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russia resumes missile attacks on the ukrainian capital. moscow says it targeted a factory making anti—ship missiles outside kyiv. it follows ukraine's claim that it struck a key russian warship which sank yesterday. if you're watching this, it means we have surrendered. the family of a british man fighting for ukraine, and captured by the russians, plead for him to be treated humanely. i know he's alive. but i'm not sure if that is a comfort, because i don't know how he is being treated. continuing tensions injerusalem — 150 people are injured in clashes with israeli police, at the al—aqsa mosque. the great easter getaway — and a dash to the coast for many, on the hottest day
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of the year so far. and, afterjust one win in 17 test matches, joe root steps down as the england men's cricket captain. and coming up in the sport on the bbc news channel, after nearly ten years in charge, burnley sack manager sean dyche as they fight for premier league survival. good evening. russia has threatened to intensify attacks on the ukrainian capital kyiv, if its territory is further targeted. tensions have risen since russia's iconic warship the moskva sank yesterday. moscow says the sinking was caused by a fire, but ukraine says it hit the vessel with missiles. a weapons factory near kyiv has already been partially destroyed in a russian attack.
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our correspondent yogita limaye sent this report. this was the moskva. russia's prized warship in the black sea. it's now sunk. ukraine says its missiles hit the vessel. russia says a fire caused the ship to sink. it's a humiliating loss for the country. and one of the biggest such incidents since world war ii. in what is being seen as retaliation, russia's defence ministry shared this video, saying it had launched an attack on a military facility outside ukraine's capital. the russian rocket hit the target, a missile factory now destroyed. russia has threatened more strikes on kyiv if ukraine continues to attack its territory.
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sirens. after the relative silence of two weeks since russian forces withdrew from kyiv, air raid sirens continued to ring from night into the morning. yuri gladchenko lives near the site of the attack. translation: i woke up to the sound of an explosion atjust past 1am. - my house shock like there was an earthquake. then i heard more explosions. the lights went out. i have no electricity or water now. the area around the factory which was hit is a residential neighbourhood. it's quite densely populated. it's only about a 15 minute drive from here to the centre of the city. the attack overnight, a reminder ofjust how vulnerable kyiv remains as a target. this city has just begun to come alive. people who were forced underground
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for weeks when areas around kyiv came under russian control are cautiously coming out for a moment of calm in the sun. translation: you forget sometimes that you're - still afraid of every sound, even if it comes from your neighbour's house, or if someone bangs a car door. you shiver and try to overcome that. no words can describe how scary it is. we can't be sure what will happen next. the future might be worse. the images coming from the east show just how bad things could get. this is the port city of mariupol, believed to be close to falling into russian hands. it's been more than seven weeks of war. there's been so much conflict on the east of ukraine but today, again, we do see the capital is still very
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much a target?— do see the capital is still very much a taraet? . �*, much a target? that's right. there are fears that _ much a target? that's right. there are fears that in _ much a target? that's right. there are fears that in the _ much a target? that's right. there are fears that in the coming - much a target? that's right. there are fears that in the coming days | are fears that in the coming days there could be more attacks on strategic targets in and around kyiv, given that russia has threatened this, that it will increase the number of strikes in kyiv if ukraine continues shelling russian villages near the border. in the past few days we've seen a few cafes, restaurants, public parks in the city beginning to open up, people coming out, but many are now wondering whether it's safe to do so or whether or when it will be safe to do so, given the threat hanging over kyiv. in the south and east of this country, bombardment and fighting continues, particularly in the besieged port city of mariupol. ukraine's deputy prime minister has said that around 3000 people have been evacuated from these areas today, including around 360 people from mariupol, who came out of the
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city in their own cars. but we've also since heard from the prosecutor general of this country, who has accused russian forces of firing on two buses carrying civilians in a district in the south of this country. in and around kyiv, where i am, ukrainian authorities are continuing the process of recovering the bodies of those who have died in the bodies of those who have died in the areas, those who died in the fighting, those who died when these areas were under russian control. the police chief of the region has said they've recovered more than 900 bodies so far. they are investigating for war crimes and say they are gathering evidence and will be presenting it in front of international courts. ., ., international courts. yogita limaye, thank ou. the grandmother of a british man who's been captured in ukraine says she is horrified by images of him being shown on russia tv, and has called for him to be treated humanely. aiden aslin was fighting with ukrainian forces in the besieged city of mariupol, when he told family he was having
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to surrender to russian forces. emma vardy reports. if you're watching this, it means that we've surrendered. the last message to loved ones, before his capture in one of the most desperate places on earth. we ran out of ammunition. didn't really have any other choice other than to surrender. for weeks, aiden aslin and his unit defended the heavily—bombarded city of mariupol, holding off russian forces as long as they could. two days ago, his family received a phone call, as he explained they were having to surrender. to lay down our arms and head towards the russian soldiers. i knew that the ammunition situation was very low. and they wouldn't have surrendered if they'd still got ammunition. the next time his grandmother and otherfamily members saw him, it was aiden in handcuffs, now a captive, being paraded
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on russian television. when you see those images, what goes through your mind? i was horrified. absolutely horrified. my heart stopped. his face is swollen, a nasty gash across his forehead. having seen him, i know he's alive, but i'm not sure if that's a comfort because i don't know really how he's being treated. unlike many other foreign fighters who have travelled to ukraine, aiden was no newcomer. he'd become a marine in ukrainian military in 2018. he's engaged to a ukrainian and had made the country his adopted home. his family say they can only hope for a prisoner exchange. but this conflict is also a battle of propaganda, in which it's clear aiden is now being used by the kremlin for its own ends.
