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this is bbc news, i'm david eades with the latest headlines for viewers in the uk and around the world. borisjohnson survives as britain's prime minister, but four in ten of his mps have lost confidence in him. the opposition urge him to stand down but he remains defiant. i think it is a convincing result, a decisive result and what it means is that as a government we can move on and focus on the stuff that i think really matters.— really matters. the british -ublic really matters. the british public are _ really matters. the british public are fed _ really matters. the british public are fed up - really matters. the british public are fed up with - really matters. the british public are fed up with a i really matters. the british . public are fed up with a prime minister who promises big but never— minister who promises big but never delivers. ukraine's president zelensky visits frontline troops in the donbas, as fierce street—battles take place in the city of severodonetsk.
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ryanair comes under fire for plans force its south african passengers to take an afrikaans language test. and, the makers of the latest movie blockbuster "top gun: maverick" find they have "a need for speed", and a good lawyer, as they're sued for copyright infringement. welcome to our viewers on pbs in america and around the globe. borisjohnson has survived a vote of confidence in his leadership of the conservative party, although more than 40% of tory mps voted against him. he described the result as decisive, and his supporters have urged their colleagues to allow the government to push ahead with the running of the country. but one of mrjohnson�*s critics said it was a "very bad
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result", and he would be surprised if he was still in downing street by the end of the autumn. our political editor, chris mason, has the story of the vote and the result. after months of awkward question for borisjohnson, weeks of mounting speculation and a day of intense public, sometimes angry, arguments, the moment — a verdict, the result with yes, the potential to remove mrjohnson as prime minister but also shape his future in thejob. the vote in favour of having confidence in borisjohnson as leader was 211 votes and the vote against was 148 votes... gasping ..and therefore, i can announce that the parliamentary party does have confidence. cheering a mathematical victory for borisjohnson but those numbers are awkward to him. more than 40% of his mps labelling him a liability the country would be better off without.
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but he insisted... i think it's an extremely good, positive, conclusive, decisive result which enables us to move on, to unite and to focus on delivery and that is exactly what we”re going to do. westminster is now digesting the result. those wanting mrjohnson out beaten tonight but insisting they're not defeated. i think frankly it is very had indeed. i was expecting we might make three figures. i hadn't expected more than a third of the parliamentary party expressing no confidence in the prime minister. that is extremely damaging for him and his reputation. for the opposition parties today, a chance to stand back and watch their opponents in a mess. this evening, the conservative party had a decision to make, to show some backbone or to back boris johnson. the british public are fed up, fed up with a prime minister who promises big, but never delivers.
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the day began with an sir graham brady announcing the moment some conservative mps longed for and others desperately hoped to avoid had come. the threshold of 15% of the parliamentary party seeking a vote of confidence in the prime minister has been passed. therefore, a vote of confidence will take place within the rules of the 1922 committee. within moments, the public argument began, cabinet ministers offering their best spin on things. do you expect that the bottom line of this vote of confidence is bad news for any leader? i think that i've already said to some of the broadcasters, it's the privilege of any member of parliament to choose to request a new leader. i don't think that's the right choice but i'm not going to condemn people. how can the prime minister possibly recover from this? by winning. and a i—vote win is enough. two cabinet ministers turning out together, what does that say?
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it suggests to me that you are worried. i would say it suggests unity and strength, we're both in the same position of supporting the prime minister. i think it's the right thing for our country and our party to draw a line under this tonight and move forward and get back to focusing on the core reduce that effect all of our constituents. yes, i echo what brandon hasjust said. i really urge my conservative colleagues in parliament to unite today. supporters in the foreground, critics wanting to be heard too, as the prime minister's anti—corruption champion decided to resign. leadership and integrity are absolutely central to the ministerial code, they are baked into it, they run through it like a stick of rock and what i'm afraid is that means he's broken the ministerial code and that means as a result, it's a resignation matterfor any minister and it also has to be a resignation matter for me as well. and there was another junior resignation later. john lamont stood down as a ministerial aid to the foreign secretary. then to next a potential
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successor as prime minister. jeremy hunt took on borisjohnson last time and lost. today he tweeted: and if you think that sounds blunt, listen to this response to it from the culture secretary. i'm incredibly disappointed thatjeremy hunt, who's said throughout, "i'm not going to challenge the prime minister "while there's a war in ukraine," has come out and challenged the prime minister on the day russia sends rockets into kyiv. a party rowing in public, a result some distance from definitive. the questions about boris johnson's future won't go away. chris mason reporting there. so where does this all leave the prime minister himself? history has shown that it can be hard for prime ministers to recover, even when they win a confidence vote.
