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good morning, welcome to breakfast with rogerjohnson and naga munchetty. 0ur headlines today: there have been several explosions at churches and luxury hotels good morning, welcome to breakfast with rogerjohnson and mega munchetty. our headlines today: in the last few minutes we've had reports of several explosions in sri lanka. blasts have been reported at two main churches in the capital colombo and nearby city negombo. overnight, police removed some climate change protestors from waterloo bridge — it's still closed and demonstrations continue in central london. a message of hope and resurrection — notre—dame‘s easter service finds a new home, but there's unrest on the streets during the latest anti—government ‘yellow vest‘ protests in paris. and in the last hour, amir khan's world title shot
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ended in controversy. he was hit with a low blow by the champion, terence crawford, and couldn't carry on, the american keeping his wbo title. good morning and happy easter sunday to you. it will be another warm and sunny day for most people. signs of change as we had to next week. join me laterfor all the change as we had to next week. join me later for all the details. it's sunday 21st april. within the last hour, at least 80 people are reported to have been injured in several explosions in sri lanka. there were blasts at two churches in the capital colombo and negombo. there are also reports of explosions in several five star hotels. we will be in touch with our reporters on the ground and bring you the very latest in the coming hour. hundreds of extra police officers have been drafted into central london to help clear climate change protestors from the capital's roads.
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oxford circus was reopened to traffic yesterday afternoon, but demonstrators are continuing to occupy waterloo bridge, which is closed, and parliament square, as leigh milner reports. throughout the night, specialist officers worked carefully to remove protesters who had attached themselves to a truck on waterloo bridge. after being up there for about two hours or so, this protester is now being carefully hoisted down the side of this truck using specialist equipment. he has been up there for about two hours and officers are doing their best to get him down safely. it has been almost a week since the extinction rebellion protest began in central london. so far they have been 750 people arrested and 28 charge, according to the metropolitan police. i guess we're going to here until the government declare a climate emergency, and agreed to sit down and have a conversation that we
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feel is crucial. every day, more than a thousand officers police the protests, and an extra 200 have been requested to help from neighbouring forces. some people are here because it is kind of a mini party. some people are here because they are really here for the cause, and i guess you have everything in between. this morning, waterloo bridge remains closed to traffic as protests continue there and on parliament square. the main easter sunday celebration in paris, which would have taken place at notre—dame cathedral, will instead be held at the church of saint eustache, as workers continue the task of making the cathedral safe. last night, french television put on a concert to raise funds for the renovation following monday's fire. will batchelor reports. it was billed as a unique moment to symbolise hope, the hope of a
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rebuilt notre—dame. musicians from france and across the world put on a glitzy show in paris last night, with television viewers invited to give generously to a pot that already stands at more than £750 million. this morning, the message of hope and resurrection will continue with an easter sunday service. not at notre—dame, which is still being made safe, but at the nearby church of saint eustache, where a congregation of 2000 will hear the choir of notre—dame seeing ina hear the choir of notre—dame seeing in a mass led by the archbishop of paris. if the fire brought a moment of unity for parisien ‘s, it was brief. before last night's concert, 200 people were arrested in the latest round of protests by the so—called yellow vest protesters, angry that people can find millions
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to restore an ancient cathedral but not, they say, to tackle poverty. the fire in notre—dame is out, but others are lit, and it seems that some people of paris have more hope than others. if your password is "123456", then you are among more than 23 million people. that's according to a study published today by britian‘s cyber security watchdog. the national cyber security centre says people should make it harder for hackers to access their data by using three random but memorable words. 0ur security correspondent, gordon corera, has more. a password is supposed to keep our information secure, but as we have all had to use more and more passwords, the temptation is to keep them simple. that, though, can be a mistake. a new study which analyses the passwords that have already been stolen shows the risks. the most used password overall is "one
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23456", used password overall is "one 23166", appearing over 23 used password overall is "one 23456", appearing over 23 million times. the next guest is the not much more imaginative" 123166789" times. the next guest is the not much more imaginative" 123456789". all of these are easy for a hacker to guess. when it comes to the premier league, it seems liverpool are champions. chelsea are second, then arsenal and man united. as for fictional characters, number one choice is superman. the results were released by part of gchq ahead of their annual conference this week. they are calling on people to try something different. they want people to combine three random but memorable words. there are five simple things we are saying. passwords, get your three random words. password manager, backup your data. due to factor verification if
