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welcome to bbc news. i'm reged ahmad. our top stories: jubilation for liverpool — crowned winners of the european champions league — after beating tottenham 2—0. huge celebrations in the spanish capital. it's the sixth time liverpool have won europe's premier football contest. brillant! awesome! a0 years i have been following them. a0 yea rs. and i love them! in other news: an explosion at a weapons factory in russia — the day after its director is fired for violating industrial safety rules.
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liverpool football fans are ecstatic, after their team became champions of europe for the sixth time. liverpool claimed that title after beating fellow english side — tottenham hotspur — in the champions league final in madrid. a controversial early penalty from mo salah — and a late finish from divock origi gave them a 2—0 win and a first trophy for manager jurgen klopp at anfield. tim allman reports. for liverpool fans, this truly was the joy of six. we won it six times! the club prides itself on its european pedigree. no english club comes close, and winning the champions league never gets boring. i am buzzing, i can't
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put it into words. i went to the final last year, i was there and it was...not the worst time, but sad times. tonight was amazing, not the best game ever, but fine. six—time champions league winners. i'm ecstatic. my voice has gone. i am absolutely buzzing, i can't wait to get into town and feel the atmosphere tonight. a momentous occasion, albeit not the greatest of matches. it started with a bang, liverpool awarded a penalty inside 30 seconds, dispatched with some gusto by the egyptian superstar mo salah. but as far as goals were concerned that was that until divock origi hit home in the 87th minute. a glorious night for the team, but also forjurgen klopp. his first trophy is liverpool manager, his first win in a final for seven years. for the players we were all pretty
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much crying on the pitch, because it was so emotional, so big, it meant so much to us. spare a thought for tottenham, who have pulled off some heroics during this champions league campaign, and might argue they were a little unlucky in the final, but this was liverpool's night. adding to a rollcall of honour, a cavalcade of legendary captains who have lifted the european cup, and now you can add jordan henderson to that list. liverpool's love affair with europe goes on. tim allman, bbc news. gavin lee is with the liverpool fans celebrating in central madrid. early hours of the morning, this is puerta del sol, one of the main streets here, and there is a sea of red everywhere, parental guidance for this one. we are going to go in and get a sense of the atmosphere, because the beer is flowing,
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the tops are off, it is 2a degrees here in madrid, and they have just won the biggest prize in europe. let's look around for a moment, because these are fans who are in the best spirits. these fans are some of the 10,000 who haven't been able to get into the stadium, so they have come for the spirit and they are soaking up everything. come this way. there is a family i want to speak to somewhere in the crowd. you're live on the bbc, what is your name? rebecca. you have come from...? northern ireland. bring the camera in. rebecca, did you say? yes. this is rebecca from northern ireland. tell us about the atmosphere. it is unbelievable, best night of my life. is this the first time in madrid? yes. tell me about the spurs fans, the liverpool fans, in one capital? harmonious?
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it's been grand, no fighting or anything. fantastic. enjoy the beer, and enjoy the night. take care. let me say this... this way, there are quite a lot of police here because it is the biggest surveillance operation for spain in their history, in sport. they have a700 officers, they have drones up ahead, they want it to be like this, celebratory, but — with a parental advisory — they are having a fantastic time. that's it, it is the early hours of the morning, they are still going, so am i. they are sweaty, i'm sweaty, loads of beer, we have avoided it so far, we are doing well.
