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hello, this is bbc news. i'm gavin grey. our top stories: a surprise meeting for the korean leaders as the diplomatic push to revive the us summit continues. following victory for the yes campaign, ireland's prime minister hopes a new relaxed abortion law will be passed by the end of the year. today is a historic day for ireland. a quiet revolution has taken place and today is a great act of democracy. the wonder goal that shattered liverpool's european dreams — gareth bale hits two as real madrid win the champions league for the third time in a row. and the fourth man to set foot on the moon, astronaut alan bean, dies at the age of 86. hello and welcome to bbc news. north korea says it has "firm intentions" of denuclearising —
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that is according to south korea's president, moonjae—in. he was giving details of what the two leaders spoke about in a surprise meeting held on saturday to try and salvage an upcoming summit with us president donald trump that has been planned forjune, was called off, but now looks like it could be back on again. lebo diseko has the details. after a week which was full of surprises, this. an unexpected meeting between north korea and south korea's leaders in the demilitarised zone between the two countries, only the second time they have met. both kim jong—un and moonjae—in keen to show they will do whatever it takes to save thatjune 12 summit with donald trump. dasha we have agreed that the
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meeting should be held successfully and that ourjourney the deepening the peninsula's denuclearisation and a perpetual peace system should not be halted. we have agreed to co—operate with each other for this. it's not as if any more drama was needed. the story has had plenty of twists and turns. in march, the us and north korea announced the meeting was being planned to discuss nuclear disarmament. the next month, kim jong—un went to the south for the first time and met with south korean president moonjae—in. but on thursday, president trump unexpectedly cancelled that planned summit with north korea, blaming that country's "tremendous anger and open hostility." those talks have gone very well. the white house says it is now sending a team to singapore to get ready for the possible summit. a lot of people are working on it, we are looking atjune 12 in singapore, it hasn't changed. and it
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is moving along pretty well. sir we will see what happens. —— so we will see what happens. but the on—again/off—again drama of trying to get the meeting to happen mate just be a sign of how tricky it will be to get a deal made. our correspondent rupert wingfield—hayes is in seoul. he says regime change is not being considered by the united states. i think the us government would say, if you asked them, that they have no intention of changing the north korean regime and they haven't for many, many years and that they are prepared to provide security guarantees to the north korean regime. in fact, president trump, the other day, said we'll have an agreement and he will have — he will be secure and — talking about kimjong—un — and he will have a prosperous country and a peaceful country if we agree a deal.
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the problem is america's military posture and a lot of the rhetoric coming out of washington over the last year has been very hostile and has suggested, certainly to those in pyongyang, that america's intent towards the regime is extremely unfriendly and that ultimately, the americans would like the north korean regime to disappear and the country to disappear, too. so, talk of another meeting between the pair and, of course, this will it or won't it happen onjune 12 meeting in singapore. well, yes, and i hesitate to make any predictions now, given what has happened over the last few days. we thought it was off, then we thought it was back on again. it looks like everybody involved — president moon, kim jong—un and president trump — now are all talking along the same lines that a summit needs to happen and that it may happen onjune 12 or at least, you know, in the not too distant future — that is what they are working towards. they all want it to happen. i think the question now is what is the shape
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of the agreement that is going to come out of this, because everybody needs to walk away from singapore with a win of some sort, so what is a win for president trump? what is a win for kim jong—un? and can those two, is there common ground there on which to work? let's take a look at some of the other stories making the news: a strong cyclone has killed at least two people in the gulf state of oman. cyclone mekunu has now weakened to a tropical storm and authorities there say they have begun clearing operations. residents have been warned to stay in their homes as run—off from river valleys has flooded main roads. iranian media has reported that a british—iranian woman imprisoned in tehran will face security—related charges in a second case being prepared against her. nazanin zaghari—ratcliffe was detained during a visit in 2016 and is now serving a 5—year sentence after being found guilty of spying. she has denied all charges. a us citizen and his wife have been released after two years in prison in venezuela.
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joshua holt, who's a mormon missionary from utah, was accused of trying to organise an armed uprising after travelling to caracas in 2016 to marry a woman he'd met online. a large fire has engulfed part of europa—park in germany. the theme park was evacuated and dozens of firefighters attended the scene. the blaze was brought under control and there are no reports of any casualties. it's thought the fire began in a warehouse and spread to two attractions which were destroyed. people in favour of relaxing abortion laws in the republic of ireland have been celebrating a resounding victory in the country's referendum. campaigners against relaxing the law called the result a "tragedy of historic proportions". the irish prime minister hailed it as the day ireland came of age as a country. emma vardy reports from dublin. cheering and applause. a transformative moment for ireland.