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it is available, and also, when those updates for your applications come through, do it. nearly half the people in the survey said information on how to stay secure online is confusing, and as we move more and more of our lives online, the hope is that today's survey may make some people think again before they take the easy route when it comes to their password. it does make you think, how creative are you with your passwords?” make you think, how creative are you with your passwords? i try, i think most people do, except for the people who just use numbers... i think more than half of people expect they will have some kind of hacking incident. you may have your thoughts, call in if you are having anything interesting to say. phones
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are anything interesting to say. phones a re pretty clever at anything interesting to say. phones are pretty clever at remembering these things these days. prison staff are using new technology in five jails in england and wales to find phones being used illegally by inmates. the system produces a heat map when a mobile is detected, allowing officers to trace the device to a particular cell. ministers hope the technology will also help tackle drug smuggling and violence in prisons. firefighters have spent the night tacking a large wildfire on moorland in west yorkshire. the blaze broke out over several acres of ilkley moor at lunchtime yesterday, on the hottest day of the year so far. pope francis will lead easter sunday celebrations at the vatican later this morning. the 82—year—old leader of the world's 1.3 billion catholics will say mass in st peter's square. worshippers and pilgrims have travelled from around the globe. we have had some news in the last
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half hour or so that at least 80 people are reported to have an injured in several explosions in sri lanka. there were blasts at two churches in the capital, colombo, and another city, negombo. it is a developing situation and we can get up—to—date with our reporter, who joins us from colombo. what is going on there? we are hearing reports of blasts in churches and hotels. this is obviously a targeted event. iam i am outside a church in colombo, where the first attack took place, and it is an ongoing situation because no—one is allowed to go inside to check the damage because there may still be explosives. apart from this, there is another church which is in negombo, and i have seen pictures, which are devastating.
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0utside colombo there has been a church attacked as well and i have heard many deaths are there. we have seen pictures of blasts in hotels, but we are not sure how big it is, but we are not sure how big it is, but it looks very targeted and they all took place at similar times. the official reports we are getting at the moment is that 80 people have been injured. you said you are hearing reports or have seen evidence of several deaths. can you tell us more about that? also, explain the time of day, how busy it would have been in these churches at this time obviously on easter sunday. it is the time of day, it will happen with morning prayer, so it is 10:30am at the moment in sri lanka. i have heard from sri lanka hospital that they have received at least 25 dead bodies, and more than a hundred people are injured and are
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currently receiving treatment. in colombo we are hearing more serious injuries, we can't confirm that at the moment but it does look very serious. in the 5—star hotels, i have not seen whether there have been major injuries because we have only seen a couple of pictures of those areas, we have not been able to verify those claims, but this place, saint anthony's church in colombo, what i have seen here seems very devastating and it is a big blast, although no—one is allowed to go into. it is very early, i know, we are reacting as soon as this has happened. tell us who police are suspecting to have been behind this, this targeted and planned series of attacks. i spoke to a couple of
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officers, and they are really clueless about this because they we re clueless about this because they were not expecting this kind of attack. last week there had been a small incident in a church, but that isa minor small incident in a church, but that is a minor incident so some people are suspecting whether it escalated. there is a protest in colombo on friday by the methodist church in colombo about those minor attacks that were taking place, but there seems to be something major, it seems to be something major, it seems to be co—ordinated and well—planned. it is early to say what is really behind it, but i think we will be getting to know very soon think we will be getting to know very soon who is really behind these things. thank you so much, thank you for bringing us up—to—date. 0f course, we are reporting there are several injured, the latest reports is 160 injured. there are reports from the local hospital that at least 25 dead bodies have been admitted there. he was standing
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outside saint anthony's church, and the devastation is catastrophic. we will keep you up—to—date. let's look at the papers. the mail on sunday leads on details of a survey which suggests that a0 per cent of conservative councillors are planning to vote for nigel farage's brexit party in next month's european elections, in protest over theresa may's failure to conclude the uk's exit from the eu. the brexit party also poses a threat to the labour party, according to the observer. it says labour's deputy leader, tom watson is warning that the party will never defeat nigel farage if it continues to "sit on the fence" over brexit and offers only a "mealy mouthed" support for a second referendum.
