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this is bbc news. welcome if you're watching here in the uk or around the globe. i'm david eades. our top stories: queen elizabeth says she's been humbled and deeply touched after appearing on the buckingham palace balcony to mark the end of platinum jubilee celebrations. 10,000 people took part in a huge platinum pageant, including the performers and celebrities from each decade of the queen's reign. britain says it will send long—range rocket launchers to ukraine. russia's president putin threatens to attack new targets, if those weapons are handed over to kyiv.
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in bangladesh, exploding chemical containers hamper efforts to extinguish a huge fire at a storage depot. and how a power nap could save lives. latest research points to the risks for patients from medical staff working night shifts. four days of non—stop celebration have drawn to a close, with queen elizabeth saying she's been humbled and deeply touched by the jubilee events marking her 70—year reign. she took a decision to step back from some of her scheduled appointments but ended the last day of festivities with a further appearance on the balcony of buckingham palace. thousands had gathered around the gates of her home to watch a 2—mile—long pageant. 0ur royal correspondent,
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nicholas witchell, has more. the closing moments of a memorablejubilee celebration. back on to the palace balcony came the queen accompanied by prince charles and the duchess of cornwall and the cambridges. 0ne current and three future monarchs, charles, william, and george. it was the image which the crowds had been hoping to see, an image which emphasises the institution's continuity. a monarch who's reigned for 70 years looking to the future and offering reassurance. the national anthem was sung with feeling. the balcony appearance was the climax to an afternoon ofjubilee pageantry. it had all been very british, the story of the seven decades of the queen's reign. the sights, the sounds,
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the dance moves. the faces and all those memories. the organisers had called this section the time of our lives. this being the story of britain, there was a good sprinkling of the mildly eccentric on two wheels and on three, all of which, it must be said, were going rather better than this four—wheeler. leading the pageant was the gold coach, the coach that had taken the queen to her coronation, images of her on that journey were projected onto the windows. the coach was making its first public appearance since the goldenjubilee in 2002. in the royal box, the prince of wales took the salute from military units representing britain's armed forces and attachments from many of the 5a members of the commonwealth. making a return to public duty,
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prince louis in the royal box with his elder brother and sister, george and charlotte. things were livening up. the parade was on to the 2010s, there were breakdancers. princess anne was clapping and grandpa was about to be put in charge of louis. the parade showed the modern britain, inclusive and with a focus on the environment. the theme of this float was the queen's green canopy. at 4:30pm, the royal standard was broken out above buckingham palace. the queen's platinum jubilee was over. nicholas witchell, bbc news, at buckingham palace. joining me now is cindy mccreery, historian and senior lecturer at the university of sydney and a specialist in the history of the british monarchy.
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thanks of the british monarchy. very much forjoining us. thanks very much forjoining us. what did they make of it in australia, then? this extraordinary, eccentric, colourfuljubilee. extraordinary, eccentric, colourful jubilee. i extraordinary, eccentric, colourfuljubilee.- extraordinary, eccentric, colourfuljubilee. colourful “ubilee. i think is our colourfuljubilee. i think is your presenter— colourfuljubilee. i think is your presenterjust - colourfuljubilee. i think isj your presenterjust noted, david, it was a very british affair and most australians watched in great delight and admiration but there are already discussions in australia for what happens next for australia and other commonwealth members so i think we are enjoying the jubilee very much, appreciating the ageing —— amazing job queen elizabeth is done for 70 years and celebrate and thank her for her service but thinking with a new labour government in australia what the future will hold for us.— hold for us. that points to another — hold for us. that points to another referendum? - hold for us. that points to another referendum? it i hold for us. that points to - another referendum? it does, but our government _ another referendum? it does, but our government has - another referendum? it does, but our government has said l but our government has said that will have to wait. the first order of the day for the government is to include indigenous people and give them
