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this is bbc news. i'm martine croxall. the headlines at five. senior politicians call for northern ireland's strict abortion laws to be relaxed after voters in the irish republic overwhelmingly backed change in a referendum. preparations are under way for a possible summit between the leader of north korea, kim jong—un, and president trump. organisers cancel the mutiny festival in portsmouth after two people die at the event. disruption for travellers at stansted airport after severe weather causes lengthy delays and cancellations. coming up in the next hour... agony and anguish for liverpool fans. two glaring errors from their goalkeeper help real madrid to a 3—1win in the champions league final in kiev. and the government considers options to expand england's network of national parks and areas of outstanding natural beauty. good afternoon and welcome to bbc news.
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in northern ireland, the leader of the dup arlene foster has said that the result of the referendum on abortion law in the republic of ireland has no impact in northern ireland, although she said they would take note of issues impacting upon their nearest neighbour. there have been cross party calls for reform of the strict abortion law in northern ireland following the overwhelming vote for change in the south. our ireland correspondent chris page reports. in dublin today, people are considering the outcome of what was a defining vote on a touchstone social issue. for many years, the catholic church's strong opposition to abortion was reflected in the law. churchgoers this morning were disappointed. i couldn't vote for that. i'm disappointed, i have a no badge, the majority spoke and you have to agree with the wish of the people
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so it's back to the government to see what they do now with it. but the referendum resulted in a landslide. abortion has been illegal in the irish republic unless a woman's life was substantially in danger. 66% of the voters supported the case for change. ministers are now set to bring forward legislation which will allow terminations for any reason until a woman is 12 weeks pregnant and in some ci rcu msta nces afterwards. but the huge shift here has raised questions about the situation in northern ireland where abortions are are only permitted if there is a serious or permanent risk to the woman's health. sinn fein there should be more access to terminations north of the border. this has been a national debate, people the length and breadth of the island have been talking about how we need to support women. our polity is the same from northern ireland to the bottom of ireland, we want to see the same policy. “ oui’ -- our policy. we need to show care and compassion towards women. the largest party in northern ireland, the democratic unionist party, are opposed to any
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change in the law. the devolved government collapsed almost a year ago. a number of mps from several parties think that westminster should pass new legislation for northern ireland, but government sources are stressing the priority is to restore devolution so local politicians can decide on the matter. campaigners in belfast who want to keep the current law say they will resist any attempt to alter it. the demand for abortion as a choice depends on the dehumanisation of unborn children. we have existing recognition for unborn children in law and that is the way it should be. we made history! the abortion referendum was a highly significant and symbolic moment for the irish republic but it will have an impact on politics across the whole island and in london. our political correspondent eleanor garnier is in westminster. what is the government's policy on the abortion law in northern
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ireland? the government and the prime minister are clear this is an issue for northern ireland and northern ireland alone, and it is not for politicians here in westminster to be dictating policy in northern ireland. they say their focus is on getting the stormont executive backed up and running, but having said that they are are clearly a lot of mps here in westminster who feel passionately that women in northern ireland should have the same rights and the same choices as those in the rest of the uk. and after that historic vote yesterday, i think there will be pressure on parliament here in westminster to listen to those voices, to listen to people who want change in northern ireland, but at the moment there is not a cross party consensus on the right way to get that change. and i think until there is agreement, i think theresa may can avoid having to make a decision about how she's going to handle all this, because when that time comes it's going to be
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extremely tricky. remember the dup, she's in an alliance with them here in westminster, they are a socially conservative party and they don't wa nt to conservative party and they don't want to see changes to the abortion rights in northern ireland, but theresa may relies on them to get her brexit legislation through here in westminster. so when the time comes, it is going to be extremely tricky for theresa may. and the dup leader arlene foster has issued a statement making it clear that northern ireland shouldn't be and as far as they are concerned won't be bullied into following suit. that is right. she has in the last hour release a statement saying friday's referendum has no impact on the law in northern ireland. she goes on to say yes, we will take note of what has happened in our neighbouring country but she said it's a different situation. the referendum was held in the republic of ireland because of the constitutional issue there and no such bar exists in northern ireland. she goes on to say that legislation governing abortion isn't about matter and it should be
