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dramatic pictures from torquay marina, where an 85—foot superyacht has sunk
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after a majorfire on board. us presidentjoe biden confirms he will visit uvalde tomorrow to meet with the families of the 19 children and two teachers killed by a teenage gunman in texas. more conservative mps publicly declare they have no confidence in the prime minister after sue gray's report into lockdown parties in downing street. good evening. thousands of liverpool fans have arrived in paris for tonight's champions league final, which is due to kick off in around an hour. liverpool will take on real madrid for what they hope will become their seventh european cup victory. they've already won the fa cup and league cup this season.
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our correspondent olly foster is in paris and hejoins me now outside the stadium. what is it like there? there are thousands _ what is it like there? there are thousands of _ what is it like there? there are thousands of fans _ what is it like there? there are thousands of fans pouring - what is it like there? there are thousands of fans pouring into | what is it like there? there are i thousands of fans pouring into the stadium because we are less than one hour away from kick—off in the 67th european cup final and this has all the makings of an absolute classic. the last few finals in recent years have fallen a little bit flat but when you look at the pedigree of these two great clubs, with 19 european cups between them, well, it really should be a very special night and a special match. which is why so many tens of thousands have descended on the city, those liverpool fans in particular turning paris a very deep shade of red. dan johnson has been with some of those fans today... singing. the french red, white and blue has an added splash of rouge.
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115,000 fans will watch the game here — more than twice the number in the stadium. the only reason we're here, we're going to win it. you're confident? yeah. i think we're better than four years ago when we got beat by them, and i don't think they're as good. gay paris! it's been absolutely fantastic. the atmosphere is great. everyone's happy. it's been fab. are you going to win? we are going to win! we're going to win 3—0. 3-2. yeah, 100%. remember, only liverpool can do this. no other club in the world can do this. we've come from dublin here today, an 18—hour ferry and a four—hour drivejust to be here. it's well worth it. when we win it, bringing home number seven. people say the premier league's the big one — it's not. this is the biggest, this is the best. this is the best in europe.
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this club's europe in history is legendary. this club's europe in history is legendary-— this club's europe in history is legendary. this club's europe in history is leuenda . ., ., ., , legendary. most of it thanks to this man. the legendary. most of it thanks to this man- the fans _ legendary. most of it thanks to this man. the fans or _ legendary. most of it thanks to this man. the fans or the _ legendary. most of it thanks to this man. the fans or the most - legendary. most of it thanks to this i man. the fans or the most important thing to the fans. the football club, that is what it stands for. what is it they say?— club, that is what it stands for. what is it they say? you'll never walk alone? _ what is it they say? you'll never walk alone? andy _ what is it they say? you'll never walk alone? andy broke - what is it they say? you'll never walk alone? andy broke his - what is it they say? you'll never. walk alone? andy broke his ankle last niuht walk alone? andy broke his ankle last night but _ walk alone? andy broke his ankle last night but hobbled _ walk alone? andy broke his ankle last night but hobbled here - walk alone? andy broke his ankle last night but hobbled here with l walk alone? andy broke his ankle i last night but hobbled here with the support of stay. last night but hobbled here with the sunport of stay-— last night but hobbled here with the support of stay. unbelievable. i was in a stumble. _ support of stay. unbelievable. i was in a stumble, three _ support of stay. unbelievable. i was in a stumble, three nil— support of stay. unbelievable. i was in a stumble, three nil down - support of stay. unbelievable. i was in a stumble, three nil down at - in a stumble, three nil down at half—time. a game of two halves. this is our half. the sun is shining, the crowd are in great voice, and the atmosphere here is incredible. europe has always been so important to this club and they know it could be a tough game,
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it could be a long night, but my word, they are confident, they are up for it. but they know real madrid have had more champions league success than anyone, so they won't be easy to beat. an enjoyable afternoon could be about to give way to a tense evening. danjohnson, bbc news, paris. the atmosphere looks very celebratory. how do the teams line up celebratory. how do the teams line up this evening? as it stands? we have had up this evening? as it stands? - have had the team news in the last 20 minutes or so, real have had the team news in the last 20 minutes orso, real madrid, confident in their team news, they released it on twitter a good half an hour before uefa rules stipulate they have to. liverpool, at full strength, a couple of questions over the fitness of two key midfielders,
