BBC world news || Latest impact to day || 22 July 2019

BBC world news || Latest impact to day || 22 July 2019

this is BBC World News the headlines the UK government's emergency committee has met to decide how to deal with a seizure of a British oil tanker by Iran the vessel received by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard in the Strait of Hormuz on Friday democracy protesters in Hong Kong have been attacked by gangs of unidentified men and white t-shirts and one of the territory's railway stations 45 people were injured Hong Kong chief executive Carrie Lam calls it an outrage the party of the new Ukrainian President Vladimir zalenski is said to guess a decisive victory in Parliament relations consolidating his political power the party servant of the people has more than 42 percent of the vote India's most ambitious space mission so far the Chandra and two spacecrafts that blasted off on its mission to land well president Trump has been tweeting about Iran this time about those reports that Iran had arrested 17 spies who were working for the CIA he posted this the capture of Iran capturing his report of Iran capturing CIA spies is totally false zero truth just more lies and propaganda like their shot down drone put out by a religious regime that is badly failing and there's no idea what to do the economy is dead and will get much worse Iran is a total mess well that's piece all this together with our Washington correspondent Gary O'Donoghue and Gary has been any further reaction in the u.s. to the developments over the weekend because obviously tensions do you seem to be increasing in the Gulf yeah they certainly are and the capture of the center in pero by the Iranians has obviously heightened that tension even further we're expecting as you know the British government to give its response to that its formal response to that in the in the in the very near future in Parliament in Westminster in London the other thing which I think is crucial here is that Mike Pompeo the US Secretary of State when he was asked about the seizure of the British tank he just said it's up to the UK to to protect their own shipping I think that's a sign if you like of the tensions that are going on between the u.s. and you other European allies particularly over the US wish to have this an international maritime Forester to try and protect shipping in the Strait of Hormuz which the UK has been reluctant to do again all tied up with the disagreement between the US and its European allies over the Iran nuclear deal itself so there are layers upon layers of tensions here not just between the west and the u.s. and Iran but within the Western alliance as well and Gary obviously decays about to have a new British prime minister if it was to be Boris Johnson who's seen as much closer to president Trump countries in may would people in the White House expect him to support America's policy more closely well that's a very open question and I think there's no real clear indication at this stage what Boris Johnson's approach would be to the question of Iran he is he's an Atlantis there's no question about that like most British Prime Minister's are but there is only limited resources in terms of what the British can do to provide any contribution to this maritime force you're sort of Frank's rapport there there's just one one one British frigate in the area haven't got that many all told around it doesn't all told in the in the actual Navy itself so what Britain can do to contribute that he certainly can't ask all every British ship through those regions with them because there are at least a couple of dozen oil tankers a day with British flags on them going through that area okay Gary O'Donoghue in Washington thanks very much the police in Hong Kong have come under heavy criticism for failing to protect pro-democracy activists who were attacked by gangs of masked men speculated to be triad gangsters at a train station on Sunday it came after another day of heated anti-government protests which included the defacing of China's liaison office in the city Beijing condemned the protests as an attack on its authority silly hat no thoughts this is the virus that has shocked the people of once-peaceful Hong Kong groups of men and white attacking anyone in black those who are assumed to be on their way home from a pro-democracy demonstration some of the men were wearing masks while others didn't bother appearing not to care if they're shown assaulting unarmed travellers dramatic scenes were live streamed on the internet often showing several men ganging up on individuals when the police appeared it was too late many of the attackers had fled leaving pools of blood on the train station floors and that's left many in the Chinese territory asking why it reportedly took the police an hour to respond to calls for help instead the Hong Kong government appeared to focus much of its attention on this angry protest that had congregated outside the China liaison office hours before the train station attack pro-democracy demonstrators turned off of a police approved protest route on Sunday and he faced this Chinese government building socked in hayashi hull they openly challenged the nation's sovereignty the chief executive Carrie Lam said tested the limits of one country two systems and hurt the