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North Korea is condemned for test firing a ballistic missile,
the first since Donald Trump took office.
Tonight, the regime of Kim Jong Un said
the launch of the missile, which fell into the Sea of Japan,
President Trump says America will defend it's friends.
President Trump says America will defend its friends.
The United States of America stands behind Japan, it's great ally, 100%.
It's thought the North Korean missile
may have been capable of hitting US military bases in the Pacific.
the Church of England of ignoring the views of gay
France in front with just over eight minutes...
enough against Scotland, to win a tight Six
The Bafta is awarded to... La La Land.
all the right notes, winning five BAFTA's
America and Japan have strongly condemned North Korea
for test-firing a ballistic missile, the first such launch since Donald
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said it was "intolerable,"
while Mr Trump said the US would back Japan 100 percent.
Tonight North Korea claimed the missile, which travelled around
300 miles before falling into the Sea of Japan,
This report from our Tokyo Correspondent Rupert Wingfield Hayes
This is the launch of a Musudan ballistic missile.
The same type that was fired from North Korea into
Today's launch was almost certainly timed so that North Korea's dictator
Kim Jong-un could crash a weekend party taking place on the other side
President Donald Trump and Japan's Prime Minister,
Shinzo Abe, have been spending the weekend golfing in Florida.
Mr Abe was not amused by the North Korean
TRANSLATION: North Korea's most recent missile launch
North Korea must fully comply with the
relevant United Nations Security Council resolutions.
In his response, President Trump seemed
Even neglecting to condemn the North Korean launch.
Thank you very much, Mr Prime Minister.
I just want everybody to understand and fully know that the
United States of America stands behind Japan,
Kim Jong-un recently promised to test a much more
President Trump has vowed that will not happen.
But it's not clear how he intends to stop it.
North Korea already has short-range missiles
And medium-range missiles capable of hitting Japan.
The Musudan is an intermediate range missile, which
may even be able to hit US bases in Guam.
The ultimate goal is a so-called ICBM, able to hit parts of
For more than 20 years the outside world
has been trying to stop North Korea, with tighter and tighter sanctions.
The border with China remains open and trade is flourishing.
The US and its allies will now move to tighten
sanctions further and accelerate the deployment of new anti-missile
But no one seems to have any idea how to stop North Korea from
becoming a fully fledged nuclear missile armed state.
Rupert Wingfield-Hayes, BBC News, Tokyo.
David Willis is in Washington. President Trump says America will
back Japan 100%. Are there any more clues about how he plans to deal
with North Korea? I should tell you climb a short while ago the North
Korean news agency hailed this missile test as a success. As far as
response from the White House, it has limited its response to a pledge
of support for America's allies in the region. Disconcerting though
this missile test may be for countries like Japan and South
Korea, it also sends a shot across the bowels of the Trump
administration for the simple reason it is widely thought North Korea
could be just a few years away from developing a nuclear missile capable
of hitting the United States of America. All of which makes this
whole thing a great deal more pressing for the new administration.
Previous presidents have tried sanctions, talks, and neither has
succeeded in reining in North Korea's nuclear ambitions. President
Trump said on the campaign trail he would be willing to sit down over
hamburgers with Kim Jong-un. Whatever direction he decides to
take, he has to do something previous presidents have failed to
do, and do it fairly quickly. David Willis in Washington.
The Speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow,
insists he remains impartial in performing his duties, despite
saying he voted Remain in the EU referendum.
The revelation has led to renewed calls for him to stand down,
as our Political Correspondent Chris Mason reports.
A role with a history dating back to at least the 14th
Sitting between the political parties,
But, for the second time in a week, it's John
Bercow's opinions that have generated attention.
Talking to students at the University of Reading, he said
This may not be popular, with some people in this audience,
I thought it was better to stay in the
Mr Bercow had already irritated some by
accusing President Trump of racism and sexism.
I would not wish to issue an invitation to President
Some MPs loved that but his critics are repeating he must be
I'm incredibly surprised that the speaker now has expressed
On Brexit, on immigration, on state visits on diplomacy.
He is incapable of impartially chairing debates in
the House of Commons now, and must go.