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for the northern ireland assembly to debate and decide on such issues. of course, there is no executive in stormont at the moment. they've been without an executive for 16 months. the government here is trying to get the parties over there to negotiate, get back around the table and get some sort of power—sharing agreement back up and running. but of course thatis back up and running. but of course that is why the question is coming here to westminster, because in the absence of the ruling executive in northern ireland pressure is being put on the prime minister by the labour party, by the liberal democrats also, to take this as an opportunity to create change in northern ireland. thank you very much. president trump says discussions about his possible meeting with the north korean leader, kim jong—un, injust over two weeks, are going "very well". earlier this week mr trump pulled out of the summit — blaming pyongyang's hostility. it's reported that a us official has travelled to north korea for talks on the possible summit. laura bicker reports from south korea. embracing for a second time,
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the two korean leaders look much more like new friends instead of decades—old enemies. the meeting was called by kim jong—un who seems eager to salvage his summit with president trump. translation: kim jong-un reaffirms his strong will for denuclearising the korean peninsula. that's what the white house wants to hear. they had even created a special summit coin, but officially the meeting is off. or is it? so we're looking at june 12th in singapore. that hasn't changed. and it's moving along pretty well. at the border, tourists from the south come to catch a glimpse of a land they have never known. it often feels like the razor wire and landmines don't exist. and when their leaders meet so easily at such short notice,
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it makes them feel that one day that might be possible. each one of these ribbons tied to the barbed wire fence represents a hope for peace and if you were looking for signs that this time might be different they've got it. kim jong—un is showing he is willing to engage on a level that his father and his grandfather never were. but fundamentally, one problem remains — is he willing to give away his nuclear weapons? but people here are eager for the us and north korea to at least try, as this is the closest they've come to peace in decades. laura bicker, bbc news, padu. 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?
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"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" (ani) 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. the big question that sort of still hangs over all of this is yes, pyongyang wants a summit. it appears that the president trump is keen for one to take place and it's very clear that president moon wants this
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process to move forward rapidly. but there is still the big question hanging over all of it, which is what does kim jong—un mean when he says he wants to be nuclear eye of the korean peninsula? that he's committed to that. that's the nuclear rise. does that mean he's willing to unilaterally give up his nuclear weapons. i think the answer to that is probably know, but if the a nswer to that is probably know, but if the answer is no how is president trump going to react if he gets in a room with kim jong—un going to react if he gets in a room with kimjong—un and find going to react if he gets in a room with kim jong—un and find out that he's not going to get the nuclear deal he's hoping for. it is still a huge gulf between them on this issue. two young people have died afterfalling ill at a dance music festival in hampshire. an 18—year—old woman and a 20—year—old man died in separate incidents at the mutiny festival in portsmouth. organisers have cancelled today's event — which was to be headlined by craig david and sean paul — after warning of a "dangerous high strength or bad batch substance on site". our correspondent, steve humphrey is in portsmouth
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and has this update. yes, festival—goers today have been telling us of their shock and sadness at this tragedy. the festival was supposed to go on for a couple of days, but today it was cancelled as soon as the extent of what had happened became known. today, as you said there is supposed to be a whole line—up of people playing on the main stage behind me. interestingly, the main camp site is just a couple of miles away. police were first alerted yesterday evening when an 18—year—old woman fell ill, and 20 minutes later a 20—year—old man collapsed. they were both taken to hospital, just a short distance away. sadly, both of them died. two other festivalgoers also in hospital. one of them is in a critical condition. a few moments ago, ian baird from the festival made this statement. it is with tremendous sadness that we can confirm that two of our festival family died in hospital overnight. an 18—year—old woman and a 20—year—old man were taken to hospital where they sadly died. we understand that the police are not linking the two deaths at this
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stage. we do know that the police are supporting the next of kin, and we are continuing to work closely with the police and other relevant authorities. we took the decision, supported by the police, to cancel today's festival, to safeguard the welfare of all the others and out of respect to the two young people who lost their lives. this is deeply upsetting and we again want to send all of our thoughts to the families. hampshire police say they are not treating the deaths as suspicious, but they are investigating. 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
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and are expected to continue throughout today. many people got out their cameras to photograph and video the electrical storm. the met office has issued a yellow warning for heavy rain and flooding. those storms caused serious disruptions to flights at stansted airport. a lightning strike disabled the aircraft fuelling system — leading to cancelled flights. our news correspondent sarah corker is outside stansted airport and gave us an update. it was earlier today that passengers described being stuck on grounded aircraft for up to three hours while they waited for their planes to be refueled and to take off. others have been queuing for many hours inside the terminal waiting for information about their flights. it is quite chaotic inside. there are long, long queues and long delays. as you mentioned this is all because of those intense thunderstorms last night. lightning strike hit the fuelling system here at the airport. that caused a technical issue which meant that the trucks, the fuelling