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emma vardy, bbc news. more than 150 people have been injured in clashes between palestinian demonstrators and israeli police at the al—aqsa mosque in eastjerusalem. tensions have been high in recent weeks, as the fasting month of ramadan coincides with passover forjews, and easterfor christians. police said they entered the mosque to disperse a crowd, after rocks were thrown on tojewish worshippers at the western wall below. here's our middle east correspondent yolande knell. as day broke injerusalem's old city, sacred to three faiths, tensions were rising at its most bitterly contested site. israeli police say they moved in to disperse a riot by palestinian muslims at al—aqsa mosque. officers fired stun grenades and rubber bullets. palestinians threw stones and firecrackers. the violence came inside
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the doors of the mosque. it takes hours for a fragile calm to set in, and we meet 0mar joining the clean up. he came for ramadan prayers. you just want to pray. and it's really heartbreaking to see one of your holy sites, you come from, like, 80 kilometres away, just to get this type of behaviour against you. i'm speechless. nearby, it's a special day for christians. thousands have come for easter and to walk the traditional way of the cross. it's incredible. it's a miracle to be here and to share this holy friday with all the people and to pray for everybody. we pray here for the peace. but for now, those prayers aren't answered. the overlapping religious holidays were always going to raise tensions here in the old city. people of different faiths
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are celebrating, but these narrow streets feel more on edge after the recent deadly violence and today's clashes. elsewhere in jerusalem, a jewish ritual. families are burning the bread, banned during passover, which begins tonight. elana says the holiday�*s overshadowed by attacks in israel, which have killed 1a people. you can't help thinking what will be the passover experience of those families who weren't expecting to have one person less at their table? and it's really a national pain. this should be a joyful time for palestinians and israelis, but instead it's an uneasy one. the lesson from history is that confrontations which start inside these ancient walls can easily slide into a wider conflict. yolande knell, bbc news, jerusalem. the united nations refugee agency
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has said the government's plan to send some asylum seekers more than 4,000 miles to rwanda is an unacceptable breach of international law. the unhcr hasjoined opposition parties and charities in condemning the policy, which was announced yesterday. i'm joined now by our chief political correspondent adam fleming. more criticism to make? this is a senior official _ more criticism to make? this is a senior official from _ more criticism to make? this is a senior official from the _ more criticism to make? this is a senior official from the un - more criticism to make? this is a l senior official from the un refugee senior officialfrom the un refugee agency, saying they strongly condemn the plan to send some asylum seekers to rwanda, they say it is one nation, the uk, outsourcing its responsibilities to another, rwanda. there was criticism from a former international to elephant secretary
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from the david cameron years, and an immigration minister from the john major immigration minister from thejohn major years as well. i think the government was completely prepared for this push back. they are even relishing the opportunity to make the case for the need for this policy. maybe even in court at some point. we have an interesting insight into how the policy was formulated behind the scenes. civil servants and the home office were not able to precisely quantify the benefits of it, to be able to say it was value for money. so priti patel, the home secretary, had to issue something called a ministerial direction to push the policy through. home office officials tonight on sources are justifying that, saying you should not let a lack of data or imprecise modelling stop the government taking action. talking of ministers, there was a home office minister on the radio this morning who could give very few details about how this is going to work in practice. which makes me think this is an idea for a plan, rather than a fully worked out a plan. rather than a fully worked out a ian, �* ., rather than a fully worked out a ian, �* . . ~' rather than a fully worked out a jan. ~ ., ., ~ rather than a fully worked out a
