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this is bbc news, broadcasting in the uk and around the globe. i'm joanna gosling. our top stories... novak djokovic is set to be deported from australia, after a judge rejected the unvaccinated tennis star's appeal to stay in the country on public health grounds. the orders of the court are, one, the amended application be dismissed with costs. disappointment and dismay from supporters in melbourne — djokovic himself says he is "extremely disappointed" but respects the decision, and will co—operate fully. australia's prime minister has welcomed the ruling. a sixth conservative mp has publically called for borisjohnson to step down as prime minister — following a series of parties at downing street during lockdown restrictions.
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new zealand's prime minister says an underwater volcanic eruption in the southern pacific caused "significant" damage to the island nation of tonga and some coastal areas are still cut off. no injuries or deaths have been reported. hello and welcome to bbc news. an australian court has ruled that novak djokovic cannot stay in the country — upholding the government's decision to cancel his visa. three federaljudges have dismissed his application and the world's men's tennis number one will not now have the opportunity to defend his australian open title. this was the ruling as it was announced. the orders of the court are, one,
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the amended application be dismissed with costs, such costs to be agreed or, failing agreement, assist, two, reasons to be published at a later date. the ruling completes a frenetic 11 days. novak djokovic�*s vaccination exemption was overturned on his arrival in melbourne, only for a judge to rule that border officials had not followed the correct procedures. the immigration minister then used his special powers to order the serbian player out of the country — a decision now upheld by the courts. in the past hour or so novak djokovic has released this statement... and he added...
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australian prime minister scott morrison has given his reaction. he says the federal court ruling will help "keep our borders strong and keep australians safe". he went on, "it's now time to get on with the australian open and get back to enjoying tennis over the summer." outside the court, nokak djokovic supporters have expressed anger at the decision to cancel his visa again. another injustice has occurred, another disgraceful episode in government, another, i don't even know what to call it any more. how do you feel? i feel outraged and angered by the fact that he's come here to play tennis. he's come here to bring us joy, his fans, notjust the serbian community but anyone who supports him. he's come here to put on a show. this is hisjob. it has nothing to do with privilege or how much money he has. it does not have to do with anything, it has to do
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with the fact that he was approved to come in to this country and then told to go back as soon as he came to the airport, and then was detained in the airport for eight hours. that is inhumane. we shouldn't have to be doing this, yeah? we should be you know, supporting him, on court, cheering him on like that. but not like this. this is not one battle that we wanted to watch. to be honest. i'm joined now by the bbc�*s phil mercer in melbourne. another dramatic development in this saga. what is the latest reaction? this has been an extraordinary end to an _ this has been an extraordinary end to an amazing chapter, that began over a _ to an amazing chapter, that began over a week to an amazing chapter, that began overa week ago, to an amazing chapter, that began over a week ago, when novak djokovic was detained at melbourne airport. he has_ was detained at melbourne airport. he has had — was detained at melbourne airport. he has had a court victory. he has been _ he has had a court victory. he has been in _ he has had a court victory. he has been in immigration detention, has had his_ been in immigration detention, has had his bees are cancelled by the immigration minister. he has gone back to _
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immigration minister. he has gone back to court —— he has had his visa cancelled~ _ back to court —— he has had his visa cancelled. and he has seen what he has not _ cancelled. and he has seen what he has not seen much of in his career, a has not seen much of in his career, 6 defeat _ has not seen much of in his career, 6 defeat in — has not seen much of in his career, a defeat. in the next few hours, we expect _ a defeat. in the next few hours, we expect novak djokovic to board an aircraft _ expect novak djokovic to board an aircraft to — expect novak djokovic to board an aircraft to the by, we expect, after being _ aircraft to the by, we expect, after being deported from australia, so, what awaits him is in embarrassment or humiliation, may be a combination of those _ or humiliation, may be a combination of those three things, but the key fact is, _ of those three things, but the key fact is, novak djokovic has