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the latest headlines: pope francis calls for radical decisions at next week's climate change summit in a special message recorded for the bbc. he says people feel increasingly powerless and fearful. preparing for a shortage of firefighters, police officers and other first—line responders. and otherfirst—line responders. unions say and other first—line responders. unions say the city could lose more than a third of their members. a prominent film actorfrom southern their members. a prominent film actor from southern india, puneeth rajkumar, has under the age of 46. doctors say he died of a heart attack. he described as a superstar. puneeth rajkumar has acted in several
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blockbusters. the queen has been advised to rest for at least the next two weeks following concerns about her health. our royal correspondence has more. this gives her a couple of weeks just carrying out virtual arrangements, like desk duties, to recoverfrom arrangements, like desk duties, to recover from what seems like a bout of fatigue. she has carried out three different engagements in the last three days. she has mild broadly through a couple of them. she doesn't appear to be actually unwell as many of us would see it, but she has clearly been too tired to travel to either northern ireland — cancelled last week — or glasgow — cancelled this week. the doctors have said, no more trouble for a couple of weeks. she will miss the festival of
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remembrance, happening on the evening before remembrance sunday, but she will get to remembrance sunday. the reason i bang on about this is because it is absolutely the most important day in at the queen's calendar. it is most important day of the royal calendar, a very important day for her personally. the fact that it was marked up by the palace is indicative, i think, was marked up by the palace is indicative, ithink, of was marked up by the palace is indicative, i think, of what this format is about. there isn't much in the diary but won't be doing much trouble. they will be keeping the queen in windsor, and we will be back on remembrance sunday, the 14th. now on bbc news, the i4th. now on bbc news, the travel show. coming up on this week's programme, talking shop in paris as one of the city's most famous department stores celebrates its belated 150th birthday. it is big, really big! the underground railroad that had no stations and no trains
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but helped thousands of enslaved african—americans enslaved african—america ns escape to enslaved african—americans escape to freedom in canada. i love that term — freedom seekers — because if they had not sought freedom, who knows where we would have been to this day. a day head out to get the first of a glimpse of a galaxy over 20 million light years away. i thought that was a galaxy because it looks like the opening credits of a sci—fi movie. that is so cool. hello and welcome to the travel show. coming to you this week from a lockdown free london,
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whether cityworld—famous shops whether cityworld —famous shops are slowly whether cityworld—famous shops are slowly opening up again. 0ver are slowly opening up again. over in paris, it is pretty much the same story, especially for one iconic department store thatis for one iconic department store that is celebrating not only opening its doors again, but also 150 years of being in business. we sent emeline nsingi nkosi over to do a little bit of windowshopping. lovely! paris is a second home to me. last time i was here, the streets were empty and shops were boarded up. today, it feels great to see things returning back to normal, even though some restrictions are still in place. but, i'm notjust here to drink coffee, i'm here to shop, and where better to do it than here? new york has its macy's, london has harrods. paris has
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la samaritaine. a new and improved version of this iconic department store opened injune last year after a long six e— year closure. so, here it is. la samaritaine. each of the sections representing a different moment in time, and, actually, it started as a small store just over there. now, look at it! despite its humble beginnings, la samaritaine soon became one of the most well—known department stores in paris. it was a place to see and be seen. the shop where you could supposedly find everything. founded in 1870, the art nouveau building came first, the 19th century was a time of big change in paris and la samaritaine symbolised that change. but, its ornate
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features soon became outdated. a few decades later, an art deco building was constructed next door in an effort to bring in at the next generation of shoppers. and it worked, with the help of the quirky advertising, the store flourished. at its peak, it employs over 3000 brazilians. —— corinthians. but as times and tastes change, the shop's popularity dwindled. safety concerns and high maintenance costs meant that in 2005, la samaritaine had to close its doors. many thought that was it for the store until luxury fashion brands lvmh
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stepped in with the help of 750 million euros. for locals paris, lvmh just isn't a building or a department store. when we reopen this building, all of the parisian people came to visit, notjust for the store but for the architecture. the building was completely gutted. some originalfeatures were discovered when stripping back the layers that used to cover the art nouveau interior before it went out of fashion. specialist craftspeople were tracked down from across france for the job. tracked down from across france for thejob. the result is breathtaking. wow. it's big, really big.