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it's been the hottest day of the year so far — and roads and railways have been busy as millions of people try to get away for an easter break. the good weather resulted in delays in south and south west england as motorists headed for the coast, or tried to travel via the port of dover. and there's major disruption on some rail lines because of bank holiday engineering works — there are no trains at all in or out of london's euston station. tim muffett has the latest. the long weekend. with queues to match. we are a little bit worried about traffic. that's why we came very early. it's easter weekend, the perfect storm, isn't it? exactly what you don't want it to be. in dover, just as holiday—makers are leaving, p&0 has suspended its ferry services. post—brexit lorry checks are also said to be adding to the challenge. it's the first bank holiday since all covid travel restrictions were lifted in the uk. the rac estimates more than 22 million carjourneys will take place this weekend. the message clearly is plan your
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trip well in advance, make sure your car is ready for a journey as well. in lots of cases, this is the first long—distance trip people have taken this year. at woolley edge services in west yorkshire, for many motorists, the heavy traffic was worth it. had a long—planned celebration of my husband's 80th birthday, so we are gathering in sheffield. my family said it has to be easter because the children are off school and we're off work. just a hassle at the - airport at the moment. i'd rather... i don't know now. stick on the motorway or get stuck in manchester airport. _ i think this is the lesser evil. despite recent disruption, queues at manchester airport were said today to be moving steadily. but on what has been the hottest day of the year so far, some rail services have been disrupted. london's euston station is closed all weekend, as is the west coast main line between london and milton keynes. now that could pose a challenge for liverpool and manchester city fans planning to travel to wembley tomorrow for their fa cup semifinal.
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the work has to be done at some time. adam has multiple sclerosis and has decided not to travel to the match. at the start of the season, most sensible people will have said two of the best teams in the country are liverpool and manchester city. so there was a fairly good chance that one, if not both, of those teams would get into the fa cup semifinal. the fa cup semifinal is pretty much always this weekend and yet there's all these rail works going on. network rail says 95% of its services will be unaffected by planned engineering work this weekend. as ever, the advice is to check your journey before you set off. tim muffett, bbc news. twitter�*s board of directors has announced the company is taking action to fend off a hostile takeover bid from the world's richest man, elon musk. the firm said it had adopted a plan to expand shareholder rights which would make it difficult for mr musk to increase his stake in twitter beyond 15%.
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yesterday, he offered more than £30 billion in cash to buy the social media platform outright. the duke and duchess of sussex met the queen at windsor yesterday, afterflying into the uk from their home in the us. prince harry and meghan are now in the netherlands for the start of the invictus games. the couple hadn't been in the uk together since they stepped down as senior royals more than two years ago. the authorities in south africa say nearly 400 people have died in the severe floods in the province of kwazulu—natal. the police, army and volunteer rescuers have widened their search for missing people. thousands of survivors are living in shelters across durban, after the deadliest storms to strike the coastal city in living memory. the south african weather service has forecast more thunderstorms and flooding over the weekend. vumani mkhize reports. these informal houses are hanging on
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by a thread. 0thers these informal houses are hanging on by a thread. others were not so lucky and were swept away by the raging floodwaters that ravaged most parts of this province. these houses are so perilously close to the water's edge. this one is jutting out. anything could happen, it could fall. the woman who lives in this house, she is leaving and taking her children away from her because she is too petrified to live here. right now, i is too petrified to live here. right now. i am — is too petrified to live here. right now, i am leaving. _ is too petrified to live here. right now, i am leaving. for— is too petrified to live here. right now, i am leaving. for the - is too petrified to live here. i mt now, i am leaving. for the safety of my children. yeah. i now, i am leaving. for the safety of my children. yeah.— now, i am leaving. for the safety of my children. yeah. i can understand, lookin: my children. yeah. i can understand, looking over — my children. yeah. i can understand, looking over here, _ my children. yeah. i can understand, looking over here, that _ my children. yeah. i can understand, looking over here, that is _ my children. yeah. i can understand, looking over here, that is where - my children. yeah. i can understand, looking over here, that is where the l looking over here, that is where the water is, that is where the river is. look at this house, your house is. look at this house, your house is right here, close to the river. it's all bad. but thank god we are alive. ., . , ., . , alive. unfortunately, for many impoverished _ alive. unfortunately, for many impoverished residents - alive. unfortunately, for many impoverished residents of - alive. unfortunately, for many impoverished residents of this informal settlement, they don't have an option to leave, and will face another night of despair. my house
