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yes, him, roger federer had sworn on court. you can't repeat that, roger. no, i heard it. the lines judge knew what she'd heard whatever language it was in. federer needed treatment and sandgren's calf muscle was hurt accidentally by a low—flying ball girl. here is the real pain. seven times in the fourth set sandgren had match point. seven beautiful opportunities. could he take any of them? no. it's still alive. tie-break to roger federer. the fifth was a 6—3 formality. roger federer said he was lucky to beat this opponent.” formality. roger federer said he was lucky to beat this opponent. i feel a bit bad in a way, because i feel he didn't do anything really wrong. it was a look at some point and i have been on the other side as well.
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these things are hard, and if you could honestly play him again, you will play him differently. you would say roger federer was pushed to the limit, if he had a limit. joe wilson, bbc news. time for a look at the weather, here's louise lear. i think if you are talking to people about whether so far in 2020, it is wet and very drab. but look at this, i'm veryjealous. this was in kinross, dusting of snow. in several places we have several centimetres as well. a bit of a wonderland. the snow showers came in but cleared up quite quickly. showers driven on by a brisk, west wind is the feature for the rest of the day. maybe some hail mixed in. sheltered eastern areas, what a contrast. glorious morning so far in north yorkshire, in filey. lots of blue sky and sunshine. with the westerly wind, most of the showers will always be
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along the west facing coso sheltered areas of and england could escape the worst of it. blustery afternoon with sunny spells and feeling cooler, when you factor in the strength of the win. the wind will continue to drive though showers in from the west overnight tonight. as the temperatures fall away there is a greater chance of seeing more snow, vertically to higher ground of scotla nd snow, vertically to higher ground of scotland and northern england for a time. there's temperatures are likely to fall away. chilly started wednesday morning with low, single figures widely and just below in rural spots. anywhere is at risk if you catch the showers through the night and starting wednesday offered some icy stretches. tune into the bbc local radio stations for any travel updates first thing. generally we are under this influence of high pressure to start with. this weather front is going to move in through the second half of wednesday. we start wednesday relatively quiet, chilly and still breezy. but there will be some showers from the word go before
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rain, more significant rain starts to push in to the far north—west. there is a level of uncertainty, just how far south or north this will be sitting back have an impact on northern ireland and north—west england. but rain, some of it heavy around an inch or so around daylight hours with gusts of winds in excess of a0 miles an hour. not a pleasant day to end wednesday afternoon. and then wales will be dry with sunny spells and temperatures peaking at 10 degrees. but all change again on thursday. mild air starts to flood in from the south—west. yellow tones right across the uk as we go into thursday. that will be the story thursday. that will be the story thursday into friday. it means a lot of low cloud, mist and murk and thursday into friday. it means a lot of low cloud, mistand murk and rain easing away from scotland, but in terms of the feel of things, we are double digit across the country with temperatures peaking perhaps a 12 or 13 degrees. that's all from the bbc news at one. so it's goodbye from me
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and on bbc one we nowjoin the bbc‘s news teams where you are. good afternoon. it's 1.30pm and here's your latest sports news. i'm 0lly foster at the bbc sport. the former rugby union star israel folau, who was sacked by rugby australia for making homophobic comments, has signed a one—year deal with the super league side catalans dragons. the rugby football league say that it was a difficult decision to allow him to play, but they can't prevent him because he hasn't been found guilty of any criminal offence. super league boss robert elstone says he is disppointed that one of their clubs has signed him and deplores his comments. folau says he will keep his religious beliefs private. in response to the signing, wigan warriors say that their match against dragons will be a pride day in support of lgbt groups. keegan hirst, who plays
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for championship side halifax, the first openly gay rugby league player, posted this on social media: "i'm shocked and disappointed at the signing of folau. our great game is tasked with fighting against homophobia and standing up for the values it puts such high stock in. it shows none of the bravery, cameraderie or integrity the rfl expects from its players, staff and fans. " tennis australia says that martina navratilova and john mcenroe have breached tournament protocols after they staged a protest calling for the margaret court arena to be renamed. the 77—year—old australian, who holds the record for the most grand slam singles titles, has been criticized for her homophobic views i just felt that the conversation had stopped. i thought we got it going a couple of years ago and i thought tennis australia would do something.