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fabinho and thiago. they both start, they came through late fitness tests last night, jurgen klopp happy with what he has seen. it is a front three of liverpool that we expected of sadio mane, who after his own quadruple, he can do the quadruple whereas liverpool cannot after getting pipped by man city because he won the africa cup of nations as well as the fa cup and league cup and of this the most salah, who scored a fantastic 31 goals this season, eight in the champions league, and diaz from colombia. liverpool at full strength. but so are real madrid, they have a world beating, world stars in their midst. karim benzema, the frenchman, playing the season of his life. a0 for goals he has scored, 15 of them in the champions league. liverpool will have to keep them quiet. then
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luka modric in midfield, they are a magnificent team. it is so difficult to call which way this will go. jurgen klopp is betting liverpool as the underdogs although i think that is a bit of semantics going on! you have outlined _ is a bit of semantics going on! you have outlined the pedigree and history and experience within both teams. when it comes down to withstanding pressure, real madrid have this myth of being the comeback team. who is the strongest when it comes to pressure? it team. who is the strongest when it comes to pressure?— comes to pressure? it looks to be real madrid- _ comes to pressure? it looks to be real madrid. you _ comes to pressure? it looks to be real madrid. you are _ comes to pressure? it looks to be real madrid. you are right - comes to pressure? it looks to be real madrid. you are right aboutl real madrid. you are right about pedigree and history, that is written large in their dna, both clubs, their continental adventures define these clubs. madrid, they say they never give up, they always come back. they talk about, liverpool fans talking about the miracle of
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istanbul in 2005, coming from 3—0 down against ac milan, managed by ancelotti, in the real madrid dugout tonight. these clubs intertwined their history. real madrid have had three miracles this season in the knockout stage already. don't hunt out against paris saint—germain, the french champions, in the last 16. they were losing 3—0 to chelsea in the quarterfinals, they were heading out until late goals got them to the semis and that astonishing game in madrid, the second leg against man city. city were two goals to the good, heading into the final. but no, two late goals from rodrigo, who might be called on again, and benzema scoring a penalty in extra time and real madrid had done it again. that is whatjurgen klopp is inferring, look at what madrid have done, that is why we are underdogs because we are not performing at
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that level yet. but the bookies say that level yet. but the bookies say that liverpool will win this. supremely confident fans we have spoken to are absolutely convinced that they will win their seventh european crime and get a little bit of revenge for what happened in 2018 when they lost to real madrid in kyiv. all sorts of things went against them, most salah was injured in the goalkeeper got concussion and gareth bale scored a magnificent overhead kick, he is on the bench for real madrid. that is why liverpool are underplaying this. but it should be an absolute classic. fingers crossed, everything crossed, that these two mighty teams in europe can deliver on this great stage. 75,000 fans, a beautiful springtime policy and evening here. everything is set. it certainly is! thank you for that. clearly a lot of excitement. well, let's get more on the build—up to this final.
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joining me now is hasan lokhat, a liverpool fan who is in paris right now for the final. you have travelled from preston. i was going? it’s you have travelled from preston. i was going?— was going? it's all right. paris is a save red- _ was going? it's all right. paris is a save red. who _ was going? it's all right. paris is a save red. who is _ was going? it's all right. paris is a save red. who is next - was going? it's all right. paris is a save red. who is next to - was going? it's all right. paris is a save red. who is next to you? | was going? it's all right. paris is - a save red. who is next to you? that is the daddy. die hard. you know how it is. ., . , ., is the daddy. die hard. you know how it is. ., ., , ., ., it is. you are set for tonight. 100%. it is. you are set for tonight. 100%- your— it is. you are set for tonight. 100%. your team, _ it is. you are set for tonight. 100%. your team, facing - it is. you are set for tonight. i 100%. your team, facing real, it is. you are set for tonight. - 100%. your team, facing real, they have this title in the bag 13 times already. a little bit nervous? the kins already. a little bit nervous? the kin . s of already. a little bit nervous? tia: kings of europe already. a little bit nervous? tue: kings of europe for already. a little bit nervous? tt2 kings of europe for a reason. regardless of the result, we will
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have the memories. if they win, they win, but i am backing the reds all the way. win, but i am backing the reds all the wa . ~ ., . win, but i am backing the reds all thewa .~ ., ., ~ , ., win, but i am backing the reds all thewa .~ .,., ~ , ., , the way. who are you keeping an eye on and who — the way. who are you keeping an eye on and who is — the way. who are you keeping an eye on and who is a _ the way. who are you keeping an eye on and who is a threat _ the way. who are you keeping an eye on and who is a threat from - the way. who are you keeping an eye on and who is a threat from real? . on and who is a threat from real? madrid, they are very good in attack. man for man, madrid, they are very good in attack. manfor man, but madrid, they are very good in attack. man for man, but it is who decides to turn up. it goes out the window in finals.— window in finals. what about the su er window in finals. what about the super substitutes? _ window in finals. what about the super substitutes? we _ window in finals. what about the super substitutes? we have - window in finals. what about the l super substitutes? we have heard window in finals. what about the - super substitutes? we have heard all about them, particularly rodrigo. we have a solid defence, solid back line. solid keeper. lode we have a solid defence, solid back line. solid keeper.— line. solid keeper. we will be all riuht. we line. solid keeper. we will be all right- we are — line. solid keeper. we will be all right. we are losing _ line. solid keeper. we will be all right. we are losing you - line. solid keeper. we will be allj right. we are losing you slightly. thank you to you and your dad for
