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this is bbc news, i'm victoria fritz with the latest headlines for viewers in the uk and around the world. locked out, myanmar�*s ambassador to london is prevented from re—entering his embassy, after opposing february's military coup. european regulators confirm there's mounting evidence the astrazeneca vaccine is linked to extremely rare, blood clots. people in the uk under 30 will now be offered a differentjab. northern ireland's politicians and police meet for ungent talks, after another 2a hours of arson and violence, in parts of belfast. the british government says it will provide targeted help to the hundreds of thousands of hong kong citizens expected to move
to the uk using a special visa. and, parisians occupy one of the cities largest theatres, as they call on the government to do more to support artists during the covid crisis. hello and welcome to the programme. myanmar�*s ambassador in london says he has been locked out of his embassy. kyaw zwar minn said staff were asked to leave the building by myanmar�*s military attache and he was told he was no longer the country's representative. myanmar�*s military seized power in a coup on february the first, sparking weeks of protests and escalating violence. mark lobel reports.
locked out of the embassy he headed, kyaw zwar minn claims there has been a mini coup on the streets of london. they occupied my building. you know, i'm the ambassador of myanmar. and have you asked the foreign secretary, dominic raab, about this situation? yeah, we are waiting for their inspection. ambassador here since 2014, kyaw zwar minn won praise from britain's foreign secretary by calling for the release of myanmar�*s democratically elected leader, aung san suu kyi, who appointed him, and for restraint. a more moderate call to arms than myanmar�*s former ambassador to the un's plea for the army to be removed from power, but also one falling on deaf ears. this ostensibly his punishment for speaking out and perhaps a warning to others around the world. police were called following protests outside the embassy following reports is military attache had locked the ambassador and staff
out of the building. it's the latest act by myanmar�*s ruthless military since their1 february coup, sparking protests across the country. with over 570 deaths, including dozens of children so far, the army's behaviour is now being documented by lawyers on behalf of the civilian government and being handed to the un. it's quite breathtaking in the 21st century. there have been more than 250,000 communications to our law firm and to the parliamentary committee, containing torture, abduction, extrajudicial killing, bodies with horrible things done to them and being done to them by the military. as the stand—off in london continued, its uk ambassador, at least until wednesday, sat in his car waiting to be let back in.
having refused an earlier summons back to his country from the military after his earlier criticisms of them. the uk foreign office say they're seeking further information about the incident, are in touch with the myanmar regime, and hope for a calm and prompt resolution to the situation. mark lobel, bbc news. staying with myanmar, one of the biggest celebrities of the country have been arrested by the military authorities after condemning the overthrowing of the, myanmar�*s two litres have issued arrest warrants for a
long list of actors, artists and journalists. european and uk medical regulators say there is mounting evidence that the oxford—astrazeneca vaccine is linked to extremely rare, but potentially deadly, blood clots. people in the uk under 30 will now be offered a differentjab. the european medicines agency said the benefits outweigh the risks for most but it's "more finely balanced" for those aged 18 to 29. naomi grimley reports. vaccine take—up in the uk has so far been extremely successful, with 95% of the over 60s except being offered is of a job. 0fficials over 60s except being offered is of a job. officials are determined that this latest change in what they call clinical preferences doesn't see that progress stall. there is still no proven link between the astrazeneca vaccine and very rare blood clots but the government except it should tweak its plans for younger age
groups where the risk—benefit calculation might be more finely balanced. yesterday the deputy chief medical officer for england said the decision to offer the under 30s an alternative to the astrazeneca vaccine was a course correction, but not about stopping or delaying jabs. vaccines continue to be the way out for the uk. they continue to be the way in which we can continue to get our lives back to normal and our economy opened up again in the shortest time possible. 50. opened up again in the shortest time possible.— opened up again in the shortest time possible. so, the message remains clear. _ time possible. so, the message remains clear. everybody - time possible. so, the message remains clear. everybody who i remains clear. everybody who has already had a first dose of the astrazeneca vaccine should receive a second dose of the same brand except for the very small number who experience blood clots after their first vaccination. those who advise the government on vaccines want us all to understand the subtleties of risk and
