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This is BBC World News Today with me, Tom Donkin.
Great Britain will have a new Prime Minister on Wednesday.
Theresa May will take over after her last rival
After days of fighting in the capital of South Sudan,
that's left hundreds dead, the president and his rival
It's a hugely popular smart phone game, but is Pokemon Go
Portugal's football heroes celebrate in Lisbon after they beat France
The next British Prime Minister, Theresa May, will take up residence
in Downing Street within the next 48 hours, much earlier than expected.
He announced he was stepping down after British voters chose to LEAVE
the European Union in a historic referendum last month.
Although Mrs May also campaigned to stay in the EU,
she now says she'll honour the referendum result.
The sudden end to the Tory leadership contest came
when the only other candidate Andrea Leadsom, dropped out
It followed controversial remarks she'd made about Mrs May
David Cameron has been British prime minister for 6 years
and Conservative party leader for more than a decade.
His departure means Theresa May will now represent Britain
at the G20 summit in China in September.
Our Political Editor Laura Kuenssberg reports on another day
Our new Prime Minister, the Tories' new leader.
I am honoured and humbled to have been chosen by the Conservative
Party to become its leader. I would like to pay tribute to the other
candidates, during the election campaign, and I would like to page a
view to Andrea Leadsom for the dignity that she has shown today. --
pay tribute. After the anger and arguments of the
referendum campaign and its brutal aftermath, even to make her party
work will be quite a feat. Brexit means Brexit, and we are
going to make a success of it. Second, we need to unite our
country, and third, we need a strong new, positive vision for the future
of our country. A vision of a country that works not for the
privileged few, but which works for everyone of us, because we're going
to give people more over their lives, and that is how, together, we
will build a better Britain. Thank you.
Theresa May's in, because she walked out. Just before 11 this morning,
the rumour mill began to well. Was Andrea Leadsom, the Eurosceptics'
darling, about to quit? The grim faces of her supporters confirmed
it. For me, personally, to have
won the support of 84 of my colleagues last Thursday was a great
expression of confidence for which I am incredibly grateful.
Nevertheless, this is less than 25% of the parliamentary body, and after
careful consideration, I do not believe this is sufficient support
to lead a strong and stable government should I when the
leadership election. -- should I win. I have, however,
concluded that the interests of our country are best served by the
immediate appointment of a strong and well supported Prime Minister.
therefore withdrawing from the leadership election and I wish
Theresa May the very greatest success.
Why have you changed your mind,? There was disbelief in one of
Westminster's impossibly immaculate sidestreets.
Why is she withdrawing? was third at her, especially after
she suggested in an interview that she would be a good Prime Minister,
partly because she has children and Theresa May does not.
113 told me simply, the abuse was too much.
With 199 MPs supporting would be in the best interest of the
country to say now that we should withdraw.
Has she been bullied out of it, then? That sounds
like what you are suggesting. I would not want to put it in those
terms. We face very sophisticated opponents in this contest, and they
carefully positioned her something she is not. If we continue, the
damage would be too great. The level of personal abuse that was
directed at her in the last few weeks and days
has been something which I have been rather
appalled about. Even if
Mrs me was the overwhelming favourite, we should have had a
contest, and therefore, I am disappointed.
I am sure Andrea has made this decision for very good, Patriot
agrees on is, uniting the body, those sorts of things.
But I can't help denying that I'm disappointed.
It is 12:20pm now. Andrea Leadsom was not
a decision to move out of the leadership race means
next few days, to reason me could be a Number ten. Next stop after this
melee, over to the Tory party machine to decide what happens to
the government next. And they did not waste any time.
Following the decision of Mrs Andrea Leadsom to withdraw from the
Conservative leadership contest, The Right Honourable Mrs Theresa May is
the only remaining candidates.
Could Theresa May be Prime Minister by the end of this week?
There is now an internal process and the constitutional progress to be
gone through. -- constitutional process.
In the space of less than half an hour, Andrea Leadsom has quit the
race, and the Tory party have confirmed Theresa May
will be the next Prime Minister. Are you looking at the faces of some of
Theresa May's new cabinet? Tory MPs who had given overwhelming support,
and who were ready for a new campaign for Number ten. But they
don't need it now. He won't spend a moment
longer than is polite in Downing Street before leaving for the final
time. With these changes, we now don't
need to have a prolonged period of transition, and so, tomorrow, I will
share my last Cabinet meeting, and on Wednesday, I will attend the
House of Commons for Prime Minister's
Questions, and then after that, I expect to go to the palace and offer
my resignation, so we will have a new Prime Minister in that building
behind me by Wednesday evening. Thank you very much.