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joining us. thank you forjoining us! have a top night. thank you! a father and son who travelled from preston to paris, the first time they have travelled for that match. purely liverpool fans. we will be watching the outcome of that and will bring you the results. 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. 0ur guestsjoining me tonight are the broadcaster and psychotherapist lucy beresford and ali mira, columnist at the article. here, travel has been disrupted in parts of the country after airlines cancelled flights at the start of the half—term break. both tui and easyjet apologised, blaming a range of issues, including air traffic restrictions. there were queues at the port of dover, too, as liverpool fans heading to parisjoined other
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holidaymakers heading across the channel. 0ur correspondent simon jones has the latest. the great getaway is not so great when you're stuck in queues at dover. football fans and half—term holiday makers faced delays of several hours. charlotte nobbs was trying to hitchhike her way to see family in france after exhausting other options. i was supposed to go and fly this morning back to france. my flight got cancelled so i did a bit of off the top of my head, took a train to dover and hoped i could hitchhike my way back home. well, not home technically, but... lots of disruption. lots of disruptions. how are you feeling? tired. we're only from maidstone, so it's as minutes' drive. and it's taken us about six and a half hours, seven hours. seven and a half hours. seven and a half hours now, sorry. seven and a half hours to get to this point. as well as a big increase in tourist traffic, p&0 are running a reduced
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ferry service after sacking 800 workers earlier this year, and there are now increased post—brexit checks. it's adding up to a bit of a perfect storm here in dover. hundreds of lorries were also trying to cross the channel. the coast guard brought in to distribute food and drink to those delayed. people were queueing around the block for eurostar services at st pancras in london but some won't get away at all. easyjet has cancelled more than 200 flights over the next ten days. rob gore and his three children boarded their tui flight to turkey only for it to be cancelled. he faces missing a family wedding. they've been heartbroken, and when the news was announced on the plane by the pilot, the kids just burst into tears. notjust ours, but every other kid on there. airlines, airports, ports and ferry companies are apologising for the disruption, but are warning there may be more difficult days ahead. simonjones, bbc news, dover. a superyacht has sunk after catching fire while moored in torquay marina.
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witnesses described hearing a bang before flames engulfed the 85 feet vessel. police have declared it a major incident and have evacuated the surrounding area. 0fficers said there have been no reported injuries. earlier, my colleague shaun ley spoke tojohn donovan from devon and somerset fire service — the incident commander for the yacht fire — who gave us the latest. yes, we attended the incident in torquay this afternoon we had reports of an 80 foot yacht that was on fire and when the crews arrived they ran into a substantial fire when they arrived on scene. they were trying to contain it as much as possible and prevent it from spreading to the nearby pier. we have been utilising a number
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of hose lines in order to contain the fire and using breathing apparatus, and we were able to contain the fire on the yacht and part of the marina. you have to be cautious, notjust because of the smoke but because presumably there is a risk of explosion, given there is so much diesel on board? we have had an increased risk with the amount of fuel on board but other hazards that we were not aware of at the time, potentially because of cylinders, but they were not there and it was just the fuel that was the main source of hazard for us. we were able to contain the fire but due to the severity of the fire on the yacht, the yacht has now sunk into the harbour itself. which has presented another hazard, which is the environmental consideration and the fuel that is on board. during our firefighting tactics we were able to work with the harbour master
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and the environment agency and we were able to set up a number of booms in order to contain the fuel that was leaking from the vessel. just to be clear, you are hoping that those booms will contain the fuel because presumably what you don't want is it seeping beyond the harbour wall? what we have done is we hae utilised the equipment from the harbour master and the environment agency and our own environmental equipment in order to contain some of the fuel that has come out of the vessel. and then we have the environment agency, the harbour master, putting together a clean—up team and implementing an environmental plan to contain that fuel and remove it from the water within the harbour. presumably your officers were having to do this at the same time as trying themselves to not ingest any smoke. there were a lot of people in the marina, on a lovely summer
