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hello, this is bbc news. this is bbc world news. the headlines: i'm sharanjit leyl — they should fade away. thousands of people attend vigils live in christchurch. across new zealand to remember the victims of the mosque attacks — new zealand's prime minister says she'll discuss tightening gun for most places, we should see a dry as the country's prime minister laws with her cabinet — says her office received a message in response to the attacks spell of weather tonight, temperatures falling fairly quickly. from the suspected killer minutes in christchurch. more cloud works into the west, before the shootings. though, during the early hours of monday morning with a few spots of rain. it won't be quite as cold here first the relatives of the alleged we speak to the man who heroically thing monday but sub zero gunman have spoken out to share their disbelief tackled the gunman and forced him temperatures in the countryside. at what has happened. to flee the scene at the second so, a touch of frost in some rural what he's done is just not right. spots first thing monday morning. after that cold start, mosque shooting. some sparkling sunshine, it's unrepairable. which will hold on throughout the morning in the east, we say sorry for the he dropped his gun there just a bit more cloud building families over there, and runs to his car. during the afternoon. for the dead and the injured. when he runs to his car, for the western side of the uk, the chancellor, philip hammond, he saw me, i was chasing him there will be a few spots of rain, says a significant number with his own rifle, his own shotgun. of conservative mps have particularly around hills and coasts changed their minds and are prepared here in the west. to back theresa may's brexit deal meanwhile — the family temperatures 8 to 12 degrees, of the alleged gunman, so a degree or $0 warmer if it went back to the commons brenton tarrant, who's for another vote. from australia — say than we've seen recently. they're devastated. goodbye. ethiopia's transport minister says there are "clear similarities" sorry for the families over there, between black box data from last week's crash, and that of an indonesian lion air plane, for the dead and the injured. which crashed last october. police response times to the most urgent calls at two of england's biggest forces have become significantly slower in the past five years, according to figures obtained
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by the bbc. now on bbc news, its time for the travel show. hello, and welcome to the travel show with me, carmen roberts. we're only three months into 2019 and already we've covered plenty of ground, so this week we're going to take a look back at some of our favourite stories so far this year. if you love movies, this street in la is the place to be. my mask started to fill with water and i started to panic, so i was like... they're really affectionate. hey! oh my gosh.
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i think i'm still recovering from the dragon dance in taiwan. anyway, more of that later on in the show, where, back in february, but first let's kick off by heading to paris, where, back in february, christa got to see how the years have taken its toll on one of the city's most iconic buildings. notre dame cathedral is the city's most visited monument. 30 million people walk through its gigantic doors every year — that's twice as many as head to the eiffel tower. the cathedral was damaged
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in the french revolution, many of its figures were defaced, but there are sections that still remain from before the revolution and have been reconstructed since, like the last gentleman like the lastjudgement on the facade of the cathedral. although successive waves of restoration have maintained the cathedral's main features, some of which date back to the 12th century, maintaining the building is an ongoing challenge. pollution, acid rain, and age are now eating up not only its fine details, but also this building's actual structure. and it's particularly striking, when you go behind the scenes here. up high at the back of the cathedral, a place that tourists don't usually get to see. notre dame looks so imposing from the street, towering down, this huge structure, but when you get up close, it's amazing to see how much the old girl kind of needs a helping hand.
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help is what michel is trying to provide. his charity, friends of notre dame, has launched an appeal that helps private donors to help pay for some of the most urgently needed repairs. you see here we have already some parts that were at risk of falling, so we removed them and have stored them here. if we don't want the cathedral to collapse, we need absolutely to repair all these flying buttresses and all these pinnacles need to be replaced as well. but repairing and preserving medieval architecture does not come cheap. the french state actually owns the building and spends up to four million euros each year on the cathedral, but that's not enough and a lot more money is needed. it's estimated that it will cost at least 150 million euros to carry out all the essential structural work here, and it's a race against time.
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so, how urgent are these reports? they are very urgent, because, actually, the risk here is a structural risk on the walls of the cathedral, on the building itself. within ten years, we could have the cathedral completely down if we do not do anything. that's incredible. although it's hoped the private funds might help to save notre dame, the country is full of other beautiful, historic buildings that also need help. so the french government is trying out a new way to help and save at—risk churches, castles and chateaux. and it starts with a trip to the local newsagent. 12 million of these special french heritage scratch cards are on sale across france. you can win big money and save monuments in one go. at 15 euro, this isn't cheap, but 10% of the money from this will go to conservation projects.
