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this is bbc world news, the headlines: the veteran us senator bernie sanders has launched his campaign to be the democratic candidate for president in 2020. mr sanders promised to unseat donald trump, who he termed the most this is bbc world news today. dangerous president in modern our top stories: american history. bernie sanders launches his campaign nasa and a private us space for the white house company have launched the first at a rally in new york. astronaut capsule from american soil the liberal senator is hoping in eight years. to be chosen to run the craft, owned by the spacex company, is carrying a test dummy against president trump in 2020. to the international space station. german chancellor angela merkel has said she supports school students' protests about climate change. i experienced as a child living with she said students might be frustrated at the time taken to move afamily i experienced as a child living with away from coal—based energy a family that struggled economically but asked them to understand it was a challenge. the powerfully influenced my life and my values. i know where i came the us—backed syrian democratic forces say they're making a final push on the last from! village held by islamic state after a bruising week, president trump tells conservative militants in syria. activists that the forthcoming report on alleged russian interference is part of an attempt to take him out. the us urges britain to embrace its intensive farming methods, including chlorine—washed chicken, to help secure a post—brexit trade deal. roger federer has won his 100th atp title, cementing his position as one of the most successful
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tennis players ever. hello and welcome to world news today. we will no longer tolerate the greed of corporate america — that's the message from bernie sanders, who's launched his bid to topple donald trump in the 2020 us presidential election. the veteran us senator was speaking at a rally in brooklyn, new york. the 77—year—old is amongst the favourites to secure the democratic nomination in what's already a crowded field of 13 candidates. he's campaigning for policies such as medicare—for—all. the politician also discussed his humble background when speaking at the rally. my experience as a child, living in a family that struggled economically, powerfully influenced my life and my values.
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i know where i came from! cheering and that is something i will never forget. cheering unlike donald trump, who shut down the government and left 800,000 federal employees without income to pay their bills... booing ..i know what it's like to be in a family that lives paycheck to paycheck. some analysts think bernie sanders is one opponent that president trump might not relish taking on. after a difficult week, including damning evidence from his former lawyer, michael cohen, mr trump has been addressing the conservative activists. he used his speech to discredit the ongoing russia investigation into alleged collusion. but they fight so hard on this witchhunt, this phony deal that they put together,
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this phony thing that now looks like it's dying so they don't have anything with russia. there is no collusion, so now they go and morph into let's inspect every deal he's ever done! we are going to go into his finances! we are going to check his deals! these people are sick! laughter they are sick! chris buckler is in washington for us. let's talk about bernie sanders festival, at 77 the old is to put themselves forward with the democratic nomination, but financially the most successful so far at least. he has got millions of dollars into his campaign funds within just 2a hours of announcing that he was going to run in this presidential campaign. he lost out to hillary clinton in 2016, so what is different this time? he believes
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the party has moved further left towards him and certainly when you hear him talk to that crowd in new york about issues like access to free education, free health care, tackling social inequality, they are all things that chime with the democratic electorate at this moment in time. the other thing is, he is clearly going to donald trump. there has been a certain amount of cautiousness in the way that democrats have so far talked about the president but there was no doubt that bernie sanders was determined to make his arrival onto the stage one that had a lot of attention. he called president trump the most dangerous president in modern american history, and this gives you a sense he wants to be seen among all these other candidates, and the moment there are more than a dozen and perhaps even more to come with suggestions that the vice president is also considering his chances of running and joining this. what do you make of his age? age was an issue in the last presidential
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campaign with hillary clinton and donald trump both in their 70s, and we have bernie sanders at the age of 77 in the election still over a year away. if you take a look at the democratic party, there are younger members of the party trying to get through, younger politicians who wa nt to through, younger politicians who want to be seen, but when you take a look at bernie sanders giving that speech in new york, he was surrounded in brooklyn by younger voters. he connects with younger voters, and that could make a real difference. at the same time though, it isa difference. at the same time though, it is a very challenging field and it is a very challenging field and it is a very challenging field and it is difficult to look and see a frontrunner at this time, there are plenty of others out there that have declared like a miller harris, others that are trying to take the attention, and some of the democratic party would like to see a woman run. what did you make a president trump's rubbishing of the investigation at the conservative conference? it is not the first time we have had this language but timing
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—wise it is ever more important with a report due in the next few days, we expect. you saw with his language though something different and that he actually swore at one stage. i will say the words bs rather than what he said, but he said there were people out to get him with this bs. a real sign that he is determined to fight on the issue of the investigation which as we all know is into this claim is of russian interference in the 2016 election and allegations that there was collusion with the trump campaign. of course, fiercely denied by the president, but you also have this idea he is concerned that the investigation is expanding, people are "' into .. investigation is expanding, people are "' into his deals, investigation is expanding, people are? into his deals, and g investigation is expanding, people are? into his deals, and it; investigation is expanding, people are? into his deals, and it gives looking into his deals, and it gives you a sense that the president is concerned with the election campaign and perhaps people to sling some mud. thank you for that and sparing oui’ mud. thank you for that and sparing our blushes as well!