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the picture you are seeing is off brighton beach on the hottest day of the year. the sunday telegraph reports on the findings of a secret memo circulating among senior figures in the conservative party which suggests that tory voters are "repulsed" by the high speed 2 rail project, and would like to scrap it. it cuts through a lot of conservative areas, the planned route for hs2. and a picture there of the pop star adele who has announced her separation from her husband simon konecki. away from politics, the sunday times claims royal officials have drawn up plans to hand the duke and duchess of sussex a major internationaljob that could see them moving abroad after the birth of their child. the paper reports the "bespoke" role will probably be in africa and will combine commonwealth and charity work, as well as promoting britain. here's stav with a look at this morning's weather. a glorious day, of course. someone
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told me yesterday was 27 degrees at one place where they were. did we get that high? i think that might have been a car thermometer that was getting a bit carried away! it did feel amazing yesterday. i cannot remember april in this area shores and a t—shirt weather. cannot remember april in this area shores and a t-shirt weather. the building as well. it was warm last night. we did reach 25.5 so today we could wreak the easter sunday record. we need a smidgen over 25 degrees for that but it will be another gloriously sunny day for most of us. i say most of us because we still have a weather front across the north and west of scotland. you can see here thanks to this area of low pressure remaining out the atla ntic low pressure remaining out the atlantic and as we head on into easter monday, that high pressure
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pushes the weather front backup to see so pushes the weather front backup to see so will see more sunshine for parts of north—west scotland and northern ireland. a chilly start this morning across the east and some dense fog around west riding and into lincolnshire but that should clear and burn away quite quickly. widespread sunshine away from the north—west corner which shall be cloudy, cool and breezy with outbreaks of rain. temperatures 20- 23 with outbreaks of rain. temperatures 20— 23 degrees. 2a or 25 is likely across the south. pollen levels will be high as they were yesterday, you we re be high as they were yesterday, you were probably suffering if you are allergic to pollen. this is tree pollen that will be exceptionally high today. as we head into the evening. it does stay dry and a lovely end to the day. 0vernight it will be dry and clear. a little bit of mist and fog across eastern areas and the weather front and the rain begins to push back out so it turns dry for western scotland. easter monday is looking, again, a dry bright sunny start with any morning
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mist and fog clears away quickly and then widespread sunshine including northern ireland and scotland. a fresher breeze coming up from the south for the south—east and that is a sign of things to come as low pressure begins to push in but, again, quite warm. 22, 20 four celsius. and this is what starts the change. later on tuesday and certainly on wednesday this area of low pressure as the weather front moves and of the atlantic and we should start to see increasing showers and thunderstorms and may be some spells of rain. with that, those temperatures will begin to fall back and it will feel cooler than what we have been used to. but actually falling back to where they should be for this time of year. i'll show you this child here at the end to show you the drop in temperature across the major cities up temperature across the major cities up and down the uk. close to normal figures there. and it will remain quite showery. not bad for the long easter weekend. in the last hour we
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have had report that there have been blasts at two churches in sri lanka. in colombo and nagombo. 0ur reporter tells us that there are more than 25 damp and 280 injured. that is the latest figure. that story will develop over the morning. these are the latest pictures we have from sri lankan tv. it is a story that will develop between now and when we go off airat nine develop between now and when we go off air at nine a.m.. do stay with us. time now for film review with martine croxall. hello, and welcome to the film review on bbc news.
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to take us through this week's cinema releases is jason solomons. i'm used to seeing you in a black tie and on the red carpet. if i had known, i would've dressed up. so jason, what do we have this week? we have great films with great actors and actresses of awards standing. the first film is about a lost handbag leading to a nightmare. chloe grace moretz and isabelle huppert star in greta. we are off to italy, the sun—drenched beaches in palo sorrentino's loro. and red joan, judi dench opens the door on her past and a wartime secret that she was accused of treason. she's a national treasure! let's start with greta it sounds cartoonish, but critics like it?
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it's almost not cartoonish enough for me. i really liked it, it's called greta and directed by neiljordan, who's been doing these dark—tinged fairy tales. he did in the company of wolves, the crying games, and in dreams. his stories always come with this little fairy element, like angela carter in the dark underbelly of fairy tales. this one is called greta, like "hansel and gretel". it's a tale of breadcrumbs left in the city that brings chloe grace moretz to isabelle huppert‘s little gingerbread house in new york. you don't see houses like this in new york. chloe grace moretz returns this handbag to isabelle huppert, who plays a batty old french lady who's lost her husband and is a bit sad. they strike up an unlikely friendship which leads to a rather stalker—ish bit of behaviour from isabelle huppert. like fatal attraction, she tracks down all through the city,
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and even turns up at the restaurant where chloe grace moretz is working. may i? hmm... a bit like you — promises a lot, then disappoints. 0k. i deserve better! oh my god, i'm so sorry. you can't do this to me — to us. are you a child? no, you're the child. you need someone to love. you need a mother to hold you. you love someone, and you're afraid to love. don't you dare talk to me about my mother! darling, you must learn, she had to die. she had to die for me! are you out of your mind? you just can't accept it! she's gone, frances! just accept it! leave me alone! she's gone, leave me alone! leave me alone!
