BBC news 2019-09-04

BBC news with Julie Chandler.

Opposition and rebel Conservative MPs in Britain are attempting to derail part of Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Brexit strategy by trying to seize control of the parliamentary agenda.  They will vote in few hours. If successful, they will plan from Wednesday to rush through a legislation that would stymie any attempt to leave the European Union at the end of October without a deal.

Hurricane Dorian is now off the east coast of United States after having remained almost stationary over the Bahamas for several days, causing devastation. The National Hurricane Centre has warned of life-threatening storm surges hitting Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas in the coming hours.

Police in South Africa say 5 people have been killed in three days of Xenophobic violence in Johannesburg and other towns. At least 80 people have been arrested. The Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has sent a special envoy to urge President Cyril Ramaphosa to ensure the safety of Nigerian citizens whose businesses have been targeted.

A 14-year-old boy in the United States has confessed to killing five members of his own family. The incident took place in the town of Elkmont, Alabama where the boy shot his father, stepmother and three siblings.

Members of Italia’s Populist Five Star movement have overwhelmingly approved the formation of a coalition government with the centre-left Democratic party. The leader of the Five Star Luigi Di Maio said it signaled that the political crisis caused by the collapse of his party’s previous coalition with the far-right league party was now over.

A Palestinian student who was denied entering to the US last month when he arrived to study at Harvard has now been admitted. Ismail Ajjawi gained entry to the country on Monday. The 17-year-old said he was questioned for hours at Boston airport about social media posts.

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