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the government of victoria are the ones who make the decision, but nothing has happened and margaret keeps doubling down. roger federer says he believes in miracles after saving seven match points against the unseeded american tennys sandgren before winning their quarterfinal at the australian open. john watson is in melbourne for us. an incredible comeback from roger federer, whojust an incredible comeback from roger federer, who just underlined why he is arguably the greatest male tennis player of all—time. he would have predicted the outcome this one? he saved seven match points in the fourth set. he took it on the tie—break before wrapping up the match in five sets. uncharacteristic from roger federer at times. he was
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mourned over his bad language. we saw him take a medical timeout. he was clearly struggling with tightness in his leg. an incident involving his opponent, who was running to buy a ball girl during a change of ends. it is roger federer who progresses and will face novak djokovic in the semifinals. ash party also made it through. she beat petra kvitova. she is into herfirst australian open semifinal. she is hoping to become the first australian to win the singles title here in a2 years. some huge matches to come as the quarterfinals concludes tomorrow. we will see rap and the doubt and action. no doubt what the big talking point was today, the incredible performance from roger federer. today, the incredible performance from roger federer. england bowler stuart broad has been
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fined 15% of his match fee for swearing at the south africa captain faf du plessis during the fourth test in johannesburg. the pair were involved in a tetchy exchange yesterday, with england on their way to victory to seal the series 3—1. broad has also been given a demerit point for the incident, deemed to be a breach of the icc‘s code of conduct. that's all the sport for now. you can find more on all those stories on the bbc sport website. that's christian eriksen has gone to milan for £17 million. we will have plenty of updates after two o'clock. in the last few minutes the united states has reacted
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to the news that the chinese technology firm huawei is to be allowed to play a limited role in the uk's ultra—fast 5g mobile phone network. reaction from the us coming through. as senior trump administration official saying that the us is disappointed by the uk's decision to grant huawei, albeit a limited role. the year saying there is no safe option for un—trusted vendor is to control any part of a five g network. we look forward to working with the uk on the way forward. that coming through on the reuters agency in the last few minutes. un—trusted vendor, the reference they being
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that the british government has listed huawei as such. it won't have access to sensitive areas such as military bases, nuclear sites. those are the first goats coming through from washington. my colleaguejoanna gosling hosted your questions answered looking at huawei's involvement with the 5g network. the british government has announced chinese telecoms firm huawei and other high—risk offenders will be banned from sensitive parts of the sg banned from sensitive parts of the 5g network, such as nuclear sites and military bases, but will still be allowed to continue to be a part of the roll—out across the uk, although with no more than a 35% presence on the periphery network. the president of macro said he they are reassured that they can continue
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to work with its customers to roulette 5g. washington has warned that it would jeopardise intelligence sharing between the us and britain. we are still awaiting a reaction from the united states. with me now to answer some of your questions is a senior technology reporter zoe kleinman, and a expert, joe. joe, is the us objectionjust reporter zoe kleinman, and a expert, joe. joe, is the us objection just a trade control measure? i don't think it has anything to do with security. that is from kenneth barnsley. it has anything to do with security. that is from kenneth barnsleylj it has anything to do with security. that is from kenneth barnsley. i am i'io that is from kenneth barnsley. i am no expert on trade control measures. this doesn't seem to be. there seems to bea this doesn't seem to be. there seems to be a genuine concern that a nation state? equipment into a very sensitive network could be problematic. a side effect might be that us companies would support it. why is the gsu determined that
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huawei shouldn't be involved in the sg huawei shouldn't be involved in the 5g network here? i can say what it once about home, but why get involved here? the most important reason is that lots of countries are thinking about this problem and will be looking to see what the uk decides to do. the is leaning on the uk because it knows that it will impact decisions globally. it does have security concerns the company. cathy asks, is huawei the only company providing 5g technology? what is the alternative? it is the frontrunner. it has been traditionally the cheapest. it has spent a lot of time and money over the years developing kit. there is another chinese firm, said te, but because it is chinese that ruled that out. ericsson and nokia are both european companies and they say they are ready to go and can supply equipment if needed, but they are a
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lot more expensive. if they are being limited to 35% other companies will take up the slack. boris johnson has said that he is going to seek to attract fenders from outside the uk. 0ne seek to attract fenders from outside the uk. one of the problems here is that it the uk. one of the problems here is thatitis the uk. one of the problems here is that it is a slightly niche area. the us doesn't have its own supplier. there aren't many places to go to find kit at a reasonable price and at the scale that is required. another question, talk talk use huawei routers for their broadband. is this safe for the home? the difference between a ritual in the home and a network which might affect everyone is the issue there. home routers historically have lots of problems, we have seen attacks on them. the risk comes down to how many people have them. the worry with 5g is that