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this is great to see. i mean, it is heaving with people and you... you canjust see it is heaving with people and you... you can just see that they aren't obviously here just to shop and eat, because they are walking around taking pictures of the structure. yes. ., ., ., , pictures of the structure. yes. ., ., ., pictures of the structure. yes. ., . . , ., yes. how hard was it to redo? from this _ yes. how hard was it to redo? from this level, _ yes. how hard was it to redo? from this level, you _ yes. how hard was it to redo? from this level, you can - yes. how hard was it to redo? from this level, you can see l from this level, you can see every detail of the art and architecture. you can see the stairs, the historic detail with the handrail. it is refurbished exactly the same design and the same kind of detail by the artist. and you can see this from the 1960. you didn't see this because it was
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covered by a white painting. but, it has been far from a smooth ride. a brand—new building struggle to get planning permission, and local said that modern facade didn't fit in with the local architecture. right here, you can really get a sense of whether older building that i know and love meets this new, more modern development. personally, i have a real soft spot for the old one. we are very careful to keep the dna that was really given by the founders. first, they were real innovators and they were innovators in terms of, for example, architecture, because now you have the art nouveau, art deco, right now it seems traditional but at that time it was really revolutionary for them. and we did the same thing, a little bit, with this
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facade. we asked the architect to do this very contemporary facade. that, you know, we prolonged the tradition of innovation from ourfunders. innovation from our funders. the innovation from ourfunders. the store has itself. shopping brands, food stores, and even a luxury hotel. it is something to see. before, it was— it is something to see. before, it wasjust _ it is something to see. before, it wasjust part it is something to see. before, it was just part of our love, but — it was just part of our love, but we _ it was just part of our love, but we don't see it. you know? we didn't— but we don't see it. you know? we didn't take the time to admire _ we didn't take the time to admire. now, we stop and we look. — admire. now, we stop and we look. and _ admire. now, we stop and we look, and we talk. i really like these cherries. this definitely reminds me of being a child. but, with the rise of online shopping fuelled by the pandemic, is there still a place for the department store? 16 years have passed. we have to build some return for the next 30 years, so, i mean, we
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adapted to the changing habits, the changing clients that became much more sophisticated, demanding, expecting, you know, and experience, to really offer something different that you cannot find online. the decoration aspect is really important, and then also the experience that you have. you have a lot of light, you know, it's really nice walking around. and a lot of surprises captured in at the store. there are lots of things you cannot do online. this is absolutely gorgeous, look at that colour! doesn't fit, which is a shame because i have always wanted to be a hat lady. 0k! a velvet barre. as they say, when in paris...
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super cute, but price? yes, sadly not for today. stay right there, looking beautiful. la samaritaine has been in business for over 150 years, and it has come a long way since then. you might not be able to buy everything here anymore, visiting is an experience in itself, and it is sure good to be back. stay with us. still to come on the travel show, we are off to america to meet the people from chicago who are learning more about the part their city played in the fight against slavery. we were just talking about how it connects to our heritage, being black women, and how empowering and invigorating it is to know part of your history. and i had up to the happiest
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for a spot of stargazing, scottish style. hebrides. so those are the stars! that is way more than you can see with the naked eye. we are off to the us now with the story of how the american civil war ended slavery in the country's southern states is well known. but what is not so well—known is the story of the underground railroad. it was a secret network, which, before the civil war, help to smuggle escaped slaves out of america and onto freedom. a new tour is helping many local people from chicago reconnect with that history, and we have been to meet some of them. the underground railroad has no decisions, no trans, and no tunnels. it got its name because it operated amidst the
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highest secrecy. 0nce escaping slaves jumped on—board the slaves jumped on—boa rd the railroad, slaves jumped on—board the railroad, they simply vanished until they were either recaptured or reached their final destination. freedom. an undercover network of conductors or guides operated along the route of the railroad, which stretched from slave owning states in america's deep south all the way north to the canadian border. now, something called the african—american heritage water trail has been created to help preserve and share the history of this little—known but important section of the underground railroad. paddling along this trail, telling the stories. folks who have shown the courage and fortitude.
