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centres on remote military bases, to house tens of thousands of illegal immigrants. according to time magazine, "temporary and austere" facilities will house 25,00 migrants at disused airfields. the united nations human rights council has accused venezuela's security forces of killing hundreds of people under the pretext of fighting crime and then faking evidence to make it look like an exchange of fire. the un human rights chief has called for an international inquiry into the alleged abuses. and on day nine of the world cup, brazil narrowly escaped an embarrassing draw and beat costa rica 2—0. nigeria beat iceland 2—0. that makes it more likely that argentina might be able to qualify from group d. switzerland clinched a 2—1 victory against serbia. now on bbc news, the travel show. let's bring you more on the boris
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becker ‘s story, because he has described a row over whether his diplomatic passport for the central african republic and whether it is genuine as" a storm in a african republic and whether it is - . the tennis star, declared bankrupt last year, is being pursued in the high court in london. his lawyers claim he has immunity from proceedings because of his diplomatic status, but now the republic's foreign minister says the passport is a fake. that's it! he's done it! astonishing scenes 33 summers ago. at 17, boris becker became the youngest wimbledon champion ever. here is a man who has made a fairy story come true. that year, 1985, boris becker made his first million. but fast forward to last year and he was declared bankrupt. then in april this year the tennis star was photographed with the president of the central african republic. boris becker announced his appointment as a diplomat, the country's sport and cultural attache to the eu. his lawyers claim that his new diplomatic passport gives immunity from court proceedings.
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but now the country's foreign minister is claiming that passport is a fake. translation: the signature of the minister at the bottom of the passport is not genuine. and the seal stamp of the ministry, on the passport, is not the right one. therefore, based on that, we immediately conclude that this is a false passport. but the former champion rejects that. boris becker has told andrew marr... i have received this passport from the ambassador, i have spoken to the president on many occasions, it was an official inauguration. i believe the documents they're giving me must be right. and responding to a new threat by the central african republic to extradite him to stand trial... i'm happy any time soon to visit bangui, the capital, and to speak to the people about how we can move forward and resolve this misunderstanding and this confusion. this was wimbledon last year. a 35—year—old dominating tennis. and boris becker, the commentator,
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insists he'll be back there next month as usual. james robbins, bbc news. now on bbc news, the travel show. this week we are in cairo. where i get to check out a new style of music that has become a you sensation. —— youtube. we had to italy for a cut—price guide to florence. there are many, many places you can see for free in florence. florence is an open—air museum. we find out how to make your travel pictures pop online. and we ta ke travel pictures pop online. and we take a walk on the wild side in spain. we start this week in florence. it
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is one of the most beautiful cities in italy, full of renaissance art and architecture. but recent price increases at art galleries and museums have scared some travellers. so we sent keith to see if there are ways to experience this iconic italian city on a budget. they call it the cradle of the renaissance, and you can see why. the streets, piazzasw and galleries drip with pieces from some of the most celebrated figures in history. —— piazzas. donatello, michelangelo,
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leonardo didn't see. here is where you go if you want to see all those masters in one place. it is the ephesi gallery and it is incredibly popular. you can tell that because there is a huge queue. are you paying the 20 euros? yes. quite expensive. yes, but i hope it is worth it. me too. this year the ephesi has more than doubled its entry fee from 8 euros to 20 euros, if you go in high season. which is obviously a lot of money and franklin more than i could afford. if you bring your family here on holiday you will find your budget defeat into quickly. there is a 38 euros combined ticket, which gets you into a variety of museums and art galleries. and also a 50 euros annual subscription. for comparison, the equivalent ticket at the louvre in paris and at madrid's tried a museum is 15 euros. —— prado.
