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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. president trump says he will make an announcement about the deal tomorrow evening. the uk has its hottest early may bank holiday on record, hitting a high of 28.7 degrees celsius. make the most of it, it is an heard of, incredible weather this early in may. considering it was the beast from the east, now it is shorts and t—shirts, great. the east, now it is shorts and t-shirts, great. police appealfor witnesses after a number of shooting incidents over the bank holiday weekend. in london and manchester. vladimir putin is sworn in for a fourth term as president, promising to improve the lives of the russian people. in the next half—hour, a
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volcano in hawaii causes more devastation. flowing lava destroys homes and forces hundreds to flee as toxic gas is spewed into the air. and tourism accounts for 8% of global carbon emissions, around three times more than previous estimates, according to a new study. president trump said this evening that he will announce his decision on whether to pull the us out of the iran nuclear deal tomorrow. the statement made on twitter came as the foreign secretary, boris johnson, on a visit to washington, urged mr trump not to abandon the agreement, saying it would mean throwing the baby out with the bathwater. the deal struck in 2015 led to iran limiting its nuclear programme in return for a lifting of economic sanctions —
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an arrangement which president trump has called insane. our north america correspondent nick bryant reports from washington. on american television this morning, a double serving of boris at breakfast, the foreign secretary appearing on donald trump's favourite news show, fox & friends, to address an audience of one. we think what you can do is be tougher on iran, address the concerns of the president, and not throw the baby out with the bathwater. and, just in case the president had switched channels, he popped up on a rival network to repeat — a bad deal is better than no deal. well, i understand that people have anxiety 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
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the iran deal a disaster, and says he will announce his decision tomorrow. and, although the foreign secretary isn't scheduled to shake hands with the us president before then, that has not 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 had even done anything. signed by iran and six world powers in 2015, this landmark deal was the signature foreign policy achievement of barack obama's presidency, one that lifted crippling economic sanctions in return for limitations on the country's nuclear energy programme. but donald trump thinks it is far too lenient on tehran. the iran deal was one of the worst and most one—sided transactions the united states has ever entered into. it's insane, it's ridiculous, it should have never been made.
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but is there room for a compromise, a fudge, one in which america would withdraw from the deal without necessarily blowing it up, one which would allow european countries to continue trading with iran, while at the same time exerting more pressure on tehran over its ballistic missile technology and regional aggression? long live the united states, long live france. boris johnson is not the first european to compliment, charm and cajole, the french president, emmanuel macron, last month pleading with trump to accept that kind of compromise. and the german chancellor, angela merkel, made the same case just a few days later. so, from the foreign secretary, a final face—to—face plea with senior administration officials, such as the new secretary of state, mike pompeo, who said the iran deal is built on lies. that view is shared by donald trump, and the final decision rests with him.
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it has been a record—breaking early may bank holiday, 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 some had to endure busy roads and overcrowded trains, as people flocked to the coast. from southend—on—sea, frankie mccamley reports. 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. 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". and she was like, whoo!
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and i was like, boop—boop—boop. "i'll see you in an hour love, later. " so she dragged me out of my house in other words, otherwise i would have had a day of cleaning. been down here since half—ten. and you haven't been able to get a place on the beach? we've got a place here, but look at it. any people that got down here after sort of like, 12:00, no chance. you look up and down here, look, there's people looking around to sit down. this isn't usually a sight you would expect to see on the first may bank holiday. but with record—breaking temperatures, including here in southend, it is clear a lot of people have got the same idea. three, two, one, go! but, for those who didn't fancy getting sand on 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 in bigbury, in devon, beautiful, calm seas didn't put off those who wanted to make the most of it. considering it was beast from the east a few weeks ago, now we're in shorts
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and t—shirts, so great! just make the most of it because it's just unheard of, isn't it? this incredible weather, this early on in may. but yeah, we've got a picnic. 0h! and we're going to get out in the water, hopefully get this one to get his toes in the water. that's the plan. the hottest temperature previously recorded for an overall early may bank holiday was 28.6 degrees celsius in 1995. but this afternoon, that record was broken away from the coast, in northolt in west london where temperatures reached 28.7. it has caused some travel disruption, though, with roads and train lines to seaside towns heavy and overcrowded. things are expected to cool down from tomorrow, but for those who have been able to enjoy this british rarity, there has not been a frown in sight. frankie mccamley, bbc news, in southend—on—sea. 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,
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who is 15, is in hospital with head injuries following the shooting in wealdstone. tonight there was a further shooting in south—east london. 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 shotgun. i was walking down the road, just round here, and basically there was a whole load of commotion. there was a boy bent down, with his head down, and basically he had a pellet wound. luckily there was a first—aider, who was a good samaritan. he came off the bus. the boy was treated in hospital after the attack which happened yesterday lunchtime. he has since been discharged. the intended target is believed
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to have been a 15—year—old. he was hit a number of times in the head. his injuries are not thought to be life—threatening. a third victim was hit in the arm, but has not come forward. it's clearly an appallingly cowardly act, with no regard to the safety of members of the public, who were enjoying a lovely bank holiday weekend. and 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 after a teenager was shot in the leg in clayton. the weekend's violence reflects the rise in gun crime across england and wales.