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in total, almost 270 historical sites, from ancient monuments to churches and castles, will hopefully benefit from the 16 million euros raised so far. nothing. rien. at least it's for a good cause. christa in france, back in february. as the ski season is starting to come to an end in europe, many winter sports destinations are looking at ways to keep us coming back, once the snow disappears, as lucy found out when she headed to tignes, in the french alps. i'm here in tignes to try something a little bit different. 0k. yes, that is a mask and regulator. we are going to start with this little breathing. i have been persuaded into ice diving. so, once you're inside, we seal everything and you are completely protected from the water. protected by the water.
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for this, i'll be wearing a dry suit. i will put some talc inside, so the head can go easily into the protection. comedic music. it's a girl! laughs. it's definitely a complicated process getting ready, which is just adding to my nerves. and you're sealed. the good news is i can't feel how cold it is out here, so... the lake i'll be diving into is right in the ski village of tignes le lac, just a stone's throw from the lifts. she laughs. bye— bye!
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the more i stare at that icy abyss, the more i think i willjust stick my foot in just to get an idea of how cold it is. so they said that i'm not going to feel the cold obviously, i don't want my body going into some sort of shock once i get into the water. i'm sure it will be fine, but my mind is currently in overdrive. ijust want to get in now. you're in? perfect. dan will be staying above the ice, helping me and another instructor go under. it's not an activity you can do as a group, rather one person at a time, with an instructor, for safety reasons. and we rotate into the water now. my initial worries of freezing to death quickly melt away. perfect. bye— bye. but it didn't quite go to plan and i had to surface. so my mask started
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to fill with water... and i started to panic, so i was like, "0ut!" speaking in french. after a little reminder about what to do, namely don't panic, i was mentally prepped for another go. i'm ready to go back in, i was only down there for maybe a minute or so, but it's so pretty down there. just being able to kind of touch all the bubbles under the ice is really cool. 0k. this time, my mask stayed put, but we decided not to stray too farfrom the ice hole and my confidence returned. it's an otherworldly experience under the ice, cut off from the noise and distractions above, and it's surprisingly relaxing. 0nly towards the end did my toes and fingers start to tingle a little bit. but otherwise, the dry suit really did keep the cold out.
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for the really daring, it's possible to also free dive. probably not for me though, i much prefer having the oxygen tank. rising music if you love movies, this street in la is the place to be. embedded in the walkway, you can see stars from all different genres. mickey mouse, we have bruce willis, we have sharon stone, and here to my right, we actually have the handprints and footprints of some of the biggest stars around. it's here at the dolby theatre where all of the buzz of the oscars will be happening. and, of course, it's not the only way you can get close to the movies.
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around hollywood, its movie legacy is increasingly being recognised and preserved. at the warner brothers studio tour hollywood, guides take you to the actual place were so many movies, from casablanca to la la land, have been made. the lot has been here since the mid—19205, it has been home to some of the most classic films, but also contemporary films, so ridley scott's science—fiction epic blade runner, this is futuristic, dystopian los angeles. this was blade runner, this street? yeah, right here. it's any time period, any location. it is all about redressing. we just keep redressing the sets over and over again, it is whatever you want it to be. but head across town and building work is well under way for a new museum, set to open next year from the team
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behind the oscars, the academy. as the building takes shape, they have been busy gathering exhibits that tell the story of the art and also the science of the movies, from old cinematic cameras to ruby slippers, and shirley temple's shoes. so this is definitely a head from alien, but i see a strap underneath, too. that's right, so this is a headpiece that would have been worn by the stunt person for the film. the actors kept asking to see what the alien would look like and he wouldn't show them. so the reaction you saw on film was the reaction of them seeing it for the first time. it's terrifying. it is a little terrifying. so the scopes came in and they would go to arcades around the country, you put your coin in the slot and then you hand cranked the film and inside you would see the motion picture move. and is it working right now? you're welcome to try it. here we go, i am ready
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for the adventure. the academy museum of motion pictures claims to be the first movie museum in hollywood that takes a global look at the history of the medium. and while there may be many other types of film museum, this certainly will be the first on this scale. so, it's opening night. the first guests walk in, they have their experience and they leave. what do you hope they say to each other? the first is, i hope they understand and talk about film history, because i feel like it's disappearing a little from our memory, and now is the time to really save it, to save the legacy of film forfuture generations. and maybe one of them that's here will be inspired to become a film—maker of the future themselves.
