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this is bbc news, the headlines. queen elizabeth has lead mourners at the funeral of her husband, the duke of edinburgh. prince philip has been laid to rest after a funeral service at windsor castle reflecting his lifetime of service and dedication to the queen. in attendance were their children, including the prince of wales. prince philip's coffin travelled to the service on a specially adapted land rover that he helped design. members of the armed forces took part in a military and musical tribute before a nationwide silence was observed. the ceremony was in line with prince philip's wishes, with no tributes paid. walking together after the service, the two brothers princes william and harry, who have been at odds in recent months. prince philip died last week at the age of 99. he was the longest—serving consort, having been married to queen elizabeth for more than 70 years.
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the queen has described the death— the queen has described the death of— the queen has described the death of prince philip as having _ death of prince philip as having left a huge void in her life — having left a huge void in her life. ~ ~' having left a huge void in her life. ~ ~ ., having left a huge void in her life. ~~ ., , ., life. mike easton reports from liverool life. mike easton reports from liverpool and _ life. mike easton reports from liverpool and how _ life. mike easton reports from liverpool and how the - life. mike easton reports from liverpool and how the queen l life. mike easton reports froml liverpool and how the queen is duke of edinburgh have been a remarkable team in the story of the monarchy.— the monarchy. liverpool gives a true legacy _ the monarchy. liverpool gives a true legacy welcome. _ the monarchy. liverpool gives a true legacy welcome. in - the monarchy. liverpool gives a true legacy welcome. in spring | true legacy welcome. in spring of 1949 a young _ true legacy welcome. in spring of 1949 a young couple - true legacy welcome. in spring of 1949 a young couple went i true legacy welcome. in spring | of 1949 a young couple went to the pub has anglican cathedral at the end of hope streets and true love is not in the third peer of the nave. the entwined emp remains carved into the fabric of the building to this day. the physical embodiment of a marriage that was to last more than 73 years.- more than 73 years. the princess _ more than 73 years. the princess duke... - more than 73 years. the princess duke... one . more than 73 years. the princess duke... one of| more than 73 years. the i princess duke... one of the choirboys — princess duke... one of the choirboys attended - princess duke... one of the choirboys attended was - princess duke... one of the choirboys attended was jeffi choirboys attended wasjeff holliday, now in his 80s. he recently lost his wife helen after almost 50 years of marriage and feels for the queen as she bids a final farewell to her husband. i would say the queen is feeling
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this tremendously at the moment. even though you are prepared in a way for such an event, and ifeel for her, actually, and i have a lot of respect for the duke. i thought he was a great guy. i respect for the duke. i thought he was a great guy.— he was a great guy. i cannot imaaine he was a great guy. i cannot imagine what _ he was a great guy. i cannot imagine what it _ he was a great guy. i cannot imagine what it would - he was a great guy. i cannot imagine what it would be i he was a great guy. i cannotl imagine what it would be like after — imagine what it would be like after 72 — imagine what it would be like after 72 years of having somebody that you can have a moan — somebody that you can have a moan to— somebody that you can have a moan to or— somebody that you can have a moan to or go home to and express— moan to or go home to and express your disappointment or problems— express your disappointment or problems or the things that are worrying — problems or the things that are worrying you. and now they will 'ust worrying you. and now they will just be — worrying you. and now they will just be an — worrying you. and now they will just be an empty void. elizabeth and her husband waved to the crowds.— to the crowds. their wedding in 1947 was a _ to the crowds. their wedding in 1947 was a distraction - to the crowds. their wedding in 1947 was a distraction from - 1947 was a distraction from post—war austerity, a flash of colour on the hard road we travel as churchill put it. you are now husband _ travel as churchill put it. you are now husband and - travel as churchill put it. wi, are now husband and wife together. are now husband and wife together-— are now husband and wife touether. , ~ . ., ., together. this weekend victoria and kevin got — together. this weekend victoria and kevin got married - together. this weekend victoria and kevin got married at - and kevin got married at liverpool town hall. a moment ofjoy in liverpool town hall. a moment of joy in a liverpool town hall. a moment ofjoy in a long struggling to recover from the pandemic. ofjoy in a long struggling to recoverfrom the pandemic. the recover from the pandemic. the best feeling _ recover from the pandemic. i'ie: best feeling ever. recover from the pandemic. tie: best feeling ever. so recover from the pandemic. til:
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best feeling ever. so happy. recover from the pandemic. the best feeling ever. so happy. inl best feeling ever. so happy. in liverpool, as across the commonwealth, the queen and prince philip came to represent constancy and commitment, a partnership that enjoyed the pressures of family turbulence and public scrutiny. i pressures of family turbulence and public scrutiny.— and public scrutiny. i think the main _ and public scrutiny. i think the main lesson _ and public scrutiny. i think the main lesson we - and public scrutiny. i think the main lesson we have l and public scrutiny. i think- the main lesson we have learnt is that tolerance is the one essential ingredient of any happy marriage and you can take it from me that the queen has the quality of tolerance in abundance. laughter pax and jack will celebrate their 67th wedding anniversary tomorrow. still together in their merseyside home, they respect the example set by the queen and prince philip. she must be queen and prince philip. sil must be devastated, losing her husband after all this time. he has been there, steadfast, standing not her but, you know... standing not her but, you know - -— standing not her but, you i know. . ._ it's know... just behind her. it's very difficult, _ know... just behind her. it's very difficult, that. - know... just behind her. it's very difficult, that. what - very difficult, that. what strikes me _
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very difficult, that. what strikes me about - very difficult, that. what strikes me about your. strikes me about your generation is that real sense of duty and of resilience and determination. it’s of duty and of resilience and determination.— of duty and of resilience and determination. it's 'ust to be intolerant. h determination. it's 'ust to be intolerant, i_ determination. it's 'ust to be intolerant, i think, _ determination. it'sjust to be intolerant, ithink, and - intolerant, ithink, and enjoying each other�*s company. i've been lucky. enjoying each other's company. i've been lucky.— i've been lucky. being what chris may _ i've been lucky. being what chris may be _ i've been lucky. being what chris may be lucky. - i've been lucky. being what chris may be lucky. we - i've been lucky. being what. chris may be lucky. we were lucky in finding each other. he has quite _ lucky in finding each other. he has quite simply been my strength— has quite simply been my strength and _ has quite simply been my strength and stay- has quite simply been my strength and stay all- has quite simply been myl strength and stay all these years. _ strength and stay all these years. and _ strength and stay all these years. and i— strength and stay all these years, and i am _ strength and stay all these years, and i am his- strength and stay all these years, and i am his wholel years, and i am his whole family— years, and i am his whole family owe _ years, and i am his whole family owe him _ years, and i am his whole family owe him a - years, and i am his whole family owe him a debt- years, and i am his whole - family owe him a debt greater than _ family owe him a debt greater than he — family owe him a debt greater than he would _ family owe him a debt greater than he would ever— family owe him a debt greater than he would ever claim - family owe him a debt greater| than he would ever claim what we shali— than he would ever claim what we shall ever— than he would ever claim what we shall ever know. _ than he would ever claim what we shall ever know. [5 - than he would ever claim what we shall ever know.— we shall ever know. is the queen made _ we shall ever know. is the queen made her- we shall ever know. is the queen made her wedding| we shall ever know. is the - queen made her wedding vows before god, to love, to cherish and, by tradition, to obey until death us do part. mike easton, bbc news, liverpool. now on bbc news, the travel show. from the biggest natural structure on earth... wow, it's incredible down there! ..to the slopes of europe's most active volcano. there's been an earthquake on the south side of etna. siren. e la sirena! and from the blustery english channel... horn blasts. ..to zimba bwe's
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incredible wildlife. are we are ok with them being that close? welcome to our favourite adventures from the great outdoors! hey, and welcome to kas, not too far from antalya on the south turkish coast. it's beautiful here and a great spot for adventure as well as to get some fresh air — which is appropriate for today's programme because we're revisiting some of our favourite memories of the great outdoors. and what better place to start than one of the biggest and most fragile ecosystems on the entire planet?