Toulouse office must be painful, but perhaps with it, some light relief.
A home, a tune from the Prime Minister.
HE HUMS. We won't call him that for long.
What do we know about a reason me? She has held
the position of Home Secretary for six years. It is one of the hardest
jobs in British politics. She supported David Cameron in
campaigning for the UK to remain within the EU. As she repeatedly
expressed her opposition to the European Convention on Human Rights,
wishing Britain to leave it. She failed to
deliver on a Conservative election pledge to reduce migration to the UK
during her time as Home Secretary. That was a
key point in the referendum debate. She's seen by many commentators as
being strong enough to unite the ruling Conservative Party as well as
being experienced enough to represent Britain in the world
stage. She was widely praised in 2013 when she succeeded in finally
deporting the radical Muslim cleric Abu Qatada from the UK. That's total
our correspondent Rob Watson, who is in Westminster in central London
foreigners now. Let's speak to our correspondent
Rob Watson, who is in Westminster The UK has a new conservative
leader, soon to be Prime She was the most experienced
candidate, but is she the one to unite the party and country
as many are hoping? I certainly think she is the best
candidate for uniting the Conservative Party. 200 MPs, pretty
much come out of the 330 Conservative MPs voted for her,
so I think that really speak slowly is. I think that is why Andrea
Leadsom, her only rival, had dropped out in a way. Is she the right
person to unite the country? I guess the absolute honest answer, if
anyone was answering this question honestly, is, who knows? But what we
know is, the country is deeply divided. It is worth restating the
referendum had an electrifying effect on Britain. They revealed
that we were really two different countries, as we have said. Those
who voted Leave tend to think, at last, we are free of the European
Union. But 16 million people are thinking, oh, my goodness, what have
we done? So there is no doubt that Theresa May has a big, big challenge
ahead of her, both in the party, in the country, and, of course, in
dealing with the rest of the world. And the honeymoon period are
becoming Prime Minister might be short lived.
The first job she will have to do is go to Brussels and renegotiate
Britain's withdrawal from Europe? I think it could be short lived in two
regards. Firstly, a lot of economic forecasters think there may well be
a recession on its way in Britain as a result of the shock of leaving the
EU. So I think that may really lead to things souring at home here in
the UK. But absolutely, the negotiation with
the EU will not be easy. It will be curious to see whether
Theresa May mastermind it herself, or whether,
as many people think, she might actually give it to one of those
conservatives who campaigned so strongly for leave for two reasons.
Firstly, it is a way of saying to those in the Conservative Party who
were very much in favour of Brexit, look, I have put one of your own in
charge. But also, perhaps, to be saying, look, Leave campaigners have
made this mess. Let them clear it up.
So a degree of stability has returned to the Conservative Party,
but that is in stark contrast to what has happened to the opposition
Labour Party? Absolutely. If you think of
Brexit as having created this sort of earthquake across Britain. There
is a little bit of things settling back into place on the conservative
side. I don't want to overstate that. She has a huge task had of
her. But on the other side of the political spectrum, the opposition
Labour Party is in total turmoil. We now know there will
be a challenge to the leadership of Jeremy Corbyn, so what we are seeing
in Parliament, as we are having what
seems like a protracted and existential
in the opposition Labour Party about what should a left of centre, modern
European party be? proper Socialist party, as Jeremy
Corbyn would like, or something more moderate. All of that
out as we chart are way ahead in Brexit.
Many thanks. It has been a marathon day. Get some sleep, and we
will do it again tomorrow. Rob Watson
in central London on a dramatic day in British politics.
You can find out more about Theresa May and what her
leadership victory means for Britain on our website.
Yet again, that is on the screen. You can get all the information from
today. There is a live page still going, and there will be more to
come. Yet again, the leaders of South
Sudan have failed their people. That is the
verdict of the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, who in a rare
for an arms embargo on South Sudan. For the
days, gunfire and large explosions rocked the capital. Forces
loyal to the president and his deputy have killed more than 200
people since Friday. Both men have called for an immediate ceasefire.
