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this is bbc news. the headlines. the foreign secretary is in washington in an attempt to stop president donald trump abandoning the iran nuclear deal. working with our european friends. we can be tougher on iran but not throw away the heart of the deal which is about stopping them getting a nuclear weapon. president trump says he'll make an announcement about the iran nuclear deal at seven o'clock tomorrow evening. the uk has its hottest early may bank holiday on record — hitting a high of 28.7 degrees celsius. just make the most of it because this incredible weather is unheard of this early. it was the beast from the east a few weeks ago but now we are in shorts and t—shirts, so, great. extra police on patrol in london — after three separate shootings over the weekend — and two more incidents today — one in manchester
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and another in oxford. vladimir putin is sworn—in for a fourth term as president — promising to improve the lives of the russian people. i'm carole walker, and in the next half hour — the impact of tourism on global warming. a new study says it accounts for 8% of global carbon emissions — around three times more than previous estimates. and flowing lava and toxic gas from an erupting volcano in hawaii destroys homes and forces hundreds to flee. and ‘a force in crisis' investigates allegations of misconduct and corruption at police scotland. that's in half an hour — here on bbc news. good afternoon and welcome to bbc news.
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the foreign secretary borisjohnson has appealed to donald trump not to "throw the baby out with the bathwater" by abandoning the iran nuclear deal. on a trip to washington, mrjohnson appeared on president trump's favourite morning tv show ‘fox and friends‘ to say the 2015 accord was not perfect, but could be fixed. and in the last half hour we've heard that mr trump, who's called the agreement "insane," will announce his decision on the issue tomorrow. nick bryant reports. on american television this morning a double serving of boris at breakfast, the foreign secretary appearing on donald trump's favourite news show, fox and friends, to address an audience of one. we think that what you can do is be tougher on iran, address the concerns of the president and not throw the baby out with the bath water. just in case the president had switched channels, he popped up on a rival network as well.
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i understand people have anxieties about this deal, and of course they're right, in the sense that it is very far from perfect, but it is the best thing that we have at the moment. donald trump has called the iran deal, negotiated by the obama administration, a disaster, and seems likely to pull america out of it at the end of the week. although the foreign secretary is not scheduled to shake hands with the us president, that hasn't stopped him stroking his ego. if he can fix north korea, and if he can fix the iran nuclear deal, then i don't see why he's any less of a candidate for the nobel peace prize than barack obama who got it before he even did anything. long live the united states, long live france. he's not the first european to compliment, charm and cajole. president macron last month pleaded with donald trump not to rip up the deal, and the german chancellor angela
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merkel made the same case a few days later. so from boris johnson, so from borisjohnson, a final face—to—face play with the new secretary of state mike pompeo. but he has taken a tough stance on iran and said the landmark deal is built on lies. the european countries have not yet admitted defeat but the word from paris tonight is france, germany and britain would stick to the iran deal regardless of what donald trump decides. the problem is that the reimposition of us sanctions on tehran could deal it a fatal blow. nick bryant, bbc news, washington. joining me now is amanda erickson — foreign affairs reporter for the washington post. borisjohnson the latest european voice calling on president trump to stick with this deal, is his visit going to make much difference? i'm not sure it will have much of an impact. president trump has shown a
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willingness to be influenced by foreign leaders but he has a rabid himself by americans who take a hard sta nce himself by americans who take a hard stance against iran —— he has surrounded himself or stop it is ha rd to surrounded himself or stop it is hard to imagine any visitor will have much more of an impact than his whole team. we saw the meeting that borisjohnson had whole team. we saw the meeting that boris johnson had with whole team. we saw the meeting that borisjohnson had with mike pompeo but he did not actually meet the president himself. resorting to appearing on his tv show, his favourite tv show, presumably hoping the president would be watching, is that an indication that president trump has already made up his mind? ido trump has already made up his mind? i do think that president trump has shown a consistency on his position on iran and i wonder if there is much of a chance of him changing course. iran is much of a chance of him changing course. iran is one much of a chance of him changing course. iran is one thing he feels strongly about and he has kept a
