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to have started after a woman who was late for church ran to the shrove tuesday service still carrying a frying pan in her hand. and this was the scene inside worcester cathedral, where cathedral choristers and staff took it very seriously — racing racing through the medieval cloisters and even adding obstacles along the way. the princess of wales was at it too. luckily for her she wasn't in a race to toss her pancake as it took her quite some time to unstick it from the frying pan. but she got there eventually. i'm not sure what her family would have made of that particular pancake, though. i don't think i would have done any better. time for a look at the weather. here's darren bett.
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ash wednesday will be cooler with outbreaks of rain around. the weather is changing but perhaps only briefly. a colourful end today in yorkshire with the clouds thickening up yorkshire with the clouds thickening up and bringing some rain. the clouds moving up from northern france bringing the first rain for quite awhile across eastern england. also thickening cloud bringing rain across scotland, northern ireland, heading into wales and western parts of england. lots of cloud and rain developing over many areas overnight and temperatures probably staying at five or six by the end of the night. quite a change in the weather. we will see the back of the rain in eastern scotland in the morning and then for scotland and northern ireland we'll get some sunshine, a scattering of showers, cold enough for wintriness over the hills in scotland. we keep some showers and longer spells of rain across england and wales, particularly cloudy across eastern england. temperatures as a result will be lower. highs of around eight or nine across some
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parts of the country. essentially changing the wind direction, starting with 17 degrees and a south—westerly wind at the start of the week. but tomorrow we have more of a north—westerly wind, still northerly for england and wales as we move into thursday with weather fronts bringing wetter weather across the far north. rain to clear across the far north. rain to clear across southern england overnight and it could stay cloudy all day. other parts of england and wales are seeing some sunshine with the cloud coming into scotland, northern ireland. wetter and windier weather coming into northern scotland in the afternoon. it might make double figures in scotland and northern ireland but still chilly in england and wales, eight or nine. the rain and wales, eight or nine. the rain and wind dying out on friday with high pressure building back in and a return to dry weather for the rest of the month. thanks, darren. and that's the bbc news at ten on tuesday the 21st of february. there's more analysis of the day's main stories on newsnight with kirsty wark and faisal islam, which is just getting underway on bbc two. which isjust getting the news continues here
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on bbc one as now it's time to join our colleagues across the nations and regions for the news where you are, but from the ten team, good evening — this is your update from the bbc sport centre. there's always drama and plenty to talk about when liverpool and real madrid meet in europe. and this evening's match at anfield didn't disappoint but for liverpool, they were on the end of a heavy loss. on a goal packed evening, andy swiss was there to see it all unfold. therefore got onto the brilliant start after that go from darwin nunez. that was followed up by a second from marcella after that horrific goalkeeping howler from the real madrid goalkeeper. at that stage, and feels rocketed with the
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reporter 2—0 up but real madrid came back with two goals before the half. to goalkeeping blunders tonight. after half—time. real madrid took control. three goes in the second half. two of them from karen ben's semi, which meant that real madrid having been 2—0 down one of 5—2 on the night. quite extraordinary and it means liverpool as a mountain to climb in the second leg in real madrid in three weeks�* time. napoli took charge of their tie against eintracht frankfurt , beating them 2—0 in germany. the runaway italian league leaders had a penalty saved before victor osimihen scored his 20th goal of the season. frankfurt had a man sent off as napoli controlled the game and giovanni di lorenzo made it 2—0 after an hour. they'll be favourites to progress in the second leg in italy in three weeks�* time.
