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welcome to bbc news. i'm lewis vaughn jones. our top stories: senior royals attend a church service after the death of the duke of edinburgh and talk of the loss felt by the queen and their family. —— by the queen and theirfamily. she described it as having left a huge void in her life. it’s a huge void in her life. it's been a bit _ a huge void in her life. it's been a bit of _ a huge void in her life. it's been a bit of a _ a huge void in her life. it's been a bit of a shock, however much — been a bit of a shock, however much one tries to prepare oneself. _ much one tries to prepare oneself, it is still a dreadful shock _ airy scenes on some vincent as organic ash blankets the caribbean island with warnings of more eruptions to come. —— airy. a major easing of england's lockdown — pubs, gyms, hairdressers and shops can all open for the first time this year.
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what it lacked in glamour is made up for in diversity. a virtual bafta awards is hosted in london, making records for representation. —— breaking. hello and welcome. queen elizabeth has said the loss of her husband, the duke of edinburgh, has left a huge void in her life, according to their second son, the duke of york. prince andrew, princess anne and prince edward have been speaking about what he meant to them. remembrance services for the duke of edinburgh took place around the uk, including canterbury cathedral. our royal correspondent nicholas witchell reports. on a day of pause and reflection, prayers for the duke were said in many church services. and after the service at the chapel of all saints in windsor great park, members of his family spoke about him. it's a great loss.
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i think the way i would put it is that we've lost almost the grandfather of the nation. and i feel very sorry and supportive of my mother, who's feeling it, i think, probably more than everybody else. she described it as having left a huge void in her life. but we, the family — the ones that are close — are rallying round to make sure that we're there to support her. the earl and countess of wessex also spoke about how the queen was dealing with the loss. thinking of others before herself. as always, yes. she's amazing, yeah. so, er... but bearing up — but again, you know, it's just that wave of affection for him and just those lovely stories, theyjust mean so much. and the tributes have beenjust fantastic, and that's really, really important and we really do
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appreciate it, so, but, er... and i think it's so lovely for so many people to learn about what he did, because i think it's — i think quite a lot of the things that have come out will have surprised some people. the countess spoke to members of the congregation about the manner of the duke's death. it was right for him. it was so gentle. she said his passing had been "very, very peaceful — as if someone had taken him by the hand, and off he went". all sing hymn. at a special service of remembrance for the duke in canterbury cathedral, the archbishop spoke about loss. we may pray and offer love for all who find that a great life leaves a very great gap. britain's former prime minister sirjohn major knew the duke. he said his death would leave an enormous gap in the queen's life.
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i hope she will be given some time and space. i know she is the monarch, i know she has responsibilities, but she has earned the right to have a period of privacy in which to grieve with herfamily. and sirjohn said he hoped the duke's funeral would give princes william and harry a chance to mend their differences. the friction that we are told has arisen is a friction better ended as speedily as possible. and a shared emotion, a shared grief at the present time because of the death of their father — of their grandfather, i think is an ideal opportunity. i hope very much that it is possible to mend any rifts that may exist. outside buckingham palace, barriers have been erected around the pavements and signs have been put up to discourage people from leaving flowers. but despite the discouragement, bouquets and personal tributes are still being placed. this evening, one more family tribute — a written message
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from princess anne, the princess royal, describing herfather as "my teacher, my supporter and my critic". "we will all miss him," she wrote, "but he leaves a legacy which can inspire us all". the emergency services in the caribbean island of st vincent have described the country as looking like a battle zone after the continuing explosions from la soufriere volcano. streets, houses, forests and fields were covered in white ash, and seismologists warn that further eruptions are probable over the next couple of days, with continuous pulses of ash, gas and steam. our latin america and caribbean correspondent will grant reports. darkness has descended over st vincent since la soufriere erupted, darkness and ash. the initial eruption threw a huge plume of smoke and dust kilometres into the air, which obscured the sun. the volcano's activity later knocked out the power to much of the island.