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our deputy political, editor vicki young, looks at what could lie ahead. he won the conservatives their biggest victory in decades. good morning, everybody. my friends, well, we did it! so why, just 2.5 years later, have so many of borisjohnson�*s own mps turned on him? in the early days, breaking the brexit deadlock was the priority and a huge plus point with colleagues. then, an unprecedented pandemic derailed any plans mrjohnson may have had. you must stay at home. some trace his problems back to other choices. sticking by a divisive adviser, dominic cummings, who had alienated conservative mps, clashed with the prime minister's wife and was then accused of breaking covid rules. it's mrjohnson�*s leadership style that concerns others. i think he did a brilliant job over brexit, for which the country and the conservative party should always be grateful but he does not in my view govern the way that a modern prime minister governs, through the normal processes of the state. it feels a bit more like a mediaeval monarch governing through a court,
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and you absolutely cannot govern modern britain in that way. some tory mps complain about a lack of direction, from u—turns over free school meals to an embarrassing climbdown after mrjohnson tried to change parliamentary rules on standards to protect one of his friends. three, two, one! that led to the loss of an ultra—safe conservative seat. but it's the lawbreaking parties in downing street which have done the most damage. a police investigation, a fine for the prime minister and another inquiry looming into whether he lied to parliament. polls suggest the scandal has dented his popularity. some even booed his arrival at st paul's cathedral forjubilee celebrations. he does have real political abilities and he does have, i think, an instinct to be able to position himself
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where new voters who have not voted for the conservative party before can do that but he's got these huge flaws which have always been a problem for him in every office that he has held and i think those things will continue to cause a problem for him. when confidence votes doesn't always end well. john major was victorious in 1995... it is time to put up or shut up. ..but lost the general election two years later. theresa may won hers, but resigned within six months. a core part of the conservative party don't want borisjohnson as their prime minister and that makes it difficult if you're trying to get policy through, win votes in parliament and campaign around the country and these by—elections and in the run—up to any general election. there are many reasons behind this unhappiness with borisjohnson. for some, it's the economy. they want tax cuts. some have been sacked or overlooked for promotion. some talk about his character, saying he lacks integrity and leadership skills, but most will be making a very simple judgement — is he still a vote—winner for the conservatives? borisjohnson was never going to win over all the critics in his party,
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but he hopes the victory tonight has silenced them for now. vicki young, bbc news, westminster. if you go to our website we have got a variety of pieces as to what could happen next including, here we are, how the conservatives could change leader and it lays out the precise details stop course we have been through a process already. have a look on the website, it gives you all the detail for where this story could go next. let's get some of the day's other main news. sri lanka's embattled president, gotabaya rajapaksa, has insisted that he will serve his remaining two years in office. the president has been facing weeks of protests calling for him to resign, triggered by severe shortages of essential goods and spiralling inflation.
