this is bbc news — these are the latest headlines in the uk and around the world. the british government is to trial a scheme allowing asylum seekers who cross the english channel in small boats to be electronically tagged. people come here illegally, when they break the law, it is important we make that distinction. that is what we're doing without the wonder policy, that is what we're doing with making sure asylum seekers can'tjust vanish into the vest of the country. an explosion and gunfire at a sikh temple in kabul, the latest attack on afghanistan's religious minorities. supermarkets and utility companies should be helping people struggling with soaring prices — that's according to the uk government's new �*cost of living' adviser.
police in brazil confirm a body found in the remote amazon rainforest is the missing british journalist — dom phillips. we will hear about a game—changer device designed to help people living with tourette syndrome if it works, it will be really good, because it will mean they can do those things i haven't been able to do before. i will be able to experience that childhood magic. and — running up that hill — slowly. the pop single that's a global number—one — 37 years after it was first released.
hello and welcome if you're watching in the uk or around the world. some migrants who cross the channel in small boats will be electronically tagged , under a i2—month pilot scheme in england and wales run by the home office. ministers say tagging will help maintain contact with asylum seekers who reach the uk by what they call dangerous routes. critics say people who have fled war and persecution should not be treated in the same way as criminals. simonjones reports. another busy week for the border force in the channel. more than a thousand migrants brought to shore after being picked up at sea. the government says it will seek to remove those who have passed through several safe countries before claiming asylum in the uk and is part of the year—long pilot scheme some of those awaiting deportation will be fitted with electronic tags. officials say there's a greater risk that migrants facing the movable of sand. launching the project, the home office says there has been an
unprecedented growth in irregular migration. the pilot will test whether electronic monitoring can improve and maintain contact with asylum claimants who arrive in the uk via unnecessary and dangerous routes. those facing removal, there may be an increased risk of of sanding and less incentive to comply with any conditions of immigration bail. flight to kigali grounded following last—ditch legal challenges. it is not clear how many people will be tagged in the pilot project or how keen immigration judges will be to introduce electronic monitoring as part of any bail conditions. people who don't comply could be returned to detention prosecuted. but the refugee council says it's appalling that the government is intent on treating people who have fled war, bloodshed and persecution as criminals. i bloodshed and persecution as criminals. ~ , , ., , criminals. i think this is a nasty, callous, cruel— criminals. i think this is a nasty, callous, cruel way _ criminals. i think this is a nasty, callous, cruel way to _ criminals. i think this is a nasty, callous, cruel way to treat - criminals. i think this is a nasty, l callous, cruel way to treat people who through no fault of their own
have had to flee for their lives to try and find a country that should be welcoming. try and find a country that should be welcoming-— try and find a country that should be welcominu. ,, ., , ., , �* �* , the uk prime minister, borisjohnson had this to say about the scheme a little earlier. we're really proud of what we do to welcome people to this country. don't forget, just in the last couple of years since i've been prime minister we've had i think more than 100,000 people come from hong kong, you'll remember the 15,000 afghans, and many, many people coming from syria, and now well over 115,000, 120,000 visas given to people from ukraine. this is a very, very generous welcoming country. quite right, too. i am proud of it. the government is composed of people, as you know, tom, who trace their immediate lineage to people who have come in fear of their lives to this country. but when people come here illegally, when they break the law,
it's important that we make that distinction. that's what we're doing with our rwanda policy, that's what we're doing with making sure that asylum seekers can't just vanish into the rest of the country. borisjohnson. meanwhile — the leader of the uk opposition — sir keir starmer — says the scheme shouldn't be adopted. i don't want to see anybody making that dangerous journey across the channel and i absolutely want to see a clampdown and end the trafficking, the liminal planks that are running this. that requires a grown—up serious response working with authorities and cracking down on the gangs upstream. i don't think the government has not plans are going to achieve that. in the contrary, they are actually asking the national crime agency, the one agency that can actually do the work breaking up these gangs, they are asking them to plan for significant cuts. joining me now is tony smith, the former head of uk border force.
