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welcome to bbc news. i'm lewis vaughan jones. our top stories: england's footballers are through to the semifinals of euro 2020 after a 4—0 victory over ukraine. they'll now play denmark, while italy will take on spain in the other semifinal. in miami, an approaching storm accelerates plans to demolish the rest of the apartment block where 2a people died and more than 120 are missing. canadian emergency services are trying to control over 100 wildfires, triggered by lightning strikes and the record—breaking heat wave. hidden away for 42 years, a priceless andy warhol painting has finally been put on show by a gallery in iran.
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hello and welcome to the programme. we will start with the football. the semi—final line up at euro 2020 is now complete. an impressive england side thrashed ukraine 4—0 in rome to grab their place in semis. denmark will face england at wembley after beating the czech republic 2—1. mark lobel reports. # i cannot escape, and i cannot forget! for england fans that travelled to italy for this one, the sky is the limit. the only thing perhaps worth flagging up now — for once — is overconfidence. if you were gonna offer us a tournament semi—final against denmark, you take that every time. so at wembley, i think, it is not in doubt at all. ukraine's fans found solace in equalling their greatest run
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in a major international football tournament. translation: ukraine got to the quarter-finals - and lost to england. there are no weak rivals in the quarter—finals. this is not a problem. england got off to a flying start. harry kane slotted home a superb pass from stirling after only four minutes. barely a minute into the second half, maguire powered home a headerfrom shaw's free kick to give england some breathing space. four minutes later, shaw provided a perfect cross, headed in from six yards by kane. then it was england's fourth from substitute henderson — his first international goal on his 62nd appearance. it was a fifth successive clean sheet for a jubilant england. on a night that was beautiful for football with the weather, i think inspired the players and they gave a fantastic performance.
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england face denmark in the semifinals after they beat the czech republic in baku. they lead from the fifth minute when delaney evaded his marker to head in from a corner. they made it 2—0 just before half—time with dolberg volleying in a superb cross from maehle. but it was the czech republic's schick volleying the next one in, his fifth one in the tournament, taking him level to cristiano ronaldo in the race for the golden boot. yet, denmark held on. standing between them and the final is gareth southgate�*s england. it's a chance to make history — we have never been to european championsship final so it is not so much pressure for this team, it's another challenge that they;ve got the chance to take on. the bbc commentator described feeling for england's fans
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during the ukraine match as the greatest therapy session watching england you've ever had. they will soon find out if this competition also offers a lasting cure to years of hurt. mark lobel, bbc news. yes, those semi—finals take place on tuesday and wednesday of next week. to the us now. officials in florida are bringing forward plans to demolish the remains of an apartment building that collapsed just over a week ago. they're worried an approaching storm could destabilise what remains of the block. 2a people are known to have died with more than 120 still unaccounted for. 0ur north america correspondent david willis has the latest. for those leading the painstaking recovery effort, it's now a race against time. a tropical storm is bearing down on miami, packing winds of up to 70 mph. 0fficials fear tropical storm
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elsa could send what remains of the apartment complex toppling on to those on the ground, so they're now looking to demolish it before elsa makes landfall. this will protect our search and rescue teams because we don't know when it could fall over and, of course, with these gusts, potentially, that would create a really severe hazard. that means boring into the structure of the building in order to install explosives — a precarious proposition, given how unstable it has become. 0nce complete, however, the effort will give officials their first access to the garage area, which has been the focus of the search so far. meanwhile, residents of another miami apartment building have been evacuated after engineers came across concrete and electrical problems. their building is just seven miles from the one that collapsed. there, two more bodies were discovered overnight, bringing the total confirmed dead to 24. david willis, bbc
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news, washington. the storm that's forecast to hit miami on sunday is already expected to cause damage to haiti and the dominican republic before heading north to the us. people in haiti are being told to leave their homes, and officials there say the whole country is threatened by the storm. it already has sustained gusts of over 130km/h. haiti is particularly vulnerable to flooding and landslides because of heavy deforestation. the us national hurricane center says elsa could bring tidal surges of up to 2m above normal levels. to canada now. the military is on standby to help evacuate towns and fight more than 170 wildfires. record—breaking high temperatures mean the government is warning of a long and challenging summer ahead. british columbia is badly hit
