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this is bbc news with the latest headlines for viewers in the uk and around the world. england's footballers are in theirfirst majorfinal in 55 years after beating denmark at wembley. this was the moment fans throughout england saw harry kane score, and book their place in sunday's final versus italy. south africa's former president's jacob zuma's just handed himself in to serve a 15 month term for contempt of court. haiti declares a state of emergency after the country's president is assassinated in his own home. and our correspondent joins a fishing
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crew in the disputed south china sea. there is a chinese coastguard vessel watching at the moment. it has done three sweeps. 200 metres away than 100 metres away and now 50 metres away. hello and welcome. england's footballers have reached their first major tournament final since 1966. the team beat denmark 2—1 in the semi finals of the european championship — the euros. they will play italy in the final on sunday. as you might imagine, the final whistle was greeted around england with jubilation. the failure of the national side to match the world cup
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winners of 55 years ago has been something of a sore point. the bbc�*s tim allman watched the action. the stadium itself may be relatively new but wembley is the venue is steeped in history. despite that these supporters, at least the ones wearing white, were hoping to see something completely unprecedented. i? something completely unprecedented. something completely unrecedented. , unprecedented. # football is cominu unprecedented. # football is coming home. _ unprecedented. # football is coming home. england - unprecedented. # football is i coming home. england reaching the final of the european championship. i the final of the european championship.— the final of the european championship. i think we will beat them — championship. i think we will beat them within _ championship. i think we will beat them within 90 - championship. i think we will| beat them within 90 minutes. championship. i think we will. beat them within 90 minutes. i am confident that harry kane score a couple of goals we get through to the final. i score a couple of goals we get through to the final.— through to the final. i really want to be _ through to the final. i really want to be denmark -- - through to the final. i really want to be denmark -- to l through to the final. i really - want to be denmark -- to defeat want to be denmark —— to defeat denmark and if we get knocked out i will be so sad. the danish _ out i will be so sad. the danish fans _ out i will be so sad. the danish fans at - out i will be so sad. the danish fans at a - out i will be so sad. the| danish fans at a different out i will be so sad. the danish fans at a different take on things and had no intention of being just sacrificial lambs before lines.— before lines. obviously have denmark— before lines. obviously have denmark win _ before lines. obviously have
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denmark win today - before lines. obviously have denmark win today will - denmark win today will replicate what we did in 1992 and get through to the final and get through to the final and hopefully be back here on sunday. and hopefully be back here on sunda . �* ., and hopefully be back here on sunda . �* . ., ., sunday. and that idea did not seem too _ sunday. and that idea did not seem too far-fetched. - sunday. and that idea did not seem too far-fetched. danes| seem too far—fetched. danes took the lead on the 30 minute mark. a stunning freekick from mikkel damsgaard making it 1—02 dick but within ten minutes england were level. a danish own goal sending wembley into raptures. we had to wait until extra time for a winner. raheem sterling going down in the box, penalty. up stepped harry kane whose shot was saved but then he tapped in the rebound. england had done it. maybe football is coming home after all. i've not heard wembley like that ever and to be able to share that with everybody and share it with everybody at home is very special. spero fought for denmark would been writing an emotional rollercoaster since their star player, christian erickson collapsed in their first group
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game. but the night belonged to england. this was trafalgar square in london. the partying had onlyjust begun. imagine what it will be like if their team wins the whole thing. let's cross to lokken, on the north sea coast of denmark now and speak to sune frederiksen. sune was watching the game with his 20—year—old son, and is also a former youth coach in denmark. firstly, comeau serrations to denmark. you played an excellent match.- denmark. you played an excellent match. how do you feel about — excellent match. how do you feel about it _ excellent match. how do you feel about it this _ excellent match. how do you feel about it this evening? i l feel about it this evening? i am sad in many ways but i think, really, denmark has been through an emotional and heroic journey through this cop and i think that it was good today and england was, in many ways, lucky to win. there was an own
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goal and a penalty kick and so the result could have been different but when it comes down to the bottom line, i think england had the better part of the game in their hands and deserved to win.— part of the game in their hands and deserved to win. from that awful thing _ and deserved to win. from that awful thing that _ and deserved to win. from that awful thing that happened - and deserved to win. from that awful thing that happened to i awful thing that happened to christian erickson in the first match it felt that there very much momentum behind the danish team in the whole tournament. i think it has something to do with coaching because the team could have fallen apart if they did not have a good leader, and team behind them and, especially the national coach was able to bring the team up to an extraordinarily high level and get them to a semi—final. the? get them to a semi-final. they are a good _ get them to a semi-final. they are a good mix _ get them to a semi-final. they are a good mix of _ get them to a semi-final. they are a good mix of young - get them to a semi-final. they are a good mix of young and i are a good mix of young and older players in the danish team. experience and youth.