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a blanket of white—grey volcanic ash now coats everything in sight — homes, buildings, cars and roads. the dust cloud even reached the neighbouring island of barbados, and visibility in some places is extremely limited. st vincent has closed its airspace and travel across the wider caribbean has been affected with many thousands left stranded. i came over here for my mother's funeral. last minute, ourflights were cancelled. we've tried to get through to the embassy, we've had no luck in getting through. we've had our pre—travel covid tests. we've been told to travel again, we have to have a new covid test within the 72 hours before we travel to the uk. where we can get these done in this current time, i genuinely don't know. we just don't have a clue. following the first initial explosion, there has been a series of smaller eruptions over the past 48 hours. the question being posed to scientists is how long could this go on for?
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it's very difficult to say. the eruption in 1979 lasted a few months and the eruption in 1999 lasted ten months, although not continuously, so i expect we'll see quiet periods and then periods where there's perhaps explosions occurring again, which are going to produce more ash which will spread across the island. although la soufriere is the most active volcano in the eastern caribbean, it has only erupted five times over the past 300 years. islanders know they are living through a moment of history but the only aim of residents and authorities alike is to come through it with no loss of life. will grant, bbc news.
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a fire broke out at the plant in iran, authorities say it was sabotaged and blamed it on israel. —— iranian nuclear officials say the natanz atomic facility been hit by a terrorist act. the site is reported to have lost powerjust a day were unveiled there. last year, a fire broke out at the plant, which the authorities said was sabotage and blamed on israel. the bbc�*s middle east analyst, sebastian usher, explains. in israel, and iran has blamed israel for previous incidents at natanz — in israel, there's been no official comment about it, but the media has been quite outspoken in saying it all seems to point to israel having being behind what happened, and talking about the cyberattacks, similar to what happened back in 2010, in natanz again, when the stuxnet virus was put into the computer system there. it caused a huge amount of damage which put back the nuclear programme in iran by several years, and that was israel and the us together. the bbc�*s middle east analyst, sebastian usher.
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shops pubs and restaurants will be able to serve outdoors and zoos and theme parks could also be open under the new covid—19 rules. remaining pupils will return to school and restrictions for travelling across the border will ease. in scotland all pupils, except those who are shielding, will return to the classroom. and pupils in northern ireland will also go back to school. here's our business correspondent katy austin on the changes in england. the first lockdown pushed this lingerie and swimwear chain to the brink. since then, they've ramped up online and closed some stores for good, but they still see monday as hugely important. we've had lots of calls from customers, which tells us that, obviously, lots of customers are wanting to come into shops. but we know that some will want to continue shopping from home for some time, and we are yet to find out exactly how much of that mix is a permanent shift.
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changing rooms can open, carefully managed, and bra fittings will be done, contact—free. our teams are using actually the fitting rooms opposite, so rather than actuallyjoining them in the fitting room, they're doing exactly what they would normally do, from further apart. people are being encouraged to shop alone and stay socially distanced. bravissimo is confident of opening safely. profitably, not sure. the british retail consortium says that non—food stores will have lost £30 billion worth of sales over the three lockdowns. it's also clear that the past year has sped up a change that was already underway towards there being fewer shops on our streets and people buying more online. but some things sell much better in person. after a slow winter, this bed retailer hopes to benefit from pent—up demand when it reopens 172 stores in england tomorrow. all of our stores will have very clearly designated sanitising areas.
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our products are, for the majority, requiring an assisted sales process where customers and the sales staff can touch and feel and lie on the products, and so being able to do that is an integral part of the sales process. pubs, restaurants and cafes in england can serve outside from tomorrow. gusto will open three restaurants, including this one in liverpool. they are fully booked, but it's not worth opening nine others with small outdoor areas. by the time we've got in a team of chefs, someone to wash the pots, a team — a front of house to make drinks and serve the food and a manager to run the place, we would actually be worse off than we would be by staying closed. hairdressers are already open in wales and scotland. tomorrow, england, too. with social distancing, this salon will only have 50% capacity. we opened up our online bookings quite a few weeks ago and we have been inundated. we're fully booked until the beginning ofjune and we've also had our phone lines open, so, yeah, we've got our clients
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banging the door down. they can't wait for us to open. shops can open late to cope with an expected initial rush. after a painful year for retail, they're relying on customers to keep coming back. katy austin, bbc news. town officials have fired one of the police officers being sued by a black us army lieutenant after two police officers pointed their guns and pepper officers pointed their guns and pepper sprayed him during a traffic stop. caron nazario alleges violations to his constitutional rights, including assault, illegal search and detention. the town of windsor in virginia saysin the town of windsor in virginia says in a statement it fired joker terrors after an internal investigation. tim allman reports. yells: get out of the car, now! yells: open the door,
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get out of the car! - guns drawn and tensions high, two police officers approach a parked car at a petrol station in the us state of virginia. you received an order! obey it! they flagged the vehicle down, they say, for failing to display license plates — this deemed a high—risk stop. get out of the car! get out, now! in the driver's seat, wearing his uniform, is army second lieutenant caron nazario. now! what's going on? get out of the car, now! officers joe gutierrez and daniel crocker repeatedly called for him to get out of the vehicle. lieutenant nazario repeatedly asks why he's been stopped. i didn't do anything. back up. then one of the officers starts using pepper spray. hold on. the soldier, who is black and latino, said he was frightened to unbuckle his seatbelt, feeling in a confrontation with police he had to keep both hands on display. take your seatbelt off and get out of the car!
