next? they were already trying to repair the damage done to hong kong's battered parliament. but these protests have inflicted
other wounds, deep wounds, which will not be easily healed. thousands of young hong kong people besieged the building yesterday, saying they did not want to be part of china. a seemingly leaderless protest powered by social media and anger. they even took over the chamber, where normally it's the city's politicians in control. one demonstrator told us why he was there. i think it is important for us to show what we are fighting for. and we are willing to risk ourfuture, in a sense, to fight for what we are doing. today, when we met this architect again, he tried to defend what happened. nobody wants to step over that line, if there is such a line, and i think the one that steps over the line first is the hong kong government. they have been ignoring
us for so many years. their administration is getting worse. they are pushing us towards the edge. but beijing condemned the protesters as violent criminals and told the world not to interfere in its business. translation: the violent storming of the parliament building in hong kong and the indiscriminate damage to parliament's facilities is a serious illegal act that trampled on the rule of law and damaged public order. we strongly condemn this. the former british colony has not seen anything like this in the 22 years since it was handed back to beijing. the uk has condemned the violence, but says it happened for a reason. we urge the authorities not to use what happened as a pretext for repression, but rather to understand the root causes of what happened, which is a deep—seated concern by people in hong kong that their
basic freedoms are under attack. hong kong's police, who deny claims they lured protesters in by simply standing by, say they are now gathering evidence for future prosecutions. and the prospect of hundreds of young citizens being put on trial is likely to generate yet more anger in a city already in turmoil. it's worth reminding ourselves how we got to this point. it's hard to remember but this started more than a month ago because there was a protest over a very specific law they were trying to bring in here and many people did not like it. since then, this protest has mushroomed, it has become more of a movement. where does it go from here? it is hard to tell. there are no more protests planned for the coming days and weeks, it would seem, but it is clear that in the long term this is now a struggle for the future of hong kong and what
sort of people —— place this will be. there has been angerfrom be. there has been anger from the chinese authorities with their reaction to what happened in the parliament? that's right. we know the administration here in hong kong is backed by beijing and after really holding their breath, thinking about their reaction, they came out fighting today, saying in no uncertain terms that this was business for china and hong kong and other members of the international community should keep their noses out, they are not welcome. there, tos are not constructive. they have been taking a really hard line, saying the protesters who stormed the building, they should be tackled and they should be prosecuted in the coming days and weeks. you cannot simply stomp into a building like this and expect there to be no consequences. nick beake, consequences. nick bea ke, with consequences. nick beake, with the latest from hong kong. three women have now made the bbc‘s list of the highest—paid on—air talent. zoe ball, claudia winkleman
and vanessa feltz are among the top ten biggest earners, revealed in the bbc‘s annual report. 75 stars received more than £150,000 — 11 more than last year. our media and arts correspondent, david sillito, reports. good morning, radio two per star listeners. when the bbc first revealed its favoured stars, the top ten was entirely male. things have changed. zoe ball is now one of three women in the list of highest—paid stars. alongside claudia winkleman and vanessa feltz. how does it feel being on the top earners list? i'm not quite sure how these things are calculated and i'm not certain that it's an accurate assessment of who is actually earning what. indeed many famous faces a re earning what. indeed many famous faces are not only list. those employed by bbc studios do not appear but what it does show that
the number being paid over £150,000 has increased from 64 to 75. the top talent bill has increased by £10 million. all at a time when nearly 3 million. all at a time when nearly 3 million pensioners are about to lose their free tv licences. i understand the dilemma of somebody who is thinking, i am having the licence fee taken away from me, of course i do. i understand that. £154 50 every year is a lot of money for people. on the other hand, what comes back from our consultation is, we also want to make sure that you have got stars you want to watch, wa nt to have got stars you want to watch, want to listen to on the bbc, and that includes gary lineker. yes, gary lineker remains the highest paid star, £1.75 million. but even if every star buys my pay was cut below £150,000, you would still save only about £20 million. the cost of tv licences is about
£740 million. after months of progress about the pay gap between men and women, things have begun to change. it was a mixed bag. on the positive front there was a significant drop in the gender pay gap come on the negative front there was a substantial increase in the overall payments to presenters to 158 million. that against a background of the bbc's decision to pay for only 1.5 million licenses from next year, has been hugely controversial. so, the pay gap has begun to shrink. but star pay and a rising talent bill does ask some awkward questions ata time bill does ask some awkward questions at a time when nearly 3 million pensioners are about to lose their free licenses. david sillitoe, bbc news. our media editor, amol rajan, is with me now. not great timing for the bbc, in the wake of the row over scrapping free tv licences for the over 75s? that's right. they are pretty bad optics at the bbc. lots of
pensioners are losing a benefit they treasure. at the same time there is a net increase in the number of people earning big salaries. a lot of the people losing the licenses are people of huge financial means. they are loyal to the bbc. they will be quite cheesed off. numbers don't add up to say that if you just cut people's pay you can plug the hole. because that hole is much bigger one. most people are producers, administrators, researchers, who are unconventional public sector salaries. both of the main angles to this story, by the tv licences and the disclosure of salaries, arose out of a hyper political negotiations with the garment. the joke that the bbc could never give in to common pressure, may have been a joke. even if governments tgo, the bbc and yours.
