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welcome to bbc news — i'm lewis vaughanjones. our top stories: day three of the olympics gets underway with a farcical false start in the men's triathlon but kristian blummenfelt picks up a gold medalfor norway. celebrations in tunisia as the president sacks his prime minister and suspends parliament following a day of protests against the government's handling of the covid pandemic. as more extreme weather is recorded around the world, scientists warn of the urgent need for action on climate change. and with his time in office nearing its end, we'll look back on the controversial presidency of the philippine�*s rodrigo duterte.
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hello and a warm welcome to the programme. it's day three of the olympics in tokyo, and already the medals are starting to come in thick and fast. it was an early start for the men's triathlon, which was won by norway's kristian blummenfelt. he broke away on the final lap of the 10k run to take the title. alex yee of britain took silver with hayden wilde of new zealand taking bronze. in the pool, canada's margaret macneil took gold in the women's hundred—metres butterfly — finishing just ahead of china's yufei zhang. team gb's adam peaty is a red hot favourite to win gold in the men's hundred—metres breaststroke. and the rugby sevens tournament has got under way. defending gold—medallists fiji beat hosts japan in their first group game.
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we also have skateboarding coming up, sarah mulkerrins in tokyo has more on that. we also know we will have the we also know we will have the women's event of street skateboarding take place. we saw the skateboarding take place. - saw the men's event yesterday with the local winning the men's heat. later on, we will have the final for the women's was not really interesting to see how that new portable progress. i am delighted to say we cannot speak to a skateboarder who joins us now on the programme. bryce, you are competing in the park event. we should clarify there are two events — street and park. how are you feeling at the moment? you are going to compete next week. excited that skateboarding is in the olympics? ifeel so olympics? i feel so beyond grateful and
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blissful. _ i feel so beyond grateful and blissful, dizzy skateboarding and the _ blissful, dizzy skateboarding and the olympics, it basically brings— and the olympics, it basically brings all of our origins into such— brings all of our origins into such a — brings all of our origins into such a beautiful land where we can all— such a beautiful land where we can all ventured to. i think the — can all ventured to. i think the olympics is the most incredible place, i can't believe _ incredible place, i can't believe it is really here, you know? — believe it is really here, you know? . , ., believe it is really here, you know? ., , ., . know? have you been watching the street _ know? have you been watching the street events _ know? have you been watching the street events so _ know? have you been watching the street events so far? - know? have you been watching the street events so far? has l the street events so far? has it got you more excited for your trip out here for when you will compete in the park event? yes, i have been watching the street— yes, i have been watching the street event. it feels surreal because _ street event. it feels surreal because you think about it and these — because you think about it and these people are always around you. _ these people are always around you. you — these people are always around you, you are surrounded by each other— you, you are surrounded by each other skateboarding, and usually— other skateboarding, and usually within the same country, you are best friends, family — country, you are best friends, family. they already went to tokyo. — family. they already went to tokyo, which seems like such a hologram — tokyo, which seems like such a hologram team gb in tokyo for me. _ hologram team gb in tokyo for me, because is weird to think, we will— me, because is weird to think, we will be _ me, because is weird to think, we will be there with them sooh~ _ we will be there with them sooh~ it— we will be there with them soon. it is almost like, you are — soon. it is almost like, you are watching your family compete on this platform they have _ compete on this platform they have been looking towards for more — have been looking towards for more than a year, maybe two
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years — more than a year, maybe two ears. ., , ., , more than a year, maybe two ears, ., , ., , ., more than a year, maybe two ears, ., , .,, ., ., more than a year, maybe two ears. ., , ., ., ., years. for people at home who may have _ years. for people at home who may have never _ years. for people at home who may have never seen _ may have never seen skateboarding, we know it is new to the olympics. explain the difference between the street and park events. the park event is quite transitionary. each cornerstone tra nsitionary. each cornerstone of transitionary. each cornerstone of the park leads into each other. it of the park leads into each other. . ~ ., other. it is like the way rainwater _ other. it is like the way rainwater drizzle - other. it is like the way i rainwater drizzle through other. it is like the way . rainwater drizzle through a trampoline. you are never really— trampoline. you are never really sure where it is going, but it— really sure where it is going, but it loops together. it is on high — but it loops together. it is on high ground. street is rails, staircases, kind of like when you — staircases, kind of like when you take _ staircases, kind of like when you take curbs and sidewalks, everything as common ground. you arent— everything as common ground. you aren't on so much different elevations. _ you aren't on so much different elevations, but you have more luxury— elevations, but you have more luxury to — elevations, but you have more luxury to be on rails or ledges _ luxury to be on rails or ledges. everything seems kind of like — ledges. everything seems kind of like wow, that he cut right at the — of like wow, that he cut right at the fair— of like wow, that he cut right at the fair rather than a rollercoaster. the rollercoaster. the rollercoaster would be the park eveht~ — rollercoaster would be the park event. that is howl rollercoaster would be the park event. that is how i kind of categorise them.