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the american ambassador in london has urged britain to embrace us farming methods, dismissing warnings about chlorine—washed chicken and hormone—fed beef as a smear campaign. in a newspaper article, woody johnson compared food production in the eu to a museum of agriculture. downing street has repeatedly denied that it would accept lower food standards. our business correspondent, rob young, reports. the trade landscape could be about to change. as brexit approaches, the uk is looking to do trade deals around the world. the way food is produced could become a sticking point. the united states says it wants to sell more american food in the uk. currently, there are eu—wide bans on american chicken washed he goes on...
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british farmers are unhappy. they've rejected the call for them to adopt american farming methods to help secure a transatlantic trade deal. we are asking our politicians to put their promises in writing, that they will respect our high standards and they will not sell us down the river by doing bad trade deals that don't respect the fact we have higher standards and higher costs and make us compete against farmers that have lighter regulation and lower costs. the government has said it's clear the uk's standards would not be compromised in the pursuit of trade deals. eu standards are due to be enshrined in law. the american government has made better access for its products a key aim in various trade talks in recent years, so we can expect the us to push its case hard with the uk. the two governments' differing positions on the way some food is produced could mean reaching a trade deal is more difficult.
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food experts expect there to be a clash of food cultures. the us argues that it's got a problem with salmonella, so let's throw chlorine all over it, clean up... let me put it politely. clean up faeces people would rather were not there. the eu says, "let's prevent the faeces being on the meat in the first place." that's what the argument is about. if the uk leaves the eu on schedule, trade talks can start in earnest at the end of the month. the outcome of those negotiations could affect how we farm and what we eat. rob young, bbc news. earlier, i spoke to james sumner, president of the usa poultry and egg export council, and i started by asking him about the differences in food standards between the eu and the united states. i would probably find that amusing!
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requirements and food safety requirements are every bit as safe and applicable as the uk's or any other country in the world. we certainly have the highest standards. isn't it the case though apart from a few voluntary codes that the american poultry industry is unregulated compared to the eu? that is really not true. but it is not about the density of the flocks but about the way the birds are handled, the feed, the processing techniques and such. so you are heavily regulated? of course. we are regulated, even our regulations are regulated! the national farmers union in the uk says this is all
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about welfare standards and the environmental protection standards are environmental protection standards a re lower environmental protection standards are lower in the united states. they say for example chicken farms in the us are not required to clean windows, clean out the sheds in between flocks, and many flocks are raised in cramped conditions, how do you respond to that?” raised in cramped conditions, how do you respond to that? i would compare oui’ you respond to that? i would compare our standards with any other country in the world. we have the highest standards and also the highest per capita poultry consumption in the world, about 114 pounds per person and in the uk you're per capita consumption is 68, so we must be doing something right, and people here in the united states love their chicken and turkey, so of course you can get political groups like farmers union saying that. and you are convinced that the welfare standards that poultry farmers using the us are as high as those used by farmers in the? -- in the eu. we are
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not as concerned with welfare standards are some of your consumers may be. we have all types of different poultry products in the united states. some cage free. we do not rare our chickens in cages. nasa and elon musk‘s spacex company have successfully launched an astronaut capsule from american soilfor the first time in eight years. the dragon capsule blasted off on board a falcon 9 rocket, carrying a test dummy to the international space station to test a new astronaut taxi service. to tell us more about it, we'rejoined by dr ken kramer, a research scientist and space journalist. appropriately attired, as ever, i see! you are at the launch today. tell us the significance of that
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lodge. it was a spectacular launch and it is a spectacular advance for america's leak back into space. we have not launched astronauts from the us since the retirement of the space shuttle in 2011 but now we are on the cusp of doing that again so that was the significance, this was the test flight with the dummy in it, the next time this launch, it will launch with two astronauts who are already selected and ready to 90, are already selected and ready to go, and they will launch around july 01’ go, and they will launch around july or august if everything holds right 110w. or august if everything holds right now. this was a joint enterprise with nasser and elon musk‘s spacex, how are they working in conjunction with each other? spacex has got a contract, there are two companies developing the space taxis. they developing the space taxis. they develop the technology themselves. before nasa would hire these
