05/08/2017 BBC Weekend News


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The world's fastest man, Usain Bolt, in the next hour,

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will take to the track for one of his last competitive 100m races,

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at the World Athletics Championships in London.

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He's in the semi finals, aiming to win his 12th world title.

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Meanwhile Sir Mo Farah, has been speaking about his victory

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in the 10,000 metres last night, saying he's confident

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Our Sports Correspondent Natalie Pirks reports

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Blue skies and sunshine, perfect for making Jamaicans feel at home in

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London. Despite a packed day of athletics there are home-grown hero

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is the only story in town. Last run, last time, it will be a great loss

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to the sport but we are going to be here with him on the last lap. I

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would not say I am confident, I am overconfident, I know he will win.

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When he finishes the celebration will go on all night and all

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morning. London is the final stop of Usain Bolt's long goodbye. When he

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ran his last race in Jamaica in June it was fortunate the Stadium already

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had no roof. We are all out of superlatives to describe this

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sporting legend but last night in the 100 metres heats he was far from

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his best. He has got a bit of work to do here. Here he comes. There he

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goes. I shake their head said he wasn't impressed, the London crowd

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showed him the love but the starting blocks did not. It was bad, I

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stumbled about coming out of my blocks, I am not fond of these

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blocks, I think they are the worst blocks I've ever experienced, it was

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not a smooth start. I have to get this together, I have to get the

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start together. I cannot keep doing this. He would have two for much

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longer, he is just two more individual races or in Usain Bolt

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terms, 82 strides from the end. His legacy is already established, he is

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the greatest there has ever been as a sprinter. That will not be

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affected but he will want to go out on a win, it's what his career has

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been defined by. He will no doubt take inspiration from Mo Farah's

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superhuman antics last night. It is gold for Mo Farah. He took a bit of

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a battering in the final stages but said today the months away training

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had all been worth it for when he got to see those he loves. It was

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good to be able to enjoy time with my family and be on the track, it

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was just beautiful. Really enjoyed it. But tonight belongs to one man

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as he prepares to bid farewell, the world will say thank you, athletics

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may never see that his kind again. Elsewhere at the women's heptathlon

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got underway and Katarina Johnson-Thompson's medal hopes could

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be over after just two events, she bombed in her best event, the High

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Jump, failing to clear 1.86 metres, well down on her personal best. And

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one of her weakest events, the Shot Put, coming up in the next hour. But

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it's all about Usain Bolt tonight, the Jamaican band is already here in

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good voice and already a thunder and lightning storm over the stadium,

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mother nature's prelude perhaps to come.

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The UN will be voting later today, on proposals to toughen economic

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A resolution drafted by America, in response to recent missile tests,

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would ban exports of coal, iron and lead.

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If approved, it could deprive the regime in Pyongyang,

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Nick Bryant is at the UN this evening.

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What are the chances of this resolution getting past China and

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Russia? We are expecting this resolution to pass, there has been

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this deal between the United States and China and these are tough

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sanctions, the ?1 billion you speak of is one third of North Korea's

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export income. All of this obviously follows the intensification of

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diplomacy follows the testing last month of those intercontinental

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ballistic missiles by North Korea which appeared to show they now have

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long-range missiles which could reach the west coast of the United

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States, cities like Los Angeles and possibly beyond. What the sanctions

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don't do is limit oil sales to North Korea, that would have a crippling

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effect on its economy and potentially collapse the regime

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which is something China, its great ally here at the United Nations, has

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always been determined to avoid. This would be the seventh time that

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the United Nations Security Council has imposed sanctions and so far

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they simply haven't worked. Thank you.

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Italian police say a British model was drugged and abducted last month,

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before her captor tried to auction her off as a sex

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The woman who is 20 was kidnapped in the land at least six days later. A

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Polish man who lives in Britain has been arrested.

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We override cusses it's only a matter of time before same-sex

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marriage is introduced in Northern Ireland, the only part of the UK it

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is illegal. He spoke while attending a gay pride event in Belfast from

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where John Campbell reports. This could be the single biggest

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parade in Northern Ireland this year. A sign of changing times.

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Uniformed police officers were taking part for the first time.

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Today is about inclusion and representation for the Police

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Service of Northern Ireland. We represent all sections of society.

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Leo Briard curve shows the change which has happened in the Republic

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of Ireland he is the country's first openly gay Prime Minister. The state

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he reads voted to allow same-sex marriage two years ago but in

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Northern Ireland it is still outlawed. He said he had come to

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this event as a gesture of solidarity and expected the law will

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change here. I think it's only a matter of time, it's a decision for

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the Northern Ireland assembly but I'm confident that like other

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Western European companies they will make that decision in due course.

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Those comments were welcomed by Pride organisers. Northern Ireland

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is still lagging behind the rest of the UK in of laws enacted they are

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but not here. It's time we as a community demand change, we demand

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the same rights as the rest of the United Kingdom. The devolved

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administration which will have to make a decision on marriage laws

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here is currently suspended because of a dispute between the DUP and

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Sinn Fein. But during the last period of government the DUP were

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able to veto the measure which would have led to same-sex marriage. The

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intervention may increase the pressure to change the law. But this

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is a society where religious conservatives remain influential.

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And that change will be resisted. John Campbell, BBC News, Belfast.

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President Trump is beginning a 17 day golfing holiday,

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but his Russian counterpart Valdimir Putin, has had more

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energetic pursuits in mind for his summer break.

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As part of a three day trip to the Siberian

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wilderness, he's been fishing, swimming and hunting.

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And once again baring his chest for the cameras.

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England are in control, on day two of the final cricket test

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against South Africa at Old Trafford.

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James Anderson has taken four wickets on his home ground,

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after England were earlier bowled out for 362.

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The tourists are struggling on 203 for eight.

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You cannot visit this Old Trafford without being reminded of the other

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one, sporting season is already beginning to change, next weekend

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the traffic will head to the other end of the road. While this Old

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Trafford has the attention at least it has a game to hold it, England

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ahead in the series but not yet secure in the test, what happens

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next could be crucial. It all set off at Premier League pays, runs,

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wickets, adrenaline. Jonny Bairstow held England together mixing the

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skilful with the physical and at times the magical. 90 minutes played

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he was on 99, one more... Bowled. More importantly he had got England

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to 362, no James Anderson bowling from the James Anderson End named

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yesterday, his third ball today. Aurora which reminds us of United at

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home. England had three by TE, including Hashim Amla, always a

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symbolic wicket. Temba Bavuma rebuilt slowly but England brought

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back Anderson who blew down his house. Same over, same result, Faf

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du Plessis out, the game in fast forward, Jimmy with the controls.

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This was one of those spells, brilliant and nonchalant, South

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Africa keep meeting their Anderson end.

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