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lie so this is bbc news. i'm ben boulos with the latest headlines for viewers in the uk and around the world. emmanuel macron becomes the first french president to be re—elected in 20 years. translation: from now on, | i'm not a candidate any more. i'm now the president of everyone. defiant in defeat — marine le pen says she'll use her best results ever as a springboard for the future. translation: tonight's . historic score puts our camp in an excellent position to obtain a large number of deputies nextjune. china tightens its restrictions
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and boosts vaccinations after 51 covid deaths in shanghai. heartbreak in odesa for a man who lost his daughter, his wife and her grandmother when russian bombed the city. the scientific study in mexico to determine what makes the earth move and volcanos erupt. emmanuel macron has said he will work to unite france after he was re—elected as president. he's the first president to be elected to a second term in 20 years. his challenger, marine le pen, conceded — with exit polls suggesting she had gained just under 41.5% of the vote. that's in contrast to emmanuel macron, with a vote
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share of 58.5%. with the latest from paris, here's our europe editor, katya adler. emmanuel macron, one of europe's most powerful leaders, clearly reconfirmed tonight — the first french president to be re—elected in two decades. his supporters, ecstatic and relieved. we feel safer for the next five years. because marine le pen is the worst we can have. so we're really happy to have macron again. i feel really relieved, - because it was a dangerous moment for france and for europe. - macron critics label him aloof, elitist. that is not how he came across tonight. translation: my friends, we will need to be kind -
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and respectful, because our country harbours many doubts and divisions. so we will need to be strong, but nobody will left by the wayside. for his rival and her crowd, a crushing blow. translation: right now, | we're obviously disappointed that she wasn't elected. we have five more years with macron. what state will france end up in? i fear the worst. translation: the next five years will see lots l of anti—macron protests, because france is suffering and being ripped apart. but for many in france, marine le pen remains unelectable — a far—right threat with a nationalist french vision in stark contrast to the internationalist macron but marine le pen insists she is not giving up. parliamentary elections are just around the corner here. translation: it is all left to play for at this stage. .
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we must make sure we retain hope. an unapologetic speech by marine le pen here. she may have lost tonight but, with her best result ever, she's trying now for the third time to become france's president, and millions upon millions of french men and women went out to vote for her. "watch out, emmanuel macron," she says. "we will remain in our position and a force "to be reckoned with." it is a problem for france's president. it's a bittersweet victory. he inherits a fragmented, divided country. "macron with you" was the main campaign slogan. tomorrow, he will try to reunite his country behind him. he plans for stronger french finances and leadership abroad. tonight, celebration spread far beyond paris. brussels is beaming as well. katya adler, bbc news, paris.
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the bbc�*s reeta chakrabarti is in paris, she told us more about the election result. it is sweet because it is victory and he's pulled off this great feat of being elected twice in a row — the first person to do that for 20 years. but analysts keep pointing out that the figures don't look great for him — he has won by, we think, around 58.5% of the votes in the second round, which is less then he won by five years ago, when he got 66%. it appears that madame le pen, his defeated rival, has put on in the region of 2—3 million votes. this is yet to be absolutely confirmed, but this is what is being projected and estimated at the moment. and we heard during this campaign repeatedly,
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particularly in the last two weeks when the left was effectively edged out of this final contest and a lot of people felt disenfranchised, they felt they didn't know who to support or where they could make most a difference. and some left—wing supporters — a lot of left—wing supporters — were saying they were facing a choice between the plague and the cholera. i mean, it's such colourful terms to talk about the dilemma they were in. so he doesn't have that sort of broad base of support that he might�*ve wanted to have, and he also faces quite a significant amount of political indifference because again, these figures have to be verified, but it might well be that when we get the final figures, the percentage of abstentions will land at around 28%. now, for france, that is very high indeed and they are people who, for whatever reason, simply didn't think it was worth their while
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going to the polls. china's largest city, shanghai, has reported that 51 people died from covid on sunday — up from 39 the day before and a new daily record. the financial hub is struggling to control china's biggest ever covid outbreak. let's cross live to beijing and speak to the bbc�*s stephen mcdonell. let's start by looking at the, the phenomenal, green fences that have baffled people locations, tell us basically, all over china.— locations, tell us basically, all over china. normally people livin: in all over china. normally people living in these _ all over china. normally people living in these housing - all over china. normally people living in these housing blocks i living in these housing blocks live in kind of gated communities. now it doesn't mean those gates are always close but there is usually a
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fence all around it. in this enables officials, when they need to, to lockdown an entire housing estate if there has been common cases there, nobody coming in and out, that in any city at all. now, when it gets more serious, what they have donein more serious, what they have done in some cities is put special fences, done in some cities is put specialfences, even done in some cities is put special fences, even around, imagine a whole forest of towers, one tower if it is more serious, and they can't leave the tower, even to go into the immediately confines of the community, they are putting special fences up around there. so basically what these new fencesin so basically what these new fences in shanghai are to do is to allow covid—i9 control, its to allow covid—i9 control, its to stop people going in and out when there are infections in more serious areas. and, in some cases, there were towers in shanghai that didn't have any fences around them at all which is pretty unusualfor china, actually.