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system could not connect to the planes, and while that bug was fixed at around 9am this morning and have caused that huge backlog that you described inbound and outbound flights are both affected, and earlier i spoke to some rather frustrated passenger. will bite these children to entertain all morning, they have been up since four or five o'clock —— we have had these children to entertain. they are looking forward to their holiday that they've been waiting all yields lower. no one has told us anything that's been going on and they dragged through security in knowing this happened last night. dragged through security in knowing this happened last nightlj dragged through security in knowing this happened last night. i got a five—year—old who's been up since five—year—old who's been up since five o'clock. he's been incredibly patient, more patient than i am, and we've got loads of bags to check in and we just don't know what's going on. is a tad era dating, yes, i would say on a scale of one to ten it kind of tops on the contractor. the actual staff are really nice but
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very friendly but knew nothing. nothing on the board to say it was cancelled. we only found out he was cancelled. we only found out he was cancelled by going into the website. our flightjust cancelled by going into the website. our flight just disappeared, no information about it whatsoever. now, many of those inside are actually families trying to get away on the chapter breaks. ryanair is one of the airlines that cancelled some of its rights. fast of its flights. it will give a free refund of billy butler free transfers but customers have been told the alternative flights are booked up for the next two days and they're being told to go home and leave the airport. it is getting quite crowded inside. hawaii's kilauea volcano —— which has been erupting for the past month —— has spewed a column of ash up to 11,000 feet into the air. a broad flow of lava has also advanced to within half a mile of a geothermal power station — having destroyed dozens of nearby homes. hawaii civil defence is distributing free masks for the protection of local residents. rbs has failed to appreciate the impact of its decision to close
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dozens of branches in scotland, a report by mps has found. the scottish affairs committee described the move as a "devastating blow" for communities affected. it is urging the bank to halt plans to axe up to 62 branches. rbs said the closures were in response to an increase in mobile and online banking. the headlines on bbc news: senior politicians call for northern ireland's strict abortion laws to be relaxed after voters in the irish republic overwhelmingly backed change in a referendum. preparations are under way for a possible summit between the leader of north korea, kim jong—un, and president trump. organisers cancel the mutiny festival in portsmouth after two people die at the event. england could get more national parks as part of a review 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.
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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 a decline in some habitats could not be ignored and he is ordering a review, which he says has the aim
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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. let's speak to our correspondent katy austin who's at butterley reservoir in the peak district — one of the 10 national parks currently in england. you can understand why there might be an appetite for this on a day like today when it looks so marvellous. absolutely. the sunny weather really shows offjust marvellous. absolutely. the sunny weather really shows off just the kind of spectacular scenery you can expect from some of britain's's national parks. the peak district,
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right on the north edge, one of the first national parks ever created backin first national parks ever created back in 1951 and as you say there are now ten of them across england alone, and 3a areas of outstanding natural beauty as well. all of those designations designed to protect the landscape, make sure they don't get overdeveloped, make sure people can enjoy them and preserve them for future generations. we were speaking toa future generations. we were speaking to a lot of the people who come up to a lot of the people who come up to the peak district today to enjoy the scenery through walking and cycling, and what strikes you was that not only are these often farming areas, work land, but there area big farming areas, work land, but there are a big drop for people from all walks of life. you don't have to spend a lot of money to drive here and go fora spend a lot of money to drive here and go for a walk, it is free and the people we spoke to were really keen to preserve these landscapes. they were very proud of them. and when we asked them if they thought that extending national parks would bea that extending national parks would be a good idea they were probably in support, and they also spoke to us about why they thought these were such a special part of england's
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countryside. very valuable. and to maintain them as well, because they're not as widely used as you would hope they would be. there's not as many people as you see, you don't see that many people around. but there should be much better use and certainly should be well kept.|j think it's really important that you got space like this with good footpaths, good access that people can on days like this, and go for walks and go cycling. it would be really good idea to increase the amount of national parks for people to access. construction is the sense of claustrophobia and you feel much more restricted so it's important you get out and actually get into the countryside and away from those things which make you feel pressured. somewhere for people to go, like some are different because obviously i'm from huddersfield area and we've only been here a couple of times but we enjoy it. we come on a regular basis now. but by protecting