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event. that is howl kind of categorise them.— event. that is howl kind of categorise them. you really get a sense of— categorise them. you really get a sense of what _ categorise them. you really get a sense of what goes _ categorise them. you really get a sense of what goes through i a sense of what goes through your mind when you are competing. thank you so much forjoining us as you build up to the park event. we will keep an eye out for you. the best of luck for your competition next week. that was bryce who will be competing in skateboarding. we are here in tokyo bay, the south of the city. it is cooler today. there is more of a breeze. that's head over to mariko who is in the heart of tokyo. one of the things, mariko, we have been talking about and dealing with, in particular with sport, has been the heat and the impact of it on athletes, particularly in the tennis. we have seen complaints about them having to play in the middle of the day in high temperatures and high humidity. that is right, sarah. not sure if you — that is right, sarah. not sure if you can _ that is right, sarah. not sure if you can see the temperature
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board — if you can see the temperature board behind make—up. it is only— board behind make—up. it is only early— board behind make—up. it is only early but it has been brutally— only early but it has been brutally hot. in tokyo, lots of people — brutally hot. in tokyo, lots of people excited about japan's gold — people excited about japan's gold rush. i managed to grab one newspaper for you — the judo — one newspaper for you — the judo siblings winning the double gold medals for the nation. _ double gold medals for the nation, and of course for the family — nation, and of course for the family. there was also a great win for— family. there was also a great win forjapan in the skateboarding and the swimming pool. _ skateboarding and the swimming pool. so— skateboarding and the swimming pool, so there is a lot of excitement around that. for endurance and outdoor sports, this heat— endurance and outdoor sports, this heat has on a real issue though _ this heat has on a real issue though it _ this heat has on a real issue though. it has actually been an issue _ though. it has actually been an issue since i was a child, especially if playing sports outside. it is getting hotter every— outside. it is getting hotter every year because of climate change. — every year because of climate change, and that means that schools — change, and that means that schools and teachers need to be extra _ schools and teachers need to be extra careful to protect the children _ children. under the scorching sun
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children. — under the scorching sun of tokyo, children from this high school tennis club to continue with their extracurricular activities, but every year, around the thousand children suffer heatstroke during club activities like this. —— 3000. they have even been deaths in the past. the tennis goes has been here —— coach has been here for 17 years, he says they have to be extra careful. translation: ~ ., , translation: we measure the heat index- _ translation: we measure the heat index. lately _ translation: we measure the heat index. lately we _ translation: we measure the heat index. lately we have - translation: we measure the| heat index. lately we have been gathering early in the morning at 7:15 a.m., or gathering in the late afternoon when the temperature isn't too high. it is under this heat that the world's top athletes are competing for gold in this game is. the conditions mean that we are less likely to see a volley of world records tumbling. just by being in heat exposure, you know. _ just by being in heat exposure, you know, the cardiovascular, the heart _ you know, the cardiovascular,
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the heart system needs to work harder— the heart system needs to work harder to — the heart system needs to work harderto maintain your performance, and also the body's _ performance, and also the body's ability to thermo regulator — to regulate your temperature would be impacted greatly~ — greatly. the last time the greatly. — the last time the summer games was held here was a 1960 for, october, when the weather was cooler, so having the games here now has raised concerns that the intense heat and humidity of the tokyo summer could pose a serious risk to athletes. when their games are held, it all has to do with a global sport calendar. these are the major events, and there is a gap between latejuly and august. broadcasters around the world pay billions of dollars to show the olympics. they need to show the olympics. they need to show the olympics. they need to show it at the right time of the year and the right time of day. broadcasting is one of the biggest two revenue sources, so the ioc is going to want to keep its sponsors and broadcasters as happy as can be.
