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them, they ignore me. because they don't have the chance to live with people with disabilities. natsuko says all she really wants is to be given the same rights and to be treated the same way as any other mum. for that, she says japan still has some way to go. cricket now, and on day two of the fourth test match at the oval england have made steady progress in chasing india first innings score of 190. at lunch they were 139—5. time for a look at the weather, here's louise lear. thank you. good afternoon, change, cloudier and cooler in north and west. but this is the isle of wight this morning, glorious and i'm sure it is coming as welcome news, it has
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been a miserable summer at times with lots of rain. you can see where the line of sunshine is from bristol to suffolk and that sunshine may welljust nibble to suffolk and that sunshine may well just nibble further to suffolk and that sunshine may welljust nibble further north into the midlands this afternoon. we will see some sunshine also in north—west england, western scotland and northern ireland. but always still that stubborn grey cloud along the east coast. the story will change over the next few days. top temperatures this afternoon 22 degrees. forthe temperatures this afternoon 22 degrees. for the start of the weekend not have much change. dull and dry on the whole. but sunday we will see some rain, welcome rain in the far north and west. elsewhere it is going to turn sunny and warm. stay with us i will get to that. but it is businesses as usual on saturday. high pressure starting to drift away. a lot of cloud still associated with that high. it will be a grey start with some showers, particularly down in the south—west. but hope any the sunshine will start
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to break through from the west. temperatures again 15 to 17 widely on the east coast. highest values of 22. the high pressure will move into scandinavia and allows the wind direction to change to the south—east and this front to push into the north and west. for scotland and northern ireland for you this is welcome news, there are some water restrictions due to the lack of rain fall in the summer. that rain will turn heavier and stay to the north—west of the great glen and that south eastly flow allowing the sunshine and the temperatures will climb as well. watch this warmer temperatures push across england and wales. that basically indicates that temperatures will peak into the mid 20s. that is the
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mid 70s fahrenheit and for england and wales this trend will continue. we haven't seen temperatures, if we get 28 degrees, for the whole of august. a reminder of our top story. the foreign secretary dominic raab holds talks in pakistan in an effort to secure safe passage from afghanistan to britain for good afternoon. i'm chetan pathak with your latest sports news. great britain have passed the ioo—medal mark at this year's tokyo paralympics. canoeist emma wiggs and athletes jonathan broom—edwards and owen miller have all won gold on day ten. there've been other medals won too, rachel latham is in tokyo for us:we
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rachel latham is in tokyo for us. should start with that moment of history for emma wiggs winning the first paracanoe gold? it was very emotional for her as well, it is the first time this category was in the paralympics but not the first paralympic sport mr. it is the third time she has competed and said she has learned a lot from previous games. she said she had a race plan and stuck to it which enabled her to win the gold medal today. we can hear more about her race plan from herself. i was “ust her race plan from herself. i was just wanting _ her race plan from herself. i was just wanting to _ her race plan from herself. i was just wanting to get _ her race plan from herself. i was just wanting to get down - her race plan from herself. i was just wanting to get down the - her race plan from herself. i was just wanting to get down the course and deliver— just wanting to get down the course and deliver the race my coach and i had worked — and deliver the race my coach and i had worked out. it was that relief of crossing — had worked out. it was that relief of crossing the line and realising we had — of crossing the line and realising we had done it, it was our dream and -oal we had done it, it was our dream and goal and _ we had done it, it was our dream and goal and we —
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we had done it, it was our dream and goal and we managed to deliver it. i imagined _ goal and we managed to deliver it. i imagined my family on the spectacular project the end of the course _ spectacular project the end of the course i— spectacular project the end of the course. i have been putting them on that bridge — course. i have been putting them on that bridge in visualisation. ijust thougirt— that bridge in visualisation. ijust thought of— that bridge in visualisation. ijust thought of them. it was a bit overwhelming when i got there. plenty— overwhelming when i got there. plenty has been happening today. success on the track forjonathan broom—edwards and owen miller who pulled off an upset by beating the world and european champion? that was definitely a surprise gold medal for owen miller, his first paralympic games but not his first time competing for great britain, he has been on the team for nearly ten years but he made the qualification for his first paralympics games. he has proved his space on this team with that performance. also in the athletics, jonathan broom—edwards went in the highjump. as well as
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emma wiggs showing emotion, jonathan showed emotion as well, he said it really sank in when he realised the gold medal had gone to him and it was a nervous wait for the other athletes to jump. when was a nervous wait for the other athletes tojump. when he was a nervous wait for the other athletes to jump. when he was finally told the medal was his, the met —— the emotion was overwhelming. there was also meddles in the wheelchair tennis. the silver to our british pair. they had to settle for silver after a very hard game against the french pair. there was also a bronze medalfor the athletics mixed relay, jonnie peacock again in that one. athletics mixed relay, jonnie peacock again in that one. fantastic stuff. peacock again in that one. fantastic stuff- thank — peacock again in that one. fantastic stuff. thank you _ peacock again in that one. fantastic stuff. thank you from _ peacock again in that one. fantastic stuff. thank you from tokyo. - it's been an absorbing first session on day two of the fourth test between england and india at the oval. at lunch england are 139 for five — still trailing by 52 runs india
