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this is bbc news. i'm ben boulos with the latest headlines for viewers in the uk and around the world. day four at the olympics, and the medals keep coming for team gb — they've picked up a gold and silver in the men's 200—metres freestyle. earlier, there was a first ever gold for bermuda — flora duffy winning the women's triathlon. i'm sarah mulkerrins, live in tokyo, where a tropical storm has disrupted some of the action but has helped the surfers, with the finals moved to today. ahead of the landmark climate conference due to be held in glasgow in november, we speak to the uk minister in charge. and pledging to unite a diverse country —
canada's first indigenous governor—general is sworn into office. hello and welcome. tea m team gb is celebrating after winning an olympic gold and silver in the men's swimming 200—metres freestyle. tom dean and duncan scott. it is the first time since 1908 that two british swimmers have shared the podium. a bermuda athlete has won the island's first
olympic gold medal. that's cross over to sarah mulkerrins live and cocoa. some more success in the pool for team gb? it is going so well for team gb and the pool. we had that gold medal yesterday for adam peaty, and what a phenomenal performance from the duo of tom dean and duncan scott today. a wonderful results for them. as you mentioned, tom dean won gold. he was a surprise winner in that, because he finished. he was second to duncan scott for most of the season because duncan scott came and as the favourite. he has been the fastest man over the distance, however it was his teammate, tom dean, whojust got him a fraction early to win the gold. you can see his face afterwards, he couldn't believe it when he saw his name on the board in first place. imagine
the struggles he has come through in the last year. he caught covid 19 twice in the buildup to the games. he didn't know whether he would be able to perform at the level he felt he could. at times, he struggled to walk up the stairs so he physically felt the impact of the virus. today, grateful great britain to have two gold—medallists on the podium, as you said, the first since 1908. there were three other medals awarded. there was an olympic record in the women's 100 an olympic record in the women's100 metres backstroke. lots of people were looking forward to this race, and it went away of kylie mcewen, she was the world record holder coming into it. however, there was regan smith who had come in from the usa as the fastest qualifier, howeverthe qualifier, however the australian won qualifier, howeverthe australian won it with the record. then there was the 100 metres breaststroke, women's, also really exciting with a
surprise result. a 17—year—old from alaska, their first ever gold medal in the pool, and the olympics, and that went to lydia jacobi who kept the favourite south african in qualifying. speaking of moments in history, one for bermuda as well? absolutely, in the triathlon this morning. there is a tropical storm here. the triathlon for the woman was delayed this morning by about 15 minutes. they got into the water, did their 1500 metres swim. you could see the impact of the rain on the roads when they were out on the bikes. we saw an awful lot of surface water on the roads when they were on their 40—kilometre bike ride. flora duffy managed it really well. when she got into a run, which is ten kilometres around tokyo, she was able to pull clear. she is a wonderful
story. she was world champion twice in a 2016 and 2017. she has been a dominant force, many expected her to win gold in rio. she hasn't won an olympic medal before. she did at this time — pulling well clear of the field. you could see the m the field. you could see the joy in her face when she crossed the finish line. earlier, we spoke to a member of the royal gazette in bermuda — no doubt quite busy today. i asked him how the mood was in bermuda. celebrations have been going on since flora duffy crossed the line, and herfamily since flora duffy crossed the line, and her family had a since flora duffy crossed the line, and herfamily had a big gathering at one of the local pubs — gathering at one of the local pubs with several hundred pe0ple~ _ pubs with several hundred people. they certainly were celebrating. i think they will be celebrating long into the night — night. i- night. i think there is night. — i think there is a week of celebrations planned, isn't that? i suspect! talk to us about the journey she has been on.
