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The headlines: Another step towards Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff's


Turkey's president has told European leaders he won't change


the country's anti-terror laws as required under a deal with the EU


The Labour Party candidate is on course to win the London mayor.


A senate committee in the Brazilian Congress recommends


she should face an impeachment trial in the Senate


Kim Jong-un has opened a political meeting by praising his country's


nuclear weapons programme. This is insane. You can feel the heat. This


is crazy. Also coming up: Fleeing


the flames in Canada. Thousands of people already


evacuated are on the move again. Turkey's president has told the EU


it will not change its anti-terror laws in return for visa-free travel,


saying, "We'll go our Recep Tayyip Erdogan was speaking


a day after the Turkish PM, Ahmet Davutoglu, who had largely


negotiated this EU deal, While Turkey is under attack from


terrorist organisations from all sides, the European Union is telling


us to change the anti-terror law in exchange for the Visa deal. You, the


EU, will let terrorists build tents near the EU Parliament in Brussels,


provide opportunities in the name of democracy and then tell us he will


provide visas if you change our anti-terribles.


Our Turkey correspondent, Mark Lowen, explains


It's hard rhetoric from President Erdogan. His domestic support base


is very conservative and sceptical towards the European Union. It is


partly to raise the real possibility that this could well be a stumbling


block on the way to ratifying that these and migration deal by the


European Parliament and EU leaders at a summit at the end of June. It


will alarm many European meat leaders who will see this as


symptomatic of the fact that the Prime Minister who was forced out


yesterday by President Erdogan who was the man who spearheaded the BZ


deal. President Erdogan took exception to that, the fact he


negotiated and apparently without consulting him. It could put that


these are migration deal under threat, meaning the whole deal, were


failed asylum seekers are deported to Turkey, could be jeopardised.


Staying in Turkey and a gunman in Istanbul has opened fire


at a Turkish journalist, Can Dundar, who is standing


trial on charges of revealing state secrets.


He escaped unharmed a TV reporter was injured. The gunmen was later


detained. A Brazilian Senate committee has


just voted to recommend that President Dilma Rousseff be


impeached. Brazil's full Senate


will now decide next week At that point, she would be


automatically suspended from office during a trial which could last up


to six months. The BBC's Camilla Costa


is in Sao Paulo and explains what the president is


accused of doing. Brazil is in the middle of a massive


corruption investigation and Brazil's main oil company has not


been formally accused of corruption and are benefiting herself but she


has been accused at this point of trying to obstruct investigations.


Even so, the impeachment process is actually about the labelling but the


Brazilian budget, using money from public banks to cover gaps to make


the government's finances appear better than they were. That happened


in 2014, the year President Rousseff is re-elected. How important is this


decision by the committee? It's not binding. Not really. At this point,


the committee produced a report recommending that the proceedings


move forward. It was expected that it would be approved as it is


expected the full vote on the Senate will move forward with impeachment


proceedings. But it's important because it was a thermometer of how


is the support of President Rousseff in the Senate and currently it seems


low. She only had five votes on her favour and the committee vote this


morning so that probably indicates that a suspension and maybe even an


impeachment down the road is very likely. What's behind this


unpopularity that she's facing? Brazil is going through one of its


worst recessions in decades. President Rousseff is largely blamed


for taking bad economic decisions that in a way led Brazil to the


recession the country is going through now. Two years ago, Brazil


was in full employment and now it is just 10%. Of course, there is also a


political situation going on. President Rousseff was seen as an


authoritarian figure and a very difficult person to negotiate with.


So she gradually lost a lot of support in Congress which also


contributed to moving forward the impeachment proceedings and her


popularity with the Brazilian people decreased a lot as well. She


currently has some of the lowest popularity the country.


Here in London, people have been casting their votes to elect


The results are expected shortly with the opposition


Labour party candidate, Sadiq Khan, currently in the lead.


He'd become the first Muslim to hold the post.


