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this is bbc news. the headlines at 11pm colin the duchess of sussex has given birth to a baby boy. prince harry announced the news, saying he is incredibly proud of his wife. as every father and parent would ever say, you know, your baby's absolutely amazing. this little thing is absolutely to die for, so i'm just thrilled at the moment. warning from the united nations, 1 million species face extinction, and human beings are to blame. the pilot ofa human beings are to blame. the pilot of a russian blaine that burst into fla mes of a russian blaine that burst into flames and crash landed says it was hit by lightning —— plane. a man arrested in cheshire has been questioned about the abduction of 214 year old girls yesterday. joseph
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mccann is also a suspect in other attacks. manchester city go back to the top of the table with a 1—0 win over leicester. they have a one point lead over liverpool going into their last game of the season. and at 11:30 p.m., we will be taking an in—depth look at the papers, with oui’ in—depth look at the papers, with our reviewers, businessjournalist john crowley and ruth lee, economics adviser. a very good evening to you. the duchess of sussex has given birth to a boy. the baby, seventh in line to the throne, was born at 5:26am this morning, weighing seven pounds and three ounces. prince harry was present for the birth and said it had been the most amazing
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experience. both mother and baby, had been the most amazing experience. both motherand baby, he said, idoing experience. both motherand baby, he said, i doing incredibly well. this report from nicholas witchell contains flash photography. 0n the forecourt of buckingham palace, the orthodox way of doing things. a short written statement on a gilt easel announcing a royal birth. but the sussexes have been at pains to do things their way. cue a beaming father, eager to share their news. i'm very excited to announce that meghan and myself had a baby boy early this morning, a very healthy boy. mother and baby are doing incredibly well. it's been the most amazing experience i could ever have possibly imagined. how any woman does what they do is beyond comprehension. but we're both absolutely thrilled.
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i haven't been at many births. this is definitely my first birth, but it was amazing, absolutely incredible, and i'm so incredibly proud of my wife. as every father and parent would ever say, your baby is absolutely amazing, but this little thing is absolutely to die for, so i'm just over the moon. it is thought the birth took place at their new home, frogmore cottage in windsor, just as meghan had wanted. the birth at 5:26am this morning was a few days overdue. for both of them, it is the fulfilment of their wish to start a family. harry has seen the happiness william and catherine have found in their young children, and he has made little secret of his wish to emulate them. but harry and meghan are free of the responsibility of producing a child in direct line to the throne. it has given them much greater latitude, planning a home birth with a medical team of their choice. so no photo call on the hospital
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steps, instead sharing the news on their instagram account. the manner in which this birth has been handled is a measure of, in particular, harry's determination to control the way in which his family is presented. he and meghan clearly recognise the level of international interest, but it is their determination to manage things as much as possible their way. baby sussex will be seventh in line to the throne. he won't automatically be styled his royal highness, or designated a prince. but such things will be of little account tonight as his parents, harry and meghan, marvel at the safe delivery of their son. it is thought the baby was born at frogmore cottage, in windsor, and crowds gathered to celebrate, as our correspondent reports. it is a boy, and the bubbles are flowing in the streets around windsor castle.
