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stability and a degree of prosperity which has not existed subsequently. sol which has not existed subsequently. so i think we need to be pragmatic about what good governance is and certainly though western led coalitions which have replaced the regimes, the poor and corrupt regimes, the poor and corrupt regimes in iraq and libya have failed to provide a level of governance that existed during the time of these dictators. doctor, thank you very much for coming in. let's get a look at the weather. fine end to sunday across many parts, rain at the moment in parts of northern ireland and southern scotland, that will work its way north most of the country, england, wales, northern scotland patchy mist and fog, the winds will be liked and then strengthening to the south—west, still feeding and a lot of mild and muggy air. the big story the remnants of what is currently
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hurricane ophelia, significant impact across southern ireland and western parts of england and wales and northern ireland, northern ireland were the met office have issued be prepared warning, there will be disruption during the day, kidney as well 70—80 mph winds then the western fringes of wales and northern ireland and south—west scotland, lots of rain with it, much of england and wales will be dry, blustery winds, not a strong away from the western coasts, highs of around 22—24. this is bbc news with martine croxall. the headline: the bbc understand a third british woman has come forward accusing producer harvey weinstein of rape. one of them the british actress, lysette anthony. she says she was attacked at her london home in the late 1980s. a warning of steep rises in food prices if we leave the eu without a trade deal.
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but a cabinet minister has said that british farmers would produce more food for the nation, if the uk left the eu without a trade deal. the car maker vauxhall says 400 jobs are to go at their plant at ellesmere port in cheshire by the end of the year. the company has blamed declining sales in europe. patients in england who go to see their doctor or attend a hospital appointment may be asked to declare their sexual orientation. ireland is bracing itself for hurricane ophelia, with winds of up to 80 miles an hour expected. it's due to hit in the early hours of tomorrow morning. many schools are closing for the day. now on bbc news, it's time for the travel show. hello and welcome to this special look back at some of our most recent
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and favourite adventures here on the travel show. this week we are on the beautiful island of bermuda, where a couple of months ago the america's cup was in full swing. you can see more of that story in a moment. but here is a taste of what else is coming up on this week's programme. laughs. that is cold! we are going to kick off by remembering a trip that rajan took to jaffa in israel back in may, when he met at group of remarkable deafblind actors whose performances aren't just entertaining, they
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are truly inspiring. enjoy. jaffa is one of the world's oldest seaports. so old, they said jonah embarked from here before being eaten by the whale. but this area also has a reputation for cutting—edge culture. and nowhere pushes theatrical boundaries more than the world—famous nalaga'at theatre group, based at this building for a decade now. this is why nalaga'at is truly renowned. powerful, moving performances, that via screen super titles, express the inner voices of the actors, most of whom share the same genetic disorder. speaks in hebrew. usher syndrome means you are deaf from birth and then gradually lose your sight before adulthood. the shows are meticulously organised with each actor needing their own special cues.
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beats drum. drumbeats often provide punctuation as the actors can feel the vibrations on stage. i am now on my way to interview bat—sheva, who is essentially the star of this theatre company. she was in its famous production "not by bread alone", now she has her own i—woman show, "say orange". bat—sheva has been with the company to more than 16 years. she herself is one of eight siblings, four of whom were born with usher syndrome. overcoming audience preconceptions is one of bat—sheva's biggest challenges. translation: they are not understanding how we can communicate by touch. second thing, how i'm sorting things in my life, how i am dealing with my life.