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she's so elegant but scary! i know, she's like that in real life. you think she'll go at any moment. she's done brilliant films with michael haneke, like elle with paul verhoeven, which won an oscar nomination a few years ago. that is what we are picking up on here. i love how in the clip, all the new york diners decide it's hard to get a reservation, so they aren't moving, even if there is a madwoman going on. as you can see, it's got that delirious nature to it, and i mention fatal attraction or single white female, those psychological thrillers from the ‘80s and ‘90s. that is whatjordan is mining here. they even go shopping for a rescue dog, which brings in the big bad wolf. there's a lot of clever stuff here, but it's also just a lot of fun. it's one of those films that's a bit silly and you think, "why didn't she google her"? she would know. that spoils it. exactly, it's old —fashioned.
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i like the style of it, shot by seamus mcgarvey. it's like a hitchcock film. it's unhinged, which you need. i'm interested. now loro, about silvio berlusconi. lots of colour to be looked at in his life? for those who don't know, silvio berlusconi was the prime minister of italy and engulfed in scandal. but you could never get rid of him, he was coated in teflon. that wasn't a tan, it was teflon. he's played in this film brilliantly by the great italian actor toni servillo, who is the muse of palo sorrentino, the director of the film. we are set in the palaces of sardinia, where everyone is trying to get berlusconi's attention. it is a film that has a lot of women dancing around in bikinis, lots of parties, and berlusconi was famous for inviting heads of state to these bunga—bunga parties. you remember them? i reported on them a few times.
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it would be fun to be invited, except what this film does is make you realise that it's fun to start with, but after the fifth or sixth one, the excess is way too much. how appealing will this be to the female audience? given that we've gone through this time's up, #metoo moment... it's like those things never happen in this movie. you will be disgusted by much of it, but that's the idea. is it disgusting enough, does it get enough jabs at berlusconi? not really, but there are some brilliant touches of surrealism. red joan with judi dench? no dancing girls in this one. judi dench plays a woman — this is based on the real—life tale of melita norwood, known as the "granny spy." suddenly the police show up at her home and arrest her for wartime behaviour. she says she's done nothing wrong,
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then we flash back to cambridge in the 1930s where she was a young woman who came under the charm of a handsome and charismatic communist played by tom hughes. here's a clip. it was the best of times, it was the worst of times. it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness... it was the epoch of belief. it was the epoch of incredulity. it was the season of light, it was the season of darkness. a tale of two cities, book one, recalled to life. that's communism. that's dickens. i'd have thought far too english for you. so what made you want to read physics? the clever answer is that when in 1932, they discovered the neutron, and the whole world changed.
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and i wanted to be a part of that. but the reality is tadpoles. does it work? the flashing back and forth takes the drama out of both segments, unfortunately. judi dench is always brilliant, but this is not the best role i've seen her do. there's not enough of her, you want to see how this affects this woman who is suddenly confronted by her past. here she is living happily in a suburb, and suddenly, her past catches up with her. her family knows nothing about it — her son is the barrister who ends up defending her, with no clue about what his mum has been up to. then it all gets a bit muddled, flashing backwards and forwards between the two. they don't quite marry the two segments for me. it reminded me of the imitation game, with benedict cumberbatch and keira knightley. that's what we do with british period films, and unfortunately it is a pale imitation of that.
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best 0ut, you've chosen mid90s? it's nostalgic for those who have lived through it? berlusconi is enough mid—90s for anyone, but we are talking about a young kid growing up on the streets of la in the 19905 who falls amongst a group of skateboarders. it is very much a coming—of—age tale, which i love, especially when it is set to mid—90s hip—hop. this is directed byjonah hill, a rather portly actor who's worked with scorsese and in superbad. the wolf of wall street? exactly. there's lots of scorsese in this movie. it's summer—y with great beats — "dope beats," i would say. would you really? are we allowed to use language like that? who is this appealing to — is it for people who were around in the ‘905? it's for anyone who's come of age, which is most of us, mainly boys, but your first experiences with sex and alcohol, your mum telling you off, the embarrassment of your mum finding you when you're trying to be cool.
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it captures that moment of youth and becoming into experience, and he does it really well. quite well, lots of banter and growing up to be done on screen. and as it's his first film as a director, he's growing up as a film—maker before our very eyes. best streaming, something called guava island? you say that as if you don't know what that means. streaming is notjust for hay fever sufferers, you know? it's where we find a lot of stuff these days. i thought i would pick this little film dropped on amazon prime starring donald glover, who goes by childish gambino for his music, and rihanna, who is also a singer. guava island is set on the caribbean and a story that reminded me me of 19505 palm d'0r winner black 0rpheus, directed by marcel camus. all pretensions aside, it is realistic with great music, about a carnival and workers under the shackles of a dictator on this island. but is it more than just a feature—length music video?
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much more, although it is only 55 minutes, so it finds itself between a rock and a hard place. but you can just release these things on streaming, it doesn't have to get you in cinemas. but i found it colourful and well—acted with very fine set pieces of the dancing. this naive inquisitor thing i do is just an act to make you look really good. i know you know everything. thank you very much jason. that's it for this week, thank you for watching and goodbye.
