welcome to newsday, reporting live from singapore, mariko oi, the headlines... the uk prime minister, rishi sunak, is to meet the president of european commission ursula von der leyen on monday in a bid to finalise a new brexit deal for northern ireland. at least 59 people including some children have died after a boat carrying migrants sank in rough seas off near the coast of southern italy. israeli settlers in the occupied west bank set fire to palestinian houses, shops and vehicles, after two israelis were shot dead. killing one man and a revenge attack. killing one man and a revenge attack. it comes despite israeli and palestinians officials agree to de—escalate tensions.
and sheffield becomes the latest city in the uk to introduce a clean air zone. from monday, drivers of the most polluting vehicles will be charged to enter a designated area. it's seven in the morning in singapore, and ii at night in uk where the prime minister, rishi sunak, will meet the president of the european commission, ursula von der leyen, in berkshire on monday. the meeting is expected to revolve around the post—brexit trading arrangements for northern ireland; in a joint statement said they would work towards finding a solution to the dispute. chris mason has more.
here stands the ultimate prize in all of these negotiations. this is stormont in belfast, the home of the northern ireland assembly. getting it and an executive here up and running again would be quite a moment. doing a deal with brussels does not guarantee that, but there are other potential prizes, improving internal uk trade and resetting relations with the european union. if we can get it over the line, we are on the cusp, we've made great progress, we are not there yet, but it would be a really important deal. and just critically, a deal that, with all the best will in the world and for all the progress that others have made, that no prime minister before had been able to secure. and senior voices in the eu are sounding upbeat as well. i believe there has been very significant progress made and what was the purpose of it all? to respond to the issues that have been based. so what can we expect in this proposed new deal? a plan to make trading easier
between england, scotland and wales, and northern ireland. it looks like goods that are staying in northern ireland will be able to pass through a green or express lane, and those things going on into the republic of ireland, in the eu, will have to be checked via a red lane. it is also expected that there will be a new arrangement about tax. northern ireland follows some eu rules on this and in particular around vat and that is a real frustration to some. then that is how the rules are enforced. this involves the european court ofjustice and critics of the protocol want to get rid of the role of the eu's court. that seems unlikely but we can perhaps expect some sort of promise that talk up other ways of sorting out disagreements first. and then there is also the issue of northern ireland having a say on ongoing rule changes that the eu makes, something i expect the leaders will talk about tomorrow
and the deputy prime minister talked about today. if there are any new rules that would apply in relation to northern ireland, it must be right that there is a northern irish democratic check on that and again, that would mark a significant shift. are you going to resign over it? and in your passport as well? this prominent brexiteer, steve baker, now a minister, is giving it the thumbs up. others are rather less positive. we are not stupid. what we want is a situation where eu law is expunged from northern ireland so it is treated on the same basis as england, scotland and wales. politically, it is vital for downing street there are not too many conservative mps who share that view once a deal is done, even though labour say they will back the prime minister. if he is able to pull off a deal, we will support it because we think it will be an improvement on what we have got at the moment. let's look at the detail
in the coming days but all credit to rishi sunak if he does that. tomorrow is shaping up to be quite the day. some are excited, others are nervous. the democratic unionists are quiet. this isn't the end of the story. our europe editor, katya adler has more from brussels. the has more from brussels. president of the europear commission the president of the european commission says she's off to the uk tomorrow. she is somebody who manages extremely carefully. it's unlikely that should head off unless you thought that a deal was really nearly there. that said, the mood here tonight is cautiously optimistic. the eu has been brexit burned before so it knows that for a uk prime minister negotiating with the eu is only part of the journey. he or she then needs to sell that deal back home. especially sometime in last moments and hours that can get extremely tricky. that said,
