tv BBC World News BBC News January 11, 2021 1:00am-1:31am GMT
this is bbc news with the latest headlines for viewers in the uk and around the world. i'm james reynolds. a senior democrat lays out the possible timeline for impeaching donald trump — after at least 200 democrats give their support to a draft article of impeachment. indonesian investigators believe the boeing 737 that crashed into the java sea on saturday, with 62 people on board, broke apart on impact which could rule out a mid—air breakup. and virtually anything is possible at this years electronic show — where the high tech expo swaps vegas for the comfort of your own home.
senior us democrats have suggested that the house of representatives could vote to impeach president trump as early as next tuesday. but they may delay the start of a subsequent senate trial. the democrats accuse mr trump of inciting his followers to launch a deadly assault on congress last wednesday. separately, the justice department said it had charged two more people in connection with wednesday's events. the outgoing president is to travel to texas on tuesday. i've been speaking to our north america correspondent peter bowes about the timetable for impeachment. events a re events are moving quickly and we are getting a clear outline of how things could unfold doing this week with articles of impeachment. we've also really just seen a letter that nancy pelosi, the speaker of the house, has sent to her colleagues, outlining the options as well, and before they get to impeachment, the intention is to try to pass a
resolution in the house that will urge the vice president mike pence and the cabinet to convene to invoke the 25th amendment of us constitution. this is something we've heard a lot about over the last few days were not this is an amendment that would essentially declare, if agreed upon bya essentially declare, if agreed upon by a majority of the cabinet, it will declare the president incapable of holding office and he would be replaced by the vice president. we had indications last week that mike pence wasn't in favour of this but the democrats in the house are going to try again, pass a resolution, urging the vice president and the cabinet to head in that direction. if it doesn't happen, they are going to give them 2a hours, that is when they will move forward with the articles of impeachment which could be before the house tuesday or wednesday and it seems as if there is overwhelming support, at least from the democrats, to pass that. it means that those articles of impeachment could go through by the end of the week and then the question
comes, what to do next? is it time to send those articles to the senate or, as has been suggested, james, should they hold on for maybe 100 days so that it would give joe that it would givejoe biden a little bit of leeway at the beginning of his term in office to pass some vital legislation that he needs the senate four. going back to the 25th amendment, is mike pence likely to react to what the democrats are suggesting? well, that's the key question. so far he hasn't reacted in any way that would suggest that he would agree with that course of action. now, things have been developing quite quickly over the weekend and we've been hearing from other senior republicans who have suggested that they believe swift action ought to be taken against the president. so perhaps it remains to be seen whether the vice president has been swayed by what he has heard from his collea g u es by what he has heard from his colleagues and perhaps will ta ke colleagues and perhaps will take a different course of action in the next 24—48 hours.
this decision will be crucial to this. what do you make of the president's plans for potentially a final road trip? this sounds like the president wa nts to this sounds like the president wants to perhaps, to some extent, defer all the attention away from talk of impeachment and what's happened over the last few days to, as he wouldn't see it, some of his su ccesses wouldn't see it, some of his successes from the last four yea rs, successes from the last four years, and this road trip to texas to look at a section of the border wall really would highlight, at least as far as his administration is concerned, one of his su ccesses . concerned, one of his successes. this is what he campaigned on, building a long stretch of wall along the us — mexico border, and it looks like he wants to at least make a point about that in his final few days in office, and i wouldn't be surprised if other issues that the president believes are at least positive as far as his promises to his supporters would be surprised if they're raised in the next few days as well. peter bowes there. reports from indonesia say the boeing 737 airliner that crashed on saturday broke apart
as soon as it hit the water — and that debris found so far has come from a relatively small area. 62 passengers and crew were on board the sriwijaya air jet — which disappeared from radar screens over the sea just four minutes after taking off from the capital jakarta. 0ur south—east asia correspondentjonathan head reports. better weather allowed a small flotilla of ships to make progress in the search for flight sj182 in the sea north of the capital, jakarta. the boeing 737 crashed just four minutes into its journey. the location was quickly identified, allowing teams of divers to locate wreckage on the sea floor and, they believe, signals from the flight recorders. translation: there are two signals coming from the black boxes. these can be continuously monitored so we can mark their co—ordinates. hopefully we can retrieve them soon and identify the cause of the crash. throughout the day, they brought back debris clearly identifiable