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with many fires caused by intense lightning storms. earlier, i spoke to elizabeth wolkovich, a climate change scientist from the university of british columbia. i asked whether she was surprised by the extreme wildfires affecting british columbia this year. it is certainly a surprise for anyone living through it but british columbia is like california, a system that is used to wildfires — they are natural here, however, with climate change we have made them much worse. they cover enormous areas now and the fire season certainly feels like it is starting earlier and earlier. it feels like it is starting earlier and earlier, what can be done? we will get into the wider issues in a little bit, but locally, more locally, what can be done to try and mitigate this? certainly, the services in british columbia are out — the military, the firefighters
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— doing what they can to put in fire breaks to stop fires. but most of the ignition sources in british columbia are natural, so there is no real way to reduce the number of fires we have in the materials to burn. given the heat wave and the droughts, the ground is hard, the vegetation is dry — it is the perfect material for a fire. it makes it really hard for firefighters to do theirjob and try to contain the virus. perhaps really interesting and frustrating, to say the least, it feels like there is not a great deal that can be done. 0n the wider aspects of climate change, i am assuming you are calling for whole—scale global changes? yes, certainly, it is really hard for people to deal with the wildfire system when it's constantly changing. so historically in british columbia, we would rarely have such large fires, so early. the fires would very rarely cover this much land. in 2017, we had wildfires in southern bc that were twice as big as we had any time in historical record, so without having a path forward for when we stop global emissions, it's really hard
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to plan because it willjust continue to get worse. that's interesting, the data from 2017. in your eyes, it is absolutely unequivocal — the size and scale is like nothing you have seen before? yes, there have been studies done to show that the 2017 fires�* scale in southern bc were an order of magnitude that we have not seen before. what is the mood and public perception? also the policy debate there about how to try and tackle this? the mood is great concern because it just turned july. that is much earlier than people like myself are used to worrying about wildfires — we usually start to worry about them here in latejuly and august. so with itjust being end ofjune and start ofjuly, there is concern about what will happen for the rest of the summer. it is very unlikely to rain here before september, so that means there is not much relief in sight from mother nature.
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and in terms of policy, i think honestly, for british columbia, this is still rather new. california has had a string of really bad fires. british columbia has started to have multiple years of bad fires, but i think we are still struggling with what to do and part of that is because the main thing to do is to reduce emissions so that we actually have a path forward, to know what we will be dealing with, notjust this year but in the next decades. elizabeth wolkovich there. let's get some of the day's other news. cyprus has appealed for help from the european union and israel to tackle a huge wildfire, which one official described as the worst in the country's history. the blaze is spreading through an area north of the cities of limassol and larnaca and has forced the evacuation of several villages. dozens of properties have been damaged but no casualties have been reported. indonesia has imposed a partial
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lockdown in the capital jakarta, across the main island ofjava and on bali as it deals with an unprecedented wave of coronavirus infections. mosques, restaurants and shopping malls were closed in virus hot spots. on friday, it recorded 25,000 new cases alone, 80% of them being the delta variant. tens of thousands of people in cities across brazil have been protesting against the government of president jair bolsonaro, calling for his resignation over his handling of the coronavirus pandemic. the demonstrations were triggered by recent allegations of corruption involving the purchase of vaccines by the health ministry. mr bolsonaro denies any wrongdoing. here's thais carranka, from bbc brazil. she told us what the atmosphere was like at the protests. well, yeah, iamjust back from the protest here in sao paulo, itjust started about two hours ago, so still picking up. yeah, it's very vibrant and very full of people, like the audience is quite different from the pro—bolsonaro protests that we have seen recently, which were mostly middle aged and elderly people. now we have
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quite a young audience that is joining this protest. yeah, people are very fuelled by the recent denounces of corruption in the politicians, of the dangerous vaccines, so the protests are very full today because of the corruption scandal that has been picking up steam this week. to japan, where the search and rescue effort continues following a landslide which devastated the city of atami, a popular hot spring resort in the prefecture of shizuoka, south—west of tokyo. two bodies have been found and 20 people are still missing. tanya dendrinos reports. as the morning mist envelops the mountains, below, a city lies smothered. buildings
