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the slurry will be collected in these tanks and the methane captured to power vans. g7 leaders take note. you know, making money from muck if you want to use it, you know? council vans will be running on the gas captured from cow poo. britain's not blameless on the environment, of course. it's cut down almost all its own ancient forests. it has no plan for insulating draughty homes. and what's more, its spending £27 billion on roads that will actually increase emissions. cornwall has its own controversy too. trees were felled at the hotel for the g7 leaders. a new report says even in a county with such rich natural assets, wildlife is in decline. for local leaders and g7 leaders, it's a massive challenge. roger harriban, bbc news.
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—— roger harrabin, bbc news. time for a look at the weather — here's matt taylor. good afternoon. looking lovely in the sunshine in cornwall this afternoon, but temperatures already 21 degrees in the midlands and for all of us, the rest of the week is set to get potentially warmer and more humid. if you are after rain for the garden, some essential energy scenarios will be disappointed, or glad, depending on your point of view. nothing expected. and eastern areas, rain will come and go in the west, western scotland and northern ireland the hottest. —— the wettest. in northern ireland, after a bit of a cloudy day so far, there will be brighter breaks to the east through this afternoon. sunshine to the east of scotland lifting temperatures to 2122, widely blue skies across the east of wales and eastern england,
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temperatures 22 to 25. this evening will be fine, partly clear skies across wales, england and eastern scotland, western scotland to northern ireland, clouds thickening up northern ireland, clouds thickening up and raining turning heavier tomorrow morning, but the temperatures for towns and cities all in double figures because the air is coming from the mid—atlantic. there will be weather fronts close to the north and west, a greater chance of rain across parts of scotland, northern ireland and even the western fringes of england and wales. the cloud could produce rain or drizzle at times. the highest temperatures will be in eastern england yet again, a bit cooler. made scotland and northern ireland but still warm for the time of year. the yellows stay in the charge overnight, indicating temperatures will not drop much, thursday starting with temperatures in the mid—teens for some. deep low
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pressure is pushing toward scotland which will strengthen winds in parts of scotland and northern ireland. while we could see some drizzle across western england and wales, even with more clouds uk wide on thursday, temperatures are still widely into the 20s. lachie whitfield continues into friday, it turns cooler through the day in northern western areas, the best of the sunshine towards east anglia but into the weekend the sunshine will develop more abundantly and it will turn hot across england and wales, some spots getting close to 30. a reminder of our top story... areas of greater manchester and lancashire are to get extra testing and military support after a rise in covid cases. that's all from the bbc news at one, so it's goodbye from me, and on bbc one we nowjoin the bbc�*s news teams where you are.
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good afternoon. it's 1.30pm and here's your latest sports news. wales defender connor roberts says they are convinced they can at least match their performance five years ago in paris at the upcoming european championship. they're in baku ahead of three group games in nine days, starting against switzerland on saturday. they also have italy and turkey to come. they had a fantastic run at euro 2016, reaching the semi—finals, and roberts know this will be a tournament like no other. obviously, it is a lot different compared to last time, there were fans here, it was all in one place kind of thing. there was only a handful of players in the squad who were there and there are plenty of players, including young ones, who want to make their own memories and the only way we can do that is taking it almost by the scruff of the neck and enjoying it and doing everything we can to make the tournament
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a good one. former england batsman mark ramprakash says political intervention in the suspension of bowler ollie robinson is "unwelcome". robinson was dropped after racist and sexist tweets he posted eight or nine years ago came to light as he was making his england debut, in the first test against new zealand. prime minister borisjohnson backed the culture secretary, oliver dowden, who said the suspension was "over the top", but ramparaksh believes england had no choice. i think it's a very sensible move by the ecb. to give themselves time to think about, well, first of all, to investigate, and to come up with a balanced and fair, appropriate punishment for ollie robinson. because clearly, this is a tricky situation. ideally, the ecb would have done some due diligence on the players that they want to select and represent, notjust the ecb, but the country, and represent society. all—rounder sophia dunkley has been given her first england women's central contract for this season.
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she made her international debut at the twenty20 world cup three years ago and she's already scored a century this season for surrey and south—east stars. dunkley is one of 17 players to receive a deal ahead of a busy summer, which begins with their first test against india in more than seven years starting a week tomorrow. english golfer danny willett has revealed he's had surgery for appendicitis. he played at the memorial tournament in ohio over the weekend and today he tweeted a picture of himself in a hospital bed with the message: "so the pain that kept me awake most of saturday night turned out "to be appendicitis! "operation went well, also removed a hernia, "add it to having covid in march, wisdom tooth out in april... "all in all, been a great year!" england prop kyle sinkcler says his late call—up for this summer's lions tour was a massive shock after he missed out in the inital selection last month.
