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this is bbc news. i'm chris rogers. the headlines at midday. north korea's kim jong—un's says a summit with us president donald trump in singapore should go ahead. hundreds of passengers are stranded at stansted airport after lightning strikes damage aircraft fuelling systems, grounding flights. spectacular overnight storms across southern britain — around 15,000 lightning strikes in just four hours. senior politicians call for northern ireland's strict abortion laws to be relaxed as voters in the irish republic overwhelmingly back change in a referendum. the government is considering whether to expand england's network of national parks and areas of outstanding natural beauty. coming up in the next hour... a painful night for liverpool fans. two game—changing mistakes from their goalkeeper help real madrid to win the champions league final in kiev. more big acts perform on day two of radio 1's
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biggest weekend in swansea. and coming up... the click team has been looking back at the royal wedding, and finding out how facial recognition could change the way we watch big live tv events in future. good afternoon and welcome to bbc news. north korea's leader, kim jong—un, is committed to denuclearisation. that's the view of south korea's president, who met him for the second time this month on saturday. as preparations for a summit with the united states get back on track, moonjae—in said mr kim's main concern is the stability of his government — and he's not sure that washington can guarantee it.
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our correspondent rupert wingfield—hayes is in seoul. nothing conveys the dramatic change of mood here in korea than this, president moonjae—in and kimjong—un embracing once again. just 2a hours earlier, president moon had seen months of careful diplomacy blown apart by a letterfrom the us president. now he was being welcomed to a second secret summit with kim jong—un by his younger sister, kim yo—jong. we now know this meeting was requested by kim himself and arranged in just one day. it is a measure ofjust how badly kim jong—un wants the summit with president trump to go ahead. the south korean president said kim told him he is committed to the complete denuclearisation of the korean peninsula, but is worried about america's aggressive intentions towards his regime. translation: i told chairman kim that if he decides to put into practice a complete
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denuclearisation, president trump is willing for economic co—operation and ending hostile relations. from president trump too, the noises are now increasingly optimistic. having cancelled the summit on thursday, by saturday the us president sounded as if that had never happened. we're doing very well in terms of the summit with north korea. as you know, there are meetings going on as we speak. a lot of people are working on it. it's moving along very nicely. we're looking at 12th june in singapore, that hasn't changed. it has been an extraordinary week. north korea putting on a dramatic show of blowing up its nuclear test facilities. accusations and epithets flying between pyongyang and washington. a summit that was on, then off,
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then maybe on again. predictions are now a dangerous game to play, but it does appear these three men, kim, moon and trump, all for their own particular reasons, do want the singapore meeting to happen. let's look at some of the recent communication between the us and north korea. just last september the president made his infamous " rocket man" comments, accusing kim of being "on a suicide mission for himself and for his regime". the north korea leader's response? "a frightened dog barks louder. i will surely and definitely tame the mentally deranged us dotard with fire". what a difference a few months make — in april of this year north korea announced it was stopping nuclear tests. and shortly after that, the historic us—north korea summit was announced for the 12thjune. only for trump to apparently cancel it, saying it was "inappropriate, at this time, to have the long—planned meeting".
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but is all hope lost — yesterday state media reported that it's kim jong—un‘s "fixed will" for the summit to take place — and president trump said things were moving along nicely. earlier our correspondent rupert wingfield hayes sent this update about the key stumbling blocks around that us—north korea meeting. i think the big question that still hangs over all of this is, yes, pyongyang wants a summit. it appears that president trump is keen for a summit to take place too, and it's very, very clear that president moon wants this process to move forward rapidly, but there is this big question hanging over all of it, which is, what does kim jong—un mean when he says he wants to denuclearise the korean peninsula, that he is committed to that? does that mean that he is willing to unilaterally give up his nuclear weapons? i think the answer to that is probably no. but if the answer to that is no, how
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is president trump going to react, if he gets in a room with kim jong—un and finds out he's not going to get the nuclear deal he's hoping for? it's still a huge gulf between them on this issue. there's been serious disruption at stansted airport after a thunderstorm last night. thousands of passengers are facing delays and cancellations after a lightning strike disabled the aircraft fuelling system. the airport say that the problem has now been fixed, but passengers should check with their airline for updates. it comes at the start of the half term holiday break. seanjohnson was due to travel to tenerife early this morning but his flight has been delayed by more than 9 hours. at 5:55am this morning we boarded the aeroplane. we sat there for three hours, and we've just been told we had to get off the plane, we wouldn't fly until three o'clock this afternoon. and how much information are you getting, sean, from the airport? from the actual airport itself, not much.