A spokeswoman for the speaker said he chose not to say anything
during the referendum campaign, and is scrupulously fair when he's
This cabinet minister said that was his
I had more than six years as Europe minister under
And in that time I never found the speaker was shy of
calling lots of people who were critical of the EU to ask me
Plenty of MPs do remain in team Bercow.
I'm confident John Bercow has the numbers and support across the
parties to see off this attempt by a handful of crusty
The speaker's job description spells out he is obliged to be
The question now is whether these latest remarks persuade enough MPs
his time in the chair should end. It's being claimed Labour has
"plenty" of potential leaders waiting in the wings,
should Jeremy Corbyn choose One of the party's election
coordinators also suggested Mr Corbyn could leave before
the expected 2020 General Election. The comments came in response
to the news that Labour has been assessing the popularity of shadow
cabinet members, in focus Emergency crews in Australia
are battling more than 90 wild fires burning across parts
of New South Wales. Homes have been evacuated
and roads closed. The affected areas have seen record
breaking temperatures of more than 45 degrees celsius
in recent days. 14 retired Anglican bishops have
accused the church of ignoring In an open letter they said
an official report into the Church of England's position
on homosexuality didn't contain "authentic voices" from the gay
and lesbian community. The letter comes ahead of meeting
of the General Synod, later this week, the body
which approves church law. Here's our Religious Affairs
Correspondent Martin Bashir. If the Church of England was tempted
to believe that its recent report on same-sex marriage had settled
the matter, then this letter is an indication that the issue
is still tearing at the heart The peace of the Lord
be always with you. The letter says that the House
of Bishops report, which maintains that marriage is between a man
and a woman, is not "Our perception is that
while the pain of LGBT people is spoken about in your report,
we do not hear its authentic voice." One of the signatories says that
members of the LGBT community have Of the people that entered
those conversations, knowing that they would have
to reveal themselves in a circumstance in which that
might carry a price, in terms of their life and career,
and they feel that what's come out here is a betrayal in the specific
sense, that their For some attending morning worship
in Leeds, it's time for same-sex The community of LGBTI people has
not been fully heard. I think that's a terrible sadness
in terms of the broad So long ago people could change
their mind about slavery, Why can't they realise
that we are real people But for evangelical Christians,
even those who might be same-sex attracted,
the critical issue is not inclusiveness, but obedience
to scripture and tradition. The teaching of the Bible is that we
are all broken in different ways. All of us are broken in our
sexuality in fact, whether it's All of us have sexual desires we
have to say no to for the sake of integrity as Christian disciples.
The House of Bishops has called for a change
That will be put to the test on Wednesday when members
of General Synod will debate the issue.
This weekend, Saudi Arabia has played host to the Director of
the CIA, and the Secretary General of the UN, a reminder
of the country's importance on the world stage.
But the Kingdom is undergoing significant change.
Although it's the world's biggest oil producer,
a prolonged period of low prices has put enormous pressure
on the economy, and there are also attempts to modify some
of the country's strict social customs, like
Our Chief International Correspondent, Lyse Doucet reports
Mohammed Abdu, allowed to sing live in his own country for the first
It's the first of many concerts planned by a new
ministry charged with bringing some fun to a conservative kingdom one
And some Saudis don't want women at concerts like this.
Yeah, it's too much and it's not good for
But the pace of change is picking up.
Dune bashing is one of the few thrills on offer at the
There aren't any Saudi women here today.
In this young country, two thirds of people
The bright lights of Dubai or London are all too
Now their rulers, including a 31-year-old deputy Crown
Prince, are trying to encourage them to spend their time and money at
But first of all we have to do have women driving and we have to have
The winds of change started blowing from here.
No other industry provides so much cash to
But low world prices cut those earnings in half.
And that means an end to the state's largesse.
When I went to see the powerful oil minister
in the capital, Riyadh, he
For sure, there will be pain, the old
adage, no pain, no gain is very much at play here.
You're already hurting, especially the middle
class, in subsidies to fuel, to water.
And what those pains will do is they will mobilise
people to do new things they are not used to doing.
Saudis have enjoyed cheap petrol, lavish perks, no
In the heart of Riyadh, this is the world's
To change the way people live, create
And there are equal opportunities for men and women to work here?