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the production "not by bread alone" has become their most successful, touring the world to huge acclaim. the show is about the dreams of each of the actors', and their right to be equal. we can obviously never totally inhabit the mind of someone who is deafblind. but theatre like this, stretched to its limits, provides us with an insight into the thoughts and feelings of a group of people who in previous times would have been unable to communicate with the wider world. but it's more than that. it is quite simply very good drama in its own right. applause. rajan meeting the awe—inspiring
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nalaga'at theatre company in israel. now we have got a couple of films about the impact that the sometimes destructive forces of nature can have on some beautiful places around the world, and how people can turn that story around. in a moment, we've got that film i made here in bermuda, about what's being done to stop a certain type of fish destroying many of the coral reefs around here. but first, in june, christa headed to chile, to visit a coastal town which was devastated by a tsunami but has now been reborn. in 2010, the central coast of chile was hit by one of the biggest earthquakes ever recorded. the magnitude was 8.8, and the city of constitucion was sitting at the epicentre. about 18 minutes after
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the earthquake, a massive tsunami engulfed constitucion. more than 500 people lost their lives all over chile, to the earthquake and tsunami of 2010. this family had made a living from their boats for generations, but they had never experienced a tsunami before. when the earthquake began, they ran to their boats to head into the ocean, trying to escape from collapsing buildings. they did not know that they were heading straight into the tsunami. after the tsunami, sofia and her husband found the strength
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to grow a business with three boats, that offered visitors tours around this beautiful estuary. constitucion has notjust been rebuilt, but is enjoying a tourism revival. local businesses have popped up trying to draw tourists to the area in new and innovative ways. laughs. the people of constitucion are an inspiration.
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not only have they overcome the most unthinkable tragedies, but now they are working to bring joy to the people who come to visit. this place is gorgeous. but beneath these beautiful waters, there is a species lurking that is having an absolutely devastating effect on the ecosystem here. it is a creature that has presented the biggest challenge to marine life in bermuda. they are called lionfish. they are striking to look at, but they don't belong in the atlantic. they are native to the coral reefs of the pacific ocean. scientists reckon they may
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have ended up in these waters after being released by aquarium owners. they are extremely gluttonous. they can overconsume at an exorbitant rate. and the problem with that is that the fish that live in the atlantic ocean don't recognise that the lionfish as a potential threat. whoo! ah, it's cold! experts here leave the only way to control the lionfish population is to cull them. they are having a huge impact on the ecosystem, and the ecosystem can't evolve fast enough to deal with this new species. and since we put it there, it is our problem to try and control it. uniquely here in bermuda, these lionfish tend to congregate in very deep waters. so, it's really hard for fishermen to catch them in large numbers. but now it's hoped that pioneering technology could provide
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a more effective answer. this is one of our prototypes of a robot that we've built to go overboard. you sit down at your computer screen, just like you are playing a game, you can see through the camera and you drive it down and look for a lionfish, put the lionfish between the electrodes, push the stun button, and the lionfish will lock up with the electricity so it can't move, and then you push another button and suck it into the tube and then go looking to the next lionfish. hunting the lionfish here might seem to go against our usual idea of conservation, which is aimed at preserving, rather than destroying marine wildlife. but by controlling the lionfish population now, scientists say that will give the underwater ecosystem a chance to repair, evolve and adapt, and remain here for generations
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to come. that was me reporting from here in bermuda, back in june. let's hope that project hopes to save the amazing marine life that lives in the oceans around the speed of — around this beautiful island. make sure you stay with us because coming up next on this special look back here on the travel show: carmen picks up some tips from one of hong kong's most famous instagrammers. and henryjoins in a canal cleanup in bangkok. hard work. up next on our look back at our recent adventures, here are two of my favourite films of this year.
