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this is bbc news — broadcasting to viewers in the uk and around the world. i'm samantha simmonds. our top stories: fears for kabul — as taliban militants now control a third of all regional capitals in afghanistan — after capturing the country's second city — kandahar. for a majority of the population, they are waiting to see how things will unfold with a mixture of fear, angen will unfold with a mixture of fear, anger, and resignation. fears mount of a major humanitarian crisis, as terrified families flee the escalating conflict to already overcrowded camps. in the uk — a father and his three—year—old daughter are among the victims named by british police in the country's worst mass shooting since 2010. and in antarctica — a colossal iceberg almost as big as london is being monitored
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carefully by scientists. the united nations has urged afghanistan's neighbours to keep their borders open, potentially allowing tens of thousands of people fleeing fighting against the taliban, to reach safety. aid agencies are warning of a humanitarian catastrophe, as the militants continue their sweeping advance across the country. the taliban have made rapid gains sincejuly, the red areas show where they had control. a month later more and more districts have fallen under their control leaving the map looking like this. latest reports suggest they now control another provincial capital, pali alam, just 45 miles south of the capital kabul, from where our correspondent,
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yogita limye, has the very latest. the biggest taliban victory so far in their rapid march across the country. this is the centre of kandahar city, a political and economic powerhouse. the taliban were born in this province. to show off their games, the fighters found themselves walking through their provincial governors office. and release this video showing a traffic policeman welcoming them. after days of fierce fighting, afghan forces retreated. here they are seen leaving the city. he worked to educate girls in kandahar, she fled before it was captured. i am educate girls in kandahar, she fled before it was captured.— before it was captured. i am sad, i am lost. before it was captured. i am sad, i am lost- how— before it was captured. i am sad, i am lost. how do _ before it was captured. i am sad, i am lost. how do you _ before it was captured. i am sad, i am lost. how do you feel- before it was captured. i am sad, i am lost. how do you feel about i before it was captured. i am sad, i | am lost. how do you feel about the us and the — am lost. how do you feel about the us and the uk _ am lost. how do you feel about the us and the uk standing _ am lost. how do you feel about the us and the uk standing in - am lost. how do you feel about the us and the uk standing in trips - am lost. how do you feel about the us and the uk standing in trips to l us and the uk standing in trips to the effective rate their own
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nationals?— the effective rate their own nationals? ., ., , ., nationals? you get to be evacuated if ou nationals? you get to be evacuated if you come — nationals? you get to be evacuated if you come from _ nationals? you get to be evacuated if you come from a _ nationals? you get to be evacuated if you come from a strong - nationals? you get to be evacuated if you come from a strong family. l nationals? you get to be evacuatedj if you come from a strong family. if you come from a weak country or if you come from a weak country or if you country is not with are not important. i always before kandahar was captured a major trade centre close to the border. in was captured a major trade centre close to the border.— close to the border. in the weeks leadin: close to the border. in the weeks leading up _ close to the border. in the weeks leading up to _ close to the border. in the weeks leading up to the _ close to the border. in the weeks leading up to the fall, _ close to the border. in the weeks leading up to the fall, influential| leading up to the fall, influential leader had led the battle against the taliban. now he has been captured by the insurgent group. the province where british troops fought some of their fiercest battles is also under taliban control. 15 provinces falling in seven days have raised questions about the future of the afghan capital kabul. what happened here injust the the afghan capital kabul. what happened here in just the span of a week has taken people here, the government, and its international partners by surprise. those who have the means are trying to get out of this country. flights from kabul are
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completely booked. but for a majority of the population, they are waiting to see how things will unfold with a mixture of fear, angen unfold with a mixture of fear, anger, and resignation. many believe the government has let them down. i have had to flee from my hometown because the taliban captured it. they killed three of my brothers. afghan forces are not fighting, they are just handing over control. the fiuuhtin are just handing over control. the fiaahtin is are just handing over control. the fighting is less than an hour from kabul in the neighbouring province. many of the wounded have been coming to this hospital. this 14—year—old was injured in an explosion. he has lost and eye and had an arm amputated. lost and eye and had an arm amputated-— lost and eye and had an arm amutated. ., , , , .,, amputated. one of my but this was also killed in _ amputated. one of my but this was also killed in the _ amputated. one of my but this was also killed in the fighting _ amputated. one of my but this was also killed in the fighting one - amputated. one of my but this was also killed in the fighting one year. also killed in the fighting one year ago. if my mother finds out what happened to me she would have a stroke. more than a thousand have been killed in the past month. in a
