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welcome to bbc news — i'm david eades. our top stories: england's women footballers win their first ever major tournament — they beat germany 2—1 in the european championship final at wembley. chanting. cheering. it's the first major football title for any english national side, for nearly 60 years. it's like a moment in history. like, hopefully it's goign to bring massive change for girls and women in sport. absolutely brilliant. cannot believe it.
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2—1, england, get in! in other news — us house speaker nancy pelosi prepares for a tour of asia amid strong warnings from beijing not to visit taiwan. hailing frequencies open, sir. and the american actress, nichelle nichols, best known for her ground—breaking role as lieutenant uhura in the original star trek, has died, age 89. england have won the european women's football championship — beating germany 2—1 at wembley. the lionesses as they are known had never won a major trophy before and this is the first senior football honour for england since the men's world cup victory in 1966. a crowd of almost 90,000 people were at the stadium,
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with millions more following the game on television and radio. mark lobel reports. a euphoric moment for english sport with a pitch—perfect performance from the lionesses, bringing football in front of a record crowd of over 87,000 at wembley and many more watching on around the country and world. let's hear it for england! cheering. i said to harriet in the ground, she's got to do all she can to try and rememberthis because i said, "the last time england won a tournament was when nanny was born," which was a long time ago. best day of our lives, like, seriously. - we've just watched - england win the euros, like, that might not ever happen again. | best day ever. ever. we've got an amazing team and we're going to win- the world cup. amazing, the women were awesome, great football, great end—to—end entertainment, and we won. so, yes, come on, england! i don't want to use
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a comparison because i don't want to compare it to men's football but the reality is, we got the job done, and the attendance throughout the stadium and support in england has been great and it can only be better for grassroots football. it was a foul—filled first half as 8—time european champions germany looked to stop england's sudden momentum, all the tougher as they were without their best player, injured before kick—off. with an hour gone, it was an audacious chip by manchester united's ella toone, an absolute belter that broke the deadlock, sending fans in central london wild. but less than 20 minutes later, germany slotted it home, taking it to extra time. england needed to regroup. then came super sub chloe kelly, at first missing england needed to regroup. then came super sub chloe kelly, at first missing england needed to regroup. then blasting in herfirst international goal and the one that landed it for england. her celebration earned her
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a booking, no doubt worth it as it looks set to become one of the most iconic images of modern women's sport, encompassing this epic win months after recovering from an acute knee injury. chanting. after many years of hurt, the relief was palpable. all tournament, we've had so much support from our friends, and it's really incredible and i think we did an incrediblejob, so proud of the team, players, team but staff and support from the fa, i think we need a couple of days to realise what we have done. the question now is will it move this and other women's sports on. will they get the recognition so many say they need and now truly deserve? mark lobel, bbc news.
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well thousands of fans gathered around tv screens in bars, restaurants, halls and squares right across the country to watch the match and soak up the drama. jon donnison reports. in south london, the party had started even before the match began. 800 people packed in and pumped up in front of the big screen in croydon. i'm so excited, i think the girls have been really brilliant this year so really looking forward to the game. i think we're definitely going to win, really excited, and i hope we win 3—0. but it was a cagey first half witnessed by fans who gathered in sheffield. up in newcastle, phil nedley the former coach of striker beth mead was watching and wincing. despite a few close calls, though, the first half ended with fans wanting england to up their game. i think they're playing very well. we started off very, very good, we just need to try and get the goals in now.