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consistent message the rout although you can aways be surprised with president trump. —— throughout. you can aways be surprised with president trump. -- throughout. are you hearing any rumours of whether he is going to go ahead and pull out of this deal? i'm not hearing much yet but i imagine in the next few hours and early tomorrow there will be rumblings, that seems to be how it works in the same mare white house. —— in the trump. it works in the same mare white house. -- in the trump. effectively if he pulls out this will mean that the deal is no longer really going to continue to have any effect? yeah, i know that european countries have said they want to continue and iran has said it would like to stay in the deal but it is hard to imagine how strong the deal can be without the us involvement. is there a prospect that president trump could decide to stick with it but to
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work harder on trying to get additional measures included to address some of his concerns about the way the steel operates? —— this deal. there has been talk of him looking for specific changes to the deal but iran has said they don't wa nt to deal but iran has said they don't want to renegotiate so it is hard to imagine what that might look like. it is also conceivable president trump will make a strong statement but his actions will be milder, we have seen that from him in the past, he will say something strong but the reality on the ground will be that the us will keep some of what exists already. thanks forjoining us. and we'll find out how this story — and many others — are covered in tomorrow's front pages at 11:30 this evening in the papers. our guests joining me tonight are journalist damejoan bakewell and the political correspondent for the times, lucy fisher. it's been a record—breaking early may bank holiday —
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as temperatures in some parts of the country hit 28.7 degrees celsius — the hottest since the long weekend was introduced a0 years ago. south—east england, the midlands, and east anglia enjoyed the warmest weather. but many had to endure busy roads and overcrowded trains as people flocked to the coast. frankie mccamley has spent the day in southend — she sent this report. whether you want to dive right in and really make the most of it, just get your feet wet, or have some good old—fashioned fun, today has certainly been the day for it. i had to tell this one, "put down the marigolds, you know, and the bleach — you're not cleaning today. "come on, let's go". yeah, i will see you in an hour, love, later. so she dragged me out of my house.
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you haven't been able to get a place on the beach? yes, but look at it! after 12 o'clock, no chance. you look around, people can't sit down. this is not usually a sight you would expect on the first may bank holiday but with record—breaking temperatures including here in southend, it is clear a lot of people have the same idea. but for those who didn't fancy getting sand in their toes, making a splash in the new forest water park was on the agenda, orgrabbing an ice cream in bognor regis. a slightly more relaxing time for those dipping their toes in the lakes in south wales, but here in devon, beautiful calm seas did not put off those who wanted to make the most of it. considering it was beast from the east a few weeks ago and we are now out in shorts
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and t—shirts, great. it's nice and hot and sunny. we're planning to hire kayaks and get out and make the most of it. it's just unheard—of, this incredible weather early on in may. the hottest temperature previously recorded was 23.6 celsius in 1999, but that had already been broken by 11 o'clock this morning, which means today has been the warmest day over the early may bank holiday weekend since the holiday was introduced in 1978. it has caused some travel disruption, though, with roads and train lines to the coast heavy and overcrowded. but once in the sunshine and enjoying a british rarity, there's not a frown insight. frankie mccamley reporting on a record—breaking early may bank holiday. there's been a spate of shootings across the country over the bank holiday weekend. police in london are investigating 4 shootings in less than 2a hours in the capital — which have left1 teenager dead and 3 others injured.