Rob, we are reporting he is likely to win. Any idea when we will get


absolute confirmation? Very shortly. London has this very fancy


electronic online accounting scheme. We have been able to watch inching


along since 8am. All indications are that Sadiq Khan, the Labour


candidates and possibly the first Muslim mayor a fairly major European


capital, will be elected and should be allowed sorely. This would be a


boost to the opposition Labour Party after a lacklustre set of results


across the rest of the country. That's right. If you look at the


result is that the opposition Labour Party has had in Scotland and the


rest of England, it does not look like a party that is about to


suddenly spring back to power in the national government. Or indeed for


their leader, Jeremy Corbyn. One other thing to say about London is


that it is very much a Labour city and what I mean by that is that the


demographic very much point towards the Labour Party is a high immigrant


population, immigrants normally vote Labour in Britain the same way that


immigrant populations vote Democrats in the United States. It also has


disproportionately young population. Young people are more likely to vote


Labour. Nonetheless, it will no doubt come as a great relief to


Labour to win the election. It's worth pointing out to our viewers


around what that this is one of the most powerful political offices in


the country outside Westminster. Or could we to see if he wins as


expected? You are right that it is a powerful position in the sense you


have got budget of $26 billion. That is no mean sum of money. You've also


got the backing of 5.5 million registered voters. London is a


powerful city. Sadiq Khan has said he wants to focus on London's


problem of getting housing for poorer people and the cost of living


in London and anyone who either Livesey or has visited the place


knows exactly what that means. They will be hard tasks. The other


element is, the elephant in the room, his ethnicity. He is a Muslim,


the son of a Pakistani immigrant bus driver, and while he has not


campaigned as a Muslim, he has made the point, and people of all parties


will hope he's right on that that imagine a boost it would give,


imagined the message it was sent to ethnic minorities all over the UK if


he is elected. The last time North Korea's ruling


Workers Party held a full Congress, Jimmy Carter was in the White House,


Leonid Brezhnev ruled in the Soviet Union


and the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, wasn't even born,


but now he's been giving As he claims unprecedented results


for his country's nuclear missile programme, some observers have


suggested North Korea could stage a fifth nuclear test to coincide


with this Congress. The BBC's Stephen Evans is one


of about 100 foreign journalists who have been invited to Pyongyang


under close supervision and explains It's certainly hard to tell what's


happening outside Pyongyang and what is happening inside Pyongyang. I


went to the pub this afternoon. Nothing odd about that, you might


say, but it was a puppy in Pyongyang, we were passing thought


let's give it a go. We went in, silence of the room, a lot of


people, everybody looked round. There was a little bit of animosity.


One guy gave you the death stare and did not let up in wartime and when


we try to walk him, shoulders clashed. A lot of other people


seemed to be apologetic about it. When we left the pub, we had some


beers, the hostess if you like accompanied us down with a broad


smile and was bowing to us. Now I think that is immensely helpful.


There were ordinary people who had stripped away the propaganda that


was coming from the top perhaps on both sides and were just warm human


beings, holding their hands out across the back cultural chasm.


In Canada, some of the 90,000 people forced by raging wildfires


to abandon an entire city in the province of Alberta


are having to be evacuated again as they find themselves once more


endangered by the flames burning out of control.


Some are having to make the risky journey in convoys of cars,


others are having to be airlifted to safety.


Our correspondent, James Cook, reports from Alberta.


It is mid-afternoon on a bright, sunny Tuesday.


But darkness has descended on Fort McMurray and 80,000 people


Behind, on the left of screen, animals run from the forest.


Those are burning embers flying through the air.


People further on are being chased by the monster fire.


These are the first mobile phone pictures from inside the


Three days on, the fires are still burning and people


Many thousands, who were trapped north of the city, are now being led


Others are being flown to emergency centres like this one, more than 200


Around 150 helicopters are still fighting this fire.


The challenge for the pilots - and more than 1,000 firefighters


on the ground - is clear from the air.


The extent of this wildfire is breathtaking.


We continue to monitor the situation closely,


with high temperatures and shifting winds changing rapidly, we continue


And the power of the fire is truly awesome.


Well, this is what the firefighters are having to deal with.


This is just erupted in the last 15 or 20 minutes.


It's taken hold very, very quickly and the flames are


As if that wasn't bad enough, temperatures tomorrow


Now a look at some of the day's other news:


Police in Pakistan say village elders ordered the murder


of a teenage girl because she had helped a school friend to elope.


The 15-year-old was kidnapped from her home near Abbottabad


and was killed before being put inside a vehicle


In the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, buildings have been demolished


in the same area where an apartment block collapsed last week


Eight buildings considered unfit for human habitation


The 600 residents of the demolished buildings


have been told to make their own arrangements.


To Greece now where a three day general strike is underway


with workers protesting against government plans to push


Rubbish collection, public transport and news broadcasts


The bombing of a refugee camp in Syria has been widely condemned,


with the United Nations saying it could amount to a war crime.


At least 30 people are thought to have been killed in yesterday's


airstrikes near Sarmada close to the Turkish border,


which local people are blaming on the Syrian government.


Our correspondent, Will Ross, reports.


On the horizon, evidence of yet another war crime in Syria.


It's a refugee camp, Thursday's air strikes


At least 30 people died here, including


Families fleeing war, killed in a camp.


This firefighter says the last body he took away was


In a scene like this, it's hard to tell.


May God burn them as they burned these


people, says this survivor of the attack.


The people living here in this largely rebel held area are in no


They blame the Syrian president, Bashar al-Assad.


The United Nations has strongly condemned the air strikes.


I'm sickened by the very sight, let alone the terrible news and tragedy


this represents for people who have been killed and injured, but of


course the suspicion will fall initially upon the Syrian government


and we will want to make sure that they are,


or whoever it is, are


fully held to account for this absolutely abominable acts.


Here, rebels and the Syrian army battle for


control of already destroyed villages near Aleppo.