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and that means some events like marathon and race walking have been moved to sapporo where it is cooler, while others take place during the morning or early evening. recently, it is notjust early evening. recently, it is not just a early evening. recently, it is notjust a battle early evening. recently, it is not just a battle for the medals, it is a battle against the heat. from one extreme to another, we are expecting a typhoon to hit tokyo tomorrow, as well as the north—east of the country. we were hoping to get there tomorrow to show you the football matches with spectators — one of very few, but we are not sure if it actually can take place. we will keep you updated. mariko, thank you so much. it certainly has been a big talking point here. we may have to change our studio. we are quite high above tokyo bay, but in the middle of a typhoon we would see plenty of rain stop we may have to duck indoors — notjust we may have to duck indoors — not just the we may have to duck indoors — notjust the heat coming through which is affecting the
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spot. i know the rowing has to reschedule their plans for a couple of days as well. thank you to sarah and mariko. a couple of extra bits of olympics news for you. let's look at the metal table. china currently at the top — six gold, two silver. japan have a five goal, won the silver. team usa not far behind, four gold, two silver, four bronze. before i leave the tables, we have this and from reuters on covid 19. tables, we have this and from reuters on covid19. of course always in reuters on covid19. of course always in the reuters on covid19. of course always in the background reuters on covid19. of course always in the background of these games also organises their say on monday they reported 16 new cases related to the games, bringing the total number sincejuly one up total number sincejuly one up to 148. finally, before i leave the tokyo games, the tunisian media
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and lots of pan— arab media are celebrating the win of the swimmer, ahmed hafnaoui. he won the men's 400 metres freestyle, the men's 400 metres freestyle, the first gold medal for an african nation in this year's games. lots of papers reporting on kais saied and his political problems, but he will be passing on his thanks and fracture of the nation. his when it came as a prize too much of the media after he only qualified in eighth place for the final. he has won the fifth gold medalfor tunisian history gold medal for tunisian history of gold medalfor tunisian history of the games. he dedicated it to all tunisian. away from sport, but still in tunisia, the president kais saied has sacked the prime minister and suspended parliament. the move came after one day of demonstrations across the country, calling for the government to resign over its handling of the coronavirus
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pandemic. crowds celebrate as news of the government's dismissal is announced. president kais saied overthrows as payment for 30 daysin overthrows as payment for 30 days in an escalation of the political crisis in tunisia, much to the delight of his supporters. translation: it supporters. translation: , , translation: it is the first time in my _ translation: it is the first time in my life _ translation: it is the first time in my life i _ translation: it is the first time in my life i have - translation: it is the first time in my life i have heard| translation: it is the first | time in my life i have heard of a head of state take a correct decision. we have taken back our country. this is the first time i have gone out to the streets to celebrate. the measures, the president said, are aimed at saving the state. not everybody agrees, the speaker of parliament has accused him of launching a coup against the revolution and constitution. the president's move followed a day of protests in tunis and other cities on sunday. demanding the government to step down after spike in a covid 19 cases. it
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has aggravated economic troubles. translation: ., ., , translation: our main demand is ofthe translation: our main demand is of the an idea _ translation: our main demand is of the an idea which _ translation: our main demand is of the an idea which ruled _ translation: our main demand is of the an idea which ruled for- of the an idea which ruled for ten years 11 parliament. as a young man, i call forjobs, freedom, dignity. in 2021, i still call forjobs, freedom and dignity. now, the crowds celebrate as military vehicles glide by. the extent for support for the president's move not yet clear. stay with us on bbc news, still to come: feeling the beat in tokyo — we meet a british—nigerian dancer who's part of a growing afro hip—hop dance scene injapan's capital. mission control: we see - you coming down the ladder now. neil armstrong: that's one small step for man, | one giant leap for mankind.
