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this is bbc news with the latest headlines for viewers in the uk and around the world. the duke of edinburgh's children pay tribute to their late father after a private church service attended by members of the royal family. it's been a bit of a shock. however much one tries to prepare oneself for something like this, it's still a dreadful shock. and we're still trying to come to terms with that. i mean, it's very, very sad. in a statement released earlier, princess anne said her father has left a legacy that would inspire. also ahead... iran's top nuclear official says it's underground facility at natanz has been hit by a "terrorist act" a day after it unveiled new advanced uranium centrifuges. power and water cuts on st vincent
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after a volcano erupts covering the caribbean island in ash. we speak to a woman who's unable to leave. nomadland hasjust been named best film at the baftas. chloe zhao wins best director. hello, and welcome if you're watching in the uk or around the world. queen elizabeth has said the loss of her husband, the duke of edinburgh, has left a huge void in her life, according to their second son, the duke of york. prince andrew said prince philip had been a "remarkable man". remembrance services for the duke of edinburgh took place around the uk, including canterbury cathedral on sunday. our royal correspondent nicholas witchell reports.
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on a day of pause and reflection, prayers for the duke were said in many church services, and after the service at the chapel of all saints in windsor great park, members of his family spoke about him. it's a great loss. i think the way i would put it is that we've lost almost the grandfather of the nation. and i feel very sorry and supportive of my mother, who's feeling it, i think, probably more than everybody else. she described it as having left a huge void in her life, but we, the family, the ones that are closer, are rallying round to make sure that we're there to support her. the earl and countess of wessex also spoke about how the queen was dealing with the loss. thinking of others before herself. as always. she's amazing, yeah. so...bearing up, but, again,|
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it's just that wave of affection for him and just those lovely- stories, theyjust mean so much, and, you know, the tributes have been just fantastic and that's - really, really important, and we really do appreciate it, so... - and i think it's so lovely for so many people to learn about what he did, because i think, actually, quite a lot of the things that have come out will have surprised some people. the countess spoke to members of the congregation about the manner of the duke's death. it was right for him. it was so gentle. she said his passing had been very, very peaceful, as if someone had taken him by the hand and off he went. at a special service of remembrance for the duke in canterbury cathedral, the archbishop spoke about loss. we may pray and offer love for all who find that a great life
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leaves a very great gap. britain's former prime minister, sirjohn major, knew the duke. he said his death would leave an enormous gap in the queen's life. i hope she will be given some time and space. i know she is the monarch. i know she has responsibilities, but she has earned the right to have a period of privacy in which to grieve with her family. and sirjohn said he hoped the duke's funeral would give princes william and harry a chance to mend their differences. the friction that we are told has arisen is a friction better ended as speedily as possible, and a shared emotion, a shared grief, at the present time because of the death of their father, of their grandfather, i think is an ideal opportunity and i hope very much that it is possible to mend any rifts that may exist. outside buckingham palace,
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barriers have been erected around the pavements and signs are on display to discourage people from leaving flowers. but, despite the discouragement, bouquets and personal tributes are still being placed. nicholas witchell, bbc news. iranian nuclear officials say the natanz atomic facility has been hit by a terrorist act. the site is reported to have lost power just a day after new advanced uranium enrichment centrifuges were unveiled there. last year, a fire broke out at the plant, which the authorities said was sabotage and blamed on israel. joining me is our middle east editor sebastian usher. for we know about what has happened? we still don't know the extent of what happened within the natanz facility. the original statements that came out from iran played down
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to a considerable extent, saying there were no casualties and the leads. but it was a logical problem since paper pretrade it as an accident. as he was saying, we had a about the head of the atomic agency in iran, saying that it was a terrorist act. now he did not name and things that was behind it. not really expecting to the perpetrators, iran would reserve the right to take action against them. interestingly, in israel, and iran has blamed israel for previous incidents at natanz, and his bill that has been an official comment about it but there has been quite outspoken in saying that it all seems to point to israel having been behind what happened to me about the cyber attacks similar to what happened back in 2010 in natanz again the virus was put in to computer systems there and caused a