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which is pretty unusual for china, actually.— which is pretty unusual for china, actually. the situation where you — china, actually. the situation where you are _ china, actually. the situation where you are in _ china, actually. the situation where you are in beijing, - where you are in beijing, doesn't seem to be as badly affected by this way, as a no, well, panic buying has been the story here for the last 24—hour is. story here for the last 24-hour is. ., , ., . story here for the last 24-hour is. to give you a comparison, the cases _ is. to give you a comparison, the cases in _ is. to give you a comparison, the cases in shanghai - is. to give you a comparison, the cases in shanghai are - is. to give you a comparison, | the cases in shanghai are still quite high, even though they are coming down herbert, daily asymptomatic 2,500 and shanghai and symptomatic nearly 17,000, so it's going to take a while, nearly a month to take those cases down to zero in order to free that city up. now, people in beijing have seen this lockdown and shanghai, and the lack of food, and medicine and what have you, so even though they are only dozens of cases here, when it was announced that in shy young where i am right now, everybody in this
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district, a huge area of the city, with millions of people, has to do three tests this week, but i think all of a sudden people have panicked, and supermarkets around which i have been emptied overnight, people going in there buying vegetables and what have you stop now who knows of beijing will have to go into a similar lockdown but people aren't taking any chances. even, you've got some state media reporters on social media here, even to clear they are doing the same thing. so it sort of hasn't been a lot of effort to calm people's nerves, and thing —— in fact many would see it as quite understandable given the experience of what has happened in shanghai. qm. experience of what has happened in shanghai-— in shanghai. ok, stephen, thank ou ve in shanghai. ok, stephen, thank you very much- _ in shanghai. ok, stephen, thank you very much. stephen - in shanghai. ok, stephen, thank. you very much. stephen mcdonald and shanghai there. let's get some of the day's other news: slovenia's new, green, centre— left freedom movement has won the parliamentary election. preliminary results show the party led by robert golob secured more than a third
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of the vote in sunday's election — ten points more than prime minister janez jansa's right—wing sds party. the governor of the us state of new mexico has signed emergency legislation to release resources as 20 wildfires led to widespread evacuations. the largest blaze, the so—called calf canyon fire, is raging in the mountains north east of santa fe, and has scorched more than 200 square kilometres. around 1,000 firefighters are battling the fires. ten people have now been confirmed dead after a tourist boat got in to trouble and sank off the north coast of japan. a search is continuing for 1h other tourists and 2 crew who are still missing more than 2a hours after the boat made a distress call saying it was taking on water. the german vice chancellor has said it was a mistake that his country did not support ukraine militarily much earlier.
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robert habeck said the support should have started years ago. he said ukraine was fighting a war that defended not only its own freedom, but that of europe as well. mr habeck said germany was now helping supply ukraine with heavy weapons. a man who lost both his wife and three—month—old daughter in a missile strike in 0desa in southern ukraine says he wants the world to know how they died. at least six other people were killed when their residential tower block was hit on saturday. from there, caroline davies reports. three—month—old kiera was just learning to laugh. in her short life, most was lived under the cloud of war. in theirflat in 0desa, her family thought they were safe. they were wrong. yesterday, their building was hit by a russian missile. kiera, her mother, valeria, and her grandmother were all killed. her father only survived
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because he left to go to the shops. today, among residents rescuing what they could, we found him. translation: i came to collect things that were important - to my wife. she had a collection of sugar sachets from everywhere. everything in the flat becomes garbage and will be thrown away. i want to keep them for my memories. valeria and yuri had been togetherfor nine years. his phone is filled with videos and photographs of them. translation: she was a great mother, friend, | with all of the best qualities. it will be impossible for me to find somebody like valeria. she was perfect. such a person could be given to you only once in a lifetime and it's a gift from god. it's been barely 2a hours since the attack but yuri insists he wants to talk. he hopes that it can make some difference. translation: my world died, killed by a russian missile, . and unfortunately, not only my family is in this situation.