prime minister sunak is viewed here differently to his predecessors. yes, he is a brexiteer but the eu sees him as a solution focused guy, not in ideologue, working here in the interest of the people of northern ireland. they can see why it is in his best interest to do this new deal. first of all, he avoids the possibility of a trade war with the eu, the uk's biggest trade partner if he doesn't implement the old deal on northern ireland and better relations with the new deal, that opens up new possibilities such as an agreement with france over stopping those people smugglers of the new deal, that opens up new possibilities such as an agreement with france over stopping those people smugglers of the channel. and improved relations with the us. joe biden has been clear he wants to see a deal over northern ireland work. the uk and signed. sold and signed. at least 59 migrants have drowned
after their boat broke up in rough seas and sank off the southern coast of italy — including a number of children. the boat was said to be overloaded with close to a hundred and fifty people. it's thought the vessel left izmir in eastern turkey three days ago. those who survived came ashore near the town of crotone on the calabrian coast and are being helped by the red cross. jon donnison has the latest. overnight, another tragedy in the mediterranean. by daylight, this was all that was left of the migrant boat that broke up in rough seas just off the calabrian coast. rescue workers struggled in the conditions to recover bodies from the water. it's thought around 150 people were on board. dozens, including a baby, are known to have drowned. latvia is a region that welcomes people. last year we welcome 18
thousand but we can't be abandoned. this type of tragedy should have been avoided and how we will live again in the future.— again in the future. reacting to toda 's again in the future. reacting to today's loss — again in the future. reacting to today's loss of _ again in the future. reacting to today's loss of life _ again in the future. reacting to today's loss of life the - again in the future. reacting to today's loss of life the head - again in the future. reacting to today's loss of life the head of| again in the future. reacting to i today's loss of life the head of the european commission ursula vonda ryan said, altogether eu countries must redouble their efforts to tackle the migration crisis in the central mediterranean. around 80 people are brought to shore alive. among the migrants from iran, pakistan and afghanistan. despite the dangers, italy is one of the main landing points for people trying to reach europe in small boats. almost 12,000 migrants have already arrived by sea in italy this year. in 2022 more than 105,000 successfully made the crossing, with over 1300 dead or missing. although high, those numbers are way down on the 2016 peak when there were over 180,000 arrivals by sea. the government blames people traffickers and has pledged to stop the boats.
at the vatican, pope francis expressed his sorrow for the latest loss of lives, which he said included many children. he said he was praying for the dead, the missing and those who survived. and those survivors, like hundreds of thousands before them, face an uncertain future. under the white sheets behind them, those who didn't make it. jon donnison, bbc news. for more on this i am joined now byjeremy konyndyk, president at refugees international and former senior us. and former senior us government official. yet another tragedy. are you surprised though to see more people losing their lives on the sea? no, it's not a surprise at all. this is a tragedy but i don't think you could call it an accident. it is in
outcome of policies that italy and the wider eu have been putting in place for years that have made the passage through the mirror trading more dangerous and removed the sort of —— mediterranean. remove the tools ngos have been trying to use tools ngos have been trying to use to save lives when people are at risk. i to save lives when people are at risk. , , .,, to save lives when people are at risk. , , , ., , risk. i guess those governments would argue _ risk. i guess those governments would argue that _ risk. i guess those governments would argue that they _ risk. i guess those governments would argue that they put - risk. i guess those governments would argue that they put those | would argue that they put those policies in place hoping to deter people. is it not really working? i5 people. is it not really working? i3 clearly not working. as bad as the crossing is, and that is unsafe people are still willing to do it because what they are fleeing is worse. the conditions that they are fleeing in places like iran and afghanistan, which is where a number of these migrants apparently came from our words. if it is so dangerous that they are willing to