she has really come through a lot of— she has really come through a lot of adversity. she first started _ lot of adversity. she first started competing as a triathlete in beijing, 2008. she did _ triathlete in beijing, 2008. she did not finish in that event, _ she did not finish in that event, actually gave up triathlon for a number of months _ triathlon for a number of months at that point. then came back— months at that point. then came back to it— months at that point. then came back to it and decided it was what — back to it and decided it was what she _ back to it and decided it was what she wanted to do. she competed in london and had problems with her bike, and it did well— problems with her bike, and it did well and rio, problems with her bike, and it did welland rio, coming in eight. _ did welland rio, coming in eight, which for a country that size _ eight, which fora country that size is— eight, which for a country that size is exceptional. then, she went— size is exceptional. then, she went on— size is exceptional. then, she went onto _ size is exceptional. then, she went on to become a gold—medallist at the world games, and then came and is a favourite for the tokyo olympics. probably everyone didn't quite believe it would actually— didn't quite believe it would actually happen, we actually might win a gold medal, or any kind of metal again for the first— kind of metal again for the first time since 19 —— 1976, so it first time since 19 “1976, so it is_ first time since 19 “1976, so
it isan— first time since 19 “1976, so it is an extraordinary community on this tiny island, so this— community on this tiny island, so this is— community on this tiny island, so this is an incredible thing and — so this is an incredible thing and we are all unbelievably proud — and we are all unbelievably proud of— and we are all unbelievably proud of her. absolutely, and she has done so much as well for the sport on the island, as well, because she has brought events there? that is correct, she brought an itu triathlon here in 2018 and then— itu triathlon here in 2018 and then competed in it and won it two enormous crowds and support here, _ two enormous crowds and support here, and — two enormous crowds and support here, and it — two enormous crowds and support here, and it has been back since _ here, and it has been back since. she also started something called the flora fund which _ something called the flora fund which helps other athletes compete at a world—class level, and i think— compete at a world—class level, and i think that will grow after this event. she isjust going — after this event. she isjust going to be an inspiration to millions. _ going to be an inspiration to millions, particularly to girls and — millions, particularly to girls and women all around the world that you can fight through adversity, get through injury,
and come _ adversity, get through injury, and come out literally on top of the — and come out literally on top of the world. looking at what has happened so far, and what is happening today, what should we keep an eye out for? everybody is going to be watching simone biles, she is such a star in gymnastics and beyond. she captured so many peoples hearts back in rio with that big, wide, brought a smile and so much hate and brilliant skills on offer when she competes. —— height. she will be going for the final for the usa, one of six hopeful gold medal hopes for her here in tokyo. she has the team final this evening, the all—around final, and 4—mac individual ones on 4—mac different apparatus that she competes on. however, there was maybe just a chink in the armour because she
was a little bit unsteady, a little bit unstable and a couple of her routines, along with her us teammates. they are unbeaten in 11 years but they finished second in qualifying to russia, so it'll be interesting to see how they have gone in the last couple of days, how they have managed themselves to over that little bit of a bump in the road, because you would imagine, surely, they would be the favourite later, and her teammates would want to get her off the mark with the first goal for these games for simone biles. does it look fairly calm, dry there? it hasn't really been there? it hasn't really been the case throughout. tell us about that. the weather has been doing everything here, ithink, in tokyo. we have been battling the heat at the beginning of the heat at the beginning of the games. there were an awful lot of players and athletes voicing concerns. a couple of players collapsed in the heat.
tennis stars have been asking why they are playing early in the day, however now we have a tropical storm off the east coast of japan, which tropical storm off the east coast ofjapan, which has been coming and it towards us. that has affected and awful lot of the events. rowing has been pushed back by a couple of events along with artery. tennis had a delayed start today, delayed start for the triathlon. however, it has suited the surfing events off the coast because the ways went too good for the first couple of days of competition. the storm coming and has built up bigger swells so they are enjoying big waves on the coast, and so much so that they moved forward the finals to today. sarah, thank you very much for that. we will check in with you later throughout the day. sarah mulkerrins, oursports later throughout the day. sarah mulkerrins, our sports reporter in tokyo.
we have seen extreme weather in the past few weeks. representatives of 50 nations have met for what they british government because critical discussions ahead had (speaks other language) to be held in glasgow in november. alec i was very disappointed that we did not reach agreement on the transition to phase out of unabated coal use, and obviously we need to continue working with all partners and all countries to make sure that we do come forward with this. how sure are you that the funding pledged for developing countries will be delivered? back in 2009, the developed nations, the donor nations, said by the year 2020 they would be putting forward $100 billion a year to support developing economies coping with the impacts of climate change. and the latest figures show that certainly back in 2018, we were some way short. this $100 billion figure — i can't tell you how much
of a totemic figure it is. it is absolutely a matter of trust. we must deliver on the 100 billion a year now. how confident are you people will come to glasgow and attend this conference face—to—face? i have been clearfrom the start that this needs to be a physical conference. when i have talked to countries around the world, irrespective of whether they are a developing nation or developed nation, they also understand why this needs to be a physical meeting. we have already delayed cop by one year, and during that one year, climate change hasn't taken time. last year was in fact the hottest year on record. the last decade was the hottest decade on record. and the urgency demands that we meet. this is ultimately a negotiation amongst almost 200 countries, and that's why we need a physical meeting — so countries can sit at the table as equals, and look at each other in the eyes.