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in a separate incident — police say a 13 year old — who was one of three teenagers shot in a single incident in north—west london yesterday — was an innocent bystander. the gunman's intended target — who's 15 — is in hospital with head injuries, following the shooting in wealdstone. it was the fifth shooting incident in london over the bank holiday weekend, as our home affairs correspondent danny shaw reports. the scene of london's latest gun attack. the latest victim — a 13—year—old boy walking down the road with his parents, hit in the head by a stray pellet from a shot gun. i was walking down the road, just round here, and basically there was a whole load of commotion, a boy bent down with his head down, and basically he had a pellet wound. luckily there was a first aider, he was a good samaritan, who came off the bus. the boy was treated in hospital
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after the attack which happened yesterday lunchtime. he's since been discharged. the intended target is believed to have been a 15—year—old who was hit a number of times in the head and whose injuries are not thought to be life—threatening. a third victim was hit in the arm but has not come forward. clearly an appallingly cowardly act with no regard to the safety of members of the public, who were enjoying a lovely bank holiday weekend. certainly as a father myself i can understand how people are extremely concerned for their safety and that of their children. police say a 39—year—old man has been arrested in connection with the attack and released under investigation. the shootings here in wealdstone were the latest in a series of violent incidents this weekend, fuelling more concerns about gangs, guns and knives on our streets. on saturday rhyhiem ainsworth barton was shot and killed in southwark in south london, aged 17. and in greater manchester tonight, police are investigating
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after a teenager was shot in the leg in clayton. the weekend's violence reflects the rise in gun crime across england and wales. community leaders and politicians are still searching for long—term solutions. danny shaw, bbc news, wealdstone. joining me now is edward jeemar, who grew up in london and has turned his life around after serving time in prison. he now campaigns for young people to avoid joining gangs and getting involved with street violence. thanks forjoining us. we have seen what appears to be an upsurge in these violent shootings and stabbings, why are we seeing this?|j mean, stabbings, why are we seeing this?” mean, it's hard to pin it on one thing. there are so many reasons why one person would do something. there area one person would do something. there are a thousand ways to skin a cat, you know. it is more about what the
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person... like i said, it is so hard to speak for everyone. all i can do is speak about myself and my perspective. for myself, when a person wants to express themselves but they don't know exactly how... myself, i found the but they don't know exactly how... myself, ifound the next but they don't know exactly how... myself, i found the next best thing of what i thought was the best way for me to express myself. it does seem as for me to express myself. it does seem as though a lot of this is tied in with gangs and young people who are joining in with gangs and young people who arejoining gangs. in with gangs and young people who are joining gangs. tell us in with gangs and young people who arejoining gangs. tell us about in with gangs and young people who are joining gangs. tell us about the work that you are doing to try to get people to break out of what could be a dangerous situation? for myself personally, i want to put it out there, i'm not here to save any
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gang members, i'm not saying this is what i'm here for, but what i'm saying, if you are actually tired of how your life is going then it is about time you sat down. rather than saying it is your fault or this is why it is happening, you have got to sit down and ask yourself some questions, like, i'm not happy with this, what can i do now moving forward. a lot of politicians have expressed deep concern, but what would you like to see them do that could help people like yourself who are trying to help those who are involved and to help them turn their lives around ? involved and to help them turn their lives around? let's look at it like this, if you say... what is your favourite flower? a julep. this, if you say... what is your favourite flower? ajulep. we have a julep in a plant pot and for whatever reason you no longer like a
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tulip new would now like a rose, you can't uproot the tulip, so you have got to plant the seed. it is about planting the right seeds so the right situations can grow from there. that is about trying to speak to young people at a very early stage before they get involved with gangs? i mean, that is part of it, but you have two, you need to come from a place of understanding, when you are trying to tackle something, you are trying to tackle something, you need to understand the situation before you can put the best foot forward. do you think that there is, are you detecting an increased use of guns? we have seen it shootings