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country engulfed by suffering. the uk pending if the borisjohnson chaired a meeting in the emergency committee today to discuss the worsening situation in afghanistan and promised to help repatriate british citizens estimated around 40,000 british citizens are stating the country and there are worries for the safety of afghans who work alongside british voices. 0ur defence correspondent looks at the strategy to get them out. this was the capital kabul this morning. 0n the face of it, business as usual. but the taliban advance is not getting ever closer. when us officials admits it could fall within weeks. with the us and britain preparing to fly out their own citizens, there is a sense the country will soon be on its own. the last 36 hours _ country will soon be on its own. iie: last 36 hours have country will soon be on its own. "iie: last 36 hours have been country will soon be on its own. i“i2 last 36 hours have been pretty intense because of the speed in which the insecurity and take have
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been. he is a bit of worry now amongst the agencies that we are not going to be able to serve the humanitarian crisis.- going to be able to serve the humanitarian crisis. these actions are designed _ humanitarian crisis. these actions are designed to _ humanitarian crisis. these actions are designed to disrupt _ humanitarian crisis. these actions are designed to disrupt the - humanitarian crisis. these actions are designed to disrupt the use i humanitarian crisis. these actions are designed to disrupt the use of afghanistan as a terrorist base of operation — afghanistan as a terrorist base of o eration. �* .., afghanistan as a terrorist base of o eration. �* .. ., , afghanistan as a terrorist base of o eration. �* .. . , ., , operation. america and its allies includinu operation. america and its allies including britain _ operation. america and its allies including britain went _ operation. america and its allies including britain went in - operation. america and its allies including britain went in soon i operation. america and its allies i including britain went in soon after the attacks on the us on 9/11. the initial goal, to prevent afghanistan from being a safe haven for al-qaeda. but subsequent efforts of the past 20 years to create a more stable country now largely appear to have been futile. the prime minister admitting there is no military solution. �* . ., , ., admitting there is no military solution. . ., solution. but we certainly can do is work with all— solution. but we certainly can do is work with all our _ solution. but we certainly can do is work with all our partners - solution. but we certainly can do is work with all our partners in - solution. but we certainly can do is work with all our partners in their l work with all our partners in their region and around the world who share an interest with us and preventing afghanistan from once
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again becoming a ground for terror. afghanistan's location is of strategic importance. to the north there are farmer —— former soviet states. all of whom still have close ties to russia. to the left is a run which has already seen an influx of afghan refugees. afghanistan's afghan refugees. afg hanistan's largest afghan refugees. afghanistan's largest border into pakistan which in the past has been accused by the rest of providing shelter and support to the taliban. and further to the east is china. which has growing security and economic interests in the region. so what happens next afghanistan really matters. ~ ., matters. when the soviet union troo -s matters. when the soviet union troops left _ matters. when the soviet union troops left in — matters. when the soviet union troops left in 1989 _ matters. when the soviet union troops left in 1989 in _ matters. when the soviet union troops left in 1989 in which - matters. when the soviet union troops left in 1989 in which a i matters. when the soviet union i troops left in 1989 in which a high being static fighting each other so the countries in the region can't feel on the fire of the afghan civil war and the fear now is because you have got lots of enmity between the countries and take a danger that could happen again. the