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an indigenous voice to parliament, the first government priority so the second term, if they were to win a second term. the clear messages _ to win a second term. the clear messages that _ to win a second term. the clear messages that there _ to win a second term. the clear messages that there is - to win a second term. the clear messages that there is a - messages that there is a distinction to be made between respect, admiration, maybe some love for the queen but not necessarily for the monarchy anymore. i necessarily for the monarchy anymore-— necessarily for the monarchy an more. ~ ., , ., anymore. i think that is former rime anymore. i think that is former prime minister _ anymore. i think that is former prime minister malcolm - anymore. i think that is former i prime minister malcolm turnbull said, more australians are elizabeth and stan monarchists. there are some who would bitterly disagree with me. —— elizabethans than monarchists. elizabetha ns than monarchists. they elizabethans than monarchists. they say they would look forward to prince charles and william, but given our position in the asia—pacific region, i think many australians are thinking about possibly a republic of course it's not whether or not we have a republic but what shape of republic but what shape of republic we have in the last referendum fell apart mostly because people couldn't agree on how to choose the next head of state so it's not as simple
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as leaving the monarchy, it's how we would devise a republic that people would agree upon. what do you replace that with? and what about further afield across the commonwealth? is this sentiment you've expressed one that will be shared broadly across the commonwealth, or do you think it has the power, the stick ability to hold fast. i think we need to distinguish between staying in the commonwealth or becoming a republic. in november last year, with barbados, it shows it's personally ——it shows it's possible to remain in the commonwealth and become a republic and the vast majority of commonwealth countries are republics, so there is no problem. there will be several views, perhaps some caribbean countries might be quicker to become republics and others such as canada and new zealand but i think in general, people wouldn't confuse loyalty to the idea of a commonwealth with remaining in the commonwealth. thank you very much.
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let's get some of the day's other news. south korea has fired eight missiles in a joint exercise with the us in response to weapons tests by north korea on sunday when pyonyang fired eight short—range ballistic missiles into the sea. the south korean military said it wanted to demonstrate its capability and readiness to target launch sites in the north. colombia's president has described a decision taken by a provincial court to order his house arrest for five days, as unconstitutional. the court, in the city of ibague, found ivan duque guilty of environmental crimes forfailing to protect a local national park. mr duque said the ruling had no legal basis the world health organization says that over a 3—week period, 780 confirmed cases of monkeypox have been reported in countries where the disease is not endemic. they say the figure is probably an underestimate and it expects the virus to spread.
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britain has announced it will be sending long—range mobile rocket launchers to ukraine, along with ammunition. the announcement follows a similar decision by washington last week to supply kyiv with four similar rocket launcher vehicles. on sunday, president putin warned that russia could attack new targets if western countries gave ukraine longer—range weapons. he was speaking as the ukrainian capital kyiv came under russian missile attack for the first time since the end of april. 0ur ukraine correspondent joe inwood sent this report. explosion multiple blasts shattering the peace of sunday morning in kyiv. for the first time in more than a month, ukraine's capital came under fire. now, this is one of two sites that was hit by russian missiles in the early hours of this morning. the russians say they were targeting t—72 tanks donated by eastern european countries.
