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his wife, grace, has also been expelled from the party. police say they're confident that a body found near swanage is that of the missing teenager, gaia pope. gaia's sister described her as "beautiful, emotionally wise and intelligent." the chancellor, philip hammond, has said britain needs to build an extra 300,000 homes a year to make an impact on the housing crisis. tests of driverless cars on uk roads are set to be given the go—ahead in this week's budget. that is our objective — to see fully driverless cars, without safety attendant in the car, on the roads in the uk by 2021. sport now, and a full round—up from the bbc sport centre. good afternoon. it came down to the final few holes, but tommy fleetwood has won the race to dubai afterjustin rose made mistakes on the back nine. rose started the day in terrific form, but the wheels came off
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his round on the 12th hole, putting his second shot into the water. he made two more bogeys, handing tommy fleetwood the title — though he had an anxious wait after shooting 2—over—par for his round. spain'sjon rahm won the tournament, but it's fleetwood who finishes the season as the top golfer on the european tour. england will play tonga in the semi—finals of the rugby league world cup in auckland next saturday, after they beat papua new guinea by 36 points to six in melbourne this morning. england dominated from the off, and jermaine mcgillvary scored another two tries to put them in control. he's scored six in the tournament now. while man of the match kallum watkins also scored a couple, as england ran in a total of seven tries. still not a complete performance, especially in attack, but i think we held on really well. it is something to work on, still a lot of
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improvement in us. is that a concern, that the stakes are still being made? it is not slowing as it might be. bill nighy possibly. we know we need to be better for next weekend, pushing onto the final weekend, pushing onto the final weekend —— as well, we can't totted up weekend —— as well, we can't totted up against the better teams. england's women could still draw their ashes series — after beating australia in the penultimate t20 match. england set the aussies a total of 153 to win in canberra and then bowled the aussies out for 112 to win by a0 runs, withjenny gunn taking four wickets. bowler anya shrubsole admits the team had a bit of a point to prove. i think it was a point in terms of coming out and showing how we can play cricket, and also showing the kind of fight and resilience that we have in this team. we need those two games to level up the series. i think that's the point we wanted to prove, that yes, the ashes have gone, but we're still a pretty good team. the england men's team have arrived in brisbane ahead of the first test at the gabba starting on thursday. no ben stokes, of course,
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as the all—rounder awaits the result of the investigation into an incident outside a bristol nightclub in september. the ecb have said stokes won'tjoin the tour while he remains under police investigation. his team—mates, though, are still hopeful he can play a part at some stage of the tour. it would be amazing if he comes out here. i'm sure the guys all think the same. we don't know what is going on at the moment, that is com pletely going on at the moment, that is completely out of our hands and until that is resolved, we actually don't know what is going to happen. but i'm sure it will get resolved sooner but i'm sure it will get resolved sooner rather than later, we hope. because we want the best cricketers playing in the ashes. that's all the sport for now. now on bbc news, it's time for the travel show. this week, japan's prettiest railways... there is a push for the last carriage, maybe it has the best views. chomping your way through the big apple...
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we just eat crazy things for the sake of eating crazy things. the things we eat are actually really, really delicious. and road testing apps for keeping you mobile. this service actually gives you a bit of a lie—in. result! this is the tadami line in centraljapan. it's regarded as one of the country's most beautiful train routes, and hugs the tadami river as it makes its way from fukushima to niigata prefectures. and it's especially beautiful in japan's autumn colours.
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the train stations along the tadami line are so unassuming and quaint, this doesn't even look like a train station, it looks more like a post office to me. but it is really bustling inside. people come here for the view and it attracts a particular crowd. it's popular chiefly with older people, a handful of railway enthusiasts and of course, at this time of year, leaf peepers. there is a bit of a push for the last carriage, maybe it has the best views. today is unusually busy. normally only around 35 people a day come here for the eight daily departures. it is a serene trip through some of the country's lesser—known backwaters. but there is a problem. this is tadami station, and everyone has to get off now, because the next six stations are the ones that have been damaged in the floods.