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so far this year, we've brought you stories from over a dozen different countries, and there's plenty more to come throughout the rest of the year. but i know this one was really popular back in january, when ade went to morocco to meet some new four—legged friends. jarjeer mule and donkey refuge lies in the foothills of the atlas mountains, not far from marrakesh. it's where donkeys go to retire. it's also an orphanage and a care centre for working equines. they're really affectionate! hey! the refuge centre was established by british couple susan machin and charles hantom, ten years ago. they'd came to morocco to retire. so, we lived in our villa and we didn't know what we were going to do.
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and then over a period of a few months, a few donkeys came for shelter and i became very interested in them. so, were you donkey fans before you came here, or...? no, i said we were lawyers. well, you could be a lawyer and like donkeys! no, we didn't have time for donkeys! tell me, how do visitors find out about this place? social media. that good old thing. what tourists say is they've stayed in marrakesh, they love morocco, but what upsets them is seeing the donkeys working. westerners aren't used to seeing donkeys working any more. they take a view about morocco, that morocco‘s cruel to its animals, which isn't true. morocco still uses working animals, but didn't know what to do with them at the end of their life. they come here. the couple are using their pensions to run the place. they don't charge an entrance fee and guests are free to roam and play with the animals.
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it's feeding time for the donkeys and, yeah, they're chowing down. they were a bit hangry, before. i suppose after the hard life that these donkeys have led, this is probably a really nice respite. well, we couldn't finish our look back at the year so far on the travel show without remembering a couple of the challenges that we took on. in a moment, we'll relive my not—so—polished performance when ijoined a dragon dance troupe in taiwan back injanuary. sorry! but first, here's christa, taking part in a chilly sauna challenge in latvia. better her than me! this little town is very quiet today, but that is all set to change when tomorrow morning, this place becomes a staging area for the madcap, high—energy and very, very chilly european sauna marathon.
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screaming. the clock is ticking, got to go! so, we need to visit all the saunas. they're marked in blue dots — 19 of them. a long day ahead! yeah. first stop, a traditional smoke sauna. in here, in here, you have to register. registered! 0k. let's go. i don't quite know the sauna etiquette. i think i'm just going to throw myself in there. each team must spend a minimum of three minutes in each sauna. at around 80 degrees, plus a little extra heat coming from the crowd, you get warmed up pretty quickly.
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about three minutes in now. are you ready to hit the cold again? all right. let's do it. you see the ice hole down there? someone's gotta do it and it's not going to be me. i'll do it. yes! let's go! it takes bravery to plunge into a frozen lake, but thanks to lilia, ten minutes will be deducted from our overall time. yes! everyone in? let's go. another way to win time bonuses is the hot tubs and i'm definitely volunteering for this one. this is really very nice. we're surrounded by snowy estonian forests and feel very toasty warm. i can't imagine it will be warm when we get out, though. at our next stop, the sauna truck, we meet two brits who seem to really enjoy the estonian winter.
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long enough when there's nothing better thanjumping into an ice hole straight afterwards. so, yeah, it's been fantastic. after going through many more thermal shocks, the finish line is finally in sight. well, we haven't won, but we did make it to the end, and i think it's not too bad for a first attempt. well, to finish this week, you join me back in taiwan, where i'm about to take on a challenge in front of a crowd who have very high expectations. let's hope i can pull it off. so, it's the annual arts festival and a local dance company had invited me to take part in a performance that they're doing for today's parade. hi, you must be roger. hi, iam. let's get changed. 0k! the festival is held every year close to taipei, and teams from all over the country and further afield come to compete
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in a celebration of music and dance. it's a big, high—profile event, so my team are taking a real risk by letting a total novice join their ranks. 0k. round the circle, 0k. with only an hour to go before the start of the parade, troupe leader roger walks me through my role. i'd rather be hiding somewhere at the back, but he's got me leading the whole team. look at the dragon? swing. swing this way, like an eight? 0k. the idea is that the dragon follows the ball and stick that i'm holding. if only i knew where i was meant to be heading! 0h oh my god! miraculously, the other performers follow my somewhat frantic lead. let's just hope they'll be this accommodating when we do it for real. further downtown, the crowds are building and so are my nerves. i hope no—one laughs at me!