take that crossing then clearly making it less safe is not going to deter people more. yet the policy for the last ten years has been to progressively close off the last dangerous routes and force people into more dangerous roads. just days ago the italian government detained ago the italian government detained a rescue ship and pass new legislation that makes it even harder for the rescue operations to save people. this is not an accidental outcome. this is in... perhaps not but certainly one that is baked into the calculus at italy and the wider eu are making. what and the wider eu are making. what needs to happen? _ and the wider eu are making. what needs to happen? with ukraine there seems to have been political will to help them but it's not exactly possible for the european nations to be that accommodating with everyone who wants to flee, is it? i be that accommodating with everyone who wants to flee, is it?— who wants to flee, is it? i think what is interesting _ who wants to flee, is it? i think what is interesting about - who wants to flee, is it? i think what is interesting about the i what is interesting about the
ukraine case in europe but also in the us, the us also took in nearly 100,000 afghans for the shows when there is political will to give people who are looking for safety and orderly channel to claim asylum, perhaps not everyone on the boat would have had a violent two valid asylum plan but certainly some word. when they are given an orderly channel to do that people prefer that. as an experiment meant going on in the us where citizens of several countries in the western hemisphere can now seek protection in the us from where they live without having to make the dangerous overland journey to the us border. any numbers coming from those countries through the air regular channels have dropped dramatically once they are offered a safer, more orderly channel did you do so. i think there's a real lesson in that put her in the case of ukrainian weather is political will to remove danger from the process, weather is political will to remove dangerfrom the process, do not intentionally make it more dangerous
as a deterrent that people will avail themselves of that. jeremy konyndyk, _ avail themselves of that. jeremy konyndyk, the — avail themselves of that. jeremy konyndyk, the president - avail themselves of that. jeremy konyndyk, the president at - avail themselves of that. jeremy - konyndyk, the president at refugees international, thank you so much for joining us on newsday. israel settlers have set fire to palestinian houses, shops and vehicles in the occupied west bank, killing one palestinian man. the violence happened in the village of huwara, just south of nablus. the palestinian red cross said that about 100 people were being treated — many of them from inhaling tear gas fired by israeli security forces. it comes after two israelis were shot dead earlier in the occupied west bank. the israeli army said a palestinian gunman opened fire at an israeli—owned car and then fled the scene. the violence comes despite the israeli government and the palestinian authority agreeing to take immediate steps to end a surge in violence. 0ur middle east correspondent.
yolande knell, has more on the talks injordan. quite unusual, the first of its kind in many years where you had israeli and palestinian chiefs meeting face to face with these other important regional players. and the statement that came out really gave some important commitments towards working towards peace. also i'm a there was some cemented commitments from the israelis saying they would do the next four months. discussions on settlement building in the occupied west bank and they would hold off announcements on new settlements for the next six months. 0n the palestinian side, they are expecting they will hold off going to the un as they have tried to take action against israel in recent weeks. there are also commitments by
both sides that they will work closely to prevent further violence. but then you see how big the challenges are in all of this because the palestinian militant group hamas came out very quickly and described the summit as being worthless. and you had to keep ministers from the israeli government from the far right basically rejecting commitments, particularly when it comes to settlements. in the course of the day there was this attack where two israeli brothers from the nearby settlement was shot at close range. the israeli said it was hunting for a palestinian government but it there is also continuing violence over the past few hours asjewish settlers set fire to palestinian property, some with family inside and had to be evacuated. there was one palestinian man who was killed after he was shot put up palestinian
officials say that was after settlers and soldiers entered into his village for them and that is really keeping changes very high. it's a reminder ofjust how dangerous things are as we go into the sensitive period. injust dangerous things are as we go into the sensitive period. in just one time you have the remeron do to start, that's always a sensitive time this year it's going to coincide with the week—long jewish holiday of passover and that could really ramp up tensions particularly here injerusalem which has such a contested holy sites in the old city. —— ramadan. you're watching newsday on the bbc. still to come on the programme. sheffield becomes the latest city in the uk to introduce a clean air zone charging drivers of the most polluting vehicles. it willjoin several other cities including bristol, birmingham and newcastle.
