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this is bbc news, the headlines: g7 leaders meeting in canada have been discussing import tariffs imposed by president trump. following a bilateral meeting with donald trump, the french president said there's willingness to find an agreement. the us special counsel robert mueller has filed new criminal charges against president trump's former campaign chairman, paul manafort. he and a former aide are accused of obstructing justice by tampering with witnesses. chinese government hackers are reported to have stolen highly sensitive data from the computers of a us navy contractor. the information is said to include plans for advanced underwater weapons. american celebrity chef and tv presenter, anthony bourdain, has died at the age of 61. cnn, for whom mr bourdain worked, said he'd taken his own life. the queen's birthday honours list has been announced — it includes damehoods for professor mary beard
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and the actress emma thompson. but there's controversy over a cbe for the boss of network rail. our entertainment correspondent lizo mzimba has more. it has been a shambles. it has been a nightmare. we are stuck because there were so many of the northern train sitting on platforms with no drivers. the decision to make network rail‘s chief executive mark carne a cbe for service to the rail industry was made many weeks ago but is still being seen as controversial following network rail‘s role in the recent and ongoing chaos affecting thousands. the department for transport acknowledged timing was unfortunate. less controversially, player, manager and the figure who gave huge support to the hillsborough families, kenny dalglish, says he is hugely proud to receive a knighthood. for everybody that made a contribution, maybe even had to tell
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one or two untruths of it myself to get this far, and to come out and get the accolade, that has been awarded, is very humbling. imagine your husband bought a gold necklace and come christmas, gave it to somebody else. oscar—winning actress and writer emma thompson becomes a dame for services to drama. it is an extraordinary collection of art. classicist and presenter mary beard also becomes a dame. the troops have been firing indiscriminately. among the cbe‘s, the award below knights & dames, the bbcjournalist kate aidey... author and broadcaster bamber gascoigne, actor tom hardy and businesswoman jo malone, for services to the british economy. i feel honoured, i feel humbled, i feel for the first time that, i don't know, ifeel on top of the world. it is an amazing feeling to be honoured and thanked by your queen
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and country and government for your hard work. hello and welcome to gardener's world. becoming obes, monty don for services to horticulture and charity. and actress keira knightley for services to drama and charity. it is all suddenly very panicked... investigative journalist stacey dooley becomes an mbe... as does an award—winning singer who can now say... # i'm miss dynamite...# ..mbe. in sport, gold—medal winter olympian lizzy yarnold has been made an obe. and jennifer kehoe and menna fitzpatrick, the only british gold—medallists from this year's winter paralympics become mbes. at 20, fitzpatrick is the youngest
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person to be honoured on this year's list. most honours have gone to people out of the public eye for work in communities. people like akeela ahmed, the founder of online forum "she speaks, we hear". i wanted to bring together diverse voices. but more importantly, i really wanted to elevate the voices, the everyday voices of muslim women, because i felt that more often than not they are spoked more often than not they are spoken about in negative terms, but we don't get to hear their authentic voices. the oldest person recognised, becoming an mbe, 103—year—old rosemary powell, britain's longest serving poppy seller who retired after 97 years earlier this month. now on bbc news — the travel show. hello and welcome to the travel
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show, coming to you this week from the symphony of the seas, the world ‘s largest ever cruise ship. in april i was aboard for the ship's maiden voyage, so what better place to look at some of our favourite recent stories on the programme. here is a taste of what's to come. wow! so that is go? that its top? let's kick off with a trip back from march, the egypt, where ade got his first—ever glints of the pyramids at
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giza. he went to a new museum that houses the world's largest archaeological collection. so here is 5000 years of history condensed into five minutes. here in the shadow of the pyramids, a new ambitious project is entering the final stages of construction. the grand egyptian museum will be equipped to take the country's ancient treasures way into the future. this place is absolutely enormous. the footprint is half a million square metres. there are over 3000 labourers working here 24/7, over 3000 labourers working here mn, and it cost over a billion us dollars to construct. this is the main atrium, it is the entrance, and when you arrive you are greeted by this imposing statue of ramses ii,
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one of the greatest egyptian pharaohs, and even he would have been impressed either scale of this place. it is fit for a king. this state—of—the—art monument will be the new home for tutankhamen‘s treasures. and for the first time over 5000 objects discovered in his tomb will be on display to the public. but now, they will be better protected by modern security, shedding new light on the lives of the ancient egyptians. so tell me about this piece here. this is one of my favourite pieces. it is one of the chariots of king tutankhamen. so we are the chariots of king tutankhamen. so we a re pretty the chariots of king tutankhamen. so we are pretty much looking at a 3500 —year—old artefact, but in perfect condition, in tax as it was? if we consider the 3500 years, it is in perfect condition. restorers in the