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hello, this is breakfast with naga munchetty and rogerjohnson. good morning, here's a summary of today's main stories from bbc news. at least 25 people are reported to have been killed in a series of explosions in sri lanka. 280 more have been injured in blasts at two churches in and a number of hotels in the capital colombo and the city of negombo. 0ur reporter azam ameen is in colombo, at the seen of one of the explosions. iam in i am in front of saint anthony's church in colombo, where the first attack took place. it is an ongoing situation, because they are suspecting that there are some more explosives inside. so no—one can get into have a look at the damage.
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there has been another explosion in negombo. there is also another explosion on the outskirts of colombo and i am hearing reports of many deaths there. we are seeing pictures of blasts in hotels, but are not sure how big it is but it looks targeted and it all took place at similar times. 0ne one is reporting death toll at 42, and it is expected to continue to rise. hundreds of extra police officers have been drafted into central london to help clear climate change protestors from the capital's roads. demonstrators are still occupying waterloo bridge and parliament square. the metropolitan police commissioner, cressida dick, told the bbc the demonstrations had caused "miserable disru ption" and urged protestors to "move on". if your password is "123456", then you share it with more than 23 million people.
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that's according to a study published today by britian's cyber security watchdog. the national cyber security centre also says 3.5 million use the word "password". it's urging people to make it harder for hackers to access their data by using three random but memorable words. prison staff are using new technology in five jails in england and wales to find phones being used illegally by inmates. the system produces a heat map when a mobile is detected, allowing officers to trace the device to a particular cell. ministers hope the technology will also help tackle drug smuggling and violence in prisons. firefighters have spent the night tacking a large wildfire on moorland in west yorkshire. the blaze broke out over several acres of ilkley moor at lunchtime yesterday on the hottest day of the year so far. profoundly deaf children who are unable to use standard hearing aids or implants are now being offered pioneering brain surgery. specialist teams in london
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and manchester will perform the procedure known as auditory brainstem implant, which could help under—fives hearfor the first time. ukrainians head to the polls today in the country's presidential election. voters face a choice between incumbent president petro poroshenko and television comedian and political newcomer volodymyr zelensky. the winner will be elected for a five—year term. pope francis will lead easter sunday celebrations at the vatican later this morning. the 82—year—old leader of the world's 1.3 billion catholics will say mass in st peter's square. worshippers and pilgrims have travelled from around the globe. we will keep you updated about what is happening in sri lanka after several blast in the capital,
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colombo, and nearby city negombo. let's move onto the sport. we are talking about amir khan, not a happy easter sunday for him. absolutely, i love it when you come in on an early and there is overnight news. below the belt is something that is in normal vernacular, and this really was below the belt. a low blow from terence crawford, and amir khan was in so much pain hejust could not carry on. you are not allowed to hit below the belt, it was accidental, but he was in so much pain hejust couldn't carry on. interestingly, crawford keeps his titles, it is a technical knockout. he keeps the wbo welterweight title. but he was so far ahead by then, the american, amir khan had been knocked down in
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the first round. amir khan wasn't given much of a chance against terence crawford, the wbo welterweight champion, he was knocked down in the first round at madison square garden, and was a long way behind on points before a very unsatisfactory end to the fight. caught by an accidental low blow, he couldn't carry on and crawford keeps his belt. boxing journalist and broadcaster gareth a davies joins us now. nobody wants to see it and like that, and there was a lot of confusion, wasn't there? he had five minutes to gather himself but he didn't take the full five minutes? know, good morning. a lot of chatter behind me they have just had the press co nfe re nce behind me they have just had the press conference here, amir khan came to the press conference. he said he is not a quitter, but the end of this fight, which could have been a glorious moment for him, will been a glorious moment for him, will be seen forever and debated about has been very farcical. it was his trainer, virgil hunter, who pulled
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him out. yes, he had a very hard low blow, but i think his will was nearly broken at that point, and it was only a few minutes from a stoppage or a finish to the fight. he was absolutely dominated by terence crawford from 0maha, who i think will go on to be one of the greats and the best fighter in the world shortly. just tell us a little bit about crawford, because he is multi— weight champion now, isn't he? he is. he has come up from lightweight and he has one titles in multiple weights. he has an amazing back story, he was beaten as a child, given rough love, shot in the back after gambling with dice in a casino one night, but now he works with children in rwanda taking medical supplies in a charity that he works with, with a high school
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teacher. an incredible transformation in his life. the question is how big a star. he is an incredible boxer, but in america you need some star power to get to the levels of the likes of mike tyson and floyd mayweather, who were outwardly bad boys. crawford is not a talker, he does his business in the ring, he is a very acute and proficient and spiteful boxer, who can box left—handed or right—handed, as he shows amir khan tonight. he teased him. he beat kell brook last year, and that would be a mega fight in america. at welterweight, £147, to compare with say sugar ray leonard in the past, some of the great stars of american boxing. this is an interesting time in america.