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what is it about the danish team other than the manager that you pursue the edge? you have done very well in this tournament and i think denmark is ranked number 10 tournament and i think denmark is ranked number10 in tournament and i think denmark is ranked number 10 in the world in terms of international teams. it is a strong side. find teams. it is a strong side. and it has been — teams. it is a strong side. and it has been very _ teams. it is a strong side. fific it has been very good. but teams. it is a strong side. e'"ic it has been very good. but you have to remember that the majority of these danish international players play in major leagues around europe, italy and spain and england and germany and only a few of them play in the league in denmark. so they do match the english players. it so they do match the english -la ers. , so they do match the english .la ers. , so they do match the english -la ers. , ~ ., players. it is painful, i know, but what _ players. it is painful, i know, but what is — players. it is painful, i know, but what is your _ players. it is painful, i know, but what is your prediction i players. it is painful, i know,| but what is your prediction for sunday evening? who will win? definitely two different kinds of soccer they play. the italians are smartest foxes and they take advantage so every little mistake the english team
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could make, but what i thought tonight was that you had an english team that is there for the long haul and i think they have a chance. it will be a thriller, there is no doubt about it. what i hope is that it will be a glorious game. i love football and that is what we all want. we want to see a great game with not too many bad injuries.— great game with not too many bad injuries. bad in'uries. thank you so much for bad injuries. thank you so much for that. some breaking news: police say the former south african presidentjacob zuma has handed himself in to serve 15 months in jail for contempt of court. he left his house in a convoy which included his bodyguards and armed police. last week, the constitutional court found him guilty of contempt for defying its order to appear before a corruption inquiry.
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mr zuma said that sending him to jail at his age during a pandemic would be a death sentence. i'm joined now by nomsa maseko in nkandla in kwazulu—natal where jacob zuma's home is. a huge fall from grace. indeed. a huge fall from grace. indeed. a hue a huge fall from grace. indeed. a huge fall _ a huge fall from grace. indeed. a huge fall from _ a huge fall from grace. indeed. a huge fall from grace - a huge fall from grace. indeed. a huge fall from grace for - a huge fall from grace. indeed. a huge fall from grace for the l a huge fall from grace for the fourth democratically elected president of south africa. the former presidentjacob zuma former president jacob zuma finally former presidentjacob zuma finally handing himself over to prison authorities to avoid being taken by force. by the prison authorities who were told that they have until midnight if the former president does not hand himself over. ~ . . , over. what has led him here. how has _ over. what has led him here. how has he _ over. what has led him here. how has he got _ over. what has led him here. how has he got to _ over. what has led him here. how has he got to this - over. what has led him here. | how has he got to this point? well, the reason why the former president is in prison is not because he was convicted for a
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specific crime but it is because he ignored a court order that required him to give testimony at a corruption enquiry which he set up himself when he was still president a few years ago. there have been widespread allegations that the former president was involved in corruption and these are allegations that he has denied. the accusation here is that he was given a business deals to his friends and close associates. some of whom have actually given testimony at this corruption enquiry which the former president has said he will not do. so as a result the constitutional court of south africa was then asked to make a ruling about what to do with the former president because he was just not playing ball and the constitutional court then handed down a 15 month jail sentence to the former president and said that
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he needs to start serving it with immediate effect. i believe they have been some supporters gathered outside his house. what have they been saying? house. what have they been sa in: ? . , house. what have they been sa in: ? ., , ., house. what have they been sa inc? ., ., ., saying? there was a handful of his supporters _ saying? there was a handful of his supporters today, - saying? there was a handful of his supporters today, very - his supporters today, very little in number compared to the almost a thousands that we saw on sunday afternoon when he addressed them. this time around there were very few numbers because they were not —— more police officers. in fact at least 30 police vehicles, armoured vehicles and notjust, you know, the small—time policeman as it were. but it was a tactical response team that was set up to ensure that there would be moving in in case there is trouble, as was threatened by his supporters who said they would take up arms and would also form a human shield to protect the former president.