what you make of this idea, this pilot scheme that will see people electronically tagged? i pilot scheme that will see people electronically tagged?— electronically tagged? i think details are — electronically tagged? i think details are still— electronically tagged? i think details are still emerging - electronically tagged? i think details are still emerging butj electronically tagged? i think - details are still emerging but has aimed a stand the plan is not to tag everybody who arrives on a small boat, significant numbers as you say doing this in the life of the problem the home office have is that when flights like the rwanda were never arranged there is a significant effort in finding people who are what they call appeals whites exhausted in other words ready for removal who won't necessarily come forward so immigration officers have to try and find in communities. obviously, as an alternative to detention i think it makes sense that when people are detained and then the flight is cancelled, as the wonderful reminder was last week, many, many other flights that are not in the news cancelled these reasons. people are not simply —— that people are not simplyjust returned into the community without some kind of way of keeping in touch, so i do think it is a sensible plan to try this and that we can keep tabs on people
who are eligible for removal in order to deliver the government's required objective. i order to deliver the government's required objective.— required ob'ective. i spoke to the chief required objective. i spoke to the chief executive _ required objective. i spoke to the chief executive of _ required objective. i spoke to the chief executive of the _ required objective. i spoke to the chief executive of the refugee - chief executive of the refugee council and a little early and he said this idea was a diversion tactic. he said it was a division from the government's failure to an effective asylum system and deal with people's request in a timely way. what you make to that critique? i think the difficulty with pressure groups such as the refugee council and others, they don't have a solution to stopping the small boats and they don't agree with returning anybody, anyway. thejob of and they don't agree with returning anybody, anyway. the job of the border force is to deliver the policies of the elected government which is to control our borders and that does mean, i'm afraid, sometimes having to arrest people to detain them and from the country. if we are not able to do that because we are not able to do that because we cannot get in touch with people in the first place we can get into the communities we have really lost control of our borders so whilst i understand the concerns that refugee groups will continue to raise about this i do think we need to get into
a position where we can actually start removing people from the country again because if we don't do that i'm afraid we're going to see an ever increasing numbers of people coming across the channel are more people are going to fall into the hands of human smugglers and, in the first place we can get into the communities we have really lost control of our borders so whilst i understand the concerns that refugee groups will continue to raise about this i do think we need to get into a position where we can actually start removing people from the country again because if we don't do that i'm afraid we're going to see an ever increasing numbers of people coming across the channel are more people are going to fall into the hands of human smugglers and, into the hands of human smugglers and, i'm afraid, modelled round. to think, though, that tagging people will act as a deterrent? because there is a pretty widespread opinion out there that it won't? what there is a pretty widespread opinion out there that it won't?— out there that it won't? what will act as a deterrent, _ out there that it won't? what will act as a deterrent, i _ out there that it won't? what will act as a deterrent, i think- out there that it won't? what will act as a deterrent, i think is - out there that it won't? what will| act as a deterrent, i think is when people realise that if they come across the uk in a small boat in this way that they won't automatically be allowed to stay in the united kingdom indefinitely. that is the problem at the moment, because we're not returning anybody, and so i think that tagging as necessary, necessarily in itself a but i think if we are able to start sending people back either defence or also other countries or to miss either defence or to other transit countries owing to the wonder that
