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jofra realises that obviously what he did was wrong, he's very remorseful for that and we will support him. but ultimately we are grateful to the west indies for the way they have taken that and obviously a breach of any protocol when we are trying to keep a bio—safe environment is not acceptable. this series is only really happening because of the strict bio—secure conditions in place. here at old trafford the players are once again cocooned behind closed doors. in a statementjofra archer said he'd let both teams down, but he's left england with a particular problem. the hosts were put into bat but before they did so the players all took a knee. cricketing rivals, united against racism. after winning the first test the west indies weren't short of confidence and they soon had plenty more. three early wickets, including the big one. captainjoe root missed the last game to be at the birth
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of his baby, isabella. welcome back. on this greatest of days, though, at last some fireworks. who else but ben stokes? if only there had been someone in the crowd to catch it. at the other end dom sibley got stuck in, not pretty, but hugely effective with an unbeaten 86. stokes also reached his half—century by the close as the pair turned an unpromising day into an excellent one. after all that pre—match travel drama, it's england in the driving seat. andy swiss, bbc news. now, it's a mission to unlock more secrets of the sun. the british—built solar orbiter spacecraft, which launched earlier this year, has taken the closest pictures of the sun ever. thejoint mission between nasa and the european space agency is studying the inner workings of the sun in unprecedented detail, and finding out more about how it affects us here on earth. here's our science correspondent, rebecca morelle.
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our sun is seen in remarkable close—up detail. these images taken by a solar orbiter reveal something we'd never seen before, small solar flares across the whole surface, which scientists have called campfires. seeing these images for the first time was breathtaking and when we look at the sun in these images we are able to see explosions happening all throughout the sun's atmosphere and we weren't expecting to see that, and that's the beauty of it, finding new things for the first time, seeing the sun in a new way, in a way we couldn't have imagined. clear the tower. the spacecraft started its mission in february. built in the uk, it's designed to cope with extreme temperatures as it nears our star. the earth is about 93 million miles from the sun and other missions have taken solar pictures from just above our planet.
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but on its first path, solar orbiter got much closer, within 48 million miles. and over the next two years it is heading closer still, within 25 million miles of the sun. this will give us a totally new view. in the next few years we will actually be able to pull up and look down on the sun above the north pole and then later on at the south pole, and we've never done that before, we've never ta ken pictures of the north and south poles and it could be dramatically different to what we see around the equator. today's images are just a glimpse of what is to come. the hope is this mission will finally shed light on our star. rebecca morelle, bbc news. that's it. now on bbc one, time for the news where you are.
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hello to viewers in the uk join those around the world. and now time to ta ke those around the world. and now time to take a look at the international and national front pages to take a look at the international and nationalfront pages in the papers. hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the papers will be bringing us tomorrow. with me are sienna rodgers, who is the editor of labour list, and the conservative commentator, tim montgomerie. let's look at tomorrow's front pages. the telegraph leads on accusations by security services
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that russian hackers are trying to steal the uk's research into a coronavirus vaccine. the same story makes the front page of the mirror. the newspaper carries a quotation from a gchq chief, condemning the alleged attacks by russian spies. the financial times reports that the hackers were also targetting covid—i9 vaccine research in the us and canada, as well as in the uk. it adds that the kremlin denies the charges. downing street has condemned the cyber attacks against science as "despicable" — that's according to the metro. the i also leads on the alleged attempts to steal vaccine research. the newspaper adds that moscow has also been accused of meddling in last year's uk general election. and a different story in the new york times. it leads on what it called a racial awakening in france, triggered by the killing of george floyd by a police officer in minneapolis. so let's begin.