as from the missing plane, confirming that something catastrophic happened to it in the last minute of flight before it plunged into the sea. in this wreckage, there were personal items belonging to the passengers, and the authorities say they've recovered some human remains as well. relatives have been coming in to give dna samples in the hope that some of those remains can be identified. friends and neighbours visited the home of the plane's captain afwan, to offer their condolences. both pilots were experienced flyers. captain afwan spent many years with the indonesian air force. "he was a good man," says his nephew, ferza mahardika. "he often gave us advice and was a prominent figure in the neighbourhood, well known for his kindness." the pilots gave no distress calls, leaving no clue as to what went wrong. the continued recovery of wreckage will hopefully
provide some answers and shed light on whether the safety flaws which have long dogged indonesia's aviation industry were a factor here too. jonathan head, bbc news, bangkok. let's get some of the day's other news. at least 11 people have been killed following two landslides in the same place in indonesia. it took place in the town of sumedang on the island ofjava. the first one was triggered by torrential rain on saturday afternoon. the second happened in the evening as rescue workers searched for victims of the first disaster. crisis talks between ethiopia, egypt and sudan to try to resolve a long running dispute over a giant dam on the river nile have broken down again. the hydro electric dam, in the west of ethiopia, was completed in last year. but egypt is concerned that during years of drought, its water supply will be greatly reduced by the new construction. the frontrunner in kyrgyzstan‘s president election, sadyr japarov appears to have won by a landslide. preliminary results suggest he took nearly 80% of the vote. voters also opted for a presidential system
in a simultaneous referendum. the new system will give mrjaparov sweeping new powers when a new constitution is passed, probably later this year. health secretary matt hancock has warned that flexing lockdown rules "could be fatal." he's urged everyone to adhere to restrictions aimed at bringing coronavirus infections under control. the labour leader, sir keir starmer says the current rules may need tightening. 0ur political correspondent iain watson reports. central london on a sunday. shops usually open, now shuttered. streets eerily quiet. government ministers say the early signs are more people are complying with this lockdown than the last one in england in november, but the data also shows that in some parts of the country, more people are on the move than during the first lockdown in march. so, the government is making its message even more stark: careless actions cost lives. the government rules
are only one part of this. what really matters is what every single person does, because that's how the virus spreads. we can all do something to help, which is to stay at home. because every time you try to flex the rules, that could be fatal. we are going to go over on three. one, two, three. so, is this the consequence of flexing the rules? the scenes in university college hospital in london show the huge pressure the nhs is under in battling a new variant of the virus and scientists who advise the government say that what may be needed isn't simply more compliance but more restrictions. whether the current restrictions are enough, i think it remains to be seen. it will be a week or two before it becomes clear. they may be sufficient but we have to be very vigilant and if there'sany sign that they're not, then we're going to have to be even stricter, i'm afraid. the view from downing street is that the current measures
a re pretty harsh and they would much rather encourage people to follow the rules rather than impose new restrictions. they say that in any case, their options are quite limited but the path of this pandemic has forced politicians to change course before, and a man who wants to occupy number 10 downing street says that the current restrictions may have to be tightened. they may not be tough enough but, in a sense, i think the most important thing is for people to get that message about stay at home. the labour leader says he now wants to summon the spirit of the first lockdown in march. parliament agreed then to close some things which remain open now, so what would tougher restrictions look like? well, i think there is a case for looking at nursery schools. we're talking to the scientist about it but i think quite a lot of people are surprised that primary schools are closed and that nurseries aren't closed. that sounds like a probably, yes? i think they probably should be closed. tonight at westminster,