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australia's great barrier reef is enormous. and you can see it from space. around 10% of all fish species live here. as a diver, there aren't many places that can beat it. due to increased water temperatures, there's been several mass bleaching events here on the great barrier reef, 2016 and 2017 especially. couple that with a severe tropical cyclone and up to 80% of the reef was affected. for myself, an ocean lover, it's very worrying. but there are stretches, like here on the southern part, that still thrive. schools of fish, rays, sharks and turtles are all abundant. i'm here to meet some
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of the people who have devoted their lives to keeping it that way. so, andy, exactly how big is the great barrier reef? it's immense. it's about the same surface area as germany. 2,300 kilometres in length, thousands of reefs, hundreds of islands, massive. it sounds massive. it must be hard to survey the entire thing, then. they reckon that 40% of the reef hasn't been surveyed. that much? so from a conservation perspective, it's massive. imagine the logistics you would require to do the whole reef, it would be immense. andy is the brains behind earth hour, that 60 minutes every year when businesses and landmarks turn off their lights to raise awareness of climate change. here we are. now, though, he's turned his attention to the reef and is convinced education is the key to its survival. what i'm going to show you now is reef tracks, which is something we've already launched and is starting to show the animals
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that have got satellite tags that are out on the reef. wow, yeah, yeah. this is a... green turtle? yeah, green turtle, tiger sharks, whale shark. this is about to show you a whale shark. this is the first whale shark that's ever been tagged on the great barrier reef. it lost its tag after about 4,000 kilometres, but it went all the way up the reef and then out into the coral sea and then up into the solomon sea. the idea is to make people all over the world feel more attached to the reef and more fired up about protecting it. but the project he's hoping to launch next is even more ambitious, and aims to give tourists here a proper role in data collection. we call it the great reef census. the idea is to try and do a state of the reef
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survey in a really short period of time. so if you imagine that every tourism boat becomes a research boat for that period of time. and anybody who is a professional snorkeller, who is out on those boats, can become part of this project. so that's kind of in the water piece. but then beyond that, the citizens' science. where the citizens' science really kicks in is in the analysis. so you have the shot of a piece of reef. it's geo—tagged so you know where it is, and then you can be sitting in your bedroom in amsterdam or your office in london, and you can be part of the analysis. it's a really ambitious project. it's not been done before like this or on this scale. save some fun for me! collecting information is one thing, but there's been a significant breakthrough this year that has seen new life brought back to dead and dying reefs. one night a year, the coral simultaneously released millions of eggs and sperm into the waters. it looks like a massive
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underwater snowstorm. professor harrison has set about capturing that spawn and relocating it to areas that need it most. what's the plan? 0k, what we're going to do, is i'm going to ask you to take these callipers and just go down and measure the coral. he measures the new coral regularly and has found that it's been thriving, but he's also found that after three years, it's sexually reproductive, triggering a domino effect of regeneration. tell us a little bit about the breakthrough you've made. what we've been doing is some really exciting research. one of the innovations we've just trialled in the philippines is using an underwater robot, which we called the larvalbot. it's helping us deliver literally millions of coral larvae onto really degraded reef systems, and the really exciting news is that we've got to hectare scales, which means we can start to think about large—scale restoration using this larval technique on reefs all around the world, including
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the great barrier reef. this is just part of the solution. we have to restore coral populations, but we also have to manage climate change. australia's great barrier reef. since this was filmed, actually, professor harrison's work has spread farther north to the whitsunday islands, which is great for him. so let's wish him good luck with that. coming up next this week, we're returning to europe and to one of nature's most powerful and frightening forces — volcanoes. this year's been a busy one for the people whose job it is to monitor mount etna. the sicilian volcano has been erupting regularly since mid—february. back in 2019, we went along to meet some of the people living and working on her slopes.
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there's been an earthquake on the south side of etna. e la sirena, ecco! ho detto che sarebbe tornato. in one of the most volcanic regions in europe, an earthquake is detected. it could indicate devastating activity on the continent's largest volcano. but still, on etna, tourists gather unaware. right now we are 9,000 feet above the sea level, the highest you can get when you come to mount etna. what we are looking at is the south—east crater, the baby. it's the newest, 1971, but it's also considered the most dangerous of all because in this moment, it's becoming — how to say? — hyperactive.
