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its sale in the uk is now being investigated by our medicines regulator, the mhra. doctors say this using the syrup can cause fatigue, jaundice, and even liver failure. these women say they've experienced other problems too. i was probably overdosing myself. i collapsed in the street and they brought me into hospital. i couldn't even write my name on a piece of paper. my hands were shaking that much. it even hurt my eyes to be awake. i was told taking the apetamin would only make me gain weight round my bum and my hips and my thighs. and to be honest with you, it's quite daft of me to think that. one influencer in the us claims apetamin caused her to pass which led to this... as the unlicensed medicine's popularity on social media grows, so does concern. what particularly worries me about
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apetamin is the way it is marketed. it is marketed as a vitamin supplement, which implies that it is safe, that it is natural. you know, although on the bottle it very nicely tells you how much of each ingredient is in there, there's no regulating body that is actually ensuring that there is that much of each ingredient in the apetamin. following this investigation, amazon, youtube, instagram and depop have all taken down accounts selling apetamin. model altu used to think the apetamin risks were worth it if it boosted her curves. but now she regrets promoting it to her followers. through that video, someone might buy apetamin, start taking it, misusing it perhaps, and then perhaps they could get liver failure as well. that would be because of me. it's really sad to think, you know, there's girls endangering their lives just to look a certain way. anna collinson, bbc news. you can watch the full
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bbc three documentary — dangerous curves 7 on the iplayer now. time for a look at the weather, here's nick miller. another frost in scotland this morning at —6. but what a glorious date has followed. in contrast here in the west midlands cloudy skies which may be frustrating because there's not more rain falling from that cloud. this isjust there's not more rain falling from that cloud. this is just a week by the front across england and wales with barely any rain and more high—pressure building in behind with more dry weather to come in the next few days. we have all that sunshine in scotland and some sunny spells in northern ireland. for wales, the midlands and east anglia and cloud makes up this afternoon and cloud makes up this afternoon and still sunny spells in southern england with the chance of the art
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heavy shower. a keen north easterly breeze coming into north sea coasts and overall cooler than yesterday but still up to 17 degrees on the north devon coast. and for hay fever sufferers the pollen has dipped a little today but back to high for the rest of the week. going into tonight an area of high pressure is right across us. clear skies and bright is the recipe for another widespread frost. just another look at that area of high pressure, slap bang across the uk so again a lot of dry unsettled weather to come for the rest of the week and into the weekend. some cloud across northern scotland tomorrow. there could be the odd shower at their the vast majority dry and sunny. a keen
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easterly breeze across southern parts but temperatures are higher tomorrow at 17 degrees in manchester for example. thursday evening the sunshine continues away from the odd shower in northern scotland and from friday spot the difference, high pressure still with us. still some cloud around in the north of scotland, plenty of sunshine elsewhere. quite windy through the english channel and temperatures a little bit higher again. 19 degrees in glasgow and of course strong april sunshine. in glasgow and of course strong aprilsunshine. it's in glasgow and of course strong april sunshine. it's the weekend high—pressure still with us and still mainly dry with plenty of sunshine. perhaps a bit cooler by day and those chilly nights. that's all from the bbc news at one. so it's goodbye from me, and on bbc one, we nowjoin the bbc�*s good afternoon — it's just after half pasti and this is the latest from the bbc sports centre. following the withdrawal of the six premier league sides, more clubs —
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spanish team atletico madrid and italy's inter milan and ac milan — have pulled out of the european superleague. inter have said "we are always committed to giving fans the best football experience" while atletico claim that sporting merits must prevail over any other criteria. well the fallout continues in england with many answers now expected of the owners of the six clubs who signed up to the league. liverpool ownerjohn w henry initially wasn't forthcoming when the bbc apprached him in boston.. but he did later apologise to fans in a video released by the club.... i want to apologise to all the fans and supporters of liverpool football club for the disruption i caused over the past 48 hours. it goes without saying but should be said that the project put forward was never going to stand without the support of the fans. no one ever thought differently in england. over these 48 hours you were very clear it would not stand. we heard you, i heard you.