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india started strongly with umesh yadav removing nightwatchman craig overton and dawid malan quickly. but england rallied and jonny bairstow and ollie pope sharing an unbroken partnership of 77. full commentary with test match special team on radio five live sports extra and coverage on the bbc sport website. lewis hamilton was fastest in a shortened first practice at the dutch grand prix. the session was interrupted for nearly a0 minutes when sebastian vettel�*s aston martin stopped on track with a suspected engine failure. running resumed with only six minutes remaining and hamilton edged out title rival max verstappen. this weekend is the first time fi cars have raced at the historic zondvoort track since 1985. the fall—out has started from last night's world cup qualifier in budapest where england players raheem sterling and jude bellingham were racially abused by a section of hungary fans. fifa says it's investigating and prime minister borisjohnson has
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urged the world governing body "to take strong action against those responsible to ensure, in his words, that this kind of disgraceful behaviour is eradicated from the game for good." england manager gareth southgate gave his reaction after the match: i don't think our players can do anything more than they have done over the last two or three years in trying to get the right messages out, take the right stance and it is for other people to protect them. it is for me to protect them in the main but for the authorities to protect them as well. they should not have to be subjected to any form of racism. and arsenal women have completed the signing of united states forward and two—time world cup winner tobin heath. the 33—year—old spent last season at women's super league side manchester united. as heath
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was a free agent, arsenal did not have to complete the move before thursday's transfer deadline. she scored four goals in eight wsl appearances last season, before an ankle injury, and won a bronze medal with the us at this summer's olympics. the women's super league starts this evening and is expected to attract record audience figures and become one of the most watched women's sport leagues in the world. you can get all the build—up on the bbc sport website. i will be back with you in the next hour but back to you for now. thank ou. thank you. the foreign secretary dominic raab says he's had "constructive and cordial" discussions with his counterpart in pakistan, about securing safe passage out of afghanistan for people entitled to settle in the uk. he told a news conference in islamabad that the two countries had "a shared interest in supporting a stable and peaceful future for afg hanistan". and he said the uk was sending £30 million of aid to countries in the region, to help them deal with an anticipated surge of refugees. the bedrock, the basis of the uk pakistan relationship is very strong. like his excellency,
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the uk has the desire and the will to take it to the next level. we also have a very clear and shared interest in the future of afghanistan. after the kabul airlift we evacuated over 15,000 people to the uk which was unprecedented for modern times, certainly for the uk and are working together to secure safe passage for those who have not yet got out of afghanistan whether they be british nationals of those who have worked for us. it was important to get the opportunity and i'm grateful to the government in helping making this possible to see the situation for myself on the ground and talk to people on the ground and really understand at that level. as for the uk, we are very mindful of the situation for afghanistan's neighbours. we will be shouldering a humanitarian responsibilities and have increased our aid to afghanistan this year
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to £286 million and will also support those countries who face the greatest demands for those who may be displaced in the weeks ahead. pakistan's foreign minister shah mahmood quresh said his country would have to �*co—exist�* with the taliban. we are neighbours. we have to coexist. geography ties us together. so our approach has to be somewhat different. realistic, as the foreign secretary said. there is a new reality that's come about and what we have said, we have been, while the negotiations were on in doha and, you know, we facilitated the peace process, come to a sort of conclusion. you know, there was a stalemate, but what we said was
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we have no favourites. now, we have learnt over the years that afghanistan is a country which comprises of different ethnic groups. taliban represents one. and a prominent one, but there are others, and that is why we have said it is in your interest as neighbours and friends and well—wishers to adopt an inclusive approach. laura padoan is from the unhcr, the united nations refugee agency. she told my colleaguejoanna gosling about the situation facing those trying to leave afghanistan. we have seen a steady number of people who are moving towards the pakistan crossing point and we are increasing our
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protection monitoring there. the borders are largely closed apart from to those people who have visas and are moving for trade reasons. we are urging neighbouring countries to afghanistan to keep their borders open so if there are people in danger they can access protection if they need it. the displacement situation is primarily within afghanistan. there are 3.5 million people who have been forced to flee their homes and the vast majority are dependent on aid and remain within the country. what is happening to the 3.5 million? we are working across all the provinces in afghanistan. our staff and teams are staying and delivering and helping people where it is safe for them to do so. we are continuing our protection monitoring at the border points and delivering emergency shelter and cash assistance and
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hygiene kits to people but the needs are immense and we are calling on the international community to support our appeal to help afghan people both inside the country and neighbouring countries if indeed they do cross as refugees. can they cross when the borders are closed to a anyone without a visa? small numbers of people are crossing into pakistan and into iran. i think it's important to note those two countries have been immensely generous in hosting afghan refugees, 90% of afghan refugees for the last a0 years have been in those two countries so we urge those two countries to keep their borders open to any new influx of afghan refugees. we are working with international partners to create an stockpile emergency aid but again
