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this is bbc news with the latest headlines for viewers in the uk and around the world. my name is mike embley. the minneapolis police chief testifies that the white officer on trial for the murder of george floyd violated the department's policy on the use of force. it is not part of our training and it is certainly not part of our fracture or our values. —— ethics. jailbreak — gunmen attack a prison and police headquarters in southern nigeria — more than 1,800 inmates escape. first a cyclone, now flooding and landslides have killed over 100 people in the east of indonesia. google is spared having to pay billions of dollars of damages to rival oracle after a ruling that it fairly copied code for its android operating system.
hello to you. the chief of the minneapolis police department took the stand today in the trial of derek chauvin, the white former police officer who is being charged with the murder of george floyd. thejury also heard from the emergency room doctor who treated mr floyd and pronounced him dead. the bbc�*s gary o'donoghue reports from minneapolis. week two of the most significant trial in recent years, and one which has reignited america's unresolved history of racial tension. derek chauvin is the latest police officer to stand accused of killing a black man — an event that reverberated around the world. do you swear or affirm on the penalty of perjury that the testimony you are about to give will be the truth and nothing but the truth? i do. it is rare for a police chief to testify against one
of his own, but this one did not mince his words when it came to derek chauvin�*s actions. once mr floyd had stopped resisting, and certainly once he was in distress and trying to verbalise that, that should have stopped. derek chauvin�*s defence argues that george floyd died of drug use and pre—existing health conditions, not the more than nine minutes the defendant spent kneeling on him. but that account suffered a blow when the emergency doctor who treated george floyd in hospital said he believed the most likely cause of the cardiac arrest was asphyxiation. based on the history that was available to me, i felt that hypoxia was one of the more likely possibilities. and hypoxia as an explanation for his cardiac arrest meaning oxygen insufficiency? correct.
the beginning of this trialfocused heavily on the emotional and often tearful testimony of the bystanders that witnessed george floyd's last moments alive. it now turns to the battle of the experts and the central question: what was the substantial cause of his death? gary o'donoghue, bbc news, minneapolis. the kingdom ofjordan is often seen as a stabilizing force in an otherwise unsteady region. the country has been a us ally for years. it helped in the fight against islamic state and it's been a safe—haven for refugees fleeing war in syria. but a recent rift within jordan's royal family has revealed some worrying under—currents beneath the calm surface. this is prince hamzah, he's the half—brother of the country's current ruler king abdullah. the government says hamzah was involved in a plot to destabilise the country. he's dismissed the allegations. over the weekend, prince hamzah leaked videos to the bbc saying he's under house arrest.
and now, he has released an audio message on twitter saying he will defy orders to stay silent. in the latest turn of this saga, the royal court now says prince hamza has signed a letter, affirming his loyalty to the constitution and declaring support for the king. our chief international correspondent, lyse doucet explains why instability injordan could have a big impact across the entire middle east region. jordan has long been regarded as a country which stood apart and a country surrounded on one side by the instability of iraq, the punishing war in syria, saudi arabia, the uncertainty of the west bank. then there wasjordan, held together by the hashemite kingdom ofjordan, and the king seemingly able to weather
all the storms because whenever there was discontent on the streets, and there has been over the decades, he was able to change his government ministers. but what do you do when the problem is within the family? you can't change your family. so, this has led to this unprecedented royal rift, unprecedented public criticism by a senior member of the royal family, 41—year—old prince hamzah, king abdullah�*s half brother and former crown prince. a huge crisis but in the last few hours, it seems as they've been able to resolve the family crisis at least and put out a public show of unity, but this crisis isn't over because the issues raised by prince hamzah have not been dealt with yet. lyse doucet for us there. the british prime minister borisjohnson has confirmed the next step in england's
roadmap out of coronavirus lockdown is going ahead. non—essential shops, hairdressers and gyms will be allowed to reopen next monday, and pubs and restaurants will be able to serve customers outdoors. but there was no announcement on when and how foreign travel could resume. our transport correspondent, caroline davis, reports. preparing for international travel takes time. the industry is already gearing up, hoping that they'll have a summer season. but today the prime minister wasn't making any promises. obviously, we are hopeful that we can get going, from may 17th, we're hopeful. but i do not wish to give hostages to fortune, or to underestimate the difficulties that we're seeing in some of the destination countries people might want to go to. we don't want to see the virus being reimported into this country from abroad. when it does restart, it will use a traffic—light system. so far, we only know some countries on the red list. anyone arriving to england arriving from designated green countries won't need to quarantine, although they will need to take
