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this is bbc news with the latest headlines for viewers in the uk and around the world. from the white house to the west of england — president biden meets with britain's prime minister in cornwall, using his first overseas trip to give new meaning to an old relationship. there's so much they want to do together with us. from security, nato, to climate change. it is fantastic. it is a breath of fresh air. with all eyes on cornwall — president biden announces the us will donate half a billion doses of the pfizerjab to help poorer countries get their populations vaccinated america will be the arsenal of vaccines and ourfight
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america will be the arsenal of vaccines and our fight against covid—19. just as america was the arsenal of democracy during world war ii. excitement in rome where the european championship finals are set to kick off on friday, with italy playing turkey. and — spectacular skies — as star gazers across the northern hemisphere — are treated to a partial eclipse of the sun. hello and welcome. the uk prime minister borisjohnson has held his first face to face meeting with president biden ahead of the g7 summit in cornwall and committed to working together on a number of global challenges. the two leaders also discussed post—brexit trade problems in northern ireland — after mr biden warned that the uk's dispute with the eu over border controls must not put the peace process at risk. our political editor
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laura kuenssberg reports. quite the hello. the american president, the new mrsjohnson. the prime minister hosting this new quartet. no handshakes, the era doesn't allow. but a historic bump, the first lady's description. after a stroll on this exclusive cornish beach, the preamble before the politics. are you pleased to be here, mr president? i'm very pleased to be here. they have may roles scripted by their countries shared histories but these pair seem determined to be friends. it's a great pleasure to welcome you to cornwall. i told him we both married way above our station. i'm not going to dissent from that one, i'm not going to disagree
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on that or anything else. they want progress on policy, on covid, on climate, but more than anything to prove coming together counts, but there is clamour, american alarm over how brexit is affecting northern ireland, so what was the verdict after the first encounter? clearly you had high hopes for this relationship, how were the talks? they were great and it's an incredibly important strategic relationship and the talks were very good and there's no question that under president biden there is a massive amount that the new us administration wants to do together with the uk on everything from security, working together on all the issues of projecting our values around the world together, but also on climate change, so it's a big breath of fresh air. one of the things the us clearly wants you to do is sort out the problem with the northern ireland protocol. did president biden urge you to crack on with that?
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no, he didn't, but what i can say is that america, the united states, washington, the uk, plus the european union, have one thing we absolutely all want to do and that is to uphold the good friday, the belfast good friday agreement. there will be tricky conversations to come though, yet there is no question this summit by the sands marks a shift, the two leaders�* partners barefoot on the beach, the start of something after the horror of the pandemic that washed over the world, a new american leader more interested in partnership than provocation, willing to lavish praise notjust on the shared past to lay hope to what lies ahead. this is a crucial diplomatic outing for the guest as well as the host. prime minister winston churchill and president franklin d roosevelt
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signed an agreement known as the atlantic charter. it was a statement of first principles, a promise that the united kingdom and the united states would meet the challenges of their age and they would meet it together. today, we build on that commitment. we discharged and discussed a broad range of issues on which the united kingdom and the united states are working in very close cooperation. we affirmed the special relationship, it's not said lightly, the special relationship between our people. the prime minister even once a new and improved phrase to describe that friendship, but today's diplomatic outing gives a firm foundation for an important week. any first meeting between a british prime minister and an american president would fill a page on our history and these two men have talked with conviction about the values that they share but that's not the same as what their partnership might actually achieve, nor does it mask any areas where they might disagree. and even the warmest of warm ups is just a start. other leaders are
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touching down tonight. there can be friction between friends but meaningful agreement needs more than ambition to get everything in line. laura kuenssberg, bbc news, cornwall. felicia wong is president and ceo of the roosevelt institute think tank. shejoins me now. the roosevelt institute think tank. thank the roosevelt institute think tank. you very muchf us. thank you very much for being with us. let's talk about what president biden was saying towards the end of her report there about reenergizing or refreshing an existing relationship between the uk in the us without the challenge of the 2020 convictions compared to the 1940s are a generation apart with the instinct of that relationship on either side of the atlantic, is a still a valid one?— either side of the atlantic, is a still a valid one? ., ~ i. ,., . still a valid one? thank you so much for havin: still a valid one? thank you so much for having me- _ still a valid one? thank you so much for having me. and _ still a valid one? thank you so much for having me. and i _ still a valid one? thank you so much for having me. and i think— still a valid one? thank you so much for having me. and i think it - still a valid one? thank you so much for having me. and i think it is - for having me. and i think it is very encouraging that your prime minister and my president began their conversation today with the same kind of agreement that franklin roosevelt and winston churchill had