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eventually, he got out of his car, was forced to the ground, and handcuffed. put your hands behind your back. repeats: put your hands behind your back. - in the end, he would be released without charge, but lieutenant nazario is no longer happy to let things lie. if we hold enough of these officers accountable for these actions, eventually, we won't have another incident like this. and i think that's what one of client's major aims are with this litigation — to try and stop this kind of behaviour. open the door! get out of the car! a sentiment perhaps shared by the town of windsor. in a statement, local officials announced that joe statement, local officials announced thatjoe gutierrez announced that joe gutierrez had announced thatjoe gutierrez had been sacked and other officers will now get additional training. they added they were saddened that an incident like this had cast their community in a negative light. tim allman, bbc news. stay with us on bbc news, still to come: it shines a light on the ignored in america but
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nomadland was not overlooked at the baftas, the big winner of written�*s top film awards. —— britain's top film awards. pol pot, one of the century's greatest mass murderers has reported to have died of natural causes. he and the khmer rouge movement he led were responsible for the deaths of an estimated 1.7 million cambodians. there have been violent protests in indonesia, where playboy has gone on sale for the first time. traditionalist muslim leaders have expressed disgust. the magazine's offices have been attacked and its editorial staff have gone into hiding. it was clear that paula's only contest was with the clock. and as for her sporting legacy, paula radcliffe's competitors will be chasing her new world best time for years to come. shouting.
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quite quietly but quicker and quicker, she seemed tojust slide away under the surface and disappear. this is bbc news, the latest headlines: services are held to remember the duke of edinburgh, his children say queen elizabeth has described the loss of her husband as having left a huge void in her life. some of the highest rates of covid-19 some of the highest rates of covid—19 infection are in south america, mexico hasjust confirmed over 2000 deaths on saturday, one of its highest ever daily totals. and in brazil where over 350,000 people have died, experts say more than half of patients in intensive care with covid now
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are under a0. they believe this may be owing to greater exposure to the virus and lower rates of acceleration. smaller neighbouring countries are struggling too. the day after peru reported its highest ever daily toll on the covid—19 pandemic there was a presidential election. polls have closed. some 25 million people were meant to vote, it is mandatory that our. this election has been taking place at a time of great political crisis in peru and during a pandemic which has been very severe. for most peruvians, they feel that the political handling of the pandemic has been an absolute disaster, there have been three presidents that have gone through this pandemic and been impeached or been removed from office, so the peruvians don't feel that they have had very much stability for this last year. now, like most of latin america, peru also has an extremely weak health system so today during the elections we saw queues of people waiting to vote and those queues vying
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with the lines of people queueing to wait to try to find oxygen to take to their loved ones who are either in hospitals that are too overcrowded and can't deal with what is going on, or to just take it home to people who haven't even made it to hospital. so it has been some of the worst most record pandemic numbers of deaths and at the same time as peru has been going through this election. people have been very disapproving of this, as well. neighbouring chile has cancelled its referendum vote which was due to take place this sunday because of the growing numbers coming from this variant, this brazil variant, p1, which is beginning to infect other countries. so the background to the elections has been very much one where people are absolutely terrified of going outside, of what's happening, there's been a lot of panic as well and concerns
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and anger, frankly at the political classes. the annual bafta film awards ceremony has paid tribute to, the duke of edinburgh, who became the organisation's first president, in 1959. nomadland was the big winner. but this year, because of the pandemic, winners delivered their acceptance speeches remotely. our arts editor will gompertz was watching. there was a sombre note to begin this year's baftas as the academy paid tribute to its first and greatly admired president. before we start, we're extremely saddened by the passing of his royal highness prince philip, the duke of edinburgh, on friday. now, the duke was bafta's first ever president over 60 years ago and was the first royal
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patron — a line that goes through all the way to bafta's current president, his grandson, the duke of cambridge. it was a largely virtual awards in which the nominees appeared on giant screens while the celebrity presenters opened the golden envelopes in a virtually empty royal albert hall. nomadland was an early and fitting winner — a film about loss and loneliness striking a chord in a year when the pandemic has left a lot of people bereft and isolated. the film was helmed by chloe zhao. .. if you can look over your shoulder. ..who became only the second woman ever to be awarded the best director bafta. we would like to dedicate this award to the nomadic community, who so generously welcomed us into their lives. its star, frances mcdormand, won the leading actress award, as many expected, but she was unable to attend the event. nor was sir anthony hopkins, who won the leading actor bafta for his powerful portrayal of an elderly man with dementia in the father. oh, i was a dancer. were you? yes! dad. yes?
