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michael cohen, in which they discuss a payment to former playboy model karen mcdougal. the conversation is believed to have ta ken place just before the 2016 presidential election. 17 people, including nine members of one family, are now known to have died when their tourist boat capsized and sank during a sudden storm on a lake in the us state of missouri. another two members of the family were among the 1a people aboard the vessel who survived. the eu's chief brexit negotiator says the british government's proposal have opened "the way to a constructive discussion" but it must be "workable". michel barnier questioned whether the plans for a common rulebook for goods were practical. earlier, theresa may urged the eu to "evolve" its position on brexit. the new health and social care secretary says he will look again at the current key a&e target of seeing patients within four hours in hospital in england and at whether it is realistic. matt hancock also says he wants
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to address how undervalued many nhs —— in hospital in england and whether it is realistic. matt hancock also says he wants to address how undervalued many nhs staff feel, and boost their morale. our health editor hugh pym has been with him to west suffolk hospital in bury st edmunds. nice to meet you. very nice to meet you. i'm matt. demonstrating his bedside manner, the new health and social care secretary was out on the wards at the west suffolk hospital ahead of making his first big speech in thejob. itjust makes it more human. he's certainly got a lot to think about, and a lot of problems to face up to. first, nhs targets — they've been missed for some time in england. the main ones are for patients' waiting times in a&e and waits for routine surgery. nhs leaders have called for them to be changed and matt hancock told me he would consider it. the nhs themselves have come forward and said "can we have a set of targets that are more clinically appropriate?" i want to listen very carefully to the proposals they put forward.
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but the use of targets to measure performance is important. we've just got to make sure they're the right ones clinically. he admits that many in the workforce are unhappy after recent disputes, and he's realised how undervalued they feel. you identify low morale as a problem — isn't that partly down to the government and nhs leaders? we need to be crystal clear about the value that we attach to people who give up their working lives to improve the lives and health of others. 0k, all good. health unions welcomed that pledge, whilst noting workforce shortages had to be tackled. it's about having the right numbers, the right level of skills and training and the tools to do the job, as well as a culture which is less top—down and less bullying, enabling people to work to the very best of their ability. better use of technology is another
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of the secretary of state's aims. take the paracetamol... he's a fan of gp at hand, an online video consultation service in london. he says he'd like to see it rolled out around the country, but some doctors are concerned. there is a risk with some of the new technology that you could end up with certain groups, the worried well, those who are easily able to access smartphones, and computers and so on, being given a better service at the expense of others. on the front line, patient numbers are rising, the workload is growing, but the new money promised by the prime minister won't kick in until next year. before then, matt hancock will have to face the familiar, intense pressures which winter will bring to the nhs. hugh pym, bbc news, suffolk. now on bbc news, the travel show. coming up on this week's programme:
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rajan datar is injordan‘s capitals. getting a flavour of what the city has to offer. so good! in china we go underground. forest bathing is the film hr. and i am off forest bathing here in japan. the film hr. and i am off forest bathing here injapan. so go slow and take it all in? yes, that is the point. when you think ofjordan, bucket list items usually include petra, floating in the dead sea, or going
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into the desert but how about veering off the beaten track into amman weston over the years it has become a magnet city, attracting people from its neighbouring regions to create unique arabic culture as rajan datar went to explore. it may have once enjoyed a heyday, particularly as a roman city, but in more recent times, safe to say amman has not been amongstjordan‘s most glittering joules. at the 1940s, its population had dwindled. but an influx of palestinians, then iraqis and syrians over the past few decades has seen it take new shape. now the capital's population stands atli now the capital's population stands at 4 million, one third of whom are migrants and refugees. and with such rapid rise in africa's population, and new contemporary and cosmopolitan atmosphere is developing here which is very much
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at odds with the traditional understated image of the city. and that's cultural hotpot of diverse people is expressed through cuisine. so today, we are making sweet—and—sour eggplant because they are in season. the rear of cooking classes would recognise a variety of arab influences in the food. this goes here in the pot. she wakes no time in putting me to work and the farmers dish called malboua. arabic food is arabic food, there is no syrian or lebanese. all of this, yes! it is an arabic dish, it isn't a jordanian or palestinian. everybody, taste this. it is such a pretty colour. that is the beauty of amman, you have people who are half lebanese, half syrian, half