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a grey afternoon here transformed into a celebration, almost a year after harry and meghan‘s wedding. the newest addition to the royal family may only be seventh in line to the throne, but try telling them that. oh, well we've got champagne. carol, where is the champagne? can i borrow your champagne, please? we've got champagne, we've had one bottle already. we're very happy. we were here on the day of their wedding, and we came here to celebrate. here we are with the really good news. are you excited? iam. i hope they name him after me. matthew is a good name. the atmosphere in windsor is absolutely electric. windsor is the place to be. if you have a message to give to the couple, what would it be? lots of love, and good luck. getting up in the middle of the night — not that they have
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to do that. it is not as busy here today as it was during the royal wedding. the news has trickled through the town, and all eyes are fixed on frogmore cottage, where the couple live. now, the baby isn't just british royalty. it is hollywood royalty, too, with huge interest from across the pond and around the world. we continue to follow breaking news from across the pond, and it's good news... fox news alert — it is official, it is a boy. the whole uk is celebrating, i'm sure some people here in america are celebrating. the global media circus is once again fixated on the british royalfamily, and with the first official photos of the new family due on wednesday, the excitement here in windsor isn't likely to calm down anytime soon. helena wilkinson, bbc news, windsor. we will be getting reaction from our
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correspondent in america. in other news, a landmark report from the united nations warns that humans are rapidly destroying the natural world. in the largest study of its kind, a un panel of experts has found that million animal and plant species face extinction in the next decade. the figures are frightening, 40% of amphibians are under threat and a third of marine mammals. the un experts say nature is declining atan alarming un experts say nature is declining at an alarming speed, and they blame the relentless pursuit of economic growth. 0ur science correspondent has the report. from the oceans to the land. from insects to exotic plants. life on earth is declining at its fastest rate in millions of years. this is the stark conclusion of a major new un report, which warns the planet is facing
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an ecological crisis. if life on earth is in trouble, we are in trouble. our future is at stake. there's really no human future without the future for the fabric of life that sustains us. the report details the destructive impact that humans are having on the environment. 75% of all the land on earth has been severely altered by humans. 85% of wetlands have disappeared since the 18th century. they are now vanishing at a faster rate than forests. and plastic pollution has increased tenfold since the 1980s. the backdrop to this is that human population has doubled in the last 50 years, adding growing pressure to the natural world. and take a look at the bigger picture. everything in nature plays a role, even the smallest creatures, like the narrow—headed ant in devon.
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the insects keep the soil healthy, they break down organic matter, and they're also food themselves for birds and small mammals, but they are now on the brink of extinction. these tiny ants are the last of their kind. they used to be widespread, but this small patch of heathland is the only site left in england. all around them, their habitat has been destroyed, and it would just take for this last refuge to go, and this species would be lost forever. the un says there are solutions, but we'll need a major rethink of how we use land, especially for agriculture. deforestation will also have to end, so the forests can grow again. and the pollution making our oceans uninhabitable cleaned up. but the report says our insatiable use of the planet's resources needs to stop now. we shouldn't waste our food. we should conserve our energy. we should conserve our water.
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so all of us, from the individual to the government and the private sector, we all have a role to play. it is doable. we're not asking people to drastically change their lifestyles, but be more careful. the window of opportunity for a rescue plan is small. the un says, if we fail to act, many species will be left fighting for survival. let's return to our top story and the birth of baby sussex. 0ur correspondent is at a british pub hearing how the news of the new baby is going down in the united states. it looks like the build—up to something of a celebration, sophie. lovely ca ke. something of a celebration, sophie. lovely cake. yes, i am at the cat and fiddle pub in hollywood, and as you can see, they baked a kick for the occasion, they are serving champagne as well, and people here are very excited because the owners of this pub from los angeles, and one of them actually went to school with meghan markle, as well. it is not just a royal with meghan markle, as well. it is notjust a royal baby with meghan markle, as well. it is not just a royal baby to with meghan markle, as well. it is notjust a royal baby to them, but a happening that has brought them this way. i am joint by a correspondent
