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This is Outside Source. We begin in south Africa where the speaker of

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the Parliament has made a big announcement. I therefore determined

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that voting on the motion of no-confidence in the President on

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the 8th of August 2017 will be by secret ballot. We will explain why

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that is so important. After a fresh UN sanctions over its recent missile

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tests, north Korea has set back. We want to make it clear that the

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worsening situation on the Korean peninsula as well as other nuclear

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issues caused by the United States. With less than 12 hours to go until

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people in Kenya go to the polls, we will speak to our correspondent in

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Nairobi about what is expected to be a tight race. We look at how old

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people in Gabon are tackling poaching. And in sport, we will

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catch up with the latest from the Athletics World Championships.

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Welcome to Outside Source. North Korea has reacted angrily to the new

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sanctions applied in it by the US. Well, any statement on state

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television, the country has said that it is ready to teach the USB

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Sevilla lesson with strategic force if it faces military action over its

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programme. It said it would retaliate thousands of times over

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against the US for the losers sanctions. It said that a violent

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infringement on its sovereignty was at stake. But north Korea was

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represented at the summit in Manila and the spokesman also commented on

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the situation. It is our nuclear position if it to the world or just

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the US? We want to make it clear that the worsening situation on the

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Korean peninsula as well as other nuclear issues caused by the United

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States. We form we will never replace our nuclear and ballistics

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missiles programme on the negotiating table and will not budge

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one hinge on strengthening our nuclear armaments. That was the

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statement given in Manila. One previous ambassador gave his

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assessment on the losers sanctions. I believe these are the toughest

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sanctions ever put on north Korea and what is more significant is that

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China went along, they were pretty devastating, one thought of not

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Cree's economy, coal, seafood, the foreign workers on oil, this could

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bite them and so, north Korea so far, because China has put very

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tepid sanctions on them, they might respond. I think there is the first

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possibility given the north Korean reaction, a violent reaction to the

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sanctions, that maybe we are getting the message that their top ally,

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China, is not happy and perhaps it makes sense for them to go to the

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negotiating table. We do not know but it is a good sign that the

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sanctions are so strong and that China and Russia supported them.

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That was Bill Richardson. You can see that Phil interview on world

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News America later. The United States has been flying spy missions

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over the Korean peninsula and our correspondent Rupert Wingfield Hayes

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has been given exclusive action -- access to the military.

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A relic of the Cold War and the last cold war frontier.

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Just after dawn, I'm riding the chase car as a US

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spy plane heads out on a classified mission.

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The pilot will climb to 70,000 feet, and from there, peer

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Our mission is to provide the capability for our

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leadership to see what's going on before anybody else.

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We're up there every single day to deter the North

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Koreans from deciding one day they can get away with something.

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From across the border tonight, fresh threats.

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North Korean state TV warning the US it will pay 1000

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times for its crime of imposing new economic sanctions on Pyongyang.

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Meeting in Manila with China's Foreign Minister, the US Secretary

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of State again called on Pyongyang to return to the negotiating table.

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The best signal that North Korea could give us that they're prepared

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to talk would be to stop these missile launches.

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Here in South Korea at the 51st Fighter Wing, they

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continue to hope for the best, whilst preparing for the worst.

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Everybody we've spoken to here agrees that another conflict on

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the Korean Peninsula would be an utter disaster for everybody.

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That hundreds of thousands of people would die.

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But they also say the best way of stopping it happening is

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And that's why these guys practice and practice and practice -

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so that Kim Jong-un knows that if he tries to attack the South,

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there will be an overwhelming and immediate response.

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I hope that North Korea calculates correctly and

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So obviously, everyone on this side, and I believe

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Should deterrents fail, though, we have to

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As these 8Ns roll down the runway for another

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practice flight, they are just 48 miles from the North Korean border.

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The same distance as London to Brighton.

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In South Korea, the enemy is never far away.

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Rupert Wingfield Hayes, BBC News, the Osan air base,

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In less than 12 hours, Kenyans go to the polls in a much anticipated

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general election. We will also be deciding who will become the

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country's next president between these two gentlemen. Many predict a

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close race between incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta and the main opposition

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leader Odinga. The BBC's saw the Enda Kenny is in the capital Nairobi

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ahead of the vote. Both men are involved in this race. 5000

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observers have given their views about the preparedness of the

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Independent electoral and boundaries commission. They are raising

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concerns of the opposition parties, regarding the voter register and

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there are about 11,000 polling stations that do not have the 3G

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network, that means that results will have to be scanned and sent to

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the tallying centre. They are confident about the arrangements and

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preparedness for these elections. Kenyatta has spoken to the nation in

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his capacity as the president as opposed to his position as the

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Jubilee party leader. He had pulled the country, whoever wants to vote,

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they should vote for whomever they want. The candidate of their choice,

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then go home and speak to the neighbours, have a cup of tea and

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remember that we are all brothers and sisters. I spoke to the

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country's interior Cabinet Secretary, who outlined measures

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that the ministry has put in place in terms of security. 180,000 police

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officers have been employed across the country, security has also been

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given to the Independent electoral and boundaries committee officials

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as well as the returning officers. Of course, the Hot Spot in this

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country have also been beefed up. The polls open at 6am Kenyan time

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and close at 5pm Kenyan time. We will monitor that for you. So for

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the elections have been peaceful, ten years ago that was not the case.