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a retired british geologist, seen here on the left, has been jailed for 15 years for attempting to remove artefacts from iraq. jim fitton collected 12 stones and shards of broken pottery during a recent tour of the country. he insisted he had no idea he was breaking iraqi law. a former leader of the far—right proud boys group has been charged in the us with seditious conspiracy for his alleged role in the storming last year of congress. enrique tarrio and four other men are accused of plotting the attack. mexico's president, andres manuel lopez obrador, has pulled out of this week's regional summit of the americas in los angeles over the decision by the us hosts not to invite countries they consider undemocratic. president biden says he's firm about not having dictators visit the us. the russian foreign minister, sergei lavrov, has repeated a threat to hit new targets
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in ukraine if the west supplies longer—range missiles to kyiv. mr lavrov said the longer the range of the weapons, the further russia would push back the line from which ukrainian forces could threaten the russian federation, as he put it. it comes as ukrainian officials say their military has repelled seven russian attacks across the donbas region over the past 2a hours, with intense fighting continuing in severodonetsk. our defence correspondent jonathan beale has more details. fighting in the city of severodonetsk has been described as the hottest of the conflict, with relentless russian artillery strikes reducing the area to rubble and ashes. ukraine's president zelensky has called the situation hell. this weekend, sheltered in a building, he made his first visit to troops there, fighting against huge odds —
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an effort to boost morale. translation: you are true heroes of our country, - ukraine. you are heroes of war. because of you we have and will have our land and our country. ukraine's forces are outnumbered and outgunned. russia's vast arsenal of artillery trying to pummel and break ukrainian resistance. both sides are taking heavy casualties. but for ukraine, more help will soon be on its way. today, britain announced it will be sending this, its most advanced rocket launcher. following the lead of the us, which is supplying ukraine with a similar system. this british army version can fire a dozen rockets in a minute, and has a range of up to 50 miles — further than most of russia's artillery. the flow of western weapons has already angered moscow, though president putin is also trying
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to play down its significance. translation: we believe that the delivery of - rocket systems by the united states and some other countries is related to making up for the losses of combat hardware. there is nothing new about that, and this actually changes nothing. the question now — will these weapons arrive in time to make a difference? and in such small numbers — the us is sending just four of its rocket launchers to ukraine, the uk, another three — but for ukraine, every little helps. jonathan beale, bbc news. stay with us on bbc news, still to come: climate change and conflict, how global efforts to tackle carbon emmissions are being affected by the war in ukraine.
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the day the british liberated the falklands. and by tonight, british troops have begun the task of disarming the enemy. in the heart of the west german capital, this was gorbymania at its height. the crowd packed to see the man who, for them, has raised great hopes for an end to the division of europe. it happened as the queen moved towards horse guards parade - for the start of- trooping the colour. gunshots the queen looks worried, but recovers quickly. - as long as they'll pay to go see me, i'll get out there and kick �*em down the hills. what does it feel like to be the first man to go across the channel by your own power? it feels pretty neat. it feels marvellous, really.
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this is bbc news, the latest headlines: borisjohnson survives as britain's prime minister, but four in ten of his mps says they've lost confidence in him. ukraine's president zelensky visits frontline troops in the donbas as fierce street—battles take place in the city of severodonetsk. the un's climate change chief says efforts to tackle global warming can help create unity between nations at a time of conflict. but at a time of acute fuel shortages sparked by the russia—ukraine conflict, many countries are looking to extend their use of fossil fuels to cover any shortfalls. and our climate editor justin rowlatt has been looking at whether promises made at the cop26 climate summit are now being broken. we've seen more blistering temperatures this year.