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huge amount of damage which put back the nuclear programme and iran by several years. and that was a fill and the us together. 50 several years. and that was a fill and the us together.— several years. and that was a fill and the us together. 50 where does this and the us together. so where does this now leave _ and the us together. so where does this now leave the _ and the us together. so where does this now leave the iran _ and the us together. so where does this now leave the iran nuclear- and the us together. so where does this now leave the iran nuclear deal| this now leave the iran nuclear deal equipment that is obviously still very much up in the air. we equipment that is obviously still very much up in the air.- equipment that is obviously still very much up in the air. we had seen rouress very much up in the air. we had seen progress last — very much up in the air. we had seen progress last week _ very much up in the air. we had seen progress last week when _ very much up in the air. we had seen progress last week when there - very much up in the air. we had seen progress last week when there was i very much up in the air. we had seen progress last week when there was a | progress last week when there was a resumption of talks of all the current is a prince in the deal in vienna. iran was there. the us was also there is they pulled up under president robbins 2018. the evidence is to get the us to return to the deal is set up to it again and for iran to step back from the bridges that it has been steadily building in the past couple of years in response to the very strong and quite hostile strategy that the bones of the patient had adopted with iran. the problem if the choreography. neither side wants to look like they are taking the first
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half so the hope is that another meeting happening in vienna this coming week, that process will be able to create the conditions that those steps can be taken by the sides will even hearing is not usually encouraging at least publicly from iran. i mean they are still insisting that all stations that the us reimposed under president trump will be lifted. the issue for thejill biden issue for the jill biden administration issue for thejill biden administration is that they would be ——joe biden administration is that they would be —— joe biden administration, if they are to do with the nuclear programme of iran but other sanctions that have been imposed for other issues in the neck and more difficult. so politically and magically for president biden. so there is a lot that needs to be discussed and to get anywhere to make any progress if it is sort of incident is ongoing to make it that much worse. israel has made absolutely clear that it is against the us returning to anything
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close to the agreement that was cited for 15. this would look to be an try to put a spanner in the works and already a very fragile situation.— and already a very fragile situation. . ~' , ., , . let's look at some of the day's other news. the formerjordanian crown prince, prince hamza, has appeared in public with king abdullah. it's the first time they have been seen together since hamza said he had been placed under house arrest after being warned against undermining the country's stability. they were attending a ceremony to mark 100 years ofjordan�*s independence from britain. the us secretary of state has said he has real concerns about russia's military build up on its border with ukraine. antony blinken has warned moscow there will be consequences if it acts aggressively towards kyiv. the european union's foreign affairs chief has said geopolitical competition is hampering efforts to halt the violence in myanmar following the bloody military coup there.
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josep borrell said china and russia were blocking attempts in the un security council to impose an arms embargo. on friday, over 80 protestors are reported to have been killed in the central city of bago in an incident activists have called a "bloody massacre". burmese journalist thin leh weh gave us this update. you know, you talked about the bago situation. on friday, 82 people at least were killed. that's the highest death toll in a single place that we've seen so far. and of course, like lots of other bloody crackdowns before that, that has just reinforced how brutal the regime is, and yet people are still coming out. so, you know, the crackdown happened in bago on friday, and yesterday in the same area, we heard that the security forces, you know, the forces were going house to house checking people and raiding the houses of the protest leaders.
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and yet both yesterday and today, in the western part of the same town, in bago, people were out protesting. so the resolves of the protesters have not been dimmed despite that violence. there's been more worrying activity at a volcano in st vincent in the caribbean. there are reports of power cuts on the main island after heavy ashfall. thousands of people have already been evacuated from their homes. residents in barbados, nearly 200 kilometres to the east, have also been urged to stay indoors. scientists warn that eruptions could continue for days or even weeks. june shipley is visiting family on the island. she described the situation there. at the moment, the red zone, which is near the volcano, they have been evacuated.
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there have been issues and concerns, but people have been finding they cannot be evacuated to other countries. they cannot stay in the hotels, as the prime minister announced, unless they have the covid vaccine. 0ther islands have actually said they will take the residents regardless. sailors have been, fishermen have been rescuing people. the local bus drivers, they have been rescuing people as well. and bringing them to the safe zone, which is the green zone, which is outside of the area and closer to town. where i am at the moment is a green zone, so we're quite safe. i mean, we do hear the rumblings of the volcano and we do see the smoke coming from the volcano and we do get a lot of ash. i mean, the land is covered in ash. the veranda, the trees, everything is covered with ash at the moment.