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more emphatically than anyone predicted, the country has voted for change. 1,421,981. "1,429,981. we have been working so hard for women's rights for so many years now, and we can see it's finally coming true. ireland has finally grown up, faced the facts. don't shift it abroad, let them do it here safely. for me, my daughters and my grandchildren. more than 3,000 women a year leave ireland to pay privately for abortions in the uk. the first feelings that we would have gone through were utter devastation at the diagnosis. gaye edwards recalls making the decision to travel. her unborn baby had a fatal condition and couldn't survive. the fact there was no assistance with making arrangements, or no information. that made us feel veryjudged. more than two thirds of voters supported repealing
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ireland's controversial law. today is a historic day for ireland. a quiet revolution has taken place, and today is a great act of democracy. 100 years since women gained the right to vote, today we as a people have spoken. the government will now legislate to allow abortions up to 12 weeks of pregnancy. but for those who campaigned to keep ireland's strict laws, this brings bitter disappointment. this result will pave the way for an abortion regime that's nothing about healthca re and everything about abortion on demand. we stand over the claims we made during the campaign. opinion on abortion is now so strongly against the messages you are putting forward. so why continue to oppose what many women want? we have a lot of supporters who've been through abortion themselves, and have been hurt by abortion. that is what gives us strength in continuing with this. today, ireland is unrecognisable from its socially conservative past.
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this referendum, at its heart, was about offering women a choice. but the result has brought so much more. a renewed pride and sense of optimism for ireland's future. we brought care and compassion home, and empathy! we righted a wrong and made such a huge difference today! an intense campaign at an end, and ireland ushers in a new era. the champions' league final in kiev has ended in a 3—1victory for real madrid over liverpool. it's the spanish team's third consecutive title but for liverpool players and thousands of travelling fans, it was heartbreak. andy beatt reports. two giants of europe, head—to—head for the most prestigious prize in club football.
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63,000 fans crammed into kiev‘s olympic stadium. back home, thousands more had journeyed to both bernabeu and anfield, expectations high. a bright start for liverpool, with early chances. then a devastating blow for egyptian magician mo salah, falling heavily under a challenge from ramos and suffering a suspected dislocated shoulder. the team talisman, who scored 43 goals this season, exiting in tears. lallana took his place, but as the balance of the game shifted, it soon got worse for the reds. a horror show from goalkeeper karius, throwing the ball straight at benzema and the ball rolling into an unguarded net. madrid gifted a goal. their lead lasted just four minutes as a corner brought hope for liverpool, sadio mane meeting a headerfrom lovren to knock the ball home.
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parity restored, but only briefly, with a moment of brilliance from super sub gareth bale. two minutes after coming on to the pitch, the welshman stunned the stadium with an audacious overhead kick. one of the best goals ever seen on this stage, real now in the driving seat. the tide of the game had turned. liverpool increasingly locked out of the game. with less than ten minutes left, bale hit a hopeful shot from 25 metres to see it slip through karius' fingers. 3—1, and a night to forget for the german keeper. in the dying seconds, cristiano ronaldo could have added a fourth. but as he burst goalwards, he was distracted as a fan ran onto the pitch before being stopped by security. no matter. it was real madrid's night, and a historic win for football's most successful club and its manager. it's not at all easy to do what we have done, what these players have achieved.
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-- translation: it's not at all easy to do what we have done, what these players have achieved. tonight there are no words to describe this. this is the most amazing thing about this squad, they simply do not have a ceiling. with celebrations set to continue through the night in kiev and madrid, few would bet against the spanish side adding to their third straight champions league crown in years to come. stay with us on bbc news. still to come: the presenters and the protestors — 30 years on, we hear from the demonstrators who gatecrashed a bbc news bulletin. in the biggest international sporting spectacle ever seen, up to 30 million people have taken part in sponsored athletics events to aid famine relief in africa. the first of what the makers of star wars hope will be thousands of queues started forming at 7am.
