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a very warm welcome to the bbc news, broadcasting to our viewers in north america and around the world. my name is mike embley. top stories. a baby boy for megan and harry, the proud dad cannot contain his excitement. —— and meghan. proud dad cannot contain his excitement. -- and meghan. it's the most amazing experience i can ever possibly imagine. how any woman does what they do is beyond comprehension, but, we are absolutely thrilled. and as landmarks turn blue to celebrate the royal birth, now attention turns to his name and the first photo. street protests in istanbul as the electoral commission orders a rerun of the city's mayoral election. a
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landmark un report warns that humans are rapidly destroying the natural world. holding the process will require a fundamental change in the way we consume. and stars reveal their looks at the annual met gala in new york. hello to you. the duke of sussex as his absolutely feel that his wife, the duchess of sussex, has given birth to a son. the baby has not been named yet, was born in the early hours of the morning. i think abdullah says the queen and the rest of the family is delighted —— buckingham palace and the queen. on the forecourt of buckingham palace, the orthodox way of doing things — a short written statement on a gilt easel announcing a royal birth.
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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. 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. and 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,
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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's made little secret of his wish to emulate them. but unlike his brother and sister—in—law, 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 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.
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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. as you heard there, it's thought the baby was born of the royal couple boz mccomb, frogmore cottage and windsor. crowds gathered to celebrate. helen wilkinson reports. it's a boy, and the bubbles are flowing in the streets around windsor castle, 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. we've got champagne.
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carol, where's the champagne? can i borrow your champagne? we have got champagne, we have had one bottle already. we are 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? lam. i hope they name him after me, matthew is a good name. the atmosphere in windsor is electric, windsor really 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. get up in the middle of the night, not that i have 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. the baby is notjust british royalty, it's hollywood royalty as well, with huge interest from across the pond and around the world. we continue to follow breaking news from across the pond, and it is good news.
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fox news alert: it is official, it is a boy. the global media circus is once again fixated on the british royal family and with the first official photos of the new family due on wednesday, the excitement here in windsor is not likely to calm down anytime soon. i'm sure some people in america are celebrating. helena wilkinson, bbc news, windsor. there is yet more on this later and on the bbc website. you'll find articles and videos reacting to the royal birth as well as information on the royal family tree on the line of succession all that bbc‘s website. or download the news. next,
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it's increasingly likely that american attorney general will face co nte m pt american attorney general will face contempt proceedings. venezuelan opposition leader one guaido is considering asking the us to launch a military dimension after his failed attempt to spark a military rebellion last week —— meghan. he says he'll evaluate all options as he acts to oust nicolas maduro from power. in the us—china trade talks, president trump has threatened to double tariffs on $200 billion worth of chinese goods. achieve american trade representative accused the chinese of substantially changing the text of an agreement has negotiations and the final stages —— as. the mayor of istanbul has
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criticised the turkish electoral commission to annul the vote that won him the election. wretched type that alleges fraud. the recently elect the mayor alleges fraud —— hearder one ——. giving erdogan a chance for what he wanted, a chance to win it back. whoever wins istanbul, windsor turkey. speaking to supporters of the weekend, he urged the supreme election board to rerun the vote of the country's economic powerhouse. they couldn't resist the pressure. just let —— can let there has been cheating! there has been corruption, all this is clear and ambiguous.
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come! we will go before the people and accept what their wishes dictate. it's as simple as that. the opposition candidate one istanbul by a thin margin and was appointed mayor last month. tonight he urged calm but his supporters are furious is what they see as an attempt to steal the result. translation: go talk to your neighbours, to your friends, translation: go talk to your neighbours, to yourfriends, family, for the well being of turkey and our people and democracy. go start tonight! the local elections in march dealt a huge blow to president hearder one, losing several cities are —— erdogan. it became a referendum of his rule, in recession, his supporters deserted him. but he and his supporters cried foul alleging irregularities and demanding a rerun. his opposition is
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gaining popularity fast, his restart beyond his base and has settled into thejob. so this is beyond his base and has settled into the job. so this is a very risky move by mr erdogan, the economic hit could be bad, his rival could widen his lead, and his own party is deeply split. his diehard loyalist thigh with him, and many others will see this as the final nail in what's left of turkish democracy. let's go live now to our executive editor —— and executive editor of a turkish new site. why is this such a big dealfor you? new site. why is this such a big deal for you? it is a big deal, first of all, this never happened in turkey since turkey became a multiparty democracy in 1950. never such a scale in the electoral council, also a symbol of the largest city of turkey. as erdogan says, he has allowed does make a lot
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of allies in istanbul, he has a lot of allies in istanbul, he has a lot of islamist, according to municipal reports, in 2018, underthe of islamist, according to municipal reports, in 2018, under the atp current government ruling, they move nearly $1 billion to these islamist foundations. so the opposition just could not let this go. voters voted infour could not let this go. voters voted in four different races, and the other races the president party did well —— president's party. what you think this is about erdogan in his grip on the country? well, mr erdogan is becoming and authoritarian leader. any object of observer who studies turkey, who
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follows turkey can easily tell you that erdogan is not someone who wa nted that erdogan is not someone who wanted to bring some reforms and make the country toward democracy are —— objective observer. it was a legitimate argument for a while, but since 2016 he became more authoritarian. this is the first time he cancelled the ballot boxes. mr erdogan has been talking about national bills, he — his slogan, he says that he comes to the power to rule elections through ballot boxes whether you like it or not. you have to recognise that is what he has been telling people for years. now we have opposition as the underdog, under very big pressure, all the state resources on the government's side, despite all of this,
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opposition party one istanbul but what happened ? opposition party one istanbul but what happened? —— won, erdoganjust cancelled the election and i think this is a really serious shooting in his own foot, his own that intimacy, 110w his own foot, his own that intimacy, now that he does not have any kind of legitimacy because he does not recognise the results of the ballot doctors anymore. let —— ballot boxes. let's keep an eye open for the 23rd ofjune, the rerun. tanks for being with us. much more to come on bbc news including this, the brighter stars reveal their canvas looks for the annual met gala in new york. we have all the latest. i, nelson rolihlahla mandela, do hereby swear to be faithful to the republic of south africa.