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specially built labs are using the most advanced technology in the world to prepare the architects —— a rtefa cts for world to prepare the architects —— artefacts for display. it is very convenient now that we can use modern x—ray, we can determine the composition of the materials that we used, the original colours, the nature of the gilding, all of these new valuable information is being disclosed to us in a nondestructive way. more than two thirds of the objects from tutankhamen‘s tomb have been hidden away in boxes since their discovery by howard carter almost 100 years ago. they are u nrestored almost 100 years ago. they are unrestored and have never been seen by the public. tourism here has really suffered over recent years, not just because of really suffered over recent years, notjust because of political unrest, it also through acts of terrorism. with assurances of
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increased security, it is hoped that this new centre dedicated to egypt's unique history, will finally help to encourage tourists to come back. that spectacular new museum in cairo is set to open later this year. off to australia next, where henry visited the iconic outback town of alice springs, which has begun to slide off the tourist map in recent yea rs, slide off the tourist map in recent years, with low—cost airlines pulling out in several backpacker hostels closing down. but could pedal power be the answer? yes, alice springs has launched a plan to turn itself into a world—class mountain bike hub. the combination of beautiful landscapes and fantastic weather has made the
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trails around alice springs local favourite for years, but the tamils to attract international visitors. —— the town wants to attract. the northern territory wants to bring in nearly $70 million a year through biking to result. clarke from outback cycling leads tours throughout the trails here. today is a hot day, about a0 degrees in the middle of the desert, why would anyone want to come out and try mountain biking here? in the winter the weather is absolutely perfect. we don't have the storms, the rain, the cold, it is beautiful 25 degrees days, really consistent weather. it means the writing never gets rained out, the trails can be quite interesting and they don't get washed away. the environment is really cool for natural style mountain bike trails. and then in the summer when it is hot, you get the summer when it is hot, you get the amazing experience of riding at night, you have lights, you see wildlife, it is a unique experience for australia. helping tourists
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understand more about the unique outback environment is another way the town is shaking up its image. the f century was set up i form a neighbours star dan falzon and with his family he teaches visitors about the outback. so what are we doing? i joined stand—in makes some damper, attritional aboriginal bush recipe for bread, which is made with their new recipe to be. but the beer in first, some self raising flour and some raisins. as long as there is enough flour and it stops you getting burnt in their, that is lovely, well done. after as minutes in the fire, damper was ready to eat. and dan and his team prepared a feast of push—up to me to enjoy including kangaroo and crocodile. ——
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bush tucker. we get that in some beautiful virgin olive oil, some wattle seeds, it is really good. it is lovely to be in a place like central australia, a very ancient environment, and we can draw on the beautiful rare and exotic foods here that can help you along the way and ad for a wonderfuljourney around this great country. sure, good on you. henry in alice springs earlier this year on the travel show. now we are off to thailand, a country known for its fantastic food and idyllic beaches. for many of us, taking selfies in exotic locations and posting them online has taken the place of writing postcards and sending them home while on holiday. but if you are ever tempted to grab a selfie with some of the local wildlife, it could be helping to fund a sinister trade in animal exploitation, as calm and found out
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when she went to thailand in may. —— carmen. infant animals are particularly vulnerable. here in the wildlife hospital, animals are cared for in the nursery. that 0n took me to visit them. he is hungry, can you tell me about langurs, while they so popular as photo props? when they are born there fur is completely full of orange with the pink face, they are so, so cute, they are quite popular to be appealing people to wa nt to ta ke popular to be appealing people to want to take a photo. you are still cute now! and how old is vincent now? now he is six months old. looking after animals like vincent is painstaking work. some have complex needs, like this slow lawrence who was completely kept as
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a pet, —— rhys uhlich as a pet, and a pet, —— rhys uhlich as a pet, and a poor diet and lack of sunlight caused him to develop a disease. hi, sorry to wake you! —— recently kept. the loris is on the endangered list. yes poachers hun sen because they are quite cute. in the south of thailand and tourist places, —— hunt them. they are quite popular to take a photo for the tourist, and they pay money for that. so he wants to climb now. let's give you some exercise! the slow loris gets daily physiotherapy and he gets used to the sunlight again. slowly his condition is improving. in the wild leaves animals would hold onto their throughout infancy. so they instinctively cling on to each other to try and recreate the warmth and security they would normally get from their parents. this is our baby
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macaque, one male and one female. boonma, this one is boonma. why does he want that one? the owner brought herfrom he want that one? the owner brought her from the market this means that her from the market this means that her mother was killed by poachers. so sad. it is nice that they have each other now. they have each other, and is a good thing to them. here at the foundation, tourists are encouraged to roll up their sleeves, get dirty and help care for the rescued animals. and that is far more rewarding than taking a selfie to share with your friends. the skin is quite tough actually, it is hard going! but i think she is enjoying it. i might be getting a bath to.