anki. an investigation is underway after a suspected stowaway fell from a passenger plane into a london garden, where a man was sunbathing. police say the stowaway fell from a kenya airways flight heading from nairobi to heathrow airport. it's thought the man had hidden in the plane's landing gear. it's raised more questions about airport security. our transport correspondent, tom burridge, is in clapham in south london, where the body was found. someone hiding away in the landing gear compartment of an aircraft is incredibly rare. i am told before 9/11 there was roughly one incident a year into uk airports. after that, security checks were massively increased. it is also rare because someone increased. it is also rare because someone who is doing it is attempting to cheat death. surviving is almost impossible, especially on a long haul flight is almost impossible, especially on a long haulflight in from is almost impossible, especially on a long haul flight in from somewhere like nairobi, and as this story shows, when the landing gear comes down on the approach into an
airport, residential areas like here in south london underneath the ﬂight in south london underneath the flight path, also at risk when, sadly, a body. the ground. some people, i should warn you, may find some of the images in this report distressing. this is the kenya airways flight caught on camera on sunday. the plane was high in the sky over south london. a man believed to have hidden in the landing gear compartment at nairobi airport fell. his body landed in this property's back garden. and this photo shows extensive damage caused to a concrete path where the body fell. according to a neighbour, the body, believed to be of a man, hit the ground just a metre from a man who renteds this property, who was sunbathing at the time. the man stowed away in the undercarriage of the plane would have fallen some 3500 feet. given the impact of the
te na nt 3500 feet. given the impact of the tenant at this property is lucky he wasn't hurt or even killed. the ﬂight left wasn't hurt or even killed. the flight left nairobi at 7:19am on sunday. it landed more than eight hours later at 3:42 p m. just minutes before that, police were called to clapham, where a body had fallen in someone's backyard. hiding in the undercarriage just before take—off should be incredibly hard. security checks like these at nairobi airport increased after 9/11. typically, a pilot or engineer will carry out final checks roughly 45 minutes before take—off. and he would have had to climb up as quickly as possible along this bit of metal and into the rear arch. but after a similar incident a few years ago, a bbc reporter shows in this documentary how someone could do it. but getting inside is the easy bit. to survive an entire flight in a pa rt to survive an entire flight in a part ofan to survive an entire flight in a part of an aircraft which isn't
pressurised, someone would have to cheat an almost certain death. the undercarriage bay is outside the normal pressurisation of the aircraft. so they are subjected to freezing temperatures and very little oxygen. in addition, they can be crushed by the undercarriage coming up. the chances of survival are very remote indeed. i would say it is almost nil on a long haul ﬂight. it is almost nil on a long haul flight. additionally, because they will pass out at high altitude, on the approach to land when the pilots lower the gear, they are not hanging on, so if they had survived the crushing end of the cold temperature, they then fall to their death. the identity of the person who fell has not been released. british police are not treating it as suspicious. but there are questions over how he made it on board at nairobi airport. some water, food and a bag were found in the undercarriage of the plane where the person hit before take—off. what happened is a major breach of security and the man had next to no chance of surviving the flight.
i think the other angle to this is the long lengths, the drastic lengths, some people will go to to get to britain. i think the investigation has to be focused in kenya. the authorities in nairobi and the kenyan civil aviation authorities and kenya airways will all have to come up with answers for civil aviation authorities around the world, to reassure people how that person got on board the plane and how the body ultimately of that person ended up here in south london. tom burridge. it's been one of the major sticking points in the brexit negotiations, but the two candidates vying to be prime minister have been outlining their plans for the irish border. in the latest hustings in belfast, jeremy hunt says it would be impossible to have a european union withdrawal deal that included the current irish backstop provision.