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when we were on the plane, the captain kept us updated very regularly and the cabin crew were fantastic. they were handing out free drinks, free hot and cold drinks, they catered really well. but a lot of it was finding out more information through twitter, to be honest with you. meanwhile steve childs was due to fly to madrid with his wife and daughter this morning. absolute standstill at the gate, there is no movement at all, no staff at the gate. chuckles. we're looking at some of the footage you have shot yourself, steve. a lot of people crowded into the terminal building trying to find out what's going on. it must be difficult when you've got children with you as well, trying to keep them entertained. but surely you can appreciate, mother nature has done her thing, these things happen. what is it that you and other passengers are angry about? is it the lack of information perhaps? absolutely.
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as sean said, we have heard nothing at all from the airport. the only thing we've read is through tweets. and i have been exchanging tweets with sean, i think! there has been absolutely no information from the staff. there's supposed to be staff walking around the departure lounge. they are actually hiding around a corner, we have to go and hunt them down. even they didn't know it was down to lightning strikes. there is a complete lack of information flowing down to even the airport staff. a 15—year—old boy has been charged with murder after a boy of the same age was stabbed to death in sheffield. the victim hasn't been named and was found in the lowedges area of the city. it's now the third stabbing in a week in sheffield. police have since been given special stop—and—search powers to tackle knife crime in the city. a landslide vote in favour of overturning ireland's abortion ban gives "hope" to northern ireland, that's according to penny mordaunt, the ministerfor women
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and equalities. the referendum result has sparked calls for the issue to be reassessed in northern ireland, where laws are much stricter than the rest of the uk. ireland's prime minister said those who had voted against repeal would be unhappy but that a "quiet revolution" had taken place. for me, it's also a day when we say, "no more". no more to doctors telling their patients that there's nothing can be done for them in their own country. no more lonely journeys across the irish sea. no more stigma, as the veil of secrecy is lifted. and no more isolation as the burden of shame is gone. senior female mps are calling for northern ireland's strict abortion laws to be relaxed, after the referendum in the republic of ireland. and in the last half hour, a source in downing street has told us that number ten believes any reform "is an issue
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for northern ireland". "it shows one of the important reasons we need a functioning executive back up and running", the source said. well, joining me now from exeter is the conservative chair of the health select committee, sarah wollaston. good afternoon. the source in downing street highlights an important fact, this should be a decision for the executive. of course who would all like to see the stormont assembly back up and running. it's now an acceptable that women in northern ireland will be in the only part of the united kingdom not to have the same human rights as women elsewhere. and also things moved have on in the republic of ireland too, so it's absolutely time for us to change this. if the stormont assembly was in place, that would be the first port of call, but it isn't. and i think if an
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amendment is allowed by the speaker to the domestic violence bill, to allow women to have the same rights as the rest of the united kingdom, i will certainly be voting for it, and it will be likely that will be a free vote. and i think parliament would vote to bring those rights in line with the rest of the united kingdom. reports in the sunday times today that a number of people like yourself in parliament are going to swarm around theresa may and put her under a huge amount of pressure to get thejob done under a huge amount of pressure to get the job done and accept the will of the people. the point is that the amendment will probably be brought bya amendment will probably be brought by a cross—party group of mps. the question will be, whether or not the speaker of the house of commons allows that amendment to be put to a vote. in the meantime, i very much hope the stormont assembly will get up hope the stormont assembly will get up and running. at the very least, i think there should be a referendum in northern ireland to allow people to express their view, because
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things have changed, times have changed, and i think people are ready, even in northern ireland, to make sure women have access to safe termination of pregnancy. why has it taken so long for this referendum to ta ke taken so long for this referendum to take place? this has been an issue for women in the republic of ireland for women in the republic of ireland for such a long time. it has been debated many times by people like yourself. why did it take so long?|j don't yourself. why did it take so long?” don't know. this was a constitutional issue that required a change to the constitution, so i guess that's why it took a referendum there. it has always been an anomaly that women in northern ireland haven't had the same human rights to access safe termination of pregnancy in northern ireland as women in the rest of the united kingdom. there has long been a case to ta ke kingdom. there has long been a case to take further action on this, but i think the point about the referendum in the republic shows