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it's the grief of ukraine and of our whole civilisation. one of the few possessions yuri has gathered from his flat is a pack of nappies. he hands them to us as we leave. "please take them to charity," he says. "i have no use for them now." caroline davies, bbc news, 0desa. stay with us on bbc news, still to come: the afghan women footballers with everything to play for in australia. nothing, it seemed, was too big to withstand the force of the tornado. the extent of the devastation will lead to renewed calls for government help to build better housing. internationally, there have already been protests. sweden says it received no warning of the accident. indeed, the russians at first
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denied anything had gone wrong. only when radioactivity levels began to increase outside russia were they forced to admit the accident. for the mujahideen, the mood here is of great celebration. this is the end of a 12—year warfor them. they've taken the capital, which they've been fighting forfor so long. it was 7 o'lock in the morning on the day when power began to pass from the minority to the majority. when africa, after 300 years, reclaimed its last white colony _ this is bbc news. the latest headlines: victory for emmanuel macron, who has become the first french president to be re—elected for 20 years. nigeria's president
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muhammadu buhari has described the deadly explosion at an illegal oil refinery as a national disaster. the death toll is climbing, with officials now saying at least 110 people died in the blast in imo state on friday. the bbc�*s azadeh moshiri reports. in nigeria, this is all that is left of some of the dozens dead after an overwhelming fire ripped through an illegal oil refinery in imo state. emergency workers and relatives have been scouring through the wreckage but many are at a loss, with the bodies of their loved ones burnt beyond recognition. we've agreed with the local government that they can do much better. obviously, we cannot identify the bodies. they are badly charred, you know? then, the next thing will be to fumigate the area, so that you'll stop possibly anything — diseases, outbreak of diseases in the vicinity.
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poverty and unemployment have made illegal refining attractive, often with deadly consequences. nigeria now loses an average of 200,000 barrels of crude oil per day because of this activity — that's more than 10% of nigeria's oil production. and despite the country being africa's top oil producer, there are still fuel shortages — that's why some of these cars caught fire while their owners were waiting to buy illegal oil. nigeria's president buhari has said more will be done to crackdown on illegal refineries. but his critics argue this kind of tragedy is not the first and it's likely not the last. azadeh moshiri, bbc news. a team of international scientists have been exploring a remote chain of islands off the coast of mexico, aiming to discover more about why volcanoes erupt.
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they also want to research the movement of tectonic plates and the cause of tsunamis. they hope the information could help provide an early warning system. tim allman reports. they are amongst the most awe—inspiring, the most powerful and the most dangerous natural phenomena on earth. understanding why and when volcanoes erupt could save lives. so, scientists have come here to one of the most remote places on earth for possible answers. translation: the question that volcanologists always have - is when will the next eruption take place? for that, we need monitoring. and the reality is that volcanoes are not really monitored, because there are very few resources for it. injanuary this year, a huge underwater volcano exploded near the pacific island of tonga. the eruption, believed to be
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the most powerful this century, created huge plumes of smoke and ash and also caused a tsunami. it's hoped by examining the rocks and minerals of these islands, scientists will gain a greater understanding of the tectonic plates and what lies beneath. is the mantle pushing the plates? is the mantle doing nothing? that — knowing that relative motion determines how big stresses are and forces are in the crust, and it's those stresses and forces that we need to know in order to see how big earthquakes can be. a number of samples have been sent to europe for further analysis, and it's hoped the research will bear fruit later this year. when it comes to volcanology, being forewarned is forearmed. tim allman, bbc news.
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they do look stunning, don't they? let's now get all the latest sports news. mark edwards with your sport. —— marc edwards with your sport. the title race is very much on. liverpool moved back to within one point of premier league leaders manchester city, courtesy of their 2—0 victory over everton at anfield. that merseyside derby defeat that leaves the toffees in the relegation zone. liverpool wrapped up the win when substitute divock 0rigi headed in luis diaz's bicycle kick with six minutes left. that came after andy robertson broke the deadlockjust after the hour mark. a tough day for everton, who recorded the second—lowest possession in premier league history and are in the premier league's bottom three for the first time since december 6, 2019. if we create atmospheres like today again on and off the pitch, then it will be difficult to deal with us for 95 minutes and that being the case, i've thought everton did what they had to do. we
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deserved three points and i really think with a performance like today, they can get the points they need. ac milan have moved back to the top of serie a as they came from behind to beat lazio 2—1, thanks to a dramatic injury—time winner from sandro tonali. french striker 0livier giroud levelled for milan in the 50th minute after ciro immobile had given the capital club the lead. milan's pressure paid off at the death when sub zlatan ibrahimovic set up tonali to spark wild scenes of celebration. they're now two points clear at the top of the table. red bull's max verstappen dominated a wet—dry emilia romagna grand prix to revive his title hopes as rival charles leclerc threw away third place with a costly error. the ferrari driver was pushing to try to pass verstappen�*s team—mate sergio perez after a late pit stop when he lost control and could only finish sixth. verstappen finished way out in front. mercedes�* george russell was fourth with team—mate lewis hamilton down in 1ath,
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but it was a better day for another brit lando norris, who came home in third. andrey rublev denied novak djokovic a first title of the season by beating the world number one in the final of his home tournament at the serbia 0pen. faced with a partisan home crowd, world number eight rublev dominated the deciding set to win 6—2, 6—7, 6—0. it's the first time the 24—year—old has beaten djokovic in his career and it earns him a third title of the year already. world number one iga swiatek won her fourth consecutive wta title this year as she beat aryna sabalenka in straight sets to claim the stuttgart final on sunday. swiatek picked up her 23rd straight victory as she added stuttgart to title wins in doha, indian wells and miami. the polish player was relentless, breaking sabalenka's serve twice in the opening set, then greeting every point won with a clenched fist of celebration to
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seal a 6—2, 6—2 win. but is all of your sport for now. goodbye. —— that is all of your sport for now. players from afghanistan's national women's football team have competed in a league match in australia — their first time playing since fleeing the taliban. stephanie prentice reports. back of the net and a celebration for the afghan women's team. cheering and applause. these footballers fled to melbourne when the taliban seized kabul eight month ago. along with their families, they've been trying to rebuild their lives here, and going back to the game they love is a big part of that. it's brilliant for our team because it's the first time after a long time we are playing together in a professional way, and officially, like, we are playing together. i'm really thankful about the australian people, australian government. like, they opened their heart for us. it's everything. it's everything — it's humanity. here on the pitch, their biggest problems now?
