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this is bbc news. i'm david eades with the latest headlines for viewers in the uk and around the world. wild celebrations in rome as italy's footballers are crowed champions of europe for the first time since 1968. the 2020 final finished 1—1 after extra time but the italians beat england in a tense penalty shootout as england's last three penalty takers all failed to score. across england, hope turned to disappointment after their team had led with an early goal. america's west is scorched by heat as california and nevada brace themselves for even more record—breaking temperatures. and lift—off for branson — the billionaire founder of virgin galactic has flown to the edge of space
on the company's first ever passenger flight no, i wanted to enjoy every minute of it, and i did. hello and welcome to audiences in the uk and around the world. you could describe it as a classic italianjob. italy have snatched the euro2020 trophy from england — at wembley — and in the most dramatic fashion, on penalties. and they did it despite england scoring the earlist goal in a euro final — just two minutes into the match, thanks to luke shaw. and it stayed that way right up to the 67th minute, when a stream of italian pressure finally took its toll on england (gfx)as leonardo bonucci applied the final touch on england as leonardo bonucci applied the final touch after a series of rebounds
and deflections in the england penalty area. it remained one—all at the end of normal time, although england came back into the match during extra time, neither side could score again, leaving the match to be decided on penalties. italy were the first to miss — then england — and saka missed england's fifth penalty, the trophy was lost and won by italy. three of the team's youngest players all failed to school. followed across italy — here's the bbc�*s mark lowen in rome. the fans own here here on the piazza del popolo was a wild scene, people were dancing and setting off layers, so italy has won its first european football title since 1968. you can hear the fireworks they're still going off. italians are going to be celebrating well into the night and probably days and weeks to come. they are champions of europe tonight
but they feel on top of the world. they won the world cup in 1982 and then in 2006 and because of that really, there is not that same sense, it was not before tonight �*s victory, that same sense of national trauma here as there is in england with 1966 almost being kind of carved into the hearts of england football fans. here in italy, yes, they were waiting a long time for a second european victory but they had the two world cup titles, in the final of the european championship in 2012, and i think what the difference is with italy is, they felt a complete shame when they failed to qualify for the world cup, the first time in 60 years. suddenly roberto mancino came in, transforming this team and giving it confidence and self belief and a sense ofjoy and thatis belief and a sense ofjoy and that is what is the overriding feeling through this entire european championship here in
italy, since the italians were enjoying themselves. i've now had 3a unbeaten matches and roberto mancino has brought the smiles back to a country that sorely needed them after these 18 months of hell with the coronavirus pandemic. as one football commentator put it to me a couple of days ago, mancini knew from the first time, he said he knew he could bring the italian team here when he took over in 2018. he kinda has taken victory from the jaws of defeat i suppose, that sense of desolation when he took over, and he has built italy back up, given the italians a sense of relief in themselves once again, and i am sure that they are going to try and keep them on as long as they can into the qualification for the next world cup and beyond and he looks like he is having a great time and i'm sure he will be enjoying the party as well. there will be
more celebrations when the team arrives back in rome, a massive turnout. 0bviously huge disappointment among the england fans as they left wembley and all the elation and heartbreak of the game has been shed up and down the country. the weather, more english than italian. but here in coventry nothing better than an early goal. to forget about the rain. cheering and applause in preston, you had to brave the beer showers as england took the lead. down the pub... ..euphoria. and in the comfort of our homes, millions of us watched way past our bedtime. goal! at times, it got tense. but watching from a hot tub in dorset helped some stay relaxed. this was a shared experience.
it is in! especially the bitter disappointment of the italian equaliser. extra time brought its own angst and, in norwich, sheerfrustration. could it get any more unbearable? yes, it could. the agony of penalties. from the saves... .to the misses... ..to the goals. the fans willed on the team until the bitter, bitter end. tonight, being an england supporter was a gut—wrenching experience. daniella relph, bbc news. i think ithinki i think i can share that news.