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standing tell a tale as stark as those destroyed, painted by the torrent of mud that tore through atami on saturday. translation: it was an unimaginable sound. i knew it was a landslide. translation: the mudslide _ was a landslide. translation: the mudslide came _ was a landslide. translation: the mudslide came really - was a landslide. translation: | the mudslide came really close. right in front of my house. i could not get away so i climbed up could not get away so i climbed up a _ could not get away so i climbed up a ladder. i could hear it coming _ up a ladder. i could hear it coming before i saw it. rescue teams are _ coming before i saw it. rescue teams are still— coming before i saw it. rescue teams are still searching - coming before i saw it. rescue teams are still searching for. teams are still searching for survivors. translation: we are doinu survivors. translation: we are doing everything _ survivors. translation: we are doing everything we _ survivors. translation: we are doing everything we can - doing everything we can inputting people's lives first. the police, fire department, japan coastguard and self defence forces are working hard to rescue and search for people but due to the weather, we are unable to fly helicopters and drones for the rescue missions. a landslide followed heavy rainfall in the prefect with some areas receiving closed 800
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millimetres injust some areas receiving closed 800 millimetres in just days some areas receiving closed 800 millimetres injust days —— prefecture. an emergency task force has been established and residents remain on alert with more rain to come. tanya dendrinos, bbc news. you are watching bbc news. thank you for your company. i'm lewis vaughanjones. england's footballers are through to the semifinals of euro 2020 after a 4—0 victory over ukraine. they'll now play denmark, while italy will take on spain in the other semifinal. in miami, an approaching storm accelerates plans to demolish the rest of the apartment block where 2a people died and more than 120 are missing. president biden says the us isn't certain who is behind a ransomware cyber attack which has hit 200 american businesses and one of sweden's biggest supermarket chains. he said "the initial thinking was it was not the russian government but we're
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not sure yet". coop sweden says it's had to close around 500 of its stores temporarily after checkouts began crashing on friday evening. cybersecurity firm huntress labs said the hack first targeted a florida—based it company kaseya before spreading through corporate networks that use its software. kaseya is now urging customers who use its data visualisation tool to immediately shut down their servers. kaseya is now urging customers who use its data well, earlier, ispoke to bryan cunningham, who's executive director of the cyber security policy & research institute at university college irvine, i asked him who he thought was behind this most recent ransomware attack, it seems fairly clear that the attack methodology is consistent with the so—called revil software attack group, which is based in russia and eastern europe. i think what president biden was doing was being appropriately cautious, because at the beginning of any of these events you
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don't know for sure. but it's very difficult for me to believe that an attack of this magnitude could be launched by a russia or eastern europe—based criminal group without the russian government at least knowing about it and acquiescing, if not being actually behind it. 0k, well, let's take that as a working hypothesis. obviously we don't know for certain, but if that is true, what do you think the response of the biden administration should be? well, i think the president has appropriately warned president putin that if this kind of behaviour continues, either with or without his consent but originating from russian territory, the united states will respond. and i think if it's proven that this was coming from russia, we will have to respond. 0k, what do you mean by "respond"? whether that means only
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going after the actual attacking group as we did with the last ransomware attack, where we recovered a lot of the ransom money paid and possibly crippled some of their operations, or we actually go further and demonstrate to the russian government that we have the capability to attack their critical infrastructure if we decide to do so, i'm not sure. my guess is we would respond incrementally, working our way up to more serious responses. so maybe the next one would be seizing all of the ransom moneys back and putting this group out of business, and then if it happens again, attacking actual russian infrastructure. so in attacking actual russian infrastructure, are you advocating effectively a kind of more open, more public tit—for—tat? isn't there a risk there of escalation? a very serious risk. i have been working in this area for over 20 years, including two us administrations, and you always have to calculate not only the actual risk that when you strike at something, whether it's a power grid or a financial institution,
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you'll miss your target and/or cause collateral damage by hitting other targets than the ones you meant, and/or the risk that your adversary will miscalculate your intention and then escalate further than you're ready for. so, yes, it is definitely risky, but i think it's gone beyond time to just warn putin. i think we do have to at least show him that we can put some of his critical infrastructure and his finances at risk, even if we don't actually attack them. brya n bryan cunningham there. the german interior minister, horst seehofer, this week joined a growing chorus of eu leaders calling for eu funding to hungary to be cut, unless it rescinds a controversial law. the law, passed by parliament in mid—june, forbids the portrayal or promotion of