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almost 80 years ago. because they really talked about strong government and reestablishing trust between governments and citizens and of course either democratic principles, but critically these are important principles for our economic future and i believe that is a lot of what they will be talking about in the upcoming t7 meetings. it talking about in the upcoming t7 meetinus. , ., ., , meetings. it is logical to see in joe biden's _ meetings. it is logical to see in joe biden's political— meetings. it is logical to see in joe biden's political philosophyi meetings. it is logical to see in - joe biden's political philosophy set out so recently during the us presidential election that he is somebody who thinks there are a lot of these areas that need urgent repair. —— g7 meeting. borisjohnson comes from a different political belief. he believes that nihilism has been successful and driving economic growth and encouraging freedom. he's a big civil libertarian in that sense or at least one might even go to say a libertarian. while policies continue to see eye to eye given the challenges the planet now faces? ==
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challenges the planet now faces? -- will challenges the planet now faces? » will those policies. challenges the planet now faces? » willthose policies. i challenges the planet now faces? » will those policies. ithink challenges the planet now faces? » will those policies. i think both leaders share a common interest. i think that both recognise that we can and we need to move from a very thin version of globalisation, the old bluff and ten consensus from the 19805 old bluff and ten consensus from the 1980s which was about trade and globalisation for some sake to something that a number of us hope will be considered a cornwall consensus. which is really about governments cooperating to solve real problems for real people. i think it would be in prime minister johnson's interest a cornwall consensus and i can guarantee you it is in america's interest to really have this kind of pro—public health joint efforts to fight against climate change approach. i hope we see that. we climate change approach. i hope we see that. ~ ., . ., . ., ., see that. we have climate change and the commitment _ see that. we have climate change and the commitment of _ see that. we have climate change and the commitment of vaccines _ see that. we have climate change and the commitment of vaccines and - the commitment of vaccines and distributing vaccines for reasons of self interest if you like him not only is a morally good but it serves your own interests if they will give us vaccinated but what about the difficult areas like taxation? these
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are not easily solved this by the g7? -- if the are not easily solved this by the g7? —— if the whole world is vaccinated. g7? -- if the whole world is vaccinated.— g7? -- if the whole world is vaccinated. , ., �* , ., �* vaccinated. they aren't but it won't be solved unless _ vaccinated. they aren't but it won't be solved unless we _ vaccinated. they aren't but it won't be solved unless we have - vaccinated. they aren't but it won't be solved unless we have g7 - be solved unless we have g7 cooperation. i was really pleased to see us treasury secretaryjenna yell and lead the conversation a few days ago and ultimately they have all finance ministers agreed on the importance of fiscal fairness. —— janet yellen. at a global minimum tax. all governments need to make sure we don't have tax avoidance in that we do have revenues to invest in our people. so this kind of global minimum tax agreement reforms to the wto which i think are in our collective self interest and of course agreement on things like more robust supply chains and critical components like semiconductors or pharmaceutical ingredients, a panel that i served on, the panel on
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economic brazilians related focus on agreement for all of these things. i am optimistic still leaders will accept our recommendation. —— economic brilliance. accept our recommendation. -- economic brilliance.— accept our recommendation. -- economic brilliance. thank you so much forjoining _ economic brilliance. thank you so much forjoining us _ economic brilliance. thank you so much forjoining us on _ economic brilliance. thank you so much forjoining us on bbc- economic brilliance. thank you so much forjoining us on bbc news. more charges have been brought against myanmar�*s elected leader, aung san suu kyi, whose government was toppled by the military in a coup in february. state—run media said ms suu kyi now faces corruption charges. she's also accused of accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash and gold. here's our south east asia correspondentjonathan head. no one is going to be surprised by these additional charges. they come on top of televised confessions that the militaryjunta broadcast three months ago of a former chief minister and a construction tycoon both claiming that they had given large sums of money to aung san suu kyi when she was in office
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and substantial quantities of gold. they come on top of six other charges and in one sense they are rather more serious because the previous charges filed against ms sui kyi was somewhat trivial in some cases. this one, taking large amount of money and corruption, would go completely against everything that aung san suu kyi has stood for. that is if people believe it but i don't think anybody will. as her lawyer pointed out, she has many defects but corruption is not one of them. she is known to be completely uninterested in material things and most of the population will dismiss this as a charade. in a sense, none of that matters, the judiciary is firmly under the thumb of the military government and if they want to there is no question they can convict aung san suu kyi to put her in prison for the rest of her life if they want. probably more likely they will use this to disqualify her from any future political office.