borisjohnson said there would be no hardboard borisjohnson said there would be no ha rdboa rd and it borisjohnson said there would be no hardboard and it would be resolved after a free trail —— my trade deal. they both want to be the prime minister that takes the country out of the eu. the union comes first, of course, but i believe we should not be faced with that choice. and the solution must be for the whole uk to come out. yesterday i met representatives from the northern ireland farmers union, the northern ireland farmers union, the food and drink federation, people from the border towns and they talk to me about their concerns about a no deal situation. the border is almost invisible but looms large in the contest for number 10. everyone involved in the negotiations has agreed on the aim. they want the border to remain as it is at the moment. open with traffic
flowing and no checks. but there has not been agreement on how you achieve that and it has become the biggest sticking point in the process. the most controversial part of the current withdrawal agreement is the backstop that would guarantee no hardboard is the backstop that would guarantee no ha rdboa rd if is the backstop that would guarantee no hardboard if there is no free trade deal between the uk and eu. it would mean the whole of the uk would share customs arrangements with the eu and northern ireland would follow a number of european rules on trade in goods. boris johnson a number of european rules on trade in goods. borisjohnson thinks the issue should be dealt with in trade talks after the uk leaves. we should have a standstill, protract existing arrangements and use that time, whether it is an implementation period or whatever, to do the trade deal and sort out the limitations we will need. jeremy hunt once rid of the backstop. the principle is the backstop that traps us until week are given permission to leave the
customs union and for a brexit vote that was about bringing back sovereignty to parliament, that is not acceptable. both he and mr johnson have suggested technology could help avoid checks on the frontier but the eu said it will not reopen negotiations and the backstop mistake. this expert said it is not getting easier. changing prime minister does not change the reality of brexit. the choices that theresa may has had to face remain the same. more emotional testimonies from people infected with hiv and hepatitis have been heard, as the inquiry into the contaminated blood scandal moves to scotland. an estimated 3,000 people were infected with tainted blood products in scotland in the 1970s and 80s. victims and their families will be giving evidence during the two weeks the uk—wide inquiry is in scotland.
the scandal has been labelled the worst treatment disaster in the history of the nhs. our scotland correspondent, lorna gordon, is in edinburgh. alison bennett was the first to give evidence today. she spoke about her son alistair he was diagnosed with severe haemophilia when he was ten months old and she said he was a lively boy, very happy, living a normal life most of the time. he received treatment at the children's hospital in manchester and tests carried out while he was a teenager there showed 60% of the children treated for haemophilia there had been exposed to the aids virus. miss bennett told the enquiry about her son's response about learning he had hiv. well, he was very upset. he learned that he had a potentially fatal, untreatable condition. and it manifest, really,
in those early years when he was 14, 15,16, he was hugely angry a lot of the time. although very happy in between times. but not surprisingly, he was extremely angry. alistair‘s condition deteriorated while he was at university. he had sepsis and was too ill to sit his finals and died at the age of 22. there was no reference to hiv or aids on his death certificate and alison bennett was concerned this meant there was a lack of reliable information on how many have been affected and she had a gut feeling there had been attempt to obscure what had been happening. thank you, lorna gordon. our top story this lunchtime. the chinese government has condemned the protests in hong kong as an ‘undisguised challenge' to its rule by ‘violent offenders'.
and at wimbledon — johanna konta is one of eight british players in action on day two. coming up on bbc news, phil neville says england reaching tonight's semifinal at the women's world cup is not an achievement and only winning the tournament can be considered that. they face the holders usa in lyon. it's make or break tonight for england's lionesses as they take on the usa for a place in the women's world cup final. a crowd of more than 50,000 is expected at the game in lyon with millions more watching on television. clive myrie is in lyon for us. this is a huge game but also a massive game for english football. they are trying to become the first senior side to reach the final of a major tournament since 1966. the usa
tea m major tournament since 1966. the usa team in the hoteljust over there are the world number one. they are the defending champions. they go into the game as massive favourites, but, and a big but, there is a sense of self belief in the english side, with the coach phil neville saying he would consider it a failure if the team do not progress tonight. we can get the latest now. the ancient sport of water jousting is a french tradition. it is about keeping calm, picking your moment and knocking your opponent off their perch. england will also try to be the last one standing in lyon. phil neville's side arrived in the city with the weight of history on their shoulders, but it hardly seems a burden. this will be the biggest game of their careers and they are ready to embrace it. commentator: here is lucy bronze! what a goal. much depends on england's right back.