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today, some of them told me they were unhappy about his incarceration and warned that there will be protests expected from as early as the early hours of this morning, in the next few hours it is widely expected that the protests are going to begin. in the meantime, mrzuma is going to begin. in the meantime, mr zuma is neither correctionalfacility, about 2.5 hours away from his home and that correctional facility there are about 500 business there are about 500 business there and what is now going to happen is before mr zuma is taken to a prison cell he needs to be processed. there needs to be a medical examination and mental examination to ensure that he is in the right frame of mind before he is taken to a prison cell. of mind before he is taken to a prison cell-— prison cell. thank you very much. haiti has declared a state of emergency following the assassination of their president. he was killed by gunmen at his home in the
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capital. a short while ago a spokesman for the government said that the alleged killers had been arrested. haiti is a country in chaos, where acts of everyday life have come to pose a mortal risk. accused of corruption and extending his presidency illegally, jovenel moise faced mass protests and demands from the opposition to step down. the interim prime minister described the assassination, which came after weeks of escalating violence, as a heinous, inhumane and barbaric act and declared a state of emergency. still recovering from the devastating earthquake of 2010 and the hurricane that struck six years later, parts of the country remain inaccessible, besieged by territorial battles between heavily armed gangs, violence that has forced more than 13,000 to flee there homes. yet the police have been largely invisible, the government silent. now the calls
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for the international community to act are getting louder. we need a lot more information, but it is very worrisome about the state of haiti. reporter: but does the us have a role...? with covid cases surging in a country where the few hospital beds are often shared by strangers, and vaccinations are almost unheard of, the sense of insecurity on the streets where food and fuel is becoming increasingly difficult to find has now intensified. the shooting of the president and his wife proof that no—one is safe. sophie long, bbc news. alex dupuy is an emeritus professor of sociology at wesleyan university. he is of haitian descent and is a specialist of the country. he is in middletown connecticut. thank you forjoining us on bbc news — thank you forjoining us on bbc news the _ thank you forjoining us on bbc news. the president had been ruling — news. the president had been ruling by— news. the president had been ruling by decree since 2019 and he was — ruling by decree since 2019 and he was trying to change the constitution for the first time since — constitution for the first time since 1987 to make sure that
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people — since 1987 to make sure that peopie in— since 1987 to make sure that people in office could not be charged _ people in office could not be charged with the crime committed while in office. the opposition said he was a threat to democracy. do you think his death— to democracy. do you think his death causes more political instability than he did in life? _ instability than he did in life? _, , , instability than he did in life? , , ., life? of course. it is not exactly _ life? of course. it is not exactly clear _ life? of course. it is not exactly clear what - life? of course. it is not exactly clear what will i life? of course. it is not - exactly clear what will come next. currently there is no government so as you suggested there has been increasing gang violence in the country. thousands of people have been displaced and several hundreds have been killed as a result of the gang violence there is widespread poverty and inequality in the country and the situation is quite unstable. even worse now after the assassination of moise it is not clear what will come nextin is not clear what will come next in terms of a functioning
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government. next in terms of a functioning government-— next in terms of a functioning government. the last time in a haitian leader _ government. the last time in a haitian leader was _ government. the last time in a | haitian leader was assassinated was 1915 that led to a us invasion that lasted until 1934. invasion that lasted until 193a. there will not be a us invasion this time but what will the role of the international community be, in particular the united states whose role is crucial? figs whose role is crucial? as happened _ whose role is crucial? el; happened after the president was overthrown in 2004 there was overthrown in 2004 there was a multinational force led by the united nations that went to haiti and stayed for many years until there was a election and subsequently elections that followed after that. that led ultimately to president moise being elected several years ago. in 2016, if i am correct, he was elected