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remember, the military keeps promising that eventually it will hold an election and return to some kind of civilian government. but aung san suu kyi and her party remain by far the most popular entities in the country. if she is still free to contest any election, the military knows she will win it so these court cases, whatever the outcome, are probably are a device to make sure she can't do that. let s get some of the day's other news. the human rights organisation amnesty international has said china is committing crimes against humanity in xinjiang, the north—western region that is home to the uyghurs and other muslim minorities. in a report published on thursday, amnesty called on the un to investigate, and said china had subjected uyghurs, kazakhs, and other muslims to mass detention, surveillance, and torture. the australian city of brisbane could be set to host the olympic games in 2032. the international olympic committee will vote on the proposal in tokyo next month.
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if it gets the green light, it will be the third time an australian city has hosted the olympic games, after melbourne in 1956 and sydney in 2000. the american reality tv show, keeping up with the kardashians, will be airing its final episode today, after 14 years and 20 series. shown around the world it turned kim kardashian and sisters kourtney, khloe, kendall and kylie, and their mother and manager, krisjenner into global stars. stay with us on bbc news, still to come: seeing yourself on the page, the author and team of illustrators trying to expand diversity in children's books.
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the day the british liberated the falklands and by tonight british troops had begun the task of disarming the enemy. in the heart of the west german capital, this was gorbimania at its height. the crowd packed seeing the man who has raised great hopes for an end to the division of europe. it happened as the queen moved towards horse's guard parade for the start of trooping the colour. the queen looks worried, but recovers quickly. as long as the pay to go see me, i will get out there and kick - them down the hills. what does it feel like to be the first man to cross the channel by your own power? it feels pretty neat. it feels marvellous, really. this is bbc news, the latest headlines. borisjohnson has said there is "complete harmony"
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on the need to solve post—brexit trade problems in northern ireland, following his first face—to—face meeting with president biden ahead of the g7 summit. president biden confirmed the us will donate half a billion doses of the pfizerjab to help poorer countries get their populations vaccinated. the uefa euro 2020 gets under way on friday, with italy playing turkey in rome. it is one of the 12 cities across europe that will host the tournament — delayed from last year to this year due to the pandemic. here's our rome correspondent, mark lowen. welcome to ps here in the heart of rome which has been transformed into one of the fans zones. —— pis are. it kicks off on friday night, at the euro 20 admittedly plain turkey hosted here in rome. one of 12 cities across europe that will be playing host to the euro 2020 championships. it was delayed from last year to vitiate due to the
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pandemic for the admittedly plain turkey hosted here in rome. one of 12 cities across europe that will be playing host to the euro 2020 championships. it was delayed from last year to vitiate due to the pandemic. a pandemic that is at least devastating impact here in italy. it was the first the euro 2020 tournament. a sign of how far italy has come since the dark days of last year. the pandemic has had a devastating impact here come italy has the second highest death toll in europe just behind the has the second highest death toll in europejust behind the uk. but has the second highest death toll in europe just behind the uk. but now the numbers have dropped considerably and most of the restrictions have been elected and as of next week the evening curfew is being scrapped in most of the country which will allow people to be able to come to these big screens and watch the evening matches. the spectators who will be able to get into the stadium at 25% maximum capacity for friday night games and thatis capacity for friday night games and that is still a good 60,000 people will be allowed in and they will have to show either proof of covid—i9 vaccination or of a covid—i9 vaccination or of a covid—i9 test. it italy failed spectacularly to qualify for the 2018 world cup and separate the not taking part but since then roberto