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companies to build the capsules, but they did most of the design. now spacex and boeing are left to their own designs and nasa overseas it to make sure it is safe and effective. you were at the news conference with the launch and you got the opportunity to ask elon musk a question, what did you ask them what did he say? i asked him about the future of the dragon because the nasa administrator was making the point that these capsules will be used by nasa but that will be one of many customers, s0 used by nasa but that will be one of many customers, so i asked elon what he would do, what the other customers would be. they want to launch but the the international space station, may be missions on their own, so that is all still to be developed, but private tours for example can go on, there could be many space stations. we have to get these capsules flying first and then we can think more in the long term. how long term are we talking here
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before people are thinking about using this technology to blast off into space for a quick holiday? for you and me, quite a while! probably a decade or so. the cost right now is about $80 million to send national into space, so that is out of the reach, but perhaps in ten or 20 years when it becomes more robust 01’ 20 years when it becomes more robust or cheap, maybe then it will happen, but it will still be tough. the main thing you can do as a tourist right now would be to fly on virgin galactic with richard branson to the edge of space. —— an astronaut.|j will keep my spacesuit in the cupboard for now. stay with us on bbc world news, still to come: roger federer has won his 100th atp title, cementing his position as one
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of the most successful tennis players ever. first the plate slid gently off the restau ra nt ta bles first the plate slid gently off the restaurant tables then suddenly the tables, chairs and people crashed sideways and downwards. the ferry lurched onto her side. the hydrogen bomb, the americans have successfully tested a weapon whose explosive force dwarf that of a bomb dropped on hiroshima. someone had gone back and back! the constitutional rights and the rights of citizens of the united states, they should be protected, even in they should be protected, even in the right to test them out so they do not get their heads broken and sent to hospital. i know you do not wa nt sent to hospital. i know you do not want to say too much about it, but does it worry that it will fall out?
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everything will be right in the end the day. this is bbc world news today. the latest headlines: bernie sanders has launched his campaign for the white house at a rally in new york. the liberal senator is hoping to be chosen to run against president trump in 2020. the us has urged britain to embrace its intensive farming methods, including chlorine—washed chicken, to help secure a post—brexit trade deal. ben has all the sport. thank you. we start with what has been another milestone day in the phenomenal career of roger federer. 20 grand slam singles titles, a record six atp finals a davis cup with switzerland, and now he's won his 100th title on the atp tour. richard mcelvanny reports. winning is a habit, and roger federer shows no signs of giving up.
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a 100th title beckoned with victory in dubai. though the man in his way, stefanos tsitsipas, had beaten him before. but from the very first game, any chance of a repeat looked unlikley. after that early break of serve, the 37—year—old showed why he already had 99 titles to his name and pressed home his advantage, taking the first set 6—4. his 20—year—old greek opponent had won their the fourth round meeting at the australian open injanuary. and there were glimpses of why he's seen as the latest young star who could topple the genartion that federer had dominated. not yet, though. any chance of federer missing out on a century of tour wins disappeared as he took control of the second set. nearly 20 years since his first title, number 100 came in a familiar comfortable fashion. only one man has won more than federer — jimmy connors with 109.
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and while the fed express might be slowing down, it shows no sign of stopping yet. one of the biggest games in world football is happening right now — real madrid hosting barcelona in the latest edition of el clasico. and it's barcelona who have the lead at the bernabeu. croatian ivan rakitic playing a neat 1—2 before slotting home for la liga's leaders. it's 1-0. elswhere, and there was another significant moment in the premier league title race earlier. with liverpool not playing until sunday, manchester city have returned to the top of the table. pep guardiola's champions had to overcome a couple of injuries against eddie howe's bournemouth. they lost kevin de bruyne and john stones, but city went on to win1—0, thanks to riyad mahrez. it takes them two points clear. we made one of the best performances
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we ever played. they are incredibly organised in the stadium. we defended so well. the free kicks, corners, we created enough chances but i can understand how difficult it is to attack 11 players, we were incredible. i just want to say thank you to the players because they are absolutely incredible. big win too for manchester united. they were made to work for it at home to southampton. it looked like the visitors were going to leave old trafford with a point. it was 2—2 going into the final few minutes, but romelu lukaku came up with a winner for united, which takes them above arsenal and into the top four. and that is because arsenal could only draw with tottenham in the north london derby. unai emery‘s side were close to winning it. they missed a last—minute penalty at wembley. there were wins elsewhere today for west ham, crystal palace, brighton and wolves.