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london's national gallery, admission is free. so much impressions. we see art from 400 years, i think. so i am very impressed. and the price, 20 euros? a little too high, i say. the art was pretty amazing but at the same timel art was pretty amazing but at the same time i think it should be more inclusive because that is what art is about. but if you are unable or unwilling to cough up, you will not com pletely unwilling to cough up, you will not completely miss out. there are incredible buildings and statues around every corner. ciao! francesca tells me she thinks the city is one big open—air gallery. so, tell me about david. he was made by the glandular when he was just 26 years old. he made it for the city. —— michelangelo. at the end of the 18005 michelangelo. at the end of the 1800s the city decided to put the
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statue inside the museum and they made a copy. wait, so that is a fake david? yes, made a copy. wait, so that is a fake david ? yes, fa made a copy. wait, so that is a fake david? yes, fa david. well, it is a replica, we don't like the word fake. it is a replica from the 19005, 1911, actually. it is a modern one. but this is definitely real. just around the corner from david lai is a tiny, on assuming chapel you would normally walk straight past. -- an assuming. this is one of the hidden gems of florence, and institution which is probably unknown even to most florentines. the chapel is a charitable institution founded in the 15th century for middle—class is who had fallen on hard times. it still operates today and meets every friday to decide who should do that from its donations. but it is the art we are here for. so, the frescoes were made by deledio. he was the main renaissance artist and he was, by the way, the master of michelangelo. you always recognise
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the good men because of their clothing. have the red and black robes. and also, they always have paper in their hands because it was a contract, they needed to leave everything written down, and the money in the other hand. seems like an odd place to bring me. it is. our next stop won't be on many itineraries but francesca maintains the it gives you a fascinating insight into foreign thai history. we have chapels with spires and arches and pointed arches and marbles, egyptian style, for example, or near rennison style. statues made by the greatest names, actually, obviating hundreds. statues made by the greatest names, actually, obviating hundredsm statues made by the greatest names, actually, obviating hundreds. if you didn't want to pay the 20 euros to get in to be uffizi there is still plenty to see in florence and you wouldn't feel like you have missed out. absolutely. there are plenty of places to see for free in florence. florence is an open—air museum. places to see for free in florence. florence is an open-air museum. but the renaissance was about science as well as art. so here is one final
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recommendation i have been given. inside this florence i'm palace they are attentive to find out the following. if i take a bean plants down a fast slide, will it feel less stressed as me? i'm serious. this is a good contraption, isn't it? i need one of these for pottering around the garden. the slide was designed by ca rston the garden. the slide was designed by carston holler, who has installed similar shoots in london's tate modern and new york's net. it is as fast as you would expect. once you are down, you hand over your little green friend for some tests. and take it for the measurements. people say, i talked to my plants all the time. there is really no scientific evidence to say... you could find that evidence! we could, perhaps. we are doing this
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through measurements about whether the plant can bring in co2 or release water and whether those values change depending on the conditions, so if they went down the slide or they did not go down the slide, if they went down with a person or not. ok, what kind of results are you seeing so far? the control plants which come from the growth and have the highest values of photosynthetic rate, for example. the plants which are going down the slide, those values are lower. when we have them go down the slide with a person who values are even lower. so there is something negative that is happening with the plant and that experience as it goes down the slide. while the results are inconclusive as yet, my plants, it turns out, showed signs of severe stress and lift from. the florence experiment continues until the 26th of august. that was keith wallace, exploring the beautiful city of florence without breaking the bank. and if you are keen to take a trip to italy, here are some travel show tips on things to maybe think about
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before you go. if you are after a beach holiday, the southern region of campania might be worth looking at this year. it now has more blue flag clea n at this year. it now has more blue flag clean beach awards than any other area of the country, except liguria and tuscany. in total, italy now has 10% of all the world's blue flag beaches. the sistine chapel is a perennially popular thing to see in rome, but there is a new show that bring some of michelangelo's stunning frescoes to life. secrets of the sistine chapel uses electronic music, laser projection and high—definition images of the artwork in a 9 million euros stage production. but if food is at the top of your lists of reasons to visit italy, why not check out a foodie theme park that has recently opened close to bologna. italy world opened close to bologna. italy world opened at the end of last year and it isa opened at the end of last year and