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he'll be heading to south africa in place of the injured andrew porter. sinckler was in the squad for the tour of new zealand and he was devastated to be left out of this year's party. as a sportsperson, it is easy to get lost, it is easy to get lost in terms of when i don't get selected, "oh, my god, you know, "what are they doing? "this is crazy, you should be there." you can kind of fall into that without even realising become a victim. now, it is not losing yourself in terms of everyone telling you how great you are. it's like, "well, i didn't get selected in the first place "because obviously i wasn't good enough, so i need to improve." that's all the sport for now, but there's more on the bbc sport website and i'll be back later. the former bosnian serb military
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leader ratko mladic will hear the outcome of an appeal against his genocide conviction for the 1995 srebrenica massacre later. mladic was sentenced to life imprisonment by a un war crimes tribunal in 2017. prosecutors said he personally oversaw the massacre at what was supposed to be a un—protected enclave. our correspondent in the hague anna holligan sent this report. ratko mladic was the face of an audacious military campaign, the hands—on enforcer of a political plot engineered at the top to make sections of bosnia's muslim population disappear. i would say that's probably one of the most important individuals in determining how the war would play out in bosnia—herzegovina. his responsibility and how the prosecution argued the case is that basically he was at the top of a certain pyramid of violence. it began with persecution. propaganda that turned neighbours against one another, and for thousands
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ended in srebrenica. families had fled to a united nations base, a designated safe zone, expecting protection. when ratko mladic and his bosnian serb army arrived, he reassured the displaced crowds with chocolates for the children and promises of a safe passage. then separated the women from their sons, husbands and fathers. in the four days that followed, approximately 8,000 bosnian muslim men and boys were executed. we have scientific evidence. we use dna as the first line of identification. the historical evidence is there. they should start teaching this in schools, in the region and beyond the region, because this is an important contribution to justice. every single one of the 161 people indicted by this yugoslav tribunal have been accounted for. some have died, many served their time. this court has an enviable record in terms of internationaljustice, but what of its legacy?
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have the legal battles fought here in the hague had any impact on reconciliation in the region? accountability in itself, prosecutions by themselves or convictions will not bring reconciliation. reconciliation has to come from within a society. so, where it looked impossible in the �*90s to have these individuals arrested, well, it happened. justice delayed doesn't mean necessarilyjustice denied. every year, the families gather in srebrenica to mourn their loss. they're hoping this year there will be some form ofjustice. anna holligan, bbc news, in the hague. the us vice—president, kamala harris, has urged would—be migrants from guatamala not to come to the united states. she said the trip north was extremely dangerous and they would be turned back. the biden administration has pledged
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more than $300 million in humanitarian aid for migrants. ms harris is in mexico on the final leg of her visit to the region, from where will grant reports. no doubt conscious that the biden administration has been perceived as a soft touch among would—be immigrants, vice—president harris arrived in guatemala with a stark message. do not come. the united states will continue to enforce our laws and secure our border. if you come to our border, you will be turned back. warning issued, she also came bearing gifts — a donation of 500,000 doses of the coronavirus vaccine, which guatemala badly needs to speed up its vaccination roll—out. and she set out a series of initiatives and investments in the region. washington plans to pump $300 million into guatemala in the short term, part of more than $4 billion into central america over the next few years.
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critics say the money will bolster guatemala's police and security forces to better clamp down on migrants as they try to leave. but the vice—president said the aim was development, to give people reasons to stay at home. our world is interconnected and interdependent and, therefore, what happens abroad is of priority to the united states of america and that is why i am in guatemala today. however, it will be difficult to persuade many guatemalans that staying put is in their best interests. there are extreme levels of poverty and hunger in much of the country as it has been battered by the ravages of natural disasters, climate change and covid—19. with corruption so endemic in central america, the us wants to see an anti—corruption taskforce brought in to ensure that funds are administered responsibly. the guatemalan leader physically bristled at the suggestion his administration was part of the problem.
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translation: i would like to turn this question back to you. - how many cases of corruption have i been accused of? i will give you the answer — zero. as vice—president harris embarks on the next leg of herjourney, she arrives here in mexico with the same basic messages she hammered home in guatemala — that people planning to emigrate north shouldn't travel, but that the biden administration will commit funds to creating jobs and prosperity south of the border instead. it is a promise heard by successive governments in washington and one that has proven to be hollow in the past. she may struggle to persuade people here that things will be different this time around. the government is set to crackdown on illegal puppy smuggling and ban imports of dogs with cropped ears, as part of a new set of measures to ensure animal welfare. under the kept animals bill, the uk would also restrict the keeping of primates as pets, as well as becoming the first european country to ban
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live animal exports. the headlines on bbc news: areas of greater manchester and lancashire are to get extra testing and military support, after a rise in covid cases. the death of sarah everard in march — a serving metropolitan police officer pleads guilty to her kidnapping and rape. hundreds of suspected criminals are arrested worldwide after being tricked into using an fbi—run encrypted messaging app that lured them into police hands. when the former us president bill clinton wrote a novel with the authorjames patterson three years ago it became an instant best—seller. now the pair have teamed up again to write �*the president's daughter�* — a thriller about a former president who embarks on a dramatic mission to rescue his kidnapped daughter. so how much of their fiction is based on fact?