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and there's a photo, isn't there, june, that you took and i think we can show to viewers now, can't we? let's have a look at this now and this is a photo of this huge cloud over the horizon. i mean, that must be a pretty scary thing to see if you're looking at it from as far away as you are. yes, yes, it is because even though it's in the distance, but you can still see it very clearly. and we can hear the rumbling sounds very clearly. i mean, the rumblings have literally just stopped about five minutes ago and were going on for about half an hour. so, what are authorities telling you? what are they saying that seismologists in the area are predicting? i mean, are they expecting to see something really explosive happening? yes, they have predicted a very large eruption, but not an eruption where it runs down the sides of the volcano. more like it's going to go upwards and outwards. and what is your plan? i mean, you told my producer earlier that you can't get hold of the high commission, the british high commission. what is it that you personally want to do? do you want to get off the island?
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can you? oh, yes, i do. we were due to return to the uk on the tenth. i came over here for my mother's funeral. last minute, ourflights were cancelled. we tried to get through to the embassy, we've had no luck in getting through. we've had our pre—travel covid tests. we've been told to travel again, we need to have a new covid—19 test 72 hours before we travel to the uk. where we can get those done in this current time, i genuinely don't know. we just don't have a clue. 0k, well, june, i want to give you my deepest condolences as well for the passing of your mother. thank you. and thank you very much talking to us and the best of luck. hope you get home. thank you. the headlines on bbc news — the duke of edinburgh's children pay tribute to their late father after a private church service attended by members of the royal family. iran says its main nuclearfacility has been hit by an act of terrorism
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a day after new uranium enrichment centrifuges were installed. weekend lockdowns are being enforced across india after a surge in coronavirus cases. covid—19 is spreading faster in india than anywhere else in the world. hospitals, particularly those in the worst affected state of maharashtra, are falling short of critical care beds. from mumbai, the bbc�*s yogita limaye reports. a hospital in the western town of bhavnagar. "these are covid patients, and there are no doctors to treat them," says the man filming the video. in pune city, people are being given oxygen outside a hospital because it's too full. medical facilities are falling short during a fierce and rapid covid surge. 73—year—old mary was turned away from six hospitals. she died on her way to the seventh. her son, anthony, spoke
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to me from isolation. "all these years she never needed to go to a hospital, and when she did, ifailed her," he said. field hospitals built last year are already full. this one in pune is managed by dr sangram kapale, who's been on the front line since the pandemic began. right now, what i'm seeing is if a single member of the family gets positive, the entire family is positive. the virulence has gone up, the infectivity ratio has gone up. it is affecting young adults, which is quite, you know, surprising. deaths remain low compared to india's population, still to be conclusively explained, but hundreds are dying every day. the government says the flouting of covid norms has caused the surge, but many argue that's not the main reason. it cannot explain the kind of surge in cases that we are seeing now currently in india, which clearly suggests that there is a great role
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for highly infectious variants of the virus which are spreading faster. in the midst of the crisis, dozens of vaccination centres in mumbai and around are closed because of a lack of supplies. india's health minister says there's no shortage of vaccines. this country has been mass—producing them and over the past few months has exported tens of millions of doses. so, people who've been turned away from centres like this one are asking where their doses are. the worst—hit areas are locked down, but surges are being seen across india. despite that, mass gatherings are being held for political rallies and religious festivals. this country appears to have let its guard down. yogita limaye, bbc news, india. the race to replace chancellor angela merkel after september's federal election in germany is heating up. after months of speculation, both leaders of the two parties that make up her conservative alliance
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have now put themselves forward to be its sole candidate. they are bavarian premier markus zurder from the christian social union and chair of the christian democrats armin laschet. well, our correspondent in berlin, damien mcguiness, explained the significance of today's developments. we're in the run—up to a general election here in germany injust five months. the country will choose the new government and the new chancellor. as you know, angela merkel has been chancellor for 16 years. she has said that she's not going to run again, so that means someone else will take the job. now, these two parties, as you say, are two sister parties that make this conservative bloc, which angela merkel is head of. the problem is angela merkel remains popular. the conservatives, though, are losing popularity, so there's a sense of panic behind the scenes. those clips we both heard from those
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two leaders sound harmonious, don't they, but in fact there are real bitter rivalries behind the scenes. both these men want the job. 0rdinarily it would go, the candidate for the chancellor would go to armin laschet, who is the head of angela merkel�*s cdu centre—right party. the problem is he's not very popular with voters here, so it's not a given that he would win the election. that's why the head of the bavarian conservative sister party, the csu has stepped up and said he wants the job as well. he's quite a forceful personality. much more popular with voters because he's been much more consistent really in his attitudes towards lockdowns, toward the pandemic. sport, and for a full round—up from the bbc sport centre, here's karthi. hello, and thanks forjoining us. we are into the final hours of golf�*s masters tournament, and it is japan's hideki matsuyama who is top of the leaderboard. he would become the first japanese man to win a golf major if he can hold on to his lead. let's have a look at how things stand. matsuyama is 11—under through seven.