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i think the manager at halftime is going to give them a bit of a talking to, and i think we're going to see a calmer team come out after halftime and we're going to see some goals straightaway. and that's exactly what they got. cheering. elation in croydon as ella toone�*s divine chip opened the scoring. but then deflation after the germans pulled one back and then pandemonium in sheffield for chloe kelly's extra—time winner. cheering. well, that's it. england campaign is over and it's the women who brought it home. just look and listen to
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what that means for the fans. this is the best flag ever and we're so glad we made it. it's a moment in history, like, hopefully this will bring massive change for girls growing up and women in sport. absolutely brilliant. cannot believe it. 2—1 we predicted, get in! this party could go on for some time. jon donnison, bbc news in croydon. mark lobel is here and as well as fans reaction, plenty from more well known figures. how can we put it, the pride of these lionesses knows no bounds. the queen who was present in 1966, the last time england won a major football tournament, and that she handed over the trophy, sent a special message to the team which we can show you: and a member of
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the world cup winning team, geoff hurst, said he was unbelievably proud, i thought that was a very touching tribute. also the queen's grandson, the duke of cambridge, president of the fa, prince william said this is history in the making and the nation couldn't be prouder and he couldn't have looked prouder when he was handing out those medals himself today at wembley. if i show you doris johnson, he tweeted a picture of himself, the prime minister watching this with his children. —— borisjohnson. he says football has come home and doled out praise for the manager and captain, saying foot or pictures across the country will be filled —— filled as never before by girls and women inspired by your triumph. nice words from england football the hurricane talking about the unreal scenes at wembley. well there should be some more unreal scenes. ——
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harry kane. the party goes on at trafalgar square. there will be a victory parade four to 7000 fans invited to join the england team to see them in a q and a, hold the trophy and relive some of the moments and for everybody else, they will be able to watch it on the bbc is that victory parade on such a significant moment continues. still not quite enough to get a bank holiday out of it. mark, thank you very much indeed. some important points there about what this means for the future of women's foot hole in the uk. -- future of women's foot hole in the uk. —— football. earlier i asked tracy noonan, goalkeeper for the us women's national football team that won the world cup in 1999, for her take on the final. tremendous game. i loved watching the game, and the action and i was definitely excited to see england hold off at the end. your national team has gone from strength to strength over
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the course of the last 20, 30 years even now actually. how does england, for example, make the most of a moment like this because we talk a lot about boosting grassroots sport and obviously the excitement that young girls are going to see from a win like this, do you need a lot of infrastructure for this to work? a lot of financial support too? i mean, to be honest, england is reaping the rewards of what they have been already kind of put into place, when you talk about the infrastructure from the clubs and hopefully, i don't know exactly what is going on with the youth level but when you're looking at the pro level, they have finally decided to support the women on the pro scale and that is paying huge dividends on the national team scale and so hopefully those places, those pieces are being put in place underneath the pro clubs because certainly their investment at the pro club level is paying off.
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this is the point, we have 90,000 turning up at wembley for a final, which is a huge attendance but at club level, it's a long process, isn't it, it will take a long time to get really good gates week in and week out? yes, but i think that excites me, because it's not just this game, you're looking at the champions league final this year, you're looking at the games in spain this year that are breaking records, in mexico this year, breaking records, breaking records left and right as far as media coverage. what it shows is that when you invest in the women's game, it pays huge dividends. there is a real business model there and hopefully people are seeing that, and more people are willing to invest in it. we haven't won a world cup, men or women since 1966, as we like to tell ourselves every second week of the year, it seems, but the euros, how big are they?
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you could look at them beyond europe, you are a world cup winner, how big is winning the euros in terms of the international game? it's major. the european clubs, the european countries are some of the biggest contenders in the world cup time and time again, germany, spain, netherlands, france. you name it, spain is now in the mix, so many teams in the mix out of your consistently in the world cup, so for them to come away with this when and a very definitive tournament from top to bottom, certainly shows that they are a contender but more importantly, hopefully for them it gives them the belief they can perform on a big scale and now they have won a major event, that is definitely going to propel them forward with their confidence. i wonder what you think about sarina wiegman,
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as well, who has only ever won a match in the european championshiops, having taken the netherlands to victory and now england. how important would it be for the team to hold onto such an extraordinary and quite talismanic coach? very, very important, without a doubt. she has been a key cog in the piece, for them, for their chemistry, their tactical performance, everything from top to bottom in their development asa team. clearly she has done it with the netherlands, she's done it here with england and she is very important piece of the puzzle for them. us squad member tracy noonan there. let's get some of the day's other news. sections of the huge grain silos in the lebanese port of beirut, which were badly damaged in the deadly 2020 explosion, have collapsed after a fire. videos show the northern block coming down in a massive cloud of dust. the fires are believed to have been caused by fermenting grain igniting in the summer heat.
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at least 26 people are now known to have died in severe flooding in the us state of kentucky. storms have pounded the east of the state and the governor said he expected the number of fatalities to rise. more heavy rain is expected on tuesday. thousands of people in northern california have been evacuated as fast—moving wildfires destroyed homes. the mckinney fire near the border with oregon has already scorched tens of thousands of acres and fire officials have said none of it has been contained. no injuries have been reported so far. to asia now, as us house speaker nancy pelosi we know this much — her itinerary will include stops in singapore, malaysia, japan and south korea, but there is no mention of a stopover in taiwan which has, over the past week, been a huge source of tension for the united states and china.
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alexander huang, professor at tamkang university in the taipei region of taiwan. to my knowledge, that it was the original intention that speaker pelosi will visit taipei. but, you know, in the past week or so, there was no direct communication, no further, you know, messaging coming out from washington, so we don't know until about — until yesterday that — when the speaker's office released the official travel plan and taiwan is not included. of course, it shows a sign of ease, but i believe that both beijing and taipei are still watching closely and get everything prepared, should there be any chance that the speaker's plan would have a sudden decision or travel plan change.