the streets are calm but activity in government is frantic. in the coming days, the medics and scientists, not just the politicians, will be telling us that following the rules will save lives. iain watson, bbc news. shoppers in northern ireland have been facing bare shelves at some supermarkets since the first of january, following the uk's trade separation from the eu after brexit. new arrangements now mean it's become more complicated for businesses to ship food over the irish sea from britain. here's our ireland correspondent, emma va rdy. january may be the time some of us want to consume a little less, but shoppers in i was in tesco, and there was lots of empty shelves today. it was mostly the frozen food as well. i was looking for, like, fish and stuff, and i was wondering why there was no food. there is very little vegetables in that store, and pure orange juice is completely wiped out. sainsbury, tesco's and asda have all said some products have faced hold—ups orare in
limited supply due to the new post—brexit rules. m&s, meanwhile, has taken precautionary measures, after seeing competitors' lorries delayed at ports. marks & spencer's has temporarily withdrawn more than 300 from sale in northern ireland — that's about 5% of what you'd normally see in its stores — while it gets to grips with the new paperwork. it includes more specialist items like sushi and some cheeses. since the first of january, food crossing from britain to northern ireland has needed new paperwork and checks, because northern ireland has remained within the eu single market, while the rest of the uk has left. it means that an entire lorry—load could be held up at ports like belfast, even if only one item onboard doesn't have the correct customs declarations filled out. i've got a lot of examples this week where even some of the bigger supermarkets haven't been prepared for the additional paperwork, but that's only part of the issue. in addition to that,
a lot of companies are aware of the additional requirements and have made a business decision to cease supply to northern ireland in the short term until all the teething issues are sorted out. supermarkets say they will get the full range of products back up for sale as they adapt to the new arrangements, but because of some stockpiling over christmas, freight will only begin to return to normal volumes next week. and the government's warning the most difficult period is yet to come. we're working with supermarkets in order to ensure that northern ireland consumers can have an uninterrupted supply of the products that they're used to enjoying. we said that there would be some initial disruption, we're ironing it out, but the situation will get worse before it gets better. agreeing the special arrangements for northern ireland was always one of the most contentious parts of the brexit process, and for now at least the reality of introducing a new trade border within the uk is becoming plain to see. emma vardy, bbc news, belfast. stay with us on bbc news,
still to come: a shrine on the riverjordan regarded by christians as the site wherejesus was baptised has hosted a religious procession for the first time since it was closed over 50 years ago. the japanese people are in mourning following the death of emperor hirohito. thousands converged on the imperial palace to pay their respects when it was announced he was dead. good grief! after half a century of delighting fans around the world, charlie brown and the rest of the gang are calling it quits. the singer paul simon starts his tour of south africa tomorrow despite of protests and violence from some black activist groups. they say international artists should continue to boycott south africa until majority rule is established. around the world, people have been paying tribute to the iconic rock star
david bowie who sold 140 million albums in a career that spanned half a century. his family announced overnight that he had died of cancer at the age of 69. the world's tallest skyscraper opens later today. the burj dubai, has easily overtaken its nearest rivals. this is bbc news, the latest headlines: a senior democrat lays out the possible timeline for impeaching donald trump — after at least 200 democrats give their support to a draft article of impeachment. indonesian investigators believe the boeing 737 that crashed on saturday broke apart on impact, which could rule out a mid—air breakup. democrats prepare to start impeachment proceedings against president trump this week. but many of the president's backers are downplaying wednesday's violence on capitol hill. they continue to believe, without evidence, that the election poll was rigged.
sophie long reports from arizona. dear lord, we ask that you watch over our president... they come to pray for their president... donald j trump. ..and demand that their rights be restored. they will never break our will. amen. these supporters of donald trump don't recognise the result of what they believe was a stolen election. people have been coming here to the capital building to protest. far fewer a re the capital building to protest. far fewer are coming 110w protest. far fewer are coming now but those that do say they have no plans to stop. i think there's only one thing that will happen that will stop these is when trump becomes president again. i believe that is the only thing that will stop this will you continue to come down here afterjoe biden is inaugurated on the 20th of january? joe biden will not be inaugurated on the 20th of january, so i don't feel any need. i'll keep coming here until trump is back in office. remains in office.