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you were an engineer. what do you know about it? yes, tap dancing was my speciality. the winner of the best supporting actress was... yuh—jung youn for minari. especially recognised by british people, known as very snobbish people, and they approved me as a good actor. so i'm very, very grateful and happy. she won for her performance as the equally straight—talking grandmother in minari. you can murder a liberator but you can't murder a liberation! daniel kaluuya followed his golden globes win with a best supporting actor bafta for playing fred hampton injudas and the black messiah. i'd like to thank chairman fred jr and mama akua for partnering up with us and joining hands to bring this man to the position that he belongs. emerald fennell won for outstanding british film and original screenplay, ending the night with two baftas to add to her
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personal collection. but i only have this chocolate bafta, which has melted in my hand because my palms are so sweaty. bukky bakray, the teenager who plays the eponymous character in the british drama rocks, appeared genuinely surprised to win the rising star category. the big winner, though, was nomadland, which finished the night with four baftas, including the prestigious best film award. will gompertz, bbc news. dominic patton is a senior editor at the entertainment news site deadline hollywood and joins me now. we got to start with nomadland, the big winner of the night, what do you make of that? i winner of the night, what do you make of that?— you make of that? i have to sa , you make of that? i have to say. we _ you make of that? i have to say. we are _ you make of that? i have to say, we are seeing - you make of that? i have to say, we are seeing a - you make of that? i have to i say, we are seeing a trajectory towards the oscars and almost inevitable. if you were to bet and they always like to say this, they would not put the
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odds against nomadland heading into the 93rd academy awards, it has won the golden globes, critics choice, the pga, the dda, now the baftas, it is clearly the film to beat and they don't think it is going to be beaten because it is clearly a film for our times in more ways than one.— a film for our times in more ways than one. just expand on that a little. — ways than one. just expand on that a little, why _ ways than one. just expand on that a little, why is _ ways than one. just expand on that a little, why is it - ways than one. just expand on that a little, why is it doing . that a little, why is it doing so well? es, that a little, why is it doing so well? �* ., ., that a little, why is it doing so well?— so well? a lot of different reasons — so well? a lot of different reasons but _ so well? a lot of different reasons but they - reasons but they think you talked a little bit in your segment there with your cultural editor, this is a film that resonates in a year that we have been isolated, where we have been feeling under threat, where mis on which, no spoiler, the biggest employer and nomadland, this film of people looking for meaning and life outside the usual roads and avenues of domesticity and relationship and just simply homes is something that i think really resonates. i also think, chloe zhao has a particular skill where she looks at the american west with a clear and
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new sense of and i think that are something that is also resonating with people. and of course at least here in the united states was not only released in theatres but also online where it was seen by many on the disney and hulu. interesting stuff stopping every awards ceremony there is obviously one ion the content of the films but also another i on the important issue of diversity and representation, how do you think the baftas feared? i how do you think the baftas feared? ~ �* �* �* , feared? i think the baftas fared very _ feared? i think the baftas fared very well. _ feared? i think the baftas fared very well. chloe - feared? | think the baftas| fared very well. chloe zhao will be, as you are saying, she has a ready—made history there, moving into the oscars if she wins as best director she will be only the second woman in history to do that and the first woman of asian heritage. and let's be clear. in an america where asian—americans are under attack by people being falsely and negatively blamed for things like the coronavirus pandemic this is a step towards a larger sense of healing, at least we hope it is by showing that in fact members