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leeds united�*s search for a new manager is over. it�*s javi gracia who�*s taking over at elland road, following the sacking ofjesse marsch, on what the club have called a �*flexible contract. with leeds fighting against relegation from the premier league. imran sidat reports. after several setbacks, leeds finally have a new man in charge. he has been announced as the new head coach with the task of keeping them in the premier league. the top of his agreement. after saturday�*s defeat at everton made a relegation fight even tougher, they have moved fast to make an appointment. i understand it�*s a very narrow style that he brings and be seen that before him. what we have to say is an effective start, it is to be effective because everything rests on leeds united in the future staying in the premier league. i think there will be relieved that someone is come in and to be quite frank,
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doing nothing was going backwards in the setting one way and into the championship. in his previous spell and england, and 35 years, they fell short against manchester city at wembley but he did lead them to an 11 place finish in the league. he�*s managed spain before a spell in qatar but is he the right man for the job? it became a bit of a struggle to get the right man and looking at his record, yes, he�*s had quite a few clubs, but he�*s done a pretty good job in the clubs and a lot of fans speak highly of him so, i�*m happy with the appointment stop by they�*ve picked up this one point from the following three games and we can premier league safety escalating and with the six against southampton and to come this weekend, the club will be hoping that they can bring the feel—good factor back to ellen road. wales coach warren gatland says he�*s confident strike action
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from the players can be avoided — and that their match against england in the six nations will go ahead on saturday. the game remains in doubt, with players threatening to strike in a dispute with welsh rugby bosses over contracts. gatland has delayed the team announcement until thursday, and the wru have insisted it is working on a deal with the four welsh regions ahead of wednesday�*s deadline to resolve the player demands. england will play south africa, in the women�*s t20 world cup semifinal after the hosts beat bangladesh by ten wickets. earlier, england thrashed pakistan with a record breaking margin of 114 runs to top their group. england put up 213—5 in their innings with opener danni wyatt hitting a half century, and nat sciver—brunt top scoring with 81. it was the highest total in a t20 world cup match ever. they were just as impressive with the ball, leaving pakistan on 99—9. to be the best in the world you have
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to beat the current best in the world will stop astray they have been consistently at the top of their game for a long time. at the moment, we are trying to focus on ourselves and not look to outwardly at other teams. in the past we have probably done that quite a lot and it�*s not really worked out for us. that�*s all the sport for now. in a lot of the stories that we tell, they can be so bleak. you need to show some hope as well, because hope is important. and that�*s the thing that, and all of those rescuers, all of those search and rescue teams, they were all there
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because they had hope that people had survived. even now as we talk today, they�*re still finding people under there. and those stories are really important. they are so important. but i think what we have to do is also balance that hope with the reality of the situation, and to say that these moments are incredibly important, but they�*re also rare. i�*m anna foster. i�*m a middle east correspondent for the bbc, which means i cover the whole of the region. i�*m based in beirut, but i go anywhere at any time. lebanon is a beautiful place, but right now its problems are putting some tourists off.
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there�*s been a lot happening in lebanon. the country is falling apart in the middle of a huge economic crisis. obviously, things in israel with the palestinians has been really busy as well. there was a period of time injuly of last year where we just travelled constantly for about a month. went to tunisia for the referendum there, covered the us presidentjoe biden�*s visit to saudi arabia. we were in turkey talking about cross—border aid to syria. i think i�*m doing a good job if i�*m telling you about as much of the region as possible because there are so many. the middle east is so important, and there are so many stories going on there. we begin in turkey because we�*re getting news of dozens of people who have died across the country, and in northern syria, following a major earthquake struck in the early hours of this morning. i heard about the news. so i was...
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i was on my way somewhere else, and i was already in istanbul airport. and the first thing that i checked, actually, was the the beirut whatsapp group. and the message at the top, the first unread message was my boss, the middle east bureau chief, saying, is everybody ok? so as soon as i saw that, ijust felt... ijust felt this tightening in my stomach. and i went down the messages, and it became apparent that it was an earthquake. i was immediately starting to think, "where do i need to go?" "how can i get there?" the problem was there�*d been really bad weather in turkey that weekend, and that�*s why i was stuck in the airport because i�*d missed my flight. so, in many ways, i was in a i was in a really good place to try and get to where i needed to be. but, also, these cancelled flights were a huge problem and everybody else was stuck. everybody else was trying to get on cancelled flights as well. and i needed to run to get to it.
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but fortunately, the flight was fine. i think i got the last seat on that flight, and that took me to adana, which was the nearest city that had an airport. what i had was a driver, a trusted driver, and he was waiting for me at the airport. in that situation, not everybody does want to go out and work, but he knew that he was picking up a bbc correspondent, and that we were going to head towards the earthquake. so that... well, the earthquake epicentre. the journey was difficult for a couple of reasons. it was physically difficult because the earthquake had damaged a lot of the roads. and, at the same time as you had everybody trying to get in, you also had people trying to leave as well, because, of course, if you�*ve got a car, and the ability to, you want to get out of that earthquake zone.