nation's feelings they outraged the entire city Beijing appears to be outraged – not by the train station attack but it clearly denounced the earlier demonstration outside his office that turned violent eventually they were turned away by tear gas and rubber bullets they did use some of its strongest language yet to denounce the attack on its main liaison office in Hong Kong it called that attack intolerable Chinese leaders here are surely going to be unhappy that protesters decided to target their anger towards one of the main symbols of Chinese power in the territory on the internet inside mainland China comments praising the white shirt attackers are not being censored some are calling them national heroes and who were those attackers Hong Kong's social media platforms are full of theories many suspect the white shirt gang has connections to organized crime syndicates in Hong Kong groups that profit through maintaining cozy connections with men and China Lily Hatton BBC News Beijing we'll have more on this story later I'll be speaking to attorneys academic about the use of thugs for hire now the party of the Ukrainian president will order Mirza Lansky is set to win a snap parliamentary election mr. solinsky's the servant of the people party will have a majority but may still need a coalition partner to form a government the president who until his election was the comedian has pledged to implement radical reforms and tackle corruption the Australian swimmer Matt cotton has publicly reignited his feud with Chinese rivals soon young years after accusing him of being a drugs cheat horton refused to share a podium with cern at the world championships in south korea after finishing second in the 400 meters freestyle final sun who won the race denies any wrongdoing and says his opponent it shouldn't disrespect to china now India has begun is this ambitious space mission to date the chandrayaan-2 was launched just a few hours ago and if the mission is successful India become the first nation to land on the South Pole of the moon the spacecraft has entered the Earth's orbit where it will stay for 23 days before it begins a series of maneuvers that will take it into lunar orbit Rajini for the NASA reports into the skies and off to the moon from a small island by the Bay of Bengal India's space dreams soared to new heights the unmanned lunar mission chandrayaan-2 was launched successfully it was released at the control center and across the country I really happy that India is launching Toronto and I'm proud to be a Indian it is a huge opportunity for India duct tape to tape it amongst the great countries that are leading in astronomy like the US Russia China this missions aiming to become the first land on the unexplored lunar South Pole where it will search for water and collect more data about the moon Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi says he hopes this launch will encourage more young people to take an interest in scientific research and innovation it's far less than that as many Hollywood blockbusters he is hoping to send someone into space by the Year 2022 but for now it's celebrating its latest blockbuster moment the genie live in Alden BBC News Delhi still to come here on impact it's led to thousands of deaths but the Philippine president rodrigo duterte store she defends his controversial war on drugs they're coming down the ladder now as one of a catastrophic engine fire is being blamed tonight for the first crash in the 30-year history of Concorde the world's only supersonic airliner it was one of the most vivid symbols of the violence and hatred that tore apart the state of Yugoslavia but now a decade later it's been painstakingly rebuilt and opened again today there's been a 50% decrease in sperm quantity and an increase in malfunctioning sperm unable to swim roughly thousands of household across the country have suspiciously quiet this lunch 5 as children bury their noses in the final installment of Harry Potter this is impact on BBC World me find ether guru-murthy a reminder of our top story this hour the first picture of the international crew onboard the British flags tanker detained by Iran is released as the US Secretary of State says the US does not want a war let's return to Hong Kong and there's mob attacks on pro-democracy activists that left at least 45 people injured at a train station whilst we don't know yet who the when were it's been speculated that there were local gangsters acting on somebody else's orders well from all this we can speak to you professor Lynette on the China expert from the University of Toronto who studies these are so-called thugs for hire thanks very much for joining us who do you think these gangs were is there any way of knowing we do know for sure there's a there's no firm evidence who have ordered these these talk these are facts protect protesters and achieve executive carry lamb has actually publicly denounced another violence but the very fact that they are they are masked individual suggests that it could be sent for three reasons according to my research on Fatima higher number one these are not part of these security agents so they are actually cheaper to deploy it and then the police and number two because they are mask individuals they could be sent to do dirty jobs their security personnel couldn't