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we do need the support of the international community to be able to meet the needs in pakistan, iran and in afghanistan. just to get a grip on the numbers, when you say there are 3.5 million afghan people on the move within their own country, previously the unhcr had said it was expected around 0.5 million would try to flee. those people on the move in the country, where do they want to go? to be clear on the numbers, at the start of this year there were 3 million people who had been forced from their homes due to the conflict and insecurity in afghanistan. more than 0.5 million additional people have fled this year. not all of those people will try to cross into neighbouring countries. it is important to be able to support people where they
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feel safe and return home if it is safe to do so. but as i say, the displacement is primarily within afghanistan. pakistan has said it does not have the capacity to take more refugees and this morning dominic raab has promised the uk would shoulder its humanitarian responsibilities. what is your view on who should shoulder what? the announcement by the foreign secretary is very welcome and signals the uk is certainly contributing towards the response to this crisis. we do need the international community to step up to help both as i said in afghanistan and in neighbouring countries because we have put out a regional response appeal for nearly $300 million and our existing afghan operations were only partially funded by 43% so the needs are
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immense and certainly the uk contribution is very welcome but we are also calling on the public to support our afghan appeal and on the international community. when you talk about money to help afghan people both in their own country and in neighbouring countries that is primarily your focus. what would be your view of other countries taking their fair share of refugees? neighbouring countries are very much shouldering the responsibility for taking afghan refugees. but should it remain with the neighbouring countries to be taking on that responsibility? no, of course, every year unhcr issues an appeal for resettlement needs. only a small amount of afghan people with resettlement needs are resettled with other countries in europe and
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the uk and america and canada have come forward and settled refugees from countries such as afghanistan and syria and dr congo and we need other countries to come forward with resettlement places for afghans who have been living in camps, many for years now in pakistan and iran. and also to the many other refugees around the world desperately in need of resettlement so we would ask for any resettlement offers are in addition to existing promises on resettlement places. the uk has said it will do all it can to get out those left behind who do have the right to come to the uk whether they are a national or have the right through having worked for uk forces or organisations. what are your thoughts on what is being done and what can be done and
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what are the chances are of getting these people evacuated quickly? any evacuation programme has been carried out by national government and it is the responsibility of national governments to assure the responsibility of their citizens. we can only assist refugees once you have crossed the border we are providing aid in terms of afghanistan. but in terms of getting people to safety we hope to work with uk and other governments and getting refugees in need to safety but they are the responsibility of the british government. what are you hearing about the ease of people moving around afghanistan to get to the border because the taliban have said people should stay at home? it is a very fast—moving and dangerous situation. we are concerned people should not make unnecessaryjourneys and are worried
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about the human rights situation especially for women and for anyone who has assisted foreign military forces and international organisations so we are concerned for their safety. and it is a very concerning situation that they may be put in danger and at risk should they try to leave the country. we are urging all sides to ensure safe passage for people should they need to leave to cross into neighbouring countries. let us look at other studies across
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the uk today. let us look at other studies across the uk today. the government's promise to build back better has seen an increase in planned developments on the london green belt of over 200% since 2016, according to the london green belt council. can more than 230,000 new homes be built while still protecting wildlife? the wild life trust believes they have an answer ? to include the provision of wild belt into planning laws upgrade green belt to wildbelt. leana hosea reports from guilford, where the community raised over £1 million to buy their land, to protect the wildbelt. i just felt at the end of the day i'm really, really busy, building on this land, could i live with myself? residents in guilford spurred into action when the 37 acres of pewely down fields went up for sale. to save it from developers, they had two weeks to raise the money. it was just all hands to the pump, it was such... ..i can't tell you how stressful those two weeks were. but at the end of the day we did so, so that was great. we were really very pleased with ourselves. the local school also got involved with raising money, so the children could continue to have access to the fields and learn about nature. if you speak to children,
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they have a passion even more than us for the climate and the environment into the future. and it's their number one priority. the importance of this part of green belt is because it connects to the local nature reserve, creating a so—called wild belt corridor. so the idea of wild belt is that wildlife can move from beautiful wild fields like this... ..and into larger areas like this, so wildlife can actually thrive alongside the urban environment. the wild belt is something that the wildlife trust are lobbying government to include in planning laws, which the government is considering. there are plans to build 250,000 houses across the london metropolitan green belt. can that be done and protect wildlife or will something be lost in that equation? it cannot be an either/or- discussion, it must be how do we accommodate what we need to achieve in terms of nature, l in terms of climate adaptation i and mitigation, but also in terms of providing the right sort.