it wasn't fun. dejection are a lot of england fans. james reynolds has been with many in south croydon. there were such chairs during the penalty shootout and then when a final penalty was saved, theyjust stopped where they were, the crowd here. music is going but they almost don't know what to do. what do you think? what do you think about the penalty shootout, losing? horrendous. we were so — shootout, losing? horrendous. we were so close. _ shootout, losing? horrendous. we were so close. so - shootout, losing? horrendous. we were so close. so close. i we were so close. so close. right there. right there. we lost it. but we will come next year. lost it. but we will come next ear. , ., , ., ., ., year. only one year to go. that's a — year. only one year to go. that's a good _ year. only one year to go. that's a good point. - year. only one year to go. that's a good point. what| year. only one year to go. i that's a good point. what did you think? we that's a good point. what did you think? ...— that's a good point. what did you think? we will be back next year- _ you think? we will be back next year. we _ you think? we will be back next year. we will— you think? we will be back next year. we will be - you think? we will be back next year. we will be back - you think? we will be back. next year. we will be back next yeah _ next year. we will be back next yeah back _ next year. we will be back next year. back next year. saka, rashford, _ year. back next year. saka, rashford, next year.- year. back next year. saka, rashford, next year. that is a sense, rashford, next year. that is a sense. as _ rashford, next year. that is a sense. as we _ rashford, next year. that is a sense, as we look _
rashford, next year. that is a sense, as we look around - rashford, next year. that is a | sense, as we look around now rashford, next year. that is a i sense, as we look around now of the fancier in croydon who created a kind of mini stadium, and they will now have to sing the night away, as the dream of winning a major tournament continues. the dream goes on if you are in rome. large parts of italy. this is room for you now. the celebrations will go on not only long into the night but the morning as well. and the italy team i presume would be heading home in the morning and if the world cup of 2006, when they won, if that's anything to go by, the team will be paraded around the circus maximus at some point with hundreds of thousands of fans turning out that as well. they've got quite a heady week ahead of them in rome. congratulations to italy. to other news around the world, parts of the us are braced
for more record—breaking temperatures having already endured the hottestjune on record. forecasters warn some places including california and nevada will remain dangerously hot, fuelling fears of even more wildfires. wild fires are burning with a ferocity that is rarely been seen before. in oregon, firefighters on the frontline of this inferno to be pulled back their own safety. after almost a week, its spread to almost a week, its spread to almost 600 square kilometres. in arizona, two firefighters died when their aircraft crashed while responding to another blaze. dozens are burning in california, including this enormous fire, spreading rapidly close to the border with nevada. the beckwith complex fires, the state �*s biggest, was started by lightning. a vast area of forest has been closed and people have been evacuated from their homes. in the california desert, they are used to
extreme heat but nothing like this. this isjoshua tree national park, a tourist destination close to the resort of palm springs where temperatures reached a record for the time of year, 48.9 degrees celsius.— degrees celsius. it's the hottest place _ degrees celsius. it's the hottest place on - degrees celsius. it's the hottest place on her. i degrees celsius. it's the l hottest place on her. like degrees celsius. it's the i hottest place on her. like it's hot. it's never been hotter. it feels like we are in an oven, yeah stop i came from the caribbean, from the dominican republic, a very hot country and it's still hot for me so i'm trying my best. i fizzle have -- — i'm trying my best. i fizzle have -- officials _ i'm trying my best. i fizzle have -- officials have i i'm trying my best. i fizzle i have -- officials have warned have —— officials have warned tourists and residents here that these baking temperatures can be lethal.— can be lethal. honestly it can be halted _ can be lethal. honestly it can be halted because _ can be lethal. honestly it can be halted because there i can be lethal. honestly it can be halted because there is i can be lethal. honestly it can| be halted because there is no shade and the sun is beating down on visitors so please come early for a sunrise hike or stay late and stargaze and be out here when there is no sun. las vegas is also matched its all—time high temperature. the entertainment city reached 47.2 c. the authorities said
several people were taken to hospital over the weekend with heat related conditions. scientists say there is growing evidence that climate change is fuelling extreme weather patterns, and they are likely to become more common. last month was the hottestjune on record in north america. the high temperatures of the past few days are expected to ease off by the middle of the week but the heatwaves this summer have been relentless and the months that are usually the hottest are still to come. peter bowes, bbc news, washington. sir richard branson hasjust returned from the edge of space during virgin galactic�*s first fully crewed ﬂight. take—off from mew mexico was slightly delayed by bad weather but the flight is being seen as a milestone for the commencial space industry. sir richard said it was the experience of a lifetime. from spaceport america in new mexico, here's sophie long. preparations were made before take—off... about 10 years and an hour
and a half behind schedule, in one of the most desolate areas of north america, a lifelong dream became reality. sir richard branson, along with two pilots and three other virgin galactic employees, were transported to the spaceship unity tethered to the mothership eve. then take—off. this is the moment he's been waiting for. after more than 16 years and hundreds of millions of pounds, sir richard branson is now on his way to space. that's so cool. so, you can see the moment when they release right there. are you so excited to experience that? forjust under four minutes, they experienced weightlessness and enjoyed a view of planet earth that only astronauts can dream of. well, i've done some ridiculous things in my lifetime. really, really, really ridiculous. but i just can't wait for... ..one day to be able to experience this. it's the experience of a lifetime. and touchdown.