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In the west of the country there was bloody clashes following the

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dispute. One town is in the county and locals have been working

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together to ensure that the violence is not repeated. Our correspondent

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has been you could tell us more. Grateful piece witnessed by the

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elderly residents who witnessed much violence ten years ago. For many,

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the memories are fresh in their mind but they are determined to prevent a

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repeat of the bloody clashes. The violence in 2007 started in this

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county, but now we are telling people, look out, we are geared

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towards peace. The peace forum is going around the country, creating

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awareness and making the residents own the peace. Tensions on the

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streets are high. I have come to make Jon who is confident that the

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situation will remain peaceful. Even though there is a problem, we cannot

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do any business and so I expect peace, I do fear anything. We will

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talk a lot about violence, otherwise I would have shut down my business a

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long time ago. I do not have a problem but whoever is elected. The

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reason that campaigns have been divisive and stalking political

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discomfort is that people fear repeat of what happened here ten

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years ago. Although there has been some problems in some parts,

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religious leaders have been spreading the message of peace and

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reconciliation. I want to emphasise that violence of the work of the

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devil and politicians have decided to serve the devil. During their

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campaigns they happen spreading hatred and evil. I am asking you to

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go forward and go home in peace. Please pray that we have the peace

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that comes from God. But with the election promising to be a tight

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race, the stakes are high and the country remains in a mood of prayer.

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The polls open in less than 12 hours and we will keep you updated. Let us

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have a look at some of the sport news because there have been some

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big events at the world athletic Championships right here in London,

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where there were four gold medals. Let us speak to our correspondent...

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Let us it can talk to others. Great! I am very relieved you are still

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there because there has been a lot of news. Bring us up to date. Four

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finals on this opening day of competition, the 110 meter hurdles

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as just got off a moment ago. And McLeod of Jamaica, the Olympic

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Champion is now the world champion. She beat Russian competitor was the

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defending champion, running as a neutral champion. In the long jump,

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Christine Taylor qualified in the men's competition. Jonathan Edwards

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set the 1995 world record in Gothenburg. The Czech man won the

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hammer throw. The Colombian reigning Olympic triple jump champion, he

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laid at the moment. They are into their final jump. The current

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Olympic Champion from Kenya, silver in 2015, Laura Muir of Great

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Britain, the South African two time Olympic Champion and twice world

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champion over 800m. Plus we have the reigning champion of tenure. Take

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your pet, there are runners everywhere. Outstanding competition.

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That might take your pick. Fantastic. Cycling News. The

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two-time Tour de France winner Konta door has decided he will retire from

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cycling after this month's Tour of Spain. The Spanish cyclist announced

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on social media that the wealthy would be his final by grace, telling

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us it with the decision you thought about and decided there would be no

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better way to say goodbye than at a race of his home country. Here is

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what he told us. He seems very happy but of course

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that was a very difficult decision for him.

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We will look at how the British Army has been enlisted to track down

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elephant poachers in West Africa. New laws will be introduced giving

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people greater control over what happens to the online personal data.

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The government has said the legislation offers the right to be

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forgotten. Our technology correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones has

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more details about this story. Your data, a valuable resource

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flowing around the world giving companies and governments all kinds

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of intimate details about how you Now a new law is supposed

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to give us all more The law is an opportunity to keep

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up with the changing Companies will have more

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accountability and consumers will The new law includes

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a right to be forgotten, making it easier to find out

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what data companies hold There will be an end to tick boxes

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on websites which often see consumers handing

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over data by default and the data watchdog

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will be able to find up to ?70 million

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for companies, or 4% of the global The new law is almost

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entirely based on a major new European data protection

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regulation that comes in next May. It is designed to tackle the power

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of the giant firms which draw our We are now leaving a data trail

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wherever we go, turn on your mobile phone and you could be

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uploading your exercise details or Get on public transport

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with a travel card and there will be a log of every

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journey that you make. And pay with a card

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in a shop or online and even more information about

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what you like and how you live will end up

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in the It is social networks

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which now hold much of our In future it should be

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easier to wipe away things Though exactly how

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much power the new law I think it is a start,

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it puts a line in the sand certainly

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to say individuals, their personal data,

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it gives the sense of control

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and that is essential for trust and for the protection of a very

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fundamental Whether or not it will

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achieve that objective is Our data is in the hands

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of all kinds of companies, big All of them have now got to get

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to grips with very complex new rules or face the

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threat of big fines. This is Outside Source live from the

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BBC's newsroom. There has been a vote of no-confidence in President

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Jacob Zuma and that will be held by secret ballot. It is seen as a test

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of unity within the governing African National Congress party.