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countries and take a danger that could happen again.— could happen again. the us and britain leave _ could happen again. the us and britain leave a _ could happen again. the us and britain leave a country - could happen again. the us and britain leave a country in - could happen again. the us and l britain leave a country in number, the question now is notjust what it was all for but can they really afford to stand by as afghanistan once again descends into civil war. chris alexander is a former canadian ambassador to afghanistan, who also served as a deputy special representative of the united nations assistance mission in afghanistan. hejoins me now from denmark. thank you very much for being with us. do you think the british prime minister is right that there is now no military solution that can be done to resolve the situation in afghanistan? iie done to resolve the situation in afghanistan?— done to resolve the situation in afuhanistan? , ., ., ., afghanistan? he is right that nato no loner afghanistan? he is right that nato no longer has _ afghanistan? he is right that nato no longer has the _ afghanistan? he is right that nato no longer has the capacity - afghanistan? he is right that nato no longer has the capacity on - afghanistan? he is right that nato no longer has the capacity on the l no longer has the capacity on the ground to influence the situation. he is wrong in claiming that military events are not decisive these days because there taliban has chosen yr after two years of a peace
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process that was expected to resolve any cease—fire. so, for taliban, berries and a military solution. that's the really sleeping. in any response that sets out to present —— prevent them from taking kabul and overthrowing the government by force will have to include some military evidence as well as political ones. they british defence secretary has set that the us was wrong to pull out its troops. do you agree with that? , ., ~ , that? yes, i do. i think president biden's decision _ that? yes, i do. i think president biden's decision which _ that? yes, i do. i think president biden's decision which was - that? yes, i do. i think president biden's decision which was very l biden's decision which was very personalfor him was biden's decision which was very personal for him was both dishonorable and mrl getting the investment that americans have made over 20 years from both administrations from both parties playing their part. this is also a question of nato credibility that's on the line. the first major combat operation at the alliance and the
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first operation to try and deal with that's still with us, the threat of terrorism. i've been missing from this debate is the regional dimension and the role of pakistan. the taliban have notjust to have links with past —— pakistan intelligence they were created in 1993, 94 by pakistan isi and they were held in reserve for 20 years by pakistan who are just this moment it's pakistan that essentially launching an invasion of afghanistan. invasions under international law are among the most serious threats to national peace and security and they deserve a serious response and the soviet union invaded and there is a very serious response and condemnation and sanctions and putin invaded ukraine much more recently in 2014, there were sanctions against russia. we should be setting out to use the dramatic and practical tools against pakistan, even as we look at military options to prevent the
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government in kabul and topping. from being toppled by force and they are uk mps who are speaking up for just those kinds of strategies as well as members of the us congress. pakistan have said they have exacted maximum pressure on the taliban over the past few years. what if you think that pakistan wants. do they need to keep the taliban on the site here? it's crucial perhaps to them? i think there's been a misunderstanding of pakistan's relationship with the taliban. it's not a negotiation where they try to hide in feelings and sometimes do and sometimes don't. the taliban are and sometimes don't. the taliban are an integral part of pakistan's irregular warfare strategy in the region which has been used against indiana but in afghanistan in an activity since 1989 to feel that civil war, your correspondents were talking about to break the taliban
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to power and now as they say, to lie in wait for a moment of weakness on the part of the international community to bring the taliban that the power by force. we have to understand this is a proxy army, the former chairman of thejoint chiefs of staff of the united states said that they network which is now leading the taliban is a veritable arm of the pakistani state and that there way we need to approach the things that we need to respond seriously the way the international community is responding to other serious threats to international peace and security.— serious threats to international peace and security. thank you for “oininu us peace and security. thank you for joining us and _ peace and security. thank you for joining us and for— peace and security. thank you for joining us and for your _ peace and security. thank you for joining us and for your thoughts l joining us and for your thoughts today. here in the uk police have confirmed that one of the five people killed by a gunman on thursday night in plymouth, was a 3 year old girl. it was the worst mass shooting in the uk since 2010. a father and his three—year—old daughter are among