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everyone will be using it and if somebody is able to switch it off or do something nefarious, it affects the whole of the uk, notjust potentially the customers. why are we spending money on 5g when there are still parts of the country that don't even have two g. we have no network where i live. this is an ongoing issue. there has been a real struggle for people in rural areas to keep up. it is more than likely going to rule out the big cities first because it is more economical. he wants as many people to be using it. inevitably, it'll be a case that will come to cities first. there are lots and lots of plans ongoing to connect the rest of the uk. 0penreach has announced it is trying to collect more and more people to fast broadband. there will be catch up fast broadband. there will be catch up but it inevitably will be cities
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first. another question, are other firms able to provide this technology? are there us companies that the us government is trying to support? there was speculation that borisjohnson support? there was speculation that boris johnson and donald support? there was speculation that borisjohnson and donald trump have talked about if there was any collaboration that could be done to come up with the uk— gs alternative. that is not going to happen overnight. we are going to have to look outside of that alliance. the two main partners, the players in the game at the moment seem to be ericsson and nokia. another question, can you provide and non—telecom engineers‘s description of the 5g structure to explain huawei position? the main changes with 5g huawei position? the main changes with 56 are on the outside of the
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network. this is what people think of the cell tower that they might see at the end of the straight. the core is the central processing pet of the network, where your billing is done, were called to richard from one person to another. because of that openness it is much more sensitive. the functions that happen within there, if somebody was able to control them, you could cause problems for all those people connected around the outside. the area where huawei is looking to be placed will be on that kind of edge, producing things like the antenna and the radio access points that you will then see on the buildings at the end of the road. by all the fuss about 5g ? tech the end of the road. by all the fuss about 5g? tech macro is being used in all the bt infinity cabs supplied broadband networks to people's homes? these are the green cabinet she see at the end of the roof. 0h, cabinets. huawei is everywhere. they
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are a huge telecoms provider. they are a huge telecoms provider. they are all over the world. it comes down to what the risk is. if more and more devices move on to 5g and it becomes the future of connectivity and huawei are at the core of that, they are just on the edge of what is essentially domestic broadband. what are other european countries doing? we are not chilly alone in the sg doing? we are not chilly alone in the 5g roll—out or the use of huawei technology. we are absolutely not alone. 0ther technology. we are absolutely not alone. other european countries are developing the same thing. australia has also chosen to ban huawei. there are other questions being asked in europe. germany is thinking about
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this problem. we might see things happen quite quickly now that we know what the uk is doing. it might well be that this will influence those countries. so if australia is not using huawei, what is itjason? i believe it is looking at alternatives at the moment, but it is not clear yet how they will play catch up. they will probably have to look to the existing suppliers. joe hancock, zoe kleinman, thank you very much. much more on that decision coming up here after two o'clock. the headlines on bbc news: the government has decided to allow the chinese telecoms company, huawei to have a limited role in the development of the uk's 5g mobile network. broadcaster and host of radio a'sjust a minute, nicholas parsons, has died aged 96 after a short illness. a report says the salary threshold for skilled migrants coming to britain should be lowered to just over £25,500 a year.
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more now about the death of nicholas parsons, the veteran radio and tv entertainer who's died at the age of 96. many entertainers who knew him have been paying tribute.
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the broadcaster gyles brandreth was a long—time colleague and friend of nicholas parsons. he spoke tojoanna gosling and explained how parsons was much more than simply a presenter. it is heartbreakingly sad. it is the end ofan it is heartbreakingly sad. it is the end of an era in many ways. ifirst met nicholl —— met nicholas more than 50 years ago. what is remarkable about him, we remember him die because ofjust a minute, but he was so versatile. he was an actor, performer, entertainer. he performed in films for the bolton brothers and carry on films. he appeared at the windmill theatre. he
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was on stage from the 19a0s onwards. he was a consummate professional and a role model to so many people because he just went on working from right up to when he was 95 he was still doing his one—man show, still appearing at the edinburgh fringe and still hosting just a minute until last year. it is heartbreakingly sad, but it is a career to celebrate and a man to celebrate. he was such a delightful person. a really lovely human being. 0bviously person. a really lovely human being. obviously it is very fresh and very upsetting for you to be remembering him and we do appreciate you joining us on him and we do appreciate you joining us on the programme. no mean feat for anybody to have the longevity that he had on that programme, just a minute. more than 50 minutes in broadcasting, which is so fickle. he
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should be in the guinness book of records. just a minute has been running now for more than half a century. he is the longest—running radio host anywhere in the world, and the longest serving radio and tv performer anywhere in the world. you think of him because you are young in terms ofjust a minute, but before that he doing a host of other issues. he used to have a chat show on bbc radio four cult look who's talking. he also did a wonderful quiz show for anglia called sale of the century. he saw himself as an actor. if if he was here now, he would be saying, be sure to mention i was would be saying, be sure to mention iwas in would be saying, be sure to mention i was in all those films, and in the west end. he would want you to cover the range of his interests. when he got the cbi congratulated him and said some actors get knighthoods,
