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we're going to take another dna from rubbing the tongue... but while conservationists and their devout collaborators work together to save a species that's disappearing from the wild, axolotls are bred in their thousands in laboratories around the world. most people study them because of their ability to regenerate, and it's remarkable. so let's say the limb gets bitten off here, above the elbow. what will happen is, the limb willjust regenerate a perfect mirror image of the limb on the other side. and so many people hope that we can identify some latent ability to regenerate in human tissues by studying and understanding how the axolotl regenerates. this is real good. does it work? for the cough? for centuries, these healing abilities have fuelled a belief that consuming axolotl can cure almost any respiratory element. and the original recipe for this remarkable medicine? developed by the sisters themselves. nuns here started breathing breeding the animals 30 years ago to sustain
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nuns here started breeding the animals 30 years ago to sustain the supply of this ancient remedy‘s key ingredient. that's what makes them such axolotl experts. now, the quiet dedication of this religious community could provide a future for a creature from which we have so much to learn. victoria gill with that report. newsnight is coming up on bbc two. here on bbc one it's time for the news where you are. hello there and welcome to sportsday. i'm steven wyeth. england rally around danny rose as the spurs defender reveals he's told family not to travel to the world cup in russia amid fears of racism. he's part of our team and part of ourfamily for the next few months, and we intend to support our players as well as we possibly can. one big name is heading home. a hefty quarterfinal defeat ends maria sharapova's french open. but another survives
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to fight on tomorrow — 10—time champion rafael nadal is a set down after a rain—affected day in paris. good evening. gareth southgate says england won't react counter—productively if they encounter racism at the world cup, describing walking from the pitch as an "idealistic" response. the england camp have discussed the prospect of facing discrimination in a country where it remains an unresolved issue. more from our correspondent, david ornstein. russia is almost ready with world cup organisers are promising a
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festival of football. there are those serious concerns, not least over racism. and today, it emerged that england's danny rose has told his family to stay away. will the tea m his family to stay away. will the team leave the field if they experienced abuse? people in and ideas as world would say you should do that and, it seems the realities of that are you being thrown out of the tournament. and so people say, we should do that, and i don't think the players want that in actual fa ct. the players want that in actual fact. it worked all their lives to get to a world cup, so the ideal is that we're able to the issues, but they want to play in the tournament and so it's a very difficult and delicate balance for us to get right. it's impossible for me to say the things that will please everybody. england's 23 man squad, low on age and experience yet high on experience and camaraderie, it can preparations at their st
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george's park base before travelling north to yorkshire. it's here at the local faa headquarters they were trained in the morning ahead of their final trained in the morning ahead of theirfinal warm—up trained in the morning ahead of their final warm—up game at allen road tomorrow night. then on tuesday there off to russia —— elland road. we talk about boredom in the camp we heard yesterday about what the players plan to do. you have any specific plans in place forjuly a nonsense. i think it's nonsense. a nonsense. ithink it's nonsense. i think it's a big red herring. only boring people get bored. england's we re boring people get bored. england's were seasoned tournament ended in his harassment —— most recent tournament ended in embarrassment. manager roy hodgson out of a job. it's an outcome gareth southgate and his players will be desperate to avoid as they seek a successful world cup on and off the pitch. david ornstein, bbc news, leeds.
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england's world cup group opponents belgium have won their final pre—tournament friendly. another team heading to russia, egypt, were the opponents in brussels. manchester united striker romulu lukaku pounced on a rebound to make in 1—0 to belgium. chelsea's eden hazard added a second before half—time, and the win sealed late on another united player, maurane fellaini. a 3—0 win for roberto martinez‘s side. panana, who are in group g with belgium and england, lost 1—0 in norway. izzy christiansen and jordan nobbs have withdrawn from england's squad for friday's world cup qualifier in russia. manchester city forward christiansen has a thigh injury, while arsenal midfielder nobbs has a foot problem. lucy staniforth and lauren bruton have been called up as replacements. meanwhile, england striker eni aluko hasjoined juventus in italy. she had announced a couple of weeks ago that she'd be moving abroad after her contract with english champions chelsea expired.