a test when they travel back, and more in the uk. those travelling from amber countries need to take all of these tests and will be required to quarantine at home on arrival for ten days — although if they pay for an extra test on the fifth day and it's negative, they can leave quarantine early. only uk residents will be allowed in from red countries, and they'll need to pay for quarantine at a hotel, as well as taking these tests. more details are expected later this week. scotland, wales and northern ireland haven't committed to a date for when international travel might restart. whether a country is added to the green list will depend on the vaccines and the prevalence of concerning variants. this was the last time laria and her children saw her parents in san marino in october 2019. they're yet to meet her one—year—old daughter. they've missed a whole chunk of their life that they can't really take back, especially with what's happening in italy and in europe at the moment. it puts the end goal
further and further back, and it makes for a stressful situation. this is a new testing centre at luton airport. the company behind it is expanding its capacity at other airports too. there are worries that the costs of multiple tests could put off travellers and questions about how much notice the industry and passengers will get about which countries will be green. clearly, passengers and consumers and airlines need clarity at some point, and we still don't know at what point we will know where we can travel, which countries will be in the amber, red and green categories. if that comes in the next week or two, that is perfectly understandable. if it's several days before the 17th of may, it makes it a lot harder. the prime minister hasn't said when he'll announce if international travel can go ahead but that he hoped to set out what's reasonable well before may the 17th. the industry wants its many questions to be answered and do
know that their summer take—off won't be delayed. caroline davies, bbc news. at least 113 people have died after flash floods and landslides hit indonesia and east timor. torrential rain sparked widespread destruction the number of people missing remains unknown. tanya dendrinos reports. panoramic views of a stunning indonesian coastline but this village has been reduced to mud and rubble. officials say that no—one will ever call it home again. translation: no-one will ever call it home again. tuna/mom- no-one will ever call it home again. translation: once we realised there _ again. translation: once we realised there had _ again. translation: once we realised there had been - again. translation: once we realised there had been a - again. translation: once we realised there had been a flash flood, the houses were already gone, covered by debris. we managed to help some survivors. rescue crews have been left with a grim task of searching through the debris for those unable to escape the torrent of water and mud. translation: we still water and mud. translation: - still can't determine the actual number of missing people
because we don't know how many people were in the houses when the flash floods swept through the flash floods swept through the area. there could have been a or some family members visiting nearby villages. the ura ent visiting nearby villages. the urgent priority _ visiting nearby villages. the urgent priority is _ visiting nearby villages. the urgent priority is to evacuate survivors — guests, but efforts have been hampered with villagers cut off and roads damaged. translation: iwould like to express _ damaged. translation: iwould like to express my _ damaged. translation: iwould like to express my deep - damaged. translation: iwould like to express my deep sorry - like to express my deep sorry for the victims who died in this incident and i also understand the sadness experienced by our brothers and sisters due to the impact of this disaster. in neighbouring east timor. _ this disaster. in neighbouring east timor, floodwaters - this disaster. in neighbouringi east timor, floodwaters were lapping at the gates of the presidential palace. landslides and floods are relatively common in the region during the wet season and the toll from this disaster has been significant. tanya didn't the nigerian authorities say more than 1,800
inmates have escaped from a prison in the town of owerri after it was attacked by gunmen. the prison authorities say the heavily armed attackers stormed the facility in the middle of the night and used explosives to free them. six prisoners have returned to the facility and 35 had refused to escape. our nigeria correspondent, mayenijones, told us more. nigerian correctional service released a statement not too long ago, saying with more detail on what happened in this easter monday morning that a lot of people around owerri in nigeria were resting after easter sunday. they say that gunmen stormed this correctional facility in owerri, that they use explosives to open the front gates to blast the administrative block, and they were able to release over 1,800 prisoners, so it's a significant attack by any stretch. the police say they believe the attack was carried out
by the indigenous people of the area. a separatist organisation which is banned in nigeria, but they have reportedly denied this according to local media reports. prison breaks are fairly regular in nigeria. they happened, your listeners might remember, during the protests back in october. what was significant about this attack is over the last few months, there's been a wave of attacks against the police, all across southeastern nigeria, and it's a worrying developing because security is rife right across the country and forces are frankly stretch. stay with us on bbc news, still to come: google is spared having to pay billions of dollars of damages to rival oracle after a ruling that it fairly copied code for its android operating system.