medicine. even aspirin for example has an _ medicine. even aspirin for example has an incrediblyi medicine. even aspirin for - example has an incredibly rare condition which is fatal in children. these things are not unusual. a risk balance is something that we have to communicate because it is sometimes a little difficult to get that concept across accurately.— get that concept across accuratel. ,, , ., , ., accurately. questions remain about what — accurately. questions remain about what this _ accurately. questions remain about what this modified - accurately. questions remain i about what this modified advice will do for vaccine confidence in general and whether there will now be more pressure on global supplies of the pfizer and maternal vaccines, if more countries also decide to offer alternatives to lower age groups. let's get some of the day's other news. argentina has announced an overnight curfew and a ban on non—essential workers using public transport, as part of restrictions to deal with a second wave of the coronavirus. the country has reported a new daily record number of cases, 22,000. at the murder trial of derek chauvin, a crucial piece of evidence has been retracted by the chief
investigator in the case. the former police officer's defence team has claimed george floyd died from drugs he'd taken, not from derek chauvin kneeling on his neck, and that mr floyd had said he had "ate too many drugs". now the chief investigator has told the court he believes mr floyd actually said: "i ain't done no drugs". the us state department says america is prepared to remove sanctions against tehran that are inconsistent with the iran nuclear deal. the two sides are holding indirect talks in vienna, as diplomats try to bring them back into compliance with the 2015 accord. people protesting against a far—right political rally have clashed with police in spain's capital, madrid. anti—facist demonstrators scuffled with riot police, throwing bricks and bottles while police charged to disperse the crowd. nearby, far—right supporters attended a vox political rally. local media say at least 13 people were injured.
the northern ireland executive will meet later this morning to be briefed on continuing unrest in parts of belfast. there's been another night of violence in parts of the city. police came under attack and a bus was hijacked and set on fire. more than a0 officers have been injured in the unrest in recent days. james reynolds reports. at night in belfast, petrol—bombs were thrown back and forth over this piece wall. the peace line divides the loyalist from the republican area. confrontations continued for more than an hour. those making the most noise appeared to be young. 0ne making the most noise appeared to be young. one in a grey tracksuit made sure to film the confrontation himself. earlier, in the shanklin road area a bus
was hijacked and set alight. some loyalists say they are fed up some loyalists say they are fed up of being treated as second—class citizens. they are angry at official decisions. the government says burning bossesis the government says burning bosses is not the answer of yellow my thoughts are with a bus driver who was caught up in this incident. he is understandably very shaken. thankfully he wasn't hurt and thankfully there were no passengers on this particular bus, but the people who are behind this are attacking their own communities, it is achieving nothing and it needs to stop, it needs to stop now before somebody is seriously hurt or killed. nearby on the other side of the divide, confrontations with the police. i think this comes off the back of a series of failures across the city and the north as a whole over the last week or so. i think needs to be condemned out right we are encouraging all young people to stay at
home and stay away from things like this, it's the last thing that our city needs at the minute. that our city needs at the minute-— that our city needs at the minute. 1, _., ,., .,, minute. boris johnson has tweeted: _ the chief constable simon byrne says: the northern ireland executive will now meet to discuss these past six nights of disturbances, and the is cutting short its easter break to do the same. the us state department plans to give around $150 million to the palestinians — restoring