will deter people who are in a safe country in france. i mean, they are not very nice there but they're not being persecuted there. mike mackie said details emerging. what kind of detail would you like to see to assure yourself that it this tagging policy does go ahead beyond the pilot scheme that it's something thatis pilot scheme that it's something that is effective. clearly some people will never believe that it was not going to be humane but there are differences of opinion on that, but if it was to be effective, what kind of detail would you want to say? kind of detail would you want to sa ? ~ ., ., 4' say? well, i have worked in operations _ say? well, i have worked in operations so _ say? well, i have worked in operations so we _ say? well, i have worked in operations so we need - say? well, i have worked in operations so we need is i say? well, i have worked in - operations so we need is operational guidance, i think, operations so we need is operational guidance, ithink, to operations so we need is operational guidance, i think, to officers about who will get a dragon who won't and what is a criterion as i understand the criteria won't be for everybody —— he will get a tag and he won't. it will only be for people who have already been detained and even then the decision will go to an immigrationjudge who the decision will go to an immigration judge who doesn't have toissue immigration judge who doesn't have to issue an order to take people and they do that because there may be a risk of flight and that is the system that exists in criminal justice system is anyway all over the country and is very common in
other countries including america that the technology is used, modern technology is used as an alternative to detention because, really, we don't want to have to detain people indefinitely for ways of doing it so i think four metres about what exactly is the criteria, who gets... on what scrutiny is there and if there are the things of my inquiries but as a matter of general principle i think i can understand why the government is doing it. tony smith, former head of the cable to smoke, thank you very much. militants have attacked a sikh temple in the afghan capital kabul. two people are said to have been killed. the attackers threw hand grenades at the building but the taliban say a car bomb detonated before reaching the temple. the attack is said to be over now, with the authorities carrying out a clearance operation. here's the latest from our correspondent secunder kermani who is in kabul. well, the attack began around 6.30
in the morning, local time, and it seems the assailants tried to force their way into the compound housing this gurdwara, or sikh temple, using hand grenades. and according to taliban officials, guards then opened fire on the assailants, forcing them to detonate a car bomb they had prepared before it reached its target. that still sent huge plumes of black smoke into the sky and there were for a number of hours the sound of gunfire and further explosions coming from the site. around an hour ago, though, the taliban said that they'd fully completed a clearance operation of the site. all the assailants had been killed. as you say, from the information they've released there were two casualties, one sikh civilian and elderly man — it appears he was praying at the time, according to some reports, inside the gurdwara — and one member of the taliban security forces who was assisting in the operation tackling the militants. as to who's responsible, there's been no claim so far, but all suspicion will be that it's the work of the local branch of the islamic state group.
they've repeatedly targeted afghanistan's tiny sikh community in the past, too — nother attack on a temple, gurdwara, back in 2020, and a suicide bombing in the eastern city of jalalabad back in 2018 as well. secunder kermani reporting. president putin has described the sanctions imposed on russia because of its invasion of ukraine as insane. he said the measures had failed to work, and were impacting the west instead. his comments came as the boris johnson announced that the uk will lead a major training operation for ukrainian soldiers. meanwhile, russia has accused lithuania of trying to strangle the territory of kaliningrad by bringing in restrictions on rail cargo traffic. kaliningrad's governor said he was seeking clarification from the european union about the apparent blockade, in relation to sanctions over russia's invasion of ukraine.
