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the headlines: lawyers acting for donald trump in his us senate impeachment trial have concluded their defence. they say the accusation that former president incited an insurrection was a "monstrous lie". they say prosecutors have failed to directly connect the actions of the rioters to mr trump. russian opposition leader alexei navalny has been in court again to face allegations he defamed a second world war veteran, something he denies. in recent days police have been targeting opposition activists across russia and critics of the kremlin are being put under pressure. there have been more protests against the military coup in myanmar. the un human rights council has called for the immediate release of aung san suu kyi and others who have been arbitrarily detained. more than 326 people have reportedly been detained since the coup.
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it is after for many schools in england and wales next week with most pupils having been homeschooled since christmas. it's been a lonely and isolating time for many children who have been unable to see their friends and hard work for some parents. one school on the wirral has been trying to bring some end of term chair, as elaine dunkley reports. we've done our maths and our english. for many parents and pupils, it's been a tough term. we did our phonics, didn't we? here in wallasey, joanne has been home—schooling faith and blake. some days it's like pulling teeth. it's like being a one—on—one teacher. you have to sit with him and read through everything. i am well and truly ready for half term. it's notjust lost learning but broken friendships which has made life in lockdown hard. she'd created this bond and the fact that that was broken so quickly, she struggled. no, 0k. 0k. this is a really tough job and we're really proud of your efforts with that.
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forjoanne, a day of online learning followed by a virtual parents�* evening. you are doing what you are not paid to do. the head teacher at egremont primary has a surprise — an end—of—term party to say thank you to parents. get dressed up. let's give yourselves a little clap. we are eating our food right now. and we are having a party. and we are dancing to music. the children of critical workers and those classed as vulnerable are in school. party bags have been sent to children's homes and it's a chance for all families to celebrate. it would be amazing to have them all together, and only time will tell whether that's going to be the case. we're up to 170, when they come back from our 300 children that we have on roll, so we just need to carry on doing what we are doing. we get to see all our friends and that's great cos we really miss them. it was lovely that, _
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even though we're all at home, sometimes people dojust need that little pat on the back- to say well done, - you're doing all right. oh, there we are, the whole family. the school holiday, for many parents, will feel like a much—needed break from the demands of home learning. many will be hoping that during the rest of term, their children will also return to classrooms. elaine dunkley, bbc news, wallasey. now on bbc news it's the travel show. coming up on this week's show. dubai's world expo plans. we dubai's world expo plans. i've been told _ dubai's world expo plans. i've been told that _ dubai's world expo plans. i�*e been told that when it's finished it will look incredible.- finished it will look incredible. ., ,., ., incredible. the porter poet of cuba. the town that typewriters made. and what we all need right now, a little glimpse into our near
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future. , ., a little glimpse into our near i future._ golden future. its golden time. golden time for me. _ future. its golden time. golden time for me. i _ future. its golden time. golden time for me. i like _ future. its golden time. golden time for me. i like the - future. its golden time. golden time for me. i like the sound i time for me. i like the sound of that. hello and welcome to the travel show, coming to this week from tokyo. it's been a long winter of restrictions here and around the world, but now there's the prospect of vaccines and with them hope that life can slowly begin opening up again and returning to some kind of normal. at the travel show we have been doing our best to carry on, bringing inspiration from all over the world. a little bit of sunshine in an otherwise gloomy moment in history. of course, tokyo was
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supposed to host the 2020 olympics and paralympic games last year. we are all keeping ourfingers last year. we are all keeping our fingers crossed that it will go ahead in 2021. at the moment, that's in serious doubt. if it doesn't happen the likelihood is that it will be cancelled completely. and in that instance the next big global event will be the postponed 2020 world expo in dubai. as it stands, it's still on. lucy has been finding out how the authorities they are planning to throw open the gates to ticketholders from all over the world against the background of the current global pandemic. see background of the current global pandemic.- global pandemic. see a futuristic _ global pandemic. see a futuristic festival - global pandemic. see a futuristic festival filled | global pandemic. see a - futuristic festival filled with ideas, new and radical, be there to see the lines of art, music, fashion and science. this you can't afford to miss. expo 2020. over 100 and countries coming together here in dubai in a vast new purpose—built exhibition space the size of a small city. a