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the west indies have hammered england by seven wickets to win the fifth and final one day international. england were sent into bat in saint lucia by the hosts and were dismissed forjust 113. chris gayle then blasted 77 runs, 74 of them coming through boundaries as the world's number one team were given a real thrashing. the series finishes 2—2 with one game having been abandoned. at the track cycling world championships in poland, the dutch pairing of kirsten wild and amy pieters have claimed gold in the women's madison event. the duo led from start to finish, making up for the silver they collected last year. reigning champions great britain finished fourth and were riding without katie archibald, who had to withdraw due to concussion. that's all the sport for now. thank you. a rare fish, thought only to live in the southern hemisphere, has been found washed up on a beach in california. it took researchers several days to properly identify
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the hoodwinker sunfish, which is named for its elusive nature. the species was only discovered in 2014, and this latest sighting has marine experts around the world wondering how it ended up so far from home. joining me now is associate professor thomas turner from the university of california's marine biology department. tell us about your part in the discovery of this rare fish.|j tell us about your part in the discovery of this rare fish. i was pa rt discovery of this rare fish. i was part of a group of people who were on the beach, took pictures. i am not a fish biologist myself so my role was an amateur, but i put pictures of the fish on a site which isa pictures of the fish on a site which is a community of people interested in natural history, and from there i was able to connect with world experts on this fish. it is a pretty large fish. put into perspective for us. large fish. put into perspective for us. i do not know if that is you
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there, but it is huge! that is me. it isa there, but it is huge! that is me. it is a seven foot long frisbee —shaped fish, the strangest thing you have ever seen. —shaped fish, the strangest thing you have ever seen. tell us why we think it washed up on a california beach when it is mainly thought to live in the southern hemisphere, do you know more? everyone wants to know but no not really. it is hard to say with a single fish. climate change is wreaking havoc out there but we have no idea if it is involved in this case with this fish decided tojust involved in this case with this fish decided to just take a long distance trip. and this type of fish was only discovered five years ago, wasn't to? that is right. a doctor in australia described the fish in 2017. people had seen it previously but they did not realise it was a different species from a fish that occu i’s different species from a fish that occurs here naturally. they realise they were quite distinct. it was a recent discovery. are you hopefully you will see more living in their
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natural habitat in the ocean are?m is possible. there are some of the northern hemisphere and it was not known because it was discovered recently. there's a lot out there to discover. really good to talk to you, thank you for telling us about this great discovery. cherry blossom as an economic powerhouse. japan sees enough cherry blossoms is in full bloom. but it is more than just a seasonal spectacle. cherry blossom season is also big business. locals and visitors have been enjoying all matter of cherry blossom products from decorations to fabric, even wine. by the end of
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february, all major shopping malls had launched cherry flower products ina bid had launched cherry flower products in a bid to increase sales. and according to one manager, it is working. we try and attract more customers to our stools by selling products featuring cherry flowers. during cherry blossom season, sales tend to almost double. it is not a lwa ys tend to almost double. it is not always easy to know when exactly the flowers will be in full bloom. but a few agencies are doing their best, launching forecasting apps. and for those who just want to enjoy time outside, there's an app for that, too, which lets users know if they aren't nearby to a flowering site. after major type lashed the country last summer, the flowers made an unusually early appearance in parts of japan. some are unusually early appearance in parts ofjapan. some are concerned unusually early appearance in parts of japan. some are concerned that this could impact the traditional viewing season. but that does not seem viewing season. but that does not seem to be the case. and with a cherry flower industry forming a market of $5.4 billion, there is no
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doubt that the cherry blossom business is booming. thank you for watching, that it for now. many of us have already seen wet and windy weather so far this weekend and there is more to come. two areas of low pressure, the first keeps it very windy overnight in northern scotland, the second develops and strengthens and deepens rapidly as we go into sunday bringing the strongest winds to parts of england and wales. this is how things are looking through the night. some gusts in northern scotland, up to 70mph or so. heavy showers moving through, some snow to the higher hills. we keep outbreaks of rain in southern england, but many other places will become dry. a very mild night with that rain in the south. tomorrow, the strong winds and heavy showers we start the day with in northern scotland gradually ease. then storm freya starts to move in, first with rain pushing its way
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northwards across england and wales into parts of northern ireland and southern scotland later in the day and secondly, with the winds strengthening. south—westerly winds picking up. these are your top temperatures. fairly mild, but the wind is picking up across england and wales. in terms of wind gusts, those strong winds in northern scotland will ease later, but they will be strengthening around the coasts of wales and western england towards the end of the day, maybe up to 80 miles an hour in places. here is another look at storm freya, this deepening area of low pressure. the strongest wind is on the southern flank of this, so through the night into early monday, it's england and wales in the target zone for some disruption. 60 to 70 miles an hour, these are the wind gusts out to the west but there will be some spots on the coast and some hills with up to 80 miles an hour in places. elsewhere in england and wales, we are talking 65 mph gusts. some hill snow as well in the pennines and northern ireland for a time. storm freya will bring some disruption through the night
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and into monday morning with the risk of power interruption in places as well and the chance of seeing some damage. do check the situation with the bbc local radio station as you head out first thing on monday. the circulation of storm freya is moving out into the north sea on monday. still windy to begin the day, but the winds slowly ease. it stays busy with sunshine and showers on what will be a cooler day for monday. it's a sign of things to come as the week goes on. certainly cooler compared with last week. sun and showers to start the week, but then another spell of rain midweek.
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