these scenes in the nation's capital shocked america and the world. people watched a protest, called by the president, turn into a riot that resulted in destruction and loss of life. but at this grill, where trump supporters meet and eat, say they saw a piece protest infiltrated by members of the fa r—left copy infiltrated by members of the far—left copy you are saying the president was set up to look bad? yeah, definitely. who would do that? the democrats. of course. i truly believe that a lot of the people that were there were probably antifa and many of the other people who have gone to these various things and tried to create havoc. i think it is probably
another group because if you look at the rallies he had, there were never any violent at there were never any violent at the rallies. groups like antifa, i think they were travelling around the trouble but one high—profile member dominic protester said he didn't see any members of antifa that day. joe biden is due to be inaugurated in less than two weeks. a fact fervent supporters still flying the flag for donald trump are far from ready to face. a snap lockdown in the australian city of brisbane has been lifted, after no new cases of covid—19 were found in the community. 2.5 million people were put into a three—day lockdown on friday, after a cleaner in queensland's hotel quarantine system tested positive for the uk variant of coronavirus. it was the first known instance
of this highly transmissible variant in australia — and there were concerns she may have passed it on to others. saudi arabia's crown prince, mohammed bin salman, has announced plans for a new, futuristic type of city to be built in the country's northwest. it will be called "the line", will house a million people and be 170 kilometres long. the city is to be part of a previously—announced mega development known as neom, estimated to cost $500 billion. the crown prince said it would be carbon—neutral, with no roads or cars. transport for people and freight will all be underground. it's known as one of most influential tech events in the world attracting thousands of attendees each year. but as you'd expect the consumer electronics show or ces will be entirely virtual this year. so how will the all digital ces cope now all the new products and tech innovations will be appearing online? well, to explain more we can speak to a regular attendee of ces, carolina milanesi,
who's a technology analyst and founder of the the heart of tech, a technology consultancy firm. thanks so much forjoining us. of all the kinds of exhibitions in the world that might be able to work online, surely consumer electronics is one of them. absolutely. you would think that they have all the technology they need to make it work online, but the interesting part about ces is not so much the speaking part of the engagement where you go and hear keynote from people in technology politics and even in show business but it's really more about being able to touch and see and experience the new devices that are brought to market and more importantly, network with. how do you network online, then? that's exactly the problem. they are trying their best to try to replicate moments where the
audience can come together, ask questions to the brand and try to, you know, doing it over zoom 01’ to, you know, doing it over zoom or teams or to, you know, doing it over zoom 01’ teams 01’ any to, you know, doing it over zoom or teams or any other tools that we would be using, but it is much more difficult to just bump into but it is much more difficult tojust bump into brands and people that you were implying to and discover some gems that would otherwise get missed. has the pandemic or months and lockdown help companies or designers to design products that reflect the experience that reflect the experience that we have all had and that we are continuing to have? yeah, there's been a lot of attention, first of all, in what we're doing and being able to connect remotely with a camera and microphone and try to continue to remain with and focused, and you see around the world, people have made it work both on a personal side and they work side and what they
have seen from the initial pictures of different companies at ces, there's a lot of focus around well—being, dieting and how we can touch less surfaces and still get work done. are there any particular product that we really need right now to help us get lockdowns? there are some people that are arguing that may be virtual reality is what we need the most, the ability to escape from our day—to—day, and i'm not a great believer but i'm becoming more and more convinced as a a more home and eyes see what's going on in the us at the time being. other any particular products that have come out that people should keep their eyes on? there's been a little bit around monitors and the bridge between home and work. it's a very interesting moment where we are all working from home but we wa nt to all working from home but we want to still feel in control
of our home, and so the idea of having devices that blends more into your living room or your kitchen but i've still highly affect of when you have to use them for work, eitherfor meetings or general part of a tea and collaboration. can you remember the last time you went a day without using any ology? 0h a day without using any ology? oh my gosh, no, i cannot. because even when i gave birth to my daughter, i head my blackberry and that was 13 yea rs blackberry and that was 13 years ago. it's been a fantastic pleasure to speak to you, thanks so much. for the first time in more than 50 years, mass is being held in a special site on the banks of thejordan river, where christians believejesus was baptised. the area was vacated in 1967 after the six day war fought between israel and neighbouring jordan and other arab states. israel and jordan agreed peace in 1994 and, following israeli efforts to clear landmines, with the help of the uk—based