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well despite contrition shown by some of the owners of six clubs, who signed up to the super league the crystal palace chairman steve parish is surprised that none of them have stepped down steve parish is surprised that none this steve parish is surprised that none was an attempt and this was an attempted coup to try and steal football and what happened was which was fascinating was the fans and players and staff said we are going to fight for the right to lose. we don't want to be in some kind of leak where there is no jeopardy or risk, winning is nothing without all of that coming. the best banner i saw was we want a rainy cold nights and stoke and the miscalculation of this is quite spectacular and i see this morning some of them still have not stood down which is extraordinary. the withdrawal by the english side from the proposed super league has been hailed by many a result of fan power
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but the former liverpool and england playerjohn barnes, believes stopping the super league won't necessarily end the dominance of the richest clubs in the top flight. this has been going on since 1992. after that what football wanted multimillionaires running the clubs and when they come when we expect them to understand the nature of football, it has been the other way around. football has to understand the nature of big business which is about money based on finances and nothing else and this is when we are caught in between the two very happy for these multi—billionaire owners to own our clubs but we want them to do what we say. that is not how they became millionaires, they made the decision is based solely on finance so we have to get the right balance. this is a power struggle between the elite groups, uefa, fifa, sky and those who run football and a new group who want to take over and it is the right to exploit football and the message so now the fans have one, are ticket prices going to be less? are they going to be able to get tickets? will share prices go down? are we going to get more for them.
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the winners are the status quo which is been football which is been exploiting football for years. and — team gb will face canada, chile — and the hosts japan — in their women's football tournament group, at this summer's tokyo olympics. the side will led by interim england coach hege riise — after phil neville departed for the mls in america earlier this year it'll be gb�*s second appearance at the tournament — and will begin with japan against canada at the sapporo dome on the 21stjuly. that's all the sport for now but don't forget the first round of the world snooker championship continues with live coverage on the bbc sport website shaun murphy is up against mark davis while three times world champion mark williams takes on england's sam craigie.. that's bbc dot co dot uk slash sport president biden has urged
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americans to come together to confront systemic racism, after a white police officer was found guilty of murdering george floyd. mr biden said the conviction of derek chauvin could be a giant step forward in the march towards justice in america. chauvin had been filmed kneeling on the neck of mr floyd for more than nine minutes during his arrest in the city last may. he faces up to a0 years in jail. speaking to cbs this morning george floyd's brother described the moment he heard the verdicts read out. before i went in the courtroom i was
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pacing back and forth and before i went and i started praying because it took 30 minutes for the judge and jury it took 30 minutes for the judge and jury to come out but the i heard guilty, guilty and guilty i was excited and happy because african—american people feel that we never get justice, african—american people feel that we never getjustice, we feel it is just as all the time. the verdict has been met with relief by many in minneapolis. we've been speaking to some local residents to get their reaction. we heard your 911 call, you are
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moved to tears without what was like to see derek chauvin and person? it was a tough and emotional situation to see him for the first time and having i connection and be in the presence and was tougher. a little challenging but we were able to get through. challenging but we were able to get throu~h. ~ ., i. challenging but we were able to get throu~h. ~ . ,, ~' through. what did you think when the defence tried — through. what did you think when the defence tried to _ through. what did you think when the defence tried to portray _ through. what did you think when the defence tried to portray you, - through. what did you think when the defence tried to portray you, to - defence tried to portray you, to make you as mr angry black man. it is funny now, it was not so funny at the time. what did you think of that characterisation of you because you clearly were not having it. i am smilin: clearly were not having it. i am smiling now. — clearly were not having it. i am smiling now. i _ clearly were not having it. i am smiling now, i realised - clearly were not having it. i am smiling now, i realised it - clearly were not having it. i am smiling now, i realised it was l smiling now, i realised it was coming and it is terrible as a black man we get painted as an angry person or angry black man and it
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sucks that i had to go up there and endure that and the world sees that as will, painting us as an angry person even when we are telling the truth of what i saw and my side of the story and he tried to paint me as being angry for speaking up for floyd's life and trying to stop a milder witness. the verdict has been met with relief by many in minneapolis. we've been speaking to some local residents to get their reaction. murder one — committing a felony — we find the defendant guilty. cheering. that's everything. praise the lord. so we're glad that we got the verdict, so that starts the process of the healing for some of our community. it does not start the process of healing for all, but it starts the process of healing for some so that we can finally breathe just
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a little bit to know that we got at least somebody in our corner to say, "we're not going to stand for this." so thank you for the justice, for the jurors, for the people that showed and stood there and recorded, for the people that got up there and said something and didn'tjust stand back and keep their mouths closed. i did not expect this, i didn't think they was going to do it. idid! i had no faith they was going to do it. i did, i had faith.| i'm glad they did. thank you to them. i had faith. i'm just happy that this happened because i have two boys who are black and for this to happen, i'm glad it happened, unfortunately to someone else, so that we can get the ball rolling to try and make some progress to do right because george floyd is somebody's dad, he's somebody's son, he's somebody's uncle. it could easily have been my son, it could easily have been my daddy, it could easily have been my brother.