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they have given their only uk interview to our arts correspondent rebecca jones. ready? she wanted to laugh and joke at the thought of being kidnapped, but the hard look in that secret service agent's eyes, so much like dad's, kept her mouth shut. so, how did the writing process work? master patterson here would give me a list of assignments, which were basically, tell us how we're going to say this without screwing it up. he was so shocked that somebody would actually give him some things to do, some tasks. i loved it. i'm well aware that most people in the end found politics boring, if it takes you more than 15 seconds to say what you're doing. if a lot of people read this book, and like the thriller, they'll pick up some things about the presidency. the authenticity is the key thing for us. how much of the plotline is inspired by real events?
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were there ever specific threats made against your daughter chelsea? well, if there were, i still wouldn't talk about them. my daughter, like other adult children of presidents, loses secret service protection when you leave the white house. and normally, that's fine, because there is no real danger. but when i left, 9/11 hadn't happened yet. bin laden still had me under a fatwa because i had tried so hard to kill him, or at least capture him. and so i was worried about anybody in my family being collateral damage. you look at things like the storming of the capitol, and you go, oh, my god, how can we write fiction that could compete with what's going on in the world? it was horrible, but if you want to live in a country where everything is about politics, everything is polarised, you're 100% right, and if you're not, you're100% wrong, this is where we are going.
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and you might as well get used to it. in terms of advising joe biden, he's about to come to the uk for g7 summit. should he be pushing for those g7 countries to fund a global vaccination programme? i don't want to put it like that. he's got to take his own advice. i think the g7 has a big obligation to get this vaccine out as quickly as possible to poorer countries. look at all these variants that keep coming up. all this is going to come back to the uk and united states. yourwife, hillary, is also writing a thriller. so how is that working? we're going to kick her butt! we are scared to death. this is highly competitive, and it's a good book. yeah, he's read it. he says it's terrific. i've read it, it's really good. but these two have set the bar high. their first book sold more than 3 million copies. rebecca jones, bbc news.
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dup leader edwin poots has announced mla paul girvan is to replace arlene foster as northern ireland's new first minister. mr poots has been unveiling his new team during a series of announcements at stormont today. what can we expect? i suppose this was one of the worst secrets in politics. he was one of the worst secrets in olitics. . , , , ., politics. he had been tipped for the last few days _ politics. he had been tipped for the last few days to _ politics. he had been tipped for the last few days to be _ politics. he had been tipped for the last few days to be the _ politics. he had been tipped for the last few days to be the man - politics. he had been tipped for the last few days to be the man who i last few days to be the man who edwin poots would nominate to take over as first minister at stormont. he is relatively young, 39, a member of the stormont assembly for ten years and in that time he has held senior positions. he has been chair of thejustice senior positions. he has been chair of the justice committee. senior positions. he has been chair of thejustice committee. a senior positions. he has been chair of the justice committee. a few years ago he was communities
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minister, meaning he was in charge of everything from the welfare system to grassroots sport. he does have ministerial experience. like edwin poots, he has socially conservative views. recently, he has been steering a private members bill £0 . to tighten . ”7 7 to tighteiniup . to tighten up abortion laws trying to tighten up abortion laws here in northern ireland and in effect ban abortions in cases where an unborn child is diagnosed with a serious disability. likewise, with mr poots, he says his faith as part of his politics and he is a member of his politics and he is a member of the free presbyterian church, the church set up by ian paisley a number of decades ago. speaking in the great hollow at stormont this afternoon, whenever mr poots confirmed he would be nominating paul given as first minister, he recognised he had a huge
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responsibility. the first policy issue he recognised was bringing down hospital waiting lists and northern ireland. he will be proposed as first minister in the stormont assembly on monday, which is when arlene foster will resign as first minister. that proposal will be put to a vote and it will have to be put to a vote and it will have to be voted through in a cross community basis. sinn fein will have to approve the appointment of paul given an orderfor him to to approve the appointment of paul given an order for him to take to approve the appointment of paul given an orderfor him to take up office. many unpaid carers are exhausted and at breaking point after looking after loved ones round—the—clock over the course of the pandemic — that's the stark warning from charities this morning. a survey by carers uk found that coronavirus had led to people losing an average of 25 hours of support per week, with nearly two—thirds saying they didn't know how they could carry on without a break. jayne mccubbin has been speaking to some carers about their experiences.
