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an outbreak that only seems to be getting worse. shaimaa khalil, bbc news, sydney. nasa's new robotic spacecraft is on its way to mars in a mission to search for evidence of ancient life. it will take almost seven months to travel more than 300 million miles to the red planet. it's one of three missions currently trying to make it to mars as rebecca morelle reports. engine ignition, two, one, zero. . .and liftoff. the start of a mission... launching the next generation of robotic explorers to the red planet. ..that could finally answer the big question — was there ever life on mars? and that was to you. gone to close—loop control. the rover is called perseverance, and it's going to a region that was once covered by a lake. we now know mars had an enormous amount of water in its past. if ancient life was on mars,
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you know, we have a good bet that we might be able to find it in these sediments. so this is really a life—detection mission. this is the most advanced mars rover that nasa's ever built. it's about the same size and weight as a small car and it is jam—packed with instruments. this is its robotic arm, equipped with a drill and it will take samples of rock that could contain signs of life. there's also an instrument that will try to make oxygen from the carbon dioxide rich atmosphere — a vital technology for future astronauts on mars. and for the first time, nasa will test a mini mars helicopter that will try to fly in the extremely thin martian air. it's another pair of eyes from a totally different vantage point. just being able to get to places that we simply can't get to today. like sides of steep cliffs or very steep crevices, craters,
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places like that that a roverjust can't rove into. i mean, we're going to need to fly. another first for this mission is that the rock samples collected will be stored and eventually brought back to earth, and some will head to the uk. hopefully, in about ten or 15 years, we'll get those rocks back from mars. more missions will be sent to bring them back and then we'll be actually able to study those pieces of mars in laboratories on earth. nasa's spacecraft is the last of a trio heading to the red planet. china and the united arab emirates are already on their way. if they all succeed, it will mean a giant leap in our understanding of mars. rebecca morelle, bbc news. that's it from us. good night. at the ebenezer baptist church in atla nta, at the ebenezer baptist church in atlanta, georgia, three former presidents gathered to bid farewell
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welcome to bbc news. hello to viewers in the uk joining those around the world; it's now time for us to take a first look at the national and international front pages in the papers. hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the the papers will be bringing us tomorrow. with me are claire cohen — women's editor at the daily telegraph, and martin bentham — home affairs editor at the evening standard. we've got some of the papers in already. we've got some of the papers in already. the telegraph leads on the news that the lockdown
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is being tightened in parts of northern england, amid coronavirus flare—ups. trade unions are warning that people who are shielding must not be forced to return to their workplaces. that's according to the guardian. the daily mail carries the results of a study, which suggests people could ward off dementia by adopting a healthier lifestyle. the same story makes the front page of the express. the newspaper hails the study as a "major breakthrough" in reducing the risk of dementia. both the us and germany have seen sharp contractions in economic growth, amid the pandemic. that's in the financial times. the new york times leads on rising coronavirus cases in vietnam, which had, for months, been virus—free. and, the japan times
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reports that the country is to ease its virus—related entry policy for foreign nationals. so let's begin... before we start i must say that we will be breaking into the papers, breaking from the papers as soon as president trumps news conference begins. we are not sure when that's due to start. it's supposed to start anytime now. i will say hi to both of you claire and martin. if i tell you that we have to stop very suddenly it's because the president of the united states is speaking. i'm sure you'll understand. great to have both of you with us. we will dive straight in. we will start with the daily telegraph. breaking news this evening of lockdown measures being reimposed across parts of england. let's start with you claire, does this come as a surprise would you say? it doesn't really come every huge surprise was that i
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think we've seen a build of increasingly pessimistic messaging of the last few days. it was only earlier today that boris johnson said we shouldn't delude ourselves of the danger of the past. so there was a sense that perhaps this was building to something. i think it's worth pointing out that the government would have done this with a heavy heart. not least because any significant further lockdown will push us closer to even further economic problems. but also because this is happening largely in the north of england. and of course many of those people living there will be in the red constituency which gave their government their vote at the end of last year. and for whom boris johnson promised to level out. of course will be looking at the south now and thinking that a divide is emerging. i do think it probably had to be done. the rates of infection i for increasing. we see the government based on those sorts of numbers take action this week and
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obviously stopping quarantining people and when they come back from spain. where some of the rates are lower than they are in the north of england here. so i think they probably had to take that action. of course we have patrick vallance saying that the uk could potentially be only two to three weeks behind spain in terms of seeing more infections bubbling up. and the government was criticised let's not forget at the beginning of the pandemic for not locking down the uk sooner pandemic for not locking down the uk sooner in march when we knew that maybe we were only two to three weeks behind italy. so they do need to be seen to act. which is why they've seen some of the thinking behind this. we don't have martin for the moment. we will stay with you for now. is this the start of what some people have been speculating in recent days could be a second wave? some of the experts in the top scientists have warned that that's quite alarmist talk. i'm wa ry that that's quite alarmist talk. i'm wary of saying i think that is myself. i think probably it's more