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after six years of construction and numerous delays, the channel tunnel has been formally opened by the queen and president mitterand. but the tunnel is still not yet ready for passengers and freight services to begin. for centuries, christianity and islam struggled for supremacy. now, the pope's visit symbolises their willingness to coexist. roger bannister became the first man in the world to run a mile in under four minutes. memories of victory as the ve celebrations reach their climax. this night is dedicated to everyone who believes in the future of peace and freedom. welcome back. good to have you with
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us welcome back. good to have you with us with on bbc news. the letters had done, a baby boy, a proud prince harry tells reporters that mother and baby are both doing well. street process in istanbul electric commission ‘s decision to rerun the cities election. the recently elected mayor is called a treacherous move. more and that main st was not the both of us unto the duke and duchess of sussex, we can speak to john mcneil, duke and duchess of sussex, we can speak tojohn mcneil, president of the scottish association in australia. good to talk to you. why is ita australia. good to talk to you. why is it a big deal over there? it's a wonderful event and i still like to offer my personal congratulations to the couple on the birth of their son. it's a fabulous event. i think it's very close to us, too. because harry has developed his own personality and character but declared through the invicta schemes and his more recent visit to
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australia where he has made himself so australia where he has made himself so accessible to all members of the australian unity. i was going to say, you know them pretty well over there from their visit. what impression do you get of them? are just like they are exceedingly friendly, i think the challenges that harry has been through, we have been able to follow from the death of his mother and his growing up their teenage years and through the army. he has developed into a fantastic personality and showing great latitude to extend himself in a wide range of interests and of course, he doesn't have the same responsibilities as his brother william does in terms of the future leadership of the country. and the crown. he has got that latitude to
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ta ke crown. he has got that latitude to take an interest in a wider range of activities. they have been celebrations or have you still at celebrations or have you still at celebrations to come? fortunately, we do have it, we are late morning here in adelaide and you do have a dinner party arranged tonight. some sure i can find a bottle or two of french champagne to toast the new baby. they can very much indeed for talking to us. distract thank you. this report was out a few hours ago but we felt obliged to keep it in the news. a new un report says that humans have wreaked havoc on the environment. the study which is the most common hazard to date, was that many species are threatened with extension unless a dramatic change how we interact with the natural vault.
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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 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
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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. 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.