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president. his term was supposed to have ended this year but because he assumed, he claimed that he did not take power into one year after, his mandate would not end until next year when presumably there would be no elections. and even though the courts overruled him, because of moise the americans —— because he supported the americans against the venezuelan government he was hanging onto government and wanted to hang on to power and wanted to hang on to power and wanted to hang on to power and wanted to change the bicameral cyst them into a unicameral system that would allow him to control the chamber more and it
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led to increasing opposition to him and demand for not only for an election but also for an new parliament to be elected. and that led to the chaos that we have seen and increasing gang violence and so on. it have seen and increasing gang violence and so on.— have seen and increasing gang violence and so on. it has been aood to violence and so on. it has been good to talk — violence and so on. it has been good to talk to _ violence and so on. it has been good to talk to you _ violence and so on. it has been good to talk to you and, - good to talk to you and, obviously, the gang violence and chaos that is going to potentially in siew in haiti is something we will keep a close eye on here. thank you very much for talking to us. stay with us on bbc news, still to come: the taliban of advances in afghanistan as government forces fight to stay in control. central london has been rocked by a series of terrorist attacks. police say there have been many casualties, and there is growing speculation that al-qaeda was responsible.
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the latest headlines: england's footballers are in their first major final in 55 years after beating denmark at wembley. south africa �*s former presidentjacob zuma has handed himself into survey 15 — month term for contempt of court. it is another major escalation in afghanistan — the taliban launching a sustained assault on a provincial capital, in the west of the country. fierce fighting erupted in the capital of badghis province. the enemy has entered the city — some districts have fallen. afghanistan's defence minister said that "war is raging" with the taliban. secunder kermani reports. a taliban fighter poses for the camera. these are government soldiers and commandos he says and you can see they have all surrendered. the insurgents launched their
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assault on the northwestern city early this morning. they have been taking more and more territory in recent weeks but this is the first time during this offensive they have attacked a major city. dozens of prisoners streamed out from the jail will stop meanwhile, meanwhile, government forces have been trying to push the insurgents back. all of our special forces are defending the city. they are engaging in different parts of the city with insurgents. they have caused casualties to the enemy and faced defeat. i call on you all to become. we are the city. there taliban have launched a series of major attacks in recent weeks as international trips get close to completely withdrawing. us officials have said 90% of their forces have now been pulled out ahead
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of a deadline in september. the afghan air force is conducting strikes that once would have been carried out by americans. but there are fairies about how long the governments can continue to resist the taliban. — —fea rs. in this city, soldiers said they managed to clear the taliban out from the centre. but with negotiations yet to make any real progress, today's fighting represents yet another escalation in a conflict that only looks set to be getting even worse. five years ago, the philippines won a victory over the dispute of the south china sea. the tribunal by the court of arbitration in the hague ruled that beijing had been unlawful and itsjurisdiction. both
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and its jurisdiction. both china and itsjurisdiction. both china and the philippines claim sovereignty over the large coral reef. while vietnamese claim it is their traditional fishing grounds. the maritime territory is closest to the philippine coast, but since 2012, and it despite the tribunal ruling, there has been constant chinese coastguard presents. filipino fishermen report harassment by authorities. china justifies its claims in the south china sea based on its controversial 9—dash—line map, first published after world war ii. it didn't take part in the 2016 tribunal or accept its findings. 0ur philippines correspondent howard johnson, joined a filipino fishing crew to witness what's happening at scarborough shoal. we're on a fishing boat heading towards occupied maritime territory in the south china sea. we want to verify reports that chinese boats are unlawfully blockading a traditional filipino
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fishing ground, just 120 nautical miles from its coast. we sail with trepidation. this year, china has been swarming reefs and rocks in philippine waters with hundreds of its boats, many from its maritime militia. in this recent promotional video, the militia are seen firing automatic weapons and ramming what appears to be a small fishing boat during training exercises. we arrive at scarborough shoal the following morning. notice how waves from the deep blue ocean break on a lighter, turquoise body of water — that's the limestone reef you can see in the satellite image. easier to spot is the chinese coastguard presence. so, there's a chinese coast guard vessel that's watching us at the moment, it's done three sweeps — first of all, 200 metres away, then 100 metres away, and now 50 metres away. it's watching our every move. the boat leaves without incident —