lost this last—ditch appeal to stay in australia, — this last—ditch appeal to stay in australia, and he will not be competing here at melbourne park, when _ competing here at melbourne park, when the _ competing here at melbourne park, when the first grand slam of the year begins. on monday. so, in a few hours' _ year begins. on monday. so, in a few hours' time, — year begins. on monday. so, in a few hours' time, the crowds and players will be _ hours' time, the crowds and players will be here — hours' time, the crowds and players will be here but novak djokovic won't _ will be here but novak djokovic won't be — will be here but novak djokovic won't be. in will be here but novak d'okovic won't be. , ., ., won't be. in terms of the impact on him and his — won't be. in terms of the impact on him and his career, _ won't be. in terms of the impact on him and his career, what _ won't be. in terms of the impact on him and his career, what is - won't be. in terms of the impact on him and his career, what is the - him and his career, what is the feeling? it him and his career, what is the feelin: ? , , . . him and his career, what is the feelina? ,,., ., , feeling? it is standard procedure when someone _ feeling? it is standard procedure when someone is _ feeling? it is standard procedure when someone is deported - feeling? it is standard procedure when someone is deported from |
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when someone is deported from australia — when someone is deported from australia that they are barred from returning _ australia that they are barred from returning for a period of three years — returning for a period of three years we _ returning for a period of three years. we are not quite sure if that would _ years. we are not quite sure if that would apply do novak djokovic. if it doesn't _ would apply do novak djokovic. if it doesn't apply to him there would have _ doesn't apply to him there would have to _ doesn't apply to him there would have to be — doesn't apply to him there would have to be some sort of special order — have to be some sort of special order all— have to be some sort of special order. all things being considered he could _ order. all things being considered he could well be prevented from returning — he could well be prevented from returning to australia for three years — returning to australia for three years he _ returning to australia for three years. he is 34 years of age. he was to have _ years. he is 34 years of age. he was to have been — years. he is 34 years of age. he was to have been the number one seed here at— to have been the number one seed here at the — to have been the number one seed here at the australian open, but if here at the australian open, but if he is _ here at the australian open, but if he is banned for three years, he will be _ he is banned for three years, he will be 37— he is banned for three years, he will be 37 years of age, as we have seen _ will be 37 years of age, as we have seen with— will be 37 years of age, as we have seen with roger federer, age is no barrier, _ seen with roger federer, age is no barrier, but— seen with roger federer, age is no barrier, but certainly, it would take _ barrier, but certainly, it would take away— barrier, but certainly, it would take away the ability for novak djokovic— take away the ability for novak djokovic to enjoy more success here. he has— djokovic to enjoy more success here. he has been— djokovic to enjoy more success here. he has been king of the israeli and open, _ he has been king of the israeli and open, winning the event nine times, he is _ open, winning the event nine times, he is the _ open, winning the event nine times, he is the defending champion —— the kin- he is the defending champion —— the king of— he is the defending champion —— the king of the _ he is the defending champion —— the king of the australian open. but three _ king of the australian open. but three judges by a unanimous decision mean _ three judges by a unanimous decision mean that— three judges by a unanimous decision mean that for this year, quite possibly— mean that for this year, quite possibly for the foreseeable future, he will _ possibly for the foreseeable future, he will not — possibly for the foreseeable future, he will not be allowed to compete at the event _ he will not be allowed to compete at
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the event that has served his career so wett~ _ let's speak with professorjack anderson, director of sports law at the university of melbourne. thank you forjoining us. how quickly will things move from here? things will move very quickly. novak djokovic has released a statement himself where he says he is disappointed with the ruling but he now wants the concentration to be on the tennis from his fans and supporters. so things will move quickly, he will not take part in the australian open first round tomorrow, australian time, it would have to be, they have a contingency plan for the draw but we still have a number one here in ashleigh barty in the draw. a number one here in ashleigh barty in the draw— in the draw. what are your thoughts on the legal — in the draw. what are your thoughts on the legal issues _ in the draw. what are your thoughts on the legal issues that _ in the draw. what are your thoughts on the legal issues that have - in the draw. what are your thoughts on the legal issues that have been l on the legal issues that have been fought over and the ramifications of this? in fought over and the ramifications of this? , ., ., , , fought over and the ramifications of this? ,., ._ , ., ., this? in some ways, there are two se arate this? in some ways, there are two separate points. — this? in some ways, there are two separate points, and _ this? in some ways, there are two separate points, and that - this? in some ways, there are two separate points, and that the - this? in some ways, there are two |