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as opposed to stabbings today. this is nothing new for me. this is stuff you would hear growing up and you would hear there are proper is a rising and there is nothing i've heard which i have not heard before. —— there are problems arising. if you have an overweight person who is trying to lose weight, business point them saying, all of this is making me big —— there's no point them saying. until they change their attitude towards food and instead of eating to be full, they will eat to nourish themselves, then they will get different results because they have a different mind structure. edward, thanks for joining have a different mind structure. edward, thanks forjoining us. we have some breaking news of another
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incident, police were called to a shooting in south—east london. se14 forced a a 30—year—old man was treated at the scene and was taken to hospital but his condition is not believed to be life—threatening. the investigation is in the early stages but it is believed the victims may have been working as a food delivery driver stop there have been no arrests. that is a further incident ofa arrests. that is a further incident of a shooting in south—east london and we will bring you more on that when we get it. and tonight a street in oxford city centre is in lockdown following an exchange of gunfire between police and a man. shots were fired from a residential property in paradise square after police responded to reports of a man with a firearm. it's understood officers are negotiating with the suspect. the headlines on bbc news: the foreign secretary
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is in washington in an attempt to stop president donald trump abandoning the iran nuclear deal. the uk is enjoying a record—breaking heatwave — it's the hottest early may bank holiday weekend on record. extra police are out in parts of london — after three separate shootings in just 2a hours which left one teenager dead and 3 others injured. there's also been two further shootings today — one in manchester, and another in oxford. sport now and a full round up from the bbc sport centre. and we'll start with snooker. because the final of
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the world championship is into its final session. and it's getting rather dramatic in sheffield. mark williams was 15—10 up againstjohn higgins after the afternoon's action. but the welshman looks like he may be suffering from the dreaded crucible nerves. this miss proving costly, as higgns mounts an incredible fight back. the four time champion has taken all four of this evening's frames so far. it's now 15—111. it's the first to 18. england have made it two wins out of two at the under 17 european championship. the hosts came from behind to beat italy 2—1 in walsall. england's senior head coach gareth southgate was keeping track on the young lions who went behind early on to italian captain alessio riccardi's strike. this under 17 side is a new generation to the one which became world champions last year, but they dominated the second half. nottingham forest forward arvin apieer‘s goal got them level and then five minutes later they won a penalty which manchester city's tommy doyle scored. that was the winner. they face switzerland on thursday in rotherham in their final group game. a draw would be good enough to reach the quarter finals. wolverhampton wanderers have been celebrating their championship title and premier league promotion with a parade. thosands turned out to cheer on the team. an open top bus carried them through wolverhampton before a party
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in the city's park in front of 30,000 people. next season will be wolves‘ first in the top division since 2012. it is what this city deserves and it is what the supporters deserve and it is what we deserve as a team because we have played great football this is. the fans deserve it, they have suffered for a long time. fantastic fans. we have worked ha rd time. fantastic fans. we have worked hard since the beginning of the season and we deserve this fantastic party. sir alex ferguson remains in intensive care after he underwent emergency surgery on saturday. the former manchester united manager was treated for a brain haemorrage. the club said the procedure went well but there's been no update on his condition since. the 76 year—old continues to recieve get well messages. we've heard from ryan giggs and philjones today. giggs, who starred in all 13 of ferguson's premier league title wins, described his old boss as a fighter. his sentiments were echoed by current united playerjones. he was the one who brought me to the club and gave me
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the opportunity to play for one of the biggest clubs in the world. he took me under his wing like a father. it's shocking. sad. but i know his character, he has that fight in him and hopefully he will recover well. anthonyjoshua and his management team will meet tomorrow to discuss his next steps in the heavyweight division. joshua holds three world titles and is under pressure to take on the american wbc champ deontay wilder in a unification bout. i think if it's a real offer with real contract terms which we have not seen yet, and i believe the americans do want it and they wanted in vegas, then we are looking at a fight that anthony joshua in vegas, then we are looking at a fight that anthonyjoshua would prefer because he wants to create his own legacy and legacy would be undisputed world champion. they want to do it — we want to do it. that's the message from the tour de yorkshire organisers, who say they're interested in hosting the start of the vuelta a espana.
