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Pope Francis visits migrants centres on the Greek island of Lesbos.
He brings back 12 Syrian refugees to Italy, saying it's
a humanitarian act - not a political one.
Lively scenes in the Brazilian parliament over whether to impeach
the country's President - she says the campaign
It's a race against time to find survivors in Japan after a second
earthquake kills more than 30 people.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit the Taj Mahal,
retracing the steps of William's mother.
That's what the Pope declared as he visited a migrant centre
Lesbos is where most of migrants first
Despite the island's proximity to Turkey,
many migrants drown trying to make the perilous journey.
He came to what's been called the front line
to meet the people who risked their lives to get here,
to plead for a more humane international response to them.
The Pope is used to provoking emotions.
They're usually drawn from religious fervour, not desperation.
All the migrants in this camp are now effectively detained, awaiting
A deal between the EU and Turkey to try to stem the flow of migrants
has provoked questions about its morality and legality.
The Pope's now added his weight to a growing chorus of concern.
TRANSLATION: We hope that the world will heed these scenes of tragic
And respond in a way worthy of our common humanity.
Outside another camp, Syrians gathered for a glimpse
of the Pope, hoping, somehow, he'd be their saviour.
This man, a Kurd, said he'd rather die here than be returned to Turkey.
All the migrants we've met here have huge hopes and expectations
of the outcome of the Pope's short visit.
He'll hope, at least, to have managed to stir
But what difference will the Pope's visit actually make?
We want them to rethink the EU- Turkey deal, and how
At the moment it's being rushed through and people aren't having
a chance to have their claims for asylum fairly heard.
The Pope flew back to Rome, taking with him three Syrian
families whose homes have been destroyed.
while thousands of others have been left in limbo here.
Meanwhile, Pope Francis addressed questions on board his plane
about why he met Bernie Sanders at the Vatican on Friday.
He denied the meeting with the Democratic presidential
TRANSLATION: I saw him in the foyer of the hotel as I was leaving for
Greece, greeting someone who the day before was at the Vatican, attending
a conference, doesn't mean to back his political rule. It is only
education. If someone thinks the contrary, he needs to go to a
psychiatrist. Thousands of protestors,
for and against the impeachment of Brazilian President,
Dilma Rousseff, are gathering On Sunday Congress will vote
on the issue with a two thirds majority vote required to trigger
a formal impeachment trial Rallying the troops. Lula Da Silva,
Dilma Rousseff's predecessor as president, her most important
supporter as she faces a crucial impeachment vote in Congress,
portraying this as a class war, a fright for the survival of Brazil's
democracy, activists denounced those in favour of impeachment as
criminals and traitors. TRANSLATION: The country is not as divided as the
media or politicians make out. I am certain that democracy will triumph
in the end and people will see what is at stake and
three days of partisan debate, officially over charges that
President Rousseff illegally manipulated government accounts to
conceal a deficit. But it is more than ironic that many of those
sitting in judgment on those Rousseff have been accused of much
more serious crimes, including corruption and money-laundering. By
Sunday night, these 513 congressmen, and they are overwhelmingly men,
will have decided the fate of Brazil's first female president. It
is a process that she insists is illegal, a constitutional coup to
get rid of red dramatically -- democratically elected doesn't. But
a majority of the zillions to support calls for the President's
impeachment. These protesters arriving in the capital ahead of the
votes a economic recession and damaging corruption scandals have
eroded the Marussia's legitimacy and her authority. I don't believe it
will make a big difference, but it is the first step. So we have to do
that, because we have to start sometime and this the moment.
Brasilia is preparing for a showdown. There has been significant
economic and social progress under the workers party government, but
there are those who argue that Brazil is still dangerously divided
along ideological lines. There are two sins you cannot commit in
relation to the Brazilian elite. They will not accept a government
that fights for more equality, as they know Brazil is a very unequal
country, and they will not accept a country that wants to have a more
autonomous position in the world. Describing the proceedings as the
biggest fraud in the history of the country, Dilma Rousseff is fighting
for her political life. An unpopular leader, desperately looking for
enough votes to avoid the humiliation of impeachment.