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welcome back, very glad to have you with us. this is bbc news. the latest headlines: the minneapolis police chief has testified that the white officer on trial for the murder of george floyd violated the department's policy on the use of force. gunmen attack a prison and police headquarters in southern nigeria — the authorities say more than 1,800 inmates have escaped. israel's prime minister, benjamin netanyahu, has appeared in court, as a corruption trial against him resumed. the veteran political leader is facing charges of fraud, breach of trust and bribery. he denies all of them, and as he appeared in court, mr netanyahu's likud party was meeting israel's president and asking that he give their party a mandate to form a new government after last month's election. our correspondent yolande knell has this report. it has been called israel's split screen moment. at thisjerusalem court, benjamin netanyahu beginning his corruption trial in earnest.
the prosecution accuses him of accepting expensive gifts from businessmen and offering favours for more positive news coverage. charges he denies. meanwhile, across the city at the president's office, talks start on who should be given the first chance to form a new coalition government after last month's election, israel's fourth in two years. he is known as the great survivor, but this is another day when benjamin netanyahu's personal and political fate lies in the balance. simply put, israel is divided into two camps, those for and against the prime minister. and you've got small groups of both here outside the court. anti—netanyahu protesters accuse mr netanyahu of putting his personal interests before those of the country. they want him to resign. he is doing everything that he can, and the last year has proved that he is doing everything that he can to escape justice, actually. and he will take 9 million citizens, israeli citizens, down the drain, only to escape justice.
but his supporters claim legal proceedings are a political witchhunt. now they're trying to do a governmental coup, and we are against it because benjamin netanyahu is the one and only leader. he has no faults, maybe, he's not perfect, but he didn't do anything, he didn't do any of what they're saying. leaving court, mr netanyahu, the defendant, is quick to return to business as prime minister. but it won't be easy to keep public attention where he wants it. his trial could last for years and looks set to decide his legacy. yolande knell, bbc news, jerusalem. the us supreme court has handed google a major win in a long—running copyright battle with oracle, ruling that the use of the java programming language for the android mobile operating system was fair use. the 6—2 ruling had been closely watched as a key test of copyright in the digital era, and allows google to avoid paying out billions to its technology rival. here's the bbc�*s nada
tawfik from new york. this case will have huge implications for silicon valley because it essentially sets a new precedent in how us copyright law applies to computer code. the supreme court ruled 6—2 in favour of google, the justice court ruled 6—2 in favour of google, thejustice stephen breyer who was writing for the majority said allowing enforcement of oracle plasma copyright would was calm to the public, he said it was an issue of the greater good to say that this was a fair use case by google. he said so many programmes use the code that such a move would have turned computer coding into a luck, really limiting the future creativity of new software development with only oracle holding the key. on the other side, the dissenting opinion, you had thejustice clarence thomas really questioning that judgements angered by using their reason in that way you were eviscerating copyright and he wished that the majority on the court had really looked
deeper into the question of coding and copyright. nevertheless, both sides really express their opinions on ruling, google says that this is a win for the entire software industry, that this allows for more open source coding, that it will prevent totals in the future for other companies having to pay excessive fees for what is really widely used codes in many different developments. on the other hand, oracle says that this just shows again the power of google and the fact that they can tie up an issue like this in litigation for over a decade, and then it will be hard for others to be able to compete with google even more so now after this ruling. let's get some of the day's other news. the russian president vladimir putin has signed a law that will allow him to serve for two more terms. the legislation could potentially see him stay in office until 2036. it limits future presidents to two terms but discounts the time that president putin has already served.