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six—month global oven showcasing advances in technology, sustainability, and opportunity. and the whole thing was due to open in october last year. but thanks to the covid pandemic, nine months ago the decision was made to post in the opening of expo 2020 until october this year, a full year on from the original date. fix, year, a full year on from the original date.— original date. a lot of the countries _ original date. a lot of the countries that _ original date. a lot of the countries that are - countries that are participating in the expo were impacted quite severely by covid—19. so it really was the sort of collective decision under the guidance of the bureau of international exhibitions, which is a governing body, to postpone. but what is also given us is time, this extra time that we've got is to work with the countries on issues and subjects and sort of the programme they want to bring to the expo that is relevant to a post covid world. the the expo that is relevant to a post covid world.— post covid world. the united kin . dom post covid world. the united kingdom is _ post covid world. the united kingdom is just _ post covid world. the united kingdom is just one - post covid world. the united kingdom isjust one of- post covid world. the united kingdom isjust one of 119 i kingdom is just one of 119 nations exhibiting here, all hoping to showcase the very
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best of what their countries have to offer. ok, so i have arrived at the uk pavilion. as you can probably tell, still a work in progress, it still under construction. to be honest, is looking a tad unimpressive at the moment. but i have been told when it is finished it will look incredible. so let's go meet the man in charge. 50 incredible. so let's go meet the man in charge. so we've got a few moments _ the man in charge. so we've got a few moments ago _ the man in charge. so we've got a few moments ago but - the man in charge. so we've got a few moments ago but we - the man in charge. so we've got a few moments ago but we willl a few moments ago but we will be ready well in advance of expo and we will be looking forward to welcoming everybody to the side-— to the side. and what can eo - le to the side. and what can peeple exeect. _ to the side. and what can people expect, what - to the side. and what can people expect, what canl to the side. and what can - people expect, what can people get excited about when it comes to the uk pavilion? the get excited about when it comes to the uk pavilion?— to the uk pavilion? the uk avilion to the uk pavilion? the uk pavilion is _ to the uk pavilion? the uk pavilion is basically - to the uk pavilion? the uk pavilion is basically for - to the uk pavilion? the uk pavilion is basically for us | to the uk pavilion? the uk| pavilion is basically for us a hub to showcase the best the uk has to offer. it's a really beautiful building, but what is equally important as what goes inside it. so what we will have is focusing on uk innovation and technology. this is a really special building. it is based on one of the last pieces of work that stephen hawking steered, his breakthrough message, the idea is if we could communicate with another species and outer space what would we as a planet sent
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across. and the building is a very interactive one and all the guests that come across pull out the smart phone and are able to donate a word. we built this artificial intelligence system in the background on the same word goes into a much larger poem being written by the ai system and that problem will be displayed there for everybody to see. we want to bring me want look at the global challenges that we all face, whether it is the pandemic which is about climate change and sustainability. this provides a great opportunity for us to be able to do that. there is no doubt that a lot is riding on the expo, not only in terms of international prestige for dubai as it celebrates its 50th anniversary, but also financially. it was originally forecast up to 25 million people would visit the expo, with the majority coming from abroad, leading to thousands of new hotel rooms being built, but filling them will now be reliant on how many of us are able and happy to travel again towards the end of the year. currently, the uae is on the
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uk's band list for travellers because of a recent increase in covid cases here. tickets for this year's expo haven't gone on sale yet, but with the future of the tokyo olympics are still hanging in the balance, nadia says not only could expo be the first big scale global oven to go ahead in 2021, but also that his message will now be even more relevant. ,., ., relevant. under the sort of banner of _ relevant. under the sort of banner of collecting - relevant. under the sort of| banner of collecting minds, creating the future, we realise our three themes of sustainability, mobility, and opportunity are even more relevant today than they were even pre— covid. so the experiences that the visitors will go through when they come, but elderly in our thematic pavilions, really resonate with our moment in time in a post covid world. lucy in dubai. and a glimpse of things to come once we can
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start moving again. next, to a totally different part of the world... he has written thousands of poems about different cities around the world, which he describes as if he has only just seen them. and to this day he has never left cuba.
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louise dropped out of school in 1958 and studied maps. but due to the us embargo against cuba they quickly became out of date. but he managed to stay in touch with relevance by chatting to tourists while working as a porter at the trinidad bus station.