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at the _ i hope everything will be all right at the end of the day. this is newsday on the bbc. 0ur headlines. the uk prime minister, rishi sunak, is to meet the president of european commission ursula von der leyen on monday in a bid to finalise a new brexit deal for northern ireland. at least 59 people including some children have died after a boat carrying migrants sank in rough seas off near the coast of southern italy. early results have started to come in from nigeria's tightest election since the end of military rule in 1999. official results from the south—western ekiti state show a victory for the governing party candidate bola tinubu in one of his strongholds. delays and attacks on some polling
stations on saturday meant voting was postponed until sunday in parts of the country. the electoral commission in nigeria has admitted vote counting has been "slow and unsteady" due to a new polling system upgrade which led to technical glitches. india's federal police have arrested the deputy chief minister of delhi, manish sisodia, for alleged corruption. the arrest came after hours of questioning in connection with alleged irregularities in relation to a liquor policy in the city. the policy — which saw new alcohol shops opened — was later dropped after police began a probe. mr sisodia and his aam aadmi party deny the allegations, accusing the governing bjp of playing "dirty politics". let's look at the politics of scotland now — where the unexpected resignation of the first minister, nicola sturgeon, has created a gap to fill, notjust in leading the country — but also in leading the independence movement.
ms sturgeon�*s personal popularity kept the campaign for scottish independence at the forefront of the political debate there. but with her going — it's not clear which direction her scottish national party will take. our special correspondent, allan little, looks at what might happen next. glasgow won solidly labour voted for independence in 2014. but was that the high water mark? does the independent ambition and with the formattable nicola sturgeon era? ag are up in the rural south west of scotland for them is a good place to consider what is happened to the independent cause and to the ways god has thought about the union over the generations. my grandparents lived in the street when i was a child and my great — great grandparents lived during the 19th century. from then the british empire was what type scotland tightly into the union. my parents are born here in the 1930s and they
grew into adulthood at a time when britain enjoyed immense moral standing in that post world war ii. my standing in that post world war ii. my great—grandfather was in the building trade and he built this war memorial. it was after the second world war that my parents generation inherited a new kind of britain, a briton of full employment, the new national health service. something else that was new for family like ours, the chance that one day the children might go to university. that was why the union was notjust revered and skull of a positively valued. it was also in industrial britain, coal, steel and shipbuilding still dominated the traffic on this river. the great comedian billy connolly once worked as a welder in the shipyards here in glasgow. what he was the 19705 about scottish nationalism he would say that he had more in common with shipper yard workers in mer5ey5ide than he did with many of his fellow
scot5. but thankjack back then scottish identity. tho5e big indu5tries like the empire were panned british empires, they were better rocks of british identity in scotland. and in the 19805 and 905 they were 5wept scotland. and in the 19805 and 905 they were swept away. that's when england and scotland 5tarted they were swept away. that's when england and scotland started to diverge pipe two politically, tho5e diverge pipe two politically, those values, registering under 5train. value5, registering under 5train. embracing a radical offered by margaret thatcher, scotland repeatedly rejecting it. in that context, the independence movement reinvented itself as a ps np talking social democracy and greater equality. this appealed to our old labour voters and enthused the young. that realignment of loyalty have been under alex salmond leadership, nobody imparted more holy than nicola sturgeon. under her there's been no further search for support and independence. even the unpopularity of brexit here and the
toppling of holcomb two more conservative mini5ter5 toppling of holcomb two more conservative ministers to help move the dial a few points at most. the drill down into opinion polls consistently show the country roughly divided 50—50 on independence. the young remain overwhelmingly in favour put up 5trong overwhelmingly in favour put up strong support among the middle age. many nationals believe time is on their side. the fruit of independence is arriving on the tree of aged demographics and it will eventually fall into their laps. the union has been strongest over the ages when it is been built on shared age5 when it is been built on shared values and a common sense of purpose. nicola sturgeon 555ttt departure is a defeat for independence. but reversing the slow generational decline of british identity and scotland is the enduring challenge for the union. sheffield will become the latest city in the uk to introduce a clean air zone on monday, charging drivers of the most polluting vehicles.