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the chinese had said they will react fiercely, forcefully. 0ur calculation is that it could be in diplomatic front as well as military front. so far, their military exercises and the known drills are far away from taiwan and were a smaller scale. we believe that if we can consult our past experience, there will be incursions with large sorties of various types of people's liberation army air force planes, and we probably would expect that they will have — be the incursion of the median line which will put taiwan on high alert.
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stay with us on bbc news, still to come: a look at the legacy of the former star trek star, nichelle nichols, best known for playing lieutenant uhura — who has died age 89. the question was whether we wanted to save our people and japanese as well and win the war, or whether we want to take a chance on being able to win the war by killing all our young men. the invasion began at two o'clock this morning. mr bush, like most other people, was clearly- caught by surprise. we call for the immediate and unconditional withdrawal of all the iraqi forces. 100 years old and still full of vigor, vitality and enjoyment of life. no other king or queen in british history has lived so long, and the queen mother is said to be quietly very pleased indeed that she's achieved this landmark anniversary.
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this is a pivotal moment for the church as an international movement. the question now is whether the american vote will lead to a split in the anglican community. this is bbc news. the latest headlines: england's women footballers make history, beating germany 2—1 in the european championship final at wembley. us house speaker nancy pelosi prepares for a tour of asia amid intense speculation over whether she'll anger china by visiting taiwan. one of the ukraine's most prominent businessmen, whose company is responsible for much of the infrastructure for its grain exports, has been killed in a russian missile strike. an adviser to president zelensky said he believed 0leksiy vadatursky was deliberately targeted when his home was hit in
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the southern city of mykolaiv. it's a city which lies on the main route to the black sea port of 0desa, and mykolaiv has been bombarded frequently by russia, but saturday night's strikes were sustained and intense. 0ur correspondent andrew harding saw it happen. the end of a punishing night in mykolaiv. the heaviest bombardment yet for this key frontline city. a few missiles appeared to be hitting deliberate targets but mostly, this was the usual random russian blitz. cluster bombs and cruise missiles in residential neighbourhoods. mykolaiv�*s hospitals filling up. the city's defenders are standing firm. i think everybody get used to the war.
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we are sad about our victims and the injured people but we are full of will to win and to fight. and that fight is escalating. ukraine has begun attacking these strategic bridges to trap russian forces and pave the way for a counteroffensive towards the crimean peninsula. but for now, many civilians in mykolaiv are still staying put. queueing stoically for drinking water. and somehow, living with unbearable risk. queueing stoically for drinking water and somehow, living how do you get used to this? as shocking as these scenes are, the fact is they've become essentially a daily routine here in mykolaiv. and every night, thousands of people go to sleep wondering whether this time, the rockets, missiles, the cluster bombs will hit their building. last night, two rockets landed outside the yakovenko's apartment. an air raid siren saved their lives, prodding them to move away from the windows.
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but 0lga is struggling. "how can we survive this?," she wonders. "we can't afford to move somewhere safe". instead, they patch things up and brace themselves for another unpredictable night. andrew harding, bbc news, mykolaiv. kosovo has pushed back a deadline that would have required people living in majority ethnic—serb areas to swap their serbian—issued vehicle licence plates for plates by its national authorities. the requirement has become a source of serious tension between the two balkan states. on sunday, ethnic serbs parked heavy vehicles forming makeshift roadblocks on the routes leading to one of the main border crossings. serbian president aleksandar vucic said he was working to de—escalate the situation. the new kosovan restrictions will now come into force in a month's time, after the us embassy intervened.
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to the uk now, where it's been revealed that prince charles accepted a payment of £1 million from the family of 0sama bin laden, according to a report in the sunday times. the prince of wales accepted the money from two of the infamous al-qaeda leader's half—brothers in 2013, two years after he was killed. 0ur royal correspondent jonny dymond has more. it is not a good look for the heir of the throne, there's no doubt about that. the palace says this was a decade ago, all the necessary checks were made, you don't disown an entire family because of the actions of one son. and it disputes a lot of the detail in the newspaper stories today, but it does not dispute the donation. and when i asked a source at the palace if he thought that donation would've been made had they known it would be made public, there was a very long silence. there's been a drip, drip, drip of revelations about how the prince's charities have raised funds in the past and it is a very unhappy backdrop to his work.