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from the angle vale programme. welcome. how excited are people here? we have been speaking to people throughout the day in hollywood and some people are like, it is new life, it is a new baby, thatis it is new life, it is a new baby, that is great, but going about their daily business. 0thers much more excited. i think there's a lot of people that are excited and celebrating in los angeles, because it isa celebrating in los angeles, because it is a local girl that has given birth to a royal baby, this hasn't happened ever in history. i would have to go back and look, but i am ready certain. we're so excited for meghan and harry, and excited to be a part of it. we love that harry came out and spoke to the press and gave us came out and spoke to the press and gave us a came out and spoke to the press and gave us a little insight into what a proud new dad he is. he was literally bursting with happiness, wasn't he? was. element what do you think about the way they have done it? they have done it slightly differently, we haven't had that situation on the steps. we wanted to see a glimpse of the baby, but i thought she wants to do it her own
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way. i think meghan markle is not going to be directed. i think she is going to be directed. i think she is going to be directed. i think she is going to march to her own drum and do things the way she wants. she sees do things the way she wants. she sees it as a private event, but of course, i think harry, prince sees it as a private event, but of course, ithink harry, prince harry, also realises that it is sort of a public thing, and there is interest. there's worldwide interest in this baby. so they've given us a little bit of that. i think in time, with patients, we will see a little glimpse of the baby, of course. thanks very much indeed. yes, indeed, everyone here in hollywood, in los angeles, proud of their famous daughter the duchess of sussex, and lots of speculation, of course, about the name. we will stay in the united states but head to washington, dc. donald trump about to award tiger woods with the presidential medal of freedom. let's have a quick listen into what he is saying. thank you all for being here. we are also to have with us tiger's mother. his daughter, sam, and his son charlie,
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his girlfriend, erica, and his caddie, joel. stand—up, joel. good job. wow. good job. caddie, joel. stand—up, joel. good job. wow. goodjob. for overfive decades, the presidential medal of freedom has been given to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to american life, history and culture. this evening, we are in the presence ofa this evening, we are in the presence of a true legend, an extraordinary athlete who has transformed golf and achieved new levels of dominance. he is also a great person, he's a great quy- is also a great person, he's a great guy. tiger introduced countless new people to the sport of golf, from every background and from every walk of life. he inspired millions of young americans, with his thrilling wire to wire victories. tiger woods isa wire to wire victories. tiger woods is a global symbol of american excellence, devotion and drive. at
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just six months old, tiger watched from his high chair as his dad, a very special guy also, earl, i got to know him, a veteran of the vietnam war and army special forces, and he was tough, tiger, wasn't he? but good. mum is tougher. i think she might be tougher. practised in the garage of his family home. at 18 months, tiger was on the driving range, and he was looking good. people were saying, well. starting at age 15, he won three successive usjunior amateur at age 15, he won three successive us junior amateur titles, and at 18 he became the youngest ever winner of the us amateur tournament. at 20, he capped off his amateur career as an unrivalled third consecutive title. so that would be six in a row, and i say that is a record that can never be broken. it is incredible. stroke play, match play,
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everything, that will never be broken. and in 1996 he burst onto the professional stage as rookie of the professional stage as rookie of the year. but it was in 1997, at augusta national, bobby jones's temple to the sport of golf, at the game would forever change. for four straight days at the masters tournament, tiger stunned the world with his power, grace and strategic brilliance. he shaped perfect 350 ya rd brilliance. he shaped perfect 350 yard drives down augusta's rolling fairways, went flag hunting at tucked away pins with a heart stopping precision like nobody has ever seen before, and he buried one clutch putt after another. 0n ever seen before, and he buried one clutch putt after another. on that sunday we saw tiger crush the field bya sunday we saw tiger crush the field by a record margin of 12 strokes. unheard of. by a record margin of 12 strokes. unhea rd of. with by a record margin of 12 strokes. unheard of. with the lowest score in masters history, 270. at 21 years
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old, he became the youngest masters champion of all time, and the first person of african—american or asian heritage to win the story tournament, or any of golf‘s four majors. as a new york times headline said the next day, woods tears up augusta and tears down barriers. brilliant. after clinching the green jacket... applause amazing. after clinching the green jacket, tiger marched straight to his first coach, his dad, and embraced the man who inspired his enduring love of the game. then tiger turned to hug his mum, the steady presence throughout his life, that's true. i've seen that, i've watched that. and the person who told him that red is his power