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in the first section of the parade, a dozen or so local high schools will compete for best performance. the streets are crammed with friends, families and teachers all waiting to see their groups perform. they've been working on their routines for months, and today is the day that it all comes together with an extravaganza of energy, colour and sound. and now i can hear my group approaching. i am so nervous and i don't want to make a total fool of myself in front of this big crowd. there's at least 1,000 people here, it's a lot more than i thought. tell me when. now? all of a sudden, i'm on. my mind seems to go totally blank amidst all the noise and colour. luckily, roger is there to give me a push in the right direction. where, where, where?
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somehow, the team follow my lead, although i really have no idea where i'm going. nice! sorry! it's ok! and then my big dragon stick seems to develop a mind of its own. oh, sorry! i was really, really nervous. it was quite stressful. oh, my gosh! i tried to remember my moves, i think i only hit two people with the ball. but it was exciting. something tells me they won't be inviting me back any time soon. that's it for this week. coming up next week: ade heads
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to dubai to go behind the scenes in a hotel in the world's tallest tower where they're getting big on sustainability. this is where we actually throw any leftover food that's come off the guests' plates. it actually looks kind of gross and it smells gross. i don't want to get my hair in it! i hope you can join us for that. don't forget, we're also on social media, were you can tell us about your travels. but in the meantime, from all of us here on the travel show, it's goodbye. good evening. it's been an unsettled weekend, which has rounded off a stormy week of weather. we've had gale force gusts of winds,
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some heavy snow over the hills, lots of heavy rain around, which has caused some flooding. this picture was taken in herne bay in kent on sunday afternoon. some big shower clouds, there has been some hail and some thunder mixed in with those showers, too. through this coming week, a real change in weather type. so, much lighter winds, much drier weather on the cards and through the week it is going to be turning quite a bit milder, too. here's the satellite image from earlier on. you can see we've got largely clear skies with patchy shower cloud here and there. a little bit more cloud working out towards the west and that will push into parts of northern ireland through the second half of tonight, splashing some patchy rain across northern ireland and western parts of scotland, during the early hours of monday. further east though, we keep those clear skies and it's here we'll see the temperatures falling the lowest. so —2 degrees or so, even in some of our towns and cities. could be colder than that in the countryside. not quite as cold further west during the morning because we have that cloud moving in. so a few spots of rain for the south—west of england, wales, north—west england,
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scotland and northern ireland. further east across the uk, you should keep the sunnier skies for a good part of the day. turning a little bit cloudier, during the afternoon. now, temperatures still not great for the time of year — between a round about 8 to 12 degrees. certainly a touch warmer than it was during the weekend and we've lost that significant wind—chill we've seen over recent days. now, here is the pressure set up as we look towards the first part of the week. we've got high pressure that's trying to push in from the south—west. weather fronts do try to move in from the north—west, so i think through tuesday, with the influence of higher pressure in the south, it should stay dry with some sunny spells towards the south and the south—east. slightly breezier with a few spots of rain across parts of northern and western scotland, for instance. temperature—wise though, it's starting to get a little bit milder by this stage in the week. up to around 13 or 1a degrees by the time we get to tuesday and that theme continues. this is the air mass, looking into the middle of the week and you can see the yellow colours returning to the map. so that means temperatures are on the rise. slightly cooler conditions are working in from the north as we head through the day on thursday. a little bit breezier here too,
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but in general things are looking relatively dry and settled through wednesday and into thursday too. temperatures, particularly in the south up to 16 degrees. that will feel a lot nicer than it has done over recent days. but then it does look like things turn a little bit cooler with some rain in the north as we look towards the end of this week. 00:26:17,029 --> 4294966103:13:29,430 bye— bye.
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