lucy bronze was the talk of the tournament after her goal against norway. her manager described her as the best player in the world, and not for the first time. it is becoming like white noise now. i think he said it two weeks after i first met him, to be honest, that now people are talking to me about itand i am like, i know, he keeps saying it to me. it's getting a little bit annoying! he always wants to challenge me to be the best, to do the best, the best, to do more — to do more and i think it brings the best out of me. england have reached the semifinals in three consecutive major tournaments. now they need to take that next step. standing in their way is a formidable opponent. the usa are the world's number one side, they are defending champions and they have already ended the dreams of the hosts. commentator: rapinoe for two. the usa have a swagger about them. perhaps no one more so than megan rapinoe, who commanded their quarterfinal against france. she is one of three players tied
on five goals, along with her us team—mate alex morgan and england's ella white. the race for the golden boot is heating up. i would love someone on our team to win the golden boot. right now, megan rapinoe has put the team on her back from spain to france and it is going to take players like that and a couple of individuals each game to step up. england have already lifted one trophy this year. going toe to toe with the usa in their own tournament to win that she believes cup. now they have their sights set on something much bigger. it's not good enough we just get to a semifinal and we go home, or play a bronze medal match. this england team now want to win. they are not scared to say it. they believe they should be winning, which is different. it is a step forward. england can't afford to wilt in the heat. there is a feeling this tournament is building into something special. but they know the last leap is always the hardest to make.
katie gornall is with me and phil neville say it will be a failure if they do not get through, a lot of pressure? that is the reason why the fa brought in someone like phil neville, for his winning mentality. he has put pressure on the players since he walked through the door, he has demanded and been critical of his side and brought them closer together and it is to emulate this manga of the american team. he wants them to come into the semifinal and not be overawed because they are used to the pressure. having been around the england team camp, they do seem very relaxed, very together, and they do not want to be known as and they do not want to be known as a semifinal team any more. that sense of confidence the team has, how important is it for the game in uk? what we saw four years ago in canada when they reach the semifinal, it was a watershed moment that increased interest and drove
the professionalisation of the women's game in england. if they can win in france it will take it to a new level. the players will be household names, viewing figures would break records, i am sure, and participation would increase but beyond that it would almost transcend women's sport because the whole country will get behind this team. they would not be known as the women's team any more, it would be the england team and that has the power to be transformative.. sell—out crowd at the stadium. more than 50,000. and a televised audience of possibly 10 million in the uk alone. back to you. members of nigel farage's new brexit party have staged a protest at the first session of the new european parliament in strasbourg. the party's meps turned their backs and faced the wall as the european anthem was played. adam fleming is in strasbourg.
adam, tell us more about what happened. this is the first sitting of the new european parliament since the european parliament since the european elections in may and it was ceremonial and the ceremony looked and sounded a bit like this. that of course is the eu anthem, ode tojoy by beethoven. the meps stood up and turn their back to the rest of the chamber because they do not approve of the eu having an anthem, they do not much approve of the eu at all but i do not think they will get into trouble because that sort of thing has been done in the chamber before and all sorts of political stu nts ta ke place before and all sorts of political stunts take place in there. you might notice the bright yellow t—shirts worn by the liberal democrats who are pro—european and anti—brexit and on the front the t—shirt say stop brexit and on the
back they use language not appropriate for a lunchtime news programme. wimbledon now. british number one johanna konta begins her wimbledon campaign today. she is one of eight brits in action. our sports news correspondent david ornstein is at wimbledon for us. what can we look forward to?m what can we look forward to? it is a big day with roger federer, ra nadal and serena williams in action on an incredibly exciting order of
play but we should get to the british players because after winning two out of two matches yesterday through kyle edmund and heather watson, they have done the same already today with harriet dart and dan evans making it through to the second round and there are more names to come. james ward is leading in his match and could make it three for the day, and among the other british
names in action today is the british number one, johanna konta. she is coming up on court number one in a match she will hope to win to join those four in the second round. as for yesterday's action, the 15—year—old cori gaugh beat venus williams. and it was a day of shocks across the men and women's drawers. we will see her back in action tomorrow as we will heather watson and kyle edmund and novak djokovic, the world number
one on the men's side, and it is the day we should find out if and who with andy murray will play mixed doubles. there are growing suggestions it could be the great serena williams who also plays in singles action today. if they we re in singles action today. if they were to pairup, in singles action today. if they were to pair up, what a story it would be at the all england club.
thank you very much. time for a look at the weather. here's susan powell for once, for wimbledon fortnight, the weather has been well behaved. a lot of sunshine first thing today. this is a picture from herefordshire earlier. you can see it is looking glorious in the sunshine. the light flat as we look at cumbria. the north and west had more cloud and now we are seeing north and west had more cloud and now we are seeing it filling in elsewhere but fairweather cloud with a lot of dry weather to come. cloudy skies across cumbria and you can see how the cloud has bubbled up further south. i think we will see a little bit more cloud across wimbledon this afternoon, perhaps the odd light shower in northern and western scotland. a notable breeze across scotla nd scotland. a notable breeze across scotland this afternoon with top temperatures from the high teens in the north, up to 22 further south.