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Senior figures are becoming increasingly critical of their

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figure. We will come to Afghanistan where

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officials have reported that Taliban sources and Islamic State fighters

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have launched a joint attack on a village in which at least 50

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civilians died, including children. This is where it has happened. The

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BBC's colleague has more details from Kabul.

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The battle here in the north of Afghanistan went on for 48 hours.

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According to the local governor, 52 men, women and children were

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brutally massacred. They have said it was a joint Taliban and IS

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operation. This is a mainly Shia minority and they are supposed to be

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the victims. So far IS has not commented on that attack but the

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Taliban have claimed responsibility for only killing 28 local policeman

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who they have said were resisting them. They have denied the killing

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of women and children. Taliban and IS fighters usually

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fight each other over territory in the east of the country, so if what

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Afghan officials have said is true this could spell real trouble for

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those struggling, especially the government. The commander of Nato

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and American forces in April one this was a possibility and he said

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that the entire world needs to be focused on Afghanistan. One expert

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on Afghanistan from Chatham House addressed these fears when he spoke

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to the BBC's David Eaves earlier on. The loyalties, especially north of

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it Alice Dann has been fluent. -- fluid. The Central Asian militants

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had allegiance to the Taliban leader, who then was a different

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position. What we are seeing is a continuation of those relationships.

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If it does point to a trend, I would be worried, but I do not think we

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are at the point where we can see a coalition of Isis and the Taliban

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together. Would you agree there is a certain resilience was IS in

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Afghanistan that has certainly surprised the Americans? Let us not

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forget that IS in Afghanistan is not the same as that in the Middle East

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and in Iraq, for example. These militants have been in Afghanistan,

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the Central Asian militants in particular, for a long time and

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while we have been busy focusing on the south of Afghanistan where the

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British troops have been based, in the north the situation always was

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quite fragile... So they have a local support and recognition that

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they are not an export, or an import, I should say? Exactly. To

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look at everything as a trend, it is a problematic issue. Afghanistan is

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suffering from various problems, including governance in the north

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that has been really fragile. There have been local militias that were

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installed as part of the Afghan security infrastructure, which is

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partly responsible for a lot of the problems of security issues in the

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North and also, I must tell you, that this particular attack has

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happened in the northern province and the Afghanistan has been in a

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next-door problems for a long time and they have tried to take it over.

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This is a strategic population to see if they can capture the full

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problems together. The British Army A75 poachers that

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are threatening the existence of one species of African elephant. We have

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been spent a gap and to help train wildlife officers tracking the gangs

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who have been killing the animals for their ivory. Gavin is in the

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west of Africa and is one of the worst affected states were tens of

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thousands of forest elephants are being killed. Jonathan Beale has

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been given exclusive access to the British soldiers carrying out their

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training and I have to warn you, you could find some of these images in

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his reports distressing. We are travelling through the second

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largest rainforest in the world, trying to find an animal whose

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numbers have declined by more than And this is about as close

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as you'll ever get to them. We had to turn the engine

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off and stay silent. They are much smaller

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than the better-known savanna elephants but just as

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vulnerable to poachers, who target them for the same

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reason - their ivory. This is what's been

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happening to them. It had been dead for weeks,

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just the valuable tusks taken. Talking about Gabon,

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I think we lost 30,000 It's a big and important

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programme now for 85% off Gabon is covered

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in rainforest that stretches for thousands

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of square miles. This is the last century for

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the elusive forest elephant but it is also ideal hiding

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and cover for the poachers, who are killing them

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at an alarming rate. And, with the help

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of the British Army. For the first time,

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we've been allowed to film the small team of UK soldiers,

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who are helping train Gabon's National Park Agency in their fight

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to save the elephant. Gabon has got a real high density

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of forest elephants. That's why it's got

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a poaching problem. Out here, training the Gabonese

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National Parks Agency to combat that, both at the tactical

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and operational levels, means that the British Army make a difference

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in that fight against the illegal They've even brought in jungle

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warfare specialists, who, in this exercise, show them how to find

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and then arrest the poachers. But the British are

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also teaching them the importance of recovering

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evidence that might lead Among those being trained are former

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poachers, who have now Ulrich says, as a boy,

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he used to hunt elephants with That used to be tolerated

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but not any more. These days, the greatest threat

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to these elephants is not the locals but criminal gangs,

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who operate across the border. We are faced with organised crime

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cartels, heavily armed. And now we're in a situation where,

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in some of our national parks, Even with a global ban

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on the sale of ivory, there is And, hidden away in

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these forests, these Jonathan's report is on our website

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and if you would like to get in touch on any of our stories you can

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get in touch here... Thank you very much for watching, goodbye.

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Thank you for joining me. We will take a look at the weather prospects

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for the whole of the British hours for the next few days in just a

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second but firstly I want to bring you up-to-date with where we are

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with regard to the heat across the southern

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