safely back on earth after a 90—minute flight. critics call this a billionaire' joy ride, harmful to the planet sir richard says he wants to protect. but for people here at the first purpose—built commercial spaceport on the planet, this passenger flight marks an historic moment in the long and continuing journey towards space tourism becoming a reality. sophie long, bbc news, spaceport america, new mexico. 0ne englishman over the men today. one englishman over the men toda . ,, ., , today. stay with us, we will brina today. stay with us, we will bring you — today. stay with us, we will bring you more _ today. stay with us, we will. bring you more disappointment for england fans as they lose to italy in the euro 2020 final after leading in the first half. 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.
germany will be the hosts of the 2006 football world cup. broadway is traditionally called the great white way by americans but tonight, it's completely blacked out. the timely reminder to all americans of the problems that energy crisis is brought to them. . , energy crisis is brought to them. ., , ., , energy crisis is brought to them. . , . , ., them. leaders meet in paris for a summit— them. leaders meet in paris for a summit on — them. leaders meet in paris for a summit on pollution, - a summit on pollution, inflation and third world debt. this morning theyjoin the revolution celebrations for a revolution celebrations fora show— revolution celebrations fora show of— revolution celebrations for a show of military might on the shops— show of military might on the shops of— show of military might on the shops of these us.— shops of these us. wildlife officials in _ shops of these us. wildlife officials in australia - shops of these us. wildlife officials in australia have l officials in australia have been coping with a penguin problem. very penguins have been staggering ashore and collapsing up to gorging themselves on a huge show of their favourite food, pilchards. some eat so much they could barely stand. this is bbc news. the latest headlines:
wild celebrations in rome, as italy's footballers are crowed champions of europe, after beating england in a penalty shootout. america's west is scorched by heat, as california and nevada brace themselves for even more record—breaking temperatures. here in the uk, the government says people will still be expected to wear masks in many indoor spaces and on public transport, after covid restrictions in england are lifted. the prime minister is due to confirm on monday whether most of the rules will end on the 19th ofjuly, including the legal requirement to wear masks. here's our health correspondent, jim reed. it's one of the most visible signs of the pandemic. injust over a week, the legal requirement to wear a mask in england is set to end. speaking earlier though, the vaccines minister said the public would still be expected to mask up in some cases. the guidelines
will be very clear on things like mask wearing. there is an expectation of people to wear masks indoors, in crowded places, on public transport, so rather than governed by diktat, what we are saying is we move to step four cautiously. in wales, scotland and northern ireland wearing a mask will still be law for the time being. in england, laboursaid making the rule voluntary would be a mistake. as we have said all the way through this crisis, people who need to go home and self isolate need if they are on low income to be financially supported to do that. it comes as cases are rising across much of the country. there are signs that football has led to a spike among young men, though in scotland that trend has started to reverse. ministers have said 100,000 a day could be soon be testing positive.