Explosions, gunfire and shelling could be heard sporadically
in Juba as forces loyal to the President Salva Kiir fought
against those who support the formal rebel leader and current vice
The US and UN have condemned attacks against their staff and civilians.
Chinese peacekeepers have taken several casualties as UN bases
hosting displaced people in the capital came under fire
prompting this stern message from the Security Council.
The Security Council members urge an immediate end to the fighting
by all concerned and demand that President Kiir and the first vice
president do their utmost to control their respective forces.
Questions have been raised over how much control the two leaders
The current violence erupted on Friday when their bodyguards
clashed outside as Kiir and Machar held a meeting.
They subsequently called for calm, but the city remains tense.
I call upon all our citizens not to panic but to go
Those who have vacated their homes should go back to their homes
The situation is normal and is under full control.
But civilians are choosing to hide where they are.
The streets and the sky remained too dangerous for now.
They can only hope that renewed mediation efforts
by their neighbours will bear fruit.
We have heard a conflict and reports of heavy gunfire. What are you
seeing, and where are you right now? Where we are located, we have been
hearing and also observing the heavy gunfire and
Today, there have been shelling around our clinic, and a number of
our patients have run away. Those who are critical have been
physically carried by our staff to another clinic.
I understand that you are in a compound there, a UN
compound. What are you hearing from your
superiors? Will you stay or evacuate, and is that the
We are evacuating our international staff. But we have had communication
with many of our international affiliates, and
soon as possible. Thank you very much.
That was live from the capital of South Sudan, Juba, despite ceasefire
is from the president and his deputy, there is still
gunfire. Now a look at some of
the day's other news. Opposition fighters in Syria
have launched an assault of government-held districts
in the northern city of Aleppo. The attack follows a failed attempt
to re-open the rebels' only supply Government forces have
responded with air strikes. The chief of police in Dallas,
Texas, has said he and his family have received death threats
in the aftermath of the shooting President Obama is cutting short
a visit to Europe, to travel India's government is sending a
hundred additional troops to Casimir, following the worst
violence are there in years. Police say 30 people have been killed and
more than 200 others injured in clashes between protesters and
government forces triggered by the shooting of a well-known militant
leader on Friday. Canadian Prime Minister
Justin Trudeau has signed a free trade agreement
with President Petro His two-day visit follows a NATO
summit which it was announced that the alliance will deploy 4,000
troops in Poland and the Baltic states in response to Russia's
involvement in the conflict It's caused people to fall over
in the street, end up in hospital, and even led to the discovery
of a dead body. Now, in the latest of a series
of strange incidents surrounding the new smartphone game,
Pokemon Go, police in Missouri have warned that armed robbers
are using it to lure victims The game
uses GPS and what's known as augmented reality
to allow users to hunt Players have to walk
around their real-life neighbourhoods while looking
for virtual Pokemon characters Joining us from New York
to explain a little bit more about this is Jason Schreier,
news editor of the gaming Jason, just explain to us by people
are walking around the streets with their smartphones, and why this game
is so addictive? Everybody is playing Pokemon Go. It
is just about everywhere. I think it is addictive because everyone is
playing it, and people just love Pokemon. There is a whole nostalgia
effect. People think back to their childhoods of catching P as they
were growing up. Better days. Just give is a sense of these incidents
that are happening. It caused some people to leave their
homes and walk around, which is obviously a bit of a dangerous
activity when you are looking down your phone?
It can be. You have to be cautious, as with all things when you're
walking around outside, especially in strange neighbourhoods. There
have been some cases where thieves, armed thieves, in the States, there
was one case in Missouri where armed thieves found victims by going to
one of the Pokemon centres on the map and they, I guess, got people
who were going over there. So if you're going to go to these strange
locations, you have to be careful, as always.
Give as a sense of why this game is popular now? The Pokemon franchise
is at least 20 years old, so it's a kids' game, but has it lowered the
attractive younger market? I think it has. It just launched
last Thursday in the US, and before that in Japan. It lured the US
market for a couple of factors. A lot of adults are getting their kids
into it, and they used to play Pokemon growing up and are now
showing their kids. And there are new Pokemon games coming out. Not
every year, but every other year, and this new generation might have
gotten into Pokemon games by playing some of the new ones on three DS.