china says it will for the first time vaccinate an entire local population following an outbreak of coronavirus near the border with myanmar. the residents of the city of roo—lee have also been placed under home quarantine. officials say they are closely monitoring the border with myanmar, where most of the new cases in the region appear to have originated. saudi arabia has announced only immunised people will be granted permits to perform the hajj pilgrimage in the holy city of mecca. it's considered the world's largest human gathering, with normally about two million visitors. the ministry of hajj and umrah says worshippers must have received either one or both doses of a covid vaccine, or have recovered from covid. bangladesh has imposed a seven day coronavirus lockdown, after a recent surge in cases. all domestic travel services are suspended, malls and shops are shut, and banks will be allowed to open for just two and a half hours per day. new yorkers have rallied outside a new york courthouse
where a man charged with assaulting an asian woman in a hate crime is due to face his first hearing.— first hearing. authorities identified _ first hearing. authorities identified the _ first hearing. authorities identified the man - first hearing. authorities identified the man as - first hearing. authorities| identified the man as the first hearing. authorities - identified the man as the wind kicking the woman to the ground. hate crimes in america have increased 149% in 16 major american cities. a second fisher has opened up and began spraying lover into the air from an icelandic volcano which has been erupting in the capital a0 the past two weeks. the new fissure, more than a hundred metres long, is a kilometer away from the first eruption in the geldingadalur valley. the eruption, spitting flames and smoke, is happening far from populated areas, but the opening of the new fissure meant tourists visiting to see the spectacle had to be evacuated. in sub—saharan africa, only 2a% of parliamentarians are women — that's according to a new report by the international institute for democracy and electoral assistance. despite there being few women in the political sphere, one namibian is bringing a female and youthful drive to politics. emma theofelus is one of the youngest mps on the continent. the bbc�*s nomsa maseko spoke to her about how she's trying
to bring about change. enjoying a night out like any other person in their 20s, but emma theophilus is different from most people her age. she is 2a years older is already a deputy and an mp in namibia. her mission is to get young people to understand parliament and how it works. i people to understand parliament and how it works.— and how it works. i didn't know howl and how it works. i didn't know how i was— and how it works. i didn't know how i was going _ and how it works. i didn't know| how i was going to be received, and a lot of mixed feelings, a lot of doubt from many and a lot of doubt from many and a lot of doubt from many and a lot of confidence from others, it was a mixture of things, but i took it's to heart that this is the first of many. ﬁgs i took it's to heart that this is the first of many.- is the first of many. as a teenage _ is the first of many. as a teenage activist, - is the first of many. as a teenage activist, she - is the first of many. as a i teenage activist, she fought for namibia's children's rights act to be passed. trite for namibia's children's rights act to be passed.— for namibia's children's rights act to be passed. we have a law that needs _ act to be passed. we have a law that needs to _ act to be passed. we have a law that needs to be _ act to be passed. we have a law that needs to be passed - act to be passed. we have a law that needs to be passed in - that needs to be passed in parliament, that has taken more than 13 years to actually bring
to parliament to be passed. there are still battles to win. people question the experience i have, not only in public service, and working in government butjust general life experience. when it comes to my gender bias that people might have, in the parliamentary room, boardrooms, parliamentary room, boa rd rooms, or social parliamentary room, boardrooms, or social media. as women, we cannot have it depended syndrome. cannot have it depended syndrome-— cannot have it depended s ndrome. �* , ,, , syndrome. and she inspires others. there _ syndrome. and she inspires others. there was - syndrome. and she inspires others. there was this - others. there was this excitement, _ others. there was this excitement, disunity, | others. there was this - excitement, disunity, and understanding that we are entering a new form of times, a new_ entering a new form of times, a new age. — entering a new form of times, a new age, we have been in awe of how she — new age, we have been in awe of how she has stepped up to the plate, — how she has stepped up to the plate, fearlessly, and continues to spearhead and