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of the asian community are vital members of our community in so many ways. vital members of our community in so many wave— in so many ways. interesting. we're coming _ in so many ways. interesting. we're coming towards - in so many ways. interesting. we're coming towards the - in so many ways. interesting. | we're coming towards the end in so many ways. interesting. i we're coming towards the end of our time but any other highlights stood out to you? well, i love sir anthony hopkins winning, i love promising young woman getting attention and i have to say as attention and i have to say as a parent of a three—year—old, are quite like the new version of the owl and the pussycat winning best short animated film. . , . . winning best short animated film. . . ., film. inc is a much for coming on and sharing _ film. inc is a much for coming on and sharing your _ film. inc is a much for coming on and sharing your thoughts| film. inc is a much for coming i on and sharing your thoughts on the baftas and talking us through the winners there. —— thank you so much for coming on. and just quickly before i'd go a bit of sport. japan's hideki matsuyama has won this year's masters title in augusta and in doing so has become the first male player from an asian country to win one of golf�*s coveted major titles. heading into the final day with a four shot lead he arrived a couple of scares to win by one shot.
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congratulations to him. that's it from me, i will be back with the headlines and a couple of minutes time. i'm lewis vaughan jones and this is bbc news. hello there. generally speaking, it looks like monday should be a drier day, and temperatures may be a little higher than they were over the weekend. it certainly was a cold weekend, and we had widespread wintry showers developing, even had some snow here for a while in greater london. a lot of those wintry showers are fading away, but we still have cold air across the uk. high pressure towards the south—west — and running around the top of it, this weak weather front has been bringing some damp weather into northern ireland, that's pushing into parts of wales and southern england. there could briefly be a little bit of sleet and snow as we run into the colder air. and we start monday with a widespread frost, perhaps some icy patches. lowest temperatures in scotland and northern england, where we have the clearer skies. maybe still some damp weather,
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a bit of rain or wintering us across parts of wales will soon move into southern england. that doesn't last long, cloud breaks, sunshine comes through, we're left with the odd shower. most of the showers will filter into western parts of northern ireland, much of scotland, northern, eastern england, and the midlands having a dry day, much better day than it was on sunday with some sunshine — and as a result, temperatures will be a couple degrees higher, as well. still cold and those temperatures will fall away quickly into the evening with those clearer skies, most places ending the day fine and dry. high pressure is building in across the uk for tuesday. you think of high pressure, you think dry weather — and for most places, it will be, but not quite everywhere. starts cold and there'll be a frost around. the sunshine coming through, some cloud developing especially in the west, maybe bringing a few showers into northern ireland, south—western parts of scotland, wales, and western areas of england. the distribution of showers does keep changing a bit, but it does look drier towards eastern areas, and more parts of the country will see temperatures in double figures. now we still have high pressure in charge as we move into
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wednesday. things look a little different — yes, it'll start cold, there may well be a frost around, as well, and after a sunny start, cloud will tend to build up. but this time, it'll probably spread out a bit more, there won't be the depth of cloud, so we're unlikely to see many, if any showers around, and those temperatures in western areas could hit 13—1a celsius. it's fairly quiet weather over the weekend, there won't be much rain around, many places will be dry. but it'll still be cold — not quite as cold as it was over the weekend, mind you, but there's still a risk of frost overnight. goodbye.
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tim allman, bbc news.
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this is bbc news. headlines. queen elizabeth has said the loss of her husband, the duke of edinburgh, has left a huge void in her life, according to their second son, prince andrew. he was among members of the royal family to attend church as remembrance services were held across the uk. emergency services in the caribbean island of st vincent have described the country as looking like a battle zone after the continuing explosions from la soufriere volcano. streets, houses, forests and fields were covered in white ash, and seismologists warn that further eruptions are probable. the british film awards the baftas has taken place here in london with a virtual event. nomadland, a film about a woman who lives in a van in the american west after the financial crash, was the big winner, scooping four prizes. now on bbc news, hardtalk.

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