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the yorkshire race originated after the county hosted the grand depart in the 2014 tour de france. it's also going to stage next year's world championships. welcome to yorkshire chief executive sir gary verity, says talks with vuelta organisers have been going on "for many months". that's all the sport for now. a reminder you can find more on all those stories on the bbc sport website. and keep up to date with the snooker. we'll have more a little bit later, back to you. tourism accounts for around 8% of the world's carbon emissions — that's the conclusion of a sydney university study. the figure is about three times higher than previous estimates. it takes into account leisure activities such as dining out and shopping, as well as flights and accommodation. our environment correspondent matt mcgrath reports. from bus tours to souvenir hats, tourism is a key part of the london
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economy as it is in a west every large city on earth, the industry is booming, growing by 4% every year and employing one in ten of the world's working population. now for the first time a scientific study has taken a detailed look at every aspect of leisure tourism. aviation isa aspect of leisure tourism. aviation is a major part of the carbon output of tourist, this review looked at the whole life—cycle of the food beverages and hotel accommodation and shopping enjoy by travellers. all that carbon adds up to around 8% of global emissions, a significant increase on previous estimates. key to the rise travellers from well—to—do countries like the uk who journey to europe and the us and other affluent destinations, they demand higher carbon transport and better quality accommodation and services on their holidays compared to people from poorer nations. according to the report countries like the meld eaves are the highest —— more ‘s are the highest emissions per head of aged lilley gully
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population, so tourism is a double—edged sword, driving up living standards but contributing to the rise in climate and threatening the rise in climate and threatening the very future of these islands, and the author says to tackle the issue there needs to be more offsetting schemes like planting trees, and world travel industry representatives have welcomed the report. they argue that greater awareness is the key to consumers making lower carbon choices on their holidays. for more on this i'm joined by rochelle turner, who is the director of research at the world travel and tourism council. we have heard for quite some time about the pressure on the specific places like venice, where huge liners arrive with people who have come on a cruise but this is about the wider impact on global warming. is it more serious than we thought?
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it isa is it more serious than we thought? it is a different measure than what was done in 2008, which was looking at the direct impact, this takes into account direct and indirect impact so this is a broader study andi impact so this is a broader study and i don't think this is comparing like with like, actually. it is a very good study published in nature magazine, something we have to take seriously, and something we can now align to and really start to recognise how we can change our impact when we have something to measure towards. given that we all like to take a holiday, what would you say are the key measures for tourists as they weigh up how to enjoy a break without adding too much to this problem of global warming? it is about everybody's lifestyle today, and we have to have the understanding as to what other things cause emissions and what are the things which cause us to emit
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carbon and other gases in our daily lives, and there are things we can do about the food that we eat, eating certain meats raises the number of emissions, and we can choose closer to home destinations but we can also choose destinations that are already carbon neutral, that are already carbon neutral, that they have offset their emissions and they are ready to work towards reducing them further to become net negative, so i think having that information available for consumers will help them make those choices but at the moment it is very very difficult because nobody knows how much carbon is in any of the choices that we make. nobody knows how much carbon is in any of the choices that we makem isa any of the choices that we makem is a complex issue because perhaps as we were hearing in the report, people might consider that the emissions would be huge to fly to somewhere like the maldives, but there's an entire local economy there's an entire local economy there which is dependent on tourism. absolutely. we look at the economic
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impact for 185 countries around the world and we find small island development states have upwards of 96% of their gdp coming from travel and tourism, so to say, no, you mustn't travel to those destination because the carbon emitted is too much, would completely devastate those economies, and there's far more which could be done in terms of offsetting and recognising the importance of tourism which provides forjobs and growing prosperity and forjobs and growing prosperity and for opportunities for education and development of the destinations. thanks forjoining us. vladimir putin has been sworn in for a fourth term as russian president, at a ceremony in moscow. the lavish inauguration ceremony was held inside the grand kremlin palace before an invited audience. mr putin has been in power, as president or prime minister,
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for the past 18 years. in the latest vote in march, he won an overwhelming victory after the main opposition leader was barred from standing. more than a thousand people were arrested during demonstrations against his leadership at the weekend. after being sworn in, he pledged to create a "country more than 20 homes have been totally destroyed and hundreds more are in danger after a volcano erupted in hawaii. 1,700 people have been evacuated from the largest island as a result of the activity from the kilaeau. some people have been allowed to return temporarily but only to collect their pets. the prince of wales has been meeting families of the victims of the nice terror attack. prince charles, laid flowers
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at the city's memorial — in tribute to the 86 people who lost their lives in july 2016 — when mohamed lahouaiej—bouhlel drove a lorry into a large crowd on bastille day. charles who is touring with camilla, the duchess of cornwall, also visited a perfume factory in the hilltop village of eze on the first day of a five—day tour of france and greece. after the warmest early may bank holiday weekend on record, a pleasa nt holiday weekend on record, a pleasant nights tonight, not too warm, turning fresh across eastern areas, more of a breeze in the west, and a little bit of rain in northern ireland. mid single figures to the mid—teens, depending on exactly where you are. so into tomorrow morning, not


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