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a catastrophic engine fire is being blamed tonight. for the first crash - in the 30—year history of concorde, the world's only supersonic airliner. _ it was one of the most vivid symbols of the violence and hatred that tore apart the state of yugoslavia. but now, a decade later, it's been painstakingly rebuilt and opens again today. there's been a 50% decrease in sperm quantity and an increase in malfunctioning sperm unable to swim properly. crowd: seven, six, five, four, three... i thousands of households across the country are suspiciously- quiet this lunchtime - as children bury their noses in the final instalment of harry potter. - this is bbc news, the latest headlines: day three of the olympics has got underway with a false start
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in the men's triathlon but kristian blummenfelt wins a gold medalfor norway. celebrations in tunisia as the president sacks his prime minister and suspends parliament following a day of protests against the government's handling of the covid pandemic. extreme weather is being recorded around the world — from flooding in europe to wildfires in the us — and scientists say it's underlined the urgent need for action on climate change. in less than a hundred days, the uk will host a major meeting of world leaders on climate issues. the cop26 summit in glasgow has been billed as the world's �*last best chance' to control climate change. ahead of the meeting, representatives from more than 50 countries are meeting in london to discuss the key concerns. courtney bembridge reports. extreme temperatures and dry
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conditions are fuelling wildfires in northern california. fire is threatening spain, too. this is the catalonia region and one of the worst fires here in years. there were similar scenes on the island of sardinia. an out—of—control fire after a heat wave. while no single event can be attributed to climate change, scientists say its impact has never been more clear. ., ., its impact has never been more clear. .. .. .. its impact has never been more clear. ., ., ., .. its impact has never been more clear. ., ., ., ., ., clear. no, no, no, no, no, n°--- — clear. no, no, no, no, no, n°--- no! _ clear. no, no, no, no, no, n°--- no! in— clear. no, no, no, no, no, no... no! in belgium, - clear. no, no, no, no, no, i no... no! in belgium, heavy rainfall has _ no... no! in belgium, heavy rainfall has caused - no... no! in belgium, heavy rainfall has caused severe i rainfall has caused severe flooding. less than a fortnight after deadly flash floods across western europe. a typhoon is nattering china. days after severe flooding killed dozens of people. scientists say these events are becoming more common because warmer temperatures mean the air holds more moisture which leads to more extreme rainfall.