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mancini has reenergized the team and they will be very much hoping to get off to a flying start against turkey in the opening match. farrah nair presents the singapore premier league on one play sports. a passionate liverpool fan, she has been known to set her alarm for 3am to watch european football. your will use to getting the your alarm clock set for a very early football start. you have prepared for this tournament.— for this tournament. yes, definitely. _ for this tournament. yes, definitely. i _ for this tournament. yes, definitely. i feel - for this tournament. yes, definitely. i feel like - for this tournament. yes, definitely. i feel like this| for this tournament. yes, | definitely. i feel like this is for this tournament. yes, - definitely. i feel like this is what i meant to do. ifound definitely. i feel like this is what i meant to do. i found about 15 years of experience since i was ten years of experience since i was ten years old, getting up at three in the morning to watch midweek matches and champions league games, so i definitely have ate breakfast for this. in definitely have ate breakfast for this. , _, , ., this. in this country we tend to think of this — this. in this country we tend to think of this as _ this. in this country we tend to think of this as a _ this. in this country we tend to think of this as a a _ this. in this country we tend to think of this as a a british - this. in this country we tend to | think of this as a a british game but it is a global game even though british teams are often what people are watching around the world, there is now so much more genuine football
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tradition around the world, how important is it to the euros remain in your part of the world?- in your part of the world? really important _ in your part of the world? really important. like _ in your part of the world? really important. like you _ in your part of the world? really important. like you say, - in your part of the world? really important. like you say, we - important. like you say, we completely, the way we consume football in this part of the world, especially in singapore absolutely huge. forask especially in singapore absolutely huge. for ask having a three month thing for people to her welcome it is pretty long. we have been watching one whole season of football and then they have a really long break come it is not something that we kind of like, so having the euros come even the world cup in between, it is a really good, it keeps the football going. that is why it is important to us and we really enjoyed it.— why it is important to us and we really enjoyed it. really en'oyed it. presumably the time really enjoyed it. presumably the time difference _ really enjoyed it. presumably the time difference must _ really enjoyed it. presumably the time difference must kind - really enjoyed it. presumably the time difference must kind of- time difference must kind of mitigate the way people enjoy it because we were hearing from mark there that the coronavirus restrictions being lifted so people can socialise again in bars and watch it on the big screen. presumably there aren't that many bars at 3am in singapore that will be showing the football. it is a
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home event for many people in your country? home event for many people in your count ? , , . ., , country? yes, definitely. what used to ha en country? yes, definitely. what used to happen with _ country? yes, definitely. what used to happen with the _ country? yes, definitely. what used to happen with the previous - to happen with the previous editions, community centres and community pups would have the area open for everybody to watch it on the big screen for free, so open for everybody to watch it on the big screen forfree, so people could actually come down to it would be near their home, so you could come down and watch it with everybody but for me personally, euros it is all about watching at home with my brother commit with my euros it is all about watching at home with my brother ( memory th my euros it is all about watching at home with my brother ( memory of my euros it is all about watching at home with my brother ( memory of the over, so to me my best memory of the euros is always having a big get together basically.— together basically. much about family and _ together basically. much about family and football? _ together basically. much about family and football? yes, - family and football? yes, definitely. _ family and football? yes, definitely. for _ family and football? yes, definitely. for me - family and football? yes, definitely. for me to - family and football? yes, | definitely. for me to every family and football? yes, - definitely. for me to every world cup i see, people actually have a memory that stands out? the one at the forefront is just being around the forefront is just being around the people that i love and watching it altogether. you the people that i love and watching it altogether-— it altogether. you are a fan. self-declared. _
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it altogether. you are a fan. self-declared. we - it altogether. you are a fan. self-declared. we are - it altogether. you are a fan. i self-declared. we are leaving it altogether. you are a fan. - self-declared. we are leaving that self—declared. we are leaving that aside. what do you hope most out of this in terms of national team success? ., , , ~' success? honestly, ifeel like when it comes to — success? honestly, ifeel like when it comes to club _ success? honestly, ifeel like when it comes to club football, _ success? honestly, ifeel like when it comes to club football, it - success? honestly, ifeel like when it comes to club football, it is - it comes to club football, it is emotionally draining for me. when it comes to international football, emotionally draining for me. when it comes to internationalfootball, i just want to watch good football. that is pretty much it. as long as i don't have to exert any emotional capacity out of this, it is good for me. just good football. i capacity out of this, it is good for me. just good football.— capacity out of this, it is good for me. just good football. i hope you be screaming _ me. just good football. i hope you be screaming yourself— me. just good football. i hope you be screaming yourself horse - me. just good football. i hope you be screaming yourself horse at. be screaming yourself horse at television in the middle of the night come friday. enjoy the competition. thank you so much for talking to us. now, if you pick up a children's book... the chances of it having a central character who is black are still pretty low. well one london author and illustrator is on a mission to change that — and says it's also like writing to his younger self. reflecting the experiences of black