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this area escaped the twin tsunami and nuclear disasters that made fukushima's name globally infamous. butjust two months later, mother nature struck again. heavy storms caused flooding which made a long stretch of the track here unusable. a handful of stations were shut and to this day remain abandoned. this is one of the six disused stations and this sign here says, "beware of the bears." locals don't much use the service that is remaining. it's less useful now that you can't travel uninterrupted from one side to the other. but it does still occupy a special place in some people's hearts. wow, look at this view. the colours are amazing. for a start, it's a beautiful thing to photograph. there is quite a view from up here, no matter what season it is.
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and it is not one that kenko hoshi is alone in enjoying. in thailand, we don't have any autumn. i come for the autumn, leaves change colour. i thought this train moving is a very perfect shot. how did you feel in 2011 when the floods destroyed part of the tadami line? the operator, jr east, plans to restore the entire line by 2021. but in the meantime, in an attempt to get more young japanese using the line, these comedians are hosting tours of it. you'll notice a very different crowd from the passengers
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i was with earlier. this time, it's exclusively young women, most of whom would probably never have come here in the past. each comedian, including this palm reader, takes turn entertaining each group of passengers, so everyone gets their money's worth. money line. happy line! the tadami experience also takes in local temples, and the kaneyama well, where you can drink the naturally occurring sparkling water. i expected to see a lot of old people on a bus tour like this, but i was really surprised to see so many young people. i think it's a really clever marketing tool to get these comedians on board. this looks like a lot of fun.
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and if you're planning a visit soon, here is the travel show guide of things to see and do in japan this winter. the sapporo snow festival is arguably japan's most famous winter spectacular. around 2 million people head for the northern city every year to see the 200 snow and ice sculptures carved there. entrance is free and the next one starts on 5 february. japan is a very popular ski destination and many people tend to head for niseko, which is thought to receive more snowfall than any other resort in the world — or nagano, which hosted the winter olympics back in 1998. a good alternative though is zao in the tohoku region, famous for a snowscape dominated by trees blasted sideways by the siberian snow. one of the more memorable trips on the travel show was to see
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the snow monkeys, atjigokudani in nagano prefecture. a troupe of wild macaques come to the hot springs to bathe. it happens all year round — partly because they're fed by the park wardens. but we think it's best to come in january and february for that extra winter wonderland experience. if it's wildlife you're after, then shiretoko on the northern island of hokkaido is well worth thinking about. it is the country's most untouched national park, and the place to go and see the mating rituals of the red crowned cranes. you can combine it with a careful walk along the drift ice or a ride out on one of the icebreaker ships there. and winter is also a really beautiful time to head for the buddhist monasteries at mt koya, south of the second city of osaka, for some meditative calm. we are told the absolute peace that comes with
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snow in the mountains is a magical experience. next this week, we're off to south—west china to meet the man responsible for one inspirational building project in the mountains of guizhou. still to come here on the travel show: lucy's here with the best tech for getting you around town fast. this is simply a case of following the arrow and making your way safely to your destination. and we pull on our eating trousers for one of new york's more eclectic foodie tours. we just eat crazy things for the sake of eating crazy things. the things that we eat are actually really, really delicious. the travel show, your essential guide, wherever you're headed. you may have noticed in recent years
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ride—hailing apps replacing the traditional arm in the air. taxi! and it's easy to see why. in just a couple of taps, your pre—booked cab turns up at your feet. uber is the market leader in most of the world but some have raised concerns about its working practices and the service has faced suspensions and even outright bans in a few places. so, what's the alternative? here's our guide to the best of the rest. first, a brand new app. it's called gett together. it mainly serves the uk currently in london and manchester and it's a black cab ride—sharing service on routes they say are underserved by public transport. so i'm standing at the start of one of the prefixed routes, it is a pretty familiar and easy—to—use interface, so with one quick click, the cab should be along in around five minutes. fares start at about £2 and you'll be sharing with other passengers, which is fine when they're as nice as lucy here. this service gives
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you a bit of a lie—in? exactly, yeah. result. yeah. in london, the service is limited to just four routes but there are plans to roll it out to other areas across the city. i like the fact you can hop on and off at any point on the route and the fact that the cabs use bus lanes which means you don't have to sit in traffic. your taxi options differ, though, depending on what part of the world you are in. andrew here has been looking through the options for us. so what are some of the best apps that i should be downloading? it really depends on where you live. 0k. and so, if you are in the states, you probably would be using lyft. it's been a bit of the underdog in the uber battle, but it is making good ground. here we have manhattan, we've got fifth avenue. you can choose the different types of car you want and so, depending on and the amount of people you have or you want go luxe, or if you have a kid and you want a child seat, add your destination — and so, let's we want to go to macy's. then it brings up the total of what it will be, you request it, and then it arrives.
