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now it's time for our newspaper review, where we take a look at what's making headlines around the world. this story widely covered across the press: a breakthrough in gene editing — scientists have successfully modified human embryos. it has potential to eradicate inherited diseases such as cystic fibrosis and breast cancer. a big story stretching across news and sport: the football transfer of barcelona player, neymar, which stands to be a world record 222 million euro deal. the gulf news hints that the transfer could be more about politics and the 2022 qatar world cup. in business news, the dowjones soars past 22,000 for the first time. the coverage in the times highlights that shares in apple also hit a record high yesterday, defying wall street expectations on its quarterly results.
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dominating front pages in the uk, a hats off to prince philip. the duke retires after 65 years of service and more than 22,000 official engagements. the daily telegraph writes "prince philip is deserving of the nation's gratitude." and, it would've been a flight from hell, but a courageous ukranian pilot gets the front of the straits times. he's been awarded a medal of courage after safely landing a plane despite a smashed windscreen and low visibility following a freak storm in turkey last week. so let's begin. with us is henry bonsu, a broadcaster and international conference host. good to see you. good morning to you both. let's start with the gene breakthrough. this is quite remarkable. it is remarkable. in a new cycle, we hear about medical interventions that will change the
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lives of millions every week, but this seems to be won. this is a us — korean study, written in the journal, nature. it removes deadly gene mutations. —— nature. people say could help remove all kinds of inherited diseases like cystic fibrosis and breast cancer. in the experiment that they worked on, they looked at hypertrophic khadi a trophy. —— cardia my trophy. nobody knew that some of these people who drop dead playing football were ill. this is the disease that they had. if you can scream for it, you know the parents have the disease, and this could affect generations to come. the big question for some of the newspapers is whether it could lead to designer babies in the future. —— if you can scream for it.
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that is a line that the daily mail takes. it always takes that line. that is the line that we took from the daily mail. that is the real concern, the daily mail. that is the real concern, isn't it? it begins with a, with a great motive to eliminate diseases, that you have just mentioned, like multiple sclerosis or other diseases, but it could go the wrong way. these innovations have a real impact on people ‘s lives. a lot of people don't know that they had inherited disease. and their children might get it. it causes some people to say that they will not have children, or to bring a child into the world with the disease. we are a long way away from a designer baby. and this would be illegal in some countries, but this isa illegal in some countries, but this is a major breakthrough, and needs to be looked at closely. let's move to be looked at closely. let's move to the gulf news. anybody who has been approached about a newjob may been approached about a newjob may
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be hearing about more money, but this is in another league. yes, this is amazing, this is about neymar. he is amazing, this is about neymar. he isa is amazing, this is about neymar. he is a fantastic forward. but he has beenin is a fantastic forward. but he has been in the shadow of lionel messi for the past few years. he looks as ifa for the past few years. he looks as if a clause in his contract has been triggered, and paris saint—germain could buy him from barcelona. and at a stroke, it would solve the plunge for qatar. that is according to the gulf news. they have written here that the transfer here is less about football than it is about politics. but is it not becoming like that anyway? it has been like that for many years, about politics, notjust football. and the size of the summer just phenomenal. 222 million euros.