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we shouldn't waste our food. we should conserve our energy. we should conserve our water. 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. an absolute who's who of the celebrity world are attending the met gala in new york. it's organised by vogues at interim chair. championing this year ‘s theme of cabinets on fashion are coaches harry stutters, surrender williams and lady gaga. she changed outfit no
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fewer than four times while making her way up the red carpet. showing off the many interpretations such as the ettrick allergy, irony and much else. this coincides that upcoming exhibition at the met. very good to talk to you, what he making of it? i think so far that we're getting a very, normal colour theme expense. it going very, well what i've seen. normal is not a word that i've associated with the met gala. she changed four times, each outfit more risky than the last. a big thing about they dig our guys look is not that it was a crazy fashion moment but that she took a performative aspects and really used clothing as aspects and really used clothing as a medium to show us that craziness and over the top, rebellious and fun. have you seen other outfits
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that live up to that? i have. off the top of my head i saw cinderella with her own magicalfairy godmother he was blowing dust and all sorts of clouds around her. i think, he was blowing dust and all sorts of clouds around her. ithink, really the performative aspects here are what we are seeing great looks from. harry styles, pursue coach? his node for blurring gender boundaries. yes. he really took a very subtle aspect tonight. he was mincing a lot of masculine and feminine trips from fashion whether it's the frilled webs or a sheer experience. we are getting a very gender blurred revolt against the establishment from harry. we were hearing that celebrities were confused by the definition or —— of camp. define it for us some history. camp really comes around in the 18th century
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when we had that with the 1a who really was the sun king and uses whole idea of a sigh and the court asa whole idea of a sigh and the court as a way to perform a governmental role. anything fashion and camp really followed from there, there's a lot of that from the 80s which we think of. we think of drug acquaintance of votive culture. —— tried queens. and now we're sort of ushering on our own ideas. a lot of younger designers who are starting to put on this over the top crazy queer history inspired looks as well. so the real political points be made as well. i believe so, i think camp does tie into the idea of queer history. i think that even today at the met gala exhibition preview, they really discussed a lot of how queer history and queer
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people have helped to contribute to camp and the notion of it. i think it's really a great moment for a lot of people to see this represented in a red carpet. thank you so much, he painted us a great picture. doug woods has an presented with the medal of freedom. the accolade is the highest american civilian honour the highest american civilian honour the contributions to national security, world peace or cultural achievement. tiger woods is the fourth golfer to receive it. he won the masters in april, his first major in 11 years. he and president trumpa major in 11 years. he and president trump a long—time golfing and business partners. the spectacular achievements of the golf course, your triumph over physical adversary, and develop this will to win, win, win. this qualities embody the american spirit of pushing boundaries, defined limits, and a lwa ys boundaries, defined limits, and always striving for greatness.
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that's what he does. congratulations again for your amazing comeback and your amazing life. to have the support that i've had for all these years, everyone here, has seen and been with me for my toe lie. and some of you for more than half of my life. if in the good and the bad, the highs and lows, and i would not be in this position with out your help. congratulations to him. very briefly talking congratulations, that top story, prince harry and his wife, the doctors are to six are celebrating the birth of their baby boy. prince harry told reporters at birth -- boy. prince harry told reporters at birth —— the birth had been an amazing experience, the child is seven to nine, queen elizabeth eight great grandchild. much more on the bbc website, you can reach me and most of the team on twitter.
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hello, good morning. early bank holiday monday last year, the temperature was a record 29 degrees. this time round, 1a celsius at best. and that was in the south—west of england, where we did see some sunshine. and whilst we'll see temperatures recovering a little bit across more southern parts of the uk, it is going to be staying on the chilly side. and there's some more rain to come, as well, and most of it will be coming from this area of cloud that will bring some wetter, windier weather overnight into wednesday. we've got a lot of cloud on the scene for many places at the moment, still some bursts of rain here and there. skies are a little bit clearer in scotland and here we have colder air, so there may well be a touch of frost. further south, we may see some showers developing through the midlands
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and east anglia, too. for scotland, it really is a case of sunshine and showers. we'll find those showers a bit wintry over the tops of the mountains. the air is going to be cold enough for temperatures no better than single figures in most places. wetter weather for southernmost parts of scotland, northern ireland, northern england, and those showers also affecting north wales into the midlands and east anglia. dry for most of the day down the south and some sunshine may lift the temperatures to 15, maybe 16 degrees. this is where the low pressure and all that cloud is overnight and into wednesday. these weatherfronts pushing rain northwards and eastwards across the uk, so for many places, it's a bit of a wet start, i suspect. this rain will pivot and push its way slowly northwards, getting stuck across central, southern scotland, northern ireland and northern england. after the rain, a clearance to sunshine, but some heavy, thundery showers. easterly winds for eastern scotland
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and north—east england. together with the rain will make it feel quite cold. temperatures 6—8 degrees at best. further south, some warmth in the sunshine, but those showers are going to be heavy, accompanied by some gusty winds too. almost more of the same as we move from wednesday into thursday. low pressure just drifting slowly across the uk, and those weather fronts stuck across the northern areas. patchy, lighter rain at this stage. further south, some sunshine. again, some heavy and thundery showers. this time they're more likely to be across east anglia and the south—east of england. temperatures on thursday much like those on wednesday, again below average for this time of year. goodbye.
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the latest headlines for you from bbc news. in and his wife meg and the duchess of sussex are celebrating the birth of the first child, a baby boy —— maghan. prince harry told the birth was an amazing experience and they're still thinking about names. street protests in istanbul with the electoral commission has ordered a rerun of the city's mayoral election. the ak party leader, president ergodan threatened to take back of the people's victory. a landmark un report is wanting that humans are rapidly destroying the natural world. holding the process will require a fundamental change in what we consume. this body — the most comments of the dates you just that 1 most comments of the dates you just that1 million species of plants and animals are at risk of extinction.


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