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but to be aim night you need to be a serious actor. he would need to give them your layer. but he said, i am doing my layer. i began doing just a minute in the 1980s. for a start he made newcomers welcome. he was a very fair chairman of the programme. he brought his own quick wit and lightness of touch to it. he was the ultimate professional. even in his mid—90s he would turn up and in the wings he might look a little bit stooped, with a stick, but once he came onto the stage to stick disappeared, he grew several inches and doctor theatre took over and he gave his all. you really couldn't ask for anything more. a career that ran from the 19a0s to the brink of
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2020. a remarkable career and a remarkable man. that was giles brandreth, himself a regular panellist on just a minute, remembering nicholas parsons, who has died today at the age of 96. in the 1960s, hundreds of train stations and thousand of miles of track were closed across britain, following a report by the chairman of british railways, dr richard beeching. but now work will begin to see if any of those cuts can be reversed. 0ur transport correspondent tom burridge has been to one town in lancashire to see if the line there can be brought back to life. they have been renovating the railway their town lost for years — volunteers who want this, the only line into fleetwood, reopened. the railway corridor is here, and we are very passionate on getting it reopened. if it reopened to fleetwood, it would make the joined—up
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transport that we need in this area. work needed to bring it back to life will now be assessed, as well as the value a functioning railway would bring. back in the day, you used to be able to get a train from fleetwood, half a mile in that direction, right down this track, direct into london euston. but for around half a century, it's been a challenge for people to even get to places nearby, like manchester or preston. the line was one of hundreds to close in the 1960s and ‘70s. dr beeching's new look for british railways is as sweeping as expected. richard beeching's plan was radical. more than 2,000 stations will be closed. scotland's rail network, before and after... .. ..and the north of england. today, a commitment from the government that it will spend £500 million on bringing some lines, like fleetwood, back.
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a move to reverse those cuts is welcome news for those living and working in the town. how much does this town need it? this town needs it a lot, to be fair. the train station, bringing the railway back into the town, would help a hell of a lot. and the high street has been forgotten, so all the shops that close down on the high street don't seem to reopen. it's all empty stores. so having a train line coming back into the town might boost businesses, to get more into the high street. when you are a town of 25,000, tucked away on the lancashire coast, with only reminders of the links you used to have, it's a no—brainer. we've had enquiries about a three—day music festival here before, and we've had to turn it down, because there's just not the links for people to get here. and it would just be so amazing to have that on your doorstep, as a young person. connecting places like this
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is something the conservatives believe they have to deliver if they are to retain the support that won them the election. the people we met believe this line will mean a brighter future. tom burridge, bbc news, in lancashire. now it's time for a look at the weather with louise lear. hello, they are. it was a chilly start to the day to day. some of you even look up to a winter wonderland. i was even look up to a winter wonderland. iwasa even look up to a winter wonderland. i was a bitjealous when i saw sites like this. there was a bit of disruptive snow, particularly in scotland. that's no chiefly fell through the night. we still have some showers being driven in on the blustery westwind. dodge the showers, particularly for england and will, you will get some lovely spells of sunshine. it looks as though central and southern parts of england will stay largely shower free. most of the showers will be
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further west. when you factor in the wind, it is going to feel a touch on the chilly side. through the night tonight, we keep the westerly wind feeding the showers in and we could see more snow falling to higher ground in scotland, northern england and the tops of the hills in northern ireland for a time. widespread cold, low single figures generally across the country, perhaps just below in more generally across the country, perhapsjust below in more rural areas. it will be a chilly start to wednesday again. if we keep the showers going it is worth bearing in mind that could be icy stretches, particularly on untreated roads first thing in the morning. into wednesday, a brief ridge of high pressure dominating the story, before another weather front purchasing from the atlantic. it be a quiet start on wednesday, almost like a transition day before the rain starts to pushing through northern ireland in western scotland. a level of uncertainty just out of our site that will be setting, so northern ireland,
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north—west england you will need to keep an eye on that. the rain could be happy, a0 millimetres not out of the question, accompanied by gusts of wind in excess of a0 miles an hour. elsewhere, a quieter story, few isolated showers, temperatures a little warmer at between seven and 10 degrees. the milder starts to push an overnight wednesday into thursday. the yellow tones flooding across the country is that south—westerly flow drags in the milder air. there will be some rain in the far north of scotland and quite a lot of cloud on wednesday, but the talking point will be the feel of the weather, noticeably milder, particularly in the first half of the week.
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hello, you're watching afternoon live. i'm simon mccoy. today at two... doing it our way... the uk decides to let huawei continue to be used in its 5g networks, but with restrictions. the decision comes despite pressure from the us and some conservative mps on the grounds of national security — washington says it's disappointed. the salary threshold for skilled migrants coming to britain should be lowered to just over £25,500 a year says a government—commissioned report. welcome to just a welcome tojust a minute. nicholas parsons, who chaired radio a'sjust a minute for more than 50 years, has died at the age of 96.


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