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in a moment, henry heads to bangkok to see how the city is trying to persuade more tourists back onto its canals by cleaning them up. but first, last month, rajan travel through the countries that until the 1990s made up yugoslavia, and took an epicjourney down the river sava, the longest river in the balkans. in the first part of his journey, he followed the river to slovenia's capital ljubljana, to find out why it has been called one of europe's greenest cities. the city centre is made up of vast squares lined with baroque buildings, and the street are packed with tourists ambling around. it wasn't all like this. just over a decade ago, ljubljana was clogged with traffic and the city's mein piazza was a car park. but in 2006 the city's mayor made the decision to ban cars from the centre. now the only vehicles allowed are these so—called cavaliers,
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electric cabs that give free lifts to those with luggage or who need extra help getting around. if you had to compare how this city looked ten years ago to now, can you tell me the difference? speaks slovenian. and it's notjust kids that are using the car—free streets as a playground. filip and blaz are ambassadors for the city. they met when one was a juggler and the other a gymnast and then together became a social media sensation with their urban acrobatic antics. we try to put ljubljana on the map in our videos. you can imagine us running in a circle, we would run offa building. and you have done that. they have good reason to keep the city centre,
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which doubles as their performance space, spic and span. they have been part of the efforts to keep it that way. once a year we have our big action, the whole of slovenia is getting cleared up, and around the river, they have divers cleaning all the bicycles out. and you have taken a big part in those campaigns? yes, we try to help. we are strong, so we lift all the heavy stuff, you know? help them to keep it clean and to keep it, like, on the next level. citywide cleanups and specialist waste disposal points helped the capital win the accolade of being europe's greenest city in 2015. they are keen to encourage other locals and tourists to see potential in ljubljana's spruced up streets. and the gymnasts are firm believers that anybody can be taught
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to do this. just change the arms. sorry, like this? three, two, one! see, i told you it was simple. you can do push—ups. i don't how i managed that. superhuman strength. first built over 200 years ago, bangkok's huge network of canals criss—cross the city. over the years, some of the canals, or "klongs" as they are called here, were filled in. but an extensive system still exists today. these commuter boats wait for not a single person. as soon as they're docked, everybody leaps straight off. and we are going to be right in the melee here. of course, people get splashed, maybe even fall
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into the river itself. the canal — you don't want to go in there. the water's dark, dingy and very, very smelly. the pollution is caused by waste from houses, stalls, and restaurants which line the sides of the canal. now work is under way to clean up the klongs and boat services. by doing that, it is hoped that more people and tourists will use bangkok's waterways, and the congestion on the city roads will be reduced. further down the canal, i see how much of a challenge faces the cleanup crews here. what they have here is the bamboo booms, which are collecting all the rubbish. insane! so much polystyrene. old teddy bears, mattresses. have a look at that. how often do you take all of this out? twice a day. what are the things that washed down?
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anything and everything? yes. even furniture, something like that. so people just throw couches, refrigerators... whatever they don't want, theyjust throw in the river? yes. time now to get away from the smell and head to one of several canals which have already been cleaned up, where new boat services are already running. it looks nice from afar. look at that. there's seats. not too packed. that's always good. i've got to say, this is so much more of a calm way of seeing the city. i don't know if it is the time of evening, when it has golden light, but it's smooth, there's no sort of smell, but nasty water.
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— of the nasty water. and, a plus for tourists, there is wi—fi. because who can go without wi—fi these days? now, we all love taking and sharing photos on our travels. sites like instagram have made that an art form in itself. but how do you take the perfect shot that will get you loads of likes and shares? let's finish this week with carmen in hong kong, getting some tips. this is not the usual place that most tourists would take photos in hong kong. no, no. this is very different. these are the backstreets of hong kong. it's very gritty. it's real life.
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i've just got a smartphone. is this ok for pictures? yes, they're great. i started with a smartphone that had a much worse quality than that. the focal length is fixed, it makes you choose your composition wisely, but it is a great tool to learn on before you move on to a camera. as edward has over 175,000 instagram followers, i'm in safe hands. you've got street signs, you've got colour. you've got it all. you got most of that because your smartphone has a widerfocal lens. so you are able to get more in. whereas i was packed in quite tight. but i'm happy with some of the sparks that i got flying up there. it looks exciting. i would never think to take a photo of this. there you go, put it on instagram and see what your friends think. as night falls, we are joined by fellow instagramers jess and vivian, who also have followings here in hong kong and around the world.