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outdoor spaces, katie, that sort of rules out development, doesn't it? ata time rules out development, doesn't it? at a time when we are being told this country needs far more houses. absolutely. that is something that people are very conscious of, but to be honest people we spoke to were saying to us that yes, there is pressure for more housing, believe the most beautiful parts of the area alone, that is the response we've had from people here. they have also mentioned of course the fact that people's habits are changing, people are staying inside due to technology more so are staying inside due to technology more so perhaps more could be done to encourage people to be outside and enjoy the landscapes. the member although michael gove the environment secretary did i do say mention the pressures of the population rising as a good reason for doing this review now to see if heartland needs to be protected will be protected in a different way, but there were other considerations also. for example, making sure that habitats which had began disappearing are not lost, making sure people who actually live here because the decedent believed in
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addition to the 260 million people who visit national parks every year they are their own part of the rural economy. there are lots of factors here in michael gove deciding a review needs to be done now of how we use our national parks, how they are operated and how areas of outstanding national beauty that is. a lot of people use but to thought just extend them for example here, create a much bigger national park. we will simply have to wait see what the reviewer suggests. no julian glover the rectitude bead that review, he is a writer and live panel of experts advising him and is expected to report back next year sometime in 2019. thank you very much. they informed churchill that hitler was dead and picked up on the first reports of the nuclear disaster at chernobyl. bbc monitoring has been covering breaking international stories as they happen for more than 70 years. but now the team are set to bid farewell to caversham park, the grand building it has called home since the second world war. david sillito has been to meet the men and women who've listened into history.
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translation: this is moscow... jfk: i have today been informed by chairman khrushchev... 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. i would sit over here to do french... so, were you a spy? she laughs no, not at all. open source broadcasting. archive footage: the listening posts at caversham are a major source of news and information... what they were doing was listening to the world's news broadcasts, gathering information vital for newsrooms and government. this is a transcript that confirmed 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. linda ebhurst started working here more than 50
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years ago, and in the days before computers telling the world a major news story had broken was down to fast typing, carbon copies and a handcranked 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 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 do 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 would press the button and up it would go. chris mosely started working at caversham in the 1980s. it was a building with a mood, 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's almost deserted.
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the last few monitors are preparing to go. but this abandoned floor holds a particular memory. in 1986, we're talking about... radio: the soviet government reports 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 times have moved on. it is, though, the end of an era. it's a great shame. monitoring has been here since 1943, which means that this year is the 75th anniversary of monitoring occupying caversham park. that is sad. very sad. but life moves on. david sillitoe, bbc news, caversham. we salute you but i do think we
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should bring back the belt pulley. —— bell. 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. the event sees big acts such as ed sheeran, taylor swift, shawn mendez and paloma faith taking to the stage. our entertainment correspondent, lizo mzimba has been soaking up the atmosphere — he sent this from singleton park in swansea a short time ago. this four—day festival across foresight and foreign nations is all pa rt foresight and foreign nations is all part of the bbc‘s commitment to live music in all of its forms so in belfast we had a an event and here in swansea at radio 1 event, yesterday the likes of sam smith and ed shearing on stage, today we read
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ori ed shearing on stage, today we read or i kicked things off at around midday and it's been a glorious day of music since then, partly because the weather has been not what was expected. it was predicted to be thunder and lightning, but instead it's been absolutely glorious, but mostly because of the quality of music up there on stage. now, later we will see the likes of taylor swift and florence and the machine taking to the stage and tomorrow an eventin taking to the stage and tomorrow an event in coventry with radio 3 will see some of their stars being performed, but right here in swansea it isa performed, but right here in swansea it is a lovely afternoon, the fans are having a fabulous time. it's a realfamily atmosphere are having a fabulous time. it's a real family atmosphere of people of all ages enjoying all the wonderful things going on here this afternoon. let's ta ke let's take a look at the weather forecast with tomasz shafernaker. there has been a lot of talk of these thunderstorms but of course many of us have missed it altogether, beautiful across common in northern england and that has had to go to stay but across southern