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still to come en the travel show: the long legacy of italy's top typewriter tycoon. and i meet the robot that can see the future, apparently. i find that a bit ominous, but i guess the takeaway is going to be greedy. —— don't be next this week we are in italy and here is a name that might ring some bells with literary types. it is 120 years since adrian oliver eddy bosnar typewriter company transformed the little town near turin into a pulsing industrial hub. that was a long time ago, of course, but the town's tourism chiefs are now looking to that golden age as a source of new
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inspiration. before the pandemic, we took outcome to check it out. pandemic, we took outcome to check it out-— check it out. this little town has become _ check it out. this little town has become a _ check it out. this little town has become a kind - check it out. this little town has become a kind of- check it out. this little town i has become a kind of industrial paradise, a place where the employers and the employed are believed to enjoy the best of all possible worlds. in these foothills of piedmont, a worker who has entered camillo's kingdom has all but entered the kingdom has all but entered the kingdom of heaven. this is
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camillo olivetti's empire today. an empire which has distributed over most of the world and employs over 50,000 people. the 20 men here at ivrea have become 14,000. they are the largest typewriter manufacturers in the world and yet, typewriter is only one quarter of their business. since the beginning, camillo
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and his son adriano, who followed him as head of the company, have given great thought to the human side of their operation. even from the first days, olivetti and his blacksmith partner used to set an hour aside each day for the worker who had family or money or health problems. i always had time for the employee who wanted a job for his wife or son or needed alone to buy a home furniture. —— a or home furniture. —— a home orfurniture.
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after one year of restrictions and lockdowns, we are all anxious to know what is going to happen in our lives and our travels in the near future. well, south korea may provide some answers. last year, i went to its capital city seoul to find out about a very ancient and booming tradition of fortune—telling. a stroll on one of seoul's main street gives the clue about the importance of fortune—telling in south korea. dozens of cafes offer a look into the future through tarot cards, palm and
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face reading, and a traditional form. an ancient form of divination which uses the cosmic energy of your time and date of birth to predict your luck. ., ,., luck. you were born in summertime. - luck. you were born in summertime. 0k. - luck. you were born in i summertime. 0k. please luck. you were born in - summertime. 0k. please be summertime. ok. please be patient. but after next year could be much better, from 2022 to here, 2029. it's a golden time. ., time. golden time for me, i like the sound _ time. golden time for me, i like the sound of— time. golden time for me, i like the sound of that. - time. golden time for me, i like the sound of that. yes, | like the sound of that. yes, it's very _ like the sound of that. yes, it's very nice. _ like the sound of that. yes, it's very nice. so _ like the sound of that. yes, it's very nice. so do - like the sound of that. yes, it's very nice. so do you - like the sound of that. yes, j it's very nice. so do you get lots of young _ it's very nice. so do you get lots of young people - it's very nice. so do you get| lots of young people coming it's very nice. so do you get - lots of young people coming in? yes, mostly we have young customers. young people come for about relationships, they want to know boyfriends, what he thinks, what they think, and about their career. because this is not some energy, it
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decides your destiny. wow. thank you _ decides your destiny. wow. thank you so _ decides your destiny. wow. thank you so much. - decides your destiny. wow. | thank you so much. speaks korean. it has become a form of entertainment for koreans but the pressure of modern lives and competition for education and competition for education and jobs also compel many koreans to seek reassurance in traditional clairvoyance. most of them take it with a pinch of salt. was it a good reading?
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and was it a good match? are you still with your boyfriend? . . ~ there you still with your boyfriend? -_ there are - you still with your boyfriend? ._ there are an - . thank you. there are an estimated _ . thank you. there are an estimated 300,000 - estimated 300,000 fortunetellers in south korea and it's a booming business, worth almost 4 billion us dollars. no wonder many people are keen to learn its secrets.
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mitchell, water, wood, fire and earth are the five elements that students need to learn about. looking at the board, it is not that straightforward. how long do you have to study to become a saju professional?