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he has to have a two shot lead at the top of the leaderboard. america will zalatoris is his closest challenger, two shots back. england's justin rose has struggled so far, but he has one image before and is a champion. jordan's pete also a few shots behind. we can keep you up—to—date with what is happening at the masters and it is on bbc radio 5 live with cemetery there and also there be highlights later on bbc two at midnight. with commentary there. to the english premier league now, and manchester united have moved a little closer to league leaders manchester city, cutting their advantage to 11 points after a convincing united win over spurs. edinson cavani inspired united's excellent second half performance and scored their second goal, with mason greenwood adding their third. son heung—min had given the hosts the lead in what was an occassionally bad—tempered match which saw cavani have a goal ruled out. the united manager was asked how much that had helped
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motivate his side's 3—1win. you see the results earlier on today and how tight it is beneath us. so to have seven points down to the next one instead of the four it could've been, of course, that is big for us. and we want to see how close we can get to the top. you know, for me, it's very difficult to analyse matches with you media, technically, because then technically you go in the direction individual qualities and then i'm always criticised when i try to analyse matches. so i preferjust to be very, very general. we lost against a very good team. i don't think we deserved to lose, and i praise my players and my compliments to united. earlier, there was a thrilling 3—2 win for west ham over leicester city. jesse lingard scored twice to help give west ham a 3—0 lead, but a brace from kelechi iheanacho made for a frantic finale.
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david moyes's side are back into the top four, but it's more dropped points for leicester, whose manager, brendan rodgers, was annoyed by his team's performance and at having to drop three players, including england midfielderjames maddison, for breaching covid—19 protocols. they're good boys. they're all good lads. i work closely with them, and there's no animosity, it's nothing like that, but we have a value to how we work on a daily basis and how we prepare for games. and if anyone falls short of that, then we have to move on without them. the day's early game saw a really good win for newcastle, who are now six points above the relegaton zone. they beat burnley 2—1. and in the late game, arsenal have just defeated bottom of the table sheffield united 3—0. inter milan are 11 points clear at the top of serie a after a 1—0 win over cagliari. matteo darmian, the former manchester united full—back, was the unlikely hero with the goal on 77 minutes as inter made it 11 wins in a row. third—placed juventus beat genoa 3—1.
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former chelsea striker alvaro morata was among their scorers. atalanta are looking good for a return to the top four. they had led fiorentina 2—0 at half—time, but it's now 2—2 with 20 minutes left to play. there was also important wins for napoli, lazio and roma. in la liga, there were wins for 0sasuna and granada at villarreal and valladolid respectively. valencia and real sociedad shared four goals in their 2—2 draw. there was an important game for diego simeone's atletico madrid this evening as they to make their champions league places. they are away at real betis. the score is currently 1—1. that's all the sport for now. visit the bbc sport website to keep up to date with the masters.