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now the pressure really is on, as i face even more competition from the professionals. with a smartphone, you just have to use what's around you. sometimes at night, you can get that really atmospheric look, the grittier side. sometimes you just have to be bold. that's a good tip. just stand and wait, patience is everything. before i go, i want to get the iconic hong kong taxi. yes, everybody loves the taxi shot. i want to get the iconic hong kong shot. a taxi whizzing past with neon signs. how do i do that? with a smartphone it is going to be tough to get the long exposure you are looking for,
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but i honestly think that we can do something slightly different, which i think you'll really like. get ready to get behind this taxi. all right, yeah. now get out and shoot behind the taxi. that's good! good, good, good. let me see it. that's excellent. i prefer that one. you've done it. i could crop that. absolutely. nice. yeah, well done. you are a hong kong photographer now. now you're pushing it. carmen getting some tips from hong kong's king of instagram back in june. well, sadly, that's your lot for this week. i hope you've enjoyed our special look back at the past few months here on the travel show. coming up next week, we head to macedonia, and a town becoming a paradise to those in search of new thrills. that was amazing! i want to go up again. and krista heads to the scottish orkney islands to help
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uncover their neolithic past. it's quite exciting because there could be anything right here. yes. you never know. that's next week. in the meantime, why not head over to our social media feed, where you can check us out on the road in real—time and catch carmen's hong kong pictures as well? all the details you need are on the screens right now. but for now, from me, and from all the travel show team here in bermuda, it's goodbye. have a bermuda—ful day! good evening. after the relative weather calm of sunday across the uk things set to get livelier for parts of the uk into monday. the met office has issued an amber be prepared weather for strong winds, damaging potentially disruptive across northern ireland through the second half of the day. all due to
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what is currently hurricane ophelia to the south of us but notice the strea m to the south of us but notice the stream coming to the northern half of the country, producing rain at the moment in parts of northern ireland and southern scotland. through the night turns wetter. rain pushing northwards. the winds strengthening to the south—west later. a fairly mild night and muggy conditions. temperatures in the teens to start the day but this is it, the remnants of hurricane ophelia, no longer a hurricane but a significant storm pushing into ireland on monday. southern ireland will feel the words but in western areas the wind strengthening, for england and wales a cloudy day. winds strengthening, 70 miles per hour gusts to the west of cornwall and 70 to 80 miles per hour around the irish sea. it's monday afternoon into the monday evening rush—hour, strongest of the winds around irish sea coasts and hills, 70, potentially 80 miles per hour, a big disdisruption to if you ary services
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and damage around. the rest of the uk looking different, winds from eastern scotland, chilly here with outbreaks of rain a blustery day for england and wales, nothing too significant away from western coasts and a warm one. midlands, northern england, windy to begin warned the irish sea. the strongest of the winds more confined to northern ireland, southern scotland and northern england where into tuesday's morning rush—hour there could be some problems, too, monday particularly from the afternoon, through monday night into discussion morning, disruption possible even damage as well. keep up—to—date with the latest weather warnings jievenlt on tuesday the winds will gradually ease down, stays wet. cool across scott land. england and wales a dry day with sunny spells before we see splashes of rain arrive in the south later. nowhere near as warm as monday afternoon across england and wales but pleasant in the sunshine. overnight into the south working its way into parts of england for
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wednesday and into southern scotland. cool here and feeling warmer further south. bye for now. this is bbc world news today. i'm karin giannone. our top stories: at least 230 killed in the somali capital mogadishu, in the deadliest terror attack since the islamist al—shabab group launched its insurgency. translation: what happened yesterday was incredible, i've never seen such a thing before and the death toll is uncountable. sebastian kurz is on course to become europe's youngest leader, as his conservative people's party leads in austria's general election. police in britain are investigating allegations of sexual assault by the hollywood film executive, harvey weinstein, on three women, including actress lysette anthony.
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