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was here. behind _ another night of despair. my house was here. behind my— another night of despair. my house was here. behind my house, - another night of despair. my house was here. behind my house, it was about_ was here. behind my house, it was about six— was here. behind my house, it was about six or— was here. behind my house, it was about six or seven metres away from the rivet _ about six or seven metres away from the rivet 50. — about six or seven metres away from the river~ 50. i— about six or seven metres away from the river. so, ithought i about six or seven metres away from the river. so, i thought i was safe. i am _ the river. so, i thought i was safe. i am traumatised, i don't know what to do. _ i am traumatised, i don't know what to do. i_ i am traumatised, i don't know what to do. i dont— i am traumatised, i don't know what to do, i don't know where to go. i don't _ to do, i don't know where to go. i don't know— to do, i don't know where to go. i don't know the way forward. there is no way— don't know the way forward. there is no way forward, in fact. is don't know the way forward. there is no way forward, in fact.— no way forward, in fact. is people here try to _ no way forward, in fact. is people here try to rebuild _ no way forward, in fact. is people here try to rebuild their— no way forward, in fact. is people here try to rebuild their houses, i no way forward, in fact. is people | here try to rebuild their houses, a new weather warning has been issued over the weekend. more rains and strong winds are expected. brain tumours are the most common fatal cancer in people under a0 — the issue was highlighted recently when the singer tom parker from the band the wanted died at the age ofjust 33. but treatments and research into the condition has been limited in comparison to many other cancers. now, patients at addenbrooke's hospital in cambridge are having the entire genetic code of their cancers sequenced, as part of a research project. it's hoped that tumour mapping will lead to more accurate diagnosis, and perhaps eventually to personalised treatment.
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just to warn you, this report from our medical editor fergus walsh contains pictures of brain surgery. i've got a rough idea of what's going to happen. i'm going to be partially awake, but i'm going to be woken up during the surgery. daniel is just 34. he's on his way to theatre for brain surgery. i think that's the bit i'm most scared about, being awake and having someone screwing around in my head. daniel has a large brain tumour — the round, white area at the top of this scan. 0k, starting. to begin with, daniel is fully anaesthetised, while surgeons remove part of his skull. but once his brain is exposed, he's woken up and must be kept awake. daniel, how are you feeling? yeah, good. excellent. we just need to be a bit
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careful at the back, because that's close to where the part of your brain that moves the right—hand side of your body is. before removing each piece of tumour, surgeons need to be sure it won't affect daniel's speech or his ability to move his body. i'm going to show you some pictures now, dan, 0k? - i want you to just say what you see. so at each step, the team checks his responses. light bulb. well done, dan. part of daniel's tumour will be sent for whole genome sequencing. its entire dna will be mapped. what that means is, essentially, we are looking at the abnormalities in the genes that we think caused the tumour in the first place. so, we're really able to drill down into the molecular problems in the tumour. daniel's diagnosis, his future, rests on what they find in these tubes. dna sequencing used to take months. now it can be done in days at these labs near cambridge, of us biotech illumina.
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not only does it speed up diagnoses, but reveals what is driving the growth of a patient�*s cancer. nothing can prepare a patient or a family for the nuclear bomb that detonates at the centre of your world when you receive a diagnosis... just lost her mother, tessa jowell, to brain cancer 2018. the former labour couple of spent her last months campaigning for more funding and research into the condition. brain cancer is the biggest cancer killer of children and people under a0 in the uk. yet treatment options have not changed in decades. because this is low—grade... just two weeks after surgery, daniel returns to addenbrooke's with his brother, to receive his results. this is a diagnosis that is treatable. but it's not a curable condition, 0k?