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that is double what united paid for paul pogba. some say the reason that qatar bought neymar is because they are being boycotted by four of their gulf neighbours. but this is a huge amount of pressure on him. how will he feel? how much is he being paid per year? 30 million euros after tax. apparently, that is $1 per second. i, personally, as a football purist, do not like all of this. i know we're in the twitter the century, and money talks, but this is another level. —— we are in the zist is another level. —— we are in the 21st century. you save money talks, but that is verbal diarrhoea, isn't it? let's look at the business section here of the times. it closed
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for the first time about 20 2000. it seems like there is no end to the momentum for apple. we were talking about making 21,000 barrier at the start of the year. now 22 thousand. but how long can this go for? will we catch a cold after this fantastic party? we are talking about the index of 30 of america's biggest companies having climbed by 11.4% this year. it is the tech stocks that people are getting most excited about but apple in particular. we have seen tech stocks rise this before, and it did end well. up and then bust. yesterday, it was
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pouring, but the jute looks so dapper. 96 years old. -- the duke. he carried out his last official engagement, having carried out hundreds of thousands of speeches, 137 solo visits overseas, and patron of so many organisations... you do a lot of this, don't you? it is very tiring will stop i don't get as much as prince philip. i asked him a few yea rs as prince philip. i asked him a few years ago, and we were in africa, and he said it was a very colourful evening. iam not and he said it was a very colourful evening. i am not sure what he meant, but he was looking straight in my eyes. his humour is, is in the? he sees it as his role. he thinks it is his role to crack a joke, make people laugh, to say things that are just to put people at ease. actually, he isjust a normal person. i do know is a normal person, but he is a man his era,
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born in the 1920s, so what can you expect? that is right! you have got it! it is getting great coverage today, great coverage today. and here we have the hero pilot landing a plain blind in turkey. blind because he could not see in the weather, not because of his vision. this is amazing. he was piloting this turkish airline, atlas global, and within a few minutes, he was battered by hailstones, so took the decision at 1300 feet to turn around and come back. —— global. he said he was flying blind, but he saved 101 people. it reminds me of the plane landing in the —— northampton. these
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are machines, and it isjust a reminder that you need a human being to ensure safety. it is fascinating for us, but it must have been absolutely terrifying for the passengers on board. can see why a lot of pilots have contacts. they you forjoining us this morning. yes, nice of you to go through all that us. have a wonderful day. i hope it is a good one whatever you are doing. we will see you soon. goodbye. hello. the area of low pressure that brought wednesday's rain was still close enough during thursday to produce showers across the uk, making it quite windy, too. it is gradually edging its way north eastwards, but for many of us, not
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quickly enough before it gets to scandinavia and our weather improves a little. plenty of showers from the word go across many parts of the uk to the north and west in particular. some of these will be heavy, possibly with thunder all hail. 8 am in the morning, showers and south—west england, but a feature in wales and north—west england. much of central and eastern england will be dry this stage. some sunny spells around. much of england and wales will have a windy day. i've seen —— unseasonably windy. showers across northern england and some into northern ireland, pulling away. showers into scotland are initially to the west, with some longer spells moving through the north. it is that brisk and gaffer silly —— is that brisk and gaffer silly —— is that brisk and gaffer silly —— is that brisk and gusty wind in the south thatis brisk and gusty wind in the south that is most notable. showers will fade into the afternoon, the degree across england and wales. lingering in the afternoon, slow—moving, with
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lighter winds and thundery downpours across eastern parts of scotland into the afternoon. temperatures in the height is a low 30s. first day of the women's british open golf at kingsbarns, not farfrom of the women's british open golf at kingsbarns, not far from st andrews. we have a threat of some heavy showers moving through. some will fade as we go through thursday night and into friday. we could well see some spells of rain moving through northern ireland scotland, lingering on friday into. so here there will edge their way southwards through time, again around the area of low pressure that has not got to scandinavia. elsewhere, the breeze isa scandinavia. elsewhere, the breeze is a notch down. more in the way of sunshine. it will feel more pleasant between showers moving through. for the bulk of the uk, showers away from scotland will be few and far between. those temperatures into the low 20s, in east anglia and south—east england. most of us will see the high teens. the picture going into the weekend, a ridge of high pressure trying to come in.
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still some showers on saturday, pet cats through parts of northern england, north wales, and into scotland. —— perhaps through parts. but temperatures will still be into the high teens and low 20s. after a chilly saturday night, sunday delivers drier weather. this weather system is poised to come in from the west later in the day. hello. this is breakfast with steph mcgovern and naga munchetty. hundreds of mental health patients are kept waiting to be discharged from hospital, despite being medically fit to leave. research for the bbc finds some have faced delays of up to three years. many more have had to wait for over six months.
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i have been ready for a long time. good morning. it's thursday, 3 august. also this morning: nearly 200 buildings in england are now known to have failed safety tests on cladding and insulation following the grenfell fire. we'll speak to the man in charge of making them safe.
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