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there was flooding in london, two. water streamed into a train station and turned roads into rivers. rivers where —— to lay the groundwork for climate summit in glasgow. this was the message from the british coast. we are seeing in every part of the world, on each of our doorsteps, what happens when climate change gets out of control and so what i hope that we have at this meeting is an opportunity for us to shape the vision of the final outcomes from cop26 in glasgow and to build that unity of purpose amongst the ministers to deliver that.— amongst the ministers to deliver that. amongst the ministers to deliverthat. ~ ., ., , ., deliver that. world leaders are under pressure _ deliver that. world leaders are under pressure to _ deliver that. world leaders are under pressure to phase - deliver that. world leaders are under pressure to phase out i under pressure to phase out coal power and set more ambitious targets on emissions which may not always win them favour at home. in which may not always win them favour at home.— favour at home. in some ways, they can _ favour at home. in some ways, they can only — favour at home. in some ways, they can only commit - favour at home. in some ways, they can only commit to, - favour at home. in some ways, they can only commit to, or. favour at home. in some ways, they can only commit to, or it. they can only commit to, or it doesn't matter what they commit to if they can't get that through their parliament so there is a very complexed
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process behind it. fire, floods and extreme _ process behind it. fire, floods and extreme heat _ process behind it. fire, floods and extreme heat may - process behind it. fire, floods and extreme heat mayjust . process behind it. fire, floods i and extreme heat mayjust focus their minds. courtney bembridge, bbc news. a quick bit of breaking news from tokyo. the olympic games. it is in the swimming. the 100 metres breast stroke has been won by adam peaty of team gb. a dominant swimmer over the years. he was expected to win and he has taken gold there in the 100 metres breaststroke. later on monday, president duterte is due to deliver the last state of the nation address of his term of office, after leading one of the most controversial administrations in the history of the philippines. his stunning election victory five years ago, following a campaign in which he mixed crudejokes, our south east asia correspondentjonathan head reports. he was an entirely new kind of leader, and millions of filipinos loved him for it. unscripted, informal,
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his speeches peppered with vulgar jokes and threats of violence. do not destroy my city, i will kill you. try to analyse that — what is wrong when i say i will kill you because you are destroying my country? rodrigo duterte promised to be a tough law—and—order president, and he meant it. within weeks of taking office, the killing of alleged drug users and dealers began — thousands of them shot by the police or by unnamed vigilantes. the war on drugs is really bloody and messy, and we all know that. it shocked the rest of the world, but five years on, president duterte's popularity at home has held up not despite, but because of his brutal drug campaign. for the rich who are supporting duterte, that's very powerful because, you know, the rich are wary of crimes.
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they want security. for the poor that is in neighbourhoods, drug addicts are stigmatized. that can probably explain why duterte has so much support right now. mr duterte had other surprises up his sleeve. he questioned the value of the long—standing military filipinos may feel about his achievements. he does not speak in a technocratic manner, mr duterte had other surprises up his sleeve. he questioned the value of the long—standing military alliance with the united states, repeatedly threatening to terminate the us troop presence in the philippines. he expressed his admiration for china, saying it was a better friend to his country — complicating a territorial dispute where chinese forces have occupied a number of islands claimed by the philippines. his idea of a new approach to the muslim insurgency in the south of a new federal system faded after the catastrophic battle four years ago with islamic militants for the city of marawi, which left most of it in ruins.
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there has been some progress in improving the philippines' ramshackle infrastructure and the living standards of the poor, but well short of his election promises. yet, unlike his predecessors, mr duterte's public image seems u naffected by a ny disappointments he speaks like a regular guy — such that if i were an ordinary person listening to him, i would feel that this person, this president, you know, relates to me so well, relates to my struggle. his dominance of filipino politics has allowed mr duterte to go after his critics. a senator investigating his role in death squads has spent four years in jail on what many say are false allegations. critical media groups have been shut down or found themselves
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facing multiple criminal charges. some believe the country's fragile democracy has been irreparably damaged under his rule. yet if he could get around the constitutional ban on a second term, this abrasive and divisive figure would have every chance of being re—elected. jonathan head bbc news, bangkok. let's return to the olympic games in tokyo where we've been taking a deeper look at the host city. to give us some insight into the creative side of tokyo, we met yinka oshitelu — a british—nigerian dancer who's part of a growing afrobeat dance scene in japan's capital. afrobeat injapan is getting more popular but i think the scene is still really small. right now there's no kind of really famous afrobeat dancers coming out injapan, and i think if there was, then i think there'd be perhaps more of an explosion of it here. my name is yinka oshitelu and i was born in london,