some of the aid that was cut off by the trump administration. most of the funds will go to the un agency for palestinian refugees. the decision is part of a deliberate effort to repair us ties with the palestinians that all but collapsed under president trump. 0ur middle east correspondent, yolande knell reports. hanadi grew up on the streets in aida refugee camp. now, she's responsible for repairing them. but three years ago, herjob at the un refugee agency got much harder, when the trump administration slashed aid. she's relieved the us is reversing course. everyone used to get such great and generous support coming from the us, and when we heard about this cut, it was a real shock for us, because many, many of the basic service were cut. thousands took to the streets in gaza to protest in 2018, fearing an end for support
for unrwa meant an end to support for them as refugees. their fate is one of the key issues in the palestinians' conflict with israel. 0riginally, unrwa was set up to take care of hundreds of thousands of palestinians displaced by the 19118 arab—israeli war. over 70 years later, many of their descendants still live in camps. the agency provides all services for over 5.5 million people in the occupied west bank, gaza, and across the middle east. israel is its main critic. it believes aid given to unrwa would be better off given to other humanitarian organisations. the perpetuation of the dream of bringing the descendants refugees back to jaffa is what sustains this conflict. unrwa is part of the problem, not part of the solution. president biden�*s shown he's ready to drop parts of his predecessor's middle east policy,
which palestinians saw as biased toward israel. but their leaders are having to act, too. they've called their first general election in 15 years. all of a sudden, out of the blue, it all became possible. and that happened, basically after biden was elected. and i feel that part of the pressure that is being applied to the palestinian leadership today is the need for — to renew its political legitimacy. it's thought that the us could take further steps after the vote. 0rdinary palestinians, notjust refugees, often feel helplessly caught up in international tussles of power. now they're hoping that this announcement is about more than money, it's about a fresh start with washington. yolande knell, bbc news, bethlehem. stay with us on bbc news, still to come: we find out about rap therapy and how it's helping school children in the uk.
25 years of hatred and rage as theyjump upon the statue. this funeral became a massive demonstration of black power, the power to influence. today is about the promise of a bright future, a day when we hope a line can be drawn under the bloody past. i think that picasso's i works were beautiful, they were intelligent and it's a sad loss to everybody - who loves art.
this is bbc news, the latest headlines: myanmar�*s ambassador to london is locked out of his embassy after voicing his opposition to february's military coup. european regulators confirm there's mounting evidence the astrazeneca vaccine is linked to extremely people in the uk under 30 will now be offered a differentjab. the uk government has announced a special fund to help the thousands of hong kong citizens expected to move to britain using a special visa. ministers have promised a $59 million support package — that's 43—million pounds — for immigrants
who move here from hong kong. twelve welcome hubs are being established to help provide access to housing, education and employment. the uk government has revealed 27,000 people have applied to come to britain. demand is continuing at this rate, arrivals would easily overtake official estimates. the hong kong democracy activist nathan law says he has been granted asylum in britain after fleeing the territory following the introduction of sweeping chinese security laws. under the national security law, if you say something that the chinese communist party doesn't like they see it as breaching national security. if you chant a slogan about the protest, you're likely to be submitted under the law and you could face up to life in prison or charge of being extradited back to china. so this is a severe political charge, it is basically a speech crime, a
thought crime. therefore, a lot of hong kong people feel like their freedoms are being quashed under the law. we have been seeing protesters in hong kong fully out of the city. many of them actually don't have a passport like me so they had to apply for asylum. and i think my example could set up a reference for the government to look up these applications and try to facilitate a smooth journey for them so that protesters in hong kong can act free of the threats of the chinese comments party, and have a safe spot for them to thrive. almost 100 theatres across france have been occupied by protestors calling on the government to do more to support artists during the covid crisis. the occupations, which began a month ago at the 0deon theatre in paris, were triggered by planned changes to unemployment benefits for artists, due to take effect this summer. here's our paris correspondent, lucy williamson.