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so, a lot of people had loaded up their cars and they were driving in the other direction. so, everybody met each other on this mountain road and itjust created a huge trafficjam. so, we spent maybe three hours longer in this trafficjam to do a journey that would have taken maybe 30 minutes. this is the huge line of cars that people trying to leave barash province. it�*s hardly moving. and people sitting here for hours, they are. i was on my own, and people have asked this. they�*ve said, "why didn�*t they send you all of the team members?" "why did they leave you to go on your own?" and it wasn�*t a question of that. it was the fact that i got there first. so, if i�*d have waited for more team members to arrive, it would have been maybe 2a hours. it might have been even longer by the time everybody had arrived on flights. the thing with a natural disaster like this one is until somebody
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arrives at the scene, and starts taking pictures and talking to people and filming things, nobody quite knows the scale of it. and it takes days, often, for the size of it to become apparent. people here wonder if they can ever rebuild. "marash is finished," they told me. "marash is finished." you�*re the first one who arrived. did you feel any sort of pressure? it was pressure to do a good job because i knew that i�*d managed to get there first. i felt the pressure to go out and actually be able to let people know what was happening. you really see the size of the effort that�*s going on here on top of this kind of rubble. rescuers are using their bare hands, and you can see them throwing down blocks and trying to search desperately for survivors. this used to be a 12—story apartment building, just like the one behind it, and, so far, they�*ve only
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found three survivors. one thing i really noticed on the first night was that there were so many collapsed buildings, and there was only one rescue team. and i knew, in the back of my mind, that it wasn�*t that those buildings were all empty. it was just that there weren�*t enough people there to do rescues. and it was only on the second day as we were moving at the same time as rescue teams, medics, equipment, we could see those big diggers and things being brought in. and ijust knew from looking around me that there was nobody else there. there�*s something about an earthquake that creates a particular level of destruction. after an earthquake, everything is just stripped away. they�*re just these gray piles
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of concrete and dust and metal and glass. a lot of the humanity has been stripped away from it. itjust looks like a pile of masonry and rubble. as you moved around from area to area, there was just more and more and more. and you feel that you�*ve seen the worst of the devastation. but, then, you, maybe, turn a corner and there�*s more. you know, you can show pictures of that. and they all look the same after a while. they all kind of meld into one. so, you have to then use words and descriptions and ways to actually get that across. one thing i always find
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in stories like this, when there are so many people affected or such a big place affected, for me, it�*s it�*s always about kind of individuals and details. so, i think of this one woman who was waiting for news about her daughter, and somebody passed a makeup bag out of the ruins of a building that had collapsed. it was a pink... i can picture it. stuffed full of somebodies lipstick, mascara, whatever it might be, and they brought it out and this woman took hold of it, and she tucked it, she tucked it under her arm, and she was crying, obviously, because this meant that they were getting closer to what she knew was the body of her daughter, because they�*d said that everybody in that building that nobody had survived. and they were very clear that they were only looking for bodies to bring back
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to the relatives. you know, it�*s like those tiny details that are things that, you know, the same things that you own, the same things that you have in your life. and it�*s sort of it�*s that sudden collision of your life and somebody else�*s. and those connections where you suddenly think to yourself, that could be me or anybody standing there at that moment, waiting for the most awful news. for so many disasters you have, you know, people have id on them. they have a purse or they have a phone or they have something that can that can tell you who they were. but for this, everybody is asleep in bed, and you don�*t have any of those things. so, when they were going through this rubble and looking for bodies, it would often be, you know, the colour of somebody�*s pyjamas. and they would shout that out and people would think, oh, i think my daughter was wearing purple pyjamas, so this this one might be me.
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this was an entire neighbourhood, and it�*s completely destroyed. it was hundreds of apartments, thousands of people, and the majority of them are still buried. you know, those tiny things. they feel really out of place when you�*re talking about that scale of destruction. but i think it�*s those are the things that actually that i use to try and give people an understanding of all of those tens of thousands of people. it�*s one one person, one family, one home, one life. i�*m going to cough. i�*m so sorry. can i grab some water? yeah. i�*m really sorry. this is the dust it�*s left my poor throat is flayed. there was a bitterly cold wind
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here today and it is whipping up the smoke and the debris and the particles of dirt. it goes in your eyes. it goes in your throat. and despite that, the rescuers are still here on top of this pile of rubble... and the amount of dust that that it kicks up into the air. it�*s just constantly in your throat and in your chest. and it makes you it makes you cough a lot. the dust is really problematic. and that�*s one thing that i�*m still even now. keenan travelled here from doncaster as soon as he heard the news of the quake. his brother is in there somewhere. i tried to do yesterday to do a dig myself, but you can't see the concrete like this or cross each other. i've got no power to lift this. you never want to leave a story, and especially not a big story. and actually, to leave a big story like that is always a massive, massive emotional wrench.
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it�*s really hard because you always want to you know, you�*ve gone to the effort to get there and you always want to stay there. i can't stop crying. last three, two days, i'm here. i came back to the uk because it was my daughter�*s birthday and she was turning nine. i try really hard to always be at home when it�*s the kids birthdays. everybody was really, really supportive and brilliant in making sure and it was quite a long journey as well. there was a lot of driving. the airport ports weren�*t functioning, so i needed to go further north to ankara to be able to actually fly out. you know, you look at the people around you who�*ve lost everything, who�*ve lost loved ones, who�*ve lost homes, who will not be lucky enough to be able to perhaps spend another birthday or another moment like that with their child. the story will still be told by the people who are staying behind.