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target position... crowd: 0h! ..a minor injury and that goal being declared offside. in the end, the game was a draw, but for the women here, coming together like this was a victory. all they want to do is to be given the chance to — just to be treated equally, to be able to play the game that they love and that obviously wasn't happening for them in afghanistan. they were being persecuted because of it. local team eta buffalo fc took the team under their wing, giving them new kit to play in. cheering. their shirts are marked with numbers and not names — a safety precaution for the players�* families still in afghanistan, and a reminder that the shadow of taliban rule exists for afghan women even here. translation: we're playing in jerseys with afghanistan'sl nationalflag's logo, which means a lot to us. it means that the taliban can't stop us from playing, especially as female
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sports players. we will continue to fight to play for afghan people and afghan women. 0ur victory and pride go to them. let's be happy with today. victory, pride, and with it, defiance, as well as a chance to have some well—deserved fun. all cheer. stephanie prentice, bbc news. the crew of the first fully commercial mission to the international space station are now heading back to earth. the spacex capsule, carrying three businessmen and led by a former nasa astronaut, is due to parachute into the atlantic off florida later on monday. the crew had spent more than two weeks on the space station, carrying out experiments, including ones on cardiac health and cognitive performance in low gravity. you can reach me on twitter. i'm @benmboulos.
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i will have the business news for you injust i will have the business news for you in just a few minutes. do not go away. hello. the weekend brought us lots more dry and settled weather. now, april 2022 is turning out to be a notably dry april, particularly towards the south. this was the picture as the sun set in north yorkshire sunday evening, and we've got a bit more of the same, so no great changes in the weather forecast over the next few days — it stays mainly dry and settled. you'll notice it'll be a little bit cooler and cloudier compared to the weekend, but also less of a breeze around, too. high pressure in charge of our weather at the moment, sitting to the north of the uk, but over the next few days, it drifts further south, sitting right across the uk by the time we get to wednesday. so, monday morning, then, temperatures 4—8 degrees in our towns and cities, a bit colder than that in the countryside first thing, so a fresh start to the day. most places largely dry with some sunshine. a little bit more cloud drifting in from the east
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compared to recent days, bringing a few showers to parts of eastern england through the morning and later in the afternoon. as the cloud bubbles up, could be one or two morejust drifting their way west across central parts of england and wales, too. but many places staying dry, avoiding those showers. temperatures 16 degrees or so towards the south west but only ten under that cloud across the north east of scotland. through monday evening and overnight into tuesday, we'll see a bit more of that cloud in the north starting to try and push its way a bit further south, but clearer skies towards parts of england and wales mean we could just see a touch of grass frost heading into the early hours of tuesday morning. so, again, a bit of a fresh start of the day, but another predominantly dry, settled day. probably a little bit more cloud, particularly across eastern parts of scotland and england, too. just one or two rogue showers, i think, developing during the afternoon, so a little bit more cloud than recent days, still some sunshine, still mild towards the south, 16 or 17 degrees, but temperatures are going to struggle to get out of single figures for north east england and eastern scotland with that cloud around. the breeze coming off quite a cool north sea over the next few days.
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a similar picture into wednesday — north—easterly breeze, but light winds for most. predominately dry once again but a bit more cloud around, particularly towards the east, and temperatures between about 9 to 1a degrees by this stage in the week. high pressure, then, moves its way further south. not many isobars on the map here as we look through thursday and, in fact, into friday, too. so, the weather looking predominantly dry, variable amounts of cloud, some sunny spells and temperatures getting into the mid teens for most of us, but it will be a largely dry end to a dry month. bye— bye.
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