the hope is vaccines will keep the vast majority of those out of hospital. some are warning that could still be disruption to the nhs. so the actual numbers in hospital would still be well below the second wave peak, even if we did hit 100,000 day. thejudgement is, it is better we do it now than in the winter. tomorrow borisjohnson will confirm plans to lift most of those last restrictions in england. the message, though, is likely to be one of caution rather than celebration, as ministers try to navigate out of this pandemic. jim reed, bbc news. let's take a look at some of the other stories making the news: the south african president, cyril ramaphosa, has warned that the country's economy is being damaged by violent protests over the jailing of the former leaderjacob zuma. the police say dozens of people have been arrested after lorries were torched and shops looted. at least twelve migrants have been killed
and twenty others injured in eastern turkey when their bus crashed. the vehicle was carrying afghans, bangladeshis and pakistanis near the iranian border when the driver lost control and it overturned in a ditch and burst into flames. a us delegation is due to visit haiti later, to assess the security situation following the assassination of president jovenel moise by mercenaries. president biden�*s envoys will also meet the three politicians claiming to be haiti's legitimate leaders. on saturday, the former president's widow urged people to continue fighting for their rights. pope francis has appeared in public for the first time since undergoing surgery a week ago. the 84—year—old pontiff led his weekly prayers from a balcony at the jemelli hospital in rome. vatican officials say he is responding well to his treatment. —— from a balcony at the gemelli hospital in rome. japan's capital tokyo in under another state of emergency, after a recent surge
in coronavirus cases. it'll be in place until 22 august, covering the entire duration of the olympic games, which are scheduled to start of 23 july. mariko 0i reports. with less than two weeks before the start of the olympics, tokyois the start of the olympics, tokyo is once again under a state of emergency. bars and restaurants asked not to serve alcohol and shops are closing early. it is not a strict lockdown and there is no penalty so how effect if it will be remains to be seen. —— effective. 0ther will be remains to be seen. —— effective. other businesses it is another blow to the bottom line enough after spending $25 billion in preparation for the olympics, the japanese government will not likely see any benefits from tourism or ticket sales after deciding not to allow any fans inside the stadiums. 0pinions to allow any fans inside the stadiums. opinions are split. translation:— translation: having no
spectators _ translation: having no spectators will _ translation: having no spectators will help i translation: having no | spectators will help contain the spread of the virus. translation: . ., translation: excitement had been building, _ translation: excitement had been building, i— translation: excitement had been building, i am _ been building, i am disappointed. been building, i am disauointed. �* ,, �* i] been building, i am disauointed. �* ,, �* [m disappointed. translation: i am sad but i have _ disappointed. translation: i am sad but i have no _ disappointed. translation: i am sad but i have no choice _ disappointed. translation: i am sad but i have no choice other i sad but i have no choice other two accepted under the circumstances. 1ng two accepted under the circumstances.- two accepted under the circumstances. a , circumstances. as the japanese c is an increasing _ circumstances. as the japanese c is an increasing number i circumstances. as the japanese c is an increasing number of i c is an increasing number of the highly infectious delta covid variant authorities have made the decision they say are necessary to achieve a safe and secure 0lympic necessary to achieve a safe and secure olympic games. mariko 0i, bbc news. thousands of people have joined protests against cuba's communist government in the capital, havana, and several other cities. the opposition says the demonstrations, calling for freedom, democracy and coronavirus vaccines, are biggest on the island in almost 30 years. they come as the country reports a record number of covid infections. the cuban president, miguel diaz canel, went on national television to urge government supporters to confront dissenters
in the streets. wimbledon has come to an end with novak djokovic once again stealing the show, as he beat the italian matteo berrettini in the men's final. that makes it six wimbledon championships and another chunk of history for the serb, as the bbc�*s chetan pathak explains. this has been a wimbledon like no other, played in a pandemic and in the end, on the final sunday, the result was one many were predicting. anotherjob of it is wimbledon champion again, 86 title to him but the number that matters most for him. —— djokovic. it the 20th grand slams. he has been playing catch up his whole career and now he has done it. matteo
berrettini was standing in his way. he lit up this tournament, 11 wins in a row on the grass if you conclude his win at queens. the crowd was fully behind him, the underdog and he brought his best tennis for some of that test set. he thought back a set point to win that set but djokovic lucky has done so many times before, came back, hunting every all down and putting pressure on matteo berrettini when he could and reeled off the subsequent set to stand with the trophy that means so much to him. what next for djokovic? he has made no secret of chasing history and numbers. the tokyo 0lympics secret of chasing history and numbers. the tokyo olympics are on the horizon and then us open. if he does with that 0pen. if he does with that said, he would have one all
four grand slams and the olympics and no man has done that in the history of tennis for the men, only steffi graf is done that for the women. you would not put it past djokovic. he is invincible and it is fair to say the same about italy. they have not been beaten for 30 matches and they are now champions of europe has they won the euro on penalties. our special correspondent, ed thomas, spent the day on second avenue in 0ldham where the whole community came together to celebrate and commiserate. a moment to come together. a day to hope and believe. england to win. are you nervous? yes, very nervous. football's coming home! very nervous, about what?