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homosexuality among children. nick thorpe sent this report from budapest, on reaction. martin and his partner, adam, oppose the government view that the family can only mean one woman and one man and their offspring. we woman and one man and their offspring-_ offspring. we wanted to show that the family _ offspring. we wanted to show that the family is _ offspring. we wanted to show that the family is not - offspring. we wanted to show that the family is not an - that the family is not an exclusive club. and we won't to make sure i'm darrion same—sex families exist as part of society. we are here, and we have a face. it's not about winning and losing. we want the best for this society. we do want what is best for the kids, and this law is not helping the
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kids. this law is putting all the kids, notjust lgbt kids down. the kids, not 'ust lgbt kids down. ~ ~' ., the kids, not 'ust lgbt kids down. ~ ~ ., ., down. when viktor orban arrived for a summit _ down. when viktor orban arrived for a summit in _ down. when viktor orban arrived for a summit in brussels, - down. when viktor orban arrived for a summit in brussels, he - for a summit in brussels, he received a hostile reception. it's not about the kids, it's about homosexuality. the law is already announced. it’s already announced. it's published. _ already announced. it's published. with - already announced. it's published. with this law, viktor 0rban tried to rally his own supporters ahead of a crunch election next spring. protecting children, he thought, is a sure vote winner. that it is also designed to impress on an international public. impress on an international ublic. ., �* ., impress on an international ublic. ., ., .,., public. from brazilto poland, the name _ public. from brazilto poland, the name orban _ public. from brazilto poland, the name orban is _ public. from brazilto poland, the name orban is already - the name 0rban is already known. everybody understands there is a politician who is thinking in the modern word, not living in the 19th century, but trying to give conservative answers. figs
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but trying to give conservative answers. �* , , answers. as it divides the agrarian _ answers. as it divides the agrarian capital, - answers. as it divides the agrarian capital, so - answers. as it divides the agrarian capital, so the i agrarian capital, so the hungarian government has divided society with this controversy. both sides claim the high moral ground. the reputation and prestige of hungary is on the line. nick thorpe, bbc news, budapest. the resort island of phuket in thailand is welcoming back international tourists for the first time in 15 months. before the pandemic hit, phuket was the second biggest tourist destination in the country, generating over $14 billion in revenue in 2019. now the thai government hopes to see the economy in the region pick up again, as it allows fully vaccinated international tourists from low risk countries to travel to the island without the need for a quarantine. anthony lark is the president of the phuket hotels association. he told me how the system is going to work. the system is quite simple. if people who have been vaccinated from those countries that are low—risk or medium—risk are interested to come to phuket for a holiday and not quarantine, they apply to the thai embassy of the country of their residency and they get issued certain documents, and they need to obviously be vaccinated. it's actually more simple than it may seem. it's a very careful and strategic system that
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really is in place to help protect not only the locals of phuket but also other travellers. and i'm presuming there'll be testing there? indeed, when you arrive off the aircraft there is a pcr test at phuket airport and then another one a couple of days later after you check into one of the thai—certified sha hygienic standards hotels. there have been 1,000 people arrive already over the last three days and all of them have tested negative. so we're thrilled with the early results, but it's baby steps. i see, that is really interesting. it goes without saying, but the tourism industry is so important to that country. indeed. for the last 15 months this island, which probably generates — 90% of it is generated by tourism. all of the economy runs on tourism and there has been no international arrivals.
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it's been devastating for local people, especially for the kids in hotels and restaurants, boat operators — everybody. so this is a glimmer of hope and a ray of light after 15 months of a long, dark tunnel. and what about numbers? how long do you expect it will take to get back up to pre—pandemic levels? as i said, it's very much a baby steps approach in the early days. this is the first initiative that has happened in the asia—pacific region, so we're very careful about it. but we expect injuly and august and september for occupancies in the hotels to move from sub—10% levels up to maybe 20%. and then as the winter hits in northern europe and all the snowbirds are looking for a dry, sunny, warm holiday, we're expecting europeans and scandinavians to bolster that to maybe 40% or 50% in the hotels.