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colour. wow, that was a good move. in the years that followed, tiger launched one of the single most dominant runs in the history of sports. he holds the record for the lowest scoring average in pga tour history. 68.17 in 2000. and remember, he only plays in the ha rd est remember, he only plays in the hardest tournaments. that's a pretty amazing thing. i wonder what would happen if he played 35 a year. let's try it, tiger. come on, that back is in good shape. he played a record 142 consecutive pga events without missing a cut. that's incredible. he has a pga tour winning percentage of 23% of the events he played, i figure that merely defies comprehension. nothing like it. at the punishing 2000 us open at pebble beach, the entire field shot over—par, but tiger finished 12—under, for the first time in us 0pen history anyone beat par by
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double digits. he led the field by 15 strokes, setting the record for the largest margin of victory in the 150 year history of a major golf tournament. that was the most amazing day of golf i have ever seen. amazing day of golf i have ever seen. tiger's cumulative stroke total was 29 better than the field average. a month later, at the british open at st. andrews, the home of golf, tiger finished 19—under par and eight strokes ahead of the field. he then took the 2001 masters, becoming the only player in the modern era to win all four major championships in a one year period, a feat known now as the tiger slam. tiger's determination and work ethic drove golf to new heights of athletic competition in popularity. the age of tiger gave us moments that will live forever in sporting
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law. that was president trump in the white house rose garden. tiger woods is receiving the nation's highest honour, the presidential medal of freedom, first established in 1963 byjohn f. kennedy. many people raising a few questions because most people are given this award towards the end of their careers. if you're interested , the end of their careers. if you're interested, president trump and tiger woods have played together, have played golf together, around three times. some of the figures here are very interesting. 0nly three other golfers have received this and again at the end of their careers. 4% of the awards recipients have been sports figures and a sense he has entered office, president trump has only chosen eight honorary
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is. that is the lowest, comparing it to richard nixon. and half of his honoraries have been athletes. comparing it to the last president, barack 0bama, you may remember he gave the award to 0prah barack 0bama, you may remember he gave the award to oprah winfrey and joe biden. we will come back to this and hopefully hear from tiger woods himself. 0bviously and hopefully hear from tiger woods himself. obviously very close friends through their love of golf. you are watching bbc news. the pilot ofa you are watching bbc news. the pilot of a russian plane that burst into fla mes of a russian plane that burst into flames in moscow says it was hit by lightning, forcing him to make an emergency landing. 41 of the 78 passengers and crew on board were killed. sarah rainsford's report comes from moscow. the carcass of aeroflot flight 1492 is lying where it crash—landed
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in moscow, the metal charred and twisted by the ball of fire that tore through this plane after it hit the tarmac here at sheremetyevo airport. some are calling it a miracle that anyone survived. the plane had landed at speed, bouncing along the runway before bursting into flames. the pilot had reported problems soon after ta keoff. he had been forced back to the airport after reporting technical problems on take—off. the plane's fuel tanks were still full. as fire spread from the back, passengers fled the flames from the front on inflatable slides. some stop to grab bags from — make in the panic, possibly blocking the way for others. all day, investigators have been searching the wreckage, trying to understand what went wrong. they have recovered the flight data recorders and the pilot himself have spoken. he says
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the plane's electronics failed after this flight the plane's electronics failed after this flight was struck by lightning. communication with the ground, he says, was cut. the plane was a sue hoy superjet, says, was cut. the plane was a sue hoy super jet, meant says, was cut. the plane was a sue hoy superjet, meant to signify russia's, asked whether it —— the transport minister was lu nt. asked today whether that fleet would be grounded for checks, the transport minister said simply there no need. 41 people died here, and the work to find out why has onlyjust begun. sarah rainsford, bbc news. a year 12 pupil was found dead at her house in wheelchair on friday afternoon. police said the 17—year—old sucks —— suspect he was
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arrested later that afternoon was known to her and would be appearing at salisbury magistrates court on tuesday. police say a man arrested in cheshire overnight has been questioned about the abduction of 214 year old girls yesterday. this 34—year—old joseph mccann is also suspected of other attacks around the country including the rape of an 11—year—old boy and the abduction and rape of a 71—year—old woman in barry in greater manchester. this is the moment a national manhunt came to an end in rural cheshire. in the back of the car, joseph mccann, who'd been described by police as extremely dangerous. they had wanted to speak to him in connection with three rapes in london and hertfordshire. then, this afternoon, detectives confirmed they were also investigating him for a series of violent attacks yesterday in the north west of england. the attacks include three more rapes and a sexual assault. the victims are male and female and aged from 11 to 71.