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the american actress nichelle nichols, best known for playing lieutenant uhura in the original 1960s series of star trek, has died at the age of 89. her role was trailblazing. she was one of the first black actresses on american tv to play an authority figure. 0ur entertainment correspondent lizo mzimba looks back at her career. lieutenant uhura was the starship enterprise's communications officer. confident, charismatic, calm under pressure. ship to ship. hailing frequencies open, sir. hailing frequencies open. hailing frequencies open, sir. conscious, too, of some of the limitations of the role. mr spock, sometimes i think if i hear that word "frequency" once more, i'll cry. nichelle nichols�* background was in musical theatre — a talent the show occasionally exploited. # 0h, on the starship enterprise... her character on star trek was ground—breaking in many ways.
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the show broadcast one of television's first interracial kisses. mr spock, i haven't done anything like this in years. but perhaps more significant was seeing notjust a woman, but a black woman, playing such a prominent role. i can think of no—one better equipped to handle it, miss uhura. indeed, when she was considering leaving the show, she was persuaded to stay... i'm afraid i changed my mind. ..after being introduced to martin luther king. "how can you leave? "there is a door open here that you cannot allow to close "because you have the first non—stereotypical role "in television, and the world is looking." hi, i'm nichelle nichols, but i still feel a little bit like lieutenant uhura on the starship enterprise. even after star trek, she continued to inspire subsequent generations,
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taking part in several nasa initiatives to encourage women and people from ethnic minorities tojoin the space programme. for her, it was a lifelong mission. what, have you lost all your sense of reality? she returned to star trek when it took to the cinema screen, having lost none of her character's determination. you wanted adventure. how's this? the old adrenaline going, huh? good boy. now, get in the closet. star trek hoped to portray a future where prejudice had faded away. nichelle nichols played a huge part in bringing that future a step closer. the actor nichelle nichols, who's died aged 89. i should say if you want more on her life, it's on our website. plenty more, too, on
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the victory for england, the lionesses earning the european championships, beating german to—1. that's all we have time for. —— 2—1. hello. the rain that fell for some of us in the last couple of days ofjuly doesn't really change the fact that it was a very dry month for many parts of the uk, but especially down towards the south. so, what about the first week of august? well, this chart shows the rainfall we're expecting to accumulate over the coming days. the darker colours show where the wettest weather will be up to the north—west, the lighter colours suggesting that very little rain will fall in the south, where we really do need it. for monday morning, this ridge of high pressure in charge of our weather, so a mainly dry start to the week. one or two sharp showers from this cloud that'll be sitting in place across parts of eastern england. that should tend to clear.
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then, lots of sunshine, but then we see cloud rolling in from the west, bringing rain into northern ireland around lunchtime and then into south west scotland, west wales, far south west of england, across the isle of man, maybe into north west england later in the day. those are your afternoon temperatures. 18 or 19 for glasgow and belfast, 27 degrees in london. still some warmth and humidity around. for the commonwealth games in birmingham and the west midlands, some spells of sunshine, temperatures of 2a or 25 degrees. but as we go through monday night, we will see this area of cloud rolling its way eastwards with some outbreaks of rain — some quite heavy rain in places — particularly for north wales, north west england. a lot of mist and murk, some low cloud on what will be a very warm and muggy night, actually — 14—18 degrees as we begin tuesday morning. for tuesday, a lot of cloud and some rain around first thing. some particularly heavy bursts for northern england, wales, parts of the midlands and east anglia. precious little of that rain getting down into the south, where we really do need some. by the afternoon, signs of something a little brighter, although western coasts of wales, the south—west likely to stay cloudy and drizzly. a few showers in the north—west of scotland. quite a windy day — those are the average wind speeds, the gusts will be stronger than that —
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but that wind coming from quite a warm direction, still high levels of humidity — 23 for aberdeen, 27 for london. bit of a change, though, through tuesday night into wednesday as this cold front sinks its way south—eastwards. behind that, we change the wind direction, we get into north—westerly winds, and that will start to introduce cooler conditions — fresher conditions, too — across the uk by day and by night. it will turn mostly dry, aside from just a few showers. 17 in belfast by friday, 2a in london.
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this is bbc news. i'm david eades. the headlines: england's lionesses have won the european championship final at wembley. chloe kelly scored england's winner, to secure a 2—1 victory against germany. there were celebrations across the country as england secured its first major football trophy since the 1966 men's world cup. the speaker of the us house of representatives, nancy pelosi, is beginning a tour of singapore, malaysia, south korea and japan. her office made no comment about a possible visit to taiwan, which is claimed by china. beijing has warned of "serious consequences" if she goes there. the office of the prince of wales has insisted that
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all rules were followed when the prince's charitable fund took a donation of a million


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