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separate points, and that the legal issues were very narrow. this was a judicial review stop the minister had exercised his discretion to cancel the visa, and all the court could look at was whether or not the minister had acted within the scope of his powers and unanimously they decided that he had. there was some dispute about whether or not the key point of this, whether or not if, would he ferment anti—vaxxers sentiment in austria, and the argument from his lawyers that there was absolutely no evidence to suggest that they thought he would. government lawyers evidently disagreed and said there was ample evidence to that effect and also reminded the court, and the court acknowledged it, that it was quite a low bar for the minister, acknowledged it, that it was quite a low barfor the minister, the minister had to generally look at
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the facts and circumstances and... the second point is the wider ramifications in terms of unvaccinated players generally, well, in some ways novak djokovic is an outlier, when it comes to the leading men's tennis players, the majority of whom are vaccinated. taste majority of whom are vaccinated. we are seeing here pictures of novak djokovic's lawyers leading after losing that case. because obviously this does demonstrate as you were just saying the very broad scope of the minister's powers. what are your thoughts on how the government and the law has handled this? lara thoughts on how the government and the law has handled this?— the law has handled this? law and miaration the law has handled this? law and migration lawyers _ the law has handled this? law and migration lawyers in _ the law has handled this? law and migration lawyers in australia - the law has handled this? law and migration lawyers in australia will| migration lawyers in australia will speak about this but the law of war did mrjock itch considerable scope. it is very unusual, unprecedented, that a full federal court would sit on a sunday during the day for such
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a matter. —— that mr djokovic. but the health risk posed by mr djokovic was low, but the key was whether he would incite anti—vaxxers sentiment, but the basis of the argument made by the minister, took by the minister, is that they took the view, the minister took the by the minister, is that they took the view, the min opinion k the by the minister, is that they took the view, the min opinion on|e that mr djokovic's opinion on vaccination was something that was could anti—vaxxers not, and could ferment anti—vaxxers sentiment in australia, so that is interesting, the point about sentiment in australia, so that is inters a ing, the point about sentiment in australia, so that is inters a health 3 point about sentiment in australia, so that is inters a health risk, it about sentiment in australia, so that is inters a health risk, it abou1 you look sentiment in australia, so that is inters courts h risk, it abou1 you look sentiment in australia, so that is inters courts, risk, it abou1 you look sentiment in australia, so that is inters courts, but , it abou1 you look sentiment in australia, so that is inters courts, but what)ou1 you look sentiment in australia, so that is inters courts, but what was you look tennis courts, but what was influential was that mr djokovic
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lost position was now untenable.
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but it takes 54 conservative mps to call for a leadership contest and downing street still believes borisjohnson can fight back. so far, no cabinet minister has broken ranks. and the mood of borisjohnson's mps could improve if, as expected, covid regulations are lifted in england later this month. but, it is the views of voters that will also influence mps. conservatives snatched morley and outwood from labour in 2015 and the people here in the market feel they need a new prime minister. it is a bit disgusting, really, when we had to go through everything we had to do, and not, i had my brother's funeral, where we were only allowed the immediate family. they were stood there telling us to do one thing and doing another. ijust think it is disgraceful. i'm 50—50 as to whether i think he should go or not. _ the main thing is, they need a new leader. bye—bye boris. some conservative mps are now saying that it is the reaction on the doorsteps that will determine whether boris johnson is shown the door.