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just how further out of place northern ireland will be. and i think it's an unacceptable situation. i hope the speaker does allow an amendment. votes on these issues are always free votes, and i also hope the stormont assembly is up also hope the stormont assembly is up and running, and maybe this will be the spur to them actually doing so, because, as i say, we would all like to see the devolved government up like to see the devolved government up and running. but equally, we cannot ignore this situation where women in northern ireland just don't have the same rights as elsewhere in the united kingdom. sarah wollaston, thank you for your views. the second day of a dance music festival in portsmouth has been cancelled, following the deaths of a man and a woman yesterday. (00v) the organisers of mutiny had said the organisers of mutiny had said there was what they called a ‘dangerous high—strength or bad batch substance' on the site. they've called off today's events as a safety precaution. england could get more national parks as part of a review
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of the country's landscape. the environment secretary, michael gove, said the review would also look at whether to increase the number of areas of outstanding natural beauty. ben ando reports. the cpre are now fighting for great tracts of land to be used for national parks. between the wars, the battle raged for britain's open spaces and the right to roam. there were mass trespasses, arrests and propaganda films like this. but it wasn't until 1951 that the post—war government legislated to create britain's first national park, here in the peak district, a place where ordinary people could enjoy the extraordinary beauty of nature and that would be protected from overzealous developers. over the intervening years, others have been added. the lake district, dartmoor, snowdonia in wales and the cairngorms in scotland. now, there are 15 national parks. 70 years on, the environment secretary michael gove says it is time for a fresh look at the system. writing in the sunday telegraph, mr gove says a growing population and decline in some habitats could not be ignored
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and he is ordering a review, which he says has the aim of strengthening protection in the face of present—day challenges. challenges like new housing estates encroaching on the outer edges of national parks and britain's 3a designated areas of outstanding natural beauty. the government has previously talked about a 25 year environment plan and a green brexit. mr gove knows it may be hard to balance demand for new homes with the desire to protect britain's open spaces, whether green and pleasant or wild and rugged. ben ando, bbc news. i'm sure many of you will be heading to some of those places if you are not there already. let's speak to our correspondent katy austin who's in the peak district — one of the 10 national parks currently in england. it seems they could be under threat,
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certainly the surrounding areas. perhaps, yes, but on a day like this you can see just how glorious national parks are and why people flocked here, to walk, cycle, and enjoy the landscape. behind me is the bot eilidh reservoir and beautiful rolling landscapes on a sunny bank holiday like this. —— the butterly reservoir. the environment secretary says it is now time to launch a review of national parks and areas of outstanding natural beauty in the uk. it's about 70 yea rs beauty in the uk. it's about 70 years since legislation was first introduced that meant these areas could be designated as protected spaces for people to visit, enjoy nature and be part of the rural economy as well. the environment secretary says there are now threats, some population is declining, and people have different habits with technology, so perhaps not visiting as much. so he has launched a review to ensure people
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have access to the spaces, and existing spaces can be boosted as much as possible, both in terms of nature and also in terms of how they fit into the economy and making sure the people who live there have the opportunities. he has appointed the writerjulian glover to undertake the review. we don't have details yet on how long the review will take, but we understand he will be supported by an independent panel. we do not know who will be on the panel yet, but we are expecting, certainly not for any of these areas to have their geographical areas reduced. they will not get smaller, but it's understood we could see some new national parks be introduced. the environment secretary might say that habits are changing, but today we have certainly seen this area be very popular with walkers and cyclists. and on a day like this you can really see why these national parks are worth protecting for the future. a beautiful part of the world, lucky you. the headlines on bbc news:
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donald trump has indicated that preparations for a summit next month with the leader of north korea, kimjong—un, are going ahead as originally planned. an electrical storm has caused serious disruption at stansted airport with hundred of passengers stranded and flights delayed. politicians are calling for northern ireland's strict abortion laws to be liberalised, after voters in the irish republic overwhelmingly backed changes in their referendum. sport now, and for a full round up, from the bbc sport centre. liverpool fans are reflecting on a bruising champions league final defeat to real madrid. jurgen klopp's side lost 3—1 to real who clinched their 13th european cup. apart from sadio mane's goal little went to plan for liverpool as david 0rnstein reports. real madrid, champions of europe for a 13th time.