this follows in which a number of european partners rallied to kyiv in its demands for greater military support, and membership of the european union. here's our europe correspondent nick beake. this has been a week where european leaders to try to show their solidarity with uk by a number of visits here. first we had the french, german, italian and romanian leaders in town to meet president zelensky in yesterday byjohnson was a that about uk would last until the country prevails. president zelensky, told him that his support for the country had been in parallel. the british also came with an offer to train up ukrainian troops, apparently 10,000 ukrainian troops, apparently 10,000 ukrainian troops every four months would be given specialist training in medical situations and also in dealing with explosives, also cyber threats, too. now, this has been an important week because it's also marked the start of the process, it would seem, the ukraine starting on the journey to become a member of the european
union because that is what president zelensky believes is in the country's long—term interest. and here are now, though, never this brutalfight from here are now, though, never this brutal fight from russia here are now, though, never this brutalfight from russia in here are now, though, never this brutal fight from russia in the eastern country in the donbas reason the uk and say they need my heavy weaponry and need to arrive much quicker and they are calling on their european partners to send more because at the moment ukrainian say they are heavily outgunned and some key ukraine down at locations by ten to one or maybe even 20 to one and we know they are losing hundreds of troops every day so they say the best their allies can do in here and i was to send these to them. -- is —— is send these weapons to them. the uk government's new cost of living adviser has said businesses are "obliged" to help people hit by soaring prices. david buttress, who co—founded just eat, was appointed this
week for six months. he said he would focus on convincing food shops, utility companies and the leisure industry to cut costs for consumers. our political correspondent, ione wells, has been speaking to him. talk to anyone on high streets up and down the uk, and everyone is thinking about the cost of living and what changes they could make. i've definitely cut down on fuel and eating out. being careful about how much electricity i use, but i don't think i'm cutting back that much. turning out lights and trying to - get my daughter to turn her fan off at night, and things like that. people are changing how much they buy but can't control how much goods cost. that's something the government's new cost—of—living tsar, david buttress, wants to change. he founded the delivery chain just eat, but will now have a desk here at the heart of government. but he says his aims are not to change government policy, but to make food, utilities and leisure companies cut their costs to help consumers
by the time he leaves the role in the six months' time. i want to work with the bigger industries to make sure that we help people to soften the blow of that, to make their money go further. if you think of all the the money that's spent on marketing and doing deals to promote some of the big activities that british people enjoy, well, let's take some of that money, let's refocus it onto what really matters to people which is making prices more competitive. he's not always been a fan of the government, tweeting in his past life that decades of neglect by the conservatives have been a contributing factor to child poverty. so how does he feel about advising them now? you have to bear in mind that i had never met any of the team at number ten, least of all, obviously, the prime minister, and i think it says everything about this government and the prime minister, that actually they've put someone like me in place who really cares about it and wants to make a big impact in this area. what's not clear is how he will get businesses on—board and whether they will ask for anything from government in return. his ideas have been welcomed by the trades union congress, but they argue price cuts won't be
enough without wages rising. anything that helps hard—pressed families, that keeps down costs is going to be welcomed, but i'm afraid these comments ignore the reality that our cost—of—living crisis is actually a wages crisis. we've had the biggest squeeze on wages in this country for 200 years. real wages are well below where they were in 2008 in real terms. and so what we need to see from governments and also from employers is what they're going to going to do to boost the money in peoples' pockets, to boost wages and to give britain a pay rise it really needs and deserves. it's been extremely difficult... the government has announced a package of support, including a £400 discount on all energy bills in october, and payments of £650 on those on means—tested benefits. but the new advisor argues it's now time for the private sector to come to the table. ione wells, bbc news. the headlines on bbc news... the british government is to trial a scheme allowing asylum seekers who crossed the english channel in small boats to be electronically tagged. in an attack on the seek temple in the afghan capital campbell people are killed and seven injured.
supermarkets and utility company should be helping people struggling with soaring prices according to the uk's new cost living adviser. brazilian police have confirmed that the remains of one of the two bodies found in the remote amazon rainforest are those of the british journalist, dom phillips. the second body — believed to be that of indigenous expert bruno pereira — is still being examined. earlier this week, a suspect confessed to burying the bodies. his brother has also been arrested. here's our south america correspondent, katy watson. the grim news confirmed — dom phillips' family can now, in the words of his wife, ale, say goodbye to him with love. these are the two men as their friends and family want to remember them — dom phillips, a passionate
journalist writing a book on saving the amazon. his travelling companion, bruno pereira, was an indigenous expert who knew the community so well and was loved by so many here. the authorities are still trying to establish whether the human remains also include those of bruno pereira. suspect amarildo da costa de oliveira confessed to the crime and lead the search teams to the place he buried the two men. a difficult location, two miles inland from the river, and they needed the help of helicopters, sniffer dogs and divers, but the police said they still hadn't located the boat belonging to mr pereira that the suspect admitted he'd sunk. authorities are also looking for a third suspect, jeferson da silva lima. they say he's currently on the run. the area where the two men disappeared is vast, remote and lawless. there are illegal fishermen and poachers and drug trafficking, too. indeed, bruno's work trying to protect the indigenous communities from illegal activities made him enemies. he'd been threatened in the past because of his work.