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so, welcome to both of you. tim and sienna. looking at the front pages here, is unusual that the headlines are almost identical, but here we are almost identical, but here we are looking at the daily mirror. russians try to steal vaccine secrets, telegraph saying the same. tim, let's start with you. just explain a little bit about the story to those who don't know. i'm speaking to you from the wiltshire city of salisbury, which i think a lot will know if the city very affected by russian overseas meddling. in the not so distant past. this is just meddling. in the not so distant past. this isjust the meddling. in the not so distant past. this is just the latest example of a russian state that doesn't play by the rules, that doesn't play by the rules, that doesn't abide by normal international protocols. we had lots of exa m ples
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international protocols. we had lots of examples of the russian state using its power to interfere in elections, to steal commercial or military secrets. but this example where russia are trying to get ahead in the search for a vaccine for covid, you have a joint statement by the american, british and canadian governments warning that notjust british research laboratories have been under attack, but research laboratories and other parts of the world as well. coming from somewhere in salisbury where i don't think russia has been adequately punished for those poisoning attacks from a couple of years ago, the world really does need to act against russia and how it behaves overseas a. we will come to some of the broader points in a second, but sienna, staying with this story
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dominating the front pages. some of the stories here talking about these hackers. they're not smalltime hackers. they're not smalltime hackers we are talking about. no. actually, the telegraph reports that in directly implicating the president. obviously, this is a you story. it's unusual to look at every front page carrying the same story —— a huge story. it comes from an international group of security services, notjust the uk. ithink this taps into something that labour has been talking about, something that was warned at the start of the crisis. lisa nandy has been talking about it. this go it alone approach, instead, have spearheaded an international operation to distribute and create a vaccine. uk
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held a conference with the eu raising funds, and was positive, but oi'i raising funds, and was positive, but on the same day the us will wasn't involved there. the worrying thing there is we are talking about creating a vaccine at the moment. what happens when the vaccine is created and is right, will everyone ta ke created and is right, will everyone take the kind of doggy dog approach in terms of distribution? this are things we need to consider. this is very political. you talk about response. tim, you mentioned earlier the wider issues around russia. the russia embassy in london fired a warning shot by saying "any unfriendly actions against russia will not be left without a proper and adequate response. " will not be left without a proper and adequate response." what you make of that? that's what russia threatens. of course the danger is this week, there's also been a week where britain has been taking action against the chinese state. there's
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been talk about china punishing the uk as well in some form of potential cyber attacks for our decisions on huawei. this is a big new reality of the world order that we face. there are some very hostile state out there. russia and china foremost amongst them, and i think i partly agree with what sienna said. it's important for the democracy to protect ourselves, to work together to ensure that we can't be picked off individually by the likes of moscow or beijing. where i would disagree a little bit with sienna is we would actually need a coordinated rolling out of any vaccine that hopefully will be proposed by the effo rts hopefully will be proposed by the efforts taking place —— will be produced. i think at this stage,
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some competition between western the board theories —— western the board theories... once we have a vaccine, we should co—operate on learning on the way, but that competition between those different laboratories is not necessarily a bad thing at all. i'm just is not necessarily a bad thing at all. i'mjust going is not necessarily a bad thing at all. i'm just going to stay with you briefly before we move onto some of other papers. of course the russia report is due next week. what are conservative mps saying about that? first of all, there's an awful lot of upset and disappointment on how downing street handled the route that led to julian downing street handled the route that led tojulian lewis, rather than chris grayling, the government was my preferred candidate. itjust seems to be another example of
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another authoritarian approach, and it backfired on number ten. a lack of sort of openness to different perspectives. there's a lot of upset about that. generally about the release of the report, we will wait and see. i suspect it will not be as exciting as a lot of people think it might be. it will certainly suggest russian attempts to get involved in oui’ russian attempts to get involved in our democracy, but i think they will probably fall well short of looking anything like successful interference. we will see. one of those things with a lot of anticipation. it will come on next week. the daily telegraph, extra £3 billion to get the nhs ready for winter. boris johnson will announce an extra 3 billion in funding to keep the nightingale open until next march. it says he is
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connected —— expected to commit to have a million tested a by november. what do you make of the story? we are all very worried about the nhs and clearly, it does need more funding. as boris johnson and clearly, it does need more funding. as borisjohnson will say, it needs to be back already. there are huge worries about the fact that the winter season already, we see the winter season already, we see the nhs taken to the brink every single time winter comes. this time, there could be a second wave of made all of that. labour is warning tonight about childhood obesity and how experts say it's gotten worse during lockdown. i think lockdown has also had a huge impact on people's mental health. i've certainly seen that in people that i know. that's something that we won't fully see the impact of for quite some time. then those who have had covid and have recovered actually, many of them say they have symptoms for weeks and months afterwards. they have persistent problems in
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terms of breathing, being able to exercise, that sort of thing. then nhs staff, they're reporting more mental health problems themselves, and some of them are traumatised by what has happened. so it does need a huge amount of extra funding this winter. borisjohnson is very keen on announcing new testing targets, but we saw for weeks and weeks, the government not telling us how many people were being tested. we found out that that's actually because the figure they'd been using was completely inaccurate figure. they overestimated by 200,000 people, how many have been tested. there so many issues that need to be sorted out. let me bring you on that point about the testing. it's quite an at two ambitions target. it is ambitious. i think what we've learned through this exercise is that targets are
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very good for the nhs system to reach beyond their comfort zone and sort of try and achieve something that perhaps it wouldn't do without those targets. those targets haven't a lwa ys those targets. those targets haven't always been met, and i don't think it's just a scale of testing that we need to worry about. it's the speed of testing as well. i think if you don't have test coming back really quickly, telling people whether they are positive or not with the virus, then the whole system of tracking and tracing where people are willing to stay—at—home, self—isolate, and inform their friends that they might have an infection, if you don't have that speed of getting the test results back, the whole system of people's willingness to abide by the rules breaks down. the speed as well as scale seems to be incredibly important. sienna, just staying with this. the telegraph also talked about a report commissioned by sir
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patrick vallance. it was talked about a lot today. it warns that there could be 120,000


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