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tanya does. she's a tech expert at a university, and believes it is important to be a pioneer human with a chip. this is a very simple chip. the dangerer is not that great. in the future they could be more versatile, more powerful. we don't know what it can hold. that's what we're trying to explore now. there are only 200 in the uk at the moment with a chip. we think nothing of them in cats and dogs. is putting them in people the next logical step? danny savage, bbc news. now i know a man with magic hands. watch what happens when he waves them over the maps. philip, good morning. how are you? science fiction, to science fact. see what i did there? let's go, isn't that glorious. gosh, what on earth ami isn't that glorious. gosh, what on earth am i doing in central london, when it could be that good in margate. make of most of it in the east. it won't stay that way. plenty of showers for you out west at the moment. they're heading towards the
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east. and all the while, there's low pressure close to the north of scotland. miserable fare here. there's no other way of describing it. it's wet and windy. going on to describe it in another way! it stays all day. those showers quite punchy come mid—afternoon across the midlands, northern england, southern scotland. top temperature on the day, somewhere with the brightness in the south—east, around 20 degrees oi’ in the south—east, around 20 degrees or $0. in the south—east, around 20 degrees or so. the showers beginning to fade during the course of the evening. that rain an ever present for a good pa rt that rain an ever present for a good part of the night across the north of scotland. but sunday is another day. it's a glorious one for many. save for the north—western quarter of british isles. a steamy 2i. hello. this is bbc news. the us president flies to saudi arabia but as he leaves there's another twist in the controversial sacking of fbi chiefjames comey. a disagreement within labour over trident after shadow foreign secretary emily thornberry says the party could abandon its support for the nuclear deterrent. the tories defend their pledge
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to cut net migration to "tens of thousands" after it comes under fire from former chancellor george osborne. and it's being billed as the wedding of the year — we'll be live in berkshire where pippa middleton will marry james matthews later this morning. now on bbc news, it's time for the travel show. coming up this week on the travel show. we head to israel to meet a theatre group with a difference. the concept of every wardrobe is to take the disability and create an ability from it. we are on the night patrol at london zoo. this month's global guide features a stunning light show in sydney. and i leave the airport for a couple of hours to take a high—speed
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stop off tour of rome. it is a lot of stuff to see in a short time. can we do it? yeah! let's go! theme song plays. we kick off this week with a truly unique theatrical phenomenon. one way the actors overcome some of the hardest hurdles you could imagine, and yet produce incredible performance ismight based in israel, nalagaat, meaning please touch in israel, is the only deaf, blind ensemble.
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and we are going one hour out ofjerusalem to meet the groundbreaking group. jefa is one of the oldest sea ports in the world. it is so old, they say thatjonah embarked from here before being eaten by the whale. the majority of locals are arab, but these days, especially on the waterfront, it is becoming a gentrified haven for tourists and neighbours from tel aviv. but this area also has a cutting—edge culture. nowhere pushes theatrical boundaries more than the world—famous nalagaat theatre group, based at this building for more than a decade now. you get an immediate grasp that this is an unusual venue if you venture into the black out restaurant
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staffed by blind waiting staff. or if you had to be coffee bar in the foyer. or even if you go to the kid classes. they are all in sign language. we want to take the disability and make it an ability. we want to teach and spread. but this is why nalagaat is truly renowned. powerful, moving performances that, via screen super titles, show the voices of the actors. most of them share the same genetic disorder. ushers syndrome means you are deaf from birth and gradually lose your sight before adulthood.
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they are meticulously organised, with each actor needing their own special cues. drumbeats often provide punctuation as the actors can feel the vibrations on the stage. most people in israel who are deaf or blind have little job opportunities. it is to teach them what it means to be part of a group, the work, to be part of a schedule. so, iam now on my way to an interview with essentially the star of this theatre company. she was in its famous production. and now she is in a i—woman show, say 0range. she has been with the company for more than 16 years. she herself is one of eight siblings, four
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of whom have the syndrome. i wanted to be an actor. and then when i got to know that the actors in the group stayed together, i was overjoyed. 0vercoming audience preconceptions is one of the biggest challenges. they're not understanding how we can communicate by touch. the second thing, how i am sorting things in my life, how i am dealing with my life. the production, nalagaat, has become the most successful, touring the world the huge acclaim. the show is about the dreams of each of the actors,
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the right to be equal. she has three sons through her first marriage and is now a grandmother. she is proud of how she sensed when her children were hungry or crying, and how they learned tactile language to communicate with her. i am strong. i can do whatever i want. part of what helped me to be like this is nalagaat theatre. i love you. we love you. 0vercoming disability issues is not the only objective of nalagaat. in a predominantly arab area, there is a need to break down ethnic barriers as well.