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the victims. twenty—two year old jake davison went on a shooting rampage before turning the gun on himself. detectives believe a domestic incident initially sparked the violence, that then spilled onto the streets. our correspondent, jon kay reports. it took just it tookjust six it took just six minutes for this quiet cul—de—sac in devon could become the scene of britain's west —— shooting in a decade. it become the scene of britain's west -- shooting in a decade.— -- shooting in a decade. it could have been _ -- shooting in a decade. it could have been me. _ -- shooting in a decade. it could have been me. he _ -- shooting in a decade. it could have been me. he was - -- shooting in a decade. it could have been me. he was on - -- shooting in a decade. it could have been me. he was on the i -- shooting in a decade. it could - have been me. he was on the street at six o'clock — have been me. he was on the street at six o'clock last _ have been me. he was on the street at six o'clock last night _ have been me. he was on the street at six o'clock last night when - have been me. he was on the street at six o'clock last night when the - at six o'clock last night when the shooting starting and he walked right past his neighbourjake davidson who was carrying a gun. i heard a bang and walked around the corner and he was walking towards me with a black rifle and i could smell the fire. i went around him and i noticed a woman on the corner name in the doorstep that was shot and i
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put pressure on the wound and i comforted her until the police came. when you bumped into him, what did he look like? how did he see? just sad. just he look like? how did he see? jut sad. just speaking. he look like? how did he see? just sad. just speaking. the _ he look like? how did he see? just sad. just speaking. the incident i sad. just speaking. the incident started at the _ sad. just speaking. the incident started at the house _ sad. just speaking. the incident started at the house in - sad. just speaking. the incident started at the house in the - sad. just speaking. the incident started at the house in the area| sad. just speaking. the incident i started at the house in the area of pennetta where davidson shot and killed his 51—year—old mother maxine. he then went on the road and fired at the road and fired at the end carrying a three—year—old sophie martin and her father. end carrying a three—year—old sophie martin and herfather. the gunman then headed to a nearby park and shooting and injuring another man and woman and they are both being treated in hospital. in the park he killed 59—year—old stephen washington. before heading to henderson place where he shot his fifth victim, 66—year—old caped shepherd who died in hospital. it was on this road at the gun and shot himself. he was declared dead at the scene at 23 minutes past six. irate
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scene at 23 minutes past six. we believe we _ scene at 23 minutes past six. 2 believe we have an instinct that is domestically related and spilt into the street and has seen several people within plymouth losing their lives in a tragic circumstance. bad. bad. this neighbour _ lives in a tragic circumstance. bad. bad. this neighbour who _ lives in a tragic circumstance. bad. bad. this neighbour who does - lives in a tragic circumstance. bad. bad. this neighbour who does not| bad. this neighbour who does not want to be — bad. this neighbour who does not want to be named _ bad. this neighbour who does not want to be named will _ bad. this neighbour who does not want to be named will never - bad. this neighbour who does not| want to be named will never forget the sound of the gunfire. it want to be named will never forget the sound of the gunfire.— the sound of the gunfire. it was like... the sound of the gunfire. it was like- -- and _ the sound of the gunfire. it was like... and it— the sound of the gunfire. it was like... and it was _ the sound of the gunfire. it was like... and it was a _ the sound of the gunfire. it was like... and it was a couple - the sound of the gunfire. it was like... and it was a couple of. like... and it was a couple of seconds _ like... and it was a couple of seconds and again and again and again _ seconds and again and again and aaain. ., ., ., , again. how long was fair between each of the _ again. how long was fair between each of the shots _ again. how long was fair between each of the shots that _ again. how long was fair between each of the shots that you - again. how long was fair between j each of the shots that you heard? about five seconds and another and anoihen _ about five seconds and another and another. such a young person. in this another. such a young person. this close another. such a young person. ii this close community, many people know the victims. i this close community, many people know the victims.— know the victims. i feel that the the family- _ know the victims. i feel that the the family. parise _ know the victims. i feel that the the family. parise and _ know the victims. i feel that the the family. parise and billy - know the victims. i feel that the l the family. parise and billy found out this afternoon _ the family. parise and billy found out this afternoon that _ the family. parise and billy found out this afternoon that the - the family. parise and billy found i out this afternoon that the youngest to be killed was just three. mr; to be killed was 'ust three. my heart to be killed wasjust three. ij�*i
