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Hello I am Philippa Thomas and this is outside source. Donald Trump has

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taken a break from his holidays to say this. North Korea had best not

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make any more threats to the United States. They will be met with fire,

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and fury. A vote of no-confidence in Jacob

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Zuma in South Africa ended like this. A vote of no-confidence is

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accordingly negatives. This is the eighth no-confidence vote that the

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president has the vibe. Meanwhile, counting is underway in the general

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in Kenya. We could get you the latest from the

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track of the world athletics Championships as well as telling you

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more about the norovirus virus that has affected some of the athletes

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there. Welcome to Outside Source. This is

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Botswana's Isaac Makwala. One of the favourites to win a medal at the

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world athletics Championships taking place here on Monday. But he has

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been struck down by the norovirus as have many athletes at the games.

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Officials are trying to limit the spread of the virus which has

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already affected many competitors and staff.

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This is the time when the world's best athletes should be

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Instead these competitors and coaches today found themselves

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at the centre of a suspected outbreak of the highly

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contagious vomiting bug Norovirus at this team hotel.

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Yesterday the world's best 200 metre runner, Issac Makwala,

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was forced to withdraw from the event.

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The Botswanan medal prospect one of 30 athletes and support

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I worked hard for this and it is sad for me because I was top

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I was ready to make everything possible.

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Despite saying he was fit to compete, Issac Makwala was ruled

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out of the 400 metre final by the athletics governing

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This usually lasts between 28 and 48 hours.

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The important thing is if people have it, to stay away from other

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people so they are not at risk of passing it on.

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And to be very scrupulous about washing their hands

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when they have been to the toilet or they have vomited.

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In a statement today the hotel said that following a joint investigation

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with public health authorities it had been discovered that the source

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And that strict hygiene protocols have now been put in place.

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World Championship organisers meanwhile said they're doing

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I guess in any event when you have 20,000 people minimum that we have

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accredited coming in from every corner of the world,

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there is a possibility that someone might come in with a bug.

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And we think that is probably what has happened here.

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There has been all sorts of food poisoning and all the medical

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experts, public health, safety, have said it is not,

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Some German and Canadian athletes staying at the Tower Hotel are being

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And with six days of competition left, organisers must now hope

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The UN human rights have accused authorities of using excessive force

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against demonstrators. There have been deaths of 46. They have also

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talked about demonstrators resorting to violence. The interviews

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conducted remotely by the UN human rights team paint a picture of

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widespread and systematic use of this excessive force and arbitrary

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detention against protesters in Venezuela. There are patterns of

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other human rights violations including violent house raids,

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torture and ill-treatment of those detained in connection with the

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protest. Katie Watson spoke to me earlier about the Sao Paulo

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reaction. This bears out what has been heard.

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The government has been very firm up until now saying that these protests

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have been carried out by what they call terrorists and they have not

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been backing down on that. But there is more and more criticism which --

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heaped on the administration that they have used excessive force and

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protesters have said that these confrontations have turned violent

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because of the force from the security authorities and the police

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on the ground in Venezuela. Remind us what the government in Venezuela

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has been doing to crackdown on political opponents? Well, according

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to this report, more than 5000 arbitrary detentions have taken

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place. More than 1000 still detained. The government has been

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very strong on trying to clamp down on what they call disruption and the

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opposition say that they are getting their voices heard. They are on the

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streets to protest against what they call the creeping dictatorship. That

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the only place they can protest is on the streets because all the

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democratic and political avenues are being closed off. So that is their

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way to rally against the government and ask for change.

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Time for sport. We have already heard about the virus. Let's hear

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about what is happening what is -- about what is happening on the

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track. That story that Dan was talking

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about has moved on. Away from the track, the man who was challenging

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for the 400 metres, Isaac Makwala, he missed the 200 metre heats 24

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hours ago after being told he could not compete because of illness. He

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attempted to enter the arena this evening only to be turned away by

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security. The Chief Executive Officer of Botswana athletics has

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told the BBC that no formal communication between IAAF and

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Botswana athletes took place. He said he met Makwala earlier and he

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was ready and willing to go. No medical test was done, he said and

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he was sent back to the hotel when he tried to enter and he has to to

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be quarantined for 48 hours. Then someone from the Botswana medical

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team said that nobody was present from their team and the IAAF said

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that that was eligible at the recorded and they send out an e-mail

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to the Botswana athletics delegation. This ain't Makwala was

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left by himself for half an hour. -- they say that Makwala was left. This

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story is going to run further for the time being.