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but ukrainians say this was actually a railway repair facility, and they're quite keen to show the world's media that that's what the russians were hitting. in his nightly address delivered before this morning's strikes, president zelensky described the scale of the attacks from above. translation: as of this | morning, the total number of various russian missiles used against ukraine is 2,503. much of the damage to ukraine has happened in the east of the country, the area known as the donbas. in soledar, a town not far from the front, people were also dealing with the aftermath of a missile strike. one man blamed the proximity of ukrainian soldiers to his house. "they need to withdraw the troops away from the city," vitaliy said, "because if they are standing here, "the russians will hit civilians." those troops are nearby, defending their territory. the city of severodonetsk is the current focus of russia's offensive. it had been thought the city was all but lost
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to the ukrainians, but then, over the last 2a hours, they say they have launched a successful counter—attack. translation: our chances| of retaking the city are high. severodonetsk is of symbolic importance only, not militarily or strategic. lysychansk is much more important because it is located on the hill. it is easier for the military to defend and strike. all the while, the donbas continues to empty. people in towns like slavyansk know that as long as russia is on their doorstep, they will not be safe if they stay. joe inwood, bbc news, kyiv. well, russia accused the us of intentionally prolonging the war in ukraine after presidentjoe biden announced that his administration would supply kyiv with with precision—guided artillery rockets in the coming weeks. speaking on russian tv on sunday,
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president vladimir putin warned the west that russia would strike new targets in ukraine if western countries sent it long—range weapons. if long—range missiles are going to be supplied, we will strike those targets which we have not been hitting. so will these long range rocket systems being sent to ukraine make a difference? here's steve fish, politics professor at the university of california berkeley. it could make a big difference. these weapons systems, these rocket launchers actually have a range that is over twice of what ukraine's rocket launchers have right now. they've been using howitzers, which have a range of about half of the 80 or so kilometres that the new systems that are being sent in have. this will really enable the ukrainians, possibly, to push russia back out of the territories that it already occupies in
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the east and south of ukraine. so this could be a game changer. interestingly, we were sort of hearing about hopes that severodonetsk will be reclaimed by the ukrainians, these would help in that sort of scenario? they absolutely would,m —— they absolutely would, and beyond severodonetsk, they would help across all of east ukraine. you know, the russians are so far, they win territory just by bombing it indiscriminately with their artillery and then they move in and take over the completely, the flattened territories. it's not a sophisticated way of doing war, but that's the way they do it, that seems to be their only capacity, but if the ukrainians gain the capacity, which they probably will with these new weapon systems, of firing at russian forces from a greater distance, it's going to be much more difficult for russian forces to actually continue to advance. given what you said, it is no surprise then perhaps that president putin issues a counter—threat, if you like, to aim at new targets if these launchers are delivered. what do we make of another threat like that? i presume you have
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to take it seriously? you have to take it seriously, but, you know, on the other hand, you can't let it affect your behaviour. putin engages in these threats from time to time, and what he wants is for the west to take him seriously and to be, in a sense, to be cowed by them or affected by them, but we know that every time the west, you know, for the most part, treats these threats with contempt, that that seems to be good for the cause of supporting ukraine. if we act like we're affected by these threats, that's a prescription forappeasement, it's a prescription for vacillation. and what we know about putin now is that he's not amenable to reason. it's not like somehow appeasing him in anyway is going reduce his appetite for further conquest and gains. it's exactly the opposite of that, david. the more putin gets, more success he has,
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and the more feels he is affecitng the west with his bluster, then the more emboldened he feels, the more likely he is to actually move forward. he becomes more violent, more ambitious, rather than less when his threats are taken too seriously. steve fish there. stay with us on bbc news, still to come: lack of sleep means lack of safety — we'll look at how power naps can improve the performance of doctors and nurses treating patients. the day the british liberated the falklands. and by tonight, british troops have begun the task of disarming the enemy. in the heart of the west german capital, this was gorbymania at its height. the crowd packed to see the man who, for them, has raised great hopes
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for an end to the division of europe. it happened as the queen moved towards horse guards parade - for the start of- trooping the colour. gunshots the queen looks worried, but recovers quickly. - as long as they'll pay to go and see me, i'll get out there and kick �*em down the hills. what does it feel like to be the first man to go across the channel by your own power? it feels pretty neat. it feels marvellous, really. this is bbc world news. the latest headlines: queen elizabeth greets huge crowds from the balcony of buckingham palace — the climax of four days of events celebrating her 70 years on the throne. britain says it will send long—range rocket launchers to ukraine. russia's president putin threatens to attack new targets if such weapons are
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handed over to kyiv. hundreds of firefighters, backed by the army, are still trying to extinguish a huge fire at a container depot in bangladesh. the blaze has killed at least 49 people and injured hundreds more. hospitals in the area are overwhelmed and some injured people have been airlifted to the capital dhaka, as akbar hossein reports. explosions continued throughout the night as the fire raged. it was the initial blast which was the most devastating. hundreds had arrived to tackle a fire at the storage depot when a number of containers, thought to contain chemicals such as hydrogen peroxide, exploded. survivors spoke of being blown off their feet and engulfed in flames. dozens were killed, including firefighters. i can see a lot of ambulances are parked here to carry the dead bodies to the nearest hospital.