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heart broke. to be killed wasjust three. my heart broke. we _ to be killed wasjust three. my heart broke. we were - to be killed wasjust three. my heart broke. we were in i to be killed wasjust three. my| heart broke. we were in tears. devastated. _ heart broke. we were in tears. devastated. it _ heart broke. we were in tears. devastated. it makes - heart broke. we were in tears. i devastated. it makes everything worse, devastated. it makes everything worse. being — devastated. it makes everything worse. being a _ devastated. it makes everything worse, being a child. _ devastated. it makes everything worse, being a child. it- devastated. it makes everything worse, being a child. it would i devastated. it makes everything| worse, being a child. it would be different here _ worse, being a child. it would be different here forever— worse, being a child. it would be different here forever now. i worse, being a child. it would be i different here forever now. tonight, a community — different here forever now. tonight, a community video _ different here forever now. tonight, a community video will _ different here forever now. tonight, a community video will be _ different here forever now. tonight, a community video will be held i different here forever now. tonight, a community video will be held and| a community video will be held and counselling has been offered as the city tries to make sense of what's happened. the bbc has condemned russia's expulsion of one if its moscow correspondents, sarah rainsford, describing it as a direct assault on media freedom. the russian authorities say they will not extend her visa, which expires at the end of the month. the bbc director—general, tim davie, said ms rainsford was an exceptional and fearless journalist, whose independent and in—depth reporting of russia informed hundreds of millions of people around the world. the spokeswoman for russia's foreign ministry implied on social media that it was a response to the treatment of russian correspondents in britain.
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a heatwave a sweeping much of southern europe and wild fires are raging across the region. the italian island of sicily, registered 48.8 degrees celsius on wednesday, which if verified would be the continent's highest temperature ever recorded. to put that in context, the average maximum temperatures for this time of year in sicily are normally around 35 degrees. 0ur correspondent mark lowen is there. they claim to the correct place around, the peak of an active volcano. when 90 mount etna is a relief from the heat, you know it's an extreme. legend has it the 18th got a fire worked beneath etna with the tourists here, he still feels close. ~ ., , ~ close. we booked the holidays like half a close. we booked the holidays like halfa ear close. we booked the holidays like half a year ago _ close. we booked the holidays like half a year ago so _ close. we booked the holidays like half a year ago so we _ close. we booked the holidays like half a year ago so we did _ close. we booked the holidays like half a year ago so we did not i close. we booked the holidays like half a year ago so we did not knowj half a year ago so we did not know anything about the heat.— half a year ago so we did not know anything about the heat. would you have come if— anything about the heat. would you have come if you _ anything about the heat. would you have come if you had _ anything about the heat. would you have come if you had known - anything about the heat. would you have come if you had known how. anything about the heat. would you | have come if you had known how hot it was be? ., ., have come if you had known how hot it was be?- it _ have come if you had known how hot it was be?- it was _ have come if you had known how hot it was be?- it was totally i it was be? no. no. it was totally hot in the _ it was be? no. no. it was totally
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hot in the last _ it was be? no. no. it was totally hot in the last couple _ it was be? no. no. it was totally hot in the last couple of- it was be? no. no. it was totally hot in the last couple of days. i it was be? no. no. it was totally. hot in the last couple of days. but here we _ hot in the last couple of days. but here we can — hot in the last couple of days. but here we can meet her and we enjoyed it a lot _ here we can meet her and we enjoyed it a lot because there are approximately 15 degrees less next to the _ approximately 15 degrees less next to the area of the sea. italt,r approximately 15 degrees less next to the area of the sea.— to the area of the sea. italy is sweltering. — to the area of the sea. italy is sweltering, hitting _ to the area of the sea. italy is sweltering, hitting 48.8 i to the area of the sea. italy is i sweltering, hitting 48.8 degrees this week leave to be the highest temperature ever recorded in europe. and it is stealing wildfires. 500 have toyed with the country getting four people, firefighters here and for city bathroom for hours. heatwave has been triggered by an anti—cyclone, an area of high pressure across southern europe and north africa. the fire is on the scorching temperatures are likely to passin scorching temperatures are likely to pass in the coming days. but it is not a temporary phenomenon. i will claim if you came in human activity is a majorfactor claim if you came in human activity is a major factor behind claim if you came in human activity is a majorfactor behind it. sicily and many other areas could see more and many other areas could see more and worse than this in the years to