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liverpool, heartbroken. the reds arrived with dreams of another famous triumph, but soon suffered the cruellest of blows. mohamed salah, their inspiration all season, hauled to the ground and forced off, inconsolable. the key threat removed, real could rally, and were gifted the lead. an inexplicable error by loris karius punished by karim benzema. liverpool's blushes were temporarily spared when sadio mane levelled the tie. however, real are a great side for a reason, and gareth bale showed why. 0n as a substitute, the welshman defied gravity to make the seemingly impossible a reality. a moment worthy of winning any match, and bale soon sealed the trophy — another horror show from karius, and real would reign once again. so liverpool's unforgettable journey comes to an agonising end. their supporters here and at home will be distraught. losing to real madrid is no
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disgrace, but the circumstances will leave a bitter taste, and a whole summer to ponder how different it could've been. david 0rnstein, bbc news, kiev. so it was a night to forget for liverpool's loris karius. liverpool defender dejan lovren say the team must stick with their goalkeeper. yeah, it's devastating for him. i cannot even describe how he feels. he's really sorry. like i said, we are in the same boat, together. you know... when we do mistakes, its m ista kes know... when we do mistakes, its mistakes from everyone. it's easy to date to point at him. but i am confident for this team that we can do next year even better. so later today chris froome will make cycling history yet again. he'll be confirmed as the first british man to win the giro d'italia, on what is a largely
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ceremonialfinal stage in rome. froome will cross the line as just the third cyclist in history to hold all three of the sport's major race titles at the same time, along with the vuelta espana and tour de france. i think what will really go down in history for this particular race is the way that it was one. i think there was one stage where he took there was one stage where he took the race by the scruff of the neck and did this epic ride, which 99.9 times out of 100 will not work, but it did work. i think really that's what everyone will remember this for. england's cricketers are fighting for survival on day four of the first test against pakistan. they started the day with a slinder 2nd inning lead of 56 but they have already lost the wickets ofjo buttler the wickets ofjos buttler the tourists need just 64
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in theirfinal innings. despite losing an early wicket they are currently 46 for1 needing 18 saracens are english rugby union's champions after beating exeter 27—10 in the premiership final at twickenham. sarries had finished the regular season in second place behind the chiefs but scored four tries in a repeat of the 2016 final, and clinched their third premiership title in four seasons. elsewhere, in the pr014 final, european champions leinster beat scarlets to complete a historic double. leinster won 40—32 at dublin's aviva stadium to beat the defending champions, capping a remarkable season for irish rugby. rory mcilroy is on the course in the final round of the pga championship at wentworth. he started the day tied for the lead with francesco molinari, the italian has birdied third and fourth to take the outright lead by several shots at 15—under. that's all the sport for now. you can find more on all those stories including a look ahead to today's monoco grand prix on the bbc sport website. earlier we spoke to sports
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psychologist bradley busch, and asked him what advice he'd give to the liverpool players. don't pay too much attention to social media. everybody tends to write in extremes, so you are either the very best or the very worst, and neither one is accurate or will help your learning. helping them not go on social media would be the first point of view. the second would be to use mistakes in a positive way, help them use it to develop their resilience, their mindset, and learn from it so they can come back better in the future. what do you think will happen to him now? presumably he might be sat there thinking he will be sacked! i don't think he will be sacked for one poor performance, especially after he had quite a good season. so what are his options in a situation like this? it could go one of two ways.