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the recent catastrophic eruption on new zealand's white island which killed 20 and injured a further 27 has highlighted the risk of visiting active volcanoes. but in coming here, i have been told by many people that this volcano is perfectly safe. etna certainly has one of the most sophisticated monitoring surveillance systems on earth. you have instruments that record any sort of ground vibration, then we measure gas emission and then magnetism and gravity and infra—sound, which are acoustic signals at very low frequencies that we cannot hear, and then obviously there is a great need for monitoring of volcanic ash emissions. we have surveillance cameras, we have thermal cameras, we have computer stimulations, so this is being done
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virtually all the time. and i still left out a few things. but for the people here, etna is much more than just data. they call her mamma, and she is a constant companion. in 1669, the lava flow in six months covered a distance of 45 miles. it covered little villages such as nicolosi. if you look around, you can see old flows, late 1800s. you see the lava flow of 1983 and you can get into people's experience.
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there is no universal system to tell you the chances of an eruption. each place has its own, and fortunately, in etna's case, the lava moves very slowly. etna has killed no more than 77 people in the last 2,700 years. so here's the thing. intense local monitoring and strong regulation can
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protect people but by visiting, you put your trust in others and individual tour operators. what you can do is research what's happening at your volcano to help you understand the risks. that's simon platts at mount etna on sicily. still to come... ade's nerves of steel in zimbabwe. that's the female? that's the female standing up. she's massive! and how to get yourself up a mast in a hurry. it's amazing. it's like you're a bird. you can see everything. so don't go away. welcome back to the beautiful little town of kas on the south coast of turkey. but, actually, we're going to zimbabwe next — all the way back to 2015 when ade was there in search for lions. he ended up meeting up with a breeding programme that returns the lions the wild
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in hopes of restoring their numbers — and he ended up getting really, really close. now i've come to the lion encounter programme, which is right next to victoria falls in zimbabwe, because they say they're doing important work here trying to rebuil the lion population in africa. lions in the wild are in quite a dire circumstance. their populations are decreasing at a rapid rate. figures from 1970 — 250,000 lions. figures from 2002 — 28,000. so we're looking at a huge population decrease in 32 years — half a human life span. so it's a massive decrease. the project is split between two countries — zimbabwe and zambia. here in zimbabwe, lion cubs that have been born in captivity are taken in and cared for, and then released into vast fenced—off game reserves —
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either here or over the border in zambia — where they form a pride and learn to fend for themselves. once these lions breed, the plan is to transfer their cubs out into the wild. but getting those lions born in captivity used to the bush is the first step on a long journey. what one would experience at lion encounter in victoria falls is all part of what we call stage one. it's where lions — captive lions — are introduced into the natural environment. that's the whole reason for our work. so, we take them out three times, four times a day, regardless of whether there are paying visitors getting involved or anything out there, the whole aim is to get them out into their natural environment. and they experience — they learn stuff. although interaction with humans is kept to a minimum, the project does give you a chance to get close to the lions while they are still relatively young.
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these ones are just 12 months old. are we ok with them being that close? absolutely, absolutely. that's the female? that's the female standing up. she is massive! she is more like investigating us. if you check, she has been constantly looking at you. because now she might be interested in this wheelchair, which is a very good sign to us — that whatever surrounds them, they are always investigating. you can even see that with the boy, his mane is developing. yeah. hey, cubs. how are you? zulu and pendu are brother and sister, and they have formed a special bond with their keeper, musa. but it's a bond that eventually will have to be broken if these lions are to learn to fend for themselves. they're so comfortable with you. that is just... it's just beautiful. you're the captain at the moment. at the moment i'm the captain! in around eight months, it will be too dangerous
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to walk with zulu and pendu. so i'm lucky to get a chance to do it now. the symbol of the lion is across the world. i mean, you ask anybody around the world. a ten—year—old canadian boy, or a ten—year—old russian boy, or an australian boy, what is a lion, they will give you some kind of description. itjust has that impact on the world. everyone knows what it is. so to lose it in its wild existence, it would be a massive loss. it's only when you see a lion feeding that you get an idea — or you start to understand — just how powerful they are. i mean, it's so impressive. and that lion is only three years old! those are memories of ade's trip to southern africa back in 2015.
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now for something completely different — the busy english channel. the tenacious is the first tall ship in the world to be fully adapted for a disabled crew. it's run by thejubilee sailing trust, which claims that its adventures can provide life—changing experiences for people with all different kinds of abilities. we sent alex taylor to check it out and we catch up with him early in the morning after his first bumpy night at sea. hello. how are you feeling? good, thank you. i'm going back to bed now. after a stormy and pretty sleepless night at the sea, it's time for breakfast with my shipmates in the mess.