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taunting which led to scuffles, scuffles to fighting, fighting to full—scale riot as the liverpool fans broke out of their area and into the juve ntus enclosure. the belgian police had lost control. the whole world will mourn the tragic death of mr nehru today. he was the father of the indian people from the day of independence. the oprah winfrey show comes to an end after 25 years and more than 11,500 episodes. the chat show has made her one of the richest people on the planet. geri halliwell, otherwise known as ginger spice, has announced she has left the spice girls. argh! i don't believe it! she's the one with the bounce, the go, the girl power. not geri — why? this is bbc news. the latest headlines: the leaders of both koreas have held face—to—face talks to discuss how to keep a potential summit
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between donald trump and kim jong—un on track. ireland's prime minister says he hopes a new abortion law will be passed by the end of this year after more than two thirds of voters in the country chose to overturn its abortion ban in a referendum. the american astronaut, alan bean, has died at the age of 86. he became an accomplished artist, producing paintings inspired by space. a statement released by nasa and family members said he died on saturday in houston, after a short illness. shuba krishnan looks back at his life. in november, 1969, alan bean became just the fourth man to walk on the moon. together with his apollo 12 commander, charles pete conrad, they landed their vessel on the ocean of storms, and took those historic steps on the lunar surface. they extensively explored the area, collecting rocks and soil for study back on earth and installing the first nuclear powered generator station on the moon. they installed the first nuclear
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powered station on the moon. he then returned to space four years later, where he commanded a flight to the space research centre, skylab. he spent 59 days in space, which was a record at the time. alan bean was a man of many talents. the native texan received a degree in aeronautical engineering from the university of texas before spending time with the us navy as a test pilot. after he eventually retired from nasa in 1981, he turned his attention to painting. he devoted his time to creating an artistic record of humanity's first exploration of another world. i was giving up a lot to decide to become an artist. about half of the astronauts thought it might be a good idea, the other half thought it was crazy. he often used elements from his space missions
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in his creations like his astronaut suit patches stained with moondust. they gave me the flag that was on the left shoulder of my spacesuit. this nasa patch was right here on my suit. apollo 12, right here on my suit. and then this name tag was on my remote control unit. i think probably i am the luckiest guy you have ever met or any of your viewers have ever seen because i lived my lifejust doing things which i thought were the most fun to do. firefighters have been tackling a massive fire at a citreon garage in the city of bordeaux in south—west france. about 50 firefighters were sent to tackle the blaze trying to stop it spreading to nearby homes. people have been evacuated from those properties.
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there have been reports of explosions as the fire spread, which could have been fuel tanks in the vehicles kept in the garage, as they were caught by the flames. 30 years ago this week, a group of activists invaded a bbc news studio as it went live on air. they were protesting against the introduction of new uk laws to limit lgbt rights. booan temple told our ‘witness' team why she got involved. announcer: the six o'clock news, from the bbc with sue lawley and nicholas witchell. in the house of lords, a vote is taking place now on a challenge to the poll tax. tory rebels have said... we're protesting about rights for lesbian and gay people. in general, britain was quite a hostile environment in the 19805
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for the lgbt community. with her two dads. it sort of kicked off a moral panic in parliament. what we were told we were doing was destroying the heterosexual family. that lobby grew to get this clause enacted. section 28 banned local authorities from promoting homosexuality. the second part of it banned the teaching of the acceptability of homosexuality in schools.
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basically it meant the closing down of services. young people became very vulnerable particularly and schools couldn't protect people from being bullied. all kinds of groups, all over the country, began to protest. newsreel: actor ian mckellen was at the head of a procession that stretched nearly two miles. a group of lesbians chained themselves to buckingham palace gate dressed as suffragettes. a group of lesbians abseiled into the house of lords. through all of the campaigning prior to the enactment we could not get the media to understand what the impact was going to be on our community, on our children. so really, the only thing left was to actually be the news by being on the news. we met outside television centre, we managed to get through the security. the whole thing was timing, really. as soon as the lights changed,
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we barged into the studio. the whole place went mad, i got smacked to the ground by i don't know how many people. one of our members managed to handcuff herself to a camera and the other one got behind the news desk where she was quite violently subdued by nicholas witchell who has since apologised. sue lawley carried on trying to read the news. i do apologise if you're hearing at a lot of noise in the studio at the moment. i'm afraid we have rather been invaded. in the footage, it all got muffled. you can hear little muffled shouts of, "stop! section 28!" eventually, we were all arrested. it got huge media coverage and the headlines were all about loony lesbians. but over time and beyond that, i've heard from quite a lot of people what it meant to them as young lgbt people, knowing they were gay and maybe not even out, and they felt a bit empowered by it. here we again at television centre again, 30 years later. clearly, things are a lot better than they were in the 19805 but it
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hasn't completely changed and there are a very dangerous and serious pockets of homophobia. we have to be in solidarity of all the communities worldwide who are in daily fear of their lives. i'm glad we did it. the fact we are here today means the story's being remembered. it's the end of an era for an iconic part of the bbc. for nearly 75 years, staff have been listening in to some of the world's most seismic events from an old mansion near reading. since 1943, caversham park has been the home of bbc monitoring, a service that's played a vital role in britain's security. as staff head for new offices — david sillito has been to hear their stories of listening to history in the making. translation: this is moscow.