Definitely equal opportunities, same working hours, same loads,
everything is equal. The process takes different speed in different
countries. Maybe we're not as fast as people would like us to be but we
are going as good as it is for our own nation and our citizens. There
have been plans to change this country before. So there is
scepticism, too. To the outside world Saudi Arabia has long been
viewed as a closed and conservative kingdom. It still is, but some
things are clearly starting to change here. It doesn't include
public discussion of its human rights record or any political
reform. But for the majority of Saudis, other issues seem to matter
far more. Lyse Doucet, BBC News, Jeddah.
Now with all the sport, here's Karthi Gnanasegaram
Last season's Champions, Leicester City, are now struggling
They are just one place and one point above the relegation zone
Fairy tales don't tend to have sequels. After the title win, which
shook up football, there has been no happily ever after for Leicester
City. Alfie Mawson's stunning strike for Swansea centre champions on
their way to a fifth straight defeat. They are in a relegation
fight but still in the Champions League. An honour or distraction?
The Champions League is something different. No wonder, look at the
numbers. Leicester are yet to score a goal in the league since 2017
which has left them on 21 points, one above the bottom three. This
time last year they were 153 points, top of the league and on their way
to the title. Whatever happens to the likely lads? This was just last
May. For a start the juggernaut busted engine. N'Golo Kante was sold
to Chelsea in the summer. Leicester have become blunt at one end unto
fragile at the other. See how easily Swansea bypassed them for Martin
Olsson's goal. The club's owners will be wary of a return to the
struggle Leicester were in before their remarkable rise. It has been
some roller-coaster but they won't want to fall any further. Patrick
Geary, BBC News. Chelsea are trying to replace
Leicester City as Champions. They were held to a 1-1 draw
by Burnley, thanks to an excellent Chelsea missed the chance to go 12
points clear at the top of the table Scottish Cup holders, Hibernian,
will face a fifth round replay against Edinburgh rivals Hearts,
after they drew 0-0. But Rangers have booked their place
in the quarter finals with a 2-1 win Rugby Union's Six Nations
is continuing to provide France and Scotland were level
with just ten minutes of their match remaining,
but it was France that powered ahead to win 22-16 and inflict a tenth
straight defeat on Scotland. Home of a rugby team built
around a 150 stone pack. Faced with such an obstacle,
Scotland decided the best option was to distract them
and sneak around. In this battle, the French Goliath
had the slingshot in the form With France ahead,
the battering ram set to work. With every charge, they knew
the Scottish wall would weaken. Gael Fickou spotted
it, breathing space. The gap began to seal up,
two penalties for Finn Russell, Scotland were back within two
at the break and gave chase Tommy Seymour took a punt
and his luck was in. Finn Russell's kick would have been
emphatic in football Scotland kept them queueing up
Lopez, who knocked them over. In the land of the giants,
Scotland's task was simply too big. Ireland are top of the
Women's Six Nations table The best cinematic talent
from Britain, Hollywood and beyond came together
at the Royal Albert Hall in London As predicted, it was the romantic
musical 'La La Land', which won the greatest number
of awards - as our Arts editor For tonight only, South Kensington
in London has been turned into its own
version of La La Land. Royal Albert Hall,
for the 2017 BAFTAs. All the heat and talk has been
about Damien Chazelle's homage to Hollywood,
his film La La Land, which has got 11 nominations,
but in the last couple of weeks there's been a bit of a backlash,
with commentators and critics saying Maybe it's not as good
as people say, which means perhaps tonight,
at the BAFTAs, we could
get a surprise or two. This country, the US and the world
seems to be going through a In a time that's so
divisive I think it's really special that we were all able
to come together tonight, thanks Emma Stones's acceptance speech
was in keeping with a generally reflective,
earnest tone, set by the winners. Casey Affleck, the winner of the
leading actor BAFTA was confessional.
The reason that I act is because when I
was a young kid, my mother would take me
to meetings for children of
It was terribly, but it was acting. -- it was therapy.
Acting has sort of been that for me ever since.
It seems like he's done pretty good, considering.
Dev Patel won Best supporting actor for
I'm in my kit with you! Raiola Davis won Best supporting actress for this
powerful performance in a film about the African-American experience in
the 19th 50s, Fences. The night finished on a lighter note courtesy
of Mel Brooks, awarded a BAFTA Fellowship. Next stop, the Oscars in
two weeks' time, in La La Land. You can see more on all of today's
stories on the BBC News Channel.