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it is a massive site where you can explore food factories and attend a choice of up to 30 events or classes every day. we are heading across the mediterranean now from italy to malaga in spain, where you will find the tammin ito dell ray, or kings park, which has been described as one of the world's scariest hikes. i would look away now if you are not a fan of heights. still to come, mike is here with the wettest in trending travel, including the buskers who have gone cashless and the best colours to use to make your pictures pop online. and i hit the streets here in cairo to meet the young performers at the forefront of the new music craze thatis forefront of the new music craze that is taking the country by storm. so stay with us for that. it's time for trending travel. our
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pick of the best travel stories, photos, and videos that have come across our feed this month. photos, and videos that have come across ourfeed this month. more photos, and videos that have come across our feed this month. more and more of us are going cashless on our travels, but as we switched to co nta ctless travels, but as we switched to contactless cards and mobile payments, there is one per —— type of person who missed out, the humble busker. there is were chained in a digital wallet, leaving a trail of empty hat and guitar cases. that is why london recently became the first city in the world to try out co nta ctless city in the world to try out contactless payment. it is better as a busker. it does not enter a my flow. i can just a busker. it does not enter a my flow. i canjust play. a busker. it does not enter a my flow. icanjust play. idon't a busker. it does not enter a my flow. i canjust play. i don't have too stop playing to input the amount. i figure is too stop playing to input the amount. ifigure is growing. i something people will need to get used to overtime. i'm hoping in the future it will be something people use regularly. people seem impressed by the idea of it in general. it is so by the idea of it in general. it is
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so much more convenient for people. this is the future. if the world is your officer can be hard to find a quiet space to work. that is why at business travellers going through new york '5 la guardia airport have the chance to book a box, and offers undermanned, it has a charging port and a cubicle. it is the person that has been stalled in a public place. you will have to pay for the privilege. prices begin at $10 for 15. researchers from the pattern and colour institute claimed to have identified the signs of sharing. the four colour is most likely to get your travel pictures liked and share. drum roll please. if all colours up aqua blue, my brow, leaf green, and coral pink. so find a scene that combines those four elements and watched the instagram likes of pile—up. now for some of the best photos you have sent us using the hashtag travel tuesday. scott sent us this view over greenland from the cockpit of a 747. jara followed this road to the old
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man of store in scotland. and there is this rainbow sunset from slovakia. nagl let us look at the travel videos clocking up the views this month. —— now. lebanon marks a syd ney this month. —— now. lebanon marks a sydney five years of independence this year. the country has seen its fairshare of this year. the country has seen its fair share of conflict over the yea rs fair share of conflict over the years and travel warnings remain in place for several areas. we spoke to two filmmakers about their experiences. i was born and raised in lebanon. so to express their special relationship with my country i wanted to shoot and show intimate moments, for example when my grandma is cooking. if you would like to visit the country, first of all, don't forget to try all the lebanese food, because lebanese cuisine is extremely fabulous. second of all, don't be scared to interact with lebanese people, because lebanese people are really friendly. my
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videos, i like to use my camera like a third hand, almost, when i am shooting. i move a lot. i look for people, faces, architecture. and don't forget, if you have a favourite travel made it to you want to share with us and the rest of the world, tag us with bbc travel show. to finish this week's programme, here in cairo a new music genre has risen from the streets to inspire a
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fres hfa ced risen from the streets to inspire a freshfaced generation of stars. i'm hoping to meet some of them. since 2002, tourists wanting to hear traditional egyptian folk music have gone to be mccann cultural centre. tonight this bad is play music that has roots in east african ritual. in egypt today there is supposedly only a handful of people who still perform it. i have been told it is mainly performed by women and that it works with eight rev limit thumping drums and is a rich form of community. spiritual. but on the streets, there is a new
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kind of music that mixes folk traditions with an aggressive new sound. it means festive, it means festival. it is very much a street music. it evolved from a previous genre. it is very unique to he chipped. specifically cairo. it is bold and brash and has roots very similarto bold and brash and has roots very similar to the way iggy pop evolved in new york. you will mostly find them, 90% of the time, in working class areas, in small alleyways, they will put on a show, bring out they will put on a show, bring out the lights and speakers and put on a show in the street. and how are tourists receiving the music? yeah,