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just on amir khan, you had a long sit down with him before the fight, he burst onto the scene 15 years ago now? britain's youngest 0lympic medallist. now he is 31, do you think that is it? he is 32, actually, and i think yes, it is. silver medal at 17, a major crossover star, not just as silver medal at 17, a major crossover star, notjust as a boxer. his face looks horribly battered, he was up with me just a few minutes ago and the cameraman. when he goes back and talks to his family, i don't think there is anywhere left ago, i think this is probably the last post for amir khan. many thanks. after the midweek fireworks of their champions league quarter—final, which saw tottenham knock manchester city out, the repeat at the etihad yesterday saw a nervy1—0 win for city. the goal came early — phil foden's first in the premier league. the three points puts them a point clear of liverpool again.
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both have four games left to play. liverpool play strugglers cardiff later. fight with the best liveable ever, the best liveable ever, i think one of the best teams i have ever seen in my life, so being there, what can i say? we fight until the end, we are going to put everything in there, we will put away leicester and brighton, and we will see how far we get and brighton, and we will see how farwe get —— and brighton, and we will see how far we get —— liverpool. and we will see how far we get —— liverpool. brighton couldn't register a shot on target against wolves and pushed their luck against the home side, but the goalless draw could be crucial for their survival hopes. they are now three points clear of the relegation zone. celtic play at hibs today in the scottish premiership, but even if they win, the title will have to wait at least another week. that's after rangers beat hearts 3—1
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to prevent their glasgow neighbours from celebrating too early. aberdeen and st mirren also won yesterday, and stjohnstone beat dundee, who are now 6 points from safety. manchester united women won the women's championship by thrashing crystal palace 7—0. lauren james scored four goals as united claimed the title just 11 months after being re—formed. they had already confirmed their promotion to the super league. their new status in the top tier could see them playing some fixtures at old trafford, there have been early discussions about the possiblity of playing there. saracens are into the european champions cup final after beating munster 32—16. billy vunipola was man of the match, but was confronted by a pitch invader and also booed throughout. the sarries forward was given a warning by the rfu after defending the australian player israel folau's homophobic social media posts. austin halewood was watching.
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the champions cup bathed in sunshine. conditions perfect for running rugby, but the battle between these two european heavyweights was a war of attrition, neither side willing to give an inch. 0wen farrell's boot on four separate occasions just about enough to keep saracens ahead at the break. but after all, negotiating the latter stages of the champions cup is what they do best. twice, saracens have won the competition in the last three years, so they know how to take their chances. michael rhodes the man to finally break through. after tasting defeat in their last six european semifinals, munster won't going out on a whimper. a turnover enough to put darren sweetman into the corner. hope for the irish faithful soon to be bulldozed by billy vunipola. after a week in the headlines he will be relieved to be back in them
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for his performance on the pitch. the saracens side too strong and powerful, in the end, too good. this is the moment that he was confronted by that munster fan at full time. he said: "it's not something i'm afraid of. i probably have to expect that it's going to keep happening." saracens will face either leinster or toulouse in the final. they play this afternoon. both english teams lost their challenge cup semi—finals. this is the second tier of european rugby. sale had won twice in france this season but they were knocked out at la rochelle, gregory alldritt with the decisive try in their 24—20 win. and it'll be an all—french final, after clermont auvergne survived a late fightback from harlequins to beat them 32—27. great britain's fed cup tie against kazakhastan is poised at 1—1. katie boulter wasted three match points before losing her singles rubber — she said she was devastated. she took the first set against yulia putinsteva
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at the copper box in london, and she led 4—0 in the decider but she lost it on a tie break. johanna konta won her rubber but it's all square. that looked very emotional. very emotional. was she getting annoyed about a decision on getting the ground going? no, just getting emotional. it is such an intense environment. i remember it from the 0lympics. neil robertson was in stunning form at snooker‘s world championship. the 2010 champion is on the verge of what would be only the second whitewash in crucible history. he's 9—0 up against qualifier michael georgiou, so he needsjust one more frame in tonight's session. elsewhere reigning champion mark
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williams beat martin gould 10—7. i love a bit of snooker. i will be watching that. he looked fairly fed up. he was, he was terrible. you can't sit in today, because it will be glorious outside. on my balcony? you can get atvon outside. on my balcony? you can get a tv on your balcony, can you? we will come around and share your mention! it sounds marvellous! we have plenty of pictures of how people have been enjoying the weather, one of the hottest days of the year yesterday. temperatures reaching highs of 25 degrees, and many of you were out and about and send us your pictures. thanks to all the weather watchers who sent these. these beautiful tulips were shot in drumbeg, where there were