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these were, they are a grotesque, an appalling series of offences. they are thankfully exceptionally rare, so tt‘s extremely important that he is in custody, and england is a safer place. yesterday evening, two 14—year—old girls were forced into a car in congleton in cheshire. the car was chased by police before colliding with another vehicle. the driver ran away, and the girls escaped uninjured but extremely shocked. as the manhunt forjoseph mccann came to a close, people living in this rural area of cheshire were told to stay indoors. police, a helicopter and search teams eventually found him hiding in one of these trees. police negotiators were brought in, and he was talked down and taken into custody. i knew something was going on, but i obviously had no idea how serious it was. i heard a lot of helicopter activity overhead just after 9:00, but i didn't really look out other
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than just to go and lock the back gate, and make sure that whoever they were looking for didn't find his way into our garden. police want to hear from anyone who has been in contact with or been approached by mccann over the last few weeks. 0livia richwald, bbc news, congleton. in america, the golfing great tiger woods is about to be awarded the nation's highest civil honour, the presidential medal of freedom by the presidential medal of freedom by the president donald trump. he is going through all of his achievements but a lot of people making the point that he is a very young recipient, but it looks like the metal is about to be placed around his neck. he is second of all time with major victories including five masters, three us opens, three open championships and forge pga championship. —— four pga
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championship. —— four pga championship ‘s. he became the youngest person and first african—american to win the masters. in 2019, he became the tournament's second oldest champion. of the course, tiger established the tdr foundation which has empowered stu d e nts foundation which has empowered students from classroom to career success for more than 20 years. the united states is now proud to honour tiger woods whose tenacity, willpower and unyielding drive inspire us all. applause. applause. thank you, mr president. mrs trump. applause. cheering and applause.
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thank you, guys, thank you. ijust wa nt thank you, guys, thank you. ijust want to say this has been an unbelievable experience and to have the support that i've had for all these years from everyone here and all of you have been here for my entire life, some of you. and some of you for more than half my life. you have seen the good and the bad, the highs and the lows that i would not be in this position without all of your help. in 97, yes, i won the mcmasters and i was there, and i ended up hugging my dad and my mum. my dad is no longer here but my mum is here. —— iwon
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my dad is no longer here but my mum is here. —— i won the masters. sam and charlie for all of your love and support. i love you guys so much was up support. i love you guys so much was up erica, thank you. i mean, everyone you guys have met so much to me in my life — meant. i battled, i've tried to hang in there and i've tried to come back. i tried to play the great game of golf again and i've been lucky enough to have the opportunity to do it again and i found a game that has allowed me to do this. the amazing masters experience ijust do this. the amazing masters experience i just had do this. the amazing masters experience ijust had a few weeks ago has certainly been the highlight of what i've accomplished so far in my life on the golf course. to have had that type of experience and to be able to come out on top and win. thank you. i just
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be able to come out on top and win. thank you. ijust want to say thank you again. this is an honour. i know lam the you again. this is an honour. i know i am the fourth golfer to have received this award. the great jack nicholas niklaus. to have been chosen as the next golfer after charlie is truly remarkable. i named my son after him. take you again and thank you, mr president. applause. that is tiger woods, the golfer who has just received the country's highest civilian honour the presidential medal of freedom. from presidential medal of freedom. from president trump. stay with us. we will have the weather and remember, the papers are also coming up shortly.
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for a bank holiday, at least it hasn't been a washout but it has been a pretty chilly affair. temperatures below average and u nfortu nately temperatures below average and unfortunately that's where they'll stay for the remainder of this week to stop it is pretty wet weather around mid week to boot. why is it so chilly at the moment? basically, we are sitting in air which is sourced from the arctic, north of the airstream. mild areas trip to the airstream. mild areas trip to the south and it doesn't make its way to our shores for the cause of this week. by the end of the period, though, it looks like we could have a slightly different story. for tuesday, however, still cloud a wound thanks to the remnants of weather front across northern parts of england, the midlands and wales. heftier showers breaking out to the south. listen to spells of sunshine but highs even in thatjust 15 degrees. a chilly day to come across scotland. towards the end of the day, cloud is gathering in the south—west head of this deep area of low pressure which will bring a wet and windy day for all areas i think
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