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afternoon, particularly at half term. do you have any idea of the numbers you are having to evacuate? we worked together with our partner agencies, we had the coastguard and police and the harbour master and the environment agency, the police did a good job so we closed off a majority of the harbour and the main points of interest in torquay so the smoke coming off the boat would not cause any issue to people in the local vicinity. and our crews were working in the smoke and due to the toxic nature of that, we were using breathing apparatus. i was looking at the map for devon and somerset and at the moment you have about ten active fire incidents around those counties, one on dartmoor national park
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and one of them in plymouth and one of them in tipperton, a busy weekend but this has to take quite a lot of resources because of the numbers at risk? yes, at the time we have been extremely busy, this afternoon, with other incidents that we were dealing with as well. we have got the resources to be able to deal with that and because we have the fire contained, we are releasing resources to make them available for other incidents. john donovan at devon and somerset fire and rescue service. president biden has urged americans to "make their voices heard" as he renewed his appeal for tighter gun controls. it follows the massacre at a school in texas, in which 19 children and two teachers died. meanwhile, the former us president, donald trump, and other leading
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republicans have dismissed calls for gun reform, saying the shooting was a reason to arm, not disarm. 0ur north america correspondent barbara plett usher reports. just days ago, children cowered on the floor in this school as a killer armed with assault rifles stalked their classroom. the latest victims of a uniquely american tragedy. president biden addressed the parents' heartbreak at a speech at a graduation ceremony. he will be visiting the town tomorrow. those parents are literally preparing to bury their children. in the united states of america, to bury their children. there's too much violence, too much fear. too much grief. the massacre thrust the issue of gun control back into national focus. gun rights activists say they were horrified by the violence. but the national rifle association went ahead with its convention in texas, supported by its high—profile champion. like others, he insisted
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the solution had nothing to do with guns. the existence of evil in our world is not a reason to disarm law—abiding citizens who know how to use their weapon and can protect a lot of people. the existence of evil is one of the very best reasons to arm law—abiding citizens. it's taking our babies! the convention was a target for growing outrage over mass shootings with assault weapons, and over the fierce opposition to gun control in the republican party. here in uvalde people say something has to be done, but they are reluctant to get into the bitter partisan debate over gun restrictions. and they are consumed with the process of grieving, planning funerals now that will start to take place in the coming days. the sorrow here is mixed with anger over mistakes made by the police. this man, ruben mata montemayor, heard the gunshots from a distance. he found out later they'd killed his great—granddaughter. where was the police that's supposed to be there to protect those kids?
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why, why, why? there are no answers here. they are beseeching a higher power to help them. barbara plett usher, bbc news, uvalde, texas. more conservative mps have confirmed publicly that they've submitted letters of no confidence in borisjohnson in the wake of the partygate report. more than half a dozen tories have urged the prime minister to step down since the senior civil servant, sue gray, published herfull findings earlier this week on lockdown gatherings in and around downing street. 0ur political correspondent ben wright is with me. who are these tories and why does it matter? we who are these tories and why does it matter? ~ . . ., ., who are these tories and why does it matter? ~ .. ., ., ., , matter? we can add three more names to the tally of — matter? we can add three more names to the tally of tory _ matter? we can add three more names to the tally of tory mps _ matter? we can add three more names to the tally of tory mps we _ matter? we can add three more names to the tally of tory mps we know - to the tally of tory mps we know have publicly said they are going to put letters in or have done to the chair of the 1922 committee, sir graham brady, calling for a vote on
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borisjohnson's leadership. alicia boris johnson's leadership. alicia kearns, borisjohnson's leadership. alicia kearns, the former health minister steve brine, who has said he can no longer defend the indefensible. also in morris, who actually put her letter in the beginning of the year and then had the tory whip withdrawn because she voted with labour on a big vote and has confirmed she has resubmitted the letter. three new names, that brings to eight the number of tory mps who declared they want a confidence vote since the sue gray report. beyond that we must be careful with the numbers. the critical number in this is 50 for, the number of letters of no confidence required to trigger a confidence required to trigger a confidence vote in borisjohnson's leadership. i don't think that we are very close to that but the only person that knows is sir graham brady. he tells absolutely nobody. it is a parlour game westminster loves to play beyond the publicly declared people there is a lot we