police, though, say the investigation suggests the suspects acted alone, not with a criminal organisation behind them. but, that was rejected by univaja, the association of indigenous communities, which had taken part in the search and had been calling for more to be done to find their friend bruno and his travel companion, dom. they believe it was a crime planned in detail. katy watson, bbc news. a new device designed for people living with tourette syndrome is being described as a "game—changer" by campaigners. the wearable gadget aims to reduce the involuntary sounds and movements, known as tics, by intercepting signals to the brain. it's currently being tested in a uk—wide clinical trial. here's navtej johal. 13—year—old milo loves drumming, drama and defeating his enemies in video games.
four years ago, he was diagnosed with tourette's syndrome. his mum says at the time she was devastated. you sort of goes through a period of sort of grief, if i'm honest. you know, you get a diagnosis that you don't know much about — i didn't know anything about it. and, you know, you're scared and you're worried and you're like, "what's going to happen?" when i was diagnosed, ithought, "oh, god, what am i going to do? "i'm going to be bullied for this." i feel like just shortly after that, i think, on that front, it doesn't change anything about, like, who you are as a person and your personality. so as long as you're a good person, people will be nice to you. tourette's is a neurological condition which usually starts in childhood and causes a person to make involuntary movements and sounds known as tics. if i do tic, if i need to tic, i do. it is, like, very shortly after, it will come on stronger and more of them. are you trying to suppress a tic right now?
yeah, lam, to be honest, because when you're talking about it, this is certainly worse. not everyone is able to suppress their tics. milo and his mum are happy for us to show what his tics can look like when they've been building up without release. he says they're not painful. it's easier to do them than to hold them off. but if i'm at school or something, like, i'm not going tojust do them because that'll be embarrassing in class, and i can leave class — i have a card or i can, like, ask to go to the loo and i can do it there. although symptoms usually improve after several years, there is no cure for tourette's. ok, so this is the - prototype device that we've built for- the clinical trial... but this little device could help to change the life of milo and the estimated more than 300,000 people in the uk with the condition. it's been developed at the university of nottingham.
by stimulating that nerve we're able i to change the activity in the brain i |areas associated with producing j tics, so we can press the button and for a period of time reduce the likelihood their tics - are going to occur —i without side effects, without adverse events, without. having to travel to get treatment. so it's a massive game—changer. you! the university has now started a national trial to study the effectiveness of the device. the demand to be involved has been overwhelming. it's been extremely successful. so it's benefited probably around 70% of the people in the trial. i they have seen a marked improvement. i get emails every single day- from all over the world from people asking either can they buy the device now. or can they take part in the clinical trial? i i've even had people willing to relocate from the usa, l
from singapore, from australia, to the uk for the purpose - of participating in the trial. soon milo will be one ofjust 135 people to take part in the trial. the group testing the device will use it daily for a month, with everyone giving weekly feedback. if it works, it'll be really good because it'll mean that i can do those things i haven't been able to do before. i'll be able to experience that childhood magic. it would be amazing. it'll be life changing for so many people, so it's brilliant to get the opportunity to be part of it. the trial will last until the end of the year, and the hope is that within a few years the device may be available for wider public use. milo says he's looking forward to hopefully playing a small part in helping others like him. navteonhal, bbc news.