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so i'm so happy that this tragic turn of events had to happen for something to change. all sing hymn. reaction in minneapolis following the verdicts handed down last night and we will talk more about that after 2pm. the headlines on bbc news... following a furious backlash from fans — the european football super league has collapsed — after all six english teams and several european sides pull out. after derek chauvin is found guilty of murdering george floyd — his family hail the verdict
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as a turning point borisjohnson is challenged about texts which show he offered to fix tax rules — to encourage businessman sirjames dyson to make ventilators for the nhs. the former labour prime minister tony blair, says he s worried that minister tony blair, is being discredited around the world because of what he calls unjustified anxieties about its safety and efficacy. he wants the government here to publish more data about the jab to combat vaccine hesitancy. mr blair spoke to my colleague victoria derbyshire ealier in different parts of the world, you have got different regulators, some saying it should not be used for over 65s, some saying it should not be used for under 65s, we come across several african countries where people are now refusing to take the astrazeneca vaccine and yet when you look at the data
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that is being published so far, it is a highly effective vaccine, it stops hospitalisations, stop deaths and reduce them dramatically, and so it is really important to restore the credibility because it is the astrazeneca vaccine along with thejohnson & johnson vaccine, that are going to be the workhorse vaccines of the world and what we have learnt i think over the past period is that covid anywhere is potentially covid everywhere, so it really matters if the credibility of one of the great vaccines that we are going to use is undermined in this way, so what we are saying to the government is you have published a certain amount of data but it should be possible to publish data that very specifically says in respect of pfizer and astrazeneca, here are the numbers that have had the vaccine, the first dose, second dose, of those, here are the numbers that have still got covid, here are the numbers that are hospitalised, the number that has died, and i think if those
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figures are published in the right form, they will be immensely persuasive in showing people wired really is crazy for people to be persuasive in showing people why it really is crazy for people to be putting restraints or refusals on the astrazeneca vaccine. we have got restrictions here for under 30s in the uk. and it is important to realise by the way when you look at the restrictions for the under 30s, it is a very balanced justification around risk because it is only actually in circumstances of low exposure, which you get when you are in lockdown, the balance of risk is on the data available just in favour of possibly offering a different vaccine for the under 30s. the moment you get to medium or high exposure, that risk balance changes that it is clear that those age groups above 30, astrazeneca is a highly effective vaccine and indeed, i think it is a highly effective vaccine for people under 30 if you look at the full figures.
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what could happen to the goal of herd immunity if there continues to be hesitancy towards vaccines like this? i think that the drive towards herd immunity would be slowed but even if you get herd immunity here in the uk for example, the real risk is that in countries like india, one and a quarter billion people, they have had several hundred variants of covid—19 circulating, just in the last few months. those are by the way... most of them are completely insignificant but some of them may be mutations against which the vaccines will be less effective. then you have got the whole of africa that we need to get vaccinated. you have got large population centres in the world which need to get vaccinated and the overwhelming probability because the vaccines are much more expensive is that those countries will be using the vaccines
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of which astrazeneca is one. you cut away at that credibility and your risk is that you get mutations against which vaccines more generally are ineffective and that of course will affect us in the uk. indeed you have a situation where only noticed polling, where in polling, the majority of people in france say they will not take the astrazeneca vaccine. this is absolutely crazy with no justification at all. borisjohnson was asked about publishing such stats at the downing street press conference yesterday. he said, we simply don't know that data. but we do have that data, don't we? why do you think there is a reluctance to put it out there? i am really not sure what the answer to that question is, victoria. we have been trying to get this data in what i have said is a clear form.