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jordanian, people who are half, and are always jordanian, people who are half, and a re always halves, jordanian, people who are half, and are always halves, you know, i am a combination of lebanese, jordanian and palestinian and this was obviously an influence from all the refugees that came in a long time ago. literally translated means flipped upside down. and remove it very slowly. perfect. all right! this looks fantastic, by the way. i cannot believe that we made this. well, you made this. so good! maria herself has roots injordan, palestine and lebanon. she restore this family home and calls this cook and dine experience beat city, that means grandmother's house. we were very young we used to come here and learn how to cook arabic food from a grandmother but really what we do
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here is a social business someone my grandmother passed away we decided we wa nted grandmother passed away we decided we wanted to keep her house open and her memory going and that each guest the dishes that she used to teach us. the dishes that she used to teach us. maria feels amman is going through a renaissance. the parents thought of which are busy and they felt like amman wasn't really worth investing in but now the younger generation is really putting their foot down and saying it is time to come to amman and stay here. maria feels this cultural revolution is driven in part by successive waves of refugees, the house is in this district where the community includes brea kdancers and district where the community includes breakdancers and 3—d artist, giving it a surprisingly street art —ish bible. and then, there is this. the seven hills skate park. wow! that is astonishing! that
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isa girl who park. wow! that is astonishing! that is a girl who had never even touched a skateboard before today, and there are more background here today experiencing that. really and! many of these kids are refugees, practising on borrowed skateboard and the classes are run by an ngo called make life skate life. i think i may give this a miss! it is all run by myrup dahmerjordan‘s first woman skateboarder. there was for us asa woman skateboarder. there was for us as a skateboarding community. like a skate park for ourselves as we a lwa ys skate park for ourselves as we always had to go and street spots and be in trouble with the security guards and things like that. skate park sits in a disused spiral of scrubland. it is a huge problem with public spaces, all of the spaces we have our residential or private and so have our residential or private and so if you do not have any money, the kids will end up on the street and this is where the problems start soak the big vision is renovating a big space in amman. this is the future of your country now.|j
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big space in amman. this is the future of your country now. i really think it is. amman has never been a place of a single nationality, let's say, it has become the new york of the middle east. amman has become the middle east. amman has become the new york of the middle east!m isa the new york of the middle east!m is a nice time to be in amman. but's idea of a mind will actually challenge a few preconception and so will my next and final stop because 20 kilometres north—west of amman is home to jordan's first and 20 kilometres north—west of amman is home tojordan‘s first and only microbrewery. this is our packaging line. bottle storage. jordan? that is his first name. the chief lawyer, told me how they started from scratch four years ago. in jordan, there is, like, no infrastructure, there is, like, no infrastructure, there is, like, no infrastructure, there is no culture, there is absolutely nothing related to be making. so everything in the factory had to come from outside of the country. and it is notjust the
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equipment which comes mainly from china, italy and germany, at the ingredients too. this is what is called pilsner mould so you can see from the light colour it has not been roasted very much —— malt. said this actually makes up a base of all of our peers. but what is quintessential about the beer of the distinctive jordanian flavours from local produce, like nate myles has, grapefruit from jordan river valley, and even sea salt from the dead sea. honestly, every step of the way, putting this brewery together, selling the beer, making the beer, it has been an exercise in educating the authorities as to what craft beer is. let's not forget that 8596 ofjordan's beer is. let's not forget that 8596 of jordan's population beer is. let's not forget that 8596 ofjordan's population is muslim and is therefore in principle largely teetotal. the company are banking on export sales to compensate for their limited market that they have in jordan and this particular brew, dead serious, it is the next big
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hope. and i am going to get a preview. 0h! a real paying the wit and you can taste the assault on the grapefruitjuice. really and you can taste the assault on the grapefruit juice. really unique flavour. excellent. and do you know what? it is craft beers like this that will help create new aspects to this city and also i think break the stereotype that people might have both jordan and stereotype that people might have bothjordan and the middle east. rajan reporting bare from amman and if you are thinking of heading to jordan any time soon, here are some trouble show tips to help you in your way. first off it is important to be culturally sensitive and stress accordingly, jordan is primarily a muslim country and if you are travelling off the beaten tourist track, you will need to dress accordingly. for men, the key thing to note is that shorts in certain religious places are discouraged. when it comes to foreign female visitors, the general advice is not to show too much skin.