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there are 29 stops along the journey, covering more than 180 years of african—american history. years of african-american histo . ., ., ., history. you have freedom seekers — history. you have freedom seekers travelling - history. you have freedom seekers travelling from . history. you have freedom i seekers travelling from south further north and this being a point of salvation in terms of like being able to stop somewhere and then be guided further up north in a safe space. further up north in a safe sace. �* , , ., further up north in a safe sace. �*, , ., ., further up north in a safe sace. h , . ., , space. it's estimated that tens of thousands _ space. it's estimated that tens of thousands of _ space. it's estimated that tens of thousands of escaping - of thousands of escaping enslaved african—americans used enslaved african—america ns used the enslaved african—americans used the underground railroad to push north and finally cross the border into what was then known as british north america, all modern—day canada, and freedom. all modern-day canada, and freedom-— all modern-day canada, and freedom. . . �* , freedom. indiana avenue bridge was built by _ freedom. indiana avenue bridge was built by george _ freedom. indiana avenue bridge was built by george dawson - freedom. indiana avenue bridge was built by george dawson and his son was unable to finish backin his son was unable to finish back in the 1830s. i do for anabolism —— abolitionist. along with the bridge came a ferry which became an integral part of the escape network.
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along the trail you will also find several locations like thanh farm which was owned by a dutch farming couple that provided safe places to stay, offering escaping slaves food and shelter for the night before they continued their journey north.— before they continued their “ourne north. , ., . ~ journey north. there were black and white _ journey north. there were black and white abolitionists - journey north. there were black and white abolitionists working | and white abolitionists working together to assist freedom seekers and some of those folks stopped at the farm. this site is a stop on the journey. when we finally did the very deep map and archaeological research that the actual site of the time farm is on the property of what is now called chicago's finest marina which is the oldest black—owned marina in the chicago region. we oldest black-owned marina in the chicago region.— oldest black-owned marina in the chicago region. we are part of chicago _ the chicago region. we are part of chicago but _ the chicago region. we are part of chicago but also _ the chicago region. we are part of chicago but also part - the chicago region. we are part of chicago but also part of- the chicago region. we are part of chicago but also part of a - of chicago but also part of a deep, — of chicago but also part of a deep, rich history that has not been — deep, rich history that has not
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been told _ deep, rich history that has not been told get and the property was actually used during the underground railroad to hide freedom seekers who were coming from all— freedom seekers who were coming from all over, trying to escape slavery — from all over, trying to escape slavery down south, and just to look _ slavery down south, and just to took off— slavery down south, and just to look off into the water and wonder— look off into the water and wonder what their troubles were to get— wonder what their troubles were to get this far and this close. the — to get this far and this close. the mixed emotional thing because it is an honour being the owner— because it is an honour being the owner but also, you kind of a like _ the owner but also, you kind of a like the — the owner but also, you kind of a like the records. -- the owner but also, you kind of a like the records.— a like the records. -- are like the keeper — a like the records. -- are like the keeper of _ a like the records. -- are like the keeper of the _ a like the records. -- are like the keeper of the records. . the keeper of the records. please eyepiece, researchers have been slowly uncovering many of the until now unknown people and places that played such an important role in the story of the underground railroad —— piece of piece. it is a tale of bravery, endeavour and, above all, hope for freedom and a better life. me and m freedom and a better life. 1er and my paddle freedom and a better life. me: and my paddle body freedom and a better life. m9: and my paddle body were talking about how it connects to our heritage, being black women,