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iain watson, bbc news. phillip sagar is vice president of the grantham & stamford conservative association. welcome, good morning. what do you think about borisjohnson now, then? i'm very disappointed, as are many of our members. we have had some mixed reaction both ways. we are gathering the opinions of association members as i speak, to get a balanced view, but the majority i have spoken to are disappointed because at a time when the majority of people follow the rules and laws imposed upon us, put in place to slow down the virus, it seems terrible now to find out that we are being told that number ten and the prime minister flouted the strict lockdown rules that they themselves decreed upon us. can you rive us a themselves decreed upon us. can you give us a sense _ themselves decreed upon us. can you give us a sense of— themselves decreed upon us. can you give us a sense of the _
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themselves decreed upon us. can you give us a sense of the proportion - themselves decreed upon us. can you give us a sense of the proportion of l give us a sense of the proportion of people you are speaking to you are supporting borisjohnson, and those against, and also, what are you gathering these views with a view to actually doing? in gathering these views with a view to actually doing?— gathering these views with a view to actually doing? in stamper than with other colleagues _ actually doing? in stamper than with other colleagues i _ actually doing? in stamper than with other colleagues i have _ actually doing? in stamper than with other colleagues i have spoken - actually doing? in stamper than with other colleagues i have spoken to i actually doing? in stamper than with other colleagues i have spoken to in | other colleagues i have spoken to in the last few weeks, they are disappointed with the continual drip, drip, drip of almost daily revelations and it is becoming a distraction from the importantjob of running the country. it seems that people are upset because it is do as i say, not do as i do. yes there is an inquiry by sue gray, and no doubt that will come out with the result saying that was giving that advice or people around him took decisions they shouldn't have taken but he is ultimately responsible, as the prime minister, for their actions. ~ ., , ., ., actions. where does that lead you, then, if actions. where does that lead you, then. if there _ actions. where does that lead you, then, if there was _ actions. where does that lead you, then, if there was a _ actions. where does that lead you, then, if there was a majority - actions. where does that lead you, then, if there was a majority you i then, if there was a majority you say that they are unhappy, you are
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unhappy, where does that go? you have had conversations with your local mp gareth davies, about where they puts in a letter to the 1922 committee? i they puts in a letter to the 1922 committee?— they puts in a letter to the 1922 committee? �* ,, .,~ ., committee? i can't speak for gareth. we will be having _ committee? i can't speak for gareth. we will be having a _ committee? i can't speak for gareth. we will be having a conversation - we will be having a conversation with him after we have gathered the information. i was very angry about it, in the week, and felt that he should go straightaway, although on reflection, i have had friends who could not have properfunerals reflection, i have had friends who could not have proper funerals for their loved ones, people who could not visit the —— visit relatives in nursing homes to say goodbye in the last days, it is the denial followed by an apology, and we accept there is no guidebook for a pandemic, and we accept a difficult period for the prime minister to lead the country, nobody could have four saw what was going to come, but on balance, i think he has done a good job in some areas, the uk economy has been kept
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open to a large extent unlike many of our european neighbours who are backin of our european neighbours who are back in lockdown again, so it is not all bad about boris and many people have come out in the last few days and said hang on a second, this is all about parties, can we all honestly say that we haven't broken the rules at some stage? let he who is without sin cast the first stone, from john, 8:7, i think boris should reflect about when he should go because i cannot see that he can successfully get us through to an election. , .. ., successfully get us through to an election. , ., ., ,, , ., election. philip sagar, thank you for “oininu election. philip sagar, thank you forjoining us- — novak djokovic is set to be deported from australia, afterjudges rejected his appeal to stay in the country on public health grounds. mr djokovic says he is
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�*extremely disappointed' but respects the decision. a conservative mp has publicly called for borisjohnson to step down as a prime minister after a series of parties at downing street during lockdown restrictions. and the new zealand prime minister says an underwater volcanic eruption in the south pacific has caused significant damage to the island nation of tonga, with some coastal areas still cut off. let's turn to the us where police in the state of texas say a siege at a synagogue has come to an end and a man who took four people hostage has been killed. the group, which included the rabbi, are now all safe after the ten—hour stand—off at the "congregation beth israel" synagogue in the city of colleyville. our north america correspondent, peter bowes, reports. a loud explosion was heard at the synagogue in the town of colleyville, followed by rapid gunfire. it marked the end of a stand—off that lasted almost 11 hours. we do believe from our engagement with this subject that he was singularly focused on one issue and it was not specifically related to thejewish community,