north and south korea have restored a hotline that was cut off by pyongyang more than °ff by pyongyang more than a year ago. north korea has suffered increasing hardships, including a shortage of food since closing its borders in response to the pandemic. kim jong—un admitted last month the situation was becoming tense. pyongyang said the hotline represents a big stride towards restoring mutual trust. stay with us on bbc news. horror and heroism, passes by rescue a child trapped under a car. crowd cheers. the us space agency, nasa,
has ordered an investigation after confirmation today that astronauts were cleared to fly while drunk. the last foot patrol in south armagh. once an everyday part of the soldiers' lot — drudgery and danger are now no more, after almost four decades. if one is on one's own in in a private house, not doing any harm to anyone, i don't really see why all these people should wander in and say, "you're "doing something wrong". six rare white lion cubs on the prowl at worcester park and already they've been met with a roar of approval from visitors. they are lovely, yeah, really sweet. yeah, they�* re cute. this is bbc news — the latest headlines: day four at the olympics,
and the medals keep coming for team gb — they've picked up a gold and silver in the men's 2090—metre freestyle. earlier, there was a first ever gold for bermuda — flora duffy winning the women's triathlon. president biden has said us troops will end their combat mission in iraq by the end of the year. america has about 2,500 forces there, to help iraq fight the islamic state group. this comes as us forces are ending their mission in afghanistan too, and mr biden tries to wind down the wars that were launched after the 9/11 attacks. iraq's prime minister was at the white house on monday, as mr biden explained the role of us troops in the future. it's just to be available, to continue to train, to assist, to help and to deal with isis as it arises. but we're not going to be by the end of the year in a combat mission. let's get some of the day's other news.
miami dade county officials have confirmed the final death toll from last months building collapse is 98. the round the clock search for victims was ended last friday and the remains of the final victim — 5a year old estelle hedaya have now been positively identified after being recovered on july 20th. najib mikati is the latest person to be tasked by lebanese lawmakers to try and form a government. the telecommunications businessman who has served in the position twice before, urged his country's people to support him as he took what he called a difficult step. but it could take months for the 65—year—old to assemble a government. hundreds of cuban americans marched on the us capitol on monday to call on president biden to take action against the islands regimme. on the anniversary of the cuban revolution the protestors want stronger action taken against the regime after they imposed sanctions on the defense minister last week. president biden has said the sanctions werejust the beginning of measures
against the communist party. the amazon founder, jeff bezos, has offered nasa a $2 billion discount if it allows his blue origin company to build a spacecraft to land astronauts on the moon. in april, nasa awarded the contract for a lunar lander to a rivalfirm, spacex, which is owned by another american billionaire, elon musk. nasa hopes to put astronauts on the moon by 202a. the agency said it was aware of mr. bezos�*s offer, but a spokesperson declined to comment further. the inuit rights advocate, mary simon, has become canada's first indigenous governor—general. at her swearing in ceremony in ottawa, she pledged to build bridges across the diverse backgrounds and cultures in canada at a time when the country is reckoning with its past. courtney bembridge reports.
do you swear that you will well and truly serve her majesty queen elizabeth ii in the office of keeper of the great seal of canada? i do. with those two simple words, history was made and mary simon became canada's first indigenous governor—general. today is an important and historic day for canada. but my story to these chambers began very far from here. i was born maryjeannie may in arctic quebec, now known as nunavut. my inuktitut name is ningiukudluk and, prime minister, it means �*bossy little old lady'. she will serve as the official representative of queen elizabeth, canada's head of state. she's already had a virtual appointment with the monarch,
but it comes at a time when the country is grappling with its colonial past. this year, hundreds of unmarked graves have been found at former residential schools where indigenous children were taken after being forcibly separated from theirfamilies. the schools, often places of neglect and abuse, were run by the catholic church and part of a larger colonial policy to erase indigenous language and culture. in recent weeks, more than a dozen churches have been burned across canada, and statues toppled of queen elizabeth and queen victoria, who reigned over the country when the first residential schools were opened in the late 1800s. mary simon was a student at a day school similar to the residential schools, and says her appointment marks an important step forward on the long part path towards reconciliation. to meet this moment as governor—general, i will strive to hold together the attention of the past with the promise of the future.
she was nominated by prime ministerjustin trudeau after the sudden resignation of her predecessor amid bullying allegations. this is a big place, this is the diverse place. and so we need people like ms simon. because we need people who build bridges and bring us together. a message of unity from the prime minister, but his minority government is increasingly butting heads with opposition parties, so one of mary simon's first official tasks may be to dissolve parliament and trigger snap elections as early as september. courtney bembridge, bbc news. some shocking footage has emerged of the moment a mother and her daughter were run over by a car in new york. the vehicle crashed into a barber's shop in the north of the city. there was then a frantic
attempt to rescue the child who was trapped under the car. the bbc�*s tim allman has the story. a summer's day in new york, and a quiet street in the district of yonkers. it is around 8:30 in the morning and suddenly, out of nowhere, this happens. look again. this time, close up. you will see a woman and child hit by the car as it crashes into a shopfront. glass shatters. we got a baby under the vehicle! let's lift it up. this was the aftermath inside the barbershop on lake avenue. bystanders, including two police officers who had been getting breakfast at a nearby bagel shop, frantically tried to rescue the eight—month—old child trapped under the car. pull him out! come on, come on, kid! amidst broken glass and twisted metal, they lift up the vehicle as best as they can, the situation increasingly desperate.