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now it is time to take a look back ata now it is time to take a look back at a trip to mauritius taken earlier this year. it is a country well—known as a beach destination, but is also home to some amazing wildlife, and we met a man who is doing his best to protect one particular species. this is the mauritius fruit bat. it is unique to mauritius. it can travel for 15 kilometres, 20 kilometres, a0 kilometres, in one night. lakeman, it has hands, but these hands have been modified, amazingly, to become a wedding. —— wing. it is an animal that can see very come of a well. they need to rest during the day to save their energy because it gets hot in the tropics, but at night, as it gets dark, they leave their daytime
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roosts as their home and they go out and they look for food. they eat fruits to keep themselves alive, but they maintain their own survival by maintaining the fruit. the larger project here is hugely ambitious and earning international acclaim. we are actually recreating the whole ecosystems. it is one of the few places on earth where we are not just rent is that if you are on pla nts just rent is that if you are on plants and animals, but piecing together as best as we can the whole ecosystem as it existed prior to the arrival of man. should we be frightened of this animal? should i
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be frightened to be disclosed in this animal now? i am not frightened of the animal. i don't why anyone should be. there are some countries where bats are carriers of diseases. but the mauritius that is not the case. of course, where they are carriers of diseases, there are precautions to be taken, of course, but that is not the case here. would you like to hold the bat? are you serious? yes. it will probably nibble you a bit. 0k. it's claws can be sharp. i can't believe it. this is weird. —— its. this is a magic moment. i never thought! is weird. —— its. this is a magic moment. i never thought i would actually find a bat or an animal like this vaguely even cute, but you know what? it is kind of cute. and
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luckily not disease ridden. as it writes my finger. do you want to fly off? shall we get you to fly off? go on, then. rajan was gorgeous bats there in mauritius back in february. now we're off to the philippines. the decades, people have got by in his repurposed army vehicles. but now people are looking for rate —— for a cleaner, greener alternative. the first thing you realise when you land in manila is that the traffic is awful. with no metro and a limited bus and train system, the backbone of its public transport system is currently this, the
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jeepney. the design is based on the chips that were abandoned here by the us after the second world war. the problems are the system is hard for a newcomer to get to grips with. we're this journey on the weekend while the journeys are quiet. during the week, the jams can go on for miles. and i soon discovered that if you sit right behind the driver, you're expected to help him out. investors, and the system seems to work as the money flows through me. we don't want a distracted driver, especially on the streets of manila, because the traffic here is a little bit crazy. as if this was not all complicated enough, these old work courses are being phased out. around 200,000 of the most polluted vehicles are being replaced by cleaner models. and those plans have
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sparked protests and strikes from the drivers who worry that, despite claims the scheme is supposed to help them, but they will not be able to afford a replacement. some will not be able to keep theirjob. this is going to be like christmas in springtime to you. so i take him out to meet the source of his worries face to face. a ready for thejeepney? this, we are worries face to face. a ready for the jeepney? this, we are told, worries face to face. a ready for thejeepney? this, we are told, is thejeepney? this, we are told, is the future of public transport in manila. so this is the e—jeepney, the modernjeepney. it has no pollution or smoke, so no noise or
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smoke, no problem. but there is really only one way to convince him once and for all. we are taking this baby for a spin. here we go. yes! you are smiling. why are you smiling? are you having fun?|j you are smiling. why are you smiling? are you having fun? i am happy. smiling? are you having fun? i am happy- happy? smiling? are you having fun? i am happy. happy? no sounds, no engine sounds. required. you canjust happy. happy? no sounds, no engine sounds. required. you can just focus on driving and listening to music. —— just silence. to finish off this look back on the past few months on the travel show, this enormous cruise ship, the world ‘s largest, had its maiden voyage in march. i got the chance to jump aboard free sneak preview. the scale of this ship is truly vast. chic in carry up