actually do so number three they actually allow whoever who said to send them to evade responsibility but do you have a view as to who sent them so it is very clear that people who send them want the protests to stop so it could be any anyone who are actually probe Beijing or anyone who have an interest in in stopping the protests from going on such as any anyone who has businesses in Hong Kong whose business activities have been disrupted do you think the Chinese government could be involved I I can't say for sure because there is no there is no firm evidence but we know that facts were higher is actually a pretty common phenomenon and in China and forties Occupy movement facts were also sent to attack protesters and what where do the money first come from and who are these people that get involved so back in 2014 there are eyewitness account that the attackers spoke Cantonese of a different accent so they could be sent from Guangdong province rather than locals but in this case it is a particular incident that happened yesterday there is actually no evidence as the way these people are waiting from and when you talk about perhaps any other probe Asian groups or business people again all the specific names of people that have used these sort of groups before any evidence that they've been used before by by groups within Hong Kong no so we know that no trials have been very active in Hong Kong for a long time and they could be hired to do a bunch of things such as you know collecting that beating people up and in this case we know for sure that you know the purpose here is to intimidate protesters is to put protestors down and this is likely to be the motive behind but we do not know for sure who that people are okay Lynnette all thank you very much indeed for joining us there from a Toronto University now Israeli forces have begun demolishing Palestinian homes near the separation barrier in the edge of Jerusalem there's been international criticism of the plans to level at least 10 buildings including dozens of apartments many still under construction Surabaya straddles the boundaries of occupied East Jerusalem and the West Bank where the Palestinian Authority has limited self-rule you know now reports Israeli police move a Palestinian family from their home residents had feared this moment since the deadline for them to demolish their own properties expired last week sue the bulldozers get to work Israel's Supreme Court ruled in June that these buildings violated a ban on construction too close to Israel's separation barrier here it's a double fence by the village subha head of straddles the boundaries of occupied East Jerusalem and the West Bank where the Palestinian Authority has limited self-rule some owners say they had building permits from the local Palestinian Council he is really caught said they needed permission from the Israeli military commander for security reasons this year there's been an increase in house demolitions by Israeli authorities in East Jerusalem and as these homes are cleared the Palestinians worry that it could set a precedent for the many others that lie along the route of Israel's West Bank area your Lantern el BBC News Jerusalem the President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte s don't she defended his controversial war on drugs in his annual state of the nation speech the policy has led to thousands of deaths human rights groups say many of the victims are innocent but the president also called for the reinstatement of the death penalty to tackle drugs crimes as well as corruption which he said was costing the government millions of dollars Howard Johnson is in Manila with more president will trigger just as he made his fourth State of the Nation Address here today three more years left in office and today he called on Congress to reinstate the death penalty for heinous crimes about illegal drugs and plundering corruption was a big issue here today he talked about it for more than 20 minutes talking about how he wants to weed out corruption and local officials it's interesting because he's also very close to the government of Gloria macapagal-arroyo the former government president of this country who's got a lot of allegations of corruption against her and including the balfour family he's also close to them but they have a lot of allegations of corruption against them so a lot of with the debate about corruption it was about the West Philippine Sea the South China Sea as China sees it he said that he wanted to explore the area for oil but when he met up with Xi Jinping at the beginning of his term in in the malecon yang palace here he says that he had asked this issue whether he could explore the area for oil but was warned about fetus problems he said that that is why president said he's been so reluctant to push the issue says that it would eventually lead to war he also spoke about Boracay the rehabilitation of the island he made a joke about how he would like to get more gentlemen to go there to visit the girls who are waiting for him this comes after week in which we saw him put forward this law which is supposed to bring about better rights for women and to stop the objectification of women here in the country so critics and women's rights activists will obviously pick up on that one Johnson that if you