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children as they grow up — and help parents too. here is his story. my name is dapo adeola and i am the author and illustrator of the picture book "hey you!". i wanted to do a book that allowed black people to have a vehicle to talk to their children about the various experiences that we have growing up. when i was growing up as a kid, did i see myself represented in books? no, i did not. so i decided that i would write this book as if i was writing to my younger self in the hopes that, you know, black children reading it can feel empowered from a much younger age. this was a story that i needed help to tell. so, to do that, i enlisted the help of 18 very talented and amazing black illustrators. hi, my name is chante timothy. i'm a freelance illustrator. my page in the book is about choice, about the stereotypes of the jobs that we as black people tend
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to be offered. we want kids to think that they can do anyjob possible. books like this are very important. i never saw books that represented me as a kid. for example, i would colour in disney characters to make them look like me. so, for example, cinderella would be brown, ariel would be brown. anything possible so that i could see myself. hi, my name isjoelle avelino- and i am a london—based illustrator. my page in a book shows a little girl thatjust breaks— through glass ceilings, - has no boundaries and just encourages you to have no limits. and how i've depicted that - in my illustrations isjust from... it's quite a personal piece, - so i related it a lot to things that i was into as a child. it wasjust to it was just to go wild. as a little girl, i wish i had something like this, - but it's also a book for everybody. i read the book like a thousand times— i read the book like a thousand times and _ i read the book like a thousand times and it _ i read the book like a thousand times and it is _ i read the book like a thousand times and it is in _ i read the book like a thousand times and it is in power- i read the book like a thousand times and it is in power duringl i read the book like a thousand . times and it is in power during an encouraging _ times and it is in power during an encouraging in— times and it is in power during an encouraging in is _ times and it is in power during an encouraging in is something - times and it is in power during an encouraging in is something that| times and it is in power during an i encouraging in is something that is really— encouraging in is something that is really needed~ _ encouraging in is something that is really needed~ -- _ encouraging in is something that is really needed. —— it _ encouraging in is something that is really needed. —— it is _ encouraging in is something that is| really needed. —— it is empowering. hi, my name is selom sunu and i'm
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a character designer and an illustrator. my pages in the book are about when our protagonist is told that he is going to be a father, and he's really happy, really thrilled about it and has a surprised look on his face, and then he embraces his partner. these books are extremely important and i wish actually that this type of book could had been around when i was a teenager. i think it would have been really affirming. i wanted a book that celebrates all of our different styles, our variety and just, to an extent, a lot of our culture as well. and i think that this book has managed to do that in a most magnificent way. large parts of the northern hemisphere have seen a partial solar eclipse today. the moon travelled directly in front of the sun in what is called an annular eclipse — leaving just a thin sliver of sunlight visible. our science correspondent rebecca morelle reports. an eclipse at sunrise in the united states. one of nature's most dazzling sights — the moon gliding
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in front of the sun, taking a bite from the shining desk. taking a bite from the shining disc. and this was the view from canada, where the northernmost parts of the world were treated to a full spectacle. and it was a special kind of solar event, known as an annular eclipse. an annular eclipse happens when the moon isjust a little bit further away from the earth so it looks smaller in the sky. what you will be able to see is a sort of ring around the moon, and so this is why that annular solar eclipses are known as the ring of fire. they are incredibly beautiful eclipses to spot, as well. the full eclipse began in ontario, canada. the moon casting its shadow across a narrow band of our planet's surface. and it ended in siberia. there was a partial eclipse in the uk, with up to 40% of the sun obscured. and in edinburgh, families had a chance to catch a glimpse, as our star emerged from the haze. across much of the country, though, the weather was overcast. this was the view from cambridge.