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to 9000 staff and crew. she weighs over 220,000 tons, and she has a staggering 18 decks and 23 swimming pools. constructed at shipyards in france at a cost of over $1.5 billion, symphony of the seas is the biggest passenger cruise ship ever built. iamjumping biggest passenger cruise ship ever built. i am jumping on board a special two night cruise between malaga and barcelona, along with the big group of trafficjournalists and reporters before she takes her first paying passengers. this is mine, 592. most rooms are standard size. although you will pay extra for a bout any and seaview. and if you really wa nt bout any and seaview. and if you really want to push the boat out, there are a whole range of other
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scale suites with a suitably enormous pricetag to match. but it is the singing —— seemingly asleep a nalyst is the singing —— seemingly asleep analyst —— seemingly and those entertainment on board. these robots will make me drink for me. i have found a lovely drink called the bionic bahama mama. and i press this button on the robots will go to work. now i think this will be the shaking. there you go. a little bit of spelling. some dripping. a bit messy, israelite bartender. and there is the finished product. look at this. my drink. thank you. the
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following morning, it is up early to try to me the on—board attractions aimed at making this trip as family friendly as possible. first off, the 0f friendly as possible. first off, the of this. it is the longestjubilee slide at sea. you fall ten feet in as many seconds. laughter. —— tubular slide. and it all that activity builds up your appetite, then there are 22 restaurants, cafes, and bars on board. some are then around the clock. all are operated under the watchful eye of gary thomas. i guess you had to provide a wide array of food for people who will have different tastes. absolutely. of course. that is where my knowledge comes in. we do have fixed restaurants. we have mexican themed, the seafood themed restau ra nts. mexican themed, the seafood themed restaurants. i ——
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mexican themed, the seafood themed restaurants. i -- what are some of the challenges at sea? if you run out of food. you have to get it right all the time. if i ran of a popular item, i know i go from the most popular man on the ship to the most popular man on the ship to the most unpopular man on the ship. that is all we have time for this week's show. coming up next week... come and heads back to thailand to join a beach cleanup with the help of a rubbish collecting robot. wow, look at all this. and we pay a visit to an island off the coast of columbia where not getting on with your neighbours is not an option. so do join us then if you can. and you can
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keep up with us while we are on the road by keeping up—to—date with our social media feeds, where you can share your travel stories with the world. but from me and all the travel show team, it is goodbye. hello there. it looks a decent weekend for many. we need to keep our eye on low pressure to the south. showers really pushing a little to allow some showers like recent days. deeply on saturday after the mist and mcclair ‘s and receive back to the north sea coast. we are more likely to see more widespread showers, particularly over the amounts of scotland, heavy and thundery, fewer for england, over the amounts of scotland, heavy and thundery, fewerfor england, but some for northern england, wales, and south—west england especially. it will feel mighty for most of us away from some of the coast is in the east in particular. after the early morning fog and mist clears away, perhaps the showers across the further east of scotland and england. but again it looks largely financed right. if you catch shower,
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it will be likely that there could be some lightning with it as well. hello, this is breakfast, withjon kay and naga munchetty. the queen's birthday honours are announced. king kenny becomes sir kenny. liverpool legend kenny dalglish is given a knighthood, while actress emma thomson is made a dame. but there's controversy too. network rail‘s boss gets an honourfor services to the rail industry despite the recent chaos for passengers. and in sport, an honour too forjermaine defoe, and the former england striker dedicates his obe to bradley lowery, the young fan who died last year. defoe said it was the proudest moment of his life, but he'd trade everything to have bradley back. good morning, it's saturday the 9th ofjune.
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