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but i have to realise that, you know, this is a moment when i need to be a mum first and a journalist second. let�*s have a moment for your taxi driver. he�*s a big part of this story. he is. we were a team because normally in those circumstances, you would have a sizeable team of people. you would have somebody who spoke turkish, which i don�*t. and he didn�*t speak english either. so we did a lot of translation on the mobile phone. we had a lot of hand signals. we developed our own language so, so often he was used to me kind of having the phone and waving it and saying, internet, internet, which meant that we were going to have to drive around the area where we were to find a place where we could get some signal to broadcast or to send messages or something like that. but he was fantastic. well, our middle east correspondent, anna foster, is in turkey and she arrived this morning.
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i roped him in to do a few extra bits and pieces. so the first live that we did in the dark was for the 6:00 news that evening. but in that particular city, there was no power at all. it was completely dark. so i got him to park the car behind me and and use the car headlights to light the scene. but i was then trying to hold my phone in a way that didn�*t throw shadow onto my face, and it was pouring with rain at this point. so there was lots of manoeuvring to try and get that in the right place so you could see me and you could see them. this really is a picture of devastation here. the city is in complete darkness tonight. there is no power at all. the only place where you see lights. this was not what he signed up for, but he was incredibly helpful and just really willing to to do what was needed. every conversation we�*ve ever had has been has been through a translation app.
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but we did there was one maybe the second or third night. i was facetiming my family and he gave them a wave and then he was facetiming his family. so, i gave them a wave. and we, you know, we, we shared food. we had... we�*d managed to get a sort of bag of supplies and chocolates and things from a petrol station. so we would sit and eat together. what does the future look like for him? for so many people who live in that region as things have become incredibly difficult. so, you know, we say goodbye and he�*s gone back to his family and his life. his life continues now. more than 11,000 people are now confirmed dead across southern turkey and northern syria as rescue workers. i would leave programme teams to mention the death toll because i knew that it was rising fast. more than 12,000 are dead. it�*s feared thousands more. i could see the number of bodies
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and the regularity with which they were being brought out. but numbers on their own. without the human stories, they they don�*t engage in the same way. and while you can hear the number, in order for it to mean something to you, you need to you need to know about the rescuers who are risking their lives standing on this unstable rubble to try and bring people out. or you need to know about the families who are waiting or the people who were trapped under the rubble, who were trying to communicate with the rescuers. but it�*s the people, the people like us and what they�*re going through that is the the bit of the story that actually makes it mean something to you. the devastating power of the earth seen from the air. swathes of this city lie in ruins. when i was filming with my phone, you know, sometimes on the other side of the camera, you know, sometimes i�*m crying.
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when the rubble shows a sign, the digger stops. behind this blanket an arm reveals a body. slowly, carefully, its uncovered. i think for this one, certainly, the man at the moment ofjust having identified his dead father in the rubble. it was just a very powerful moment. i will take that one with me. you know, if you were to ask me that question again in 20 or 30 years time, i know that i would still talk about that moment. this is more than anything a huge, huge tragedy. and the hope is there. but it is a, sadly, a small part
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of the bigger picture. hello again. we�*re seeing a change in the weather on wednesday. we start the temperatures of 5—6 celsius and a lot of cloud, even some rain. we will the rain clearing eastern scotland. scotland, northern ireland, seeing sunny spells and showers then. wintry over scottish hills. may see the cloud breaking in wales, the south west, later the midlands, showers keep going here. and for some northern and eastern parts of england, still the chance of some rain, even into the afternoon. the winds are changing, more of a northwesterly wind, so it is cooler, and temperatures
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typically around 9 celsius or so. cooler winds will continue as we head into thursday. these weather fronts will bring some wet and windy weather across the far north. but we�*ve still got some cloud and some rain to clear away from southern parts of england. that cloud could be rather slow to break up. other parts of england and wales, though, will see some sunshine. scotland, northern ireland will turn more cloudy. wetter, windy weather coming into the far north of scotland. temperatures could make double figures in scotland and northern ireland. it�*s going to be another cool day for england and wales with temperatures around 8—9 celsius.
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welcome to newsday, reporting live from singapore, i�*m karishma vaswani. the headlines. two presidents, and two versions of history. the american and russian leaders clash over the conflict in ukraine. translation: to defend our historical lands and liquidate | the threat of the neo—nazi regime, we launched a special operation. we are seeing again today what the people of poland and the people across europe saw for decades — appetites of the autocrat cannot be appeased. vladimir putin has also suspended moscow�*s involvement in a key nuclear arms treaty, we�*ll examine the implications. also in newsday this hour mexico�*s former security chief is found guilty of taking bribes in return for allowing safe passage for drugs.


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