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so this is something that will be life limiting. about 50% of people survive for 15 years or more. but i think it's important that you understand that this isn't something that is going to go away. wow. i don't know what to say. sure. — you don't have to say anything. enjoy the next 15 years of my life. he's gone 2—0 to them. a few weeks later, ijoined daniel to watch his local football team. the quality of finishing is shocking. he used to play in goal. now he gives advice from the touchline. life's very short. so, i want to make the most of it. i just want to get the treatment i can, to prolong my life. six weeks of radiotherapy, five days a week. more than 200 brain tumour patients are taking part in the research, with the hope it may eventually yield new, personalised treatments
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which improve outcomes. fergus walsh, bbc news, cambridge. in football, burnley have sacked their manager sean dyche withjust eight games of the season to go. dyche was the premier league's longest serving manager, having joined the club in 2012. he leaves with the club in the relegation zone and four points from safety. joe root has stepped down as the england men's test cricket captain, after five years. his position had been in doubt since a humiliating 4—0 drubbing in the ashes, followed by defeat at the hands of the west indies. root has the record for the number of test series as captain — but has secured only one test victory in the last 17 matches. patrick gearey reports. sometimes you don't need scores or even words. just a face. this was joe root at the end of england's series defeat to west indies last month,
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theirfourth in a row. and that would prove to be the end of his captaincy. this morning, a statement marked the close of a five year innings. root said, i have loved to leading my country, but recently it hit home how much of a toll it's taken me and the impact it's had on me away from the game." eventually, you do start to realise that, however passionate you might be about the job, it's one of those jobs that does grab you, you never really want to give it up, no matter how bad things are. one of the things you have to say is that it's a results—driven game. if you're not getting wins, which is what basically has been happening for the last 12 months, at some stage something has to change. joe root has long been england's anchor. the outstanding batter of his generation. that is another magnificent 100 for root. ajump and a skip forjoy. he'd never been a permanent county captain when he was chosen to lead his country in 2017. a fresh and cheerful face to take the team forward. he'd captained england for more tests than anyone else in history, and win more matches, too.
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when lockdown forced the squad into bio—secure bubbles, root led them through it. but this would be as close as he got to the ashes. his england team were unable to win any of the three series they played against australia. their most recent defeat came as part of a run of one win in 17 tests. nevertheless, root thought he could see a path through. i'm still very passionate about taking this team forward. i feel like there is the support of the dressing room behind me. and, you know, i'm desperate to turn that round. it wasn't to be, but he will carry on in the team. those who run english cricket talk of a reset. that's meant the off switch for the managing director, coach, and now the captain. all three jobs remain unfilled. you have to say that english cricket, at the moment, is in a real void, there is a vacuum there. and the people who will appoint joe root�*s successor haven't themselves been appointed yet. so, it's a pretty crazy situation. so, who is in next? well, maybe england will send for their superman, ben stokes.
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he's a world—class all—rounder, but has taken time away from the game recently to look after his mental health. and as root�*s friend, he'll knowjust what is involved in one of english sport's most stressful jobs. patrick gearey, bbc news it was one of the most daring intelligence coups of the second world war — a body was released off the coast of spain, along with a case containing fake documents. the aim was to trick the german high command about allied plans for an invasion of europe in 1943. the body was buried in spain, but there are claims it was later moved, and there have been calls for the grave to be opened up. as a film about 0peration mincemeat opens in cinemas, our correspondent hugh pym has been finding out more. the plan begins in spain, where a corpse will wash up on shore, bearing classified letters. a corpse carrying fake documents? it was an extraordinary idea. floating a body with a false
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identity as a royal marines officer carrying fake military plans, and hoping nazi spies would find it. so, we're going to play a humiliating trick on hitler. the film is based on a book by the historian and author ben macintyre. it was cooked up by a group of extremely eccentric individuals. not professional spies. these were not james bond types. these were amateurs, really, who'd been brought together by the war. churchill referred to them as corkscrew thinkers, who just dreamed up this outlandish plan to try to bamboozle the germans. and in that, they succeeded. newsreel: at many points, - troops waded in, surprised to find much less resistance than expected. the allied invasion of sicily went ahead. the germans had been deceived by the fake documents, and moved troops to greece. so, whose body was it? in the 1990s, official archives were published stating it was a welshman, glyndwr michael. he had fallen on hard times and died
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after ingesting rat poison. the body was buried in spain, with glyndwr michael's name recently added to that of the invented character, major william martin. gladys is one of a small group of locals who visit the grave. she says some suspect the body isn't there. they say... 0r there is some evidence that suggests that the body was stolen by the germans and taken to germany for a second examination, forensic examination. well, who knows? we can't really know if that's true or not. there have been calls for the grave to be opened up. ben macintyre isn't against that. locally, there is this... i think it's probably a myth, the idea that somehow the body was spirited away. so, look, i'd be hugely in favour of opening of the grave, because i think it would help to put to rest, in a way,
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some of those sort of odder theories that surround it. so, perhaps there is another twist yet to be revealed in this already complex story of deception and intrigue. why do think churchill still believes this can work? because he has to. hugh pym, bbc news. that's it. now on bbc one, time for the news where you are. enjoy the long weekend, goodnight. welcome to bbc london. i'm victoria hollins. the easter getaway is well under way, with those travelling being warned it's likely to be far from easy. in london, euston station is closed, there's no service on southern rail


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