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more than 200 firefighters have been deployed to defuse fire. the army has been called in to assist them. hospitals are quickly overrun with the injured, many of them badly burnt and in a critical condition. as the day broke, firefighters continue to struggle with the blaze as the scale of the devastation became clear. it's likely the death toll here will rise in the coming hours and days. akbar hossein, bbc news, chittagong. gunmen in nigeria have opened fire during a church service, killing at least 20 five people and injuring many more. the assault took place in the southern town of 0wo, in 0ndo state. officials say several people were abducted by the gunmen, whose identities are unknown. lea na hosea reports. sunday mass at this catholic church in 0ndo state was turned into a scene of carnage when gunmen attacked. people were shot down as they worshipped in the church pews, then
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explosives were set off. in the aftermath, people are trying to understand what happened, walking around the church in grief and shock. victims' bloodied clothes and items still lying the ground. —— lying on the ground. women and children are reportedly among the dead and injured. others, including a priest, were abducted by the attackers. president muhammadu buhari has been quick to condemn this attack as heinous, saying: pope francis has also said: there's panic across many communities in nigeria — especially in the south—west, where the attack took place. until now, this part of the country had been relatively safe. many worshippers and churches are feeling jittery, worried that the church is targeted by these gunmen. no group has yet claimed responsibility. leana hosea, bbc news.
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medical workers are twice as likely to be involved in a car accident after a 12—hour night shift than an 8—hour one — that's one of the findings of a new study presented in milan. it also highlights the risk to patients of being treated by doctors and nurses working through the night without sleep breaks. earlier, i asked doctor rebecca robbins, who's a sleep expert and instructor in medicine at harvard medical school, how critical it is for nurses and doctors take naps when working overnight. we do see that when these individuals work for very long shifts, these are common actually in the healthcare field — longer than 2a hours, which then includes often often an overnight. what we see after those longer shift is that these healthcare providers are — face a 22% increased risk of making a medical error. so, that's just simply
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without the faculties that they would otherwise have when they're well rested — when all of us, as human beings, are more likely to contribute to some of these errors, in terms of medical errors in the healthcare community. now, in addition to patient safety, our healthcare providers themselves also face risks. after those long, extended shifts, these individuals face a significant increased risk for car accidents as they get into their carand make their way home. yeah, i mean, that is the sort of anecdote that an awful lot of night workers, i guess, could also share in. i just wonder when you mention that 22% of the chances of accidents being carried out with patients, where does that sort of statistic come from? it's some published data that is available on the literature that has shown that errors that are documented, either by an observer, observing the error
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or self—reported, and those are — what's characterised as an outcome variable. right, because it is a frightening figure, isn't it? one in five — that's a huge amount. given, i suppose, further down the line, we may look back at this in five years' time and find that these are now statutory requirements for medical workers, maybe for everyone in due course. but in the meantime, what do you advise for people working these sorts of shifts? i think it is also clear when you work a longer shift, it's a sort of exponential risk of issues. what do you do? what should people do? exactly, so that's longer shifts that are 2a hours approximately — which is, of course, an extended period of time. the other group are overnight workers and both face some of these concerning risks — not only for errors in the course of your work but also for accidents as you make your way home or in the course of that work. now, some of the coping strategies are number one, if you're working overnight, try to have caffeine early
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in your shift. so you're getting to the office or earlier in your shift, you have caffeine that will help you power through the shift and you are avoiding caffeine later in the shift, so that when you get home, you are able to get good sleep. another coping strategy is taking naps — a power nap is a great one. that refers to a 20—minute nap that gives you a little bit of rest and energy, but the duration is short enough that it won't adversely impact your next sleep episode. another good strategy is — and this can be the difference between life and death — but using that power nap again at the end of the shift because if you've been working overnight, we have actually evidence to show there is an extremely strong drive for sleep. doctor rebecca robbins. rafael nadal has won the french open tennis final for an unprecedented 14th time, becoming the oldest male champion in the history of the tournament. the 36—year—old spaniard beat norway's casper ruud in straight sets. the victory extends nadal�*s record—breaking number of grand slam singles titles to 22. he's now on course to complete
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a calendar grand slam, having won the australian open injanuary. bangkok has celebrated its first lgbtq pride parade in 16 years on sunday. people from all communities joined in with the festivities which was decorated in pride's signature rainbow colours. despite the celebration being given approval, same—sex rights are still subject to discrimination, including a lack of marriage equality and gender recognition laws. let's get back to thejubilee. so, we end the programme looking at the four days of celebration for queen elizabeth's platinum jubilee. let's look back at some of the highlights. band plays duchess of kent. band plays sarafand.