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and central areas for the next three days bad thunderstorm risk will continue. certainly through this evening there could be some rumbling through a little bit further northwards this time, maybe into merseyside, but certainly around the midlands, southern parts of england and wales where we could see those heavy showers of thunder and lightning popping off almost at anytime. and they may rumble through the evening well. tonight many eastern and central parts of the country turned quite misty and burki, so that means that first thing on monday morning it's going to be quite overcast for example in the hole, leeds, sheffield, the sorts of areas but then the phone should be out and when the sun does come out once again across the south we will see those thunderstorms p°ppin9 we will see those thunderstorms popping off randomly, scattered around their giving of thunder, lightning and gusty winds might as well. this is bbc news. our latest headlines: senior politicians call for northern ireland's strict abortion laws to be relaxed after voters in the irish republic overwhelmingly backed change in a referendum. preparations are under way for a possible summit
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between the leader of north korea, kim jong—un, and president trump. organisers cancel the mutiny festival in portsmouth after two people die at the event. disruption for travellers at stansted airport after severe weather causes lengthy delays and cancellations. let's ta ke let's take a look at the sports news with adam. good afternoon. chris froome will cross the finish line as winner of the shield to shortly. the final professional stage to rome was fraught with concerns over dangerous areas in the italian capital. that meant his title was effectively confirmed with more than 80 kilometres of the race still to run.
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he still faces questions over his use of an asthma drug last year. we have more reaction in rome in the next hour. the second tennis major of the year is under way in paris. they have already been two major upsetin they have already been two major upset in the women's draw including the british number one, joanna konta who is out. she's failed to make it past the first round, despite saying she felt good playing on red clay. it was a scrappy affair. she paid the price for her whereas when her serve was broken. she lost the first set 64. konta recorded 32 unforced errors to her opponent's 14. she is currently 93rd in the world. heather watson is the other player in the women's draw. she faces a french
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player on monday. ninth seed venus williams is also knocked out in the first round. she is currently ranked 9ist first round. she is currently ranked 91st in the world. the 21—year—old impressed with a straight set victory beating the seven time major champion 64, seven four. formula 1, monaco grand prix, the red bull led from start to finish in the second race of the season. sebastien that all finished second and lewis hamilton and third. —— sebastien fettle. the story of today's race from a sports correspondent. plain sailing, monaco was anything but. lewis hamilton, third on the grid, but above all in pole position. daniel
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recorders sped away. the australian easing clear, but with 50 laps still to go his car suddenly lost power, and his lead vanished. vettel won his tailors the fields concertina behind him. they couldn't find a way past, including hamilton who stayed stuck in third, as ricardo brilliantly nursed his car towards the finish. the most spectacular moment, undoubtedly this, and untimely brake problem which ended the race for two drivers, both tha nkfully the race for two drivers, both thankfully unhurt. it was ricardo's day, in masterful drive as he finished ahead of vettel and hamilton, a victory over his own car as well as his rivals. two years in the making this. ifinally as well as his rivals. two years in the making this. i finally feel like redemption has arrived. we had problems. i don't know how much the
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radio broadcast, but we had a lot to do with during the race. i felt a loss of power, and i felt like the race was done. i got through using 60 years. thanks to the team —— six gears. it would have been nice to have been second but i did everything i could. it was an interesting race. england succumbed to a miserable nine wicket defeat by pakistan on the first day of the first test in lourdes. it follows a winter when they didn't manage a win in seven tests in australia or new zealand, they've now lost the opening test of a home summer now lost the opening test of a home summerfor the now lost the opening test of a home summer for the first time in 23 yea rs. summer for the first time in 23 years. ben croucher was watching. summerfor the years. ben croucher was watching. summer for the team started with little to shout about. their batting
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was something must have seen before. the day was eight over old when a straight one was meshed beginning the english collapse. the remaining four will give added for runs to their overnight total. england served up a bit of buffy bowling, help yourself. pakistan waited no time in tucking in. this was supposed to herald an upturn in england's form, new faces, new fortunes. in a little over three days, very little has changed. it's very disappointing. we've been outperformed in all three departments. we've not batted well enough, we showed a bit of character in second innings, but we've got to be better. we've seen a number of colla pses be better. we've seen a number of collapses recently be better. we've seen a number of colla pses recently a nd be better. we've seen a number of collapses recently and we have to find a way as a group. it's an individual thing, but ultimately, working out there together. being a