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and i'm originally, like, my family are west african, nigerian — yoruba. and i now live in greatertokyo, injapan. dance to me is freedom. i just think it's something that's been with me since as long as i can remember so it's just, it's part of myself. when i'm dancing completely, like, not worrying about what other people think, it's like the time i feel closest to god and it's like a really sacred space for me. i grew up in african churches in london. my family always used to just go, oh, get yinka to dance, and stuff like that. but i think i first started any sort of formal training, i think i was around seven years old, i started ballet, and then i went to this local
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street dance school. hip—hop, like, dance, and hip—hop culture injapan is insanely popular. ifeel as english speaker and a hip—hop dancer injapan i don't think i could ever be unemployed. i have my own, kind of, dance business out here, i guess. i call it a dance school. i have four, five classes a week, ages ranging from four to 14. the kids here in general, literally, they'rejust the light of my life and i'm so, so, so, so, so grateful to god that i can combine my two loves which is kids and dance. my experience out here as a british passport holding person injapan is completely different to that of someone with a citizenship of an african country. i remember once, a few years ago i was in tokyo and i heard footsteps running behind me so i turned around
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to step out of the way to let whoever was running go past me and it was just the police chasing me down the street, and they wanted my passport, they wanted to see my id. when i showed them my passport, the way the attitude completely changed, like honestly, it was visible. they were asking me about peter rabbit and harry potter. and i was like...what are you talking about, what? like... and that was a real awakening to me and because i think they saw me and on principle just thought, oh, maybe she's here illegally. dance is like, it's been like a teacher to me and it's a journey and it's something that has challenged me and broken me and saved me all at the same time. there is plenty happening in tokyo. team gb hasjust won its first gold medal, adam peaty
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becoming a double olympic champion. that is it from me. i'm lewis vaughanjones, this is bbc news. good morning. once again, sunday was a day of extreme. the highest temperature was in northern ireland with 28 celsius, but there was lots of sunshine for scotland, as you can see by this weather watcher picture. northern ireland, northern england, and northwest wales were by contrast further south, there's quite a lot of cloud, and it certainly went downhill, the story, after lunchtime. this is a weather watcher picture sent in from kent, where there was a severe cluster of thunderstorms that developed, and it brought some localised flooding as well. and you can see the volume of lightning strikes too, stretching all the way down from east anglia over to the isle of wight. they slowly faded away and the area of low pressure is moving away as we speak. now, that is going to continue to anchor itself up into the far northeast for the start of our monday morning. it will bring a fair amount of cloud across eastern scotland and northeast england, but it's going to be a relatively quiet start to monday. dry with some sunshine coming
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through, maybe a few isolated showers lingering for a time, but generally a better day. there will be a few showers developing through the afternoon, some of these possibly heavy and thundery, but they should be a little more interspersed in comparison to the weekend. temperatures, well, with a little more sunshine, higher in england, with 26 celsius the high. but we will start to see more showers developing. from the west, moving into northern ireland, southwest wales, southwest england by the end of the day. it's a weather front that's going to move through, and the weather story changes as we go through the week. with low pressure anchored to the north and those winds swinging in a clockwise direction, it will be driving in more moisture, more cloud, and certainly more of a breeze on those exposed west—facing coasts. so tuesday is really quite a messy picture, there will be a lot of cloud around, there will be some showers, and some of those showers thundery in nature once again. i'm not going to be too clever about it, almost anywhere could catch a shower on tuesday and it could be quite heavy, and the temperatures — well, they are going struggle, 15—21 celsius, sojust going below where they should be now for the time of year. the low pressure doesn't move very far at all
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throughout the week. we still keep this feed coming in off the atlantic, a cooler source, brisk wind as well, so that means it stays rather cool and showery. indications of something a little better, though, as we head to the weekend. take care.
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this is bbc news, the headlines: adam peaty has become the first to defend his title, claiming gold in the 100 metres breaststroke, the fifth fastest time in history. the 26—year—old power to the line and 57 point 30 37 seconds. there have been celebrations on the streets of tunisia after the streets of tunisia after the president kais saied sacked as prime minister and suspended parliament following protesting against the government's mishandling of the coronavirus crisis. he said the measures were aimed at saving the state. the president of the cop26 climate summit in glasgow in november, alok sharma, has told the bbc the impact of global warming can be seen around the world and there is now an urgent need to prevent temperatures rising
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now on bbc news, dateline london.

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