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a factory explosion in the russian city of dzerzhinsk has injured 79 people and damaged 180 homes nearby. city officials say that the factory was used to produce and store high—explosive bombs for the military. at least five people were inside the factory at the time of the explosion. they were all safely evacuated. ramzan karmali reports. a huge tower of smoke overshadows the city of dzerzhinsk, the aftermath of a massive explosion. witnesses say there were at least two huge blasts that caused the shockwave through the city. translation: there was a terrifying column of smoke. it looked 20 metres high from here. it was probably a couple of kilometres high. a black column of smoke in the shape of a mushroom. the explosions took place in a factory that stored high explosive forms for the military. scores have been injured and despite the damage to windows
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and nearby homes there were no fatalities. most of those hurt were cut by flying glass. translation: at the moment one person is in a serious condition. there is no threat to the local population and all the emergency services are making checks and evaluations to eliminate any possibility of situation getting worse. more than half of those injured were residents of the city and not in the plant when the blast occurred. last august, three people died in another factory blast in the city. now a criminal investigation is being launched into potential safety violations at the plant. ramzan karmali, bbc news. let's get some of the day's other news. a group of doctors linked to anti—government protesters in sudan is blaming the security forces for the death of a demonstrator near the site of a long—running sit—in. they say ten people were injured. since the protests led to the military overthrowing president 0mar al—bashir in april, the transitional ruling council has become the focus of
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the protesters‘ anger. a complete ban of plastic bags has come into force in tanzania which has become the 34th african country to bring in such restrictions. under the new environmental laws, using, selling importing or producing plastic bags is completely banned in the east african state. anyone caught using plastic bags or wrappings could face a week injail. a 37—year—old political outsider nayib bukele has been sworn in as el salvador‘s new president. he has promised to tackle corruption and gang violence, and pledged to cure the central american country that he described as a "sick child." china says the us should bear entire responsibility for trade talk setbacks — although the country is open to further talks with the united states. the comments come as chinese ministers address an international conference in singapore. but the chinese defence minister,
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general wei fenghe, warned that if washington wanted a trade war, beijing was prepared, and suggested any potential military conflict between the two countries would be disastrous. 0ur correspondent karishma vaswani is in singapore for us. first of all, the chinese ministers had quite a bit to say about this trade war with the us. yes, they did. quite unusual for a trade war with the us. yes, they did. quite unusualfor a defence minister to speak so much about the issue of the day which is trade. china and the united states are locked in a bitter trade battle, they have slapped hundreds, tariffs rather on many goods on either side. this has been going on for many months and china's message was very clear at the shangri—la dialogue. it is open to having more discussions with united states, in fact the minister said the door is very much
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open but that it would not be bullied by the us and the chinese people are ready for a long fight, fight to the bitter end and really, that was a sentiment i got when i was listening to the speech that he made right here, the dialogue in that conference room. he was trying to portray a position of strength to his counterparts in the room, defence ministers from all over the world saying that china had the right to do what it's been doing in places like the south china sea, protecting its interests is a vital priority for the chinese nation. i'm sure the us was listening very closely on those comments on trade. the defence minister had quite robust comments to make on the issue of taiwan two. yes, absolutely. and i think that was one of the key concerns of the key priorities in the messaging of the speech was not and also spoke to after the speech
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said that while the message from beijing was consistent on taiwan, china will maintain a continue to protect its national interest there, and the unity of the chinese nation, but the territory struck was much harsher in fact, he went on to say that while china would never take an inch of anybody else's territory, it would never seed and inch of its own territory because of the chinese army would fight to protect its national interest. he also said that any attempts from foreign interference or any attempts to divide the nation of china, would be disastrous. very briefly, how where is it to hearfrom chinese ministers in the very public setting? chinese ministers to attend the shangri—la dialogue but it is the first time since 2011 that a chinese minister of defence at this level has come and spoken at length in this form. the reason for that is that ageing is trying to change the us narrative
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that it has been saying to its partners —— beijing. trying to fight back against the perception that in some way beijing is trying to economically and militarily influence the region and its partners was not that is the key point, some of the key point is mr davis to —— in the message today. president trump has broken diplomatic convention by publicly commenting on the british conservative party leadership race. ahead of next week's state visit, he told a british newspaper that boris johnson would make an "excellent" prime minister. here's our political correspondent iain watson. politics, like comedy, can be all about timing. donald trump's three—day state visit will comejust ahead of the conservative leadership contest, and perhaps unsurprisingly, he's been signalling support for a blonde—haired, occasionally gaffe—prone big beast, telling a uk newspaper that borisjohnson would be excellent. i've always liked him.
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i don't know that he's going to be chosen, but i think he's a very good guy, a very talented person. he's been very positive about me and our country. and the president claimed that other candidates had asked for his support. other people have asked me for an endorsement, i have been asked for endorsements. state visits are supposed to be diplomatic, not political occasions, but diplomacy and etiquette aren't really donald trump's strong points, and he's not alone in this, because four years ago, as london mayor, borisjohnson accused donald trump of "stupefying ignorance" and suggested he wasn't fit to hold the office of us president. ah, how things change. this conservative leadership contender said, in any case, an endorsement from donald trump could be seen in a more negative light. i think you have to ask boris whether that helps or hinders boris's campaign, but, look, what i would say is that i'm very proud as foreign secretary
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that we have the best relationship with the united states. and another runner in the conservative leadership race didn't get the thumbs up from the president. he was annoyed by michael gove's suggestion that he had been sabre rattling over iran's nuclear programme. the white house insists that donald trump hasn't formally endorsed a leadership candidate, but some aspiring occupants of number 10 will be bracing themselves over the next few days, unsure if they're going to be praised or buried by the outspoken vip visitor. iain watson, bbc news. stay with us on bbc world news, still to come: the democratic republic of congo buries a long—standing opposition leader, and his funeral becomes a diplomatic summit. the queen and her husband began their royal progress to westminster.