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but our captain knows the lagoon is off limits. translation: we are the bandits in our own territory. _ why is that so? we steal our own territory? we steal our own fish? that's because we don't have our own coastguard there. 0n the last day at scarborough shoal, we venture into the blockaded eastern entrance. but after ten minutes, we notice a boat moving on the horizon towards us. it's coming here? ok, let's go. it's a maritime militia boat. by cross—referencing our footage with satellite data, it appears that the vessel that sailed towards us is called cheong sa nsha yu00311. sansha is where the maritime militia promotional video was filmed. five years on from a landmark legal ruling that found that china had been unlawful in disrupting traditionalfishing by blockading scarborough shoal, ourjourney has revealed that beijing continues to flout international law. we put these allegations to the chinese embassy
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in london and received this reply. you can see more you can see more of you can see more of that story coming up on bbc world news. england are in the final of the major football tournament for the first time in 55 years. they will play italy and at the final of the euros after beating denmark 2—1 after extra time. as you could imagine, there have been celebrations on top of the iconic red buses in london and across the country. covid restrictions notwithstanding, of course.
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goodness knows what everyone, including me, will do if we actually win on sunday. that is it from us. goodbye. well, quite a lot of pent—up energy in the atmosphere wednesday afternoon and evening. we had some thunderstorms, some really quite heavy downpours. you can see the showers — that was earlier in the last 10—12 hours or so. and then, towards the end of the day on wednesday, we saw those thunderstorms across some central and eastern areas, and the weather remains quite unsettled over the next few days. i say unsettled for a summer month. a fair bit of cloud out there across the atlantic heading our way, and we'll see further showers developing over the next few days with low pressure in charge of the weather. so, i think a showery day on the way for some of us on thursday, but actually, the showers will be very well—scattered, so that does mean that many of us will miss them altogether. so, the forecast through the early hours shows a lot of dry
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weather across the uk. temperatures will be around 14 celsius or so across the south of the country, just a tad fresher in the north, around 11—12. now, the morning will become increasingly sunny right across the uk, but then fairweather clouds will start to develop, and as we head into the afternoon, those fairweather clouds will turn into storms. and some of the downpours really will be very heavy indeed, but as i say, they will be very well—scattered. not too many of them around across much of scotland or northern ireland. maybe across the grampians here, but the showers certainly will be scattered across many areas of england and mostly away from the coasts — so places like western wales should end up having a pretty decent day, for example, in swansea. so, friday's weather forecast shows a very weak area of high pressure over us. that does mean, i think, fewer showers, at least early in the day, but then, come the afternoon, we are expecting 1—2 to develop once again. but particularly across the southwest of the country, there's actually a weak weather
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front approaching us here, so places like cornwall, maybe the western fringes of wales seeing some showers, and 1—2 eastern areas, as well. now, the outlook into the weekend remains pretty showery, particularly on saturday across some southern areas of the uk. there's a small area of low pressure heading our way, so that will bring a lot of cloud to places like plymouth or london. sunday, also a chance of some showers, and actually, early next week — my goodness, we've got a low pressure close to us, and that's going to continue to bring further showers.
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this is bbc news,
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the headlines: england's footballers have reached their first major final in 55 years. the team beat denmark 2—1 in extra time in the euro 2020 semis. harry kane clinched it, with a rebound from a saved penalty. south africa's former president's handed himself in to police just minutes before a deadline for him to surrender. jacob zuma, who led the country from 2009 to 2018 is to serve a 15—month prison sentence over contempt of court relating to a corruption investigation. gunmen have assassinated the haitian president inside his home, sparking a state of emergency in the country. jovenel moise was injured in the attack. a government minister says police have arrested a number of suspects.

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