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come. they have got the right abf. in a sizzling society, there are few other places to go. the in a sizzling society, there are few other places to go.— in a sizzling society, there are few other places to go. the heat, oh my cosh, it's other places to go. the heat, oh my gosh. it's so — other places to go. the heat, oh my gosh, it's so hot. _ other places to go. the heat, oh my gosh, it's so hot. tiger— other places to go. the heat, oh my gosh, it's so hot. tiger from - other places to go. the heat, oh my gosh, it's so hot. tiger from london comes here — gosh, it's so hot. tiger from london comes here every _ gosh, it's so hot. tiger from london comes here every year _ gosh, it's so hot. tiger from london comes here every year and - gosh, it's so hot. tiger from london comes here every year and she's i comes here every year and she's never known it like this. it comes here every year and she's never known it like this.- comes here every year and she's never known it like this. it may be climate change. _ never known it like this. it may be climate change. i'm _ never known it like this. it may be climate change. i'm scared - never known it like this. it may be climate change. i'm scared that'sl climate change. i'm scared that's the reason why because it's never really been as hot. i've been coming for three years and it's never been like this. ., , ~ i. ., like this. scary. are you worried about the _ like this. scary. are you worried about the fires? _ like this. scary. are you worried about the fires? yes, _ like this. scary. are you worried about the fires? yes, i - like this. scary. are you worried about the fires? yes, i think i like this. scary. are you worried | about the fires? yes, i think they are terrifying- — about the fires? yes, i think they are terrifying. for _ about the fires? yes, i think they are terrifying. for this _ about the fires? yes, i think they are terrifying. for this son i about the fires? yes, i think they are terrifying. for this son fiacre | are terrifying. for this son fiacre is it's fun- _ are terrifying. for this son fiacre is it's fun. after _ are terrifying. for this son fiacre is it's fun. after the _ are terrifying. for this son fiacre is it's fun. after the lockdowns, l are terrifying. for this son fiacre l is it's fun. after the lockdowns, is for tourists. and they will need quenching as well. it's placed in the second test between india and england. it's safe to say english and —— the man who
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only passed the fitness test, jim anderson, taking five wickets but england's reply did not exactly go to plan. losing theirfirst england's reply did not exactly go to plan. losing their first two recaps including a fee for a golden duck. joe will on 48 alongside danny best —— there still. after 74 years of waiting for my brain fade make their return to the top right for the new polarity teasing taking off. they will host our snow in half an hour. it should be a full house for the first time. in the branford community stadium. my in the branford community stadium. my players are running themselves into the ground. the funds are right behind us through every single minutes of the match because that's like the kick—off to a new world that we never tried before so we are
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excited. ~ ., , that we never tried before so we are excited. ~ . , ., ., excited. what they have done in the last few years. _ excited. what they have done in the last few years, very _ excited. what they have done in the last few years, very clear _ last few years, very clear directions, taking from top to bottom — directions, taking from top to bottom they know what they want to do and _ bottom they know what they want to do and they executed it really well and everything they will be a really tough _ and everything they will be a really tough opponent for every team in the premier_ tough opponent for every team in the premier league. the tough opponent for every team in the premier league-— premier league. the tottenham boss sa s his premier league. the tottenham boss says his prayers _ premier league. the tottenham boss says his prayers will _ premier league. the tottenham boss says his prayers will not _ premier league. the tottenham boss says his prayers will not be _ says his prayers will not be distracted by speculation of very the future and england captain is backin the future and england captain is back in training with the saga about where he will play football and tottenham start their campaign on sunday i'm not city has been linked with this summer. a liverpool fan has been given numbers tomorrow they missed most of... the defendant is extended his stay into the summer of
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2025 and i only played five games last season and. have the ten confirmed five of their players in the stair match because they are self isolating and everton plays southampton on saturday should be available. the abundance also returns and then you're bayern munich boss problematic preseason and they begin their campaign and back back in 1989, a small town in iowa in the united states provided the backdrop to the classic baseball