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the bafta film awards are taking place at the royal albert hall in london. the awards are being billed as the academy�*s most diverse year ever. let's discuss the winners. let's speak to film journalist beth webb. let me ask if there have been any surprises in the big wednesday night certainly the best actor award. the base of the — certainly the best actor award. tue: base of the golden certainly the best actor award. tte: base of the golden gloves certainly the best actor award. tt2 base of the golden gloves and based on the performance predictions, chadwick husband was expected to be the big winner of the night they went to anthony hopkins and 83, which was my mental and itself. 0therwise which was my mental and itself. otherwise this was i would be a pleasant surprise especially for women in filament for diversity. i think this is your at the fact that awards. in think this is your at the fact that awards. , ., . ., awards. in terms of the commitment to best record. _ awards. in terms of the commitment to best record. second _ awards. in terms of the commitment to best record. second effort. - awards. in terms of the commitment to best record. second effort. the i to best record. second effort. the first ever woman _ to best record. second effort. the
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first ever woman of _ to best record. second effort. the first ever woman of colour - to best record. second effort. the first ever woman of colour chloe l first ever woman of colour chloe zhao and kathryn bigelow111 years ago for the hurt locker. and the film walked away with four monumental plans for the evening and if you said from to walk away with two pigments. so this was definitely anything to celebrate. in two pigments. so this was definitely anything to celebrate.— anything to celebrate. in terms of diversity can _ anything to celebrate. in terms of diversity can be — anything to celebrate. in terms of diversity can be the _ anything to celebrate. in terms of diversity can be the most - anything to celebrate. in terms of diversity can be the most diverse | diversity can be the most diverse ever. t diversity can be the most diverse ever. ~' . diversity can be the most diverse ever. ~ ., ., , , ., , ever. i think after last year, they came under— ever. i think after last year, they came under great _ ever. i think after last year, they came under great criticism - ever. i think after last year, they came under great criticism of. ever. i think after last year, they| came under great criticism of the fact is begin to make my mental changes. 1000 voters are brought on board and representatives for marginalised backgrounds and changes were made to the guidelines of voting so that included the best british film expanding to ten nominees and acting as well came through 26 nominees.— nominees and acting as well came through 26 nominees. thank you so much for the _ through 26 nominees. thank you so much for the two _ through 26 nominees. thank you so much for the two of _ through 26 nominees. thank you so much for the two of us _ through 26 nominees. thank you so much for the two of us tonight. - through 26 nominees. thank you so | much for the two of us tonight. beth went there, for most.
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and we'll find out how this story — and many others — are covered more on the story on our website. and we'll find out how this story and many others are covered in tomorrow's front pages at 10:30pm and 11:30pm this evening in the papers. our guests tonight are political commentator faiza shaheen and lizzy burden, who is uk economy reporter at bloomberg. now it's time for a look at the weather with darren bett. hello there. it's been another cold day today. we've seen showers developing widely across the uk, and again, it's been cold enough or wintryness in those showers, some hail, sleet and some snow, particularly over the high ground. we've got cold air across the uk with a northerly breeze heading our way. high—pressure sitting to the west of the uk. but if we look at the satellite picture, out in the atlantic, we've got this cloud heading towards the uk, and that's already arrived in northern ireland ahead of that shower cloud. there's still some showers
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around at the moment, they will linger longer across eastern areas before fading away. some icy patches are possible, as there could be in wales and towards the cotswolds with some rain, sleet and also some snow possible. it won't be as cold in northern ireland, but there's a pretty widespread frost elsewhere, lowest temperatures in northern england and also scotland, where we have got the clearer skies. this wetter weather moves through wales quickly into southern england. briefly, there could be a bit of wintryness before the cloud breaks and we are left with some showers. most of the showers will be in northern ireland. more sunshine, though, for scotland, northern england, through the midlands into eastern england, one or two showers, but a much drier day than today. and temperature should be a shade higher than they were today as well. that weather front bringing the cloud in from the atlantic just tends to fade away. the cloud breaks up, high—pressure builds in across that. now, you'd expected to be dry with high—pressure, and for many places, it will be dry on tuesday as well. it'll be a cold and frosty start. sunshine, cloud build—up, maybe a few showers coming
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into western scotland, or especially northern ireland, another area that could see some showers, wales and into the midlands. but more of the country are seeing temperatures just sneaking into double figures. still cold air, though, and high—pressure is sitting over our shores. that means potentially frosty again early on wednesday morning. a sunny start for much of the country, once again, we'll see the cloud bubbling up, probably spreading out a little bit more, but not as much depth to the cloud. so we are unlikely to see any significant showers, and it should be a dry day. those temperatures and western areas getting up to 13—14 celsius. so two elements to the weather over the week ahead, what's falling out of the sky first of all, probably won't be much of that, there is a lot of dry weather in the week ahead. but it's still going to be cold, not quite as cold as it has been over the weekend, but we still have the risk of frost at night.
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hello, this is bbc news. the headlines: the duke of edinburgh's children pay tribute to their late father after a private church service attended by members of the royal family. i think the way i would put it is that we have lost almost the grandfather of the nation. and i feel very sorry and supportive of my mother, who is feeling it, i think, probably more than everybody else. david cameron insists that he complied with the rules when lobbying the government on behalf of greensill capital. one day more — lockdown easing in england will see outdoor hospitality, shops and hairdressers reopen tomorrow. in india, hospitals struggle to cope with the second wave of covid and more than 150,000 new cases in 2a hours.
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