come on, come on. i got it, i got it, i got the baby. finally, they pull her free. crying, injured, but thankfully still alive. it is ok, we got you. we got you. her mother, seen here sat in front of the car, has broken her leg and must endure the sound of her daughter crying. both of them were later taken to hospital, but they are now said to be doing well. as for the man behind the wheel, he was taken into custody and is facing charges of driving under the influence. this was an awful moment. we have got a baby under the vehicle. let's lift it up. but also a chance for some to show heroism. tim allman, bbc news. let's return to tokyo and talk about an olympic newcomer — surfing. the sport made its debut on sunday, with the action beginning early in ichinomiya.
here is our correspondent rupert wingfield hayes in japan. this is the pacific coast ofjapan, about an hour and a half drive east of tokyo. this place is called ichinomiya, and it's really popular with the local surfers. you can see today the waves are pretty lively. that's because we've got a typhoon blowing in. when you think of surfing, probably think of the north shore of hawaii or the gold coast of australia or maybe bali, not japan. but actually surfing is really, really popular here injapan. it's estimated around two millionjapanese regularly get on a surfboard. this group of young surfers left home in tokyo before 4am this morning in order to be in the water before 6am. the waves here are best early in the morning, before it gets too windy. this beach isjust 2km from where the olympic surfing competition is being held. so how do they feel about not being able to go along and watch?
"it doesn't feel right not to be able to go "and watch ourselves," he says. "but other people may say it's not fair to have spectators "at surfing when other sports don't have spectators". that over there behind me, that's where the olympic surfing competition is taking place right now. this was supposed to be a huge festival of surfing. the first time it's ever been in the olympics. despite the fact we are outside, there's lots of wind, there are still no spectators and this is as close as we can get. just down the beach is the oldest surf shop in town run by shingo nakamura. so close but shingo and his staff are forced to watch the action on television. shingo's father was one of the first to develop surfing here, learning from american sailors based injapan.
there's a lot of sadness and frustration here, but also hope that the world will see that japan is notjust about sumo orjudo, but that it has a very cool surfing scene, too. rupert wingfield hayes, bbc news, ichinomiya, japan. you can reach me on twitter — i'm @ ben m boulos. plenty more at the olympics and the other news we have covered
on the website and on the bbc news app whenever you wanted. the headlines in the business news in just a few minutes, don't go away. hello. the forecast for the next few days is looking quite turbulent and at times very wet indeed, with some torrential, heavy, thundery downpours, albeit with some sunny spells in between. now, let's take a look at the recent satellite picture because you can see all of these areas of cloud just rotating around, circulating on top of the uk, and this pattern continues with low pressure firmly in charge. close to the centre of the low, particularly, we are going to see some really intense downpours and thunderstorms popping up during tuesday. so, some cloud and some showery rain from the word go across western and southern parts, a bit more sunshine further east. but through the day, the showers will pop up quite widely, and some of them will be very heavy and thundery, especially across parts of north wales, the north midlands, northern england and scotland. and with very light winds, those showers will be very slow—moving, so in one or two places, we could see an awful lot of rain, giving rise
to localised flash flooding. temperatures not doing too badly in the sunshine between the showers, as high as 23—24 degrees. some of those big showers and storms will rumble on through tuesday evening into the early hours of wednesday, and we start to see some more persistent rain developing across parts of scotland. so, low pressure still very much with us for the middle part of the week. in the centre of the low, an area of rainfall is going to become very slow—moving across scotland, so that could well cause some flooding issues. see, the rain will just continue here throughout the day. for northern ireland, england and wales, it's sunshine and showers again, some of the showers heavy and thundery. some really squally, gusty winds, but the winds generally will be a bit stronger on wednesday. so, at least that means the showers, where they do turn up, should move through a little more quickly. temperatures will be lower on wednesday, though. quite cool for the time of year actually, 14—20 degrees. as we move out of wednesday
into thursday, the rain across scotland will only slowly pivot and start to move southwards. so, before this rain finishes, some places across scotland could see 100 millimetres or more, hence the potential for flooding. some of that rain drifting southwards into northern ireland and northern england through the day. some sunshine further south, chance of one or two showers, but we could well see another area of wet and blustery weather pushing into the far south west later in the day. and temperature still a little disappointing, 17—21 degrees.
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