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scotland by the early hours of sunday. the north of that quake you made as though showers move further south they do expect heavy showers and thunderstorms potentially on sunday pushing their way northwards. sunnier skies later in the day. it will feel warm still with temperatures 22 or 23 degrees. goodbye.
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hello, this is bbc news. the headlines... us military analysts say ukraine appear to have won the battle for its second biggest city. some reports suggest russia appears to be focused on withdrawing its troops after failing to encircle the city. russia has warned finland and sweden that their entry into nato would lead to a militarisation of the baltic region. both countries are expected to apply for membership of
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the military alliance in the coming weeks. police in india have arrested two people after a fire destroyed an office building in delhi and killed at least 27 people. witnesses say several people jumped to safety as the blaze spread through the four—storey building. in the uk, 50 migrants have been told that the government intends to send them to grow under the first to be removed under new immigration plans. critics have raised questions about the ethics and legality of the policy. the north korean leader has described the coronavirus outbreak as the greatest disaster his country has ever faced. 2i as the greatest disaster his country has everfaced. 21 people have died from the virus in the past day. and, bookmakers are predicting a rare good result for the uk at tonight �*s eurovision, but will it be enough to hold back the favourites, ukraine?
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more headlines at the top of the hour. now on bbc news, the travel show. carmen is back in chile where the ancient chinchorro have been recognised by unesco. cat moh is on another daytrip, this time in manchester, and we visit the cafe in vienna bringing back a taste of the good old days. this week, on the show... meeting mummies in chile. wow, there are so many mummies here, vivien. grannies in austria. this is the open kitchen where our grandmas and grandpas bake their lovely cakes. and cabbies in england. oh, wow, look at this! this is amazing, john.
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in the chilean region of arica, on the northern fringes of the country's atacama desert, you find clues that something significant lies beneath the ground. hidden in the sand are some of the oldest mummified bodies in the world, evidence of an overlooked culture that once lived and thrived here on the western coast of south america. it's amazing how close these skeletons are to the surface and, apparently, there is layer after layer after layer of bodies going down as low as 2m underground. this is crazy. ifeel quite strange walking on the dead here. between 7,000 and 1,500 bc,
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the hunter—gatherer chinchorro people called this area home and developed complex mummification practices which have astounded 2ist—century researchers. last year, chinchorro burial culture was officially recognised by unesco, who placed it on their world heritage list. and many hope this will transform awareness of these remarkable mummified bodies. when you think of mummies, you think of the ancient egyptians wrapped in bandages but these guys here, there are sticks where their bones are, there's masks and what's fascinating is these smaller mummies of children and babies. wow. behind the scenes, at san miguel de azapa museum, the careful study and preservation of the majority of the chinchorro mummies takes place.
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there are so many mummies here, vivien. how many? yes, we have about 70 mummies, chinchorro mummies, in this store. let me show you. it's quite small. what can you tell me about this mummy? because if it was me, i would be very scared to work here.
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what do you love about yourjob? it's very interesting. but these fragile relics, which date back as much as 2,000 years before the egyptian mummies, are deteriorating at an increasing rate, in part due to climate change. for vivien, it's best to do as little as possible with the samples they have. with the museum's facilities lacking air—conditioning, rising humidity levels are a big threat to the mummies, a problem that's hoped to be solved by a vast new $25 million museum in construction on the grounds of the current one.
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so is the local people's relationship with these mummies starting to change?
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further along the coast, at the small fishing village of caleta camarones, just some statues and a chinchorro—themed restaurant indicate that this is, in fact, the closest town to one of the world's top sites where the chinchorro mummies have been found. there are said to have been so many mummies buried here that locals find them on a regular basis. so before we came here, some people said you could see the mummies in the ground and some said you couldn't, so i wasn't really sure what we'd find, but while we were having lunch, we got talking to the guy who runs the place and he said he can show us some mummies in the ground, and it's two minutes down the road so we're on oui’ way. currently, the mummies buried in the ground are being left there by archaeologists
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for their protection. and as we approach, we take great care not to disturb any of the remains. wow, it's so close to the road. what was it like growing up here? did you see many mummies when you were a child? attitudes have changed towards the mummies a lot, and now they've got unesco world heritage status. has this changed your life?
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so all these shells that have been used by the chinchorro people. while chinchorro tourism here may be some way off making its mark for the people, for vivien, this land tells a remarkable story. so vivien, how many mummies, chinchorro mummies, do you think are buried in the hills here?