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and how empowering and invigorating it is to know part of your history. ilil" invigorating it is to know part of your history. our ancestors, the people _ of your history. our ancestors, the people came _ of your history. our ancestors, the people came before - of your history. our ancestors, the people came before us, i of your history. our ancestors, | the people came before us, the freedom — the people came before us, the freedom seekers, i feel honoured for a momentjust freedom seekers, i feel honoured for a moment just to be where — honoured for a moment just to be where they walked and kind of experience a little bit about _ of experience a little bit about what they may have experienced. i love the term freedom _ experienced. i love the term freedom seekers, because they sought— freedom seekers, because they sought freedom. who knows where we would _ sought freedom. who knows where we would have been to this day. well, _ we would have been to this day. well, if— we would have been to this day. well, if you are a regular view of the travel show, you will remember that earlier this year, we took a trip across the length and breadth of the british isles in our all electric travel show van. but when we visited the outer hebrides, the group of islands of scotland's wonderful west coast, we made an extra stop in stornoway, where i met the organisers of the annual hebridean dark sky fits the mortgage and of this month. ——
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festival which ended at the end of this month. stornoway is the main town on the outer hebrides. around 6000 people live here, roughly a quarter of the island's entire population. and despite the weather, they have given me a warm welcome. hello! , , , :, :, hello! hey guys. i have arrived at the town's _ hello! hey guys. i have arrived at the town's arts _ hello! hey guys. i have arrived at the town's arts centre - hello! hey guys. i have arrived| at the town's arts centre where they are just about to wrap up their latest exhibit. andrew, so what will be seen here on this screen?— this screen? this is a series of films called _ this screen? this is a series of films called our - this screen? this is a series of films called our night - this screen? this is a series i of films called our night skies which remains all over the world ring lockdown. it world ring lockdown. wicked! it was commissioned _ world ring lockdown. wicked! it was commissioned by - world ring lockdown. wicked! it was commissioned by an - world ring lockdown. wicked! it was commissioned by an artist| was commissioned by an artist collect called lumen who are doing their first scottish exhibitions as a part of our festival. : , :, exhibitions as a part of our festival-— exhibitions as a part of our festival. : , :, :, festival. andrew is one of the main organisers _ festival. andrew is one of the main organisers of—
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festival. andrew is one of the main organisers of the - main organisers of the hebridean dark skies festival which has been running since 2019 with events combining art and astronomy. i 2019 with events combining art and astronomy.— and astronomy. i think one of the interesting _ and astronomy. i think one of the interesting things - and astronomy. i think one of the interesting things that - the interesting things that artist and astronomers have in common is the sense of wonder, you know? about the universe and the scale of the universe. and would you say that you could only really hold the festival like this here in the hebrides? i festival like this here in the hebrides?— festival like this here in the hebrides? i think so, yeah, because — hebrides? i think so, yeah, because on _ hebrides? i think so, yeah, because on the _ hebrides? i think so, yeah, because on the one - hebrides? i think so, yeah, because on the one hand i hebrides? i think so, yeah, - because on the one hand you've got stornoway with a fairly sizeable town with an arts centre but on the other side, the rest of the island is mostly villages and so is almost no light pollution and so that's where you really get to see the incredible skies above. :, , , above. one of the best stargazing _ above. one of the best stargazing spots - above. one of the best stargazing spots on - above. one of the best| stargazing spots on the above. one of the best - stargazing spots on the island can be found one hour down the road at gelin head. it was an raf base during the cold war and now, it's where the festival takes people to