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she joins former liverpool midfielder katie zellem in turin. aston villa have resolved their immediate financial crisis and will settle a £4 million tax bill. a tax payment was missed on friday, but £500,000 has already been paid to hmrc, with more to follow by the end of the week. villa face a third successive season outside the top flight after losing the championship play—off final to fulham. a former finance director, mark ansell, comparing their problems to "rolling the dice at a casino" and losing. chief executive keith wyness was suspended on tuesday amid reports he'd fallen out with owner tony xia. he's been struggling with cash flow with rules tight on taking money out of china. to the day's news from roland garros now. the meeting between two former champions, maria sharapova and garbine muguruza, didn't quite live up to billing. sharapova — who made her comeback this year after a is—month drugs ban — still not back to her best,
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and muguruza took full advantage. rhia chohan reports. it had been a while since maria sharapova had been this far. she had not been in a grand slam quarterfinal since returning from her drugs ban, but she could hardly have had a tougher opponent. garbine muguruza, another former champion, was not planning on making it easy. last year's wimbledon winner had not yet dropped a set in the tournament this year and that was not changing in the opener. she took it 6—2. both were well rested after injuries to their previous opponents, but for sharapova, was it a bit too much time away from the clay? muguruza packed a bigger punch, seizing the advantage in the second set. sharapova broke back but could not come back. muguruza was simply too dominant. a picture would have lasted longer. after 70 minutes of play, muguruza was through to the last four. sharapova's biggest day since coming
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back to the sport was over far quicker than she would have hoped. rhia chohan, bbc news. coming into this part of the year, i was losing a few first—round matches, matches that i wanted to be winning, of course. but to have the victories i have had and the results i have had, i'm obviously moving a step in the right direction, but today was certainly not one of those steps. muguruza will play the world number one and top seed simona halep in the semi—finals. halep came through in three sets against the former number one angelique kerber from germany. rafael nadal — 10 times a winner of the french open — will resume his quarter—final fightback tomorrow. nadal dropped the first set to the 11th seed, diego schwartzman. a rain delay gave nadal the opportunity to recover from a break down the second, and he led 5—3 when the weather returned to force an early finish in paris. australia's new cricket captain says the team will try to restore the nation's reputation during their forthcoming
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matches in england. in the wake of the sandpaper ball tampering scandal, which saw australian players banned for cheating, the team is promising a change of culture but that only goes so far, asjoe wilson reports. australia's cricketers practised here at lord's while australian cricket still exist in a state of flux, with the news that long—standing chief executive james sutherland will step down. sutherland says that has nothing to do with the south african sandpaper scandal, but the consequences of that affair are there for everyone to see. captain steve smith in tears and then banned. best batsmen david warner in tears and banned. cameron bancroft banned. the coach, darren lehmann, resigns in tears, leaving australia with a new captain in tim paine and a new coach injustin langer, a very experienced opening batsman of course.
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what we heard at lord's today was a sense that of course australia are still going to try to win but there is, however you define it, going to be a change of culture. there is no room for abuse anywhere. there is plenty of room for banter or what we call sledging, it is a fun part of the game and actually part of the game. we will behave well on and off the field and you guys or everyone else, we will still be called sledging australians, it has happened for 30 years. we will work with that. the word people used in south africa was cheating and as the esteemed position of australian captain, are you here to restore australia's reputation? i think we all are, yes. no doubt our reputation as a cricketing nation took a bit of a battering from south africa, and that was really difficult for the players to come to terms with, what had happened and what we had done. certainly coming to england now, having a few new faces, a new coach, and just being here getting back into cricket is a great opportunity for us to move on and show
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the cricketing world where we have made some changes. that's all from sportsday. coming up in a moment, the papers. goodbye. hello there and welcome to our look ahead to what the papers will be bringing us tomorrow. with me are the political commentator, jane merrick, and the editor of politicshome, kevin schofield. good to see you both. it's for coming in. let's have a look at some of those from pages now. the ft leads on the
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government's brexit ‘backstop' customs plan. it says theresa may is on course for a show down with david davis over her proposals for a temporary customs arrangement, for the irish border. the telegraph reports that the brexit secretary considered resigning, after the prime minister dismissed his concerns that the arrangement for the irish border would become indefinite. the times says ministers were kept in the dark by theresa may over the key brexit proposal. while the guardian claims the prime minister is to give the nhs a significant funding increase, to coincide with its 70th birthday injuly. while the metro carries an image of firefighters tackling a blaze at a luxury hotel in central london. 120 firefighters were deployed at the mandarin oriental hotel in knightsbridge, a week after it had undergone a £185 million refurbishment. and students demand more lectures says the i, with details of this year's national student survey which shows that the uk's top universities have been marked down for teaching. a late—breaking story this evening.
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the front of the i. it must be the longest—serving newspaper editor. after 26 years, just dating down. yes, i think 26 but the mail. an incredibly divisive figure. whatever you think of him, he has sort of almost been a huge influence on public life. part of the issue with mr dacre is he was in tune with middle england, the rump of british society who vote, who have mortgages, who have thoughts and feelings that they want to express
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publicly. he was able to enunciate that. yes, and he was no coincidence that. yes, and he was no coincidence that the mayor was the second —— mail was the second largest paper in the country. you don't have a job like that for 26 years and not be in tune with your readership. jane is right. it's a very controversial figure. very controversial stance on a lot of issues. lots of other things that cause controversy. you're judged by sales, and the sales of e—mail has always been strong. and as a reason for that. you talk about it in being controversial, is sent on brexit and so on controversial, is sent on brexit and so on and so forth. the campaigns he might as well, particularly stephen
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lawrence. journalism prickly at its best. it was an incredibly bold thing to do at the time, to put the name of those five people and call them murderers. kevin and i know in journalism, you cannot do that and risk the libel but he was daring them. he was saying, come back at us


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