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The 800 metres men's final is taking place. Amos is the favourite. It is

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coming towards the end, I should be able to give you the result. Then

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the 400 metres taking place, the final with the Olympic champion and

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world record-holder taking in that. In a lot of drama they're taking

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place with the athletics and quite a high profile football match.

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The European super cup between Manchester United and Real Madrid.

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They are into the final couple of minutes of stoppage time. Real

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Madrid players and handed them a 2-0 lead. Romelu Lukaku took one back

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for Manchester United. Currently this core is 2-1 with around two and

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a half minutes in that match. -- currently the school.

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The French athlete has won the 800 metres men's final. Nigel Amos, the

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favourite at the start. That was in the last 15 or 20 seconds. We are

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right up to date! We have a bit more sport to bring you. The women's

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Rugby World Cup starts on Wednesday taking place in Dublin and Belfast

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and holders England playing Spain in the opening game. Catherine Downes

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is an island for us. England come into this World Cup as defending

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champions and the world's number one test side. But according to these

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squad, none of that matters now. Spain is their first match. It

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should be a straightforward match, Spain not known as a 15 A-side

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power, but good at Rugby sevens. That means that the England coach

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has the luxury of leaving 392 caps on the bed, giving 12 debutants

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their first taste of World Cup action. We have come here along with

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11 other teams for the start of a brand-new competition. What has gone

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before has gone before, the slate is wiped clean and everybody is

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fighting for that trophy come the end of the condition. As for Wells,

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their opening match is a real tough one against the four times world

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champions the black firms. Their group will not get any easier

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because they then take on -- the Black ferns. Then they take on

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Canada. Hong Kong are taking their world debut. Ireland wrap things up

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tomorrow evening taking on Australia. They will be full of

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confidence after knocking out the Black Ferns at the last World

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Championships, ending their long run. They will need some confidence.

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They have a new captain leading Ireland on home soil. They kick off

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at 7pm Irish time. Plenty of time for Dubliners to get out here and

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cheer on their side. Stay with us on outside source. After the break, the

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price of progress, can historic architecture in China be saved from

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the march of money. Almost 40% of maternity wards in England closed

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their doors to expectant mothers last year. That is the result of a

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Freedom of information requests made by the Labour Party. There were more

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than 380 separate occasions when units were closed, up from 2014. The

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most common reasons were shortages of staff or beds. This report from

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our health correspondent. Midwives provide specialist care

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to some of the health service's most vulnerable patients,

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but a shortage of staff, combined with a rising birth rate,

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means some maternity Two years ago, Rachel Hall went

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into labour, but her local unit was temporarily closed and she faced

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a 30 mile road trip Fortunately, all was well in the end

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and daughter Isabelle is thriving, but for Rachel the memories

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are still vivid. When I was told that

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the hospital was closed, I think I actually went

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into shock to start off with because I just went really,

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really quiet and then I just burst into tears and was, like,

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uncontrollably crying because I just didn't know what was

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going to happen. So it was quite scary not knowing

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that my hospital wouldn't take me. This is one of the hospitals that

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had to close the doors of its maternity unit at least

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once during 2016. Now everyone agrees that at times

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managers may have to do that if the safety of mothers and babies

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is being compromised Births are extremely

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difficult to plan for, but experts warn that if it happens

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too frequently, well, that's The Royal College of Midwives

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believes there's a shortfall of 3,500 expert maternity staff

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and that's what's behind It's very rare for maternity units

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to be closed and the fact that we've seen a 70% increase in how often

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that's happening, I think should Peaks and troughs in the birth rate

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always have an impact on maternity services and more midwives

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are being trained. The Department of Health says

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hospitals need to use temporary closures to manage those peaks

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in admissions and it argues it's misleading to use these figures

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to indicate a shortage of staff because of the difficulties around

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planning for births. You are watching Outside Source. Our

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lead story, President Trump says that if North Korea makes more

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threats towards the United States, it will be met with fire, fury and

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power the like of which the world has never seen. Votes are being

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counted in Kenya's general election. People waited in long queues to vote

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for local representatives, parliamentarians and the president.