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wow, that was unbelievable. you know, it's one thing to see these things in a museum and totally a different experience to be there in real life. like, i could have been standing next to one of the oldest mummified human remains in the world. and with the care and recognition the mummies are now getting, the unique chinchorro culture seems set to be remembered for some time to come. well, if the chinchorro have piqued your interest in a desert getaway, there is much more to
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see around the world. why not start your desert explorations with the world's biggest sand desert, the sahara, stretching out across much of northern africa? the question is, where to begin? morocco and egypt are both popular and each with distinct and fascinating cultures. get close to wildlife on safari in southern africa's kalahari desert. there's a huge range of animals to see here and it's a spectacular way to learn about this challenging desert environment. and for those in search of a thrill, dune bashing can be done all over the world, like in the deserts of the united arab emirates. 0r take to the skies with an early—morning hot—air balloon ride. still to come on the travel show: cat moh is back with a packed day in manchester.
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and we visit the cafe in vienna challenging the idea that they don't make them like they used to. they really have old recipes from the grandmothers. secret ingredients. so don't go away. as restrictions relax, i'm travelling across the uk to see how ready the country's top attractions are, to meet the people getting us excited about travel again, and hear their plans for the new normal. today's trip is in the north—west of england. hello from manchester, home to two very famous football clubs, a vibrant music scene, and trams. now, i know there's way more to the city than that, so i've enlisted the perfect person to show me around, let's go. so this is no ordinary taxi ride.
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hello. so i've organised the weather for you today as well, not that i needed to, because it's always sunny in manchester. so when we book with you, there is guaranteed sunshine. guaranteed sunshine. good on you. john runs city tours in his all—electric taxi followed by afternoon tea in his cab. he came up with the concept as a way to supplement his income during lockdown. my three most popular tours are football, music and coronation street. the last one being the longest—running british soap opera. but, really, the tour can be whatever you want. so i've asked for a route that traces the history of the city to see how it's shaped the manchester we know today. i won't spoil the tour, but the city has been a hotbed of innovative thinkers. it's where the suffragettes movement was born. it's where the duke of bridgewater brought canals which cut the price of coal in half, spurring manchester to be
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the world's first industrial city. and it's where karl marx formed his ideas for the communist manifesto, at this very spot, which happens to be in the world's oldest english—speaking library. even people from manchester don't realise that you can come in here and actually soak up the atmosphere. it's definitely worth booking an appointment and coming here. come on, you ready for part two? you look so excited! i don't know which one i wanna start with first! i was thinking about how i could do something different. maybe people were nervous about being in crowds or being in places where there was a lot of people, that the afternoon tea taxi tour would be ideal because you are encapsulated in the back of a taxi. it's proved really popular. i have to pinch myself sometimes. how was it as a taxi driver in lockdown?
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really, really difficult. as a tour guide as well, there were no tourists, and it's just started to come back again now as restrictions start to end. so you think this is something you'll continue then? i'm definitely going to continue it, yes. before the pandemic, manchester was the third most visited city in the uk after london and edinburgh by international visitors. 0ne huge draw is its iconic music scene. famous bands to come out of manchester? the stone roses. oasis. the smiths. simply red. elbow! 0k! not had elbow! oh, really? but to find the bands of tomorrow, the northern quarter is where to go. it's home to some of the city's liveliest music venues, so i've come to night and day cafe. over the years it's gained legendary status for showcasing big name bands in their early days.
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what was it like to suddenly playing in front of a live audience again? kind of strange at first, wasn't it? it was quite odd to being really loud. i was like, '0h, my god, i don't know what to do' because i'm not on my living room pretending i can play synthesizer. it's good to see regular fans and people, it's a really big part of our social lives as well, isn't it? it's definitely picking up now- with people more confident to come out now and stand in crowds, which wasn't before. - it's that return of confidence in people that breathing life back into venues like this. i'll be back laterfor the gig but there is a more thing i need to do. i am no football expert but i do know that it was here in manchester that the first professional football league was set up back in 1888. i've been told, if you can't make a game, it's well worth doing a stadium tour.
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first, before we begin, how many of us are from manchester? that's a big group that's not come from manchester. football is undoubtedly the city's biggest cultural export with hundreds of millions of fans either supporting man united or man city globally. not that anyone would openly admit supporting the former here. is this the best bit so far? yes. go on then, which is yourfavourite one? de bruyne. theyjust got all the kids to line up at the top of the tunnel and walk out through the pitch side. it's so cute. you just walked through the tunnel? yeah. how was it? it was fun. i actually kind of felt like a footballer. it's my dream job to be a footballer. how long have you wanted to walk through that tunnel? nine years, almost. nine years? yeah. because it's your birthday, right?
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yeah, it's my birthday on monday. is this the best birthday present? probably, yeah, it's the best birthday present i've ever had by a mile. mum, don't cry. laughter. i'm a man city fan for the weekend. ok, very diplomatic. he has to be. time to get back to see the gig, as it wouldn't be a complete day of manchester if you didn't experience some of its famous nightlife. manchester is definitely springing back from a very tough few years. but what struck me most is how proud the mancunians are of their city. a cultural hotspot of the north. finally this week, we are off to the austrian capital of vienna, where a trip isn't complete without a generous helping of their traditional coffee and cake.