Shinzo Abe, has warned that rescue workers are in a "race against time"
to help the victims of two earthquakes which struck the south
From the island of Kyushu, Robin Brant reports.
We have been here for a couple of hours and this place is deserted.
It is quite eerie tonight, and this is why.
This was the result of that big tremor on Friday.
The buildings here, and there are lots of them,
This one has partially fallen away and crushed this camper van.
There are cracks in the road as well.
Six people died in this town when that first tremor came.
They have had two now in 36 hours, and it is not safe to stay.
that they have been shaken on their foundations.
And some of them have fallen away at the front.
It is like something out of a Charlie Chaplin movie, almost.
And what you are left with inside is, exposed,
the belongings of the people who used to live here.
Furniture, clocks, tables, they have simply grabbed a bag and gone.
The reason it is not safe to stay - well, just look above you.
is so vulnerable to any further tremors that may come,
and that is what people here fear most.
What will come next, and will it be stronger?
US officials have announced that the Pentagon has sent nine
Yemeni men to Saudi Arabia from the military prison
They include Tariq ba Odah, who had been
The transfer marked one of the largest group of prisoners
moved out of the US naval base in Cuba since
to shut the controversial detention centre there before he leaves
Well, we can go live to Washington - where we can join our correspondent
What do we know about these nine Yemeni men who have been sent back
to Saudi Arabia? Well, they can't be sent back to their home country
because the situation there is too unstable. So they have been sent
back to Saudi Arabia, where they all have families. This is the result of
long discussions between Washington and Riyadh to try to come to some
diplomatic effort to rehouse these prisoners. It comes a week before
President Obama is due to visit Saudi Arabia as part of the meeting
and summit of Gulf states. And it is part of the President's push to try
to close this facility, an election pledge. He is of course coming up
against some opposition from the Republican-controlled Congress. This
will leave 80 prisoners back in Guantanamo Bay, 26 of whom have
already been cleared for release. They are expected to be released by
the end of the summer. As you say, this is a small number of VAT still
left at the prison. Is he going to manage to achieve his pledge of
closing the tension centre? It might be quite difficult. These prisoners
are obviously from the other states, so there may be the dramatic efforts
to return them there. There are US citizens in Guantanamo and there are
moves to try to bring them back to the United States. But that would
require the repeal of a law which says it cannot happen. Currently,
Congress says that that is not going to happen. But the ayes have it, the
ayes have it has not ruled out using his executive power to try to
overrule Congress on this matter. Certainly, Guantanamo remains a
controversial facility and the release of at least one of these
prisoners shows why. He has been held since 2007. He has been on
hunger strike on and off since then. He lost half his body weight there.
There have been huge efforts by his lawyers to release him on
humanitarian grounds, and now he is free. Other prisoners say they
should also be free, as they have not yet been charged with anything.
So there are certainly efforts both from President Obama and elsewhere
to try to close this facility. Whether he will be able to do this
by January, he has less than a year before the end of his presidency, we
will have to wait and see. Here in the UK, the Mayor of London,
Boris Johnson has delivered a blunt message to President Obama,
saying he should not back the campaign for Britain to remain
in the European Union. The President will visit
the UK next week. With more - here's our
Political Correspondent - Up and down the country,
it's Boris Johnson who is Good morning, everybody,
thank you very much... At referendum rallies,
like here in Newcastle today, he's urging voters to back
the Leave campaign. But on a visit to the UK next week,
the US President is expected to say Britain
should remain in the EU, a likely intervention
that Mr Johnson condemned in an interview
with the BBC. I just find it absolutely bizarre
that we're being lectured by the Americans about giving up our
sovereignty, giving up control. They wouldn't dream
of sharing sovereignty. Is he in danger of making America
look like a hypocrite? Not in danger of it,
I'm afraid he is... Coming just a few days before
President Obama arrives on another state visit to Britain,
Boris Johnson's plain speaking It's not the usual red carpet
rhetoric rolled out especially from someone who aspires
to live here one day. But Boris Johnson likes
to grab the spotlight, and knows his comments
will get people's attention. Senior Conservatives from the Remain
campaign are not impressed. I don't think he's
thought this one through very hard, it's a pretty unwise
and naive comment to make. The United States has
pledged to come to the defence of Europe
if we're ever attacked, to expose their own
country to defend us. The idea that the President
of the United States can't express concern at the wider
implications for the West as a whole, I don't think
that's credible. Any intervention has
to be carefully managed. President Obama won't want
to be seen to be telling British voters what to do, but Mr
Cameron will hope this special relationship will give his campaign
the boost it needs. Stay with us on BBC
World News, still to come: No complaints from the neighbours
about this extension - the astronauts above the International
Space Station are getting some extra room.