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observe and photograph the night sky. observe and photograph the niuht s . , , observe and photograph the night sky-— observe and photograph the niihts. ,:, night sky. this is andy. andy, swee ier night sky. this is andy. andy, sweeper andrew _ night sky. this is andy. andy, sweeper andrew and - night sky. this is andy. andy, sweeper andrew and andy, i night sky. this is andy. andy, i sweeper andrew and andy, you have done this on purpose. yes, just to confuse you.— just to confuse you. what is it about seeing _ just to confuse you. what is it about seeing galaxies - just to confuse you. what is it about seeing galaxies and - about seeing galaxies and seeing stars?— about seeing galaxies and seeing stars? about seeing galaxies and seeini stars? ~ :, :, , seeing stars? well, galaxies in articular seeing stars? well, galaxies in particular are _ seeing stars? well, galaxies in particular are so _ seeing stars? well, galaxies in particular are so far— seeing stars? well, galaxies in particular are so far away - seeing stars? well, galaxies in particular are so far away and l particular are so far away and you are looking at a time, one of our nearest galaxies the andromeda is 2.5 million light years away. it andromeda is 2.5 million light years away-— andromeda is 2.5 million light years away. it is like a moment in time, years away. it is like a moment in time. isn't — years away. it is like a moment in time, isn't it, _ years away. it is like a moment in time, isn't it, and _ years away. it is like a moment in time, isn't it, and they - years away. it is like a moment in time, isn't it, and they say i in time, isn't it, and they say it's good for seeing the planets?— it's good for seeing the lainets? �* , :, :, ~ it's good for seeing the ilanets? �* , :, :, : :, planets? it's amazing. we have some of the — planets? it's amazing. we have some of the darkest _ planets? it's amazing. we have some of the darkest skies - planets? it's amazing. we have some of the darkest skies in i some of the darkest skies in the whole country.— some of the darkest skies in the whole country. around the world, there _ the whole country. around the world, there are _ the whole country. around the world, there are more - the whole country. around the world, there are more than i the whole country. around the l world, there are more than 100 official dark sky locations. designed to protect remote spots like this one against light pollution. gelin head has not been officially recognised by the dark sky organisation but as the last rays of sunshine fade away, i am given
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one of the best views of the night sky that i have ever seen. all right, so show me how to take these pictures then, andy. just press that one. andy set up a camera to take andy. just press that one. andy setup a camera to take 32nd— set up a camera to take 32nd— long exposures. that is to allow enough time to allow the light from those distant stars to reach the camera's senses. so those are the stars? that's way more than you can see with the naked eye! are there any galaxies and stuff like that, can you see them yet, or is this camera not good enough? this camera would not be good enough, no, buta this camera would not be good enough, no, but a telescope would be. enough, no, but a telescope would be— would be. ok! so if! could camera on _ would be. ok! so if! could camera on the _ would be. ok! so if! could camera on the bottom i would be. ok! so if! could camera on the bottom of l would be. ok! so if! could i camera on the bottom of this? very clever!— very clever! light, please. thank you- _ very clever! light, please. thank you. here. - very clever! light, please. thank you. here. yes. i
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there you are. so that is a galaxy? there you are. so that is a ialax ? :, there you are. so that is a galaxy?— galaxy? that is a galaxy. i mean, galaxy? that is a galaxy. i mean. i— galaxy? that is a galaxy. i mean, i thought _ galaxy? that is a galaxy. i mean, i thought that i galaxy? that is a galaxy. i mean, i thought that was | galaxy? that is a galaxy. i | mean, i thought that was a galaxy because it looks like the opening credits of a sci—fi movie. i mean, i know that sounds really weird! but that is so cool!— is so cool! but is called messier _ is so cool! but is called messier 101 _ is so cool! but is called messier 101 or - is so cool! but is called messier 101 or the i is so cool! but is called i messier 101 or the pinwheel galaxy which is about 21 million light years away. quite far awa . million light years away. quite far away- it — million light years away. quite far away. it is _ million light years away. quite far away. it is really _ far away. it is really beautiful, and you know what? guys, this is the first time i've seen a galaxy in real life. . i've seen a galaxy in real life._ this - i've seen a galaxy in real life._ this is i i've seen a galaxy in real| life._ this is my life. oh, great. this is my first, thank— life. oh, great. this is my first, thank you _ life. oh, great. this is my first, thank you for - life. oh, great. this is my first, thank you for this. l life. oh, great. this is my. first, thank you for this. this is, yes, it's so cool! look at that! and the hebridean dark skies festival starts up again in february next year. now that