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little bit more patient, then taking our opportunities and we get them. they played unbelievably. that performance was as good a test performance was as good a test performance as i've had the privilege of being involved in. the execution, the discipline, the commitment, everything was outstanding. football, and the league1 play—off final between rotherham and shrewsbury is still under way at wembley. time was evenly poised at one all after 90 minutes. rather have gone ahead in extra time, it's currently 21. david ball wasn't able to convert from the penalty spot. just eight minutes into the game. 20 minutes later the captain made up for the mistake, heading home to put rather had. shrewsbury bounced back early in the second half though as alex rodman completed a wonderfully worked set piece. the captain stepped up again putting his side ahead in the 12th minute of extra
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time. just a few moments left. it looks like a rather are heading for championship football next season. thousands of disappointed liverpool fans are returning home after last night's champions' league final defeat to real madrid. but their disappointment will be as nothing to the anguish and dejection felt by liverpool's goalkeeper loris karius whose errors handed the spanish side two of their three goals. mose fowler was forced off injured in the first half after being brought down by the real madrid captain. it was one all in the second half before a spectacular overhead kick gave madrid the lead. a confident bale then took a distance shot leading to a mistake from the liverpool goalkeeper. madrid won three points to one. it's the 30th win in the competition. the
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goalkeeper i mention there has been tweeting, talking about his disappointment for france. he says i haven't slept until now. he has received support from his manager and from fellow players. it's devastating for him, you know, i can't even describe how he feels. he's really sorry, but like i said, we are in the same boat. you know. when we do mistakes its mistakes from everyone. it's easy to point, but i'm confident for this team that we can do even better. it's really hard. i really feel for him. nobody wants that. that is the situation. the mistakes were
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obvious, we don't have too talked about that. it's all clear. he knows it, i know it, you will know it. now he has two deal with it, we have to deal with it, and we will do that. there is no doubt about that. it's been a frustrating day for rory mcilroy as the italian molinari confirmed victory by two shots. nothing seems to go right for marco wright all day as he missed birdie after birdie and failed to threaten the leader. molinari finished two clear of the rest of the fields to become the most successful italian on the european tour, this is is that triumph. england have hosted the barbarians at twickenham for the head off of their summer two to south africa. one englishman who won't be on the plane, chris ashton,
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who is ineligible to play for his country because he plays club rugby in france scored a hat—trick. the barbarians stormed to victory. the result will have disappointed england fans but no one can complain about not being entertained. they scored 15 tries between them. the match finished 63 points to 45. with the barbarians winning. it will have given england boss eddiejones plenty to think about ahead of next month's tour and the world cup in 15 months. that is all your sport for now. we have more on all those stories on the bbc sport website. thousands of disappointed liverpool fa ns thousands of disappointed liverpool fans are returning home. but be a disappointment will be nothing compared to the anguish and dejection felt by liverpool's
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goalkeeper who's errors handed the spanish side two of their three goals. adam was just talking about him. joining us now is dan sly, university lecturer in sports performance and psychology at canterbury christ church university. thank you forjoining us. your heart goes out to him, doesn't it, what impact is going to have him? massive. i think everyone, particularly from a neutral point of view could really feel for him. feelings of dejection, sadness, just questioning his own ability. it's a really u nfortu nate questioning his own ability. it's a really unfortunate situation in such a high—profile game. i think those kind of emotions i'd expected, to be fair, hejust kind of emotions i'd expected, to be fair, he just needs time to reflect on that performance. with social media and people to comment insta ntly media and people to comment instantly it's tough on goalkeepers,
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and he has apologised for letting so many people down. at the end of the day football is a team game, but the goalkeeper position is so isolated. the scrutiny on them is like no other position. look at the match last night, there may have been individual mistakes, but u nfortu nately individual mistakes, but unfortunately in such a big game is really does fall on him. it's very u nfortu nate. really does fall on him. it's very unfortunate. so how does loris karius deal with this setback and put this trauma to some use? it's a difficult one to answer. he needs to ta ke difficult one to answer. he needs to take time to reflect. it's going to be very raw at the moment. he needs to ta ke be very raw at the moment. he needs to take time away, i think when looking at these tough situations, it's the 24—hour nature of things like social media and news. i wouldn't go near twitter, i would avoid social media and news outlets because it can lead to more feelings of rejection. then taking time to build resilience. ithink
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of rejection. then taking time to build resilience. i think he needs to remember, something that is talked about a lot in psychology, this idea of post—adversity, or post—traumatic growth. the idea that in these unfortunate situations where something bad happens, just to ta ke where something bad happens, just to take the opportunity to realise that we can learn from these mistakes and situations. not just we can learn from these mistakes and situations. notjust coming back, but coming back stronger and thriving. have essentially is the backing of your manager to make it a positive future rather than a decline of your career? it's huge. i mean social sport in general, the team—mates giving him support. it must be very raw for liverpool fans, so when the situation happened i think you need to step back and realise that you feel for him. it's hugely important and creates a culture in elite level support to have that support structure in place. so you're notjust thinking