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the momemt of crowning in accordance with the order of service, by a signal given, the great guns of the tower shall be shot off. tributes have been paid around the world to muhammad ali, who has died at the age of 7a. 0utspoken but rarely outfought, he transcended the sport of boxing, of which he was three times a world champion. he was a fighter and he fought all the way to the end, even through his illness. yes, he did. uefa imposes an indefinite ban on english clubs playing in europe. today is the 20th anniversary of the release of the beatles album sergeant pepper's lonely hearts club band, a record described as "the album of the century."
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this is bbc world news, the latest headlines: liverpool have won football's top club competition, the european champions league, beating fellow english clu b tottenha m. tens of thousands of people, including heads of state from around africa have attended the funeral of the veteran congolese opposition leader, etienne tshisekedi. mr tshisekedi died in belgium two years ago, but his body was only returned to the democratic republic of congo on thursday because of disagreements between his family and the country's former government. mr tshisekedi's son is now president. bill hayton reports. it was a funeral but it felt a bit like a celebration. etienne tshisekedi was never president of
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the drc, but after losing the elections gave himself the title nonetheless. he died in exile two yea rs nonetheless. he died in exile two years ago while receiving medical treatment in belgium. he was finally given a ceremony in a football stadium and supporters of his party we re stadium and supporters of his party were delighted. translation: i am proud today to see tshisekedi buried by us democrats. the funeral only possible because etienne tshisekedi's son was elected president at the end of last year. the man he replaced, former presidentjoseph kabila, did not attend the funeral, and nor did several other leading figures. the presidents of five of the country's neighbours did join the celebration. translation: we know that papa etienne tshisekedi was never president of the republic, but many presidents have honoured him as if he was a president, and this pleases me. the most surprising guest was paul kagame e, president of rwanda.
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this country has been fighting rebels along the border with the drc for two decades, but on friday he joined his congolese and angolan cou nterpa rts joined his congolese and angolan counterparts and they agreed to wipe out opposing groups. the ceremonies came to an end with the laying to rest of mr tshisekedi's often on the outskirts of the capital, but while this was an opportunity for regional togetherness there was little sign of reconciliation between the drc‘s rival politicians. the search for eight missing climbers in the himalayas , including four britons, is expected to resume in the next few hours. the group had been attempting to climb the nanda devi mountain which is the second highest in india. their goal is believed to have been the east peak of the mountain, which is more than 7,000 metres high and lies close to the border with china. the alarm was raised on friday night
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after the team failed to return to base as expected. gordonjanow is from alpine ascents — he explains more about the route the climbers were taking. that's what mountaineers try to do — is test new routes up mountains. so for a competent group of mountaineers that are highly skilled we look at mountains in different ways and say is this route or that route a way that we can claim, so that's what it makes it exciting for this group of climbers, obviously very dangerous. what is it about this region that they were trying to get to that was so dangerous? they were very technical. you are notjust walking on a path, you are using ice axes. when it is icy it might turn to rock, you are using multiple skills at one time to scale this mountain. it is a very challenging mountain even by its more common route. this is a mountain that has only seen 13 or ia successful expeditions since it was first claimed in 1936.
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those are extraordinary statistics. these are obviously experienced climbers. what sort of precautions did they take in case they got into trouble on the climb? well, we don't know what the situation was. but they might have avalanche beacons that send out a message if they were activated. they might be taking oxygen with them. they are very meticulous when they are climbing this mountain as much as possible, trying to keep warm. the conditions are like mount everest in that sense, they are high in the himalayas and are on very difficult terrain. there might not be an obvious place to set camps up, setting up tents in precarious situations as you make your way up the mountain. you were saying earlier that experienced climbers try and, i suppose, get more of a challenge for them every time, do you think climbers are taking more and more dangerous risks? this's what climbers have done historically. no more dangerous than the first ascent in 1936. it took them ten plus years to even
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find a possible route up the mountain. any time you are taking on a himalayan peak of this difficulty is always going to be dangerous. but you hone your skills, you do a lot of research, and you have a plan you are going after. hopefully it will be found it was not an avalanche, it could be a single fall where people were trying to help them, and they are just delayed getting back to base camp. scientists are warning that drought could damage scotland's peat bogs, undermining efforts to tackle climate change. the flow country, in the far north of the nation, stores three times as much carbon as all the trees in the uk combined. now artists are trying to raise awareness of the area's importance by turning the scientific data being gathered there into music, sculpture and sound. this report from james cook. this is the flow country,
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a blustery bog that covers hundreds unique in europe, it looks flat and featureless. when you first walk out into this bog, you get the idea that there is nothing much going on here, but it is amazing what happens if you just stop and listen. suddenly the whole landscape seems to come alive. birds chirping. bubbling sound. from this observation tower, scientists and visitors alike can marvel at a landscape formed over thousands of years. the peat is composed of not—quite—rotted—away remains of plants, and plants, when they are growing, take in carbon through photosynthesis, so that is holding carbon in the peat.