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of housing in the right place for people to live in. a thoughtful development can . actually improve the biodiversity by bringing in native hedgerows, by bringing in rain gardens, - wetland areas to remove surface flooding and by putting in things| like green roofs and green walls. the community couldn't have raised the full sum of money for the land, without the help of the wildlife trust and a local philanthropist who put up some 60% of funding. people really need to stop thinking about their own bank balance and put something back into the community if they possibly can, because itjust seems that people with the least are the people who donate the most in any charitable endeavour and that's got to stop. now, the government has to decide how to deliver its promise to build, build, build, while meeting its environmental commitments. to scotland now — where — as in the rest of the uk,
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department stores are closing by the dozen — as shopping habits change. so what to do with these often iconic city—centre buildings? drinks giant diageo has given a new lease of life to one store in edinburgh... as a centre for whisky tourism. douglas fraser went to find out more. a new perspective on the capital and on scotch whisky. the makers ofjohnnie walker have invested £185 million to convert the former frasers department store in princes street and up rating visitor centres at four distilleries around the country that provides spirit for this blend. the most valuable commercial brand to come out of scotland. in this immersive experience, it's not enough to sell the product, this is about smelling, tasting, colour and telling a story. consumers are really looking more and more to understand what's in their product, where it come from, how is it made, who are the people behind it?
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and certainly as you look at the next generation of consumers coming through, there's going to be an increasing demand. the whole distilling industry has been putting evidence ——effort into whisky tourism. the year before covid it was worth £85 million to scotland's economy and growing rapidly. there were nearly 2.2 million distillery visits with an average spend of £39. the tourism end of whisky brought more than 1200 jobs, a tenth of the industry total. department stores like frasers you have been closing by the hundred recently. some have been transformed. on this street alone, three other big stores are currently closed and being redeveloped. city centres face a huge challenge if commuters don't return. bigger visitor attractions like this are going to be vital to their help.
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iam back i am back five o'clock. now it's time for a look at the weather with louise lear. hello there. once again it's cloudy skies for some but not for all and finally we get some much—wanted sunshine across southern england. take a look at hastings a little earlier on. a glorious morning here. as we go through the remainder of the day it looks likely through the bristol channel towards suffolk is where we are likely to see the best of the sunshine. this cloud should start to thin and break in places, particularly sheltered western areas, allowing some sunshine to come through. as we go through the remainder of the afternoon a good deal of dry weather. always once again a little more cloud along that east coast and here temperatures struggling. we should see temperatures peaking at 22 celsius, 72 fahrenheit. now, it looks likely that the sunshine and the warmth will become more of a feature to the weather story over the next few days but there is also going to be some rain and in actual fact welcome rain for some. i'll come onto that injust a moment.
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we'll start off saturday still with that high slowly drifting over to scandinavia. quite a quiet weather story with frontal systems waiting out in the wings. it will be a cloudy start, a few isolated showers here and there — particularly through the isles of scilly and cornwall. slowly brightening up into the afternoon and once again the further west is where we are likely to see the best of the sunshine and those temperatures peaking between ia and 22 celsius. now, as i say, the real change is likely to arrive on sunday as the high pushes over into scandinavia, a southerly wind really starts to take over and this weather front will bring some welcome rain into northern ireland and scotland as there are water restrictions in some areas. that's how dry it has been throughout the summer here. further south, though, will see some sunshine continuing and with a light but south—easterly breeze it is going to continue to drag up some warmer air from the near continent. i'm sure that will come as music to your ears after a pretty disappointing august in the far south and east.
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so watch the warm russet tones arrive, that means temperatures as we go through the afternoon likely to peak in the mid—20s, that's the mid—70s fahrenheit, obviously a little bit cooler where we have got the cloud and rain but this warming trend is likely to stay with us, particularly for england and wales, as we go into the early half of the week and we haven't seen temperatures like this in england and wales for the whole of august.
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this is bbc news. i'm luxmy gopal. the headlines at two o'clock: the foreign secretary dominic raab holds talks in pakistan where more than three million afghan refugees are already living. we will support those regional partners, particularly like pakistan who i can imagine is a very concerned about the risk of numbers coming across the border. police shoot dead a violent extremist who stabbed and injured six people in new zealand. ministers consider raising national insurance to fund social care reform, despite a conservative election promise not to increase taxes. at least a5 people are now known to have been killed by flash floods in the north—east of the united states.

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