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church organ plays. fanfare. church organ plays. taps drum beat from queen's we will rock you. # we will, we will rock you! # don't stop me now! # i'm having such a good time! # ain't no mountain high enough. - # nothing can keep me, keep me from you! - # ain't no mountain high enough. -
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hello there. it was a soggy end to the weekend across england and wales in particular, but we start the new week off on a largely dry and settled note. increasing amounts of sunshine for monday and tuesday. it will start to turn wet, though, on wednesday, windier by the end of the week but, generally, temperatures will be around the seasonal average throughout the week, both by day and by night. so, monday starts off rather cloudy, rather murky for england and wales. outbreaks of rain affecting eastern england, east anglia. fairly strong northerly winds, which will clear away. then, it's an improvement in the afternoon — we should start to see some sunshine breaking through that cloud for england and wales. could set off the odd shower. again, the best of the sunshine will be across scotland, where we could see 21 degrees, but even further south, given more sunshine around, we could make 18—20 celsius. as we head through monday night, could see this little feature bring some rain
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to south west england through the channel and spread its way eastwards. elsewhere, though, it should be largely dry but across south east scotland, north east england, we'll see a return to some rain there. and we start tuesday off with double—figure values in the south, single values there for eastern scotland, north east england. for tuesday, it's a bit of a similar story. we're in between weather systems, so a largely calm day, i think. variable amounts of cloud to start the day. early rain in the south will clear away and we should see the rain in south east scotland, north east england ease down as well into the afternoon. elsewhere, increasing amounts of sunshine — more for england and wales — so it'll feel warmer. could set off the odd shower again, but most places dry — highs of 22 degrees. later in the day, we start to see some rain getting in towards the far south—west — that's because we've got this frontal system working its way in across the country as we head on into wednesday. now, some of this rain could be quite heavy — particularly for england and wales for a time — before it clears its way eastwards. winds more of a feature, as well, across the south of england, south wales, certainly through the channel. into the afternoon, it'll be
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one of sunshine and showers and some of these showers will be heavy and perhaps slow—moving as, further north, those winds will be lighter. top temperatures, 16—20 degrees. that little area of low pressure clears away. a brief ridge of high pressure to start thursday but a deep low develops out in the atlantic to the north—west of the uk later thursday into friday — that's going to bring some very windy weather to the north and the west of the uk in particular, and it's here where we'll have most of the showers or longer spells of rain. the further south and east that you are, although breezy, it should stay largely dry with some sunshine.
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the queen has marked the end of her platinum jubilee celebrations, with an appearance on the buckingham palace balcony. in a statement, she said she'd been �*humbled and deeply britain has announced it will send long—range mobile, rocket—launchers to ukraine along with the appropriate ammunition. the uk says the weapons will help ukraine's defence against russian aggression. president putin has threatened to attack new targets, if the missiles are handed over to kyiv. firefighters in bangladesh have been trying to control a huge fire at a container depot.
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exploding chemical containers have been hampering efforts to extinguish the blaze.


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