This week, a truce was agreed to halt the


relentless bombardment of Aleppo itself.


But in Syria, peace deals don't involve all the fighting


groups and don't cover the whole country.


And although the government talks peace, President Bashar


He wants the whole country back under


More than 3000 people are reported to have been killed in


Syria over the last month, despite an international push


there seems to belittle hope of a ceasefire to stop


Next Monday, the people of the Philippines will elect


a new president along with more than 14,000 other officials


It is the fifth general election since the overthrow of dictator


Ferdinand Marcosand and his wife, Imelda, in 1986 - the so-called


And as our south-east Asia correspondent, Jonathan Head,


reports, the Marcos family is staging something of a comeback.


In an election pact with familiar names and families, none is more


famous or infamous than this man. And his mother. Still looking every


bit the start of the show. Ferdinand Marcos Junior leads the polls for


the vice President job. Within a decade, he might once again run this


country. His father was overthrown in the first-ever people power


uprising 30 years ago. With his wife, he was viewed then as a byword


for greed and tyranny. How are you? But his son seems unfazed by the


family's controversial history. How much of a problem as your Father's


reputation been for your campaign? It has been a huge boost for my


campaign! You don't feel the weighs you down at all? Quite the contrary.


Up in his father's home province in the north, three generations still


dominate electoral politics. And a museum glorifying the former


dictator's life and achievements has become a popular attraction for


Filipinos. It is remarkable that despite all the publicity about


humans rights abuses, corruption and Imelda's shoes and jewellery, there


is so much fascination, even admiration, for the Marcoss. But


more than half of those eligible to vote will not even born when


President Marcos was overthrown. They are seen as local champions


here. They run the province well, people say. If I can vote ten times


for him, I would, says Ms Taylor. It is a sentiment shared by a


surprisingly large number of Filipinos these days. But not by


this man. I was tortured for a week and put in isolation for nine


months. It was an experience that I still remember. The families of the


victims are upset. To Filipinos have short memories? Or is it that after


40 years of democracy which has delivered little to most of them,


they are ready to give the Marcos family another crack at the web?


It's been six months since the worst environmental disaster


The collapse of a dam near the city of Mariana released a wave of sludge


that killed nineteen people, devastated villages and left dozens


of cities with no water supply along the course of a river.


Julia Carneiro reports from Mariana now, where reconstruction


The materials of everyday life, now cemented together in random


disarray, abandoned toys and clothes, a bed with no room. This


was one of the village 's worst hit by a tsunami of mud after a Manning


dam collapsed six months ago. The day huge travelled more than 600


kilometres to the Atlantic and left a trail of destruction along the


river. They are iron mine was run by San Marco. Around 150 families used


to live here. Six months on, it is one of the few souls left. This used


to be his home. It's a different world. You don't see anyone. It very


lonely at night but I am staying here, God willing. This seems to be


frozen and times. The sea of sludge gradually dried the whole villages


buried under three metres of sunbaked mud. There is no saving


bees ruins. This whole villages buried under three metres of


sunbaked mud. There is no saving bees ruins. This Holbrook Village


will have to be rebuilt on safer ground. And the colonial city of


Marianna, some Marco has provided housing for the displaced families.


Many will vote on reconstruction plans this week. San Marco is


working to give people conditions at least as good or better than they


were before the accident. Many question San Marco's claim. Here at


this conference, an activist says they are setting the fox to guard


the hen house. A settlement has just been approved. The company will


create a $5 billion Fat fun to fix the damage. The settlement is not


based in real assessment. The assessment of the situation.


Therefore we don't know if it will be enough. After dark, the crowd


gathered for a minute long siren to remember the victims. There was no


such alert to warn residents of the danger when the dam broke. The river


still runs a thick caramel colour. On higher ground, this man is


starting his organic farm after it was cut off for months. This woman


has lost her house but is finally working again. I am very happy to be


here. I will be starting my own life, my routine on the farm. The


city is not for me, I like the country. The disaster will be felt


for years to come in a city dominated by mining.


Now, he's been on our screens taking us to all corners of the globe


for so long that it's hard to imagine life without him.


Fortunately, Sir David Attenborough is still going strong as he prepares


Sir David's made countless award-winning natural history


documentaries including Life on Earth and the Life of Birds


and he's brought us some very memorable moments.


We have got rather different programme for you tonight.


There is more meaning and mutual understanding in exchanging a glance


with a gorilla. Than any other animal I know.


Very striking when you sit this close to an orangutan to see how


similar they are to human beings. Oh! This snow is not white. David


Attenborough is also getting another honour.


Boaty McBoatface will be the name of a British polar research vessel


after all but not the one more than 100,000 people voted for.


The name will instead grace a small remotely-operated submarine,


while its mother-ship, the ?200 million research vessel,


will be named after the British world-renowned naturalist and


broadcaster, Sir David Attenborough, whose name came fourth


That's it for the programme. The weather is coming up next.


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