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if you are in europe, you will probably looking at mytaxi. it's available in, i think, about 50 cities in europe, in nine different countries. and it's a very similar interface. you say where you are — it can geolocate you, or you can put in a destination or the location that you are. you then order a taxi. it isn't the same sort of tailored service that you get with lyft or uber, but you get region—specific cars. so if you are in london and you want a black cab because you want to support the back cab community and, yeah, mixing with the new. for the next one, i have gone a bit strange, so... oh, yeah? yeah. how strange? pretty strange. and so, we've got pedal me. oh, wow! this is actually a ride—hailing app where you get driven on a bike. and so... asummerapp? asummerapp. you can see here that we have our location here and your drop—off, and so you go "i want to go to buckingham palace", because why wouldn't you? and it comes up with —
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that's gonna you just less than £10, so it is actually pretty reasonable. not as expensive in as a tuk tuk in london. no, exactly! and so, it's a similar price to what an uber would be, and you get to have a bit of an experience. and just in case you don't fancy sitting in traffic all day, there's beeline. it isn't really classed as a satnav. instead, they call it a smart compass that attaches to the handlebars of any bike, even hire bikes like this, which it makes it handy for exploring big cities all over the world. put the destination in your phone and the app will relay the instructions to your beeline. it's incredibly straightforward. while some riders will strap a dedicated cycling computer or a smartphone to their handlebars, that can prove quite distracting. whereas with this, it simply is a case of following the arrow and making your way safely to your destination. finally this week, we're off to new york city and to drop
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in on a food club that aims to try out the most interesting dishes the town has to offer. but you can forget the usual salt beef bagels or pastrami on rye — the gastronauts are looking for something a little special. new york is a food city. there are a lot of different kinds of foods to eat, from the tremendous ethnic diversity in new york. we are in flushing, which is new york's kind of major chinatown. it's really big, it's far away — about a ao—minute subway ride, but it's still inside the city. we're going down here, so this is the luxurious entrance to the golden mall. we descend into the stomach of flushing. i love coming here. whenever i'm in flushing, i try to stop by and at least have some lamb dumplings or some pig ears or some duck heads. my name is curtis calleo.
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i am one of the founders of the gastronauts, which is a club for adventurous eaters here in new york. we started the club in 2005 and we started off in a tiny little malaysian—chinese place in manhattan chinatown. and it was six people. and we had pork intestines, and we had tripe, and it was a fantastic feast. and the next time we met, there were 12 people, and then the next dinner, there were 20 people, and then 30 and then 50 and then 100 and then itjust kind of kept going. so now we have i think somewhere around 2,500 members in new york city and 1,500 in los angeles and 1,000 in san francisco. the gastronauts is not a dinner club that is about eating out in fancy restaurants in manhattan. it is not the kind of club we are. we are interested in going to the more far—flung places throughout new york city, to the other boroughs,
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to the different ethnic sections, so, the club meets once a month and every month, we find a different restaurant or place to make us an amazing usually four or five—course feast that features the more challenging aspects of that particular cuisine. we have had lamb‘s head in a cretan, greek restaurant, we have had baluts, which is a 16—day fertilised egg which the filipinos and the vietnamese love to eat. tomorrow, we are going to have sri lankan food in staten island and to get there, we are going to have to take a subway, a ferry, and a van to get to the restaurant. in sri lankan, we call it wambatu moju, but this is eggplant. it's like a sweet and sour.