come here. i can't. come here. don't show my bottom half! what do you see in this team? different backgrounds, different cultures, all coming together — brilliant. 3—2 to england. what's going on here? i'm getting my england face ready. a nation together — from the grandad who remembers �*66. did you ever think you would see this again in your lifetime? i honestly didn't. i've watched them over the years and it's never happened. what does this moment mean to you? just can't explain it. love it. absolutely love it. kick—off, and it didn't take long. i think they're doing brilliant. and you got your face painted as well now. finished the face painting, ready for it to come home. half—time, and they're starting to believe.
ecstatic, it feels like you've won it with the atmosphere, but it's going to be a long 45 minutes now. but then came despair... ..tension. .. ..and extra time. getting a bit nervous. i don't want to go back to penalties. but it did. and football... ..can be the crueliest of sports. are they going to win the world cup? we're going to win the world cup. it is how we embrace each other. we have another teni years with that team. iam afraid i am afraid for has gone home to rome. paul. —— football. italy has not one the euro
scent 1968 but it is true to say they have one to in the interim. —— two world cups. well, it's a mixed bag out there at the moment with some rain around. and we've some showers in the forecast for monday too. some of the showers could be particularly heavy across southeastern areas of the country. and here, we could have some thunderstorms as well. so this is what it looks like early hours of the morning. you can see where the heavy rain is, particularly in the south and the southeast. dry weather across most of scotland and most of northern ireland. and really quite mild in the morning — around 16 degrees, for example, in liverpool. so on that heavy rain, then, in the south, it'll come and go through the course of the morning. in fact, there might even be some sunshine around for a time. but then through the afternoon, showers will brew across parts of scotland, the north of england, but the heaviest ones probably in the southeast here.
and these are the ones that could turn thundery and linger through the afternoon, into the evening hours. best sunshine on monday, i think some of these western areas of the uk — certainly western parts of wales, maybe cornwall and devon too. now, low pressure is still fairly close by on tuesday. you can see it's actually centred around, well, the western half of europe in the alps, but it's just about influencing the weather around the near continent, so there could be one or two showers around in the southeast. the best of the sunshine, i think across western and northern areas on tuesday. in fact, from plymouth through cardiff, liverpool, belfast, glasgow, should be a relatively sunny day, and the temperatures are starting to recover as well. in fact, by the time we get to wednesday, it should be a dry day across the uk. high pressure is slowly building from the azores. there could be a weak weather frontjust about nudging into the western isles, giving a few spots of rain. but on the whole, it's a fine day for most of us. and then from thursday onwards, we are expecting that high pressure to build right across the country. the winds will fall light. and given some sunshine, we'll see
those temperatures recovering. in fact, we're expecting the mid—20s quite widely across the uk, but it really does depend where the winds going to be blowing from. for example, if it's coming in from the north, the north sea coasts could be a little bit chilly, but further inland, certainly around 25 or so. so here's the outlook, with monday and those showers there, maybe even one or two thunderstorms in the southeast, and then a steady climb in the temperatures as we head towards the weekend. that's it from me. bye—bye.
this is bbc news, the headlines: footballs fans across italy are celebrating in the streets after the team won the euro 2020 championship in a hard—fought match against england in london. the game finished 1—1 after extra time but england crumbled during the penalties, only scoring two of five. america's west is being scorched by heat as california and nevada brace themselves for even more record—breaking temperatures, having already endured the hottest june on record. forecasters are warning that some places including california and nevada will remain dangerously hot, fuelling fears of even more wildfires. the british billionaire richard branson has successfully flown to the edge of space in his virgin galactic rocket plane. he described the flight as the magical and said it marked the dawn of a new space age.