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this woman first came to work in the blackout restaurant eight years ago and now she acts as well. she says the workplace is mixed, but... the nalagaat centre, and i want them to be involved. we could obviously never totally inhabit the mind of someone who is deaf and blind. but theatre like this, stretched to its limits, provides us with an insight into the thoughts and feelings of a group of people who, in previous times, would have been unable to communicate with the wider world. but it is more than that. it is quite simply very good
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drama in its own right. applause. next up, the first in an occasional series, meeting the people who keep london ticking over long after most people have gone to their beds. and this week, as the sun goes down in the uk capital, we are on patrol at one of its most famous landmarks, london zoo. lion roars. i love the sound that the male lion madejust then. he only makes it at night, and it signals the beginning of my night shift.
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he does it to assert his masculinity and let everyone in the vicinity know that he is the male. i mean, he does not know that there are no other males in london zoo, but i do, and it starts the night off beautifully. i am lucy and i work at london zoo. during the day, i work in the aquarium. during the night, i am lucky enough to be one of the few keepers that actually lives on—site. so, with that comes certain duties. 0bviously, making all of the animals comfortable and ready for bed. i really love being around the zoo when all of the visitors are gone. it is so quiet. it is like you have your own personal zoo. you walk around in some of them are more active than they would have been when there were many crowds around them. one of the things i love most about myjob is i never know
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what is going to happen. all of a sudden i might get an alarm going off, or a phone call saying i need you to check on this. one of the animals is sick. i love that. it kind of keeps things exciting and helps to keep things interesting. you are so pretty. one of the things that a lot of us are actually quite nervous aquarium systems are actually quite complicated, so if anything stops working for whatever reason, or if the temperature goes too high or too low, it sounds an alarm temperature goes it sounds an alarm. this phone, many of us are worried when it goes off. we are like, what does it mean?
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what does it mean? we sometimes get animals that require hand rearing. so there would have been some kind of issue, a first—time mother who has never been used to going through the process before, for example. and that is the time where we will step in and we will help out. there we go. eventually. she will work it out. what motivates me most throughout the night when we are doing these duties is that i am really contributing to something that is greater than myself. i feel like i am actually doing some good in the world. oh, look at that. anything we learn about these animals,
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or whether we are watching them during the day or during the night, because they react differently, everything gets fed through to our scientists to work in the field to find and protect these animals. night night. see you in the morning. still to come on the travel show, michelle is here with her guide to what is worth seeing around the world with this month's global guide. and i tried to beat the clock as i take a was. tour of rome. i've decided to make it a bit more interesting and set myself a challenge to see rome in under six hours.
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the travel show, your essential guide wherever you are headed. hello. i'm michelle, your global guide, with top tips on the world's best events in the coming month. first to australia. vivid sydney is a three—week extravaganza kickstarting may 26, with free exhibitions of light and sculptures, outdoor installations and concepts. store up some sleep credit before the 72 hours of daylight which backdrops iceland's midnight sun music festival, called secret solstice. it is in the capital, reykjavik, but there are also events outside towns such as the into the glazier, with ministry of sound the host, inside europe was mac second—largest place you.
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there is also the midnight sun boat party in the harbour and a concert inside a lava tunnel. be part of the action in sweden on may 28. the 0tillo swim run is a combination of committee guessed it, swims and runs. five and a half kilometres of open water swimming around the islands the netherlands 0werol theatre festival begins onjune nine on the island of tasha ling in the north of the country. —— terschelling.
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ten days of theatre, circus and dance among the island's natural landscapes. from june 23 to august 27, verona will be hosting the 27, verona will be hosting the international opera festival. staying in italy, there is also the sounds of the dolomites, up in the trentino region from july seven to august 31. this is a fabulous combination of a trek along the mountain trails of this region, and at the summit, a concert. musicians carry their instruments on their shoulders before sitting down on the grass to play. dive in to be new museo atlantico in lanzarote, spain, europe's first underwater museum. located off the south coast of the island and 11! metres below the surface, there are hundreds of artworks. all materials are environment friendly.
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and on the spanish mainland from june two tojune four, a 12th century monastery will be taken over by the uva festival of music and art. it is a celebration of eclectic music and visual arts up on the cliffs. uva will welcome musical artists. back in the united states, the north american sand soccer tournament takes over the weekend ofjune 9— ii on virginia beach. more than 10,000 players will be on the oceanfront. at the end of the day everyone jumps into the surf to cool. and the edc las vegas, or electric daisy carnival, takes place the following weekend, june 16— 18. one of the biggest electronic dance music festivals in the world. hundreds of thousands attend. migrating between the cosmic
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meadow and neon garden. that is my guide this month. let me know what is happening in the place where you live and love. we are on email and across social media. until next time, happy travelling. any frequent flyer can tell you there are few things more soul destroying them spending hours sitting in an airport terminal, waiting for a connecting flight. well, thankfully, things are looking up as so—called stopover tools are flourishing, as i discovered in italy. so, you find yourself stuck here to leonardo did in the airport. this is one of the largest in italy and it is the essential hub for its national airline. unfortunately, rome is ranked as one of the most delayed airports in the world. so you are probably going to find yourself with a bit of time in your hands. i have decided to make it a bit more interesting and set myself
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a challenge to see rome in under six hours. there are a number of stopover tours available here, and it is the business. italy's largest airport is busy, and around a0 million passengers a year pass through it, usually on their way to somewhere else. hello! how are you, nice to meet you? bongiorno. where are we going first? i have chosen a bespoke tour and specifically requested five sites to visit during my whistlestop tour. i want to see the colosseum, the circus maximus, the palatine hill, the mouth of truth, and of course the trevi fountain. that is a lot of stuff to see in a short time, yeah. can we do it?