They're about as far away from digital downloads and streaming
But it seems that traditional vinyl records are making a come-back.
Sales are up more than 60% this year.
And here in Britain, 500 limited edition vinyl
records are on sale, as part of a campaign to make people
building for some time. We have had a Jese of consecutive growth since
Record Store Day was introduced in 2008. It was helped by rock and
indie bands being popular after 2000, so that created an impetus. In
the same way that the final went into decline and entered a circle,
once it got popular again, a virtuous cycle was created and more
people want to buy into it. It is not just the baby boomers, but a
younger generation who are responding as well.
The latest headlines: Pope Francis says bringing back 12 Syrian
refugees to Italy from the Greek islands of Lesbos is a humanitarian
parliament over whether to impeach the country's President -
she says the campaign against her is a coup.
Cuban President Raul Castro has rejected
privatisation and vowed that
neoliberal values will never be applied to Cuban socialism.
He was speaking as more than a thousand delegates
and invited guests gathered in Havana for a party congress.
The gathering - which takes place every five years -
follows the recent visit of President Obama and moves
What does this tell us about Roald Castro and his relationship with the
US? It was interesting that at the start of his speech, he underlined
the point you made that neoliberal and suppose would not be applied in
Cuba's socialist model, but he did go on to make reference to China and
Vietnam's economy, and there was an implication about how much of the
economic reforms agreed five years ago, the last time there was a
communist party Congress in Cuba, still need to be done. So he was
berating the delegates for not having done more. What was most
interesting was the moment when he passed the baton onto the next
generation. There was a about how there could be a plan to make sure
the top age to join the Cuban Communist Party would be 74 top
leaders, as well as a call for women leaders to get more involved. -- the
top age would be 74 top leaders. That shows the new direction he
would like the party to take over the next ten years. Given what he
has said about the US, does this make for an uneasy future
relationship? Well, it comes quick on the heels of that historic visit
by President Obama. And of course, they had to make reference to that
and things that have been achieved. I think there is still a closeness
at the moment that a lot of ordinary Cubans are enjoying. The page
appears to have been turned on that hostile relationship, and if the
parties to reflect the interests of the people, it will want to make
sure it keeps that there. But at the same time, as one of the historic
leaders of the revolution, Raul Castro wants to make sure people
don't think it is all rosy between Washington and Havana. There are
still aware that these two countries have very different views of how to
do politics and how to run an economy.
Aston Villa have been relegated from the top flight
They were one of just seven teams to have played in every season
since the Premier League was formed in 1992 but after a 1-0 defeat
to Manchester United today, Villa will play their football
18 year old Marcus Rashord scored the goal that sent Villa
to their first relegation since 1987.