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was a really special experience. seeing all of those galaxies millions of light years away blew my mind. truly amazing. now, i hope you enjoyed that because that's your look for this week. join us next week, when... kristie will be in iceland, joining the annual traditional round—up of thousands of wild horses before the winter sets in.— the winter sets in. these guys are not the winter sets in. these guys are rrot just — the winter sets in. these guys are notjust any _ the winter sets in. these guys are notjust any old _ the winter sets in. these guys are notjust any old horses. i are notjust any old horses. these are viking horses. ida these are viking horses. no time to check them. and i these are viking horses. no time to check them. and we start an epic _ time to check them. and we start an epicjourney - time to check them. and we start an epicjourney to i start an epicjourney to siberia in a car that is one of that has frankly seen better days. i hope you canjoin us for that and don't forget, in the meantime you can find more about travel show adventures on
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the bbc iplayer. but for now, from me and he adepitan in an autumnal london, it's goodbye. skies have cleared across some parts of the country and it's even dried out but in other areas, it's raining again and the next weather front is currently moving into western parts of the uk and the whole weekend is going to be very changeable, from rain to sunshine back to rain again. so here's the satellite picture, and you can see lots of weather systems circling around the north atlantic, some of them moving in. this is the one that's over western parts of the uk right now so if it's raining where you are at this very moment, it's as a result of this weather front, and you can see it here through the early hours of the morning.
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the rain will be heaviest around south—western scotland, wales and also the south—west of england. in some areas, there could be 20, 30, maybe even 40mm of rain. at the same time — and this is 7am — it's dry in newcastle, hull and just about dry in london as well. but watch the weather front — it moves into central parts of the uk and then pushes eastwards by late morning and certainly by lunchtime, the bulk of that rain is out in the north sea and the weather improves across most of the uk. it's not going to be completely dry — there will be some showers around — but there's certainly going to be a lot more sunshine around the second half of the day. 15 in london, around 11 degrees for belfast and also glasgow. then on saturday night, a wind of opportunity, a window of drier weather before the next area of low pressure sweeps in. and just certainly worthy of a mention — it's the fact that the clocks go back early hours of sunday. so here we go, sunday's weather map. here's the low pressure
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moving into the uk. now, a lot of isobars there, pressure lines, so that means there's going to be quite a strong wind blowing into western and south—western parts of the country — gale force winds, in fact. here's that band of rain in the morning. and then by the time we get to lunchtime, the bulk of that rain, again, is out in the north sea and it dries out, not completely — some areas, particularly around the irish sea, northern ireland here, we will have showers. now, the good news is for some of the trick—or—treaters, at least, that the skies will be clear enough and i think there'll be some drier weather around as well, but not completely dry — always some showers about. and the forecast shows that the weather will be changeable through the first half of the week but towards the end of the week, things should settle down. bye— bye.
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good morning, welcome to breakfast with charlie stayt and naga munchetty. 0ur headlines today: a row between britain and france overfishing rights escalates — president macron says the dispute is a test of the uk's credibility but borisjohnson vows to protect british interests. the queen is told to rest by doctors for another two weeks — all of her official visists are cancelled. lawyers for prince andrew have claimed the woman who's accused him of sexual assault is out for �*another payday�* as they ask a new york court to dismiss the case. it's a clash of the titans in t20. england take on australia in the world cup as two of the favourites go head to head
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in their first meeting of the tournament.

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