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it hit 51 celsius in pakistan last month, 49.2 degrees in delhi — the highest temperature ever recorded in the indian capital. drought is fuelling food shortages in somalia too. and just look at lake mead, which provides water to 25 million people in the us and mexico. water levels are at their lowest since the 1930s. countries promised to take action to curb emissions at last year's big un climate conference in glasgow... hearing no objections, it is so decided. ..but the world has changed since then. energy and food prices have soared since russia invaded ukraine. and as delegates gather in germany, there is recognition that progress on climate has been slow. i appeal to all of you, especially in these difficult and challenging times, not to lose hope, not to lose focus,
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but to use our united efforts against climate change as the ultimate act of unity between nations. china is one of 3a countries planning new coal power stations. india is planning to reopen 100 coal mines. they say these are stopgaps in a time of crisis, but it's easy to see why the us climate envoy is worried. the war in ukraine has given a pass momentarily to some coal usage, but i think it would be an enormous mistake for anybody to believe that ukraine is a legitimate excuse for building out massive new infrastructure that is going to be there 20, 30, a0 years from now. if that's the choice, then we're cooked. so we need some good news, and here it is. despite all the conflict and disagreement in the world, nations are still meeting
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here to discuss how to tackle climate change. as long as we're still engaging with the issue, we can still make progress. justin rowlatt, bbc news, bonn. the family of the author whose article was the inspiration for the 1986 movie, top gun, has sued paramount pictures for copyright infringement over this year's blockbuster sequel. the lawsuit asks for unspecified damages, including profits from the new movie, top gun: maverick. but paramount says the claims are without merit and says "we will defend ourselves vigorously". we can now speak to mitra ahouraian, who's a beverly hills entertainment attorney who represents actors and often deals with defamation issues. she's in los angeles. very good to have you with us. 548 million dollars globally in the first ten days, clearly
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plenty of money at stake. do they have a case against paramount?— they have a case against paramount? . , , , ., paramount? certainly, plenty of mone to paramount? certainly, plenty of money to go _ paramount? certainly, plenty of money to go around _ paramount? certainly, plenty of money to go around and - paramount? certainly, plenty of money to go around and that. paramount? certainly, plenty of money to go around and that is| money to go around and that is the perspective give shosh and yuval yonay is taking. it allows for offers to reacquire their rights. —— authors, after 35 years and they sent a notice of termination to paramount so paramount arguably no longer have the license but the timing is going to be key. the notice of termination was sent into thousand 18 for an effective date in 2020. paramount went into production in 2018 and was supposed to release in 2019 but the pandemic delayed things. the timing is important here. it is still cold top gun, top gun: maverick, it is a
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different story. is it something over which they can claim copyright really? paramount is saying it is not based on the original 1983 article that ehud yonay road. it is based on a sequel but you can travel down the history and they can argue the chain of title and derivative comes from this original source which is what the yonay estate is saying. paramount is also saying. paramount is also saying they did not need to license the rights to the article for the original movie. it is suggested by credit a story by credit. it it is suggested by credit a story by credit.— it is suggested by credit a story by credit. it feels like we are at _ story by credit. it feels like we are at the _ story by credit. it feels like we are at the sparring - story by credit. it feels like | we are at the sparring stage and by putting out there cases. what is the result going to be?
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the smart thing would be a settlement. like you said originally, there is plenty of money to go around, tom cruise is expected to make $100 million on this movie from his residuals. he had a very nice deal. paramount once a double down as a matter of principle and believe they have a strong case, that they have the rights or that they did not need the right so they are doubling down. . ~ i. right so they are doubling down. . ~' ,, , right so they are doubling down. . ~ i. , . down. thank you very much indeed. ryanair has been accused of discrimination by requiring south african passengers to complete a test in afrikaans before being allowed to board flights. the airline said anyone travelling to the uk would have to fill in the questionnaire to prove their nationality. joining me now is our reporter stephanie prentice. it is the most extraordinary
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story. it it is the most extraordinary sto . , , story. it is indeed. it is basically _ story. it is indeed. it is basically a _ story. it is indeed. it is basically a general - story. it is indeed. it is- basically a general knowledge quiz passengers have to fill out before getting on ryanair. who is the president? what is freedom they? it is getting traction on my because passengers were complaining. some founded bizarre, some were incredulous but some have said this is racial profiling and racial discrimination. south africa has 11 official languages, afrikaans is one of only one understood by fewer people. ryanair currently does not fly to south africa but people have been reacting to this quiz. let's listen to a few. it is not unfit. it isjust