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by place. so you're notjust thinking rugby performance in terms of success on the pitch, but well—being of the players. managers like juergen clop, they seem to be highly effective as well as successful managers. they support their players and give them full backing. let's hope that is the case. thank you very much. thank you very much. let's return to our top story now, the news that there have been calls for reform of northern ireland's strict anti—abortion laws following the referendum in the irish republic, which overwhelmingly backed change there. earlier i spoke to grainne teggart from amnesty international in northern ireland. she told me that it's important that no woman on the island of ireland is left behind. all eyes are now on the uk government. they need to decide if they are going to remain complicit in the harm and suffering of women living under these restrictive abortion laws, or if like politicians in the republic of ireland, they are going to stand with and stand up for women in northern ireland and urgently legislate a much—needed and long overdue reform. the dup has already said that
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northern ireland must not be forced into doing something just because of what has happened in the south. this is a devolved issue, how can you ask westminster to intervene? well, the dup are wrong. they are out of step with their own electorate, on that. amnesty polls and other opinion polls have clearly shown that the majority of people in northern ireland favour reform, which includes the decriminalisation of abortion. health and justice are indeed devolved matters, but we haven't had a devolved government for 16 months, and even if we did have a devolved government, that will not relieve the uk government who are ultimately responsible to ensure that women's right to abortion is upheld, here. devolution is not now, nor has it ever been, justification for the denial of women's rights,
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and women in northern ireland are now in the absurd position where soon they may board trains, to the republic of ireland to access abortion services, or planes to the rest of the uk, but still cannot access free, safe abortion in northern ireland. it is unacceptable, and the uk government must bring an end to the denial of our equality. there are criminal penalties that can be imposed in northern ireland for abortion, but in truth, how often are those laws really used? well, the abortion or in northern ireland carries the harshest criminal penalties in europe. that grim distinction should have been a wake—up call to westminster long ago, but prosecutions are not in theory, they are in reality. amnesty is involved in a case that will go to hearing in september of this year, and that is the case of a mother who is being prosecuted for buying abortion pills for her then 15—year—old daughter. now, compare that with scotland and wales for example where women
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can now access abortion pills, taking one at home, that is obviously in stark contrast to northern ireland, where women are being hauled through the court. so, the uk government cannot turn a blind eye to the very grave situation that there is for women in northern ireland. we welcome the fact that penny mordaunt, the health and equalities minister and other members of the conservative party are now coming forward and speaking out for the need for change, for women in northern ireland. that is not outwith of their control. they have the power to bring about the change that is needed, and we would urge them to do so. a representative from amnesty international. your headlines... your headlines... the headlines on bbc news: senior politicians call for northern ireland's strict abortion laws to be relaxed after voters in the irish republic overwhelmingly backed change in a referendum. preparations are under way for a possible summit between the leader of north korea, kim jong—un, and president trump. organisers cancel the mutiny
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festival in portsmouth after two people die at the event. now its time for meet the author. the most inhospitable deserts of the world a re places the most inhospitable deserts of the world are places where you will confront danger, from heat, first and storms. but also where you find peace. that conundrum drove william atkins onwards when he decided to explore some of the loneliest places on four continents. his book, the immeasurable world: journeys in desert places is rich in history and topography and graced with tales of human endeavour in search of an a nswer to human endeavour in search of an answer to the mystery, why do such hostile places, where life is so hard, cast such a spell? welcome. what's your own explanation
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for the allure of these dangerous and hostile places? i think, we are sometimes guilty of making the mistake of confusing flight with quest. and, often i think attraction to the deserts emerges from flight rather than quest. and so, i think of somebody like te lawrence or... the empty quarter in the 1930s and 40s, and i think they recognise something that reflected a sense of their own sense of being marginal in british society. and so it was a form of escape. and yes it was exploration,
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they carried out these extraordinary adventures and, discovered routes across the empty quarter and peninsula that were unknown until then. but they were seeking some kind of comfort. solace of some kind? yes, solace. you talk about the empty quarter in the middle east, this vast, pretty hostile terrain. what was your own experience like when you first got a feel for it the first got there. what was your reaction? it was the most beautiful place. like entering the world of a dream another planet. it feels entirely unlike anything i've experienced. the shifting sands, the shadows. the grandeur, the enormity of the place. the sparsity of the plates.