have a disability in Senegal you met to have a card of equal opportunity guaranteeing access to health insurance transport housing and jobs the government has 50,000 cards have been distributed since 2013 but activists say that rights of people with a disability are not being respected even when they have these cards a correspondent luis jurist reports from Senegal now yamete me Diallo struggles to walk she works on a public bus in Dhaka checking passenger tickets getting a job wasn't easy for her people from Moscow I've been looking for a job since I was a student I finished school in 2007 and started studying in 2010 I look for a job for 4 years and couldn't find any until I found one here this bus company says it's one a few trying to fulfill its legal quota of 15 percent employees with a disability they're also working on easier access and say a third of their buses are equipped with a ramp like this one passengers with a disability can also travel for free if they have a transport card to get let's this person to apply for in Smith Hall opportunity card the Equal Opportunity card is part of the government's efforts to help disabled people but like the quota system this initiative has problems not least the fact that only fifty thousand cards have been distributed in a country with an estimated one and a half million disabled people if you don't have the card then there is no source for the government that they need to support you I think there are problems with this card of equal opportunity we need to talk about it the government should take charge in a review it mattie geom who had polio as a child received just over 40 dollars from the government every three months thanks to the card but for a 37 year old with an education the challenges she faces on to great alright it's going to be difficult for me because if I don't find a job I want to eat so that I can pay my rent I finished this month I'm not sure I will find a job or paid internship for others so it's going to be very difficult for me seminary the government says they are making 10,000 new cards each year but is it enough a law was introduced to protect disabled people in Senegal 10 years ago but it hasn't been fully implemented yet as a result of slow change life continues to be an uphill battle for those like Martin who live with a disability well that was what was part of a BBC series looking at disability in Africa tomorrow we'll be looking at a Somali disabled refugee who became a European basketball champion it's been missing for half a century but now the French naval submarine the Minerva has been found after disappearing in January 1968 with 52 people on board search has discovered the wreckage of the vessel of tuna on the south coast of France it was about 45 kilometres from reporters of depth of over 2,000 meters there were many unsuccessful attempts to find the submarine at the time and the governor decided to renew search efforts last year after fresh requests from bereaved families will new sonar and drone technology were used in the search the reason that the Minerva sank is still unknown and the wreckages discovery there's no raised hopes that that mystery can be solved the new set of photos have been released about the 6th birthday of Prince George 3rd in line of succession to the British throne they were taken by his mother the Duchess of Cambridge Prince George is showing shown wearing an England football shirt in one shot you can get in touch with me and team I'm on Twitter at Akitas guru-murthy thanks very much for watching we're back with a dive in a moment see very soon and his impact is more awesome online on all of our stories hello after the record-breaking temperatures of June across Western Europe were set to see another spell this time of exceptional July heat as this air of high pressure pushes its wing northwards in eastwards the time but you know there across Central Europe diverting cloud a breaks the rain around it cliff in the north of the UK through the night into Tuesday morning bringing clouds down through Scandinavia Poland towards the Balkans the big storms in fact across eastern parts of Romania Bulgaria also into Ukraine and Belarus that could cause some problems but there across the eastern Mediterranean but it's a dry it's a sunny outlook blue skies overhead isolated shower to the south of Italy one or two isolated ones brewing through northern parts of Spain and Portugal no wet weather though the wildfires across Portugal and temperatures already building across France up to 41 degrees there in Bordeaux building two across parts of Germany little countries and southern parts of the UK and that will build further to go into Wednesday breezy conditions coming in from a more of a southerly direction starts to boost that heat further and further north more widely closer to 40 degrees through central parts of France by this stage a by the time we hit Thursday we could see some record-breaking temperatures for some pushing 42 may be 43 degrees in Paris before things turn cooler towards the end of the week staying hot and sunny in Madrid but very little less hot as we head towards the weekend much Germany seen temperatures crime but is towards the southwest we see the highest of those staying very pleasant in Athens

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