Will we see more of these kind of games? The big thing in aiming right
now is augmented reality and virtual reality, with all these new
technologies. Is this just the start of a new wave of gaming use periods
is? It could be, but you have to keep in
mind that not every other game is Pokemon. Most franchises don't have
the law and the Stelzer and the kind of widespread poke popularity are
Pokemon. Having said that, because of the massive popularity of this
thing, you will see a lot of companies trying to copy it and
maybe not doing it so well, because they don't have all the characters
that people love so much. For the creators, this is an amazing
week, because their start has gone sky high on the back of this?
It is crazy, it is unbelievable. I think Nintendo might be looking at
this and saying, what else can we do with this? Why didn't we suddenly
miss a long time ago? Thank you bring much, Jason. Take
care. The Portuguese national team has
arrived home in Lisbon as European Champions
after an historic 1-0 win over Tens of thousands of fans gathered
at the airport, in front of the presidential palace,
and on the streets to cheer the country's first major
international success. The Portugal squad were received as
conquering heroes from the moment their plane landed at Les Bonn
airport. This was, after all, the country's first senior Trophy in
international football. Almost every street in highway was lined with
cheering fans, and outside the palace, there were thousands more.
Portugal's president, addressing the players directly, hailed them as
real role models after the tough economic times the country has faced
in recent years. TRANSLATION: An example that shows
how to win with courage, determination, ability to fight,
humility, and team spirit. That is the difference, the difference
between yesterday and today, that today, we have more reasons, thanks
to you guys, to believe in Portugal. Long live Portugal!
The president had already announced that all the squad and staff would
be receiving state decorations, but, as he put it in his speech, the
biggest decoration for them is the gratitude of the Portuguese people.
They soon had the chance to express their gratitude, as the squad
resumed their now much slower open topped bus journey, this time to the
capital's largest fan zone. Portugal had been the underdogs on Sunday's
final, but some fans claimed to have foreseen the results, even the
winning goal. TRANSLATION: Surprise? Never! I knew
it, I knew it. I had already spoken to my friends,
and said, Eder will score. This is the cup. This is the cup. I knew it!
I bought this three or four years ago. I can see the future!
It was a surprise, and there was a bit of luck.
France played very well, Portugal also play very well, and deserved to
win. We showed that we could win, fighting until the end, until the
last minute when the match ended. Long live Portugal! Long-lived god!
In this small nation, population of just over 10 million, the
celebrations have the feel of a family party, albeit a very big one.
They are sure to continue for quite some time yet.
Well, it may have been ecstasy for Portuguese fans,
but it was utter devastation for French supporters.
It was all a bit much for this one French fan brought
But he found support from the unlikeliest of places.
A young Portuguese boy approaches the man, offering some comfort.
That's before the appreciative Frenchman bends down
These pictures have been shared widely on social media,
with many describing it as one of the tournament's most
Very good of the young man to come up and office and consolation. Now,
a reminder of our main news. Theresa May has become the next
British Prime Minister. She will do so on Wednesday, succeeding David
Cameron. The Home Secretary has been confirmed as the leader of the
Conservative Party after her only rival for the post pulled out. Mrs
May said she would bring strong leadership, needed to negotiate the
best terms for Britain to X at the European union, forge a new role for
the country, and in the world, and to unite the nation. My case has
been based on three things. First, the need for strong, proven
leadership. To steer us through what will be difficult and uncertain
economic and political times. They need, of course, to negotiate the
best deal for Britain in leaving the EU, and of course, to forge a new
role for ourselves in the world. Brexit means Brexit, and we are
going to make a success of it. Second, we need to unite our
country, and third, we need a strong, new, positive vision for the
future of our country, a vision of a country that works not for the
privileged few, but that works for everyone of us, because we are going
to give people more control over their lives. That is how, together,
we will build a better Britain. Thank you.
The other main story today is the vice president of South Sudan, who
has joined his rival, the president, in ordering an immediate ceasefire
after days of fighting in the capital. That has left hundreds
dead. A spokesman for the president said, he was committed to working
with the Vice President to implement a peace deal signed last year. UN
Secretary-General banking and said the peace deal had to be fortified
to attack civilians. -- Ban Ki-moon. From me and all the team, a very
good buy for now. Goodbye. Good evening. It has been a spells
and blustery showers as we head to the day tomorrow. An improvement