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he can't do anything for himself. an absolute massive stroke on the 14th of november, 2019. you're having your tea. she needs complete support, emotionally and then physically. and it's all often against her wishes. go and do it, monica, shut the door. no, not today. will she hit me? will she pull my hair? that seems to have just become much, much worse, because it's the same every day. for 43 years, judith has cared for her daughter, monica, who was born with profound brain damage. della's caring responsibilities for husband jim started
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in the months just before the first lockdown. and because of the pandemic, both families have had to struggle on their own. you haven't had any support? no. through any of the pandemic? nothing. are you exhausted? absolutely. sometimes i curl up on the sofa of an evening whenjim's watching tv, and ijust go... ..out. and then when i wake up, i'm disoriented. ithink, oh, heck, is it still today? have i still got my night shift to do? yeah, absolutely exhausted. tonnes exhausted. a survey on behalf of five charities for carers week,
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found that almost three quarters of carers haven't had any breaks from their caring role during the pandemic. over two thirds say their mental health has suffered. three quarters say they are exhausted. more than a third say they now feel unable to manage their unpaid caring role. how are you coping? a struggle. i've always worked. della's always worked. nothing now, nothing. i'd be well dead without dell. she's me rock. judith's daughter hasn't left the house in over a year. the brilliant respite services they relied on closed because of the pandemic. they've just restarted, but only with a third of the hours available. come on you, come on. bring your bag. monica's world has shrank to a bedroom she increasingly locks herself in.
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when the support stopped, you're prompted to realise how much you just do depend on it. are you coming? i don't think so. have there been times, because of the pandemic, when you thought, i don't think i can carry on doing this? erm, there have been times, and some close friends have actually made that decision after 30 years of caring. because the service has just fell apart? this has been too much forthem, and, erm... my friend, her son's gone into a care home and she's distraught. she cries herself to sleep every night. when was the last time you both went out then? eh, august bank holiday last year. that's months ago. bleak. yeah, yeah, proper bleak.
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but he's here. that's the main thing. it's a lifelong thing that you do because you love them. you love your sons and daughters. love sustains them, but charities say carers need and deserve more. jayne mccubbin, bbc news. there you go, sorted. that wasn't too bad, was it? yes. the government said it recognises the "vital role" of unpaid carers during the pandemic and that it would "continue to work closely with carer organisations to support them". now it's time for a look at the weather with matt taylor. hello. it has been a warm day once again, particularly for england where is where the sunniest of sky is happening. over the next few days we keep with the warm theme across the board. the cloud that we see will produce more in the way of rain to drizzle for the north and west. this is the rainfall chart for the
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rest of the week. across many central and eastern areas barely a drop of rainfall this week. at the moment we have seen some light rain and drizzle across western areas. through the rest of today, it stays fairly cloudy across much of scotland and northern ireland and we could see some more rain or drizzle return in the evening. further south and east, temperatures mainly in the 20s into the early part of the evening. through this coming night, more rain and drizzle across western areas. there could be heavy bursts for northern ireland and the very north and west of scotland. temperatures creeping up night on night at the moment, creeping up further through the rest of the week. the air is being drawn up from the mid—atlantic. more of a breeze on wednesday and more on the way of rain, with heavier burst at times. we could see patchy rain and drizzle in parts of northern and western
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england as well as western wales. the sunniest conditions on wednesday in parts of the midlands and eastern england. with that humid air in place, as we go through wednesday night into thursday morning, temperatures will not drop much. these are at the low temperature to take us into thursday morning. it will be a humid start because we still have that none of south—westerly winds coming all the way from the mid—atlantic. more weather fronts pushing way from the mid—atlantic. more weatherfronts pushing into north—west scotland bringing further rain. a bit of patchy drizzle and extensive cloud elsewhere. not a huge amount of sunshine on thursday, just the odd bright break here and there. even with icloud, temperatures widely in the low to mid 20s. whilst we still see the cloud on friday, but the weekend increasing amounts of sunshine and it will turn hot, particularly for england and where is. there will be some spots in england that could get
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close to 30 degrees. goodbye for now.
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this is bbc news. the headlines: areas of greater manchester and lancashire are to get extra testing and military support, after a rise in covid cases . this includes rapid response teams, putting in extra testing, military support, and supervised in—school testing. i want to encourage everyone in manchester and lancashire to get the tests on offer. the death of sarah everard in march — a serving metropolitan police officer pleads guilty to her kidnapping and rape. hundreds of suspected criminals are arrested worldwide after being tricked into using an fbi—run encrypted messaging app that lured them into police hands. a leading internet delivery service is investigating an outage on its platform which may have taken dozens of major websites offline.


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