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and the sphagnum moss, that is the important one. that's the main builder of the peat. cathy hind keeps her ear close to the ground. she is capturing the sounds of the flow country for a show of soundscapes and sculptures at the edinburgh festival. she is one of five artists who are turning science into art. i started off recording sounds from inside the bog, i have underwater microphones that i can throw into the bog pools and have a listen. i also have microphones i can bury in the squelchy bog. i kind of want to listen underneath the bog, below the blanket, which is the title of the show, and i am hoping to hear some other water boats and other invertebrates that will make popping sounds. it carries a message about conservation in an era of climate change. for centuries, the folk of the highlands sliced and burned peat for warmth.
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scientists now say it is essential to keep the bog pristine. underneath our feet in the flow country there is an estimated 400 million tons of carbon. that is more carbon than trees in the whole of the uk, approximately three times as much. peatland covers overall a very small proportion of the landmass of the globe, but they play a tremendous role in regulating and slowly but surely cooling the climate. is there a danger that as the climate warms, that the storage of carbon he will be disrupted? there is a risk. when peatlands are disturbed we lose the carbon at a much greater rate than it is being created, so it could fuel climate change rather than mitigated. conservationists are fighting back, damming drains to raise the water level and clearing 1980s forestry to restore the peatland to its original state.
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preventing this bog drying out is, they say, critical in the struggle against climate change. some breaking news out of the world of boxing. a huge upset at madison square garden ‘s, anthonyjoshua has been beaten by andy ruiz square garden ‘s, anthonyjoshua has been beaten by andy ruinunior. this is his first defeat, and andy ruiz becomes the first mexican to wina ruiz becomes the first mexican to win a world heavyweight championship. so a huge update, anthonyjoshua beaten championship. so a huge update, anthony joshua beaten by championship. so a huge update, anthonyjoshua beaten by andy ruiz
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junior. much more coming up, a lot on that champions league win by liverpool. the first half of the weekend and the first day ofjune of course, brought a burst of heat and sunshine for some of us. scenes like this were repeated across many southern and eastern parts of the uk thanks to a feed of very warm air from iberia. temperatures to the west of london got very close to 28 degrees, the warmest day of the year so far. but as you can see that was not the story everywhere. further north and west it was much cooler, largely down to some extra cloud and some outbreaks of rain. that cooler weather is going to spread across all parts of the uk over the next 2a hours or so. low pressure increasingly taking charge. this cold front here will eventually open the door to that cooler air. but most of us starting sunday morning in the very mild,
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muggy air. temperatures as we start the day generally between 11 and 17 degrees. we start off with some heavy rain, too, across scotland and that'll move northwards. and then here's our cold front, this band of cloud and showers moving across scotland into england and wales. could be the odd flash of lightning, the odd rumble of thunder. but as this band of cloud and showers drifts eastwards, it squashes the heat ever further east. so eastern parts of england, through yorkshire, lincolnshire, east anglia, the south—east, it could again get into the middle 20s, maybe 27,28 degrees. but further west, look at that 16 in plymouth, 19 in cardiff. we continue to see these outbreaks of showery rain pushing eastwards as well. something brighter for western fringes of england and wales later, certainly some brighter weather through the day for northern ireland, at least for a time. 0ur cloud and showery rain continues to push eastwards across scotland. and it will be breezy for all of us.
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but into northern ireland, late in the afternoon we're likely to see some showers and possible thunderstorms, and you can see the swirl here, this is quite a deep area of low pressure moving close to northern ireland and scotland. all of us into cooler air though, by monday morning, so temperatures as we start the day between nine and 12 degrees. there is the cold front, all of us behind that front on monday. so a cooler, fresher feel but with low pressure in charge and some fairly tightly squeezed isobars on that chart, it is going to be windy, particularly across the northern half of the uk where we will also see quite a few showers, further south not as many showers, there will be one or two but most places will be dry with some spells of sunshine. but those temperatures, whereever you are, 15—20 degrees at the very best. and we stick with that much cooler theme as we head through the week ahead. we will see some rain at times, but also some spells of sunshine.
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this is bbc news. the headlines: liverpool have beaten fellow english club tottenham hotspur 2—0 to win the european champions league. liverpool's german manager, jurgen klopp, said it was the best night of his professional life and paid tribute to his boys forfighting on "with no fuel in the tank" after an exhausting season. eight climbers, including four britons and others from the us, australia, and india, are missing on india's second—highest mountain. they began their ascent of nanda devi, near the border with china, almost three weeks ago, but rescuers were sent out when they failed to return. a blast at an explosives manufacturing plant in the russian city of dzerzhinsk is now known to have injured 79 people. the kristall plant said that its director had been fired the previous day after being blamed for an explosion that occurred in april and also destroyed a section of the plant.


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