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strangely enough it doesn't matter how fitting the outfit is, at their shoulders, short skirts and cleavage area shoulders, short skirts and cleavage are a realfaux pas. foreign women do not have to wear a veil to hide their hairand was do not have to wear a veil to hide their hair and was visiting a mosque. a traditional and very authentic way to explore this gem in the middle east is to embark on a homestay experience. this is one organisation that arranges community owned travel experiences, you can stay in a local‘s home and set off ona stay in a local‘s home and set off on a season stay in a local‘s home and set off on a season specific activity such as beekeeping orforaging in the jordanian hills. and other environmentally sustainable project at something at the other end of the spectrum is the newly built resort, situated along the beautiful coast, it isa situated along the beautiful coast, it is a diverse development complex with jordan's one it is a diverse development complex withjordan‘s one and only golf course designed by richard norman. —— greg norman. stay with us on the
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trouble show because coming up after the break: i will be heading out of busy tokyo for a spot of forest bathing. so don't go away. well, next up we are off to china, a country that is becoming just as well known for its skyscrapers as well known for its skyscrapers as well as it is for its temples and terracotta warriors. but not everybody there is keen on high—rise living. in fact, some people would have to stay firmly underground. —— would prefer. well, from the rural tranquillity of china to the urban madness of tokyo, you arejoining me here at the should be crossing injapan, one of the most urban societies in the world. —— shibuya. in recent years tokyo has become known as the biggest city on the planet. believe it or not, and it's the hustle and bustle, people here are finding ways to reconnect with nature. for travellers, taking part in this could be a distinct the japanese way to experience culture and the countryside. more than 38 million
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people cram into the streets and public transport system here, making character the largest city in the world. according to the united nations, just over half the world's population lives in urban areas. but injapan it is a whopping 90%. so how do tokyo lights and tourists destress and decompress? —— to kyoites. destress and decompress? —— tokyoites. to try to tap into my inner calm, iam hitting tokyoites. to try to tap into my inner calm, i am hitting the road and heading to 0kutama, a few hours outside tokyo, fray spot of forest bathing. it is basically about roaring on the therapeutic efforts of being in nature. —— drawing on. who knew so much nature could be found near tokyo? this is still part
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of to kyo ? found near tokyo? this is still part of tokyo? yes. you would never guess. i want you to taste one plans. —— plant. it helps your digestion. you can eat this? yes. it's awful, awful! how awful? so bitter, it is really, really bitter. bitter, yeah. with medicine tastes better. —— good medicine tastes better. —— good medicine tastes better. it is really, really deter. —— bitter. first bathing tours like this are becoming popular with stressed out office workers. the popular forest society has satisfied 62 forest sites across japan. —— certified. the tour includes
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meditation and deep reading exercises. 0k, meditation and deep reading exercises. ok, let's practice. inhale from those, and exhale from now. so, this is just like inhale from those, and exhale from now. so, this isjust like hiking, isn't it? no, it is not hiking. it isn't it? no, it is not hiking. it is completely different. forest bathing is to feel nature. if you walk first, you can feel anything from nature. observing everything in the forests, plants, listening to the forests, plants, listening to the sounds of birds and smelling. so go slow and take it all in? the
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forest bathing movement is gathering momentum around the world as a hot new wellness trend. clinical studies show it can reduce light pressure and stress levels, as well as diabetes. —— blood pressure. and stress levels, as well as diabetes. —— blood pressurem and stress levels, as well as diabetes. -- blood pressure. it is effective in preventive medicine. it is very effective for anti—ageing. it is very effective for anti-ageing. anti-ageing? sure. really? what do you think, how old am i? how old are you? oh, dear. this is tricky. i don't want to offend. 40, 45? no. no, i'm 62. what? you are 62? ok, so i should go home, throw away all my creams, and just come back here. at the top of
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the mountains some of the forest bathing tours include yoga, or you can takea bathing tours include yoga, or you can take a more relaxed approach. i must admit, i was a bit reluctant to lie down in first place, but now that i have, i don't think i want to get up. but for those who cannot escape the city, there are other ways to experience nature, right here in tokyo, in a uniquely japanese way. goodness, this is spectacular! with technology. the newly opened digital art museum is exploring a leisure ship twin humans and nature through art. —— relationship. what happens if i touched the wall? if you put your hand on the wall it is like a natural waterfall. the waterfall changes its movement. and these