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as is often the case in south korea, tradition has blended with technology. the high—tech industry was quick to grasp the appeal of fortune—telling and dozens of apps now offer instant predictions. this app here has been downloaded 10 million times and there is even an english version. ok, so let's see what my fortune is today. oh, dear. it does not look good! you need to learn how to fight temptations. temptations are all around you. well, that doesn't sound good! local artists also take inspiration from the traditional culture of fortune—telling. this brought a robot uses artificial intelligence to dispense
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personalised prophecy. —— buddha. .itis . it is slightly disconcerting being this close to the robot and when i move my head, she also moves her head. hello. the artificial also moves her head. hello. tue artificial intelligence recognises people's faces and they analyse age, gender and their feeling. they analyse age, gender and theirfeeling. and based on that information, it makes a sentence to say to the person in front. ,, �* ,, �* sentence to say to the person l in front._ she in front. speaks korean. she 'ust said in front. speaks korean. she just said where _ in front. speaks korean. she just said where there - in front. speaks korean. she just said where there is - in front. speaks korean. she just said where there is greed, j just said where there is greed, there is fear, so if you are not greedy you have nothing to fear. . . not greedy you have nothing to fear. ., ., , fear. i find that a bit ominous! _ fear. i find that a bit ominous! but - fear. i find that a bit ominous! but i - fear. i find that a bit| ominous! but i guess fear. i find that a bit - ominous! but i guess the takeaway is don't be greedy. so
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for now, fortunetellers in south korea have a bright future to look forward to, if only their crystal balls could predict when we will all be able to travel the world again. great memories from my trip to south korea there. before any of us had ever heard of coronavirus. well, that's it for this week but coming up next time. lucy is back with some of our favourite trips around south asia, including the time henry got stuck up a tree in kerala. t the time henry got stuck up a tree in kerala.— tree in kerala. i think i'm auoin tree in kerala. ithink i'm going to _ tree in kerala. ithink i'm going to rip _ tree in kerala. ithink i'm going to rip my _ tree in kerala. ithink i'm going to rip my pants! i tree in kerala. i think i'm i going to rip my pants! this tree in kerala. i think i'm - going to rip my pants! this is tough! going to rip my pants! this is tou~h! �* . ~ tough! and a white knuckle ride tough! and a white knuckle ride to remember _ tough! and a white knuckle ride to remember down _ tough! and a white knuckle ride to remember down pakistan's l to remember down pakistan's windsor river.— windsor river. this is quite serious now. _ serious now. i have not seen them for almost 2.5 hours. find them for almost 2.5 hours. and don't forget _ them for almost 2.5 hours. and don't forget you _ them for almost 2.5 hours. and don't forget you can _
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them for almost 2.5 hours. and don't forget you can catch more of our recent shows on the bbc iplayer and we are on social media too in all of the usual places. but for now, let's cross our fingers and hope some better news in the coming months. see you soon. goodbye. hello there. for most of us, this weekend is going to feel bitterly cold — that's because we'll have very strong winds. it's going to be windy pretty much both saturday and sunday. but by the end of the weekend, we'll start to see some milder air making inroads, particularly across more western parts. but we start this morning off on a settled and bright note across eastern areas — windy and very cold, mind you. further west, for northern ireland, some disruptive snow to move in through the morning period.
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accumulations up to 5—10cm and that snow will be blowing around and the strong winds drifting in places. the snow will then slowly move eastwards, affecting western parts of scotland, into wales and the south—west of england, but it won't reach central or eastern areas so here, it'll stay dry, but cloud cover will move in here through the afternoon, so it will turn a bit grey. a very windy, gusty day for all areas. factor in those strong winds with these sorts of temperatures, then it's going to feel bitterly cold wherever you are. these are the feel—like temperatures. it could feel even like —10 celsius across some spots of the east, so a very cold day to come. now, as we move through saturday night, it stays windy and cold. there will be further rain, sleet and snow across northern and western areas. signs of something a little less cold just pushing into the far west of the country, but central and eastern areas, another very cold night — particularly when you factor in the wind. now, as we head on into sunday, we've got a fresh tangle of weatherfronts pushing in, bringing more rain, and it will be of rain because here, the milder air will start
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to make inroads and gradually, it will reach eastern areas, but it will take its time to reach the east of the country. so sunday, a bit of an east—west divide with temperatures very cold across the east and any rain moving across northern and eastern areas falling on frozen surfaces is likely to cause a significant risk of ice, so just beware of that. through sunday, though, it looks like it'll be rather cloudy for most areas. outbreaks of rain pushing into northern and western areas, some heavy across western hills. and we'll see gales developing around irish sea coasts through the north channel and across western scotland, but a windy day wherever you are. signs of something much milder pushing into the west — double figure values here. still quite cold, though, across the east but as we head into the new week, that mild air wins out. you can see double figures for all areas. it won't be completely settled — there will be some rain at times for some of us — and nights will be much milder.
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good morning, welcome to breakfast with naga munchetty and jon kay. our headlines today: a final push to vaccinate the most vulnerable as the government closes in on its target of 15 millionjabs by monday. if you are in one of those groups, what i would say is, please come forward if you haven't already got an appointment to be jabbed, because the more people who get this jab, the more people who get this jab, the safe everybody is. the health secretary says he hopes, by the end of the year, covid will have become "another illness that we have to live with, like we do with flu." former president donald trump is expected to be acquitted when senators vote on his second impeachment trial later today.
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there's a big game at murrayfield in the six nations today,

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