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we've been into one cafe which is transforming the experience, especially staffed by the elderly in an effort to bring back a taste of the good old days. we have a lot of good cakes, especially in vienna, but the best cakes you get from grandma. the idea was really to create a space for young and old to come together and where grandmas and grandpas can bake their home—made recipes. we are a public living room, and as you can see, decorations, you come inside, you kind of feel the atmosphere. you are at grandma's living room, you have nice music, nice smell, follow me, i'll show you where the cakes are baked. this is our open kitchen where the grandpas and grandmas bake their lovely cakes, different cakes — we have chocolate,
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apple strudel, everything. everything is fresh, everything is home—made. it's kind of the core and heart of the vollpension. we have been here for such a long time so it's all kind of a family for me. so i have a very close connection to the people here. my name is marianne and i am living in vienna. i am 77 years old and i have lived here since 48 years. i must say, old people, please, go out. you can work in vollpension. you can cook, you can speak with the guests and it's better than not alone in this time and when you go at home and feel i have a good day. many old peoples are alone at home and now in vollpension it's like a family. i am the host. myjob is to receive the guests.
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i speak with the guests and it's nice when the guests laugh and i think it's myjob. people at home are always very lonely, of course, old people, and i think it'sjust a great idea to communicate with them. iwe've heard that they really havel old recipes from the grandmothers. with secret ingredients. yes, we are very excited. the pandemic hit us and we had to close our coffeehouses and we put our heads together and said, ok, there is no more coffeehouse but what can we do with our grandmothers? so we had the brilliant idea of taking grandmas' knowledge and putting it online so we built an online baking academy where you can learn baking from a grandmother, either through on—demand videos
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or via baking courses. that went very, very well. and we even kind of went international. we invited grandmothers and grandfathers from all over the world to join us with their baking knowledge. right now we are about 35 elderly people working for us. at the cafe, the kind of production room and also for live baking courses and everything. we'd love to hire even more but we are still a small social business. a lot of elder people in austria live by themselves so they are a bit isolated. they have so much to give and theyjust need a place
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where they can express them. that's all for now. coming up next time: the forgotten smells of the old world. christa's in holland to find out why scientists are attempting to recreate europe's ancient odours and how following your nose could enrich your travels. it's lovely! such a really good air freshener! in the meantime, you can keep up with all our travels on the bbc iplayer. and don't forget, we are on social media too. just search bbc travel show and look for the little blue logo. we are on facebook and instagram. until next time, from all of us here in chile, it's goodbye.
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hello. plenty of fine and dry weather through the rest of the day with some long spells of sunshine. a bit of a change into the evening hours as we see some heavy showers and rolling in from and thunderstorms rolling in from the south—west, but many of us, skies like this with warm and sunny spells. high pressure dominating the weather at the moment. if we cast our eyes out to the south—west, this feature will bring the thundery downpours later this evening and overnight. before we get there, a lot of dry and warm weather. long spells of sunshine, less breezy than it was yesterday. patchy cloud holding on three parts of scotland
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and northern ireland and into some parts of england and wales. staying mostly dry. i7—22 parts of england and wales. staying mostly dry. 17—22 for most of us, a little bit cooler across the north of scotland. zoom into south—west england and through the evening hours we will see some showers initially for dev and call. they could be heavy and thundery as the push slowly east and north across england and wales to tonight. one or two into northern ireland and dumfries and galloway through the early hours of sunday morning. do the north of that, clear and fresh conditions. warm and humid further south. sunday will essentially be a day of sunshine and showers. they will be hit and miss, so we won't all catch them. pushing north across northern england and scotland and more sunshine developing in the south. up to 23 celsius, before the next batch of showers purchasing from the english channel. pressure across the north of scotland. overnight sunday night into monday, we continue to see heavy showers pushing their way north and east. you may hear the odd rumble of
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thunder into monday morning. no pressure tries to push on from the west and as they bump into that higher pressure, for much of the south—east of england and east anglia you are likely to stay dry for monday, but elsewhere quite a few blustery showers around. cool where we have got an easterly breeze blowing across parts of eastern scotland. just 12 aberdeen, but up to 23 towards london in the south—east on monday. looking a little bit unsettled through the week ahead. we will see some spells of rain, particularly across northern and western parts of the uk. furthersouth northern and western parts of the uk. further south and east, avoiding most of downpours once again, and temperatures in the mid 20s. goodbye for now.
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this is bbc news. these are the latest headlines in the uk and around the world. us military analysts suggest ukraine appears to have won the battle for its second biggest city, kharkiv. it's been under constant russian bombardment since its invasion began. russia warns finland and sweden their entry into nato would lead to a militarisation of the baltic region, as thousands of nato troops take part in drills across europe. tensions have been rising here on the black sea ever since russia first invaded crimea and now with its war in ukraine. nato's response has been to dramatically step up its military presence. here in the uk, 50 migrants are told that the government intends to send them to rwanda — the first to be removed under new immigration plans.

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