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yeah. let's go. the tourists are mainly on foot, and then on the bus. there is a technique. there is a lot of ground to cover and quite a bit to take in. that is impressive. plus, you are really relying on the buses and trams turning up on time. it is actually quite a pacey tour, non—stop. there are spectators all around, and the chariot races in the middle. my first proper stop here is to go and see the circus maximus. older than the colosseum, and with a capacity of hundreds of thousands of people, it was at the heart of rome's lavish and brutal public entertainment. the gladiators, to you and me. the chariot must complete
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seven turns, seven laps, around the central spine. this was the place for the spectators, the excavation over there. the spectators sat all—around. and resting just above the site is the palatine hill, which is one of the most ancient parts of the city. next stop is a little hidden gem. it is the mouth of truth. and while no one is exactly sure where nor widely marble mask was created, there are a number of theories. one of them is that it was originally used as some kind of ancient lie detector for couples whose relationships were headed for the rocks.
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if you are a liar, and you put your hand inside the mouth, your hand will be cut. stopover tours can cost anything from 50 — 200 euros, and it is a great way to see a city if you are pushed for time. it definitely beats being stuck at an airport terminal. just remember to keep an eye on your watch. there are so many people here! every time i see the trevi fountain it always takes my breath away because it is so beautiful. and i would say this is definitely one of the most must see monuments in rome. one of the downsides of a tool like this is that there is no real time to stop and really enjoy
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the sights because of the tight schedule. but they give you a great taste of what is on offer. who knows? maybe one day i'll be back to explore rome at a more leisurely pace. but before i head off to the airport for my flight home there is just time to tell you about next week's programme. well, i'm not travelling that way, i'm going this way. henry had steep underneath london, exploring the abandoned railway network that has just opened up to londoners, even though most people live there and don't even know it exists. it was very busy, there were lots of people here, lots of differentjobs going on. it was a noisy environment with the trains coming in and out. make sure you join us for that, if you can. don't forget, you can follow all our troubles on social media, with all the details on the bottom of your screen is right now. from me and the rest of the travel show team
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here in rome, it is goodbye. there is a springy pixel weather to be had across the bush isles. it has been that way from the word go. it was this wet notjust in edinburgh but quite widely across a good part of scotland and towards the western pa rt of scotland and towards the western part of the british isles there where showers aplenty to be had in northern ireland, wales and the west of england. glorious to start the day through central parts of england but things are set to change. low
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dragging rain at the north in scotla nd dragging rain at the north in scotland and that allows this band of showers to sleet underneath it across the greater part of england and wales. this is how we are in the first part of the afternoon. the rain still there was northern and eastern parts. a breeze in places as well. showers sleeping in underneath it across southern parts of scotland, northern ireland showers aplenty. some of those quite sharp. having had that glorious start and eastern parts of england the first signs of those showers moving in from the west. they were ten quite sharp in the middle part of the afternoon. a rumble of thunder may become a bit of hail in the heaviest of them. later in the afternoon streets of showers here running out of the south—west and out of wales to the midlands. top temperature in the south—east somewhere around 20 degrees or so. that went been issued close by to be low—pressure with all
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that cloud and rain in scotland. the premiership a rather dank affair. showers just premiership a rather dank affair. showersjust beginning premiership a rather dank affair. showers just beginning to fade away as we get through the evening too late for some of you. that gets us up late for some of you. that gets us up and running into a decent day on sunday. 0ne fly in the ointment, the western side of northern ireland in the western side of scotland. more cloud here and the odd bit of rain. nowhere near as glorious as what we might expect across england and wales. a dry by day. crucial fixtures in the last round of the premier league for some of the clu bs. premier league for some of the clubs. and we're off and running into monday which brings low— pressure into monday which brings low—pressure to the western part of the british isles. the eastern part dominated by high pressure. increasingly warm here but watch out for showers across western areas. this is bbc news.
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the headlines at 11. more trouble for trump — the us president flies to saudi arabia but as he leaves there's another twist in the controversial sacking of fbi chiefjames comey. a disagreement within labour over trident after shadow foreign secretary, emily thornberry, says the party could abandon its support for the nuclear deterrent, the tories defend their pledge to cut net migration to "tens of thousands" after it comes under fire from former chancellor george osborne. hassan rouhani is re—elected as iranian president, defeating his conservative rival in the first round. also in the next hour: which airlines are the worst for being late? the consumer group, which, draws up a list of the worst offenders for flights arriving at uk airports. and it's being billed as the wedding of the year — we'll be live in berkshire where pippa middleton will marry james matthews later this morning.
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