halo trust, the area is now safe. mark lobel reports. a new dawn on the bank of the riverjordan. a a new dawn on the bank of the river jordan. a coronavirus compliant congregation of priests, guests and soldiers celebrate the feast of the back is ofjesus, for celebrate the feast of the back is of jesus, for the celebrate the feast of the back is ofjesus, for the first time in over half a century here. this sacred land once posted jordan's well with israel which endedin jordan's well with israel which ended in the 90s but left thousands of landmine embedded on these shores. they have now been cleared under israeli instruction. both sides want the bullet holes visible here on the side of the chapel to remain asa on the side of the chapel to remain as a nod to the site's violent history. for these important christian worshippers, accompanied by israeli soldiers in this occupied part of thejordan valley, a place of war is now an oasis of peace. allowing for
an oasis of peace. allowing for a truly touching epiphany. translation: we are here at the jordan river where jesus translation: we are here at the jordan river wherejesus was baptised. it is a historic, unique moment in the history of christianity and jesus. we christians renew our baptism procession here is quite the eucharist this year, may have been a smaller affair because of the pandemic at this moment marks a new beginning. it is also a revered river crossing injewish history, also a revered river crossing in jewish history, guaranteeing many more future pilgrims of different faiths will be flocking here soon. mark lobel, bbc news. the most senior democratic figure, nancy pelosi, has said the resolution would call on vice president mike pence and a majority of cabinet members to
invoke the 25th amendment. do let me know how you are getting on. you can reach me on twitter, i'm @jamesbbcnews. hello there. quite a few of us had a pretty cloudy day, really, on sunday, but there were some cloud breaks, a bit of sunshine around. in the right place at the right time was pandapix, spotting this beautiful sunset in the doncaster area of south yorkshire. now, sunday was a day that was a little bit less cold than it has been over recent days. still chilly, though. just one in hereford, four in manchester. but it's turning milderfor the vast majority of us, and through monday, temperatures between 8—10 degrees celsius pretty widely. now that milder air is working in at the moment, so temperatures are lifting. we do have rain around, though. damp across north—western areas, rain turning a bit more persistent in northern ireland and heavy rain in western scotland combining with snowmelt brings the risk of some flooding here.
the only place, really, that's really cold overnight is shetland, where we'll still see some frost and there'll still be a few snow showers around as well. monday, milder air then pushes in off the atlantic, and with this milder air, we're going to have strengthening west—southwesterly winds. a mild day, but a cloudy day for most of us. a few breaks every now and then. the cloud at its thickest across north—western areas, where we'll have some rain, and persistent rain in scotland. well, northerly winds feeding into this weather front. we'll start to see the rain turn to snow across the highlands and the grampians, with accumulations above around 200—300 metres' elevation. could be some pretty heavy snow, too, but otherwise, it's mild — 8—10 degrees celsius. for tuesday, we've got pressure building to the north of the uk, and that's going to send colder north—northwesterly winds across scotland and across northern and some eastern areas of england, too. might be colder, but there'll be loads more sunshine to go around. some wintry showers for northern scotland, an odd shower also just brushing into parts of norfolk. now, it will be cold for many of us.
temperatures around 2—6 degrees celsius. but in the south west, where it stays cloudy and damp, it will be relatively mild, around ten in cardiff and plymouth as well. now, we've still got mild air into western areas on wednesday behind this next weather front. this front pushes in, bringing heavy rain, turns to snow for a time across the high ground in scotland and across the pennines as well. big temperature contrast. 10—11 degrees celsius towards western areas, but still cold in the north east we could start to see some of that snow get down to potentially some lower levels through wednesday night, but some uncertainty about that.
senior us democrats have suggested that the house of representatives could vote as soon as tuesday on whether to impeach mr trump. however, they may decide to delay the start of a senate trial until afterjoe biden's first hundred days in office, to allow him time to launch his agenda in congress. indonesian investigators believe the boeing 737 carrying 62 people broke apart when it hit the water, which they say could rule out a mid—air breakup. navy divers say they're confident they will be able to retrieve the flight recorders. the uk health secretary has warned people against bending coronavirus lockdown rules in england, and backed toughpolice enforcement. he urged everyone to adhere to restrictions aimed at bringing coronavirus infections under control. the warning comes as hospital admissions continue to soar.