advocate for actual authentic issues — advocate for actual authentic issues that matter to a young giri~ — issues that matter to a young iirl. ., , ., , issues that matter to a young iirl. ., , .,, ., i, girl. young people do have the ca aci girl. young people do have the capacity to _ girl. young people do have the capacity to read, _ girl. young people do have the capacity to read, and - girl. young people do have the capacity to read, and they - girl. young people do have the capacity to read, and they are | capacity to read, and they are ready to be on the table, and that will give us even more sense young people under the age of 35 other largest portion of the population, not including them is dangerous for any institution.— any institution. good morning. thank you _ any institution. good morning. thank you so much. _ any institution. good morning. thank you so much. you - any institution. good morning. thank you so much. you can . any institution. good morning. i thank you so much. you can only tell a person's — thank you so much. you can only tell a person's allah _ thank you so much. you can only tell a person's allah ability. - tell a person's allah ability. namibia has made great strides. nearly half of the prime parliament is e—mail, including the prime minister, but it is
still waiting to have a female president. i in the way that africa's leadership will be. one of the perils of live broadcasting is you never know what might happen next. the best laid plans may be torn up due to breaking news or unexpected events. that was certainly true for the team at mir tv in moscow. an on—air interview was suddenly interrupted by a surprise guest. the bbc�*s tim allman takes up the story. this was pretty routine stuff, spring had sprung in moscow, local television channel sends out its reporter for a local television channel sends out its reporterfor a live update. galina in the studio throws to the field, and then this happens —— yelena. chaos as a correspondent tries to get her microphone back and the slightly stunned yelena quickly cuts to commercials. let's see
that again in slow motion... she isjust getting into her stride when a golden retriever leaves interview and grabs hold of her mica. i suppose you could call this a soundbite. a few moments later, yelena is backin few moments later, yelena is back in the air and nadesja has a new friend, correspondent and canine wants are sworn enemies, now effectively co— presenters. actors are to never work with children or animals, clearly, the same rule applies the tv reporters. fantastic, i tried doing a piece to camera with my own dog once, it did not go well. thank you so much for watching.
remember last week? it was nice, warm, and sunny — almost a dose of summer for some of us. a completely different picture — shock this week. we've got cold, northerly winds blowing straight out of the arctic bringing wintry showers, it's already been snowing across some parts of the country, especially in the north. if you look at the satellite picture, you can clearly see the pattern. all that weather, all the clouds are drifting in from the north — not coming off the atlantic, coming in straight out of the arctic and invading so many other parts of europe as well. so, we're not the only ones experiencing the cold weather. it's many parts of the continent. now, you can see where the wintry showers will have been across the north of the country, maybe one or two snaking into northern ireland and wales, a few icy patches as well, and a widespread frost early on tuesday morning throughout
the uk, probably away from the very immediate coast. now, tuesday is going to bring lots of sparkling sunshine at least in the morning. in the afternoon, the clouds will increase in some areas, and those strong northerly winds will bring wintry showers — particularly across scotland, but they will be strong enough to push some of these wintry showers even into northern england, the midlands, and possibly even the south coast. now, they will be gusting 30, a0, even 50 mph in the north of the uk. so, if it's only two celsius in aberdeen and you get a gust of around 50 mph — so that's two on the thermometer but the wind will make it feel, giving you an apparent temperature of —a celsius. and look at that — barely above freezing the apparent temperatures in the south, as well. now mid week, wednesday, it's going to start frosty. that's because we still have the arctic air over us. so, the arctic air�*s not going away anywhere. but we're starting to see the winds easing. in fact, that cold air stream straight out of the arctic has been pushed into the north sea
and instead, we'rejust getting a waft, a suggestion of atlantic air bringing somewhat milder air. so wednesday is not going to be quite as cold and we're not going to have as many wintry showers if any at all. and in fact, you can see this process happening on the weather map here wednesday and eventually into thursday as well when that milder, slightly milder air — the really mild air is in the south — that slightly milder air arrives, and you can see those temperatures bumping up to around about 12 celsius by the time bye— bye.
this is bbc news, the headlines: the police chief in the us city of minneapolis has testified that the white officer on trial for the murder of george floyd violated the department's policy on the use of force during his arrest. medaria arradondo said derek chauvin's actions were not consistent with his department's policy or values. the nigerian authorities say more than 1,800 town of owerri after it was attacked by gunmen. the prison authorities say the heavily armed attackers stormed the facility in the middle of the night and used explosives to free them. google has been spared having to pay potentially huge damages after the us supreme court ruled in its favour in a long running copyright dispute with a technology rival, oracle. justices ruled that google's incorporation of oracle's java programming language in its android mobile operating system was "fair use". now on bbc news — the media show with amol rajan.