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we come from a very relatively low—lying green island next to the sea. and this is another part of what i think appeals particularly to british explorers. it's completely unlike any environment we've experienced. you talk about the history of people seeking solitude. going to deserts, finding it sparse, godless. completely barren. and yet discovering there, tranquility and the deep sense of the spiritual. tranquility is associated with that barrenness. the founders of victorian travellers in this horrid talk about the absolute desert.
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the desert where everything is taken away. and so, this is kind of a concrete image of transcendence that this idea represents the infinite, the eternal, the absolute. and so, i think it's true that for explorers and probably myself, this panorama. you've travelled all kinds of places. to china, australia, kazakhstan and to the united states. arizona and dusty hard places in the south west. you discovered that the desert,
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although it is still forbidding and is dangerous, it's also the border. that's your interest when you get there? the deserts of the southwest, the borderlands of arizona and mexico effectively are a wall. we don't need a wall. because a wall already exists. if the most extraordinarily insurmountable barrier. if anyone can cross that desert, they can get over any wall. many people watching this will not experienced the desert, even the fringes of the desert. explain what it is like when night comes down in a desert place. a very long way, what does it feel like? this in idea i think that we, we go to the desert to find ourselves. but i think there's an argument that says you go there to lose yourself. and, night comes down
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and i think one of the things you are most aware of if the stillness of the desert. the silence. and one of the things i realised through spending quite a few nights in the desert, is that when the silence comes, you understand that there is no such thing as silence. because you are thrown back upon yourself and you live there and listen to yourself breathing, you listen to the jaw clicking, your eyes opening. everything is magnified and not taken away. your body is magnified and somehow escaping the body, which i think is the idea of the desert. got thrown back upon it. and her body, your sense of your own body is magnified. say heightened consciousness? a heightened sense of embodiment, a heightened sense of self.
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and yet, that corresponds to a diminishment of oneself. and you understand your place in this creation is quite a small one and a fragile one. so your vulnerability is underlined. yes. and your insignificance. anyway you are trying to discover that sense of solitude and consequential solace that some people talk about. did you find it? these are highly contested, conflicted, bridging's nuclear tests and the borders of the southwest, us, the borders of the south—west us.
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the desert in the northwest china, the seed , these are places that are challenging in terms of political situations. which was your favourite desert place? i love arizona. and i spent a week in a hot, not very far from tucson, arizona. it's exceptionally dry, and there that die every year trying to hundreds of people die every year trying to cross into the usa. but there is vegetation, the sound of trees, foxes and casualties. —— sound of foxes and coyotes. and, it's one of the
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safest places i've ever been. i've never felt so safe. i would sleep outside under the stars and never feel a sense of threat. the magic of the desert. the author of the immeasurable world: journeys in desert places, thank you very much. there has been a lot of talk of these thunderstorms, of course, many of us have missed them all together. it's been beautiful in scotland and northern england. across southern and central areas, that thunderstorm risk will continue. this evening some rumbling, a bit further north may be into merseyside. certainly the midlands, southern parts of england and wales. heavy showers with thunder and lightning at almost any time. they may rumble through the evening as well. many eastern and central parts of the country
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turned misty and murky tonight, first thing on monday it is going to be overcast in leeds and sheffield. when the sun comes out, across the south we see those thunderstorms p°ppin9 south we see those thunderstorms popping off randomly, scattered around giving as thunder, lightning and winds. hello from dave four at the beautiful wentworth club. we have had some fantastic golf so far from the west course but it comes down to today in terms of who will get their hands on this trophy. there are two who have fired themselves to the top of the leaderboard.
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