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likely that certainly as we are a couple of weeks behind spain, we are going to see more let localised peaks of spikes happening. but clearly, these current ones have happened within specific areas that aren't usually far apart. areas of manchester, york shire, east lancashire, so that they are sort of isolated, if you'd like. i don't think we should be rushing to say that there's going to be a second wave. i think most of the experts are still predicting that if and when that happens it would be close to the winter. when of course some of these restrictions are probably going to be much harder to enforce. it's all well and good telling people in those areas that they can't meet other households indoors when you got nice weather and a potential heat wave coming at the end ofjuly, start of august. once we get to november a different story, i fear. martin, we get to november a different story, ifear. martin, and are you there? just hanging on. we will try and ask you a question and see if
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the line holds. this is not isn't a com plete the line holds. this is not isn't a complete lockdown, is a? answer some of the restrictions that were lifted have been brought doing that brought back in. if you can't explain exactly what the changes are? back in. if you can't explain exactly what the changes are ?m seems they are not able to meet. as claire was explaining there. martin andi claire was explaining there. martin and i think we are not able to meet you virtually. i think we are going have to pause to try your line again. these are unfortunately the perils of the new world that we live in. seems that your internet connection is a bit better than martin's. let's move on. we've got the front page of le figaro. my french is not too good. but i do have a translation here. it says masks and tests, the vacations in france. basically talking about how in france now a lot of people are having steak patients. people are
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staying in france for the most part staying in france for the most part staying in france for the most part staying in their masks masks and elco gel. a lot of people are turning towards the french countryside which is so beautiful. what do you make of this story? a lot of people here are also state patient in, aren't they? they are. i admiti patient in, aren't they? they are. i admit i don't speak fluent french either. a lot of people are steak a shooting. stories today at campsite in cornell about that. many until the end of september which is absolutely astonishing and probably quite bad news who was thinking they might be able to book a last—minute state haitian. we did a poll today which showed that half of people of the regions we probably don't even wa nt to ta ke the regions we probably don't even want to take stay vacation and argued to be staying at home. which is probably the original definition of stay vacation is that you don't go and have a holiday at home. in which case you probably won't even have to carry a mask and
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antibacterial gel if you're not going to go away. this could be a boost to their domestic economies of countries which of course have been hit. yes, of course. stay vacation are probably music to the heirs of places like campsites. and we know there has been a huge surge in interest in campsites and camping and sort of seaside holidays. all of which are usually popular because they are. people are really clambering. at their being booked up right until children get back school in september and that's a huge boost and certainly france as well which would be sorely missing. thank you very much. we don't have martin yet. you are sustaining this paper review on your own. some people don't a lwa ys on your own. some people don't always think that they get a word in edge wise. for now... were going to go to president trump. president trump speaking now at the white
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house. and a dear friend of mine herman cain, he was a very special person. i got to know him very well. and unfortunately, he passed away from a thing called the china virus. and we send our prayers to herman's great wife gloria. wonderful family andi great wife gloria. wonderful family and i have to say, america grieves for all of the 150,000 americans who had their lives taken by this horrible, invisible enemy. we mourn their loss. as a nation we mourn their loss. as a nation we mourn their loss. as a nation we mourn their loss as people. as people that love one another. and we are working very ha rd to love one another. and we are working very hard to not only contain this horrible event, this horrible plague, that's what it is it's a plague. but also to come up with
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therapeutics and vaccines and we are making a lot of strides. all of the world they are having tremendous problems. resurgence has taken place in many countries that people that we re in many countries that people that were doing well. despite a wide range of approaches to the pandemic between countries. this resurgence in cases is occurring throughout large portions of our planet. in japan, china, australia, belgium, spain, germany, hong kong, places where they thought they really done great. it came back and a couple of cases came back very strongly. the virus was said to be under control but new cases have risen very significantly once again. so when you think somebody‘s doing well, sometimes you have to hold your decision on that. you have to hold your statements. since the beginning
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ofjune daily new cases have increased by a factor of 1a times in israel. 35 times. that's 35 times in japan and nearly 30 times into australia just to name a few. these we re australia just to name a few. these were countries that were doing incredibly well. leadership was being praised. latin america now leads the world in confirmed infections. and with the scarcity of testing in latin america the true numbers, you are new idea what they might be. and i can see scarcity of testing almost anywhere except for our country. this disease is highly contagious and presents unique challenges to our border states. meanwhile states like california, washington state, maryland, nevada, illinois, oregon and many others, they were thought to be doing well and they had a big resurgence. and we re and they had a big resurgence. and were hit very hard. governors that
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we re were hit very hard. governors that were extremely popular and not so popular anymore. they were held up as models to follow then they got hit. i'm not saying it's their fault, probably not their fault. it's just the way it is. it's the way it is. highly infectious, one of the most infectious diseases that anybody has ever seen. not sense 1917 over 100 years ago has anyone seen anything like what we're witnessing now. but these states have also seen the virus substantially rebound and again, no one is immune. no one is immune. these facts illustrate the imposing determinant and it is a determinant that a blanket shutdown to achieve a temporary reduction in cases is
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