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in israel, where they have now vaccinated pretty much the population, they do present it in the form that i am describing and we have been trying for weeks, it is the reason we delayed the paper was to try and work out whether there was a way to get this data, and so for example, you can buried away in some of the nhra data, are data around... if people self—report the side—effects of vaccines, that data is there. both for pfizer and astrazeneca and it is very good actually for both vaccines, but i have not... i am not clear why the government feels it cannot publish the data. surely it must have a it and if they don't have it, by the way, they should have it, because in the end you have to be careful how you publish data and you have to have experts looking at it to make sure that it is put out in a way that informs and does not mislead but i think the most decisive thing would be just a table
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just a table that says after two doses of astrazeneca vaccine, here is the number that still has covid, here is the number hospitalised and the number that have died and when you compare that to the unvaccinated operation, you will find there is a dramatic and positive difference. you can then use those figures around the world. as other european countries tighten restrictions again, denmark is slowly emerging from a second lockdown which began in december. for many businesses that's contingent on the coronapass. essentially the public will have to show proof of vaccination, proof of earlier infection, or a negative test result within 72hrs for various activities including hairdressers, tattooists and restaurants. adrienne murray sent this from copenhagen. families enjoying a trip to the zoo, but this day out is different. adults have to prove they are corona—free. at the entrance,
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it's not only tickets that are carefully checked — visitors must show a �*corona pass�*. it's a negative test result within the last 72 hours, a certificate of vaccination or proof of previous infection. the extra measures haven't kept visitors away. it makes you feel more safe to know that, well, when there are lots of crowded people together, they have been tested. i think it's part of how life is right now. you have to accept it to keep the infection rates low, and it'sjust what it is. a smartphone app called myhealth gives danes access to their digital health records. this serves as an initial corona pass, while a new, more advanced app is expected next month. over the coming weeks, as denmark opens up further, danes will have to show a corona pass to access many other places including restaurants, cinemas and gyms. the rules already apply to hairdressers. after a long lockdown,
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gitte alsing is relieved her salon can open again. it's good because my business had been bound for 3.5 months. i think we should do it for all so we can start everything up and we can be more secure. bars and restaurants are getting ready to welcome guests back. some wonder whether the app will cope with a large volume of users. others are uneasy about policing their customers' health. i was not expecting that i was supposed to be the one actually checking on them, and ifind it also to be overkill at this stage when the vaccination is going ok, the number of deaths is quite low. authorities believe coronavirus is now under control. once the over—50s are vaccinated, most of denmark's restrictions are set to be lifted. meanwhile, getting tested is likely to become a part of everyday life. denmark has ramped up testing,
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and now has one of the highest of any country in the world. we are 5.8 million here in denmark and we have 500,000 tests each day so it is possible for each and everybody to get a test rather quickly. most danes, though, seem willing to accept the corona pass if that means a swifter return to normal life. adrienne murray, bbc news, copenhagen. a salvage operation is underway at the university of cape town's historic library — after it was badly damaged by fire. the 200—year—old library housed unique collections of african books and archives — including more than 85 thousand items. courtney bembridge reports. this is all that's left of cape town university's historic library. the reading room has been gutted, and thousands of rare books, dictionaries and films
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have been lost. it was horrifying. it was a deep—seated sadness that this had to happen because there are some things that are irreplaceable. the fire started on the slopes of table mountain at the weekend, and soon swept across the university campus. smoke billowed from the roof of the library as firefighters tried to limit the damage, while the mayor spelled out what was at stake. this one is a major problem for us. it's a library with lots and lots of old, ancient valuables in the library. the library's collections include unique manuscripts, and the personal papers of prominent south africans dating back to the 18th century, as well as photographs and anti—apartheid pamphlets. it's thought some items may have been saved by five steel doors, which were triggered by the fire alarm and stopped the fire spreading further. library workers are trying to salvage what they can but water
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damage is making that difficult. courtney bembridge, bbc news. now it's time for a look at the weather with nick miller after yet another frost in scotland a glorious day has followed plenty of sunshine, not like that across the uk. the same weather system that brought us, the northern ireland cloud only in yesterday's impacting parts of anyone and wales. a frustrating day here but there isn't more rain falling from the cloud because there barely any rain left on the weather front and behind it a new edge of high—pressure building in promising plenty of dry weather staying with us in the coming days. the recent satellite pictures is the contrast, between conditions in the west midlands and highlands of scotland. plenty of sunshine in scotland through the rest of the day, sunny spells in northern ireland, brightening more widely across northern england and indeed
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when you have the cloud breaks and that, may be a shower in south—west england and wales, a brisk north—easterly wind coming in from the north sea holding temperatures down, maybe eight or nine and some spots, 16 or 17 in the south—west. generally feeling cooler, plenty clear skies overnight and that translates into another widespread frost. temperatures down to “4 or —5 in the coldest parts of scotland and northern england as we start tomorrow. the new area of high pressure across the uk, may be an early mist and fog patch soon cleaning and after the chilly and frosty start temps will head up and plenty of sunshine, some cloud across the north and a few showers during the day and an easterly wind across particularly england and wales will be noticeable but on the north sea coast a bit higher and some spots getting
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towards 17. thursday evening plenty of dry and clear weather with the exception of northern scotland again on friday a bit more cloud and the chance of catching a shower o a spot of rain whrereas elsewhere we continue with sunshine, still quite breezy and southern england and wales and the english channel into northern ireland but temperatures heading up a few degrees, 18 or 19 on friday. high pressure staying with us this weekend, plenty of sunshine and still chilly nights with the risk of frost.
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this is bbc news. the headlines... the european football super league has collapsed. after furious backlash from fans, all six english teams and several european sides pull out. i want to apologise to all the fan supporters of liverpool football club for the disruption i caused over the past 48 hours. it goes without saying but should be said that the project put forward was never going to stand without the support of the fans. after derek chauvin is found guilty of murdering george floyd, his family hail the verdict as a turning point and president biden promises it's just the start. george's legacy will not be just about his death
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but about what we must do in his memory.


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