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community leaders and politicians are still searching for long—term solutions. danny shaw, bbc news, wealdstone. a 17—year—old boy has appeared in court charged with causing grievous bodily harm after a woman was attacked with an electric drill in strabane, in northern ireland. the incident happened in the early hours of saturday. the woman suffered a serious head injury, and is in a stable condition in hospital. the court was told the attack was being treated as a homophobic hate crime. vladimir putin has been sworn in as the president of russia for the fourth time. during an ornate ceremony at the kremlin, he laid out his life's aim — to do all he could for russia, both now and in the future. today's inauguration extends his almost two—decade rule by another six years. here is our moscow correspondent steve rosenberg.
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he probably could have walked this with his eyes closed. for the fourth time in his career, vladimir putin climbed the staircase of the grand kremlin palace to take the oath of office. 0n the stroke of midday, he entered the hall where russian emperors were crowned. the symbolism and the message couldn't be clearer — putin, the modern czar, loved by his people. he swore on the constitution to serve his citizens, protect russia's sovereignty, and made this pledge to the russian people. translation: our main goal is a new quality of life, security and health. 0ur reference point is a russia for the people, a country where everybody has the possibility for self—fulfilment. then, ringing out over moscow, a gun salute in the president's honour. vladimir putin is arguably the most powerful russian leader
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sincejosef stalin, but in this power lies a potential problem for the president and for his country. he has built a political system in which all other institutions, from the parliament to the court system, are weak, and all key decisions are taken by him — by putin. that is not only a huge responsibility, it begs the question, what will happen here when vladimir putin exits the political stage? not everyone has been celebrating six more years of vladimir putin. police broke up this anti—putin protest in moscow at the weekend. the kremlin is facing international pressure, too, over the salisbury poisoning and the war in syria. meanwhile, western sanctions against russia are biting. russia feels it is being squeezed by the west, and at this moscow arm—wrestling club, they tell me only putin has the political muscle to protect them.
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we don't have somebody to substitute him. there is no rival, opponent of him. even in a country of 146 million people, there is no substitute for putin? uh...yes. it sounds not very good, but it's true. that is precisely how vladimir putin wants to be seen by his people — as the only choice for russia. steve rosenberg, bbc news, moscow. in lebanon, early reports suggest the militant group hezbollah and its allies have won just over half the seats in the country's parliamentary elections. the organisation, which is backed by iran, inflicted heavy losses on the party of lebanon's prime minister. the leader of hezbollah described the gains it has made as a moral and political victory. tourism accounts for around 8% of the world's carbon emissions. that is the conclusion of a sydney university study. the figure is about three times higher than previous estimates.
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it takes into account leisure activities such as dining out and shopping, as well as flights and accommodation. 0ur environment correspondent matt mcgrath reports. from bus tours to souvenir hats, tourism is a key part of the london economy as it is in nearly every large city on earth. the industry is booming, growing by around 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. while aviation is a major part of the carbon output of tourists, this review looked at the whole life cycle of the food, beverages, hotel accommodation and shopping enjoyed by travellers. all that carbon adds up to around 8% of global emissions, a significant increase on previous estimates. key to the rise are travellers
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from well—to—do countries like the uk, whojourney 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 maldives have the highest emissions per head of population. for exotic destinations like these, tourism is a double—edged sword. helping to drive up living standards, but also contributing

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