dan johnson reports. no to clean air zones. no to extortionate charges for driving in our own city. | there's a new battle zone in the fight for clean air. sheffield's seen opposition. so has cambridge, and other cities, too, as clean air zones hit more 5treet5 across the country. my my work two wife were my wife commutes. my work two wife were my wife commune— my work two wife were my wife commutes. ., , ., ., ., ., commutes. two cars are not a lot. it's a very _ commutes. two cars are not a lot. it's a very poor — commutes. two cars are not a lot. it's a very poor way _ commutes. two cars are not a lot. it's a very poor way to _ commutes. two cars are not a lot. it's a very poor way to be thinking | it's a very poor way to be thinking of how— it's a very poor way to be thinking of how to — it's a very poor way to be thinking of how to improve any problems in cambridge — charging the most polluting vehicles is supposed to get them off the road. but cities have got different prices covering different classes of vehicle, and if you get it wrong, you get fined. bristol's scheme started just before christmas. i think everyone in bristol agrees that we all have a bad cough that linger5, and i think the air
quality is terrible. anything we could do to improve it, ifully support. i'm not really seeing a difference. are my lungs better? no, they're the same as they were last year as well, so... as a cyclist, it hasn't made the roads any quieter. - well, it's to stop people coming into the city, but it's also to make money, i think. it's good because we're trying to keep the planet a bit healthier. you know, we want healthier air, we just want clean air. it's good for everyone. bath 5tarted charging commercial vehicles two years ago, but some feel that's moved traffic and emissions onto wiltshire's road5. we've seen significant increases in terms of heavy goods vehicles coming through the middle of westbury. we're here on a street where the trucks are going, what, a metre and a half from people's front doors. so, we've we've taken an air quality problem in bath and simply transposed it to the middle of an area where it's going to create a worse air quality problem. birmingham's zone generated £37 million in fines over the last 18 months. nationally, poor air quality causes something like 36,000 excess deaths each year. but evidence shows it
is cutting emi55ion5. you have been watching newsday. that's all for now — stay with bbc world news. hello. we've had reports of spectacular views of the aurora borealis across many parts of the uk, from northern scotland all the way to southern wales and even southern england. and here's another beautiful picture from the weekend. this time of cornwall, a beautiful horizon of those aqua colours. 0k, how about the weather for the week ahead. mainly dry, some sunshine and night frosts. pretty much what we've had for quite a few days now. we've had high—pre55ure firmly in charge of our weather. it's here on monday and it's here to stay. so, let's look at the forecast then. for the early hours of monday, clearing skies across scotland and also southwestern parts of england.
so, early on monday morning, there will be a frost here. but elsewhere, where we have that thicker cloud, certainly northern and central england in most towns and cities, it should be frost free. for example, 4 degrees in liverpool and about that in norwich, as well. now, the cloud cover will vary during the course of monday. the best of the sunshine will be across some western parts of scotland, maybe the south coast of england too. but also, one or two showers are possible anywhere from lincolnshire through the midlands. possibly wale5. now, the temperatures will be between around eight and 10 celsius. it is a noticeable wind, it is a dry wind too. so, it will feel a little colder than that closer to around 5 degrees, i think, across many parts of the uk. how about tuesday? little change, the high—pressure still very close to central scotland. the subtle changes in the wind
direction and actually the possibility of a few shower5, perhaps more persistent one5 at least for a time, acro55 5outhea5tern parts of england. they won't last very long though. you can see them here carried by that breeds out in the northeast. again, very similar temperatures, eight in glasgow and around nine expected in plymouth. it will feel a little colder than that. so, here is the weather map for wednesday and for thursday, that high—pre55ure is not expected to budge. so, lots of dry weather and more of the same to come. let's have a look at the outlook then as we head into the weekend and even into next week, yes, there's a possibility of some rain may be heading our way. it's a long way off still and the chances are the forecast next monday will change. that's it from me. bye— bye.
hello and welcome along to bbc sport centre. let's start with football. it's been a long wait at manchester united 5ix it's been a long wait at manchester united six year trophy trial is over. they beat newcastle 270 at wembley. stuart reports. making a mess of the champions league final. so to david denying