SPEAKER: the players are obviously devastated. It has been coming and
we know that, but the realisation is difficult. I think they are very
disappointed today in terms of what they put into the game. It has been
difficult for everybody at the club, but I thought today, they took a
step forward and a step back towards the supporters, who were outstanding
today. But we have to get on with it. We have to ensure that this
fantastic football club goes back to where it should be and that this
never happens again. There were some other significant
results in the relegation scrap. Norwich lost to Sunderland -
they're now just a point apart It was a first win at Newcastle
for Rafa Benitez - In this evening's game,
Manchester City beat Chelsea 3-0. he thinks the biggest problem facing
football is match fixing. Last year, more than 50 people
were arrested as part of investigations into match-fixing
in Italy's third and fourth tier, while a former Premier League
striker was jailed for his part in a conspiracy to bribe
lower-league players in England. It's a problem that Javier Tebas
says the sport's governing bodies TRANSLATION: We are working in La
Liga and the professional leagues, but I think the Spanish football
Federation has to still work harder in the lower categories and control
the situation more, which they are failing to do. The same goes for
other leagues. They are keeping a superficial approach to such a big
problem. Uefa says they are working on it, but they should put more
pressure on organisations involved with match fixing. And Fifa should
put more pressure on the federations to push them to work harder to
eradicate match fixing. They should threaten them with being expelled
from competitions if they fail to do so, and not many are doing it.
Lewis Hamilton will have to produce one of the best drives of his career
if he's to win tomorrow's Chinese Grand Prix.
The world champion failed to set a time
in qualifying after suffering engine problems.
That, along with a five place penalty for changing the gear box
on his Mercedes, means he'll start from last place.
His team mate and championship leader Nico Rosberg
will start from pole, with Red Bull's Daniel
Rafa Nadal is through to his 100th career final after beating
Andy Murray at the Monte Carlo Masters.
Murray was dominant in the first set, but fell away as the Spaniard
reached his 10th final in the principality,
Frenchman Gael Monfils is into his first.
The 13th seed enjoyed a surprisingly
straightforward game against compatriot
Astronauts on board the International Space Station
It's an experimental inflatable module, which has been attached
remotely to the ISS by a NASA ground control team.
The module arrived at the space station almost a week ago,
The new inflatable module is gradually unpacked by robotic arm
around 400 kilometres above Earth. And above the Nasa staff manoeuvring
the arm at the Johnson space centre. The habitat, made of lightweight and
super strong material, is the brainchild of Bigelow Aerospace,
based in Nevada, whose website shows an animation of the operation to
install the Bigelow expandable activity module, and its eventual
inflation, due to take place in late May. News of the extension was
tweeted by one of the astronauts observing the operation through the
IFS windows. Beam again enters from the aft port of the tranquillity
module, where it will be attached for the next two years. During that
time, crew members will enter Beam periodically to take measurements
and monitor the performance of the module. The aim is to see how the
module copes with the temperature swings and high radiation
environment of space and possible impacts from space debris. The
extension is little bigger than a phone booth, at Bigelow is working
on a much larger module which could revolutionise space habitats and
save millions in launch costs. The operation completed, astronaut Tim
had more immediate thoughts on his mind.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have
visited the Taj Mahal - the final engagement of their tour
They sat briefly on the bench where Diana, Princess
of Wales was famously photographed on her own,
in the year she separated from Prince Charles.
Officials have said the couple wanted to create new memories.
Here's our Royal Correspondent, Nicholas Witchell.
It was one of those moments which mattered much more to picture
desks and photographers than it did to the principals.
William was only nine when his mother visited
His officials say that visit 24 years ago has no
But the images of his late mother sitting alone
at this monument to love, Prince Charles having decided
not to accompany her, was one of the clearest signs
at the time that their marriage was in serious trouble.
Hardly the happiest of associations for William, then.
But at the end of their first visit to India, it was an opportunity
for him and Catherine to create memories of their own,
albeit under the intense scrutiny of photographers.
They were waiting for just one thing,
images of Diana's elder son and his wife posing together
at the place where Diana had been left so tellingly alone.
It was a moment not as significant to William as the watching world may
try to make it, yet a fitting place to end the couple's visit to India.
What has the visit here meant to you?
Yet William understands the resonance today's
24 years ago, the images from this place were rather forlorn ones.
Those images have now been supplanted, at least in part,
And on that note, this royal visit to India and Bhutan concluded.
According to officials, the couple achieved what they wanted
Nicholas Witchell, BBC News, at the Taj Mahal.
From me and the rest of the team, goodbye.
I hope you manage to enjoy some sunshine today. But despite that, it
has been cold. We had a plunge of Arctic air coming down across the
country today. For some of us, it was quite a