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if he chooses to ruminate over it, to dwell and make it into a catastrophe, it could be the key moment of his career. but if he learns from it, works harder, and uses next season as an opportunity to prove people wrong, he could come back even better from it. in many ways, he will be looking at what he could have done differently. he might look back at videos and what went wrong, because we are very quick to criticise the goalkeeper, and it can often be down to the skill of the players and a bit of luck. absolutely, luck and randomness play a huge part, especially in a sport like football, which is low scoring and one—off events can have a huge effect on the outcome. he will be looking at clips. he will look to people close to him, his coach, if he has a sports psychologist, to work out what he did wrong and hopefully directs that
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positively to how he can get better next time. music lovers across the uk have been treated to a second day of headline acts as part of the bbc‘s biggest weekend which by its close will see more than 100 artists perform in england, scotland, wales and northern ireland over four days. saturday saw stars including ed sheeran, franz ferdinand and noel gallagher take to the stage. cheering # i'm in love with the shape of you # we push and pull like a magnet, too # although my heart is thrown into # i'm in love with the shape of you # i say, don't you know # you say you don't know # i say, take me out # one i love # i ain't found nothing like this
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# like this # no, i ain't found nothing quite like this # every time you hurt me, the less that i cry # and every time you leave me, the quicker these tears dry # and every time you walk out, i still love you # we don't stand a chance, it's sad but it's true # i'm way too good at goodbyes 0ur entertainment correspondent lizo mzimba has been enjoying the weekend at singleton park in swansea. another great day of music, hopefully, and good weather. the crowd were in great form yesterday, tens of thousands of people.
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partly because the weather that threatened thunder and lightning storms didn't appear, and mostly for the performances people saw on the main stage. it was opened by ed sheeran. but there was also the likes of clean bandit, the likes of clean bandit, craig david, sam smith playing. so people seemed to have a very much enjoyable time. and notjust at this venue, but many venues across the uk. noel gallagher went down very well, and underworld too. what can we look forward to today? 0n the stage behind me, rita 0ra will be on in about half an hour. she will kick off an afternoon of music that will see some huge names with shawn mendes, 30 seconds to mars, james bay, taylor swift, florence and the machine. at other venues around the uk, there is a radio 2 event happening in coventry,
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where there will be the likes of paloma faith, stereophonics, ub40 and liam gallagher. people will hope it will be another great day of music to finish off the radio1 biggest weekend. thunderstorms and torrential rain swept across parts of southern britain overnight, with frequent lightning flashing across the sky. around 15,000 lightning strikes were recorded in four hours on saturday night. the thunderstorms swept northwards across the south of england, the midlands and wales and are expected to continue throughout today. many people got out their cameras to photograph and video the electrical storm, which was called "utterly insane" and "like being under a strobe light". the met office has issued a yellow warning for heavy rain and flooding. and matt has all the details for
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you. hello there. sunshine for many through the rest of sunday, but for a view, of sunday, but for a few, there's still the odd rumble of thunder to come. we have seen some pretty severe storms, of course, through the night and into the day. through the rest of the day, the morning rain across the south west and south wales clears. sunny spells here. quite humid in the south, isolated showers. the greatest chance, if you are going to see a shower, through east anglia and the south—east towards the midlands, north wales. maybe some parts of north—west england. further south. and the odd shower in northern ireland too. for much of northern england and scotland, the morning cloud breaks up, blue skies overhead through the day. 27 is the high in the north—west islands. north—west highlands. into the night, the showers gradually fade. one or two will continue through the night and into the morning. still with the odd rumble of thunder. but low cloud then becomes the main feature in the skies above eastern scotland, central and eastern england. a grey start to bank holiday morning that will burn back to the coast. so some eastern counties will stay cloudy throughout. elsewhere, lots of sunshine
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to come through monday. very few showers as well. most will be dry, and in that sunshine, it will be another warm one. an electrical storm has caused serious disruption at stansted airport with flights delayed. politicians are calling for northern ireland's strict abortion was to be liberalised. 0rganisers of the dance music mutiny festival have cancelled the event after two people died there in separate incidents. the environment secretary michael gove has ordered a review of national parks in england which could result in the creation of a new wave


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