the rmt union says that talks to prevent rail strikes in the uk, which are planned for next week have failed and they will now go ahead. thousands of people will walk out in a row about pay, jobs and conditions. network rail said about half of all rail lines will be closed on the 21st, 23rd and 25th ofjune. parts of western europe are braced for record—breaking temperatures this weekend. france's state weather forecaster has said temperatures could reach as a high as a 42 degrees celsius later — breaking records for temperatures at this times of the year. concerts and large public gatherings have been called off in area around bordeaux. scientists say periods of intense heat are becoming more frequent due to global warming now, 37 years after it was first released, kate bush's song �*running up that hill�* has reached the top spot in the uk singles chart. # we're running up that road,
we're running up that hill...# it comes after the song featured in the netflix hit tv series stranger things — introducing kate bush's music to a whole new generation of fans. the song had previously made it to number three in the uk charts in 1985. you're watching bbc news. now it's time for a look at the weather with sarah keith lucas hello. the weather is gradually transitioning to something cooler and fresher through the course of the weekend. over the past week temperatures in the south have been building. across england and wales yesterday brought the peak of the heatwave. the hottest spot was sent on down in suffolk, at 33 celsius. the temperatures have been cooler and fresher for scotland and northern ireland. and that cooler, fresher air is sinking south today, so temperatures not as high as they were yesterday. still hot and humid in the far south—east. some outbreaks of rain around. we have a front moving
in from the north, and that is going to install itself through the rest of today across the central slice of england and wales, really. low pressure to the north of scotland, lots of isobars around there. quite a windy sort of day across northern, western scotland. breezy, too, for northern ireland. a few showers here in the far north—west. some spells of sunshine for scotland, northern england and northern ireland. a band of cloud further south bringing outbreaks of rain to lincolnshire, east anglia, towards wales and parts of south—west england as well but, to the south—east of that, largely dry with sunny spells and temperatures again in the mid to high 20s towards the south, but for most of us, we are in the mid to high teens, and possibly 20 degrees. heading through this evening and tonight, then, this band of rain in the south becomes heavy heavy and thundery at times with thunderstorms down towards kent, sussex and london through the first half of tonight. looks like those storms ease away for a while and then we turn our attention to the south—west, as the next batch of thunderstorms rattles in here for the channel islands and perhaps coastal parts of devon towards the isle of wight as well. so a bit of a thundery,
damp start in the far south, but, for most of us, a much more comfortable night sleeping with temperatures just about down into single figures in a few spots. sunday, cooler, fresh conditions across almost all areas. plenty of dry, sunny weather on sunday but we will continue to see outbreaks of showery rain around the south coast and some southern counties of england in particular. elsewhere, mostly dry with a bit of a breeze coming in across the north and east of scotland. temperatures here round about 13 to 11; degrees. further south, 18—21 in the sunshine but not as humid in the south as it has been. holding onto the showers in the far south—west through sunday evening but becoming mostly dry as we head into monday. a quick look into next week and there could be a few spots of rain in the north—west with temperatures in the high teens to mid 20s. bye— bye. hello this is bbc news. the headlines. the british government is to trial a scheme allowing asylum seekers
who cross the channel in small boats to be electronically tagged. critics fear it will treat people who have fled war and persecution as criminals. when people come here illegally, when they break the law, it is important we make that distinction. that is what we're doing with the rwanda policy, that is what we're doing with making sure asylum seekers can'tjust vanish into the rest of the country. the home secretary has described the ruling by the european court of human rights — which grounded the first plane due to take asylum—seekers to rwanda — as scandalous. the flight had been due to take off on tuesday night before the court intervened. militants have attacked a sikh temple in the afghan capital kabul. two people are said to have been killed. the attackers threw hand grenades at the building but the taliban say a car bomb detonated before reaching the temple. supermarkets and utility companies should be helping people struggling with soaring prices, according to the uk government's new cost of living adviser.
brazilian police say they've confirmed from dental records the remains of one of the two bodies found in the remote amazon rainforest is that of missing britishjournalist dom phillips. a second body is still under analysis. now on bbc news, it's dateline london with sean ley. hello and welcome to the programme which brings together leading uk commentators with the foreign correspondence who write, blog and broadcast to audiences in their own countries from the dateline london. this week, what does international law amount to? on tuesday, judges in british courts decided it was permissible to fly