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ok. it's nothing near what it was pre—pandemic, though. anthony lac. paintings from andy warhol are being exhibited for the first time at the tehran museum of contemporary art, in iran. the masterpieces had been left for decades in the museum's storage away from the public�*s eye. sara monetta reports. bright colours, nervous lines, andy warhol's work is unmistakable. that these paintings are even more extraordinary because they have never been seen before. now they are on display for the first time in their home, they ran. translation: ~ , ., translation: when they heard about the new _ translation: when they heard about the new exhibition - translation: when they heard about the new exhibition on -
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about the new exhibition on andy warhol, i thought was happening abroad. but no, it's happening abroad. but no, it's happening here. is a real surprise. i happening here. is a real surprise-— happening here. is a real surprise. happening here. is a real surrise. �* ~ ., ., surprise. i didn't know we had an . surprise. i didn't know we had any- these. — surprise. i didn't know we had any. these, like _ surprise. i didn't know we had any. these, like hundreds - surprise. i didn't know we had any. these, like hundreds of. any. these, like hundreds of other pieces were bought in the 19605, other pieces were bought in the 1960s, who ——by someone who posed for him. after the iranian revolution, these artworks were locked away from sight in storage. the collection is one of the largest in the world, counting 3500 masterpieces and has been valued at over three alien —— 3 billion euros. the curators think it is time to share with the public. think it is time to share with the public— the public. people are much more up-to-date. _ the public. people are much more up-to-date. andy - the public. people are much i more up-to-date. andy warhol brou . ht more up-to-date. andy warhol brought down _ more up-to-date. andy warhol brought down barriers - more up-to-date. andy warhol brought down barriers in - more up-to-date. andy warhol brought down barriers in the i brought down barriers in the art world. in the curators hope his work to do the same with some of the values between iran
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and the west. sara monetta, bbc news. you can reach me on twitter. i am lewis vaughan jones and this is bbc news. bye—bye. hello again. the weekend's weather was always going to be dominated by showers, showers coming from big clouds like these that were spotted over the skylines of staffordshire, and the heavens opening not a million miles away. in moseley in birmingham, you can see surface water building up on the roads here. and then we have this line of storms that moved across the midlands and on into lincolnshire. moved across waddington, which is just south of lincoln itself, and it brought a real deluge. we had 25mm of rain in the space ofjust one hour. that is nearly half a month's worth of rain in the space of one hour, and i'm sure that would have caused one or two issues here. now, at the moment we've got some areas of rain pushing northwards across scotland, some heavy showers slowly easing in northern ireland.
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there are one or two showers elsewhere, some fairly big ones working across northern england for the next hour or two. but later in the night we're going to see another area of rain moving up across southern areas of england and rain pushing into southern wales as well. now, this widespread area of rain will then move into parts of wales, the midlands and east anglia before then breaking out into showers later on in the day. but it's another day where those showers are going to be widespread, some of them torrential as well. could bring around 30mm of rain in the space ofjust one hour, so again there is a risk of seeing some localised flooding in the heaviest of those downpours, and there will be some dry weather between those showers as well. 0n into monday and tuesday, we've got the next area of low pressure that's going to be swinging across the uk, so the weather certainly not settling down in any sense. monday sees rain pushing northwards across scotland. sunshine and a few showers elsewhere, but generally a slightly drier kind of day for most of you. but then we've got this rain that's going to be moving into the south—west, accompanied by some strengthening winds through monday afternoon. monday night time and on into tuesday our area of low pressure pushes in, bringing the rain and pushing it
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northwards. gales developing around the coast initially in the south—west and then along the english channel coasts in the south—east by tuesday. showers follow our main band of rain through and it'll start to feel just a little fresher. temperatures around 17 to 19 degrees celsius. from there, later in the week those showers will gradually become a little bit less widespread. the weather slowly gets a little bit more settled, but before we get there, sunday will see plenty of heavy downpours.
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this is bbc news. the headlines: england's footballers are through to the semifinals of the euro 2020 after a 4—0 victory over ukraine, the first time in 25 years they have got this far in the competition. they were now play denmark while italy will take on spain in the other semi—final. 0fficials in the other semi—final. officials in florida are bringing forward plans to demolish the remains of a building that collapsed just over a week ago killing at least 2a people. it feared an approaching storm could destabilise what remains of the structure. 121 people are still missing. protests against the brazilian government because handling of the coronavirus traces have been spreading to cities right across the country. tens of thousands of people have been demonstrating to demand a boost to the vaccination programme.
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