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it's called happy hour, where everyone works hard, washes and makes everything spick—and—span, except i've lost my team and what i'm meant to be doing. many years ago, we had a young lad come on lord nelson and he had multiple sclerosis and he didn't get out of the car, he was helped out the car by his mother and father, popped in the wheelchair and we pulled him up the gangway. after two weeks on here, he walked off the ship without the sticks, didn't want his chair, and his mother and father couldn't believe it. and that's why we run it. that's why we do what we do. 0n the final day, the beautiful weather gave me the chance to do something that i've been looking forward to but also secretly dreading. climbing the ship's mast.
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luckily, i'm not going first, though. it's kind of amazing. in fact, it is mad. oh, god. for some of the folk who don't quite get what we do to start with, this is the point where generally they all get it. oh, my god, you were amazing. how do you feel? 0h, great! were you scared? no. you're amazing. right, you're definitely going to be the best at this, alex. because you have seen it like five times now. am i? well, i'm glad you have confidence.
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ifeel like i am dancing here. he's not dancing back, i don't think he's interested. i'm excited now, i want to get it done. i say that now, though. i mean, once i'm halfway up, i might change my mind. this is a handle. you're going to have to grip towards you, 0k? and basically, it slides up the rope but when you pull down, it grips and it will pull. grip! heave! i'm stuck! 0h, here we go. cheering and applause.
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i can't really explain it. it's hard to get up there but once you're up there, my god, it's amazing, it's like you're a bird. you can see everything. it's weightlessness, as well, so you're just free, and i've never had that, ever. and it's really, really high — just to make that point clear. it's very high. but it's very nice. i didn't want to come down, but it was beautiful. you want to do it again? i'll go again now, you guys? yeah, is that all right, yeah? after almost a week at sea, finally land is in sight. 0ur destination, poole harbour. we can see land. i miss land quite a bit. overall, though, it's been... actually been amazing. it's been hard, as i keep saying, but it's been worth it. as a person who's in a chair, especially in my case, it's
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often quite hard to explore. as a kid, i kind of had to ask other people for that help and you kind of have to imagine things and that's why i would write books and things, or read books and have ideas. i couldn't really do it, so i had to write it. but in here, it's quite nice because you actually go on board and you get to do that stuff and go on the seas which is lovely. i've been up a mast, which i don't do every day so that was actually amazing, really. i've never, ever thought i could do that. that's alex taylor having occasional bursts of fun on board the tenacious. well, that's all for this week. but coming up next week... ade's back, looking at another big issue in travel — this time revealing some of the inner workings of how travel�*s been made affordable.
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and the story behind those complicated covid—19 refunds. remember, you can watch all of our recent episodes on the bbc iplayer, and we're on all the regula social—media on all the regular social—media platforms, too, so make sure to check us out there. but for now — from me, mike corey, here in kas, turkey — keep planning those next adventures and hopefully we'll see you back on the road again very, very soon. goodbye. hello there. there's some more spring sunshine on the way mounted by morning across and a must to stop them because we have clouded patchy rain. elsewhere, little or no closer
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temperatures close to some patchy rust around but it will warm up in the sunshine. more cloud on sunday for scotland and northern ireland, rain and drizzle tended to peter out for the day. eastern scotland still dry and bright, mustn't have a of england and wales as part of a bubble across wales and western parts of england with voice and chime further east. temperature is will be higher than they were on saturday. may be slightly cooler under the cloud in scotland and northern ireland. very little rain again on monday, just hanging around to the north—west. after a doll and mrs di poisoning and we will get centre coming through. sunny spells into the afternoon with some patchy cloud around, again looking pretty dry, when we got in scotland as temperatures continue to climb across england and wales. i wore me a few days for the start of the week and from the mid week and from the midweek it turns a little cooler but once again there is little or no rain.
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welcome to bbc news. our top stories. queen elizabeth's husband — the duke of edinburgh — has been laid to rest in st george's chapel in windsor. the queen sat alone in the chapel — mourning the loss of a much—loved husband. a small congregation attended the funeral, closing a remarkable chapter of modern royal history. our other main news this hour. president biden has condemned the treatment of the russian opposition activist alexei navalny, after his
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supporters warned he was at risk of dying in prison.

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