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highs of 20 degrees. and we could be in for more of the same. 20 degrees, we can beat that. what is that? a hazy morning... i just want to show that there are a few dense fog patches across parts of eastern england. this isjust a light mist in lincolnshire that there are dense patches that will linger on for another hour or so but will melt away quickly like it did yesterday. as you mentioned, yesterday. as you mentioned, yesterday was the warmest day of the year so far yesterday was the warmest day of the yearso farand yesterday was the warmest day of the year so far and easter sunday is looking glorious as well for most of us looking glorious as well for most of us it will be very warm and sunny. the exception to the rule is the north—west of scotland where there isa north—west of scotland where there is a low pressure system under weather front bringing some rain to the north of scotland. it will start to retreat out to sea as we head into easter monday is high pressure exerts its force across the uk. the last few days it does that because low pressure winds out next week. a
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chilly start to the morning across central and eastern areas. fog melting away quickly. widespread sunshine and thick cloud, more breeze and outbreaks of rain. temperatures again across north—west scotland, 20, 20 two degrees and we could see a high of 2a, possibly 25 degrees across the south—east. pollen level will be high today. this is tree pollen so that will be unpleasant if you suffer from hayfever full as we head into the evening it was a lovely end to the day and overnight, much like last night, clear sky, light day and overnight, much like last night, clearsky, light wind, a few cool spots developing again and there will be mist and fog and we will see that rain and cloudy easing away from the outer hebrides. as we head on into easter monday, it looks like we will have another dry start with widespread sunshine after a cool one with mist and fog clearing away and more sunshine across the north—west of the uk as well. a breeze coming up from the south or
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the south—east but that won't impact the south—east but that won't impact the temperature. tomorrow will fill pleasa nt the temperature. tomorrow will fill pleasant with highs of 20 — 2a, maybe 25 degrees somewhere in the south or south—east. we will start to see changes from tuesday onwards. we start to lose the high—pressure system in this low pressure system with this weather system is pushing up, increasing showers, may be some thunderstorms we bring moisture into the warm hour. an increasing chance of showers from late tuesday onwards, certainly for wednesday. thunderstorms mixed in a gradually it will turn cooler temperatures nearing normal for this time of year. it shows clearly that drop in temperature as we had through next week. for those of us lucky enough to be off this weekend at least we can enjoy a beautiful bit of weather. absolutely. it has been amazing weekend. and we still have another two days to go! thank you very much and we will see you later.
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we have come a click on the way in a moment but first we want to update you on the main story breaking this morning that happened a couple of hours ago in sri lanka, a series of bomb blasts in various locations in the capital colombo and another nearby city. 42 people are reported to have died, 240 reported injured. these blasts have been at churches and at hotels. we understand that colombo's cinnamon grand hotel, a blast ripped through a restaurant and at least one of the victims there was killed there. a high—end hotel has been targeted. and there are many reports coming through, u nfortu nately we a re are many reports coming through, unfortunately we are expecting the death toll to rise. 42 reported that at the moment, 280 reported injured and we will keep you up to date. more on that at seven o'clock with the headlines but now it is time for
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click. here at this london gallery, art created by a robot using artificial intelligence is on show. these images are a very modern take on the traditional chinese ink landscape paintings. they are created by using a combination of data from nasa, images collected by the chinese rover on the moon and a human who was taught the al to create brush strokes that look like this. ai genesis will never create the same image twice and its inventor, who calls the robot his soulmate, sees that as one of the joys. when you look at the picture do
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you feel pleased with it? do you question how it has come out? how do you feel when you first see it? i feel amazed. wow, that is my expression. oh, wow. if i draw myself like this, i will be punished by my ink painting master because that is not the way that a trained traditional ink painting. what's wrong with it? they will not draw that that way. that is not a traditional technique of chinese ink painting. but the new art ink paintings, what we want to do is put some new things in traditional paintings, to renew it. you have certainly done that. who is the better painter, you or the robot? i would say it is a collaboration between us. and sometimes it is embarrassing because do i say look
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at my paintings... or look at our paintings? but if the creation of an image comes down to data, numbers, algorithms, is it maybe missing something? each piece of art that is created normally has a person's emotions, persons thought and vision put into it. when you are leaving the ai to do a lot of that, is it still art? firstly, what is emotions? emotion is our response to the environment. like on a rainy day you will feel blue. on a sunny day you may feel the future is so bright. if i put data to stimulate gemini's work, to stimulate it, to create extra stimulation, less surrounding, for example i put in humidity and temperature, every time it comes out different. i would say there is emotion and relations at this moment but no—one can say that ai will not have emotion or imagination
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in the future. and the idea does seem to be gaining ground. a piece of ai art was, for the first time, sold at auction last month at london's sotheby‘s. artist mario klingemann's memories of passersby1 was created using what is known as generative adversarial networks, or gans. these break down the data from traditional oil portraits, rebuilding it into a series of unique images. what you see there, i built myself. but like a painter does not build the brush themselves or, let's say, they go in the store to purchase paint or canvas, i am working with materials that are standing on the shoulders of a generation of researchers.