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but we are continuing to work to find motive and we will continue on that path. in terms of the resolution of the incident, the hostage taker is deceased. the governor of texas, greg abbott, tweeted... the police were alerted when the suspect was heard speaking on the live stream of a sabbath service. witnesses say he was ranting, at times apologising and talking about the pakistani neuroscientist aafia siddiqui, who is serving an 86 year prison sentence in texas for shooting at soldiers and fbi agents in afghanistan. aaifia siddiqui's family said the man was not related to the jailed scientist. the authorities say there is no evidence to suggest an ongoing threat, and that an investigation will continue to try to establish the suspect�*s motives. peter bowes, bbc news, los angeles. details are emerging of the powerful impact of the volcanic eruption that has
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triggered tsunami warnings across the pacific ocean. the underwater eruption caused metre—high walls of water to crash into tonga and fiji. in a moment we'll cross to fiji for the very latest, but first here's the bbc�*s russell trott on how the volcano sent shock waves around the world. the tsunami left a trail of destruction across tonga's archipelago. many parts are completely covered in ash. with communications down, neighbouring countries are frantically trying to make contact. we need to finely balance the need to get there quickly and to make sure that we get the people and resources they need there, as well, and in some cases there are parts of tonga that we have not been able to establish communication with. the underwater volcanic eruption that triggered the tsunami, as seen from space, less than ten minutes, but caused waves of more than one metre high to crash into tonga and fiji. plumes of gas and smoke are still pouring from the volcano,
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reaching 20km into the sky. alerts are in place from the west coast of the united states to japan, where people were warned to stay away from the coast as much as possible. usually when we get a tsunami on the west coast, it is due to an earthquake, so this is an exceptionally rare event where a volcano that was mostly underwater has exploded and caused a tsunami across the pacific. the south pacific eruption sent a shock wave around the world, with air pressure changes recorded as far afield as canada and even scotland. the concern is now that, for the tongans who may not have scrambled to safety in time, and the fear that further eruptions can't be ruled out. russell trott, bbc news. let's go live to fiji and speak to the red cross and the head of the mission
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there, katie greenwood. what has been the impact? international red cross have been urgently trying to re—establish communication international red cross have been urgently trying to re—establish communication with international red cross have been urgently trying to re—establish communication with red international red cross have been urgently trying to re—establish communication with red cross international red cross have been urgently trying to re—establish communication with red cross teams on the ground for about 24 hours. we had some initial contact with our teams just after the major eruption, and when the tsunami alert had been raised, our teams were supporting local authorities to move people to the very limited higher ground on the very limited higher ground on the main island in tonga. we do know that, we know also that there has been some significant damage in the northern shore of the main island in tonga, and we are very keen to hear from the low—lying and outer atolls closer to the eruption site and we have not been able to establish that
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contact. it is very difficult, with the ash cloud causing problems with satellite phones, the undersea cable has been damaged, and also we have equipment power outages making communication very difficult. we know that despite that there is action happening on the ground. the lower lying atolls that you mention, how many people live there, and how much warning that they have had? would they be completely submerged? we do not know quite the extent of the damage. there are some reports of a completely submerged atolls. we cannot actually say that that is actually accurate and confirmed information at this point in time, thatis information at this point in time, that is why we are very keen to hear from those communities. we are also very keen for the new zealand defence force flight and the australian flight that have offered assistance to the tongan government
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to be able to take off hopefully tomorrow morning to do some surveillance and reconnaissance —— reconnaissance so that we can get more information about that. we think there could be 80,000 people throughout tonga affected by either the eruption itself or from the tsunami wave and inundation as a result of the eruption. people definitely were taken by surprise, even though there had been smaller eruption is happening over the last six weeks or couple of months. really, this was unexpected, and especially the short period of time between the massive blasts, and the first tsunami wave that began to inundate the islands. that was a shock to people. so, we hold some concerns for those outer islands and we are very keen to hear from people. we are very keen to hear from --eole. ., , we are very keen to hear from aneole, ., , ., " we are very keen to hear from --eole. . , ., ,, people. katie greenwood, thank you so much for — people. katie greenwood, thank you so much forjoining _ people. katie greenwood, thank you