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sa njay is great. he has had at this restaurant for at least ten years, from what i can see. before that, he cooked in saudi arabia and in bahrain as a private chef to somebody very important. and he has travelled all over the world. the restaurants, they're usually extremely excited to see us because, you know, these are small, out—of—the—way places that don't see, you know, 30 people coming at once, you know. hi, my name is sanjay. welcome to randiwa. applause thank you, thank you. so, before i start with the main course, i want to show you the baby goat today what i cook. so i'm gonna bring it around to everybody, 0k? one of the biggest misconceptions about the gastronauts
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is that we just eat crazy things for the sake of eating crazy things. it isn't true. the things that we eat are actually really, really delicious. that's chicken liver, that is gizzard kabob, and that is lamb black curry on beef. this is unsurpassed. excellent. the gastronauts is a food club, but it's also a social club. we are really a mixed bunch. there's journalists, there's lawyers, there's a few policemen, there are architects, there are construction workers. it is a very diverse group. cheers. cheers. people have relationships — there's a gastronauts marriage, there's a gastronauts baby. someone has a tattoo of the gastronauts on their forearm. so people, it has become a fixture in people's lives. the gastronauts isn't really an eating club for people who want to eat in manhattan — it is a club for people
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who want to explore the outer reaches of their city and what it has to offer. that's it for this week. coming up next week: rajan's in dubai for a special programme. he heads out deep into the desert to try his hand at traditional falconry, 2,000 feet in the air from a hot—air balloon. 2,500 years ago, the bedouin relied on the falcon the way you and i rely on the supermarket, you know? so the falcon was used to put food on the table. and that's why they have such a good stature. so traditionally, the way it worked — although it still happens today — birds from europe and asia migrate over the middle east on the way to africa because on that migration was when the bedouin would trap the falcons from the wild and then
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just really use them for the winter months. at the end of winter, they would untie their birds and release them back to the wild. a really beautiful system. unique experience, and what a beautiful animal. don't forget, you canjoin us on the road by signing up to our social media feeds. but in the meantime, from all of us here in the fukushima prefecture injapan, it's goodbye. of the many faces of the often, the wind and rain is not something we have seen much of risley, but that will change this week. the weather is coming from off the atlantic and this system is fast approaching. so the increase in the cloud, and outbreaks of rain. rain has already started to increase across the of england. further east, hanging on to much more in the way of sunshine, and barely a cloud in the sky on the norfolk closed. through the afternoon, the sunshine further east
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will tend to be eroded by this high a cloud. for much of the country through daylight hours, it should be largely dry. still feeling quite cold after a frosty start in some places. some places struggling to get much about five or six celsius. this evening, strengthening wind and cloud building. some snow over the mountains of scotland. some rain from northern england and northern wales. further south, mainly dry. for by sources across scotland and northern ireland. 11 or 12 further south. a wet start for most tomorrow morning. cloudy, breezy but much milder across south west on a southern and central england. this morning we had temperatures below freezing. tomorrow, up to around nine, ten or11. freezing. tomorrow, up to around nine, ten or 11. rain slow to clear from east anglia and the north east. heavy rain across north—west england. that will clear from northern ireland through the morning and eventually from scotland but we
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might see some snow over the tops of the hills. the rain will be trying to clear away east through the day. it will take its time from northern england, the midlands and east anglia. behind it, the cloud trying to thin and big but generally a cloudy day. but milder, highs of 12 01’ cloudy day. but milder, highs of 12 or 13. scotland and northern ireland still struggling to get close to double figures. this mild air will win out through much of next week. into tuesday, looking quite u nsettled, into tuesday, looking quite unsettled, another spell of red, especially across scotland, northern ireland and northern england. if some outbreaks of rain for wales but southern, central and eastern parts of england falling onto something drierfor of england falling onto something drier for a of england falling onto something drierfor a time. and we are of england falling onto something drier for a time. and we are still in this mild air. looking ahead to the rest of the week, a wet and windy week than we have seen recently. driest in the south and east and all the possible something —— see something a little milder.
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this is bbc news. we are live in harare, the capital of zimbabwe, on an historic day. a momentous decision taken by zanu—pf, the ruling party, to dismiss robert mugabe as the party leader after 37 yea rs. mugabe as the party leader after 37 years. also, to strip his wife, grace mugabe, of her position in the party, accusing her of promoting hate speech and divisiveness. robert mugabe has now been given a deadline, an ultimatum, by his own
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