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but the intention here was deliberately neither to achieve perfection nor photorealism. selling now for £32,000. it was actually the code that was bought here with a couple of screens and a wooden unit thrown in to enjoy it on. so maybe the future of appreciation of art is one of appreciation of technology as well. that was lara. now let's talk phones. and as a gee—ee—ee—ee—eek, i have been waiting a long time to be able to do this. the idea of a flexible display has been around for years and on click we have watched this story, ahem, unfold. but these things have been an awfully long time coming. we have had to wait for 0led technology that allows for flexible electronics to get to a point where it is cheap and reliable
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enough to survive being bent, flexed and mistreated in the real world. and this year, finally, several companies have been able to, ahem, roll them out. the highest profile flexible phone has to be samsung's galaxy fold which becomes available at the beginning of next month. whispering: for £1800. now the front screen is smaller and narrower than you might be used to but this device is really all about a 7.3 inch tablet screen hiding inside. you can just about see that crease down the centre, although it is less obvious when the screen is bright. 0n opening or closing, any apps running on one screen will switch immediately to the other in an adjusted size. that bigger screen does allow
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for three apps to be open at once which you can reposition or pop out into floating windows. now this is the first time that journalists have been allowed to touch the thing and i came down here today expecting it to weigh a ton but it does not. it is heavier than the s10+ but it is lighter than an ipad mini, so it depends on your perspective, really. now, about the screen. it does not fold completely flat which has caused some to worry that a stray coin in the pocket would sneak into the gap and cause all sorts of screen damage. and despite samsung's claims that it can take up to 200,000 folds, some reviewers have already experienced unexplained faults with the screen. samsung says it is looking into it but it's not exactly the best start for what is supposed to be a whole new type of device. now then. i wonder if you have ever seen a shooting star. if you are lucky, you might see
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a few of them in your lifetime but what if you could control where and when they happen? that would be pretty spectacular, wouldn't it? kate russell has been to japan to meet the scientists who are trying to take control of the night sky. three, two, one, go. it's not often you can get this close to a shooting star. 0oh, that one is green. this simulation of a meteor being burned up in earth's atmosphere is part of an ambitious plan to create cosmic grade fireworks that can be seen from up to 200 kilometres away. since we last visited the company back in 2016, they have been perfecting
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the technology to make it compact enough to allow it to be sent into space. hitching a ride on a rocket is not cheap, so every gram counts. many shooting stars ordinarily... basically... it is like a sesame seed size and this is bigger than the natural shooting stars. this is completely burned out in the upper atmosphere. so it becomes very bright and lasts longer. it will take a year before the satellite descends to an orbit where they have been cleared by the world space agencies to eject the pellets. so the particles sit inside this cylinder and they get rotated one at a time into this chamber here.
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down inside here in the central chamber. then we put pressure behind them right here and we release them and they get shot out of here. 0k. so puff, puff? yes. one at a time. because the release velocity is the number one critical factor in ensuring accuracy of the particles, there is no system on earth currently accurate enough. the company is being secretive about the date for the first shooting star display. but it does not take a genius to work out that the timing sets things up nicely for the 2020 olympics. in future, they hope to offer multicoloured displays as well. so this is one of the materials that will be tested today, just mounted on the tip of the stick. we're not quite sure how it will burn, what colour it will be, or the brightness but that is the point of these tests. it promises to look spectacular. but there is real science at stake here as well. right now, meteor science
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is not well known. it is a wide field of research and especially scientists they don't know the mass, the brightness, the composition of meteors and we don't know if it led to the spread of life on earth. because we have such an accurate system we can tell people, scientists and our own crews exactly where to point cameras so that they can record and get data. it is not so surprising to connect fireworks to scientific breakthroughs. around 2000 years ago, alchemists seeking a recipe for eternal life accidentally created firecrackers. this led to our first fundamental understanding of the forces of nature. so this could mark the beginning of a new chapter of scientific study. it's also going to look very pretty. that is it for the shortcut this week.
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