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so much forjoining us. _ people. katie greenwood, thank you so much forjoining us. we - people. katie greenwood, thank you so much forjoining us. we will - people. katie greenwood, thank you so much forjoining us. we will stay| so much forjoining us. we will stay in touch and keep you updated with the latest on that unfolding situation. the duke of sussex has launched a legal challenge for the right to pay for police protection when he's in the uk. prince harry lost his security when he stepped back from royal duties in 2020. he says his private protection team in the us doesn't have adequate jurisdiction abroad or access to uk intelligence information needed to keep his family safe. let's go back to our main news, the expulsion of novak djokovic from astrantia. the serbian president, alexander vucic, has been giving his reaction to australia's decision to revoke the visa of novak djokovic. of course all of us in serbia are very much disappointed with the court ruling in australia, and with this decision, against novak djokovic and his participation in the tournament, and also of the visa
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cancelling regime. we believe that it was more political decision made by australian judiciary and anyway, it was very easy for australian authorities to save from the very beginning that, ok, only vaccinated, inoculated people, could enter australian territory but they didn't say so. they were saying completely different story, including these medical exemptions, and also, they forgot about it, and they wanted to create political principles which were not principles at all. the serbian president. we have had reaction from the organisers of the australian open, tennis australia
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says it —— respects the decision of the court, and is looking forward to a competitive and exciting australian open 2022, and they wish all the players good luck. you are watching bbc news. a pleasant enough day for most of us in store, there could be some showers, but on the whole, we will focus on the sunny spells. let's look at the big picture across our neck of the woods. a weather front has been moving into scotland and northern ireland. this brought temporarily cloudy conditions to the north, a little bit of rain, but behind it, you can see milder air arriving around this area of high pressure, so the milder air has pushed across the uk. hence, it was not so frosty this morning. here is the weather front around 3pm. a line of cloud around east anglia, the
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midlands, southern parts of wales, a few spots of rain at most, further north, plenty of sunny weather. a bit blustery with showers in the northern isles. tonight, the wins full light, this area of high pressure wobbles back across the uk. and a frost to come tonight. temperatures in city centres close to freezing across england, wales and northern ireland. again milder in the north of scotland because of that wind. so the high pressure is slap bang over the uk and france, dominating the weather across many western parts of europe, and it will stick around for most of the week, meaning that the week ahead will have frosty and foggy mornings, but some sunshine during the day. early on monday, patchy mist and fog across parts of england and wales, but on the whole, sunny start for most and that is how it will be through the day whether you are in the south of the country all the north, that fine start to the week. temperatures are around eight celsius pretty much across the board. here is the forecast map for
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tuesday, high pressure in the south, so calm conditions, but a weather front moving through the northern half of the uk so some rain may be for northern ireland and scotland, but come the south, dense fog likely early on tuesday morning across parts of england, east anglia and the south—east. on tuesday, the chance of some showers in the north of the country, but staying brighter and sunnier in the south. here is the outlook for the week ahead. generally speaking, with high pressure, we are in a fine, calm and settled week. enjoy the rest of your day.
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this is bbc news. the headlines... novak djokovic is set to be deported from australia, afterjudges rejected the unvaccinated tennis star's appeal to stay in the country on public health grounds. the orders of the court are, one, the amended application be dismissed with costs. disappointment and dismay from supporters in melbourne — djokovic himself says he is �*extremely disappointed' but respects the decision, and will co—operate fully. australia's prime minister has welcomed the ruling. a sixth conservative mp has publically called for borisjohnson to step down as prime minister — following a series of parties at downing street during lockdown restrictions. prince harry has launched a legal challenge for the right to pay for police protection when he's in the uk. he says without it, it's too dangerous for his family
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