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discriminating. it's very discriminatory to - a whole host of south africans who don't speak afrikaans. it doesn't prove anything that you're south african just because you can speak, what's this thing, afrikaans, you know? and the reaction is being reflected by languages experts. some say could become a case external review. ml; some say could become a case external review.— external review. my first resnonse _ external review. my first response is _ external review. my first response is ryanair - external review. my first l response is ryanair should external review. my first - response is ryanair should be careful — response is ryanair should be careful. language is a sensitive issue and they may well — sensitive issue and they may well end _ sensitive issue and they may well end up in front of the human_ well end up in front of the human rights condition so they had to— human rights condition so they had to do— human rights condition so they had to do something very quicklx _ the pressure would seem to be on ryanair. why are they doing this? , ., . ., , this? they have come up quite stron: this? they have come up quite strong and _ this? they have come up quite strong and defended _ this? they have come up quite strong and defended it. - this? they have come up quite strong and defended it. they l strong and defended it. they called it a simple and basic questionnaire, tried to crack down on fraudulent south african passports. from the initial response, it seemed they will continue to give this quiz out. others say the test
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is not a british government requirement. 0n is not a british government requirement. on top of that, we have a data storm brewing on twitter. passages asking where is it data going, how can used in future with some asking for data protection notices. it is not something that will go away anytime soon. not something that will go away anytime soon-— anytime soon. certainly not doinu anytime soon. certainly not doing them _ anytime soon. certainly not doing them any _ anytime soon. certainly not doing them any favours - anytime soon. certainly not - doing them any favours indeed. plans to turn the area around the eiffel tower into a huge garden before the 2024 olympic games have been scrapped. the project would have resulted in 40 trees being chopped down, including one that is 208 years old. thomas brail has been camped in a plane tree for days and even went on hunger strike to force the government to shelve the project. a quick reminder, if you want the latest on borisjohnson
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vote of confidence, which he has one but not by a very convincing margin, go to our website. thank you for watching. hello. a warmer feel to the weather on tuesday for wales and england, where the past few days have been so cool, cloudy and, for some, very wet. most places will have a dry tuesday. there's a chance of catching a shower, mind you. low pressure's clearing away, further weather systems heading in this week. it'll be wet at times, though not all the time. and this out in the atlantic is tropical storm alex, remnants of which, although passing us to the north, will increase the winds across the uk, especially the further north you are, to end the week. but light winds as tuesday begins, some patchy mist and fog, some showery rain close to the south coast of england, gradually clearing as the morning goes on. some patchy rain in north east england, fizzling out into the afternoon, though we'll keep lots of cloud here. for the rest of england and for wales, warmer sunny spells,
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a few showers pop up, mostly in the afternoon — very hit—and—miss. northern ireland staying mainly dry until the evening. cloudier skies towards southern scotland, rather than northern scotland, where, here, we'll see the most of the sunshine, the odd shower in the highlands. 16 degrees in newcastle. it's high teens and low 20s elsewhere. now, as we go on into the evening, you can see the rain moving into south west england, wales, northern ireland, and then spreading north and east, as we go into wednesday morning. some heavy bursts on that, not reaching northern scotland, but overnight temperatures, you see how mild it is for many as wednesday begins. this area of rain becoming slow—moving as it inches further north through scotland on wednesday. elsewhere, there will be some sunny spells around. there'll also be some showers, some heavy and thundery ones, in places, and it will be a windier day across southern areas. it'll be a cooler day at this stage in scotland, after several days of warmth. now, as we go into thursday, a few showers pop up here and there, an approaching weather system from the west will cloud things over across western areas and produce some patchy rain
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or showers into the afternoon, and the wind will start to pick up here. that is connected to what's left of tropical storm alex. here it is incorporated within this area of low pressure. you can see the track of it, missing us to the north and northwest. closer to that, though, it will turn very windy for a time. may see some gusts of 40—50 mph across north—western parts of scotland, for example. and it stays windy into the start of the weekend across many northern areas. this is where we'll see most of the showers, whereas the further south you are, fewer showers and, here, it'll stay mainly dry. bye— bye.
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this is bbc news, the headlines: borisjohnson has won a vote of confidence in his leadership among conservative mps, but four in ten of his mps have lost confidence in him. the british prime minister called it a convincing and decisive result but his opponants say it won't be enough to draw a line under party unrest. ukraine's president zelensky has visited frontline troops in the donbas, as fierce street—battles took place in the city of severodonetsk. in moscow, russia's foreign minister has repeated a threat to hit new targets in ukraine if the west supplies longer—range missiles to kyiv. the us climate envoy, john kerry, has issued a stark warning that countries must not use the war in ukraine
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as an excuse to build new coal mines.

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