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i have, today, been informed... welcome to caversham. and this is? the listening room. this is where you listened to the world. it was indeed. and i would sit in a position over there to do spanish and i would sit over here to do french. so, were you a spy? not at all. open source broadcasting. radio: the listening post at caversham are a major source of news and inspiration. what they were doing was listening to the world's new broadcasts, gathering to information vital for newsrooms and government. this is a transcript that confirms the end of the second world war. the cuban missile crisis came to an end after monitors here heard a speech from the soviet leader, nikita khrushchev.
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linda ebherst began working here more than 50 years ago. and in the days before computers, telling the world a major news story had broken came down to fast typing, carbon copies, and a hand—cranked pulley. so, you've got the three copies, what do you do? well, you need to take the flash for the newsroom first. so you would come out through the door into the hall, through there, into the newsroom. and then? and then you've got to give a copy to the americans. where are they? top floor. how'd you get it up there? you had a little table with a rope pulley and two wooden boxes and a bell. a rope pulley to announce major news stories to the rest of the world and america? yes. so you'd press a button, and up it would go. chris mosely started working at caversham in the 1980s. it was a building with a mood. it was a mix of aristocratic splendour and civil service tea trolleys. the atmosphere was very much the cold war atmosphere, i'd say. we were running on adrenaline in some ways. today, it is almost deserted. the last few monitors
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are preparing to go. but this abandoned floor has a particular memory. 1986, we're talking about. radio: there has been an accident... he was listening to swedish news and heard mention of radiation, radiation coming from chernobyl. so, outside of sweden and the soviet union, you were the first person to know? yes, i think i was. mps on the defence select committee have voiced concerns about monitoring leaving caversham, but the bbc says time has moved on. it is the end of an era. it is a great shame. monitoring has been here since 1923. this is the 70th anniversary of monitoring at this site. very sad. but life moves on. david sillito, bbc news, caversham. a bottle of wine dating back to 1774 has sold at auction in france
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for a record $120,00. the bottle of vin jaune, or "yellow wine" comes from the easternjura region and is considered one of the oldest wines in the world. it doubles the previous record set by a similar bottle seven years ago. two other bottles also went under the hammer, each fetching just under $90,000. and you can keep up to date all with the latest news, business and sport on the bbc website. for reaction and analysis from around the uk, and around the globe, go to bbc.com/news — or download the bbc news app. the weather behind me looks dramatic but not everybody
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is going to encounter this risk of thunderstorms. we have already seen some of them across the southern counties of england. that is because you are a little bit closer to the main area of activity, a big area of low pressure and it could be unstable across iberia, biscay, into france. we have seen the first signs of this wanting to drift north across the british isles as we get into sunday. a muggy start here, fresher further north, sunshine around, that's the shore. after the fresh start, look how that recover. 22, 23, quite widely across parts of england scotland. maybe 21 in northern ireland, 25 in the south and feeling close. you can see the storms become fewer and further between and are still close night in the south. the two ridges dribble away well down into single figures. temperatures are still being influenced by the continental air.
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that amount of cloud are around but not without the prospect of a decent, hazy sunny spells. we could see another spiral of cloud activity later on in the afternoon on monday. it will still beyond the human side widely across the british isles. temperatures again it well into the teens if not the low 20s. perhaps a greater chance, we think, at this range, of seeing more and where showers across southern counties of england further north, some low cloud coming back to plague the northern and western isles of scotland and again, the temperatures pushing on a degree or two back on where we have been for the first part of the week.
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into the middle part of the week, we are still having the low pressure driving the showers at us but no signs of cold air. the jet stream is well north and the separation between the milder air to the south and the cooler air to the north. here we are on wednesday, a similar sort of pattern. don't take the distribution of showers to literally because there is still the close, muggy feeling about proceedings. temperatures in the 20s. still the prospect of one or two thunderstorms. this is bbc news. the headlines: the leaders of north and south korea have met at a surprise summit. it's still unclear if the north's kim jong—un‘s meeting with president trump in singapore injune is going ahead. the white house has said it is sending a team to singapore to prepare for a possible summit. ireland's prime minister says he hopes a new abortion law will be passed by the end of this year.
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more than two thirds of voters in the country have chosen to overturn its abortion ban in a referendum. anti—abortion groups called the outcome "a tragedy of historic proportions". real madrid have been celebrating after winning the champions league finalfor the third time in a row. they beat liverpool 3—1. wales star gareth bale scored twice for the spanish giants. liverpool suffered an early setback when their striker, mo salah, went off injured. now on bbc news, the week in parliament.
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