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It is that last about that international attention is really

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focused on. We can bring you an update here. The Kenyan president

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takes a lead in the early tallies. There are millions more votes to be

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counted and some results may be disputed but that appears to be

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where it is going. Let us remind you who we are talking about. This is

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the incumbent president, LaRue Kenny at, who is standing again and he

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will accept the will of the people. His opponent is his long-standing

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opponent, Mr Odinga. There have been hitches but the vote has gone

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smoothly in most places. International monitors are there,

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including John Kerry, who said he including John Kerry, who said he

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was glad to be there in a key election, he said there was a lot

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riding on a free, fair and safe election. The BBC has a big team in

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Kenya and here is one report. In the dockers before dawn, they

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waited. Some camp is hoping to be first. -- in the darkness. They

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turned up eager to vote. Here in Nairobi, Kenya and have been braving

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the cold and the rain, waiting to exercise their right to vote. Once

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the process is done, all eyes will be watching for the results. It is

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the vote for the presidency which is attracting the most attention. The

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incumbent president, Kenyatta, is hoping to retain power. But Mr

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Odinga is hoping to replace him. The leader would need more than half the

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votes to avoid a run-off. It will all be down to what the people

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decide. It will be the fourth selection -- successful election and

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I hope the Kenyan is given as a peaceful election. No matter who

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wins. I want to exercise my democratic rights and secondly, I

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want to vote for the right person to have the next government for the

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development of our country. For my children's feature. I have been

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voting since the first president of Kenya and I think now this is the

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fourth president and I am here, whether it rained all shines. We are

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very happy. The electoral authority has been under intense pressure to

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deliver a transparent and fair election. The country's security

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hinges on the success of this election and canyons hope there

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faith in the system will be rewarded. -- Kenyan people.

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This is the main place where the declaration will be made.

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The adding of these votes is happening

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automatically in the electronic system and everybody can see the

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results as they trickle in across the country

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through the Electoral Commission's website as well as

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through the local media channels which have been updating people 24

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The latest update is that at least one eighth of the votes,

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presidential votes count, is already end.

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By morning, we might have a clear indication how this vote is

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Do you expect security to be very tight? That depends on how the

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losers react and what they tell their supporters. Most of the

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post-election violence we have seen in the past has happened as a result

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of that reaction from the election losers. What is new about this

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election is that we have so many contestants, more than 14,000

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candidates vying for 1800 positions. That means a large number of them

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are going to lose. So how they react is going to have an impact on the

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mood in the country. Rex Cillessen is that the summit in

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Manila. And he made a stop in Thailand to urge the kingdom the car

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business ties with North Korea. This is an attempt to stall the region.

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-- the country. He is only spending a few hours in

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each country. There are important issues at stake here in Thailand. He

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wants to see Thailand restored to its central role in Asean, and it is

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in disagreement with China about how to deal with North Korea. The crisis

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there has woken me US up as to how much diplomatic ground the US has

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lost in this region. The US also wants to rebalance trade which is

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heavily weighted in favour of Thai exports and it was to restore the

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military partnership between these two countries. Having such a senior

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official here after downgraded ties because of the military coup, it is

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a big step. Let's take you to the Yunnan province in the south-western

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China. It is famed for its unique architecture because it is cheaper

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to destroy an old house than -- and build a new one, than to restore

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architecture. Here, they have been very successful

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with their dying business. They have been able to upgrade the family

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home. Half of the house has been knocked down and the new wing is

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very different. And while we have been on air, some

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breaking news. If I say rhinestone Cowboy, you know who I'm talking

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about. Glen Campbell has died at the age of 81. He was famous for the

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song. He had been suffering from Alzheimer's disease for several

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years and is finally says he has finally succumbed. There will be a

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lot more to say about Glen Campbell on BBC News. Thank you for being

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with us on Outside

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