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flowers. look, if! changes its movement. and these flowers. look, if i touched them, what would happen? if you touch the flowers, the flower will be gradually slowing down. if i came here on a different day with different people, this installation would look different, right? yeah, exactly. so now we are only two people here, but if we have many people, the movement, more complex. so every time you come here the scenery so every time you come here the scenery would be different. so every time you come here the scenery would be differentlj so every time you come here the scenery would be different. i love the fact that you are encouraged to interact with the installations here, the animals and the nature, that you can actually touch things. living here in japan, that you can actually touch things. living here injapan, there are so many rules and things that you can and can't do. but here i felt free. it was really refreshing. well, from the virtual to the real. people here are the virtual to the real. people here a re pretty the virtual to the real. people here are pretty open—minded is when it comes to the pursuit of inner peace and calm. it has been so relaxing
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here. i'm really not ready to go back to the cityjust here. i'm really not ready to go back to the city just yet. here. i'm really not ready to go back to the cityjust yet. but that's all we've got time for this week. coming up next week... check this out. every little boy's dream. we sense rajan into the desert on the trail of lawrence of arabia, 100 yea rs the trail of lawrence of arabia, 100 years on from the arab revolt. this isa years on from the arab revolt. this is a bit worrying. it is like they are waiting for some sort of attack. i'm in the middle of a battle! what the hell! hands up! you are not going to take me, are you? i hope you canjoin going to take me, are you? i hope you can join us going to take me, are you? i hope you canjoin us for going to take me, are you? i hope you can join us for that if you can. to get, we are on social media to. why don't you follow us there, and you can share your travels with the rest of the world. until next time, from the end the rest of the travel
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show team here in okatama, it's goodbye. hello. some areas were lucky enough to have some useful rain on friday. others, though, just had the cloud, and hardly anything fell from it. and it is looking mainly dry for the weekend, as this nose of high pressure builds in behind that rain—bearing weather system clearing, away south—eastwards. for early risers for saturday morning, a lot of cloud around, rather misty and murky in places, and for england and wales at any stage in the day, anywhere, there's a chance of catching a hit—and—miss shower. though most will avoid them and stay dry with warm sunny spells developing. warm anywhere where you get to see sunshine.
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not a lot of cloud around for northern scotland and north—east scotland, and thickening further later in the day. this is a picture at 4pm in the afternoon, south to north across the uk, and at this stage parts of southern england and south wales most favoured for an isolated shower, though most stay dry. and again, warm, sunny spells in england and wales, southern and eastern scotland. more cloud for northern ireland, western scotland, especially into the north—west, where the breeze is picking up, and a bit of patchy, light rain is starting to move in. but at the golf at carnoustie, as the open continues, a lot of cloud around particularly early in the day. i think some sunny spells will develop. it looks like it'll be a sunnier and warmer day on sunday, but at that stage it looks like the breeze will be perhaps more significant. now, as we go on through saturday evening and overnight, what showers have popped up in england and wales will die away. a few patches of mist and fog around, though most will be with clear spells. more cloud starting to filter into western scotland, and again there'll be a bit of patchy rain the further north
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you are, and a warmer night to come for scotland and northern ireland compared with friday night. and some spots into the high teens overnight, particularly in south—east england. into sunday then, and a weather system moving in will give some patchy rain towards parts of northern and western scotland, perhaps later in the day into northern ireland, as the cloud feeds in from the north—west. breezier across northern scotland, compared with elsewhere. but, for much of south—east scotland and across england and wales, there will be more warm, sunny spells to come, and it's becoming very warm to hot once again, as those temperatures get close to 30 celsius across eastern and south—east england. now, early into next week, this weather system will bring some patchy rain through scotland and northern ireland. ahead of that, though, we draw up some even hotter air to england and wales,
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so the heatwave is absolutely back on. good morning. welcome to breakfast, with rachel burden and charlie stayt. our headlines today: 17 dead, nine of them from the same family. tributes are paid to the tourists who drowned when a duck boat sank in the us state of missouri. not so clever — mps deliver a damning verdict on the rollout of energy smart meters. on the trail of a nerve agent, police in salisbury search for clues, as novichok victim charlie rowley is released from hospital. big hits from fleetwood and mac leave them well—placed at the open. england's tommy fleetwood is just one shot off the lead at carnoustie, while northern ireland's rory mclroy is also right in the mix. boxing, mindfulness and financial management. we will hear about a 21st—century revamp for the girl guides,
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