this is where we are doing our daily work. this is where we are doing our daily work-— daily work. france's newest rotest daily work. france's newest protest movement - daily work. france's newest protest movement is - daily work. france's newest protest movement is held l protest movement is held together as much by schedules as slogans. with one shower between 50 people, the 0deon theatre in paris wasn't designed for live in gas. we also have — designed for live in gas. we also have all— designed for live in gas. we also have all of— designed for live in gas. - also have all of the messages from around the world —— guests, from japan, argentina, new zealand... he guests, from japan, argentina, new zealand. . ._ new zealand. .. he is a sound engineer— new zealand. .. he is a sound engineer when _ new zealand. .. he is a sound engineer when he _ new zealand. .. he is a sound engineer when he is - new zealand. .. he is a sound engineer when he is not - engineer when he is not managing the occupation. their plans to stop the planned unemployment benefits which artists they could reduce their daily payments at a time when they are unable to work. when your message involves the calculation of benefit policies though, it helps to have a nation of adoring fans. i think there is a _ nation of adoring fans. i think there is a place _ nation of adoring fans. i think there is a place to _ nation of adoring fans. i think there is a place to open - nation of adoring fans. i think there is a place to open our i there is a place to open our theatre. i know that nothing is easy and all of the decisions are quite complex but
unfortunately there is a choice. 0ur government made a choice. 0ur government made a choice and it is not the choice that i would have made. the -rotests that i would have made. the protests have _ that i would have made. the protests have now— that i would have made. the protests have now spread to 90 theatres across the country where president emmanuel macron is once again seen as cutting benefits to those already struggling. i benefits to those already struggling-— benefits to those already stru: culin. ~ . ~ struggling. i think is the king and his castle, _ struggling. i think is the king and his castle, he _ struggling. i think is the king and his castle, he doesn't . struggling. i think is the king l and his castle, he doesn't want to look down and he is trying to get money from the poor and just increasing the difference between rich and poor. but feelinus between rich and poor. but feelings of— between rich and poor. but feelings of anger and inequality stretch far beyond france's theatres. at the tap theatre here, the movement has allied with a range of courses, from migrants to palestinians, two yellow vests. this is a fairly low—key protest compared fairly low— key protest com pa red to many fairly low—key protest compared to many that president macron has faced. but it is now a nationwide movement and it is linking up with other more
established protest groups. yellow vests may have left the headlines but i can. protest each week in small towns such as this. now they are letting their support to the protest here. translation: we their support to the protest here. translation: we have kept the flame alive, _ here. translation: we have kept the flame alive, waiting _ here. translation: we have kept the flame alive, waiting for - the flame alive, waiting for the flame alive, waiting for the time it catches fire again. last week, president macron announced a new national lockdown. the government is now spending 11 billion euros a month to support businesses and workers. caught between unsustainable spending and unacceptable reforms, president macron is set to face his critics again. the players may have stopped here but politics goes on. —— plays. lucy williamson, bbc news. now it's time for the latest sport from the bbc sports centre. hello i'm austin halewood with your latest sports news. we start with football because bayern munich suffered a shock defeat in the european champions league. in a repeat of last year's
final, the holders bayern were beaten at home by paris saint—germain in the first leg of their quarter—final. kylian mbappe scored twice in a 3—2 victory for the french champions. meanwhile, it's advantage chelsea after the first leg of their quarter—final against fc porto. both legs of this tie are being played in seville because of covid restrictions, and chelsea — who were the designated away team for the first match — won 2—0 with goals from mason mount in the first half, and ben chilwell five minutes from time. so it was the perfect response to losing at home to west bromwich albion at the weekend. the first response after our first loss together and i am absolutely happy with the result. i can understand that we feel the tension when it comes to quarter—finals and we accept the quality of a strong porto side which is a proud climb, and emotional club and unemotional team.