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are left to guess about. haifa declared people there is a lot we are left to guess about. how likely is it we will— are left to guess about. how likely is it we will get _ are left to guess about. how likely is it we will get to _ are left to guess about. how likely is it we will get to a _ are left to guess about. how likely is it we will get to a leadership - is it we will get to a leadership contest? tt is it we will get to a leadership contest? , ., ., ,~' ., contest? if you asked me a few months ago — contest? if you asked me a few months ago when _ contest? if you asked me a few months ago when partygate - contest? if you asked me a few| months ago when partygate was brewing and hot, before the met decided to investigate, it felt like there was momentum behind the move on the tory backbenches to trigger a no—confidence vote. the dynamics feel quite different now. the partygate report has come and gone, we had rishi sunak�*s statement this week in the commons offering £15 billion to try to help people with a cost of living. my sense is that parliament has just gone on to reassess and right now today, boris johnson's future as tory leader feels a bit more secure than possibly a week or so ago. but politics remains really volatile. there are two by—elections next month, a lot of tory mps will see how the party does in those, both will be fascinating. 0ther tory mps might decide, based on the result
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then, that it is time for a confidence vote. right now boris johnson will feel a little less perilous. johnson will feel a little less erilous. �* ~ ., ~ johnson will feel a little less erilous. �* ~ . ~' , perilous. ben wright, thank you very much indeed- _ rights groups have criticised a trip to china by the un high commissionerfor human rights, michelle bachelet. she says she spoke with �*candour�* during her visit to the western region of xinjiang, where the chinese authorities are accused of widespread abuses of uighur muslims. human rights watch has criticised the trip as �*wholesale capitulation'. but ms bachelet says she was able to talk to people there unsupervised and express her concerns directly to beijing. here's some of what she had to say at an online news conference. it is important the government there can nurture and not stifle the tremendous potential for civil society to contribute to the promotion of protection of human
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rights. activists and journalists and others under the national security law being arrested is worrying. i have called on china to ratify the covenant which was signed in 1998. vladimir putin says that russia is open to resuming negotiations with ukraine. he spoke to french president emmanuel macron and german chancellor 0laf scholz in a phone call this morning. he told the two leaders that supplying arms to ukraine was dangerous and risked destabilising the region. ukraine says any agreement with russia cannot be trusted. they have both blamed each other for peace talks breaking down in late march. earlier we spoke to the former ukrainian prime minister, volodymyr groysman, to ask how ukraine will keep feeding its people going forward if they can no longer harvest their grain.
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translation: here, we are not alone. we must not ameliorate the situation from the view of ukraine itself. because here, we are all together in the one boat. and the threat which comes from putin is much wider thanjust the territory of ukraine. if we imagine that he was successful and he prevented his original plan of conquering ukraine after four days, what would have happened? we would have seen his killers on the eastern borders of the european union. and i see that western societies, they all understand that it is not only up to ukraine to fight this evil, but for all of us, altogether.
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if we discuss the topic you asked about, about food, then it is also right to say that putin's actions are provoking a global food crisis, because annually, ukraine harvested 80 million tonnes of grain for our internal needs. we only needed 20 million tonnes. the other 60 million, they were exported to other countries, and it was enough to cover the needs of 500 million population outside ukraine. and so, indeed, there might be problems and effects which will not only hamper ukraine but also other countries which used to buy ukrainian food. just look at what putin is doing.
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he is trying to destabilise the media and take it under control. it is really a priority for the democratic world to stop putin because i believe he is a neofascist. we need every kind of efforts, economic, political, diplomatic, to eventually get rid of putin and to free russia of putin, and we need to be together and we need to use all possible means. now it's time for a look at the weather with chris fawkes. cloud tended to build up through the day but showers as temperatures dropped the cloud started to break apart and in scarborough that is how we ended the day. plenty of sunshine and some big waves hitting the coastline on
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account of the brisk winds coming down the north sea and the continued overnight, bringing some scattered showers to northern and eastern scotland and one end to into north—east england. 0therwise scotland and one end to into north—east england. otherwise a largely drying out. however it will be pretty chilly for the time of year with temperatures across northern areas at six and seven. tomorrow, a similar day in some respects. we start off with morning sunshine, a slightly cooler start, cloud will develop and this time it will develop to such an extent that we will see showers for scotland, england and wales. northern ireland should stay dry with sunny spells. top temperatures down in recent days but still feeling 0k top temperatures down in recent days but still feeling ok with the may sunshine comes through. now on bbc news, it's time for sportsday.
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