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because it is commercialising at this point, it was an underground type of music and is filtering to the commercial scene, you will see it in classic nightclub sometimes, playing this type of tracks. it is very now and very unique to this period we are in these days. do you think the revolution and process, do you think from that there was a lot of creativity born glasgow absolutely. say what you will about the status of egypt right now, what is abundantly clear is that people have come out of their shells, there isa have come out of their shells, there is a sense of self expression that perhaps wasn't there so much before. previously, a lot of people wanted to look outwards for music and art and culture, they look to the us and americans is for the music we all listen to, recently it has been a source of pride that we are producing an interesting type of music that has been very well received. it has launched the
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careers of a new generation of egyptian music styles. i'm about to meet a band that have a hit that has had 135 million youtube views. it is a 3—piece band from alexandria. chris enright and opposes the songs. his friends and collaborated, ahmad, is one of the collaborators. and his cousin is this thing. despite these defined roles, they have some creative differences. what about your biggest hit single? what was it called? a loss of mahragan combines driving
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beats with performers singing about theissues beats with performers singing about the issues that affect their lives —— lot. there is a friend is about friendships falling apart. and what about abroad, are you going to play in other countries, are you
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going to play in the uk and play some festivals? other mahragan performers have started to play says that european nightclubs. for now, club nights remained the best chance cairo's tourists to catch these modern egyptian beats. —— remain. sadly, that is a lot from us for now. join us next week when... mike is in bulgaria, diving for long—lost treasure in the black sea. there is a giant flying sausage slowly flying over your head. get an exclusive the
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travel show look inside a fascinating building from the country's more recent communist past. make sure you join us for that, if you can. don't forget you can keep up with us in real—time on social media. all the details should be on your screens. but from me and all the travel show team here in cairo, it's goodbye. hello. talk of a heatwave, i'm pretty sure, will be met with cheers and groans in equal measure. that's next week. the warming of our weather gathers pace this weekend. cloudier skies for some on saturday compared with friday. not all of us are going to be dry, as i will show you in a moment. it is high pressure, settling,
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drying weather which is building across the uk, you can see the warmer colours moving in as well. the temperatures had up as a further into next week, as we will see in a moment. that said, early risers saturday morning, there will be a chill around. temperatures quite widely into single figures, overnight averages will be heading up as well. as we look at the picture into saturday, cloud around for northern scotland, there will be some outbreaks of rain, especially into the northern isles and quite breezy here compared with elsewhere. elsewhere, light winds and extensive high cloud. the sun will be hazier that it has been. the winds are very light, but quite breezy with the cloud and outbreaks of rain in northern scotland. hazy sunshine though. clearer skies across southern parts. temperatures heading up a few degrees you. elsewhere, many not too much of a difference yet. more of a difference on sunday. the rain will clear away for much of northern scotland in three saturday evening and night.
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a bit early sunday into shetland. elsewhere, under clear skies, temperatures dip, but again maybe not quite as far as they have been doing. more places holding up into double figures. on sunday, high pressure plonked is right across the british isles. the weather fronts being steered well to the north. early rain in shetland will clear away. for most, there will hardly be a cloud in the sky. a little hazy in places, particularly across southern parts, out through some eastern areas of england. patchy cloud in north—west scotland. they are the exceptions to an otherwise glorious part two of the weekend. the warmth begins to gather pace. more of us into the low 20s on sunday. bit of cloud towards north—west scotland on monday. elsewhere, plenty of sunshine. the temperatures go up further, low to mid 20s on monday. it is widely into the mid—20s and maybe upper 20s as well as we look beyond that. the hotspots getting new 30 celsius for the first time this year. it will be a bit cooler on the coast. remember the overnight temperatures warming up a bit as well. high uv and very high
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pollen levels in places. it looks likely we will make 30 celsius at some stage next week. hello, this is breakfast, withjon kay and naga munchetty. two years to the day since the eu referendum and divisions are laid bare. senior cabinet members strike an optimistic tone about britain's future while anti—brexit campaigners prepare to march through london. good morning, it's saturday the 23rd june. also this morning: sir david attenborough launches a new campaign to tackle plastic pollution and says he's been
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"astonished" by the response to blue planet. so many people have written and sent m essa 9 es so many people have written and sent m essa g es to so many people have written and sent messages to say that they want to do something. and there are simple things that we
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