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but every now and again the clouds parted. solar eclipses do happen roughly one or two times a year. actually, you have got to be on the right place at the time to see them. that is because the moon's shadow, which casts on the earth, is rather small. although they happen frequently enough, we do not actually get to see them from the same country very often. london had a slightly better view this morning. but in the uk, we will have to get used to partial eclipses for a while. our next total eclipse will not happen until 2090. but today's event has delighted many around the world, with a display of a true celestial wonders. and, finally here's a tale that illustrates the devotion some pets have for their owners. on wednesday, a dog in istanbul took that to a whole new level. when its owner fell ill and was taken away in an ambulance,
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this golden retriever ran alongside the vehicle all the way to hospital. once the owner was taken inside, the dog waited patiently outside for its owner to return. how's that for doggy devotion. hello. for the last couple of days some of the coastal areas of the south and west have been paid by fog. this was the picture on thursday for example. equally thursday for example. equally thursday had more cloud in the skies but the sunshine broke through. a very similar set up to the south of this weather front through the day ahead but behind it, we are going to introduce something a little bit fresher. we will notice the temperatures won't be quite as high and i don't think we will feel the effects of that before the end of this night. it will be warm and comfortable for sleeping for many of us. these are the night—time temperatures. going through friday, and a lot of low cloud or health fog around to this or the front, brightening up to the north. a fair
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few showersjust brightening up to the north. a fair few showers just sleeping and across the north and west of scotland on the north and west of scotland on the brisk breeze. sometime developing the weather front but it will come and go as the cloudy zone sink south come introducing the odd spot of rain and drizzle. the temperatures will be two or three degrees down on those of yesterday and still warm and muggy and with coastal fog across the south in the southeast. we should get a lot of play for the second day of the second test. butjust be aware that if weather front is coming southwards. it could produce the odd spot of rain or drizzle. going into the weekend from high—pressure blood again are weather fronts will always be around northern and western areas, it is here where we are likely to see more cloud and slightly lower temperatures. waltz with more sunshine materialising we will have got rid of that weather front, but the spot of rain, all that energy to start lifting our temperatures again. very similar, low 20s to mid 20s at the high teens
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further north, come sunday, picking up further north, come sunday, picking up the southerly wind. it is pumping in cloud into northern and western parts of the uk but more sunshine with the dry air further south and east. it is here that we are likely to see temperatures are leaping up into the high 20s, pushing towards 30 but even in scotland it gets very warm. then as you can see for a selection of some of our towns and cities, the temperatures do tend to ebb away. particularly in the west going through into next week. very similar. peeking at sunday and monday. more online as ever.
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this is bbc news with shaun ley.
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the headlines: borisjohnson has said there is "complete harmony" on the need to solve post—brexit trade problems in northern ireland, following his first face—to—face meeting with president biden. the two met in cornwall on the eve of the g7 summit. the two men also agreed a new "atlantic charter" to work together on global challenges, and president biden confirmed the us is buying half a billion doses of the pfizer vaccine to donate to poorer countries. state—run media in myanmar says the former leader, aung san suu kyi, is facing corruption charges linked to a charity set up in memory of her mother. ms suu kyi's government was toppled by the military in february. a partial solar eclipse has taken place across much of the northern hemisphere.

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