climb, and emotional club and unemotionalteam. so climb, and emotional club and unemotional team. so the players know very well what they did today, we need to do it again. on thursday night it's the turn of the europa league with all of the quarter—final first legs taking place. the competition favourites manchester united are in spain to face granada. forward marcus rashford will be fit enough to play for united, after coming off injured in their win over brighton at the weekend. and manager ole gunnar solskjaer is hoping his side can keep up their good form away from home in europe. it's a big game for us. we have beaten me a line away, beaten real sociedad away, which may have given us the foundation to go through. and we have drawn against both of them at home in the second leg so we know how this game can give us even more momentum. using rap as therapy, that's what one musician from south london is doing. bhishma azaire, known as proph, is running workshops to help young people affected by mental health problems, or exposed to gang crime, drugs, orviolence.
jamie moreland went to hear more. # my name is bhishma # ifounded rap therapy # becoming more creative by pushing out your energy # onto paper, with pen, helping the younger generation be creative again # this is rap therapy, workshops teaching people how ultimately, what we want to do is strengthen their mental health and we want them to express themselves positively and prevent social tragedies. so, death, jail, mental health institutes... the sessions encourage children to rap about their lives and give them the confidence to perform. # i'm happy because of the way i smile # everybody knows i am a grown—up child # i rap my raps in front of you all...# if you feel like something's deeply affecting you, you can rap about that. we talked about how you should be positive, notjust _ to ourselves, but -
towards others as well. bhishma decided to start the project after noticing links between mental health and crime in his community. there's people i know that have been stabbed, there's people i know who have lost their lives to knife crime. but ultimately, if you have an alternative form to express yourself, then maybe you might stay on the right path, maybe you might not fall into that lifestyle. some of our children, they might have a bit of behavioural challenges, but they come to rap therapy and it changes completely, because they've got something to look forward to, they've got someone that believes in them. so it changes the way they see themselves and their environment. # if you write what you feel on a page, anger, frustration, in a really cool way # without people thinking you're lame # then rap therapy is definitely the way # i'm not going to wrap my way out of this, i promise. —— rap. you can reach me on twitter, i'm @vfritznews. we're going to be looking at
the top 30 under 30, the big power players around the world making a difference during the pandemic. plenty more coming up injust a pandemic. plenty more coming up in just a moment, see you soon. hello there. it was a cold, frosty start on wednesday with some early sunshine but the cloud arrived as we went through the day and we closed out wednesday with quite a lot of cloud around, acting like a blanket through the night, so temperatures not falling quite as far. and in actual fact, the wind direction changing for thursday to more of a westerly, and that's going to drive something a little less cold across the country with the darker blues, the colder air, just being pushed out of the way — for one day at least. also got some rain arriving with this area of low pressure, the wettest and windiest of the weather always going to be the far north—west for thursday. so, quite a lot of rain around, the wind strengthening here. and thicker cloud along west—facing coasts of wales and south—west england will always bring the risk of the odd spot or two of light rain. sheltered eastern areas, the very best in terms of drier, brighter weather.
but not that much in the way of sunshine. a breezy day, the strongest of the winds always going to be where the heaviest of the rain is. 6—8 degrees generally under the rain, but we will see temperatures widely into double digits, slightly less cold for thursday afternoon. now, our weatherfront continues to push its way steadily south, that's where we'll see the cloud across england and wales, so temperatures to start off on friday holding up above freezing, but behind the cold front, the wind direction changing once again and those temperatures falling away. we will see a frost returning in sheltered, rural areas, and, yes, with that northerly wind continuing to drive in more wintry showers across the far north of scotland. the frontal system sinks its way into central and southern england and wales, here we mightjust see double figures but behind it, drier, coldersunny spells and scattered wintry showers are set to continue. now, as the cold front eases away and we move into saturday, this little fellow causing one or two problems with the potential across southern england, maybe as far north as east anglia, seeing some rain. still subject to question, there, so you'll need to keep watching the forecast. further north and west, it's a case of sunny spells
and scattered wintry showers once again. it's going to be a cold day, whether you're in the sunshine and wintry showers, or whether you're under the cloud and rain. and that theme is set to continue for sunday as well. no signs of any significant warmth arriving over the next few days to come. take care.
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