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fan field of dreams. the town hosted a major league game and kevin costner was apparent to mark the occasion by recreating the famous scene from the movie as the players emerge from the cornfield and 8000 fans were there in the stands to watch the white sox take on the new york yankees and it was the white sox that went on to win 9—8. that's all you sports. back to you. the british antarctic survey says it doesn't know when scientists can return to one of its research stations. it's because of the danger posed by a giant iceberg that's almost the size of greater london. experts are tracking the mass from space as it circles the antarctic coastline — as our science correspondent jonathan amos reports. it was the briefest and gentlest, the colossal iceberg weighing
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billions of tonnes scrapes past a region of the antarctic. it was the moment the british antarctic survey had been anticipating for months. the expectation was that iceberg would knock into and dislodge another unstable piece of ice that's sitting in front of the research station. the fact that nothing was dislodged will be a frustration for the british antarctic survey. until the british antarctic survey. until the unstable ice in front comes our way, the base must close every winter on safety grounds. and based impacts the saints that can be done at this important location. it fed be discovered and continue to monitor the hold in the ozone layer. icebergs, the size of a 74 but they are not necessarily an indicator of climate change. the antarctic balances the amount of snow falling on the interior of the continent by
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routine medias —— discharging blocks of ice. irate routine medias -- discharging blocks of ice. ~ ., �* ., ., routine medias -- discharging blocks ofice.~ .,�* ., ., ., of ice. we don't have a record of carvin: of ice. we don't have a record of carving from _ of ice. we don't have a record of carving from satellite _ of ice. we don't have a record of carving from satellite imagery i of ice. we don't have a record of carving from satellite imagery in antarctica. it's quite hard to tell the frequency of carving events is increasing and we do now that ice fronts in parts of the antarctic peninsula are further back than some of their historic locations. this survey will _ of their historic locations. this survey will continue _ of their historic locations. this survey will continue to - of their historic locations. this survey will continue to attract a 74 and the behaviour of the highest shelf. it's entirely possible that iceberg's embrace delivered some unseen damage. if that's the case the expected breakaway of unstable ice could happen in the days ahead. that's it from us. goodbye for now.
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today hasn't been too bad for many of us. in northern and eastern england, lots of sunshine around and warm as well. tomorrow, more cloud on the way and fleeting outbreaks of rain, especially across the west. the weather this weekend will be a little hit and miss. this is the satellite — shower clouds in scotland. here is the thicker cloud we had in the south earlier. it has cleared up, and pretty clear this evening across northern areas. the next area of weather is approaching us, low pressure, and it will reach ireland in the early hours of saturday morning. ahead of it, a lot of cloud, misty and murky around coastal areas, maybe some drizzle. the temperatures won't drop
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very low overnight. 15 celsius first thing on saturday. that cloud is spreading north, but it will never reach central scotland. it looks as though even glasgow and edinburgh will get away with a relatively bright day. notice outbreaks of rain across the irish sea, the north west of england, merseyside. south of that, i think the clouds will break up from cornwall to kent, particularly central southern england, so there could be decent spells of sunshine during the afternoon on saturday, whereas around some of these western coasts and in northern ireland, it may well stay cloudy through the day. on sunday, the low pressure and its weather fronts are still on top of us, meaning cloud and outbreaks of rain, never particularly heavy or prolonged. sunshine developing across southern areas on sunday. i think that's where the best weather will be, for example around the coasts of sussex and kent. in scotland, sunny spells but plenty of showers in the far north. only 15 in stornoway, around 22 or so in the south. it will be cool in the north because we have cool northerly winds which will start sunday but also certainly spread on monday
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right across the country. that is where the air is coming from, from the north atlantic only 15 in stornoway, around 22 or so in the south. it will be cool in the north because we have cool northerly winds which will start sunday but also certainly spread on monday right across the country. that is where the air is coming from, from the north atlantic and the norwegian sea. fresh conditions across the northern half of the uk, may be only 15 celsius in aberdeen, but around 20 or so in the south. a lot of cloud and sunny spells.
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